Apple Introduces iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus: with 3D Touch and the new cameras

iphone6Apple unveiled the latest generation of the iPhone in the form of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Rumors have been swirling for the past few months, with suggestions that Apple would integrate a Force Touch Display, update the devices’ cameras, and use a more powerful processor.

Yes, the new iPhones have 3D Touch, which is Apple’s implementation of force sensitivity on the screen.

As can be expected from an ‘s’ year, the next-generation iPhones don’t look all that different from last year’s models. However, the innards have been significantly tweaked.

Read More: http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/09/apple-introduces-the-iphone-6s-and-iphone-6s-plus/#.hyg48r:ZvMH

Over 1B people used Facebook on Monday for the first time

facebookFacebook passed an important milestone.  For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day. On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family!

Mark Zuckerberg said “A more open and connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values.”

Read more: https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10102329188394581

Ohm Is A Smarter, Lighter Car Battery That Works With Your Existing Car

ohm-batteryOhm a lighter, smarter, drop-in replacement for your existing battery.

Most automotive batteries weigh around 40 pounds, with lead plates accounting for over half of that weight.

Ohm gets the job done while coming in at just 6 pounds.

How?

Instead of lead plates, Ohm brings in a more modern, two-part system: an EDLC supercapacitor capable of dumping enough energy to start your engine, and a set of smaller batteries (LiFePO4, which contain no toxic heavy metals) to keep things powered when the engine is off.

Oh, and its lifespan (7 years) is about twice that of a lead-acid battery (3-4 years).

Read more: http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/12/ohm-is-a-smarter-lighter-car-battery-that-works-with-your-existing-car/

Google to announce relaunch of its Android One project in India with a goal of phones that will cost less than $50

android-oneGoogle is about to take another crack at its ultra-low-cost smartphone initiative, called Android One. The company’s managing director in Southeast Asia, Rajan Anandan, says that a new plan for Android One will be unveiled in “the next few weeks.” Few details are available, but Anandan adds in an interview with The Financial Times that part of the plans will be a push to hit the “sweet spot” of $50 smartphones.

Read More: http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/9/9123151/google-will-take-another-shot-at-low-cost-android-one-initiative

Microsoft revamps Outlook on the web with new look and features, drops Outlook Web App name

microsoft-outlook-newMicrosoft today renamed the web version of Outlook in Office 365: Outlook Web App (OWA) will now be known as “Outlook on the web.”

The app is actually getting a massive refresh: an improved user interface and new features that “help you be more efficient, stay on top of your inbox, and better manage your calendar.”

Read more: http://venturebeat.com/2015/08/04/microsoft-revamps-outlook-on-the-web-with-new-look-and-features-drops-outlook-web-app-name/

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries Today

windows10Microsoft has launched a new era of Windows. Windows 10 will empowered people and organizations to do great things. Microsoft’s vision is one platform, one store, and one experience that extends across the broadest range of devices from the smallest screens to the largest screens to no screens at all.

For Microsoft, Windows 10 begins to deliver on their vision for more personal computing. In this world experiences are mobile, moving with you seamlessly and easily across your devices. Interacting with technology is as natural as interacting with people – using voice, pen, gestures and even gaze for the right interaction, in the right way, at the right time.

From the beginning, Windows 10 has been unique – built with feedback from five million Windows Insiders, delivered as a service with ongoing innovations and security updates, and offered as a free upgrade* to genuine Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 customers.

Read more: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/07/28/windows-10-free-upgrade-available-in-190-countries-today/

Text-to-Speech for iOS is Now Available! Listen to Your Articles

pocket-appWe don’t always have the opportunity to sit down and read the amazing content we save to Pocket every day. Sometimes, our hands are simply full – we’re out for a long run, driving to work, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Today, Pocket brought their Text-to-Speech feature, to iOS. It’s the hands-free way of returning to everything you’ve saved in Pocket. You can start listening from anywhere in the article, skip paragraphs with ease, and adjust the reading speed for when you want to fly through an article or let it slowly soak in. Plus, it has automatic language detection, making Listen available in all languages.

Read More: http://getpocket.com/blog/2015/07/text-to-speech-for-ios-is-now-available-listen-to-your-articles-in-pocket-2/

Microsoft confirms plans to sell Windows 10 on USB drives

Windows-10-logoMicrosoft confirmed for the first time what everyone has suspected: You’ll be able to buy Windows 10 on a USB stick and install the new OS without needing a DVD drive.

Windows 10 will be available on USB drives for purchase in retail channels shortly after launch, a Microsoft spokesperson said. The suggested retail prices for Windows 10 in the U.S. are the same as Windows 8.1.

Today, preorder pages showed up on Amazon: Microsoft Windows 10 Home for $119.99 and Microsoft Windows 10 Pro in English or Spanish for $199.99.

Read more: http://venturebeat.com/2015/07/16/microsoft-confirms-plans-to-sell-windows-10-on-usb-drives-opens-pre-orders-on-amazon/

Twitter’s Project Lightning will make events easier to follow

twitterTwitter isn’t about a 140-character limit.  It’s not about a timeline.  It’s not about your joke going viral, or getting Justin Bieber to follow you by any means necessary. It’s about a single question, the one you see when you first load twitter.com: “What’s happening?”

Twitters newly-revealed Project Lightning, will be the core feature of Twitter going forward.

Lightning will make Twitter more accessible, simpler, and friendlier. And it’ll work precisely because it dispenses with everything we currently know about Twitter.

Read More: http://www.wired.com/2015/06/twitter-project-lightning-timeline/

Facebook launches Moments, an app to privately sync photos with friends on Android and iOS

momentsWhen we go to a wedding, for example, there are many people taking great photos throughout the day. We all want a quick way to share our photos with the friends who are in them, and get photos that you’re in back. The same is true for smaller events too, like a kayak trip or a night out.

To help make this easier, today Facebook announced a new standalone app called Moments.

Read More: http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2015/06/introducing-moments/