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|This is the Daily Tech News for Thursday Dec 3rd 2015 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Justin Robert Young|
|t||spsheridan was excited about Apple making good its promise to open-source Swift 2.0 by the end of 2015. Apple has launched swift.org and released a large portion of Swift 2.0 code to the public under an Apace 2.0 license on GitHub. This includes the compiler, LLDB debugger, the REPL command-line environment, libraries, and supporting code. Swift.org features bug-reporting/tracking, mailing lists, engineering blog, guidelines, tutorials, and documentation. Initial releases from Apple work on OS X and Linux. Swift creator Chris Lattner will oversee the project.||http://www.wired.com/2015/12/apple-open-sources-its-swift-programming-language/|
|j||Yahoo Messenger has been revamped and launched for iOS, Android, web and inside Yahoo Mail.The new Messenger focuses on group chats and integrates Flickr, Tumblr and Xobni. Users can send hundreds of photos quickly by using Flickr to deliver a low-res preview while the full-res version loads. You can also write messages while offline, un-send messages and search Tumblr for GIFs.“Smart Contacts” powered by Xobni will offer suggestions for recipients. The new Yahoo Messenger is available for iOs and Android today with Mail integration rolling out over the next month. ||http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/03/yahoo-messenger/|
|t||Uber is testing a system in Seattle that lets you pick a color that will glow from a light strip on the drivers windshield as they get close to your location. You can also choose to light up your phone screen with the same color so the driver knows it’s you. ||http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/02/uber-color-coding-rides/|
|j||Facebook has opened up its Live video streaming to a small percentage of users on iOS in the US. The service which has been launched for selected participants notifies close friends of the broadcast. Videos are automatically saved and remain permanently visible. If you have the feature you’ll find it in a dropdown from Update Status. Facebook also launched a way to share multiple photo and video tiles, called Collage.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/03/facebook-collages/?ncid=rss|
|t||Open Whisper Systems has released a beta version for a web version of messaging app Signal. According to PC World the beta is a plug-in for Google’s Chrome web browser, and will sync and encrypt messages between it and an Android device. No word on iOS compatibility yet and the initial release won’t support voice. You can ask to join the beta at whispersystems.org/blog/signal-desktop/ The iOS and Android versions of Signalfeature end-to-end encryption for voice, messaging and photo sharing. Signal is free and open source.||http://www.pcworld.com/article/3011765/security/encrypted-messaging-app-signal-available-for-desktops.html|
|j||The Information reports “People in the mobile industry” tell them Andy Rubin is trying to recruit people for a venture that would develop a new Android handset. Rubin of course co-founded Android before Google acquired it, and left Google a year ago.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/2/9837770/google-android-andy-rubin-new-phone-business|
|t||Google previously introduced a method to stream an app inside Google’s Mobile search and now it’s offering a way for advertisers to stream an app within whatever app their ad shows up in. The ads come through Google’s AdMob. ReCode reports one ad type called Trial Run lets users try out an app for a minute without having to download. The second ad type works in full-screen or interstitial ads.||http://recode.net/2015/12/03/google-brings-app-streaming-to-ads-letting-you-toy-with-an-app-before-downloading/|
|j||OnePlus is permanently making its OnePlus 2 phone available without an invite starting at midnight December 5th. The more affordable OnePlus X will be available without an invite temporarily from December 5 through December 7th.||https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/just-in-time-for-the-holidays-the-oneplus-2-is-invite-free-forever.415040/|
|t||isting recommends the Ars Technica report on Stewart, British Columbia that barely has Internet and has no cell phone coverage. The town one wireless provider, a nonprofit called Onewayout.net reportedly discontinued service at the end of November after being in business since 1995. Residents can now access the Internet through satellite or dial-up. Telus is expediting a project to connect the town to fiber but says it still may take 8-12 weeks.||http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/12/town-that-has-no-cell-phone-service-loses-its-primary-internet-provider/|
|j||Engadget reports that Google has developed an app that allows Android phone users to take what they call "VR photos." The Cardboard Camera App take a panorama photo which the app then turns into 360-degree 3D images using the stitching technology from Google's Jump VR platform. The app is available today on the Google Play store in 17 languages. ||http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/03/google-cardboard-camera/|
|t||TechCrunch reports that Google.org has awarded a million dollar grant to the Wayfindr project, which uses low power Bluetooth Beacon technology to help blind and visually impaired people navigate indoor spaces. The goal is to create an open standard of indoor audio navigation instructions and optimized arrangement of Bluetooth low energy beacons. The project is being developed by The Royal London Society for The Blind and Monument Valley creator Ustwo, and already has a pilot program in the Pimlico and Euston stations of the London Underground. The hope is to have version one of the standard in early 2016.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/03/wayfindr-open-standard/?ncid=rss|
|j||The Let’s Encrypt project for free HTTPS certificates has entered public beta. The joint project between the EFF and Mozilla can be found at letsencrypt.org.||http://boingboing.net/2015/12/03/lets-encrypt-enters-public-b.html|
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|Google AdMob Introduces New App Streaming, Features For In-App Ads | Re/code||http://recode.net/2015/12/03/google-brings-app-streaming-to-ads-letting-you-toy-with-an-app-before-downloading/|
|Apple open sources Swift||http://www.wired.com/2015/12/apple-open-sources-its-swift-programming-language/|
|From Mark Bergen ReCode: “In Google’s ideal world, a mobile app is not a closed space but an open one — a layer for services that can easily connect with one another, like the Web.”|
- Apps are siloed. There is no drag and drop int he app world between apps
- Google is trying to inject some fluidity. Apps CAN do more than HTML because of the code they’re written in
- Apple is open sourcing Swift.
- Cade Metz from Wired: “The upshot of the project is that coders are free to build and run Swift applications on a wider range of machines. They can run Swift code on both the consumer devices we hold in our hands and the computer servers that deliver the data and services to these devices.”
- So we see pressure from coders to be cross-platform.
The pressure from users/devs is always there to make the thing you want to use run on the device you have and want to use.
Are these grand visions the way forward?
|Pick of the day:|
|Jesse from Inidanapolis has a pick called iShows 2, which he called "the best tv show tracking app available on iOS (it’s a universal app). ...It may not be as feature rich as other apps in this category, but it does a lot of things very well, including finding shows to add to your list, keeping tabs on all of your shows and when they are or have aired (including push notification support), Tract.tv integration for sync, multiple customization options, a today widget for Notification Center, and 3D Touch support. Best of all, the app is just a joy to navigate and interact with.|
Full disclosure: I’m a beta tester for the app, and have been for most of the year. But seeing as I was a fan of iShows 1 well beforehand, I hope this removes any conflict of interest.
Simply put, if you need an app to track your shows, I highly recommend downloading iShows 2 and giving it a shot. It’s free on the App Store, and you can follow up to three shows until you hit a $3.99 paywall (a nice way to test drive the app and see if it’s of use to you, I think).
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|Co-executive producer from Ottawa, Canada here...|
You and Scott discussed Thunderbird yesterday and questioned why it is important today when so many use a web interface to get their email. At work, I use Linux on my desktop and internally, we have MS Exchange for email. IT does have IMAP and SMTP enabled so I use Thunderbird as my email client under Linux.
There are probably not that many people in the same boat as me but Thunderbird is definitely my best option as a Linux email client.
|Hello Tom and Team:|
I was listening to Wednesday's episode and the story about Thunderbird. I work at Oracle, and because of the huge number of employees, and oracles acquisition of Sun several years ago, open office as well as Thunderbird are openly encourage for new employees. It is easy for employees to apply for a Microsoft office license, but some employees stick with the free open source.
Despite having a license to Outlook, I felt that Thunderbird was faster, easier, and provided better search capability. While it is different enough from Outlook that I am sometimes disadvantaged, I'm happy with my choice.
My typical coworker on the other hand, gets confused and asks what program I'm using whenever they come by my desk for help with something.
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|Hi Tom, Jenny and beloved guest/s, |
I would like to add something to the comment a listener made during dtns 2637 about people living in the country and not getting all these new services.
Eric Schmidt, from alphabet formal known as google ;), visited my university yesterday and during the session he talked about future city's and such. He expressed the opinion that in the near future everything will happen in big cities.” City’s will get denser and buildings will get taller and taller”. He said that after talking about a futer of AI and selfdriving cars and the sharing model for cars. The idea being that city's become more and more attractive because of all these services and ease of living.
Though that might interest the listeners and all. Feel free to summarize my mail I couldn't find a wat to make it sorter.
Rederences (in german sorry):
Sebastian from Germany
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