The New York Times is launching a new responsive Web app built with HTML5. The New York Times daily "Today's Paper" Web app provides digital subscribers of Times an app accessible through a browser on tablets, smartphones or desktops with as close an approximation to the layout and content of the printed paper as possible.
The app features all the sections of the Times with articles and photos found in the print edition as well as some video. Times digital subscribers can access a week's worth of Times paper editions and offers offline access.
“Soon after we launched our experimental Web App we discovered that Today's Paper was one of the most popular sections,” said Denise Warren, executive vice president of digital products and services at the Times in a press release.. “This new reading experience is the next step in our ongoing process to develop new and valuable digital products that offer our subscribers other innovative ways to access our content.”
"Today's Paper" replaces the New York Times Web app for iPad which has been in beta since September.
The move to a responsive Web app for digital subscribers closely mirrors the decision of the Boston Globe to release -- For more information read the original article here.
We've been sharing our locations with friends and family for years, whether it's checking in on Foursquare or enabling location information on Instagram. Even with Twitter's latest update, users are encouraged to share their locations and metadata. But what, exactly, social networks are doing with that data has been somewhat unknown, until now.
By aggregating personal data and preferences based on your check-ins, applications can begin to tailor suggestions for you, effectively driving decision-making and transactions.
Your Smartphone Will Tell You What To Do
With Foursquare's latest iOS update, the company is continuing its vision of telling you where to go next, not just where you are.
Foursquare is rolling out push notification recommendations and an application redesign that makes it easier for users to find out what's happening around them. The company began testing the anticipatory computing functions earlier this fall for both iOS and Android, and is now launching the service to all iOS users.
People that opt-in to receive the real-time notifications will get an update on their iOS device that suggests what to eat at a restaurant, or what to do when they visit a new place. The feature runs in the background, -- For more information read the original article here.
As reported by The Joongang Daily, "The growth of the LTE service comes with the decline of 3G, the previous standard for wireless communications. According to the ministry, 3G subscribers accounted for 48.6 percent of mobile phone users in Korea in January, the first time they went below 50 percent. In October, 3G subscribers numbered only 19.73 million, or 36.3 percent of mobile phone users. As for the slower 2G service, SK Telecom had only 4.04 million subscribers and LG U+ 4.03 million subscribers in October. KT ended 2G service in January." -- For more information read the original article here.
Millions of wireless headsets, speakers, fitness bands, and earpieces may get a little smarter this holiday season, thanks to an update to the Bluetooth standard.
The industry group that manages the popular short-range wireless technology Tuesday released an update for developers and manufacturers that increases the usefulness of current and future wireless gadgets. The update builds on the 2010 release of Bluetooth 4.0, or “Bluetooth Smart.”
Version 4.1 includes better communication with other cellular wireless standards like LTE, lets you walk in and out of a room without having to manually reconnect, and moves large batches of data on and off of connected devices.
Using these new capabilities, sensors that gathered data during a run, bike ride or swim could, for instance, transfer that data more efficiently when the consumer returns home.
New Opportunities For Developers
The updated standard also lays the groundwork to allow Bluetooth devices to connect directly to the Internet. Current Bluetooth standards require an additional device such as a smartphone or laptop to transfer information to and from websites or other Internet-connected things.
The improvements will allow future devices to act simultaneously as both “Bluetooth Smart” gadgets and “Bluetooth Smart Ready” hubs.
“For example, a smart watch could act as a -- For more information read the original article here.
I don't normally need any more reason to think about food during the day other than it exists. But these six iPhone cases look so tempting that I might be tempted to try a taste. This is in no way an endorsement of their protective qualities -- they could fall apart instantly for all I know -- but when it comes to being visually appealing, these accessories are downright scrumptious.
1. Sure, when it comes to ice cream sandwiches you may be more tempted to think of an Android device, but there's no denying that Apple's smartphone is the perfect shape for a case like this. With a high-resolution chocolate cookie image and a white plastic border, it's almost too good.
2. There's nothing like a bento box for lunch. This one might be a little small -- those rolls look even smaller than what could be considered "bite-sized" -- but if you're a fan of sushi, it's a top contender.
3. With a dozen faux M&M candies secured to the back of your phone, you'll need to constantly remind yourself that they're made of plastic rather than -- For more information read the original article here.
They're not legal at all. Yet.
During a 60 Minutes interview last night, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos revealed that the company is experimenting with self-piloting delivery drones that will fly an order to your house 30 minutes after you place it.
The future of Amazon delivery appears to be completely automated, but the company has quite a way to go on the legal front. Bezos says that the Amazon drones could be in operation by 2015, but acknowledges that timeline as optimistic.
Commercial drone certification isn't even slated to begin until 2020 under the FAA's roadmap. Remember, these are the guys who only just recently let you read a Kindle during takeoff.
Hobbyist drones, like those used by videographers to get awesome shots, are limited to operating no higher 400 feet. But Amazon's drones are large commercial instruments without pilots, and they'd be carrying payloads up to five pounds in weight a distance of up to 10 miles. Quartz puts it bluntly – drones can explode and run into things. This type of drone is currently outside the bounds of the law for a reason.
So if Amazon's miracle drones aren't an imminent practical reality with the -- For more information read the original article here.
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One particularly cruel internet prank tricked some (hopefully few) iPhone owners into thinking that iOS 7 somehow made their devices waterproof. That's ridiculous of course, but today LifeProof is launching a case for the iPhone 5s that actually does make the device impervious to water. The case is part of the "nuud" line from LifeProof, and it provides protection from water up to a depth of 6.6ft.
There is no shortage of waterproof cases for the iPhone 5 (or 5s, given that its dimensions are the same), but LifeProof's new protector is the first that is fully compatible with Touch ID, allowing fingerprint sensing through the waterproof layer. But for premium protection, you'll be paying a premium price: The iPhone 5s nuud case will set you back a cool US$89.99.
LifeProof launches first Touch ID-compatible waterproof case for iPhone 5s originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
I enjoy taking photos of things as they change over time -- the leaves on a small tree, a building as it's being built or my children's faces. The most challenging part of this process is making sure you get the same shot each time. Inevitably, I take multiple shots at different distances with different angles and lose the continuity of the shot. I recently stumbled upon TimeShutter, which helps you keep that consistency between each photo.
TimeShutter is a simple app, but it is effective. The app has a basic camera UI with one important difference -- it has a guideline that is lifted from your last photo or a photo that you choose. It is this guide that is the key to the app's ability to reproduce the same photo over and over again.
All you have to to do to take the next photo in your series is line up the guides from the previous photo and snap away. You can adjust the opacity of the guidelines, allowing you to be as precise as you need. There is also a reminder feature so you don't forget to take your photo on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. -- For more information read the original article here.