first_imgThe more likely scenario, they said, is that Cisco and Apple could partner in the near term on lower-profile projects that leverage the respective strengths of the world’s largest networking equipment company and the new darling of digital entertainment. Some of those efforts, they said, could include integrating Cisco’s Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, technology into Apple’s iPhones, which are currently designed to operate only over the cellular network; improving the ability of Apple computers to work securely with wireless home routers from Cisco’s Linksys division; or generally developing ways for both companies’ products to work seamlessly with each other. Analysts cautioned against expecting any type of major concessions from Apple concerning its proprietary technology, citing the vague joint settlement statement from the companies that raised more questions than it answered. “As far as concessions go, from Apple’s point of view, is there a downside to making their products work better with Cisco’s networking gear? I don’t see a downside for them,” said Charles Golvin, principal analyst with Forrester Research Inc. “If anything, it makes their products that much more attractive.” SAN JOSE – The short-lived legal battle between Cisco Systems Inc. and Apple Inc. over the “iPhone” name was only on the surface a trademark-infringement dispute involving identically named multimedia telephones. Cisco has maintained since the start of the squabble six weeks ago that the dispute was not about money, even though it stood to profit handsomely from any settlement. Instead, the networking gear maker said it was trying to pressure Apple to break its attachment to closed, proprietary systems and begin collaborating with Cisco on imaginative future products that can communicate with each other. But industry analysts said Thursday that the settlement between the Silicon Valley tech giants does not mean Apple will suddenly open up its most lucrative technologies, particularly the iTunes library that has helped catapult Apple into the top ranks of music retailers worldwide. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Brooke Sansone, a 5-foot-5 junior, leads a balanced offense, averaging 9.4 points. She loves to shoot from the outside, connecting on 38 3-pointers (43 percent) – including five in a nonleague victory last month over Louisville of Woodland Hills. After graduating most of its top players last season – including all-time leading scorer Kelley Tarver and fellow four-year starter Day Weathersby – Valencia has been plagued by turnovers (522), so it will important to take care of the basketball. Streaky Paramount started the season by winning nine of 10, and the Pirates are 4-1 over the last five. Genesis Lewis, a 5-10 forward, averages 14.9 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.7 steals. SOUTHERN SECTION DIV. I-A WILD-CARD SAUGUS (18-8) at SANTA MARIA (11-13) Outlook: For a team that won 18 games, Saugus received a tough draw. If the Centurions can survive the long trip up the Central Coast, the reward is a first-round matchup Saturday at top-seeded Ventura. After winning its first 10 games against soft competition, Saugus finished tied for second with three teams in the league standings but enters the postseason as a No. 4 at-large entry. Gabby Conn (9.0 points, 7.5 rebounds) and Nia Martinez (8.0 points) are the top scorers. Santa Maria has lost four of its past five, three by 24 points or more. Irene Maldonado, a 6-foot center, averages 11.6 points and 9.3 rebounds. SOUTHERN SECTION DIV. III-A FIRST ROUND GOLDEN VALLEY (14-12) at ATASCADERO (15-9) Outlook: Golden Valley, a seniorless freelance program in its first varsity season, has experienced difficulty against quality opponents. Half of its loses have been 15 points or more (five by 20 or more). The Grizzlies, coached by former Canyon coach Troy Best, could be peaking at the right time after winning eight of their past 10. Among the top players are Meredith Mathis (13.8 points per game), Alyssa Hernandez (11.3) and Tera McKelvey (9.8). Atascadero is a scrappy team that shoots just 37 percent from the floor but averages 13.5 steals. Hannah Donaghe, a 5-11 junior, averages 22.5 points, including three 30-point performances over the past eight games. No one else averages more than five points. SOUTHERN SECTION DIV. V-AA FIRST ROUND SCOTT ACADEMY (7-10) at FAITH BAPTIST of Canoga Park (9-10) Outlook: A victory means Scott Academy, playing under its third head coach in three years, meetsd top-seeded Pacific Hills of West Hollywood, which has a first-round bye. SANTA CLARITA CHRISTIAN (8-13) at HOLY MARTYRS of Encino (18-6) Outlook: After winning just two games last season, Santa Clarita Christian has made significant improvement under first-year coach Bob Gaby. The team’s biggest problem has been shooting – the Cardinals have surpassed 50 points just once this season. _ Gerry Gittelson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TONIGHT, 7:30 SOUTHERN SECTION DIV. I-AA WILD-CARD VALENCIA (16-11) at PARAMOUNT (19-9) Outlook: Valencia hopes to ride the momentum after climbing from last place in the Foothill League by winning four of its last five games over the past 2 weeks. last_img read more

first_imgSpecsavers Letterkenny in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving one lucky reader the chance to win TWO TICKETS to Sunday’s highly anticipated All-Ireland quarter-final between Donegal and Dublin.Croke Park is expected to be a complete sell-out in a game which has caught the imagination of the GAA public.It’s a game the whole country wants to see, not just supporters in Donegal and Dublin. We ran the competition last week and asked those who entered to send us a comment as to why they should receive the tickets.We had some great comments, but it was too hard to choose a winner, so we’ve decided to run the competition again.All you have to do is answer the following question. When did Donegal last defeat Dublin in a championship match?? Send your answers to and a winner will be selected at random.Good luck.Tir Chonaill Abú.LAST CHANCE TO WIN TWO TICKETS FOR DONEGAL V DUBLIN THIS SUNDAY was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesnewsNoticesSportticketslast_img read more

first_imgThree Bulldogs finished in double-figure scoring with Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) scoring 16 points while Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) added 16 points and seven rebounds. C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) chipped in 10 points. As a team, Drake (13-13, 7-6 MVC) struggled to convert from the field, shooting a season-low 34.4 percent on the evening and just 29.4 percent in the opening half. Full Schedule Roster The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 12-5 lead in the first four minutes with McGlynn scoring five of those points. However, a series of Drake misses and turnovers in the next four minutes allowed the Ramblers to get out in transition and nearly draw even at 14-13 with 11:44 left in the first. Six of the Ramblers’ eight points during that spurt came off Ben Richardson three-pointers. Story Links Drake returns home for its next contest Saturday, Feb. 10, against UNI. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. at the Knapp Center on the MVC TV network. The game will be part of the Bulldogs’ annual Alumni Weekend with former Bulldog greats joining the team throughout the weekend, including special recognition of the 2007-08 team on the 10th anniversary of its historic season. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN MVCTV | FS Midwest Listen Live Watch Live Box Score (PDF) “Obviously we had no answer for Cameron Krutwig when they threw it inside,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved. “As the game wore on more they were a step quicker than us on everything. They’re a really good team and they don’t have any holes.” The Ramblers briefly took an early first-half lead before McGlynn’s second three-pointer of the half at 8:22 gave the Bulldogs a 21-20 lead. The advantage was short lived as Loyola clawed back and outscored the Bulldogs, 12-4, to end the half and carry a 32-28 lead into halftime. Loyola’s (20-5, 10-3) torrid shooting was in part due to Cameron Krutwig’s 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting while Clayton Custer added 14 points, 10 of them coming in the second half as the Ramblers opened up a double-digit lead to sweep the season series with the Bulldogs. “We made a few shots early and got off to a good start and probably could have made a few more,” Medved said. “You’ve got to take advantage of your opportunities against a team like this. We scored a bunch early, but I did not like our pace. Give Loyola credit, they’re good and found a way to keep it rolling, but we needed more intensity for longer periods of time.” “We played well in stretches where guys were flying around and making hustle plays,” Medved added. “But against a team like Loyola, in their building, you have to do that for 40 minutes and we didn’t do that.” CHICAGO, Ill. – Loyola, the top shooting team in the Missouri Valley Conference, lived up to its reputation by shooting 50 percent to defeat the Drake University men’s basketball team, 72-57, Wednesday evening at Gentile Arena. The win keeps Loyola on top of the MVC standings at 10-3. UNI 2/10/2018 – 3 p.m. Box Score (HTML) Next Game: In one of those stretches where the Bulldogs lost focus, Custer and Aundre Jackson struck with nine combined points from the pair in a two-minute span stretched Loyola’s lead back to 10 points, 61-51, with 8:06 left in the game. The Ramblers continued to methodically add to that lead by shooting 56.7 percent in the second half to prevent any hopes the Bulldogs had of mounting a rally. That lead was quickly extended as the Ramblers opened the second half on a 7-0 run and took a 41-31 lead three minutes into the period before Medved took a timeout to try and stem the tide. The calls out of the timeout worked as Drake outscored the Ramblers, 13-7, with a 6-0 run mixed in to draw within four points, 48-44, with less than 12 minutes remaining in the contest. -DRAKE- Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgAn Garda Siochana in Donegal have arrested four people for alleged immigration offences this year, it has emerged. It is understood that at least one of the arrests came following an inspection of a business premises in the Donegal area.Gardaí in multi-agency operations arrested all those in question under the Immigration Act 2004 and the Employments Permits Act 2003. The arrests were part of ongoing policing operations and as part of Operation Thor.These inspections are intended to address issues including immigration, people trafficking, employment law, revenue offences and the welfare of persons.It is understood that a number of other persons have been encountered and processed by An Garda Síochána with regards to regularising their immigration status and the processing of deportation orders.However, Gardaí were unable to comment further on the arrests because some matters are before the courts. A spokesperson told Donegal Daily: “Members of An Garda Síochána, including appointed local Immigration Officers participated alongside officers from Revenue Commissioners, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and Workplace Relations Commission in planned operations.“During the course of operations to date this year, four persons have been arrested by members of An Garda Síochána in respect of alleged offences under the Immigration Act 2004 and the Employments Permits Act 2003.“For operational reasons, it is not possible to elaborate further with respect to this matter.“The other agencies referenced have and are following up on issues arising from operations and inspections conducted in Donegal.”Immigration officials swoop on business premises in Donegal and make arrests was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img7 July 2010South African and international celebrities are to join a group of bikers this year for a five-day tour from Johannesburg to Cape Town in support of Mandela Day.According to Sello Hatang, Manager of Information Communications at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the tour will start in Johannesburg on July 13 and arrive in Cape Town on Sunday, July 18.He said those who will be giving their time to promote Mandela Day will include international actors, adventurers, media people, sportsmen and women and artists.“Bikers are asked to support the Mandela Day tour by performing a good service of some kind in their own home town and local communities,” he said.67 minutes for community projectsThe bikers and their entourage, sponsored by the Vodacom Foundation, Spar and Absa, will be welcomed by town and city mayors along their route and then be put to work for 67 minutes on various community projects in each region.The Mandela Day bikers will include YFM DJ and businessman Paul Mnisi, Highveld Stereo’s Jeremy Mansfield, Isidingo actor Jack Devnarain, former Egoli actor Darren Kelfkens and Survivor SA contestant Hanna Grobler.Also among those on the trip will be OFM presenter James Kilbourn, former Bafana Bafana player March Batchelor, the Development Bank of Southern Africa’s Sithembiso Khoza, and Sean Shipalana, owner of the first black-owned Harley Davidson dealership in South Africa.“The group will consist of both prominent and ordinary people supporting the cause of Mandela day. Other high profile bikers will also be part of the initiative,” he said, adding that additional names will be confirmed at a later stage.Nelson Mandela International DayMandela Day, July 18, celebrates the 92nd birthday of Nelson Mandela, and is a call to action for all South Africans to make a difference in the places in which they live and work.Declared “Nelson Mandela International Day” by the United Nations last year, July 18 is one day in the year that people across the globe band together to serve the communities around them and work towards a better future.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgIndonesia Geocaching country souvenirBasking along the equator in Southeast Asia lies Indonesia, The Emerald of the Equator. Here are a few facts about this beautiful country:The Komodo dragon found in Indonesia, is the largest lizard in the world, can grow up to 3 meters (10 feet) in length and weigh up to 166 kilos (360 pounds) According to the CIA World Factbook, Indonesia has the second longest coastline in the world (55,000 km / 34,000 mi) after Canada (200,000 km / 126,000 mi) Indonesia became the first developing country to operate their own domestic satellite system, Palapa.Home of 261 currently active geocaches, here are three luar biasa (incredible) geocache suggestions for Indonesia:Campuhan RidgeTraditional | GC13DX7 | by urch | D1.2 / T2 Crystal Bay DCIM101GOPRO SharePrint RelatedGeocaching country souvenir: ChileDecember 10, 2018In “News”New country souvenir, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Geocache of the Week: Top of Bosnia and HerzegovinaSeptember 18, 2019In “Geocache of the Week”Geocaching country souvenir: MaltaDecember 7, 2017In “News” This is one of the most popular and Instagram-worthy walks in Bali. The cache is about 1.5 km (0.6 mi) north along the ridge that runs between two rivers with superb scenery in every direction. There is little shade along the way so be sure to bring sun protection, a wide-brimmed hat, and water with you. Also, plan to grab this one in the early morning or late afternoon because of the extreme heat and humidity. Crystal BayTraditional | GC281GD | by glogloman | D2 / T3 A stunning white sand beach, perfectly clear waters, and excellent snorkeling. This is truly an idyllic spot and you are likely to have it all to yourself apart from a few local villagers and an occasional dive boat anchored offshore. Gunung BromoEarthCache | GC1VKKX | by pe3cek | D2 / T3 <> Campuhan Ridgecenter_img <> <> Gunung Bromo (Mount Bromo) is an active volcano and part of the Tengger Caldera in East Java. At 2,300 meters (7,600 feet) it is an exhausting hike to the top of the most well-known peaks in Indonesia.We announced five new Geocaching country souvenirs on Monday, December 10, 2018. If you have found a geocache in any of these countries, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile. Check out all of the Geocaching souvenirs here. Share with your Friends:More Gunung Bromolast_img read more

first_imgTags:#hack#Interviews Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Max Ogden is a developer living in San Francisco. He’s a Code for America fellow and one of the founding developers of Couchappspora, an open source social network built with Apache CouchDB.This is the second half of our interview. Part one can be found here. In this half we focus on Couchappspora, Ogden’s open source social networking project.Klint Finley: How many Couchappsora users are there?Max Ogden: I’m not sure at this point to be honest. Probably on the order of hundreds. It is incredibly alpha.The nature of it is that you can set up a CouchDB somewhere and then tell your Couch to start replicating from anyone else’s Couchappspora instance or start your own disconnected network. Replicating in that sense is similar to ‘following’ someone. So it is a big experiment in creating small decentralized networks.One of the comments that I always think of came from a user named ‘Chauncey’ on Couchappspora. He left a comment that said “Anything ‘small’ like this can be really ‘big’ in China market, and web app like this is no exception.” I think it was in reference to the aggressive censorship that is prevalent there. The development timeline of Couchappspora so far hasn’t been that speedy. Originally we did a couple weeks of work after the initial Diaspora release back in September of 2010. And then it laid dormant for a few months. I actually picked it back up at the beginning of February because I got motivated by the turmoil in Egypt. In the last few months I had been ruminating on what other projects people are working on in this space and how I can make Couchappspora something relevant. I’ve decided to use it as an excuse to write interfaces for the OStatus stack.In terms of OStatus, the most exciting part of it to me is the ActivityStreams spec, which is being spearheaded by some folks at IBM, Google, Myspace and Microsoft. See the bottom of this document for references.ActivityStreams is implementing what is called “actor-verb-object” logic to represent social streams. So if you look at the front page of Github, of Twitter, of Facebook or any other social network (or feed) you can extract actor verb object triples such as “Max pushed a new piece of functionality to his project on github” or “Tyler posted ‘hello max’ to your wall” or “Klint uploaded a photo of his cat to icanhazcheezburger.”So if we can convince these major players to implement ActivityStreams as a syndication format…You could pull stuff from all around the web into Couchappspora?Exactly. Jeremie Miller’s Locker Project is really exciting. I had a chance to have dinner with Jeremie and the rest of his team at a few weeks ago and they got me really excited about Locker and Telehash and I got them really excited about CouchDB and Ostatus. It was a productive meeting.At a high level I am promoting the idea that data should be able to flow freely. I’m actually getting mentored by Stewart Brand this year, which is one of the most exciting things to ever happen to me. He famously stated “information wants to be free,” and I think that idea gets more and more important as we move forward. Especially when governments start shutting off the Internet.To state it even more concisely, I want users to have the option to be totally private and “off the grid.” Right now it is a binary system. You’re on Facebook or not. But I want to introduce the option to host your data anywhere if you are motivated to do so.I would like to see Linux nerds running social networks from their cellphones and when they turn their phones off they become invisible online.I think that most people don’t care about their privacy. A small percentage does care a lot and it’s important to facilitate the rights of all users.I want to see Couchappspora or other related technologies be combined with mesh networking hardware in situations like Egypt or Iran where you run a social network server on your cell phone and it will automatically ‘hop’ your data around the crowd to find the one guy who has internet access.I would love to see something like that. I’ve been covering mesh networks a lot are working on getting Couch running everywhere, which is really exciting in that respect. You can run it on Android now and iOS and in browser via HTML5 are in the pipeline.Is it possible to run Couchappsora on Android then?Yep, although I don’t have an Android.What advice would you give people just starting out with Couch?The hardest thing to ‘grok’ with couch is how to get data in and out, the workflow of pushing and pulling. There are some great developer tools that make it really easy, but like any other command line utilities they can sometimes be a pain to install since the entire API is implemented in HTTP. It is hard to wrap your head around sometimes, but you can literally do anything in couch over HTTP, which is one of it’s strongest points.Back to part one. Related Posts klint finleycenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Non-game developers may be in a bit of trouble though. Yet there are things that developers can do to entice their audience to pay up. The idea is to first acquire users (through a variety of means), retain them by delivering excellent apps and customer service and then turn them into passionate users. It is only then that you can ask them to pay you for your product.5 Keys To Android App SuccessElbouchikhi and Meese highlighted five important aspects of Android that make it easier to monetize an app:Tablets pull in 70% more revenue than smartphones: It helps to create a version of your app optimized for the tablet form factor, which Google made easier to beginning with Android 4.0, known as Ice Cream Sandwich.Employ in-app purchasing systems: In-app revenue increased seven-fold in 2012. While the “freemium” model can be manipulative, it does help developers make money from their users. Once you have created a relationship with a user, you can then hit them up for the “upgrade” (usually in games) or the subscription model (like Pandora). You’ll have to deal with any ethical dilemma concerning in-app sales on your own.Subscriptions work: Android has seen 200% app subscriber revenue growth in recent quarters. This approach can work for app developers focused on businesses and enterprises, media publications or music services. Some games employ subscription models but most go for the in-app purchase freemium model. (Meese noted that almost all of the top apps are free-to-play. “The barrier to success for a paid title is very high.”) Better ratings means more revenue: Google has done significant work to help developers get better ratings for their apps. That entails standardizing design principles for Android, working to minimize fragmentation and performance issues and letting developers reply to users who have rated their app. This critical, because the higher the rating, the more money the app earns. According to Google, apps that earn a 4- or 5-star rating average almost 29 times more revenue than do lower rated apps.Go global: Google realizes that most of its subscriber base is not in the United States or even in Western Europe. This is why it released its transcription service in the Google Play Developer Console at I/O last week.“I think we are at the beginning of that and we will see that beginning to happen next as people get used to the process and developers get creative in figuring out how to build those passionate users and when the right time is to ask for payment,” said Ellie Powers, product manager for Google Play. “And also what are the types of things that people are willing to pay for. There are things that people are not willing to pay for and some things that they are.”Top photo by Nick Statt: Google’s Ellie Powers introduces new Google Play Developer Console features at I/O 2013. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology This post is the third in the ReadWrite series Making Android Pay, focusing on the opportunities and challenges that mobile developers face trying to make money from Android Apps.In the waning hours of the Google I/O developers conference last week, an Android developer stood at a microphone to ask a very pertinent question: “If I am in the top 2% of Android apps on Google Play, how much money am I really making? $30 a month? $3,000? $300,000?”The two poor Google product managers on stage couldn’t or wouldn’t give him an answer. They declined to cite revenue of other Android apps on Google Play’s top lists. They refused to share a general number of how much successful Android apps earn. The two Googlers, Ibrahim Elbouchikhi (product manager of Google Play Commerce) and Bob Meese (Google Play games business development), had highlighted earlier in their session that average revenue per user had more than doubled in Google Play in 2012.But the developer in the audience was essentially saying was that twice zero was still zero.To The Winners Go The SpoilsUnless your apps are massively popular on Google Play, it is very difficult to make a good living with Android app development. Developers building apps for Apple’s iOS still make more money than those building for Android, and Apple’s download rate is considerably higher (50 billion for iOS against 48 billion for Android) despite Apple’s considerably smaller installed base).During their session, Elbouchikhi and Meese gave developers several tips on how to make money from Android. The focus was on two specific topics: games and the top lists in Google Play. Essentially, Google is saying that you need to hit the top lists on Google Play to even have a chance at making a decent living. (Getting there is difficult, of course, but developers “get a lot of sales [just] from being on the top sellers list.”) The top lists are almost all games – and almost all monetized via in-app purchases. Look at the top grossing apps in Google Play. Of the top 25 grossing apps currently in Google Play, 24 of them are games. The only exception is Pandora, which brings in most of its money from its subscription service.Top grossing Android apps on May 21, 2013The domination of games is not unique to Google Play. The Apple App Store’s top grossing and paid sections are also filled with games. Smartphones and tablets are great for gamers, especially casual gamers. This has led us to believe that there is a coming golden age for game developers.  dan rowinski Related Posts Tags:#Android#Android app development#app developers#gaming#Google#google io2013#Making Android Pay#Monetization last_img read more

first_imgAt least four alleged cattle smugglers transporting a dead buffalo were assaulted by a mob here in the early hours of Wednesday, the police said.Villagers allegationVillagers alleged that the men were caught in village Nagla Mandhata while they were transporting the buffalo’s carcass in a pick-up van.They were, however, rescued by the police who intervened in time, Hasayan SHO Jitendra Kumar said.‘Animal poisoned’The owner of the buffalo alleged that the animal had been poisoned by the fourcattle smugglers.Tough actionSuperintendent of Police Sushil Ghule said tough action would be initiated if it was found that they were cattle smugglers.The incident, which took place before dawn in Hathras district, about 200 km from Delhi, assumes significance as it came against the backdrop of a backlash over the death of a man attacked by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan.Centre’s advisoryThe Centre had put out an advisory on Tuesday asserting that States need to take measures against such incidents.last_img read more