One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn’t always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change all that.
Themer allows users to switch between different homescreens with one click, browsing through a user-generated database of themes to find the one that best suits their needs. What’s impressive, however, is the level of quality on offer.
Many Android themes aren’t too elegant, particularly those included by default on many handsets. Themer, however, manages to surface the best with a voting system, allowing its members to favourite themes they particularly like. The result is that the most innovative, interesting and intelligent rise to the top.
What’s particularly clever is how Themer deals with the wide range of apps used by Android users. Instead of including icons for Pandora, Spotify, Google Play Music and so on, theme-creators instead just include a music icon. The first time you press that, it’ll ask you which of the music apps installed you’d like to use. From then on, whichever theme you install will open that app.
It’s not perfect. Some of the included functionality — the RSS reader in particular — is basic and unfriendly. Some of the widgets, weather for example, don’t let you pick your preferred app to use. Plus, many of the default app shortcuts are highly tailored to the United States.
But that doesn’t detract from the fact that Themer makes it exceptionally easy to make your phone both attractive and functional, leveraging Android’s greatest strength – its openness. If you don’t like what it does, it’s simple to restore your previous homescreen from before you installed it.
Right now Themer is in private beta, and while you’re free to download the app you’ll need to request a code to make it work. Happily those codes, at the time of writing, don’t take too long to arrive, and you can check your place in the queue by entering your email address into the app at any time.
The site is disabling a privacy feature that allowed users the choice of not appearing in its search results, GigaOm says.
(Meanwhile, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spent more than $30 million to ensure his own privacy. He bought the four properties surrounding his home, the San Jose Mercury News says. He reportedly wanted to thwart a developer trying to market property as being next to Zuckerberg.)
The option to enable the feature was removed late last year, GigaOm says, but until now people who had turned it on got to stay hidden when users tried to search for them by name. Now, Facebook is pulling back the curtain because it says the privacy feature “isn’t as useful as it was before.” Affected users will receive a notification at the top of the home page screen telling them that the feature has been permanently disabled.
In its announcement, Facebook explained how to use still-existing privacy settings to hide what you post, if not your presence on the site:
To further control what people see across the site:
1. Share each post with the people you want to be able to see it. You control this every time you post.
2. Use Activity Log to review individual things you’ve already shared. Here you can delete things you may not want to appear on Facebook anymore, untag photos and change the privacy of past posts.
3. Ask friends and others to remove anything they may have shared about you that you don’t want on the site. You can do this by reaching out to the person directly, or using the reporting feature, also available in Activity Log.
To get to Activity Log and other privacy tools, click [the lock icon] at the top of every page to use your privacy shortcuts.
If you’re planning to pick up an iPhone 5C, you should swing by your nearest Best Buy this weekend. Until Sunday October 7, Best Buy will give customers who buy the iPhone 5C a $50 gift card that they can either apply to the $99.99 device, or select Samsung Galaxy smartphones, including the Gamsaung Galaxy S4, which costs $199.
Such a price drop on an Apple product just two weeks after its release is unusual for a retailer, and begs questions about how the 5C is performing in the market. Apple may have had its best iPhone launch yet with the 5C and 5S, but early reports suggest the demand for the 5S is at least three times as much as the 5C. Indeed, you can pick up the 5C at any Apple Store right now, but there isn’t even an estimated ship date besides a vague “October” if you order the 5S from Apple’s website.
Also, Halloween is still three weeks away and there are a full seven weeks to go before the Christmas holiday shopping madness is upon us–which makes this price drop unprecedented.
We all have things we regret after a breakup. Those Facebook albums of kissy photos, for example, may have been a poor choice. The tramp stamp with their name on it? You must’ve forgotten that the internet is written in (tattoo) ink.
Here to help with the healing process is KillSwitch, an app for the iPhone and Android to remove any trace of your ex from Facebook.
First off, our condolences about the breakup. He/she was a jerk anyway; you deserve better. KillSwitch gives you a box of tissues and removes all the pictures of you and that dummy from your Facebook. He/she will be detagged and deleted like the dog he/she is. And don’t worry, wall posts that mention him/her will be wiped clean.
KillSwitch won’t notify him/her, because you’re not petty. And if you’re not ready to totally let go, the app can make a private Facebook folder for all that mess.
It can’t do anything about that tattoo – but hey, at least you’re not alone.
Jaylen Bledsoe is a one-of-kind superstar. The 15-year old sophomore started his own tech company a few years ago, and has found entrepreneurship to be his calling. As a result, he is his own man, and a millionaire because of it.
Jaylen says that he started his firm when he was 12-years old, and plans to attend Harvard after he finishes high school. Jaylen’s company, Bledsoe Technologies, is now worth an estimated $3.5 million. This means that if he manages his wealth in the right way, he will be set for life.
Jaylen doesn’t spend his time memorizing lyrics from the rapper “2Chainz,” smoking weed or chasing girls on Saturday nights. Instead, he spends his time chasing paper, pursuing his dreams and positioning himself for a truly empowered existence. Personally, I’m proud of him. I can also see that he is the beneficiary of good parents and role models. Our kids are like products off an assembly line: The outcomes we see in kids Jaylen’s age are direct products of what they’ve been exposed to on a daily basis. It’s just as easy to manufacture a businessman as it is to manufacture a thug.
Jaylen’s company does web design and other forms of IT consulting for companies located mainly in the Midwest. He actually reminds me of another young person I met recently, Emerson Spartz, the founder of Spartz Media. Spartz is not African American, but both of these young men serve as powerful templates for what our boys can become if given the right guidance.
When I spoke with Emerson, we both agreed that around the age of 12, we probably had ADHD. But we also both agreed that, while ADHD gets you in trouble in school, it can actually be beneficial to have a mind that races from one good idea to the next. Personally, my short attention span caused me to struggle in school until I gained my footing in college. High school felt like prison to me, and my horrible grades reflected that sentiment.
Emerson’s parents had a better idea: Take him out of the school system altogether. But not only were they going to home school their son, they also decided that they weren’t going to force him to learn any particular subject. Instead, Emerson’s parents focused on making sure that their child could read well, communicate in writing, and do math, which is pretty much what any person needs to know in order to succeed in life. I’ve rarely seen anyone struggle in their profession because they’ve never read old English literature or learned the Periodic Table in Chemistry.
So, basically, Emerson’s parents allowed him to study whatever he wanted, which sounds almost insane. They also required him to read a biography of a successful person every day to get a vision for his future. Before long, Emerson, like a lot of kids, gained a strong interest in Harry Potter. He then went on to found Mugglenet.com, the largest Harry Potter site in the world. So, just like Jaylen, Emerson was a 15-year old millionaire. He is now a 26-year old genius with a natural and burning desire to learn new things. He’s been featured in Inc Magazine and was a New York Times best-selling author by the age of 19. Speaking to him was like talking to other college professors in academia.
Young men like Jaylen and Emerson define the vision of what we’re seeking to do with the group of educators we’ve gathered around the country for our homeschooling initiative at Your Black World. The public school system is failing our children miserably, especially black boys, turning potential leaders into tiny men with low self-esteem. This has produced a state of emergency where, for every Jaylen Bledsoe, we produce a thousand wannabe rappers, basketball players, and prison inmates. I must be entirely honest when I say that the next Martin Luther King is having his future aborted every single day of the week.
Public school systems have become a virus, infecting millions of our boys with the disease of complacent mediocrity. With each additional day of education, they become more deeply socialized into the mental health crisis that undermines their ability to become strong husbands and fathers. They then enter into an economic system that is not wired to give them employment, even when they’ve made good choices and obtained several years of post-secondary education; as a result, black men have the highest rates of unemployment, incarceration and homicide in the entire country. Let’s face it: This nation is not designed for most black men to be successful and a thousand marches on Washington will never change that. (more…)
It can be hard to catch a cheater. They are calculating, mysterious, and devious. However in Brazil, it appears that electronics such as cell phones are the way to go if you are looking to catch a lover in the act. This is all made possible by the app called “Boyfriend Tracker”. The app has since been removed from the Google Play app store in response to criticism that it violated people’s privacy and also could provoke cases of stalking or extortion.
Brazil recently found out that it was one of the countries that was part of the NSA surveillance scandal and they felt violated. One woman in Brazil compares the app to what the NSA has done. She says that the app is a different type of spying because you are spying on one person that you know instead of an entire country of millions of people.
Some of the functions of this app include:
- Forwarding all text messages from the phone that the person is watching to their cell phone
- Having the phone silently call the spy’s phone so that they can listen in on conversations that their significant other is having near their phone
- Tracking updates on the location of the person being spied on
These seem like heavy duty features that invade privacy, but if you suspect a cheater, how far are you willing to go?
The good thing about the app is that the people who are looking to spy must first get ahold of the phone they are intending to spy on and install the app onto the phone. This can be a tricky endeavor. Creator Mattheus Grijo says that the response to the app has mostly been positive and has had over 50,000 downloads since its release two months ago.
Partially borrowing a technology concept used by banks, entrepreneur Elon Musk introduced a design for a new transportation system that he said could shuttle passengers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 30 minutes.
For now, it’s an early, conceptual design at best — a proposal for an idea that may never be built and likely gone unnoticed had it not been for the attention Musk receives for his other projects, including Tesla Motors and PayPal.
“The Hyperloop (or something similar) is, in my opinion, the right solution for the specific case of high traffic city pairs that are less than about 1500 km or 900 miles apart,” he wrote on his blog Monday, following through on his previous hints for the project.
“Around that inflection point, I suspect that supersonic air travel ends up being faster and cheaper. However, for a sub several hundred mile journey, having a supersonic plane is rather pointless, as you would spend almost all your time slowly ascending and descending and very little time at cruise speed.”
“The Hyperloop” is a system of people-sized pods that are moved over a network of air-free tubes built over or under the ground – much like the pneumatic tubes seen at drive-up windows at banks. Magnetic attraction would move the pods through the tubes.
To create a low friction suspension system for the pods traveling at over 700 mph, it would rely on a cushion of air.
“Air bearings, which use the same basic principle as an air hockey table, have been demonstrated to work at speeds of Mach 1.1 with very low friction,” he wrote. “In this case, however, it is the pod that is producing the air cushion, rather than the tube.”
The straight pneumatic approach would be problematic because the friction of a 350-mile long column of air moving at near sonic velocity against the inside of the tube is too “stupendously high.”
Another approach — using hard or near hard vacuum in the tube and then using an electromagnetic suspension — would be too hard to maintain in a system of tubes with dozens of stations. “All it takes is one leaky seal or a small crack somewhere in the hundreds of miles of tube and the whole system stops working,” he wrote.
On a conference call Monday, Musk said the project could take seven to 10 years for the first trial if all conditions are met. The system could cost as much as $6 billion, but he said that would be about one-tenth the projected cost of a high-speed rail system that California has been planning to build.
“I don’t think it will provide the alternative that he’s looking for,” said James E. Moore II, director of the transportation engineering program at the University of Southern California.
Musk said he would publish an open-source design that anyone can use or modify. But if no one volunteers to actively take the lead on the project, he said he would build a prototype.
On the most recent episode of Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters,” Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara tested whether a few techniques collectively known as “hypermiling” can double your fuel economy. They took two cars, a new sedan and an older coupe, and drove normally as far as they could on exactly 3 gallons of gas. They then repeated the process using hypermiling techniques.
The results? The new car was able to drive 40 percent farther while hypermiling (30 miles per gallon, up from 21.3 mpg), while the older car went 70 percent farther (45.3 mpg, up from 26 mpg). The myth is busted, because they couldn’t double their fuel economy, but a 70 percent improvement is impressive. And it could save a lot of money at the pump.
Only driving techniques and modifications legal in California were employed, so everything they did to get that massive improvement in miles per gallon is probably legal for you, too. But since laws vary from state to state, you’ll want to make sure anything you pull from this list is permitted where you live.
Here’s what to do:
Never drive above 45 mph
Yes, this includes highways. And yes, you’ll make a lot of enemies. But if you can pull off driving no faster than 45 mph, you’ll use a lot less fuel.
Remove passenger side mirror
The thinking here is that by reducing wind resistance, you’ll improve mileage. Removing things sticking out from the side of your car should do that.
Avoid braking and rapid acceleration
This is the foundation of hypermiling. Not only do you need to gradually bring your car up to speed, but also drive to minimize braking. This means driving slower overall, looking as far ahead as possible, and braking less around turns.
Turn off engine at red lights
If the engine is off, you’re not using gas. If you can ignore a little horn honking and spiteful hand gestures you’ll get from the cars behind you while you start back up when the light turns green, you’ll spend less on gas.
Windows up/AC off
If you can stand the heat, you can save some money. By keeping your windows up and the AC off, you reduce the strain on your engine and maintain the aerodynamics of your car.
Try to stay relaxed
Angry drivers burn more fuel. It’s a myth that “MythBusters” has already tested, but the lesson learned has become part of hypermiling. If you feel yourself getting stressed behind the wheel (and if you’re driving without AC no faster than 45 mph on the freeway and turning your engine off at every red light, you probably will) try taking a few deep breaths to calm down and remember that your goal is zen-like fuel savings.
Legally draft when possible
This is another technique that’s been tested by “MythBusters” (albeit to an extreme). If you can find an opportunity to legally draft the vehicle in front of you, take it. Drafting is simply driving at a close but still reasonable distance behind the vehicle in front of you.
But while driving extremely close to something like a big rig will save you a ton of gas, it’s incredibly dangerous. Always remember: Your life is more important than your money.
Overinflate tires by 10 percent
Though it may reduce the lifespan of your tires, slightly overinflating them may help you get a few more miles out of each tank of gas.
Cover car in streamlining skin
While it may seem a bit goofy, ”MythBusters” covered the cars in some kind of streamlining skin. It’s unclear exactly what they used in this episode, but they’ve already shown that adding dimples to your car can increase its mileage, so a skin might not be so far-fetched.
Try to navigate intersections to always go through green lights
If you have to stop, you’ll have to start back up again. And accelerating up to speed takes fuel. Minimize the number of red lights you encounter and you’ll use less.
The spare tire in your trunk is convenient when needed, but adds a bunch of weight to the car. If you’re comfortable driving without it, remove it. And while you’re at it, remove anything else that’s adding unnecessary weight, like that set of golf clubs still in your trunk.
The Pitch: The ChargeCard is a super-slim USB phone charger that can fit in a wallet as easy as a credit card. The product was funded on Kickstarter, and was recently sold on the shopping site Grand St.
The Verdict: Few phones have the juice to last through an entire day of even moderate usage. In fact, I’d put down money that either you or somebody you know carries a phone charger with them everywhere they go (you know: just in case). The ChargeCard purports to offer an always-with-you charger that takes up no more space than a credit card.
“But what about backup batteries?” the chronically depleted might ask. Sure, those things work great for some folks, but you still need a bag (or a hefty pocket at the very least) to tote them around. And while battery cases such as those made by Mophie may offer a slightly more elegant solution, they can be a bit bulky for some folks. Not this bad boy: It really does slip into a wallet. And if you have a maleable phone case, there’s a chance it could even fit in between the back of your phone and the case itself.
After a few weeks of giving this thing a go, I can say that it really does make good on its simple promise: It charges your phone (there are different versions for the iPhone 5, older iPhones, and micro-USB-charged phones), and does so without taking up much space. Simple.
Sure, I had had some knocks with the product: Some folks might find the plastic construction to feel a bit cheap, or lament the fact that you still need to find a USB port to plug into (meaning it won’t work with an AC wall outlet without an additional attachment). And while I found myself wishing the strip-shaped USB cord was a bit longer, I don’t see anyway they could have made it so without ruining the product’s wallet-sized design. That’s the thing with making something portable above all else: There’s gonna be compromises. And as long as they don’t mess with the product’s base functionality (none of these did), I’m fine with that.
Q: Where can you find Mike Tyson, Andy Milonakis, and a “Pot Consultant” named Ryan all in the same place?
If you said “the weirdest high school reunion ever,” that’s a good guess. But the answer we were looking for is Braindex, a new iPad app that is set to radically transform interactive gaming.
Braindex, billed “the world’s first App Show,” pits your mind against the famous and the weird in a TV-quality trivia game show. Mustachioed host Alex Blagg poses a question that you and your illustrious competitor race to answer. The quicker the response, the more points you rack up.
And if going head-to-head with La La Anthony or Amir the Venice Beach Bodybuilder isn’t thrilling enough, know that you play them in real time, with new episodes added every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
It’s a nifty trick; as if the only thing separating you from Ryan was thin “air”.
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PlugBug World is a 2.1-Amp USB wall charger that attaches to, and converts, any MacBook Power Adapter into a dual charger that works in any major country. PlugBug World lets you charge your MacBook Pro + iPad or iPhone simultaneously, from one outlet. How? PlugBug World piggybacks onto your MacBook Power Adapter, creating a one-of-a-kind, dual charger for MacBook + iPhone or iPad. This unique accessory includes five international snap-on plugs and doubles as an international, stand-alone USB charger for iPhone and iPad.
PlugBug World is the global version of our popular PlugBug and brings dual charging convenience to Mac users everywhere. People living in the UK, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Japan and many other places can use PlugBug World to charge their MacBook and iPad or iPhone at the same time using one electrical outlet. Use PlugBug World at home, in the office, at a coffee shop or anywhere else where outlets are scarce. Going on a trip out of the country? PlugBug World is all you need to charge your MacBook and iPad/iPhone pretty much anywhere you go.
A hypersonic “SpaceLiner” would whisk up to 50 passengers from Europe to Australia in 90 minutes. The futuristic vehicle would do so by riding a rocket into Earth’s upper atmosphere, reaching 24 times the speed of sound before gliding in for a landing.
Many challenges still remain, including finding the right shape for the vehicle, said Martin Sippel, project coordinator for SpaceLiner at the German Aerospace Center. But he suggested the project could make enough progress to begin attracting private funding in another 10 years and aim for full operations by 2050.
The current concept includes a rocket booster stage for launch and a separate orbiter stage to carry passengers halfway around the world without ever making it to space. Flight times between the U.S. and Europe could fall to just over an hour if the SpaceLiner takes off — that is, if passengers don’t mind paying the equivalent of space tourism prices around several hundred thousand dollars.
“Maybe we can best characterize the SpaceLiner by saying it’s a kind of second-generation space shuttle, but with a completely different task,” Sippel said.
SpaceLiner passengers would have eight minutes to experience the rocket launch before they reached an altitude of about 47 to 50 miles (75 to 80 kilometers). That falls short of the 62-mile (100-km) boundary considered the edge of space, but even a suborbital flight would allow SpaceLiner to glide back to Earth at hypersonic speeds of more than 15,000 mph (25,200 kph).
Relying on Rocket Power
The rocket-powered design stands out compared with other proposed hypersonic jets, which feature new air-breathing engine concepts. European aerospace giant EADS previously unveiled a hypersonic jet concept that would rely mainly upon air-breathing ramjets to reach cruising speeds of Mach 4 — faster than the supersonic Concorde’s Mach 2 performances but far slower than the SpaceLiner’s Mach 24 goal.
SpaceLiner’s European project planners say their reliance upon proven rocket technology could allow their vehicle to fly sooner rather than later. They plan to use liquid oxygen and hydrogen rocket propellants so that the rocket engines leave only water vapor and hydrogen in the atmosphere. (more…)
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David Petraeus. War hero. Smart guy.
And yet: also a cautionary tale.
Now, we’re not saying that you’d put yourself in any similar kind of compromising position, but let’s assume—for whatever reason—that you had to cover the tracks of your communications.
Well, then you’ll want to use something like Cloakmy, an online app that encrypts, protects and then destroys your most sensitive messages, available now.
So the next time you need to send out the eyes-only coordinates of your Atlantic City meetup spot, or when you’d like to tell The Wall Street Journal what your boss is really up to, you’ll visit this site.
It basically looks like any web-based email app. So far, so good. But here you can set a password that the recipient needs to know before she can access your message (“Motel 6” or something). And at the bottom, you can set the message to self-destruct as soon as it’s read, or at a predetermined time in the future.
As soon as you send, it will display links for you to read the message (in case you forgot what the important message you just sent was) and to destroy the message (in case you sent it to the wrong person).
Since cellphones became ubiquitous, cities have been looking for ways to give new life to underused pay phones. Today, a pilot program is beginning to test one option: replacing the phones with touchscreens that can provide information about the surrounding area. The first two screens launched around Union Square, with two more opening tomorrow. Eventually, 250 are planned for installation in the next few months, and they may start showing up in more cities if the plan is a success. The kiosks are free and ad-supported, and a portion of revenue will go back into the city coffers. But are they worth using? We took a look at one to find out.
Electronic information kiosks aren’t new, but the rise of small, self-contained apps seems like it could make them more useful than ever. Unfortunately, this one suffers from an overabundance of disorganized content. The app you’ll see pulls data from CityMaps, Foursquare, Zagat, and other sources, but there’s little attempt to tie it all together — instead, you’ll get a jumbled collection of restaurants, bars, events, public safety information, and links to other apps. The data is quite useful, but the piecemeal layout and lack of a consistent design language makes it unintuitive. I counted at least three different mapping systems, for example, but none of them seemed to offer transit or driving directions, an obvious feature for tourists. Likewise, while most sections let you look up a mentioned location on Google Maps, not all do.
The system itself has potential, but it’s also far from perfect. The screen is big and fairly bright, with on-screen contrast and accessibility buttons. Generally, the top half displays app content, and the bottom half is dedicated to advertisements or service advisories; if you’re in a wheelchair, you can opt to swap the two for easier viewing. The screen will instantly display your touches with a translucent circle, which turns out to be vital feedback, since the app is painfully laggy.
The program is still young, and some of the more interesting features are yet to come. A camera will be installed later, allowing the kiosk to detect people with seeing eye dogs or canes and switch to a voice-based mode. While it wasn’t online today, there’s also a Wi-Fi hotspot, and we heard previously that Skype and email will eventually be supported, making the kiosk surprisingly full-featured. For now, there’s plenty of information, and it’ll likely be useful to tourists or people who want to get a quick look at a map. We just wish more effort had been put into laying that information out to the best effect.
CalmSpace – Effective recovery in power nap capsule
Haworth joins designer Marie-Virginie Berbet to present CalmSpace, a stand alone, “plug & play” power nap capsule for the office, at Orgatec 2012. Individuals searching for rest enter through an acoustic curtain and lay down on a fabric-upholstered mattress. The user is able to select a power nap period – from 10 to 20 minutes – that includes preset sound and light cycles, which helps the individual fall asleep and wake up smoothly.
CalmSpace allows individuals to refresh, relax, and reenergize to be ready for productive activity. In times of high-speed work and a demanding economy, many companies offer their employees collaborative relaxation areas like lounges and cafeterias, but few are exploring the benefits of calm, individual relaxation. With an unusual background in neuropharmacology, Marie-Virginie Berbet used her scientific knowledge in her CalmSpace design. The short- and long-term benefits of mid-day naps include improved cognitive abilities (e.g., alertness, memory, learning, and creativity), improved mood, stress prevention, better nightly sleep, and can even lower the likelihood of heart disease.
In 2011, Haworth tested a prototype of the CalmSpace concept at the call centre of France Telecom Orange in Lyon. Now, Haworth is extending CalmSpace’s innovative approach to lifestyle at work to all companies. CalmSpace is a helpful retreat area for people who do intense work, have demanding schedules or are subject to jet lag.
Developed by Haworth in cooperation with Zyken, who provided scientifically-validated light and sound technologies, CalmSpace is made of dark grey-blue coloured composite material. Acoustic foam is used between the internal and external skin.
Visit Haworth at Stand B70 in Hall 6 at Orgatec 2012 in Cologne.