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Apple’s 3D Touch Will Change How You Use The iPhone

iphone_6s_release_date_rumors_featuresForce Touch entered the spotlight when the Apple Watch was introduced in 2014. By giving their touchscreen-enabled wearable the ability to sense pressure, users were able to deeply press into the screen to reveal hidden actions. Tapping on an object, for example, would choose it while giving the screen a Force Touch would reveal a menu of items or enable a different action to take place. The feature was later added to Apple’s 2014 Macbook and now its the iPhone 6S’s turn to use the force with 3D Touch.

How Will 3D Touch Be Used?

The iPhone 6S will make use of what Apple calls 3D Touch. Cupertino will take what they introduced with the Apple Watch a step further and apply it throughout iOS 9. When in the Mail app, for example, iPhone 6S users can use 3D Touch to preview an email and quickly close the message. Pressing hard enough will fully open the email.

On the device’s springboard, iPhone users can put 3D Touch to use for

4 Lessons I Learned About Audio from Woodworking

Lindell.254E.728x90I’m firm believer that audio engineers should live well-balanced lives. Don’t get me wrong; every engineer should specialize in his or her craft by spending years improving at their job. Along the way, I think it’s helpful to pursue other hobbies to keep your mind, body, and heart energized. Additionally, these hobbies can give you a different context or outside perspective to think about audio. To encourage this idea, I’m putting together a series of articles on t lessons I learned from things other than audio.

I have recently had the opportunity to complete some woodworking projects with a friend who is also a professional carpenter. Besides reliving the memories of my high school woodshop class, these projects got me thinking about the craft of audio by observing an expert in another trade.

It was a humbling experience to be a novice at a skill. Nonetheless, the experience taught me some lessons that I could apply to audio. Here is a list of the things I came up with:

1) The Right Tool Can Make All the Difference

Audio Recording Tips for E-Learning Designers

wgyivbmf_elearning-audio-tipsIf you’re like many course designers, you’ve probably had to record some audio for your e-learning courses. And recording audio is one of the simplest, most straightforward tasks you’ll perform in e-learning. You press the record button and—voilà!—you’re recording.

But what if you want to record high-quality audio? That’s easy, too. Every course designer knows that the key to great audio is… microphones. Right? Wait, it’s the recording software? No… Vocal booths? Mixers? Oh come on!

The reality is this: while recording audio is simple, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to improving audio quality. That means that the most helpful audio tips are the tips that align with a user’s recording needs, experience, and environment. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!

Challenge of the week

This week, your challenge is to share your audio recording deets with the community. We want to know all about your audio recording: your best practices, your gear, your processes, even your quirks and tricks that give your audio that special something. Maybe you record your best audio dressed up

The Techno Savvy Office Supply Dealers

Every brick and mortar enterprise requires a regular supply of inventory for its regular functioning of the office. The office supplies are generally brought in bulk quantities to be replenished as per requirement. However techno savvy the organizations are, a paperless office is yet to be formed. Depending on the organizational size, the quantum of these office supplies also varies. Hence, the need arises for an organized system to keep track of the supply and demand of the supplies.


Office supply dealers who are ready with replenishments look for organizations that can give them business continuity. However, every organization needs to maintain a proper record of the supplies that come and its consumption rate. Technological innovations have devised and developed automated programs that are compatible and can be integrated with the other processes. Such programs help organizations maintain records of the procurement process of the supplies, prices and necessary updates of the multiple office supply dealers.

These software programs deploy intelligent analysis to determine the rates prevalent in the market and provide the dealers with speculation free competition. Besides providing an accurate cross-reference of the items available in chain stores, it also provides

Buy High Performance Digital Audio Cables Online

While audio cables might not be the most essential part of your setup, but understanding how they work and what to look for when buying them will certainly eliminate hassles and ensure you get the best possible sound. Digital audio cables can seem like a very simple thing in general, until you go out to buy one and realize how essential it is to choosing one of them. Though they might be the least exciting components on your stage rig or studio setup, they are one of the most important. Here, we will talk about speaker cables. A digital speaker cable is an unbalanced cable, and normally has a much heavier gauge conductor than a patch, instrument, or mic cable. Speaker cables require bigger wires because they carry much higher voltage signals. They can have 1/4″ phone, banana clip (also known as MDP connectors), binding post (as commonly found on consumer stereo amplifiers), or Speakon connectors.

Teresonic Clarison audio cables are one of the most popular high performance digital audio cables available in the market. The fact that they offer triple protection from electric, magnetic and mechanical (i.e. vibrations) interferences makes them unique among the industry’s most acclaimed

Appropriate Computer Recycling Practices

People who are keen on computer recycling need to be aware that hard disk drives are quite difficult to dispose of mainly because they normally contain sensitive data from big corporate organizations. Because of this reason and the fact that most computer parts are made of metals that can be hazardous to the environment, sending them directly to the landfill is out of question. It is important for anyone who uses a computer, whether it is personal or it belongs to a large company, to learn the appropriate computer recycling practices when it comes to hard disk shredding or secure erasure so that they can be reused somewhere else.

The first thing the people and organizations that are keen on computer recycling need to do before they can dispose of a hard disk is to make sure that all information that is sensitive is removed completely. There are actually laws that stipulate fines in case any such personal data is not removed; there may also be claims for compensation by parties that may get injured and some cases could actually lead to criminal prosecution. As a result of this, you need to hire a reputable data destruction

Tabloid PC

Tablet a new invention for a new era in a cyber world was giving a lot of new features and development in technology field in India. But, with some advantages and also some disadvantages…

Today in the era of developing technologies and cyber world a new achievement and invention from the gadget world was none other then tablets. An Invention which makes our life simpler and smoother’s, now the question is from where the idea of these tablets came to our idiot box?

A tablet pc was a suitable example of Pen Computing Technology. And thus their history said to be a deep of technological history which may be quite surprising for a common man who is only familiar with current commercial product. In the second half of the 20th century tabloid pc comes into existence as a work of science fiction and used in many science fiction movies of that time.

Allan Kay attempt to formulate a portable computer concept in 1968, a personal computer for children of all ages. In 1990s go corp. Pen point OS, Acorn computers were come into existence? But, in 2000 Microsoft introduced its own tablet pc running a licensed specific tablet enhanced version of its Microsoft

How to Find a Quality CCTV Camera Supplier From The Abundant

The modern life has change in bounds and so many things have improved. The way of life that previously used to be led in a simple way is changed with the ease of various modern gadgets that help in making the present life better. Take the example of security cameras. Previously most of the people thought that this is among those kinds of need that normally arises in the life of an investigator or other officials, in offices and commercial places. But this thought has changed over the years. Now-a-days even the normal households tend to have the CCTV security cameras so that they can have a peaceful life for both them and their family.

The need of CCTV security cameras:

Some people might ask that just because a handful of people are using the CCTV’s or the Close Circuit Television cameras in their home don’t mean that even we have to go for the same. This is not some kind of fashion statement that you need to follow just because others are following but this is among those kinds of thing that helps in making a life easier on the part of any individual. This accessory is especially useful for people

6 Plus Reasons You Should Buy The Honor 6 Plus

When launched, the honor 6 Plus was touted as a phone which had the world’s best dual parallel camera phone that can take pictures of DSLR-quality. And it has lived up to that claim. With a dual 8MP rear shooter, the camera produces not only pictures of great clarity but also ones that reproduce natural colours.

But it is not just the camera that works in its favour. Battery, Processor, Display, Software, Connectivity and the Design, the honor 6 Plus has a lot going for it.


If you are planning to buy a honor 6 Plus smartphone that comes with the best of features, here’s one you shouldn’t miss.

  1. Camera – As mentioned before, the camera is one of the best features of the phone. The pictures you click are breathtaking, to say the least and will make you wonder if it is clickec with a DSLR. (Yes, the clarity is that good). The front of the phone is equipped with an 8MP camera too to let you indulge the selfie lover in you. It has received great reviews from users too who love the features of the camera like the bokeh effect, refocus

Digital Multimeters Functions Briefing for Engineering Students

Since last many years, Digital Multimeters or DMMs have remained one of the widely used components in the electrical and electronics industry. The reason for this is that operation of any DMM is straightforward one, despite of few differences in its functions based on varying manufacturers.

Functions of DMMs

Main function of any DMMs and their related procedures is to measure voltage supply present in a particular circuit. Based on the reading of voltage supply, experimenters derive other important measurements for calculation and further applications.

Hence, if you are a B.E. student studying in one of the good engineering colleges in India and willing to understand the function of digital multimeter, it is essential or you to understand the process, by which the multimeter measures voltage supply present in the electrical or electronic circuit.

SAR-Major Component of Multimeter


Digital Multimeters mainly use SAR or Successive Approximation Registers to convert the signal from analogue to digital format. As the name suggests, SAR type of analogue to digital converter devices perform their functions by successive homing in on various values present in incoming voltage supply. First stage of the entire process is associated with the sample, while hold

Buy High Performance Digital Audio Cables Online

While audio cables might not be the most essential part of your setup, but understanding how they work and what to look for when buying them will certainly eliminate hassles and ensure you get the best possible sound. Digital audio cables can seem like a very simple thing in general, until you go out to buy one and realize how essential it is to choosing one of them. Though they might be the least exciting components on your stage rig or studio setup, they are one of the most important. Here, we will talk about speaker cables. A digital speaker cable is an unbalanced cable, and normally has a much heavier gauge conductor than a patch, instrument, or mic cable. Speaker cables require bigger wires because they carry much higher voltage signals. They can have 1/4″ phone, banana clip (also known as MDP connectors), binding post (as commonly found on consumer stereo amplifiers), or Speakon connectors.


Teresonic Clarison audio cables are one of the most popular high performance digital audio cables available in the market. The fact that they offer triple protection from electric, magnetic and mechanical (i.e. vibrations) interferences makes them

Most Advanced and Accurate Engine Monitoring Systems

People who rely on instruments to reach their destination and to keep them safe while travelling tend to have one thing in common – the need for advanced and accurate engine monitoring systems.

Talk to a pilot, an astronaut, a ship’s captain or a cross-country race driver and they all agree that after reliable engines, the next most important thing to have is accurate engine monitoring systems. People have been flying aircraft ever since the Wright brothers took off and when they were in the air, they needed to know (and still do), whether the engine is performing well and their current position and heading relative to their destination. This called for monitoring systems as well as accurate navigation.

If you were to buy a new aeroplane today, it would probably be equipped with the latest and most accurate aircraft engine monitoring system. But what if you have been flying for some years and have come to rely on good old analog engine monitoring systems that were installed when you bought the aircraft many years ago?

Thankfully, there is a handful of aftermarket accurate aircraft engine monitoring system manufacturers and the foremost of these is

Benefits of Using Latest Technology Gadget

These days there is no work which is impossible without the help of machines and there is not a solitary human action where machines don’t need to be utilized. Nobody can deny the way that Latest technology gadget have improved our lives as well as made them more agreeable and lavish. Be that as it may, despite what might be expected man’s reliance on them has expanded so much that we just can’t manage without them by any means. We can’t even set out to envision our existence without tablet, advanced mobile phones, PDAs, note pads, microwaves et cetera. Devices are not simply implied for stimulation they even enhance our lives a great deal. Well the vast majority of us consider devices the iPods and mp3 players that give wholesome excitement all the time anyplace on the planet. The word device is more than we could consider. It has tackled a great deal of issues like for the physically tested individuals.

Contraptions for our day by day life


Today we utilize different Latest technology gadget in our day by day life. Everything from cooking to

10 Tips for Capturing e-Learning Audio

Using audio in your online course is an extremely important factor in engaging your audience. Studies have shown that courses without audio are less compelling and memorable than courses with audio. Either used as a narration or for directions, audio – done the right way – can greatly enhance your e-learning materials.

Help with Audio for Online Course Developers

Audio engineering and the knowledge it takes to adequately capture, edit, and clean up audio to achieve a quality output is a task that is typically beyond the skill set of most online course developers. The average course developer has little if any knowledge of sampling rates, frequencies, modulation, compression schemes and other audio engineering concepts.

The goal of this article is to provide you information on how to get the audio in a format suitable for an e-learning course-authoring tool. The article will focus on capturing and editing audio at the basic level and certainly, the 10 tips listed below should help get you moving in the right direction.

1. Microphones

For narration, you’ll need to use a microphone to capture the voiceover. Sure, your laptop or PC might have a built-in microphone,

Embedded 3D Barcodes To Ensure Pills Are Real

A new kind of barcode could be structurally built into a pill or other product, rather than just slapped on the packaging. A team of engineers unveiled the new technology this week at the British Science Festival in Bradford, UK.

Researchers from the University of Bradford and Sofmat, an anti-fraud technology company, developed a system to add microscopic indentations to the surface of a product. Tiny pins are set to different heights, each encoding a letter or digit. The pins can either be embedded in the mold a product is made from or stamped on afterwards.

The resulting code is almost invisible, and too tiny to feel. But a quick laser scan could prove a product’s origin, which the engineers say could track and verify products to combat fakes. The annual global value of counterfeit goods has been projected to be more than $1.5 trillion by the International Chamber of Commerce.

Counterfeit electronics are a problem, and counterfeit medication can be downright dangerous, containing the wrong dose or no active ingredient at all. This is especially an issue in the developing world. The World Health Organization estimates more than 25 percent

8 Tips For Preparing Audio Scripts For Recording

What does it take to turn a storyboard into a script that a narrator can easily read? Whether you are recording at a studio or in-house, whether you are using a professional voice over artist or a coerced colleague, there are certain conventions that make the task easier.

Here are tips for formatting and organizing your script that apply to all types of recording—at work, home, and in professional studios. Some are known conventions and some are simply what I have discovered through trial and error.

1. Double-check for Errors

Every script has errors. It could be incorrect content or a misuse of grammar. Each error you discover during the recording session slows things down and stops the narrator’s momentum. If the error requires contacting the SME, that can be a real headache.

Therefore, go over that script with a thorough eye for detail and read it aloud. Ask someone else to review it for errors too. Making real-time corrections during a recording are not uncommon, but the less this happens, the smoother your recording will go.


Apple wants the Apple TV to be a games console. But can it be trusted?

ith the launch of the new Apple TV, Apple has positioned its set-top box as the heir to the Nintendo Wii, bringing accessible casual gaming into the living room with the device’s app store and motion-sensitive remote control.

The company’s all-singing, all-dancing press conferences regularly involve a quick play-through of a video game, but usually under the guise of a graphics demonstration. Hence the introduction of Vainglory, the mobile-first multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) that debuted alongside the iPhone 6, which was explicitly characterised as an example of what the company’s new Metal API could do for game developers; and Infinity Blade, announced as “Project Sword” by Epic Games alongside the introduction of Game Centre, again with the emphasis on its graphical fidelity. “Everything you see is in realtime”, Epic’s Mike Capps emphasised.

This time, the demonstration of Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade, a third-person shooter for the iPhone, followed a similar pattern: its compatibility with the new devices’ “3D touch” was trailed heavily. But the two games we got to see running on an Apple TV were somewhat different. Crossy Road, an already hugely popular iPhone game, served notice to existing iOS developers that porting games over

What are the best Windows laptop/tablet hybrids?

I am looking for a portable laptop/tablet hybrid with a screen that is a reasonable size for working from home (larger than 10 inches), and fairly good performance, as my partner wants to edit photos. I know the Surface Pro 3 is probably the safest bet, but I have seen a few far cheaper alternatives. They seem to have mixed reviews, though, and every time I look, different models appear. Patrick

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 meets your needs, and the 12in screen is excellent for work and for editing and showing photographs. It’s very well made, and it also comes with a stylus/pen/pencil so that you can make handwritten notes in OneNote and annotate documents and webpages.

It is relatively expensive by Windows standards. Prices range from £639 (with an Intel Core i3 processor. 4GB of memory, and 64GB of storage) to £1,549 (Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD). It includes a stylus/pen, but the Type Cover keyboard adds another £109.99.

However, at this stage it may be better to wait for the rumoured Surface Pro 4 with, perhaps, an Intel Core M or next-generation Skylake processor. If that happens, older models may be sold

Why Apple shouldn’t be selling a 16GB iPhone 6S or 6S Plus

With its latest 16GB iPhone 6S and 6S Plus Apple has answered the question of what it thinks really matters: profit or user experience?

The new iPhones are resplendent with new features, despite being the “tock” year in Apple’s “tick, tock” update cycle and looking exactly the same as last year’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

But the 3D Touch screen, the better camera, the Taptic engine and the faster processors all hide one thing – the starting iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, costing £539 and £619 respectively, still only come with 16GB of storage.

The iPhone has come with 16GB of storage since 2010’s iPhone 4. Apple presumably wants to keep a lower price point to market its phones at, and to be able to upsell customers to the 64GB version – generating an extra £80 in revenue.

Almost all companies do precisely this, including Apple’s main handset rival Samsung. And you can argue that users have a choice – pay more to get more – but the vast majority don’t appreciate how small 16GB now is. They just want an iPhone and buy whatever they’re given by default, which is usually the cheapest.

The problem is that 16GB is not enough storage for

Japan Made The World’s First-Ever Cat Street View

We may not be able to do all the fun things that cats do, like napping all day or always landing on our feet. But now we can finally see the world as a cat does thanks to a new project by Japan’s Hiroshima prefecture.

The site allows you to explore the small town of Onomichi, famous for its temple walks. Oh, and it’s heavily populated by cats—it even has its own museum dedicated to those moving maneki-neko cat dolls you might have seen in restaurants:

The cat street view works just like the street view on Google Maps—in fact, this site was made by some of the same technicians and with the same equipment that made Google’s version, a Hiroshima official told the Wall Street Journal. The tool allows you to explore the town’s streets, complete with meta tags to alert you to where other cats are located or to kitty-friendly establishments, all from about a foot off the ground. And as if you could forget that you were in a cat’s perspective, the map punctuates each click with a meow.

Hiroshima’s tourist board plans to add more maps to

Newest cyber threat will be data manipulation, US intelligence chief says

US intelligence chiefs are warning Congress that the next phase of escalating online data theft is likely to involve the manipulation of digital information.

A “cyber armageddon”, long imagined in Washington as a catastrophic event of digitally triggered damage to physical infrastructure, is less likely than “cyber operations that will change or manipulate data”, the US director of national intelligence, James Clapper, told the House intelligence committee on Wednesday.

Clapper, backed by the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, said that while such efforts had yet to manifest themselves, US business and governmental agencies had entered an era of persistent “low-to-moderate level cyber-attacks from a variety of sources”.

Yet both indicated that US digital networks are currently threatened by wide-scale data theft, like the recent intrusion into the networks of the Office of Personnel Management, not destruction or compromise.

Rogers and Clapper warned that a mutated phase of malicious digital penetrations would undermine confidence in data stored and accessible on US networks, creating an uncertainty that could jeopardize US military situational awareness.

“I believe the next push on the envelope is going to be the manipulation or the deletion of

Apple Echoes Amazon, But Apple TV Isn’t Finished Yet

When the Apple TV first came to us in 2007, it came with a 40 GB hard disk drive and the sole intent of streaming iTunes content. Now in 2015 the new Apple TV comes with dozens more streaming options, and even Siri and an App Store. The addition of a third-party SDK, voice control and an interface upgrade brings the Apple TV to the level of Cupertino’s other popular devices. But unlike your iPhone, iPad Apple Watch or Mac, the set-top box leaves out some core functionality that could tie together the iCloud experience.

Amazon is no stranger to the world of voice command. While the Fire TV allows couch potatoes to control their television using their words, the Amazon Echo digital assistant is much more compelling. Being able to ask Amazon’s Alexa — Amazon’s rival to Siri — for news, weather, traffic and more from across the room offers a true glimpse into the future. We’d hoped Siri had taken a few notes from Alexa more than just showing us the weather on our TV, or letting us select which shows and movies to watch.

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