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May

Sunrise Calendar has a new keyboard extension that centers on scheduling


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The time it takes to leave an app, open the calendar app, check your schedule, and return to the original app is gone. Why? Because Sunrise Calendar just received an update that brings with it a keyboard extension called Meet. It is supposed to quickly display available slots in a user’s schedule followed by forwarding forwarding them to others. Those on the receiving end select an agreeable date and time and input their email so all calendars are synced.

Hit the break to see Meet in action and download links.

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Source: Sunrise

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14
May

Samsung Gear Live removed from the Google Store


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Another device’s stay in the Google Store has come to an end. The Samsung Gear Live, which launched last year at I/O alongside the LG G Watch, is longer available through the Google Store. The slot next to other Android Wear smartwatches has been removed and the product page confrims that the Gear Live is “no longer available for purchase” next to a dormant NOT AVAILABLE button.

Source: Google Store

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14
May

What to Do if Your Apple Watch Disconnects From Your iPhone [iOS Blog]


Apple Watch depends on the iPhone for almost all of its functionality, connecting to and communicating with the iPhone using two methods: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. If your iPhone and Apple Watch are connected to the same Wi-Fi network (an Apple Watch connection to a known Wi-Fi network is established through the iPhone), they can be as far apart from each other as the Wi-Fi signal will allow.

The two devices are also connected to each other through Bluetooth. Bluetooth requires the two devices to be within 30 feet of each other or they will disconnect.

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A few days ago, I experienced an issue that showed my iPhone and Apple Watch disconnected, even though they were on the same Wi-Fi network and only about two feet from each other.

While I don’t know why it happened, I do know how to fix it. If you run into the same connection problems, give these quick fixes a try.

Airplane Mode

If you see the disconnect icon the first thing you should try is Airplane mode on Apple Watch to end and re-establish a connection.Disconnected Apple Watch Fix 3

  1. From the watch face on Apple Watch, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Swipe to the right until you see the Control Center.
  3. Tap the airplane icon to turn Airplane mode on.
  4. Tap it again to turn it off.

This should reset Bluetooth so that the devices sync back together.
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14
May

‘Pennies’ for Apple Watch Makes Budgeting Your Money Simple [iOS Blog]


While I have tried a variety of personal finance management and budgeting tools on iPhone, iPad and the web in the past, most have been too complicated to become part of my daily routine. Pennies for Apple Watch takes a different approach, however, offering a clean and simple solution for managing your finances on your wrist.

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After downloading Pennies from the App Store, open the iPhone app to customize your budget, including name, start date, frequency, currency type, budget amount and money left in your budget at the time of setup. The budget will then automatically appear on Apple Watch, with a Glance view showing your daily amount remaining and the full app providing deeper functionality.

Firmly pressing the Apple Watch using Force Touch in the Pennies app will bring up options for inputting amounts spent or received, alongside a history of your spending and quick access to the Glance view. You can add notes to amounts spent or received by tapping on the label below the dollar figure and choosing from the preset options or using Siri to set your own.

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With color coded rings that appear green when you are well within your budget, and red when you are getting close to your spending limit, Pennies for Apple Watch is a simple and convenient way to manage your finances on the go. If you are at a shopping mall, for example, you can easily input amounts spent at each store without needing to take your iPhone out of your pocket.

Pennies for Apple Watch is $2.99 on the App Store.




14
May

In cartoons: Smartphones, they are your master


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It’s 2015, and smartphones are now an integral part of the lives of many of us. But are we crossing the line? It probably depends on the individual. Some folks know when to shut down their phone, or at least mute them, and to talk a walk outside and enjoy the world around them. Others? Not so much.

Regardless of your own personal phone habits, there is no denying that mobile technology has changed our culture and day-to-day lives for good. In a new post from Blazepress, they gathered up 27 images that help summarize this change and how smartphone addiction rules the modern man’s (and woman’s) life.

Head to the source to check out all 27, though here are some of our favorites:

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For fun, we ask, how much on average to you spend on your phone daily? Do you consider yourself ‘addicted’?

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For those that keep screen-time down to a minimum… how about your friends, family, and co-workers? How does it affect your relationship with them?

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14
May

What to Do if Your Apple Watch Disconnects From Your iPhone [iOS Blog]


Apple Watch depends on the iPhone for almost all of its functionality, connecting to and communicating with the iPhone using two methods: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. If your iPhone and Apple Watch are connected to the same Wi-Fi network (an Apple Watch connection to a known Wi-Fi network is established through the iPhone), they can be as far apart from each other as the Wi-Fi signal will allow.

The two devices are also connected to each other through Bluetooth. Bluetooth requires the two devices to be within 30 feet of each other or they will disconnect.

applewatchnoconnection
A few days ago, I experienced an issue that showed my iPhone and Apple Watch disconnected, even though they were on the same Wi-Fi network and only about two feet from each other.

While I don’t know why it happened, I do know how to fix it. If you run into the same connection problems, give these quick fixes a try.

Airplane Mode

If you see the disconnect icon the first thing you should try is Airplane mode on Apple Watch to end and re-establish a connection.Disconnected Apple Watch Fix 3

  1. From the watch face on Apple Watch, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Swipe to the right until you see the Control Center.
  3. Tap the airplane icon to turn Airplane mode on.
  4. Tap it again to turn it off.

This should reset Bluetooth so that the devices sync back together.
Read more »

14
May

Powerful magnetic shield will test the limits of physics


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The Standard Model of physics, as good as it is, has gaps: it can’t really explain dark matter, gravity or the imbalance between matter and antimatter. Thankfully, German researchers have a new tool that could plug some of those holes. They’ve developed a magnetic shield whose several layers of nickel-iron alloy are 10 times more effective than the previous best, creating a magnetic field so low and consistent that it actually beats the average ambient field in space. That will let scientists measure particles with such a high level of precision that they could detect previously unknown physics behavior, and set the groundwork for finding new particles. Think of it as a complement to accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider — rather than smash particles together, it’ll help find subtle deviations from the norm.

The shield could prove its worth relatively quickly. One upcoming experiment, for example, will test the distribution of charges in a xenon isotope. If the distribution doesn’t match what the Standard Model predicts, that could be a clue to the existence of an unknown particle. There’s no guarantee that the technology will up-end physics as we know it, but it could at least challenge some of our common assumptions.

[Image credit: Astrid Eckert/TUM]

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Via: Phys.org, Gizmodo

Source: TUM, AIP

14
May

JXE Streams: Roll7 explains the guns and bunnies in ‘Not a Hero’


Just over a month ago, Roll7 stopped by JXE Streams to laugh at us as we repeatedly wiped out grinding rails in skateboarding game OlliOlli 2. Now the studio is coming back on the show to mock us for lacking an entirely different set of skills. We’re just not that good at jumping through windows and shooting thugs under the orders of a maniacal bunny man from the future who happens to be running for mayor. Yes, that is really what Not a Hero is about and we’ll be playing it with the game’s creators starting at 3:30PM ET.

Tune into Twitch.tv/Joystiq, Engadget.com/gaming or right here in this post at 3:30PM ET for a solid 90 minutes of Not a Hero‘s insane action. John Ribbins, Simon Bennet and Tom Hegarty of Roll7 will be joining us via Skype to talk about their new game and to guide us in the ways of its insane world.

Dig the stream? Follow us on Twitch and bookmark Engadget.com/gaming!

[We’re playing Not a Hero on PC streamed through OBS at 720p.]

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14
May

Windows 10 phone preview tests out universal Office, Xbox apps


Microsoft’s latest preview version of Windows 10 for phones is here and whether you prefer work or play — or non-Lumia Windows phones — it has something new to offer. This is the first one ready to test out the new Universal Office apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote) that are built to run across PCs, phones and tablets alike. Control them via touch, pen, keyboard — whatever you have they’re ready to do business. This access arrives because build 10080 is also the first with a beta version of the new Windows Store. It’s a universal app too (notice a theme here?) with a new look, but there are some known issues and the old Store app is still there in case you need to fall back on it. Microsoft announced that it would bring carrier billing for all with the new app and while that’s still on the way, it’s not enabled yet.

For your entertainment the Windows 10 Xbox app is making its debut on phones, along with updates for the Video, Music and Camera experiences. Finally, it has support for even more devices. That list includes the Lumia 930/Lumia Icon, Lumia 640 and 640XL, and the first non-Lumia phone with access to the preview — The HTC One (M8) for Windows. Sure, Windows 10 won’t get a proper release on phones until after the desktop version arrives, but clearly the team is still hard at work — just sign up here and then double check the blog post for all of the updates and known problems before installing.

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Source: Blogging Windows, Xbox Wire, Office Blog

14
May

LG’s first Windows phone in ages is a budget model for Verizon


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LG hasn’t really done much to support Windows Phone as of late (despite promises to the contrary), but it’s making amends for that today. Verizon has announced the previously leaked LG Lancet, a Windows Phone 8.1 device (LG’s first, in fact) for the budget crowd. The hardware won’t blow you away between the 4.5-inch display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front camera and 8GB of expandable storage. However, it does have a few aces up its sleeve.

For a start, thee Lancet is Verizon’s first Windows device to support higher-quality LTE voice calling — you won’t be left behind when it comes to network upgrades. You’ll also get modern LG software tricks like double-tapping to wake the screen. The price is really why you’ll want to take notice, though. Verizon will sell the Lancet for a mere $120 off-contract when it his shops on May 21st, so you won’t have to buy a costly One M8 or ATIV SE just to use Microsoft’s current mobile OS on Big Red.

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Source: Verizon

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