Posts Tagged ‘Sense’
President Obama drew a lot of criticism from sci-fi followers last week, when he conflated Star Trip and Star Wars in referencing a “Jedi mind-meld” throughout an interview on the looming sequester. The gaffe rapidly generated a satirical # ObamaSciFiQuotes hashtag on Twitter, while the White Residence seized upon the possibility to appropriate the sound bite for its own Twitter project. Both fan bases searched for descriptions for Obama’s evident error, with some supposing that the Head of state could have been puzzled by two honest J.J. Abrams movies, however according to MIT’s Chris Peterson, his blunder may have been more calculated– and contextually appropriate– than it appeared.
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Although the major news to leak from HTC just recently was that of a next-generation flagship smartphone, accompanying the hardware appeared to be a new variation of the company’s Sense Android skin. More recently, xda-developers member mdeejay uploaded a lot of screenshots of Sense 5 running on a Droid DNA. The developer and developed neighborhood contributor says he ported the software from a Sprint version of HTC’s rumored M7 crown jewel. He claims the device was running Android 4.1.2 (instead of the latest version, 4.2) together with Sense 5. While unverifiable, news of a crown jewel HTC gadget for Sprint would not be a big surprise provided the two business’ strong ties through the Evo brand name.
When incorporated with the previous cracks, it’s …
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It’s that special time again — that time when Mobile World Congress looms, and HTC fans wonder what design philosophy they’ll live with for the next year. We might have just been given a peek at their future. Android Police claims to have a photo and screenshots for the M7, a prototype HTC smartphone that previously only existed in a slightly sketchy 3D render. The design appears to take a handful of cues from the Droid DNA, although there’s touches front and back (such as different front camera and rear flash positions) that suggest it’s not a carbon copy. What may matter most is the software: the M7 appears to be running Sense 5.0, which could bring a stripped-back look while adding new widgets for at-a-glance news and tips.
Before we declare this a preview of what we’ll see in Barcelona, though, we’d do well to point out some of the more glaring uncertainties beyond just the lack of internal hardware details. The capacitive buttons sit unusually high on the front, for one. There’s also none of the usual regulatory markings on the back — even if authentic, this may be a prototype that doesn’t reflect the final result. Whether it’s the real thing or just wishful thinking, we may find out in a little over a month’s time.
Update: It is worth pointing out that the time, weather and the length of the black bar over the location name in the widget suggest this device was spied in Taipei, the home of HTC. Unless, of course, this was a carefully calculated hoax.
Source: Android Police
HTC is rumored to have a flagship phone called the M7 waiting in the wings, and we released the initial alleged image courtesy of the oft-reliable @ evleaks last week. Ever since, a contradictory render surfaced at PocketNow that was produced by somebody who claimed to have seen a picture of the phone, and now Android Authorities has a matching image itself. As you can see, it bears little similarity to the “M7″ in the formerly dripped image– either this is a various mobile, or one (or both) of the images are fake.
HTC appears to have actually switched over the Home and Multitasking buttons around
That said, the brand-new photos certainly appear like something, and include some information worthy of note. The device’s industrial design isn’t really breaking much …
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It’s essentially a given at this point that marketing has actually intruded into almost every aspect of our everyday lives. On television, radio, in print and of course on the web, marketing is the nature of the beast; the cost we pay for the content we take pleasure in. Even these words you are checking out immediately, as an example, exist on this page due to the fact that (unless you’re using the right browser extensions) someplace else on the page is an advertisement.
But while we expect business to be peddling their crap all over we go, there are a couple of places we look at sacred; sanctuaries where such solicitation is intolerable– as an example, a computer system operating system. That’s just what’s so obnoxious and unnatural about what Amazon has done with the Kindle: it has carried out …
Ematic has a tendency to release a great deal of tablets, so exactly what’s one even more? In the case of the eGlide Pro X, quite a bit. The recently shipping design makes use of a 9.7-inch, 4:3 ratio display that will be quite familiar to some, however which is still very rare in the narrower, 16:10 – pleased world of Android 4.0. It’s fortunately greater than just superficials that get the boost. We might say that the Pro X is merely that slightly more pro than its XL Pro ancestor with a faster 1.2 GHz cpu and an increased 8GB of built-in storage space. A microSD slot, HDMI, Kobo’s book application, and Ematic’s very own Google-replacing software all show their familiar faces. The $ 220 cost presently makes this most current of eGlides a really good bargain, however we have a hunch you may desire to hang around until Google I/O– you never know exactly what you could get.
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Question by is spelnilg ralely imrtoapnt?: Can you make any sense of what we were talking about?
this is an omegle conversation i had a minute ago.
You: hello mdear how are you:)
Stranger: it is written that i am here
You: i concur. you are a strange lad arent ya
Stranger: it maybe lost
You: i love lost so much, that show is absolutely brilliant
Stranger: i have a way with words
You: you truly do, thats why i love you
Stranger: then i will tell you the secret
You: what is the secret dear?
Stranger: it’s not real…it’s all just a bunch of word salad. pretty much the first word that pops into my head gets written
You: oh thats just common knowledge honey! glad to hear about your salad and so on. im eating broccoli at the moment!
Stranger: i’m a frayed knot on all acounts
You: the fray is a great band im completely terrible at making knots though..
You: what a shame. are you adequate?
Stranger: you should pretend you are weightless
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Stranger: tomorrow never comes
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Your conversational partner has disconnected.
Answer by Jade
I love it.
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Electronic Freedom Fighters and knee-jerk reactionaries: prepare your big drums because here comes the cause of the week. We learned about Gatekeeper, Apple’s app signing solution that ensures “rogue” apps can’t infect your computer, a few months ago when the company announced the coming of a new OS, Mountain Lion. Developers recently received a note reminding them to begin implementing Gatekeeper features or, well, nothing bad will happen:
There are two ways to think about this. As an IT guy, I see this as a golden ticket to malware-free machines. If my fleet of iMacs or Macbooks is protected – ostensibly – by Gatekeeper, I can rest easy knowing that no unsigned applications can run and ruin my machines. This obviously ignores the fact that there is very little malware for OSX anyway and that it’s trivial, provided you know the password, to bypass Gatekeeper. However, for the vast majority of my users it is a boon.
The “It’s My Machine” crowd will be up in arms because this now suggests there will be a time – maybe soon, maybe not so soon – that Apple will require everything to be signed. Imagine having to jailbreak your laptop and you get what they’re on about. It’s inconvenient, insulting, and patently silly.
Increased control over app installation is an acquired taste. If you weren’t actively using computers in the late 1990s and early aughts, you’d probably never see the horrors that much malware wreaked on Windows machines. The horrors of out-of-control DirectX extensions, nagging adware, and poorly-written spyware essentially forced programmers to ask permission for everything in later versions of Windows and OS X. And that’s fine. I’d rather be able to drop into the Terminal and futz around with my OSes core files while simultaneously being protected from junk apps that may try to steal or break my computer.
Computer users need to pick their battles wisely. It can be argued that Apple’s decision not to allow “homebrew” iOS apps has stifled innovation and you can also argue that the vast majority of iOS users neither care nor are aware of the homebrew scene. Like the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, homebrew finds a way. If past experience is evidential, the possibility that Apple will be able to totally lock down what you can and can’t install on your Macs is scant at best.
Windows 8 also has controls in place to ostensibly improve the experience. Although they aren’t signing apps – yet – it’s bound to happen.
Gatekeeper, like cod liver oil and Brussels sprouts, may go down rough but, in the end, I think it’s good for us.
Over the last year, HTC has established a reputation for fragmenting its proprietary Sense UI even within the same version of Android. Why, Gingerbread alone is the foundation for at least three different iterations (2.1, 3.0 and 3.5) of the firmware. The bump to Ice Cream Sandwich is no different, with legacy devices getting an update to Sense 3.6 and the One series (and presumably any future devices) benefiting from version 4.0.
When we previewed Sense 3.6, we were disappointed at its similarity to previous versions and the sloppiness of its integration with key features in ICS. Even though it marked an improvement in functionality and performance, it seemed as if the OS and customized UI were at war with each other.
Sense 4.0 is a different story. It’s lighter, cleaner and much more visually appealing than older versions of the user interface, and it has the full suite of ICS goodies to go along with it. HTC also throws in its own imaging technology, dubbed ImageSense, to offer some cool new enhancements to the camera. Ultimately, HTC has successfully tweaked Sense’s design in a way that keeps the spirit of stock Android 4.0 alive, while still offering something familiar to loyal HTC fans. The tour is about to begin, so park yourself in your favorite chair and join us.
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News of HTC’s forthcoming Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Ville has been making the rounds since last November, but now with Mobile World Congress less than a month away, we’re finally getting our first real look at it.
HTC-Hub has managed to get their hands on a pretty extensive hands-on video, and it looks like the Ville is shaping up to a pretty impressive mid-range device.
The video tour confirms most of the specs that BGR leaked last year, from the 1.5 GHz dual-core processor to the 4.3-inch qHD display. A (possibly backlight-illuminated) 8-megapixel camera sits high on the device’s back, while a VGA front-facing camera rounds out the package up front.
The Ville looks mighty slim in the video — the rumor mill pegs it as being under 8mm thick, which could put it in competition with devices like the Droid RAZR for being the world’s thinnest smartphone. Interestingly, the Ville still leans on three discrete hardware buttons rather than placing them directly on the screen a la the Galaxy Nexus.
In light of some recent handset releases, the Ville’s spec sheet doesn’t seem quite as impressive as it once did. Still, it’s got at least two things going for it — some frankly impressive industrial design and HTC’s Sense 4.0 overlay.
I’ve never been a huge fan of manufacturer-specific Android tweaks, but if Sense 4.0 is as fleshed-out as a recent report from PocketNow makes it out to be, I may soon be singing a different tune. Though the Ville seems to have its share of snazzy animations, the promise of deep Dropbox integration and the thoughtful inclusion of a guest mode may be the real crowd-pleasers once the Ville (and its big brother the Edge) start trickling out of Taiwan.