Apple’s Biggest Event of the Year Starts Monday. Here’s What to Expect

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A man takes a photo before the start of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Centerin San Jose, California on Monday, June 04, 2018. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Apple is planning to unleash a slew of new apps, features and development tools at its annual software conference. To improve its devices and strengthen its connection to customers, the consumer technology giant will continue to walk a fine line between wooing outside app makers while also competing against them.

The Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, starts June 3. The company will reveal updates to the operating systems that run the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Highlights include upgrades to core iPhone apps such as Maps, Reminders and Messages; new apps for the Apple Watch that make it more independent from the iPhone, and enhancements to the health tracking capabilities of Apple devices, according to people familiar with the plans.

Since launching the iPhone in 2007, Apple has pursued an aggressive approach to refreshing its mobile operating systems each year. The fast pace is taxing on Apple engineers, but the results have been impressive. The company’s products are often unique and more capable than those of rivals because Apple’s home-grown software works so well with the hardware. The new updates also give users access to the latest services like Apple Music and the upcoming TV+ video-streaming subscription, which give Apple a recurring revenue stream.

It’s a delicate balance. Part of the allure of iPhones and iPads also comes from all the different apps made by independent developers. The company provides new tools for these partners, but it is increasingly building its own versions of popular apps, too. That helps differentiate its devices from rivals but sometimes upsets third-party developers. Spotify Technology SA and other app makers have complained to European antitrust regulators that Apple’s own software and services give it an unfair advantage on the App Store. U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has proposed splitting the App Store from the rest of the company, although few other policymakers have supported the idea.

“Developers, from first-time engineers to larger companies, can rest assured that everyone is playing by the same set of rules,” Apple said in a recent statement rebutting Spotify’s complaint. “That’s how it should be. We want more app businesses to thrive — including the ones that compete with some aspect of our business, because they drive us to be better.”

New features coming to the Apple Watch illustrate the balance the company must strike. Apple plans to add the App Store directly to the Watch so users can download apps on the go. This could open up huge new opportunities for outside developers, boosting app installations. But Apple has its own new Watch apps in the works, too. There will be new health applications, a Calculator and a Books app for listening to audio books from your wrist, the people familiar with the plans said.

So far, Apple has managed to make the strategy work. The App Store drove $46.6 billion in spending last year, almost double the amount spent on Google’s Android equivalent, according to Sensor Tower estimates. That’s wooed more than 20 million developers who have created over 2 million apps for Apple’s platform. At the same time, there are 1.4 billion active Apple devices in use, and 92 percent of iPhones and iPads run the latest operating system, or the version before that. The App Store and other digital services are on course to generate more than $50 billion in annual revenue soon.

Here are the software features Apple is planning to announce at WWDC 2019, according to people familiar with the plans. They asked not to be identified discussing unreleased product details. Apple’s plans are fluid and could change between now and the event, people familiar with Apple’s development process said. The company could also choose to push back some features until next year, like was done last year, they added. An Apple spokesman declined to comment.

What’s coming for iOS 13:

  • Codenamed “Yukon,” the refreshed operating system for iPhones and iPads includes tweaks and new features across several apps, including features originally planned for last year. The company is also already working on iOS 14, codenamed “Azul,” for 2020. That release is expected to support 5G wireless network speeds and new AR functionality for next year’s iPhone.
  • The software, for the second year in a row, will speed up the devices and reduce bugs. There will be user interface tweaks, including a new animation when launching multitasking and closing apps. The widgets that appear to the left of the home screen will also have a cleaner look.
  • A Dark Mode, a black and grey-heavy interface optimized for viewing at night, that can be enabled in Control Center, the panel for quickly accessing settings.
  • The company is testing a new keyboard option that allows users to swipe across letters on the keyboard in one motion to type out words (Apple could choose to keep this feature internal). This is similar to options on Android handsets and it would compete with third-party iPhone apps such SwiftKey.
  • A revamped Health app with a new homepage that better outlines your daily activity from the day. There will be a section for “hearing health,” like how loud you play music on your headphones or the loudness of the external environment. It also includes more comprehensive menstrual cycle tracking, vying with period-tracking apps such as Clue, Flo and Ovia.
  • A new feature similar to popular third-party apps Duet Display and Luna Displaythat will let users use their iPad as a second Mac screen with the ability to draw with an Apple Pencil, expand the viewing area, and get Mac notifications.
  • An updated Reminders app that better competes with the several to-do list programs available on the App Store. The new app has a main screen with four default sections laid out in a grid: tasks to be done today, all tasks, scheduled tasks, and flagged tasks. Each section has its own different-colored page that users can add items to.
  • A new feature in Screen Time, Apple’s tool for controlling device usage, will let parents limit who their kids can and cannot contact at certain times. For example, a parent could make it so their kid can’t contact anyone but them during the evenings. Apple was criticized recently for removing multiple third-party parental-control apps from the App Store, but the company said it yanked the software due to security and privacy concerns.
  • A refreshed Apple Books app will encourage users to read more by way of an updated progress tracker and a new rewards system.
  • iMessage gets an upgrade with a WhatsApp-like enhancement that lets people set a profile picture and display name, and choose who sees it. There’s also a dedicated menu in the conversation view to send sticker versions of Animojis, the virtual characters that users can control with the latest iPhone and iPad cameras, and Memojis, which are virtual representations of users themselves.
  • An updated Maps app will make it easier to set frequent locations, like home or work addresses, and then navigate there. Users will also be able to create groups of frequent places and add a photo to them. The current interface for navigating to suggested or past destinations can sometimes be confusing. This will increase competition with Google Maps and Waze apps.
  • Apple is combining the Find my Friends and Find my iPhone services into a new, single app, internally called “GreenTorch.” This could go along with a physical beacon to attach to non-Apple devices like a backpack, according to 9to5Mac. That would challenge Tile, which makes similar iPhone-tracking dongles.
  • The built-in Mail app will be updated with the ability to mute individual threads, block incoming email from certain contacts, and will have simpler folder management.
  • A new system-wide Sleep Mode that will tie into an upgraded version of the Bedtime tab in Apple’s Clock app. The Bedtime feature lets users input the time they fall asleep and when they want to wake up. The software currently tracks some sleep patterns, but the new version will be more extensive and could integrate with future Apple sleep-tracking devices, like a new Apple Watch. The Sleep Mode, when enabled in Control Center, turns on Do Not Disturb, darkens the Lock Screen, and mutes all notifications.
  • An upgraded Home app as part of the company’s smart home push will be more integrated with security cameras and have the ability to view past recordings.
  • Apple is also planning to let the HomePod speaker respond to different users’ voices, creating a much requested multi-user mode.
  • A more organized “share sheet” interface for sharing photos and web links. The software will suggest people to send content to based on how frequently you interact with them.
  • The company is testing a downloads manager for its Safari web browser so users can access downloads in a single place like they can on a computer. An updated Files app will work better with third-party software.
  • The iPad is getting some unique features, including an updated interface for multi-tasking, tweaks to the home screen, and the ability to cycle through different versions of the same app.
  • Apple is planning to better integrate hearing aid support and will have a more comprehensive Accessibility settings menu on the main page of the Settings app.

What’s coming for macOS 10.15:

The biggest change coming to the Mac this year is the ability for iPad apps to run on laptops and desktops, as Bloomberg News previously reported.

For the first time, Apple will allow developers who write iPad apps to re-work their apps so the software can also run on the Mac. This will be useful for developers who are looking to simplify their development process, but it will also brighten the macOS app ecosystem with several new applications. Developers will still need to submit separate versions of the app to Apple’s iOS and Mac App Stores, but the new software development kit will mean they don’t have to write the underlying code twice.

Beyond this year’s conference, Apple is planning to expand the feature so iPhone apps can run on the Mac by next year. The year after that, the company aims to merge iPhone, iPad, and Mac applications into single downloads that can run on any Apple device. Eventually, it could also merge the App Stores.

  • Apple is also planning bring over a couple of its own iPad apps to the Mac this year: a Podcasts app and the new merged Find My iPhone and Find My Friends app from iOS 13.
  • There will also be a new Apple Music app, which is being developed as a standard Mac program.
  • Other in-house software coming to the Mac includes: Screen Time; effects and stickers for the Messages app; integration with the Siri Shortcuts app (the company’s new service for writing your own Siri commands); the new Reminders app; and upgrades to Apple Books.

While the developer conference is software-focused, the company often sprinkles new hardware announcements in at the event. For this year, Apple has been considering debuting a revamped Mac Pro desktop computer. It’s also readying a new external monitor, codenamed J290, with high-dynamic-range support (so colors look much better).

What’s coming for watchOS 6:

  • Apple is adding the App Store directly onto the Apple Watch so users can download apps on the go, making the device more independent. Users currently install new apps via the Watch companion application on their iPhone.
  • Apple is bringing the Voice Memos app from the iPhone, iPad, and Mac so users can record voice memos from their wrist.
  • Apple is also planning to add Animoji and Memojis stickers to the device that synchronize from an iPhone.
  • The Watch will also get an Apple Books app for listening to audio books from the wrist and a Calculator app.
  • There will be two new health-related apps for the Watch: one dubbed “Dose” inside Apple for pill reminders and another called “Cycles” to track menstrual cycles.
  • Apple is adding more watch face “Complications,” which show additional snippets of information beyond just the time. There will be one that shows the status of audio books, another showing the battery life of hearing aids, and others that measure external noise and rain data.
  • The company is also planning several new watch faces: a “Gradient” face that makes a gradient look out of a color the user chooses, at least two new “X-Large” faces that show jumbo numbers in different fonts and colors, a “California” dial that looks like a classic watch face and mixes Roman numerals with Arabic numerals, a redesigned “Solar Analog” watch face that looks like a sundial, and a new “Infograph Subdial” one that includes larger complication views like a stock market chart or the weather.
This article was written by: TIMES.COM

27 Detalles escondidos que no viste en el ÚLTIMO episodio de ‘Game Of Thrones’

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1. En los créditos iniciales, el león Lannister que vemos sobre el Trono de Hierro está roto.

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2. Hay una toma de un caballo de madera carbonizado que hace referencia a la muerte de la niña que Arya intentó salvar en el episodio anterior.

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3. Es IMPOSIBLE que no hayas visto esto, pero es una imagen muy poderosa: Las alas de Drogon se ven detrás de Dany, simbolizando que ella se había convertido en un dragón.

4. El pelo de Dany estuvo muy elaborado en este episodio, ya que fue cuando alcanzó su punto más ~victorioso~ y la vimos más Targaryen que nunca.

5. El discurso de Dany a los Dothraki nos recuerda al que dio al final de la sexta temporada, que a su vez era muy parecido al de Drogo en la primera temporada.

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6. Jon recuerda que el maestre Aemon le había dicho: «El amor es la muerte del deber». Esto ocurrió en el episodio 9 de la temporada 4, cuando Jon perdió a Ygritte, su primer gran amor.

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8. Daenerys muere de forma similar y en el mismo lugar que su padre, el Rey Loco. Pero Jon Snow la apuñala de frente y se convierte en el Matarreinas, a diferencia de Jaime, quien se convirtó en el Matarreyes al apuñalar a Aerys II por la espalda.

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9. La forma en que Jon sostiene el cuerpo de Dany nos recuerda a la muerte de Ygritte en la cuarta temporada.

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10. El Trono de Hierro fue forjado con el fuego de Balerion el Terror Negro, el primer dragón que conquistó Poniente. Tiene sentido que haya sido destruido por Drogon, el último dragón en hacerlo.

11. La escena en Pozo Dragón nos recuerda la escena de la temporada 7, pero ahora las personas y las circunstancias son totalmente diferentes.

En la escena de la temporada 7, Dany dice que ese lugar había sido el final de su familia, y ahora todos están reunidos para discutir quién la reemplazará en el trono.
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En la escena de la temporada 7, Dany dice que ese lugar había sido el final de su familia, y ahora todos están reunidos para discutir quién la reemplazará en el trono.

12. En la escena en Pozo Dragón, no solo puede verse al nuevo Príncipe de Dorne y a Edmure Tully, también sino también al nuevo y mejorado Robin Arryn.

Además, el recién formado consejo se inclina en favor de los Stark, ya que está lleno de sus parientes y aliados. Por lo tanto, no es una sorpresa que terminen gobernando todo Westeros.
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Además, el recién formado consejo se inclina en favor de los Stark, ya que está lleno de sus parientes y aliados. Por lo tanto, no es una sorpresa que terminen gobernando todo Westeros.

13. Grey Worm cumple la promesa que le hizo a Missandei de navegar hacia Naath cuando terminara la guerra.

Por desgracia, ella ya no estuvo ahí para verlo cumplir su palabra.
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Por desgracia, ella ya no estuvo ahí para verlo cumplir su palabra.

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15. Y la despedida de Jon y Arya es igualita a su despedida en la primera temporada.
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16. El plan de Arya de ir «al oeste de Westeros» surgió en la sexta temporada.

17. Brienne cumplió el deseo de Jaime de inmortalizar sus grandes hazañas.

18. Esto de seguro lo notaste; fue tan obvio que ya ni siquiera fue chistoso. Pero sí, los maestres realmente escribieron ~Canción de hielo y fuego~, o sea, el nombre de los libros.

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19. Brienne no solo terminó a cargo de la Guardia Real, ¡sino que nombró caballero a Podrick!

¡Ser Podrick!
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¡Ser Podrick!

20. Davos honró el legado de Stannis de corregir el lenguaje.

21. Ni en el episodio final Tyrion pudo terminar de contar su misteriosa (y ridícula) anécdota del «burro y el panal de miel».

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23. Y, por supuesto, Ghost.

¡¡¡¡POR FIN!!!!
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24. La parte en la que Arya se va de Westeros en un barco es muy parecida a las escenas finales de la cuarta temporada.

25. La escena de Sansa siendo coreada como Reina del Norte nos recuerda a los momentos en que sus hermanos fueron proclamados Reyes del Norte.

Esperemos que su reinado termine de forma más positiva.
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Esperemos que su reinado termine de forma más positiva.

En efecto, siempre quiso ser reina.

26. El look de Sansa nos cuenta su propia historia desde el comienzo de Game of Thrones. La corona y el vestido de coronación no fueron la excepción.
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El hecho de que lleve el pelo suelto indica que, por primera vez, no está bajo el control de nadie, y que es una mujer completamente independiente.

Su atuendo está lleno de referencias a toda su familia, como bien señala este usuario de Tumblr:

"Sansa honró a toda su familia con su ropa. El arciano representa a Bran, la capa en un solo hombro a Arya, el color negro de la capa a Jon, el patrón de escamas en su brazo es por su madre, el cuervo por Rob, la aguja por ella, el desorden de su capa por Rickon, y el color de su vestido era gris, para honrar a su padre y a sus ancestros"

«Sansa honró a toda su familia con su ropa. El arciano representa a Bran, la capa en un solo hombro a Arya, el color negro de la capa a Jon, el patrón de escamas en su brazo es por su madre, el cuervo por Rob, la aguja por ella, el desorden de su capa por Rickon, y el color de su vestido era gris, para honrar a su padre y a sus ancestros»

27. Y, finalmente, Game of Thrones comenzó con los Stark y terminó con los Stark; y también comenzó y terminó con escenas que muestran a hombres de la Guardia Real yendo más allá del Muro.

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Y con esto damos fin una de los mejores series de la historia de la televisión.

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No importa lo que diga la última temporada.

This article was originally writing by: Buzzfeed.com 

«Game Of Thrones» Stars Are Bidding Farewell To Their Characters And It’s A Lot To Take In

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Game Of Thrones» Stars Are Bidding Farewell To Their Characters And It’s A Lot To Take In

«I love you, ya big weirdo.»

If you’re reading this, then I probably already know two things about you:

1) You’re a Game of Thrones fan.

2) You’ve been on edge for the past five weeks, anxiously trying to figure out everything that has happened and everything that will happen during the final season.

Don’t worry, we’re in this together, but can we all agree episode five left us all feeling a plethora of emotions, like misery, confusion, and anger, just to name a few?

King’s Landing wasn’t ready for the destruction and bloodshed that came its way, and honestly, neither was I.

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We lost Cersei and Jaime Lannister, who were crushed to death in each other’s arms as the castle crumbled to the ground.

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Euron Greyjoy, who died in an one-on-one fight with Jaime.

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And The Hound also died alongside his brother, The Mountain, when they fought in their long overdue battle, known as the Cleganebowl.

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So, this was me by the end of the episode:

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But you know what’s managed to keep me sane throughout it all? Seeing these touching tributes they shared about the fallen characters from Episode Five:

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau reminisced about the emotional roller coaster he rode with his on-screen lover and twin sister, Lena Headey…

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…which warmed her heart.

And like Nikolaj, Lena used humor in her tribute message to him:

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Pilou Asbaek had the best time working with Nikolaj, even if Nikolaj caused his demise.

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And for the woman he risked it all for, Pilou was nothing but grateful.

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With one episode left in the series and more bloodshed to come, it’s nice to see the cast in good spirits.

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FKA Twigs announces comeback UK show

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FKA Twigs has announced a comeback show in London next month as part of a series of gigs which will take place in various cities across the world.

The musician, artist and dancer recently made her comeback with the release of the single ‘Cellophane’, her first new solo material in over three years. Twigs’ only full album to date, ‘LP1’, was released back in August 2014. Twigs now plans to return to touring, with shows in London, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin and Hobart all being announced today (April 25). In her native UK, Twigs will perform a one-off show at London’s Alexandra Palace Theatre on May 28. You can see Twigs’ tour announcement, which frequently contains the word – and possible album title – ‘Magdalene’ alongside numerous new photographs of her, below.Tickets for the Alexandra Palace Theatre show will go on sale at 5pm on Monday (April 29). Fans are advised to sign up to this mailing list for more information and updates.Writing in an introduction to the ‘Cellophane’ clip, Twigs said of the video: “When I wrote ‘cellophane’ over a year ago a visual narrative came to me immediately, I knew I had to learn how to pole-dance to bring it to life, and so that’s what I did. “Thank you andrew, for elevating my vision beyond words. you are a visionary. kelly, thank you for being with me every step of the way on my precious pole yellow brick road. working with you both on this is a dream come true.”

 

11 uses for your old smartphone

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We each carry around with us a little supercomputer that can fit inside our pocket. It does everything we could ask it to do; it checks the weather, searches the internet, plays games, streams media, takes pictures, and analyzes data. Smartphones are great, except for the fact that newer, better versions are always on the horizon. Most of us can probably eke out a few years with our smartphones, but the upgrade cycle means it’s always tempting to splurge on a shinier model. You can usually save a few bucks by trading your old phone in when you buy a new one, but there are times you might end up with an extra, aging smartphone hanging around.

Instead of letting that phone collect dust, reuse it. If it connects to Wi-Fi, it can still be a handy addition to the household. Here are a few cool things you can do with your old smartphone.

Kids’ Camera

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Turn that old smartphone into a camera for the kids. Pixl Toys sells the Pixlplay Camera, which houses a phone inside a protective case that resembles a classic camera. Together with the companion app, your child can take and edit photos right on the device. You don’t need a wireless network for the camera to work and any images can be transmitted via Wi-Fi or a wired connection.

Pixl says the device fits most standard-size smartphones including the iPhone 4/5/6/7/8/X and many Android phones as large as the Galaxy S8, but won’t work with iPhone Plus or XL size phones. Of course, you could just hand your kid the phone and let them snap pics without the Pixlplay, but you might want a add a case or screen protector first.

Gaming System

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There are a ton of different mobile games for iPhone and Android, and many of them don’t require an internet connection. If you have an extra smartphone lying around, why not make it a dedicated gaming system? Blow off some steam while you’re lounging on the couch, or fire up a game once the kids are done taking photos.

Video Chat Device

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If you find yourself communicating a lot via Skype, FaceTime, or any other video chat platform, your old smartphone can serve as a dedicated interface for video chats, as long as you have decent Wi-Fi coverage. The kids no longer have to borrow your phone to call grandma or their friends, and your smartphone remains open for incoming calls and other alerts.

Alarm Clock

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Smart devices like the Echo Spot and the Lenovo Smart Clock can help you manage the time, but not everyone wants a microphone in their bedroom. Instead, turn that old smartphone’s big display into an alarm clock that (hopefully) won’t spy on you. Just download an alarm clock app via Wi-Fi, place your phone on a stand, and you’re good to go. If you tend to hit snooze in the morning, it’s easy to grab the phone off its stand and keep it with you as you catch some more sleep.

VR Headset

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You could spend hundreds on a tethered VR headset for some serious virtual reality gaming. But if you have a Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, Note 8, S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note 5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge, A8 Star, A8, or A8+, nab a smartphone-powered Samsung Gear VR for less than $100. Download the Oculus app on your old phone, insert it into the Gear VR, and get ready for some virtual fun.

For other phones, check out the low-tech Google Cardboard, which is available for phones from 4 to 7 inches.

TV Remote

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Most media streaming devices come with their own remote control. But those remotes tend to be a little small. Whether you own an Apple TV, Fire TV Stick, or Roku, chances are you will (or already have) lost its remote. Instead of buying a new one, though, you can use your phone. Each service has its own mobile app; download it on your old device, link your account, and use your phone as a remote.

E-Book Reader

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If you love books and comics, but don’t want to purchase an eReader, use your phone. Download the Amazon Kindle app on iOS or Android, and sync up your purchases, Prime Reading, or even free e-books. On iOS, you’ll have to purchase e-books on the Amazon website first (since Amazon doesn’t want to give Apple a 30 percent cut of in-app book purchases), but when you log into the iOS app and refresh, your books will be there. Or read via Apple Books. Comics fans, meanwhile, can tap into Comixology; here are some of our favorite digital comic books.

Listen to Audiobooks

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If you have an Audible account, meanwhile, download the app and listen to your favorite books. Carry your old device around the house with you, or connect it to a Bluetooth speakerfor surround-sound literature.

Music Player

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If you subscribe to a music-streaming service, you have access to just about any song ever made. Set up your old device up on a charging stand, and pop in some wireless earbuds or connect your phone to a Bluetooth speaker. Then crank up some tunes or tune into a podcast while cleaning the house, getting some work done, or just vegging out.

Contribute Your Phone to Science

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As long your old smartphone still turns on, it’s probably just about as powerful and capable as your late-90s desktop. So, why not «donate» some of those unused resources to a good cause? Currently just for Android, you can download the BOINC app (Google Play), which was developed by the University of Berkeley to harnesses your device’s unused computing power for crowdsourced science.

You can help SETI@Home search for alien signals, use computational power for health and sustainability research with IBM’s World Community Grid, assist Asteroids@home in trying to avoid the planet getting hit by an asteroid, and other such projects. Choose which project you want to help, hook it up to your local Wi-Fi, and help our species progress into the future!

Emergency 911 Phone

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US law requires that all phones be able to call 911, even without a SIM card or connected data plan. That means no matter how old your phone is, as long as it has power, it will be able to connect with emergency services. Even in conditions where there would normally be limited service, the call should be able to go through.

While you will probably have have your phone on you at all times, it can’t hurt to have a backup device just in case. For instance, you could keep an inactive phone in the car in case there’s an emergency. You can also give the decommissioned device to an older relative who might not have a mobile device, but could use an easy way to contact emergency services just in case.

BEYONCÉ COLABORARÁ CON ADIDAS PARA RELANZAR IVY PARK

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Justo ayer dimos a conocer que además de estar trabajando en un nuevo álbum, Beyoncé también esta colaborando con Netflix en un documental que hablará sobre lo momentos más memorables de su carrera, incluida su histórico performance en Coachella 2018, mejor conocido como Beychella. Hoy tenemos otra buena noticia sobre la cantante: su marca de athleisure Ivy Park ha resurgido de la muerte. Su colaboración con Topshop terminó cuando el presidente de la marca fue acusado por acoso sexual e intimidación el año pasado y ahora, Queen B relanzará su línea con un socio mucho más adecuado: Adidas. Su nueva colección no sólo contará con ropa sino que también creará una firma diferente de calzado. Sí, entendiste bien, los tenis para hacer ejercicio de Beyoncé están a punto de suceder. Adidas fue la encargada de dar a conocer la emocionante noticia vía Instagram. La firma publicó un GIF en el que aparecen los logos de la colaboración el nombre de la cantante.

En un comunicado de prensa, Bey dijo que su acuerdo con Adidas es “la asociación de toda una vida”. La cantante también agregó que “Adidas ha tenido un gran éxito en el impulso de los límites creativos. Compartimos una filosofía que coloca la creatividad, el crecimiento y la responsabilidad social a la vanguardia de los negocios. Esperamos relanzar y expandir Ivy Park a una escala verdaderamente global con un líder comprobado y dinámico“.

Con esta noticia, Beyoncé nos confirma que aunque se apoderó del 2018 gracias a su presentación en uno de los festivales de música más populares del mundo, este 2019 planea conquistar a nuevos fanáticos a través de diversos medios, desde el cine pasando por su icónica música y ahora con el relanzamiento de Ivy Park.

Beyoncé aparecerá próximamente en el remake live action de The Lion King, ¡no te lo pierdas!

This article was originally writing: ELLE MEXICO 

37 Facts That Will Blow Everyone’s Minds When You Drop Them Into Casual Conversation

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1. So first of all, this is how pineapples grow.

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2. Two Snickers are actually just 1.5 Snickers.

3. The Krusty Krab isn’t a treasure chest. It’s a crab trap. 😧

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4. Did you know that the same person does the voice for Doug AND Fry??

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5. And speaking of voice actors, did you know about any of this??

That's Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) and Rocko from Rocko's Modern Life, Jessica Walter (Arrested Development) and Fran from Dinosaurs, and James Avery (Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince) and Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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That’s Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) and Rocko from Rocko’s Modern Life, Jessica Walter (Arrested Development) and Fran from Dinosaurs, and James Avery (Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince) and Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

7. In Back to the Future 2, Michael J. Fox doesn’t just play Marty McFly, but also his son AND daughter.

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8. Did you know that cashews grow like this??

9. Or that the language that has the longest alphabet in the world is Khmer (the official language of Cambodia), which has 74 letters!

10. The name «Barbie» is actually a nickname. It’s short for «Barbara Millicent Roberts.»

11. And in case you’ve ever wondered, here’s what a young person’s skull looks like with all the baby teeth still intact.

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12. Oh, and apparently, you’re never supposed to stick Q-tips **in** your ears.

13. Everything you know about «Mambo Noo. 5» might be a lie, because Lou Bega isn’t his real name. His real name is David Loubega.

14. The entire surface area of Pluto would fit within the entire surface area of Russia with room to spare.

15. More language facts: German is the most widely spoken language in North Dakota after English.

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16. And, apparently, Arnold has just been wearing a very oversized shirt all this time??

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17. Cows have best friends, and they feel sad when they’re not around.

18. Did you know that you can’t hum when you hold your nose closed?

Go ahead. Try it.

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Go ahead. Try it.

19. Or that in France, people were still being executed by guillotine when Star Wars first premiered in movie theaters?

Meaning, in 1977.

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Meaning, in 1977.

20. How about this: When the last mammoth finally died, the Great Pyramids were already 1,000 years old.

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21. And Cleopatra lived closer in time to the invention of the iPhone than to the construction of those Great Pyramids.

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22. Oh, and you’ve always pictured the pyramids out in the middle of the desert, haven’t you?

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But they’re actually DIRECTLY next to the city of Giza.

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23. Did you know that, between when we first learned about Pluto in 1930 and today, the dwarf planet still hasn’t managed to completely go around the sun once?

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24. Oh, and in case you’ve forgotten how small and insignificant we really are…here’s Earth compared with the sun.

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25. But our little sun’s got nothing on VY Canis Major, one of the largest stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

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26. Okay, back to Earth. Did you know that all the maps you’ve ever seen are totally wrong?

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Yep! The sizes of the countries are totally skewed. Here’s an animated comparison:

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But there is a type of map called a Gall–Peters projection mapthat represents the landmasses on the planet a little more accurately.

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27. Anyway, here’s some more facts: Winnie the Pooh was actually a female bear.

It's true!

28. Elijah Wood and Daniel Radcliffe are almost definitely the same person, according to this composite:

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Have you ever seen them in the same movie together?

29. The Tyrannosaurus rex lived closer in time to humans than it did to the stegosaurus.

30. The order of the alphabet is actually totally arbitrary.

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31. When you put your finger inside your ear and scratch, it sounds like Pac-Man.

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Not really a fact but like…now you know!

32. DID YOU KNOW? The «YKK» on your zipper stands for «Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha,» which is the name of a giant Japanese zipper manufacturer.

33. Now, here’s a serious revelation:

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34. DID YOU KNOW? The dot over over an «i» is called a «tittle.»

35. Zebras can’t sleep unless they’re in a group.

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36. There’s a scientific word to describe the secret language that twins often use with each other, and it’s called “cryptophasia

37. And finally, the ancient ancestors of whales used to walk on land — and they were about the size of wolves.

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CONOCE Beyond Wonderland

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“Que la vida es una hermosura, hay que vivirla” ¡Porque sí, señores! ¡La vida es un festival! Con Beyond Wonderland a escasos días de hacer temblar el territorio regiomontano, es momento de comenzar a calentar motores para ser parte de la cronología de uno de los festivales más icónicos de la música electrónica en la actualidad.

Auspiciado por la promotora Insomniac Events (el nombre detrás de espectáculos como el EDC, Electric Forest & Nocturnal Wonderland), OCESA, y Apodaca Group, desde su primera edición en San Bernardino, California, en el año 2010, y presentándose en Seattle, Oakland, Mountain View, etc, el festival Beyond Wonderland ha deleitado a su audiencia a lo largo de casi una década.

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Caracterizado por presentar a una gran diversidad de exponentes y géneros de la música electrónica que van desde el dubstep, trance, house, ambient, drum & bass, etc, a lo largo de la historia del festival se han presentado personalidades e íconos como: Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Robbie Rivera, Groove Armada, Pendulum, Calvin Harris, Datsik, Infected Mushroom, Kaskade, Showtek, John O’Callaghan, Hardwell, ATB, John Digweed, Dash Berlin, David Guetta, Markus Schulz, Steve Angelo, Aviciii, Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Knife Party (fiestototota), entre muchos otros.

En sus pasadas ediciones en México (2017 y 2018), Beyond Wonderland ha sido el responsable de reunir a casi 100 mil almas, respirando conjuntamente al ritmo de un viaje de luces, formas y sonidos, hacia un lugar más allá de nuestra imaginación; rebosante de animales fantásticos, en donde los colores, las emociones y los secretos resaltan en su máxima intensidad.

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En la edición de este 2019, el festival promete sumergirnos como nunca antes en el universo de Alicia en el país de las maravillas, con cuatro escenarios confirmados, los cuales son Queens Domain, Caterpillar’s Garden, Mad Hatters Castle y el Dos Equis Stage… no se sorprendan si la reina de corazones, el Sombrerero Loco, la Oruga Azul o algún otro personaje fantástico aparece repentinamente frente sus ojos.

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Presentándose por tercera vez en nuestro país, Monterrey se convertirá este próximo 6 de abril en el punto de encuentro mundial para los amantes de la música electrónica. Con un cartel que incluye a más de 40 exponentes del género (incluyendo a algunos galardonados como los #1 del mundo), tales como: Above & Beyond, Alesso, Martin Garrix, Dillon Francis, Clapton, Anotr, Bajo Fuego, Boombox Cartel, Bruno Martini, Calixto, Ekali, El Freaky, Fancy Folks, Fisher, Ghetto Kids, Gian Varela, Jessica Audiffred, Joyride, Junkie Kid, Kikeone, Lady Faith, Latmun, Lemarroy Lujavo, Melé, Noisecontrollers, Solardo, Tiga, Tom & Collins, Warface, etc, el festival promete cautivar nuevamente a su público, que año tras año (gracias a su calidad) aumenta en cantidad.

Sí vale la pena darle una oportunidad a este festival, la producción es de primer nivel y se van a quedar con la boca abierta 100% real no fake.

¿Y los boletos, apá?

¡Pues acá les va su boletiza! Los amigos de GNP están en toooodos lados últimamente y se están viendo más guapos que nunca. Si tienen muchas ganas de ir, pero poco incentivo económico ¡acá les va la regaliza! Síganlos en todas sus redes y ponan mucha atención a la dinámica.

Elle Fanning Charms On Carly Rae Jepsen-Penned “Wildflowers”

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Elle Fanning is one of those annoying people that is good at everything. Whether she’s starring in arthouse fare like The Neon Demonand The Beguiled, or blockbusters like Maleficent, the 20-year-old is never less than utterly captivating. It turns out, she’s also a rather handy singer. Elle shows off her vocal chops in the upcoming Teen Spirit (in theaters April 12) — a film about a British school girl with a passion for pop and the drive to escape from her small, claustrophobic town.

The singer/actress belts out a number of covers in the movie including an impressive rendition of Robyn’s seminal “Dancing On My Own” (listen here) as well as Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” and Sigrid’s“Don’t Kill My Vibe.” Elle also contributes an original to the soundtrack, and it perfectly slots into its electro-pop aesthetic. “I wore your shirt as I was running away from you, ’cause I like to keep the good things,” she sings over ’80s synths. “I know you’re hurt and I’d like to sit right next to you, but you’d only say the worst things.”

Elle cuts the emotional chord on the bittersweet chorus. “Wildflowers you brought me are crumbled in my hands,” she laments. “I killed them, you caught me — the stain is on my hands.” The track was co-written by Carly Rae Jepsen, Jack Antonoff and Tavish Crowe, and wouldn’t sound out of place on the Canadian pop star’s E·MO·TION LP. And that’s high praise indeed! Check out “Wildflowers” below and pre-order the soundtrack here.

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Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+ y Apple Card,

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Apple ha anunciado una serie de servicios nuevos, incluyendo Apple TV+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade y Apple News+. Además, ha puesto sobre la mesa los valores que seguirán con todos ellos. Te lo explicamos. Durante la keynote del pasado 25 de marzo, Apple ofreció una explicación de la estrategia que pretende seguir para sus servicios, tanto los existentes —como el App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay o inclusive Maps y Siri— como los nuevos, anunciados durante el evento.

La presentación inició con Tim Cook explicando, por medio de una lista simple, los valores sobre los que se construyen:

  • Fácil de usar
  • Atención al detalle
  • Privado y seguro
  • Curación de contenidos por expertos
  • Personalización
  • Compartir con la familia

No importa qué tipo de servicio se plantea lanzar, en dónde va a funcionar, si se trata de algo gratis o de pago, si es para el Apple Watch o para el Mac. Apple lo construye siguiendo esa pequeña lista.

Es, probablemente, más fácil entender el camino que quiere seguir Apple con su estrategia de servicios si se hace de la óptica de esa lista de valores y no desde un punto de vista de «contra quién pretenden competir».

Aunque es claro que Apple tiene y tendrá competidores en casi todo lo que hagan, también es verdad que parte importante del motivo por el cual se han convertido en la empresa mejor valorada del mundo es que hacen las cosas a su manera, pensando en el largo plazo y tomándose todo el tiempo necesario para sacar un producto o servicio. Como cualquier otro ámbito, no todo funciona —Maps es el ejemplo que nos viene a todos a la mente—, pero muchas cosas claramente han sido un antes y después, como el App Store o iTunes en su momento.

Apple TV+

Apple TV+ es lo que todos esperábamos y el anuncio que más importancia ha dado la compañía a lo largo de la presentación, también tiene un impacto potencial profundo, tal y como lo ha tenido Netflix no solo a nivel económico sino en la sociedad y de forma cultural.

Apple TV+ es el servicio de suscripción a contenido original en forma de series y películas. Apple ha invertido literalmente miles de millones de dólares en la producción de nuevos contenidos de la mano de talento de primer nivel, incluyendo a Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Brie Larson, Reese Witherspoon, entre muchos,muchos otros. Es, sin duda alguna, una apuesta muy ambiciosa.

Pero Apple TV+ no será una competencia de Netflix o Amazon Prime Video, al menos en su forma actual, ya que concentra contenido original únicamente. No agrega o muestra contenidos de terceros, ya sea por medio de compras de catálogos o licencias de distribución internacionales. Es decir, no es una app a la que entras donde hay miles de series y películas por elegir.

Apple TV+ será lanzado en otoño de 2019. No se han anunciado precios, tampoco es claro si ofrecerán paquetes de diferentes servicios a un precio más competitivo.

Apple TV, la app y Apple TV channels

Por otro lado está la aplicación TV para el Apple TV, iPhone y iPad que también llegará a Mac más adelante. Es un agregador de contenidos de otros proveedores que también funciona como una guía. La nueva versión anunciada en el evento tendrá recomendaciones personalizadas por medio de machine learning y algunas otros cambios que darán una mejor experiencia de uso.

En particular el poder acceder directamente a episodio de series o películas sin pasar por la app del proveedor. Por ejemplo, se puede ver un episodio de Juego de Tronosdirectamente desde la app TV, sin tener que abrir la de HBO.

Pero aquí es donde se complican las cosas: la app TV también tendrá algo llamado TV channels que es una forma de suscribirte a ciertas plataformas de contenido como Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, HBO, CBS All Access o MTV, con el agregado de contenido disponible sin conexión y compartir suscripciones con toda la familia.

Además el servicio de Apple TV Channels no está disponible en España o en Latinoamérica por el momento. Se desconoce si en unos meses eso cambiará. Esta es la forma en que Apple intenta convertirse en un concentrador de contenidos como algunas operadoras lo son con su oferta de televisión en casa.

Por último la app planea simplificar el acceso a contenidos de Prime Now, Hulu, ESPN+, NBC y ABC, accediendo al contenido en la guía pero al reproducir, se abrirá la app del proveedor.

Todavía no se ha anunciado precios para Apple TV Channels, se espera paquetes de precios accesibles con buenos descuentos para hacer la oferta atractiva.

Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade es probablemente el servicio más fácil de entender: pagas una mensualidad y tienes acceso a cientos de títulos de videojuegos exclusivos para la plataforma. Funciona en Apple TV, iPad y Mac. Es importante recalcar que los juegos funcionarán offline y no se necesitará una conexión permanente a internet para usarlos, como sucede con Google Arcadia.

El catálogo no ha sido anunciado, el precio tampoco.

Apple Card

Apple Card es interesante porque, junto a Apple Pay, será uno de los impulsores de ingresos «silenciosos» para la empresa por el lado de los servicios. La compañía quiere rediseñar toda la experiencia de pago, no solo en el punto final —cuando se acerca el iPhone o Apple Watch al punto de pago— y la mejor forma de hacerlo es con una propia tarjeta de crédito.

Se hace en conjunto a Goldman Sachs y Master Card. La tarjeta no tiene número, se genera uno al azar con cada pago. No tiene fecha de caducidad o número de seguridad CCV, los tres son conceptos antiguos de épocas en que la seguridad financiera era muy distinta.

Además de la virtual, hay una tarjeta física ultra minimalista hecha de titanio. Apple está ofreciendo un plan agresivo para captar clientes que consiste en:

  • Devolución del 2% en todas las compras hechas con la tarjeta pagando desde Apple Pay
  • Devolución del 3% de todas las compras hechas en Apple.com o en Apple Stores
  • Devolución del 1% de todas las compras hechas con la tarjeta física

El crédito se guarda en Apple Cash que está dentro de Wallet y se puede usar para pagar cualquier cosa.

Por el momento la Apple Card está disponible únicamente en Estados Unidos y se planea expansión internacional que puede resultar relativamente sencillo de implementar pues se usa la plataforma de Master Card que tiene soporte en todo el mundo.

Apple Pay tardó un año en llegar a España, por ejemplo, por lo que no resulta descabellado que la compañía esté negociando la implantación de una tarjeta en otros países con bancos con los que trabajan de cerca.

Apple News+

Apple News+ es el resultado de la integración de la compra de Texture a la plataforma de descubrimiento de noticias de la compañía. Por medio de una pago mensual se puede acceder a cientos de revistas digitales desde la propia aplicación sin tener que pagar suscripciones individuales a cada uno de los títulos.

Recuerda a Newsstand, la iniciativa fallida de Apple de «traducir» las revistas impresas a iPad, que eran costosas de diseñar, lentas, con mala experiencia de usuario y, al emular un funcionamiento tan básico como el pasar de hojas en una revista, se hacia viejo todo muy rápido.

Newsstand murió en iOS 9 —reemplazado por Apple News— y vuelven a la carga con la idea que formatos enriquecidos son suficientes para pagar una suscripción. Algunos otros medios como Vox o el Wall Street Journal estarán, pero con contenido limitado.

Cuesta $9,99 dólares y no está disponible en Latinoamérica o España, aunque prometieron expansión a Europa en próximos meses, empezando por Reino Unido.

This article was originally writing by: Hipertextual.com