Bikers’ Lives made Easier with Google Maps 8.2 Android Upgrade

Bikers’ Lives made Easier with Google Maps 8.2 Android Upgrade

9to5Google has officially stated that Google upgraded the Maps application functioning on Android devices in such a way so as to make bikers’ lives easier.

The 8.2 upgrade of Google Maps has numerous new features to make cycling a more enjoyable experience. The biking routes can now be changed easily since the update shows the elevations in landscape. The user can also compare the elevation that characterizes various routes. For the time being the application is considered a beta.

Bikers will definitely have a pleasant surprise when they discover the new voice commands. These will inform them on the amount of time necessary to reach a certain destination or will give them useful traffic information. Bikers will know when the next turn comes or where the traffic jams are. Although the update has been launched, it will take a few days until all devices running on Android get it.

Google has also launched an upgrade for the Maps application functioning on the iOS gadgets. The users can see the search results on the map. This makes the entire process of identifying a place much easier and less time consuming.

The 3.2.0 version of Google Maps has an enlarged Explorer characteristic. Google has described this new feature as being similar to a local guide that is able to show the user various places and can suggest activities in accordance with the time of the day and the location. The appointments as well as the reservations scheduled in Gmail are going to appear in the Maps application as well.

This upgrade has arrived just in time since Apple is struggling to get the users’ attention on its own Maps application which will be functional with its iOS 8.

It has been discovered by people working at Cult of Mac that the applications will give access to different transit directions as well as other features that were not presented during WWDC- the 2014 edition.

Cult of Mac says that Apple obtained the free transit application named Embark. The event took place in the autumn of 2013. The transit mapping information is going to be inserted in the Apple Maps. Cult of Mac does not know for sure if this feature is going to be available by the time iOS 8 is released.

However, it is sure that Apple has decided to give users everything they ask for. Thus, the users will have direct links to various maps applications while the Flyover City Tours will point out the most fashionable places in important cities across the globe. Moreover, Apple is going to update the location information every day. It is also important to mention that the iCloud.com beta has been recently joined by the Apple Maps service.

Moto 360 might be here by September 4th

The Moto 360 smart watch has been tested by its producing company for some time now. Since the Moto 360 is a circular watch, it should have been launched later in the year. However, various sources hint that the smart watch will be launched in Chicago on the 4th of September.

BestBuy claims that the new Motorola smart watch will be sold at the price of 249 US dollars. The device it is said to have an OLED screen of 1.5 inch with a resolution of about 320×290 pixels. It is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 3.  The device is supposed to be functioning on a processor of the Texas Instruments type and it has a random access memory of 512 megabytes. It will be functioning on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The wearable will resist underwater for half an hour at the depth of 3.3 meter. It will come equipped with an optical monitor for the heart rate and a pedometer. Case will be of steal while the back of plastic. It will have a leather band which will be closed with a metal buckle. The battery will be a lithium ion one. It will have voice activation and vibrations for alerts.

Motorola might have to face competition from Apple as there are lots of rumors claiming that Apple is going to unveil its smart watch at the launch of its iPhone 6 which is scheduled for the 9th of September.The Moto 360 has got the attention of gadget fans but it is necessary to be launched before Apple hits the market with its own device. The famous iWatch is supposed to be launched in 2014 but nobody knows when Apple decides to present it to its customers.

New Blackberry PGP Encrypted Mobile Software by TopPGP

With everything happening in the world today, it is hard to tell if anything you do is protected any longer. Some people have acknowledged this level of invasion as something that they do not care about, do not need to concern about, or simply cannot do anything to stop from happening.  This should not be the case. No one should involuntarily stop trying their right to confidentiality. Many people simply cannot allow it because of the delicate information that they work on.

Many federal government agencies have overstepped their limit in the eyes of many citizens, by overreaching in their scope of how far they go in collecting information. The one thing that has not been known is that authorities agencies may be stepping on the toes of other agencies, either government or non-government, who absolutely last by secrecy. Not everyone realizes what the other is doing, nor should they in an perfect world. Barriers must be held in place in certain circumstances.

Android and iPhones have proven to be unreliable when considering to encryption email and data security. These common devices were relatively limited to the status of toys when it comes to industrial or professional grade protection against espionage at any level. No one understands where the compromise begins and ends with these kinds of platforms whose very devices was born with the idea of giving access to those who required it from certain levels.

This is not true with the Blackberry pgp encrypted mobile phone. It doesn’t appear to be the concerted target of any identified or unidentified corporations at the hardware level. Regardless, it still requires strong security at the software level. Here is where PGP encryption software come.  Using this carefully manufactured and personalized solution, folk using pgp blackberry phones with the pgp encryption software correctly installed and configured may have peace of mind again that their information is not available to anybody except the intended targets.

This is a massive benefit, and a comfort to the business and private sector. Being able to shut out prying eyes and nosy ears is a advantage. Now, it’s an inexpensive instrument which is available through only a select group. Right now, the best choice of this technology is a organization called TopPGP. They make their product available straight from their website. They are offering worldwide blackberry pgp encryption phones since 2004.  This is a extremely trusted and trusted company in the pgp encryption software industry.

Currently, it seems possible to take back your world, and send and receive very sensitive confidential information. Naturally, the government is not happy about this.  They continue to press for laws opposing this type of software, openly acknowledging that they are helpless against it.  What comes around goes around. Nowadays, you reap what you sew. Some will say that it’s Karma. And others, like Blackberry Encrypted Phones, would say care about your own business!

Intel Production Delay to determine the Postponing of the MacBook Air 2004 Launch Date?

Apple has worked hard to prepare the grounds for its new MacBook Air equipped with Retina Display. The company lowered the prices of the present stock in the hope of reducing the number of units available before the MacBook Air hits the market. There have been retailers who offered discount coupons for students buying the available MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air.

It is believed that Apple will release two models of the new MacBook Air. It is also said that for the time being Apple is centering its resources to produce the MacBook Air having 12 inch. The new MacBook Airs will be functioning on the 14 nm Broadwell chips produced by Intel.

Unfortunately, Intel had some problems with its production lines and for this reason Apple had to postpone the launch of the new MacBook Air. Intel has announced that the Broadwell chip production problem has been solved and the company will be able to deliver its products before the holiday season.

But Intel will make only certain models of the Broadwell chips and it has said that the M chips will be available for shipping. The MacBook Air functions of U chips, which will probably arrive at the assembly line in 2015. Thus, Apple will be forced to release its MacBook Air in 2015.

It is obvious that the Broadwell U chips will be followed immediately by the launch of the MacBook Air with Retina Display. These chips are used instead of the Haswell chips present in the older versions of MacBook Air. The chip will increase the battery life of the laptop computers with almost 30 per cent

But until the Broadwell U chips are produced, Apple cannot start the production of the new MacBook Air and has to postpone the release date for 2015.

Will the New iPhone 6 have a Protruding Camera Lens?

There have been lots of rumors about the new gadget ready to join the iPhone line. The latest one refers to a protruding camera lens for the iPhone 6. This new rumor was caused by a picture that appeared on a Taiwanese blog dedicated to Apple products. The photo shows a supposed 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and its camera that expands 0.77 mm away from the smart phone.

However, it is not very clear how this protruding lens will influence the camera. It has been said that the camera of the iPhone 6 will have ten megapixels. This is definitely an upgrade from the eight megapixels of the iPhone 5S camera.

A protruding lens might turn out to be extremely handy for users because it would allow them to attach some new lenses on their iPhone 6 gadget. Of course that third party cameras are not an innovation. Olloclip has been manufacturing interchangeable lenses which are used on the present generation of iPhones.

A patent application filled in the month of March, hinted that Apple was working hard in order to have interchangeable lenses for its new iPhone product.

Apple has not confirmed nor denied the rumors spreading around about its so much awaited products. Thus, it is better for the fans to wait for the 9th of September release to actually see the specs and features of the new iPhone 6.

Old and Late Rumors about Apple’s iPhone 6

The Venture Beats report contains old and new rumors about the so much awaited iPhone 6. An anonymous source, close to the electronics company has confirmed that the majority of the rumors gravitating around the iPhone 6 are true. Nonetheless, some of them are pure fantasy.

When it comes two new bits of information the source says that the new Apple phone will be equipped with a multi-core A 8 processor having a power of 2.0 gigahertz, which is quite different from the present dual-core SoC powered by 1.3 gigahertz which equips the famous iPhone 5S.

The new iPhone 6 will allow communication by means of an 802.11 ac Wi-Fi. It will also have a very modern modem of the Qualcomm MDM 9×35 type while the NFC chip will be of the NXP type. However, nobody knows who is going to produce this famous chip. Although, it is highly unlikely, the source claims that Apple has in plans to use the near filed communication as a solution for mobile payments. The digital Apple wallet is expected for a certain period but most rumors point towards iBeacon technology and not towards NFC.

The anonymous source also made reference about the Beats purchase. This might be done in order to make possible some connection between the gadget and the headphones produced by Beats by means of a Lightning port. However, Apple officially announced Lightning headphone during the 2014 edition of WWDC.

What about the so much rumored sapphire crystal display? The source that provided the report for Venture Beats claims that there will be no sapphire for the new phone. The display is going to feature a material stronger than the Gorilla Glass, but not as hard as sapphire. The rumor about the sapphire crystal display was ended towards the end of July, when it was shown in a video that iPhones 6 screen was scratch sensitive to sandpaper.

Another July report claimed that Apple would not use the sapphire glass for its new phones due to various processing and production problems. Moreover, the manufacturer that produces sapphire glass for Apple has recently begun mass production which means that there might not be enough raw materials for the production of millions iPhone 6 handsets.

The iPhone 6 is supposed to be secured by means of fingerprint recognition. A leak that made its apparition last week claimed that the home button would be used for this technology. However, not hardware references were made.

Most rumors claim that the smaller iPhone 6 model, having 4.7 inch will be announced by the middle of the month of September, probably on the 9th day of the month. The company has the habit of releasing its products on the market on the second Friday following the presentation. Thus, Apple fans have high chances of purchasing the product by the 19th of September.

The larger version, having 5.5 inch might hit the stores later. This definitely reinforces the rumors that say that the bigger version of the iPhone 6 will hit the store later in the year due to some production problems.

No Sapphire Glass for iPhone 6

Several analysts have claimed that the new iPhone 6 is not going to have a sapphire glass screen after all because of the low performance figures.

The investments that Apple made not so long ago in plants specialized in producing sapphire glass located in Arizona and Massachusetts made many Apple fans and not only believe that the crystal would be used in order to produce the display of the soon to be here iPhone 6. However, the analysts working for Trendforce LED inside have said that the material has not been delivered yet to the factories producing the phone.

The performance rates of the sapphire glass were quite low. This means that the material will not be used for the iPhone 6 but probably from some other later versions. It is possible that the iPhone 6 will come with some other reinforced type of glass. Sapphire is the second strongest material in the world after the diamond and for the time being is used for the lens cover and the home button of the popular iPhone 5.

Apple is expected to launch iPhone 6 in the month of September. Various rumors and reports claim that there will be two versions of the phone: the smaller one having 4.7 inches and the bigger alternative with 5.5 inches. The rumors also claim that the smaller version will be launched first because the larger version is not ready yet due to some problems discovered during the internal tests.

This news also casts a lot of doubts on the future look and composition of the iWatch display. There have been speculations that the smart watch might have a sapphire display as well as highly flexible OLED panels.

The Sapphire Glass is made in some cylindrical sticks named boules. It is a slow, energy consuming and extremely expensive process. Hutch Hutchison, designer and concept creator for Vertu confirms this. His company uses this expensive material to produce luxurious mobile screens.

Hutch Hutchison said that the sapphire was a very tough and qualitative material. In his opinion it is perfect for the screen of luxury and expensive mobile screens. Sapphire is almost impossible to destroy and it cannot be affected by scratches or other damages. Hutch Hutchison said that the process of producing sapphire crystals was a long a laborious one because it took two weeks for each boule to grow. He added that sapphire was very difficult to cut, polish and grind and that these processes could be performed only with the help of diamond tools.

The Jailbreak iPhone 5s,4S,4 iOS 7.1.1 or 7.1.2 Might Change Customization For Ever

Apple launched its first iPhone series in 2007. Since then iPhone possessors all over the world have numerous reasons for their jailbreaking attempts. One of the main reasons of these actions is Apple’s habit of shunting the functions of its operation system every type a new update comes out.

The electronics company tried hard to ban jailbreaking activities it had little success. As a consequence the company has decided to adopt new strategies towards its iOS 7. In this new update of the iOS Apple has put features specific for the jailbroken iPhone 5s/5/4s. Thus, Apple tries to prevent phone possessors to jailbreak their iphone 5s,4s.

Nonetheless, there are numerous reasons that determine users to continue their jailbreaking operations on iOS 7. The iOS 7.1 and the iOS 7.1.1 have not brought anything special except some unimportant patches as well as bug fixes.

It is true that the iOS 7 displayed some new features and some customization but the jailbroken iOS7 permitted phone possessors to take the customization process even further. The user has unlimited freedom and he/she can replace the themes or can install some other new ones. The phone can reach outstanding performances.

In order to prevent users from jailbreaking the phones, Apple has upgrades its message applications adding it some new features, designed to be highly attractive for the user. The iPhone possessors can now swipe old messages in order to identify the time and the date of the message. However, the jailbroken iPhone, especially those running on iOS 7 are better with their bite SMS offers. These include the Quick Message compose, fast reply, customized signature and other features that give a totally new dimension to the chatting activity.

The Kindle Unlimited Service for eBooks is here for 9.9 Dollars per Month

Amazon has prepared a new service for all its eBook readers. The company hopes to engage clients in a similar manner as it did with the Amazon Prime. However, there is a difference in price. Thus, Kindle Unlimited is going to offer uses a non-restriction access to more than 600.000 eBooks as long as they pay 9.9 US dollars per month.

The service can be used if a person has devices functioning on Kindle or if he/she Kindle applications. The service also goes with the Kindle cloud reader.

Just to tease users, Amazon is offering them a free trial of thirty days. Clients who decide to pay for the service will be given as a bonus a three month trail for Amazon’s Audible service.

The Senior Vice President of Kindle, Russ Grandinetti, declared that Kindle Unlimited was the most efficient method to enjoy eBooks and audiobooks at the same time. He has pointed out that due to the thousands of audiobooks extant in the Whispersync for Voice, one can switch effortlessly from reading to listening to a novel, manual or any other reading piece. Thus, the story can go on even if the user has no time to continue to reading process.

However, the service has certain limitations. Kindle Unlimited does not work with all important publishing house, though it can offer readers famous and loved books such as The Lord of the Rings, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series or J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter. Unfortunately, for the time being the service is available only to users living on the US territory.

Another Galaxy Tab S versus iPad Commercial Sponsored by Samsung

Samsung was not satisfied with its “wall huggers” ad targeted towards its rival Apple so it continued the series of mocking adds with two more, putting face to face Galaxy Tab S and iPad.

The first advertisement is all about iOS and focused on pointing out that the Apple mobile cannot support real multitasking. In the video ad, a father makes efforts into sharing his gadget, in this case a table looking remarkably like iPad, with his toddler. Since the device does not have a split-screen multitasking, the father cannot follow his soccer transmission and keep the baby happy and quiet with the movie cartoon “Rio” at the same time.

The onscreen graphic do not actually present and iOS but the system’s weakness of not having a split-screen has already been used by Microsoft in one of its commercials against Apple. It seems that Samsung has decided to go for this marketing practice as well.

The video is backed-up by a narrator who points out that everything could be solved smoothly with the help of a Galaxy Tab S produced by Samsung.

Lots of users have hoped that Apple would include the split-screen feature for its iPads, especially since there have been so many rumors around. For the time being the feature is quite elusive. However, an iOS 8 code identified recently, hints that Apple is focusing its efforts into giving its tablets a split screen characteristic.

The second ad produced by Samsung is not so much against Apple but more of a swipe towards the LCD technology, heavily employed by Apple and other manufacturers in the production of panels. On the other hand, Samsung has been using AMOLED screen types that are better known under the branded name of “Super AMOLED”.

There is obviously a narrator to make clear the thoughts of the characters in the ad. The “voice” once again hints that the solution to all gadget problems is Galaxy Tab S. The narrator tell the audience that Super AMOLED gives its users a very high contrast which is in fact a hundred times higher than the one offered by tablets functioning of a different technology. Thus, the users receive a 100,000 to 1 contrast and not the customary 1000 to 1.

It has to be said that the advertisement gives sound explanation of the differences extant between the technologies used in producing the gadgets.  Thus, it is pointed out that the normal LCDs obtain their color with the help of backlight. Super AMOLED manages to turn off every pixel and each having its own light. Thus, the user can see fine details and all the shades of black which lots of LCD are incapable of showing.

 

Samsung has decided to change its tagline in these ads from “Next big this is here” (so overused during the Galaxy S smart phone campaigns) into “Do you see what I see?”.