Steven Engravalle

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Google Chrome’s next update will finally block autoplay videos that have sound

No more unexpected sound blasting out of your speakers<p>Google is finally getting serious about blocking annoying autoplay videos that start with the sound blaring. The next update to Chrome (version 66) will include changes to autoplay videos that mean the browser will only play them automatically …

From Lip Reading to Google Glass and Beyond: The Evolution of Wearable IoT Devices

Up until a few years ago, interconnected devices were more dream than reality, and it’s easy to feel like the fitness tracker fad was the beginning of wearables. In reality, of course, the groundwork was laid decades before— years even before the Internet was launched.<p>With all the amazing potential …

This WordPress theme library will make web design easier

The web is a big place, but competition is still fierce when it comes to getting your site to stand out among the clutter. While measures like …

10 Bootstrap 4 Code Snippets

If you’ve done any frontend development then you’ve heard of Bootstrap. It is by far the most significant framework for web developers with the most …

Get access to 180 WordPress designs and layouts for 70% off with Dessign

You may know WordPress as the go-to platform for bloggers, but it’s a lot more powerful than that. Lots of professionals use WordPress to run their …

6 Website Design Strategies That Can Improve the Effectiveness of Your Site in 2018 | Inc.com

When is the last time you saw a website with a clearly outdated design appear at the top of Google search results?<p>If you can even remember this happening, it probably occurred quite some time ago.<p>Google understands that people want up-to-date content, and do not like to spend time visiting sites …

UI Design

Google's Chrome 64 update help users easily mute annoying autoplay videos on web pages | Trusted Reviews

<b>Google is pushing out a Chrome 64 to Windows, macOS, and Linux machines ushering in a new feature that allows users to mute intrusive auto playing</b> …

Incorporate These 13 Design Elements To Boost Your Company Blog's Viewership

The humble corporate blog may not seem like a top priority when most of your leads come from other marketing efforts. However, it’s important to maintain a consistent, relevant blog presence to show customers that you’re not only active in the industry, but up to date on what’s happening in your …

Be Watchful: PHP And WordPress Functions That Can Make Your Site Insecure

Security of a WordPress (or any) website is a multi-faceted problem. The most important step anyone can take to make sure that a site is secure is to …

The Importance of Creating a Stunning Web Design Portfolio

All designers need a professional portfolio website. Freelancers, for instance, need a personal gallery to showcase their work and to inform people …

Web Design

21 Excellent WordPress Website Examples That You Should Check Out in 2018

Looking for some excellent WordPress website examples to get inspiration? WordPress has been used by many of the world’s top designers and developers …

Learn how to build 25 different websites for less than $10

If you’re looking for a new way to make some extra money, you should consider becoming a web developer. Whether you’re looking to switch careers or …

We've interviewed nearly 50 millionaires about how they invest their money — here are 5 strategies anyone can implement

<i>Each week on a podcast called "Millionaires Unveiled," Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, both certified public accountants, interview a millionaire — someone with a current net worth of over $1 million. They ask them to share their story, investment strategies, and current portfolio …

How To Manage The Four Strong Personalities You See In Meetings

We’ve all got our quirks, and most of us bring strengths and some weaknesses to the teams to which we belong. But there are four strong personalities that stand out for their ability, both positively and negatively, to impact team dynamics, especially when it comes to meetings.<p>There are the</b> …

Leadership

Richard Branson Says You'll Be More Successful if You Develop This Daily Habit | Inc.com

"Some of Virgin's most successful companies have been born from random moments--if we hadn't opened our notebooks, they would never have happened," Richard Branson wrote in a recent blog post. Note-taking is a simple process, yet Branson believes that most leaders neglect to break out a notepad to …

Productivity

How to check your internet speed right from Google’s homepage

There are a lot of great ways to test your internet speeds. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your internet connection’s download and upload speeds to ensure your network is working correctly, or perhaps you just want to show your friends how fast your internet is for some reason. One great way to …

10 CEOs Reveal the Apps That Can Make You More Productive

And reclaim your sanity.<p>For many, modern-day work life means 24/7 connectivity, a constant barrage of emails and meetings, and the feeling you’re …

6 Non-Coding Digital Skills To Boost Your Resume

6 Non-Coding Digital Skills To Boost Your Resume<p>Updated November 13, 2017<p>Do you fear the thought of writing a line of code, but are dying to get a …

Google adds Braille support to Sheets, magnifier tool to Slides and Drawings

Google announced today that the G-Suite team is adding new accessibility features to Google Sheets, Slides, and Drawings. Specifically, Google Sheets is getting Braille support and Google Slides and Drawings are getting screen magnifier support.<p>Braille displays can already be used to read and edit …

Google Drive adds ability to only search within specific folders

Search in Google Drive is about to get a convenient boost with the ability to search within specific folders. At the moment, lookup capabilities are quite general and broad.<p>Right clicking on a folder reveals a new “Search within [folder name]” option in the drop down menu. After doing so, the …

The Invi security bracelet repels assailants with a viscous stink

It's a dangerous world out there but walking around armed with knives or firearms isn't always an option for many people. That's where the Invi self-defense bracelet comes in. Its silver clasp holds a smelly secret that can stop an attacker in their tracks, nonviolently.<p>To activate the bracelet, …

Google to Publishers: Optimize Your Content for Google Assistant by @MattGSouthern

Google has been sending notices to publishers with directions for how to make their content more discoverable by Google Assistant.The post Google to …

The C-suite’s guide to AI implementation in 2018

A few months back, I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the VentureBeat Summit, which gathers senior leaders across various industries to discuss the emerging technologies disrupting the global business agenda. The theme of this year’s summit was “Riding the AI Wave,” focusing on the …

This Theory Proves You Don't Have to Innovate to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Business | Inc.com

Robots on the loose, haywire drones, commercial rocket ships to outer space. Today's headlines about innovation often look like something straight out of Star Wars. That's because popular belief tells us that innovation is critical for companies to stay relevant and cutting edge.<p>But a closer look …

Innovation

Matias is building the wired Mac keyboards that Apple won’t

Life finds a way<p>Apple discontinued its wired Mac keyboard back in June when it introduced a new version of its wireless Magic Keyboard with a number pad, but a company called Matias is trying to keep the wired version alive with its own replica versions. And this year at CES 2018, the company is …

Landscape Photography

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (It's Not About Working Hard) | Inc.com

It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or billionaires) aggressively created it.<p>What do I mean by that? The …

How Do You Become a Great Salesperson? (Most People Forget to Do This 1 Thing) | Inc.com

Dale Carnegie framed it best: to become a great salesperson, you have to remember that people want to do business with people they like and respect. At the end of the day, while you may be selling to a customer, what you're really doing is looking to earn their trust. As Carnegie said, it's about …

Selling

The Tax Law's Biggest Education Change Is on Hold in Several States

Officials are warning residents to hold off.<p>The recent tax rewrite gave one big boost to tax-free college savings plans: The federal tax code now …