The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. The new big iPhone and its younger less bigger brother hit the streets, along with the iOS refresh that will link the shipping devices to a late October iPad update and next year’s iWatch. From the redwood forests to the upper West Side, to the early morning lines snaking through the… Read More
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When you’re in the middle of work, the shrill ring of your phone can be an annoying disruption. Here’s how to ensure this doesn’t derail you completely and you can focus on the work at hand.
Compared to tried-and-true magnetic storage, SSDs are still finding their feet. And like all technologies, it can be hard to predict the issues that might pop up after long-term use without, you know, using them long-term. Take for instance Samsung, which is discovering just now that its 840 EVO series of SSDs have a bug that cripples read performance, but requires at least one-month old data on the drive before the problem appears. More »
Mac: HandyLock is a utility that makes sure your Mac is locked and password-protected every time you get up and wander away from it. It uses your phone — or any other Bluetooth device — as a “key”. When it’s out of range, the app will lock your screen for you, automatically.
No one likes to be told what to do, so why should your Chromebook follow the rules? Well, it’ll have to abide but whatever physics dictates, but when it comes to running Android apps, there is a way to convince it (and other operating systems) to play ball, if you’re willing to do a little legwork. Well, fingerwork. More »
Prince William and Kate Middleton have been dealing with pregnancy sickness since it was announced that they are expecting a sibling for Prince George.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been feeling unwell, suffering from extreme morning sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum) that has forced her to stay in to recuperate at the home of her parents in Bucklebury, about 55 miles west of London.
People.com reports that the Queen had given her all the time she needed to decide if she would be able to travel. The Duchess was asked by the Queen to go to Malta, on her behalf, to join the celebrations marking the island’s 50th anniversary of independence.
After consulting with her doctors, Prince William and Kate were initially set to make decision on whether to travel on Wednesday. The date has was then pushed back to Thursday, but now it turns out that Prince William will take over for his sick wife. The report said that the Duchess was very keen on going to Malta but was advised by her doctors to stay home.
— HuffPost Canada (@HuffPostCanada) September 18, 2014
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child” — Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) September 8.
The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news that Their Royal Highnesses are expecting their second child
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) September 8, 2014
Prince Charles apparently hopes the new baby will be a girl. “It’s wonderful to be a grandfather again. I’m looking forward to it – but I hope it will be a girl this time,” said Prince Charles, as reported by Independent.
The Daily Mirror also reported that Prince Harry wants the baby to be a girl as well, but for different reasons. “I can’t wait to see my brother suffer more,” he said. “I would love to see him try and cope with [a girl].”
Dancing With The Stars veteran Mark Ballas has been asked to write a guest blog about the hit reality TV show on HollywoodLife.com. On his first post, he gave readers his take on the premiere episode of the new season of the show, touching on his partner Sadie Robertson’s performance as well as Julianne Hough’s first stint as a judge.
Ballas and partner Sadie Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame wowed the judges with their cha cha and garnered a high score of 34 out of 40. The 17-year-old partner of Ballas has had no formal dance training whatsoever, but Ballas felt she lit up the room with her performance. “I was very impressed with Sadie who just pulled it out of the bag. She hit this ‘on’ switch that I hadn’t seen in rehearsals yet. It blew me away!” he wrote. “She’s naturally gifted—she’s got it!” Robertson was the one who coined the duo’s nickname of Team Quack Attack on Instagram. In a rehearsal video released before their performance, she claimed that she was “more excited than nervous.”
The 15-season veteran professional dancer approved of former pro dancer Julianne Hough’s new role on Dancing With The Stars as a member of the judging panel. He wrote, “It’s nice to have someone judging who has been in my position before, and knows what they’re talking about because they’ve experienced it, they’ve lived it, they’ve done it! She also knows what it takes to win.”
Ballas also took note of the competition’s strong performances, citing those of Bethany Mota, Alfonso Ribeiro, Randy Couture and Tommy Chong. Meanwhile, Olympian Lolo Jones and her dance partner Keo Motsepe were eliminated from the competition, but Ballas still had a glowing review for the night.
“We had a great opening show, and I’m really excited to continue and drive all the way to the finals with Sadie!” he wrote.