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JavaScript Compressors: How and Why to Minify Your JS

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000

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We’ve all been there, you learned how to build an awesome website, but once you publish it, it’s unbearably slow. Minifying your javascript is one way to speed up website response times (along with compressing HTML), and fortunately for you, it’s an easy process. Today I’ll show you everything you need to know. What Does Minify Mean? The process of minification (or minifying) is a simple concept. When you write code in JavaScript or any other language, there are many features that are only required to make the code easier for humans to understand — computers don’t care what you...

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How to Delete All the History on Your Android Device

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000

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Do you want to cover your tracks? I don’t blame you. It seems everyone from the government to your family wants to peek inside your phone to see what you’ve been looking at. A vital part of keeping yourself safe is deleting your history. And I’m not just talking about your browser’s history. Your Android device is full of content that hackers and snoopers would love to get their hands on. Worryingly, because your footprint is so vast, it’s not easy to remember everything you need to wipe. In this article, I’m going to give you a helping hand. Let’s...

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Go Nuts With Nutyx: A Customizable Linux Operating System

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000

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Linux affords greater control than operating systems like macOS and Windows. But within the Linux space, certain Linux operating systems yield more user control than others. NuTyX stands out as a highly-flexible Linux operating system. As a Linux distro, NuTyX is aimed at Linux fanatics. It’s a distribution that offers customization and comes completely bloatware free. Because of its command line interface, it’s a pretty barebones but functional OS. Find out what NuTyX is, why it’s so flexible, and learn if you should use it! What Is NuTyX Linux? Image Credit: NuTyX.org NuTyX is a Linux operating system which emphasizes...

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This Happens When Windows 10 Support Ends

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

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No piece of software can last forever. Sooner or later, nearly every program has to go and its replacement takes the stand. The Windows operating system (OS) itself is no exception. What happens when Windows reaches the end of its lifetime? What Windows products are currently supported? And what do you need to do about it? We’ll answer these questions and more as we look at how the Windows lifecycle works. What Is the Windows Lifecycle? Whenever Microsoft releases a new version of Windows, they also announce its end of support date. You can find these dates in a table...

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How to Delete Browsing Data and History in Edge

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:30:52 +0000

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If you’re a Windows 10 user, you really should give the Edge browser another chance. Sure, when Microsoft released it in mid-2015 there weren’t many features, but the app has improved a lot over the last couple of years. Now, it’s a serious competitor to Google Chrome. It’s lighter on your computer’s resources, it’s more tightly integrated with the Windows operating system, and it’s faster to load. If you’re tempted to give it a try, you might be left wondering where some of the most useful settings are hiding. Like any new software, there will be a period of adjustment...

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The Ultimate Netflix Guide: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Netflix

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:05:00 +0000

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In 2017, one year shy of its 20th anniversary, Netflix announced that it had passed a new milestone: Netflix now has 100 million subscribers. Those are worldwide numbers. When we look at it by country, we see that only half of them are U.S. users. It’s still an impressive accomplishment, but that means 60 percent of America still hasn’t given in to the lure of Netflix (assuming 125 million total households). If you’re thinking of subscribing to Netflix but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’ll learn everything you need...

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Every Programmer Who Uses OneNote Needs This Add-On ASAP

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:30:22 +0000

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OneNote is a fantastic note-taking app, and it’s totally free unlike Evernote. While OneNote works great for simple text notes, it gets way better when you start embedding media and using advanced features. But there’s one group of people that OneNote might frustrate: programmers. Having one place to assemble all your notes on new techniques, optimization, to-do lists, etc. is great, but what if you want to jot down bits of code? Without proper formatting and syntax highlight, it can be quite the mess. That’s where GitHub user elvirbrk’s NoteHighlight2016 comes in. Available as a free add-on for OneNote, it...

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What to Do When Google Prevents Sign-In Access to Third-Party Apps

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:30:32 +0000

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About three years back, Google put a bigger lock on its doors and improved sign-in security access for all of its services. That lock was (and is) OAuth 2.0, which is very specific about which third-party apps it allows access to. Think of this protocol as a big burly bouncer guarding the smarts of a computer. Only with its say-so can you share information from your Google account with third-party applications or websites. That’s why when you try to sign in to a Google tool with any other app (e.g. a mail app on your phone or an RSS reader), you get...

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How to Auto-Block Offensive Content on Social Media and the Web

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:30:38 +0000

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The internet is a vast, unruly place that only seems to be getting more and more antagonistic with every passing day. If you want to take a break from hateful comments and browse a more tranquil internet, there’s an extension for that. Chrome users can install Soothe, a free extension that blurs out homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic, violent, and/or sexually violent comments and posts. The developers behind Soothe say that their goal is to “prevent online harassment and help users avoid seeing triggers while they browse the web.” It blurs out anything that might be considered offensive in real-time and works on all sites....

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Developers Petition Adobe to Open Source Flash

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:00:38 +0000

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It turns out that not everyone hates Flash. Honestly, we thought the feelings of revulsion were fairly universal. However, one web developer has made it his mission to save Flash for future generations. How? By petitioning Adobe to open source Flash once they kill it off in 2020. In case you hadn’t heard, Adobe is killing Flash. Finally, after years of tech companies begging Adobe to hammer the final nail in the rotting coffin. It won’t be happening for a few more years, but Adobe has announced its intention to end-of-life Flash at some point in 2020. Most people are...

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Career Options for Java Programmers

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:00:00 +0000

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Java programmers are experts in the Java programming language. As of 2017, there are a lot of opportunities for Java programmers. With a projected growth rate of 19 percent for the 2014-2024 period (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for all application programming), the career prospects for Java programmers are indeed excellent. Education Level To be considered for a Java Programmer position, at a minimum, you need to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics, or the equivalent. Some employers require a master’s degree as well. With some exposure to Java programming, it should be...

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How to Update Your iPhone: iOS, Apps, and Data Backups

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:00:00 +0000

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Upgrade season is right around the corner — Public Betas have already arrived. If you need to update your iPhone, you’ve come to the right place. Like everything on iOS, keeping your iPhone up to date is not as simple as it used to be. There are many ways to back up your phone and apps, depending on how you prefer to work with your iPhone. Before You Begin: Backup, Backup, Backup! Before you make any changes, you need a backup. There are two ways to back up your iPhone: iCloud and iTunes. Neither is perfect, but they are easy...

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