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Pip lets you send preset messages with just a tap. How do you get a message across to someone if you don’t feel like talking or typing?

Pip lets you send preset messages with just a tap

A new app called Pip lets you send notifications to your contacts who also use the app, just by tapping on a preset message. So yeah, it’s kind of like Yo on (mild) steroids. Reports TechCrunch, Pip is being developed by a 20-member team at Aol Alpha, an internal lab of sorts where the parent company fosters innovation, seen here in the form of a mobile-first messaging app. Users can select a contact from their list of fellow Pip users and send a quick text just by tapping on available messages like “Call me,” “I’m running late” (with preset time intervals), “Did you do that thing?

,” “Where are you?” The team is considering offering custom message packages in the future (for use with colleagues and significant others, for example), similar to how mobile messaging apps like Line and WeChat offer stickers. Pip is available for free on Android and iOS devices in the US now. iOS. 6 Tools for Teachers by Bill Gates - Technology has changed a lot about the way we live and work, but one area stands out as an exception: education.

6 Tools for Teachers by Bill Gates -

Many teachers still have to use the same tools—blackboards, textbooks, overhead projectors—that their own teachers used decades ago. That’s beginning to change. New apps, games, and websites are helping teachers work with their students in new ways and making it easier for them to connect with their colleagues. At the same time, states and districts are increasingly focused on giving teachers better feedback and doing more to help them keep learning. And reforms like the Common Core State Standards are creating a nationwide market that is encouraging more companies to develop innovative tools for teachers.

Movie Review: Action Jackson is a milestone in feminist cinema. Action Jackson is a drinking game of a film, one well over the so-bad-it’s-good line, its main merit being that it holds some genuine surprises -- and makes sure its hero looks like a jackass, says Raja Sen.

Movie Review: Action Jackson is a milestone in feminist cinema

“AJ,” the girl gasps into her cellphone, breathlessly and furtively while gangsters surround her, “Some people are after me.” Efficient to the last word, her man wastes no time in getting to the point: “What are they wearing?” This is but a taste of the relentless absurdity served up by Action Jackson, the peculiar new film from Prabhudeva. It is an uneven, tacky, cheesy actioner, a film that has much going catastrophically wrong (the brunt of it involving Sonakshi Sinha) but it is also — surprise, surprise — at times incredibly zany and, much more importantly, a film that strikes back against the unending misogyny routinely perpetrated by our heroes in these larger-than-life movies. Why is Sooraj Pancholi nervous about his Bollywood debut? Aditya Pancholi’s son who will be launched next year, states that he is nervous about his debut.

Why is Sooraj Pancholi nervous about his Bollywood debut?

Debutant Sooraj Pancholi who has so far breezed through the toughest of dramatic and action scenes in his debut film Hero is tense about facing the camera with his father Aditya Pancholi. Aditya has been signed on at the last minute for the Hero remake. The father and son have some moments of shared dramatic intensity.Says Sooraj, “I have seen my parents’ performances. Though my mother (Zarina Wahab) is acknowledged as a good actor my father didn’t get his due. He was really good in Mahasangram, Yaad Rakhegi Duniya, Saathi and many others.” Revealed: Details of Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on Sanjay Dutt! The director of PK reveals details of his plan on making a biopic based on the actor’s life.

Revealed: Details of Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on Sanjay Dutt!

Rajkumar spills the beans After 3 films with him, I only knew 1% of the man”, Rajkumar Hirani said explaining why he chose Sanjay Dutt’s life for a biopic. With a 100% track record, Rajkumar Hirani is a brand by himself, not unlike the Khans and today’s other ‘superstars’. He owns his product, with novelty as his trademark, and has created his own niche in an industry that thrives on formula. Out of his four superhit films released so far over the span of a decade or so, he has worked with Sanjay Dutt in three. 7 Tricks to Write an Effective Email - While a lot of work that I do comes through previous relationships and someone connecting me to someone else, I certainly don’t know everyone and I have found cold email to be very successful in building business opportunities, but only if it is done the right way.

7 Tricks to Write an Effective Email -

Below are some tips and tricks that I have found work well for me in making cold email effective: 1. Only bring people good stuff. That’s about as simple as I can say it. Most people, especially high-level executives, get bombarded with emails every day. 2. Facebook Releases Version 2.0 Update to Slingshot, Brings Retooled Features and Layout. A revised Slingshot app has been published to Google Play, after the team at Facebook decided to go back to the drawing board following much feedback received from users.

Facebook Releases Version 2.0 Update to Slingshot, Brings Retooled Features and Layout

In a blog post, the Slingshot team stated that when updating an application, it’s not only about what you add to the app, but what you remove. “We understand that improving a product isn’t only about what you add, but about what you remove, so we made a simpler, cleaner, more fun Slingshot.” As for what’s new in version 2.0, users are treated to a simpler sharing process, with the convenience to share moments (photos and videos) with just a couple of taps, as well as the ability to edit moments with filters, drawing tools, and emojis. Moments will stick in you and your friend’s feed for 24 hours or until swiped away, which has been worked on from its previous iteration.

Apple Stores hosting free coding workshops December 11 for Hour of Code. Anushka Sharma: I was more intimidated by Aamir than my first co-star Shah Rukh! That’s what the Band Baaja Baaraat actress said when we met her recently.

Anushka Sharma: I was more intimidated by Aamir than my first co-star Shah Rukh!

But apart from these two superstars, Anushka also spoke about Ranveer, Sushant and Virat. Read on to know what all she said… Anushka Sharma was last seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandolawhich hit the screens in January last year. Since then the leggy beauty has stayed away from the limelight but only because she was busy wrapping up her other projects inculding Rajkumar Hiran’s much-awaited film PK. Co-starring Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Sushant Singh Rajput and Boman Irani, the film is slated to release on December 19.

Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers. No, that’s not a barcode you’re looking at — instead, it’s the likely future of computing.

Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers

Stanford University researchers have developed an optical link that uses silicon strips to bend light at right angles, which future processors will likely need to transmit data at super-fast speeds. The key, as you might have gathered, is the series of gaps. When light hits the device, the combination of those gaps and silicon sends different wavelengths left and right.

You’re not limited to specific light bands or directions, either; you can use an algorithm to design the link you need within a matter of minutes. 3 Powerful Presentation Tools For Teachers - Teachers are presenters.

3 Powerful Presentation Tools For Teachers -

Let’s be frank. They get up in front of a room of people and present. They then encourage the students to work together and continue the presentation through other methods. in other words, teachers need to know how to present and create slideshows. Tiger Shroff Does A Tushar Kapoor? It was the glorious year of 2008 when John Abraham bared his butt in Dostana for all to see. Sigh. Has it really been that long? I, for one, loved it. It’s no wonder then, that he has his butt insured for a whooping sum of 10 crores. I’m not making this up. 5 Best Proofreading Tools To Get Error Free Articles - Writing error free articles is a tough job. You might be having a vast knowledge to share with the readers but sometimes it may happen that you are not able to deliver the content you were supposed to deliver because of some very simple mistakes done by you.

While writing articles your primary job should not only to write article and provide information to your readers but also make that article error free. I am a content writer cum Blogger. After completing my article my job has not finished. One of the important parts that is left after my article is written is that I have to proofread that article and make it fully error free. So, these are the five tools which will help you get your article error free. Personal. Skype founder backs Wire, the 'best possible communication tool'

Backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis and a team of tech veterans, the freshly launched Wire aims to be more than a regular chat service. It is a marriage of its competitors’ most popular features, including the ability to “ping” contacts. In an interview with The Guardian, Skype co-founder and Wire investor Janus Friis remarks, “What attracted me to Wire is that it is something truly new. This is not some marginal improvement. This is not just an app.” He then adds, “Skype was launched more than a decade ago. Available on iOS, Android, and OSX, Wire will allow users to sync conversations, call one another, participate in one-to-one and group messaging, share SoundCloud music, and more.

Security is a major concern for Wire. 10 Best Simple Tools To Create Infographics for Class - People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. Gmail now lets you edit Microsoft Office documents from your inbox. Import attached files to Google's Docs formats Google has today added a new feature to Gmail inboxes that allows users to edit Microsoft Office documents sent as email attachments. Click the new “edit” option on an Office file attachment and Gmail will convert the file to the relevant Google format, saving it in Google Drive to allow for continuous editing and sharing.

Google has also increased the amount of Office file types it can import to Docs to make this process easier — the list now includes 15 less-used Office formats including presentation show files .pps and .ppsx. If you need to edit the Office attachments without changing the file type, but don’t have the Microsoft suite on your desktop, Google suggests you use its Office Editing Chrome extension. The extension, last updated at the end of November, allows users to alter Office files and save them in their original format from their Chrome browser. IIT Kharagpur Placement: Highest Package ever - Rs. 1.54 Crores - The homepage of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has a section that reads “Why Choose IIT Kharagpur?”

YotaPhone 2 Announced, Features Dual Displays, One E-Paper and One Full Color. A new smartphone from Yota Devices has been announced this week, theYotaPhone 2. As a successor to the original YotaPhone, the YotaPhone 2 looks to be a great step forward for lovers of hybrid devices, featuring two full displays, one color and one e-paper. It may sound interesting, but allow me to explain a bit.

On the frontside of the phone, you will find a full color 5″ AMOLED display. On the backside, and this is where it gets interesting, you will find a 4.7″ always-on E-paper display. Official Twitter app gets new filters, updated filter UI. Though Twitter initially unveiled its take on photo filters back in 2012, the implementation was arguably clumsy. 6 Ways to Stay Mentally Fit for Life.

If you’re a parent, you probably monitor the shows your children watch, the music they listen to and the sites they visit online. After all, many desire that their kids not overdose on mental junk food. You can now rename Dropbox files and folders with the latest iOS update. Dropbox is a great way to sync files across multiple devices especially when those devices are tablets and smartphones.

But, there are limitations to what you can do on those mobile devices. Autodesk just made its design software free for students and teachers worldwide - 10 Apps to Make Reading in the Classroom Even More Fun - It appears that books will be still around for some time in our classrooms, whether in paper or some other form. Teachers and students can enhance the reading experience with some easy to use educational technology tools.

Here are ten websites I selected for their usefulness, their navigational simplicity, and for the fact that they are all free! 1. Alia Bhatt to sing in Rock On 2? Apart from acting, Alia Bhatt has impressed many with her singing as well. Samsung readies its first Tizen smartphone for launch in India. Best Text Messaging Apps for Android - Here are the best instant messaging apps for android smartphones. Do you know The Best Android Apps for Teachers and Researchers 1. Newcomers in bollywood 2015. Ranveer Singh Talks About Sex! The next version of Google Glass might have Intel Inside. Facebook, Google, And Twitter’s War For App Install Ads. Best Buy puts LG G Watch on sale for just $79 in time for Cyber Monday. Google Classroom, an education platform for teachers, opens to all Apps for Education users -

Watch this video to see Gauahar Khan’s reaction after getting slapped on India’s Raw Star Finale! Aishwarya Rai-Abhishek Bachchan At Kochi. OMG: Gauahar Khan gets slapped on India’s Raw Star finale! Emraan Hashmi to essay Mohammad Azharuddin’s character in a biopic. Active or Idle, Everyone Is Wearing Gym Clothes Now. Proud parents Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza pose for a baby picture! Badlapur motion poster: Watch Varun Dhawan’s transformation from a chocolate boy to an angry young man!

After Dhoom 2, is Hrithik Roshan all set to work with YRF again? Badlapur: Varun Dhawan's first look a rip-off of Gerard Butler's 300? Priyanka Chopra: I had no clue about the sex racket. The Best Android Apps for Teachers and Researchers - AirDroid 3 Beta Now Available With Desktop Companion Apps For Windows And OS X. The best sleeping habits to enhance your productivity - IIM Ahmedabad concludes summer placements. Movie Review: Dr Cabbie is all about Being Human.

13 steps to writing effective content - Flow wireless controller promises to ease the creative workflow. Movie Review: Zed Plus. First Look: Varun Dhawan's BADLAPUR. Movie Review: Horrible Bosses 2 is an all-out entertainer. President Pranab Mukherjee asks private sector to improve higher technical education - Ungli movie review: Works for its social message and underplayed performances. Aamir Khan Wants More Stars Like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan & Himself In Bollywood! Priyanka Chopra’s Property Used For Running A Sex Racket!

Yoozon hosts CMS sites using Dropbox, no FTP required. Sonam Kapoor reveals her bridal look! Box Office: Happy Ending Is A Major Commercial Disappointment. MOCAheart Makes Keeping Track Of Your Heart’s Vital Signs Easy. Web 2.0 Tools for Researchers - Dropshare helps you share files securely using a service you control.

Exclusive Interview: Ajay Devgn & Sonakshi Sinha Talk About Action Jackson, Internet Trolls & Size Zero! Did An Angry Salman Khan Make Sonakshi Sinha Cry At Arpita Khan’s Reception? National Academic Depository introduces by Mumbai University for students - 11 Chrome Extensions Every Smart Teacher Loves To Use - Europe wants Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’ to be applied on global search results. Sushant Singh Rajput & Alia Bhatt To Come Together?

Bajirao set wows the industry. Bollywood actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene. Box Office: Who Will Score This Week – A Bold Thriller Or A Social Entertainer? Prabhu Dheva Clears The Air On Controversies Surrounding Action Jackson! 10 Quotes By Albus Dumbledore You Should Always Live By! Twinkle Khanna in BCBG at Charcoal Project Collection Preview. Natalie Portman In Talks For Steve Jobs Film. SHIELD Tablet LTE's Android 5.0 Update Rolling Out Now In The U.S. Facebook has scheduled another public Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg. Tip: Google Now Can Give You A Countdown To Some Events Based On Your Reminders.

Google Tips and Tricks Every Student/Teacher Should Know - Samsung Just Gave the Disabled a Way to Click a Mouse With Their Eyes. Facebook is no more a safe haven for terrorists than the post office. Gujarat announces 91 job vacancies for Professor and Associate Professor Post - Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics. Top 10 Bookmarking Websites for Teachers - Adobe's got Photoshop running in Chrome - Movie Review: Happy Ending - You Can Now Cast TED Talks To Your TV Following Latest Android App Update -

Microsoft is bringing chat to its Word and PowerPoint web apps - Does Your Staff Dislike You? - The Nexus 6 Has A Hidden RGB LED That Can Be Used For Notifications With Root - Google unveils Contributor, a subscription service to remove ads from your favorite sites - 7 Great Bibliography and Citation Tools for Students - 5 Questions Struggling Entrepreneurs Must Ask Before Taking a Job - Motorola’s New $25 Dongle Helps You Find Your Lost Keys, Unlocks Your Phone - MUST SEE Photos: Salman Khan, Aamir Khan & Katrina Kaif Dancing Together At Arpita Khan’s Wedding! -

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