Skip to content

Archive for

28
Apr

Murder, cat women and time travel hit PC in detective game ‘D4’


D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is a wacky, weird and fairly wonderful point-and-click adventure originally released on Xbox One for Kinect. Fast-forward a few months and, now, it’s heading to PC. Creator Hidetaka Suehiro, AKA “Swery,” confirmed the PC port on Twitter and in Japanese magazine Famitsu. In the Xbox One version, D4 truly (and surprisingly) shines as a Kinect game, allowing players to control a hardened, time-traveling detective using arm gestures and voice controls. The PC version will feature standard mouse controls: “It’s really good I think,” Swery tweeted. There’s no word on whether the PC version of D4 will be on Steam, but Swery has “noted” fan requests for a Steam launch.

Filed under: Gaming, HD

Comments

Source: @Swery65

28
Apr

Your Apple Watch can help you tune a guitar


The Apple Watch is handy for a lot of things, and now you can use the wearable when you tune your axe. Thanks to the folks at IK Multimedia, when you employ the company’s chromatic UltraTuner app for iOS, note info is beamed to your wrist while tuning that stringed instrument. The software’s Stage mode offers a UI that takes up the entire screen of a phone for maximum visibility, and when this setting is selected, a smaller version of the interface is displayed on that wrist-worn accessory. IK Multimedia claims that UltraTuner is ten times more accurate than mechanical strobe options — down to +/- 1/100th of a cent. As you might expect, those figures make it the most accurate tuner available for iOS. If you’ve already splurged for the $5 app, you’ll need to update to the most recent version to pair it with the Apple Watch.

Filed under: Software, Mobile

Comments

Source: IK Multimedia

28
Apr

Check out these official LG G4 camera samples!


lg g4 first look aa (31 of 32)

While the LG G4 has quite a few improvements over its predecessor, probably the biggest standouts are the new more upscale (optional) leather back and the greatly improved shooter that jumps up from 13MP to 16MP and packs a f/1.8 aperture lens that could give the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge a real run for the money.

Focusing on the camera in particular, LG has worked hard to not only improve the camera hardware, but LG is also introducing several new software features including a powerful manual mode and much more. Until we get our hands on our review unit of the LG G4 and have more time with the device, it’s really too early for us to make any judgment calls when it comes how well the camera actually performs in day-to-day use, but in the meantime LG has now shared a number of official camera samples for you to sink your teeth into.

lg-g4 (1)

lg-g4 (2)

lg-g4 (3)

lg-g4 (4)

lg-g4 (5)

lg-g4 (6)

lg-g4 (7)

lg-g4 (8)

lg-g4 (9)

lg-g4 (10)

What do you think of the camera samples above, impressed or not? Let us know in the comments. Keep in mind that these images don’t necessarily reflect how the LG G4 performs when it comes to everyday usage.

LG G4 videos

.rvs_wrapper
width: 335px;

.rvs_wrapper.align_left
float: left;

.rvs_wrapper.align_right
float: right;

.rvs_wrapper.align_center,
.rvs_wrapper.align_none
width: 100%;

.rvs_wrapper.align_center
text-align: center;

.rvs_wrapper.align_center.cbc-latest-videos ul li
float: none;
display: inline-block;
vertical-align: top;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos:not(.align_none) ul li:nth-child(2n+1)
clear: both;

.rvs_title
font-weight: 600 !important;
margin: 0 !important;

.rvs_wrapper.align_right .rvs_title
padding-left: 20px;

.rvs_title a
font-family: ‘Roboto Condensed’;
color: #3a3a3a;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul
padding-top: 10px;

.rvs_wrapper.align_left.cbc-latest-videos ul li,
.rvs_wrapper.align_none.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 15px 0 0;

.rvs_wrapper.align_right.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 0 0 15px;
float: right;

.rvs_wrapper.align_center.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 7px;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul li > a
font-weight: 400;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul li > a .yt-thumbnail
margin-bottom: 0;

@media only screen and (max-width : 480px)
.rvs_wrapper
width: 100%;
text-align: center;

#page .rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 7px;
display: inline-block;
float: none;
vertical-align: top;



28
Apr

LG G4 availability – what we know so far


LG announced its new G4 flagship just hours ago, and we’ve already gone hands-on with the device. If you can’t tell by our first impressions video (attached above), this is a really nice smartphone. Many of you are probably wondering where you can get this beauty. Well, since it was just announced earlier today, not many carriers have confirmed exact availability dates quite yet, but many have come forward to say that they’ll eventually carry the device.

The LG G4 has a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution and 538ppi. It boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, Adreno 418 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage and MicroSD expansion up to 128GB. It also has a 16MP rear-facing camera with an f/1.8 aperture and OIS 2.0, an 8MP front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture, a removable 3000mAh battery and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Of course, we’ll update this post as we learn more details on the phone’s availability, but here’s what we know so far:

More on the new LG G4!

.rvs_wrapper
width: 335px;

.rvs_wrapper.align_left
float: left;

.rvs_wrapper.align_right
float: right;

.rvs_wrapper.align_center,
.rvs_wrapper.align_none
width: 100%;

.rvs_wrapper.align_center
text-align: center;

.rvs_wrapper.align_center.cbc-latest-videos ul li
float: none;
display: inline-block;
vertical-align: top;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos:not(.align_none) ul li:nth-child(2n+1)
clear: both;

.rvs_title
font-weight: 600 !important;
margin: 0 !important;

.rvs_wrapper.align_right .rvs_title
padding-left: 20px;

.rvs_title a
font-family: ‘Roboto Condensed’;
color: #3a3a3a;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul
padding-top: 10px;

.rvs_wrapper.align_left.cbc-latest-videos ul li,
.rvs_wrapper.align_none.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 15px 0 0;

.rvs_wrapper.align_right.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 0 0 15px;
float: right;

.rvs_wrapper.align_center.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 7px;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul li > a
font-weight: 400;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul li > a .yt-thumbnail
margin-bottom: 0;

@media only screen and (max-width : 480px)
.rvs_wrapper
width: 100%;
text-align: center;

#page .rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 7px;
display: inline-block;
float: none;
vertical-align: top;

U.S. Availability

lg g4 first look aa (29 of 32)

T-Mobile – T-Mobile is launching an exclusive sweepstakes and preview program, and will give out one LG G4 per day to some lucky folks on the carrier’s network. You can sign up for the sweepstakes here though May 25th. T-Mobile says it will begin carrying the device in June.

Sprint – Sprint will begin carrying the G4 in June, in both Metallic Gray and Black Genuine Leather variants. You can pre-register for the device by following this link, and signing up will also put you in the running to win one of eight free G4 units on the carrier’s network.

Verizon –  Verizon has announced that the LG G4 is ‘coming soon’ to the carrier with Advanced Calling for HD Voice and Video support, though no information was given regarding the availability date or price.

AT&T – According to LG,  the G4 will make its way to AT&T, though we’ve heard no official word from the carrier yet.

U.S. Cellular – U.S. Cellular has announced its plans to carry the device in June, though no pricing information has been given quite yet.

Korea

The G4 will be available in Korea beginning Wednesday, April 29th.

UK

lg g4 first look aa (2 of 32)

Carphone Warehouse – Carphone Warehouse will be offering the LG G4 exclusively in Black Genuine Leather with metallic gray front from today until June 30th. You can pre-register for the device through the retailer by following this link.

O2 – O2 will be the only carrier to offer the LG G4 in Brown Genuine Leather with metallic gray front, though the carrier didn’t mention how long the exclusivity would last.

Vodafone – Vodafone has also confirmed that it will carry the handset, though no timeframe, pricing, or color option information has been announced.

Three – Three has confirmed that the device will make its way to the carrier, though no pricing or availability information has been given.

Canada

LG has announced that the G4 will be available this summer through Bell, Rogers, TELUS, Videotron and WIND Mobile. No pricing or exact availability information has been unveiled yet.

Online

We know the device will be available through a number of online retailers, though we’ve heard little to no information regarding which stores will carry the device.


Know any others?

That’s all the regions and carriers we know so far, but will keep updating as we learn more. Have any carrier ideas specific to your region that we didn’t mention? Please let us know in the comments!

Read more on the LG G4:



28
Apr

LG G4 availability – what we know so far


LG announced its new G4 flagship just hours ago, and we’ve already gone hands-on with the device. If you can’t tell by our first impressions video (attached above), this is a really nice smartphone. Many of you are probably wondering where you can get this beauty. Well, since it was just announced earlier today, not many carriers have confirmed exact availability dates quite yet, but many have come forward to say that they’ll eventually carry the device.

The LG G4 has a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution and 538ppi. It boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, Adreno 418 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage and MicroSD expansion up to 128GB. It also has a 16MP rear-facing camera with an f/1.8 aperture and OIS 2.0, an 8MP front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture, a removable 3000mAh battery and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Of course, we’ll update this post as we learn more details on the phone’s availability, but here’s what we know so far:

More on the new LG G4!

.rvs_wrapper
width: 335px;

.rvs_wrapper.align_left
float: left;

.rvs_wrapper.align_right
float: right;

.rvs_wrapper.align_center,
.rvs_wrapper.align_none
width: 100%;

.rvs_wrapper.align_center
text-align: center;

.rvs_wrapper.align_center.cbc-latest-videos ul li
float: none;
display: inline-block;
vertical-align: top;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos:not(.align_none) ul li:nth-child(2n+1)
clear: both;

.rvs_title
font-weight: 600 !important;
margin: 0 !important;

.rvs_wrapper.align_right .rvs_title
padding-left: 20px;

.rvs_title a
font-family: ‘Roboto Condensed’;
color: #3a3a3a;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul
padding-top: 10px;

.rvs_wrapper.align_left.cbc-latest-videos ul li,
.rvs_wrapper.align_none.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 15px 0 0;

.rvs_wrapper.align_right.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 0 0 15px;
float: right;

.rvs_wrapper.align_center.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 7px;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul li > a
font-weight: 400;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul li > a .yt-thumbnail
margin-bottom: 0;

@media only screen and (max-width : 480px)
.rvs_wrapper
width: 100%;
text-align: center;

#page .rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 7px;
display: inline-block;
float: none;
vertical-align: top;

U.S. Availability

lg g4 first look aa (29 of 32)

T-Mobile – T-Mobile is launching an exclusive sweepstakes and preview program, and will give out one LG G4 per day to some lucky folks on the carrier’s network. You can sign up for the sweepstakes here though May 25th. T-Mobile says it will begin carrying the device in June.

Sprint – Sprint will begin carrying the G4 in June, in both Metallic Gray and Black Genuine Leather variants. You can pre-register for the device by following this link, and signing up will also put you in the running to win one of eight free G4 units on the carrier’s network.

Verizon –  Verizon has announced that the LG G4 is ‘coming soon’ to the carrier with Advanced Calling for HD Voice and Video support, though no information was given regarding the availability date or price.

AT&T – According to LG,  the G4 will make its way to AT&T, though we’ve heard no official word from the carrier yet.

U.S. Cellular – U.S. Cellular has announced its plans to carry the device in June, though no pricing information has been given quite yet.

Korea

The G4 will be available in Korea beginning Wednesday, April 29th.

UK

lg g4 first look aa (2 of 32)

Carphone Warehouse – Carphone Warehouse will be offering the LG G4 exclusively in Black Genuine Leather with metallic gray front from today until June 30th. You can pre-register for the device through the retailer by following this link.

O2 – O2 will be the only carrier to offer the LG G4 in Brown Genuine Leather with metallic gray front, though the carrier didn’t mention how long the exclusivity would last.

Vodafone – Vodafone has also confirmed that it will carry the handset, though no timeframe, pricing, or color option information has been announced.

Three – Three has confirmed that the device will make its way to the carrier, though no pricing or availability information has been given.

Canada

LG has announced that the G4 will be available this summer through Bell, Rogers, TELUS, Videotron and WIND Mobile. No pricing or exact availability information has been unveiled yet.

Online

We know the device will be available through a number of online retailers, though we’ve heard little to no information regarding which stores will carry the device.


Know any others?

That’s all the regions and carriers we know so far, but will keep updating as we learn more. Have any carrier ideas specific to your region that we didn’t mention? Please let us know in the comments!

Read more on the LG G4:



28
Apr

Hand-On with the All-New LG G4


LG-G4 is real

After months of speculation and leaks, the LG G4 is finally, officially upon us, and she’s a beauty. I don’t want to distract from the fine work of my colleague, Jared Peters, so hit up his article from earlier today for some in-depth analysis of the phone. However, in an effort to remind you of the highlights, the LG G4 brings the following to the table:

  • 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display (same as the G3)
  • Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of internal storage, plus a micro SD slot
  • Removable 3,000 mAh battery (LG is now the only flagship manufacturer this year to offer a removable battery)
  • 16 MP rear camera with a class-leading f/1.8 lens
  • 8 MP front cameria w/ f/2.0 aperture
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 100 GB free Google Drive storage for a year
  • New rear cover materials and colors, including leather(!)

What it’s missing:

  • Wireless charging
  • QuickCharge technology
  • A screen as audaciously curved as the G Flex 2

Check out our own Robert Nazarian below with some hands-on first impressions from the launch event.

Click here to view the embedded video.

 

Come comment on this article: Hand-On with the All-New LG G4

28
Apr

How to Use iCloud Photo Library in Photos to Sync Pictures Between Devices [Mac Blog]


iCloud Photo Library was introduced with iOS 8, but with the launch of the Photos for OS X app, it’s now available on the Mac. In a nutshell, iCloud Photo Library is Apple’s newest photo service that lets you sync all of your images across all your devices and to iCloud.

icloud_photo_library_large
iCloud Photo Library supports several photo and video formats, storing photos in their original format, and it makes all of your media available on any device that has iCloud Photo Library turned on. This how-to will walk you through how to turn iCloud Photo Library on for each of your devices and how to minimize the space your photos take up on each device.

Tips Before Getting Started

In order to fully take advantage of iCloud Photo Library, you should turn it on for multiple computers, if necessary, as well as your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It is compatible with iOS 8.3 or later and OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 or later.

You must be connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi in order to begin the iCloud Photo Library upload process. Additionally, your device batteries must be fully charged, or at least connected to a power source.

Apple provides 5GB of iCloud storage for free. It is highly likely you will need more than that to store all of your pictures and videos. If you go over the 5GB limit, Apple will prompt you to upgrade to a larger storage capacity before continuing. iCloud storage starts at $0.99 per month for 20 GB of storage. The 200GB storage plan costs $3.99 per month, while the 500GB plan costs $9.99 per month and the 1TB plan costs $19.99 per month.

Be sure that all devices you wish to sync photos and videos on are signed in using the same Apple ID.
Read more »

28
Apr

12-Inch Retina MacBook Receives Mixed Reviews From Early Adopters


Just a few weeks after the 12-inch Retina MacBook became available to order online, a number of early adopters have shared mixed opinions about the notebook within the MacRumors discussion forums. Overall, many users agree that the new MacBook has major design appeal but with too many key compromises, as mentioned by several well-known tech pundits and websites in our review roundup of the notebook.

retinamacbookyosemite
A handful of users within the discussion forums claimed that they regretfully returned their new MacBooks shortly after receiving one because of those compromises, including the frustration of looking for and purchasing USB-C adapters that are needed to connect various Digital AV, VGA or USB devices, peripherals and cables to the single USB-C port on the ultra-slim notebook. The new keyboard and slow performance were also areas of concern for some users.

MacRumors forum member Audiopablo:

“Took mine back. It was really a wow factor. So light, so beautiful. But in the end, it just wasn’t for me. After spending a day trying to hunt down USB C adaptors in Apple stores (wasn’t available at Best Buy, where I bought mine), I got to thinking about what I loved and what I didn’t.

Could I type on my lap with it? Sure and watch the screen jiggle on my soft legs. Turns out a 13 or even 15 with weight is more stable for me personally. […] Ports is an issue for a user like me. I knew that going in, but I was going to be patient with it. It finally got to me.

But that doesn’t mean it isn’t for you. I wouldn’t mind one instead of the iPads we have, but I’ll wait until the price comes down. It just didn’t feel like a step into the future for me. It felt like like some steps back from my 13rMBP or 15MBP. Gone were the Apple touches I felt were worth the premium. I know I’ll catch flack for this, but it felt like an iPad running OS X with a great trackpad and great keyboard for light typing. But then I started trying to touch the screen.”

MacRumors forum member Newellj:

“With some regret I returned my rMB over the weekend. The two reasons I ultimately returned it were that the keyboard didn’t agree with me and, after some practical thinking, I realized that there were going to be issues managing using two laptops concurrently.

The keyboard — I expected to like it or at least to be neutral and get used to it. In the end, to my surprise, it turned out to be a lot harder to type accurately on the new keyboard than my Retina MacBook Pro or my Apple Bluetooth keyboard. This is totally YMMV (your mileage may vary) territory.

The other thing that pushed me over the line when I was thinking about returning it was managing two laptops (in addition to my Mini). Not so much keeping files current, but license management issues. Most of the programs I use a lot are limited to two installations, and keeping track of what is activated on which laptop presented possibilities like taking one of them on a trip having forgotten to deactivate/sign out on the other one, which could be a real problem.”

Not all early adopters of the new MacBook have been disappointed, however, with many other users pleased with the notebook’s ultra-thin and lightweight design, high-resolution Retina display, fanless architecture, all-day battery life, Force Touch trackpad, redesigned keyboard with butterfly mechanism, portability and more. Some users also found the notebook’s performance to be good enough for everyday tasks.

MacRumors forum member Maclee2010:

“It is a staggeringly great little machine.

Virtually no heat coming from it and silent operation.
Runs a long time on a single charge.
It looks fantastic and is the most fun notebook I have ever used.
It handles everything I have thrown at it like any MacBook I have owned.
The trackpad has some really neat new tricks and feels great.
It sits very comfortable on my laptop lap cushion.
The keyboard looks amazing at night and feels great, I type faster.
I am more productive as I love using this notebook.
The performance is great for 98% of everything most users will do.
It is easy to take anywhere you need to go, light as a feather and packs down nice.
The screen is super sharp and makes my late 2013 13″ rMBP screen look fuzzy.
12″ is just right, not to big and not to small.
Makes the 13 rMBP look very outdated.
Single port is just fine, if you need many ports to use your computer today, you are doing it all wrong. I do all my backups and any necessary restorations wirelessly. I use the cloud, not just Apple, but multiple clouds.

Ultimately, the new MacBook, positioned at the lower end of Apple’s notebook lineup, paves the way for the future with its innovative new design and features. If Apple can manage to combine the performance of a MacBook Air with the feature set of the 12-inch MacBook, while maintaining a similar $1,299 entry-level price point, the notebook will be an even more attractive product for prospective buyers in the future.



28
Apr

‘Lucid Sleep’ keeps your Chromebook connected during naps


Getting back to work after waking your Chromebook Pixel from its digital slumber is about to get a bit easier. Google announced that its new (still experimental) Lucid Sleep feature is now available. This setting maintains limited Wi-Fi connectivity when the machine is powered down so that it can stay better synced with the rest of your devices and data. It will, for example, allow your Pixel to temporarily rouse itself and connect to a new wireless hotspot if you move locations. It can also update push notifications and app data so that everything is up to date and ready to go as soon as you flip open the screen. You can turn on this feature and try it for yourself by selecting “Keep WiFi on during sleep” in the Privacy settings menu.

Filed under: Laptops, Wireless, Internet, Google

Comments

Source: Google Plus

28
Apr

Cablevision is the first cable company to sell Hulu, but how?


Cablevision was already the first provider to start pushing HBO Now for its internet subscribers, and today it’s announcing a deal with Hulu. The two have reached an agreement to bring Hulu’s VOD catalog to Optimum customers, but exactly what that means is unclear. Unlike the HBO announcement, this news isn’t specifically targeted at internet customers, and according to reps, details on pricing and availability will come later. We don’t know if Hulu’s content will be coming to cable boxes, or if the subscription Hulu Plus service will just be available as an add-on bundle for TV and/or internet subscribers. Tim Connoly, SVP of distribution at Hulu said in the press release “Even with the rapid growth in streaming, there is a huge audience that consumes television through their cable provider, and we want to be there for them too.”

Filed under: Home Entertainment, HD

Comments

Source: Businesswire

%d bloggers like this: