Biver has already spoken out against the newly announced Apple Watch, saying the design is not only too feminine, but one worthy of a “student in their first trimester.” He didn’t rate the watch’s chances in the future either, and warned the look would soon become outdated. TAG Heuer has a strong reputation in the world of watches, thanks in part to high profile sporting sponsorship deals, and produces an extensive range of luxury timepieces.
No features or solid information on TAG’s smartwatch were revealed, but we should apparently look out for the first model at next year’s Baselworld international watch show. The timing isn’t coincidental. Apple will release the Apple Watch around the same time. However, while the Apple Watch is a smartwatch first and a timepiece second, TAG Heuer’s entry, and those from other luxury watchmakers, is likely to swap this around... More at Digital Trends.
This is obviously good news for those who enjoy luxury watches, but it remains the case that adding smart functionality to a watch is not what many people want. I see it as adding extra smart features to a Kindle Paperwhite which would go against what makes it a wonderful experience in the first place. Thanks to Paul for the link.
“You are not our product,” says Cook. “I think everyone has to ask, ‘How do companies make their money?’ Follow the money. And if they’re making money mainly by collecting gobs of personal data, I think you have a right to be worried and you should really understand what’s happening with that data.” More at Cult of Mac.
I guess the best way to avoid having to deal with data collection requests is to not collect the data in the first place.
I received my first iPhone 6 case yesterday, a rather chunky leather wallet, and I must say that I was immediately impressed with how small it felt. It did not feel large at all and especially so when just holding the interior black plastic part which moulds around the phone.
From what I can gather, Apple has done a very good job of minimising the sense of the extra size and I suspect most current iPhone users, particularly those with a 5 or 5S, will be just fine. The 6 Plus, however, could be a step too far for some.
"If mobile network operators decline to supply us, we do not have a business," said Phones 4U boss David Kassler.
"The ultimate result will be less competition, less choice and higher prices for mobile customers in the UK” Phones 4U boss David Kassler.
It is always sad when so many people lose their jobs when a well-known company goes out of business, but I disagree with the second comment above. In the UK we have O2, Vodafone, EE and Three as the 4 major networks plus a myriad of MVNOs such as Tesco Mobile and giffgaff with more appearing all of the time. Add to this the presence of Carphone Warehouse (or Dixons Carphone as it will be) and we have a bounty of riches in the UK mobile market.
In my home town there are 6 mobile phone shops within 100 yards of each other and that will soon become 5. Just how many do we need? Also, why would the mobile networks want to sell through a third party when it likely does not offer a financial incentive to do so, which is presumably behind the decision to move away from Phones 4U anyway.
This leave Dixons Carphone in a potentially tough spot as well despite a likely boost in the short term, but as sad as it is the UK mobile market remains extremely competitive in comparison to many other countries.
A much better advert from Samsung this time, but the company would do well to not even mention the iPhone. You can compare without directly mentioning a competitor which may work better in the long run.
Turn your iPhone 5S into a 4K motion video camera, 4K editor and 4K distribution platform with Vizzywig 4K by i4software. Rather than capturing video, VZ4K captures full 4K resolution photos at the rate of 24 photos per second along with synched audio. Edit, add 4K transitions, titles, scrolling credits and background music and upload straight to YouTube in full 4K.
A very clever use for a phone if you have a spare $999.99 lying around.
As one who hates waking up early, it doesn’t get much better than this. The Barisieur is an alarm clock that wakes you up with a full, bespoke cup of coffee or tea. Yes, you read that right. It wakes you up with a cup of coffee!! It was created by Joshua Renouf, Product Design Graduate from Nottingham Trent University, for his final project... More at Design Milk.
That looks a lot better than the awful teasmade my parents had next to their bed when I was a child.
To remove this album:
Go to http://itunes.com/soi-remove.
Click Remove Album to confirm you'd like to remove the album from your account.
Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to buy from the iTunes Store.
You'll see a confirmation message that the album has been removed from your account.
If you downloaded the songs to iTunes on your Mac or PC or to the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you'll need to delete them manually.
Nice of Apple to offer an easy way to remove the album, but I maintain that it should not have been added to user's libraries in the first place. As it happens, I listened to a few tracks from the album the other day and it is, as expected, truly awful.
Just look at the graphics above! Yes, they are not exactly ground breaking, but Desert Golfing has grabbed me and simply won't let go. I can't explain why the game is so good and I doubt the description below will help either, but it is calming and addictive in equal measure.
To see a world in a bunker of sand
And a heaven in a wild cactus,
Hold infinity in the pocket of your shorts,
And eternity in Desert Golfing.
I ordered the official Apple case for my iPhone 6 which is being delivered on Friday and promptly cancelled the order when I saw the SPIGEN Neo Hybrid Case for iPhone 6 on eBay for just £17.99. My experience of SPIGEN is that the cases are of stunning quality and this is worth way more than the much more expensive Apple version in my view. No need to thank me...
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Compatible with Apple iPhone 6 - 2014
You notice it, initially, especially when you're using light watch faces. After a day or two, however, it becomes much less obvious, and I have to agree with Motorola's thinking: you'd lose some of the round charm had they taken a different route.
You'd also have ended up with something even larger on your wrist. At 46mm in diameter it's broad, and at 11.5mm thick it's certainly no slimline Swatch. The clean lines and absence of sharp corners help disguise some of the bulk, and the 49g weight is surprisingly little on the arm, but if you've got a smaller wrist or your tastes don't run to eye-catching timepieces then you might find it simply too chunky... More at Slash Gear.
A decent overview of the Moto 360.
If I could own just one watch, this would be it...
My watch is for quickly glancing at the time and date. My phone is for talking, texting and a quick glance at my calendar, my tablet is for everything else and any computer attached to a printer is for printing.
Wise words from Vincent.
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Have you ever loved a car? Maybe it was an old truck you drove for hundreds of thousands of miles, or maybe it was your very first car: where you had your very first beer and your very first kiss. You can love a car and keep on loving it as long as you don’t crash it. If you’re willing to maintain it, you can keep driving it basically forever. Maybe some day it’ll be old enough that you’ll get thumbs-ups from cool kids as you putter down the street in your charmingly vintage car. This is not the case with gadgets—even though, for many of us, our old gadgets were way more important than our old cars... More at Wired.
A superb article.
Shall we have a start menu or not? Seems that Microsoft cannot make up its mind on this particular issue.
"I thought you said Yye for Yoja" Brilliant...
When I saw the announcement that the new U2 album would be free to iTunes subscribers, I thought fair enough, but then I realised that it was being automatically added to people's libraries, more than 500 million of them.
Personally, I see that as creating popularity or at the very least giving U2 an advantage over other artists even if it does not count in the charts and I'm not convinced that corporations should be able to influence music or any artistic form this way. So, how do you feel about it?
From Jah- 'Shaun, you’ve probably seen this already. Represents a nice contrast and low key promotion of what looks likes an interesting design.' It does look really quite smart which surprises me purely because of the 'Dell' badge.
From techradar- Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes, but rarely does that innovation look as good as it does with the world's thinnest tablet, the Dell Venue 8 7000 series, announced on Tuesday at IDF.
And the reduction to a svelte 6mm is only the beginning. The real innovation isn't exactly something you can see...well, unless you snap a picture that is.
The Dell Venue 8 7000 is the first tablet to use Intel RealSense, a software that uses an 8MP camera and two 720p depth sensors on the back panel to grab depth and length information up to a range of 10 meters.