One of the biggest complaints about the iPhone X — besides the lack of Touch ID — is its complete lack of a home button. Instead of the standard set of gestures and buttons that have defined the product for years, iPhone users must now relearn how to navigate Apple’s latest headset. Gone are the days of simply swiping up to access the Control Center and down for notifications, but, thankfully, the new gestures aren’t a huge departure from the originals.Swiping down on the screen of your iPhone X will still bring up notifications, but only if you swipe from the left side of the screen to the right side of the notch in the center. If you swipe from the right side of said notch (where the battery and signal icons are located), you will now bring up the Control Center, which used to be located at the bottom of the screen.Swiping up from the bottom now brings up the home screen, nixing the need for the traditional home button. Simply swipe up from the small line … [Read more...] about You won’t miss the home button on the iPhone X, thanks to these new gestures
SOON @HOME WILL be only a distant memory, but you can bet its spirit will live on in the hearts of other broadband providers. Unfortunately. As [email protected] has gone through its death throes during the last few months, several wags have written to ask me what I'll do now that I don't have that cable modem service to kick around anymore. After all, it was some of @Home's dubious practices that inspired me to coin the term sneakwrap in the first place, and @Home customers have kept the Gripe Line humming ever since with all manner of complaints. Nonetheless, as we'll see over the coming weeks, there's no shortage of potential successors to @Home's crown of king of the broadband gripes. Before we get into all that, however, I do want to say that I'll miss @Home in one respect. It was an organization that couldn't keep a secret. I suspect this was a result of the company's unique relationships with its cable partners, several of which had large investments in @Home but also had their own … [Read more...] about Who’ll replace @Home?
The workers and staff at Apple are busy tinkering away at a special iPhone without any home button whatsoever. It is still a long way off, so the consumers can sit pretty for awhile. The year 2017 is the time period during which it will probably get released for public consumption, according to AppleInsider.This removal of the home button is indeed a radical step. It is almost like the doing away of the gear system in ultramodern cars. The missing home button will simplify things and make for smoother and easier handling. The goal is something which will require a major overhaul of the inner workings of the iPhone hardware. But nothing is final. As they say there is many a slip between the cup and the lip.The whole project could be condemned to the dustbin of history if things don’t go well. All the iPhone aficianados can do is keep their fingers crossed and secretly pray for the miracle to occur without any technological hitches. Apple’s plans are as usual set in an … [Read more...] about Apple To Launch First IPhone Without Home Button In 2017
A new photo has turned up online that claims to be a shot of the actual Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. This photo shows the rotn of a device that has very narrow bezels, something that the Galaxy S8 has long been rumored to feature. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock The display of the smartphone is pushed as far to the bezels as possible while still leaving room for the sensors at the top and the on screen buttons to control the device. The bottom section of the screen appears to be meant for on-screen buttons and navigation buttons.The top bezel of the smartphone is festooned with sensors, earpiece, and the front camera lens. It does appear that the back button is on the right side which is a departure from most Android phones, but something that Samsung has always done.Rumors continue to suggest that the Galaxy S8 will be revealed on March 29 and then go on sale in April. The smartphone will have a curved Super AMOLED screen, and the fingerprint sensor … [Read more...] about Alleged Galaxy S8 Image Leaks Showing Off Missing Home Button
Looking for a way to get your company mentioned in the media? There are more opportunities than you might think. The trick, according to John Sternal, co-founder of Sternal Consulting, a PR and marketing consultancy, is to know how to tie your company's story into an event or subject of broader interest. To help small-business owners do that, Sternal's website, Understandingmarketing.com , has launched a new monthly feature that helps you identify possible PR opportunities. This month, the site features 27 ideas the media might currently be working on, with suggestions for stories to contribute. The first five are featured below. The remainder can be found on Sternal's site . 1: Apple and Apricots Month -A bakery offers delectable recipes to the local newspaper food section on new ways to use apples and apricots in home baking. 2: Artichoke and Asparagus Month -A local restaurant or chef may use a similar approach talking about artichokes and asparagus. Or perhaps a chef can talk about … [Read more...] about 27 PR Opportunities You Might Be Missing
Why do employees steal? Mostly, it's a fear missing out. That fear of missing out on the chance to steal from your company is referred to by researchers as "anticipatory regret" and it often drives short-term workers to cheat or steal as their tenure with an employer comes to an end. That's according to a study recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. It's this "anticipatory regret" that fuels the dishonest behavior, more so than a desire for what they're actually stealing, according to J. Keith Murnighan, one of the study's authors and a professor at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. "Think of interns who are leaving and have no chance of getting a long-term job with the same company, or a short-term worker at a plant where they're leaving and will never be back," Murnighan said in a recent interview with Kellogg Insight, the school's online magazine. "As you're leaving, you might grab something you shouldn't have on the way … [Read more...] about Fear of Missing Out Drives Workers’ Bad Behavior
MightyVine is a state-of-the-art, hydroponic tomato greenhouse that I founded in 2014 with my business partner Jim Murphy. Using next-generation growing practices, MightyVine is able to produce the most delicious, sustainable tomatoes year-round.MightyVine was founded on the simple belief that the best tomatoes are grown closest to home. Our goal is to emulate the feeling someone has when growing their own tomatoes in the summer in their garden – being able to touch, smell and taste the freshness of each fruit as if it were picked from your own backyard. It is a feeling that has become less and less common in the United States.Most large-scale growers have relocated to Mexico, California and Canada to capture some of the natural resources those regions hold, namely sunlight. Companies look to grow large volumes to supply the U.S. in the most economical way. In turn, growers look to maximize their profits by growing where the sunlight is strong and the labor force is … [Read more...] about How Our Next-Gen Greenhouse Puts Home-Grown Taste Back in Tomatoes
Microsoft Office programs like Word or Excel are an ubiquitous part of our day-to-day lives. The software is good, no doubt, and we are so comfortable using the various menu bars and commands but there lies a small problem – the software costs money and if you are just an average home user, it may get difficult to justify the high cost.Worry no more. In the last two years or so, we have seen the emergence of “Online Office Suites” that run inside your web browser and have almost all the features that one would typically need.No software to download or install – all you need is an internet connection and you’re ready to go.The most popular web-based Office suites are developed by Google (docs.google.com) and Zoho (www.zoho.com) – both services are absolutely free. The more appealing part is their interface which resembles Microsoft Office so much so that there is practically no learning curve involved.You can compose new documents and spreadsheets or … [Read more...] about Should You Buy Microsoft Office for the Home Computer ?
Autodesk as a company is well known for producing some of the best 3D design and architecture software in the world including AutoCAD, Revit, 3DS Max and Maya. Now they are eyeing the home consumer market with the launch of DragonFly – a web based do-it-yourself home design and interior decoration tool.DragonFly, in simply English, is like an online version of Google Sketchup that’s free, intuitive and very powerful. Anyone with a web browser (DragonFly is written in Adobe Flex so you need the Flash player) can draw floor plans and impressive house designs in minutes. Step 1: You start with a blank drawing canvas, build the basic structure in 2D space (using walls, doors, windows, etc.) and then do the interior design by dragging furniture, floor decor, lights, etc. on to the canvas.Step 2: Once the basic drawing (or plan) is ready, click the 3D button to view your drawing in perspective. A professional architect and an interior designer may charge a few thousand bucks for … [Read more...] about AutoDesk DragonFly — Online 3D Home Design Software
You may wonder why would anyone want to forward text messages or missed call notifications to their email account when the cell phone is with them all the time? Won’t these messages add more noise to an overflowing email Inbox?Not so. For instance, some of my friends work in a company where, for security reasons, they aren’t allowed to carry personal mobile phones inside though they do have regular phones at their desk and are allowed email access. They would therefore leave the phone at home but with auto-forwarding enabled, they’ll get an email alert as soon as someone sends them an SMS or calls on their cell during office hours.Such a feature may also be handy for people who have recently switched to a different phone number and would like to keep track of all incoming calls and messages received on their previous phone but without having to carry it all the time.The Android Market has dozens of apps that can bring the auto-forwarding feature to your mobile phone … [Read more...] about Auto-Forward SMS and Missed Calls to your Email [Android]