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WhatsApp renames tweaks feature to ignore archives

WhatsApp renames tweaks feature to ignore archives

first_imgSan Francisco: Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is still developing its previously announced “Vacation Mode”, but has changed its name to “Ignore Archived Chats” and added certain tweaks to its functionality. As part of the further development of this feature, WhatsApp’s beta version for Android 2.19.101 shows that the “Ignore Archived Chats” feature would prevent the archived messages from coming on top of the chat if new messages on the chat arrived, WABetaInfo reported on Thursday. Currently, an archived chat automatically unarchives once a new message is recieved on that chat. Announced last October, the old test feature “Vacation Mode” prevented chats from getting unarchived only if the chat were muted. The instant messaging app is also working on also presenting a new “Archived” cell in the main Chats tab, that would appear on sliding down the chat list. Details about the official roll-out of the feature remain unknown. Lately, the messaging app has been testing and adding a plethora of new features for its over 1.5 billion global users. Recently, the app started allowing users to choose a total of 30 audio files to send at once. The platform is also testing the “Forwarding Info” and “Frequently Forwarded Message” feature to check the spread of misinformation on its platform. The app is also working on the much-awaited iPad support.last_img read more

UN pays tribute to late environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai

UN pays tribute to late environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai

26 September 2011The United Nations today paid tribute to Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners, who died on Sunday. “Her passing is a loss for the people of Kenya and the world,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement, adding that Ms. Maathai was known throughout the development and human rights community not just for her “inspirational eloquence, but for her human warmth.”Mr. Ban called her a “globally recognized champion for human rights and women’s empowerment” and a “pioneer in articulating the links between human rights, poverty, environmental protection and security.”Ms. Maathai, 71, was the founder of the Green Belt Movement that encouraged women in rural Kenya to plant trees to improve their livelihoods through better access to clean water, firewood for cooking and other resources. Since then, the movement has planted an estimated 45 million trees in Africa and assisted nearly 900,000 women to establish tree nurseries and plant trees to reverse the effects of deforestation. “She was a visionary who saw over the tree canopy, but never lost sight of the roots,” said Jan McAlpine, Director of the Secretariat of the UN Forum on Forests, adding that Ms. Maathai was a great woman and a wonderful leader who made a difference both in Kenya and around the world, one tree at a time. Ms. Maathai was also a patron of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the inspiration behind the agency’s Billion Tree Campaign that encourages people across the world to plant trees for the benefit of their communities.“Wangari Maathai was a force of nature,” UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said in a news release. “While others deployed their power and life force to damage, degrade and extract short term profit from the environment, she used hers to stand in their way, mobilize communities and to argue for conservation and sustainable development over destruction. “She was, like the acacias and the Prunus Africana trees Wangari fought so nobly and assiduously to conserve, strong in character and able to survive sometimes the harshest of conditions,” he added.Ms. Maathai was recognized for her life-long commitment to environmental sustainability and the empowerment of women with the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, the first African women and first environmentalist to receive the prestigious honour.More recently, she served as a UN Messenger of Peace as well as a member of the MDG Advocacy Group, which Mr. Ban set up last year to advance progress on the Millennium Development Goals – the globally agreed targets for slashing hunger, poverty, disease and lack of access to education, all by 2015.Born near Nyeri in Kenya’s Central Highlands in 1940, Ms. Maathai received her education in Kenya and the United States. She was the first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree, obtaining it from the University of Nairobi in 1971. She was elected to Kenya’s Parliament in 2002 and appointed assistant minister for environment and natural resources. read more

First batch of Rwandan troops withdrawn from eastern DR of Congo UN

First batch of Rwandan troops withdrawn from eastern DR of Congo UN

The Commander of UN forces in the DRC, Gen. Mountaga Diallo, attended the ceremony marking the departure of about 460 soldiers, UN officials reported.In July, the DRC and Rwanda signed a peace accord – brokered by the Government of South Africa – that calls for the withdrawal of Rwandan troops from DRC territory. The agreement also envisions help from the UN mission in implementing the deal, including the disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, resettlement and reintegration of foreign armed groups, the withdrawal of all foreign troops, and the restoration of security in the north-eastern part of the country. read more

Citizens voices will be key to chart future development agenda say top

Citizens voices will be key to chart future development agenda say top

“We need a clear post-2015 development agenda – an agenda with shared responsibilities for all countries – with the fight against poverty at the fore – and sustainable development at the core,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his remarks to the high-level panel of eminent persons on the post-2015 development agenda.The panel, which held its first meeting today, is tasked with providing recommendations on a global agenda following 2015, the target date set for the achievement of the eight MDGs related to poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/AIDS reduction, and a ‘Global Partnership for Development.’“Together we are embarking on a journey with profound implications for the well-being of the world’s people – and in particular billions of the least privileged and most vulnerable members of the human family,” Mr. Ban told the panel, which is chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and British Prime Minister David Cameron.Mr. Ban stressed that giving voice to those who are currently struggling politically, economically and socially will be key to implementing a new development course.“How shall we reflect the hunger for political inclusion and democracy that we are seeing in the Arab region and elsewhere? People want a meaningful voice in their societies,” he stated.Speaking during an event on the post-2015 development agenda held on the margins of the General Assembly’s high-level General Debate, the Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, said that if people are heard and respected they will be more likely to help deliver a successor framework to the MDGs. To secure citizens’ involvement, UNDP is undertaking a public consultation in more than 50 developing countries, to ensure their views underpin the design of the new development agenda.In addition, the UN is employing new technologies to hold a ‘global conversation’ with citizens around the world, asking them what kind of world they want to live in and what actions should be taken, UNDP said in a news release.“We hope that an ambitious post-2015 development agenda can be established, aimed at eradicating poverty in all its dimensions and providing a green, inclusive and equitable future for all,” Miss Clark said.“While the findings of the high-level panel will be vital, the priorities of citizens, civil society groups and independent experts must also inform the design of a renewed agenda.”To build on the momentum of today’s event, national-level dialogues are being organized in at least 50 developing countries, covering governance, health, education, jobs and other key issues initiated by the UN Development Group.Miss Clark said UNDP would continue to prioritize support for countries to achieve the MDGs, including by rolling out the MDG Acceleration Framework, which more than 40 countries have employed since 2010 to identify and implement actions to overcome bottlenecks and accelerate progress towards lagging targets.The event, which was chaired by Japan, involved members of the Secretary-General’s high-level panel, as well as various development representatives from Member States and regional institutions.The high-level panel, which consists of 27 members, is expected to submit its recommendations to the Secretary-General by 31 May 2013. Yesterday Mr. Ban announced the appointment of Izabella Teixeira of Brazil to serve on the panel, replacing Vanessa Perelli Corrêa who recently submitted her resignation. read more

Both peace and justice vital to heal wounds of conflict Colombian leader

Both peace and justice vital to heal wounds of conflict Colombian leader

Stressing the need to ensure justice as well as peace and stability in the wake of long-term conflict, the President of Colombia told the United Nations General Assembly today that transitional recovery efforts must include clear strategies to secure “the best possible satisfaction of the rights of all victims.” Laying out his Government’s efforts to undo the damage wrought on Colombian society by nearly half a century of guerrilla warfare, President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón said that he hoped that armed groups understood that with a real opportunity to achieve peace, “the time has come to change bullets to votes” and to continue their struggle, but through democratic means.Mr. Santos Calderón told world leaders gathered for the Assembly’s annual General Debate that while the Government will endeavour to end the conflict according to democratic tradition and within the framework of international law, it will not sacrifice truth, justice and reparation for victims.He noted that the international community has long struggled to find ways to equally address both peace and justice, as witnessed by the mixed results of the UN tribunals prosecuting war crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, respectively, which have been endowed with immense resources and have only managed to solve a small number of cases.Colombia was confronting that dilemma “honestly and seriously” and had adopted a strategy for transitional justice, which aims to address the principles of truth, justice and reparations. “We ask you to accompany us in this effort, respecting our choices and trusting our decisions have never [contravened] the international community’s needs,” he said.While Colombia could not investigate every act that had taken place over 50 years of conflict, nor prosecute every one of those responsible, it could nevertheless build a realistic, honest and transparent strategy that could enable the best possible satisfaction for all the victims, said Mr. Santos Calderón.“If we understand justice and the fight against impunity as a set of measures aimed at satisfying victims and [not] just as the administration of criminal processes, it is possible to find a comprehensive solution,” he said, referring to such aims as acknowledging responsibility, restoring trust and providing access for reparations. The goal should be to “achieve peace with maximum justice.”Yet, he said, even with the crucial opportunity before Colombians to ensure lasting peace and justice, the conflict, with all its violence and cruelty, had an even darker dimension: it was being fed by the “poisonous arrow” of drug trafficking. That illicit activity had been the main source of funding for violence and terrorist activity, and while the State must take action against the guerrillas, it must also curb illegal drug production and trafficking.In that context, he said that Colombia, as Chair of the Summit of the Americas, had led a proposal to debate and explore ways to tackle the drug problem. Further, the Organization of American States (OAS) had conducted studies on the matter. He expected the UN to consider the results at its 2016 special session on drugs.“If we act together on the drug problem, with a comprehensive vision, devoid of ideological biases, we will be able to prevent much harm and violence,” he said. Meeting yesterday with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mr. Santos Calderón discussed the ongoing peace process between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The two leaders also discussed, according to a read out of their meeting, progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as Colombia’s contribution to the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. read more

EYEWITNESS Still going strong…

EYEWITNESS Still going strong…

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: A new Columbus…November 22, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: New low…October 28, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”Daily Eyewitness Column – PoetryApril 8, 2018In “EYEWITNESS” …PNC’s Aapan JhaatWhile “voting for your own” is a constant in every divided society – be it along religious, cultural, race, colour, ethnicity, whatever – in Guyana, the phenomenon got an “Indian” tag, “aapan jhaat” even though the imperative was created by Forbes Burnham. An African Guyanese, he broke off from the multiracial PPP and used his standing in his community to persuade them to vote for his faction. And that’s the way it’s been ever since – vote for your own!This came out loud and clear over the weekend in a very poignant message from prominent businessman Terrence Campbell, who announced he’d quit the NGO RISE and the nascent political party New United Guyana (NUG).Why? Aapan Jhaat!! Declaring he’d voted for PNC/APNU all his life and supported causes in their African-Guyanese constituencies, he became convinced that because of their missteps since 2015, they were going to lose the next election. He threw his hat into the ring to “prevent a PPP victory” and force constitutional change via RISE and NUG.And that’s the way the PNC is…not even the gentlest of criticism from “their own” is brooked, much less joining up with “others”!! We learnt this when David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis had their columns in the Chronic abruptly yanked when they dared suggest the coalition could’ve done some things differently! So what if the Chronic’s the STATE paper? When your party is the PARAMOUNT party, it’ll take no lip – even from friends!But the no-confidence vote shook the PNC to the core. Its carefully crafted strategy to project a more benign image under David Granger was taken to a new level when they actually buried the PNC brand in the bowels of APNU. Then came the masterstroke: inveigling the AFC into a coalition to pip the PPP. They were in power by the tiniest of margins – 1 seat – but once ensconced, the PNC just couldn’t help itself: their genes took over.While Burnham took four years to defang his coalition partner, the UF, Granger did it within a month! He gave AFC’s Nagamootoo none of the promised “increased PM powers” but a salary raise and six outriders muzzled his mouth!! And since then, it’s been vintage PNC by Granger who promised to “fulfil the legacy” of his mentor Burnham! But even this didn’t satisfy the die-hard PNCites, who suspected Granger might be building a parallel structure by placing ex-Disciplined Forces personnel in every Government department.It’s the die-hards who came out swinging at Campbell for his “betrayal”. They’ve drawn a line in the sand and will use whatever means necessary to prevent the democratic return of the PPP to office.Whither Granger??…on voodoo Mathematics!Just when your Eyewitness thought it was safe to venture back into the no-confidence arena, up came the PNC and filed another motion (you REALLY think a “private citizen” filed the other one??!!) based on the voodoo Mathematics that in a finite set of 65 discrete elements, the subset of 33 isn’t greater than 32!! As was pointed out – but the irony will be lost on the PNC! – imagine a Government, which is in office with a 33-seat majority, demanding the court RULE that “winning” actually needs 34 seats!!Will they resign if the court does so rule?? But we know what’s going on here, don’t we? The PNC’s just playing for time. Surely they don’t think the Judiciary will be less straight up that the Speaker? Your Eyewitness can just see the Judge demanding that Basil Williams, on behalf of the Government, demonstrate exactly how he can arrive at “half-bodies”!!Even if he dissects one, he’ll have to do a Dr Frankenstein not to be charged with murder!!…with MashSeems the PNC are hedging their bets on elections in three months. Norton came out and announced that Mash is ON! In fact, it’ll be BIGGER AND BETTER!!A free campaign “jump up” for the PNC – from G/Town, to NA to Linden?!! read more

Googles Doodle wishes us all Happy Holidays

Googles Doodle wishes us all Happy Holidays

first_imgIt seems there’s a Google Doodle for everything nowadays — from Star Trek’s 46th anniversary to the zoopraxiscope — so nice when we get to Christmas and we can expect a fairly standard Doodle. Rather than an intricately interactive Doodle, this year’s holiday illustration displays a simple scene of a Christmas town and its inhabitants, made out of building blocks and toys. Clicking on a Google Doodle reveals what the illustration is celebrating — which is the only way some of us ever figure out what in the world Google is honoring — and this year, the Doodle simply wishes us all happy holidays.However, if one ventures over to Google Australia (where it is already Christmas Day because Australia lives in the future), you would notice there isn’t a Christmas Doodle. Reports suggest that Google had to pull the Doodle in response to complaints that it wished “happy holidays” rather than a “merry Christmas,” which is actually backwards from how that complaint usually goes. If a Christmas Doodle isn’t uploaded by the end of the day, it’ll be the first time that Google hasn’t had a Doodle up on Christmas since 1998.In a thread over on Google’s forums, people complained about the word choice of the Doodle, which got a response from Google team member Jessica Schwartz. She stood her ground, not actually apologizing for the word choice, but saying she was sad to hear something intended to make people happy actually made some of them angry. She said she’d pass the complaints along to the Doodlers, and now a day later Google Australia doesn’t have a Christmas Doodle. Obviously, not the end of the world or holiday spirit, but it’ll be interesting to see what happens with Google’s Doodle when tomorrow comes around.last_img read more

Le lancement du Blackberry 10 pourrait se produire au mois daoût

Le lancement du Blackberry 10 pourrait se produire au mois daoût

first_imgLe lancement du Blackberry 10 pourrait se produire au mois d’aoûtLe lancement du Blackberry 10 de RIM pourrait avoir lieu dans le courant du mois d’août. Ce qui confirme l’avancement de l’élaboration du terminal.Selon N4BB, la firme canadienne Research In Motion devrait présenter le smartphone Blackberry 10 dans le courant du mois d’août prochain. Un rendez-vous qui pourrait donc précéder un lancement commercial en octobre, c’est-à-dire après la sortie de son nouveau système d’exploitation.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Le Blackberry 10 serait doté d’un écran tactile, en attendant un lancement ultérieur d’une version pourvue d’un clavier physique coulissant début 2013. D’après N4BB, l’accent sera mis sur le marketing afin que le lancement de ce produit soit un succès et inaugure un redressement de la marque.Enfin, pas moins de 2.000 prototypes de BlackBerry 10 devraient être distribués au mois de mai prochain, pendant la manifestation BlackBerry Jam, aux Etats-Unis. Une façon de créer un marketing viral autour du produit… Une technique à double tranchant ! Toujours est-il que de nouvelles informations ne devraient pas tarder avec ces échéances qui se précisent.Le 27 avril 2012 à 15:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Pochettino refuses to rule out Madrid speculation

Pochettino refuses to rule out Madrid speculation

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has not ruled out a switch to Real Madrid with his latest outburst in his press conference ahead of the encounter with WolvesPochettino used a relationship analogy to describe the speculation surrounding his future with Spurs according to Caughtoffside.“It is like being with your girlfriend or wife. We are so handsome walking down Regent Street holding hands and she is so proud about you because another woman is looking at you.“Your wife, rather than be worried, is happy to be with you, in love with you. If no-one looks at you, your wife says maybe she is better with another guy.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“For me, I feel proud the players care about you, but I repeat the responsibility is wanting to play for the glory of the club.”The Argentine seems to have focused his entire press conference on reiterating that Tottenham’s exciting plans for future are not dependent on him being at the helm.Pochettino at the end effectively deflected the chance to confirm or deny his future.last_img read more

Seahawks rally in closing minutes to beat Panthers

Seahawks rally in closing minutes to beat Panthers

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Russell Wilson walked into the huddle with his team down a field goal and less than five minutes remaining. He started laughing, sensing the familiarity of the situation.Then he looked around at his teammates and said, “We’ve been here two years in row — let’s go do it.”And the Seahawks did it.Wilson connected on a 23-yard touchdown pass to Luke Willson with 47 seconds left to cap a nine-play, 80-yard drive, lifting Seattle to a 13-9 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.It’s the third straight year Wilson has brought the Seahawks (4-3) back from a second-half deficit to beat the Panthers on this same field. In the previous two seasons, Wilson threw TD passes to Jermaine Kearse and Golden Tate to win tight defensive games.“Man, I’m telling you, it’s just the Achilles’ heel, man,” Panthers cornerback Josh Norman said. “They keep nagging us. They end up making one more play than us, every single time.”Carolina’s defense came into the game having allowed at least 37 points in four of its last five games. But it held Wilson and the Seahawks to a pair of field goals before he took the field with 4:47 left on the clock.last_img read more

Radio Stations Weigh Rural Impact of Proposed Public Media Cut

Radio Stations Weigh Rural Impact of Proposed Public Media Cut

first_imgPublic radio and TV in Alaska could lose $2.5 million next year if a proposed state budget cut goes through. It would be a small reduction compared to the overall deficit legislators need to close — but it would eliminate more than half of the fundingpublic media gets from the state.Download AudioAs lawmakers try to spare towns with only one source for broadcast information, that distinction might not be so easy to make. In Dillingham, KDLG shares the airwaves with a commercial station and a few religious broadcasters. But once you get outside town, general manager Rob Carpenter says his public AM station is the only one on the air for miles.“We are in the center of the Bristol Bay region of Alaska,” he says. “Our broadcast area is roughly the size of Ohio.”It spans most of Bristol Bay’s 25 villages, and the areas in between, where residents travel to hunt and fish off the grid.“We do messages to people who don’t have any other form of communication,” Carpenter says. “We’re the only one that can provide weather for the region, and there’s a lot of areas that are very remote, where there’s cabins and stuff where they can get no other signal.”But KDLG isn’t technically a sole service station. According to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, that would have to be “the only primary broadcast service — radio or TV, commercial or noncommercial — within a 50-mile radius from the station’s transmitter.”There’s only a handful of stations that fit that description in the whole country, and most of them are in Alaska. KUCB is one of them.The state is hoping to spare sole service stations from major budget cuts. Tyson Gallagher is a staffer for Wasilla Republican Lynn Gattis, who proposed the 59 percent reduction for public broadcasting in the state House. If it goes through, Gallagher says they still want to make sure all Alaskans have access to information on the air.“And so with our intent language, we’ve asked the Department [of Administration] to basically do their best to hold harmless those communities that have only one source of broadcast, being public broadcast, and look at a reduction of service of places that have duplicative services, first,” he says.That could include the ability to stream radio online, which isn’t always possible in rural areas with slow connections.Ultimately, it’s going to be up to the Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission to implement any cuts. Brenda Hewitt has been on that board for 10 years. She says losing funding would likely lead stations to cut staff, and that could mean less local news content and original programs.“You know, you could just put repeaters in every nook and cranny,” Hewitt says. “And then you would have to rely on maybe just national programming and national news, and you’d have one person there that would turn the light switch on and the knobs on and that would be it.”Some of Alaska’s smallest public radio stations already rely on larger neighbors to help to fill out their daily broadcasts. KCUK in Chevak, for example, repeats programming from Bethel’s KYUK.Though Bethel is home to more than one radio station, KYUK is the only broadcaster reaching thousands of people in villages across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It broadcasts in English and Yup’ik, providing services like travel warnings about the freeze and thaw of the Kuskokwim River.“If people in Anchorage or any other urban area can imagine, it’s like someone needing to tell you whether or not you can drive on the roads that day,” says KYUK’s programming director, Shane Iverson.Budget cuts and layoffs in Bethel would have a ripple effect, Iverson says, since his station shares local news with others across the state.That’s why Brenda Hewitt, the public broadcasting commissioner, says it’ll be hard to separate the Alaska Public Radio Network’s rural and urban stations in trying to dole out cuts.“We need everybody,” Hewitt says. “The small stations are the ones that give us the boots on the ground. They can send us the stories that we wouldn’t otherwise hear when you’re in urban Alaska — and we are a whole state. I mean, we’re not just Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau.”Juneau’s public radio station, KTOO, is part of a Southeast consortium called CoastAlaska, which covers about every size of media market Alaska has to offer. Executive director Mollie Kabler says the network has recently started selling its fundraising expertise to rural stations, including KUCB.“It’s a fee-for-service arrangement, and it’s worked out great, because we know how to do the business of public media, and stations that are small … have just worked with us directly to do that,” Kabler says.It’s just one way she says stations are trying to build up listener support and consolidate resources. As state funding declines, Kabler hopes that kind of change will help the whole system stay afloat.last_img read more

Photoffee to award Joy K Sumon Yusuf

Photoffee to award Joy K Sumon Yusuf

first_imgJoy K Roy Chowdhury (L) and Sumon Yusuf. Photoffee names them as the photographers of the years 2016 and 2017 respectively.Photoffee, a non-profit organisation for photography, has selected Joy K Roy Chowdhury and Sumon Yusuf as photographers of the years 2016 and 2017 respectively.The chief coordinator of Photoffee Academy of Fine-art Photography, Sirajul Liton, said, the winners will be honoured at a ceremony on 29 June at the Bishwa Sahitya Kendra in Dhaka.The 2016 Photoffee awardee Joy K Roy Chowdhury is the president of Narayanganj Photographic Club and the 2017 one Sumon Yusuf is a senior photojournalist of daily Prothom Alo.Joy has been awarded for his individual photo exhibition of ‘Life, light and chaos’. Sumon has been elected for his photo-book Desterrados published from Spain in 2017.Sirajul said, “The Photoffee award was introduced in 2011 to inspire the promising photographers of the country. It’s the first and still the only one award of its kind in Bangladesh.”Renowned artist Mustafa Monwar will preside over the ceremony, he added.The winner will receive Tk 10,000, a crest and certificate. newsnextbd.com along with Photography Charcha are the sponsors, Sirajul said.Earlier SA Shahriar, Prito Reza, Kamruzzaman, Munem Wasif, and KM Asad won the award.The Photoffee chief coordinator said, they hold exhibitions, photo-walks, workshops and discussions regularly.last_img read more

Heres Our Favorite New Features of iOS 11

Heres Our Favorite New Features of iOS 11

first_imgStay on target Last Friday iOS 11 leaked onto the internet. Everyone who’s anyone in tech immediately set to dissecting the code to see what they could uncover — and what secrets they might yet find — in Apple’s forthcoming mobile OS. While there’s some strong evidence that Apple leaked the code to drum up publicity ahead of today’s press conference, it served as a solid primer to some important new features.Some of these — like the new control center layout — we knew about as far back as June’s WWDC presser. Others, though, include cop-resistant tech to help protect you from the increasingly authoritarian governments running all over.That said, here’s our list of highlights about the new iPhone operating system. These are mostly the kind of quality-of-life features that make us feel like we’re living in Star Trek, but if you want a more technical breakdown, head over to our sister site, PCMag, for their iOS 11 Deep Dive.Added SecurityWhile it’s not as sexy as real-time translation, iOS 11 is a boon for the security conscious. For starters, it won’t allow law enforcement or anyone else into your phone at all without the pass code. It also has an SOS mode to help lock down the phone if you’re in distress. That will disable other auto-unlock features like face recognition or TouchID and keep your data encrypted unless the intruders devote considerable energy and time to cracking it.New Control CenterOne of the biggest new changes, and one that’s made a lot of press recently, is the new customizable control center. Control center has been the iPhone’s one-stop section for managing basic functionality like music, airplane mode, etc. In the last iteration, the OS spread all the controls and options across two screens, separated by a quick right or left swipe. Now, you’ll have the ability to customize every piece of the center so you can get all the settings you need, right where you need them.Document ScannerMaybe it’s just because I’m a dork, but I am super jazzed about the new scanning features for the notes app. It will allow you to scan in real-world documents for later viewing. Yeah, technically you can take a picture and just edit that, but having these features in a program I’m already using for business or organization helps me keep weird snapshots out of my camera roll. And yes, I FREQUENTLY take pics of documents with the camera for later viewing. Does that make me lame? I… I think it does.Lane GuidanceOne feature I really love about Waze and other more robust navigational apps is lane guidance. Essentially, a mile or two before I need to move over, the app starts telling me which lane I need to be in. I’ve joked with friends that 60% of being a good driver is just knowing where you need to be so you don’t make dumb, last-minute, snap decisions, and I stand by that. With maps finally getting more lane information so you can get ready before your exit or turn or whathaveyou, we’ll all be a little better off on the road. Still don’t know if it’s enough to make me stop using Waze, though.One-Handed TypingI often walk around with my phone in one hand and water or some other beverage in another. That can make it a bit tough for a small-handed gent like myself to type. To help alleviate this, iOS 11 is adding new features that will cluster the keys near your thumb for easier access/reach.Screen RecordingAs the resident tech person in my family, I’m often stuck on silly calls for hours trying to teach my relatives how to use what features on their phones. With screen recording, I can just snap a clip of my phone and send it off. I hope it helps, but I think my family is so inept they might still need me to fly back home and do it for them.Real-time translationSiri will be getting a real-time translation. There’s not a whole lot to add to that. It’s just bad-ass.Facial RecognitionWhile it’s likely that parts of this will only work on the new iPhone models, iOS 11 supports advanced facial recognition features. This will be part of the new unlock system (since it seems TouchID is going away), which means you’ll use it for making payments, downloading new apps, and accessing some restricted features. Plus! You’ll even be able to record expressions and then combine those with emojis for more expressive critters. Warning: if you know me, prepare to get thousands of cat emojis making various faces of surprise.Credit: PC MagDJ SiriEver need an impromptu DJ, but don’t want to muck with setting up playlists on-the-spot? Siri’s got your back. Combined with some new media control features, like AirPlay 2 as well as features that work with smart speakers and the like, iOS 11 will make getting the right vibe for a party or road trip as simple as asking your digital assistant for some sweet tunes.Wi-Fi SharingIt’s a pain in modern life to get guests onto your home WiFi network, but iOS 11 will let users shoot credentials to trusted friends so they can connect in seconds. It’s a small, but nice, quality-of-life addition.Better StorageIf you’re always running out of room on your phone, this one will appeal to you for sure. Better storage features that give you more control over where and how your data goes will be a boon to the gigabyte-crunched among us.ARKitThis is probably the feature to watch. As VR begins its fade into obscurity, AR is set to rapidly fill the gaps and become the real game-changer for day-to-day life. Even so, that all starts with developers. Apple has been exceptionally skilled at pulling together tools that maximize developers’ ability to churn out new, functional software FAST, and if that trend holds here, we may see the iPhone become the dominant VR/augmented reality platform in the coming months/years.Do Not Disturb While Driving ModeDO NOT TEXT WHILE DRIVING. DO NOT USE APPS WHILE DRIVING. STOP USING YOUR FUCKING PHONE WHILE DRIVING. IT KILLS PEOPLE. JESUS. THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ALL OF YOU. This feature shouldn’t be necessary, but y’all keep getting into accidents soooo…Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. 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New multitouch screen technology developed w Video

New multitouch screen technology developed w Video

first_img More information: Touchco: touchco.com/ This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The team, led by Ken Perlin and Ilya Rosenberg from the Media Research Laboratory, formed their company Touchco to develop IFSR (interpolating force-sensitive resistance) technology, which uses resistors sensitive to the force or pressure applied to touch points. This, along with scanning technology and positional interpolation, allows for (theoretically) unlimited simultaneous touch inputs (in contrast to other touch technologies such as the capacitive touch screen used by iPhone, which can track limited touch points). It has low power requirements and is inexpensive, since Touchco expects to sell the screen material at $10 per square foot. The technology is easily scalable for use in small or large devices. © 2010 PhysOrg.com The touch pads consist of layers of FSR ink sandwiched between opaque or transparent sheets of plastic onto which conductive wires are printed. The total thickness is only 0.25 mm. When pressure is applied to an FSR sensor a current flows from the wires in one layer to the wires in the other layer, and the pressure applied is determined by the amount of electric current flowing from layer to layer. Arranging sensors in a grid would have been expensive and impractical, so Touchco developed scanners to measure the touches and determine their positions. Resolution is 254 µm (100 dpi), but this can be increased by decreasing the wire spacing.Touchco has already begun selling developer kits to device manufacturers and expects to see IFSR technology finding many applications during 2010. Citation: New multi-touch screen technology developed (w/ Video) (2010, January 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-01-multi-touch-screen-technology-video.htmlcenter_img Perlin said that the IFSR technology is likely to appear in a new range of e-readers later this year, and will also be used in laptops or notebooks, and new types of musical instruments. In computer applications the touch pads allow the user to control the cursor with a light touch, but to select and manipulate objects when more pressure is applied. The company has also been collaborating with Disney to develop a digital sketchbook that will use sensitive pressure sensors capable of differentiating between the touch of a hand, a pencil, brush or eraser. Drawing pictures is just one of many possible applications of the technology. Industry’s First Conductive Polymer Film Touch Panels from Fujitsu (PhysOrg.com) — Scientists from New York University have formed a company to bring flexible multi-touch screens using a new technology to a range of devices, from e-readers to musical instruments. The new touch screens respond to all kinds of objects, as well as fingers and hands. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Lhasa Tibet China – Reported by Elite Traveler

Lhasa Tibet China – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgLhasa, Tibet, China – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announces the debut of St. Regis’ first resort in China and first-ever luxury resort in Tibet, with the opening of The St. Regis Lhasa Resort. Standing on the “Roof of the World” at 12,000 feet above sea level, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort offers refined luxury and superlative service in a storied city. The resort boasts awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas and the Lhasa Valley from each of the 162 guest rooms, suites and villas which feature distinctive architectural details and décor that entwine modern luxury with traditional Tibetan elements.The spectacular resort embraces the enchanting natural surroundings and breathtaking mountainous views of Lhasa and is destined to set new standards of service and luxury for Tibet. The magnificent resort offers the signature St. Regis Butler Service and features three world class restaurants to please any epicurean taste, a signature tea room, wine bar and an expansive 11,700 square foot Iridium Spa with an ornate gold-tiled pool and Meditation Garden for yoga, Pilates or meditation.“We are proud to debut the first St. Regis Resort in China with the opening of The St. Regis Lhasa Resort, offering our discerning guests access to the distinguished St. Regis legacy with the highest expression of personalization, refined elegance and uncompromised guest experiences,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis and The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. “With the region’s unrivaled natural beauty and enchanting cultural heritage, Lhasa is one of the world’s most coveted destinations for global travelers, and The St. Regis Lhasa Resort is destined to be an unparalleled way to discover Tibet.”“Lhasa is one of the most intriguing and beautiful cities in the world,” said Magdy Anis, General Manager of The St. Regis Lhasa Resort. “We are honored to be opening Tibet’s first luxury resort, offering global St. Regis guests the opportunity to experience Tibet’s mysterious traditions and stunning beauty while enjoying St. Regis signature amenities and services.”The St. Regis Lhasa Resort boasts 150 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and 12 spacious villas and suites, including the Presidential Suite. Seamlessly blending Tibet’s rich culture and exotic natural surroundings, the resort has been designed from the ground up with sustainable features including solar panels, locally-sourced produce and herbs for the resort’s restaurants and an underground water recycling system. Guest accommodations feature beautiful residential interiors, custom-designed furniture and spacious marble bathrooms in addition to luxurious linens and amenities such as high-speed Internet and plasma televisions in room.St. Regis will also premiere its new spa brand, the Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Lhasa Resort. Poised to be the world’s highest luxury spa, Iridium Spa allows guests to renew and refresh mind, body and spirit with a completely customized experience including traditional Tibetan herbal treatments and aromatherapy services using locally cultivated herbs and plants such as cypress and azalea leaves. Five-star luxury meets mystical Tibetan spiritual wellness at the Iridium Room with its ornate gold-tiled heated swimming pool and stunning Meditation Garden for yoga, Pilates or meditation.The St. Regis Lhasa Resort offers an array of epicurean taste and experiences in a variety of culturally designed settings. Guests can enjoy convenient, all-day dining at the resort’s signature restaurant, Social, featuring with a wide selection of international cuisine or dine at Si Zi Kang, the first gastronomic Tibetan restaurant to savor authentic Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine in a sophisticated and relaxed setting. For Cantonese and Sichuanese cuisine, guests are invited to Yan Ting with six private dining rooms and a diverse menu.As the first luxury resort in Tibet, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort is also proud to present Decanter by Haut-Brisson, the first wine bar in the region serving over 140 labels of wine, liquors and aged cigars. Also the first of its kind, the Tea Room will offer guests a relaxing afternoon with different blends of local and imported teas, and serving vintage teas aged from 10-25 years.Lhasa, christened “Place of the Gods” by ancient Tibetans, is the spiritual and political center of Tibet. With its ideal location in the ancient Barkhor area, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort is close to the city’s most important cultural landmarks allowing guests to explore all of the city’s treasures. The resort is only a short walk from the Jokhang Temple or guests can rent a hybrid vehicle from the hotel for a short drive to the stunning Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulinka and the Drepung Monastery. Other scenic Himalayan destinations such as the Heavenly Lake Namtso and Yandra Yumtso Lake also surround The St. Regis Lhasa Resort. Combining Tibet’s natural beauty and rich heritage with St. Regis’ timeless sophistication, bespoke service and modern luxury, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort’s arrival to China will forever change the landscape of luxury travel in the region.www.stregis.com/lhasalast_img read more

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