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Online Dating Site OkCupid Presently In Experimental Mode

Online Dating Site OkCupid Presently In Experimental Mode

An executive of the US-based social networking site Facebook has recently made an apology for the site playing with users’ emotions, but online dating site OkCupid is deliberately doing the same as is every other website on the internet. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in July 2014 that “This was part of ongoing research companies do to test different products, and that was what it was, admitting only that it was poorly communicated.” The dating site recently published a bold blog post called “We Experiment on Human Beings!” in which its co-founder Christian Rudder explained that this is just “how websites work.” Rudder has been quoted saying that “OkCupid doesn’t really know what it’s doing. Neither does any other website. Most ideas are bad. Even good ideas could be better. Experiments are how you sort all this out.” The post can be seen on OkCupid’s blog OkTrends, on [+more]

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Instagram Likely To Be Working On New Photo Messaging App

Instagram Likely To Be Working On New Photo Messaging App

Facebook-owned Instagram is likely to be working towards developing a new photo messaging app in order to compete with popular rivals like Snapchat. The Verge has said in a report that Instagram is likely to have mistakenly leaked the existence of a new Snapchat competitor dubbed as Bolt, which appeared on a new banner ad inside the current Instagram for Android app. Twitter user Richard Groves snapped a screenshot reading “Introducing Bolt,” promising “one tap photo messaging” and offering a link to download the free app via the Google Play Store. The link was taking the users nowhere and the banner ad vanished 15 minutes later. But by that time several late night users spotted the same message lurking in their own Instagram installations. However, a report by TechCrunch has suggested that the app could be a fictional title instead. Sarah Perez has been quoted saying that “It’s worth pointing [+more]

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Future iDevices To Keep Watch On Your Exercising Routine: See How Fit You Get By Minute

Future iDevices To Keep Watch On Your Exercising Routine

AppleInsider has spotted a new Apple patent that hints that US-based tech company Apple is presently working towards developing a system which will enable iPhones and other connected devices to detect when you’re working out. The patent has been dubbed as “Method and Apparatus for Automatically Adjusting the Operation of Notifications Based on Changes in a Physical Activity Level.” In simpler terms, it can be said that your iPhone, iPod, iWatch etc will detect when you’re exercising and at that time it will automatically change some settings – such as switching on Do Not Disturb – in order to ensure you’re not distracted. “Do Not Disturb” has a frequent mention in the patent application and this setup could feasibly be rolled out to a wider selection of modes, enabling you to automatically alter your iDevice during a gym session. However, the system is required to distinguish between a proper workout [+more]

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HTC Likely To Have Leaked Its Own Smartwatch

HTC Likely To Have Leaked Its Own Smartwatch

A new “behind the scenes” video from HTC has just been released online. The videos are usually made by people who are working on HTC things, showing moody shots of office lighting. But at the 35th second in the 45 seconds video, one can spot a device which at the first look appears like the first-gen TomTom Runner, but upon zooming you will come to know that this is definitely a UWO (Unidentified Wearable Object).  The video also shows two visible watch stands, giving an idea that the company is in the process of testing. And during the 42nd second, the smartphone again appeared and this time another designer working on a 3D render of what also looks like a square watch face. If our theory is right, then we can say that HTC is working on a squared smartwatch. There is a possibility that the final design will look [+more]

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Village X Aims To Bring Change In Online Deals And Charitable Giving

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Michael Buckler, a former Peace Corps volunteer, engineer and intellectual property and trade attorney, along with his partners Lauren Corke, Ryan Dunn and David Fields, is presently working towards making an app that will provide good discounts and deals to consumers, and at the same time provide the opportunity to donate to good causes. Buckler along with his team has created a system that will funnel the donations made during online deal redemptions directly to villages in need. The system developed by Buckler matches socially conscious consumers and socially conscious businesses by promoting partner businesses and discounts every day, year-round within the Village X app. The app will enable users to redeem promotions by just clicking a button. After the redemption of promotions by the customer, the app encourages them to donate to an identified grassroots project that is planned, implemented, documented and partially financed by an underserved community. After [+more]

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Apple Launches New Version of iTunes: Extra Features of Digital Movies to be The Focus

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US-based tech company Apple has released the latest version of iTunes which upgraded its often-overlooked iTunes Extras features for digital movies. The company has launched the latest version, 11.3, which enables users to enjoy free bonus features for HD movies, while also extending the option to purchase movies on the Apple TV platform. iTunes Extras for HD movies involves behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes, official galleries and concept art in full-frame HD. The latest version also has a new Scenes feature that simplifies the process for viewers to “flip to your favourite movie moments.” Special editions Best of all, Apple says in a promotional video for the tool, new videos and galleries will be added as they arrive. So if users buy a movie when it comes out, they could see some bonus footage arrive in time as studios prepare special editions and the like. With an expansion to [+more]

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Arrow Smartwatch Features An Attractive 360-degree Rotating Camera

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Smartwatches have clearly become the latest trend in technology. Makers of smartwatches have therefore left no stone unturned. They are constantly innovating by providing their product with unique features to woo customers. The new Arrow smartwatch is following the trend and is equipped with a 360-degree rotating camera. The device sports a high-definition 8MP camera lens embedded into its bezel, and this feature enables users to experience unique camera functionality. Arrow has been quoted saying, “The world’s first smartwatch with a 360 degree rotating camera. Simply rotate the bezel to point the camera in the direction of your choice. With a high definition camera stylishly integrated inside the bezel of the watch, there is no need to use your phone to capture the best moments of your life.” In terms of design, the company said, “Arrow transcends the ordinary by fusing sleek design with revolutionary patent pending technology. The idea [+more]

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Archos Smart Home System Launched At Much Affordable Prices

Archos Smart Home System Launched At Much Affordable Prices

Archos has recently launched a Smart Home system that is available in much affordable prices carrying a price tag of only USD249.99. The new Archos Smart Home system is equipped with several devices connected via one’s home network, allowing users to monitor, control and manage their home environment.  The Archos Smart Home starter kit contains two mini cameras, two movement tags and two weather tags that provide users the ease and convenience to handle a variety of tasks. Archos has been quoted saying in a press release that “With the ARCHOS Smart Home, connectivity has taken a big step forward as users can define actions based on specific triggers to meet their individual needs, creating as many possibilities as they can imagine. For example, a program could take a picture when someone opens the front door and then send a notification and the picture to its user’s smartphone. At the [+more]

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Few Steps To Prevent Your iMessages From Getting Lost

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US-based tech giant Apple has recently said that it will soon fix the issues related to its iMessaging, but there are few steps that can be self implemented in order to prevent your iMessages from getting lost. The issue has gained lots of media space in the past, and the company is even facing a lawsuit over lost iMessages. The issues restrict the company’s iMessaging system to deliver messages to former iPhone users who switched to another platform. Bloomberg has recently reported that a California resident Adrienne Moore has sued the company as the iPhone manufacturer did not inform its users of this problem. Apple said that it has already fixed an issue on the server-side of its iMessaging system, and is currently working on additional fixes through its upcoming software updates. While the company is doing its part, we bring to you some steps in order to help you [+more]

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AT&T Plans To Acquire DirecTV : Convergence of Wireless Industry

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AT&T Inc is likely to pay a whooping amount worth USD48.5 billion to purchase the operations of DirecTV. This can be seen as latest example of the convergence of the wireless industry and the television market in the US. This comes as customers are now viewing more video on their mobile devices. The deal was revealed on May 18 2014, and shows how AT&T is trying hard to find new growth prospects in the maturing U.S. cellular business, which has become highly competitive. The acquisition will enable AT&T to enhance its cellular, broadband, TV and fixed-line phone services, as a result of combination with DirecTV, which is the top U.S. satellite TV provider and has 20 million customers. The deal will also benefit DirecTV as the company will now be able to provide broadband Internet for the first time to its U.S. customers. The company was unable to provide this [+more]

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