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Question regarding Google Drive REST API and Powershell

Learn Programming - 1 hour 30 min ago

I'm writing a powershell script to upload csv files to my google drive. I tried two approached from Google's site.

  • Using the simple upload: The problem I'm having is the script uploads the file to my base drive folder. However it does so without any extensions and names it Untitled, and I cannot specify the folder I want to upload it in.

  • Using the multipart upload: I could not figure out how to give the file a directory path and the file it created got rid of the csv formatting and inserted all the values in a single line.

How do I do the multipart upload? Any help is appreciated. The code I used for the simple upload is:

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iFinance 4.3.7 - Comprehensively manage your personal finances.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 1 hour 31 min ago


iFinance allows you to keep track of your income and spending -- from your lunchbreak coffee to your new car -- in the most convenient and fastest way. Clearly arranged transaction lists of all your financial resources from your debit account to your credit card and cash show you exactly what you spend your money on - the first and most crucial step in getting your finances on-track. iFinance lets you know how your assets perform. Have it analyze your finances and the available charts and reports will show you instantly what your biggest spending items are and where there's potential for savings. The convenient budget feature helps you review your financial goals. How much money can you spend today if you want to stay within your budget? How much more income is needed to achieve your monthly goal?

It supports several different banking file formats, such as CSV, QIF, OFX, and mt940. Import your data by using one of these formats or retrieve your bank account transactions via OFX direct-connect. Please note that not all banks support OFX direct-connect. Please check out our free demo version if you are unsure about your bank’s online features.

Keep iFinance up-to-date on all your devices using iCloud or the enhanced WiFi-Sync feature. Once you establish a WiFi connection, Sync takes all new entries that you made on your Mac at the office or on your iPhone while you were on-the-go and merges them into a single, up-to-date version. WiFi Sync allows multiple users to manage the same database. This may become useful, for example, if you are in charge of a club's or association's finances, or if you manage a bank account with another person.



Version 4.3.7 (4.3.8):

Note: The downloadable demo is at 4.3.8. The version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 4.3.7.

  • Bug fixes


  • OS X 10.10 or later


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Dell XPS 13 9360 vs ASUS ZenBook 13.3 8th gen i5 vs MacBook Air 128gb (2017) vs MS Surface Laptop

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $800-850 USD

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I think I appreciate all these specifications, but optional touch input is nice, but good battery life and RAM size is really appreciated.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I'd prefer around 3lbs and under.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. I'm used to Windows 10, I've never used Mac OS as my main personal OS, but all my mobile devices are Apple (iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, 2017 iPad)

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. I think 13" is ideal.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. No, not really any of these.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? No.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I'm not singling any one of these out as a deciding factor, but I do NOT need an optical drive.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm a part-time student and work full-time with the ability to work remotely when needed. However, I do wish to start learning how to code in my limited spare time this year, so that is something else I've been considering while shopping for laptops.

Of all the machines listed in my post title, I really desire the MS Surface Laptop the most, but it's well outside my budget right now. As I stated earlier, I've never used an Apple computer as my primary machine, but I'm open to it - I did use an iMac for a year-long internship and I found OS X to be quite alright after getting used to it. I like the thought of rounding out my Apple device ownership with an Apple computer, but I'm not entirely sure if I'm just considering the MacBook Air for the sake of having an Apple computer more than the practicality with respect to my computing needs, or what...

Any insight is appreciated! Thanks!

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Here’s why you can’t buy a high-end graphics card at Best Buy

Ars Technica - 1 hour 33 min ago

Enlarge / Philadelphia miner Matthew Freilich shared this picture of his mining rig, which contains eight Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics cards. (credit: Matthew Freilich)

The market for high-end graphics cards used to work like the market for almost any other piece of computer gear. You'd go to your local electronics store, pick one up off the shelf, and pay an amount right around the manufacturer's suggested retail price.

But the rise of cryptocurrency mining has created an unprecedented global shortage of graphics cards. If you go to your local retailer, you're likely to find bare shelves where the beefier cards used to be. Instead of trading at a discount, used cards routinely sell for well above MSRP on sites like eBay and Craigslist.

And it's driving PC gamers—who used to be the primary market for these cards—crazy.

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TimeTag 6.02 - Time logging for freelancers, professionals, and contractors.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 1 hour 38 min ago


TimeTag is a time management tool designed for on-the-go freelancers and people who want to track their time quickly and easily.

The app intelligently organizes and groups all your time records so you can see how your time was spent at a glance. Exporting is simple, and generates spreadsheets and reports that can be used by other apps and services.

Features
  • Effortless time recording with a simple 1-click start and stop button
  • View accurate time stats down to the second
  • See how your time is spent through tags and categories, which are like tasks and projects
  • Save time by automatically generating Excel and Numbers compatible spreadsheets with the click of a button
  • Spend less time tracking your time and more time focusing on what matters most to you: your life!
  • No limit to the tags, records and categories you can create
  • Don’t stress about forgetting time records or leaving a timer running too long - all records can be edited easily, or added in after the fact.
  • Support for full screen and split screen mode
  • A simple filter tool to total and export only the records that matter most to you

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



Version 6.02:
  • Performance updates, especially if you have thousands of records. Thank you to the users who helped out with this!
  • Other minor fixes


  • OS X 10.11 or later


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Looking for a College Laptop (Engineering Student, USA, ~$1500 USD or less)

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1500 USD, somewhat flexible. USA.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery is a must (8+ hours), 2-in-1 doesn't matter but touch is appreciated, specs can be medium to high end.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Weight and Thinness are important. Must be less than an 1" thick and 5lbs in weight, the lighter the better.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows is preferred. If possible, I'd like a second SSD to dual boot into Linux.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 12.5" or Larger

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Light gaming, some photo and video editing (nothing major, 1080p short clips max), mostly programming and software development, some IT and security.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Nothing too heavy, small indie and graphic-light games like Thomas Was Alone, Portal, Minecraft, etc. 40FPS+ is good, 60 is better, and settings are low to high, depending on the title. Mostly low and medium though.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Required: Good keyboard, good build quality, good touchpad, backlit, 1080p+, quiet to semi quiet. Preferred: RGB Backlit, touch screen, good touchpad, great quality (aluminum/steel/metal construction), Thunderbolt 3 (Full 4 lane 40 gigabit speeds), Windows Ink, Tilt Pen compatability, "cool design" (see razer blade, HP spectre, Aorus x7, gigabyte aero 15, mostly black aluminum finishes and RGB)

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I know I'm asking for a lot in a small price range, but this is a device I'm going to have for the next 4+ years, so I'd like to get the most for my money. In a perfect world, I'd have an 8550u with a 99Wh battery, 150MX, 512GB of NVME, in an Aorus chassis with Razer RGB keys, Thunderbolt 3, 360 degree hinge, and weighing less than 4.5lbs.The closest I get is the Aero 15 without the GTX1060 inside of it. Like I said, tall order, small budget, but I'm willing to consider higher prices than $1500.

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Oculus Story Studio alum return with a new cinematic VR company

Engadget - 1 hour 38 min ago
Last year, Oculus shut down its award-winning Story Studio, which was dedicated to creating bold new cinematic VR experiences. Rather than drifting apart, though, members of the team stuck together, and today they're announcing their new outfit, Fabl...

Thinking about getting Lenovo Thinkpad E570? After doing some research I am no longer sure, advice appreciated.

Last time I got a PC was 5 years ago, and it has served me well. So I am a bit out of the loop, especially about laptops.

I need a sturdy machine that will not let me down, can commute with it without too much worry about the morning rush. Of course I will be careful but shit happens.

Will be used for programming as instead of a desktop PC during the day mostly.

I would prefer a 15" laptop and a resolution of 1980x1080, and SSD 256 GB. Maybe I am being a bit childish and ignorant but thats something that is a must for me. Compared to my old PC anything I get will be an upgrade with which I will be more than happy.

Any advice/comments/recommendations are appreciated. Budget: In price range of Thinkpad E570.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: 900e Hungary

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not important at all.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows/Linux

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Nope.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? None.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good keyboard.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Thanks :)

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Microsoft Office 2016 16.9 - Popular productivity suite.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 1 hour 41 min ago


Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to worry about losing content or formatting, as Office for Mac offers unparalleled compatibility with Office on PCs, tablets, phones and online.

Note: an office365 subscription is required.



Version 16.9:

Note: Subscribers can updated current installations of Office 2016 to 15.41 using Office 365.
Note To install this update, you must be running OS X Yosemite 10.10 or a later version, and you must have a valid Microsoft Office 365 subscription. Additionally, see more information about Office 365 Subscription options. If you already have Office 2011 for Mac installed, you can run Office 2011 and Office 2016 side-by-side.

Word
  • Features Updates
    • Edit with others in real time: Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is working with you in a shared document. Flag icons show where others are working and you can view changes as they type.
    • We save for you! Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others’ updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions.
    • Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.
  • Security Updates
    • CVE-2018-0792 and CVE-2018-0794: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Excel
  • Collaborative editing: Work with others at the same time in your workbook. Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is viewing or editing the file with you.
  • We save for you! Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others’ updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions.
  • More charts: Use new charts, such as funnel, sunburst and histogram, to transform your data into professional visualizations, or use the new Map chart type to transform geographic data into a map with just a few steps.
  • More functions: Shorten the formulas you write using the new logical functions IFS and SWITCH.
  • Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.
  • Better support for PivotTable charts: Change your filters in a PivotTable, and the chart you created will automatically adjust to show exactly what you want.
  • Multi-threaded calculation Formulas are updated faster when values are changed, because Excel uses multiple processing threads.
Power Point
  • Edit with others in real time: Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is working with you in a shared document. Flag icons show where others are working and you can view changes as they type.
  • We save for you! Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others’ updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions.
  • See what's changed: Slides that have been modified by others while you were away are highlighted.
  • A quick start to your research: Starting from scratch is hard. QuickStarter automatically creates an outline for your topic of choice with suggested talking points and designs that make your presentation pop.
  • Trim media: Remove unwanted content from the beginning or end of an audio or video clip.
  • Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.
  • Laser pointer in Slide Show: Use your mouse as a laser pointer to draw attention to certain parts of your slide.
Outlook
  • Features Updates
    • Archive or delete with just one swipe: Save time organizing your Inbox by swiping left with two fingers across the touchpad to archive an email or swiping right to delete it.
    • Support for Google Calendar and Contacts: No need to move between apps! Manage your Google Calendar and Contacts without leaving Outlook.
  • Security Updates
    • CVE-2018-0793: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


  • OS X 10.10 or later


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eSun PLA+ filaments $18 at Frys with email coupon.

3D printing news - 1 hour 42 min ago

I have not try this filaments yet, but heard them are quite good. If you have been getting Frys coupon, time to snatch some!

And if you have used this line of filament, would appreciate some pointer like temperature / max print speed / quality.

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LanScan 5.0 - Simple network scanner.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 1 hour 48 min ago


LanScan is a simple and efficient IPv4 network-scanner that discovers all active devices on any subnet--local or public--that you configure.

Features
  • Auto-detection of configured interfaces: airport, Ethernet, virtual interfaces, etc.
  • Scan the IP range you like, from 1 IP to the whole IPv4 address space!
  • Scan your local network with ARP packets
  • Scan public IP network ranges with Ping / SMB / mDNS packets
  • Display the IP address, MAC address, hostname (4 max) and vendor associated
  • Discover the SMB domain if any configured
  • Hostname resolution: DNS, mDNS (Apple devices) and SMB (Windows devices)
  • Custom hostname edition
  • Custom comment for each device
  • Export results in CSV files
  • Hide/show each column
  • Align each column as you want
  • No limitation on the number of devices found

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.



Version 5.0:
  • New "Live Scan" feature: LanScan indefinitely scans your network for new devices
  • Enhanced "One Time Scan": LanScan v5 returns more results in one single scan than v4
  • New notification on IP address change: user can reset all results and update IP in LanScan
  • New icons


  • OS X 10.7 or later


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Swift Programming Chats?

Learn Programming - 1 hour 49 min ago

I've searched, failed somewhat. Anyone know of discord, Skype, etc group chats for Swift programmers? Beginner here learning with Apples Intro Course. Absolutely fascinated and loving it.

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[Java] Simple palidrome method is returning false when one letter is capitalized, not entirely sure why?

Learn Programming - 1 hour 52 min ago
private static boolean isPalidrome(String word1) { String reversedWord = new StringBuilder(word1).reverse().toString().toLowerCase(); if(word1.equals(reversedWord)) { return true; } else { return false; } }

The above is code I wrote to check if a word is a palindrome. However it returns false, even after I convert it to lowercase. However it does work, but only if I convert the word to lowercase before passing it to the isPalidrome method, and removing the the lowercase conversion there.

I can only assume this has to do with how the string is stored in memory? But I don't fully understand why. If someone could explain why, I'd be very great full!

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Is CES a trouble spot for Apple?

MacCentral - 1 hour 54 min ago

The reports are in from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, and they’re not good if you’re an Apple watcher: The days of CES being a show full of products trumpeting their connections to the App Store are over. This year, it’s all about smart assistants—and that means Alexa and the Google Assistant, not Siri. It’s bad news for Apple—or is it?

I trust the trained eyes of CES observers. Both analyst Ben Bajarin and New York Times tech writer Brian Chen reported the same thing.

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Best computer to run ableton (>$1000, 15 inches and up, USA) For live shows and studio work.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1000 USD

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.

Best Specs for money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I do care about weight a little

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Doesn't matter!

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15 inch

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I will be running Ableton 9 live Suite

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

Reliable, SSD!, Fast, Easy to operate

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I have had a MacBook since 2012 and need to upgrade! I haven't seen many issues with them in live performances compared to what I have seen with its competitors. However I am open to other companies especially because I do not want to spend one a thousand USD, Help me Please and thank you!!
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[1000€][13' 14'] Help!

Total budget and country of purchase: 1000€ Portugal

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I want bang for the buck

How important is weight and thinness to you? not essencial

Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13, 14

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. only for heavy word, excel and web usage. If it runs well, the only game i would probably want is gta v

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? optional, gta v

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? i want something that it will last 3-4 years

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

I have been looking for a laptop a i noticed that in Portugal there is less variety to choose from than in other countries. I think the best for me is an i5 8th gen, 8gb ram and 256gb ssd and i have found some laptops that have these specifications but i dont know which one to pick. The are differences in types of ram, graphic cards and in build quality but i dont know which is more valuable for the money. Here's the list (the pages are in portuguese but it's easy to understand the specs)

HP ENVY Notebook 13-ad101np (964€) http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c05811181&doctype=data%20sheet&doclang=PT_PT&searchquery=&cc=PT&lc=pt

HP Pavilion Notebook 14-bf101np (819€) http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c05811231&doctype=data%20sheet&doclang=PT_PT&searchquery=&cc=PT&lc=pt

ASUS UX430UA-58AHDCB1 (900€ish) Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Quad Core 1,6 GHz Turbo Boost / Burst 3,4 GHz Cache 6 MB RAM 8 GB LPDDR3 1x 8 GB SSD 256 GB (I think it's SATA 3) 14 ” LED Full HD 1920×1080 px Intel® UHD Graphics 620 SD Card, MMC 1x USB 3.1 Tipo-C 1x USB 3.0 1x USB 2.0 1x micro HDMI Jack 3,5 mm (Combo) Webcam HD 720p Wireless LAN 802.11ac Bluetooth 4.1 Windows® 10 (64bits) 32,4 x 22,5 x 1,59 cm 1,3 Kg

Lenovo Yoga 520 14" 520-14IKB-828 (999€) Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Quad-Core, 1.60 GHz Turbo 3.40 GHz, 6 MB Cache Windows 10 Home, 64 Bits RAM: 8GB DDR4 2400Mhz 1 x Slot SO-DIMM , Full HD 1920 x 1080, IPS, 16:9, multi-touch Intel® UHD Graphics 620 + NVIDIA Geforce 940MX 2GB SSD 256GB M.2 PCIE Webcam HD 720p Comunicações: WiFi 1 x 1 802.11 a/c, Bluetooth® 4.0 Interface 2 x USB 3.0 (1 charger) 1 x USB Type-C 1 x HDMI Audio jack 328 x 229x 19.9 mm 1.74kg

I want something that will last and that is future proof, having a touchscreen and dedicated graphics with the lenovo is nice but if the build quality and nvme ssd of the envy is significantly safer in the long run i prefer it. I dont know how worse is the build quality of the pavilion and if it compensates the dediated graphics or if the good build quality of the asus compensates the lack of dedicated graphics and the sata ssd. Can someone help me?

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WeChat 2.3.8 - Simple chat app.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 1 hour 55 min ago


WeChat allows you to communicate with all of your friends personally and in group chats on your Mac just as you would with your mobile device. It's really easy to setup, simply scan the QR code or enter your WeChat ID and password to log in and all of your chats will load into WeChat. WeChat allows you to send emoticons and photos just as you normally would with WeChat.



Version 2.3.8:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.


  • OS X 10.10 or later


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Xfinity Mobile now works with your unlocked iPhone

Engadget - 1 hour 59 min ago
Until now, Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service has meant buying one of its locked devices. But what if you already have a phone and want to switch? You now have that choice... if you're firmly in Apple's camp. Xfinity Mobile has enabled an in-store B...

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