How the Find My Friends app use Apple through iCloud.com

A few days ago, Apple added Find My Friends, its iOS app to locate your friends and family, their services iCloud.com. originally discovered by 9to5Mac site, it is the first time the function comes to computers.

With the arrival of iOS 9 Apple has included the Find My Friends app in the operating system rather than an optional charge, as it was in the past. When he arrived OS X El Capitan, Apple also included a widget Find My Friends Today for Mac users. The arrival of Find My Friends to iCloud.com now makes it possible to obtain more information about the location of your friends and family both on the Mac and Windows.

How the Find My Friends app use Apple …

To see where your family and friends visit this page on the Web site iCloud and sign in with your Apple ID account are. Once inside, look for and click on the icon Find My Friends app. A list of your friends will appear on the left side, with a map on the right side.

Click on the name of one of your friends or family to see your location. The functionality is somewhat limited compared to iOS app, especially because of the lack of ability to program alerts or edit the names, but it’s a good start.

How to use Android devices with a Mac?

For some reason, it is a common belief that Android and Mac devices do not get along. This misconception may have been true in the infancy of Android, but today there is a long list of methods, applications and services that let you use your Android device with your Mac. It is impossible to cover all applications and services available, but share the best there is.

Most of the services listed below use the cloud to easily move data between devices, while other methods require the classical method of data transfer via USB connection.

How to use Android devices with a Mac?

Unlike what happens with the iPhone, transferring files is as easy as drag and drop. The way you do, however, depend on the version of Android you use your phone. You can not only synchronize documents on your Android device, but your phone can also function as a storage device for storing vital documents or help move files between computers.

Older Android devices have a USB storage mode that can be activated by plugging your device into your Mac, displaying the notification area and selecting the USB notification. From there, select “Turn on USB storage”.

Your Android phone appear as a drive on your desktop. Open it and you can move files to and from various folders on your phone.

When using this method, be sure to unmount your Android device before disconnecting it from your Mac. To do this, open the Finder and click the Eject icon next to your device. If you do not eject or dismount your device before disconnecting, can corrupt the storage of your device, which can result in loss of files.

Newer Android require you to use an application to synchronize files between two devices. Google recommends using Android File Transfer program (AFT), you can download Android.com/filetransfer. AFT explore the system folders of your Android device and drag and drop files between it and your Mac. The program is very basic, but it works.

While AFT is more than sufficient for basic file synchronization, other applications such as Droid NAS possible to easily share files wirelessly between your device and your Mac. The program works by making your phone or tablet appears as a shared computer on your Mac Finder, allowing you to transfer files without seeking a USB cable. I’ve been using this application and I love it.

Another way to wirelessly access files and other content from your Android device is to use AirDroid, a free service that lets you remotely access and modify files on your phone from a browser window. AirDroid 2 is currently in open beta and allow wirelessly manage a long list of items on your device. Or you can install the original version of AirDroid, if you do not want to try his luck with a beta.

There are a number of factors that determine how sincronizarás music files on your computer with an Android device. As you know, you could drag and drop your entire music library on your phone, but have some drawbacks. First, you do not want to have to do it every time you download a new song. Second, you may not have enough space on your device to store all those files.

Luckily, Google Music solves these problems and facilitates the synchronization of music. With Google Music, you can upload your entire music library (up to 20,000 songs) and transmit or download on your phone, provided you have Internet connection. And every time you download a new song on your Mac will be available on your phone.

To start with Google Music, you must first download the Music Manager application.

After downloading the application on your Mac, you’ll have to show you where to store your music. Once you’ve selected a folder to monitor, the application automatically upload your music to Google Music. This method not only provides a simple way to put your music on your device, it also frees up storage space that otherwise would occupy the music.

Once established your library, you can download any artist, album or playlist via Wi-Fi or cellular connection in the Android Music application. Just tap the tack or pin to start the download process.

Best of all is that you will not have to fight with iTunes when you sync music between your Mac and an Android device. You simply tell Music Manager where is your music library, when new files are added, they are automatically loaded. You can store 20,000 songs for free.

There are several ways to synchronize photos between your Android device and your Mac so that a copy will do in your Mac every time you take a photo. The good thing about some of these strategies is that, beyond the initial setup, you do not have to do anything to move the photos from your phone to your Mac. This type of system not only allows you to access photos on your computer, but also ensures that constantly have a copy of your photos in case you lose your phone. Before continuing, create a Dropbox account if you do not have one.

Dropbox provides a free way to make your photos are automatically synced through this service that offloads the Uploads folder from the camera on your Mac. This is the fastest way to move photos from your device to your Mac, but is not the only shape. SyncMate Expert will also help you achieve the same results, as will the AFT and Droid NAS applications, but not as Dropbox automatically.

There is also another application called DoubleTwist including AirSync complement. The application requires that you install software on your Android device and your Mac. Once installed and configured, you can synchronize your music, photos and videos wirelessly between the two devices.

Larger screens that usually have Android devices make them ideal for watching movies. But not only you have to rely on Netflix, Hulu Plus and HBO Go to entertain; you can load movies on your phone and watch them anywhere, even when you’re not online. Transfer movies or large video files from your Mac and Android will take time, so make sure to do so when you’re in a hurry.

Solutions like AirDroid, DoubleTwist, SyncMate, Droid NAS and AFT will allow you to transfer movies and videos to your Android device from your Mac. But keep in mind that some of the wireless services can be slower than the transfer cable offered by the application Android File Transfer.

Regardless of which method you choose, you’ll need to add any movie file to the Movies folder on your Android device. If the folder does not exist, create it.

You may have problems when you play various types of video files on your Android device, since the basic video player only works with certain formats. But if you prefer not to worry about it, download MX Player from Play Store and use it as main video player. It works with a long list of types of videos.

Of course, all this transfer videos quickly monopolize storage space, so consider incorporating a cloud solution. One option is to transmit videos stored in your Dropbox account by applying Dropbox. Please note that if you transmit video via a cellular connection, will exhaust your data plan.

Many of us would be completely disoriented if we lose the contacts of our agenda. Long time no longer need to memorize telephone numbers, addresses and birthdays, and now we are confident that our devices will store this vital information for us. Too long ago that a USB connection is no longer required to synchronize this information between devices, now service providers, such as Google and Apple, they are responsible for all our devices are updated with important information once linked to an account.

The good news is that Google and Apple really work well together when it comes to sync contacts and calendars. On your Mac, log on to the Contacts and Calendar applications on your Google account. You can do this by opening any application and navigating to the Preferences (from the menu bar, click the application name, then click “Preferences”). Once you can see the Preferences page, click the Accounts icon at the top. In Contacts, click application in “On My Mac” and then check the box to start synchronizing with Google. You’ll have to log in to the same Google Account that you used on your Android device.

The process in the Calendars application is similar, but instead of selecting “On My Mac”, you have to click the “+” sign at the end of the window and then select Google from the list of services you can add. As before, sign in with the same Google account as you did on your Android device.

On your Android device, open the Settings app and go to your Google Account in the Accounts section. Select the name of your account and make sure the box next to Calendar and Contacts is selected. Any changes made to this information is regularly synchronized wirelessly between your Android device and your Mac. Many times the changes are almost instantaneous, but there may be slight delays in synchronization.

If you’re using iCloud and prefer not to switch to Google services to your contacts and calendar, check the calendars or contacts SmoothSync applications. Any of these applications will allow iCloud to synchronize your information with your Android device.

Synchronization of tabs and bookmarks of your browser is one of those features that, once you start using them, you will not understand how you lived without them. It allows you to change your Mac to your smart (or vice versa) phone and continue browsing from where you left off. Instead of sending yourself an email or a message with a link, simply open your browser and everything will be waiting for you.

The easiest way to make sure your bookmarks, open tabs and other browser preferences are synchronized between your Mac and your Android device is using the Chrome browser, from Google.

If your Android device does not come with pre-installed Chrome, you can download it for free. And, of course, you need Chrome for Mac, which can be downloaded here.

Log on to Chrome on both devices with the same Google account and go to the Settings page. Check the box next to the services you want to sync.

Note that you’ll need to be using an Android device that uses Android 4.0 or later to install Chrome. If you have an older version of Android, you can try using SyncMate. The free version does not provide synchronization of bookmarks, so you will have to pay US $ 35 for the Expert version.

Obviously, we can not cover all applications or services to use an Android device with Mac, so if you have one you like, mention it in the comments. And if we lacked any category, let us know and we will add.

Pebble, the manufacturer of ‘smartwatches’ is up to something

It seems that Pebble, the popular manufacturer of smart watches, is about to announce something in a few days. However, he has not said what.

The website of the company has a timer with countdown marking the days, hours, minutes and seconds in what apparently something will happen. You can get your email and click on an icon that says “Curious?” (Curious?). But in response, the company only says: “I bet you are We’ll keep you posted.” (I bet you’re’ll keep you informed.).

Pebble has won the hearts of many consumers with its line of smart watches, which includes the original Pebble watch for US $ 99 and the Pebble Steel, which costs US $ 199. Earlier this month, the company said it has distributed a million smartwatches since debuting in 2013.

Pebble demand for watches has been high since his record-breaking Kickstarter campaign in 2012. But the company now faces more competition than it did two years ago. Motorola, Samsung, LG and Sony have launched Android Wear smartwatches equipped with the operating system specific Google for these products. Microsoft launched its Band late last year. And, more importantly, Apple will begin distributing its Apple Watch in April.

To meet this competition, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky, recently told The site Vergeque technology the company will launch new devices this year and a new software platform. Migicovsky said the new software platform will make your clocks are different from those of their rivals. This week, Pebble announced that its watches are now integrated with Android Wear, including notifications.

So what he’s up to the company that count on your site? Quite possibly it could be a new smartwatch. However, Migicovsky said this week that the next Pebble and the software will be presented later this year. So that option is in’ll see.

Also, the announcement could be a new discount or new features in its current line of watches. In September, Pebble reduced the price of its original Clock at US $ 99 and steel edition, called Steel, US $ 199, and added new features to both. Or, of course, it could be something completely new and different. We must wait.

(Via The Next Web)

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New MacBook Pro will touch panel and Touch ID: report

The new MacBook Pro 2016 suffer one of its major technological changes, according to principal analyst at KGI Securities, Ming-Chi Kuo, for a report from MacRumors.

Kuo, who has credibility with its confirmed with the passage of time launches Apple (predicted arrival of Apple Pencil iPad Pro, for example) information, ensures that the MacBook Pro this year will include an OLED touch panel the top of the keyboard and Touch user identification by fingerprint ID technology, a detail built into the iPhone and iPad for two generations.

The new MacBook and 15-inch 13 arrive in the fourth quarter of 2016. Kuo says that this will be “the most important update by Apple”. The analyst notes that the new computers will be thinner and less heavy, with a new metal design incorporating a new technology that allows the laptop to be mounted in one piece.

The new touch panel on the top of the keyboard will replace some functions of this, although so far it is not known exactly which ones. Another important detail is the connectivity: Kuo says these computers take USB Type C and incorporate technology Thunderbolt port 3.

It is expected that unlike the 2016 MacBook or MacBook Air last year, these laptops maintain multiple connections that the current line, including two Thunderbolt ports, two USB, one HDMI and SD card reader.

This year Apple updated the MacBook with a unique model that includes the new pink gold and a lighter and thinner design and a unique connection via USB Type C, under the concept that these teams are mobile and always connected users. What laptop is better? Comparing the 2016 MacBook and MacBook Air, and this was the result.

iMac 21.5-inch screen 4K be announced in October: report

Apple will announce in October a new model of its iMac 21.5 inches, which would incorporate the Retina screen resolution Ultra HD (4K), according to 9to5Mac.

The model iMac 21.5-inch panel has not received the HD even though the 27-inch model received the 5K panel in October 2014. The resolution 21.5-inch iMac would 4,096×2,304, a considerable increase of the current resolution it is 1,920×1,080.

9to5Mac says that the computer will be announced in October and will go on sale in November, while OS X 10.11 to reach the public. The site does not mention a possible price, but will be slightly more expensive than the current iMac of the same dimensions with a more austere panel having price of US $ 1.099.

Apple maintain the current model of iMac 21.5-inch 1,080p resolution for users who want a cheaper price by sacrificing the high resolution screen. Despite market the iMac 5K and 27-inch Apple iMac continues to sell the same size screen 1,080p.

This is not the first time the iMac 21.5-inch 4K panel is mentioned. In June OS X code El Capitan referring to this computer found all-in-one not yet publicly known.

Apple will hold an event next week, which will focus on demonstrating its new mobile products such as iPhone, iPad and accessories for the Apple Watch, as well as the release date of iOS 9 and watchOS 2.

Rocket Shark analysis

It’s not as elegant or optimized as the Dyson DC59 wireless, but the Shark Rocket with US $ 179 cable has similar accessories and adequate performance for less than half price.

While the Rocket did not win any of our cleaning tests, neither came last. Maybe the cable you look like a nuisance (I admit that bothered me), but the Shark tries to be as simple as possible to handle. If you like the look of this broom vac convertible laptop, but want to get rid of the cable and invest a little more, you will not regret choosing the DC59. However, more traditional broom vacuum cleaners, such as LiNX Hoover Platinum Collection also wowed, and maybe values ​​simplicity and consistent performance of the Linx, which was comparable or better than the Shark.

The Shark Rocket is a light hand vac and cable. Part of hand, which weighs 1.9 kg (4.2 lb), including storage, the main motor and cable. Accessories add weight, of course, but even with the floor nozzle and extension tube connected (can you say, heavier configuration), I thought the Rocket was still light and easy to handle. The fact that it has a cable is a little annoying, if you are more used to a cordless vacuum.

We did all our key performance tests with the floor nozzle and extension tube. 26.7 cm measured nozzle (10.5 in) wide and 7.6 cm (3 in) high. This low profile, combined with the fact that the Rocket rests almost entirely, means you can suck under furniture with ease.

The Rocket has two cleaning modes and a button to switch from one to another. The I Mode is designed not for delicate rugs or carpeted floors, while Mode II is best for carpeted floors. The second mode activates the brush floor nozzle, shaking the carpet for a more thorough cleaning.

I mentioned that the cord is a nuisance, especially when compared to vacuum cleaners Dyson DC59 like, which has the same basic structure style, but without the cable. Still, the Rocket cable measures 8.2 m (27 ft) long, allowing you to suck in a large room or two smaller rooms. As vacuums big foot, you have to unplug and re-plug it to go from one place to another. On the other hand, you never have to worry about draining the battery, as would happen with a wireless model.

In an attempt to make the cable less annoying, Shark offers two options for saving the Rocket: with part of disassembled and hooked hand at the base of the extension tube and floor nozzle, or subject to the platform wall. The problem with the platform wall is that it limits your choices of accessories, and you’ll continue dealing with the cable. Teeth around which you wind the cable are located in the prolonging hose. This means that if you want to save the cable with the Rocket neatly on your platform, you also need to hold the rod prolonging. Not for nothing a crucial detail, but it makes the Rocket require more maintenance than other similar models like the DC59, which is stored efficiently no matter what accessory is placed.

Although this cable can seem awkward and outdated, other elements of the overall design of the Rocket, as the wide variety of accessories included, they are very convenient. You will find the extension tube, which can be used with different accessories, plus a floor nozzle, a brush to clean the dust, a nozzle to remove pet hair from upholstery, an inglenook nozzle and nozzle Dust-Away, which includes a removable and washable pad microfiber. Storage bag does not let anything escape. Rotator vacuum Lift-Away Pro Shark also comes with a variety of additional accessories, and liked to use a vacuum cleaner to all our specific needs. The Rocket takes this concept to a higher level thanks to its portability.

This variety of tools is comparable with the DC59 Dyson, but this unit lacks an accessory to clean dust. Shark’s website also gives you the option to purchase other accessories such as a package for detailed auto or prolonging hose specially designed to fit and vacuuming under appliances.

To analyze the usability of a vacuum in particular filter maintenance and storage greatly influence our assessment. A latch on the side of the Shark Rocket storage opens the back door waste. You will need to close it manually, but the process is not difficult. Indeed, it is time to empty the storage Rocket cable becomes uncomfortable. After all, you have to carry the cable with you wherever you take the vacuum, even the trash.

The cable proved to be the only real discomfort to use the Rocket. That said, the location of the cable, combined with the overall ergonomic design of the vacuum cleaner, guarantees no stumbles always do not go from one side to another of your living room. If you do “slalom” it is your thing, you will not have problems with the handling of the Rocket. When you use the nozzle to clean floors and the extension pipe fitting turns on itself. Thus, rotate and move around furniture is a pleasure. If you use the vacuum cleaner without prolonging hose, you will like the ease with which accessories fit perfectly into place.

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Sonos Play: 1 analysis

For a long time, Sonos has been the best wireless audio solution, but by recommending their products always ended with the same advice: “Buy only if you have enough money.” And these systems are very expensive Sonos.

However, the new Sonos Play: 1 (US $ 199) finally allows you to remove this warning. This new system is small and of high quality; indeed, it feels like it should cost more. You get the full experience of Sonos, very good stability and a long list of supported services such as Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, Amazon Cloud Player and SiriusXM.

All this makes the Sonos Play: 1 wireless speaker is our favorite, winning the award in the category. And the latest promotion makes it easier than ever to enter the Sonos ecosystem, offering a free Sonos Bridge (US $ 49) to new customers. If you’ve been hesitant to enter the ecosystem of Sonos, the Play: 1 is a great way to start.

The Play: 1 is the most attractive Sonos speaker there so far. The Play: 1 has the appearance that has characterized Sonos, but adds a bit of elegance, especially the black model (also available in white).

To cost US $ 199, the Play: 1 is very well done. Although much of its construction is plastic, the horn never feels cheap.

The Play: 1 has a slight change in the typical controls Sonos found at the top. Volume control, as well as the status light, remain the same, but the mute button has been replaced with a button Play / Pause. This change is smart because it allows us to silence the horn, but it also gives us the opportunity to hear what we were listening above, with one touch, even if it’s hours later.

If you already have a Sonos system, add the Play: 1 is as easy as expected: tell the application you want to add a horn, press the Volume buttons up and Play when prompted, and you’re ready. It’s that easy.

For those who are new to the Sonos ecosystem, they will have to become familiar with the system operation. While the Play: 1 is a wireless speaker, it does not work with your existing Wi-Fi network. Instead, Sonos creates its own wireless network, which means you’ll need at least one Sonos component is connected to the Ethernet port through a cable. You can connect the Play: 1 directly to Ethernet with a cable, but you can also connect the Sonos Bridge (US $ 50) directly to Ethernet (wired), to avoid connecting the Play: 1 there.

You also have to configure the Sonos to find your personal music collection. If stored in your PC is as easy as point to the correct folder, but keep in mind that you have to leave the computer on to access music. You can also get music from a device network attached storage (NAS for its acronym in English), although the installation is a bit more difficult, I had to enter the network address of my NAS. The Sonos Play: 1 supports a variety of file formats (including FLAC and Apple Lossless), although the high-resolution audio is not being supported.

Sonos has many major services, including Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Cloud Player, Rdio, SiriusXM, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Rhapsody, MOG, Slacker and Last.fm, plus others like Wolfgang Vault, Songza, 7Digital, 8tracks , Murfie, batanga, AUPEO !, Dar.FM and Hearts of Space. To have a comparison, for example, the Samsung Shape M7 only supports Amazon Cloud Player, Pandora, TuneIn Radio and Rhapsody; The Bose SoundTouch only supports Pandora.

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Razer Blade analysis

The 14-inch Razer Blade is a more conservative than the previous model touchscreen computer, but is an excellent combination of performance and battery life. The gaming platform has excellent thin battery.

Where should evolve computer games? ¿Tablet, laptop or hybrid computer? ¿Experimental or traditional? While computers, especially those using Windows 8, are developing into all sorts of strange directions, it seems that gaming computers suddenly have opted to be conservative. The latest Alienware laptops are a good example.

The Razer Blade 14 is also a setback: no touch screen. It does not include a ClickPad for the second screen of the Switchblade. It has no convertible tablet mode. At least, it is a laptop for very thin and very attractive games.

And it’s also a smart idea. The above Razer products were extremely experimental designs were incredible but were not practical for a regular user who does not want to deal with second screens or sacrificing battery life by a modular format tablet.

With a starting price of US $ 1,800, it is not exactly a bargain, but if you consider that contains the latest Intel processors, along with a very good graphics card Nvidia, is not such a bad deal after all.

I made a deep practical test of the Blade 14 a while ago, but waited for a final version to publish the full review and my impression of the games.

This is the good news: Blade 14 is incredibly thin and sensual. It has no experimental aggregates, such as user interface Switchblade never used in the blade 17, or limitations on the battery, as the Razer Edge. And its promise in relation to the games. But it has disadvantages.

Design: a very thin Razer; In recent years, Razer has become a rookie with innovative trends in the world of hardware of laptops for gaming. The Razer Edge gaming tablet and modern laptop Razer Blade Gaming (to use as a second screen) were bold decisions that constituted experimental divergence pattern of obsolete laptops for gaming.

But the original Blade could never exploit the potential of its touch screen ClickPad, few games had applications that take advantage. The Edge model worked as proof of concept demanding games for tablets and has excellent quality, but its price and battery life make it a niche product. Although both devices tested the Razer habit of removing some good designs.

By contrast, the new Razer Blade has a functional slim profile is a smaller version of the Blade but dismisses the experimental accessories. No longer the secondary touch panel Switchblade, with programmable LED buttons. Instead, there is a large basic touchpad (with clickable buttons, incredibly) located under the keyboard, in the middle, where it is expected. The backlit keyboard has a standard layout and has no macro buttons or keypad. The stereo speakers are located on either side of the keyboard.

It is quite surprising to see that the Blade has suddenly such a common aspect, but that rare user interface in the Blade Switchblade was emblematic both as an obstacle. It was not useful, but added value.

The Blade 14 is very similar to a version in matte black 14-inch screen retina of MacBook Pro, even in the details around the front cover and the embedded curvature of the keyboard.

With a weight of 1.86 kg (4.1 lb) and measure 35.5 cm (13.6 inches) by 23.6 cm (9.3 inches) by 1.7 cm (0.66 inches), it is much smaller than laptops many computers, but thicker than most of ultrabooks, hence comparison with the Retina MacBook Pro technology. It slid easily into my backpack and was comfortable to carry. I do not know if any other time I saw a laptop for games easier to transport, after the Alienware M11x, off the market long ago. The slim profile of this Blade, similar to a ultrabook, favored by the huge dimensions of his sister 17-inch, make it a good choice as computer everyday and not just as a tool for games. In addition, the keyboard responds very well and is comfortable to type on. The adjustable backlighting makes the letters and numbers are bright green. Combined with the bright green Razer logo on the back of the lid, the design is slightly striking without being a rainbow of LED or have a light touch panel as Alienware.

The touchpad is good (and large), but the discrete buttons found below are flat to the touch and too flimsy for my taste. I prefer a ClickPad. Able to slide all ends is part of gestural language, particularly for Windows 8 touch gestures for those who need to use the panel because the team does not include touch screen. These discrete buttons make it difficult to slide up. But if you dedicate yourself to play, surely you will use a mouse most of the time.

Display: the weak point; The Blade 14 is like the black MacBook Pro with retina display for games. But Razer forgot something important: the retina display technology.

The matte 14-inch screen can not compete with retina screen, or comes close. In fact, its resolution is 1,600 x 900 pixels only, not 1080p, which has become what is expected of high-end laptops. That would be disappointing, though acceptable in some circumstances, but this screen is not nearly as sharp as the screen Blade excellent under review last year: not IPS and quality deteriorates when tilted even slightly. As far is the heap. By playing with proper lighting is not noticeable, but if you tilt the screen slightly faded effect that annoying ruins pictures in dimly lit environments. In addition, it is not a touch screen. US $ 1.800 and more, I expect a better screen with higher resolution.

I already downloaded all my anger against the screen? Well, Dolby Home Theater speakers are best: terribly high and a strident able to create a sense of excitement that can tolerate that screen dull.

Configurations: fixed specifications, adjustable storage; There is a basic version of the Razer Blade 14. It depends on how big you want it to be solid state drive. All versions have a display of 1,600 x 900 pixels, a quad-core 2.2GHz Core i7-4702HQ, Nvidia GeForce GTX 765m Optimus 2GB RAM and 8 GB of memory DDR3L. The basic model with 128GB SSD costs US $ 1,800. The model with 256 GB SSD costs $ 2,000 and 512GB costs $ 2.300. The cost of upgrades SDD is not as pronounced as it was last year, but still must pay US $ 500 for the option of half a terabyte of storage, frankly, think it should be the baseline for this system.

In addition, the Blade offers only the option of solid state drive. The original Blade has a 256GB SSD, but then implemented a hybrid hard disk drive with greater storage capacity in the second iteration to absorb some of the cost.

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MacBook Pro 15-inch to US $ 1.850

Apple certainly is up to something, and we will learn at your event today but, meanwhile, Czech Send MacMall: MacBook Pro 15-inch to US $ 1.850, US $ 2.000 recessed.

The MacBook Pro is really a computer. Do not say anything else, I’ve used Apple computers practically all my life. experts always have cast many flowers every generation of MacBooks Pro, but have always also criticized its price, this offer MacMall sweetens a little.

The model on sale is this year with Retina display 15-inch, 256GB of storage, 16GB of memory, quad-core processor Intel Core i7 2.2GHz, and Mac OS X Yosemite system.

If the experts called the 13-inch version of the most seductive so far, the 15-inch version is simply bigger, newer and better. It is also more expensive, but costs already entered in these US $ 150 discount does not fall nothing wrong.

Additional offer: If you’re running iTunes credit, Czech eBay this offer: for a limited time, you can take a gift card $ 100 for $ 75. That’s a 25 percent discount to belittle difficult.

Offers mentioned in this note apply only to US and they are subject to availability, expiration, and other terms of stores and suppliers.

Microsoft cuts the area of ​​mobile template

Microsoft will cut 1,850 jobs from its global workforce and make a restructuring that will cost the company US $ 950 million, of which US $ 200 million are to cover severance.

In a statement released Wednesday, the company based in Redmond, Washington, says most of the redundancies will be made before the end of the fiscal year this year and the rest will be made before July 2017.

Some 1,350 of the jobs affected are in the labor force Microsoft in Finland, where were located the offices of Nokia, a company that Microsoft bought for US $ 7.200 million in 2014. Last week, Microsoft sold its low-end phones and rights FIH Nokia Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn manufacturer, brand and HMD Global consortium for a sum of US $ 350 million.

We are focusing our efforts on mobile phones to a place where we have differentiation – with companies that prioritize security, manageability and capabilities with Continuum, and consumers who prioritize the same “, he said in the statement Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.” We will continue to innovate with different devices and our cloud services across our mobile platforms. ”

The cut of 1,850 jobs in addition to 4,500 jobs eliminated others that relate to the sale of the low-end phone.

In July, Nadella said Microsoft will reduce the number of phones to focus on fewer devices for fans, regular users and customers in the business industry. The latest handsets from Microsoft were the Lumia 650, Lumia 550, Lumia 950 and XL 95o; the latter, an expert, chief editor of this site, he said the XL 950 is a cell that does not meet expectations.

In addition to the various comments Microsoft executives that keep alive the hope Windows 10 Mobile and new smart phones by the manufacturer of the operating system most used in the world, rumors also point to to be released in 2017 on at least one pair of cellular company.

ZDNet sister site and this site aims to be in the spring of next year when Microsoft announced a small group of cells would be launched under the Surface brand to build on the success of homonyms tablets.

Windows Central, a specialized Microsoft topics and the area of ​​mobile site from the same company, has its own report citing own sources but that coincides with what was said by ZDNet. Windows Central speaking of at least three phones Microsoft for next year.

Microsoft has demonstrated technology that would help attract consumers. The research arm a few weeks ago Microsoft unveiled a smartphone that reacts and acts based on movements on the screen without the need for contact between the screen and the user’s hand. Also, the liquid cooling would also be something new in Microsoft phones.