Understanding Android app permissions

The heart of the confusion is the way android messenger permissions work. When you install a new app from Google Play, a list of app permissions requested from the application are displayed for the user.

The permissions can look scary, especially if you read the various descriptions involved. It’s important for users to look at application permissions before installing an app, for users who are unfamiliar with the language of Android’s app permissions — or with how web services work — it can be scary.14778

Apple, by contrast, is able to show users more granular permissions for various permissions as they are needed. That means that when you install an app, a set number of permissions — such as Internet access — are a given. Other activity requires consent.

Google is aware of this, and the company continues to improve how app permissions are displayed.

Indeed, if you compare how Facebook Messenger’s permissions are displayed today, versus how they looked when the Huffington Post article was written, the experience is already vastly different.


Flower birthday party theme

If your little girl loves the garden or just the sweetness of flowers, why not throw her a flower themed birthday party? Here are some ideas for floral fun.
Flower party theme invitations

Make cute little tissue-paper flowers taped onto a bit of cardboard for the party invitations. Cut out circles from colourful carboard and attach a green stem and some crepe paper petals. Fill out the information for the party and send.

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Anything with flowers! A cute floral skirt or dress is probably already part of the wardrobe. Doesn’t need to be costume-y at all, but a flower in the hair, or tucked behind the ear, would be highly appropriate!
Flower birthday party theme decorations

Strings of flower garlands hanging around the house or pergola. A couple of leis from the budget stores restrung on a long piece of string will also do the trick. So too will these tissue-paper flowers. They’re simple to make and look sweet hanging from trees over the food table as a hanging centrepiece or just instead of balloons!
A bowl of floating flowers – snip off the stems and let them float on top of a bowl of water.
Party places – keep old jam jars, twist wire around the top so it creates a handle and hang around the yard with a single bloom in each one.
Get creative and make a fruit flower centrepiece for the table. For example: slide a single grape onto a skewer, then a piece of melon or a kiwifruit round onto the skewer and top with a single grape to make a daisy. Or start at the tip of a strawberry, cut most of the way down into quarters, leaving a centimetre or so uncut at the top. Invert the strawberry and slide it onto a skewer. Then open it up a bit to form a tulip and insert a blueberry – use sprigs of fresh mint on the lower portions of the flowers for leaves.
Fill balloons with helium and tie bunches of coloured balloons to chair backs – let some float to the ceiling. Twist assorted coloured streamers together and stretch them across the walls and windows.
Try making green and purple streamers with tissue paper flowers attached along the lengths. You could also make paper flowers entwined around light fittings or even paper lanterns.
If your time is limited, don’t try to make everything for the party and simply buy what looks best or even get the children involved and see what they can create for the day.

Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

A baby shower is a very special event for a mom-to-be, especially if it’s her first baby. If you’re tasked with hosting her baby shower, check out this baby shower decoration idea for your shower space.


To create this baby shower decoration, get items of baby clothing—socks, hats, onesies, shoes, and even things like bibs and rattles—and attach them to a clothes line with clothes pins. Depending on the space you’re using for the baby shower, you can string the baby shower decoration across the ceiling, along the walls, or down the staircase (on the bannister).

If you know the gender of the baby, you can choose items that are gender specific. Or, if there’s a specific theme for the baby shower, you can play that up with themed outfits and accessories. Add some matching balloons to complete the Baby shower venue in Brooklyn decorations and you’ll be all set!

Listen as your guests ooh and ahh at about how cute everything is and wait for the look on the new mom’s face as she sees all of these tiny gifts for her newborn!

Just getting started with your baby shower planning? Punchbowl has a full range of customizable online invitations for baby showers that span multiple baby shower themes and color palettes.

Mecklenburg County Issues Air Emissions Permit for Bluesphere

Mecklenburg County has issued an air emissions permit for Bluesphere’s 5.2 MW waste-to-energy project in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The organics-to-waste facility will begin producing clean energy in summer of 2015 and meet all local, regional and national environmental emissions regulations.
It was imperative for Bluesphere to get an air emissions permit in order to develop and run this 5.2 MW organics-to-energy anaerobic digester, which will intake organic waste and process it in an anaerobic digester to emit biogas.1456
“The air permit usually tends to be one of the more difficult-to-get permits. We are now preparing to submit applications for the remaining permits, but the biggest piece of the permitting process is now behind us,” said Bluesphere CEO Shlomi Palas. “We are nearing ground-breaking on the site and will produce and deliver us green technology.”

Bluesphere has managed to secure more than $14 million in debt project financing for the facility from a Fortune 50 company and $8.0 million in equity project financing from an environmental finance fund.
The company has also signed business contracts with a privately held global composting firm and a large power holding company in the U.S.
While the power holding company will purchase electricity generated at the Charlotte plant, the composting company will purchase compost from Bluesphere.
Charlotte, North Carolina project is already underway and Bluesphere is now developing its second U.S. organics-to-waste facility in Rhode Island.
Last month, Yigal Brosh joined Bluesphere’s board of directors. He currently serves as chairman of Environmental Services Company in Israel and is also director of Analyst Portfolio Management Ltd., an Israeli investment management company with over $600 million in assets under management.

Backup to Blu-ray

    Blu-ray Disc (also known as Blu-ray or BD-R / RE) is the most advanced optical disc storage medium used today. The Blu-ray Disc has the same physical dimensions as standard DVDs and CDs, but it has considerably much more storage space, as a single layer Blu-ray Discs for Data Backup (50 GB of data for dual layer Blu -ray Discs). Since Blu-ray burning devices and storage discs will gradually get cheaper, backing-up to Bly-ray discs will increase in popularity to the point where it will surpass other backup methods, such as online back-up, because it is a convenient method and in the same time it can offer offsite protection (after you backup to Blu-ray discs, you can store those on a remote location).1313131

    A Blu-ray disc can have up to 16 layers, each of them being able to store 25 GB of data. If right now the most common Blu-ray discs only have one or two layers (meaning 25 or 50 GB), important players have announced that Blu-ray discs with capacities of 400 GB might be available to the public as soon as 2010. As capacity rises and prices will go down, the backup to Blu-ray method will become one of the most popular backup solutions.

Silicone Sealant

Ecological Attributes

This sealant received EcoLogo certification (CCD-045: Sealants and silicone caulk compounds), which guarantees that the product was formulated without certain substances that cause adverse effects on human health (e.g. heavy metals, toxic aromatic solvents). The product contains less than 5% volatile organic compounds (VOC)usignificantly less than standard productsureducing its impacts on indoor air quality and human health.gg

Environmental Issues

This product is eco-responsible because it reduces the impacts associated with the following environmental issues:

Rescue Tape Australia

silicone repair tape leader Rescue Tape is the world’s best-selling brand of self-fusing silicone tape. Silicone tape was first used by the US Military and after significant improvements is now sold worldwide under the Rescue Tape brand, the fastest-fusing and strongest silicone tape available on the market today.dgvds

Rescue Tape is a self-fusing and self-bonding silicone repair tape with infinite uses making Rescue Tape the most versatile and easy-to-use emergency repair product available. You can repair leaks on plumbing and hoses in a flash, use our silicone tape to insulate electrical wiring or as shrink wrap, wrap tool handles, and much, much more