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  2. The courses are created by Elias Fofanov aka EngineerSpock. Good english and training skills, and working full time on creating courses, so he's quite involved. The Neowin offer says "Certification of completion included" so I assume these are delivered via Udemy ? This should be stated upfront. If yes, it's a very good deal. No point in listing individual prices on Udemy. Bought individually, it's a total of 675£. Now, nobody pays full price on Udemy. Add to cart and you get the option to bundle them with 3-4 more advanced courses, for a total of 140£. It's not 98% savings (sad click-bait, Neowin), but it's lower than buying direct from the author. I'd rather support him directly. You can get bundles for 7$/course directly from the author (when 5+ bought), so these 10 courses can be had for 70$ on his website. https://www.engineerspock.com/special-offers/
  3. Emby is better how? My only experience is with Plex and would like to know the differences before I get any deeper. my personal experience, I've tried both emby and plex. I found plex really slow and i wasn't a fan of the player. I use emby on my server and i have a pc with kodi and emby skin and embycon addon. It just seems to work faster and more reliably.
  4. Tetris is the most counterfeit Russian invention after the AK-47.
  5. i stupidly bought HDHomeRun without proper research to find it only does aerial not satellite, thankfully amazon has good returns policy
  6. Great!! I appreciate you!! Very helpful and effective for me!! Love you!! Rosa
  7. Instagram changes its account disable policy, adds ability to appeal deleted content by Hamza Jawad Last week, Instagram announced new AI-powered tools to help combat online bullying. This move was not the first step in the Facebook-owned service's efforts towards limiting the effects of bullying incidents on its platform. Today, the photo-sharing service has unveiled some changes with regards to its content violation and account disabling policies. To start off, accounts that now garner a certain number of content violations within a given timeframe will now be disabled as well. Previously, only accounts that posted a certain percentage of violating content were removed. The company believes this change will help keep people accountable for whatever they post on Instagram, while also serving the purpose of making its policies consistent across platforms. Moreover, users whose accounts are at a risk of being disabled will now be informed through a warning notification, as can be observed in the image above. This will provide them an opportunity to avoid a further violation and keep their accounts intact. If someone still believes that their account has ended up being wrongfully disabled, they are currently only able to appeal the decision through Instagram's Help Center. However, the aforementioned feature will be available directly within the platform in the coming months. Additionally, when one receives a notification regarding content violation, they will now also be able to appeal the deleted content. This may revert the deletion, and presumably remove the association of the warning with said user's account as well. Although appeals will specifically be available for Instagram's nudity and pornography, bullying and harassment, hate speech, drug sales, and counter-terrorism policies for now, the service intends to expand the scope soon as well.
  8. actually if it's already in chromium, there is nothing to mimick, the code is already in the code base
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  10. Microsoft is mimicking Google and testing a global media playback button with Edge by Muhammad Jarir Kanji One of the best things about Microsoft's decision to revamp the Edge browser using the Chromium engine is that Microsoft and Google can both contribute to each other's work, which will ultimately result in a better experience for all users, regardless of your browser of choice. Image credit: Leopeva64-2 (Reddit) Case in point, just weeks after Google started testing a new feature called Global Media Controls (GMC) for Chrome, Microsoft has also started testing the same for its own browser. What do Global Media Controls do? Basically, they allow you to access playback information for any video/audio that is playing in any tab or window without having to navigate to that particular tab. It also gives you the option to play/pause media, or skip to the next/previous song/video. You can see an example of how it works in the video above. The feature will not only allow you to be more productive and get things done more quickly, but it'll also be a boon for quickly dealing with autoplay ads and video. Microsoft's implementation also has a leg up on Google's, by showing all media sessions, instead of just the most recently active one. Earlier reports on Google's implementation noted the buggy state of GMC so Microsoft isn't making it easily available yet, even on its Canary testing stream. For now, you'll have to manually enable the feature by opening the 'Properties' pane for the Edge Canary app, and adding "--enable-features=GlobalMediaControls" to the target properties under the 'Shortcut' tab. Hopefully, it'll be officially pushed as part of Canary builds soon. Source: Leopeva64-2 (Reddit) via Softpedia
  11. Copernic

    Calibre 3.46.0

    Calibre 3.46.0 by Razvan Serea  Calibre is an open source e-book library management application that enables you to manage your e-book collection, convert e-books between different formats, synchronize with popular e-book reader devices, and read your e-books with the included viewer. It acts as an e-library and also allows for format conversion, news feeds to e-book conversion, as well as e-book reader sync features and an integrated e-book viewer. Calibre's features include: library management; format conversion (all major ebook formats); syncing to e-book reader devices; fetching news from the Web and converting it into ebook form; viewing many different e-book formats, giving you access to your book collection over the internet using just a browser. Calibre 3.46.0 bug fixes: Manage tags dialog: When searching for a tag also search the "Was" column to see if the original tag name matches. Windows: Fix calibre-server --manage-users not working correctly MOBI Input: Fix conversion of MOBI files with malformed markup and embedded tags not working. Edit book: Allow the search expression history to remember very short terms and also preserve leading and trailing whitespace. Fix a regression in 3.45 that broke conversion of SVG images when converting to formats such as MOBI that do not support SVG. Fix a regression in 3.45 that broke parsing of old-style .py config files Download: Calibre 3.46.0 for Windows | Portable | Windows 64-bit | ~60.0 MB (Open Source) Download: Calibre 3.46.0 for MacOS | 77.1 MB Download: Calibre 3.46.0 for Linux View: Calibre Home Page | Calibre Screenshot Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  12. It's the seamless transitioning between the 2 modes. It's been a while since I used the free trial so I cant remember how accurate it was at getting current position when transitioning between the modes It's just an interface change. It used to be a toggle to switch back, but now it's a button that lists song and video. It's a little quicker but that's all. The title is very misleading. It is more than that. If you look at a video like Michael Jackson Thriller that has 'story elements' in the video, when you switch to music only it plays the album version of the track and picks in at the right time where you were at the video.
  13. Because Google is also working on the same code plus a ton of people contribute and revise to the open-source project. I realize that, but a lot of the new stuff is Microsoft specific not Chromium. That is because Microsoft is mainly focusing on Windows integration like Dark Mode, Application Guard, modern print dialogue, and whatever I've read the past months now. Thanks for stating the obvious again, I think you are missing my original point, they are adding more features currently and faster than they ever did with Edge OG during it's whole existence, anyway thanks for you deep insights.
  14. Once the trial ends and it goes to the full price for Game Pass on PC at least, then yeah you'll see a nice little pop in revenue but that big dip is all hardware IMO. All the big 3 have seen slower/lower hardware sales this year, people know there's new gen coming next year so they're holding back. Why buy a Xbox One X with scarlet coming in a year? Case in point, right on queue Nintendo comes out with it's Switch Lite and refreshed Switch to counter the slowdown in their sales. It's what they always do, look at the multiple DS releases and you get the idea.
  15. Impressive! I wonder if Xbox software and services decline could be partly to the heavily discounted Game Pass and Ultimate they've been pushing recently. Might see the reverse once the trials etc... expire
  16. That's an oxymoron for saying "Complete privacy" in a browser that's anything but private.
  17. SpeedyTheSnail

    Google tells Senate that Project Dragonfly is dead

    I don’t know where this treason nonsense comes from, but Microsoft has a censored Bing for China. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874" rel="external nofollow">https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46996874 Because people thought google was working for the Chinese military/gov and not for the US gov. More paranoia or people not knowing what they are talking about or can backup their claims with actual proof. It's probably because Google refused to do a deal with the US Military but worked with China (which the Chinese Government is essentially the military). That's where the treason comes in. Google didn't really refuse. They were working with the US military. Project Maven was canceled because Google caved to their employee demands. So what you're really saying is "Google didn't really refuse..... they only refused because of the loser SJW employees.... who have no problem with China's REAL human rights issues but like to be SJW's for non-existent issues in the USA. Issue was whether or not Google was working with the Chinese Military. And unless there is proof of this and not just some accusations, the issu of whether or not Googles refusal to work for the US Gov and work with China's, is moot. It doesn't matter, the Chinese government is essentially an all-in-one. The government will most certainly use their tech from "normal" non-military and give it to the military. And that is not Google working with the Military. Unless you can prove Google worked directly with the Chinese military, just accusations. And cannot be found guilty of something without the proof to back it up. Just because you're ignorant of the nature of the Chinese government and how they operate does not mean the rest of the world is.
  18. Windows 10 is not even touch friendly, it is literally useless. Some elements of OS are and those are tied to UWP apps but those are dead in the water. Desktop centric Windows would be removal of the current shell and putting back the shell Vista had (at least to start with) which was better than Windows 7. Settings app in Windows 10 for example is one big mess...and someone complained about almost perfectly organized Control Panel. I just skip Settings all together, because it is utter garbage. I have been using Control Panel and changing Registry. Dude, they've been removing stuff from the control panel for a while now. So, some stuff isn't there and then you waste your time searching for registry keys to change to change your settings. What a workaround. Just use the settings app. You can even search stuff in there pretty accurately. Also, what part of Windows 10 is horrible on touch? If you're talking about the file explorer, it works great in tablet mode. And other apps adapt to it as well. I honestly think you're trolling at this point. You always complain. If there's nothing that you like about the OS then why keep using it?
  19. Because Google is also working on the same code plus a ton of people contribute and revise to the open-source project. I realize that, but a lot of the new stuff is Microsoft specific not Chromium. That is because Microsoft is mainly focusing on Windows integration like Dark Mode, Application Guard, modern print dialogue, and whatever I've read the past months now.
  20. I understand that a website really shouldn't be able to detect if you're in incognito mode or not. But can you explain how this can "pose a challenge to users' privacy" - genuinely interested.
  21. Google will soon stop websites from knowing if you're browsing in Incognito Mode by Muhammad Jarir Kanji So, you're navigating the seedy underbelly of the internet and think that as long so you're in incognito mode, you'll be fine. Turns out, many websites can actually use a loophole in the way Chrome works to determine if a user is accessing their content via private browsing. This can not only pose a challenge to users' privacy but is also being employed to prevent users from circumventing metered paywalls. Google is now promising to close this loophole, which relies on the FileSystem API, and ensure complete privacy when you use Incognito Mode. The way sites currently use the loophole is to check the availability of the FileSystem API when a user accesses the site. The API is turned off for Incognito Mode users so if the API returns an error message, this can be a good indicator to the site that you're using Incognito Mode, and it can then amend the content it offers. Come July 30, Google will be remedying this problem, and it's also promising to ensure that any future methods of detecting private browsing will also be quashed, in an attempt to trump up its privacy bona fides. What about the publishers of websites who are affected by these changes, and who employ metered paywalls (where a site offers to let you read a number of articles for free before asking you to make an account or pay for a subscription)? Google acknowledged their concerns, but insisted that it will prioritise users' privacy and instead offered various solutions that websites could consider instead: "Sites that wish to deter meter circumvention have options such as reducing the number of free articles someone can view before logging in, requiring free registration to view any content, or hardening their paywalls. Other sites offer more generous meters as a way to develop affinity among potential subscribers, recognizing some people will always look for workarounds. We suggest publishers monitor the effect of the FileSystem API change before taking reactive measures since any impact on user behavior may be different than expected and any change in meter strategy will impact all users, not just those using Incognito Mode." The move is certainly a welcome one for users who need private browsing, especially if they're living in politically tumultuous regions. The changes will be part of the upcoming Chrome 76 release and will be concomitant with other changes, such as the ability to automatically respect the users' Dark Mode preferences, a new payments API and improvements to progressive web apps (PWAs).
  22. I believe the hate is because it's not like that anymore. every year they seem to be adding all these new emojis with corporations getting influence in them. Saturation and sellout essentially I'm sorry, which corporation is being reflected by these inclusive emoji? Wheechair Corp? Ford just designed one. https://arstechnica.com/cars/2...itions-unicode-consortium/" rel="external nofollow">https://arstechnica.com/cars/2...titions-unicode-consortium/ Then yes, that I can see issue with
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