A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#NYT#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jolie odell It’s official: Google is ditching its homegrown Gears offline web app API in favor of backing HTML5 for the win.Now that the Chrome browser is becoming available for Mac, and the Snow Leopard OS doesn’t play nicely with Gears, a Google rep confirmed the company has decided to trash the whole works and wait for HTML5, even though the spec isn’t yet ready and isn’t supported by commercially available browsers. Oh, the humanity… or rather, the machinery.In the mists of time, back when Gears first launched, we wrote, “We’ve written many times before about the need for offline web app access… And guess who is most at risk with this announcement? Yes, Microsoft. Google after all has many of the top ‘best of breed’ web apps now.” This was before Google’s Chrome browser had hit the scene, and the Gears project was a collaborative effort between Google, Opera, and Mozilla.But in our coverage of last year’s Google I/O conference, we wrote of Gears, “We question whether offline access is even necessary. After all… in today’s world, you’re never too far from an internet connection. We concluded that offline access is important now, but less important with each passing day.”Not only could Gears be used to take online data offline, Google had more in store for Gears users.A few short months later, Google announced a geolocation API for mobile devices running Gears. We wrote, “We think that location-aware software is going to be one of the most interesting markets to watch in the near future and as location-aware devices become more ubiquitous, we will hopefully see a lot of new and innovative services make use of them.”But the party ended with Snow Leopard’s release. Changes in the newest Mac OS and Safari 4 prevent Gears from running on some newer Mac computers. Whether or not the relationship is one of causation or mere correlation, Google is now abandoning Gears.As one Google rep told the L.A. Times, “We are excited that much of the technology in Gears, including offline support and geolocation APIs, are being incorporated into the HTML5 spec as an open standard supported across browsers, and see that as the logical next step for developers looking to include these features in their websites.”Believe us Google, no one is looking forward to the cross-browser, cross-OS implementation of HTML5 as much as we are.UPDATE: According to blogger Mark Milian‘s unnamed sources at Google, Gears will continue to be supported for sites that already use it. However, the rep continued, “We expect developers to use HTML5 for these features moving forward as it’s a standards-based approach that will be available across all browsers.”Still, this statement marks Gears’ graceful and gradual retreat to obsolescence as HTML5 is coached for its center stage place. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Alternate NamesHigh muscle tone – care; Increased muscle tension – care; Upper motor neuron syndrome – care; Muscle stiffness – careDefinitionMuscle spasticity, or spasms, causes your muscles to become stiff or rigid. It can also cause exaggerated deep tendon reflexes, like a knee-jerk reaction when your reflexes are checked.Self-care These things may make your spasticity worse:Being too hot or too coldThe time of dayStressTight clothingBladder infections and spasmsYour menstrual cycle (for women)Certain body positionsNew skin wounds or ulcersHemorrhoidsBeing very tired or not getting enough sleepYour physical therapist can teach you and your caregiver stretching exercises you can do. These stretches will help keep your muscles from getting shorter or tighter.Being active will also help keep your muscles loose. Aerobic exercise, especially swimming, and strength-building exercises are both helpful. Playing games and sports and doing daily tasks may also help. Talk with your doctor or physical therapist first before starting any exercise program.Your doctor or nurse may place splints or casts on some of your joints to keep them from becoming so tight that you cannot move them easily. Make sure to wear these as your doctor or nurse tells you to.Be careful about getting pressure sores from exercise or being in the same position in a bed or wheelchair for too long.Muscle spasticity can increase your chances of falling and hurting yourself. Be sure to take precautions so that you do not fall.Drugs that Help with SpasticityYour doctor may prescribe drugs for you to take to help with muscle spasticity. Some common ones are:advertisementBaclofen (Lioresal)Dantrolene (Dantrium)Diazepam (Valium)Tizanidine (Zanaflex)These medicines have side effects. Call your doctor if you have these side effects and they make it hard for you to keep taking your medicine:Being tired during the dayConfusionFeeling “hung over” in the morningNauseaProblems passing urineDo NOT just stop taking these drugs, especially Zanaflex. It can be dangerous if you stop taking your medicine all at once.When to Call the DoctorPay attention to changes in your muscle spasticity. Changes may mean that your other medical problems are getting worse.Always call your doctor or nurse if you:Have problems with the drugs you are taking for muscle spasms.Cannot move your joints as much. This is called joint contracture.Have a harder time moving around or transferring out of your bed or chair.Have skin sores or skin redness.Your pain is getting worse.ReferencesLee Y-T, Brennan P. Cerebral palsy. In: Frontera, WR, Silver JK, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 114.Review Date:5/22/2012Reviewed By:Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
Oppo has consistently delivered attractive phones not just in the mid-range to premium segments but in the budget segment as well, which must have been a source of inspiration for Realme as well. Even under Rs 10,000, you will find some of the best-looking phones come from Oppo. Take the Oppo A5s, for example, which brings a waterdrop display and a glasstic rear panel that give it a premium look at a starting price of Rs 9,990.Underneath that appealing exterior is a large 4,230mAh battery, which is no doubt the biggest winning personality about the Oppo A5s. The smartphone also touts a dual camera setup, a Helio P35 chipset and Android Oreo, some of which may not be as attractive for its price. In our Oppo A5s review, we take a look at whether the phone delivers enough positives to make it worth your money under Rs 10,000.Oppo A5s DesignLike I said earlier, Oppo has a knack for making good looking phones even in the budget segment, even if they are often derivative. The Oppo A5s does not offer anything unique. It’s a design Oppo has tried on multiple phones over the past year, and it seems the company is content with that fact. The Oppo A5s gets a waterdrop display on the front and a glasstic rear panel that houses a fingerprint sensor, dual camera setup with LED flash and the Oppo logo.The rear panel is glossy and looks glass-like, but it isn’t. It is plastic and that’s evident when it attracts visible bruises within days of using it. The panel curves around the edges allowing it to sit comfortably in the hand. The panel meets a solid metal frame, but it’s not a seamless transition as the frame does stick out a bit. The Oppo A5s Red colour variant I received looks deep and dark rather than bright and loud, but I would still opt for the Black colour option.advertisement The Oppo A5s does feel slightly heavy at 170 grams, which is evidently due to a large battery housed inside. The power button on the right and volume buttons on the left are placed near the middle of the frame, allowing one to reach it easily. The card slot just above the volume buttons can house two Nano SIM cards as well as a microSD card. The phone comes with a microUSB port flanked by a speaker grille and 3.5mm headphone jack on either sides.Oppo A5s DisplayThe Oppo A5s sports a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520×720) dewdrop display. The droplet notch on top and the bezels around the sides are slim but noticeable. The chin is thick as well, but none of it seems distracting when viewing the display. The display offers good colours and decent clarity. The panel is as good as you can expect for a 720p display. While texts appear sharp enough, video content will look soft around the edges with noticeable pixelation if you look for it. Brightness levels and viewing angles are just about average and it certainly fares poorly under the intense Delhi sun.Oppo A5s Performance and SoftwareThe Oppo A5s is powered by a 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio P35 chipset coupled with 2GB or 3GB of RAM. You will also get 32GB of internal storage for both RAM options, which is low but luckily there is a dedicated expandable storage slot. This doesn’t instill any confidence considering you can get phones like the Redmi Note 7 with a Snapdragon 660 SoC and the Realme 3 with a Helio P70 processor at similar prices that are faster and consistently smooth at handling day-to-day tasks.Given the specs, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Oppo A5s isn’t the snappiest phone in this segment. Apps are slow to open and you will experience lags here and there through the UI. Scrolling through apps like Instagram and Twitter will be jittery as well. The A5s is also not a gaming phone and should be skipped if you’re looking to play games like PUBG or Asphalt 9 as the performance is laggy while resolution is unappealing. Also, if you are planning to pick this phone up, you should only consider the 3GB RAM option that costs Rs 10,990. Performance is unfortunately not the biggest disappointment here. The Oppo A5s ships with Android Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 on top, which makes the software quite dated halfway into 2019. Consumers are now expecting phones to ship with Android Pie, especially considering Realme has been launching its 2019 phones with Pie and ColorOS 6 out-of-the-box.advertisementWith ColorOS 5.2, you get a mess of preloaded apps like NewsPoint, UC Browser, Daily Hunt, Paytm, Amazon and so on, which unfortunately does not change much with ColorOS 6 as well. You also don’t get an app drawer and the multi-app window only shows app icons on ColorOS 5.2 rather than a screenshot of the background apps. The other big issue to deal with is constant spam notifications from native apps like Browser.The rear-mounted fingerprint is snappy as one would expect and the default choice to unlock the device. Face unlock is available as well, but it won’t be fast or accurate indoors and in low light. The bottom-firing speaker lacks clarity, but it can get loud.Oppo A5s CameraThe dual camera system on the back of the Oppo A5s includes a 13-megapixel main camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, the A5s gets an 8-megapixel selfie cameras. These are pretty elementary cameras that don’t offer anything exciting or unique, but they do work as well as they ought to.You can capture some attractive phones in daylight with good colour reproduction and high saturation levels. There is decent sharpness at the center of an image, which tends to fade away around the edges and HDR does an admirable job. The camera app support portrait mode which will give you bokehs with decent edge detection.IMAGE SAMPLESThe camera struggles in low light and indoors as you get images with a lot of noise and softness. Photos lack brightness and the camera will face trouble locking on to a subject quickly.Selfie camera is again quite average when it comes to shooting bokehs or in low light. The best selfies will be found in broad daylight as you get good sharpness and natural-looking skin provided the AI beauty effect is disabled.Oppo A5s BatteryArguably the biggest USP of the Oppo A5s is the battery. The smartphone houses a 4,230mAh battery, which is sufficient to take you over a full day of usage with ease. The battery life is excellent primarily because the HD resolution and low power consuming chipset do little to drain the battery. Even on a heavy usage day where you’re constantly messaging, browsing social media or spending a few hours watching videos or playing games, you will still get a day and a half of battery on a single charge.The box includes a 10W charger that will be able to juice up the Oppo A5s is about two hours.Should you buy the Oppo A5s?The Oppo A5s has two things going for it – attractive design and great battery life. And while those features do rank high among consumers, the expectations today from a phone, even a budget phone, is far higher. The Oppo A5s struggles in the performance, software and camera departments in a time when the competition is at its fiercest.advertisementToday, consumers want a complete package at Rs 10,000, and phones like the Redmi Note 7, Galaxy M20 and Realme 3 have proved that that is possible. Not only do these alternatives offer attractive designs, but they also provide a feature or two that is new and exciting for consumers.Oppo A5s review7/10ProsGreat battery lifeAttractive designConsLaggy performanceAndroid OreoPoor cameras