Pebble started a “teaser” last week on their website with a countdown for a new announcement. However it seems that the new announcement was already leaked by 9to5Mac, which reportedly found the image hosted on Pebble’s own servers. If it is true, it looks like Pebble’s new smartwatch is thinner, wider, and with a colour screen. However, they’ve since replaced the image with a photo of an actual pebble.
It seems lately that the internet has erupted with some misleading news claiming that Samsung Smart TVs are spying on you, just like out of George Orwell’s novel 1984. This is untrue, media outlets are reporting wrong information. This is what media outlets thrive on though, spreading hype and hysteria to get people to read their news, even if it is completely untrue.
Google is running a Drive Promotion for Safer Internet Day in which you can grab an extra 2GB of storage in the cloud, for free. Your storage is shared with Gmail and Google Drive, so extra storage is always handy. It just takes two minutes to complete the security checkup which will make sure your account is both safe and secure.
This is just a simple guide on how to calibrate your battery on an Android phone or tablet. Most guides out there advise you to delete the batterystats.bin file in /data/system however this isn’t correct. A Google Engineer by the name of Dianne Hackborn posted a debunking on Google+ about wiping that file.
This is a short animation called Mr Selfie by We Are Seventeen. It is the perfect portrayal of our reliance on phones. We use them when we wake up, when we go to bed, to help us fall asleep. We have our phones on us when we are in the bathroom, travelling, walking around, through events, and basically every aspect in life.
One of the major issues (besides not defaulting to most recent in the News Feed) about the Facebook application on Android is that it can take up too many resources, especially on older phones with limited space. This could be why Facebook released Facebook Lite, a slimmed down version of its application aimed at developing markets.
Update: Facebook and Instagram seem to be back online now. I bet that was a long hour for all those socialites out there!
I bought a Macbook Air and am very happy with it. It is light (only 1.35kg for 13″), fast and beautiful. However if you only opted for the 128GB SSD you do have limited space, and the Macbook Air comes with a lot of pre-installed applications that I wont ever use, so I removed them.
I had my lumbar discectomy on Tuesday afternoon and the operation was completed in 2.5 hours. I woke up in recovery at 5pm Tuesday afternoon and was then discharged from The Townsville Hospital at midday Wednesday.