Reddit, the front page of the Internet, has announced a new website with new content. It is called Upvoted and works as a kind of digital magazine. There will be original digital bits derived from the community but coming from the mother ship, i.e. Reddit, directly.
There are certain stories in this new site that seems to be sponsored but it is nothing new for Reddit as it already is allowing native advertisements in the site. Maybe the new website has been created to offload some of the ads to make both users and advertisers happy.
Upvoted with have contents in the form of videos, Ask Me Anything section, podcast and everything else that Reddit is offering.
Heath Black, product lead at Reddit, said, “We have an editorial team that only works on the Upvoted content. They have editorial oversight into what we write. They will scour every nook and cranny on Reddit on a daily basis to find the coolest stuff, conduct interviews with the creators, and even in some situations orchestrate video AMAs or podcasts,” when asked about how Upvoted works.
The most important different between both the sites is that in Upvoted you cannot comment on any post. However, if you are yearning to do so, you can click on the link provided with the post to follow the original thread and post your comment. Reddit also did not launch any mobile app for Upvoted . May be it will come up with something soon for the mobile users.
Upvoted will publish around 10-20 original content everyday to start with. However, it is planning to churn out around 40 stories a day.
It is now to be seen how Upvoted fare in the vast digital universe.… Read the rest
Sedentary and busy lifestyles have made staying healthy difficult. Luckily, there are many apps on our phones that can help us to lead a health lifestyle. We bring to you the top 3 apps, which are a must download if you enjoy good health.
Drug.com: A bible for medicines Drug.com offers authentic information on drugs and medicines. Find the accurate uses and formulations of medicines with this app.
With a 4-star rating on app stores, this app is highly recommended. Users can also customize the app depending on their needs and the medicines they are taking. Also find relevant information on advice and drug use.
My Diet Coach: With a 4.5 star rating on app stores, My Diet Coach pushes you to lose those extra kilos. It sends regular reminders on what to eat and what not to. The app also allows users to put pictures and constantly inspire themselves.
My Diet Coach also helps users to keep a journal. One can pen down the daily exercise routine in relation with the diet.
Whole Foods Market: Hate junk food? Then this is the place for you. The apps offers 3,7000 recipes that can be made from whole foods, which is directly related to a healthy lifestyle. With this app you can enjoy a fusion of health and taste. Mark your favorite dishes and maintain a recipe book for yourself with this app.
All these apps are free and are available both on iOS and Android. With these, you have all the reasons to stay fit.
Microsoft’s much hyped OS Windows 10 is now available in the market and like all previous operating systems, this too has invited a large number of queries from the users. Therefore, before laying hands on the new operating system, it will be wise to get some understanding of it.
Downloading the OS
Updating to Windows 10 is more or less simple and it can be downloaded on most of the computers as the hardware requirements for this operating system is almost at par with that of Windows 7. Yet, a free space of 20 GB (64-bit) or16 GB (32-bit) is necessary for the download. The device on which the operating system is to be downloaded also needs to have Windows 8.1 Update or Windows 7 Service Pack installed. Updating to Windows 10 is also pretty easy as you just need to check the small Windows icon on the taskbar and then click on the option for “Check my PC”. Also make sure to uninstall the existing operating system after storing the necessary data in any external device or cloud. Updating the device drivers and making it compatible with the latest operating system is also necessary.
Settings and Start menu
Operating Windows 10 is not something very difficult as the settings menu is almost similar to that of Windows 8. Yet, it is even better as the Settings tab can be easily found on the Start menu. Even though Microsoft has included some of the important settings in the control panel, many basic settings are out of this panel.
The new settings menu includes- system tab, device tab, personalization tab, internet and network tab, accounts tab, ease of access tab, time and language tab, update and recovery tab as well as the privacy tab. Unlike Windows 8, the Start button of the new operating system can be easily located on the left corner. Yet, the screen has a hybrid approach and once the button is clicked, users will get settings and applications shortcuts on the screen. To get the apps on the device, just click on the All Apps settings. However, to find any app at once, users can just type and search the app. The multiple desktop feature of the new operating system is quite handy but is limited at present.
The all new Edge Browser in Windows 10 is also quite useful. With the inking features users can now write on web pages directly and share with others. The navigation feature on the Edge browser is also quite noteworthy. Also there is no need to waste hours on installing updates as the Windows will update and restart itself automatically after updating.… Read the rest
The Apple Watch is prone to give you trouble—in terms of gaining scratches more often than you imagined! However, despite there being no official band for the Apple Watch that comes laced with display protection or some case within, get some non Apple band for protecting your Watch! Make sure you pick one up that covers the entire watch except the screen.
The Silicone Story
It is likely that these bands come in silicone but come sans any seamed line to reveal where the strap gets to meet protector bits. Forget looking classy here—these bands are high on functionality but low on price—so forget something that is up to the standard of Apple.
Remedies For Those Light Scratches
Even if your Apple Watch has faced assault and is scratched up already you could take help from classic metal polish. Use a clean cloth in microfiber to dab some polish and work your way to buff off the scratches. Remember, this works only when the scratches are superficial and do not run too deep. Still unhappy? Shell out extra bucks and ask your jeweler to put the Apple Watch under some polishing equipment to restore sheen!Read the rest
Apple released iOS 9 beta today. This automatically gives iPad and iPhone users scope to test the yet-to-be-finished OS. So even if the next iPhone—the iPhone 6S hits marts in September, you can know its operating system well enough.
Perhaps this decision from Apple came about as a safeguard against plausible glitches that it has already faced with its iOS 8 goof-ups. The latest iOS 9 is compatible all iDevices that run on iOS 8 at the moment.
Updating To iOS 9
The iOS 9 update comes for free. However, users will need to perform a device-enrol for the beta software public program. Before installing the iOS 9, it is advised that all current iOS data is backed up from the iTunes program instead of banking on iCloud. Follow this up by a profile download from your iPad or iPhone before updating.
In case you tried to update your iOS 9 to the Beta 2 today, you might have stumbled upon a gem feature on the Beta 1 version. The latest feature now permits users to delete apps from the operating system, if there is not ample space for newer downloads.
So in case you are scared of scarce space on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 9, simply delete some apps temporarily. Of course, once the update is over, the system automatically restores the deleted app and ensures that all your data stay put.
The Tweaks On iOS 9
The feature is actually a part of few tweaks that iOS 9 will throw our way or at least that is what we gauged from a keynote at WWDC 2015. Apple will now be able to send out small updates that need less free memory space. Few more features that save space are part of the latest version of the iOS 9 such as App Thinning. This will now allow developers to easily distribute smaller parts of applications to users. This also enables Swift library built-in.
If you have been wondering how to get started with audio ebooks on your Apple iPhone or iPad, check out these easy steps. They help your Apple baby to accommodate all kinds of ebook, without the need to install other applications.
Open Settings and then access
General > Accessibility > Speech
Once you are there, change to Speak Screen by swiping it using your fingers from the top area of the iPhone/iPad screen. This will help Siri read all texts displayed.
Turn auto lock off temporarily
Access Settings > General > Auto-Lock
Ensure that auto-lock is turned to Never mode. Do not forget to turn the Auto-Lock function on again when you are not reading an ebook.
Select a book of your choice
Once you have followed the above steps, make sure you pick a book and open it over iBooks or Kindle. Swipe like described above to start Siri reading. Siri will actually start to read anything visible there as well as flip pages when done.
Now then, do not expect a well-paused and expressive read-out-loud session from Siri. However, the monotone is decent and easy-to-get-used-to once you get into the groove.
There are many of us who often send an e-mail with a typo or wrong content. However, this situation becomes extreme when you send an e-mail in a moment of anger and regret it later. Well, we can easily escape these types of situation by simply enabling undo send feature in Gmail. Many mail providers offer this facility to the users but Gmail uses it differently. Undo send feature of Gmail work in a different manner by waiting a few seconds after you have sent an e-mail. An option of undo sending is also available to the user of you want to cancel the sending.
But the users have to be quick in deciding whether they want to send the e-mail or not because Gmail only offers a few seconds delay with this feature after which the mail is sent automatically to the recipient. To enable this feature the users have to follow some simple steps:
- First of all the users of Gmail have to click on the gear icon on the right side of the mail which will provide them access to the settings panel of Gmail.
- In setting panel, go to Undo send option and click on enable button
- After this you can set the amount of time that you need to decide whether to send the e-mail or not
- Finally, click on save changes option and this feature will be enabled on you Gmail account.
Microsoft is all set to launch a slew of updates of the software on few Lumia handsets belonging to budget buy segment. The handsets are namely Lumia 430, 435, 530, 532, 535 as well as the same variants with dual SIM variants. Microsoft will release firmware version 02074.00000.15234.280xx as an update along with version 8.10.14234.357 for the operating system.
Begin with checking the notification for the update on the phone. Do so by checking Settings>Phone Update>Check For Updates. Make sure you have a consistent network on Wi-Fi available while updating the same.
Proceed to viewing and installing updates next by tapping your notification message. Follow up with all the instructions that appear on-screen. You can either choose installation of the update right then or save it for later.
Things To Keep In Mind
The main updating might take a little under 30 minutes but if it is major, then it consumes up to a couple of hours. Keeping following the prompts for the update. Also, do not panic on frequent handset restarts.
If you want to schedule this update for a later time when you are free, go to Settings> Phone Update and set the time option as per your own preference.