app brings free access to Facebook and Google in developing countries

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s initiative launched last year with the goal of helping make the internet available to the entire world. is taking a big step forward towards this by launching an Android app that provides free data access to services like Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, and more. The app will be available in Zambia initially, with plans to extend it to other developing markets over time. While Android users can simply download a standalone version, all of the services can also be accessed freely through on feature phones, or from within Facebook’s Android app. has partnered with Airtel in Zambia to provide the free data access, and the initiative has been focusing on…

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Order the Complete iOS 8 and Swift Developers Course and save

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Mobile is a platform that you can’t ignore. More and more users are using their smartphones and tablets as their primary method for accessing the content they love, be it on the web or in app form. Come fall of this year, Apple will introduce iOS 8 and Swift, its new coding language for mobile.

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21 Beautiful Gmail Redesign Concepts

Gmail has needed a redesign for awhile now. The interface is quite cluttered and not at all easy to use, and the apps for iOS and especially Android are even worse. While drastic improvements have…

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55 of the Best Church Website Designs

For many churches the website is an invaluable communications tool. The website can be extremely useful for helping new people to find the church, which can increase the growth of the church. Also,…

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Scientists discover the moon is shaped like a lemon

Although our visit to its rocky surface confirmed that it’s not covered in vast seas, it’s not home to strange moon-men, and it’s not made of cheese, the moon can still surprise us. It’s only this week that scientists have revealed that, 45 years after Neil Armstrong set foot on the planetoid, our closest celestial neighbor is not actually round.

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How to use the Blob Brush tool in Illustrator

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youtube: w2FfkvQy-_s The Creative Bloq YouTube channel is full of useful tutorials, great interviews and fresh video content relevant to the design community. And as part of this we have our 2-Minute Tool Schools – quick guides to the essential tools in Adobe’s design software.

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Word of Mouth: The Sands of Ko Samui: A quick guide to the major beaches comprising this idyllic Thai island

Word of Mouth: The Sands of Ko Samui

by Jennifer Miller Any trip to Thailand should include some time spent at one of the country’s incredible beaches, which are known for their magazine-worthy shorelines packing fine white sand, cerulean water and luscious palm trees. Thailand’s beaches are an ideal escape from the heat and bustle of Bangkok, offering…

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8 steps to designing the perfect infographic

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Samsung’s Milk Music gets $3.99 monthly premium plan to skip unlimited songs

Samsung’s streaming internet radio service Milk has been free of advertising since its launch, though as part of a new update has added the option to pay to skip more tracks and download music to play without an internet connection. The new “premium service” (spotted by Android Police) runs $ 3.99 a month, and upgrades users from six song skips per hour to unlimited. Users also get a sleep timer, as well as the option to turn its curated station DJs on or off. Samsung accidentally outed its premium service back in April inside an infographic posted on its corporate blog, though the feature was described only as a way to remove advertisements, which free users still do not hear.

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5 tools to keep your eyes safe when working on screen

We been so much influenced by technology these days that we are harming our health with it’s over use. Yes, am talking about the desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Almost of us have at least one of these, don’t we? Along with the back pain due to the irregular posture while using desktops or laptops, we are hampering our eyes as well. Eyes, as we all know are the most vital part of our body without which our value seems to be lesser.

Whether it’s for work, study or play, constant looking at the bright screens of laptops, desktops or mobiles is harmful to our eyes. It may cause blur vision, headaches and various eye problems. Because of the blue light emitted from the screens, it can affect our sleep patterns as well.

That is why below we have the collection of five such tools for keeping your eyes safe when working on screen.

1. F.lux

This tool is very simple and easy to set up. It helps to adapt the color of the screen to the time of the day. You can also change the intensity of the setting for strong or mild effect. F.lux will activate at the time of sundown and gradually change the screen to the tints of orange as night falls negating the effect of blue lights.


2. Protect Your Vision

If you forget to take rest while working on laptops then this app is a must for relaxing your eyes. It acts as a reminder app that will remind you to take short rest at certain periods of time. It comes with two recommendations. One says to take a 20 second break every 20 minutes of work by focusing on an object 20 feet away (20-20-20) and another says to take a 5 minute break every 60 minutes. You can also create your own custom break.


3. Awareness

This app is very interesting. It tells you to take a break in the sound of a Tibetan singing bowl. All you need to so is, set how long your work time is, the break time and the volume of the sound. The Awareness will then do the rest.


4. EyeLeo

EyeLeo is very useful for workaholics. It lives in your system tray with a mascot that will notify you of any incoming break. Your eyes are relaxed and eased with this EyeLoe. A strict mode will force you to take a break.


5. Shades

This app is for OS X. It will reside in the system preference once it is installed and when activates, a slider will appear that will apply a colored tint to your monitor.


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