ESL have now an app intended to keep you up to date this year at Frankfurt with its new event app..not only that the app will be used for events in the future too so its kinda handy to have..
“ESL Event app is a great way to amp up your ESL One Frankfurt experience and stay up to date with all the latest information about the event. The app will also be used for all ESL events in the future so be sure not to miss it.”
ESL One returns to the Commerzbank – Arena in Frankfurt, Germany on June 20-21 2015! Join us for the biggest Dota 2 tournament in Europe! The strongest teams and best players from all over the world will head to Frankfurt to battle it out against one another. Keep up to date with all the action with the official ESL Event App!
* Check-in and collect Dota 2 Item Drops (you have to be in Frankfurt for this feature!)
* Social Media stream
* Live results and brackets with spoiler option
* Schedule of all matches
* Team and Player Info
Owning an expensive handset is quite common these days as more of us delve into the smartphone era and often the case some of us prefer to have that naked feel effect with their phone,as a rule of thumb i always advise purchasing a case of some sort for your phone as accidents happen and some may or may not have insurance,today we take a look at the Otterbox defender case for the HTC ONE M9
The Otterbox defender case comes in its well know packaging as seen above we all all custom to Otterbox packaging and its easy to spot in stores ..
Inside the packaging we get the following pieces of the case and it only take seconds to assemble if you are use to using Otterbox products..
There is several steps to putting on the case which is quite simple there is two outer shells and screen protection all just clip into place nicely and there is no play in the case when attached all clips together quite easily and you also get a belt holder in which you can attach the device to which does make it feel quite bulky when on but rest assured your device is in safe hands from any drops and you can feel the device there which is better than not being able to feel it..
Above is a before and after shot to give you an idea what the case looks like and how much it ads to size,to be fair its not really that much as cases can be big and cumbersome at times but this fits well and feels good and solid to hold.
On the front of the device we can still have full access to the boom speakers top and bottom with nothing obscured which is good,there is a big recess on the top so the whole screen is very safe even if faced down there is plenty of room even if there is some dirt or particles lying about so there is no fear of marking the device,there is a layer of plastic covering the whole screen with cut outs around the front facing camera and the speakers,again a good idea to avoid any blocking or losing functionality from the device.
The camera on the back is also well protected and kept away from any harm,as you can see there is also plenty of room as the flash and lens is well below the surface so the is maximum protection here to keep the essentials safe,also there is no obstruction of the camera and lens so all works fine.
On the bottom of the case we have clear access to the USB port and headphone socket and a small flap that opens and closes seamlessly so al is in order down here in this department,quick access and maximum protection.
The right hand side gives us the keys and again these are well protected and quite tactile even with the case on,travel is also quite good and the keys are distinguishable ,perhaps more so with this case on than off i might add,as many folk complained about how the keys where place on this particular model.
The left hand side is completely enclosed and no access to your sim card or sd tray,not that you would be swapping them around much like an average user so this will not be a problem,its quite easy to remove the case anyhow which is good..There is also a space on the top of the case to leave free the infra red which is handy should you need it for anything,again the infra red or IR blaster as its called is well below surface and kept safe from harm.
The holder itself is quite big and does add some bulk to the overall package but it does slot quite well onto your jeans or wherever you may decide to place it,it does also give more protection on top of the case too,this would be especially beneficial for builders or site workers.
The case certainly does its job and will give optimum protection for your HTC One M9 so its worth the punt,again the belt option would be for those working in the construction industry so the consumer does not have to use it if they dont feel the need to,the case does not add much bulk to the phone compared to others and its a worthy investment in the long run,the whole set up feels solid and its comfortable and also gives some more grip in hand too which will prevent accidental drops.You can buy the Otterbox defender case for €49.99 which is a fair price to pay you can buy the case HERE .
Other options are also available as seen below or just head over to OTTERBOX.IE and take a look at what other cases are there for your device.
LG Electronics has agreed to take a royalty-bearing smartphone patent license from Nokia Technologies. The Korean company is the latest of more than 60 licensees for Nokia’s 2G, 3G and 4G mobile communication technologies and the first major smartphone manufacturer to join the licensing program since Nokia divested its Devices & Services business to Microsoft in 2014.
Ramzi Haidamus says
“We are pleased to welcome LG Electronics to our licensing program,” said Ramzi Haidamus, President of Nokia Technologies. “We’ve worked constructively with LG Electronics and agreed a mutually beneficial approach, including the use of independent arbitration to resolve any differences. This agreement sets the scene for further collaboration between our companies in future.”
The detailed royalty payment obligations will be subject to commercial arbitration, expected to conclude within a 1-2 year timeframe. Other terms of the agreement remain confidential between the two companies.
Update – Now automatically creates music videos from your photos. 25/08/15
Facebook have just announced a new standalone app called Moments by creative labs which debuts in the US for now and its available on Android and iOS,its set to roll out to more regions over the coming weeks,the app basically helps you sync pictures with friends should you have missed the chance to take a snap yourself,explained below on their blog post.
Syncing photos with the Moments app is a private way to give photos to friends and get the photos you didn’t take. Moments groups the photos on your phone based on when they were taken and, using facial recognition technology, which friends are in them. You can then privately sync those photos quickly and easily with specific friends, and they can choose to sync their photos with you as well. Now, you and your friends have all the photos you took together.
Moments also keeps all of your synced photos organized and even lets you search them to find the ones that you or specific friends are in.
Moments uses facial recognition technology to group your photos based on the friends who are in them. This is the same technology that powers tag suggestions on Facebook. You can control tag suggestions in your Settings.
Skype for Web (Beta) is now available worldwide! Please see below for a list of supported languages. Also, good news for Chromebook and Linux users: you can now access Skype for Web (Beta) for instant messaging.
Skype for Web is now available in ,wait for it Beta,thats if you live in the US or the UK,and its available for new users or current users whom already use the app from their mobile or tablet,the only difference is here you do not need to download the App ,you just log in via Skype.com (or web.skype.com)
Skype for Web is an important step for Skype as we move towards implementing the technology to make Real-Time Communications (RTC)
On their blog they say..
If you already use Skype, sign into Skype for web and you’ll notice your contacts and conversations load in just a few seconds, so whether you usually use Skype on a mobile, tablet, native desktop app or a TV, you’ll see your latest chats are ready to respond to in your browser.
We’ve improved the way you search for people and groups on Skype. Instead of two separate lists for contacts and recent conversations, Skype for Web introduces a timeline view – a single, searchable list that makes it easier to start new conversations and find existing ones.Great for all your conversation types
Video calls, instant messaging and audio calling with a friend or group of friends – however you want to keep in touch, Skype for Web gets you to the conversation quickly from your desktop browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Firefox). Don’t forget to install the plug-in before you make or receive your first call.
Never miss a moment
We’ve added notifications on Skype for Web (you’ll need to enable them when you sign-in), so you don’t miss incoming instant messages, audio or video calls, even if you’re using another app or viewing a different website in another browser window.
We’ll be continuing to roll-out Skype for Web worldwide in the next few weeks, so please share your thoughts in the Skype Community. We are constantly improving Skype for Web and would love to hear your feedback.
There is no doubt it has or it will happen but someone on their mobile phone will bump into you because they are glued to their device checking emails,social media or sending sms..its either that or you see folk bumping into a lamppost…
Hopefully this initiative will help those who spend much time on their phone and they can bump into each other all they like,maybe it will eventually become somewhat a normality in other countries around the world. A Belgian city (Antwerp) has now got these text lanes.
An Mlab spokesperson told Yahoo News, “Everyone text-walks. You probably walk through the streets while texting or sending WhatsApp messages to your friends and don’t really pay attention to your surroundings – only to whatever is happening on your screen.
‘This causes collisions with poles or other pedestrians. You could, unknowingly, even be endangering your own life while you text-walk when you cross the street without looking up.”
If you’re an Apple fan and want the latest Iphone, this is probably the best chance to get it!
Since the 30th of May and until 20th of June Best Buy is offering customers the chance to trade-in their old Iphone 5 and get a new Iphone 6 at $1 on a two-year contract (which normally is priced at $200)
This is a great offer having in mind that Apple is only giving you $100 for your old handset.
As a plus to that offer BestBuy is also giving away a $25 My Best Buy® Rewards certificate and a $50 gift card with any Iphone purchase.
The Iphone you’ll through Best Buy is the 16gb version compatible with Verizon or Sprint.
Of course is not as simple as giving your almost dead Iphone to get the new one, the trade-in value can vary depending on the condition of the phone, but even then, it will be a good deal for most people.
With phishing attempts now nearly a daily occurrence for some its likely these guys will catch people out and the fact of the matter is they do so it means we have to more vigilant and just use common sense,given that these are a daily occurrence the thing is they are getting better and redirecting takes you to almost identical pages from the official website..
You can also take note of the URL that will be in your address bar at the top of the page,a similar incident below is one example of a recent phishing attempt.If you get a suspicious email always check the website which most will be familiar with and check the URL better again just delete the email just to be safe.
Here is the latest email we have got from somebody at Apple trying to be nice and protect our privacy.. NOT and of course the said link removed.
Apple Team Inc
You ve taken the added security step and provided a rescue email address. Now all you need to do is verify that it belongs to you.
The rescue email address that you gave us is not verified yet , please take some minutes sign in using your Apple iD and password, then follow the prompts.
The rescue email address is dedicated to your security and allows Customer Support Team to get in touch if any account questions come up, such as the need to reset your password or change your security questions. As promised, Customer Support Team will never send any announcements or marketing messages to this address.
When using Customer Support Team products and services, you ll still sign in with your primary email address as your Apple ID.
It s about protecting your identity
Just so you know, Customer Support Team sends out an email whenever someone adds or changes a rescue email address associated with an existing Customer Support Team ID. If you received this email in error, don t worry. It s likely someone just mistyped their own email address when creating a new Customer Support Team ID.
Thank you for chossing Apple Store, Team Support Inc
Meteor mobile are still continuing to enhance their network which is of course great news for customers,this will mean great improvements all around if you are a 3G or 4G customer. 3G speeds have increased by 70% too and internet pages will load quicker and streaming will also be must more fine tuned with hopefully no buffering.
Of course speed will vary per say and depending on location…Meteor support over 14.5 million texts, 15 million voice minutes, and a massive 51,000 gigabytes of data daily!.
For more info on speeds and coverage check out full details over HERE