Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard is a portable Virtual Reality kit

I had a try of Google’s Cardboard today and was impressed, and scared about how it felt.

Cool that it is made out of cardboard so they can ship it to you for about $25.00. Two eye pieces inside give you the realistic view. Simple velco on top to hold together most phones that are under 5 inches in total. Just for Android at the moment and must be running Jelly Bean 4.1 or above. A ring on the side the phone so when you pull and release the ring, your phone’s magnetometer detects changes in the magnetic field. Continue reading

Windows 10 announced today

Microsoft announces Windows 10

Skip right to Windows 10

Today Microsoft has announced the name of its new operating system,  Windows 10. According to Microsoft,  the OS will run on a wide range of devices from tablets to PC’s, smartphones and the Xbox. Continue reading

Apples iOS 8 Features

Privacy settings you should change in iOS 8

Previously, we discussed some of the new features that iOS 8 had to offer in this post, here are some updates to your privacy settings you should look at.

Privacy Settings in IOS 8

Apple’s new operating system, iOS 8 has many features that are tied to your location, as well as new privacy settings allowing you to limit how long data is stored, message expiry and private browsing. Read some tips below for updating your settings within the shiny new OS:

Prevent apps from accessing, uploading your data

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Windows 8 disable swipe gestures

How do I turn off the gesture swipe on windows 8

Swipe Gestures in Windows 8

Along with the introduction to Windows 8, Microsoft also introduced some swipe gestures for both the mouse and the touchscreen. One very annoying ‘feature’ is the swipe on the mouse that switches screens. When you drag your finger from the bottom left corner of your screen up, it switches between your recent apps. Similar to ALT+TAB.

To disable the corner navigation follow these steps:

  1. Go to your PC Settings (swipe in from the right-hand side of your screen ;) Continue reading
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How To Opt Out Of Facebook’s New Plan To Sell Your Browser Data

Facebook and your Privacy

Over the next few weeks, Facebook users will be able to use and control Facebook’s new ad preferences, which are available on every ad Facebook shows you, telling you why you’re seeing that advertisement and allowing you to add or remove your interests so your personalized ads are adjusted accordingly. Facebook plans to extend its ad preferences tool globally in the coming months. Continue reading

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Android KitKat Hidden Easter Egg

Do you know how to find Android’s Easter Egg?

In computer software, Easter eggs are secret responses that occur in response to an undocumented set of commands. The results can vary from a simple printed message or image, to a page of programmer credits or a small videogame hidden inside an otherwise serious piece of software. Videogame cheat codes are a specific type of Easter egg, in which entering a secret command will unlock special powers or new levels for the player. Continue reading

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Chrome surpasses Internet Explorer | Web Browsers

Chrome Web Browser takes the lead in the US Browser Market

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser has lost its long-time U.S. market lead to Google Chrome, according to stats published today by Adobe Digital Index (ADI).

ADI, a marketing research arm of Adobe Systems, found that the Chrome browser eclipsed IE in April, with 31.8 percent of U.S. market share vs. IE’s 30.9 percent share. Coming in third was Apple’s Safari browser, with a 25 percent U.S. market share (see figure). Those browser assessments were based on Web traffic sampling of both desktop and mobile devices, based on data from “10,000 U.S. consumer-facing Web sites in April 2014,” according to Adobe’s announcement.

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iOS 8 Overview

Check out some of these updates from the brave new world of Apple! Here are a few of the ones of interest.

Messages

Now Messages lets you connect with friends and family like never before. Tap to add your voice to any conversation. Send a video of what you’re seeing the moment you’re seeing it. And easily share your location so they know right where you are. Continue reading

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

What is the Anti-Spam Legislation

Canada’s new anti-spam law was passed in  December 2010 and, following a Governor in Council order, it will enter into force on July 1, 2014. Once the law is in force, it will help to protect  Canadians while ensuring that businesses can continue to compete in the global marketplace. On January 15, 2015,sections of the Act related to the unsolicited installation of computer programs or software come into force. Continue reading