Review

by Margaret Wilson on

Apple Would Use Smartwatchs Built-In Microphone To Grab A Sample Of The Iphone Ringtone – Apple Watch Rumours

Apple Release New Product As long as it’s a pretty significant one, we think Apple needs to refine the battery health in second generation to address the issue.

All of which comes from having inclusion a GPS chip built in, This would make the Apple Watch two a genuine contender for those wanting to use newest watch as a way of accurately tracking activities. Whenever something that a lot of various different fitness trackers are capable of, if battery was able to last a bit longer the Apple Watch may be used to track your sleep.

There have been usually reports of smashed and scratched Apple Watches appearing on the web, and while we’d love to say that Apple will definitely address this with the next Apple Watch, the iPhone history has made it clear that’s maybe not case. We’d think that making the Apple Watch waterproof has been even more significant, especially if it means the device is cable of tracking swimming activity too, the iPhone has yet to are given the waterproof treatment either. < >

Apple Watch S.

Apple doesn’t recommend wearing it in shower so definitely not a swimming pool, right now. Which means you perhaps should be fine if you’re out with our Apple Watch in the rain.

Apple doesn’t recommend wearing it in the shower so definitely not a swimming pool, right now. Which means you possibly should be fine if you’re out with our own Apple Watch in the rain.

Apple Watch S.

Apple Watch S review in the next video.

Previously, Apple Insider thought there would completely be one watch, an S upgrade with all rethinking under the surface and nomajor design rethinking until Now it seems there might be a nice update as a result. < >

 

Apple Release New Product

Craig Federighi called the iOS reviewing the biggest iOS release ever for our users, After completely a year of existence, Apple Music always was getting a complete redesign.

App has been likewise adding Memories, that bundles together photos as pointed out by events and locations. However, oS will roll out in a free upgrade this fall. Apple rather fast introduced 3 kits for developers., beyond doubt, apple’s likewise introducing a single ‘sign on’ system that lets your log into network all apps at once. With directions that involve traffic, navigation is getting easier too. Maps is always getting a whole modern feel. Nevertheless, users could likewise book rides through Maps, pay for them with Apple Pay, and make restaurant reservations. You may organize the collection automatically by person using facial recognition. ReplayKit, that lets you live broadcast gameplay or save it for later, and HomeKit, that will let you control all the devices in the house, including tvOS. Furthermore, there will be every day curated playlists and newest sections assisting users search for newest music curated by Apple’s music editors. Photos was updated with modern features to assist you to organize and manage your collection. With that said, download a channel app onto our own phone, and it’ll automatically appear on your tvOS. Nonetheless, you will create a montage set to music automatically from Memories, much as you’re able to do in Google Photos. Newest sections make it easier to navigate, including one section for downloaded music and another for a few days ago added songs and albums. Seamless integration. Apple appears to be coming for Spotify with its modern discovery mix that tailors a playlist to listeners’ tastes. You see, on top of precise navigation right from a car’s display, maps is as well coming to CarPlay, that will show traffic and offer alternative routes. You may likewise study song lyrics now. Of course its redesign will show more of a map when an user opens the app. You’ll have a page that shows you all channels you have access to.

Apple Release New ProductSiri, that now solutions over two billion requests per day, has been now opening up to developers.

Now that it’s open to developers you’ll be able to look up movies or restaurants straight from the keyboard. It’s a well that means you’ll be able to recommend Siri to send a message through WeChat, encourage it to call a Uber, search for photos on Pinterest and start and stop our workout apps all with voice command. Definitely, QuickType keyboard will as well now support multilingual typing. So, while using deep make a habit to enable more intelligent predictive typing using expanded context, QuickType will bring Siri intelligence to keyboard. That means Message usually can now assist you to with text responses, and offer up your location when someone has been asking where you are. Sierra will likewise get Siri to desktop. Long as watch probably was tethered to a phone or has been connected to WiFi, the feature works internationally and will call ‘country specific’ emergency numbers. It’ll share users’ medicinal ID, that displays their allergies, age, and existing medicinal conditions. Normally, next newest features involve a keyboard called Scribble that wearers will use to respond to a message. Siri will be available in dock besides in the top right corner near Spotlight. Anyways, it works in either English or Chinese. They will draw out each individual letter, while not typing or dictating a response. You’ll be able to use voice commands to search for files, search the web, send messages, and identical standard Siri functions. Apple Watches will in addition come with a modern SOS feature, that activates when side button probably was held down and calls 911 and sends location information to first responder and emergency contacts.

PCLinuxOS 2007, also referred to as PCLOS, was released on May 21st, 2007 to rave reviews. Also, PCLOS has gained immense popularity having been the number two distribution over the last 6 months and number one since the release of the 2007 edition just over three weeks ago (according to the DistroWatch rankings). Want to know more about PCLOS? Lets go to DistroWatch to get an overview.

“PCLinuxOS is an English only live CD initially based on Mandrake Linux that runs entirely from a bootable CD. Data on the CD is uncompressed on the fly, allowing up to 2GB of programs on one CD including a complete X server, KDE desktop, OpenOffice.org and many more applications all ready to use. In addition to the live CD, you can also install PCLinuxOS to your hard drive with an easy-to-use livecd-installer. Additional applications can be added or removed from your hard drive using a friendly apt-get front end via Synaptic.”

Something I have been wondering recently is how the name PCLinuxOS came about. The name has never appealed to me, but it must to others judging by the DistroWatch rankings of late. As always, this review will be focusing on the “out-of-the-box” capabilities of PCLinusOS 2007 on my Inspiron 8500 laptop.

Follow the link for the rest of the review!

With the positive reception my Linux Mint 3.0 review received, I figured I would make reviewing various distributions a regular occurrence here at Shift+Backspace. Once again, this review will focus on my opinion of Fedora 7 straight “out-of-the-box” and what it can do with minimal intervention. Lets get to it!

Fedora 7 was released on May 31, 2007 by Red Hat and the Fedora community. The overview on the DistroWatch website gives a great explanation of the deep history behind Fedora.

Fedora“The Fedora Project is an openly-developed project designed by Red Hat, open for general participation, led by a meritocracy, following a set of project objectives. The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community to build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from open source software. Development will be done in a public forum. The project will produce time-based releases of Fedora about 2-3 times a year, with a public release schedule. The Red Hat engineering team will continue to participate in building Fedora and will invite and encourage more outside participation than in past releases. By using this more open process, we hope to provide an operating system more in line with the ideals of free software and more appealing to the open source community.”

According to the DistroWatch rankings, Fedora is currently the 4th most popular distribution based on the last 6 months of data, and is the 3rd most popular distribution based on the last 30 days of data. I think it’s great to see such a classic distribution (going back to Red Hat) at the top of the rankings.

Back to some Linux and open-source news! A couple of days ago, the first alpha (Tribe 1) of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 (successor to Feisty Fawn 7.04) was released. Please be aware that this is by no means even close to what the final product will be as there are 3 more alphas to be launched before the first beta release. In spirit of my Linux passion, I figured I would download the Gutsy and see how it performed on my laptop. I realize that in my review of Linux Mint 3.0 I said that I would be hesitant to format…well…I did!

With Gutsy still being in the early alpha stage I figured a review would not be fair anyway whatsoever, thus this is more of a brief discussion of Tribe 1. First, if you decide to download the Tribe 1 image, do not install and expect to have a stable machine.

As far as the installation is concerned, the LiveCD booted as usual and installation performed just as in Feisty, however, it did take about 40 minutes versus the usual 20. Upon boot I was promoted to install some updates, most notably a new window manager, Compiz (Beryl was a branch of Compiz, but the two are joining back together). I was unable to install the restricted drivers for my Nvidia 4200 Go video card, which I never had a problem with before, but it was not a big deal since Gutsy was going to be on my machine for only a few hours. I did not experience any ill-effects while using Gutsy, but I was only browsing the web using Firefox. One more note on Tribe 1, Pidgin has replaced GAIM as the instant messenger (as expected) and the OpenOffice Draw application was added.

Well, there you have it, nothing exciting thus far, but really, do not expect much before the beta release in September. I will probably give the remaining 3 alphas a try when they are released and post about what appears to have changed (please note that I am not looking “under-the-hood” with these releases). The official release of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 is scheduled for October, 2007.

Cole

Last night I was sitting around watching some baseball when I decided to bring out my aging and dying laptop in hopes of writing a new article for Shift+Backspace. I booted the old Inspiron 8500 to find out that I still had an old beta version of Linux Mint 3. This spawned a great idea! I immediately downloaded the image file of the full-release version of Linux Mint 3.0 Cassandra. I now had my topic for the evening…a review of a complete operating system!

What is Linux Mint? For a nice succinct summary lets go to DistroWatch, the all-knowing Linux information site:

“Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories.”

According to the DistroWatch ranking system, Mint has quickly jumped from a ranking of 44th in 2006 to 9th over the last 6 months to 5th and then 4th over the last 30 and 7 days, respectively.

For those of you who use Ubuntu and have not heard of Automatix, stop reading and go get it! If you do not use Ubuntu, Automatix does support Debian Etch, Mepis, and Pioneer. Sorry, but other Linux distributions are out of luck, hopefully the team develops installers for other distros such as PCLinuxOS and Mandriva in the future. For those who use Windows or a Mac, well…continue reading to support Shift+Backspace!Automatix

Straight from their website, Automatix is:

“a graphical interface for automating the installation of the most commonly requested applications in Debian based Linux operating systems.”

Automatix contains many dozens of applications that help make the initial Ubuntu set up so much easier. While it does not contain some of the applications I commonly use (ie. Nvu and Amarok), it does contain 24 applications that I do install immediately. The most useful of which are:

  • many multimedia codecs
  • Java JRE with Firefox plugin
  • Flash player for Firefox
  • Extra fonts

Of course I install many other items from Automatix, but these specific ones make the transition much easier. For the Ubuntu beginner, the Flash player and Java JRE are extremely necessary and particularly difficult to install without Automatix. I also believe that the extra fonts package is a fairly recent and very welcomed addition as installing fonts one-by-one was getting to be a little tedious. For those who want to see what the program looks like, here are two screenshots:

Automatix is the first application I install when setting up Ubuntu and if you use Ubuntu, it may very well be the first for you as well. Currently, Automatix also offers some commercial applications such as CrossOver Office and Data Architect; this list should continue to grow after this announcement on May 8th:

“Automatix is collaborating with Technalign Inc. to bring a lot of new and exciting commercial software to Automatix users. An updated list can be found here.“

I look forward to seeing further development on this project and hopefully we will all see some releases for other non-Debian-based distributions. Unfortunately, Automatix may get some competition when CNR.com goes live. Once again, you can read more or get Automatix.

Cole