In the News: 2015-01-29

Written on:January 29, 2015
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Apple News: Apple Made A Mistake Putting A Tiny Amount Of Storage On The IPhone 6
Apple released a new update to iOS Tuesday that should make it a lot easier to upgrade to the latest version. When iOS 8 launched last fall, a lot of people had problems getting the new software to install. That’s because it required about 5GB of free space, depending on which device you were trying to update. But many had the cheapest versions of Apple’s iThings, the ones that only come with 16GB of storage. Between photos, texts, music, apps, games, and videos, there were plenty of people who didn’t have enough free space to install iOS 8, so they stuck with iOS 7. As a result, iOS 8 adoption was much slower than it was with iOS 7 the year before.
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Technology News: Technology Drives Designs of Commercial Vehicles of the Future
People are increasingly familiar with green housing, fuel-efficient personal vehicles, and innovative gadgets. In the background, however, companies are developing new designs for constructing vehicles and trucks. Surface transportation is the lifeblood of commerce in many nations, especially the UK. From transporting tourists and travelers to bringing goods into the marketplace every day, we all rely on the efficiency of commercial vehicles. Historically, the designs for these vehicles have not been particularly aerodynamic. Maintenance and use costs were high and we all paid higher prices for our goods and services because of that. Fortunately, many companies are starting to look at what the next generation of commercial vehicle designs will look like. Sleek and efficient, the future of large vehicles looks promising. The new designs reflect efficiency, aerodynamics, and technological innovation. Here’s a closer look at what some of the largest commercial vehicle companies in the world are developing to revitalize the trucking industry for the future.
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Programming News: How I’d Like Java To Be
I like Java. I enjoy programming in Java. But after using Python for a while, there are several things I would love to change about it. It’s almost purely syntactical, so there may be a JVM language that is better, but I’m not really interested since I still need to use normal Java for work. I realize that these changes won’t be implemented (although I thought I heard that one of them is actually in the pipeline for a future version); these are just some thoughts. I don’t want to free Java up the way that Python is open and free. I actually often relish in the challenges that the restrictions in Java present. I mostly just want to type less. So, here are the changes I’d love to see in Java.
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Photography News: Let It Snow! 4 Tips For Super Snow Photos
Oh, the weather outside is frightful. But photographing snow is so delightful! It’s especially delightful when you know how to make the most of that sparkling, snow-covered landscape. Check out our four tips for taking brrr-eautiful snow photos, and in no time you’ll be running around and enjoying the cold stuff as much as the sledders and snow-angel-makers. We guarantee that the gorgeous winter shots you’re going to get are worth leaving the comfort of your heated blanket. (And hey, that blanket will still be waiting for you when you get home!)
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In the News: 2015-01-28

Written on:January 28, 2015
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Apple News: Apple trounces earnings forecasts on strength of iPhone sales; Apple Watch to ship in April Apple Inc.‘s first-quarter earnings results Tuesday blew away analysts’ estimates on the strength of its iPhone sales, lifting shares of the Cupertino-based company in after-hours trading.The company also said it would start shipping its Apple Watch wearable computers in April. Apple shares rose nearly 6 percent in after-hours trading, following the strong earnings…

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In the News: 2015-01-27

Written on:January 27, 2015
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Apple News: iPad haters’ initial complaints seem ridiculous 5 years on Five years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the iPad. A giant screen with one button, the iPad represented possibly the purest distillation of Jobs’ tech dreams. Yet at the time it was met with derision. “I got about 800 messages in the last 24 hours,” Jobs told his biographer, Walter Isaacson. “Most of them are complaining…. It knocks you…

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In the News: 2015-01-26

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Apple News: Analyst “Confirms” Apple Watch And 12-inch MacBook Air’s Q1 2015 Launch apple_logoIn Q1 2015, we expect that Apple could very well release at least two new products – the Apple Watch and the 12-inch MacBook Air. We have heard two separate rumors that the former will be launched in March and the latter will see a general Q1 2015 release, but if you’re still a little skeptical, analyst…

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In the News: 2015-01-25

Written on:January 25, 2015
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Apple News: Apple Reported to Begin Shipping Apple Watch in March, 12-Inch MacBook Air in Early 2015 Apple will begin shipping the Apple Watch in March and will also look to launch its new 12-inch MacBook Air during this quarter, according to a new report by KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. The analyst also predicted that iPhone shipments would beat expectations for Q1 2015 with over 61 million units…

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