Sharks center Logan Couture was not selected by fans to be among the “Last Men In” at the NHL’s All-Star Weekend from Jan. 25-26 in San Jose.Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl was voted onto the Pacific Division team, the league announced Friday, joining Sharks defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson and forward Joe Pavelski on the 11-player roster.For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard.Other players voted in were Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner (Atlantic Division), …
Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Ahead of Thursday’s release of the new and improved iPhone 4, Apple is today launching a series of software improvements collectively known as iOS 4 to owners of older generation iPhones and iPod Touch devices. iOS 4, the updated form of the iPhone operating system, brings over 100 new features, some big – like folders for apps and unified inboxes – some small – like home screen wallpapers and threaded email – and some – like multi-tasking – which your old iPhone may not be able to run at all. Multi-tasking, iPhone’s Newest Trick, Doesn’t Run on Older Devices Announced in April during a presentation on Apple’s Cupertino campus, iOS 4 delivers several long-awaited features for many iPhone users, the most important of which may be “multi-tasking,” the ability for apps to run in the background while you launch and use additional applications in the foreground. Developers must first update their iPhone apps to take advantage of this new feature, but after doing so, those applications become accessible via a “task menu” that appears at the bottom of the iPhone’s screen, launched by double-tapping the iPhone’s “Home” button. Although multi-tasking is arguably the standout feature of the iOS 4 software, users of older iPhones won’t be able to take advantage of the new functionality. Multi-tasking won’t work on the iPhone 3G or second generation iPod Touch devices. And those who still have the original iPhone can’t run the new software at all. Other Top FeaturesAlong with multi-tasking, iPhone OS 4 apps can also be configured to run in the background, a helpful feature for music applications like Pandora, which up to this point would stop music playback when you exited the app. Now you can continue streaming tunes while checking email, browsing the Web, texting, playing games or doing anything else you want. Even better, location services such as those used by turn-by-turn applications like Tom Tom, will also be able to run in the background, meaning you won’t get lost just because someone calls you while you’re navigating via GPS. A plus for those obsessed with (or addicted to) downloading some of Apple’s over 200,000 applications is the addition of folders. Now more like a mini-computer than ever before, the iPhone 4 software lets you place apps into folders instead of having them spread out across screen after screen. With this improvement, you can store up to 2,160 applications on your iPhone, if desired. Other notable improvements arriving today include iBooks for iPhone, a unified inbox with threaded messaging; 5x digital zoom, tap-to-focus video; playlist creation on the iPhone; a spell checker; support for Bluetooth keyboards; home screen wallpaper; the ability to “gift” applications; Apple’s new mobile advertising platform called iAd; a software orientation lock to prevent the device from switching between portrait and landscape modes; SMS search support; and enterprise enhancements like SSL VPN, wireless distribution of applications, and support for multiple Exchange accounts. How to Upgrade Before upgrading your iPhone to the new iOS 4 software, you’ll want to first update iTunes to version 9.2. (Available here). Once you’re running the new version of iTunes, you’ll then connect your iPhone or iPod to your computer and click the “Check for Update” button on the “Summary” tab (the page that’s shown when you select your iPhone in the “Devices” section in the left column). When the new software becomes available, which is suspected to be around 1 p.m. EST (1800 UTC) today, you’ll be given the opportunity to upgrade your device. Remember to have a current backup in place – just in case – prior to upgrading. To back up your phone, just perform a full sync. Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … sarah perez Tags:#Apple#mobile#NYT#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement
Hollywood heavyweights dish out filmmaking anecdotes, advice for breaking into the business and other tips from their illustrious careers.BAFTA’s YouTube channel is a treasure trove of outstanding interviews with filmmakers of all talents. In this post I’ve rounded up the best extended interviews with feature film directors, all from BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). Spend an hour or two with these directors and take away a ton of knowledge on breaking into, navigating and conquering the film directing world.The fact is that you choose to direct movies, they don’t choose you. – Paul GreengrassDavid Fincher: Life in PicturesDavid Fincher recently shared his ‘Life In Pictures’ at an extensive BAFTA interview covering his filmmaking career. The video above is a 12 minute highlight cut of the full 24 minute interview which you can watch on the BAFTA Guru website.What’s great about Fincher’s (profanity laden) interview is that he shares plenty of insider anecdotes on the business end of getting movies made in the Hollywood system from funding Fight Club, to finding the script for Se7en – which without Brad Pitt’s help might not have stared Kevin Spacey.Paul Greengrass: The David Lean LecturePaul Greengrass delivers the 2014 David Lean Lecture (an annual lecture from a respected filmmaker) giving him the opportunity to share thoughts on career, industry and the magic of filmmaking. Paul Greengrass started out in documentary and made his way to such action-orientated Hollywood blockbusters as Captain Phillips, Green Zone and The Bourne Ultimatum. Paul has some fantastic and inspiring insights to share from a hard-won career.For sure there’s one thing I think about directing, and that is you have to start, you have to continue and you have to believe, that you are an outsider, a contrarian… You’ve got to be prepared to be a bit arsey.Quentin Tarantino: A Life In PicturesIt’s not surprising that Quentin Tarantino’s childhood was steeped in watching all kinds of films (without any guidelines from his parents), nor that his first jobs were working in movie theatres and video rental stores. But his real filmmaking education came from making his own first feature film, self-financed from a minimum wage job over the course of several years of hard graft. What’s interesting about Quentin’s filmmaking career is that he’s written more films than he’s directed.Ron Howard on his Filmmaking CareerWhen you’ve been in film and television as long as Ron Howard has, there’s not much else you’d expect him to do than stay in it. Hugely successful as an actor (80 credits on IMDB), producer (76) and director (36) Ron Howard’s directorial credits include Splash, Willow, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon and Rush. In this interview Ron shares how he broke into the business, made the transition to directing and much more.Tim Burton: The Gothic MasterWhat’s most interesting about director Tim Burton’s career is that it demonstrates that maintaining an unconventional approach can be a hugely successful one. In this ‘Life in Pictures’ interview Tim discusses various topics like the diverse movie diet that he grew up with, to his break out hit Batman (1989) and his signature style as developed in Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands. One of my favourite Tim Burton films, again staring Johnny Depp, is the comedic filmmaking treat Ed Wood, a film about the worst movie director who ever lived.