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Showing posts from April, 2016

PayPal Integration ''PayPal Webhooks''

A Webhook is an HTTP callback that occurs when something happens; a simple event-notification system via HTTP POST that allows developers to easily access notifications of payment activities, such as payment status update, or recurring charges. You can perform actions on your back-end after processing each notification, such as:

Ways to Adopt Model View Presenter on Android

In this tutorial, we explore the Model View Presenter pattern in more detail by implementing it in an Android application. In this tutorial: we build a simple application using the MVP pattern we explore how to implement the MVP pattern on Android and we discuss how to overcome some difficulties caused by Android's architecture

Basic Self-Defense Moves Anyone Should Know And Do

Would you be able to defend yourself and your loved ones if someone were to physically attack you? It’s a question most of us don’t want to consider, but violence is, unfortunately, a fact of life. Thankfully, regardless of strength, size, or previous training, anyone can learn several effective self-defense techniques. Here’s how to prepare for and stay safe in common real-world violent situations.

Five Tips That-Might-Save-Your-Life-in-a-Knife-Attack

Nobody wants to face a knife-wielding assailant, especially if you’re unarmed, but these five tips might help you defend yourself long enough to escape. Knives are scary because anyone can get their hands on one and they’re pretty to easy to hide. Chad McBroom, owner of  Comprehensive Fighting Systems , has been teaching self-defense against edged and impact weapons for several years.

Have You Tried The Signal’s desktop Chrome app? Here's Your Chance

The desktop version of Edward Snowden’s favored end-to-end messaging system, Signal, is now available to anyone who wants to check it out. Open Whisper Systems announced the desktop version back in December, but until today it was invite-only.

Meet the Ghanaian monarch who works as a mechanic in Germany and rules his people via Skype

67 year old King Togbe Ngoryifia Cephas Kosi Bansah pictured at his mechanic workshop in Germany is the superior and spiritual chief of Ewe people of Gbi kingdom in Eastern Ghana. He may be a king in his country but he works as a full-time mechanic in Germany. He governs his people over Skype.

How to Dissect an Android Application

It is common knowledge that Android apps are distributed in the form of Android Application Package   files, or APK files for short. However, most people look at an APK as a black box and have no idea how it's created or what's inside it. Even most app developers have only a superficial understanding of an APK's anatomy. In integrated development environments, such as Android Studio, all it takes is a single click to transform an Android project into an APK.

When Liquors and Cocktail Ingredients Expire

Liquor  doesn’t always get better with age . This graphic from eReplacementParts offers a few rules of thumb for when you should discard spirits and other items in your bar cart. If the bottle is unopened and well sealed, the base spirits will keep indefinitely. But once opened, you have between 6 months to 1 year before the alcohol will start to go bad, depending on the drink. The Kitchn says that 6-8 months is the spirit industry’s standard for when spirits will start to go flat and lose flavor, but for the average person 8 months to maybe a year is probably okay.

The End Of Internet?

  The folks responsible for the entries in the Associated Press Stylebook  have announced that the word “Internet” will no longer be uppercased, thus breaking my heart and making some of our writers very happy. The AP Stylebook, which many newspapers and websites (one word? really?) use to guide their style efforts, defines Internet as “a decentralized, worldwide network of computers that can communicate with each other.” It’s a pretty big definition and has warranted the glory of a capital I. But no more.  And that’s not all. T he AP Stylebook has also decided to lowercase “Web.”  The changes, which were not announced on April Fools’ Day, are to take effect on June 1 when the 2016 edition of the style guide is released. Then, and only then, will “Internet” join other inexplicable changes the style guide has made in the recent past, including “more than” versus “over” and “underway” versus “under way,” both of which still vex me.