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Google Chrome 36 Dev Adds Extra Step for Profile Deletion

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Google developers have released a new build of their Chrome browser, 36.0.1976.2, and this is quite a hefty update, full of various changes and improvements. Even so, it’s not recommended that you switch to the new version, if you already are running on of the two other branches, Stable or Beta.

Developers usually make the big changes in the Development branch and most of those modifications trickle down into the Beta, and then finally into the Stable. It may take a while for all the features to be implemented for the majority of users, but this is the safest way to do it.

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GNOME MUSIC 3.12.2

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Style fixes to Music 3.13.1 in Add to Playlists dialog were added to Music 3.12.2 to be consistent with other apps using list boxes. The bug for the notifications not showing up if media art is not found was also fixed.

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GNOME's Tracker 1.0.1 Gets a Ton of Fixes

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The Tracker developer took a very big leap when the GNOME 3.12 branch was release and they decided that it’s the perfect time to ditch the old numbering system, which advanced really hard (the last stable was 0.17.2) and to get to 1.0.

The package was stable to a long time, but it must have created some confusion to have something numbered like that.

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Wine 1.7.18 released

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The Wine development release 1.7.18 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Improved OLE Accessible Object support.
- Window sizing improvements in the Mac driver.
- Fixes for various memory issues found by Valgrind.
- A few more MSHTML functions.
- Some DirectDraw cleanups.
- Various bug fixes.

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Enlightenment: BLAST OFF TO NOWHERE

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I brought a chart. Read from right to left, it shows the git activity of the E repository as output from gitstats; week 17 is the week that the E19 branch merged to master. This is the total commit count for the repository, so it isn’t just me.

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Docker Open Source Virtualization Project Nears 1.0 Release

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Docker, the open source container-based virtualization platform, is not officially ready for production use quite yet. But it's very close, as the Docker team made clear this week by rolling out the release candidate for version 1.0 of the software, which adds new security features, networking updates and more.

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Seven tips for reinvigorating your SMS campaign

Mobile marketing has come a long way in the last decade. Mobile marketing has gone from being a marketing channel to an entire industry encompassing dozens of marketing channels. While newer mobile technologies such as push notifications, QR codes, and geo-targeting have been getting all of the attention, it is still the humble text message that dominates the industry. While other channels can be beneficial, none can replace the value of a good SMS campaign. Seven tips If you’ve been neglecting your SMS campaign, here are seven tips to get it back on track: Encourage interaction. In the past, marketing efforts have always been focused on one-way communication. With mobile marketing, simply sending texts isn’t enough. In fact it comes across as spamming. A better option is to encourage interaction. For instance, customers who opt-in to receive your texts should be rewarded with a positive experience. Make sure messages are timely. You’ll find that certain messages are more effective at certain times. Sometimes it’s obvious but other times it won’t be. Texts sent by a restaurant about a lunch time special will be more effective when sent just before lunch time. Make sure you’re sending texts that are relevant, valuable, and timely. No marketing effort exists in a vacuum. Every business should be using at least a few different marketing channels. SMS is a great way to tie them all together because nearly everyone has a mobile device capable of texting. SMS marketing can link your email campaign to your social media campaign, and your social media campaign to your content marketing campaign and any other marketing channels you might have. Supplement your local advertisements. Despite the tremendous success of digital marketing strategies, traditional advertising channels such as radio and print ads can still be effective. In can be difficult to measure the effectiveness of these efforts however. You can use SMS to measure success by including a short code and keyword in your traditional advertising then watch how many opt-ins you get as a result. The trouble with sweepstakes has always been that people don’t want to take all the time to enter a sweepstakes they probably won’t win. SMS makes it extremely easy to enter sweepstakes. In fact, it’s one way to get people to opt-in. Customers can enter by simply texting a keyword to a short code. Provide in-store recommendations. A major fear about mobile is that it’s robbing businesses of their foot traffic. So much shopping is done online these days that many business owners worry they can’t compete. Mobile doesn’t have to work against in-store business however. In fact, mobile can improve it. For example, an auto parts store might allow customers looking for a specific part to text a keyword to a short code in order to get reply with the correct part. Use SMS to build loyalty. Typically, it’s 20% of your customers that are driving 80% of sales. SMS is a great way to get those kinds of customers. Make sure you’re doing everything you can to build a solid SMS marketing list. Mobile Technology News brought to you by businesstexter.com Source: streetfightmag.com/2014/08/18/7-strategies-for-better-text-message-marketing/

Linux kernel developer Dmitry Monakhov arrested for protesting Ukraine invasion

Linux kernel developer Dmitry Monakhov was detained for 15 days for disobeying a police officer on Saturday. The debacle came about when Monakhov decided to protest the recent invasion into Ukraine by Russian armed forces. This was not the first incident of aggression towards Monakhov. During a rally in July of 2013 he was reported to have been beaten in one of the police vans most likely for participating in expressing his discontent with Putin’s policies regarding human rights. According to Monakhov’s tweet the day before his most recent run in with the authorities, he announced, “I am a Russian. Not cattle. Not a killer. And it is not the occupier. I am ashamed that my president Putin. At 9.00 I go to Manezhku [Manezh Square] against the war.” after this tweet, pictures surfaced a day later of four Russian policeman arresting him. Read more

Thank You Akademy 2014 Sponsors

Akademy is a non-commercial event, free of charge for all who want to attend. Generous sponsor support helps make Akademy possible. Most of the Akademy budget goes towards travel support for KDE community members from all over the world, contributors who would not be able to attend the conference otherwise. The wide diversity of attendees is essential to the success of the annual in-person Akademy conference. Many thanks to Akademy 2014 sponsors. Read more