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Monica Lewinsky wants cybersecurity pros to aid the vulnerable - CNET

Webware - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:30am
At the annual RSA Conference, Lewinsky asks cybersecurity professionals to help vulnerable people stay safe online and spoke out against cyberbullying.
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Thor's hammer is being used in surgery and it's glorious - CNET

Webware - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:11am
If you're going to be hit with a hammer under anesthesia, might as well be hit by the best hammer of all.
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Great Barrier Reef 'cooked' by extreme temperatures: report - CNET

Webware - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:06am
In 2016, rising water temperatures caused a mass bleaching event on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Now, researchers know just how bad the damage was.
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Jeff Bezos says Amazon Prime now has over 100 million members - CNET

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:06pm
Amazon's CEO reveals the number in his latest shareholder letter. Until now, that specific number had been kept a secret.
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Qualcomm begins layoffs to cut costs by promised $1B - CNET

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:58pm
Chipmaker in January promised to cut expenses to curry investor support against Broadcom's hostile takeover bid.
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Facebook reportedly looking to design its own chips - CNET

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:23pm
The social network may join other tech giants that're reducing dependence on chipmakers, Bloomberg reports. Its processors could help with AI and Oculus VR headsets.
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Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and data mining: What you need to know - CNET

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:18pm
The world's biggest social network is at the center of an international scandal involving voter data, the 2016 US presidential election and Brexit.
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SpaceX just sent TESS, NASA's new planet hunter, into space - CNET

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:16pm
Elon Musk's rocket company launches a satellite designed to search for other Earths.
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Netflix doubling European content budget to $1B - CNET

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:51pm
It's just another sign of the streaming giant's strong push into international markets.
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What to watch before you see Avengers: Infinity War - CNET

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:00pm
Whether you have a day, a weekend or a whole week to prepare, we've outlined which MCU films you *must* watch and how long it'll take you.
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Chinese animation Big Fish and Begonia is bizarre, beguiling - CNET

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:59pm
This beautiful and strange new movie recalls Studio Ghibli with its dreamlike fantasy.
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Iceland 'bitcoin heist' suspect flees on plane... with prime minister - CNET

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:40pm
It's a small country after all. Iceland issues international arrest warrant for the suspected mastermind of the "Big Bitcoin Heist."
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myDropWizard.com: Security Vulnerabilities Affect Your Dev Sites Too

Web - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:25pm

When Drupalgeddon 2 (SA-CORE-2018-002) happened a few weeks back, we saw plenty of buzz from agencies and other organizations throughout the community who were having patching parties.

Yay for patching! But were you left vulnerable by not updating all of your installations?

If you didn’t update development and staging sites, you may be at risk!

Due to the nature of the vulnerability, from the largest of enterprise applications to the smallest of brochure or hobbyist site builds, all Drupal sites were affected. This includes any testing or staging versions of your site. Depending on how you manage your local development sites, even those may have been exposed too!

Still not convinced? Read more to find out why you need to update ALL sites!

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Ford's GoRide program aims to get Nana to the doctor on time - Roadshow

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:31pm
The Michigan-only program transports elderly patients from their home or nursing home to doctor's visits using Transit vans.
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iPhone SE 2? Apple's newly-registered iPhone models give hope - CNET

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:06pm
Several unreleased iPhone model numbers appeared in a regulatory filing with the EEC, hinting at what's to come.
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Ford revives Cobra Jet Mustang, says it's the quickest pony yet - Roadshow

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:19pm
Ford says the Mustang Cobra Jet will run a quarter mile in the mid-8-second range.
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Study shows how Facebook coverage has gone negative - CNET

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:09pm
BuzzFeed reports on an analysis of 87,000 articles showing a shift in sentiment about the social network over time and especially following the 2016 US presidential election.
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The best wireless gaming headsets for PC, PS4, Xbox and Switch (2018) - CNET

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:05pm
We tested 30+ pairs to bring you the very best.
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Walmart and VW's Electrify America team up on 100 EV charging stations - Roadshow

Webware - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:12pm
The partnership will bring fast charging of up to 350 kilowatts to 34 states by the end of 2019.
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Sooper Drupal Themes: Web Forms In Drupal 8 With Contact Module And Webform Module | 8 Days To Drupal 8 | Day 3

Web - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:57pm

We're counting down the days to the official SooperThemes Drupal 8 Release! Count with us as we will be writing a Drupal 8 related blog post every day for the next 8 days.

Drupal 8 web forms and drag and drop forms video tutorial

view on sooperthemes.com if you can't see the video

This tutorial is aimed at people who just need a contact form or some other kind of user input form. We'll cover deciding between the core contact module and the popular webform module. We won't cover using the Drupal API to program complex forms that integrate with external applications.

Drupal 8 Core Contact Module

Whereas the Drupal 7 core contact module was not very useful due to a total lack of flexibility, the Drupal 8 version is much nicer. It's nicer because you can add fields to it. You're no longer limited to just the name, email, subject and message fields that were baked into the Drupal 7 version. 

Not only does the new contact form allow for custom text fields, it even supports file uploads, entity references, date fields, and other Field API fields.This simple yet powerful form builder module is not limited to just contact forms; you can use it to create questionnaires, gather user feedback, etc.  

Drupal 8 Contact module customized form

Better Together: Contact Module + Contact Storage Module

One major inconvenience of the Contact module is that is doesn't store any messages that are sent. Your only option is to send the message via email and afterwards there is no copy of the message in your Drupal site. The contact storage module will store your messages as entities. It lets you administer the messages and provides integration with the views module. Since the messages are stored as Drupal entities you also gain interoperability with other modules in the Drupal ecosystem. This will allow you to do even more, for example exporting messages as CSV, searching messages, and pushing messages to your CRM.

Webform Module

Drupal's popular webform module is a massive framework that offers a ton of extra options that the contact module doesn't have. You should choose the webform module if these extra features are useful to you and you're prepared to learn the ropes around a more complex user interface. The webform module can be intimidating at first because there are so many elements and settings... but once you're familiar with the interface you can configure and design very powerful forms fairly easily. 

To see what the webform module offers it's really better for me to show than tell. Check out the youtube video above where I show you the interface of the webform module.

Drupal 8 Webform module form using the flexbox layout option

Contact Module vs Webform Module

Personally I choose the webform module for anything that is more complicated than just the standard contact form with a subject and message field. The contact module is powerful and extendable, but the webform module gives you everything you need in one place. It's a purpose-built single-purpose application within Drupal and once you get familiar with it it's really very powerful. 

It also lets met build multi-column form layouts, a feature that I use often.

A feature-base comparison of Contact and Module based on features that I think are important: Feature
  • Multi-column layouts
  • Control labels and placeholders
  • Control Submit Button Text
  • Route email with form options
  • Search in submissions
  • Export submissions
  • ✔ (can't remove Preview)
  • ✔ (needs additional modules)
  • ✔ (needs additional modules)
Placing Drupal 8 Forms With Our Visual Page Builder

We believe interoperability with the Drupal ecosystem is important for Glazed Builder. This is why we don't include a proprietary form builder in Glazed Builder and instead encourage you to create forms with Drupal's webform module. Currently Glazed Builder let's you place blocks created with the webform module anywhere in your drag and drop page. The contact module doesn't provide blocks that we can drag and drop natively, but you can install the contact_block module to fix that.

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