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Inbox Testing Way For Users To Unsubscribe Emails They Don’t Read

Tyler Lee December 16, 2017

Image credit – Android Police

From time to time we receive promo emails from companies whose services or products we’ve used in the past, and this can be rather annoying and can clutter up our inboxes. Sure, they could be marked as spam, but that could complicate things if you do decide to use those services again in the future, which means that unsubscribing to them is the best way.

Sometimes unsubscribing isn’t so obvious, but Google wants to make it easier for users of its Inbox email service. According to Android Police, Google appears to be testing a new feature in Inbox where when it detects that you have not been opening/reading certain emails for an extended period of time, it will suggest that you unsubscribe to it via an integrated unsubscribe button.

As you can see in the screenshot above, users can choose to ignore the option and allow those emails to keep coming in. However this feature appears to be in testing at the moment which means that you may or may not see it available to you. It also appears to be a feature on both the user’s desktop and mobile app, so depending on where you access Inbox, you should be able to access the functionality.

No word on when Google plans to roll out this feature to the masses, but it does seem like a rather quick and convenient way of unsubscribing to emails you no longer way.

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Apple Reportedly Inks A Deal For A Sci-Fi TV Series

Tyler Lee December 16, 2017

While Apple might not necessarily be the brand or company you think of when it comes to TV series or movies, but that’s something the company is hoping to change like they did with music and iTunes. Initially reported by Deadline and subsequently confirmed by Variety, it looks like Apple customers can expect a new sci-fi TV series in the future.

The report is claiming that Apple has inked a deal with Ronald D. Moore in which Moore will be creating a sci-fi TV series for the Cupertino company. For those unfamiliar, Moore is the showrunner for Starz series “Outlander” and had previously helped develop the new version  of “Battlestar Galactica”, and has also worked on other sci-fi series like “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” and “Star Trek: Voyager.”

The new series will be created by Moore together with Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, with the series being produced by Sony and Tall Ship Productions. So far Apple’s video efforts haven’t exactly been particularly huge hits. “Carpool Karaoke” was basically established before Apple bought the rights to it, and based on reviews so far, “Planet of the Apps” hasn’t exactly been well-received.

However given Moore’s experience and work on other sci-fi series, hopefully this latest effort will yield some fruit. No word on when the series will be launched, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more information.

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Apple Watch Saves Man’s Life By Alerting Him To A Heart Attack

Tyler Lee December 16, 2017

Over the years ever since the first Apple Watch was released, we’ve been hearing stories about how the device has saved the lives of quite a few of its users, such as alerting them to impending heart attacks. In fact just a new report from 9to5Mac will see the Apple Watch chalk up another life saved.

The report tells the story of Scott Killian, who before turning 50 underwent a barrage of health tests to make sure that he is healthy and to rule out any health concerns that might be associated with his age. The tests all came back with good news which basically cleared him, but then one night when he was sleeping, his Apple Watch, which he wears to sleep to track his sleeping patterns, alerted him via a third-party app called HeartWatch that his resting heart rate was elevated during his sleep.

Killian also experienced some mild indigestion which are signs of a potential heart attack, which prompted him to visit the emergency room as a precaution. The hospital then tested him using an EKG but the reports came back normal, despite the fact that his Apple Watch still reported that his heart rate was elevated. It was only after they took a blood test that it was discovered an elevated enzyme that signals that a heart attack has occurred or is occurring.

Speaking to 9to5Mac, Killian said what his surgeon told him was remarkable, “He said had I kept sleeping, I probably wouldn’t have woken up. I would have died in my sleep.”

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Facebook’s Snooze Button Lets You Temporarily Mute Your Friends

Tyler Lee December 16, 2017

We’re sure from time to time, you come across posts from your friends or Facebook Pages or People that you follow that can get annoying or obnoxious. Sure, there is the option of unfollowing them or unfriending them, but if you’d rather not go to those extremes, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Facebook has a happy middle solution: a Snooze button.

Back in September it was reported that Facebook was testing out a Snooze button, which is basically a way to temporarily mute your friends and pages or people that you follow, and Facebook’s recent announcement means that the feature is now available to all users and could be worth checking out if you’d like a little reprieve from certain people.

According to Facebook, “With Snooze, you don’t have to unfollow or unfriend permanently, rather just stop seeing someone’s posts for a short period of time. The people, Pages, and groups you snooze will not be notified. You will be notified before the Snooze period is about to end and the setting can also be reversed at any time.”

That being said, there are other ways that users can prevent certain posts from showing, such as through the “Hide” feature which teaches Facebook that these are posts you’re not interested in, which in turn will hide similar posts from your News Feed in the future.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note8 X 99 AVANT Will Cost You $1,800

Tyler Lee December 16, 2017

In case the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 wasn’t expensive enough, over in Korea, Samsung has unveiled (via GSMArena) a special version of the handset. Dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Note8 X 99 AVANT, this is basically a collaboration between Samsung and artist Han Seung-Woo, in which a specially design Note 8 handset has been made.

In case it wasn’t obvious, the “99” in the name is basically saying that there will only be 99 units of the handset made, which means that this is an extremely limited-run product. The design of the handset itself is the same and will be offered in a midnight black finish, but what makes this release special is a tiger-inspired case that you can use with the phone, and a separate print (69 x 45cm) that you can hang in your home.

The contents of the phone will also feature special wallpapers based on the artwork of the artist, along with specific icons that have been created just for this version of the handset. Other than that, the hardware of the phone remains unchanged, although it appears that it will only be offered in the 256GB variant.

As for pricing, the handset will retail for 1,991,000 won, which when converted is roughly $1,800, which is around double of that of the regular Note 8. Samsung isn’t the first to release special editions of its flagship because just last week, LG unveiled their own special version in the LG Signature Edition, which is basically the LG V30 made from special materials that is also priced around $1,800.

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Disney Confirms X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool Will Be Part Of The MCU

Tyler Lee December 16, 2017

As you might have heard, Disney has recently announced their plans to acquire Fox for a whopping $52 billion. This has huge implications in the entertainment industry, naturally, but for comic book fans, this also has implications that we’re sure many are wondering about, which includes the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool.

For those unfamiliar, Marvel had previously sold the movie rights to those franchises to Fox back in the day before the Marvel Cinematic Universe came about, which explains why the MCU has never featured any of those characters. However with the acquisition of Fox, Disney has confirmed what we’re sure many comic book lovers have been waiting to hear, which is that the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool will be folded into the MCU.

According to a report from Deadline, it quotes Disney’s CEO Bob Iger as saying, “We’re also looking forward to expanding the Marvel cinematic universe to include X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool and reuniting all of the Star Wars movies ever made under one roof, which opens new opportunities for that franchise.”

Iger had also previously stated that Disney does plan to keep Deadpool R-rated as they believe that it works, and that it will be fine as long as they let people know beforehand. However when and how Disney/Marvel plan to bring those franchises back into the MCU remains to be seen, but it might be a while considering that there are still quite a few Marvel movies in the works. Now if only Disney could somehow wrest control back of Spider-Man from Sony, that’d be great.

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Google’s Project Tango Will Shut Down March 1, 2018

Tyler Lee December 15, 2017

Last year the Lenovo Phab 2 was launched, and while Lenovo launching a new phone wouldn’t have raised too many eyebrows, what made the Phab 2 different is that it is the world’s first Project Tango smartphone. For those unfamiliar, Project Tango is basically Google’s take on augmented reality (AR) technology, and unfortunately it looks like that particular project is coming to an end.

In a tweet by the Project Tango Twitter account (via ArsTechnica), Google has announced that Project Tango will be shutting down on the 1st of March, 2018. “We’re turning down support for Tango on March 1, 2018. Thank you to our incredible community of developers who made such progress with Tango over the last three years.”

We’re turning down support for Tango on March 1, 2018. Thank you to our incredible community of developers who made such progress with Tango over the last three years. We look forward to continuing the journey with you on ARCore. https://t.co/aYiSUkgyie

— Tango (@projecttango) December 15, 2017

However this does not mean that Google isn’t pursuing AR tech anymore. Instead it’s more like Project Tango represents Google’s first attempt at AR, and now that they’re moving on to their next project, which is ARCore, which apparently will be more accessible compared to Tango and is expected to find its way onto phones made by the likes of Samsung, LG, Huawei, ASUS, and more.

So far Google has been testing the waters with ARCore through the release of AR Stickers, which is a mode for the Pixel’s cameras that allow users to introduce characters into your camera scenes that can match lighting to look like they’re really there, which you check out for yourself in the video above.

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BlackBerry PRIV Will No Longer Receive Monthly Security Updates

Tyler Lee December 15, 2017

If there is one thing that BlackBerry is known for, apart from creating keyboard phones, is their security. At one point in time the company was used by businesses and governments due to their security features, which was also brought over to consumer devices. Unfortunately for BlackBerry PRIV users, those security features are coming to an end.

In an update on BlackBerry’s website, the company has announced that they will be stopping the monthly security updates that have been released to the phone. To be fair, BlackBerry did promise that they would deliver 2 years worth of monthly security updates, and they have fulfilled their end of the deal, although we’re sure that many users would have preferred if they kept at it.

However this doesn’t mean that they’ll stop supporting the phone entirely. The company states that should critical vulnerabilities popup, they will be addressed. They also state that they will be fulfill all warranty obligations, and they will also be introducing a trade-up program, where users of the PRIV can upgrade themselves to the KeyOne or Motion.

BlackBerry also highlights how when they built their phones, they also tweaked Android to ensure that certain features in the OS would be secured against attacks, so despite not having monthly updates, they believe that they have laid the foundation for a secure device, which we suppose should be rather comforting knowledge.

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AIM Has Officially Shut Down, Marks The End Of An Era

Tyler Lee December 15, 2017

For those who are old enough to remember, back in the early days of the internet before the likes of Skype, WhatsApp, LINE, Viber, WeChat, and Snapchat, there existed other instant messenger platforms like IRC, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, and of course one of the classics, AIM, which in case you’ve forgotten, has shut down today.

It was reported back in October that AIM would be shutting its doors on the 15th of December, 2017, and sure enough it has. The service has been in operation for about 20 years now, and we guess all good things do eventually come to an end. According to the announcement, “As of December 15, 2017, AOL Instant Messenger products and services will be shut down and will no longer work.If you are an AOL member, AOL products and services​ ​like AO​​L Mail, AOL Desktop Gold an​d Member​ Subscriptions will not be affected.​”

For those wondering if there could be a potential replacement for the app/service, that will not be the case because according to AOL, “There is not currently a replacement product available for AIM. As we move forward, all of us at AOL (now Oath) are excited to continue bringing you new, iconic products and experiences.”

It is an end of an era, but like we said with today’s landscape being peppered with a myriad of messenger apps, users are already spoilt for choice.

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Google Flights Leverages Machine Learning For Optimal Bookings

Tyler Lee December 15, 2017

Everybody loves a good deal, especially when it comes to travelling because unless you’re swimming in cash, being able to save money on things like the flight and hotel can go a long way in allowing you to use that savings for when you reach your destination, and this is something that Google wants to help you with.

Not content with just being able to list flight and hotel prices, Google has announced a couple of new features that they’ll be introducing to their Flights and Trips hotel searches, such as machine learning that studies historical data According to Google, “Using machine learning and statistical analysis of historical flights data, Flights displays tips under your search results, and you can scroll through them to figure out when it’s best to book flights.”

Hotel searches will also be affected similarly, where the system will know if there is an event going on in the area that could affect the prices of hotels. “Similarly, when you search for a hotel on Google, a new tip will appear above results when room rates are higher than usual, or if the area is busier than usual due to a holiday, music festival, or even a business conference.”

For those who want to travel and do not have any particular set dates in mind, they can then opt into Hotel Price Tracking on their phones (and desktops later). This will see Google send users an email alert for when prices of hotels drop so that they can book without potentially missing out on a deal.

Google Flights Leverages Machine Learning For Optimal Bookings , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.