Book: Learn Front-End Web Development with Big Nerd Ranch

Big Nerd Ranch Publishes Front-End Web Programming Guide to Support Bootcamp      

ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — For programmers interested in creating rich web experiences across platforms, app development and training leader Big Nerd Ranch has released Front-End Web Development: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide. The book encourages developers to think critically as they learn the JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 skills necessary to build modern websites and web applications.

Big Nerd Ranch experts Chris Aquino and Todd Gandee authored the book to deliver a comprehensive guide for front-end development. “There are a lot of great books about individual front-end technologies, but what was missing was one that showed you the right mix of languages, libraries and techniques in the context of a front-end project. This is the book we wish we could have read when we started programming,” Aquino states.

The book, written for programmers with a background in other platforms and those who have previous web experience, quickly brings developers up to speed on current tools and best practices.  Upon completion, readers will be able to create rich web experiences, modern websites and outstanding web/mobile apps leveraging responsive UIs, remote web services and Ember.js.

Front-End Web Development: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is now available for purchase in both print and electronic form from Amazon. A complete list of Big Nerd Ranch Guides is available on the Big Nerd Ranch website.

Big Nerd Ranch also teaches a variety of programming bootcamps at their locations in Georgia and California. The Front-End Essentials course builds upon the content in the book with hands-on instruction in an immersive setting. Students start the week by building a responsive, accessible website using CSS3 and semantic HTML5, and leave the bootcamp with a complex web application. In addition to the Front-End Essentials course, Big Nerd Ranch also offers training for Android, iOS, back-end web, Cocoa and design.

About Big Nerd Ranch

Established in 2001, Big Nerd Ranch specializes in client app development and expert instruction from the brightest developers and designers in the industry. Known for its immersive programming courses and training based on its best-selling series of books, Big Nerd Ranch hosts retreat-style bootcamps in Atlanta and on the Central Coast of California. Corporate courses are also held at client sites globally. With instructors who are full-time developers and designers, honing their skills on projects every day, Big Nerd Ranch courses and bootcamps offer an unprecedented level of expertise in a variety of programming instruction on iOS, Android, front-end and back-end web, mobile design and Mac and Cocoa apps.

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SOURCE Big Nerd Ranch

Unique Gigastone iPhone Flash Drive Proves Perfect for Drone Enthusiasts

The latest Gigastone CR8600 iPhone Flash Drive Micro SD Card Reader is a perfect addition for Drone fans using iPhones and iPad with Micro SD Cards.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Gigastone the Leading Global Mobile Technology Accessory Brand announced that the latest Gigastone CR8600 iPhone and iPad Flash Drive is fast becoming the perfect companion for iPhone and iPad Drone enthusiasts.

See here for iPhone Micro SD Card Readers

The CR8600 is a unique iPhone Flash Drive because it takes standard Micro SD Card memory. This device coupled with the best-in-class Gigastone complimentary IOS software, makes it an invaluable tool for drone flyers.

Harold Katz, Gigastone CMO elaborated, “The unique features of this amazing device allow drone gadgeteers to fly their drone, take video and photographs and immediately view the multimedia on their iPhones or iPads, without having to lug around a laptop computer.”

At a recent meeting at the Gigastone US Headquarters inCalifornia, some of the benefits were detailed point by point;

  • The majority of drone cameras use Micro SD Card’s for memory.
  • After the Drone pilot lands, the Micro SD memory Card is removed from the Drone.
  • In most cases a new Micro SD Card is used and the video footage or photos are reviewed after all the footage is captured.
  • In order to view the footage drone users have to lug around a laptop with an SD Card Adapter.
  • With the Gigastone device the Micro SD Card can be inserted into the Gigastone CR8600.
  • The Gigastone CR8600 is then inserted into an iPhone or iPad via its Apple Lightning adapter.
  • Using the complimentary Gigastone IOS Software the footage can be:
    • Reviewed.
    • Deleted or Backed Up to Cloud Storage or the iPhone/iPad.
    • Uploaded to YouTube and other Social Channels.
    • Kept on the Micro SD Card memory to save iPhone or iPad memory.
    • And more
  • The Micro SD Card can then be removed from the Gigastone CR8600 iPhone Flash Drive and reused in the drone.

Michel Hassan, Gigastone President, commented, “The CR8600 is Apple MFi approved and is an impressive product.” He went on to say, “Gigastone distributes its product through large Electronic Retailers such as Amazon and Big-Box stores the likes of Walmart, Target and The Source. We work together with our customers to create products that satisfy consumers. The new Gigastone CR8600 iPhone Flash Drive Micro SD Card Reader has found a unique niche amongst Drone Gadgeteers. Other tech users are also discovering how empowering our technology can be.”

See the Gigastone web site for more information.

Gigastone also sells a full range of other memory products and mobile technology accessories, including SD Cards, iPhone Flash Drives, OTG Drives, SSD Drives, Memory Cables and USB Drives.

About Gigastone

Gigastone is the leading global mobile accessory brand, specializing in state-of-the-art, high-end mobile peripherals and technology. For two decades, Gigastone has been distributing technology to all the major big-box and Electronic Commerce stores. Gigastone has leveraged its engineering, manufacturing and quality control skills to drive world-class production and deliver quality products. A uniquely positioned company, poised to continue to grow and maintain its leadership in the fast paced consumer electronics space.

Gigastone currently has eight major offices around the globe; USA, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, France, Brazil and China, with distributors in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Notable distributors include Walmart, Costco, Target, Best Buy, Amazon, Guo Mei, JD.com, E-Mart and The Source. Gigastone continues to launch world-class mobile peripherals, constantly diversifying its product range to meet consumer demand. Customer focus is the key to ongoing Gigastone global success.

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Free books for a month; Amazon offers unlimited Kindle reading

Amazon Kindle has changed the way we read books – no longer do we lug around mountains of paper books.. having to wait to get to the physical store before we can buy them; instead we download them in an instant.  This part, we all know.

Summary: Can’t be bothered to read further, just get free books for a month by clicking here.

But there is a lesser known offer that Amazon have for Kindle addicts.  If you are paying money for each book that you read, you are throwing money away.  Amazon have an unlimited reading plan which means that you just pay a tiny monthly fee and read as much as you like.

This is a killer for going on vacation or just those people that plough through a book in a few days.  On top of this, loads of the books actually come with a free audio book version from Audible so if you don’t want to read you can just listen.  Of course, you can do this on any device too, not just a kindle.

Even better than this, is that there is currently a 30 day free trial.  If you don’t like it at the end, just ditch it and you’ve not lost anything.

Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

Speed up your Windows PC, Mac or Phone with Ccleaner

Cleaning up your PC can give you more storage space back, and give you a speed boost as your computer is not bogged down processing unnecessary files or instructions.

Actually cleaning up this space is rather more challenging though. You need to first of all figure out where the files are that can be removed (without damaging anything in the process) and then you have to actually delete them which is rather tedious.

Enter Ccleaner an application for PC, Mac & Phones with both free and paid for versions (see here for more details). Once you’ve downloaded and installed Ccleaner it will safely clean up space by removing unnecessary files left on your disk by Windows (or OSX) and applications that you’ve installed, on top of this on Windows PCs it will analyse your registry to pick up problems (such as dangling references to dlls, etc) that could be slowing down your machine.

When cleaning files you get a nice interface which allows you to select which files to look at – if there are some applications that you don’t want Ccleaner to touch (we left Chrome alone for example) then you can untick this. The application first analyses what can be done – our analysis found roughly 23gb of space that could be restored – if you are happy to go ahead then the application will remove these files. Note, it permentanly removes the files! No going back.

Speed up your PC

On the registry side of things a similar process is followed. Ccleaner will first analyse your registry for problems. However, given the sensitivity of the registry and the potential for damage, it gives you the option to backup the registry to file first. We strongly recommend doing this. As it happens, there were no problems when we ran Ccleaner on our registry.

Speed up your PC

Ccleaner doesn’t just work on a Windows PC, it will run on your Mac and your Android smartphone too.

Ccleaner is highly recommended and comes in free and paid for versions (see here for more details).

HELLO The Most Advanced Video Communication Device aims for Skype, Facebook, Google Hangouts and Webex support

“Affordable voice-controlled smart-device for video conferencing, wireless screen sharing, live broadcasting, and security surveillance.”

HELLO is taking Kickstarter by storm.  Originally setting out to raise just $30k, at the time of writing it has currently raised $216,721 from over 400 backers.

So, what is it?  Well, it’s a video conferencing system which is actually affordable and good at the same time.  It is a physical device that hooks into your TV and lets you carry out video conferencing, wireless screen sharing, live broadcasting and security surveillance with motion detection and more.  It is an extension of the Solaborate platform.

It is pitched on ease of use, differentiating from the current clunky conferencing systems.  With the overwhelming support they have received on Kickstarter they are now gunning for more money to add support for Microsoft Skype, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts and Cisco Webex.  Supporting these with their huge user bases will be game changing.

Check out the video and details here on kickstarter… we’re going to fund this one too!

Nope 2.0 means you can stop sticking tape over your webcam

Even though I am (or perhaps, because I am) a technologist I still stick a bit of tape over the webcam on my laptop.  It’s not just that I think I may get hacked, it’s because I think I may be using some conference calling software incorrectly and my face will suddenly be broadcast to some corporate meeting.

And I’m not alone in my solution, I see co-workers regularly sticking tape on their computers, or slotting a business card in there.  Even Mark Zuckerberg does.

So, this is why Note 2.0 caught my attention.  It’s a purpose built little device that is only $5 on kickstarter.  It’s looks great, it permanent and doesn’t leave any mess on the laptop.  It can also work with most devices including iPads and iPhones.

It’s not on all the time, it has a flick mechanism which enables you to easily flick it open and shut.  When it’s shut over your webcam you can be safe in the knowledge that your webcam is really blocked.

On kickstarter they only aimed to raise $964, but at the time of writing have raised over $84k which puts them 8789% funded!

See the project and check out the video here.

Shut-App gives you the words to deal with racist, sexist, xenophonic, homophobic, fact-repellent & logic-resistant people

Shut-App, a kickstarter project, is lead by a high school & university teacher whose project gives you the words you need to win a debate.  The debates topics include Gay Marriage, Trump, Black Lives and, strangely, Games of Thrones.

The premise is this, you’re confronted by some ridiculous comment… you’d love to respond with something factual but don’t have the words.  Whip out Shut-App on your phone and it will give you the right response there and then.

Check it out on kickstarter here.

Levitating (and rotating) Wireless Phone Charger.. Yes, you read that right

We love gadgets here at IGB Reviews and this Kickstarter project rocks.  You have to watch the videos (link below), really it’s crazy.  Forget those silly mats that you have to put your phone on for ‘wireless’ charging, this thing actually levitates and rotates your phone whilst charging it… in mid air!

Click here to see it on Kickstarter.

It’s called the OvRchargeand uses a combination of wireless induction charging and magnetic levitation (yes, like a maglev train).

Here’s how it works, you stick this pad on the back of your phone (apparently most phones are supported but iPhones seem to appear a lot in the videos) or your iPad. It’ll keep track of how charged your phone is and stops charging once the battery is full – of course it keeps levitating and rotating, which is the cool bit to this.

It’s clearly causing a stir too – of the $40k CAD target it is already at $55,768 CAD with 3 days to go.

Go check it out on kickstarter!

Essential iPhone accessories that won’t break the bank

In this short article we’ll review and recommend the essential accessories that you need for your iPhone that won’t break the bank.  Each recommendation has a direct purchase link so that you don’t need to go and search for them (note: UK readers if you don’t see GBP prices in this article follow this link).  We’ve recommended products that fit the iPhone 6/6S, however with most of them they are either compatible with other iPhones or will have variants that are – just follow the links through and you can pick the right version for you.

iPhone Case

A phone case is essential to protect your expensive new gadget.  There are literally hundreds out there to chose from, so any recommendation needs something a little different.  We like this case from Dockem which looks cool, protects your phone but also enables you to slide your credit cards in the back.  This value add is great and removes the need to carry a bulky wallet around with you.  It costs only $14.99 on Amazon here.

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iPhone Storage Expansion

Storage expansion for your iPhone enables you to add to the internal storage capability of your phone, but also move files back and forth between your iPhone and your PC.  To do this you need the equivalent of a USB stick with the Apple Lightning connector.  We recommend the SanDisk iXpand which has both a USB and lightning connector and comes in storage sizes from 16GB all the way up to a whopping 128GB.  The device starts at just $38.50 here on Amazon.71h-NlEZRnL._SL1500_

iPhone Battery Pack

It’s a killer when your phone runs out of power.  You can get around this by taking a portable battery pack with you.  As you’ll be carrying this around, portability is key here.  We’re recommending the Anker Powercore+ mini as it has enough juice to top you up, but won’t be a pain to carry around.  It also comes in a range of colours (check out the Amazon link to see them).  It starts at only $12.99.

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An alternative route to go is to get an iPhone battery case which combines protecting your phone with extra battery power.  The cases are, inevitably, a bit bigger but they are a good solution.  Check out the Anker battery case here as a good option.

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iPhone Screen Protector

If there is one thing you must add to your iPhone it is a screen protector.  Without one you will inevitably scratch the screen on your keys (or some other sharp thing) in your pocket or bag.  Luckily they are really cheap.  As they are rather fiddly to put on we’d recommend getting a pack with more than one protector in (so you can muck up putting the first one on!).  Check out the Tech Armour protectors which are just $6.95 with free shipping for a pack of three (click here).

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iPhone Travel Charger

If you travel internationally with your iPhone then you need a travel charger.  These nifty little devices come with a range of plugs which you just snap on for the relevant country.  We’d recommend one with multiple USB ports so that you can charge your other devices too.  The aLLreLi is a good device with 4 USB ports and plugs for US, AU, UK and EU.  It’s only $15.99 with free shipping on Amazon.

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iPhone Headphones

An iPhone isn’t much good without headphones!  There are many on the market, but finding a pair with good sound production, a microphone, remote controls and that is comfortable is hard.  After much hunting around we came back to the beginning and strongly recommend Apple’s own headphones.  They look great and function really well.  You can pick up a pair for only $19.99 on Amazon here.

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New Children’s Book Series Celebrates America Through The Love Of Art, Animals, And The Imagination

LAVALLETTE, N.J., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Imagine, discover and explore America in a new educational children’s book series, led by a loveable American dog, Big Sil. Author A.J. Bennett teamed up with local artists in this debut work, The Adventures of Big Sil. Created with a unique combination of illustration and photography, Big Sil jumps into adventures visiting art and culture icons across American cities starting in New York, Los Angeles, and Phoenix.

The Adventures of Big Sil™ children’s books are sold on-line at Amazon (follow this direct link).

The children’s book series is appropriate for ages 2-4, and is also designed as an early reading book for kids.  Teacher Kathy Spiech expresses, “I love these children’s books because they introduce geography, history, and the arts in a fun and imaginative way at an early age. As a teacher, that’s important to me.”

The love of art, animals, and America was the driving force behind the creation of the children’s books according to A.J. Bennett. “I rediscovered my own talents and connected with many entrepreneurial individuals who shared their gifts in the making of The Adventures of Big Sil. After 18 years working for major corporations, A.J. cites the children’s book series as “An inspirational message to others to always explore your own creative adventures, follow your passion and exert your individuality.”



About the contributors:
Big Sil is a real, loving American Pit Bull Terrier. Once considered “America’s Dog”, the pit bull is one of the most abandoned dogs today. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to pit bull charities.

Drew Lewis, Graphic Artist & Illustrator (www.maijintheartist.com)
Drew is a freelance illustrator, graphic artist, designer and concept artist located in Los Angeles, California. He is the founder and creative director behind the professional art services business, IMAIJIN, and responsible for bringing to life The Adventures of Big Sil.

Photographers:
Angelica Vasquez, New York City
Angelica specializes in Latin American culture and capturing authentic moments.

Wendy Smith, Los Angeles
Wendy is a fashion and lifestyle photographer specializing in natural light and vibrant color, with editorial work featured in several fashion publications.

Patrick Driscoll, Phoenix
Patrick started from a love of skateboard photography, now specializing in sports/outdoor action.

SRP $7.99 paperback, $19.99 hardcover, $4.99 Kindle

SOURCE Big Sil, LLC & http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-childrens-book-series-celebrates-america-through-the-love-of-art-animals-and-the-imagination-300309991.html

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