DYER — The town is looking to revamp its website and introduce a new app for residents at the start of the new year.
“We want to keep up with the technology and … everybody’s going to smartphone apps,” Dyer Town Manager Tom DeGiulio said. “It’s just time to freshen it up, and I think make it more usable for residents. That’s what I hope to see out of it.”
The town’s current website is about 5 years old, said Frank Jachim, the town’s information technology consultant.
Though the website’s address will remain the same — www.townofdyer.com — Jachim said residents can expect a more modern site.
The new website also will be more responsive, making it accessible across devices, including desktops, smart phones and tablets.
The biggest focus, Jachim said, is getting information to residents.
“The goal is to provide a convenient means of connecting
Commentary: Google Cloud, Red Hat, and now AWS are serving up Kubernetes in a way that will make it dramatically easier to deploy and consume enterprise software, says the CEO of Weaveworks.
As consumers, we’re used to getting and installing apps via Apple’s App Store or Google Play. As enterprise buyers, we undergo Dante’s nine circles of hell just to get garbage cobbled together by an overpriced systems integrator. Or we used to, until Kubernetes came along.
Talking to Alexis Richardson, CEO of Weaveworks, which popularized GitOps, a new way to operate and manage Kubernetes in production. The reason enterprises have missed the “app store moment” is because “everybody’s infrastructure has been different for so long.” He went on, “Containers are the way to solve that problem because they provide the next level of abstraction to encapsulate applications.” Containers come close to this app store
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With bushfire season officially starting this week, a new app and website have been launched to help West Australians better prepare for the coming summer.
Called My Bushfire Plan, the online tools are an Australian-first and aim to help users to make critical decisions such as when to leave, what to take and where to go before a fire encroaches on their home.
Commissioned by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the website and app have been released in conjunction with a hard-hitting bushfire awareness advertising campaign.
The new $1 million How Fireproof is Your Plan? campaign urges people to rethink their personal risk with just one in 10 West Aussies having a bushfire plan.
The television advertisements show people, children and livestock trapped in dangerous bushfire scenarios after leaving it too late to leave during an emergency.
Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan said West Aussies have no excuse
California has beat its own record. In 2018, the Butte County “Camp Fire” took first place on the Top 10 list of the state’s deadliest and most destructive fires since 1932. Second place held firm with LA’s Griffith Park Fire of 1933. Yet, California wildfires ignited this year have taken first, third, fourth, and fifth places, with Northern California’s August Complex Fire at the top, having surpassed a million acres, says Will Pigeon, assistant fire captain for Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
“I’m hearing the truth of what former Vice President Al Gore said in ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ his 2006 documentary about global warming,” Pigeon said. “He was right when he correlated global warming with the dramatic and steady increase in wildfires.”
And, it’s only gotten worse.
“Times have changed,” said Pigeon, “and these megafires, extraordinary fires that devastate a large area, are the new normal. While it’s devastating
A multi-hour glitch in Amazon Web Services (AWS) is affecting several websites and apps that depend on the service.
At 5.25 PM ET on Wednesday (3.55 AM IST Thursday) Amazon said recovery might “still be a few hours away”.
“We continue to work towards recovery of the issue affecting the Kinesis Data Streams API in the US-EAST-1 Region. We also continue to see an improvement in error rates for Kinesis and several affected services, but expect full recovery to still take up to a few hours,” a statement on the AWS Service Health Dashboard read.
Later, at 7.42 PM ET (6.12 AM IST) it said there were “steady signs of recovery.”
Amazon told The Verge that while the outage is only affecting one of its 23 geographic AWS regions, it has affected “a large number of internet services.”
Google Pay got a big revamp last week. The brand-new app introduces a number of features like automatic receipt scanning, as well as a fresh new interface. But with the turn towards a new direction, Google is ending support for a key feature of Google Pay on the web. Starting next year, users won’t be able to send or receive money unless they use the new app.
Visitors to pay.google.com now see a banner warning that sending and receiving money from other people will be discontinued on the web starting “early in 2021.” The only solution Google recommends is to download the new app.
The Google Pay website displays a banner warning of the feature depreciation.
While it’s great that Google’s refreshed app brings a bunch of helpful new features, it’s a shame that it comes at the cost of sacrificing basic functionality like sending and receiving money on the
Following Apple’s confirmation that it still plans to introduce a new App Tracking Transparency feature that will let users know when companies want to track them across apps and websites, which has attracted criticism from companies such as Facebook, Craig Federighi has explained more about the rationale behind the change to The Independent.
The App Tracking Transparency feature allows users to opt-out of data collection and choose whether advertisers can track their activity. While it was originally supposed to arrive with iOS 14 earlier this year, Apple postponed the feature until early 2021 to give developers more time to accommodate it.
Federighi told The Independent that the new feature can be put down to Apple’s support for privacy as a “core value” that has been present “since the beginning of the company,” citing how Steve Jobs highlighted the Apple II’s ability to allow users to secure their own information
Gamers are now able to play previously-unavailable titles on Apple devices after developers launched software that bypasses the App Store and allows users to access PC games on the Safari browser, paving the way for Fortnite to return to iPhones.
Apple pulled the wildly popular open-world game from its online store in mid-August after developer Epic Games released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the iPhone maker, and the companies are locked in a legal battle.
Now Silicon Valley tech firm Nvidia has developed a version of its GEForce Now cloud gaming service that runs on Apple’s browser.
“GeForce NOW is streaming on iOS Safari, in beta, starting today,” Nvidia said in a blog post on Thursday.
“That means more than 5 million GeForce NOW members can now access the latest experience by launching Safari from iPhone or iPad.”
Apple pulled Fortnite from its App Store on August 13
Messaging app Go SMS Pro, which has over 100 million installs from the Google Play store, has a massive security flaw that potentially allows people to access the sensitive content you’ve sent using the app. And even though the app’s maker was informed about the issue months ago, they haven’t made updates to fix what’s going on.
To give you an idea of just how much information the app leaks, here’s what TechCrunch was able to find: “In viewing just a few dozen links, we found a person’s phone number, a screenshot of a bank transfer, an order confirmation including someone’s home address, an arrest record, and far more explicit photos than we were expecting, to be quite honest,” cybersecurity reporter Zack Whittaker says. Not great.
Here’s what’s going on: Go SMS Pro uploads every media file you send to the internet and makes those files accessible with