Category Archives: Internet

Bootstrap 3: Why all the hype?

Bootstrap is a front-end framework, which is basically just a few CSS and JavaScript files that help you build websites more quickly by purposely making some core decisions for you, and by including a lot of helpful, pre-made widgets and components. Since it’s all CSS and JavaScript, Bootstrap’s completely customizable, so there’s no harm in using it as a starting point.

I decided to use Bootstrap 3, which was released a few months ago, on some new personal projects and I’ve been very happy with the decision. There’s a lot packed into Bootstrap, but I’d like to highlight the things that have impressed me the most. If you’re still undecided or if you’re new to using front-end frameworks, hopefully this will help you understand what all the hype is about.

via Treehouse Blog.

New FAA Guidelines Permit More Device Use, All The Way From Take-Off To Landing

For years now, most of us have been quietly not turning off our phones and devices at landing and take off, and merely putting the screens to sleep and stuffing them in seat pockets instead. Now, we’ll be able to do that officially and more, according to the FAA. The American government organization overseeing air travel today announced that travelers won’t face regulations that are quite as strict when it comes to electronics on planes.

Don’t start celebrating just yet – this doesn’t mean you can continue playing Candy Crush while waiting for your massive, heavy hunk of metal to defy physics and launch itself into the air as of this very moment. The changes will differ depending on each airline, the FAA says, since there are differences between types of planes and how things are run at each different carrier, but the FAA anticipates that most will allow passengers to use their gadgets “in airplane mode, gate-to-gate, by the end of the year.”

via TechCrunch.

Welcome to the world’s largest offline search engine

If you’re reading this, it’s highly probable you not only own a smartphone, but regularly use it to access the Internet.

But what about the vast majority of Earth’s population that not only don’t have access to a smartphone, but any form of regular Web access? This is where Innoz comes into play, as it looks to plug the massive gap between access to information and, well, the desire for access to information.

At a packed auditorium at Wired 2013, Innoz co-founder Deepak Ravindran gave his keynote via Skype hooked up to a big screen, having been denied a visa to enter the UK. But that didn’t stop Deepak from explaining how his company has been making huge waves with its SMSGyan service.

The offline Google

Indeed, SMSGyan has been described as the offline Google, letting people access the Internet from any mobile phone.

“I truly believe that there is an Internet offline,” says co-founder Deepak Ravindran. And he’s not talking about caches for offline access either. “The way that I’m trying to achieve this is through a simple platform which is what we call SMS.”

via The Next Web.