Tags:#news#NYT#Video Services#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Google just announced that it will now offer a new option for YouTube users who want to share their videos with a large group of viewers without having to make the video either private or fully public. Currently, there is a 25-person cap on YouTube’s private sharing option, which makes this feature unusable for anybody who wants to share a video with a larger class or club, for example. Now, YouTube users will be able to choose an option that is already a standard feature on many other content sharing sites: unlisted videos. Unlike private videos, where users need to invite others so that they can see these videos (and to make things even more complicated, these users also need YouTube accounts), unlisted videos can be viewed by anybody who has access to the private link. These videos aren’t indexed in YouTube’s search engine and won’t appear on a user’s personal channel. Related Posts frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… As Google notes in its announcement today, it’s worth noting that these videos can still be viewed by anyone with access to the link. If you are worried that your friends will share a video on Twitter, Facebook and their blogs, then using the ‘unlisted’ option is probably not a good idea.
Tags:#Apple#iPhone#mobile Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The more things change, the more they stay the same. Apple’s newest iPhone finally brings 4G LTE to the device, a long awaited transition, but customers of Sprint and Verizon find themselves in a familiar situation. The iPhone 5 on both carriers will not allow simultaneous voice calls and data transmission, a feature AT&T long has lorded over its rivals. A combination of technology restraints and design decisions by Apple once again leave Sprint and Verizon customers without a feature that, theoretically, should be very simple.Consumers want technology to work. They do not much care how. But a quick explanation of LTE, as simplified as possible, informs why the iPhone 5 on Sprint and Verizon does allow simultaneous voice and data usage.On its most basic level, LTE is a wireless standard designed to send data from one point to another. It functions on an Internet Protocol-based standard that is more akin to Wi-Fi than traditional cellular service. LTE, for the most part, does not yet have a dedicated speech channel for voice calls, as “2G” and “3G” do. Companies are working on the function, known as Voice Over LTE, (VoLTE), but it is very limited and not ready for public consumption.So how can many LTE phones, including Samsung LTE smartphones on Sprint and Verizon, support simultaneous voice and data? There are two reasons for this.AT&T and T-Mobile operate on a standard called Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM). Sprint and Verizon’s networks are built on a different standard known as Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA). LTE is a natural extension of GSM. When smartphone manufacturers develop phones for various carriers, they decide what types of antennas to use based on the wavelength a carrier uses to transmit its signal, commonly referred to as a spectrum band. LTE runs on multiple bands, requiring multiple antennas. For AT&T, this is not a problem. The same architecture that supports its GSM-based voice function can also access data on LTE bands. For CDMA, a third antenna is necessary to handle this function. Consequently, when you make a call on your 4G LTE smartphone, your voice is not actually transmitted via LTE but rather a 3G network. The phone switches from the LTE band to the 3G band. On AT&T this requires two antennas. For Sprint and Verizon, it would require three to support the “switchback” to the CDMA-based 3G network. “This quite literally means you drop from 4G LTE to 3G WCDMA (where voice and data are already multiplexed) for the call, then hand back up to LTE when you’re finished,” wrote Brian Klug, senior editor of smartphones at AnandTech. “This is the way that voice works at the moment for all GSM/WCDMA carriers, and on all those handsets with LTE to date,” Samsung can support simultaneous voice and data on LTE smartphones because they decided to implement that third antenna. Apple did not. According to reports, the motivation for this was to not only create a very thin smartphone, but to simplify manufacturing so Apple can make as few unique versions of the iPhone as possible while still hitting as many LTE-capable markets as possible. As reported by Klug, according to FCC documents, two unique versions of the iPhone 5 exist that are nearly identical except for the types of antennas they include. To support simultaneous voice and data on Sprint and Verizon, Apple would have had to make a third unique version. Doing so would complicate the manufacturing process and cut into Apple’s profit margin, something the iPhone maker is very protective of.In the end, the iPhone 5’s functionality is motivated by profit. Sprint and Verizon customers are still going to buy the iPhone 5, with or without simultaneous voice and data. The are used to doing without it, so it does not behoove Apple to change its design to achieve a marginal result. Essentially, for Apple it is more headache than it is worth. The only way it will change, outside of a drastic change of course in Apple’s design and manufacturing approach, is when VoLTE becomes ready for public use, eliminating the need to fallback to 3G networks for voice capabilities. As it stands, VoLTE is not expected to be ready for widespread use until 2015-16. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday picked pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar over fellow speedster Mohammed Shami, who took a sensational last over hat-trick against Afghanistan, when an unbeaten India take on West Indies in their World Cup game at Manchester Thursday.The Master Blaster picked ‘Bhuvi’, as pacer is commonly known, for his sheer ability to trouble swashbuckling West Indies batsman Chris Gayle.”It’s a great news for India that Bhuvneshwar Kumar is fit. I have seen his body language which showed that he is really confident,” Tendulkar told Star Sports.Kumar (29) had sustained an injury against Pakistan and missed the game against Afghanistan, which India won by 11 runs on June 22.Shami (29), who was drafted in the team in place of Kumar, took a hat-trick in the 50th over of Afghanistan’s innings, becoming just the second Indian, after pacer Chetan Sharma, to achieve the feat in a World Cup match.”For the upcoming match between India and West Indies, if I had to choose between Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami, I would definitely pick Bhuvneshwar Kumar.”The only reason being, Bhuvneshwar Kumar can bowl to Chris Gayle at the outer angle and that is what makes Chris Gayle uncomfortable.”I still remember how uncomfortable Chris Gayle was when Bhuvneshwar Kumar was bowling at him in the last Test I played,” added Tendulkar, who holds numerous records to his name.The 46-year-old batting legend played his last of 200th Test, a world record, at Mumbai in 2013.”I know it will be a little unfortunate for Mohammed Shami but I believe for this game, Bhuvneshwar Kumar should be picked,” Tendulkar signed off.advertisementIndia, unbeaten in the World Cup till now, will take on an ousted-yet-dangerous West Indies in the sixth league phase encounter of the showpiece event.
Last week, Yoko Ono Lennon visited Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo to speak about childhood hunger and share details on worldwide efforts to combat the issue through Hard Rock’s 6th annual IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaign, benefiting WhyHunger and grassroots partners combating childhood hunger and poverty worldwide.Yoko Ono Supports Hard Rock’s 6th annual IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaignCredit/Copyright: Hard Rock International/ Tsutomu Fujita AP Images for InvisionTaiwanese pop band Mayday, also joined Yoko at the event to support the cause with a live acoustic performance and memorabilia donation to Hard Rock’s world famous collection with funds from the donation directly supporting the campaign.Yoko Ono Lennon appears at Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo on Thursday, December 5, 2013, to speak about her efforts to eliminate childhood hunger worldwide through Hard Rock’s 6th annual IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaignCredit/Copyright: Hard Rock International/ Tsutomu Fujita AP Images for InvisionYoko Ono Lennon and Mayday appear at Hard Rock Cafe TokyoCredit/Copyright: Hard Rock International/ Tsutomu Fujita AP Images for Invision
Jury delivers death sentence in ‘honor killings’ trialA Jordanian immigrant was sentenced to death on Tuesday after being convicted in what prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter’s American husband and an Iranian women’s rights activist in Houston.Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was found guilty of capital murder last month in the 2012 fatal shootings of his son-in-law, Coty Beavers, and his daughter’s best friend, Gelareh Bagherzadeh. Jurors in Houston deliberated for just 35 minutes — after five weeks of testimony — before reaching the verdict, and the sentencing phase of the trial took another two weeks. How Tropical Storm Allison Changed HoustonHouston Public Media’s new podcast “Hurricane Season” explores some of the biggest storms that have impacted the Gulf Coast and its development, policies, and people. On this episode, Tropical Storm Allison.Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or subscribe via RSS. Wednesday, August 15, 2018Top morning stories:City says Southwest Key facilities may be unsafeThe City of Houston says a local Southwest Key facility is not in compliance with occupancy codes.In a letter from the City of Houston to Southwest Key’s chief executive, officials cited concerns about an existing facility located in Southwest Houston. Houston Public Media obtained a copy of that letter.The group is slated to open a center for migrant children in downtown Houston, which Mayor Sylvester Turner has spoken against. Southwest Key said it would review the latest request from the city and decide quickly on their next course of action. Report details a path forward for flood controlA new report from Rice University’s Baker Institute recommends future developments west of Houston find ways to keep downstream flooding from increasing, increasing bayou capacity in already developed areas, and building more structures to hold back storm surge along the Gulf Coast. Share City of Houston Letter to Southwest Key (PDF) City of Houston Letter to Southwest Key (Text)Texas to announce letter grades for school districtsErika Rich for The Texas TribuneTexas Education Commissioner Mike Morath will roll out the first official grades for school districts Aug. 15.Texas school districts on Wednesday will get letter grades from the state for the first time.In the past, districts and individual schools were rated by the state on a pass/fail basis, deemed either as meeting standards or needing improvement. The Texas legislature created an A-F system during the last session, mandating school districts be graded in 2018. Next year, individual schools will also receive grades.A school is considered passing if it earns an A through D. If it earns an F, the state requires an improvement plan. Five years of an F rating means the state will take over the school. County approves flood project listPhoto: Andrew Schneider | Houston Public MediaThe Harris County Commissioners Court has voted to place a $2.5 billion bond proposal on the August 25 ballot, asking voters to finance a 10- to 15-year program of flood mitigation projects.Harris County commissioners this week formally approved a list of 237 proposed projects they want completed with if voters approve $2.5 billion in bonds on August 25. The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) drew up the list following a series of community meetings in all 22 of the county’s watersheds.More than two-thirds of the money would go to fund what are deemed “local” projects – those Harris County would pay for itself, without any matching federal or state dollars. Second case of West Nile virus found in Montgomery CountyMontgomery County officials have confirmed a second case of West Nile Virus for the present year. The county’s Public Health District said the person who has contracted the virus is a male in his 60s who lives in Montgomery County. He is currently being treated at a hospital.