AppsGoneFree Keeps You Posted On App Store Deals

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Apple’s App Store is a frantic place. There’s no good way to keep track of what’s new or what’s changed among the more than 700,000 apps in there. For instance, when a great app goes free for a promotion, wouldn’t you like to know about it? Believe it or not, there’s an app for that. AppsGoneFree 2.0 launched Tuesday.Apps don’t cost a lot of money, but if you’re the type of person who likes to try them all, it adds up. So AppsGoneFree updates every day with the latest free promotional offers for paid apps. AppsGoneFree 2.0 has an iPad version and nine languages and App Store locations, so more people can take advantage of the offers. It also has a new feature called AppBump, which lets the million members of AppsGoneFree nominate their favorite apps to be featured. If the developer agrees to make the app free for a day, AppsGoneFree will feature it prominently.AppsGoneFree is a service from AppAdvice, a site dedicated to reviewing the latest and greatest iOS apps. The site’s knowledge of the app universe helped it identify an area of need for developers and customers alike, and AppsGoneFree is the result.App Store StrugglesApps in the App Store live and die by the buzz. By temporarily going free, they can quickly climb the charts and get attention. This hopefully leads to future sales.“The problem with this methodology is the App Store is too crazy a place for methodologies,” says AppAdvice editor in chief Jamie Young. “There are literally several hundred apps reducing their price to free each day. This technique doesn’t work reliably to draw any attention to an app.”So AppsGoneFree helps developers get an additional bump out of those promotions, and its new democratic features let the community of app enthusiasts give valuable feedback and generate exposure.And whether you’re an enthusiast or not, if you want to know when great apps go free, just install AppsGoneFree (it’s free), and the app will alert you when the day’s issue comes out.Disclosure: Jon and Jamie used to host The Dock Podcast together, which is why Jamie tipped him off to this update. jon mitchell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#apps#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Lionel Messi’s retirement from Argentina could hurt his legacy

first_imgLionel Messi’s surprising decision to stop playing for Argentina could damage his legacy with the national team and fans back home.If Messi sticks to his announcement, made in the heat of the moment shortly after Argentina’s penalty shootout loss to Chile in Sunday’s Copa America final, Argentina will be left dwelling on the fact that it was not able to win any significant title despite having one of the best players of all time.Many fans back home didn’t like the fact that he thrived in his adopted country Spain but failed to consistently produce brilliant performances with the national team.Some national team fans resorted to social media, calling their biggest star a quitter and saying that the 29-year-old would still be young enough to at least try to help Argentina win the coveted title in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Messi moved to Barcelona in 2001 when he was 13 and never seemed to be as welcome at home as he was in Spain with the club that made him the star he is today. His connection with Barcelona grew stronger over the years and some fans back in Argentina were bothered by it, especially when success continued to elude the national team.”I think this is best for everyone. First of all for me, and then for everyone, “Messi told the Argentine network TyC Sports not along after missing a penalty kick in the shootout. “I think there’s lot of people who want this, who obviously are not satisfied, as we are not satisfied reaching a final and not winning it.”advertisementMessi was clear about his intentions but a change of heart cannot be ruled out considering he was speaking after just falling short of the title in heartbreaking fashion. “It’s been four finals, it’s not meant for me,” Messi said.Messages sent to Messi’s agents seeking further comments on Monday were not immediately answered.If Messi doesn’t reconsider the decision and indeed ends his international career without a major title, he will fall further behind former great Diego Maradona in the always lively discussion in Argentina about who was the best player of all time, Maradona or Messi. (Also Read: Lionel Messi announces international retirement after Copa America loss)Some of Maradona’s best moments came while wearing the jersey of Argentina, which he led to the World Cup title in 1986 and to a runner-up finish in 1990. (Also Read: Did Diego Maradona trigger Lionel Messi’s shock decision to retire?)Messi played in three World Cups, taking the team to the final in 2014 but playing a lackluster game in the loss to Germany, when he missed an easy scoring chance early in the second half that could have changed the outcome.Messi’s only triumphs with Argentina came at the 2005 Youth Championship, a tournament played with under-20 squads, and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, when he helped the team win the gold medal. He lost three Copa America finals (2007, 2015 and 2016) and was on the team eliminated at home in the 2011 quarterfinals of the South American competition.”That’s it, I’ve already tried enough,’ he told TyC. “It pains me more than anyone not being able to be a champion with Argentina, but that’s the way it is. It wasn’t meant to be.”With Barcelona, it has been nothing but success for Messi, who led the Spanish giants to four Champions League titles and three Club World Cup trophies. He also won eight Spanish league titles, scoring 453 competitive goals in 531 games, including a league-record 312.He is Argentina’s career leading scorer with 55 goals in 113 international appearances.  (Also Read: Lionel Messi’s journey: Goals, heartbreak and unparalleled greatness)Argentina’s next competitive match is a World Cup qualifier against Uruguay in September, but now it’s uncertain what kind of team it will have then, as other players from Messi’s generation may also decide to leave the national team.Messi, meanwhile, is expected to return to preseason with Barcelona in Spain, where it should be another successful season for him at the club level.last_img read more

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Van Dijk will be fit for Liverpool – Koeman

first_imgVirgil van Dijk is fit to feature in Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town on Saturday, according to Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman.Van Dijk was ruled out of his country’s friendly with Belgium on Tuesday after the Royal Dutch Football Association confirmed he was still suffering from a rib injury sustained in Liverpool’s meeting with Southampton last month.The 27-year-old played the full 90 minutes in Saturday’s Nations League win over Germany – scoring the opener in a 3-0 win – before returning to his club for further treatment. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! However, Koeman has revealed the decision was a mutual one between club and country, with the Netherlands boss believing the centre-back will be ready to go when the Premier League resumes this weekend.”He’s back in Liverpool but he is ready to play for next week,” Koeman told a media conference.”He’s taken a rest. The medical staff of the Dutch national team spoke to the medical staff of Liverpool and made the decision that he would play only the Germany game and then after that go back to Liverpool.”He is ready to play next weekend.”While Van Dijk was substituted in the Southampton match with the rib problem, and missed Liverpool’s next match – a 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Chelsea – he was able to feature in all of the club’s next three matches.  | That feeling! @VirgilvDijk #NEDDUI pic.twitter.com/tTWda7370S— OnsOranje (@OnsOranje) October 13, 2018If Koeman’s prognosis proves accurate, it will be welcome news to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who has seen his side pick up a few knocks during the international break.Star man Mohamed Salah suffered an injury late on for Egypt in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland and his status for Liverpool is now up in the air.The Reds remain undefeated in the Premier League but will be looking to snap a four-match winless streak across all competitions when they square off against the Terriers. That will be followed by a midweek clash against Red Star Belgrade and a home date the next weekend against Cardiff City.  Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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No high hopes from Pakistan at hockey World Cup: Waseem

first_imgBy Mona Parthsarathi Melbourne, Sept 30 (PTI) Former captain Waseem Ahmed is not hoping much from Pakistan side at the upcoming hockey World Cup, saying the premature exit of coach Roelant Oltmans will hurt the team badly. Oltmans, who was also India coach, left the Pakistan shores barely nine month after joining as their head coach, citing lack of suitable circumstances. “I personally do not expect a lot from Pakistan in this World Cup because they have a difficult pool. They have to beat Malaysia and finish third in pool to play cross over match with other pool. After the sudden resignation of Oltmans it will be more difficult for them, Waseem said. Under Oltmans, Pakistan could not do much at CWG, Asian Games and the Champions Trophy but Waseem felt that the team was showing progress. “The timing of his resignation is really bad. He was doing a good job and Pakistan team was improving gradually but he resigned just before Asian Champion trophy and WC. It will definitely hurt Pakistan team,” Waseem said. The FIH World cup will be held from November 28 to December 16 in Bhubaneshwar, where stadiums were packed during Hockey India League, Hockey World League and Campions Trophy matches. “WC will be played in India this time and I think India are one of the best hosts. Lot of people are coming to watch the games live, there good media coverage and a lot of sponsors. It makes Hockey really big there, said Waseem regarded as one of the best left-halves in the World and the most capped player for Pakistan.advertisement “People in India love to watch Pakistani players and as far as my experience is concerned I always enjoyed playing in India where people give so much respect and love that I never felt that I am away from my country. India are surely one of the best places to play hockey,” said the former captain. Waseem was all praise for the Indian team. “Indian team has improved a lot and they are improving overall which includes Hockey structure there. After Harendra paji took over they are doing great. At the Asian Games they were very unlucky to concede a goal in last minute against Malaysia and were forced to play shootout. Luck was not on their side,” he said . Waseem is in Australia to play Victoria State Premier league for Saint Khilda club. He is also assistant coach of the club and is also involved with the Victorian Academy. He said apart from playing FIH tournaments, India and Pakistan should also resume bilateral series. “It will also revive the interest in the sport with more sponsors and TV coverage. Pakistan hockey need that very badly, he said. PTI MJ ATATlast_img read more

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Watch: Lionel Messi scores two stunning free kicks as Barcelona thrash Espanyol

first_imgLionel Messi recently finished fifth in the race for Ballon d’Or but on Saturday night, the Barcelona ace showed exactly why he’s right at the top. Barcelona eased past local rivals Espanyol 4-0 in the La Liga and it was Messi who shone the brightest on the day.Barcelona did not just score four goals but two of them were spectacular free kicks from Messi that absolutely deflated Espanyol.In the 17th minute, Messi whipped a free kick into the top right corner giving the Espanyol goalkeeper absolutely no chance to get to the ball.Messi then scored another special free kick in the 65th minute to stamp his authority over the match.It was not just the free kicks but Lionel Messi was everywhere in the Barcelona victory. Soon after scoring a free kick, Messi brilliantly set up Ousmane Dembele for a beautiful goal.Luis Suarez then added the third just before halftime with a shot from a tight angle that deflected in off goalkeeper Diego Lopez.Espanyol could have got a consolation but VAR ruled out the goal from Oscar Duarte for offside.Espanyol’s fourth consecutive league defeat left them ninth in the standings, but they didn’t stand a chance with Messi in this mood.”We know what Leo is like, he doesn’t need to demonstrate anything to us, we don’t agree with the Ballon d’Or rankings,” Barca midfielder Ivan Rakitic said.”We had a great game, a derby is always difficult and we deserved the four goals.”advertisementMessi tormented Espanyol’s defence and created several openings for his team mates, with Suarez hitting the post from one delightful lobbed pass.Dembele also impressed, starting on the left ahead of Philippe Coutinho as a reward for his recent improvement in form.Along with Suarez, who caused havoc with his work-rate and grit, the trio were simply too hot for Espanyol to handle.With the win, Barcelona took the top spot in the La Liga table again with 31 points from 15 games. Sevilla are second with 28 points, Atletico Madrid third with as many points and Alaves complete the top four with 24 points. Real Madrid are fifth with 23 points from 15 games.(With Reuters inputs)Also Read | Diego Maradona was much better than Lionel Messi, says PeleAlso Read | It is a unique feeling, hard to describe in words: Modric after winning Ballon d’Orlast_img read more

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Business Leaders Welcome Decision Not to Implement New Taxes

first_img Several business leaders have welcomed the Government’s decision not to implement new revenue measures to fund the 2018/19 Budget, which amounts to $773.6 billion.Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, in opening the Budget Debate on March 8, indicated that Government expenditure for the fiscal year will be primarily financed from the existing tax and non-tax revenue and grants regime.He says emphasis will be placed on boosting compliance to improve collections particularly at Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) and Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ).Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President, Larry Watson, welcomes the decision, citing it as one of the Budget highlights.He tells JIS News that the decision reflects a promise kept by the Government, which he describes as “good and solid.”“I think it is clear that steps are being taken to make Jamaica more efficient in tax collection. The fact that we are seeing the revenues surpassing budgeted amounts is a big positive and hopefully, this is bringing more persons and businesses in the informal economy into the formal economy,” the JCC President says.He further points to studies indicating a potential reduction in tax rates if all income earners begin fulfilling their statutory obligations.Noting that “overall the Budget was good” Mr. Watson says it suggests that “we are on a path of recovery” which, he points out, commenced under the previous Administration and is continuing under the current Government.He, however, expresses concern about crime and the potential to derail economic gains and as such, welcomes the increased allocations for national security as “a very positive move.”The JCC President says the fact that some unions representing public sector workers have not yet signed the four-year wage agreement with the Government is also a matter of concern.He notes that Jamaica being locked into an International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreement and benefitting from other resulting multilateral financing support requires the country to “toe the line” as regards programme and policy implementation.Mr. Watson says, however, that unlike the earlier years of the multilateral support that were characterised by more stringent guidelines, “I believe toeing the line is now more comfortable (and) palatable.”He urges civil servants to exercise some constraint and consideration.“If we can get the restraint of the public sector groups, I am pretty confident that the economy will grow and that would allow for a little more generosity in the wage guidelines. Success is journey, not a destination,” Mr. Watson says.The JCC President further points to the fact that the economy has not achieved the levels of growth as expected, due primarily to adverse weather conditions, which affected the agricultural sector.“Once we have good weather this year we should record some more growth,” he contends.He says there is need for steps to be taken “to now really put the economy into gear” to achieve sustainable levels of growth.To this end, he cites the need for more investment and infusion of technology in agriculture, further diversification of the country’s production base, and advancing work with the Special Economic Zone Act and accompanying engagements.Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA) President, Metry Seaga, says he too is “extremely pleased” that there are no new taxes in the Budget and that “the economy seems to be on the right track.”“I think there will be renewed confidence over the forthcoming fiscal year. I think that people will be happy to hear that there are no new taxes and with that will come some additional confidence and investments,” he tells JIS NEWS.Mr. Seaga maintains that the prevailing macroeconomic stability is creating an environment that can enable Jamaica to achieve higher rates of growth.He calls for greater focus on manufacturing in order to achieve the desired growth levels.For his part, Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ) President, Hugh Johnson, welcomes plans for the creation of a micro stock market or “nano market” on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE).Minister Shaw, who made the announcement during his Budget presentation, said the nano market would cater to the needs of micro enterprises.“The march towards a formal economy is an absolute requirement because it helps to promote discipline and, ultimately, it enhances the productivity and profitability of businesses. In that context, we have to keep looking out of the box,” he indicated.Mr. Johnson describes this as a timely decision that will enable fledgling businesses to access capital “that they wouldn’t have normally been able to get”, adding that “the best part of the proposal is that it’s providing equity financing.”Meanwhile, he says the SBAJ welcomes the decision not to impose new taxes this year, and the heightened focus that will be placed on boosting compliance.“We have been saying all along that if they get more people into the net, they will be able to reduce even the burden on those who have been bearing it for many years,” Mr. Johnson points out.In this regard, he lauds the TAJ for taking steps to improve client service delivery.Noting that previously, customers had to interface with multiple officers, he says “it is now just a one stop process, where you can go on your computer and within 15 minutes, you can file your returns… and we see these as welcomed improvements to the system.”“That is what we have been saying all along… that business operators aren’t against paying taxes… what we need is the ease of paying taxes. Hence, we have been seeing an influx of new entrants and also we are shooting for the second year in a row, above projected targets of revenue. So unlike previous years, when we used to fall way below targets, now we are shooting ahead of projections,” he adds.Mr. Johnson, however, cites several areas which he says the Government needs to focus on doing more work.Among these, he tells JIS News, are the implementation of more substantial measures that will facilitate heightened growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises; allocation of significant resources for farm road rehabilitation; and ensuring that arable lands earmarked for agriculture are so utilised and not used for unrelated engagements. Several business leaders have welcomed the Government’s decision not to implement new revenue measures to fund the 2018/19 Budget, which amounts to $773.6 billion. Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, in opening the Budget Debate on March 8, indicated that Government expenditure for the fiscal year will be primarily financed from the existing tax and non-tax revenue and grants regime. Story Highlights Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President, Larry Watson, welcomes the decision, citing it as one of the Budget highlights.last_img read more

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Ive always been an activist Cree woman takes over the helm of

first_imgTamara PimentelAPTN NewsCheryle Changnon-Greyeyes says she’s been an activist for a long time.Now the woman from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan who now lives in Calgary, will have every opportunity to put what she knows to work.Changnon-Greyeyes was elected as the leader of the Green Party of Alberta.She is the first female Indigenous political leader of a provincial party.“I’ve been an activist for a long time. Always wanting to save the world since I was a little girl,” she says.“When I did my research, it occurred to me that the six principles of the Green Party, the international green party, the only international political party, align with the seven sacred teachings of the Cree. How come nobody’s ever picked this up before? This is as close as we get to an Indigenous Party. These are values of balance and moderation of putting people over profits.”A factor that encouraged her to run was Premier Rachel Notley’s decision to back the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project.“I felt betrayed, I felt very much stabbed in the back and totally against the NDP platform that I knew and was familiar with. So I was angry and upset and felt hopeless, like, what am I going to do?”So she ran, won and is ready to put her Indigenous teachings to action.“I really want to push the fact that we are caring about people, we care about the environment, we care about out mother earth, we are looking seven generations to the future. What’s out planet going to look like in seven generations with this headlong rush to have oil pipelines across the country?”Chagnon-Greyeyes is an environmental activist who works at the University of Calgary.Her first big test will be the provincial elections in the spring.tpimentel@aptn.ca@aptn_tamaralast_img read more

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Reaction to Niagara police pay increasae

We now have reaction to the raise awarded to Niagara Regional Police officers by an arbitrator on Wednesday.The 3% raise was two percent more than the local Police Services Board was willing to pay.Lauran Sabourin takes a look at the new deal and has reaction from all sides.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

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