Despite the ongoing battle between Android and iOS, the truth is you’re likely loading up Google services on it either way. Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Drive – take your pick, as Homescreen.is shows, they’re popular. Now Google has a new web-series devoted just to iOS developers (to go along with its community efforts for everyone busy making Android apps) but as the first entry demonstrates, getting the dialogue started can be a little awkward on the Mountain View campus. Google has its reasons for pulling iOS developers deeper into the fold including cross platform gaming and wireless file sharing, so we won’t hold our breath expecting to see a similar move from Apple any time soon.
Keep in mind how Nest assured that you would one day use Google Now to control your thermostat? That day is very almost here. Droid-Life has discovered that the search tool is responding to temperature requests, and also will certainly reveal you a Google Now card when the thermostat is cooling or heating your home. Nonetheless, you cannot in fact use this feature yet – you need to authorize your Google account to make this work, & the necessary web-site isn’t really entirely ready. Nevertheless, it’s clear that you’ll quickly be commanding your climate using little more than your voice.
Microsoft is developing a better way to compete with Google & its cloud-based applications and also operating system. The company is building an experimental service for streaming applications and video games on Windows, it’s declared.
ZDNet has actually reported that Microsoft’s Azure-based streaming service is codenamed Arcadia, a nod to an earth in the company’s Halo game series. Arcadia will permit you to stream applications and also games to Windows. Streaming apps are generally designed to run straight from the cloud to your computer or device, & the applications would likely consistently be current and totally integrated with Windows. Continue reading
Facebook recently upgraded its Graph Search tool to make it much easier to locate friends’ old posts. According on Reuters, though, the company failed to revealed an additional change; it has obviously stopped showing Bing outcomes, also. The social media network launched Graph Search in 2013, giving people a fast method to scour the web site for posts, pages and also users. It might additionally be used like a typical search engine [thanks to Bing], so you could, in theory, research for a school paper without leaving the web-site. Both companies have actually validated the change to VentureBeat, even saying that it was carried out a while ago. Continue reading
The internet loves a great GIF There are lots of tools for making them yet YouTube has just launched its very own that should make them even simpler to produce, eventually indicating more remarkable GIFs.
YouTube has quietly added a button in its Share menu called GIF. This allows a person to pick a clip of a video, as much as six second, include text at the top or bottom if essential & have it instantly became a GIF. The outcome is a short link that can be copied and pasted right into a website or shared. Continue reading
Seagate is never satisfied with the hard disks available & has actually yet once again broken the mould and created a brand-new type of HDD, saving everyone money.
This new disk drive uses Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology to cram much more data onto each platter of the disk drive. The 3.5-inch 8TB HDD is presently available for $260 which has to do with £165.
The shingled drive fits more data onto a disc but overlaying data tracks, as opposed to spacing them out. This is a bit like tiles on the roof of a house, hence the name. This improves capacity by 25 per cent, allowing them to stay the very same size but also for much less cost. Continue reading
Vimeo is finally jumping on the 4K bandwagon. Starting today, the preferred video-sharing web-site is giving its Pro customers & Vimeo on Demand sellers the capacity to permit people download their content in 4K quality. The clips will not be offered for customers to stream just but although they can be downloaded for free of charge – or for a cost – at the owner’s discretion.
Andrew Pile, Vimeo CTO, noted that it’s still pretty early for streaming in 4K. When you look at the 4K landscape, he has a point – only a handful of televisions sustain 4K playback. Suitable desktop computer monitors do already existing but their relatively high cost has prevented them from going mainstream. Continue reading
If you commonly use music to removed your YouTube video clips, the service will certainly now advise you about the potential for copyright infractions.
YouTube itself doesn’t serve copyright claims, yet with its Content ID system, it can recognize infractions that owners can then ask to be removed. Going ahead, however, the service will give you a heads up to say, ‘Hey, what you’re doing is probably illegal.’
‘Starting today, you can browse the YouTube Audio Library to identify just how using a specific track in your video clip will affect it on YouTube, specifically if it will stay live on YouTube or if any types of limitations apply.’ Continue reading
Facebook has actually taken many actions to help you find people and particular posts, but posts history has been complicated. How are you supposed to find the images from that epic party last summer? It might not be as much of a challenge now that Facebook has actually updated its Graph Search beta to help you track down your good friends’ shared posts. If you search for ‘Anna summer season party,’ for example, you’ll see everything Anna wrote about that remarkable party. The smarter search is available this week for Apple iPhone and also web user in English. Unfortunately, there’s no mention of various other platforms and languages so far.
Microsoft’s Torque is handy if you would like to search the web through a fast shake of the wrist and a voice command, however you have actually had to make use of an Android Wear Smart-watch to try the Bing-powered app. That’s very little help if your wrist is bare, is it? You won’t have sit on the sidelines any type of longer, however. A revamped version of Torque now runs on any kind of reasonably modern Android phone [4.3 or later], no wearable needed; you just have to shake your phone to bring up a mini window and start speaking. The app also provides streamlined answers for even more of your questions, including flight statuses as well as events. Torque is still a bit superfluous when Android is virtually built around Google search, however it worth a look if you cannot (or just don’t want to) use of ‘OK Google‘ to get a quick answer.