Linux Mint 17.2 Now Available To Download

Users of Linux Mint outhouse looking for a new operating system, might be interested to know that a couple of new versions of Linux Mint have been made available today in the form of Linux Mint 17.2 with the Cinnamon or MATE desktop environments.

Linux Mint operating system is the most popular desktop Linux distribution and the third most popular operating system for home computers behind the huge Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS distributions.

The free Linux open source software provides a window style user interface that most computer users would feel comfortable navigating. Also the latest Linux Mint 17.2 will receive updates and support until 2019.

The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Some of the reasons for the success of Linux Mint are:

• It works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use.
• It’s both free of cost and open source.
• It’s community-driven. Users are encouraged to send feedback to the project so that their ideas can be used to improve Linux Mint.
• Based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers.
• It’s safe and reliable. Thanks to a conservative approach to software updates, a unique Update Manager and the robustness of its Linux architecture, Linux Mint requires very little maintenance (no regressions, no antivirus, no anti-spyware…etc

Source: Liliputing / Linuxmint

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You Can Now Take Selfies In The White House

It looks like President Obama is not the only one who will be able to take Selfies in the White House, a ban on cameras in the White House has now been lifted,

The news that people will be able to use cameras whilst on visits to the White House was announced by The First Lady on Twitter.

Source @TheFirstLady

Video: Uli Emanuele Completes The World’s Craziest Base Jump

GoPro have released a new video showing Uli Emanuele completing what can only be described as the worlds craziest base jump.

The video below shows Uli Emanuel jumping off the side of a mountain, and then flying through a 2 meter cave with his wingsuit.

Uli had the following to say about his amazing flight which could be the smallest hole that anyone has flown through so far.

I found this hole three years ago. At that moment it was impossible to fly through. After three years of hard training I was ready for it. I opened two different exits. I flew through the hole four times. That is the smallest hole ever flown through by anyone.

Source GoPro / YouTube

Samsung LEVEL U Bluetooth Wireless Headset Announced

Samsung has announced the launch of their new Samsung LEVEL U Bluetooth wireless headset, the device is designed to be used when playing sports and also as a headset for making calls.

The Samsung LEVEL U Bluetooth comes with a battery life of up to 10 hours for playing music, up to 11 hours of talk time and 500 hours of standby time.

The Level U Bluetooth headset is quite unusual, and that’s because we at Samsung have identified a truly new way of improving the mobile experience of our customers; we looked at what people really need and developed the new LEVEL U,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “The LEVEL U combines fashion, comfort, and performance with cutting-edge wireless Bluetooth capabilities; this is a really easy-to-use headset, and our customers will enjoy it.

Source Samsung

Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series Announced

Bentley has announced the launch of another limited edition version of the Continental GT, called the Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series.

There will be just seven units of the Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series made and each one is inspired by one of seven Brietling Jets.

Renowned for their precision, speed and daring, this summer the Breitling Jet Team will be performing across the United States and Canada in a grand tour of epic proportions. To commemorate this spectacle, Bentley’s Mulliner division has re-imagined the Continental GT Speed to mirror the distinctive look of the Breitling Jets, fusing extreme customisation with immense speed.
The exterior is painted in a striking duo-tone split of Hallmark and Onyx with highlights colour matched to the exact Pantone of Breitling’s unique Yellow, reflecting the trademark look of the L-39 Albatros Jets.
This bespoke colour theme is continued on the interior, with unique sculpted seats featuring accents in Breitling Yellow.
Taking customisation to new heights, each car is individually numbered and corresponds to one of the seven Breitling Jets. The dashboard’s carbon fibre fascia panel displays an image of the seven planes in their signature Avenger flight formation, with the corresponding jet highlighted in Breitling Yellow

Bentley will be showing off their new limited edition Betnley Continental GT at the Boeing Seafair Aviation Show in Seattle on the 31st of July,m you can find out more information at the link below.

Source Bentley

Google Adds 100’s More Gmail Themes To Choose From And Emoji Support

Gaurav Vijay, Software Engineer at Google has today announced that the search giant has released hundreds of new Gmail themes for their email service allowing user to customise their experience even more.

Google has also enabled a new feature in Gmail that will enable you to upload your very own background using images for your photo library.

Google’s Vijay writes :

Themes can help you dress up your inbox, as well as distinguish between your home and work accounts, so they’ve been an important part of Gmail since they first appeared in 2008. Starting today there are hundreds more high-res options available (photographed by some fellow Googlers!). And of course, you can always upload your own.

Google has also added the ability to use emoji icons within your Gmail messages, just in case you can’t quite find the right word for the occasion.

The new Gmail update is rolling out over the next few days so if it hasn’t yet landed in your account be patient and keep checking back.

Source: Google

This Is How Apple Music Works

Apple Music and Apple’s Beats 1 Radio are now live and Apple Music comes with a wide range of new features.

The guys from MacRumors have put together a handy video showing how Apple Music and also Beats 1 Radio works, you can see the video below.

Apple Music is available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch when you download iOS 8.4, it is also available on the Mac when you update to OS X 10.10.4 and iTunes 12.2.

The service is free for three months, after that time you will have to pay a monthly subscription fee and there are two options available.

The single user version of Apple’s Music costs $9.99 a month, this allows you to use multiple devices with Apple Music on one iTunes account.

There is also a Family plan which will cost $14.99 a month, this allows you and 5 other family members to all have their own Apple’s music accounts.

Source MacRumors

Microsoft Launches A New Surface Pro 3 With i7 Processor

Microsoft has launched a new cheaper version of their Surface Pro 3 tablet with an Intel Core i7 processor and the device will retail for $1,299.

The new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is equipped with a 1.7GHz Intel Core I7 processor, the tablet comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built in storage.

Previously the Core i7 versions of the Surface Pro 3 were only available with a choice of 256GB or 5123GB of storage.

This new Surface Pro 3 tablet which retails for $1,299 is the same price as the Core i5 version that comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

The rest of the specifications on the device are the same and include a 12 inch display which features a 2160 x 1440 pixels. This new cheaper model of the Core i7 powered Surface Pro 3 is now available to buy from the Microsoft Store.

Source Cnet

iOS 9 Beta With Apple Music Will Land Next Week

Apple released iOS 8.4 yesterday, the new OS brought Apple Music to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and now the company has confirmed that there is a new iOS 9 Beta coming this week.

Them new iOS 9 Beta will enable Apple Music on developers devices, the news was confirmed by Apple’s Eddie Cue on Twitter.

We can expect the new iOS 9 beta with Apple Music early next week and suspect it will probably land on Monday, possibly Tuesday.

Source MacRumors

New Star Trek Movie Will Be Called ‘Star Trek Beyond’

Here’s some news for Star Trek fans. The third new Star Trek has been confirmed and it will be called Star Trek Beyond. The director Justin Lin let the news out via Twitter and the tweet included an image of the delta shield on a retro looking uniform sleeve patch.

The movie is currently under production right now and is being shot in Vancouver. It will feature the return of Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, and Idris Elba. Fans have had a mixed reaction to this rebooted series, but maybe this one will gain some of the respect that was lost with the last movie.

The title reinforces Lin’s previous statement that the upcoming flick won’t be taking much inspiration from the original Star Trek television series. Lin says, “It’s all new and fresh. The Klingons, Romulans, and other species are great, but it’s time to go further. It has been fun to focus on creating whole new worlds and species.”

Paramount pictures has Star Trek Beyond releasing on July 8, 2016, which is 2 months before the 50th anniversary of the franchise on September 8th. It will be interesting to see what happens this time around.

Source Ubergizmo

iPhone 6S Metal Casing Leaked

The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus is expected to share a similar design to the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets, and now the metal casing for the iPhone 6S has been leaked.

Mark Gurman from 9 to 5 Mac has posted some photos of the rear metal casing for the iPhone 6S, the casing is almost identical to that of the iPhone 6 on the outside.

The casing for the iPhone 6S is the came thickness and width as the one for the iPhone 6, the leaked photos have revealed that the handset will not come with a dual lens camera as some rumors had suggested.

We previously heard that the iPhone 6S would come with a 4.7 inch display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and that the handset would be powered by a new Apple A9 processor.

The cameras on the device will get an update, the front camera will be a 1080p capable FaceTime camera and the rear camera is rumored to be a 12 megapixel version which is design for improved photography in low light.

Apple are also expected to introduce Force Touch to the new iPhone handsets and both devices will get an update fingerprint sensor which is said to be more accurate that the current version.

Apple are rumored to be announcing their new iPhones in either late August or early September and the devices will go on sale some time in September.

Source 9 to 5 Mac

Square Payroll Introduced For Small Businesses From $25 Per Month

Square has today announced the launch of a new Payroll package that has been created to help small business take the headache out f paying its employees.

The new Square Payroll services combines everything a small business needs, including timecards, taxes and ease of use, together with “affordable and transparent” pricing says Square.

Watch the video below to learn more about how hourly employees can easily clock in and out and state payroll taxes are setup swell as being available to all even if the small business is not processing their payments via Square.

If you’re getting paid, payday is great. But if you’re the one who’s actually managing the payroll, the whole thing is way less fun. Existing payroll solutions are complicated, expensive, and typically built for large businesses with salaried employees. They’re so confusing, in fact, that people regularly mess up the whole process. Scary stat: There are more payroll fines in the U.S. every year than there are businesses with employees.
Today, we’re making it a whole lot easier for small businesses (especially ones with hourly employees) to do their payroll. Our new Square Payroll product is now available for California sellers and we’ll be looking to expand to more states soon.

Source: Square

Apple Music Brings iOS 8.4, OS X 10.10.4 And iTunes 12.2

Apple Music is live and with its launch its brings a number of updates to iOS devices and the Mac, Apple has released iOS 8.4 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and iTunes 12.2 and OS X 10.10.4 for the Mac.

As well as enabling Apple Music on iOS devices and on the Mac, the various updates bring a range of new features to Apple’s devices.

iOS 8.4 brings a range o0f performance improvements to Apple devices, plus Apple Music and Apple’s new live 24 hour radio station, Beats 1.

The update also brings a completely update Music app to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, which now includes personalized playlists and more.

OS X 10.10.4 brings a range of updates to the Mac, which include a range of bug fixes, the most notable being the removal of the Discoveryd process which was causing networking performance issue.

iTunes 12.2 add Apple Music to your Mac, which includes playlists, a new discover feature, Apple’s new @Connect feature which lets you follow artists and much more. All of the various updates are now available to download for your iOS device and also your Mac.

Google Earth Gets Voyager Feature For 10 Year Anniversary

Google Earth is 10 years old and Google has announced that they are adding a new Voyager feature to Google Earth.

The new Voyager feature in Google Earth adds more content to the service, you can see more details in the video below.

The world is a big place, and it can be hard to know where to begin your virtual journey. Now you can jump straight to the newest and most interesting imagery around the globe with a new layer, Voyager, available in desktop versions of Google Earth.

In this first edition of Voyager, you’ll find five sections to explore:

- Street View: highlights from Street View, including the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon 

- Earth View: striking landscapes around the globe as seen from space (more below) 

- 3D cities: a showcase of cities and towns available in photorealistic 3D (don’t forget to tilt!) 

- Satellite imagery updates: a map of our most recently published satellite imagery 

- Highlight tour: with thousands of Voyager locations to choose from, take a quick tour of a few to whet your appetite

Meizu MX5 Android Smartphone Gets Official

Meizu has announced their latest Android smartphone, the Meizu MX5 and the handset comes with a 5.5 inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The Meizu MX5 is powered by an octa core Helio X10 processor clocked at 2.2GHzand comes with 3GB of RAM and a PowerVR G6200 GPU.

The handset comes with a choice of 16GB, 32gB or 64GB of built in storage, it also comes with a 5 megapixel front camera with a f/2.0 lens and a 20.7 megapixel rear camera with a f/2.2 6 element lens.

The new Meizu MX5 features a 3150 mAh battery and the handset comes with Flyme 4.5 which is based on Android Lollipop. There is also a dual SIM card slot, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.

The MX5 will be available in a range of colors which include gold, silver, gray and price will start at $290.

Source Meizu

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