From SitePoint: Embedded Signing with the HelloSign API

In less than 4 minutes, we’ll walk you through a live embedded signature demonstration. Watch as we embed a signature request from our own example site using HTML and PHP. Prefer to use another language? No problems, HelloSign also has integration code…

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From Digital Trends: Never run out of dog food with YaDoggie’s subscription service and Smart Scoop

YaDoggie wants to make sure you’re not over or underfeeding your dog. Its solution is a Smart Scoop, which notifies everyone in the family when the dog has been fed. It also helps ensure you get your dog food delivery right when you’re running low.

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From SitePoint: 25 Tested Web Tools & Services for 2017

There are only four months left to go in 2017, and we’re developing a pretty clear picture of this year’s best web tools and services that provide excellent value. Most of them are highly reputed solutions that are getting better and better (like pCloud, xFive or Themify) and some are quite new to the market, but already doing a great job (Goodie, Codester, and others).

In this showcase, we’ll quickly review 25 web tools and services that can make life easier for web designers, developers, and other web pros.

1. pCloud

pCloud was launched 4 years ago but has already established itself as an excellent, safe storage platform with a full range of features. It is used by all kind of people and companies, including huge corporations like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, IKEA, LinkedIn, Uber, and many others. pCloud’s numbers look as great as the tool: 7 million users, 7 petabytes of maintained information and 1.3 billion files.

pCloud is your personal cloud space where you can store all your files and folders in a safe and professional way. It is accessible from any platform or device: web, iOS, Android, macOS, Linux or Windows.

The friendly user interface shows you where everything is located and what each feature does. If you install pCloud on your computer (through its desktop application pCloud Drive), you will have a virtual drive that will extend your local storage space.

Everything you put on the virtual drive will go into the cloud. Your files will always be secured against attacks, errors or HDD failure. Whatever changes you make in pCloud will be seen immediately on your computer, phone or tablet, and everything is continuously synchronized.

Unique in this market, pCloud is offering a Lifetime license that starts from $125 – a one-time cost with great features included (500GB storage, 500GB download link traffic, unlimited remote upload traffic and 30 days of trash history). It also has free plans, up to 20 GB of free storage, and a web extension that will save your favorite web images, videos, and text.

Pricing: Lifetime license from $125.

2. Tickera

With over 80,000 downloads, Tickera is the best way to sell event tickets with WordPress. Using this plugin, you can quickly deliver digital tickets to your buyers. When using Tickera’s WordPress plugin to sell tickets for your event, you are essentially setting up your own hosted ticketing solution where you control the profits without any middleman fees. Tickera works great with any well-coded WordPress theme out there.

There are currently 26 professional add-ons that will further increase Tickera’s functionality. One of the add-ons, for example, will allow you to sell tickets with WooCommerce, another will let your attendees choose the best seats for your show, and another allows you to deliver physical tickets automatically.
 
The pricing starts from $49/year plus a $70 one-time fee, and comes with a year of premium support and updates. With each license you can use the Tickera plugin on unlimited websites.

Pricing: Starting from $49/year + a one-time fee of $70.

3. Xfive

With more than 10 years of experience on the market, formerly working under the XHTML brand, Xfive is a complete web development agency serving global customers. These friendly developers can do everything you need in front-end and back-end development, working with JavaScript, WordPress, eCommerce, Sketch to HTML and much more.

Xfive has an excellent global track record, working with small companies or large corporations like eBay, Microsoft, Twitter, FOX, and others. We strongly believe that Xfive is one of the top global web development teams that should be approached for a quote and discussion for every project of yours.

Pricing: Depends on the project.

4. WhatFontIs

WhatFontIs is a popular service that identifies the name of the awesome font that you just saw on a website or in a picture. It is mostly used by graphic designers, photographers, and advertisers. The software works quickly and if the identification is not a 100% match, WhatFontIs will offer you 100 similar alternatives — you can choose the one that most resembles your font. It also provides links to the best places to download or buy the identified fonts.

It has a premium plan priced at $2.99/month — or, at $29.90/year, you can pick up a 17% discount. The premium plan includes no advertising, the ability to select from 25 sources for commercial fonts, and an unlimited number of identifications and forum posts per day.

Pricing: Free to use. Premium plan at $2.99 per month.

5. Themify

One of the most powerful, flexible WordPress themes created by Themify is the Ultra Theme. It’ll help you easily and quickly create beautiful, responsive websites. Take full control of your theme design from header to footer. Ultra is a “must-have” theme for designers and developers, also coming with a bonus theme and one year of support and updates.

Use it on unlimited sites, for any kind of project that you may have. Keep in mind that they’re offering a 30-day money back guarantee.

Pricing: Standard License at $49.

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From Digital Trends: Need to return an Amazon order? Kohl’s will soon take care of that for you

Potentially saving Amazon customers the time spent re-packing items being returned, brick and mortar retailer Kohl’s will start accepting returns and shipping those items back to Amazon for free.

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From Digital Trends: Don’t be selfish! Here’s how to share your screen with Skype

Looking to learn how to share your screen on Skype? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re using the latest Universal Windows Platform app, or the Classic Desktop version, we’ll take you through it step by step.

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Gmail finally turns addresses and phone numbers into links

Next time someone emails you an address, you no longer have to copypaste it on Maps after viewing it on Gmail or Inbox. Google has rolled out an update that gives its mail apps the power to turn addresses, phone numbers and email addresses int…

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From Digital Trends: Here’s how to download music from Youtube and listen on any device

Ripping audio from Youtube has never been easier, but there are so many tools out there, which ones are the best? In this guide, we teach you how to download music from Youtube, with a couple of our favorite methods.

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From Digital Trends: After the Equifax hack, what steps will you take to protect your identity?

As you’ve probably heard by now, the recent Equifax hack has jeopardized the personal information of some 143 million Americans. What kind of steps are you taking to protect yourself?
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From Digital Trends: CCleaner downloads are found to be infected with malware, affecting millions

For an unspecified length of time, legitimate CCleaner downloads appear to have been distributing malware alongside the intended software, potentially infecting millions of systems around the world.
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