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  • Jony Ive: Energy, vitality, opportunity at Apple is extraordinary 16/10/2018 at 14:36h
    Apple's Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive, speaks about the 'unpredictable consequences of innovation' at Wired25. WIRED25, which celebrates 25 years of Wired Magazine, was a big enough deal to draw the notoriously shy and increasingly reclusive Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple, up on to the stage for a one-on-one interview with Vogue's Anna Wintour. From Wired: In his remarks, Ive turned again and again to the theme of human connection. It's important to Ive not just professionally (it's central, for example, to his team's vision for the future of Apple's retail experience), but personally. "I moved to the US in 1992 for two reasons: I loved Apple and I loved the US." At the time, he said, "optimism was tangible and material"—particularly in Silicon Valley. The connection appears to also be what will keep him at Apple. Asked whether he plans to continue designing for the foreseeable future, Ive answered in the affirmative by pointing to the collaborative environme...
  • Vinpok Taptek mechanical keyboard review: Almost perfect 16/10/2018 at 14:30h
    There's nothing satisfying about any keyboard that Apple makes. Vinpok is seeking to rectify that. The Vinpok Taptek isn't yet available, but it's just launched on Indiegogo, where I'm sure it'll be fully funded in hours. Vinpok sent me its wireless mechanical keyboard for Mac for review, and I was honestly skeptical. I hadn't used a mechanical keyboard in years and had grown quite accustomed to the Magic Keyboard from Apple. I had no idea what I was missing. This thing is almost perfect… Almost. Vinpok Taptek Price: $199 Bottom line: Vinpok's mechanical answer to the Magic Keyboard is incredibly satisfying to type on, while its RGB lighting effects are some of the best around. There's just one flaw that is a minor annoyance, but a constant one. See at Indiegogo The Good Satisfying tactile feedback Gorgeous lighting effects ...
  • The new $130 Kindle Paperwhite comes with six months of unlimited reading 16/10/2018 at 14:22h
    Curl up with a good E Ink display. Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is coming out at just the right time. The weather is getting cooler and you're probably going to spend more time indoors, so why not curl up with your new e-reader and pick out something new to read? The Paperwhite is Amazon's most successful Kindle device, and like the old saying goes... if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The new version takes what the old one did so well and improves upon it without changing too much. It is thinner, lighter, and has a smooth display where the screen isn't slightly below the outer bezel anymore. Amazon has added an extra LED to the built-in light, bringing the total to five, so you can see better when you need to. Plus, it's water-resistant so you don't have to worry about reading by the pool or accidentally dropping it in the bathtub. The old Paperwhite only had 4GB of on-board storage, but this new one starts at 8GB with an option to upgrade to 32GB if you want to pay a litt...
  • Disappointed in Pixel 3? Make iPhone XS your ultra-Google Phone! 16/10/2018 at 13:30h
    Pixel 3 vs. iPhone XS: Which is really your best Google Phone? Google's Pixel 3 event was… strange. Not that the Pixel 3 itself leaked well before the event. Leaks, whether you consider them advanced shopping intel or surprise-killing spoilers, have only been getting more and more pervasive over the years. It was how Google reactive to them that was strange. Instead of a "you might have already seen it" joke like Steve Jobs made following the iPhone 4 incident, Google released a teaser video heavily suggesting no one might have seen it yet — at all. It led some in the community to believe the Pixel 3 leaks had been some kind of elaborate and enormously expensive hoax, or that Google had a secret third phone, a Pixel Ultra, that it was going to whip out and shock the world. But that didn't happen. We got exactly what had leaked. And the expectational debt, already huge, became bankrupting. Jokes of S-years, which have plagued Apple every other release, and more recen...
  • Best board games to play for Halloween 16/10/2018 at 13:00h
    Board games and tabletop games have had a huge renaissance in recent years, and there are a ton of amazing games that you can pull out for just about every occasion. Of course, October is the spooky season, where ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and other dark and spooky people and creatures are in full force. If you are looking for a fantastic board game that can embrace the more macabre vibe of the season, you're in luck! Here are my favorite board games to play for Halloween. Lovecraftian co-op Arkham Horror: The Card Game Lovecraft's universe comes to life in this co-op deck-building game. The base game (linked here) is the best place to start and learn the rules, but Fantasy Flight Games supports this games with huge expansions and several campaigns that are all super well-written and spooky! You'll play as investigators, each with a unique deck to uncover the real mystery's that are happening in the world. You'll need to fight and evade monsters, cultists, and plenty of other sca...
  • Lyft's All-Access Subscription Plan Rolling Out Nationwide, $300/Month for 30 Rides 16/10/2018 at 12:46h
    In March, Lyft began testing a monthly subscription plan for select high-frequency users, and today the company announced that a version of this plan will now be available to everyone in the United States by the end of the week. Called the "All-Access Plan," passengers will be able to pay upfront every 30 days, locking in a set price for their rides and not having to pay out for each individual Lyft trip. Subscribers of the All-Access Plan will get 30 rides (for up to $15 each) for a monthly fee of $299, and can cancel their plan anytime. If a ride goes over $15, subscribers will have to pay the difference. If the 30 ride limit is exceeded, Lyft will offer five percent off additional rides. Additionally, unused rides will not roll over to the following monthly pay period. During its test, Lyft tried out plans that cost $200/month, $300/month, and $400/month for different amount of rides and incentives, but it appears that the company landed on $299/month as the sweet spot. At the time, Lyft CEO Logan Green discussed the subscription plan tests, saying, "We are going to move the entire industry from one based on ownership to one based on subscription." In today's press release, Lyft says the nationwide rollout of the All-Access Plan is the first step toward "delivering on our goal of making car ownership optional." When you spend less time driving (and parking), you have more freedom — and more savings. Americans who use the All-Access Plan for all of their personal car needs can save up to 59%* per month compared to owning a car. This is the first step toward delivering on our goal of making car ownership optional, and we’re constantly looking for more ways to provide passengers with the easiest, most convenient options possible. Lyft launches its subscription plan after rival Uber trialed its own similar monthly subscription payments in 2016, without following up with a full launch. Lyft has also partnered with Google's Waymo "to bring autonomous vehicle technology into the mainstream."Tag: LyftDiscuss this article in our forums
  • “Sberbank” suddenly raised the rates on ruble deposits — invest became more profitable 16/10/2018 at 12:02h
    A pleasant change! Deposits in rubles became more profitable for all clients of “Sberbank”. From mid-October 2018 Sberbank raised rates on all deposits in connection with the latest trends of the market. The maximum increase rate is 0.5 p. p. The increase in interest rates on deposits “savings” associated with the decision of the Central…Read More
  • Xiaomi is going for the record: Mi Mix 3 will have 10 GB of RAM 16/10/2018 at 12:02h
    But do so for Android? Preparing for presentations on 25 October, the smartphone Xiaomi Mi 3 Mix will impress not only with its slider design. As it became known today, the novelty will receive 10 GB of RAM. It was revealed through the official publication of Xiaomi in his blog on Weibo. Xiaomi gradually warms…Read More
  • iPhone XR will be the top selling smartphone 16/10/2018 at 12:02h
    Buyers will be drawn to the bright colors and discount price. 6.1-inch iPhone XRwhich will go on sale on 26 October, will be even more popular than originally anticipated. Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that strong iPhone sales XR will allow Apple to set a new absolute record in sales of smartphones. The expert changed…Read More
  • Don't let your iPhone XR slip with these heavy duty cases 16/10/2018 at 12:00h
    If you have butterfingers like I do, or you work in an environment that can be hazardous to your phone, you might be looking for a heavy-duty case for your iPhone XR. Personally, I prefer not to take on the bulk of a heavy duty case, but once I burn through my two AppleCare+ incidents, you can bet I'll be slapping on one of these babies daily. Tough style UAG Plasma Series This tough case meets military drop-test standards from up to four feet. The look is masculine and cool, and yet the case weighs surprisingly little. The case doesn't get in the way of any of the phone's functionality. $40 at Amazon The tank Otterbox Defender This is the tank-type case that comes to mind when you say heavy duty. It comes in a variety of color combinations. Though this particular model doesn't come with a built-in screen protector, you can still use a separate glass screen protector, which is far superior in touch-screen functionality anyway. The Otterbox Defender comes with a belt holste...
  • Adobe bringing quote-unquote real Photoshop to iPad 16/10/2018 at 11:38h
    'Real' Photoshop, not full-Photoshop — because no one wants that — is coming to iPad. Adobe is bringing Photoshop to iPad. Not baby Photoshop. Not Photoshop Jr. Not Photoshop: The brush tool experience. 'Real' Photoshop. But the difference between 'real' and 'full' is still important to understand. Adobe Photoshop CC on the iPad is the newest piece of the system, bringing real Photoshop to mobile devices with an approachable user experience and the power and precision needed for image compositing. People can use the mobile version of Photoshop on its own or as a partner to Photoshop on the desktop. Preview today. Ships in the future. The future being, for now, 2019. It shares the same code base as its desktop counterpart, so there's no compromises on power and performance or editing results. Creative work you do in Photoshop on the desktop you can also do on your iPad, with the exact same PSD files with the edits right where you left off. We will release a...
  • Gravity Blanket vs BlanQuil: Which should you buy? 16/10/2018 at 11:00h
    We're a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. But we're still people who enjoy sleep, and we've tried everything to help us get some good shut-eye. BlanQuil Quilted Weighted Blanket Soft and heavy quilt $169 at Amazon Pros Soft quilted material More quilt-like; the pellets inside are confined to each pocket. The removable cover is machine washable and dryer safe. Comes in a variety of colors. Cheaper than Gravity Blanket Cons Certain colors cost more. Fewer weight options than Gravity Blanket BlanQuil may seem like a Gravity Blanket clone, but it's super soft and luxurious to the touch. The quilted pattern means all pellets are uniformly distributed for the weight, and it's easy to maintain. There are several color options, but some of them cost more than the base blanket, and there's no 25 lb. option. The Gravity Blanket The original $249 at Amazon Pros Made from premium-grade soft materials with gridded stitching. Comes with a micro-fiber d...
  • UK Deal: Take advantage of all-time low pricing on Philips Hue Starter Kits 16/10/2018 at 10:13h
    Take your lights into the future! If for some reason you haven't already invested in some Philips Hue lighting for your house, this may be the deal that changes that. Right now you can pick up this Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Starter Kit for just £120 at Amazon. This is a new all-time low price and a saving of £20 off the average price for this kit with three white and colour bulbs, the hub required for them to work, and a dimmer switch that you can use to control them in your home. If you don't need the colour-changing option, you can get the White Ambience Starter Kit — with three dimmable white bulbs, hub and dimmer — for a record low price of £82.59. You can also opt for the regular two colour bulb Starter Kit for £92.96, which is a discount of a few quid, or the two white bulb Starter Kit with £9 off right now. If you want to get the most out of these lights, be sure to add an Echo Dot as well so you can then control them wi...
  • Apple added the cream cheese in a bagel Emoji. Amazing! 16/10/2018 at 09:03h
    Amazing!Apple has repeatedly been criticized by users for inaccurate emoticons in iOS. The company continues to improve and make the world better. In iOS 12.1 beta 4 has been improved Emoji of a donut. It was added to the cream cheese. I think, Apple do nothing at all? As it is not so. They had…Read More
  • Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have announced discontinued support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 16/10/2018 at 09:03h
    In the first half of 2020 all major browsers (Safari, Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Firefox) by default will cease to maintain the standards of TLS 1.0 and 1.1. These plans was voiced by the producers of Internet browsers, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla. “January 19 next year marks 20 years since TLS 1.0, the…Read More
  • Became known, some iPhone will be released in 2019 16/10/2018 at 09:02h
    The sale will put everything in its place. In 2019, Apple will continue to follow the existing strategy to release a new iPhone. Line iPhone 2019 will consist of three smartphones with a display size from 5.8 to 6.5 inches. This was reported by well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in his report to investors. The novelty…Read More
  • Xiaomi officially revealed the amazing flagship Xiaomi Mi 3 Mix — this slider 16/10/2018 at 09:02h
    The original solution from Xiaomi. Official representatives of the company Xiaomi published the photo, which first shows the upcoming flagship Xiaomi Mi 3 Mix. The main feature of the smartphone is its design. Xiaomi Mi 3 Mix — is a slider with a retractable part, which is a front facing camera. The smartphone Xiaomi Mi…Read More
  • The legendary player Winamp reborn — he will come, even for iOS and Android 16/10/2018 at 09:02h
    The developers promise a great player. The company Radionomy owns the rights to the legendary player Winamp, intends to revive the program. Radionomy today announced its plans to launch a new version of Winamp, including for mobile devices. According to company executives, the updated Winamp will continue to be “the perfect player”. The new version…Read More
  • Apple released the fourth beta version of iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1 and 12.1 tvOS 16/10/2018 at 09:01h
    Apple released the fourth beta version of iOS 12.1, watchOS tvOS 5.1 and 12.1. Currently a new test build available only to authorized developers. The final release of the new Apple operating system can take place in a few weeks. It gradually diminishing the release dates of test assemblies. As for the fourth beta versions…Read More
  • Apple Watch has a full keyboard 16/10/2018 at 06:03h
    For Apple Watch appeared full klavijaturnaja with the release of watchOS 5 in the Apple Watch still has not appeared on-screen keyboard. Although many users are waiting for it. This situation has decided to fix the developer forum Reddit. He made his own app for a smart watch, allowing you to type text with the…Read More