5 Reasons You Should Update Your iPhone Immediately
- CarPlay Gets Unplugged
- Siri’s Tone Changes
- Wi-Fi Gets Some Wins (Including Sprint/T-Mobile talk over WiFi)
- Family-friendly Fixes
- Emojis Aplenty
The Best Office Suite for Android
When it comes to productivity on the go, Android has come a long way even though Apple’s iOS still dominates this category. Now-a-days, you have plenty of options to stay productive on your phone or tablet, and while the best will cost you money, if you prefer, you can get respectable features for free. We think MobiSystems’ OfficeSuite 8 is the best overall option for Android, but if its price tag scares you, we have more options.
Regardless of the office suite you choose, you likely still won’t want to write a novel on your phone, but updating documents, editing spreadsheets, and even reviewing presentations isn’t as painful as it was even a few years ago. Your Android tablet, however, is a completely different matter. Some of these productivity suites have progressed so far that they’re quite serviceable, and familiar enough to their desktop counterparts that you can get some real work done.
Need Creativity? Turn off your toys. You Need Boredom, Distraction, and Procrastination
It probably sounds a little counterintuitive to suggest to anyone that they start slacking off, but in reality it’s about as important to your brain’s health as sleeping is. Being bored, procrastinating, and embracing distraction all help your brain function. In turn, you understand decisions better. You learn easier. You even foster creativity and productivity better.
Forget TV — This Is the Best Streaming Service for Movies
HBO is trouncing its competitors here because it has several long-term deals with movie studios for the right to show films during the so-called “pay-TV window.” That’s a period of around eight months after a film’s theatrical release when it hits premium cable channels but isn’t yet being played on broadcast TV or basic cable. Netflix’s first major pay-TV window deal with Disney begins in 2016, at which point the streaming service’s movie library should improve significantly. However, HBO still has deals with sister company Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures.
Get Ready To Turn Your Thumb Into a Miniature Trackpad
MIT researchers are developing a device that could have a host of benefits for users juggling smart phones and regular life. Users could answer the phone while cooking, control their cell phones even when they hands are full or discreetly send a text.
MobileGeddon: Google Embraces ‘Mobile-Friendly’ Sites in Search Shake-Up
The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday, will favor websites that Google defines as “mobile-friendly.” Websites that don’t fit the description will be demoted in Google’s search results on smartphones and tablets while those meeting the criteria will be more likely to appear at the top of the rankings — a prized position that can translate into more visitors and money.
WikiLeaks Creates Online Archive of Hacked Sony Documents
Whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year’s crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive.
The website founded by Julian Assange said that its database includes more than 170,000 emails from Sony Pictures and a subsidiary, plus more than 30,000 other documents.
As states warm to online voting, experts warn of trouble ahead
Along with Congress, the Defense Department has heeded warnings over the past decade from cybersecurity experts that no Internet voting system can effectively block hackers from tampering with election results.
And email and fax transmissions are the most vulnerable of all, according to experts, including officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which is part of the Commerce Department.
Animoto’s Brad Jefferson on Why SMBs Should Do Facebook Video
Jefferson discussed how technology advancements, including Animoto, have made videos easier to produce for brands and easier to consume for users, noting that the total number of video posts on Facebook is up 94 percent year-over-year, with more than 3 billion videos being viewed daily on the social network.
He stressed that brands’ videos on Facebook provide “a more intimate voice,” and suggested content similar to the types of product-description videos that can be found on fundraising sites such as Kickstarter and Indegogo, comparing them with movie trailers.
Jefferson suggested about one video per month for brands entering the Facebook video realm, adding, “You want people to feel like an insider.”