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Feb

Case Logic Video Review: Hands-On With the Ibira MacBook Backpack [Mac Blog]


Case Logic is known its line of backpacks, cases, and other storage accessories, all of which are priced affordably, making it quite popular with people looking for inexpensive but quality solutions for carrying around their devices.

We met up with Case Logic at CES this year, where the company had a large booth showcasing all of its products, including the Ibira backpack, one of its newest offerings. We went hands-on with the Ibira backpack in our latest video review, so check it out to see what we thought.


The Ibira is a lightweight, slim backpack but we were impressed with what it was able to hold. We fit in a MacBook, an iPad, an Apple keyboard, an iPhone, several chargers and accessories, a water bottle, and several notebooks. Build wise, the backpack is made of a high quality material that feels like it will stand up to heavy usage, but the straps were a bit too thin and could use more padding to be comfortable.

Case Logic’s Ibira Backpack is available in black and anthracite from the Case Logic website for $29.99.



27
Feb

Lenovo strips some of the unwanted software from its PCs


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Lenovo said it was rethinking its approach to pre-loaded software on PCs in the wake of the Superfish security fiasco, and it’s now clear that the computer maker wasn’t kidding around. It’s promising that its home PC software bundles going forward will be limited to Windows, in-house apps and security software. The only exceptions will occur in certain countries, where some third-party apps are “customarily expected.” That IdeaPad or Yoga won’t be truly bloatware-free (that would limit you to Windows alone), but a lot of the annoying and potentially dangerous cruft will be gone. Just be prepared to wait a while before you see leaner, cleaner Lenovo computers. The system builder is starting to tidy things up right away, but its effort won’t be in full swing until Windows 10 arrives.

Filed under: Desktops, Laptops, Software, Lenovo

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Source: Lenovo

27
Feb

Motorola Camera gets updated with Material Design


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Motorola is currently pushing out an update for its official Camera application via the Play Store. This upgrade doesn’t transport much with regards to new features, but it does bring an appearance transformation that complies with Google’s recently-announced Material Design guidelines, in addition to a multitude of bug fixes.

The full changelog can be seen below:

  • Material Design
  • New Icon
  • Bug fixes

To install the update, simply open up the Play Store on your device, toggle the hamburger menu by swiping in from the left-hand side of the screen, select ‘My Apps’ and click on ‘Motorola Camera’. Next, hit the update button, and the application will instantly start to download and install the upgrade from the Google Play servers. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code below to initiate the procedure.

Source: Google Play Store

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27
Feb

Madfinger Games announces new first-person shooter with zombies


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Madfinger Games unveiled a new game titled Unkilled that drops players in New York City during a zombie apocalypse. This first-person shooter offers a complex storyline, weapon shop, and upgrades to keep players engaged. Madfinger Games explains that the zombie apocalypse outbreak is consuming New York City and players must fight zombies in an effort to stay alive.

Hit the break for more including the trailer.

Madfinger Games had this to say about the gameplay of Unkilled:

Players will have a broad set of possibilities to engage in joint competition and compare results achieved during gameplay. An elaborate storyline full of exciting twists and surprises will add to all kinds of time-limited tasks. Long periods of sustained fun are guaranteed by an attractively designed map displaying hundreds of missions, quick access to a wide number of assorted weapons, and tons of possibilities to share and compare your results with other players.

A demo version of the Unkilled will be showcased during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) next week in San Francisco. The release date for Unkilled is scheduled for this June.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Source: Unkilled

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27
Feb

YouTube Kids delivers child-friendly video experience with parental controls




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Google and YouTube this week rolled out a new Android and iOS app for YouTube which is aimed at children. Dubbed YouTube Kids, it’s a way of delivering a filtered and curated experience that puts parents at ease. There are a number of controls and user-defined settings to ensure your younger ones aren’t wandering out of their lanes.

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The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds. This free app is delightfully simple and packed full of age-appropriate videos, channels, and playlists. YouTube Kids features popular children’s programming, plus kid-friendly content from filmmakers, teachers, and creators all around the world. We’ve taken out the complicated stuff and made an app even little ones can navigate — that means big buttons, easy scrolling, and instant full-screen.

We Say

Given that YouTube can be quite the rabbit hole, we’re happy to see that we can be in control of how deep the kids go. We like being able to toggle off search and the ability to restrict the length of time spent. Throw in a great, growing library of YouTube-specific content and we sleep good at night. If you’ve got a toddler or early school age student in the house you may want to consider this one as a curated video service that stands on its own.


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27
Feb

Sprint to offer LG G Pad F 7.0 March 13; will be free for customers who sign 2-year plan



Sprint and LG on Thursday announced the upcoming availability of the LG G Pad F 7.0 tablet.

Powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop, the 7-inch tablet boasts 8GB internal storage with microSD expansion, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and 4,000mAh battery. Additional specs include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and support for Wi-Fi and Sprint LTE networks.

The LG G Pad F 7.0 will carry a retail price of $240; customers can spread payments out on Sprint Easy Pay for $0 down and 24 payments of $10 per month.

“LG G Pad F 7.0 is a perfect companion to any Android smartphone, especially with these low-cost purchasing options. Once again, Sprint proves that we are the best value in wireless by giving our customers a dynamic tablet at no cost or the option to add it to the $90 Family Share Pack plan… up to 5 devices and 12 GB of data.

Sprint will also offer the tablet for free with customers who sign a two-year service agreement and data plan. The catch is that the subscriber must also have an active smartphone on a Sprint account.

The G Pad F 7.0 comes in two color options, white and black, however the latter will not arrive in stores until April 10.

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27
Feb

Android Wear support coming to Google’s Ingress game


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For all of you die-hard Ingress fans out there, your missions are about to get much easier. Android Wear support is coming to Ingress, and will be rolled out sometime next month. Just like any other Android Wear app, you’ll still need to use your phone to run the application, but you’ll soon be able to glance down at your wrist for important Ingress updates while you’re playing.

For those who need clarification, Ingress is an augmented reality app developed by Google’s Niantic Labs back in 2012. Players can create and perform missions, allowing users to attack, reinforce or defend “portals” based on local landmarks. The game puts players either on the “enlightened” side or the “resistance” side, allowing them to battle against one another in hopes to gain a win.

A big problem with this game, however, is that users would have to use their smartphones to find different landmarks around their towns, making them keep their smartphones out while playing. With Android Wear support, players will get to keep their smartphones in their pockets while only using their smartwatches for guidance. Notifications will show up in the form of a Google Now-like card, telling you if a portal is in range or if it’s under attack. Here’s a preview of what the game will look like on a Wear device:

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Android Wear support will be extremely convenient for users who play the game while out on a run or running errands. You can look for the update to hit the Play Store sometime next month. If you have yet to play Ingress, head to the Google Play Store link below to download it for free.

Get it on Google Play



27
Feb

YouTube for Android will let you trim your videos on the go


The Android YouTube app is being updated to make it easier for creators to edit their videos on the go. The update will give users fine control over where their videos begin and end

27
Feb

Leaked apps for TouchWiz provide a glimpse of Samsung’s changes


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Someone over on the XDA Forums has posted what are allegedly Samsung applications that will be featured on the upcoming Galaxy S 6. The apps included by user Albe95 are Optical Reader, Geo News, Gear Manager, and Kids Mode. The layout and amount of text seems simplified while a wide amount of colors are still being used. Basically, TouchWiz looks like less of a circus while maintaining its flavor.

The Samsung Galaxy S 6 will be announced on Sunday, March 1, at MWC 2015.

Hit the break for screenshots.

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Optical Reader:

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Geo News:

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Gear Manager:

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Kids Mode:

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Smart Remote:

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There really is not much given away by this leak but it does prove that Samsung is open to change.

Source: XDA Forums
Via: Phone Arena

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27
Feb

‘Star Trek’ star Leonard Nimoy passes away at 83


The Star Trek and sci-fi world at large suffered a great loss today, as Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83. Best known for his role as human/alien Spock in the TV and movie series, he had been hospitalized two days ago for chest pains. His wife Susan Bay Nimoy told the New York Times her husband died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which he attributed to an old smoking habit. In recent years, he’d returned to our TV sets on Fringe playing the scientist William Bell, and made a cameo appearance as Spock Prime in Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013.

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Nimoy had notable accomplishments behind the camera too, serving as director on Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and 3 Men and a Baby (the top grossing movie that year), among others.

Filed under: Home Entertainment, Internet, HD

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Source: New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly

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