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  • Having a mobile app is crucial for business development, but only if it’s done correctly. Often times, businesses invest in mobile app development and actually hurt their reputation through poor management and design. While a good app developer can strongly supplement a business’s success, a bad one can severely damage its consumer base. Here are several costly mistakes to avoid for a new mobile app. Focusing On The Short Term Apps are great tools for marketing and can help you increase awareness. However, sometimes people expect far too much from their new mobile app development. Apps take time to gain prominence, and a lot of work goes into promotion. When you first launch your app, don’t expect a steep rise in downloads right away. Instead, work on getting the word out and improving its navigation, readability and experience. Additionally, try not to expect the app to turn a profit in the short term. Under 2% of apps make money on their own. Focus on building a solid foundation for your app and improving it over time. Pushing Too Many Notifications While it’s true that an app can help you keep in contact with customers, it’s also true that too much communication can hurt your business. Too many notifications can cause annoyance, and a lot of pop-ups or advertisements are just as frustrating. Customers will like your app if it adds value and convenience to their daily life. In this case, less is more. Keep your design simple and attractive. Only enable push notifications when necessary. Don’t be tempted to add flash and fluff to your app, or your users will get irritated. Ignoring The Analytical Data Apps can give your business a huge amount of information pertaining to users. The data they collect can show you what demographics use your app,...
  • Windows Operating System, Developed by Microsoft is one of the most used operating systems from its very first day to its latest version release, i.e. Windows 10. After it was first launched, Windows not only became a major and most successful product of Microsoft, but it also plays a significant role in making Microsoft a billion-dollar company in just a couple of years. Earlier a new version of Windows would launch in years but time has changed now. With Windows 10, you may see the latest updates in just months and sometimes even in weeks. This is all the part of the change in strategy which Microsoft is following not only to get their faded shine but also to grab more user base from Macintosh. However, the interesting part is, the shift in strategy is working – Microsoft is not only making more money than ever before, but they are also able to grab over 700 million Windows 10 users successfully. In a press release, the chief executing officer of Microsoft Satya Nadella said: “We had an incredible year, surpassing $100 billion in revenue as a result of our teams’ relentless focus on customer success and the trust customers are placing in Microsoft. These are all the right signs and gave an assurance that the company is on the right path. But with every new windows version or a new update, there comes some problems and issues which leave the user frustrated. Hence today to solve this problem or at least minimize it to an extent, in this article, we’re going to talk about the Different Windows 10 issues and their solutions. So, let’s dive into it without any due. Problem 01: Not able to install Windows update on Windows 10. Solution 01: This problem might occur when your windows...
  • Recently I have been checking out new phone systems with Skype for Business being end of life in April of 2019. The one thing I noticed about Skype for Business is the complexity of the setup for use. You need to login to the admin portal of Office365 and purchase Skype for Business Online (Plan 2) for $12 dollars a month. Then you need to buy a calling plan for Skype for Business Domestic Calling Plan for $12 a month or Domestic and International Calling Plan for $24.00 month. As I looked more into Skype I noticed really how outdated the platform is compared to others in the same space. Ring Central is the standard for cloud phone systems and they integrate natively with Office365 and Skype. The one thing I did notice is easy and simple Ring Central was to set up compared to Skype for Business. Ring Central was much more feature rich offering SMS messaging, call routing and a large variety of desk phones. Skype does not offer SMS messaging at all so I thought well since Skype for Business is going to be aged out I will use Microsoft Teams for a phone system but again there is no SMS messaging, limited features and a small choice of IP Phones. To me with Microsoft aging out Skype for Business and the push for users to move to Microsoft Teams I was surprised at the limitations of the platform especially SMS messaging. Even free Google Voice offers SMS messaging and they are a service you do not pay for monthly at a commercial level. I just find that yes Microsoft Teams is the future but its stuck with the same limitations that Skype for Business is I don’t understand why Microsoft would do this and to top this...
  • Video game 3D modeling has evolved tremendously over the past decade. Today’s graphics intensive games are driven by high detailed models with variables that mimic real-world physics. Three-dimensional 3D models by their very definition are comprised of three dimensions what that means is you can spin the object up and down or around with the ability to see every aspect of it. For instance, in most modern games you can walk around a castle, tree or another character and examine every aspect of it. Modern day video games are a graphics intensive affair. The process is a lot like a city planner and a team of architects designing a conceptual city. 3D game design usually kicks of by defining various shapes of ordinary objects, followed by injecting colors and textures. However, the guts of the game (so to speak) is when the 3d models are placed in the scene. Though before that can happen a team of 3D modelers need to craft a highly realistic 3d model. The most common video game 3d modeling software To create a 3D model, you’ll need to use a modeling software. The good news is that there are many to choose from and the latest versions are a lot easier, with more features, and yet they still require that you understand their ins and outs. Most video game designers or model designers will use any one or a combo of the after-mentioned software: Blender: A lot of today’s video game 3D modeling is done using Blender. One reason for this is that it is open source and free to use. However, it is more complex to learn and relies significantly on keyboard shortcuts as opposed to point and click style modeling. 3Ds Max: Now this one has been around since the early days, and...
  • Introduction – When the talk is about Web development, there are various platforms available in the market. However, when it comes to choosing the right amongst them all, Laravel stands out and is been the one, which is capturing the market with its immensely good and useful configurations. The researchers studied and made charts to know about its goodness, it is since then this has captured the market of web development and proves out to be the best amongst the other PHP frameworks present in the market, which cater the web development process and due to this each Laravel Development Company is in demand now.   What do you know about Laravel? Laravel is an open source PHP application framework that helps to develop the web applications easily and quickly. The modular packaging system with which it is presented in the market, the use as well as the elegance that made all the developers trust and choose the framework of Laravel with closed eyes. Its only use is not just to support a lot many parameters but is also supported by a large community and it tends to make the development process easy and sound. While the world has already started loving the system of Laravel, it is your turn to know all the goods attached to this stupendous framework helping the web developer’s big time in disseminating a perfect outcome –   The emerging platform of Laravel – Laravel has been known for its dynamic capabilities and is helpful for handling the big web development projects and many PHP development companies have adopted the framework of Laravel. If we go by the studies and surveys of the google trends then we will come to know about the fact that it is one of the most popular PHP framework among...
  • Mасrоѕ are the tіmеѕаvіng mаgіс trісk for Offісе аррlісаtіоnѕ bесаuѕе thеу automate rереtіtіvе tаѕkѕ thаt gоbblе time. Macro recorder are аutоmаtіоn tools thаt hаvе bееn uѕеd for lоng. Yоu соuld say that they hаvе been used fоr рrосеѕѕ automation. Eѕресіаllу, іf уоu remember VBA (Vіѕuаl Bаѕіс fоr Aррlісаtіоnѕ) аnd hаvе bееn a роwеr uѕеr оf Microsoft Offісе software, уоu hаvе sure uѕеd mасrоѕ fоr some of thе оthеr tаѕkѕ. Bеlоw аrе thе great tips fоr recording efficient Mаrсоѕ: Assign Shortcut Keys to the mоѕt used mасrоѕ TеxtPаd, for еxаmрlе, offers two wауѕ tо рlау bасk a mасrо. One іѕ that уоu ѕеlесt thе macro, by nаmе, frоm the Macros drop-down menu. Thе other іѕ thаt уоu assign a hоtkеу to the mасrо. Fоr thіѕ, уоu саn use аnу key соmbіnаtіоn thаt іѕn’t аlrеаdу аѕѕіgnеd (оr еvеn ones thаt have default аѕѕіgnmеntѕ thаt уоu dоn’t uѕе). Start wіth thе intеrmіѕѕіоn Onе characteristic оf kеуѕtrоkе mасrоѕ іѕ thаt they dоn’t usually know hоw to pause іn thе middle оf a ѕеԛuеnсе and wаіt for uѕеr іnрut. Typically, they juѕt рlоw rіght through. Sо, whаt dо you dо іf thе ѕеԛuеnсе уоu are trуіng to mеmоrіzе hаѕ a соmmоn beginning, and a common еnd, but thе middle vаrіеѕ? One solution іѕ tо mеmоrіzе twо dіffеrеnt macros, оnе for thе beginning раrt, аnd оnе fоr the еnd part. Gеt tо a knоwn location It’ѕ аlwауѕ a gооd іdеа fоr thе fіrѕt kеуѕtrоkе оr twо оf a mасrо tо bе ones thаt ensure the cursor starts out in a knоwn lосаtіоn. Fоr example, uѕіng thе Home key or thе End kеу tо ensure that the сurѕоr is еіthеr at the bеgіnnіng оf thе line оr thе еnd оf thе lіnе, rеѕресtіvеlу. Fоr аnоthеr еxаmрlе, the ѕеԛuеnсе оf Hоmе, Ctrl+Rіght, Ctrl+Rіght, wіll usually рut thе сurѕоr...
  • April 18, 2018

    Why Can’t I Stop Using Skype

    I don’t know what it is about Skype it’s just one product I can’t seem to move away from for my daily needs. I travel a lot for my job and places I go sometimes don’t have the best cell service or people I am working with need face to face meeting. My first issue has been and will always be cell phone reception. Places I go to generally have Wi-Fi coverage but when you’re deep in the basement of a building, in middle of a huge hospital or at an event center cell phone coverage is always an issue. I find myself many times needing to call support numbers with no cell phone service present. Most places don’t allow Wi-Fi calling on iPhones and Androids but using Skype is fine at these places mainly because they are Microsoft owned and considered secure. The other issue is usually my laptop is connected to Wi-Fi and you can use Skype to call a landline number as well. The other reason I use Skype is for meetings and conference calls. I know it sounds kind nuts but since Microsoft is putting Skype on all Windows 10 machines this has been great for me when it comes to setting up meetings. I know a lot of readers have said just use FaceTime the issue is many of my clients are Android users and FaceTime only allows one video chat at a time there is no group video chat capability. I have tried many alternatives to Skype over the years for just video calls with Android users Hangouts is great but it does not support landline calling the same goes for the WhatsApp.  I have found ooVoo and Viber as alternatives to Skype with some limitations that keep me from making the switch. ooVoo...
  • Why Need to sync Windows 10 local files to OneDrive Cloud storage is mainly used as a way to share files with others or as a backup solution. Thus, it is more and more popular, and many users are turning to backup files to Clouds. Microsoft Windows continuously improved its OneDrive service. The OneDrive cloud storage solution is built in directly into the Windows 10 and has become an important part in Windows 10. With 15 GB free cloud space and unlimited subscribed cloud service, syncing files among multiple devices is not problem. In Windows 10 account, there are a set of default folders to manage all files, including Desktop, Documents, Music, Pictures, Downloads and Videos. OneDrive Cloud storage could synced files and documents locally. Thanks to the Cloud storage feature, it solves those kinds of problem like the limited hard drive space, unavailable removable USB flash drive and others. It simplifies Windows 10 users life. To sync Windows 10 local documents to OneDrive is easy and just download OneDrive from the File Explorer, sign in with your Microsoft account and password, then to drag the files to OneDrive. You can drag and drop some small files to OneDrive Cloud, how about those large files with amount of data? It takes time and energy to drag and watch the working process. Then, you need some third-party sync software to help you. Third-party software to help with syncing Windows 10 local documents to OneDrive AOMEI Backupper is a professional and affordable backup software for Windows system. It allows you to back up important data and restore your data if there are any problems. The file sync is newly-added feature in the version version and supports you to select the Cloud storage as the destination path such as Onedrive, Google drive, and...
  • Slideshows are an amazing way to flaunt your awesome captures. How about layering them with a cool background score? Wonderful isn’t it? You bet. And the good news is today you don’t need to be a geek or a professional photographer to transcend your photo album into a dramatic slideshow- courtesy Movavi Slideshow Maker. Developed by globally acclaimed software developer Movavi, the slideshow maker is a cutting edge program that enables anyone to make super slideshows with music with simple computing skills. The post below shows how to make a slideshow with music easily with Movavi Slideshow Maker. Install the Movavi program First, download & install Movavi Slideshow Maker in your system. Set working mode The Movavi program enables you to create slideshow in 2 formats- Easy mode and Full Feature Mode. If you want to create the slideshow in the first mode, click on Create Slideshow in easy mode- Creating slideshow in Easy Mode: Upload your photos: Go to Slideshow Wizard. As you reach the first tab, click on +Files / +Folders and select the desired pictures. Set slide duration for your photos by clicking on Slide Duration. Add Transitions: Open 2nd tab. Choose transition style if you want to add transitions to your slides. If you don’t, click on No transitions. You can modify speed of transition through Max transition duration. Add Music: Move to 3rd tab and click on +Audio to add in your preferred music to the slides. To sync up duration of slides with rhythm of music, go to Yes tab & set the Minimum slide Duration. Now, click on Finish. Create slideshow in Full Feature Mode Add photos: Click on Add Media Files and select your photos for the slideshow. Add Transitions: Click on Transitions and choose a transition style that best suits your...