What we know after the launch.
- Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
- Three colours each.
- 6 Pro has telephoto lens.
- Powered by Google Tensor system on a chip (SoC) which can run AI and ML models directly on device, imacting camera, speech recognition, other workloads.
- Material You and Android 12 'colours, camera, form, and what’s on the screen all work together in a single, fluid experience'.
- Speech recognition. Voice commands, Live translate, Captioning and Dictation.
- Hardware security.
- Magic eraser
Availability limited to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, UK, and USA.
By default Joomla 4 uses the icon assets in
/media/system/images/. These are the Joomla logo formatted for use as a favicon. (Like this: ).
<link href="/media/system/images/joomla-favicon.svg" rel="icon" type="image/svg+xml"> <link href="/media/system/images/favicon.ico" rel="alternate icon" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon">
Custom Cassiopeia template favicon
There are a couple of ways of getting custom favicons (Like this: ) in your new Joomla 4 site based on the Cassiopeia template
RSS is much maligned but it is a really simple syndication format for news feeds which has been around for decades. It represents an easy way to add freshly updated content to your Joomla site automatically.
Creating an RSS feed in a Joomla 4 site
To create one, in Joomla 4
- Open the Joomla Administrator and log in
- Select Feeds under Components
- Click or tap the 'New' Button
- Provide a title for the feed
- Enter the link and optionally a description
- Save & Close
That's it. Your feed is created. Now you need to make it available on your Joomla site.
You can make it available in a number of formats, by adding a menu item to your Joomla site.
I wanted to make my Joomla sites interactions with Twitter a little bit more engaging. Twitter cards already provide a nice solution for that. Experiments showed me that I got more traffic if they were enabled. So I set about automating it for anyone who tweets a link to my content. Heres how I did it and the code
The module positions for Cassiopeia are named placeholders which determine the positioning of content provided by published modules. Assign a module to a position, determine which pages the module should display on and publish it and then the module will output content to that page.
Modules can have 'module chrome' which is display oriented styling code to provide templates with variation. Module chrome options for Cassiopeia are nothing,
A USB Type-C-powered companion display that's compatible with my M1 based Mac Mini, my Google Chromebook, and my iPad Pro. If you need two screens and work away from home at times this is the answer.
TL:DR — I ordered one from Amazon UK and it arrived next day. It works with my M1 based Mac Mini, my Google Chromebook, and my iPad Pro. It has a resolution of 1920x1080 which is commonly known as 'Full HD'. It is a brilliant addition to my toolkit as I travel between places a good bit and always miss my second screen. Pics below:
Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons for Joomla 4.x
This Joomla! plugin adds social sharing buttons and metadata optimized for Open Graph and Twitter to com_content items. It is an official Joomla Project plugin, primarily designed for use on the joomla.org website network. The plugin generates buttons like this. (Thise is an image, see the bigger one for the real buttons).
There is zero configuration required. Just install and enable the plugin.
TL:DR — Once built and uploaded it just worked!
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