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Cowboys News: Dallas Graded As The Best Secondary In The NFL

According to Pro Football Focus, the Cowboys‘ secondary is the best in the NFL. Just in time to face perhaps its toughest test. Rounding out the top five are the Giants, Patriots, Broncos, and Seahawks.

  1. Dallas Cowboys (Rank entering Week 7: 4)

Top overall grade: S Barry Church, 86.2 (No. 9 among safeties)

Top coverage grade: CB Morris Claiborne, 85.1 (No. 12 among CBs)

Top run-defense grade: S Barry Church, 86.0 (No. 11)

Most snaps: CB Brandon Carr, 1,013

One of the biggest reasons for the Cowboys’ success this season has been the turnaround of the secondary. After having just one defensive back with an above-average coverage grade last season, all eight players with at least 100 snaps in 2016 earned average or above-average overall and coverage grades. Although they lack an elite-caliber player, this group has played consistently well as a unit. Byron Jones, Barry Church, Morris Claiborne, and J.J. Wilcox have all earned career-high overall and coverage grades this season, while rookie Anthony Brown has played well down the stretch in Claiborne’s absence.

Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne to return after 9-game absence – Todd Archer, ESPN

A big reason for that PFF ranking was the play of Mo Claiborne, who will be back this week. Now we just have to hope that Sean Lee doesn’t knock him out of this game like he did the last time we played Green Bay.  The article also mentions that, of the defensive players who were out for the Philly game, only Justin Durant didn’t practice last week.

“He’s going to have rust because he’s been off but some of the things that he does you can’t coach,” Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 FM in Dallas. “They’re not necessarily from experience. They are just his natural gifts and we’ll benefit from those. We certainly know he was playing at the highest level and best level he’s played his career before he got his setback, his injury. I’d hope he can take right back up where he left off. That’s probably optimistic, but we will certainly be better off for him being out there then we would be if he were watching the game.”

For diverse Cowboys, Dak Prescott is the ultimate unifier – Lorenzo Reyes, USA Today

I found this the most interesting article of the day. Well worth reading from beginning to end.

One day during offseason workouts, Cowboys coaches furrowed their brows at Prescott in confusion. At first he didn’t know why. But later, he figured it out.

During a pre-practice stretch period, when Wiz Khalifa’s We Dem Boyz pulsed through the speakers, Prescott rapped every verse. Minutes later, when the guitar of George Strait’s All My Exes Live in Texas twanged through, Prescott swayed along and belted the chorus louder than anyone else on the field.

“Being bi-racial and being from the country, I can talk to guys like Travis Frederickfrom Wisconsin and Doug Free from Wisconsin,” Prescott says of two offensive linemen on the Cowboys.

“And then I can go over and talk to Dez Bryant. I mean, think about the two different standpoints you need to have a real conversation with both, to really understand what they’ve been through. I don’t think many can do it. For me, it’s not hard. I’m blessed because it’s natural.”

Sidelined For 2014-15 Thriller vs. GB, Sean Lee Excited To Make Playoff Debut – Rob Phillips, the Mothership

Thank goodness for Sean Lee. He’s one big reason this Cowboys’ team is different from the one in 2014.

“That was probably one of the toughest games from an injury standpoint that I dealt with,” Lee said. “Anytime you play Green Bay in the playoffs, that’s a game you want to be a part of. And probably looking back, of the games I missed, that’s one of the games I regret not playing in.”

Two years later, the Cowboys will meet the Packers again in the second round of the NFC playoffs, this time at AT&T Stadium this Sunday. This time, Lee’s healthy and ready to go.

Ranking the NFL playoff teams position by position: How do the Cowboys stack up? – Rick Gosselin, DMN

Here’s Gosselin’s ranking of the final eight playoff teams’ quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, offensive line, defensive line, linebackers, secondaries, special teams, and coaching. He ranked the Cowboys 6th, 1st, 5th, 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th (he must not have read PFF’s rankings that are linked above), 3rd, and 6th. With the low score being better, he gives Dallas a 39, tied for third with Atlanta.

Lots to quibble with here. Is it performance for this season, or a ranking based on his take on history? Look for an article later today on this very subject. Here’s one part, though, that’s on point.

The Cowboys went all in on rookie Ezekiel Elliott this season after selecting him with the fourth overall choice of the 2016 draft. The Cowboys were one of only two teams that ran the ball more than they passed it, and Elliott rewarded that commitment with an NFL rushing title. His 1,631 yards were almost 300 more than anyone else. He may be the best runner in the game today, but the most complete back is Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell.

How Dak, Zeke and the Cowboys offense must approach Green Bay’s defense – Bob Sturm, DMN

Sturm looks back at the first contest and gives some advice for how Scott Linehan can attack the Packers. Tomorrow, he’ll do the same for the Cowboys’ defense. He has five main points, and this is the fifth.

5) Cole Beasley is a massive mismatch. I know most people will think Dez is your matchup issue, but I don’t believe that in this game. Gunter is very solid against physical receivers (even Julio Jones), but speed gives them fits as a group. Micah Hyde inside against Beasley was a matchup that was very successful in Week 6. The Packers have no better options in the slot and this should be even better on a fast track.

Green Bay’s front seven must keep Cowboys from feeding Zeke to upset Dallas – Rick Gosselin, DMN

Think the Packers’ front seven can slow down Ezekiel Elliott in this game? Nah. Neither do I.

The Packers couldn’t slow Elliott in the first meeting between the two teams in October. Green Bay entered the game with the NFL’s top-ranked run defense, allowing an average of only 42.7 yards per game and 1.9 yards per carry. But Elliott bludgeoned the Pack for 157 yards on 28 carries in a 30-16 Dallas romp at Lambeau Field.

The Packers allowed only three individual 100-yard rushers all season. The other two came in their last two losses in November. Do you detect a trend? DeMarco Murray hammered Green Bay for 123 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in a 47-25 Tennessee victory, then rookie Robert Kelley thumped the Packers for 137 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries in a 42-24 Washington triumph.

Sorry, Cowboys fans, but losing Jordy Nelson wouldn’t be total kiss of death for Packers’ passing game – Gerry Fraley, DMN

Jordy Nelson spent the night of the Wild Card playoff game in the hospital with broken ribs. Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy says if Nelson can practice Saturday, he might play Sunday. But don’t count on it. This article attempts to argue that it might not matter. Really? What do you think?

If Nelson does not play, the Packers will be without a wide receiver who led the NFL in touchdown receptions with 14 and ranked among the leaders in receptions (97) and yards (1,257) in the regular season.

“A big piece of our offense,” wide receiver Davante Adams described Nelson as.

A big piece, but not all of the offense.

If Nelson does not play, that does not mean the demise of Green Bay’s passing game. The Packers showed in the wild-card round win against the New York Giants that they can survive without him.

Doug Free will have tough matchup in Packers’ Julius Peppers – Jean-Jacques Taylor, ESPN

Doug Free had a very bad game against Philadelphia the last week of the season, but don’t expect the veteran on the Dallas line to play so poorly when everything is on the line.

The Cowboys need him at his best Sunday, when he’ll probably see quite a bit of Green Bay Packers pass-rusher Julius Peppers, who has 143.5 career sacks and is playing his best football of the season.

Peppers has 8.5 sacks this season, second on the team, and five in the past eight games. He also has 4.5 sacks in the five playoff games he has played in for the Packers.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is not concerned about it. He knows Free will compete as hard as he can for as long as he can.

Why give rise to the Dak Prescott dink-and-dunkers? – Todd Archer- ESPN

Archer’s Five Wonders column.

I wonder where do people get this dink-and-dunk stuff with Dak Prescott? He’s not a dink-and-dunk quarterback. He averaged 8 yards per attempt. Tony Romo is at 7.9 yards per attempt for his career. Is going deep what Prescott does best? No, but the Cowboys had 38 pass plays of 20 yards or more. Not all 20-plus plays are equal, but did you really see a West Coast-type offense with short, quick passes? If you did, I saw a different offense all season. I think what has happened is some in the media have given voice to a small segment of fans who truly believe this even when presented with facts that state otherwise. Why give them a voice at all? And why get upset about it if you know it’s not true? If the Packers want to believe Prescott just throws underneath, then the Cowboys will be glad.

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How To Write Better Business Blogs – 6 Useful Tools

We’ve put together a handy list of some useful tools to help you get started writing blogs or help you to improve your current blog writing practices.

Some of these tools are ones we use ourselves when developing content for clients – and can help you to refine your B2B blogs so that your content really speaks to prospects and customers.

So, whether you’re a seasoned marketer or a b2b sales rep new to the world of blogging and publishing articles on LinkedIn, we hope our list of B2B blog writing tools can help!

Step 1 – Planning your topic

You might have the overall topic in mind, such as “Reducing IT costs”, but how do you know what the top performing articles and headlines are? Buzzsumo is a useful tool for checking how popular certain articles are in your particular topic area. This helps you to come up with different angles for your blog focus, because – after all – the topic will probably always be the same, but the angle will be tweaked to reveal new insights.

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Step 2 – Writing your blog

A blank page can be the most intimidating thing at times – and usually once you start writing, the content flows. To help you get started, this free blog planner tool from My Sales Academy can help you to plan out a B2B blog, guiding you through the process of writing a blog and figuring out how to structure your content in a compelling way.

Once you get a clear structure for your blog, you can use this again and again to plan out future blogs and ensure your content tells a clear and compelling story.

Step 3 – Reviewing and editing your blog

Now that you’ve written your blog, you need to proof-read it a few times. Our first drafts looking nothing like our final drafts, because ideas build, stories don’t translate and sections are taken out and replaced. Never scrimp on the editing and reviewing section because it can really make all the difference between an average blog post and a compelling piece of content that is shared widely.

We often use readability scores to test if our content is readable and simple to understand. We use a tool that’s built into our blogging platform, but sometimes run our content through web tools such as For example, this blog has a readability score of 61 on the Flesch reading-ease test, meaning that it is described as “Plain English. Easily understood by 13- to 15-year-old students,” (Wiki). Readability is important because it can potentially affect your Google ranking if content is deemed ‘unreadable’ or difficult to understand – but it’s generally just a good idea to make your writing as easy as possible to consume.

It’s also a good idea to check that none of your content has been printed elsewhere online, or that you haven’t lifted text unknowingly from another source. Copyscape can be used to check text against other online published content – especially useful if you contract out the writing of your content, so that you can be sure writers haven’t copied text from elsewhere.

Step 4 – Get the headline right!

Now that you’ve written your article, it’s time to start thinking about a compelling headline to bring readers in. Using a headline analyser can help to guide your headline towards using more emotive and attractive words. For example, headlines with words such as “How to…” tend to attract more readers than those with purely descriptive titles. It’s like first impressions, you have just a few moments to capture a reader’s attention – so make it count.

Headline analyzer

Step 5 – Promotion, promotion, promotion

So you’ve written your blog, you’ve probably published it on LinkedIn – now what? There are tools out there to help you find the most popular hashtags to ensure that the most people possible see your Tweets – tweetreach helps by finding popular hashtags around your chosen topic so that you can be sure you’re using the most valuable hashtags when promoting your blog or article across social media.

These are just a handful of the tools we use – depending on the topic, audience or article, we employ different tools to help create content that drives engagement and is better tailored to the appropriate audience.

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10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Best Free iPhone AppsAnother day, another patch of white hot paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. We’ve got 10 fresh apps for Apple fans today, and they span all different genres. As always, these sales could end at any time so be sure to check out the list below as soon as you can.

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

Rocket Video for Google Cast


Normally $1.99.

Unleash your Chromecast with Rocket Video Cast. With Rocket you can browse the web and stream any web video on your Chromecast attached TV, and you can even store those videos and cast them later.

Rocket is also a fully featured file manager that allows you to store files to your iOS device. You can then view/play the stored files right on your device offline or transfer them to your computer, and of course you can cast your stored videos to your big screen.

– Cast videos from all major streaming video sites
– Cast from major file sharing sites
– Full featured web browser
– Start screen with the most frequent visited history entry’s
– Open saved tabs on startup
– Real-time search in your browsing history, bookmarks and tabs
– Search engine integration in the Address bar
– Share URL’s via Twitter, Mail
– Search in the website
– Passcode protected
– FTP Server to transfer files in and out of the app
– Download Manager
– FIle Manager to organize your files in folders etc.
– Playlists and background audio
– Address bar search engine options (Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, StartPage can be changed App Settings > Search Engine)
– Multi format video/audio player allows you to play almost any video and audio format without leaving the app (wmv, mpeg, mpeg1, mpeg2, mpeg4, 3gp, sf, avi, divx, dv, gxf, m2p, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mkv, moov, mov, mp4, mpg, mpv, mt2s, mts, mxf, ogm, ogv, ps, qt, ts, vob, webm, wm, mp3, m4a, wma).
– Extract audio from mp4 files (convert to mp3)
– File Manager – create folders/organize/move files/etc.
..and lots lots more.
– (NEW!) Import videos from Camera Roll
– (NEW!) Cast your Rocket playlist for files in the app
– (NEW!) Download m3u8

Supported format for Chromecast include mp4, m4v, m3u8, hls, and live streams are supported.

Flash video, iTunes purchased videos, Silverlight and other DRM protected videos like Amazon Instant Videos, HBO now, Hulu, Netflix are not supported!

This app is not affiliated with Google or one of its products or trademarks and is developed independently.

Download Rocket Video for Google Cast

Favourite Contacts Launcher


Normally $0.99.

With Favourite Contacts Launcher, call like a Boss. !!

Swipe right from lock screen, and tap to call. So, easy it is!!!

Call and text your favorite contacts directly from the Widgets screen! also called as Today extension.

This Widget support calling, message, WhatsApp, Telegram, email, FaceTime and FaceTime audio also.

You can also organize contacts in groups (e.g. Family, Friends, Work) and access them directly from the widgets.

This is an app with a powerful widget that will dramatically improve everyday use of your iPhone.

While currently contacting your friends can be an annoyingly long process because you must open apps and search through contact after contact.
But with Favourites Contacts Launcher just swipe right from the lock screen, home screen, or pull down the widgets screen from within any app and get immediate access to your favorites.

● Call & Text from the Notification Centre
● Group contacts as family, friends, work and etc.
● Add unlimited contacts to different groups available
● Call & Message, WhatsApp, Telegram, Email
● FaceTime & FaceTime Audio
● Works on iPhone 5 / 5s, 6 / 6s/ 6s+, 7 / 7+ with IOS 8 and above.

Much more coming in the next updates.
So, Stay tuned!!

Download Favourite Contacts Launcher

Audio spectrum analyzer


Normally $3.99.

Spectrum Analyzer is a powerful real-time audio analysis app. Ideal for room tuning or speaker tuning, this app provides precision audio measurement and visualization that fits in your pocket!

Spectrum Analyzer has many advanced features which are normally only found in much more expensive sound analysis software. It offers fast and accurate spectrum analysis suitable for both amateur hi-fi enthusiasts and professional A/V engineers.

Feature Highlights:
● Octave Band Real-Time Analyzer
● FFT Plot
● Smooth HD Graphics
● Multispectral Harmonic Analyzer
● Integrated Sound Level Meter (dB-A weightnings)

Download Audio spectrum analyzer

Self Control


Normally $1.99.

This app is dead simple! Have you ever wasted your time on the Internet? Self Control allows you to temporarily block distracting websites. You can always unlock them again but it requires that you think twice before doing so: “Do I really need to browse funny cat pictures right now?”.

Getting rid of your wasteful browsing habits is as easy as downloading this app and adding your favorite time wasters list. A predefined list of potentially distracting websites is provided. More free time for you GUARANTEED.

Due to iOS restrictions, the application can currently only block websites on Safari. Other applications are not affected by it.

Download Self Control

Race by Hearts


Normally $0.99.

Turn your cardio workouts into a fun, social and competitive experience!

Race by Hearts motivates you to a more effective workout and together with your training buddies you’ll get even more out of your training.

► Use your team to drive you forward.
Race by hearts is all out being social. Not with the purpose of telling everyone how cool you are (because you are!), but instead use the real time heart rate data within your team to motivate you to train even harder. You gain a better, more efficient workout. Your teammates do the same. Everybody shares, everybody gains.

► It’s a competition, if you want it to be.
One of the best motivators is to do great, preferably even greater than someone else. That’s why training alongside your friends, keeping track of each other is a perfect way to motivate yourself to perform just that little bit better.
However if your are not in a competitive mood, Race by Hearts works just as well as a general heart rate monitor. It shows your heart rate in real time, stores your data and gives you a nice overview after your workout.

► Powered by your heart.
Your heart rate says a lot of things about you. How fit you are, whether you are stressed or relaxed. And with Race by Hearts it also tells you how hard you are working out, if your are putting in more effort that your training buddies, and which one of your teammates is currently in the lead. It all depends on your individual heart rates.

► Heart rates are relative.
We all have hearts, yet we are all different. This is the reason that while your heart rate tells a lot about you, it does only say something about you. What is a high heart rate for you might not be for someone else. Heart rates are as individual as favorite colors. Therefore RBH calculates a normalized reference for every team member, making it possible to do a true comparison between individuals.
– Shows current heart rate and intensity, average heart rate and intensity, as well as how many calories burned so far. For you and every other member of your team.

– Team members are arranged according to their current intensity level, showing you the live ranking during your workout.

– Heart rate intensity is calculated from your maximum and resting heart rates, which provides a normalized basis for comparing intensities across individuals.

– Create your own session and have your training buddies join you, to train together, motivate each other and just have a fun and social workout session.

– Your session leader can control your team’s workout, ensuring that all members start and stop the workout data capture at the same time – giving everyone a common base to compare from.

– Stores your workout data so you can review previous workouts and track your training sessions, your progression, and your team rankings.

– Works with Bluetooth 4.0/LE/Smart compatible heart rate sensors. No dongles required, no extra hardware, no wires! And these heart rate sensors work with other apps and equipment as well.

– Optional integration with Apple Health, includes reading user data (Age, Weight and Gender) into Race by Hearts, and sharing workouts to Health, including calorie burn and heart rate measurements.

– Export your workouts to RunKeeper (, as a .CSV file, ready for external analysis or post them to your Facebook feed.

Download Race by Hearts



Normally $1.99.

It is a household account book app that there are three types of layout.

●Three of the household account book layout
You I can use the week and month display household accounts of that infinite horizontal scrolling.

●Beautiful two themes
And a two themes of WHITE and BLACK, you can use to choose the one you like best.

Three types of graph
– By the scope of the week day line graph
– Another range of the month day line graph
– Range is the month of category pie chart

Other Features
– Editing of expense items, additional functions
– Theme change function. It can be changed from two types of theme

Download Spends



Normally $0.99.

GIFCon is the best app to convert your GIFs into videos. Tweak the number of times you want the video to loop and even control the playback speed of the converted video. Save and share the video anywhere you want!

* Control the number of times a converted GIF will loop
* Control the playback speed of the converted GIF
* Browse through and manage saved GIFs and converted MOV files
* Post converted GIFs to Instagram! If your video is too small, add loops till it’s more than the minimum duration (3 seconds)
* File size, number of frames (GIF), video duration are easily visible
* Search for animated GIFs in picTrove 2 pro and import them into GIFCon
* Import from your device Photo library
* Import from any cloud files provider including iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
* Import from various file apps:
– Google Drive
– Dropbox
– Microsoft OneDrive
– Box
– Readdle Documents
* Save converted videos to your device’s photos library. GIFCon will maintain a library album for you to easily find the videos you saved!
* Landscape orientation support on all devices

Download GIFCon

Pocket Anatomy


Normally $14.99.

“Navigating the body couldn’t be EASIER” – Medical Student

Boost your anatomy knowledge TODAY! Looking for the Lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve? With our award-winning app, it’s easy: retrieve any anatomical structure and relevant clinical information in an instant. Search through 1000s of anatomical structures such as ligaments, tendons, arteries, veins, organs, and glossary items. Browse by system layers including skin, skeletal, connective tissue, muscular, circulatory, digestive, reproductive, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary and more…

“User Interface: This is really what separates this app from the rest. Easy and high resolution zooming and movement. Navigating the body couldn’t be easier. Of all the anatomy apps I’ve seen this is definitely one of the best.” Medical Student *****

“Thinking of you: All the anatomy apps have the blue dots with information, but with Pocket Anatomy you can click on a muscle and it will give you origin, insertion, key relations, functions (actions), nerve and blood supply, and clinical perspectives, plus a notes section so that you can write in additional notes. Even better, in the updated version you can add pins to really CUSTOMIZE it.” Medical Resident *****

Our growing community of 1 Million users are becoming better medical professionals by learning and refreshing using Pocket Anatomy.

Visualize complex medical concepts with the newly added Blausen Animations Library – the World’s leading library of award winning 3D medical animations. 30 animations are included in your first purchase. With additional in-app purchase you can also unlock over 1,000 more animations, detailing anatomy, physiology, conditions and procedures. You can watch each video unlimited times and even save it to your device for offline viewing.

A unique combination of features makes Pocket Anatomy the superior Anatomy and Physiology product in the market place:

Confusion is easy when it comes to anatomy terms. With our intuitive search option it will suffice to type in only the first characters of the word you are looking for, or one of the words composing the main term. E.g. if you type in “trap” you will get “trapezoid” as well as “coracoclavicular-trapezoid ligament”. The more letters you type the more refined the search.

Fly around the human body swiping your finger on the screen, fluidly navigating from the skin layer through the superficial to deep musculature, and on through to internal organ structures, ligaments and the skeletal system.

Pocket Anatomy now includes full 3D male and female anatomy as well as detailed stand alone visual information on circulatory, connective tissue, digestive, integumentary, lymphatic, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal and urinary systems.

Anatomical structures in each layer are pinned for identification. Each pin is associated with additional concise relevant information and clinical notes.

Studying for your next Anatomy and Physiology exam? Add your notes next to a pin, bookmark the content you are interested in and retrieve it every time you need it. Test your knowledge with your classmates or challenge yourself with our quizzes.


***** “This BEAUTIFUL app offers mobile medical education for students.” Apple iTunesU

***** “EXCELLENT visuals and seamless 3D navigation” MedGadget

***** “Renders the old text-book pretty close to obsolete” CNET

We are committed to offer you the best updated content to help you enhance your anatomy learning experience. With over 35 free updates to our software since 2010, we are committed to ensuring that your voices are heard. Please email us at [email protected] and share your feedback on how to improve the content, usability & design of our apps.
Claudia, Conor, Dave, Mark & Team

Download Pocket Anatomy

Delete Contacts


Normally $0.99.

This app is the best way to quickly delete multiple contacts of your address book, to symply merge all the duplicate contacts and to easily backup all your contacts!

Key Features:


Delete multiple contacts of your address book at once! Fast and easy!


Merge all the duplicate contacts of your address book with one tap! Very simple!


Backup all the contacts of your address book with one tap! Fast and so useful!


Share backup files via text message, email, Dropbox, iCloud Drive, .. !


Restore contacts at any time directly from the app! Choose contacts to restore!

Download Delete Contacts

Draw Pad Pro


Normally $2.99.

With nearly 3 million downloads to date, Draw Pad Pro is a clear and compelling choice for taking notes. The app is designed as a beautiful and innovative way to create and manage all your thoughts, ideas, sketches, scribbles, and more. It offers a variety of customization options, powerful productivity features, and sharing capabilities. Draw Pad Pro is built to take advantage of the latest in iOS technology, and works beautifully on all your devices.

Download Draw Pad Pro today, and enjoy its simplicity and functionality. Use the app for your next big idea or project.


The Sierra 10 Desktop

Reader Alec submitted this desktop that brings a little bit of Windows 10 into macOS, but only the good parts. Mission Control gets a lovely unified look, and there’s an app launcher at the bottom that functions like a taskbar. Here’s how it’s all set up.

If you didn’t know better, you’d think that Alec’s desktop was actually a Windows PC, but watch the GIF above closely, and you’ll no—it’s actually a Mac, running Sierra. It’s just been ever-so-slightly customized to bring in some familiar aspects of Windows, and as someone who works cross-platform, I can appreciate that. Alec’s tool of choice here is Übersicht, a customization tool we’ve highlighted before.

Once you’re familiar with it, here are the components you’ll need:

  • The Winter wallpaper bu Ian Ape
  • The Übersicht customization suite for macOS
  • The Morning Clock widget for Übersicht
  • The WeatherNow widget for Übersicht
  • The Battery Charge widget for Übersicht
  • The Blur Widget to make the dock background translucent
  • The cDock utility to customize the macOS Dock
  • The Bartender utility to customize the macOS menubar
  • The LiteIcon utility to tweak the system icons
  • The Metro UI Icon pack to customize the system icons

Alec explains:

MacOS Sierra with menu bar on autohide. Themed dock using cdock and liteicon to give it a Windows feel.

By hiding the MacOS dock background using cDock and using the blur widget for an ‘artificial’ dock background allows for ubersicht widgets to overlay the dock. This allows the battery widget to display in the bottom right corner.

All in all, I think the finished product looks good, and every time I see one of these Übersicht-customized desktops, it makes me want to do some interesting tweaking to my Mac at work. If you like it too, or have questions about how Alec set it all up, make sure to hit the Kinja blog link below to leave a comment over there and ask your questions.


TNA News: TNA Once Again Using Sherri Shaw Themes, Update on How Many Episodes of Impact Have Been Taped


– It appears that at the end of this week’s TNA taping cycle, they will have taped 9 episodes of Impact. They originally planned to tape 12 episodes. TNA returns to Universal studios on March 2nd, and they will tape through March 9th.

– Earlier this week, it was reported that had been offered the theme songs composed by Sherri Shaw during the Billy Corgan regime for free but had turned them down. The company has now changed their mind, end last night, they used Shaw’s themes for Marshe Rockett and Allie.


Analysts Looking Beyond Uncertainty And Volatility For Key 2017 Themes

As we have already noted, if you like roller coasters, then 2017 will be a fun ride for you. In keeping with this statement, the first wave of predictions for the New Year has come and gone. There were no surprises or gut-wrenching guesttimates offered up by financial pundits. The storyline was simple and straightforward – expect uncertainty and volatility in big doses, in other words, a roller coaster. The more contemplative crowd, however, has chosen to wait a bit, let the first wave pass, and then prepare more detailed responses as to what might prevail during the first year of a Trump dominated agenda.

This second wave in the ride, if you will, comes after the long pull up a steep incline. You can almost hear the chains straining with each foot of elevation. If the first wave was buffeted by Trump-phoria, then how will sober reasoning deal with the irrational exuberance that preceded it? Will the winner be optimism or will the snows of cynicism fall down upon us all? It is easy to grab for metaphors to describe the current musings, but many of the newer forecasts have a mysterious optimistic ring about them for now. Everyone, or nearly everyone, accepts that uncertainty and volatility will rule, but a consensus is forming that paints a rosy picture where timing is the only real issue.

Any meaningful forecast of fundamental drivers for our foreign exchange market typically begins with a discussion about the U.S. Dollar and how it might impact the S&P 500 index, the accepted proxy for the global economy since half of the revenues of its participants is derived from foreign sources or operations. As our last article highlighted, analysts are currently going both ways on the USD, with a range of predictions that span the minus 3% to positive 3% territory. As for stocks, here is one pundit’s take: “The number of risks for the U.S. stock market are sufficiently large and the magnitude of these risks sufficiently meaningful that attempting to predict where stocks will be 12 months from now is folly.” Since when has “folly” stopped an analyst in his or her tracks?

This time a year ago saw a trifecta of major themes for 2016 – central bank policy divergence, China, and commodities, with an underlying unknown influence thrown in for Europe and whatever curve balls it might hurl into the mix. In many respects, these same themes will bleed into 2017, as well, but with a degree of maturation added to each one, including the “fickle maiden” behavior of the EU. Analysts, however, are more concerned that additional themes, of which there are quite a few, will create a situation where there are so many moving parts that probable outcomes must embrace a host of possible scenarios, not a good thing. Monte Carlo simulation enthusiasts will gain favor.

What are the details for this evolving framework of major economic themes?

Let’s go down the list, starting with our familiar threesome:

#1 – Central Bank Policy Divergence: The Fed has spoken again, raising its benchmark target rate by another 25 basis points and announcing its intention to make three more hikes in 2017. Although surprised, analysts are already discounting three down to two, if even that many. The current guess is that the Fed will pass in March, change in June, pass again in September, and then end the year with another hike, as in the past two years. Yes, economic indicators seem to be on a good track in the U.S. market, but the same is not true around the globe. The recent bout of Trump-phoria may have bolstered the S&P 500 index, but global indices have floundered, as depicted below:

S&P 500 Daily Chart

The Fed has begun its long trek for interest rate normalization, but the rest of its central banking brethren are mired in various stages of QE, ZIRP, and NIRF. There is no historical precedent for how all of this entanglement will ever be resolved, a cautious walk may not be an option, if and when Trump policy directions drastically change the existing landscape. Monetary solutions have failed. Fiscal measures are needed.

#2 – The Chinese Experiment is still an Experiment: Chinese officials survived another test of their resolve to achieve a soft landing. Equities took a beating on the Shanghai Composite. Credit and liquidity markets were strained. The Yuan came under pressure, despite PBoC intervention and the draining of over $700 billion in foreign exchange reserves. Has a bottom been reached? Does a financial crisis loom on the horizon? How will the conversion to a consumer-driven economy react, if Trump protectionism results in massive trade wars? There are no easy answers to these questions, but standing still will not suffice. China will definitely be a wild card in 2017. As one pundit put it, “The world’s second largest economy is chock full of bubbles and distortions from debt to real estate to bond yield volatility to capital pouring out of the country. The risk of a major policy accident coming out of China is rising dramatically, and any such impacts would not be limited to the U.S. stock market but would likely be felt negatively across various asset classes around the world, including bonds such as U.S. Treasuries, and commodities such as gold and oil.”

#3 – Commodities are back, but cautiously so: After appreciating like gangbusters after the turn of the century, commodities went into a prolonged downward spiral for the last five years. Oil prices finally bottomed early on in 2016. Gold went up, as well, especially after the Brexit referendum, but has since retreated during the recent Trump rally. Precious metals have also made a grudging comeback. Copper prices, the bellwether for good times to come, have spiked from $2.20 to $2.70 in the past few months, most likely in anticipation of heavy infrastructure spending in the U.S. and elsewhere. Copper has recently pulled back to $2.52, but signs are positive. Emerging markets are holding their collective breaths, hoping that all goes well in China, as fiscal policy changes in developed markets make their mark.

And then we have a few newer fundamental forces to consider:

#4 – Trump-onomics – Boom or Bust? The general consensus at this point is that tax cuts, infrastructure spending, and selective deregulation will kick the U.S. economy into a higher gear. While intentions have been expressed, there is very little in the way of details, as to how and when these specific changes will gain support and ultimate implementation. Issues related to revising international trade agreements are also up in the air, without specifics to guide one’s assessment in that arena, although protectionism seems to be foremost on the agenda. Will Trump run into resistance when policy directions require more deficit spending? Has the market overreacted? Time will tell.

#5 – Will King Dollar put a damper on the proceedings? The strength of the U.S. Dollar has already had negative impacts on the export-trading sector, while shifting global capital flows to U.S. Treasuries and other safe havens, to the detriment of all developing economies, including China.

USD vs S&P 500

The USD and stocks have been in tandem for most of 2016, a positive correlation that runs counter to historical norms. The last time this pattern was strong was 2002. The dance may or may not continue in 2017. Yes, returns and safety are the present issue, as foreign investment capital pours in, but the export trade and many of Trump’s policies will only succeed if a weak Dollar returns. As noted earlier, predictions are mixed going forward. An expanding deficit will favor depreciation, which will help exports, but so much depends on a host of variables related to trade agreements and central bank policy that it is far too soon to fix the random walk ahead for the greenback.

#6 – Populism in the EU may spoil the party: Europe continues to be a huge question mark. Per one local reporter, “We have a slate of major political elections across Europe that, depending on how they play out in the coming months, could increasingly point to the eventual unraveling of the European Union. The Dutch are up first in March followed by the French in April and May and then by the Germans anytime between August and October. And the Italians may also end up holding an election of their own in the coming year as well with a banking system in the country that is teetering on the brink of contagion sparking crisis.” Brexit proceedings are in the mix, as well.

#7 – Transition from monetary to fiscal stimulus: Following the Great Recession, central banks across the planet engaged in a coordinated policy shift to flood economies with liquidity, in the hopes that investment would follow. We now have an entanglement where a clear exit strategy does not exist. This so-called era is coming to an end. The monetary tools have been expended. Global bankers are now in hopes that “austere fiscal policies will be rescinded in favor of fiscal stimulus and structural reforms,” but will politicians have the resolve to make it happen. The absence of cheap money will definitely weigh on equity values, suggesting that a correction is due. Are economic models beginning to forecast a recessionary outlook?2017 Recession model

There are several good economic models that take several indicators to arrive at fairly accurate forecasts as to whether an economic slowdown is imminent. This chart is showing clear sailing for the foreseeable future, as due other credible models. Recession may not be in the current tealeaves, but late 2017 and early 2018 are still in doubt. Financial markets have gone far out on a limb, such that any hiccups after Trump takes office could be magnified enormously and prove fatal in an instant.

Concluding Remarks

We are nearly two weeks into the New Year, but uncertainty persists. The known quantities related to central bank policy, China, and commodities have morphed to a degree, all to be impacted by the new Trump administration, the strength of the U.S. Dollar, elections in Europe, and the arrival of fiscal stimulus programs to revitalize our economies. Geopolitical events will also factor in, as well, such that bouts of volatility will cluster more often than in 2016.

Predicting the future is often an exercise in “foolish folly”, as quite a few analysts have noted. As for the S&P 500 index, it “wrapped up 2016 at 2,238, which has its price-to-earnings ratio at a much more remarkable 25.8 times earnings, which is among the highest levels in the recorded history of the U.S. stock market.” Optimists see 2,500 as a likely target, but timing is everything.


National Youth day 2017: Themes, Slogans and Messages for Swami Vivekananda Jayanti

National Youth day 2017

National Youth day 2017 is celebrated on January 12th on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda Birthday. Vivekananda is a person who does not need introduction. He is the greatest gift given by the God to us. On this day please view this National Youth day themes. You can also check the Yuva Diwas Slogans

Swami Vivekananda was born on 12th January in the year 1863. In our fast generation many kids didn’t know who Swami Vivekananda is. He should be known by every person in the country because he is the reflection of our India

International youth day slogans quotes SMS and messages

He is the person who explained the greatness of India to all over the world. With his speeches, every country people came to know how great the India is.

National youth day quotes


Most of the countries are following his speeches to improve their society but unfortunately we don’t implement any ideas of him. Most of us know he is a national leader, that’s all, rather than that we don’t know anything. In fact, he is not a just leader, he is the guide, he is the teacher, and he is the parent.

Vivekananda is a person who cried at night times for the country development. He has opportunity to sleep on soft beds but he didn’t choose that, and he decided to walk in thorns to help people.

Every year we celebrate Swami Vivekananda birthday but what purpose we are celebrating? He gave a great message to the youth which should follow by every person. Following his words is great tribute to him than celebrating his birthday.

Many events are going to be conducted on National Youth day 2017. Our prime minister will conduct a meet on this day according to the National Youth day theme.

National youth day images

What are your plans on this Swami Vivekananda Jayanti? My suggestion is to forward this Yuva Diwas Slogans to all people and make them inspired by it.

Yuva Diwas Messages are not just words, they are the key to our life, if we unlock it, our life will happy. So participate in the events of National Youth day 2017

Yuva Diwas Slogans

  • All power is within you, you can do anything and everything
  • Do not be scared of a small beginning. Great things will come afterwards. Be courageous and strong. Do not try to lead your brethren, but serve them. The brutal mania for leading has sunk many a great ships in the waters of life. Take care especially of that, i.e. be unselfish even unto death, and work
  • Do not figure out big plans at first, but begin slowly, feel your ground and proceed up
  • Youth itself is a talent- A perishable talent
  • The earth is enjoyed by heroes this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear. Happy Youth day.
  • Take Risks in life. If you win, you can lead. If you lose, you can guide
  • You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself
  • The powers of mind are like rays of the sun, when they are concentrated they illuminate

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‘Persona 5’ Themes Are Now Available In Japan And They Look Amazing

“Persona 5” is coming soon and people who had early access to the Japanese release are indeed lucky. Fortunately, the localisation of the said game in the West is not that far, though. Now, players in Japan get to obtain two variants of the Persona 20th Anniversary theme for the PlayStation 4 also. The themes are downloadable for free from the Japanese PlayStation store. You can get the theme for PlayStation 3 here.

The overall size of the theme is 10.8 MB. The background picture relates to the old Persona series including “Shin Megami Tensei.” A clear black coloured font reads the 20th anniversary. In addition, a small logo on the bottom right displays the five insignias throughout the old series up to the new ones including SEES insignia from “Persona 3.” However, some fans are not satisfied with the “Persona 5” theme and claims that the theme looks plain and bland unlike other themes, reported Siliconera. Nevertheless, it is free, so it makes up for it.

Spicing up the upcoming game

According to Crunchyroll, the “Persona 5” theme is dynamic and the two variants suffice the free downloads. The upcoming game will be released this year on April 4 in North America and Europe. Of course, the platform will be PlayStation 4. With Atlus offering the best of the experience for players in the game, gamers will reminisce the old times they had with older Persona series. The theme can be downloaded through the Japanese PlayStation store or players can wait until it is released in the West.

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