Why Apple should add a 'dark mode' for iOS 13 and all of its apps

We now have proof that apps drain less of your phone’s battery life when they use darker colors, like black and gray. At a recent Android Dev Summit session (via SlashGear), Google revealed what we’ve long suspected: the colors used within apps have a direct impact on smartphone battery life, …

Keep Your Personal Brand’s Website Safe From a Cyber Attack

Your personal brand’s website is your calling card to attract loyal followers —an unexpected cyber attack can cost you both time and money. What types of activity are you currently monitoring from the back end? Your brand can increase your security level and help prevent an attack with the right …

Reseller tips for delivering best-in-class customer service

With all of the day-to-day tasks and strategic planning resellers contend with — sales, marketing, HR, finances and more — technology can help a small operation provide a level of customer service and marketing automation that buyers are accustomed to receiving from large companies and enterprises. Your reseller company can …

Time for employers to place workplace health and wellbeing front of mind, claims CBI

With the average number of days lost to ill health per employee at 5.2 days, there’s a clear impact on business, which is why firms must better prioritise the health & wellbeing of their staff. That’s according to new survey results from the CBI, in partnership with Bupa and HCA …

These 20 Apps Will Save You Money Right Away. Find the Best One for You

Learn to budget better with the aid of apps that teach you how to save your cash and how to invest it. Your smartphone will magically transform into a coach full of tips on saving more, managing your portfolio, grabbing free things, and getting money for playing games. Look at …

6 Ways to Bring Your Development Team Together with Technology

Are you looking for better ways of bringing the team together? Would you benefit from an arsenal of tools that facilitate team working, while boosting productivity and creativity? Project managers in development teams have to be leaders of balance, progress, decision, and business need. Exhausting! Maybe you need to consider …

How to Use Instagram To Increase Your Personal Brand’s Sales

Having a well-planned social media strategy is an important part of building your personal brand online. Using the best platforms to their fullest potential is also important for visibility and sales. Instagram is one of the top social networks today that builds a larger audience and following online, which makes …

Send Holiday Cheer with these Christmas Code Snippets

Everyone who collects subscribers and regularly runs email campaigns can benefit from sending out festive greetings. It is customary to congratulate your devoted users by presenting them with bonuses, discounts, special offers or other unique material. On the one hand, it is a marketing trick that lures users in and …

Gendered label of maternity leave may contribute to parental earnings gap

It’s been argued that one of the main drivers behind the gender pay gap and inequality in the workplace is when it comes to having children. Now new research from Money Guru has revealed that 70 percent of UK employers believe that women should declare their pregnancy during the recruitment …

Amber Heard on the countless number of ways to help your community

Rebecca Ruiz, Senior Features Writer at Mashable, and Amber Heard, Actress, Activist and Human Rights Champion of the UN Human Rights office speak about lifting others up through activism, charity and support. Read more… More about Human Rights, Amber Heard, Social Good Summit 2018, Social Good, and Other Source: Mashable …

DOE Funds Small Business Grants for Energy Innovation

DOE Funds Small Business Grants for Energy Innovation The U. S. Department of Energy has earmarked up to $37 million in grants for small businesses to conduct energy-related research and development. Here’s the DOE announcement: U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has issued the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) second Funding …

Is a default WooCommerce installation really ready for a live client site?

WooCommerce is often touted as a great solution for setting up an online storefront. However, can it really be used straight out of the box, with a bare minimum of tweaks? Many think so, but we’re not so sure — although it does depend on your overall goals. This article will …

2018 Holiday Ecommerce Marketing Checklist

For many online stores, the Christmas shopping season can represent a significant percentage of total annual sales. Thus it’s important to get holiday ecommerce marketing right. What follows is a checklist … The post 2018 Holiday Ecommerce Marketing Checklist appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. Source: Practical eCommerce Republished by Blog …

Major tech companies continue to acquire new London offices, despite Brexit concerns

The repercussions of a no-deal Brexit are being hotly debated but there are some indications that it’s yet to impact the Capital’s commercial property sector. A number of leading tech and creative companies have continued to acquire large volumes of office space across London. According to figures from CBRE, take-up …

In 40 years, the French Consumption of Tobacco Has Been Cut by 60%

The French have long had a reputation for being, as a general population, heavy smokers. The image of the Frenchman pontificating while holding a half-smoked cigarette stuck between his fingers is almost legendary. (French dames, too, are notorious for lighting up.) But, are the French truly still “Europe’s chimney”?  Speaking …

Building DApps with Ethereum: App Rules and Blockchain Setup

This is the first part of a series on building decentralized applications using the Ethereum blockchain. We’re going to build 3 things: a custom token a DAO which uses the tokens as votes a prototype web UI for interacting with the smart contracts After following the instructions in this course, …

How to Quickly and Easily Remove a Background in Photoshop

This article was first published in 2009 and remains one of our most popular posts. Recently we asked Gabrielle Gosha to update it for 2016 Photoshop users. Enjoy. Background Eraser Tool Photoshop offers many different techniques to remove an unwanted background from an image. For simple backgrounds, using the standard …

Ecommerce Product Releases: October 2, 2018

Here is a list of product releases and updates for late-September from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on visual search, social commerce, digital marketing, personalized … The post Ecommerce Product Releases: October 2, 2018 appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. Source: Practical eCommerce Republished by Blog …

Sisense Boto Brings The Future To Your Fingertips

This week at Eureka!, our customer conference, I was beyond excited that we announced a major milestone for Sisense. We are now making data science and machine learning based analytics free for non-Sisense users. In a first and big step in a long-standing commitment to innovation, Sisense Labs has released …

Employees put off seeking medical advice due to worries over missing work

Although the majority (85 percent) of all business decision-makers agree that workplace health is a top priority, employees still aren’t being as open as they should, often playing down their illness or injury (32 percent) or feeling too busy to miss office hours (27 percent), a new survey by Bupa …

Logitech is reportedly offering $2.2 billion to bring Plantronics headsets into its hardware empire

Logitech, the manufacturer best known for its computing peripherals like keyboards and web cameras, is in talks to buy Plantronics, a maker of bluetooth-enabled headsets, according to Reuters. The company is reportedly offering as much as $2.2 billion for Plantronics, according to the Reuters report, in what would be Logitech’s biggest …