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Effortless online learning made possible by Simplilearn is comparable to the emergence of augmented reality to tech junkies. Greatly hyped with actual functionality that meets expectations, it’s no surprise that it was well-received by knowledge hungry professionals.

When the job seekers and employees feel the need to upskill for better career opportunities, Simplilearn is the solution to their dilemmas. Equally viable for employers seeking to improve the employees’ skill set, the platform proves to be a beacon of change for productivity. Let’s discover Simplilearn at Info Trek!

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  • More than 70 courses and growing are available for booking
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Introduction to Big Data and Hadoop

 

Minitab Training

 

Scala Programming Course

 

Microsoft Excel 2013 Foundation

 

.NET Programming

 

Salesforce Administrator

 

Digital Marketing Certified Associate

 

Fundamentals of jQuery

 

Introduction to SASS

 

CCBA

 

Quickstart Office 365

 

Impala Training

 

Apache Storm

 

Python Basics

 

PMP® Certification

 

ITSM Foundation on ISO/IEC 20000

 

CompTIA Cloud+

 

ITIL for Beginners

 

Fundamentals of Ajax Development

 

Complete Google AdWords Professional Certification Training

 


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Top 4 Creative Apps on Mobile Devices

These days online content has very short shelf life and life span, which is why the urgency get them published is critical. While it is important to apply some additional touch to pictures and videos, constantly moving content between laptops to be edited and back to mobile devices to be uploaded is extremely annoying.

Since the mobile powerhouses we have in our pockets are already more advanced than the computers used to launch mankind to the moon, surely we can do better at something as simple as edit photos and videos. Thankfully, we are starting to see a maturity in both mobile devices operating systems and applications converging to allow  for some solid content creation.

Images and videos to be posted on social media just require simple touch ups and tweaks before they are ‘Insta-worthy’, so GPU-demanding editing software need not apply. Here are the top 4 mobile apps you can have in your devices to add some spark to your content.

VSCO

VSCO is a classic and all-time favorite photo editing app especially among elite photographers. While its social photograph sharing side of the platform is not as successful  as initially expected, the photo edit element is a raving success.

Open up the app and you will be greeted by the social layer that resembles Instagram, where users share their edited images completed with relevant hashtags. Hitting the bottom middle button will lead you to a library where you can add photos from your device to be edited.

There are two layers of customisation in VSCO, first being a good supply of beautiful presents that do not destroy your images. Like Instagram, hitting the filter button twice will pull up the intensity bar that enables further tweaking.

The second layer is an array of editing tools like skew, crop, colour correction, grain, and exposure. This section takes you down a rabbit hole of advanced editing where you will find it almost impossible to get right. If you find yourself about to give up on the complexity of VSCO’s advanced editing tools, do not fret for the Internet is there to help you out. Google up ‘VSCO Cam Filter Settings’ and you will find a tonne of settings you can apply for magical images.

VSCO is available on both Android and iOS for free. Upgrades to VSCO X is available as a steep price of US$ 19.99 per year for the first 2 years. The only part of VSCO X that could be worth the investment is its ability to apply filters to videos, something very few other mobile app in the market can truly master at this time.

Snapseed

Snapseed by Google Inc is by far the most powerful photo editing app in App Stores today. Unlike VSCO, Snapseed does not have a social platform where users can share their works. This could be the reason why VSCO managed to create a cultish following where Snapseed could not.

Opening the app, you will be greeted with an option to Open an existing image from the top left, and its functions below. Their range of standard presets are a far cry from that of VSCO, so one would be sure to just avoid this function completely.

The Tools section, however, is impressive. Not only does it have the usual color correction tools, it also opens up the histogram so you can manually adjust the curves in the highlight, midtone and shadow regions. It also has brush and healing tools so you can go deep into the image and fix blemishes and remove spots.

But what is most impressive in this app is a function called Head Pose, where Snapseed automatically finds the head of the subject in an image, and with a little AI work you are able to slightly change where the head is facing. On top of that, you can also change eye pupil size, give your subject a little more or less smile, and also adjust focal length to make the face slimmer.

Granted, the functions may not be as fool-proof as their computer counterparts, but what more can we ask from a free mobile app? Snapseed is available on both Android and iOS.

Powerdirector Video Editor

When video editors are concerns, many good apps in the market provide competent features that reduce the effort of creating a nice video with as little taps as possible. But few is able to bring the complexity of desktop video editors and transform it into a really usable and powerful tool, until the Powerdirector Video Editor.

Cyberlink Powerdirector users from desktop will feel immediately at home with this mobile version. In fact it is reassuring to see that Cyberlink did not insult its users, and did not dumb the app down like what others have done.

The iOS and Android apps start at a low fee of Free, Powerdirector lets you create videos with a full suite of functions with an added watermark. But what makes this app the top choice for video editing is it’s simple pricing plan that reflects honesty in business practices.

Unlike other video editing apps that charge monthly fees, Powerdirector unlocks almost all premium content for a one-time fee of RM 19.00 only. The only thing you will not be getting are selected premium templates that are, frankly, not required if you are a serious video maker.

Adobe Spark Post

The Spark Post is Adobe’s attempt to finally accept that mobile users do not want something as complicated as Photoshop or InDesign compacted into a 6-inch touch screen device. What lies behind this yellow app icon is a masterpiece that only Adobe can deliver.

You have what looks like a million designs categorised by theme. Each design template comes with a Remix option for further customizability. Tap on options under ‘Design’ and see the designs move about, providing endless options. Hit the Palette option and be greeted with a long list of possible color swatches. The Layout option splits all the image’s contents however you like.

And once you’re almost done, Resize it to fit any social media platform you want to use it for. This function feels intuitive because we do not have to commit to one image dimension before beginning out edits. And if we change our minds on where to post the image halfway through the design stage, Spark Post doesn’t force us to restart. Adobe Spark Post is free on iOS and Android.

Have all 4 of these epic applications in your device, and you will surely be astounding your followers and friends with dramatic pictures and videos.

Applications on mobile devices is quickly replacing heavy duty PC and Mac versions because consumers are moving from high resolution and well-coiffed visuals to quick and DIY alternatives. As the hardware and software capabilities of mobile devices improve, creative applications will also get better.

Bonus Tip: Angular 5 was conceived as a complete rewrite in order to fulfill the expectations of modern developers who demand fast performance and responsiveness from their web applications.

Learn to setup a working environment to have all the tools needed to start building Angular 5 components with minimum effort with our Angular 5 training on 12-14 Sept’ 18.

Participant will understand TypeScript, a powerful typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.

In this course, developers will learn to use Angular 5 Directives and to create Angular 5 Components and Services to develop applications based on the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture. Developers will also explore how to consume external APIs and data services and allow data editing by harnessing the power of web forms made with Angular 5.

Deadly sins of maintaining list in Excel sheet Part 7

7 the type of report that is killing you slowly, inside out!

Before we begin this article, take a look at the report as shown in the figure below. If you have had create such report by merging cells and manually format every single cell, I bet you have no life. I guess you have been spending most of your time VLOOKUP’ing, format painter’ing everything, which is not productive at all. This report is also static and dead, which means that whenever there is a new set of data for upcoming months and years, this report does not automatically update. Instead, you will have to create more merge cells to the right.

Realize that the report shows above contains many merged cells? Check out Deadly sins Part4, I talked about why merge cells are something you should not be doing any more in Excel.

If you’ve been creating such report, guilty for that, continue reading. Check out what are the troubles you’re gonna get if this goes on and on.

Whenever I’m teaching or coaching PivotTable related module or courses, I always like to pull out this report and ask my student, “is this how you create report?” 11 out of 10 people would admit to this sin. To create this report, you will spend most of the time highlighting cells, merging cells auto-filling months, dates and formulas. Do you know that you usually spent a few hours just to create such report? Slowly this has becoming a routine, perhaps monthly. In fact, many people think this is how a report should be done. What I always believe is productivity and routine can be automated. Spending time on routine is just not productive at all. So, you must be curious now, how can this report be automated? Continue reading “Deadly sins of maintaining list in Excel sheet Part 7”

VR and AR: What you need to Know and Where are we Today

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), both of which similarly offers you as a user an immersive digital experience, but with its own distinctive differences. Both requires the user to put up a goggle of some kind and possesses a screen that displays contents to its user. To power both AR and VR goggles, there is some pretty demanding computational power required, as the goggles need to compute your current position and the graphical contents that are presented to you. Let’s dive further of their key differences.

Full-dive into a Virtual World

As the name suggests, VR puts you into the virtual world entirely, your vision or perspective of the real physical world is completely shut off and you are presented with a full virtual environment. VR is normally presented to the user through a head-mounted display or goggles as they now call it.

VR isn’t new at all, in fact the very first VR was used in the mid-1980s when Jaron Lanier, founder of VPL Research, began to develop the gear, including goggles and gloves, needed to experience what he called “virtual reality.”

The early days of VR was as your can expect, funny and cumbersome. Today, VR can be delivered just through your modern smartphone and a strapped-on goggle. However, for more realistic virtual environments to be rendered, larger setups such as having a powerful gaming desktop/laptop and accompanying VR goggles are required. Continue reading “VR and AR: What you need to Know and Where are we Today”

E-book: Microsoft Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript 2E

This is a very elaborated e-book by the author on Microsoft Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. There were so many improvements has been done from the earlier version of Windows 8.

This e-book will be focusing on Windows Platform. There are so many cases and links that the author has look at which you can easily access to it.

This book is about writing Windows Store apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The primary focus will be on applying these web technologies within the Windows platform, where there are unique considerations, and not on exploring the details of those web technologies themselves. For the most part, we are assuming that you’re already at least somewhat conversant with these standards. It will cover some of the more salient areas like the CSS grid, which is central to app layout, but otherwise we trust that you’re capable of finding appropriate references for most everything else.

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