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Sep

UC Irvine debuts the first public college eSports arena in the US


The University of California, Irvine is serious about eSports. This fall it will officially launch a competitive gaming initiative, complete with scholarships and an already-decorated League of Legends team, and it’s just finished construction on a 3,500 sqft eSports arena that’s set to open on Friday, September 23rd. The arena is packed with 80 gaming PCs loaded with top eSports titles, a webcasting studio and viewing screens.

The arena will serve as a home base for the university’s gaming community and a place for its competitive players to train. It also represents another step forward for collegiate eSports across the country.

“I think eSports is the future of competition. Period,” UCI’s acting director of eSports Mark Deppe says. “It transcends language, geography, race, age, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability and many other identities. In five years many more schools will official programs and more structure will be in place to regulate and provide guidance to schools. I think eSports also has a huge opportunity to learn from the successes and shortcomings of traditional sports and provide a model for collegiate competition in the 21st century.”

Deppe hopes the arena will be 100 percent cost-neutral. UCI spent $250,000 to build it over the summer, and it will be open to the public and students for $4 per hour; UCI hopes the revenue from its hourly use will cover administrative costs. The arena will host twenty-five student staff members, while other students can volunteer to assist in coaching, analysis, streaming and production roles.

UCI’s arena is backed by iBUYPOWER, which provided all of the space’s gaming PCs, and Riot Games, the studio behind League of Legends. As part of its eSports initiative, UCI is offering 10 scholarships, valued at $15,000 each, to its competitive League of Legends players.

The global eSports market is valued at $612 million with an audience of 134 million, according to SuperData, and it’s only predicted to grow. Universities across the United States are diving into this emerging market with scholarship programs and competitive teams.

Student players bring home some real prizes when they win: Heroes of the Storm’s college tournament offers the winners free tuition, while the League of Legends North American collegiate championship grants $30,000 to each winning player and $15,000 each for second place. At UCI, players get to keep any earnings from competitions.

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— UC Irvine (@UCIrvine) August 19, 2016

UCI understands the significance of video games in mainstream culture, Deppe says. There hasn’t been any resistance to the university’s eSports expansion, he says, and students have been overwhelmingly supportive.

“Many of them are gamers themselves, and those that aren’t know lots of gamers and how important video games are to the campus community,” Deppe says.

Still, there’s work to be done. The professional eSports scene is dominated by male players, coaches and commentators, and the same is true in collegiate competition.

“We think that eSports has the potential to be the most inclusive competitive environment ever,” Deppe says. “However, If you look at the top professional teams, there are very few women represented.”

UCI worked with Anykey.org, an organization that aims to create inclusive spaces in eSports, to craft its arena rules and scholarship agreements. However, the first five recipients of UCI’s League of Legends scholarships are all male. Deppe says this is because UCI is pulling in players from the top echelons of competitive gaming, which are still male-dominated.

There are five more scholarships up for grabs and Deppe says some highly ranked women “may try out and will have a legitimate shot.” The League of Legends team still needs to fill its “Top” role and tryouts are the week of September 26th.

“Outside of the competitive team, UCI has a long history of women representation in our community,” Deppe says. “Our arena coordinator and past president of The Association of Gamers is female. The club estimates that about 30 percent of the gaming club is female with several in leadership roles. Additionally, 50 percent of our board of advisers are women and we’re working hard to welcome ladies and underrepresented groups into the eSports scene.”

14
Sep

Spotify Reaches Over 40 Million Paying Subscribers, Continues to Outpace Apple Music


Spotify has announced that it now has over 40 million paying subscribers as of this month, meaning that it has added some 10 million subscribers since March. Spotify remains the most popular streaming music service worldwide, and its new subscriber growth continues to outpace its biggest rival, Apple Music.

Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek hinted about the milestone in a tweet earlier today:

40 is the new 30.
Million. 😄

— Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) September 14, 2016

Apple Music has been growing at a pace of about 2 million new subscribers every two months: 11 million in February, 13 million in April, 15 million in June, and 17 million in early September. Spotify’s figures, meanwhile, show it grew at a pace of over 3 million new subscribers every two months between March and September.

Earlier this year, Spotify vice president Jonathan Forster said Apple Music is “raising the profile of streaming,” which has helped, not hurt, its business.

“It’s great that Apple is in the game. They are definitely raising the profile of streaming. It is hard to build an industry on your own,” said Forster. “Since Apple Music started we’ve been growing quicker and adding more users than before.”

Spotify may benefit from Apple, but its relationship with the iPhone maker is not perfect. The two companies were recently embroiled in a major dispute after Apple rejected a version of the Spotify app that replaced the option to purchase a subscription via in-app purchase with an external sign-up function.

At the time, Spotify accused Apple of using the App Store approval process as a “weapon to harm competitors,” to which Apple responded that Spotify is “publicly resorting to rumors and half-truths” about the App Store and “asking for exemptions to the rules we apply to all developers.”

Spotify has remained competitive by matching Apple Music’s $14.99 family plan in June and introducing new features such as Release Radar.

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14
Sep

3 tips for taking faster screenshots in Windows 10 – CNET


Using Windows, you’d think taking screenshots is simple. There is a button dedicated to this on almost every keyboard called the Print Screen key (abbreviated as PrtSc or PrtScn).

Pressing this key captures the entire screen (or multiple screens if you use more than one monitor) and copies it to the clipboard. But to save that screenshot, you need to paste it into Paint, where you can then crop and edit the screenshot and save it as an image. Ugh.

There are easier and faster ways to grab your screen in Windows. And, no, it doesn’t require one of those expensive apps. Here’s how you can do it — without installing a new program.

Modifier keys

With Windows 10, a new screen capture hotkey combination was introduced. Holding the Windows key and pressing the Print Screen button will save a screenshot as an image, removing the need to paste the capture into Paint to save it manually.

By default, these screen captures will be saved at This PC > Pictures > Screenshots.

The problem is that this still captures the entire display — including a second monitor if you have one. If you want to capture just a single open window without everything else, hold Alt while pressing the PrtSc button. This captures the current active window, so make sure to click inside the window you want to capture before pressing the key combination.

Sadly, this doesn’t work with the Windows modifier key. Pressing Windows + Alt + PrtSc doesn’t do anything at all. So when you use the Alt + PrtSc hotkey, you will still need to paste the capture into Paint and save it.

Of course, there is a workaround.

OneDrive or Dropbox

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If you use Microsoft’s OneDrive, which comes preinstalled, or Dropbox and have the application installed on your Windows machine, you can opt to have all screen captures saved to your cloud storage automatically.

This feature saves any Alt + PrtSc captures as images without the need for pasting into Paint.

Captures using the Print Screen key will be saved locally, either at OneDrive > Pictures > Screenshots or Dropbox > Screenshots, and automatically synced to your cloud storage.

To enable this feature in OneDrive:

  • Click the Show hidden icons button in the Notification Area in the Taskbar.
  • Locate and right-click on the OneDrive icon.
  • Click Settings.
  • Open the Auto Save tab and check the box beside Automatically save screenshots I capture to OneDrive.

For Dropbox:

  • Click the Show hidden icons button in the Notification Area in the Taskbar.
  • Locate and right-click on the Dropbox icon.
  • Click the settings drop-down in the upper right corner of the window that appears.
  • Click Preferences and open the Import tab.
  • Check the box beside Share screenshots using Dropbox.

More precise screenshots

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Windows comes with screen-capture software installed, as well. It’s called the Snipping Tool and it’s your best bet if you need more precise screen captures of only specific parts of your screen.

Click the Start button, start typing “snipping tool” and click on the app to open it. To capture an open window, click the drop-down menu beside New, select Window Snip and click on any window. Everything visible within the borders of that window (including other windows that overlap it) will be captured and available to edit, annotate, share or save as an image within the Snipping Tool app.

Also, you can use the Snipping Tool to select a custom portion of the screen. Click the dropdown beside New and select Free-form Snip or Rectangular Snip. Click once and hold to initiate the capture, drag until you’ve selected the entire area you want to capture, and release to finish.

14
Sep

Apple Watch Series 2 review – CNET


The Good The new Apple Watch is faster, has a far better OS, onboard GPS, a brighter display and is waterproof to 50 meters in salt or fresh water.

The Bad Same battery life, mostly. GPS activity causes a big hit on battery life for running. Lacks always-on display. A tad thicker and heavier. Requires an iPhone to work.

The Bottom Line The Apple Watch returns in a made-for-sports upgrade that adds swim functions and GPS, but anyone who’s not a runner or swimmer should consider the Apple Watch Series 1 instead.

There is a watch-shaped ring around my left wrist, a permanent tan-line.

I’ve worn a watch since I was a kid. I’ve always liked to sleep with my watch. To shower with my watch. To swim with my watch.

Not everyone likes to do this. But it’s helpful to have a watch be something that’s easy to use and just not worry about.

The Apple Watch Series 2 arrives a year and a half after the original Apple Watch first went on sale. Some things have changed: If you liked the idea of an Apple Watch before, this new version is seriously faster, has a brighter display and it’s a lot better for outdoor sports.

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Still good in bright light.

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Other things remain the same. Its design and battery life are almost identical.

New software, WatchOS 3, is a great upgrade to the earlier Apple Watch experience. Like iOS 10, that’s a free upgrade to existing Watch owners, too — you don’t need to buy anything new.

But the combination of new hardware and software make a familiar-looking circle-in-the-square watch now feel like the smooth wrist companion it was always meant to be.

The new Apple Watch Series 2 comes in three different material designs (aluminum, stainless steel and a new ceramic edition that replaces last year’s absurd $10,000 gold watch). There are plenty of band options that come bundled in, too. It still comes in smaller (38mm) and larger (42mm) sizes. Prices start at $369, £369 or AU$529 for 38mm aluminum. They go up to $1,299, £1,299 or AU$1,899 for the 42mm ceramic option.

Keep in mind there are also special partnership watches with Hermes and Nike, both of which come with unique packed-in straps and pre-installed custom watch faces. My advice: Stick with the basic aluminum, especially if you’re looking for a lightweight fitness watch.

Apple Watch Pricing

size US UK AU
38mm Sport $269 £269 AU$399
42mm Sport $299 £299 AU$449
38mm Aluminum $369 £369 AU$529
38mm Steel $549* £549* AU$799*
38mm Ceramic $1,249 £1,249 AU$ 1,799
42mm Aluminum $399 £399 AU$579
42mm Steel $599** £599** AU879**
42mm Ceramic $1,299 £1,299 AU$1,899

*Hermes versions for the 38mm Steel model go up to $1,299, £1,299 or AU$2,029

**Hermes versions for the 42mm Steel model go up to $1,399, £1,399 or AU$2,189

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Apple Watch variants, including Hermes.

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And there’s another purchase option, too. The original Apple Watch is still around, but with a bonus. Known as the Apple Watch Series 1, it’s the same basic hardware as the original, but with a new chip that’s said to be just as fast as the Series 2. It doesn’t have those same latest, greatest GPS and waterproofing features as the new model — it’s still water resistant for splashes and dunks like the iPhone 7, though — and it lacks that new brighter display. But it also costs less. (The original Apple Watch, though, has frequently been on sale for even less.)

I have a feeling that that new Series 1 Apple Watch may be the real go-to pick for a lot of people who don’t need GPS or swim tracking. Maybe it’s the watch everyone should wear.

Series 2 is my favorite Apple Watch, and it’s now my favorite smartwatch, too. But it’s still not everything for everybody.

But if you’ve been thinking of getting one and don’t have one, go for it. Or, update the software on your old Apple Watch and buy a new band instead. Or hang on for a comparative review with the less-expensive Series 1.

Oh, and by the way: Yes, you need an iPhone to use the Apple Watch, same as always. If you do have an iPhone, the best smartwatch you can get is the Apple Watch Series 2.

Editors’ note: The ratings in this review are tentative as we continue to test the Apple Watch Series 2, especially for battery life and swim tracking. We’ll also soon be reviewing the Apple Watch Series 1 for direct comparison.

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Water is no problem.

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Swimproofing, and what it means

A growing batch of smartwatches and fitness trackers are toughening up, with water resistance starting to move from “nice to have” to “must have”. Apple Watch now leaps to the head of the pack with 50 meter water resistance. It’s also safe to take in fresh or salt water. Yes, that means the open ocean.

In fact, the Series 2 Watch can now record swim activity and estimated calories right in the Workout app. I, however, haven’t yet swam in the open ocean, or even in a pool. I did dip the watch into the East River briefly, and I’ve been showering with it. I’ve also been submerging it every chance I’ve gotten. But stay tuned for a real swim test from the CNET team in the near future because we intend to give it a deeper dive very soon.

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GPS onboard

The Apple Watch Series 2 also has something that many activity trackers already pack. GPS tracking for runs happens automatically on Apple Watch, and it starts acquiring position once the iPhone is away from it. This is useful for runners because it means a map of your run can be stored to look at where you went, and how far you ran. And it means you can finally leave your phone at home during the run.

Apple’s GPS function in its included Workouts app stores the data as a map that can be opened in Apple’s on-iPhone Activity app. The map of your run is color-coded to show how fast you were moving.

I tried it on a bunch of walks, and it knew where I was through my whole walk. More impressively, it acquired my position quickly.

GPS isn’t supported in other apps yet, but it will be — including the constellation-locating Night Sky and the hike-tracking app Viewranger.

For runners, the Apple Watch Series 2 will be helpful — but keep in mind that with GPS on, battery life during workouts shrinks down quite a bit. Expect around 5 hours, or less when listening to music. No, that’s not a lot. Apple advises you deactivate heart rate for longer GPS-connected runs, but other GPS heart rate-enabled fitness watches like the Fitbit Surge last longer.

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Apple Watch Series 2 (left) and original (right) in direct sunlight, max brightness.

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Display brightness: fine in blaring sun

Apple boasts a 1,000-nit display on Apple Watch Series 2, up from 450. That’s seriously bright, and in the most intense sunlight in the middle of a 90-degree day in midtown NYC it was perfectly readable.

14
Sep

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET


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The new, improved Echo Dot ships in October for half the price of the original.

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It was only a few months ago that Amazon introduced the Echo Dot, the smaller version of its popular hands-free, voice-enabled Echo speaker powered by Alexa. Now it’s back with a new, updated version of the Echo Dot that costs $50 (£50) or nearly half the price of the original and comes not only in black but white. It’s available for pre-order now and ships in October.

The new Dot is sightly more compact and sleeker than the original and has the Echo’s same array of seven microphones and advanced noise cancelling technology that allow you to speak to Alexa from across the room, even when you have music playing. Amazon also says that the new Echo Dot features a more powerful speech processor, which delivers improved far-field speech recognition accuracy.

The Amazon Echo Dot is flat-out fantastic

Amazon packed everything we love about Alexa and the Amazon Echo into a much smaller, much more affordable package. Plus, it’ll work with your existing audio setup.

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Like the Echo, the Echo Dot gives you access to all of Alexa’s capabilities, including answering questions, playing music, turning on the lights, setting timers, giving sports updates, checking the weather, accessing over 3,000 Alexa skills and more.

The tiny speaker doesn’t output as much sound as the larger Echo, so think of it more as an accessory to Alexa-enable your home entertainment system (or powered speakers) or simply serve as voice-control device for compatible smart home products.

In fact, Amazon is hoping you’ll sprinkle Echo Dots throughout your home. To that end, it’s equipping the Echo Dot and Echo with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception) technology, which ensures that Alexa “responds intelligently from the device closest to you.” Amazon says this new feature will be available as a free update for all Echo devices, including Amazon Echo and the first-generation Echo Dot, starting in the coming weeks.

Here’s a quick look at the new Echo Dot’s specs, according to Amazon. We’ll have a full review of the new Echo Dot as soon as we get our hands on it.

  • Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Prime Music, Spotify and TuneIn
  • Controls lights, switches, thermostats and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, Netatmo, tado° and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 microphones for far-field hands-free voice control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled device
  • Always getting smarter — Alexa updates through the cloud automatically and is continually learning, adding new features and skills
  • Price: $50
  • Also available as a six-pack (buy five, get one free) or a 12-pack (buy 10, get two free)
  • Ships in October
14
Sep

Qualcomm introduces new Clear Sight dual camera system


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Qualcomm is taking the wraps off their latest imaging product today, and the new Clear Sight system promises “astonishing results that mimic human vision.”

We’ve seen dual-camera setups on phones before, and Qualcomm has been at the front of the pack with phones like the LG G5 and its excellent dual camera configuration. Today’s news promises to improve the next generation to make things even better. Clear Sight will use two camera lenses — one color and one black and white — along with new software to allow the Spectra image signal processor to grab both images simultaneously and merge them instantly. The camera sensors are identical, outside of one important difference — a color filter. By doing this, you’ll be able to take great pictures with even less available light than we can today.

One lens and its corresponding sensor has been designed to capture full-color image data, while the other takes a black and white version of the same view. Without a color filter, the black and white sensor is able to capture more of the available light. This image data will be sharper, have less noise and faster to focus. Once the two sensors are fired and the Spectra ISP gets to work, data from both cameras is combined to produce a picture that has vibrant color and is also very sharp. The package has both camera sensors and lenses on a single integrated module ready to drop in and get to work.

Clear Sight is available for the Snapdragon 820 and 821, but we have no word on which company will be the first to use it. Google has a couple of phones to show us soon, and CES is right around the corner, so chances are we won’t have to wait too long to give Clear Sight a closer look.

14
Sep

Gmail: Boost your productivity with these tips and tricks


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Master your inbox with these Gmail tips and tricks.

We covered the basics of Gmail for Android in an extensive guide, and now it’s time to take a look at features that extend the functionality of the email client. Whether it’s creating labels to categorize your email or using filters to automatically sort incoming mail, Gmail offers a variety of tools aimed at managing your inbox clutter.

If you haven’t already, you should enable two-factor authentication on your Gmail account. Two-factor authentication works by combining something you know (a password) with something you have (your phone), effectively doubling your account’s security.

  • How to change sync settings in Gmail
  • How to use Action Confirmations in Gmail
  • How to use Auto-advance in Gmail
  • How to use the vacation responder in Gmail
  • How to search in Gmail
  • How to create labels in Gmail
  • How to filter messages in Gmail
  • How to add an alias in Gmail

How to change sync settings in Gmail

Gmail automatically syncs emails for up to 30 days on your phone, but if that isn’t sufficient, you can manually increase the sync duration from the settings.

Open Gmail from the home screen.
Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner.

Navigate to the bottom of the pane to find Settings.

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Select the Gmail account for which you want to change sync settings.
In the account settings, navigate to Days of mail to sync.

Enter the desired number of days in the textbox.

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How to use Action Confirmations in Gmail

Gmail on the desktop has an Undo send feature that comes in handy when you spot a mistake in your email the second after you hit the Send button. The feature isn’t available on Android, and the closest you get to similar functionality is through Action Confirmations. With the setting enabled, you’ll see a dialog box pop up every time you send, archive, or delete a message asking you to confirm the action.

Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner.
Navigate to Settings.

Select General settings.

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Navigate to the bottom of the page to see Action Confirmations.

Select the checkboxes next to each corresponding action.

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How to use Auto-advance in Gmail

Gmail’s Auto-advance is a great time-saver if you have a lot of unread emails. The feature lets you automatically move to the next unread email in your inbox after you’ve archived or deleted a particular thread.

Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner.
Navigate to Settings.

Select General settings.

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Tap on Auto-advance.

Select between Newer, Older, or Conversation list.

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How to use the vacation responder in Gmail

Don’t want to look at your inbox while vacationing? Set up vacation responder, and Gmail will automatically fire off a reply to all incoming emails, notifying senders that you won’t be available until the set duration. You also have the option of limiting the responder auto-message to those in your contacts list.

Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner.
Navigate to Settings.

Select the Gmail account for which you want to enable an auto response.

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In your account settings, navigate to Vacation responder.
Toggle the setting to on to start filling out the start and end dates, as well as the body of the message.

Tap Done to enable the feature.

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How to search in Gmail

If you’re like me and receive hundreds of emails everyday, it’s no easy task to keep your inbox uncluttered. Thankfully, Gmail has an excellent search function that comes in handy when you’re looking for a specific mail. You can search for mail received on a particular date, filter messages based on the sender, look through mail that only have attachments, and much more.

Tap the Search icon at the top right corner.
Key in your search parameter.

Gmail will surface emails that match the query.

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If you’re interested in seeing all the parameters available, here’s the full list. Labels and filters offer an easier way to categorize emails, but both features aren’t available in the Android app. You’ll have to use Gmail on the desktop to create filters and labels.

How to create labels in Gmail

Labels offer an easy way to organize your inbox clutter. You can create an entire label hierarchy using Gmail, nesting sub-labels under a parent label for more effective email management. For instance, you can create a label called Bills for organizing all purchase receipts, and set up a sub-label called Google for all purchases made on the Play Store and other Google domains. Here’s how to quickly set up and manage labels.

Open Gmail’s web interface by visiting gmail.com.
In your inbox view, click the More button from the left pane.

Select Create new label to make a new label.

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Enter your label name.
If you’re creating a sub-label, Select the checkbox next to Nest label under and tag a parent label.

You can manage your labels from the Manage labels section.

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How to filter messages in Gmail

Filters allow you to categorize your emails, giving you more control over your inbox. You can create a filter to automatically forward emails from a particular sender to a label, create rules for mail that have attachments, specific words, and so much more.

Open Gmail’s web interface by visiting gmail.com.
From the search bar at the top, click the Down arrow.

Set the rule for your filter. In this instance, we’re going to archive all emails from Amazon.

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Once you set your criteria, click on Create filter with this search.

Choose your desired action from the list of options available.

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How to add an alias in Gmail

Another way to filter messages is by creating an alias account. Add + after your Gmail username to create an alias that will forward all mail to your original account. For instance, if your username is doctorwhofan89@gmail.com, you can add doctorwhofan89+subscribe@gmail.com as an alias, and all mail sent to that account will be forwarded to your primary username. You can create alias accounts to subscribe to newsletters or promotions, and set up a filter so these messages automatically get sorted into a particular label.

Other mentions

  • Gmail doesn’t parse dots in the email address, so a username like doctorwhofan89@gmail.com is the same as doctor.who.fan.89@gmail.com.
  • You should probably start learning Gmail’s keyboard shortcuts. They work on the desktop as well as the Android client, when paired with an external keyboard.
  • If you’re using Gmail on the desktop, it’s time you enabled Undo send. The feature is more useful than you think.

You tell us

What are your best productivity hacks for Gmail? Let us know in the comments.

14
Sep

Digital Offers: Get a year’s worth of movies and TV shows for only $19!


There’s Netflix, there’s Hulu, there’s CraveTV, there’s Crackle, there’s Shomi – there’s too many! If you subscribe to only one streaming service, then you’re probably missing out on reliving many of your favorite shows and you may not be discovering all the new favorites that you don’t even know you have! Sure, you could subscribe to all of them, but then you might as well pay for cable!

You need a streaming service that has it all: every TV show you could ever want, every movie you never even knew you wanted to see, and even some live channels and pay per view options. How about radio stations too? You need a one-stop shop so that you’re not having to create a bunch of accounts and having to keep track of passwords and login information. And wouldn’t it be great if that service worked with just about every browser you can think of?

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SelectTV has it all. Formerly Rabbit TV, SelectTV features over 10,000 movies, 250,000 TV episodes, 50,000 radio stations, and much more, from over 150 countries. If you feel like listening to some latin music, don’t settle for local AM radio – listen to radio stations from Mexico or Cuba! Don’t limit yourself to North American programming; SelectTV opens you up to a literal world of TV and movie possibilities. You can even stream concerts, live sports, right from a full calendar, all provided with your subscription.

Usually, a 1-year subscription to SelectTV is $36 (even compared to $9 a month at Netflix, that’s still a great deal), but right now through Android Central Digital Offers, you can get access to global entertainment for a year for only $19. If you want to save even more, go for a 3-year subscription for only $49.

The most popular streaming services are fine – until you run out of things to watch. Subscribe to SelectTV and never be left wanting for TV, movies, live sports, world radio, and concerts ever again.

See at Android Central Digital Offers

14
Sep

Honor 8 in blue facing UK stock shortage


Other colors unaffected.

Fresh from the news that 1.5 million units have been sold worldwide, there’s word that the Honor 8 will face stock shortages in the UK — at least in the popular blue color option.

AC understands that a high demand for the blue model in particular has resulted in stock being nearly depleted — a “knock-on effect” of higher than anticipated sales during the first two months of availability, we’re told. It’s not known for how long the blue model will remain in short supply, nor exactly how long the existing supplies at Three, Amazon and vMall will last.

The black and white models are unaffected by the shortage, and remain readily available through the usual channels.

More: Where to buy the Honor 8 in the UK

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14
Sep

Grab Seneo’s fast wireless charger for 50% off right now!


Right now you can pick up Seneo’s fast wireless charging pad for just $20, a 50% savings with coupon code 8WXEUCWC. The charging pad stands the phone in an upright position so you can easily see notifications as they come in, and other stuff on the screen without having to lift it up. Being a fast wireless charging pad, this will get your battery powered up around 1.4 times faster than a standard pad.

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Whether you are looking for your first wireless charging pad or an extra for the office, you won’t want to miss out on this deal. Remember you will need to use coupon code 8WXEUCWC for the full savings.

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