Friday, 17 May 2013

iTunes gets updated, check out the new MiniPlayer!

There's a new iTunes update in town, and at the top of the list of new goodies is a new look MiniPlayer. The tiny little iTunes window has had a makeover that now includes a progress bar for the track currently playing, alongside your album artwork too. It may well be tiny, but it does look a lot nicer now, so good job on that front, Apple.

Also getting the visual makeover treatment is the songs view. With this latest update you can enjoy all your album artwork whilst in songs view. It's a small touch, but I know from personal tastes that having album artwork on show just makes the whole experience a little more pleasurable. But, that's just me.

That's not all though. Also improved in iTunes 11.0.3 is support for multi-disc albums. No more will separate discs be listed as separate albums, all discs will now appear in your iTunes library as a single album. Something I've wanted for some time, as I'm sure countless other users have.

Grab a copy of iTunes 11.0.3 from the download link below, or by heading into Software Update on your Mac, or iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC and hitting check for updates. Once you're done, head on back here and let us know how you like the new updates.

    


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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Google TV gets updated to Android 4.2.2, swifter updates promised for the future

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Google TV also now moves on to the latest version Chrome, jumps onto the six-week regular Chrome update cycle

Despite being omitted from the 3-hour Google I/O keynote completely, there is some good news coming out of San Francisco for Google TV. Google already pushed out the update to their YouTube app for the platform, but also announced today is the bump up to Android 4.2.2. And, with the jump to the latest version of Android, the latest version of Google Chrome is also on board, with Google TV joining the regular six-week update cycle for Chrome. 

Chrome for Google TV also gets support for hardware based content protection. Simply put, this means that developers have the ability to include premium high definition TV content within web apps for Google TV. 

The good news doesn't end there either. Alongside the software updates Google is also announcing that they have refactored Google TV so that OEM partners can update to future versions of Android in "a matter of weeks rather than months." 

The update to 4.2.2 is expected to roll out to current Google TV devices "in the coming months" with new devices expected to be seen later this year. Great news for the Google TV fans out there that Google continues to push the platform forwards.

Source: Google TV Developers

    


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Amazing Skyscrapers Photos in Hong Kong

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A French graphic artist has beautifully captured the geometrical patterns of Hong Kong's booming skyscraper city in his photo collection "Vertical Horizon." Immersing into the city's thick atmospheres, he used his Nikon DSLR camera to showcase Hong Kong's vibrancy, giving us a surprising perspectives and glimpses of his architectural visions. A few more amazing photo after the jump. Honestly, it's not so pleasant to live in the relentlessly growing city. Hong Kong people are coping by living in smaller spaces ...

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Google Glass rooted and hacked to run Ubuntu live at Google I/O

Google Glass rooted and hacked to run Ubuntu live at Google IO

Today at Google I/O the company held a session entitled "Voiding your Warranty" where employees demonstrated how to root Google Glass and install Ubuntu on it. What you're seeing above is a screenshot from a laptop running a terminal window on top and showing the screencast output from Glass on the bottom -- here running the standard Android launcher. The steps involve pushing some APKs (Launcher, Settings and Notepad) to the device using adb, then pairing Glass with a Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad. It's then possible to unlock the bootloader with fastboot and flash a new boot image to gain root access. From there you have a full access to Glass -- just like that! Running Ubuntu requires a couple more apps to be installed, namely Android Terminal Emulator and Complete Linux Installer. The latter app then lets you download and boot your favorite linux distro (Ubuntu, in this case). You're then able to use SSH or VNC to access Ubuntu running right on Glass. We captured a few screenshots of the process below. Follow the links below for more info -- just be careful not to brick your Glass ok?

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New software uses facial recognition to defend against prying eyes

Having the right programs and hardware to keep the information on your display safe from prying eyes is never a bad idea, and new software from Oculis Labs offers a very interesting take on how to do just that. It's called PrivateEye, and it utilizes facial recognition to automatically pixelate the contents of your display when you look away.

If you step away from your system and someone else decides to sit down and poke around, PrivateEye will present a confusing jumble of garbled text. It'll even notify you if someone tries to peek over your shoulder -- and display a picture of your peeping Tom, throw up an alert, or sound an alarm.

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New iPad Battery Life

The new iPad has the same battery life as the iPad 2. This may strike some as peculiar because the iPad 3 has a new more highly-powered battery. However, although the battery does carry more juice, this is offset by the new features of the iPad 3 which require more power, for example the high-definition Retina display and the 4G connectivity. That said, the new iPad battery life is still perfectly reasonable and is suitable both for casual at-home use [...]

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Field Trip for Android gets updated with over 80 countries, auto-translation

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Niantic Labs' Field Trip is a location-discovery app that runs in the background during your aimless wanderings, piping up when you stumble across something notable. Unfortunately, for software designed to help you travel, it'd only made the one journey itself -- to the UK, and no further. Fortunately, the Google-owned company has sent the Android version of the app truly global, helping you find attractions in over 80 countries. Niantic Labs has also jammed in 30 languages and auto-translation, so if you find a restaurant review in an unfamiliar tongue, you won't have to resort to negotiating with the locals.

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ABC Player becomes Watch ABC, lets some users stream shows live

ABC Player becomes Watch ABC, lets some users stream shows live

ABC has updated its player app with a new name and live streaming capabilities, allowing a limited set of users to watch ABC programming live. While the rest of the app remains largely unchanged, still letting users stream previous episodes of ABC’s shows, a new section called Live has been added to the toolbar. In most of the country, the section will simply let the user know that live streaming is not available in their area on the top half of the screen, and ABC’s primetime schedule on the bottom half. For New York City and Philadelphia viewers however, live programming will be present, allowing them to watch live ABC programming on their iOS device as long as they remain within their city. ABC plans to expand the availability of live streaming in the near future.

    


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Watch: How Chinese Dance Teacher Humiliates and Beats Up Her Students

A video showing a Beijing dance instructor physically and verbally abusing her students in a studio went viral on Chinese social media. The video has been played 1.83 million times since it was uploaded just 4 days ago, according to Youku. The woman can be heard shouting at her class of female students, who appear to be aged 13 to 15 years old. The clip shows she was striking students with a cane, kicking them and slapping and shoving their heads. Chinese netizens slammed the teacher as “crazy”, “immoral” and “unworthy of being a teacher.” Previously, we have seen how an unqualified Chinese teachers abused kindergarten kids, by holding up a child by his ears. Sometimes, the characteristic of the Chinese can be freaking sick, thanks to Chairman Mao and his Cultural Revolution. Communism may be part of the reason for this kind of immorality in Chinese society.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

New software uses facial recognition to defend against prying eyes

Having the right programs and hardware to keep the information on your display safe from prying eyes is never a bad idea, and new software from Oculis Labs offers a very interesting take on how to do just that. It's called PrivateEye, and it utilizes facial recognition to automatically pixelate the contents of your display when you look away.

If you step away from your system and someone else decides to sit down and poke around, PrivateEye will present a confusing jumble of garbled text. It'll even notify you if someone tries to peek over your shoulder -- and display a picture of your peeping Tom, throw up an alert, or sound an alarm.

Check out the video embed after the break, and share your thoughts in the comments!

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Google Maps for iPad, new features coming later this summer

Live from Google IO 2013, Google has announced that new features will be coming to the Google Maps for iPhone later this summer and, what's more, it'll be getting an iPad-specific interface as well!

I didn't manage to catch which of the new features will hit iOS, but they could include Google's new five-point rating system, integrated Google Offers, and more.

Also interesting, Google Maps in the browser will be using WebGL, which is either awesome or scary depending on how it gets implemented.

Anyone else looking forward to Google Maps on iPad? If you haven't tried the iPhone version yet, try it now:

Source: Android Central

    


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