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As bloated as it might be, Apple isn’t forgetting about iTunes. Cupertino released the latest update to its music/video/movies/app manager and player today.
Google has just announced a slew of new apps that are coming to Google Glass. In an effort to expand Glass’s abilities, a handful of different apps will become available to users, including Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, CNN, Tumblr, and Elle. Previously, only Path and The New York Times were available as apps on Google Glass.
Each of these apps will have their own unique twist in order to seamlessly work for Google Glass. For instance, Twitter will allow users to tweet to their account, and every tweet you send through Glass will be automatically tagged with the #throughglass hashtag. You can also receive notifications for mentions, messages, and replies.
As for the Facebook app, it too will feature so Glass-centric abilities, including the ability to take and upload a photo using Glass straight to your Timeline, and even add a description to the photo using Glass’s voice dictation feature. Tumblr will also let you do the same thing, by posting a photo to your blog right through Glass.
Evernote’s Glass app focuses on two main actions that you can perform. You’ll be able to take a photo or video and send it to your Evernote account from Google Glass. You’ll also be able to choose specific notes from your Evernote account and send them directly to Glass, so that you can bring it up on the HUD when needed. A great example of this is a grocery shopping list — no having to fish your phone out of your pocket to see what the grab next off the shelves.
CNN’s app is a little self-explanatory, but it goes a little further than just being able to swipe through headlines. You’ll be able to pick the types of alerts you want, such as sports scores or breaking news at certain times. You can also have articles be read aloud to you, as well as the ability to watch video.
Of course, it’ll be a while before Google Glass will be in the hands of the mainstream public, but it’s nice to know that Google is already building up a repertoire of apps that people will be able to take advantage of right away.
VIA: The New York Times
Google Glass getting apps for Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, CNN and more is written by Craig Lloyd & originally posted on SlashGear.
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Google I/O, Google’s yearly developer conference, kicks off tomorrow. Last year brought us, among other things, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Google Glass-wearing skydivers falling through the sky to San Francisco’s Moscone Center. What will this year’s event hold?
Most app developers have few incentives to build their own hardware, let alone the resources. With 25 million mobile users, Runtastic has both — so it only makes sense that the company is bringing a slate of complementary exercise gear to the US for the first time. The initial catalog won’t shock cyclists and runners who have ever toyed with tracking their progress, but it’s certainly complete. Along with Runtastic’s take on a GPS watch ($ 150), there’s also an app-friendly heart rate monitor ($ 70), a speed sensor ($ 60), an armband and a bike mount. While the peripherals only truly make sense for Runtastic loyalists, they’re available today through Amazon — and they might seal the deal for athletes who want a harmonious blend of hardware and software.
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.
There was a time when young, engineering minds were content with putting together radio controlled vehicles for leisurely amusement. Now, they’re using their clever brains to make UAVs fly longer and land anywhere. At least we know who to blame when robopocalypse finally rolls around. This is alt-week.
Whenever a company involved in making Apple products adds to its workforce, the internet is flooded with “cheap iPhone” and “iWatch” stories. The latest event to perk up the rumor mongers is Pegatron, which announced that it’ll be hiring 40,000 more workers in China for the second half of 2013. During an investor call, company president Jason Cheng predicted that revenue from “communication products” would increase by 16 percent between July and December — so hopefully he’s seen something on his order book to make him that confident. That said, the only solid fact we have is that the company has stated it’ll be producing Haswell-powered laptops for a variety of companies, but we won’t let that stop you staring at your wrist and hoping.
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Current or wannabe Tesla S owners can now opt for a Performance Plus option that adds a bit of range and a lot of extra handling — and the whole idea came from none other than McLaren. After a journalist told Elon Musk that his nimble sedan was nonetheless outdone by a McLaren MP4-12 supercar (duh?), Tesla’s engineers got to work tweaking the suspension and adding new Michelin tires. The latter boosts range by 6 to 12 miles over the stock rubber, while the whole package adds more cornering grip and acceleration “while maintaining ride quality,” according to the company. Current owners can get the option retrofitted for $ 13,000, but if you’re still kicking tires, it’ll add $ 6,500 to your total Tesla S bill. Sounds tempting for a poor-man’s McLaren, and given the new financing options, you might even by able to justify it.
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