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Bluehost introduces free web hosting site migration

Earlier this year, the web hosting company Bluehost began offering free site migrations for qualifying WordPress websites within the first 30 days after signup. As part of this offer, the company’s customers are able to transfer one WordPress site and they also have the ability to review the site before it goes live. Transferring your WordPress site to Bluehost typically takes around 2-3 days after sending over the credentials from your previous web host to the company. However, it’s worth noting that domain name transfers are not included as part of this deal. To qualify to transfer a WordPress site to Bluehost, the site must be created with WordPress.org and not WordPress.com, the transfer must be initiated within the first 30 days of signing up and you need to have a new shared hosting account. Transferring a WordPress site to Bluehost You can choose to transfer your WordPress site to Bluehost either during signup or afterwards by visiting the company’s Marketplace. First things first, you’ll need to fill out the company’s free migration contact form from the Migration Service page in the Bluehost Marketplace within your dashboard. Once this form has been filled out, Bluehost’s team of migration experts will contact you to review your WordPress website. After this review is complete, the company will handle the rest and its experts will transfer your WordPress site to Bluehost. Signing up for a new web hosting service can be stressful but with Bluehost, you can rest easy knowing your existing WordPress…Continue readingBluehost introduces free web hosting site migration

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The 10 best free family movies on Amazon Prime Video

Hoping to gather ’round the TV for a fun family movie night? Look no further than Amazon Prime Video. The streaming service is loaded with popular titles for viewers of all ages. Whether you’re searching for a superhero origin story for the tweens, longing for a comedy for the young ones, or looking for a fantasy that’s guranteed to please them all, Prime Video has got you covered. Check out at all the best family-friendly films streaming free with your Prime Video subscription below. 1. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Image: Moviestore / Shutterstock This stunning fantasy film tells of a fifteen-year-old Viking named Hiccup who hopes to become a dragon slayer even though he’s considered to be too weak. However, after befriending a mysterious Night Fury, he starts to question his tribe’s age-old tradition of dragon hunting. How to Train Your Dragon is beautifully animated, heartfelt, and surprisingly layered. It’s one of those stories that will enchant mature viewers just as easily as it will captivate the kids. And though you’ll have to look elsewhere for the equally lauded movie sequels, you can start the adventure on Prime Video. How to watch: How to Train Your Dragon is now included free with Prime Video. 2. The Avengers (2012) Image: Marvel Enterprises / Kobal / Shutterstock Just because you don’t have Disney+ doesn’t mean you can’t stream Marvel’s first big ensemble superhero smash film. In The Avengers, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo),…Continue readingThe 10 best free family movies on Amazon Prime Video

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The best free audio editor 2020

Free audio editors are surprisingly powerful, and whether you’re making a podcast, recording a song or trimming a sound, there’s a tool for you. The best free audio editor is Audacity – a feature-packed open source program that offers more features than many commercial alternatives. It supports almost every audio format you can name, allows for live streaming, and is packed with a vast range of plugins. Audacity won’t be the right choice for every project though, and if you only need to shorten a sound file or adjust its volume, one of the simpler tools in this roundup might be a more suitable option. Scroll down for our full guide to the very best free audio software. with something for every job and skill level. The best free audio editors at a glance Audacity Ocenaudio Ashampoo Music Studio 2019 Audiotool Acoustica 6 The best free audio editing software overall is Adobe Audition Adobe Audition is a comprehensive toolkit for audio, allowing for multitrack, waveform, and spectral display for the mixing, editing, and restoring of audio. It’s not free like the options below, but the result is the ability to polish the finishing for standalone audio as well as video. This powerful audio app is available either as a standalone or as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. (Image credit: Audacity) 1. Audacity One of the original free audio editors, and still the best Operating system: Windows, macOS, Linux Huge library of plugins Supports dozens of file formats Stream directly…Continue readingThe best free audio editor 2020

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The best free Android games 2020

There are so many excellent free Android games in the Google Play Store, it can be hard to know where to begin looking for something new to play. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the very best games in every genre. Whether you’re into word games, endless runners, platformers or puzzles, there’s something here for you. Click through to the next pages to see each category or read on below for our pick of the month. And check back every month for our latest pick. Free Android game of the month (Image credit: Electric Turtle) Crashy Cats Crashy Cats finds a naughty kitty smashing its way through houses, offices, and museums. Its sole aim is to rack up the kind of damage bill that’d even make Jeff Bezos sweat. Coins are collected to subsequently buy stylish cat hats, and if that was all Crashy Cats had to offer, it would still be worth a download. This free Android game goes further, though. It looks gorgeous, with delicate hand-drawn old-school pixel art. It’s smart too, with level design that gradually introduces new ideas, including cats to collect during your travels (thereby creating a kind of kitty conga that works rather like extra lives), and a trippy bonus section that will bring a smile to the face of Nyan Cat fans. Even if you’ve had your fill of one-thumb endless titles, give this one a go, because it’s furry good. The best free racing games for Android Our favorite…Continue readingThe best free Android games 2020

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Engadget

Tesla Supercharger flaw lets rival EVs top up for free in Europe

We’ve asked Tesla for comment. It has previously welcomed the possibility of allowing Supercharger access to non-Tesla vehicles, but only if they can agree on costs. There’s no agreement so far. As Electrek suggests, this could easily be a bug or some other flaw. Tesla only allows free Supercharger use as a perk for some of its customers, and it likely isn’t happy that someone with a competing car could not only recharge at its stations without permission, but avoid paying for it. Don’t be surprised if Tesla rushes to block freebies in the near future. Source linkContinue readingTesla Supercharger flaw lets rival EVs top up for free in Europe

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Borderlands 3 is getting a free PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade — and four-player splitscreen

Borderlands 3 is the latest game to adopt an encouraging trend — giving gamers a next-gen upgrade without making them pay for it — and in this case, it’s one that’ll be extremely welcome to console gamers who have 4K TV sets. The image above (and embedded in the tweet below) has all the details, but just in case you can’t make out the fine print the primary news is this: on PS5 and Xbox Series X, the game will now run at 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, both higher and smoother than any console can run Borderlands 3 today. Last year, Digital Foundry found that even the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X only managed to run the game your choice of 3200 x 1800 resolution and 30 fps, or 1080p at 60fps, making you sacrifice either resolution or a smooth frame rate, and performance wasn’t necessarily consistent even then — so a true 4K60 campaign could make quite the difference. Gearbox isn’t making the same promise to would-be owners of the cheaper $300 Xbox Series S, of course, since that console that’s generally targeting 1440p resolutions instead of 4K. But the other news today is a brand-new splitscreen mode that supports 3 or 4 players on the same TV, letting you bring along three friends to play on a single console. That one is coming to the Xbox Series S, as well as the X and both PlayStation 5 models. And if you’re planning to keep…Continue readingBorderlands 3 is getting a free PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade — and four-player splitscreen

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is free when you buy an eligible AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU

AMD is offering buyers of select Ryzen CPUs a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as part of its new “Equipped to Win” bundle. To bag yourself a free copy of the game ahead of its release on November 10, you simply need to buy an eligible Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 processor from any retailer that’s supporting the promotion. Qualifying processors include the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, 3900XT, 3900X, along with the  Ryzen 7 3800XT, 3800X and 3700X.  The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla bundle also applies to all Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9-equipped desktops, as well as laptops that pack one of AMD’s fourth-generation Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 APUs – either the Ryzen 9 4900H or 4900HS, or Ryzen 7 4800H or 4800HS. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear as if any Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 3 SKUs are eligible for this bundle.  However, that’s likely due to the game’s requirements. Although Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will run on machines with an Intel Core i5 4950 or AMD FX 8530 CPU, Ubisoft recommends that it’s played on a machine with a faster Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 7 processor. You’ll also want at least 12GB RAM and an AMD Radeon R9 390 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. AMD’s “Equipped to Win” offer runs through October 3, expiring at 11:59 pm ET, or earlier if AMD runs out of its supply of codes. Codes must be redeemed by November 7. While it’s a tempting offer for those looking to pick…Continue readingAssassin’s Creed Valhalla is free when you buy an eligible AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU

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The Next Web

IFTTT introduces a paid plan, reduces free usage to 3 applets

IF This Then That (IFTTT), a web-based service that lets you set up useful task flows between popular apps (like sync photos you post on Twitter to your Dropbox storage) is adding a paid tier after a decade of being available for free. More importantly, it’s reducing free tier usage to three applets (tasks). The company said it’s taking this step to “better align our Pro product roadmap with the needs of our most active Applet creators.”  With the pro tier, IFTTT is introducing new features such as multi-step applets, multiple action execution with logic, and faster execution. The last one is important because, for some tasks, you might want to get an alert as soon as the event takes place. Example of an IFTTT applet In the free model, IFTTT might send you notification a few minutes late, and by then it would’ve lost relevance. For example, a goal in a football game. The company is giving you the choice of setting your own monthly subscription price for the first year till October 7. After that, you will have to pay the standard price of $9.99 per month. I checked my IFTTT account and saw that I have 10 applets running. I can reduce that to the three most important ones, but at the moment, I’m not sure if I want to become a pro user. It’s a cool service, but I don’t rely on it for my daily tasks, so I’m fine with the free tier. I just…Continue readingIFTTT introduces a paid plan, reduces free usage to 3 applets

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Diffblue launches a free community edition of its automated Java unit testing tool – TechCrunch

Diffblue, a spin-out from Oxford University, uses machine learning to help developers automatically create unit tests for their Java code. Since few developers enjoy writing unit tests to ensure that their code works as expected, increased automation doesn’t just help developers focus on writing the code that actually makes a difference but also lead to code with fewer bugs. Current Diffblue customers include the likes of Goldman Sachs and AWS. So far, Diffblue only offered its service through a paid — and pricey — subscription. Today, however, the company also launched its free community edition, Diffblue Cover: Community Edition, which doesn’t feature all of the enterprise features in its paid versions, but still offers an IntelliJ plugin and the same AI-generated unit tests as the paid editions. The company also plans to launch a new lower cost ‘individual’ plan for Diffblue Cover soon, starting at $120 per month. This plan will offer access to support and other advanced features as well. At its core, Diffblue uses unsupervised learning to build these unit tests. “What we’re doing is unique in the sense that there have been tools before that use what’s called static analysis,” Diffblue CEO Mathew Loge, who joined the company about a year ago, explained. “They look at the program and they basically understand the path through the program and try and work backwards from the path. So if the path gets to this point, what inputs do we need to put into the program in order to get…Continue readingDiffblue launches a free community edition of its automated Java unit testing tool – TechCrunch

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Yahoo is giving away a free website to businesses

Yahoo business web hosting – FREE for one yearUntil December 31, Yahoo is helping businesses get online with a free website, domain and email package with code PAYITFORWARD. You also get access to a comprehensive website builder – so what are you waiting for?View Deal It might be worth a reminder that Yahoo, which is now part of sprawling conglomerate Verizon, is offering web hosting services for small businesses based in the US.  The firm is currently running an offer (ending December 31) that includes a free website, free domain name and five business email accounts for a whole year, to help businesses navigate the pandemic. You also get access to a website builder with more than 150 templates, email inboxes with a total capacity of 1TB, a private domain registration, a business plan creator and much more. You will need to create a Business Maker account and use the code PAYITFORWARD at checkout. After the first year, expect to pay a little less than $800, which includes a one-off legal package charge and additional state filing fee. An interesting feature of Yahoo’s Business Maker package is that it includes hardware and software for in-person customer payments, something that may or may not be relevant depending on your line of business. Rounding off the package is a local business directory feature that acts like a local SEO tool to help businesses raise their profiles within their community. Alternatives exist at a much lower price, but with a very minimal feature…Continue readingYahoo is giving away a free website to businesses