More and more it sounds as if the linen, bookcases, torn edges and other real world touches are going to be a thing of the past in the new iPhone operating system that is expected next month.
According to 9to5 Mac:
Sources have described iOS 7 as “black, white, and flat all over.” This refers to the dropping of heavy textures and the addition of several new black and white user interface elements.
Changes seem to be in store for the Unlock screen, Notes, and notifications.
The upcoming convention for the League of Women Voters of Connecticut will focus on social media.
The convention will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the New Haven Graduate Club at 155 Elm Street in New Haven. The keynote speech by Anne Yurasek will focus on “Demystifying Social Media.” Yurasek, an organizational development consultant and principal of Fio Partners, will describe
“How social media differs from traditional media, teach participants how to create a strategy for their social media efforts, and how to measure success.”
Lunch will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., is open to the public. The cost is $35, and reservations can be made through the LWVCT office (203)288-7996.
Deborah Sloan of Ruckus said,
We’re excited about the possibilities it brings – for instance, a grandparent or a parent away on business or stationed away from home can read a book on a mobile device and have their child hear it read aloud and follow-along in real time (and get reading assessments as well) — as research shows (and we all now know) the importance of reading aloud to and reading together with children.
The app will allow mobile-to-mobile and mobile-to-desktop reading for parents or grandparents for example, to read with children at a distance.
The company is also working on a mobile app with Connecticut Public Broadcasting which will be out soon. The app will allow content to be used after downloading which will allow it to be used with or without an internet connection. The app will also allow CPB to monetize in app purchases to increase revenue for programming.
By using small, remote controlled Quadcopters, some video makers captured the salvage operation for the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy. Pretty cool stuff.
Fox CT’s Jim Altman takes a look at a local man who operates similar “aircraft.”
REDMOND, Washington (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp gave the world the first look at its new game console on Tuesday, hoping the Xbox One will attract existing video game fans while also becoming a hub for living room entertainment.
The third-generation Microsoft console, coming eight years after the Xbox 360, was unveiled by games unit chief Don Mattrick at an event at the software company’s campus near Seattle.
The Xbox One is an “ultimate all-in-one entertainment system,” Mattrick said.
The console will launch worldwide “later this year,” the company said without providing an exact timeframe.
The new device interacts with a television, responds to voice and gesture commands, and includes Skype video calling, 15 exclusive game titles and original programming content.
Acclaimed movie maker Steven Spielberg will be creating a premium television series based on Microsoft’s blockbuster sci-fi game “Halo” for the Xbox One, the company said.
The new console will offer exclusive National Football League content and eight new game franchises, executives said.
It will have 8 gigabytes of memory, with an updated controller and new-generation Kinect sensor that communicates a user’s voice and gesture commands to the console. The technology is built on the Xbox operating system and the kernel of Windows software to handle Internet-based content.
The Xbox One will chiefly compete with Nintendo Co’s new Wii U and Sony Corp’s forthcoming PlayStation 4 for a bigger slice of the $65 billion-a-year computer game market.
But the world’s largest software company also sees it as a broader strategic piece in the battle with Apple Inc, Google Inc and others to control consumer entertainment in the age of tablets and smartphones.
Microsoft’s stock was off 5 cents at $35.03 in afternoon trading on Nasdaq.
(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick, Dan Grebler and Nick Zieminski)
The company also offers mobile apps on iPhone, and Android in addition to the website. Dealflicks is listing discount tickets for three Hartford area theaters: Spotlight Theaters on Front Street in Hartford, Starplex Cinemas in Berlin, and Metro Movies in Middletown. There are cinemas listed for other areas around the country. Discounts on the site range from 10 to 50 % depending on the theater, movie time and package (tickets alone or tickets with snacks.)
For example, Tuesday night’s 7:15 showing of Ironman 3 in 3D at the Starplex Cinemas in Berlin will cost a moviegoer $7, including a small popcorn — about a 50% savings. Discounts vary by show time and location, with some locations only listing daytime availability.
Ticket prices hit an all-time high in 2012, with an average ticket price of $7.96, according to a Deadline.com report of data from the National Association of Theatre Owners earlier this year.
Photo: Lori Shepler/Los Angeles Times
An article on Forbes.com makes a compelling case as to why schools need to embrace Twitter for getting their story out there.
1) More and more smart phones means Twitter is the way news is communicated. Get on board or be left behind.
2) Parents likely have choices for where to send their kids to school. A school that shows effectiveness in communicating it’s message shows they are taking an active role in that dialogue.
3) There’s very low cost of entry.
Amnesty International has rolled out a site that determines if you would be arrested in various countries around the world based on what you post on social media sites.
The Verge reports on the site Trial By Timeline, which goes through your Facebook, and determines if you would be jailed for your behavior.
Chris Welch writes:
The results are chilling: working for a media outlet led to me being “killed by extremists” in nine countries including Iraq and Mexico, for example. Because my religion isn’t specified on Facebook, Trial by Timeline assumed that I’m atheist and thus found me “guilty” of blasphemy in Afghanistan — an offense punishable by torture.
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