OS X Yosemite

Excerpt taken from WIRED.COM article by Christina Bonnington 6/2/2014

If you were hoping for a shiny new Apple TV or wearable, you’ll be sorely disappointed by Monday’s WWDC announcements. But for those interested in advancements for both Apple’s mobile and desktop operating systems, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite spell big news for both developers and consumers alike.

The biggest news for Yosemite is its redesign, which more closely unifies the desktop operating system with iOS. Broader iCloud-based syncing across Apple’s operating systems virtually erases the borders between devices. But updates to iOS, and the developer side of iOS, were the key focus of today’s presentation. With a slew of new APIs, an entirely new language for developers, and a handful of “kits” (HealthKit and HomeKit) for them to tie into, iOS 8 marks a huge step for iOS.

Tim Cook kicked off Apple’s 2014 WWDC keynote, now in its 25th year, by talking about the future of iOS and Mac OS X. Today, we’re going to see the future of iOS and Mac OS X, he said, and how they work seamlessly together.

That point was driven home first by Craig Federighi, who introduced the latest version of Mac OS X: Yosemite. The new desktop operating system will have a new interface that borrows heavily from Apple’s latest mobile OS. There are also enhancements to popular apps, as well as a new feature called continuity that lets you hand off and pick up tasks you start on one Apple device with another.

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Getting the most life out of your Galaxy S5

12 Days of Battery Life… It’s Now Possible.

If your Galaxy S5 is glued to your ear or your hand like most of us, you know that by the end of the day your battery may end up on its last leg but that doesn’t have to be the case.

Beginning with Galaxy S2 the Power saver was added to extend battery life and the Galaxy S5 takes it a step further with Ultra Power Saver which can extend battery life from hours to days. For example with my S5 battery at 92% after entering Ultra mode I have an estimated 11.5 days of battery, the downside are that apps are restricted down to essential apps (which you can choose), the screen goes to grayscale, and services like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are shut off.

If your interested in activating Power Saving or Ultra Power Saving mode on your S5 just do the following : Settings> Power savings> Ultra Power Saving Mode > and switch the slider to on. It’s that easy, sure it won’t look as pretty but when you can get 11.5 days of life on your battery that’s a worthy sacrifice especially on long road trips.

 

News from Windows

Surface Pro 3 Coming Soon

Yesterday Microsoft announced the launch of the Surface Pro 3 and based on the listed specs Microsoft believes it will replace your laptop in the future. The listed specs include:

Windows 8.1 Pro
4th Gen Intel i3/i5/i7 Processor
64gb-512gb hard drive storage
4gb-8gb of LPDDR3 Ram
Wireless A/B/G/N & Bluetooth 4.0
5mp front-facing camera & 1080p rear-facing
Up to 9 hours of web-browsing batter life

Prices will vary by model ranging from $799 (i3, 4gb ram , 64gb Storage) to $1,949 (i7, 8gb ram, 512gb Storage)

We haven’t had our hands on one yet but based on specs alone the hardware side looks solid.

For more information check out their site.
For full hardware specs : Here
To Pre-Order : Here