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Using IFTTT With WordPress

If This Then That (IFTTT) is a powerful automation service that many users have been taking advantage of for some time. IFTTT has some pretty awesome feature that can help you in your everyday life, However integrating these capabilities into WordPress could be able to take your web automation to the next level! Check out this article to learn more.

You may have heard of the IFTTT service. It has become very popular due to the simple way it allows you to automate a vast array of online activities. Using the service, you no longer need to manually update all of your social networks or try to figure out how to do everything yourself. If you are sick of forgetting to share your blog posts with a specific network or are looking for a way to gather multiple feeds from the services you use and recreate your posts on a WordPress website, IFTTT is exactly what you’re looking for. Let’s take a look at IFTTT in a little more detail.

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The mind-blowing AI announcement from Google that you probably missed

In September 2016 Google gave their translation tool a new engine:  the Google Neural Machine Translation system,  Google translate has developed the ability to learn from people who used it.  Best part is that the software determined that this was the most efficient way to solve the problem, it was not told to do so.

In the last weeks of 2016, as journos around the world started penning their “was this the worst year in living memory” thinkpieces, Google engineers were quietly documenting a genuinely astonishing breakthrough in software engineering and linguistics

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If you had to interact with your business ONLY on mobile, would you be happy?

Here at Brown Box, we will always craft your site for mobile devices first. This article gives you a greater insight into why this is crucial for businesses from now and onwards.

In 2014, we passed the mobile tipping point. There are now more people who own a mobile device in the world than a desktop computer. And that gap is growing fast. Americans spend more than 60% of their online time on a mobile device today (Comscore 2015). These numbers are important for your business.

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Where Social Media Is Headed in 2017: The Biggest Trends to Watch For

2016 has definitely been an interesting year for social media. Between the arrival of Instagram stories, Facebook reactions, and Snapchat memories it's likely that 2017 will bring a number of improvements and surprises that will change the way that we communicate with each other digitally.

As part of our State of Social Media week, it feels like a great time to sit back and reflect on the social media landscape and what may be ahead. So let’s take a look at some of social media’s biggest platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter) and discuss where they’re heading and what trends to look out for in 2017.

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Desk Exercises Infographic: 10 Essential Routines for Designers

Us designers need to make sure we're taking care of ourselves. Here's an infographic that'll ensure we're in tip-top shape!

Whether you're working from home or in a studio, as designers and artists, we often spend long hours sat at a desk and staring intently at a monitor screen. You know about taking regular screen breaks when creating that new logo design, right? But workplace wellness involves more than having a rest.

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Cutting the cord: why Apple removed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7

It might look like you have sticks coming out your ears, but at least they will be beautifully designed slick sticks... But what will happen when you lose one?  Are you a fan of the new cordless headphones?

IN comes a shiny new iPhone and out goes the headphone jack that’s been a universal standard since the era of black-and-white television.

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The Beginner's Guide to SEO

Utilising the power of 'Search Engine Optimisation' is critical in ensuring that users are able to find your website amongst the clutter of information we call the internet. Here's a beginners guide to SEO that will kickstart your knowledge of how you can start implementing SEO techniques to your websites to make the Internet work for you.

New to SEO? Need to polish up your knowledge? The Beginner's Guide to SEO has been read over 3 million times and provides comprehensive information you need to get on the road to professional quality Search Engine Optimization, or SEO.

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Screentime

Worried about how much time your kids are spending online?  Here is a handy app that helps you control your kids' online time.

Manage the time your kids spend on their tablets and smart phones

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Firebug Guide for Web Designers

For those who haven't heard of Firebug or are looking to start using it - here is a great starting point!

Firebug — an open source web development tool extension for the Mozilla Firefox web browser — is incredibly powerful, with a wide range of super useful and practical features that would benefit any web designer or developer. In fact, this browser extension (also available in other web browsers with limited functionality) is so useful and popular that it has browser extensions of its own. This real-time coding tool reduces the guesswork out of debugging web pages, among many other things such web page layout inspection/testing and web performance profiling, to speed up your workflow.

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32 Chrome extensions for designers and devs

Here are some handy tools you might want to add to you chrome extension arsenal. 'Whatfont?' and 'ColorZilla' are some of my favourites.

There are a ton of free Chrome extensions to help make your life easier – we select the best.

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Meet MacOS Sierra: here are the 10 things you are going to love

Apple rebranded operating system will be available next month, boasting a number of new and improved features.  Exciting times for IOS users.

THERE is a lot more than a name change for Apple’s new Mac operating system.

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Pokemon Go Concept Redesign Solves Usability Issues.

We all know how massive Pokemon GO has turned out to be however, that doesn't shield it from its design shortcomings. This article lends a few helpful tips to the developers at Niantic.

Unless you've been hiding under a rock recently, you will have heard of Pokemon Go. The augmented reality game, which sees players track down, capture and battle creatures from Nintendo's popular Pokemon games, has been the biggest app of the summer, even eclipsing the daily usage of the likes of Candy Crush, Facebook and Twitter. Despite its huge popularity, however, Pokemon Go isn't exactly a good example of how to make an app that works flawlessly.

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How Google is going to be your go-to place for the Olympics

Google will be keeping us informed for this year's 2016 Olympics as well as providing us with highlights from Rio de Janeiro, including some of the Olympic venues that have been added to Google Street View, so we can feel like we're a little closer to the action!!!

Google is going to be your go-to hub for the 2016 Olympics, announcing a bag of new features that will help you stay up to date with the Games

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World’s first 3D printed house is completed after just 45 days in China

Technology never ceases to amaze us.  Just when you think you have seen all technology can do, you get gobsmacked with the next big invention.  This is amazing!

Architects involved hope it may soon become the norm for entire homes to be built from scratch by computers that control 3D printers.

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Why it's time for Agencies to fully embrace Wordpress for Client work

Switch to Wordpress before its too late! Use Wordpress for better websites!

Despite the high profile success of companies such as 10up, some agencies are still reluctant to fully commit to WordPress as a solution for clients. The platform’s roots as a blogging engine (and small business CMS) still leave many doubting whether it’s the right technology to build an entire project or team around.

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Everyone Told Me to Learn to Code. So I Did. Here’s What I Learned.

A fascinating insight from a non-coder about the benefits of learning to code.

For the last few years I’ve heard several versions of the same maxim: “Everyone should learn to code.” So I did.

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Engaging in the Moment: Leveraging Technology for Good

In today's time and age we are glued to our smart phones, taking away from living in the moment.  I love the idea in this article to use our smartphones, tablets or even desktops, to do something good with technology.

When was the last time you were unexpectedly and unreservedly inspired? How about deeply immersed in an experience— actually present and engaged? What made that moment so special and so memorable?

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Chrome is now undisputed champion of the browsers

If you are you still using Internet Explorer, it is TIME to get with the TIMES.  Chrome has been the number one browser for some time, and now NetMarketShare agrees.

Google's Chrome has grabbed first place in terms of desktop browser market share, wresting the crown away from Microsoft's Internet Explorer

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