Feel the power of the penguin
Long-time Windows and Mac users might rejoice at the thought that Linux is no longer exclusively used by developers who wince at the sight of software that isn’t open-source.
In fact, with hundreds of Linux distros, or distributions, to choose from, there’s bound to be something out there that appeals to you. See, Linux is just the heart, the kernel, of any Linux-based system. It’s the distribution that determines the rest – the user interface design, the installation process and application support are all up to the creator of the distro.
This week marks the 9th anniversary of the iPhone, the game-changing device that quite literally changed the way hundreds of millions of people around the world live. So while we’re busy praising the iPhone and the smartphone revolution that it helped usher in, we thought now was as good a time as any to talk about the myriad of technical and scientific advancements throughout history that helped make the iPhone a feasible product.
Apple is currently eying an acquisition of Tidal, the music streaming service and Apple Music competitor started by rapper Jay-Z. According to The Wall Street Journal
, Apple’s interest in Tidal is currently exploratory, which is to say that a deal between the two companies isn’t anywhere close to being finalized just yet. The report further adds that Apple’s underlying interest in Tidal stems from the service’s close relationship with artists.
Apple is reportedly in talks to buy Tidal, the music streaming service run by iconic rapper Jay Z.
Unnamed sources familiar with the matter tell the Wall Street Journal the talks are ongoing and may not result in a deal. A Tidal spokesperson denies the company is in talks with Apple.
But if discussions are taking place, why would Apple want to buy Tidal when it has its own Apple Music subscription service already? By all accounts, Apple Music isn’t doing too badly for itself.
One obvious reason is for Tidal’s technology. It’s currently the only music subscription service that offers CD-quality "Hi-Fi" streaming for $ 19.99/£19.99/AU$ 23.99 a month.
Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 is one of the hottest new cars to have been unveiled in recent years. The vehicle will be Tesla’s first electric car with a price tag that is accessible to mass market buyers, following the Roadster and Model S with pricing that could reach well over $ 100,000. The Model 3 starts at just $ 35,000, and that’s before available tax incentives that could drop the price to as little as $ 25,000 for early buyers. As it turns out, tax incentives aren’t the only perk that a select group of Model 3 buyers will enjoy. Tesla is sending out “golden tickets” to a small number of people who reserved the company’s newest car.
A couple of weeks ago a new Samsung feature dubbed Smart Glow was unearthed. It took the form of a ring of LEDs around the rear camera lens and promised to smarten up your notification lights and your selfies on future Samsung phones, but it seems there could be a lot more to it than was initially revealed.
According to SamMobile, Smart Glow will get smarter over time. The feature will apparently first launch on the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) with three functions, namely ‘Priority alerts’, ‘Selfie assist’ and ‘Usage alerts’.
Priority alerts would allow users to assign colors to specific contacts, so you can see who’s calling or messaging you without looking at the screen. Selfie assist would cause the LEDs to light up when a face is detected, and then automatically take a picture a couple of seconds later, making it easier to use the rear camera for selfies.