OS X might seem simple — but it's an absolute powerhouse if you know how to use it.Some of the easiest ways to get the most of out of Apple's desktop operating system are hidden in plain sight: Keyboard shortcuts.Knowing the right keyboard shortcuts will save a second here and there — and over the course of a week, or a month, or a year, it adds up dramatically.Here are 13 of the most useful keyboard shortcuts that will save you time on the little things so you can focus on the big things:1) + Space — Bring up 'Spotlight' searchApple improved its search in the latest version of OS X.
the International chamber of commerce ICC Finland believes that the European parliament's positive view of the EU and Canada Ceta free trade agreement is Finland's useful.the Decision to accelerate the development of Finnish exports to Canada.the Reason is, because Canada is Finland only 18. the main exporting countries , said the ICC Finland country director Timo vuori release.ICC Finland concluded a treaty to strengthen the EU's credibility as a trading partner.When the Canadian public procurement opened, find the potential of the arctic conditions expertise as well as technology.the Traditional forest-, ICT - and health technology exports will benefit from the product double-testing will be reduced , Mountain said.
Installing apps is a time consuming pain in the arse sometimes.Google just announced it s brilliant solution to this problem: Instant Apps.What s more exciting is that Instant Apps will be compatible all the way back to devices running Android Jellybean.The most common way to activate an Instant App download seems to be clicking on a link, but Google also suggests it could be done in other ways.In one example, an NFC tap actives the download of a payments app at a parking meter.Although Google s announcing the initiative today, it s not ready for prime time just yet.
This is The Google Assistant, a naming of the body of voice-activated smart systems Google has been building and releasing over the past several years.This is the Allo app and it'll be arriving on your phone soon.Narshmallow.Of course it was.Android on ChromeToday it was confirmed that Android apps will indeed be able to be loaded on Chrome OS devices through Google Play for Chrome.Android AutoAndroid Auto was revealed to be getting an update with the ever-so-useful Waze for contextual directions.
Streaming video may be what Netflix is best known for, but now the company also offers a tool for checking the speed of your personal internet connection.You don t have to be a Netflix member to use the website, nor does it throw any ads at you.You literally just go to the website and wait for it to quickly report its findings.When you re experiencing streaming issues, fast.com allows you to check the download speeds you re getting from your Internet service provider, wrote David Fullagar, Netflix s vice president of content delivery architecture, in a blog post published today.While they re certainly useful, the company s motives in launching them are likely not 100 percent altruistic.Plus, the tool may inspire users to opt for faster internet, which would in turn improve their streaming experience — and thus their Netflix satisfaction.
As FindFace has shown, image recognition has made incredible strides over the past few years.Neural networks are brain-like computer systems designed to pick out and create patterns based on inputs.These less-than-accurate representations, be it on purpose or due to lack of drawing skills, often leads to dramatized proportions and missing elements that might not prevent humans from recognizing the image, but causes problems for computers.Using more than 600 individuals, scientists displayed a random image for only two seconds and asked the participant to sketch the pictured object from memory.In the initial testing phase, the program was able to match the doodles up to their original image 37 percent of the time.From a more commercial standpoint, one of the most useful features of this technology would be to help police identify criminals by comparing sketch artists renderings to mugshot databases.
There s one big obstacle holding back flexible electronics and conformable wearables, and that s stiff li-ion batteries.Now, a team of scientists has developed a stretchable mesh of power cells that sticks to surface like a Band-Aid, and it can even charge itself.The result is a medical sensing device that the team claims will provide a never-ending stream of bio-sensor data.In tests published in PNAS, the team showed that the device could be stretched by 30 percent of its original length while still working perfectly.The advance overcomes part of the difficulty with flexible power sources.Adding solar cells means that the cells are constantly topped up—though the flexible device will only be useful for devices that require only modest amounts of power.
The investor Nicolai Wadström traveling money to the venture capital company Bootstrap Labs next fund. Today Bootstrap Labs total of 18 employees, four full-time experts and advisors part time. The basic idea is still alive, it is useful to combine human capital with venture capital, says Nicolai Wadström. We aggregate massive amounts of data in the world. Nicolai Wadström think it will be a good investment fall, also in the correction of the market that has taken place in the spring. Many other US companies have also opened offices in the valley to get closer and buy into various startup companies.
The next generation of air travel just got a step closer, with the successful completion of a rocket test in the Australian desert that could one day lead to flights from London to Sydney taking as little as two hours.The test is part of a series of ten, run by a team comprised of US and Australian military scientists.At the Woomera Testing Range, they were able to send an experimental scramjet attached to a rocket booster to an altitude of 278 kilometres with a top speed of Mach 7.5 - more than seven times the speed of sound.That's far faster than the 'supersonic' Concorde aircraft ever achieved, and passes the threshold for 'hypersonic travel' instead - defined as travel at more than five times the speed of sound."The practical application of that is you could fly long distances over the Earth very, very quickly but also that it's very useful as an alternative to a rocket for putting satellites into space.""It is a game-changing technology... and could revolutionise global air travel, providing cost-effective access to space," Australia's chief scientist Alex Zelinsky said in a statement.
The 2in1 tablet Chuwi Hi12 is one of the best options among the Cherry Trail tablets especially thanks to the excellent 2160 1440 pixel resolution screen and the useful, but rare 3:2 aspect ratio.But until today one of the lacking features has been the stylus support, well not anymore because the Chuwi HiPen H1 just launched in order to fix that.Chuwi HiPen H1 is an active stylus designed specifically for the use with the Hi12 tablet and on paper it looks really good.Featuring 256 pressure levels software adjusted even 512 levels , aluminum metal body with 1.2mm/1.6mm writing tips, under 2mm precision limit, 30-degree writing angle support and palm supression control technology just does the trick.The pen has two buttons capable of mimicking the mouse buttons and being powered by the dry AAAA battery it can be used for up to 250 hours.The auto sleep function helps to preserve some power so the battery exchange won t be a common occurence.Chuwi HiPen H1 is a pretty handy addition to the Hi12 tablet accessory family and with the official retail price of $29.99 it s also nothing crazy expensive and out of the reach.So for those looking to use the great 12-inch tablet screen fully with some active stylus then this is the way to go.You can get it for example here for even a dollar cheaper.
Rolled out on Tuesday to users around the world, Trip Tracker lets you follow a family member s ride in real time so you ll know exactly how the journey is progressing.Whether you have a spouse traveling for work, a daughter heading home from college, or a parent going to a doctor s appointment – ensuring your loved ones are taken care of when you re not together extends beyond just covering the cost of a ride, Uber said in a post announcing the feature, adding, So, the next time one of your family members is headed out, you ll know when they are on their way, which route they are taking, and when they ve arrived.Of course, it could also be a useful way to find out exactly when your partner s going to walk through the door, handy if you re prepping dinner … or watching a TV show when you should be doing something more productive.Tapping the notification takes you to a map so you can follow the ride s progression toward its destination.Oh, and you don t actually have to be related – Uber lets you decide who s family.The company describes the service as a way to help loved ones, friends, or coworkers get where they want to go while you foot the bill, which sounds pretty darn great if you re the one who s not paying, that is .
Google Home will be available later this year, executives said, for an undisclosed price.The company showed off the small, cylindrical device in white, but it will feature bases in custom colors.Google Home being held by Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management and a member of the Chromecast team.Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management and a member of the Chromecast team, said that Google s aspiration was to make Google Home useful in one of the most enjoyable places in the world: your home.You ll also be able to set alarms, manage shopping lists, and connect to your smart home, including Nest products.Google promised that you ll be able to monitor its Home progress via Google.com/home.
One draws from publications where the majority of shared links fell into the very conservative category during Facebook s study, while the other pulls from sources whose links, for the most part, aligned very liberal.With access to more information than ever online, how could other points of view be so alien?The problem is difficult to quantify, but you can find variations of it all over: Google customizes search results, Amazon recommends what to read, Netflix NFLX 2.62 % downplays search for its own personalized suggestions.The echo chamber blame game may rage on, but the real issue is how technology can serve to broaden our views.Once you take a detour to the other side, your own news looks different—we aren t just missing information, we re missing what our neighbors are dwelling on.And as of a few months ago, you can do more than like a news story—you can even sad or angry it, which are particularly useful in a political season.
How to use USB connector on Galaxy S7 and S7 EdgeOne of the most useful accessories you get along with the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge inside the box is the USB connector or on-the-go adapter.Data transfer seamlesslyUnlike the traditional way of transferring data – such as contacts, music files, videos, photos and more that is sent to a computer and then uploading it to a phone – Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge provide users an easy way to transfer data.You would see a new window appear on the phone, allowing you to select files you want to transfer.Connect keyboards to your S7The on-the-go adapter allows connecting your S7 with a keyboard to offer PC-like typing experience.Flash drive filesUsing the adapter you can also read and share PowerPoint, Excel, PDF and other file formats from USB flash drives.Just use the on-the-go adapter to charge your S7 using the battery power from another phone.
New APIs make it possible to programmatically create spreadsheets and presentationsAn integration between Salesforce and Google Slides makes it easier to create a presentation using data people already have.Google is updating the developer tools for its Docs productivity suite in an effort to make it easier for companies to integrate third-party applications with its presentation, spreadsheet and word processing software.In addition, Google also announced a new Slides API that will allow users to automatically populate slide decks with information from outside sources.That's useful for making sure that information shared within an organization using Google Sheets is up to date and accurate.For example, Trello is working on a feature that would let users take items stored on a "board" in its application and turn them into slides with a couple of clicks, without having to go through all the trouble of building a slide deck by hand.Security-conscious businesses might not be a fan of these integrations yet.
Installing apps is a time consuming pain in the arse sometimes.Google just announced it s brilliant solution to this problem: Instant Apps.What s more exciting is that Instant Apps will be compatible all the way back to devices running Android Jellybean.The most common way to activate an Instant App download seems to be clicking on a link, but Google also suggests it could be done in other ways.In one example, an NFC tap actives the download of a payments app at a parking meter.Although Google s announcing the initiative today, it s not ready for prime time just yet.
iOS/Android/Facebook Messenger: Poncho wakes you gently with music that changes with the weather, offers a simple, useful forecast for the day, provides transit and traffic info, and helps you get through the day with a few GIFs and some jokes—and a cartoon kitty.With one glance at your phone, you ll get a simple forecast for the day, air quality and pollen alerts, and their bad hair forecast, which will let you know if it s going to be a frizzy or drizzly day.If you live in a traffic or transit-heavy city, you ll get notifications of delays, accidents, train issues, and so on.Your local forecast is delivered to your phone twice a day, and you ll also get helpful reminders to do things like bring an umbrella or layer up, which I can appreciate.Poncho started life as a text service that would clue you in on all of this, combined with a little levity to start your day on the right foot.It graduated to a full app a few months ago on the iPhone, then a Facebook Messenger service, and today, with a new beta Android app.
Fitness apps will start automatically, and users can respond to messages with machine learning-based repliesAndroid Watches displayed on screen at Google I/O on May 18, 2016Android Wear, Google s operating system for smartwatches, is getting its biggest update yet with an upcoming 2.0 release that brings improved features for messaging and fitness.Among the improvements, Android Wear 2.0 will detect when you're starting to exercise and automatically fire up an app such as Strava.Google is also taking aim at how the Apple Watch displays information from applications, by allowing developers to display information from any app when users glance at their device.That s important for helping people to quickly see data from apps they use frequently.People who want to converse with friends from their wrists will also get new features, including a redesigned keyboard, support for handwriting recognition, and smart replies that offer machine learning-driven responses based on the context of a conversation.At a time when smartwatches are still a niche item, that could be useful for Google.
The Lego-like ArcaBoard, which went into production last month, can float about 20 inches above the ground.Too bad it costs $20,000 and offers a range of about a mile.The answer: nothing nearly as practical as cruising around Hill Valley or fleeing a gang of bullies.Four turbojets provide a blustery 1,000 horsepower, enough thrust to keep a rider suspended and zipping along.What It s ForWell, if riding a bike required strapping jet fuel to your back, risking broken bones with every spill, and dedicating a good week to learning how to just get down the street.To catch a glimpse at the device s more immediate future, it s instructive to look at another product from Zapata s company, the Flyboard Sport.
We've rounded up a selection of handy shortcuts that will make you more efficient, save you time, and give you six pack abs without ever having to hit the gym*.*results may vary1 Back upIn case you missed it, there's now a back button in iOS 9.It's admittedly a little limited right now, but it's early days yet.So all those flight detail attachments and even web pages can be saved to iBooks in the form of PDF documents, there for safekeeping until you need them.You re a big emoji fan, peppering all your sentences with little yellow faces whenever possible.If a call comes in during a meeting and you're not comfortable firing off a quick I'm-sorry-I-cant-pick-up text with your boss eyeballing you, then fear not - there's a way that you can politely dismiss a call with an almost instant explanation.
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