iPhone 3.1: Some Nice Tweaks – Augmented Reality Still Only Semi-Supported

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#news#web frederic lardinois Improved syncing for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photosiTunes U content organizationRedeem iTunes Gift Cards, codes, and certificates in the App Store Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store and iTunes Store Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll Option to “Save as new clip” when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned on Remotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth headsets Paste phone numbers into the keypad Option to use Home button to turn on accessibility features on iPhone 3GS Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-phishing) Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation handling Fixes issue that causes some app icons to display incorrectly Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts At its annual iPod event today, Apple introduced version 3.1 of the iPhone OS for the iPhone and iPod touch. While there are a number of small tweaks and new features in this update, for the most part, the new firmware enables support for the new features that iTunes 9 introduced today, including Genius mixes and premade ringtones. One feature we were really looking for, support for augmented reality (AR) apps, will only be semi-supported in this new version, though at least some AR apps that were previously impossible to implement on the iPhone will now be feasible. Together with the iTunes 9 update, the iPhone 3.1 firmware now allows users to download over 30,000 ringtones for four major labels at $1.29 each. iTunes 9 also finally introduces a better way to manage and rearrange apps on the iPhone or touch. In addition, iPhone and iPod touch users can now tap into the Genius Mixes that iTunes 9 introduced today. In the App Store on the phone, Apple will now also give users recommendations for other apps. We only got a short time to test this feature, and it seemed to work well so far, but we will hold back our final judgment until we get to test it for a bit longer. Other new features include the ability to save videos from the Mail and MMS app. MMS, of course, isn’t available in the US yet, though according to some reports, options for MMS are now available in the settings in anticipation of AT&T’s launch of MMS for the iPhone. Also new in 3.1 are the ability to use voice control for the iPhone 3GS over Bluetooth, calendar notifications that now display a ‘location’ field, and the ability to pass phone numbers into the phone app’s dialer (the app will automatically convert alphanumeric numbers like 1-800-CALLRWW into real phone numbers). The phone now also vibrates while a user moves icons around on the screen.What About Augmented Reality?As for Augmented Reality, Apple gave users (and developers) the impression that the 3.1 firmware would provide support for AR apps. However, as Orin Inbar points out on Games Alfresco, 3.1 only brings ‘semi support’ for AR apps. Wile developers can now overlay graphics on a live video stream, it is still not possible for developers to actually analyze the live video stream. Many AR apps like ARSights track markers or objects and then replace them with their own info. On the iPhone, this is currently only supported through a private API and, as Inbar notes, chances are that Apple won’t allow such an app into the store.On the other hand, though, apps that don’t need this functionality and only need to be able to overlay text over a video such as Layar or Wikitude should now be a possibility on the iPhone after they already made their debut on Android quite a while ago.Apple’s ListHere is Apple’s own list of all the other updates in iPhone 3.1:last_img read more

Insurance Bill sent to Select Committee of Rajya Sabha

first_imgFinance Minister Arun JaitleyThe Narendra Modi government on Thursday referred the controversial Insurance Bill to the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha.The House adopted a motion in this regard after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moved it while informing members that the panel has been asked to look into the Bill and submit its report on the last day of the first week of the next session.The Committee will have Chandan Mitra, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Jagat Prakash Nadda (all BJP), Anand Sharma, BK Hariprasad and JD Seelam (all Congress), Satish Chandra Misra (BSP), KC Tyagi (JD-U), Derek O’Brien (TMC), V Maitreyan (AIADMK), Naresh Gujral (SAD), Ram Gopal Yadav (SP), Kalpataru Das (BJD), P Rajiv (CPI-M) and Rajiv Chandrasekhar (Ind) as its members.The government had to buckle under the opposition pressure after it failed to convince an adamant opposition to get its support for the first major economic reform initiative of the new government.Cutting across party lines, major opposition parties had joined hands on the issue demanding that the Bill be sent to the Select Committee.The Bill, which proposes to hike FDI limit in insurance sector to 49 per cent, was caught in logjam with the Congress-led opposition insisting that certain new provisions incorporated in the bill required a fresh look and expert consideration.Though government was confident of getting the Bill passed in Lok Sabha, it was wary of its passage in the Rajya Sabha, where the ruling NDA does not enjoy majority.Though government had earlier listed the Bill in Rajya Sabha, it was deferred and, strategically, not listed later as it continued consultations with various parties for support.advertisementWith a view to gaining support, the government has made it clear that it is open to amendments in the Bill.Congress, which had supported a hike in the FDI cap when it was in power, wanted the bill to be referred to a Select Committee for threadbare examination of the issue since the government has brought some amendments.last_img read more

10 months agoHiguain fast losing confidence of AC Milan owners and teammates

first_imgHiguain fast losing confidence of AC Milan owners and teammatesby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan’s owners Elliott Management are seriously considering ending the loan of Gonzalo Higuain.Corriere della Sera says Higuain is losing the confidence of management and teammates as he struggles for goals.On-loan from Juventus, Higuain can be signed permanently for €36m. But Elliott are now fast losing confidence in the deal.There are also concerns about Higuain’s status amongst the squad, where the younger players believe he is enjoying preferential treatment.Indeed, when Patrick Cutrone was hooked during the stalemate with Bologna ahead of his senior teammate, he was caught complaining to teammates in the dugout, “Why me?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

This Yellow USC Concept Helmet Is A Pretty Interesting Design

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 11: General view of action as the Oregon Ducks take on the USC Trojans on November 11, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Ducks 35-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)When USC hits the field for the Holiday Bowl against Wisconsin on December 30, we expect the Trojans to wear their classic helmets. Going chrome with the current design is about the extend of what we see with alternate looks from the Trojans, but that doesn’t stop some of the internet’s top graphic designers from playing with some cool ideas for the program. Fresh Football Helmets and Deeyung Entertainment came up with a cool USC concept, that uses a yellow base with red details and logos.What do you think, Trojan fans?last_img read more

Another court delay for two men accused of assaulting Dennis Oland in

first_imgMIRAMICHI, N.B. – The case of two Halifax men charged with assaulting Dennis Oland in a New Brunswick prison has been delayed yet again.Convicted killer Cody Alexander Muise and Aaron Marriott, who was convicted in a 2008 drug shooting, allegedly attacked Oland at Atlantic Institution in Renous, N.B., on July 31 of last year.The two appeared briefly in Miramichi provincial court by video link from Renous Thursday, but the case was adjourned until May 25 to enter a plea and elect type of trial.Oland had been jailed for 10 months after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in the 2011 bludgeoning of his multi-millionaire father, businessman Richard Oland.The 48-year-old Saint John financial planner was released on bail in October after a court overturned his murder conviction and ordered a new trial.Muise was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Brandon Hatcher in December 2010 in a gun battle in suburban Halifax, and is serving a life sentence.Marriott was sentenced to 15 years for a 2008 drug shooting outside the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.last_img read more

Conservation group mourns death of female Alberta grizzly bear in BC

first_imgEDMONTON – Conservationists are mourning the death of a female grizzly bear that had been moved from a popular area west of Calgary this summer to a remote park in northwest Alberta.Stephen Legault of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative said Bear 148 was shot by a hunter on Sunday after wandering into British Columbia from its new home.Legault said the bear was just becoming old enough to have cubs.“What is really sad is that we have lost the potential that this grizzly bear represented for the further recovery of the threatened species in Alberta,” he said Wednesday.He noted that grizzly bears are often killed after being struck on highways and by trains.“The fact that this bear was killed by a hunter illustrates the fact that there are many threats to these animals.”The B.C. government plans to ban the killing of grizzly bears for trophy, but not until after this hunting season.Parks Canada and the Alberta government later confirmed the death of Bear 148.“This outcome underlines the need for more collaboration across jurisdictions to co-ordinate wildlife and people management at a landscape level,” Parks Canada said in an email.Bear 148 was moved in July from its range near Banff and Canmore, Alta., to Kakwa Wildland Park.The bear never hurt anyone but had gotten too close to people dozens of times since it was born in the Banff National Park area six years ago.Over the summer the grizzly strayed onto a rugby field during a practice, charged a person walking with a stroller and chased dogs out for a walk with their owners.Murray Langdon, spokesman for Alberta’s Environment and Parks, said staff did what they could to help the bear survive but had to move it to protect public safety.“Our top priority is to keep Albertans safe and out of harm’s way,” he said in an email. “Environment and Parks staff members worked hard to provide the best chance of this bear’s survival given its history.”Legault said the relocation of Bear 148 and its death near McBride, B.C., shows how difficult it is to protect grizzlies even in wilderness areas.“The situation reflects the need to conserve grizzly bears on a larger landscape scale, beyond park boundaries,” he said.Legault said more needs to be done to limit development and growth in popular areas such as Canmore.last_img read more

Ohio State defensive line adopting a pack mentality to replace departed starters

OSU then-redshirt freshman defensive end Sam Hubbard (6) celebrates after a fumble recovery during a game against Penn State on Oct. 17 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe change in seasons is not the only change this spring at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. With 22 players having departed the program, the remaining players and staff for the Ohio State football team are left trying to fill those voids. A lot of that change can be seen in the defensive line. A gaping hole at the right side of that line is leaving many wondering how OSU will fare without Joey Bosa. Bosa, a two-time winner of the Big Ten’s Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year award and a projected first-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft, leaves big shoes to fill. OSU defensive line coach Larry Johnson said he believes that the new contributors don’t need to be carbon copies of the player they’re stepping in for but can find ways to make themselves successful in different ways. “My philosophy is that you don’t try to replace them, you just try and find a guy to raise their game to the next level,” Johnson said. “I think the talent is there, and they want to be very good. What I do as a coach is to try and get them to raise their game.” Redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard is one such player expected to raise his game to the next level. The 6-foot-5 Cincinnati native is well aware that the ghost of No. 97’s shadow will be looming over the defensive line all season long, but he’s trying to avoid that pressure. “I don’t want to be Joey Bosa,” Hubbard said. “He’s a great player, but I just want to be the best Sam Hubbard.”Fortunately for Hubbard, he was able to accumulate enough experience last season to set him up for his newfound spotlight. Hubbard, who recorded 6.5 sacks as a redshirt freshman, was in the rotation, often giving Bosa a few downs off or even playing on opposite sides of the line. His biggest test, however, was when he replaced Bosa after the starter was ejected in the first quarter against Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. From that point forward, Hubbard said he knew he needed to be a leader of the unit. “I used to watch the older guys, and now the younger guys are watching me,” Hubbard said. “There are great players that came before us, and if we have any drop off, then our possibility of losing the game is higher. We have to continue at the level of play that is expected at Ohio State.”One of the younger guys who could be a factor next year has a familiar surname: Nick Bosa. Before he even takes a snap donning scarlet and gray, one of the most highly touted recruits in the nation already has exceedingly high expectations. Although Nick Bosa is still on the road to recovery after sustaining a torn ACL as a high school senior, Johnson said he believes that once the younger Bosa gets back to work after his injury, the sky’s the limit.“He is so far ahead in his rehab right now, and we are talking and communicating. I am getting great video of what he is doing,” Johnson said. Johnson and his staff have yet to make a decision on where on the defensive line Nick Bosa will play. His older brother played on the outside, but the incoming freshman could find himself on the interior.“He can do both,” Johnson said. “We are going to see what’s the best fit for him and put the best 11 guys on the field. If he is a part of the best 11, we are going for it.”Alongside Hubbard is Tyquan Lewis, a redshirt junior defensive end from North Carolina. After playing through a shoulder injury last year, Lewis is spending his spring rehabilitating to get back and lead the younger guys. For Lewis, though, it’s not about one guy but the whole unit defensively. “We all have to play within ourselves but understand that we are playing together as one,” Lewis said. “The expectations for all of us are high because this is big-time football at a big-time university, so we want to make sure everyone gets a piece of the pie.”The culture that Johnson is helping bring to the defensive line is to limit the expectations of the individual but heighten expectations of the unit. This kind of collectivist thinking is influencing the players to think of themselves as one of 11. Hubbard, a primary leader of the defensive line, said he sets the example for not only the younger guys but for the entire defense.“I just want to never lose a rep, be a disruption, make plays, do my job, and be my one-eleventh part of the defense that everyone can rely on,” Hubbard said.OSU is set to make its return to the field on Saturday in the annual intrasquad spring game. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium following the men’s lacrosse game against Michigan. read more

Braxton Miller announces intentions to move from quarterback to receiver

Redshirt senior Braxton Miller (5) carries the ball during a spring practice. Miller announced on Thursday his intentions to switch to H-back for his final season.Credit: Lantern file photoWhile the three-horse race for the starting quarterback position has been much of the talk since Ohio State won the national championship in January, one of those horses dropped out of the running — but into a different spot on the offense.Redshirt senior Braxton Miller is set to make a transition from quarterback, where he started for OSU for three years, to a receiver role for his final collegiate season.This was announced in an interview with Sports Illustrated published late Thursday evening. In it, Miller, who entered the offseason competing with redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett and redshirt junior Cardale Jones for the starting spot, said he had begun to consider the idea in April.Since then, the article said, Miller began catching balls from Barrett at night in order to keep the possible transition a secret in case OSU coach Urban Meyer decided to tab him the starter.On Thursday, Miller announced that the secret was out as he was no longer in the running for the QB job and instead plans to play H-back, which is a position that acts as a hybrid of wide receiver, tight end and running back. It is a position requiring versatility and athleticism that was utilized last season in junior Dontre Wilson and redshirt sophomore Jalin Marshall.In the SI story, Miller said he has not completely closed the door on playing quarterback this season, but he anticipates practicing with the wide receivers 80 percent of the time and quarterbacks 20 percent when fall practice begins in August.Miller said also he hopes to return punts for the Buckeyes, a role H-backs Wilson and Marshall shared last season.The Huber Heights, Ohio, product started 12 games in each of his first three seasons with the Buckeyes, throwing for more than 5,000 yards and 52 touchdowns. He also ran for 32 more scores.He was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year for his sophomore and junior seasons, as well as a Davey O’Brien Award finalist for the nation’s top quarterback in his sophomore campaign.Miller was set to be the starter heading into the 2014 season, but a torn labrum in his right shoulder cost him the season just a few weeks before it began. He was replaced by Barrett, who started 12 games before suffering an ankle injury on Nov. 29 against Michigan. Barrett was then replaced by Jones, who started OSU’s three postseason games and helped lead them to the national championship.Rumors swirled about Miller possibly transferring with the seemingly uphill battle toward winning back the starting job over Barrett and Jones, but he confirmed his intentions to stay in the scarlet and gray earlier in July.Now, Miller is set to begin his final collegiate season and his first in his new role on Sept. 7 when OSU travels to Blacksburg, Va., to open the season against Virginia Tech. read more

Real Madrid will be more confident than Liverpool says Jurgen Klopp

first_imgNo matter who appears to hungrier come Saturday night, one thing is certain Real Madrid will go into it with vastly more experience. The first XI will be pretty the same from the one who has won three of the last four tournaments.Klopp on Thursday conceded that Real Madrid’s experience will be a ‘very important’ factor and says the Spanish side will be more confident when the game kicks off, according to Dailymail.‘Experience is very important in a final and I am pretty sure in the second before the game Real Madrid will be more confident than we are but that is not a problem because the game doesn’t end in that second, it only starts.‘We’ve had two weeks to prepare and analyse. I’ve looked at the teams they’ve played and they have played really strong teams but they never played us and we are Liverpool.‘Not only are we a really good football team but this club has in its DNA to go for the big things. We are Liverpool. Nobody expected us to be here but we are here because we are Liverpool. The team with the most goals in the run to the final – it’s us.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…‘I can’t believe it but it’s true.‘We scored the most goals and had exceptional performances. The experience they have is an advantage 100 per cent but in the game, experience does not help you all the time.‘We need to make it as difficult as we can for them. We cannot try to fight on their level but tactics in football are there to bring a better opponent to your level and when they are on your level you can beat them,’ he said in an interview with Dailymail.last_img read more