Tuesday, February 24, 2015

TechTalk February 23, 2015



It is that time of the week when Andrew and I, Andrew from Digitalnexa.com, explore what is new and being talked about in the world of technology.

I think we have a unique Middle East perspective on tech and there is more than a bit of fun being had in this studio!

And we managed to talk about the great kelly Jones and his fashion sense!

Here is a tease to the podcast.

A look at LinkedIn and job searches.




We spoke about UberX.




We talked about sharing your pin!



And a solution to the foreign film subtitles!




All that is left is the podcast itself!





Want to take a look at the stuff we spoke about?

The show notes!


app of the week
P1

LinkedIn Connected on the App Store on iTunes



Linkedin out of 3rd party dev?

The LinkedIn Job Search app speeds up your job hunt with:





Location-based search to help you find the right job in the right place





Push notifications when relevant jobs go live





The power to apply with your LinkedIn profile in just a couple of taps




Plus, total privacy, so your network won't know you're looking.
Get a load of this!


uber eats - food delievery for uber
snapchat update
google and mattel update
facebook is huge!
new payment card

P2
love this!
23 second tutorial!

Low yet high tech!


This is cool on kickstarter!



COMPANIES / IKIDS / MOBILE / NEWS / TV  Continuing its investment in kids content, YouTube has confirmed the US launch of a standalone YouTube Kids app. Global head of family and learning Malik Ducard will provide more details at his Kidscreen Summit keynote address on February 23.
Very cool!
A pocket synth to program!
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Andrew you spoke about this with a Dubai cinema experience!


P3
Oh Yea!

Very funny very cool!
The tutorial video has already gained over 270,000 views and we anticipate a good deal more pick up in the coming days.You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX02Ecfhndk

And here’s a page with additional information and download links to get the emoticons: http://www.ikea.nl/emoticons

worth a look on code sort of

Need one!

Microsoft buys a calandar app heading mobile!
In other words, Microsoft's new strategy to buy its way back into mobile contention remains in full swing.
Sunrise is notable mostly because it synchronizes easily with a variety of different calendar services, including Google Calendar, iCloud, Exchange, Facebook, and LinkedIn. It lets users switch between a regular calendar view and an appointment-focused agenda view, and pulls in relevant data for friends and contacts on Facebook and LinkedIn.

P4

This is a cool projector!
Virtual reality can make you feel like you’re high atop the Wall in Westeros, flying like a bird, or running from an alien intent on killing you, but to everyone else, you look like a spaz flailing about in high-tech ski googles. This makes demonstrating a head-mounted display like the Oculus Rift difficult in a group setting. You can set up a monitor that displays what you’re seeing, but the result is an underwhelming pair of screenshots. Hardly the immersive experience VR promises.
That’s the insight behind a slick projector called Immersis that demonstrates the panoramic power of VR en masse.



Digital payment wearable?



Cameras are very powerful today just plain wonderful to watch!


Good look at google and marketing ideas from google!


Yieldmo



Google is it!


Great Idea!





Xiaomi, the tech titan that spurs a crazy load of fandom in Asia, just announced its first outreach to American consumers. Too bad it won’t include phones.
In a press event in San Francisco on Thursday, the Chinese electronics company revealed that its Mi.com e-commerce portal will roll out for the U.S. and other markets very soon. “We’re going to launch when we’re ready," Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra said, "and that will likely be in a time frame of a few months.”

This is a bit of cool ipad mini 3rd party case magic!

This is a cool projector!
Virtual reality can make you feel like you’re high atop the Wall in Westeros, flying like a bird, or running from an alien intent on killing you, but to everyone else, you look like a spaz flailing about in high-tech ski googles. This makes demonstrating a head-mounted display like the Oculus Rift difficult in a group setting. You can set up a monitor that displays what you’re seeing, but the result is an underwhelming pair of screenshots. Hardly the immersive experience VR promises.
That’s the insight behind a slick projector called Immersis that demonstrates the panoramic power of VR en masse.





Youtube has made some changes!
Fresh off the news that Google are potentially cutting YouTube stars' ability to monetise their content through in-video ads without Google taking a cut, it was reported today that the internet video service is to start selling a YouTube subscription that will allow users to cut ads out entirely.
Ben Quinn, writing in the Guardian, reports that: "YouTube is “fine-tuning the experience”, according to Robert Kyncl, the online video service’s head of content and business operations, speaking at the Code/Media conference in California. Kyncl added that a subscription offering was important to YouTube because some viewers did not wish to sit through advertisements."

Linkedin in arabic

We are happy to announce that LinkedIn is now available in Arabic! With more than 347 million members worldwide including 14 million in the Middle East and North Africa, we’re the world’s largest professional network where you can exchange information, ideas, and opportunities.


Thank you for being a part of LinkedIn!

LinkedIn, Middle East and North Africa



VLC adding Chromecast support

Twitter is back on Google!

Tweets Will Now Be Searchable on Google

More than 60 percent of all Internet users opt to use Google for a search engine compared to less than 10 percent of users who opt to use Bing. This became problematic when Twitter and Google discontinued their relationship in 2011 to show Twitter posts in Google searches. This practice, of not indexing tweets prevented many users from getting “live” tweets in their searches, unless they elected to use Bing. This is about to change.

Rebuilding agreement between giants

Beginning in the first half of 2015, Twitter has now reached an agreement with Google to have tweets automatically indexed versus having them go through the manual indexing process they have been using since the agreement between the two Internet giants failed to renew their agreement in 2011.

The numbers matter

Twitter has more than 248 million active users who send out thousands of bits of information hourly in 140 character bites known as micro-blogging. The social media network has worked hard to establish themselves as a social media giant and to learn more effective ways of monetizing the information their users share. With this agreement, both Internet giants benefit in significant ways:

For Google – Google benefits from this agreement simply because it improves their overalls search engine performance. Having immediate access to tweets sent out by users allows them to provide real-time data about what people are talking about. Anyone who has any doubt about how powerful this could be should keep in mind that during the recent Super Bowl, more than 28 million tweets were generated. Clearly for Google, having access to this information at the same time it is posted means better results.

For Twitter – a number of faithful users jumped ship with a disastrous rollout of the iOS8 integration, costing the micro-blogging platform nearly 4 million faithful users. The benefit for Twitter with this new agreement with Google is it gives them nearly immediate access to thousands of potential new users on a daily basis. Not only that but many believe this will also encourage those current Twitter account holders to log into their accounts more frequently which can only be a positive move for Twitter.

What does this mean for users?

For those who use Twitter regularly this new agreement offers an opportunity to get more users reading their tweets. For many, this means an opportunity to sell their products and services to an increasingly large marketplace. Before mid-year, those who are searching for specific information on Google will also be able to get the latest tweets that relate to their search. It is currently being reported that this deal goes into effect nearly immediately and that we should start seeing live tweets in our Google searches before the middle of 2015. For bloggers and others, this could also mean an increase in website and blog traffic as more people who share these sites on Twitter will now have them shared by Google as well.

This new agreement is good news for many, and provides a number of new opportunities for these two Internet companies as well as for the users of both services. Users will now have broader access to more real time information provided by Twitter users. While the terms of the overall deal have not been disclosed publicly, there is little doubt that this will be a welcome development for the company as well as for users of both platforms.



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