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Jul

Cyanogen switching their default calendar to use Boxer calendar


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n the ever changing world of Cyanogen, the newest change is that of the default calendar app that comes bundled with the operating system. It used to be Google’s own calendar but as of Cyanogen OS12, the new calendar app will be Boxer.

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Boxer looks very similar to Google Calendar and even works with Gmail and Exchange. Cyanogen already use Boxer’s own email app so it’s of no surprise really that the company decided to finish up the bundle with the accompanying calendar app.

Will you miss Google Calendar being part of Cyanogen? Drop us a comment below.

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29
Jul

Apple Releases Third OS X El Capitan Public Beta


Apple today seeded the third beta OS X El Capitan to public beta testers, one week after seeding the second set of beta and just under three weeks after first providing the OS X El Capitan beta to the public for testing purposes.

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The third public beta follows the launch of the fifth OS X El Capitan developer beta, which was seeded to developers late on Monday afternoon. No outward-facing changes were introduced with the beta, suggesting it’s an under-the-hood update with bug fixes and performance improvements.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program and already have the public beta installed can update through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store for OS X.


OS X 10.11 El Capitan is expected to be released to the public in the fall after the beta testing process is complete.


29
Jul

Dear Veronica: Is this the end of portable gaming devices?


Dear Veronica: Is This the End of Portable Gaming Devices?

First things first, I wanted to let you guys know that you can now subscribe to Dear Veronica on iTunes! We’ll have an RSS feed up soon for you non-iTunes people, so don’t think we forgot about you. These things just take time.

Episode-wise, I’m excited to welcome onto the show my friend and my former Tekzilla co-host Patrick Norton of TekThing! He’s going to set you straight on the best home automation setup. Plus, we talk about following (or not) awkward acquaintances on Instagram.

Keep sending in those questions to me via email, or on Twitter using the hashtag #DearVeronica. See you next time!

Filed under: Gaming, Sony

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29
Jul

Netflix synthesizes a brainwave symphony for ‘Sense8’


Netflix’s new sci-fi adventure, Sense8, follows eight people who suddenly develop psychic powers with each other. To commemorate the series, which is directed by The Matrix’s Wachowski siblings, Netflix teamed up with J. Michael Straczynski, the guy who invented Babylon 5, and technologist Patrick Gunderman to create the strangest symphony you’ve ever heard — or thought.

The team scanned the brains of eight volunteers as they were shown psychedelic images specifically crafted to elicit an emotional response. Then they assigned a musical value to each resulting alpha, beta, delta and theta wave. “There is something musical about the way the brain works,” Straczynski said in the making-of video below. “It’s a symphony on it’s own terms.”

https://player.vimeo.com/video/134787134

Filed under: Peripherals, Science

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Source: The Creators Project

29
Jul

Sprint counters T-Mobile with 10GB of shared family data


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The battle between Sprint and T-Mobile for the hearts and phone lines of America’s families is heating up. T-Mobile recently updated its Simple Choice family plan to give a pair of people unlimited calling and text, as well as 10GB of data to each of them for $!00 a month. On Wednesday, Sprint fired back with a revamped Family Share Pack. This package offers four lines, unlimited talk, text and 10GB of shared data for $100 to families that switch from another carrier. Even with twice as many lines, the 10GB of data still averages out to more per person (2.5GB) than T-Mobile’s offering. And if 10GB isn’t enough, Sprint also announced that it will sell a 40GB plan for $20 more per month, $120 in total.

[Image Credit: Charlie Riedel/AP]

Filed under: Cellphones, Mobile, Sprint, T-Mobile

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Source: Sprint

29
Jul

Report: United hacked by the same group behind OPM breach


United Airlines detected a breach in its computer systems in May or early June, potentially putting the movements of millions of Americans in the hands of a China-backed hacker group, Bloomberg reports. This is the same group suspected of hacking into the Office of Personnel Management in June and compromising the privacy of 21.5 million people, the site reports. The OPM breach led to the resignation of Director Katherine Archuleta.

Data compromised in the United Airlines hack includes manifests, which detail the passengers, origins and destinations of individual flights, Bloomberg says. This information could be added to China’s growing database on US defense and intelligence officials, and it could be cross-referenced with previously stolen medical and financial records, according to those familiar with the breach.

This hack is not directly linked to reported network glitches in June and July that that caused United to ground all flights, the site reports. However, Bloomberg says it appears that the hackers were lurking in United’s network for months, and one domain linked to the attack was set up in April 2014.

Filed under: Transportation

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Source: Bloomberg

29
Jul

Share your availability with ease with Boxer’s new Calendar app for Android


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Boxer, one of the best email clients available on Android, yesterday released a new application that aims to make your email experience much easier. The new application is called Boxer Calendar, and it’s available now as a standalone app on Android.

As the name suggests, this new app from Boxer is, in its simplest form, a useful calendar application. You can add and delete events, rearrange your schedule, view your schedule in multiple views, and much more. Beyond that, using the company’s email client alongside this app will hopefully help you become more productive. You’ll be able to view your calendar from within the Boxer Email app and quickly share your availability with others. It also lets you accept and deny meeting invitations without the need to exit the app.

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For those of you who tend to schedule multiple meetings per day, you can quickly see how this app can be useful. Saving time switching between applications is crucial for some, and cutting down on scheduling errors is likely even more important. Basically, if you’re a Boxer Email user, you’ll want to give Calendar a shot.

The new Boxer Calendar app will be pre-installed with the upcoming release of Cyanogen OS 12.1, along with a few premium features. Cyanogen also announced back in March that Cyanogen 12 would come with Boxer as its default email application.

If you’d like to download the app for yourself, you can do so at the Play Store link below.

Download Boxer Calendar from Google Play

29
Jul

You can watch Motorola’s press conference on-demand here


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Motorola revealed the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G (2015) at its three-way event yesterday. They also launched a handful of awesome new Bluetooth accessories. If you missed out on all of the excitement, Motorola recorded the full event and uploaded it to YouTube.

Hit the break to see the recorded press conference.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Out of Motorola’s three announced devices, what are you most excited for? Sound off in the comments!

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29
Jul

Verizon offering new Grid Wide Solutions for utility companies


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Verizon has identified a niche market, but it is definitely a big niche – utility companies. In an announcement today, Verizon is offering a new Grid Wide Utility Solutions platform as an Internet of Things (IoT) solution to help utility companies modernize their service delivery grids. The new service offers smart metering, demand response, meter data management and distribution monitoring and control.

Over the years, utility companies have been working to modernize their energy grids and obtain efficiencies by building out a variety of automated communication networks for their infrastructure. For example, utility companies have moved from physical meters that required an employee taking a reading off of to units that could be read via radio waves as a truck rode by to systems that report readings to a remote location. Upgrading utility infrastructure for these capabilities can be expensive and often is beyond the ability of a utility to afford.

This is where Verizon is stepping in as their network is now built out enough to serve as the communication network for connected meters. More importantly, access to these network services can be accomplished cheaper than what it would cost a utility company to try to do on their own.

Verizon’s Jay Olearin, director of business development for energy and utilities, says:

“What is really cool about our smart grid technology – and very disruptive – is that we have pre-built Grid Wide as an as-a-service model, which removes the complexities, time and cost for utilities with having to build their own solution. As a result, utilities don’t have to swap out their entire meter population, they can start to solve the problem areas right now on a per-month, per-meter cost basis.”

For now Verizon is focusing on electric utility companies, but Olearin says they plan to expand to gas and water meter solutions in the coming months.

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source: Verizon (PR)

 

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29
Jul

Razer Serval Gaming Controller now available on the Google Store for $79


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Google has added a new product to the Google Store, Razer’s Serval gaming controller. The device will cost interested buyers $79, and it is the same controller included in the Razer Forge Android TV bundle.

How does Razer’s Serval gaming controller differ from other cheaper options? The Serval is unique in that it has a dedicated housing for your smartphone, allowing you to safely secure it to the controller while playing.
For those who were just picking up the Forge TV bundle for the controller, you can now purchase it at nearly half the cost as a standalone product. Keep in mind that the Serval does require Android 4.2 to work with your Android device, though. In recent news, OUYA CEO and co-founder Julie Uhrman left the company, confirming that Razer bought it in all-cash acquisition.If you’re interested in the controller, be sure to hit the source link below to check out the Serval for yourself.source: Google Store
via: Android Central

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