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It Is Saturday And Time Once Again For The HiBook News!

By Tim

So once again here we are at HiBook Labs and reporting on any news worth reporting on. As usual, this report is being written on the LogiTab Hi12, (that is a Logitech K480 keyboard/cheap mouse and the Chuwi Hi12 tablet). The

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Got a small web server, want to manage your ads? The latest version of Revive is Great!

I installed the latest version of Revive AdServer just the other day and tonight was the first night I have had a chance to play with it. It really is an enormously powerful ad server and it costs nothing! I am slowly migrating ads fro…

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What Do All Those Different Display Type Acronyms Actually Mean?

By Tim

I am sure that if you visited this site a few times you have seen some of the videos or read the articles on various mobile products. Usually you will be inundated with a slew of acronyms such as TN, IPS, OLED, AMOLED and per…

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The HiBook News, This Edition: An Update to Google Chrome Has Fixed My Screen Issues!

By Tim

A number of weeks back I wrote about a memory issue where when running Chrome  on the Hi12, if my screen went off it wouldn’t wake up. This annoying issue has forced me to use Microsoft Edge which is, to put it mildly, garbag…

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A very nice php/MySql based ads program. It is called Revive.

Not every article on this site is about tablets…go figure! After all, for about the last 3 weeks I have had to use the VM Linux server to run this site.  Because although I have proven you can use a Tablet to run a server, I prefer t…

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We finally have a bit of Info on The Teclast X5 Pro (video)

By Tim

A few weeks back I mentioned the Teclast X5 Pro, which spec-wise appears to be a killer tablet

After waiting for a bit, we finally have our first video review/unboxing.

It does have WiFi ac band and it appears to have d…

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DrinkMate Is A Tiny, Plug-In Breathalyzer For Android Devices

By Natasha Lomas

DrinkMate

Devices that plug into smartphones to augment the built-in sensors with additional smarts are continuing to make their way to market, many fueled by crowdfunding. Here’s another contender aiming to extend the capability of Android smartphones: a teeny breathalyzer called DrinkMate, currently seeking $40,000 on Kickstarter to make it to market by December. Read More

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Review: bbPress plugin. Simple setup and config make this a great plugin.

As usual I am still attempting to break my little Android server here so I decided to install and test yet another plugin. Tonight’s review is on the bbPress plugin and I have to say that so far it is great.

The config was easy, the options are few, but useful. Basically if you would like to add a forum to your site this is definitely the way to go.  It does appear to use a lot of memory so I won’t be keeping it running on this site.

I had set it up so that anyone can create a topic and reply to a topic. But as of this morning (31Aug14) it appears to be crashing my little server. So I have deactivated it.

I am going to give this plugin 4.5 stars and highly recommend it to someone wanting to create a forum on their site. While it wasn’t functional on my site due to memory restrictions I would hazard a guess than on something with 2gb ram it would run fine.

The author of this post is not connected in any way with the creators of the plugin(s) reviewed and all opinions are strictly his. No guarantees of performance or reliability are either given or inferred.


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Report: Google developing product delivery service via drones

By Sam Machkovech

Google / The Atlantic

On Thursday, Google unveiled its latest project: a product delivery service powered entirely by drone aircraft. Coming from the same Google X teams that developed the likes of self-driving cars and Google Glass, the drone program, currently dubbed Project Wing, received a feature-length reveal in The Atlantic.

The article’s video showed a prototype drone dropping a package at an apparent height of dozens of feet, which was guided to the ground by a combination of a wire and an attached “egg” that slowed the drop to a near-halt just before reaching the ground and releasing a box. MIT roboticist Nick Roy received the lion’s share of credit for putting the machine together during his two-year stint with Google X; he came to the project with experience in helping Navy drones navigate through zones that lacked GPS signals.

In particular, Roy pushed for Google to employ a hybrid design, combining fixed-wing and helicopter elements, so that it could take off vertically in tail-sitter configuration. Google did not confirm that it will settle on this design for any final model. However, the wired “egg-drop” configuration will probably remain for the sake of both wind factors and safety concerns. Speaking of safety, Roy admitted the drones’ detect-and-avoid system is far off, and this, among other concerns, has added years to Google’s Project Wing time expectations.

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Review: SZ Google Plugin for WordPress

gz_googleLast night I installed and began testing out the “SZ – Google for WordPress” plugin. There are far more options than I would ever use on this Tablet server but it is definitely a great plugin if you are a Google+ user. The documentation is excellent and you could literally spend days playing with this plugin and still have more stuff to try.

Some of the basics are what I have decided to use on my site. If you look in the right-hand sidebar  you will see a G+ button and a bit farther down a G+ Profile Badge,  (If you are reading this on a tablet/phone, view the site in landscape mode, on a PC they will be quite obvious).

I like the fact that you can turn off the options you are not using. That means less load on your server and why load stuff you aren’t going to use? For those who don’t like a lot of complexity this plugin may seem just a bit too much, but since it has just about everything you can think of Google-wise, it is worth trying. You may not need those options today, but you might realize down the road that they could be super handy. There are options for Google Drive, Google Translate, Google Comments also included in this plugin.

Some of the nicest features are the ability to use shortcode or widgets or integrate the various functions directly into your theme. Below are a few screen shots of the admin screens for this plugin.

Button Options
Button Options

Documentation
Documentation

 

I am going to give this plugin 4.5 out of 5 stars. Only because I will probably never test all the features on this site because it is after all running on a tablet with a dozen or more other plugins already running.  Bottom line is that it will run on a Tablet based website on Android and that means it will certainly run on a Linux server. So in my opinion it is well worth installing and trying it out.

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A 12.9″ iPad Could Make 2015 The Year iOS Breaks The Mobile Mold

By Darrell Etherington

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A new Apple iPad is in development, according to Bloomberg, with a 12.9-inch display that adds around 3 inches to the size of the iPad Air in terms of diagonal screen dimensions. Such a device would be a lot larger than Apple’s current top tablet overall, and is apparently already gearing up for a production run starting in the first quarter of 2015. We’ve long heard rumors about… Read More

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