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    • Two more super cool WordPress plugins from Offshorent hit the store

      Offshorent has recently launched two new WordPress plugins which can enhance the look and feel of your website. Moreover, both are full of many mind-blowing features which can improve the user-friendliness aspects too. The first in the line is ‘OS BXSlider’,responsive multi slider which can be used anywhere in your posts, pages, custom post types etc with a wide variety of options for customizing your slider. The second one is named Timeline Blog, a plugin used to display blogs in a chronological, colorful and attractive style. OS BXSlider The features of BXSlider has a cool admin interface to add, edit and manage slider. It has options to add multiple images and change the order of each image using drag and drop. It has different types of built-in sliders. In addition general setting features, users can customize the slider according to their tastes. The other features include automatic slider settings, pager options, more controls and carousel settings. Download this extension now Timeline Blog This is a typical a graphic design element with a long bar labeled with date, author avatar and comments count. It provides a cool appearance to the blog layout. You can easily manage the blog interface from the … Read more

    • Offshorent enters into the development of Apple’s iWatch Applications

      Since the inception, Offshorent never lets itself fall behind the trends in web and mobile app technologies. As an emerging player, it always hold the innate desire to venture into new areas, take risks and work hard to  stay on top of things. That quality keeps it passionate, innovative and enthusiastic in doing what we know best. The latest step in this regard is the decision to start the development of iWatch applications. Last week, Offshorent signed a contract with a U.S based digital marketing firm to build iWatch apps. The first in the series is expected to launch by the end of September, 2015. Image source: apple.com iWatch is the most anticipated gadget in 2015. Everyone expects it would be a trailblazer with its exceptional design and futuristic features. It acts as a converging point for other Apple devices. It can receive phone calls, iMessages and SMS using a paired iPhone. It can also be used to control Apple TV, and as viewfinder for an iPhone camera. It has many such amazing features. According to Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs’ biographer , iWatch is an “extremely cool” device and an example of future technology that is “much more embedded into … Read more

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      Will Small Businesses Migrate To EMV by October 2015?

       ‘Small businesses in the US are still not ready to migrate to new EMV (Europay, Master, Visa) standards’, says a recent study commissioned by Intuit, a leading financial management solutions company. The survey conducted by Ebiquity, a data analysis firm, has found out that only a marginal percentage of small companies is aware of the October 2015 deadline of EMV adoption. A total of 504 small to medium business owners were interviewed for the study. What is EMV? EMV is a global standard designed for smart payment cards and POS systems to control fraudulent activities. In EMV smart cards, data is stored in integrated circuit chips instead of using magnetic tapes. EMV chip produces dynamic data for each transaction and that cannot be reused for another transaction. This will ensure more security and make cards less vulnerable to treacherous in-person transactions. Since EMV offers better security measures, it is being adopted all across the world. EMV adoption rate is 99.9% in Europe, 84.7% in Canada and 71.4% in Asia Pacific. However, the adoption rate is only 0.03% in the United States where occurs nearly 50% of the credit card fraud worldwide. Therefore US too has enhanced the migration of smart … Read more

    • Apple to launch proactive assistance in iOS 9 to challenge Google Now

      Android vs. iOS, the most exciting rivalry in smartphone market is taking a new turn as both introduced new features in their developers conferences held recently. Everybody was eagerly waiting for The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to get the news on new iOS 9, its features and how it’s going to challenge new Android M. While Android M is going to have a few new features similar to that of iOS, Apple too seems to be inspired by some in Android. Although there isn’t much improvisation in the design aspects, Apple introduces Proactive Assistance which is considered as the most striking of iOS 9 features. Image Source : 9to5mac.com Through this feature, a user can get all useful information whenever he needs it. It tracks all apps and searches, and extract all pertinent data from apps, maps, contacts, etc. A search API is also integrated to draw information from third party applications. However, it will not curb the control of the users in looking for content. It won’t gather and store any information from the cloud, and be linked to any Apple ID so that a user can keep his anonymity. Proactive Assistant will be placed on the side … Read more

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      Offshorent Launches ‘Copa America 2015 Live’ App for Soccer Fans

      All soccer fans across the world are now counting the seconds for to embark on the most awaited event of 2015, Copa America, the south American football tournament. If football is the most beautiful game on earth, Latin America is its greatest exponent. The swirling dribbles, short passes harpooning the opponent’s defense, relentless waves of attacks,…in Latin America, you can enjoy the beauty of attacking football in its purest form. They give their blood and sweat, and play with heart. It is them who sing the glory of the true spirit of this great sport. So Offshorent also decides to join this football festival by launching a new app for Copa America fans. Copa America 2015 is a lightweight Android app that will keep you updated 24×7 throughout the tournament. Our goal was to keep it as simple as possible so that a user can easily download, install and run without any trouble. Among many other apps, this one stands out with its simplicity and usefulness. It gives you a plethora of features including live score updates of every match, fixture, group standings and many more. Live Score Updates: App will give you updates of all live matches in real … Read more

    • Yahoo to shut down its map service by June end

      Yahoo made announcement yesterday regarding its plan to shut down Yahoo Map service by the end of June. “The Yahoo Maps site will close at the end of June. However, in the context of Yahoo search and on several other Yahoo properties including Flickr, we will continue to support maps. We made this decision to better align resources to Yahoo’s priorities as our business has evolved since we first launched Yahoo Maps eight years ago,” said Amotz Maimon, Chief Architect at Yahoo in his blog post. This decision has been made as a part of Yahoo’s new strategy to focus on their key product pillars: search, communications and digital content. Experts opine that the withdrawal of Yahoo Maps is to avoid direct competition with the most popular map service, Google Maps. “Part of that focus includes taking a hard look at our existing products and services, and ensuring our resources are spent smartly and with a clear purpose. Ultimately, we want to provide you with the best products, platforms and experiences possible.” says Maimon. Source : Yahoo

    • Google is all set to launch new panda update within 4 weeks

      Google is about to update its search engine algorithm within a few weeks, according to a report from Search Engine Land. Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, Gary Illyes unveiled this news yesterday at SMX advanced expo held at Seattle. He announced that Panda algorithm will be updated by a maximum of 4 weeks. He informed that there would not be much changes in the algorithm but the data would be refreshed to a great extent. It might help websites which have been negatively affected by this algorithm. But there is not assurance for a recovery for all sites. There is a possibility of new sites getting hit by this data refresh. “Our goal is to update it more often. It’s not that easy to refresh Panda that often, we have to get our data to do a data refresh. But sometimes the data is noisy or something is wrong with the data, so we have to wait,” said Gary in an interview given to Search Engine Land. Source: Search Engine Land

    • Android M – Getting Ready for Launch with Exciting Features!

      Google has just given the first developer preview of Android M, the newest version of the most popular mobile OS at Google I/O conference held in San Francisco. Inspired by last year’s success, Google arranged developer preview this time to give early access to Android M so that developers can make their apps compatible to the latest version before its release. “This time with the M Developer Preview, we will provide a clear timeline for testing and feedback plus more updates to the preview build“, says Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android. Since it’s still in its beginning stage, we haven’t got the entire view of its new features yet. However, Google shared a few important features that will bring significant upswing in the core user experience. It also revealed that Android M is all set to make substantial changes to the fundamentals of the Android platform. Throught this post, we are trying to give you a quick look at the novel and futuristic attributes of Android M. 1. More User Control over App Permissions Android M will give users the control of app permissions. Like in the existing versions of Android, you won’t need to answer a plethora of permission … Read more

    • Twitter Launches Periscope, Live Streaming App for Android

      Twitter has just launched its video streaming app, periscope on Google’s mobile OS platform, Android. It has already launched the app on iTunes store two months ago. This app will present Android users a unique experience of watching live video broadcast. This app can be downloaded from Google Play Store for users using Android version Kitkat or above. One of the main features of Periscope will be the level of interactivity and flexibility it offers to users. Users can start a public or private video streaming; and can interact with a broadcaster through chat or sharing hearts.                   It also has features that are not present in the iOS version. Users will have a granular control over additional push notification settings like ‘First Time Broadcast Notifications’ and ‘Share Notifications’. Users also can continue watching their videos from where they stopped due to interruptions like call or message. Without uploading files, users can save replays also. This will help reduce the mobile data usage for broadcasters.

    • Google may launch new photo sharing service at its I/O developers conference

      As Google’s annual I/O developer’s conference is about to start in San Francisco, Google is all set to unveil its new photo sharing service which will help users share photos directly through Facebook and Twitter. According to Bloomberg , the new service will not be linked to its social network service, Google Plus. It reinforces the speculation that Google is to separate photo services from Google Plus. The launch of the new service is to woo users who are now mostly using its rival Facebook and its mobile app, Instagram for photo sharing. Google hope that the greater the autonomy of the service, the more is its chance to gain popularity. Another highlight of the conference may be the launch of Android M version. As some reports, Google is expected to give more privacy controls related to apps and permissions in the new version. In addition to Android M, fans also expect an announcement on Android Wear.

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