Saturday, January 23, 2016

Google 'paid Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep search on iPhone'

Google 'paid Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep search on iPhone'

Google 'paid Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep search on iPhone'

Google paid tech rival Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep its search function the default option on iOS devices, Bloomberg reports.
A transcript of court proceedings from a copyright lawsuit against Google allegedly contains reference to a deal between the Silicon Valley firms.
The alleged agreement involves Google paying Apple a percentage of revenue - as much as 34% - gained through iOS devices.
Both companies declined to comment.
The BBC has not been able to verify the claims independently.
Bloomberg added that the referenced document has since been removed from the web.
"The transcript vanished without a trace from electronic court records at about 15:00," the report noted.
The court proceedings in question regard a lawsuit by Oracle Corp. in which the firm claims that Google used its Java software to develop Android but failed to pay for it.
'Lucrative business'
Analyst firms, such as Morgan Stanley, have quoted the $1bn figure in the past, but this appears to be the first time that a reference has been found in court documents.
"It's a very lucrative business to be the browser of choice on a device or the search engine on a device," Chris Green, a technology analyst at consultancy firm Lewis, told the BBC.
"It really does, I think, highlight the importance that's being put on being able to own real estate and the conduits through which people access information."
However, Mr Green also noted that it was generally quite common for companies to pay hardware vendors fees for the placement of software and services on devices and that sometimes that may indeed be a percentage of revenue gained as a result.

Other details about how Google manages its services emerged this week - including the fact that the firm removed 780 million "bad" advertisements from its sites last year.
By bad, Google said it was referring to ads which linked to malware, promoted fake goods or covered up website content.
In a blog post, the company said it had more than 1,000 people within its organisation responsible for weeding out these ads and that the number that had to be removed was increasing.
Some figures published by Google on advertisements include:
More than 17 million ads designed to trick or mislead people into clicking them removed
12.5 million ads blocked which violated Google's healthcare and medicine policy - such as ads for unapproved drugs

Friday, January 22, 2016

Free Pluralsight 6 Month Subscription

Free Pluralsight 6 Month Subscription

As many of you know, Pluralsight is one, if not the best source of on demand video learning. With over 4500 courses, and expert instructors it’s hard not to see the value of having access to such a great library. I am glad to tell you that until December 31st, You can get a free 6 months subscription to the full Pluralsight Library in order to learn those skills in the new year! If you see this blog post after December 31st , you should still be able to get a 3 month subscription!


Sign up for the FREE Visual Studio Dev Essentials program that you can find here:
After you create your account, Click on the “Get Code” under the Pluralsight Tile

The Tile will auto-refresh, and will now display “Activate”. Click on “Activate”

The Offer Code should be automatically populated, and you have to enter the other information before clicking “Activate Benefit”

Share with your friends and enjoy ,,,!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

20 Things A Girl Wants

20 Things A Girl Wants

20 Things A Girl Wants

Men complain that women are a bit complicated. But if you carefully take a deeper look, you will understand what a girl wants. Of course, nobody on this planet can claim full knowledge when it comes to understanding women.

 But yes, you can start somewhere instead of wondering how to please her. You may go wrong once or twice but gradually you may figure out what pleases your girl and what irks her. Don't worry even if you make a mistake. Simply say sorry and try other things which might impress her.

Are you wondering why you should really take steps to impress her? Well, once you are in love with someone, you will naturally try to make that person happy.

In fact, we love someone because it makes us feel good. So, trying to please her will surely give you a kick. Try it out without looking desperate. Here are some ways to start off.

1. Touch Her Waist 

Be careful when you do this. If you are not emotionally close enough to her or if she is not in the right mood, this might back fire. But otherwise, she will surely like it.

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Bedtime Secrets To Look Like A Princess In The Morning

Bedtime Secrets To Look Like A Princess In The Morning

Bedtime Secrets To Look Like A Princess In The Morning

 It is possible to get a younger and glowing skin overnight, so that you will look like a princess in the morning. Surprised?
These bedtime beauty tips are simple and can be done within no time at all. Since you are usually free before bedtime, you can use these beauty tips to get a glowing skin when you wake up the next morning. These beauty tips work overnight on your skin to give effective results the next morning. Any beauty tips done at bedtime will give you better results as compared to those done during the day. In the morning, our skin looks dull and our hair tends to become frizzy.

Why not make full use of the night time to enhance our beauty, as during the night even a simple beauty treatment can do wonders for your skin. Night-time beauty care is very important to get a younger and beautiful skin, as during the night our skin gets repaired and new cells are formed. Therefore, adding some more effects to our skin in the form of beauty oils and masks can help in the repairing process of the skin.

Here are some best beauty secrets that you can follow to get a glowing, beautiful and younger-looking skin within 15 days.

Remove Wrinkles
Under The Eyes To remove wrinkles fast under your eyes, mix together one egg white, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and a few drops of rose water. Apply it under your eyes where wrinkles are seen more and keep this overnight. Do this for 15 days to get a wrinkle-free skin.

For Straight And Shiny Hair In the morning,
you may find your hair looking entangled and frizzy. Now, you need not have to worry, as you can just apply a conditioner on your dry hair before going to bed. Keep it overnight and wash it the next morning.

For Thick Eyelashes
To get thick eyelashes in 15 days, brush your eyelashes with a mascara wand after applying some olive oil on them. Do this for 15 days, before going to bed as a ritual. You can also use coconut oil or castor oil.

 For Soft And Supple Lips
Before going to bed, massage your lips with some almond oil and salt. Keep it overnight and, in the morning, you will notice plump and soft lips.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Five Ways to Save Your Relationship of Love

Five Ways to Save Your Relationship of Love

Five Ways to Save Your Relationship of Love

On the other hand, a difficult, stressful relationship can be hazardous to your health. Hostility in intimate relationships increases your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, sudden death, and  suppresses your immune system.

Here are 5 things you can do to immediately begin to improve the quality of your relationship:

1) Tend To Your Own Garden

How much time do you spend thinking about or complaining about what he or she is doing wrong? Catch yourself, and stop. Consciously turn your focus, at that moment, to what would be the best thing you could do, right now, to look after yourself and your own life.

Could you call a friend? (note: this would be to say hello, not to complain!) Are your finances in dire need of attention? Could you do something around the house that you've been putting off that's weighing on you? How about going for a walk, or a trip to the gym, to burn off your frustration and those extra pounds?

There's always something more productive that you can do rather than stewing or complaining. Clearly, if you're upset and there's a major conflict in your relationship, it needs to be addressed at some point (women, in particular, who hold in resentments and unexpressed anger are at greater risk for early death). However, if you spend a significant amount of your life energy being angry with or complaining about your partner, resolve to take the attention off of them and onto what needs to be attended to in your own life.

2) Learn to be Happy, No Matter What They Do

If your happiness depends on what another person does or doesn't do, you're sure to be miserable at some point, if not most of the time.  When you're enjoying a perfectly good day and someone marches in and starts dumping their anger or frustration or bad mood on you, become aware of this phenomenon and catch yourself before you get "infected" by their emotional state. Don't let them drag you down!

Decide to be happy, no matter what. Find, or create, things about your life that you enjoy, and focus on them when things get tough.

3) Listen to Your Body

Hostility and resentment hurt you more than they do the other person, especially if you keep feeling resentful even when the person's not with you! Learn to recognize signs of tension and poor health in your body: stomach pains, neck or back pain, headaches.

At the first sign, assess the situation and do something that helps you immediately feel better (note: lashing out at your significant other does not count!).

When things get stressful or confrontational with my husband, particularly if I feel I'm being treated unfairly, I'll start to get a headache. When I do, I know it's time to gracefully remove myself physically from the interaction and do something to care for myself, such as taking a walk with my dog or a hot bath. Once things have de-escalated, we can revisit the issue from a calmer, more balanced place (usually on another day!).

4) Own Your Own Buttons

If your partner knows just what to do or say to set you off, don't blame them for your reaction. You can't control what someone else does, but you can control what you do.

Learn to recognize your own "hot buttons", and notice yourself as you start to react. Stop, go to another room, do something silly, give them a big wet kiss (like you mean it), whatever it takes to interrupt your reaction. It's not always easy, and you'll fail sometimes, but once you get good at this you will be amazed by how much less drama and conflict you experience with your significant other.

5) Focus on What's Good

Make a point of focusing on what you like about the other person, and what's good (and what could be better) in your own life. Even if ninety percent of what the other person does drives you batty, remind yourself - and them - frequently about what you do appreciate.

I've observed this phenomenon time and again: when you focus on the good things about another person, and simultaneously begin attending to the neglected areas of your own life, the other person will often begin to miraculously improve on their own. Talk about a win-win!

P.S. If you're too angry or resentful to want to do it for "them", do this for yourself and your health!

"Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him." - Epictetus
Easy way to Remove Sun Tan From Your Body

Easy way to Remove Sun Tan From Your Body

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Summer is here! All you lovely ladies must be excited to put on your summer dress and have some fun outdoors. But all the fun goes away as you get the ugly tan not only in your face but also hands and feet. Suntan can be really embarrassing especially due to dual skin tone.

It is has been observed that the majority of the ladies are concerned about tan in their face and completely ignore their hands and feet. Sunburn on any part of the body should not be ignored as they look really ugly.

How to get rid of Suntan?
Most of the ladies go for bleach and other cosmetic treatments to get rid of the tan. Such treatments might lighten the skin instantly, but in the long run they bring harm to the skin. Sunburn are stubborn they do not go away easily, so you need some patience to deal with them. Here are few home remedies for sun tan removal that will lighten the skin tone, as well as restore back its lost luster.


Lemon juice works wonders to remove sun tan as it has natural bleaching properties. You can directly apply the juice on the affected area and once it dries up wash it with water. Even the mixture of lemon juice and honey will help you in getting rid of the stubborn tan.


Cucumber is known to be a great remedy to get rid of  the tan while its cooling effect soothes the skin. The Vitamin C in the cucumber also keeps the skin moisturized. Make a face pack with cucumber, rose water and lemon juice and apply it on the face. Keep it for 30 minutes and once you remove it you will see great results.
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Tomato also works great in removing sun tan. It has anti-oxidants property, minerals, and vitamins that help in making the skin look healthy. To remove the tan, you can make a mask by mixing tomato pulp, one tablespoon of yogurt and some oatmeal. Remove it after 5-10 minutes and get clear as well as glowing skin.


An excellent natural remedy to remove sun tan is Potato. It is rich in Vitamin C and so works as a great bleaching agent. Cut peeled potatoes and make a paste in the blender. Apply it on the affected area and wash it cold water after 20 to 30 minutes. To get best results add lemon juice to the paste.

Aloe Vera

The goodness of Aloe Vera is very effective in removing the sunburn and helps in lightening the skin. If it is applied directly to the affected area it will both cleanse as well as nourish the skin. Use it regularly to get the best results.
These homemade remedies can only effective if you religiously follow them.

Apart from these natural solutions to remove sunburn, always cover yourself during summers and drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated. Make sure you use a sunscreen whenever you step out of the sun. Regularly moisturize and exfoliate your skin to ensure its good health. Once you come back from outdoors make it point to wash your face with cold water and also use a face wash to remove dirt and oil from the face.

Try these remedies at home and share your experiences with us.