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Strava Run fitness app taps iPhone 5s motion co-processor for longer battery life

DNP Strava fitness app updated with iPhone 5S motion coprocessor support, improved battery use

If you were placing bets on when the first app using the iPhone 5SM7 motion co-processor would arrive, it’s time to cash in. Strava Run, the fitness application that lets you score your suffering (no, really), was recently updated to include auto-pause that relies on Apple’s new silicon, allowing a time-out on your activity when it senses you aren’t moving. The application also uses less juice now, which should make your iPhone a little more prepared for a marathon. You, on the other hand, may need to recharge somewhere during those 26.2 miles.

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Google Glass no longer requires tethering plan for smartphone data sharing

Google Glass no longer requires tethering plan for smartphone data sharing

An Explorer Edition of Glass is already a pricey piece of tech, and smartphone tethering plans required to give it a mobile Internet connection have only made ownership that much more expensive. However, there’s good news for Google’s guinea pigs: the latest update to the headgear quietly implemented a way around the additional monthly fees. With XE9 loaded onto headsets, the companion Android app pipes data to and from the hardware, bypassing both the smartphone’s Bluetooth tethering settings and extra plan previously needed from some carriers. To match the change, the application’s notification icon sports two arrows to signify the flow of info. We doubt telcos will be fazed by this development for now, but we don’t know if that’ll hold once Glass arrives on shelves and hits the streets en masse. We’ve contacted Google to find out if the feature will make it to retail units.

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XBOX ONE Kinect NO LONGER MANDATORY – XBOX 180 Yet Again!

Just recently Microsoft released a statement talking about their new console the Xbox One. The statement was basically about the Kinect 2.0 and how it is now…
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How can I make my Droid 2 battery last longer?

Question by Tiffany: How can I make my Droid 2 battery last longer?
I just got the Droid 2 and the battery sucks!
It is dead as soon as I get out of school and I charge it all night and morning.
I have the App Killer, an Anti Virus, the brightness is turned all the way down, and the WiFi is turned off.
Is there anything else I can do?
Thank you!

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Answer by albundy38
Here are a few thoughts:
I got rid of the app killer. It may be useless. Go to windows menu and close your internet windows when done.
Antivirus app may just be malware.
Don’t cook your battery on the charger. I think it charges in a couple hours.
Turn off screen with power button as soon as you are done.
The internet sucks battery life fast and droids aren’t known for battery life.
Use it till it shuts off. See how long it really works.
Go to battery manager see what is using the power.
Go to the running services and shut them off.

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Lenovo exec: there’s no longer a need for Windows RT

Lenovo executive hints that Windows RT is out of the game

We’re at Lenovo’s 2013 press conference, and during the Q&A session, the company’s executives offered a hint as to their lack of plans for Windows RT devices. When quizzed on Microsoft’s moribund operating system, Australian marketing chief Nick Reynolds said that Intel’s Haswell has eliminated the choice between long battery life and good performance. Since, consequently, users can run full-fat Windows 8 and get a full day of use from a single charge, there’s not much call for a low-power version. To us, at least, it seems like it’s not too far away from them saying that we won’t see a follow-up to last year’s RT-running Yoga 11, but we’ll check with our Magic 8 ball just to be sure.

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This is the Modem World: Movies are no longer fun now that I know everything

Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.

DNP This is the Modem World Movies are no longer fun now that I know everything

My mom loves to tell the story about the first time I ever saw Star Wars.

“He was 6 years old,” she tells anyone within earshot. “Barely able to see over the seat in front of him, grasping a popcorn in one hand, soda in the other. It was the only time I ever let him drink soda,” she lies to assuage any doubts about her parenting abilities.

“Then the words come up, the ones that disappear into space. And the John Williams music. Joshua’s mouth drops open. He then clutched the popcorn and soda and didn’t touch them for the next two hours. He was lost in another world.”

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Google Expands Google+ Photos App To All Chromebooks, No Longer Limited To Just The Pixel

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The Chromebook world is a weird one where apps trickle out slowly and in a manageable stream, with the most interesting ones costly coming from Google itself. The latest is software that was originally demoed at the Chromebook Pixel launch, then released for that computer exclusively, and now has arrived for all Chromebooks as of today.

The Google+ Photos app, for those who haven’t been following its long and winding saga, is a standalone app that takes the best of Google+’s photos features and adds things like automatic backup from SD cards, offline viewing of recent uploads, and auto-sorting of the best shots as well as simple sharing.

Maybe the best part of Google+’s Photos app is that it uses the company’s new Auto Enhance magic to subtly improve the quality of any uploaded photos without any action required on their part, so long as it’s enabled, and the Auto Awesome feature that generates GIFs and collages.

At Google’s I/O keynote, the features around images were probably the best part of, at least from a truly useful consumer development standpoint. Photos in the age of digital photography are just sort of a bulk nuisance item that we plan to, but never actually get around to organizing, sifting and editing. Google+ now does a really good job of handling a lot of that heavy lifting.

Chromebooks are still niche devices, but software like this makes them ideal travel companions or even better tools for users with light demands and little know-how of programs like Lightroom or Photoshop. Keeping the Photos app exclusive to the pricey, even-more-niche-than-niche Pixel wasn’t doing anyone any favors, so it’s nice to see it become more widely available.

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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition stays in the air longer, lands in the US this month

Parrot  ARDrone 20 Power Edition stays in air the longer, landing in the US this month

We’ll say this about the AR.Drone’s battery life up to now: it always seemed perfectly suited to our short attention spans. For those able to focus on flying objects a bit longer, however, there’s the AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition. The quadricopter’s already gotten some love abroad and is set to hit our shores this month, priced at $ 370 over at that fine purveyor of massage chairs, Brookstone. This time out, the limited edition phone-controlled device brings 36 minutes of flight time (not the first boost we’ve seen from the company), thanks to two 1,500mAh lithium-polymers. Also new are sets of color blades (including black for when you’re feeling a bit stealthier).

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Xbox One no longer requires Kinect to be plugged in

Microsoft is making another Xbox One policy change by allowing gamers to use the upcoming console without Kinect. When Microsoft originally unveiled the Xbox One in May, the company said the Kinect would be a mandatory part of the system that needed to be plugged in at all times. Speaking to IGN, Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten has revealed that it will no longer be required. “Like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn’t plugged in,” explains Whitten, “although you won’t be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor.”

It’s not clear what forced Microsoft to make yet another Xbox One U-turn, but the change follows recent concerns over potential NSA use of the sensor. While Xbox One…

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Asus will no longer make Windows RT tablets

Windows RT is running out of friends. Asus told The Wall Street Journal that it will no longer make Windows RT tablets with ARM chips, saying it took a loss on its Windows RT devices last quarter. Instead, the company will build full Windows 8 devices using Intel processors. Originally, Asus was one of the operating system’s stalwart supporters, putting its Asus Vivo Tab RT on shelves before the competition, but other companies like SamsungToshibaHTC and Nokia have all curtailed their efforts, and companies like Acer and Dell are proceeding cautiously.

Not a single Windows RT tablet was announced at Computex Taipei, Asia’s biggest computer show.

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