Jan. 15 Deadline to Submit Apps to the Mobile Premier Awards

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Tags:#apps#mobile center_img The mobile ecosystem is in the midst of an unprecedented wave of transformation. As business models adapt, new verticals and players emerge. Technology evolves, perceptions shift, and lives are improved.The Mobile World Congress, which will take place from Feb. 14-17 in Barcelona, is doubtless the most important of its kind, and every year, for a couple of days, the city of Barcelona pauses its romantic and alternative style and becomes the centre of the mobile technology world. In this atmosphere, a parallel event like the Mobile Premier Awards means a great opportunity for developers to show their apps.With an estimated 50,000 mobile professionals from over 200 countries attending the MWC, the congress aims to promote mobile technologies. Now in its fifth year, the MWC will focus on the early stage aspects of mobile development and showcase the most innovative apps from around the world bringing the developers and entrepreneurs to the spotlight.This post first appeared on ReadRiteWeb Spain.ReadRiteWeb.es is supporting the MPAs as media partner. You can follow our coverage on the Web and @rwwes. Follow us on Twitter for a chance to win one of five tickets to the Mobile Premier Awards.Mobile World CongressIn terms of digital innovation, old Europe is usually behind North America and Asia, so hosting a major event like the MWC – which is organized by the GSMA and which unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators and more than 200 companies in the mobile ecosystem – encourages local companies to find better ways to compete.There are other important European events related to IT, like LeWeb, and certainly they provide an excellent way to attract international attention, but the MWC goes beyond and puts Barcelona, Spain and Europe in the centre of the mobile industry.Mobile Premier AwardsIt sounds like a great idea to award some of the best and most innovative mobile apps in the same city -and at the same time – where major companies, media and every one else interested in mobile technologies are all together talking about the future.Smartphones have offered a new business line for small developers, a fantastic new line indeed; nevertheless it is very difficult to find success in a market that is full of competitors. The MPA gives entrepreneurs and developers a fantastic chance to show their apps.The awards are organized by dotopen, a consulting firm, and are supported by major companies with a common goal: promote multi-platform development and establish the awards as the reference for the community formed by entrepreneurs, startups and developers. This year’s awards ceremony will take place for the first time at the amazing Diagonal 00 tower, the new Telefonica R&D Catalunya headquarters.Last year’s edition received over 600 submissions, and this year the number could be even higher due to the great growth the app market has seen, the tremendous success of the iPhone 4, the rise of Android phones and the arrival of tablets (we mean the proper arrival).AppCircus at the Mobile Premier AwardsParticipation in the MPAs is free to any entrepreneur, company or developer with a mobile app. The nominated apps include a selection of the AppCircus Categories and the winners of last year’s AppCircus events.AppCircus is a series of traveling shows focused on mobile apps and is produced by dotopen as well.This traveling showcase is very dynamic, dotopen’s Rudy de Waele told us. “In 2010 we have done over 30 events globally between September and December. In 2011 we plan to do between 50 and 100 events globally,” he said.You still have a chance to pitch your application at the MPAs: the deadline to submit an app is Jan. 15. Read more information here. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement miguel galeralast_img read more

Water crisis nearly solved in Totopara

first_imgThe water crisis in Toto para, mostly inhabitaed by the nearly extinct Toto tribals, has been solved in majority areas, an oficial said today.Presently there are about 1000 houses in the area in north Bengal that are getting pipe water, District Magistrate Deviprasad Karnam said.Priority has been given to the Totos, numbering only 1533, he said.The entire area where non-Totos are also living will get water by next year and dependence on Bhutan for water will end, he said.The success followed a state government project launched in 2013 to build three reservoirs to store showers from waterfalls.Construction of the reservoirs has been completed. The water stored is distributed through pipes, he said, adding that only one reservoir was now functional.The government is also implementing the ‘Spring Shed’ programme, used in Sikkim, through which waterfalls do not dry up during summer, he said.last_img read more

James Harden scores 29 as Rockets rout Jazz in Game 1

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rudy Gobert had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Jazz after not scoring more than 15 points in a game in the playoff series against the Rockets last season. Donovan Mitchell had 19 points, but did not have an assist as the Jazz went long stretches without scoring.Ricky Rubio started after missing four of the last five games of the regular season with a quadriceps injury. Rubio, who finished with 15 points, didn’t play against Houston in the playoffs last season after injuring his hamstring in a first-round series win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.Houston had a 12-point lead entering the fourth quarter and an 8-0 spurt, with two 3-pointers from Danuel House, extended it to 95-75 with nine minutes remaining.The Rockets led by 17 when Harden re-entered the game about a minute later. Soon after he returned he found House behind the 3-point line in the corner and drove to the basket and finished with a one-handed slam.The Rockets were up by 15 at halftime, but Utah opened the second half with a 10-3 run, with six points from Gobert, to cut it to 62-54 with nine minutes left in the third.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao’s son Jimuel scores KO in first amateur fight MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss It’s the second consecutive year these teams have met in the postseason after the Rockets eliminated Utah in five games in the second round last season.Game 2 is Wednesday night in Houston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHouston was up by 15 in the fourth quarter before Harden, who had eight rebounds, scored six points in a 9-2 run that stretched the lead to 108-86 with four minutes left and both teams cleared their benches about a minute after that.Houston’s starting lineup helped carry the scoring load on Sunday night, with each starter scoring at least 10 points. Eric Gordon had 17, Clint Capela scored 16, Chris Paul added 14 and P.J. Tucker had 11. LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, drives to the basket as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert defends during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists to help the Houston Rockets rout the Utah Jazz 122-90 on Sunday night in Game 1 of a best-of-seven first-round playoff series.The Rockets had a double-digit lead for most of the game, but the Jazz got within five points midway through the third quarter before Houston used a big run to pull away and sail to the victory.ADVERTISEMENT The Jazz got within five with a shot from Mitchell later in the third, before the Rockets scored next 10 points, with a 3 from Gordon and a three-point play from Harden, to make it 76-61 with about four minutes left in the quarter.Mitchell ended a Utah scoring drought of about 4 ½ minutes after that with a 3-pointer, but Harden hit a 3 seconds later to leave the Rockets up 79-64.Utah cut into the lead a bit after that and trailed 83-71 after three.TIP-INSJazz: Derrick Favors had 13 points. … Utah went 7 for 27 on 3s. … The Jazz had 18 turnovers. … Jae Crowder scored nine points off the bench.Rockets: Coach Mike D’Antoni was back on the sideline after missing Houston’s last three regular-season games with an intestinal virus. … Hall of Famer and former Rocket Hakeem Olajuwon watched the game from a courtside seat. … Houston made 15 3-pointers, led by four from Harden.UP NEXTAfter Game 2 on Wednesday the series moves to Utah for Game 3 on Saturday and Game 4 on April 22. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View commentslast_img read more

5 great Brazil-Ecuador clashes

first_imgBrazil Oles at the Marcana, altitude and the rise of Jesus – Five great Brazil-Ecuador clashes Raisa Simplicio 08:30 8/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Marquinhos Miller Bolanos Brasil Ecuador Group B Copa America Centenario 04062016 FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Brazil Brazil v Ecuador Ecuador WC Qualification South America While once minnows, Thursday’s opponents are now anything but the walkovers they were when the sides first met back in 1949 On Thursday, Brazil return to World Cup qualifying action with a clash against Ecuador at the Gremio Arena in Porto Alegre.Historically, Ecuador have posed the five-time world champions few problems in a fixture that has produced no shortage of goals. The two sides first met way back in 1942.Below, Brasil Global Tour looks back at some of the great clashes between the two sides. Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina EARLY BEGINNINGS Prillio Zizinho Flamengo BrazilBrazil and Ecuador first locked horns in the South American Championships of 1942, the precursor to what is now known as the Copa America. They met in Montevideo for what was the fifth round of the heptagonal, and the Selecao ran out winners in a comprehensive 5-1 demolition, with Pirillo and Zizinho the stars of the show.The one-sided affair was hardly a surprise, with football still relatively new to Ecuador and the country yet to even organise a national league tournament. While Brazilian football went professional in 1933, the Ecuadorian top flight was not born until 1957. The next few years would see the Selecao repeatedly stroll past Ecuador. The two sides next met in 1945 and 1949, with Brazil winning 9-2 and 9-1, respectively. TENSION IN VINA DEL MAR Brasil x Equador 1991In 1991, Paulo Roberto Falcao led the Selecao into a crunch Copa America tie with Ecuador, with Brazil needing to triumph by two goals to secure qualification for the next stage of the Copa America in Chile. While Mazinho netted after just eight minutes to get Brazil off to the perfect start, it would be a tense affair in Vina del Mar.Ecuador equalised just four minutes later through Carlos Munoz, leaving the sides locked at 1-1 going into the break. Marcio Santos reinstated Brazil’s lead 10 minutes into the second half, before an anxious wait that saw Luis Henrique grab the all-important third with just one minute remaining. Brazil, however, would go on to lose to old rivals Argentina in the final. MINNOWS NO MORE Brasil x Equador 1991Come the qualification process for World Cup 2002, international football in South America was changing. Ecuador were no longer minnows. They had a genuine superstar in Alex Aguinaga, a No.10 who certainly wouldn’t look out of place lining up for Brazil. They also had a genuine goalscorer in Agustin Delgado, who hit the fifth of his nine goals in of the campaign to see off Brazil and secure a famous victory for the rising power in Quito.Brazil had landed in Quito just a few hours before kick-off in order to reduce the effects of altitude, but were left gasping for air five minutes after half-time when Ivan Kaviedes breezed past three defenders before sending a scuffed shot across goal for Delgado to poke home. Ecuador not only went on to qualify for their first-ever World Cup, but they did so by finishing ahead of Brazil in the table. OLE AT THE MARACANA In 2007, after suffering a disastrous 2006 World Cup quarter-final defeat to France, the Selecao returned to great Maracana hoping to win back the hearts of the Rio public. After a first half devoid of any real excitement, Dunga’s side woke up after the break to put on a show.More than 85,000 fans watched a stunning second-half display that resulted in a 5-0 rout of Ecuador, with Vagner Love, Ronaldinho, Elano, and a brace from Kaka secured what was, eventually, a very comfortable victory. The win took Brazil to the top of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying group, and the team were serenaded with chants of olé from a satisfied public. JESUS RISES New Brazil coach Tite made his debut in the dugout as the Selecao got their World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a 3-0 victory over Ecuador. A penalty from Neymar and two goals from Gabriel Jesus gave the five-time world champions their first win in Quito for 33 years.There were some teething issues in the first half but Brazil came alive in the final 20 minutes as Gabriel Jesus had a direct hand in all three goals on a stunning senior international debut. It was Brazil’s first win in Quito in 33 years and the first of Tite’s unprecedented run of eight consecutive victories in World Cup qualifying.last_img read more

Van der Vaart demands Isco to start for Real Madrid

first_imgDutch former player Rafael Van der Vaart, granted an interview ahead of Real Madrid’s match vs Ajax and stated that Isco is the best in the world.The situation between Isco and Real Madrid has reached a boiling point that Rafael Van der Vaart doesn’t seem to understand, the Dutch former Los Blancos’ player hates the idea of not having the Spaniard starting in every single match for the Spanish giants.In his eyes, Isco is the best player in the world and he won’t watch Real Madrid whenever he doesn’t start a match.The reality is that the Spanish midfielder is arguably one of the most talented players that the club has, but he is also one of the most wasted talents of recent memory for any club.Since he started his career at Real Madrid, Alarcon has never reached that level of performance that people expected from him and he never really claimed the starring role that describes his true potential.Instead of fighting to silence his critics, Isco has opted to live his life in a more relaxed manner with the certainty of being part of a club that always wins trophies.But he has never really been that key player that Van der Vaart speaks of, maybe this interview could be a call for action for Isco once he gets to read it.Maybe the Dutch player himself sees a little bit of him in the Spaniard.”En Holanda piensan que gana el Ajax seguro, pero les digo que el Madrid es el Madrid” https://t.co/xmeXqxwSe0 Entrevista con @rafvdvaart por @nacholabarga #UCL— MARCA (@marca) January 16, 2019During an extended interview with Marca, Rafa spoke about his time as a Real Madrid player and the legends that he played with during his time.“I played with some of the best players in the world: Ramos, Guti, Raul, Ronaldo, Kaka, Benzema… It’s a very special thing,” said Rafa during the interview.“Being able to play in the same club as Cristiano, for example, is very impressive. People recognize how important Ronaldo was for Real Madrid, a player who scored nearly 60 goals per-season.”“There were six players from the Netherlands during the first year, it’s true that there may have been too many of us.”“It was worse in the sense that we were together all the time and we only spoke Dutch between us, there were a lot less of us by next season and my Spanish improved because I was able to mingle with players from other countries.”“It’s weird that the squad plays so badly in some home matches like they did against Real Sociedad, I really don’t think it’s a matter of attitude.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“They have lost Cristiano and Zidane, Solari is slowly starting to get the grip of the players and I’m sure they will finish the season with another title apart from the Club World Cup.”“What happens with Isco is crazy to me, he is the best player in the world. But he always has problems with his managers. Zidane never really trusted him 100%.”“Every time I watch Real Madrid, I check if he is going to start the game or not. If he doesn’t start, then I go back home and prefer to not watch it,” he concluded.Van der Vaart: “Si Isco no es titular me voy a casa, es el mejor del mundo” https://t.co/GWG9BMBuCz Entrevista por @nacholabarga— MARCA (@marca) January 16, 2019Van der Vaart’s assessment of Isco is arguably a little out of proportion, this player may be very talented but he is quite far from being considered the best player in the world by anybody else apart from the Dutch former midfielder.As things stand right now for the Spaniard, leaving Real Madrid is a major possibility for him by the end of the season.The whole problem with Isco right now is that he clearly has an unresolved personal issue with manager Santiago Solari, this is pretty obvious despite the Argentine’s latest comments denying such problems with the midfielder.If there wasn’t anything personal between the two, Isco would’ve at least stared the Copa del Rey match against Leganes last week.The coach has another chance to prove that such a problem doesn’t exist, it will be this Wednesday when Los Blancos play the second leg against Leganes at Butarque.The problem here is that given how bad the situation appears between Isco and the manager, everything points to Brahim Diaz starting his first match and Alarcon staying on the bench.Solari: “¿Vender a Isco? Yo soy el entrenador” pic.twitter.com/fVzAqPaw2Z— MARCA (@marca) January 15, 2019Do you agree with Van der Vaart, is Isco the best player in the world? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

MPA Blitzes Congress Over Copyright Threat

first_imgAs FOLIO: first reported, National Geographic is fighting a copyright case against a former photographer in 11th Circuit Court of Appeals over the Complete National Geographic, a pioneering CD-ROM project the magazine released in 1997. In that case, now entering its 11th year of litigation, a Florida judge awarded the photographer $400,000 in damages in 2004—a decision National Geographic appealed.The amended version of the PRO-IP bill is now under consideration by the full Judiciary Committee. The MPA says there is “always the possibility that a similar statutory damages provision could be introduced at some point in the future.” The House Judiciary subcommittee voted unanimously last week to send an amended version of a bill to the full judiciary committee, striking a section that would have changed the civil penalties for copyright infringements in compilations to allow each work in a compilation to count as a separate infringement. In a note to members, the Magazine Publishers of America called Section 104 of the H.R. 4279 PRO-IP bill a “very damaging provision for the magazine industry.” The bill would have allowed plaintiffs to collect multiple awards of statutory damages, the possibility of which, the MPA says, would likely have kept magazine publishers from putting complete editions of a magazine on DVD.The MPA and other groups, including the Digital Media Association (representing Microsoft, Google and Yahoo) and the Printing Industries of America, have fought a vigorous campaign to remove that section from the legislation. In January, the MPA met with House and Judiciary Committee leadership to discuss the case, and last month “blitzed” key committee members’ Congressional offices.last_img read more

Bloomberg Media Names Global CRO People on the Move – 81016

first_img Angela Matusik, director of branded content at InStyle, has announced that she will leave the brand on August 16, after three years with the magazine. In this position, Grossman will lead the company’s international multiplatform sales organization and develop innovative revenue models and opportunities in new markets. He will report directly to chief operating officer Jacki Kelley. Anne Urda is now editor-in-chief of Law360. Urda, formerly co-managing editor, was promoted to the role following last week’s departure of EIC Cat Fredenburgh and co-managing editor Christine Caulfield.  Grossman joined the company in July 2014 as publisher of Bloomberg Digital and digital products. In November 2015, he was promoted to head of U.S. sales for the company. Previously, he served as associate publisher of Wired and Ars Technica. Bloomberg Media has promoted Keith Grossman from U.S. head of sales to global chief revenue officer, effective today. He replaces former CRO Paul Caine, who left the company in mid-July. Hearst Magazines UK has promoted Duncan Chater from group publishing director of Red, Esquire, and Cosmopolitan to chief revenue officer, effective September 1. Chater replaces Ella Dolphin, who will leave the company at the end of this month to serve as CEO of Shortlist Media. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: “He is a tireless leader, full of ideas and innovation which is what clients require most,” Kelley told Adweek. “He knows how to front a sales force in order to bring the best ideas to clients across lots of different industries and at many different levels of agencies and clients.” Slate Group has named Jason Santa Maria design director. Most recently, he was the executive design director for Vox Media.last_img read more

Netflix drops hints about the Bandersnatch ending you may not have seen

first_imgWith Netflix touting more than a trillion possible permutations for its first grown-up stab at an interactive movie, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, there’s a lot to unravel.Netflix has been making interactive choose-your-own-adventure videos for more than a year, but Bandersnatch is the first that isn’t a cartoon for kids. The interactivity is simple: A or B choices that branch the plot. But Bandersnatch gives the model a self-referential spin by building the story around a choose-your-own-adventure novel. Netflix press materials note the movie has “five main endings, with multiple variants of each.” Discussions on Black Mirror subreddit, Discord and social media have tried untangling the knot. The pathways can be so convoluted that Netflix has nudged viewers to find scenes that few have uncovered weeks after the movie’s premiere. In fact, Netflix said that of the five main endings, one in which Stefan follows his mother onto the train remains the most hidden, with the fewest number of viewers taking that path. The company has shared that 73 percent of viewers chose for Stefan to accept Tuckersoft’s job offer, and that British viewers were slightly less inclined to spill tea than viewers in the rest of the world. Reed Hastings holds up two different boxes of cerealNetflix CEO Reed Hastings dropping important financial disclosures during the company’s earnings call.  Screenshot by Joan E. Solsman/CNET Netflix CEO Reed Hastings even broke into the company’s earnings discussion in January to disclose that 73 percent of Bandersnatch viewers chose Frosties over Sugar Puffs. After two relatively inconsequential interactions about cereal and music, the story starts to offer crucial choices that take you to different plot points or assign attributes to your account that determine what choices you may see in the future. These determine the possible passwords you can enter into the locked cabinet in Stefan’s dad’s office, and they influence the options for how to respond when Stefan calls out “Give me a sign!” when he’s grappling with the idea that somebody is controlling him.Whatever Netflix defines as an “ending” to add up to “five main endings” isn’t really clear, but here are some of the permutations and endings that viewers have mapped out:You choose for Stefan to work with Tuckersoft. Backed by a team, the game is a messy failure with a zero-out-of-five rating. After watching the game review on TV, Stefan yells out that he wants to try again and you loop back with the opportunity to reject Tuckersoft’s offer instead. Stefan jumps from Colin’s balcony, and the game is published after the “tragic accident” without getting a rating. You’re eventually forced to have Stefan discuss his mother’s death with Dr. Haynes. You take the pills that Dr. Haynes prescribes. The game is published but with Stefan’s madness under control, it’s a failure with a zero-out-of-five rating. But hey, nobody dies this time!When Stefan calls out for whoever is controlling him to give him a “sign,” if you choose Netflix, the story takes a meta turn where you either end up with Stefan laughing maniacally as he’s dragged out of the building or Stefan facing a reality where he’s actually on a movie shoot, much to his confusion. When Stefan explores his father’s locked study, if he enters the passcode TOY on the file cabinet and then chooses to leave with his mother to board the train that derails and kills her, Stefan dies in the present day in his therapist’s office because of a timeline paradox. When Stefan calls out for whoever is controlling him to give him a “sign,” if you choose PAC, Stefan learns about a government conspiracy, kills his father and ends up in prison after calling Dr. Haynes’ office; the Bandersnatch game is released with a 2.5 star-rating.  When Stefan calls out for whoever is controlling him to give him a “sign,” if you chose the little glyph that Bandersnatch novel author Jerome F. Davies painted all over his walls, then Stefan ends up in prison without Bandersnatch ever being released. Various choices determine whether Stefan ends up in prison after seeing (or sometimes killing) Colin, Tucker, or Colin’s girlfriend Kitty.  If you choose to make Stefan chop up his dad’s body, Bandersnatch is released to acclaim with a five-out-of-five rating, but a present-day news report explains the game was pulled after Stefan was imprisoned for murder. A report describes how Colin’s daughter, the baby Pearl that viewers meet briefly during the trip to Colin’s apartment, is a game programmer who wants to revive Bandersnatch. She encounters a bug similar to the one Stefan does, and your choice about whether she destroys her computer or pours tea on it seems to loop you back to earlier points in the story. The interactive story seems to eventually force some choices. No matter how much I tried to avoid talking about Stefan’s mother with the therapist Dr. Haynes, eventually I had no choice but to hear Stefan hash out his mommy issues. And no matter how many times I just wanted to bury Stefan’s dad instead of (gag) chopping up his body, the story eventually just went to repeat loops until I agreed to dismemberment. (Of course, the grisliest choice led to the Bandersnatch game getting the highest possible critical rating…) bm-bandersnatch-still-04Protagonist Stefan (left) interacts differently with his game programming hero, Colin (center), and Tuckersoft CEO Tucker (right) depending on the choices you make.  Netflix But the way that movie’s interactivity is set up, it also seems that after you’ve followed the course of a few of the endings, it’ll keep prompting you to return to certain choice points that are crucial to unlocking parts of the story you haven’t seen yet. It also seems that you get different endings presented as the “official” end — with video vignettes interspersed into the end credits like other linear episodes often do — depending on where you arrive around the 90-minute mark.  And there are sideways trips that the story can take depending on various factors.  Sometimes when you choose to pick up the book before Stefan goes to sleep, he dreams that he breaks his bathroom mirror when he touches it. Other times, if you choose to pick up the book, he dreams that he can reach through the mirror to travel back in time.  Netflix’s UK and Ireland Twitter account teased viewers on Jan. 8 by suggesting they have Stefan “try picking up the family photo, ~twice~.” That might not be a hard science as our particular playthrough required selecting the photo three times. This will trigger a scene where Stefan is working in his room and suddenly Jerome F. Davies appears before stabbing Stefan in the chest. Stefan will then wake up, the attack being an apparent dream, and the story will continue.  bm-bandersnatch-still-07Picking up the book to read can unlock different elements depending on previous answers. Netflix/Black Mirror You can also unlock different nightmares (or realities?) depending on the password you enter into the father’s locked file cabinet. TOY seems to be the only way to get to the ending where Stefan dies in his present-day therapist’s office because you choose for him to join his mother on the train in the past. PAC explains a government conspiracy that’s experimenting on and surveilling Stefan, while JFD and PAX give you some creepy jump scares.  There’s also a post-credits scene where Stefan listens to his Walkman but instead of hearing music he hears digital noise. Discussion on Reddit says that decoding the sound results in a QR code that leads to a separate online Easter egg.  Some viewers have speculated that some elements of the story are chosen at random, a little chaos purposely inserted to drive everyone crazy who attempts to flowchart all the different narrative branches.  And there are additional Easter eggs sprinkled outside the video as well. A website for Tuckersoft, the gaming company in the movie, has a landing page that looks like something you’d load with an AOL dial-up connection. Its job recruitment page is styled like a 1980s magazine ad, with actor Asim Chaudhry’s Mohan Tucker pictured. And the Tuckersoft game that Colin is developing when he first meets Stefan — Nohzdyve, an early allusion to the trip off the balcony that Colin and/or Stefan can take later in some Bandersnatch plot branches — is available to play through an emulator.   Mike Sorrentino contributed to this story. Editors’ note: This story was first published Dec. 28, 2018 and is updated as more Bandersnatch pathways are discovered. Share your voice 12 17 Photos Comments Aquaman director James Wan the latest celeb to take social media breakcenter_img Tags Tech Culture: From film and television to social media and games, here’s your place for the lighter side of tech. What we know about the Disney+ streaming service: It’s getting ready to rival Netflix. TV and Movies Digital Media Netflixlast_img read more

Dark mode color scheme is coming to iPhones with iOS 13

first_img reading • Dark mode color scheme is coming to iPhones with iOS 13 At the end of 2018, there were 1.4 billion Apple devices actively used around the globe, the company said in late January during its quarterly earnings report. More than 900 million of them were iPhones.Meanwhile, Apple has more different operating systems than ever before. There’s iOS for iPhones and iPads, MacOS  for its computers, tvOS for Apple TV and watchOS for the Apple Watch. Then there’s Apple Pay, iTunes, Apple Music, the App Store, iCloud, HomeKit and various other apps and services. It’s critical that Apple make a strong impression at WWDC with the next versions of its software. See also Apple’s annual developer convention kicked off Monday at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California (fittingly enough for fans of dark mode, the show’s opening video featured the song “I Guess I Should Go to Sleep” by Jack White). The confab is in its 30th year, and it’s the third year for Apple to hold its developer conference in San Jose. The city — the third biggest in California and 10th largest in the US — is about 50 miles south of San Francisco and only about 10 miles from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino.WWDC is where Apple details its newest software and services that will arrive on devices later in the year. The company may be best known for its hardware, but the seamless integration of its hardware with its software is what sets Apple apart from rivals. Apple’s ability to control every aspect of its products — something that began when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded the company in 1976 — has been key in making it the most powerful company in tech. Now playing: Watch this: Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC 46 Photos See All Dark mode for iOS 13: iPhone’s dark side never looked so good The long-rumored announcement didn’t come as much of a surprise. Just last week, leaked screenshots showing off Apple’s take on dark mode surfaced on 9to5Mac. It’s also worth noting that Google introduced a similar feature for Android Q users at its I/O developer conference last month. Dark Mode comes to Apple iOS Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad 2:45 As of February 24, 83% of Apple’s mobile devices on the market were running iOS 12, the company’s mobile software from late 2018. Another 12% used iOS 11, and 5 percent of devices ran an older version, according to the company’s developer dashboard. By comparison, only about 10% of Android devices ran Google’s latest software, dubbed Pie, as of May 7At the end of Apple’s WWDC presentation last year, the company gave a sneak peak of Project Marzipan, its effort to make it easy to take apps developed for iOS devices to Macs. Its MacOS update released in September included four of Apple’s own apps that originated on iOS — News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home.. CNET’s Shara Tibken contributed to this story. Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them nowcenter_img Post a comment Share your voice Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? WWDC 2019 Apple Event Tags Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now 0 • Apple WWDC 2019 With iOS 13, native Apple apps and interfaces can ditch the white backgrounds in favor of black. James Martin/CNET WWDC, Apple’s annual developers conference, brought the usual slew of software announcements meant to power Apple’s hardware through the new year. Among them: An alternative dark mode color scheme for devices running iOS 13, the newest version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones. Enable it, and your phone will replace the light-colored interfaces in native Apple apps like Maps, Mail and Messages with a much darker design. 9 Photos Mobile Tech Industry Wellness WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynotelast_img read more

Deere cuts profit forecast hurt by weak equipment sales

first_imgDeere cuts profit forecast, hurt by weak equipment sales78 viewsDeere cuts profit forecast, hurt by weak equipment sales78 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Deere cuts profit forecast, hurt by weak equipment sales78 viewsBusinessFarmers are hurting and that’s bad news for Deere. The world’s largest farm-equipment maker reported a 43 percent drop in its first-quarter profit, while sales declined 17 percent– though it did topVentuno Web Player 4.50Farmers are hurting and that’s bad news for Deere. The world’s largest farm-equipment maker reported a 43 percent drop in its first-quarter profit, while sales declined 17 percent– though it did toplast_img