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Happy Diwali!


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Dec 31 1969
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Happy Diwali!

As many of you know, DevDigital has an office in Baroda, India and today marks India’s biggest holiday of the year—Diwali, or Deepavali. The festival’s name is derived from the Indian meanings of avali (a row) and deepa (clay lamps),that the locals place outside of their homes to represent the internal light that guards them from “spiritual darkness.”  The significance of the Hindu holiday is the celebration of light of over darkness, wisdom over ignorance, kindness over destruction, and faith over anguish. In Baroda, Diwali is literally known as the “Festival of Lights,” and is observed in honor of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity. It is an enormous four-day celebration, that transforms India into a gorgeous, illuminated paradise, with every city and town, home and building glowing with lamps and lights. While the main holiday occurs on one night, the...


11 Reasons Why You Need a New Website


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Dec 31 1969
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11 Reasons Why You Need a New Website

1.) Your website is not responsive. Having a responsive website is key when developing a new website. If your site is not mobile friendly, Google will ding your site and push you down the search list.  2.) Your website was built using Flash. Flash is a thing of the past, web developers are no longer using Flash when creating website. If your site still runs on Flash it's time to start thinking about a new website. 3.) Your website was built more than 4 years ago. Web design is constantly evolving, and your website should evolve to have the latest and greatest design! Visitors to your site want to be greeted with a fresh design and not feel like they are browsing the internet in the early 2000’s. 4.) You tried to create your website yourself but found the “Do it yourself sites” confusing and inefficient. After you spend a few hours on these sites, you will realize it is time to call...


The Tech Behind Fireworks


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The Tech Behind Fireworks

With the ending of June and the beginning of July, you begin to see the red and white tents popping up all over the place with hundreds of fireworks to purchase. However, for the big, jaw-dropping Fourth of July fireworks display in Nashville, they do not rely on the typical backyard hand-lit explosives to receive the crowd’s “ooooo’s” and “ahhh’s.” Instead, technology is a driving force behind the amazing firework displays that we get to enjoy on the Fourth of July and other special events.   Fireworks are now equipped with microchips that are activated remotely and pre-programmed by the pyrotechnician to shoot off and explode at a specific time in the night sky. This is one of the ways technology has enhanced firework displays that are synchronized to music for our viewing pleasure. Another microchip in fireworks is known as a Pixelburst Shells. These microchips transform the...


New iOS Update for Enhanced Security of Your Personal Data


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Dec 31 1969
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New iOS Update for Enhanced Security of Your Personal Data

If you’re an Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch user, you got a notification earlier this month for a software update. So what all is included with this new iOS update? Ultimately, the 11.4.1 software update focuses on improving security and minor bug fixes. A security feature that is now available for your Apple devices is the USB Restricted mode setting. This setting prevents your personal data from being hacked through the use of USB devices by private companies or law enforcement agencies. If the USB Accessories feature is on, it allows USB accessories to connect to your device when it has been more than an hour since your iPhone was locked. To turn off this feature, click on Settings, then Face ID & Passcode, then scroll towards the bottom of the screen and you will see the toggle for USB Accessories.    


MaxxContent and Vanderbilt's Business School Collaboration


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Dec 31 1969
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MaxxContent and Vanderbilt's Business School Collaboration

We are proud of our MaxxContent team for partnering with Vanderbilt University’s Accelerator Project. This program provides college students and recent graduate students with real world application practices combined with their classroom learning experience during this four-week certificate program. MaxxContent, known for their E-Books and Learning Management Software, is aiming to enter the college textbook market. So, the task for the Accelerator teams was to strategize a plan to make the textbook buying process easier and less time-consuming for college students. The teams presented many digital-based solutions ranging from digital book loans to gamification to virtual classroom applications. Also, the teams provided many ideas for marketing strategies ranging from Instagram and Facebook campaigns to having student brand ambassadors at freshman orientation. Overall, this was a great...


Client Spotlight - Million Dollar Cowboy Bar


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Dec 31 1969
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Client Spotlight - Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

What is Million Dollar Cowboy Bar? The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is Wyoming’s landmark drinking and entertainment establishment located on the Town Square in the heart of Jackson Hole. Since 1937, celebrities, presidents, cowhands, as well as people from all walks of life, have enjoyed great Western fun within the walls of the world famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. The Cowboy Bar is famous for its unique Western cowboy motif which is complete with a large collection of Western memorabilia including unique knobbled pine architecture, cowboy murals, animal mounts, and genuine saddles for bar stools. The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is internationally famous for its Western dancing and entertainment. Some of the finest entertainers in the country Western scene have been known to take the stage here, including the following: Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr., Asleep at the Wheel, Hoyt, ...


Thank You!


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Dec 31 1969
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Thank You!

We appreciate everyone who came out to celebrate our 10th anniversary party earlier this month! As you may already know, we are moving our office to the North Capitol area, which is close to First Tennessee Park. We feel very fortunate that DevDigital has grown and thrived so much in the past ten years that we now need 7,500 square feet of space as opposed to our previous space of 4,000 square feet in the Berger Building. Currently, during the renovation process of our new office space, we are busily at work in E|SPACES in Belle Meade. We are looking forward to moving into our new offices at the Tennessee Education Association building on 801 2nd Avenue N. in September. To read more about our move, click here for more details about our transition featured in Nashville Post. 


Third Party API's: Pros & Cons


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Dec 31 1969
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Third Party API's: Pros & Cons

What is an API? An API is short for an Application Programming Interface, and it is a great “shortcut” for developers and coders to utilize when building an app or a website. Simply put, an API provides developers with various operations they can use instead of building a new operation from scratch. This provides consistency across the app and saves the developer a ton of time since they do not need to get into all of the nuts and bolts of the code. API’s help developers by not making them have to reinvent the wheel over and over again for basic needs of various apps and websites. For example, if you wanted your app to have the capability of taking a picture or video, the coder would not have to create a new camera interface for your app. Instead, the coder simply uses the API that is already available and integrates it into your app.   Advantages and Disadvantages of Third-Party API’s...


Fantasy Football Tech


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Dec 31 1969
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Fantasy Football Tech

Are you ready for some fantasy football? It’s that time of year again, and we have done the research to point you in the right direction so that you can snag that trophy and win your fantasy football league! Below you will find the best apps and podcasts to help guide your decisions throughout the season to keep your team on top. ESPN Fantasy Football This is the most crucial app to download to your smartphone. Not only because of its ability to provide you with a live feed of all the games, but also it sends alerts with player injury updates, so you know who to play and who to sit on the bench each week. Another fun feature is the smack talking that you can accomplish in its discussion boards and messaging capability. This app is free for Android and iOS, so you can’t go wrong there. NFL Fantasy Football Obviously, this app warrants a free download to your Android or iOS because...


School Tech: Helping Kids and Parents Stay Connected


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Dec 31 1969
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School Tech: Helping Kids and Parents Stay Connected

When you start to see more and more yellow school buses on your morning commute, you know that it is back to school time for all the students and teachers out there. There are many apps available to make going back to school an easier transition for both parents and students. The following apps are available for both Android and iOS.   iHomework If your student struggles with staying organized, this is the app for him and her to keep all assignments and due dates in a place that is always with them, their smartphone! iHomework is basically an agenda/planner that keeps everything organized and reminds students of important deadlines. As a parent, you can also download the app to keep track of your child’s progress on assignments and projects. Students can also track their grades on assignments through the app, which charts their progress in the course allowing them to take ownership of...


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