Facebook: Cover Photos landed on the events

One relatively recent features among the most interesting Facebook is adding the ability to improve our visual profiles with a cover photo, a feature that has since been extended to the pages . But there was another section which hitherto resisted the onslaught of coverage: events. Indeed, the events pages could be customized with a kind of profile picture. This is no longer the case since you can now add a cover photo to your event , a photo which will therefore entire width of the page and that will not complement the current picture but instead : unlike profiles and pages, you can combine the two and add a cover photo.

Not to mention revolution, that change is going to help a little better customize our events, a wide picture with more likely to be useful as a small image.

To add a cover photo to your event, the procedure to follow is quite simple as you just go to the page in question and click on "Add a photo to the event" more difficult to clear . You have the choice between upload a new photo or choose one from those already online. You can then adjust the position of the image and then delete it or change it later without any problems.

If the new can leave more than one indifferent, it should nevertheless be of interest to some, those who like to customize everything that moves, including.

Three new tablets from Lenovo

Lenovo is a manufacturer relatively quiet, it is a fact, but it is nevertheless present in many markets, including that of mobile technologies. Proof is, it took advantage of the Mobile World Congress 2013 to unveil three new touch tablets: two 7-inch and 10-inch. Their name? Well there's the Lenovo A1000, the A3000 Lenovo and Lenovo S6000. Although we will talk now and you'll be able to find a little lower technical specifications of these three slates.

Before anything else, you should know that Lenovo has not indicated or the release date of these three tablets , or even their price. This is obviously very sad, especially for the price actually, but it may be correct in shooting hours in the day or in the coming weeks and it is possible that we'll talk very quickly these new slates. In the meantime, although he will settle their characteristics.

We start with the Lenovo A1000 which will be positioned on the entry level and thus offer a screen of 7 inches with a resolution of 1024 × 600, a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz, 16 GB of storage space and a port for micro SD cards. The A3000 Lenovo, meanwhile, offers basically the same, but it has the good taste to embark a quad core chip and it will be more broken down in several models, one of which will compatible with HSPA +.

Remains the Lenovo S6000, which features a 10-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 × 800 and a quad core processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz. In the end, therefore, that sin on these new tablets, it is their screen. Because, well, now offer resolutions as faiblardes is still uncommon, especially when you see what the competition offers. We think including Nexus. Remains to be hoped that Lenovo make a (big) effort on the price of its new terminal.

Alcatel One Touch Idol X: a smartphone colorful

Alcatel is not really present on the high end, but the manufacturer seems determined to change this situation and this is how he presented at the Mobile World Congress 2013 a new smartphone and very attractive very ... colorful. The One Touch Idol X and it should eventually interest since a lot of people take quite correct specifications. And if you want to know more, well, we can say that you are the right place because we will talk about it right away and a little further down in the article.

What is striking in the Alcatel One Touch Idol X , in addition to its name extension is particularly attractive design and leaves no one indifferent. Of clean lines, a rear shell with bright colors, it would almost feel coming face to a mobile Lumia range. Speaking of which, you can also specify that the One Touch Idol X will be available in three colors at launch: orange, yellow and blue. There will be so for everyone, or almost.

Okay, and then under the hood? Well, there's good and less good. One Touch X Idol benefit and a Full HD screen of 5 inches , a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz , with 16 GB of storage , a micro SD card slot and a 13 megapixel sensor on top of that. On paper, this is not bad even if the chip board will not necessarily be the fastest, and even if you know nothing about the amount of RAM onboard.

However, the problem is that you have absolutely no idea what price will be offered the One Touch Idol X, or even if it will be possible to enjoy in Europe. And that, ultimately, it is very unfortunate. Now, if Alcatel's not stupid, then it will make its new mobile offer a very attractive price history to distinguish themselves from the competition. So we will cross our fingers.

HP Slate 7: tablet with Android

If the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 do not believe, then it is possible that the HP Slate 7 retain your attention. For indeed, it appears that Hewlett-Packard is determined to get back in the race and the manufacturer has used the Mobile World Congress 2013 to unveil a new touch pad and interesting enough to be offered at a rate above particularly attractive. For indeed, to enjoy, you will have to pay only the modest sum of $ 169.99 and that of particular interest to those who may not have a big budget at hand. And if you want to know more, know that everything is explained later in the article.

Design side, it must be confessed, the HP Slate 7 is not necessarily very attractive to look at. Well, it is a matter of taste, it is true, but we must admit that these wide borders that frame the screen are not particularly pretty to look at, especially not when you see what the competition offers that side.

And if not, the technical? It is important not to expect miracles, especially not for that price. HP Slate 7 embeds and one 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 × 600 feeble, a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 clocked at 1.6 Ghz, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB of storage space, a port microSD card, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1, a 3 megapixel sensor on the back of the slate and a second front VGA sensor. We do not know the capacity of the battery, but according to HP, the tablet should be taken at least 5 hours in video mode.

I do not know what you think, but in my case, I'm not particularly impressed by this new slate and, ultimately, we say that the Nexus 7 is much more interesting since it enjoys a processor and swifter, more importantly, a better resolution.

Firefox OS: the first mobile available this summer

The Mobile World Congress 2013 looks busy. Proof is yesterday is that Mozilla has started the ball rolling with a series of announcements on its new mobile platform, namely Firefox OS. Even Firefox OS mentioned, and finally looks like an alternative to all current platforms. But in fact, if you dream to ask the tabs above, then know that you will not necessarily have to wait long as the first dedicated smartphone arrives in Europe this summer, and it will be even Alcatel One Touch Fire for those interested.

Great course, but still know that all countries will not benefit at the same time. In reality, the One Touch Alcatel Fire will first entry into Poland before landing quietly in the other countries of the old continent. Again, everyone will not necessarily be served at the same time and apparently our friends are Spanish and German will be the first opportunity to play with Firefox OS.

So of course, Mozilla has not stopped there and the foundation took the opportunity to highlight the first applications to be ported to Firefox OS. Because, well, a mobile platform, it is but a mobile platform with a nice app store is even better. The list is not exhaustive, of course, but we already know that Firefox OS will benefit a client Twitter and an application for Facebook. In addition, some games should also be part and it will be the case of Cut The Rope. Same for Airbnb, Box and SoundCloud.

Not bad, but be aware that Electronic Arts has also announced plans to ensure good porting its shares on Mozilla's mobile platform, and it proves that at least some publishers are very interested Firefox OS.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0: the official technical specifications

After a few weeks of waiting, and after countless rumors of all kinds, Samsung has finally decided to unveil its new tablet Touch Panel: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 . Great, is not it? But as downright notify you immediately if you have carefully followed all that is said about the slate, then you will not learn much since all the rumors lurking on the web since the beginning of the year were accurate. Yes, but the pretty nifty thing is that the South Korean manufacturer had still kept a few tricks up his sleeve...

On the question of design, no big surprise, Note 8.0 eventually resembles a Note 2 which would have taken much overweight. It seems that the designers working for the company did not want to take the lead. It's a bit disappointing, obviously, but it will do with. However, this is very positive is that the 8.0 rating it as a benefit S Pen stylus that will reside directly in the hull rear.

Now for the technical specifications of the beast. This is what offers the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0:
  • 8-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 × 800 (189 ppi).
  • Quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.6 Ghz 4.
  • 2 GB of RAM.
  • 16 GB or 32 GB of storage depending on the model.
  • SD card reader.
  • 5-megapixel sensor on the back of the tablet.
  • 1.3 megapixel sensor on the front.
  • 4600 mAh battery.
  • Jelly Bean 4.1.2.

As you can see, the rumors had therefore been right. However, what may indicate is that Samsung has brought a lot of changes in its wrapper and its stylus. This will allow us to now manage the physical button "home" with the two buttons that accompany sensory and without the need to touch. Some improvements have also been made ​​to the firm offering software and new features should make their appearance. It is for example possible to use the tablet as a remote control for infrared his television.

Is obviously the question of price. Samsung did not reveal anything at the moment, but we know all de same as Note 8.0 will be available in two models (WiFi and WiFi + 4G), all for an arrival on the market somewhere in the second quarter of 2013.

Google: Towards a listening music streaming?

Listening to music in streaming is fashionable at the moment and is well on the market a lot of services offering such features, services like Deezer or Spotify to name a few. Google, for its part, did not really marketed but this could soon change if we are to believe the Financial Times. According to the latter, the search giant and should launch in the coming months, a new service that would allow all users to listen to music online by going to draw in a large catalog. And even if it is only a rumor for now, we say that it would still make sense.

I know what you'll say. No, really, it's clear as water trickles down from the glaciers of Nepal. Google already offers an online service related to music, a service called Google Music and is even available in Europe since last November. You are absolutely right, of course, but it finally approaches a more iTunes / iTunes Match as an Radio or Pandora.

But here we are not talking about an online shop or service oriented "cloud" music, but rather a tool or service that would allow us to access a wide Catalog negotiated directly with record labels. A catalog is available directly online, or even on our mobile terminals through dedicated applications. The distinction is important, and it deserves to be highlighted.

The question is of course how this new service could arise. And for me, I think it would be natural that the firm integrates directly to this offer Google Music. In any case, what is certain is that it has all the resources and all the infrastructure necessary to implement this type of project. After all, Google is all for himself at the head of the largest video streaming platform. No, actually, the only thing it lacks is the agreement of record labels.

Record labels that would probably delighted to be working with one of the largest firms in the world ...

PlayStation 4 will not be compatible with the DualShock 3

If Sony introduced its PlayStation 4 in the world earlier in the week , the manufacturer has unfortunately eluded some topics, such as the design of its new console, its price or its compatibility with existing accessories. Yes, and the question everyone asked was of course whether the PlayStation 4 would be able to connect to the PS3 controller and thus the DualShock 3 . Finally, the information has fallen during the night and the answer is pretty clear, it is even a word: no . That way, at least, is clear.

It is now official, it will be impossible to use a DualShock 3 with PlayStation 4. Why? The whole question is, of course, but some think it is actually very logical considering that the PS4 will offer no backwards compatibility with the PS3 games. Why not, after all, but it is nevertheless very regrettable.

As you probably know, the DualShock 4 brings a number of new features among which we can mention the inclusion of a touchpad or the presence of a sensor similar to the PS Move . It's great, obviously, but it also means that the new controller will cost a bit more expensive than its predecessor. Knowing that the PlayStation 4 should be sold with one controller, we need to invest in a second controller if we want to play with friends, or even family.

And the problem is finally here. New, the DualShock 3 is proposed around 50 €. Given the specifications of the DualShock 4, it should cost a bit more expensive and the price could range between € 60 and € 70 in the best case. Is the price of a new game. Obviously, if the PS4 was able to support the DualShock 3, we could refrain from this investment and all would have been much simpler.

Ultimately, it is a shame and while we're at, we also know that the PlayStation 4 should not be able to play audio CDs.

YotaPhone: it will be marketed

The YotaPhone made ​​some noise last December and this is normal since it funny terminal can act smartphone and digital reading light. How? Simply through its two screens! At the time, everyone thought it was just a concept, but it looks like we will be well planted since the YotaPhone will eventually be marketed. Yes, and it will focus initially in the Asian market, it is not excluded that we can also enjoy a day in Europe. And it will no doubt please all those who had a soft spot for this device like no other.

Therefore the sail YotaPhone two touch screens of 4.3 inches on each side of the terminal. On the front we see a screen similar to those embedded in most mobile market while the second screen plays for his map of the e-ink and thus the electronic ink. Exactly the same technology found on our reading lights, then.

The advantage of this second screen is that it consumes very little power and will enable us, in addition, display certain information such as date, time or missed calls . Yota has also decided to play the card of the opening as soon offer an API that will allow all developers to link this second screen for their own applications. Interesting, sure, but it will still that they play the game and all ultimately depend on the reaction of the general public towards the terminal.

Apart from that, you can also add the YotaPhone advantage of a dual-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 clocked at 1.5 Ghz , with 2GB of RAM, a 12 megapixel sensor, with 32 GB or 64 GB storage space and a 2100 mAh battery with premium, all with WiFi, Bluetooth and compatibility with 4G networks.

Oh, and Yota aims to launch internationally, too. Same production should start very soon.

Google Chrome: soon a web application launcher

Google Chrome works hard and he currently holds the top spot on the field of web browser with 36.52% market share in the world. However, far from resting on its laurels, Google continues to make improvements and it is well that the firm has decided to integrate their browser web application launcher , launcher which simply allow you to access to some online tools in one click. Not bad, of course, and there are even better since it is already available on the "dev channel" and you will be able to enjoy it now ...

Nice, obviously, but it should nevertheless temper that good news since the launcher is currently only available on Windows... Morality, if you are running Mac OS or Linux, you will have no choice but to take your troubles patiently. It's sad, it's unfair, but that's it.

What is known is that the launcher will take the form of an icon will be added automatically to the Windows taskbar, right next to all the other pinned applications. Suffice it then click on it to see a small window listing all the applications installed on your web browser. Applications that will be presented on a grid and several home screens. At the top of the window, you will also find a search box that will allow us to grab quickly on the implementation of our choice.

Okay, that's great, but how we can enjoy it? All you have to do is to get the installer that goes to this address. That and the passage, we can not fail to note that Chrome is approaching more and more Chrome OS. And yeah, even that Google should continue in this direction for the next versions to come.

PS4: PlayStation 4 on all Sony

After weeks and weeks of wild rumors, Sony has finally decided to lift the veil on its PlayStation 4. The event took place that night will undoubtedly go down in history and will be quite normal since the arrival of a new home console is always an event to share. And then we can say that the Japanese giant hit really hard with a device powerful, attractive and benefits from a brand new architecture as well as a ton of very interesting features. Yes, features that should attract a lot of people, starting with all connected players. If you want to know more, know that everything is explained further down.

It is finally here, that everyone was waiting for! PlayStation 4 has finally been announced by Sony and we can say that it was an event a little apart. This is perfectly logical since the Japanese manufacturer will not start a new console every year. That said, even if the presentation was not as complete as hoped, it would seem that the latter has hit hard, and very hard...

Design & Features

Must admit, the event organized by Sony itself as a festival announcements of any kind. We actually had something for everyone and the Japanese firm has stopped on many features pure as his console in its main features, without forgetting its first games.

Great, of course, but there is still a small problem: Sony has not shown his console . Yes, you read that right, two-hour event, we have not had the opportunity to see that even the shadow of the logo of the new home console manufacturer. The most obvious explanation, I think, is that it has not yet decided on the final look of the PS4, it is even possible that its designers are still working on it and it will therefore be very patient until you know what it's like console.

Sony, however, was far more comprehensive to discuss the technical features of the PlayStation 4. According to all the rumors that have circulated on the web in recent months, the architecture of the latter is very close to a single PC:
  • CPU: Processor x86-64 AMD 8 cores Jaguar + another CPU.
  • GPU: AMD Radeon "next generation" 1.84 TFLOPS.
  • RAM: 8 GB GDDR5.
  • Hard Drive: Integrated.
  • Optical Drive: BD 6xCAV, DVD 8xCAV.
  • Ports: USB 3.0, 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet, HDMI.
  • Ports: HDMI, Analog-AV out, Optical Digital Output.
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1.

On paper, it has a console that should be significantly more powerful than the PS3, which will enable publishers to go a little further in the design of their video games. Also note that you will find at the end of this article some videos featuring the first games that will accompany the PlayStation 4 videos that will give you a clearer idea of ​​the possibilities of the latter.

DualShock 4 & Accessories

To build its new console, Sony has not merely the technical review of the latter, the company also took the opportunity to design a new controller that has more to do with the game controller for PS3 . The DualShock 4 is its name, is actually much more than the previous generation. We suspected, of course, but we all de same report that the final version of the new controller Sony has nothing to do with the prototype is shown in picture in recent weeks.

The DualShock 4 benefits so much more aggressive lines and a bit more compact than those of the famous prototype. And functions? There is much to say:
  • Sticks and buttons: The DualShock 4 shows obviously the same controls and the same buttons as the previous generation. We thus find a directional pad, two analog sticks, four face buttons and four triggers to top it off.
  • The touch area: Not surprisingly, Sony has decided to replace the buttons "SELECT" and "START" by a touch area that looks exactly the same as the PS Vita and should bring joy publishers.
  • The button "Share" It will finally part of it! Sony has effectively integrated its handle a button that will allow players to share a moment in his exploits with his friends. And not only in fact, since the latter can even send messages and even take control of our game if we give them the right.
  • PS Move's touch: The DualShock 4 also benefit functions inherited from the PS Move. Sony has not dwelt on the subject, but we should learn a little more about it very quickly.

Also note that the PlayStation 4 will also be accompanied by a new camera, a new PlayStation Eye, which include two cameras capable of shooting in 720p, four microphones and will also benefit from a field of view of 85°. So this is the response from Sony Microsoft Kinect, the whole question is of course whether this accessory will be bundled with the console or sold separately. Note also that the PS4 will work perfectly with the PS Move current.

Backwards compatibility & Streaming

The time has come to talk about backward compatibility and streaming. As suggested by the rumors in recent weeks, the PlayStation 4 will unfortunately not be able to run games from the PS3. However, to reassure fans of retro-gaming, Sony has taken the technology to develop u Gaikai platform does streaming will allow us to replay the titles of the PlayStation 3, of course, but also those of the PlayStation 2 and even those of the PlayStation.

This is obviously very interesting, but Sony is unfortunately not go into details and does not know what form this service will be offered. In all likelihood, it should not be free - otherwise would be very surprising - but it remains to be seen whether the titles in the catalog are sold individually or if Sony will introduce a monthly fee.

History to end on a positive note a little, we can also say that Sony has finally decided not to implement licensing system. In other words, the PlayStation 4 should be all-in-fact capable of running games and can be used to add this information comes straight from one of the managers of the firm, who was interviewed by Eurogamer. Logically, Microsoft should adopt the same strategy with the Xbox 720 and it is obviously very good news for all players.


It's been a while since Sony is working on its ecosystem, the firm aims to effectively connect all devices with each other, and to create a streamlined and consistent. The PlayStation 4 is also included in this process and it is precisely for this reason that Sony has decided to design a specific application, which will allow us to use our smartphone or tablet touch as our second screen.

Again, Sony has remained relatively quiet but we know that these applications will not be restricted to the management of our profile. Certainly, it will be possible to use these tools to share with our friends or even to see our different rewards, but the ambition of the manufacturer goes much further than that. In fact, ultimately, it should inspire a lot of what Nintendo offers with its Wii U and GamePad.

And indeed, if you have a PS Vita at home, then know that Sony plans in the long term, allow it to run games directly from the PlayStation 4, exactly like the Nvidia Project Shield . It will probably be patient, but this idea is nevertheless very attractive and it is even quite possible that this announcement boosts the sales of the portable console from Sony.

Platform & Features

Requires new console, Sony also took the opportunity to design a brand new platform that will benefit from a redesigned interface, of course, but also some very interesting features. Take, for example, you should know that the PlayStation 4 will allow us to play a game that we are currently downloading or even throw parties during the installation of updates to the console. How is this possible? Just because Sony had the idea to integrate the PS4 a second CPU dedicated to all those menial tasks.

Well, but there's more. PlayStation 4 will also be able to get to know us and we can therefore suggest titles and products to meet our expectations. This is quite interesting since it also means that the new home console manufacturer will aim to assist the player in his wanderings video games.


A console is nothing without obviously a complete catalog. Sony has used its conference to release information on the first titles that will accompany its PlayStation 4. There will obviously be for everyone, but the manufacturer has already announced nine games particularly promising Driveclub, Second Son inFAMOUS , Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, Deep Down, Destiny, The Witness, Watch Dogs and Diablo 3. Bam calms immediately, right? Between Destiny and Watch Dogs, we should have plenty to do and we can also notice that Blizzard has finally decided to trust Sony and adapt well to their last title PS4.

Nikon D7100: The Official Technical Specifications

We knew since the beginning of the week that Nikon was preparing something and the rumors were true because the manufacturer has unveiled overnight on a new housing SLR: the Nikon D7100. A beautiful beast, which will be positioned in front of the Canon EOS 60D and is therefore addressed to expert and enthusiastic audience. Interestingly, of course, much more than the D7100 combines the good points. Yes, and if you want to know more, know that everything is explained a little further down and you'll be able to find photos of the case, of course, but also its technical characteristics.

It must be confessed, the Nikon D7100 is not ugly to look at. Relatively compact, it enjoys a very elaborate and ergonomics reminiscent D600. Positive, the new Nikon SLR housing construction enjoys Tropical and it will be perfectly able to assist you in any occasion. Not bad, of course, and it is not the only asset of the beast.

Concerning the technical specifications, the D7100 enjoys a DX CMOS sensor 24.1 megapixels without low-pass filter and an EXPEED 3 chip. Besides that, you can also count on a sensitivity between ISO 100 to 6400 (expandable to ISO 25600), an autofocus 51 points including 15 cross , a burst mode at 6 frames per second and 1080p video recording / 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p. Printing, right? Certainly, and this proves that Nikon does not want field release of the video. Then, well there is also a viewfinder coverage close to 100%, a 3.2 inch screen (1.229k pixels) and dual SD card slot.

The big downside, however, is that the Nikon D7100 does not include unfortunately no WiFi chip and you must necessarily pass through the adapter sold off if you want to use this technology. Which is cool, by cons is that the case enjoys a headphone output, microphone input, an HDMI output and a USB port. On paper, this is not bad, but we can all de same regret that Nikon did not think to include swivel screen.

HTC One: Review of the new Smartphone

The HTC One was officially presented before yesterday and all that it has spilled a lot of ink since. We must also say that sets the bar very high with attractive lines and a summary of promising technologies , among which we can cite ultrapixel course. But in fact, if you're like crazy since the official announcement of Peter Chou, then the following may hold your attention and that's normal because the firm has decided to distribute online presentation of its new flagship, a presentation that you will be able to discover or rediscover a little further down in the article.

As a reminder and for those who have not followed the press conference was held simultaneously in London and New York. Not bad journalists made ​​the trip, obviously, but HTC has also had the great idea to broadcast the event online story that everyone can enjoy.

Relatively short - 37 minutes is not great for an event of this type - the presentation organized by HTC is nonetheless very complete and it will enable you to learn more about the One, although course, but also on the new overlay designed by the manufacturer. For the design, it has actually made ​​it big and he has built a lot of very interesting features. This is particularly the case of Zoe, a friendly and handy tool since record all the images captured by the mobile even before the mobile user does not press the trigger it.

In short, if you do not have to go to London or New York to attend the event, so here is a good way to catch the shot. And after that, sure, you know all the HTC One.

Google Drive: an update for Android

If you use daily Google Drive and you have, in addition, a terminal under Android, then the following should interest you. The search giant has indeed made ​​yesterday updated its application and it brings a lot of improvements and a big novelty. Which one? Simply the ability to watch videos in streaming directly from the tool. The best is to come elsewhere since this feature is available on all versions of Android from Honeycomb. Need not, therefore, have the latest version of the platform to enjoy it.

Must admit, on this one, Google has hit hard. Oh sure, some of its competitors already offer the same thing, but this new feature would still interest a lot of people. With the latter, you will actually be able to watch your favorite videos directly from the application without having to transfer them to your device. Ideal to relive the first steps nephew's cousin's neighbor or to admire the last sauerkraut cooked by Auntie Janine. Progress, it is beautiful.

But be careful because this update also brings two or three more tinkering, starting with improved application performance . The latter should therefore be both more fluid and responsive. In addition, Google also thought to integrate a new multitouch gesture - the "pinch to zoom" - which will allow you to zoom in on all presentations open to the viewer. Beautiful, well after that and you have no excuse not to look at all these amazing PPT continuously flooding your inbox.

If you already installed Google Drive on your mobile or your Android tablet, well you only have to update the application to take advantage of these developments. Unless, of course, that you have had the presence of mind to enable automatic updates, of course.

Mailstrom, a tool to easily clean your mailboxes

E-mail, it is obviously great to keep in touch with friends or colleagues, but all is not rosy as this tool also maintains the user captive. And so we are more likely to spend our lives on our Gmail , our Yahoo Mail or even our Outlook.com . The worst, of course, is when the urge takes us to the household. Because then it is better to have a few hours ahead of history have time to complete the operation. Fortunately, there are tools that can save us a lot of time and Mailstrom is just part of the last ...

The objective of Mailstrom is quite clear since it has only one purpose: to allow us to easily clean our different email boxes. How? Through several tools that will analyze our various accounts and will then allow us to run batch processes. All through a user-friendly interface, intuitive and easy to handle.

The implementation of the device

The first thing to know about Mailstrom is that it supports most platforms on the market. If it is possible to use our Gmail account by enabling identification with one click, we can also configure any account with IMAP access . The best is to come also because the service will also allow us to work on multiple boxes, multiple accounts, and you will have the ability to configure all the ones you use every day.

However, when you make your first steps on the service, you will absolutely show you very patient. For indeed, once our accounts identified Mailstrom will have to repatriate the entire contents of our boxes. And inevitably, more recent will be overweight and more will be a long process. Here, for my Gmail account, for example, which weighs something like 6 GB, we had to wait 24 hours. Note that import also depends on the state of the service and more specifically the server load. So I may have fallen at the wrong time.

That said, once things are in place, they will remain and the tool will automatically update your various boxes without having to restart again the import of our messages.

The dashboard

Once the import is finished, the real fun will begin. Mailstrom will actually send us on our dashboard, and thus the page from which we can start working on our accounts. How? Simply through the display criteria located in the left sidebar, criteria that will allow us to change the display of our messages based on several variables:

  • Sender - Sender: All messages are sorted according to the sender and you can see at a glance the people you seek most.
  • Subject - Subject: All messages are grouped by conversation and then you can view the most popular discussions, and thus account for those you most.
  • Lists - Lists: One of the most important modules as you will find here a list of all the newsletters that fall on your various accounts. If you want to start to clean up your boxes, you can start unsubscribe from those you do not need.
  • Time - Time: All messages are grouped according to their date of dispatch and you can view all messages received today, yesterday, this week, last week or the month before. Very handy for archiving old conversations.
  • Social - Social: No big surprise here since this module will display a list of all posts related in one way or another to the three major social networks at the moment, namely Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
  • Shopping - Racing (^ ^): Same thing, it is through this filter that you can access all emails in connection with online shops.
  • Size - Size: If you have limited storage space on your accounts, then this criterion should interest you as it will show all emails present in your boxes according to their size or weight. Ideal to get their hands on the most demanding letters and therefore, by extension, to reclaim space on its accounts.
Just below this area, we will also find a series of statistics that will allow you to take a step back from your boxes. With me, they allowed me to see that they are, on average, 250 messages that fall every day in my Gmail. And when we report this to the week, month or year, there is obviously nothing to be dizzy.

Note that you can find on the right of other columns that allow us either to display a list of messages (or sub-criteria) or the messages themselves. Just like any courier so.

The proposed actions

If Mailstrom allows you to have another look at your different email accounts, the service does not stop there and it will also allow you to use three possible actions , actions which will obviously affect your boxes and must be used with extreme caution:

  • Archive - Archive: Sends all selected conversations in a folder named "archives". These last will, therefore, your inbox, and this action finally works as archiving is offered by Gmail.
  • Delete - Delete: No big surprise here, since this button will allow you to simply ... delete selected conversations. Note that if they disappear from your dashboard, they will also be your different accounts.
  • Move - Move: Same thing, this action does nothing miraculous as it will simply allow you to move the selected conversation to the folder of your choice. If you use Gmail, the tool is also able to recognize your labels. There are even better since moving messages can be either a folder on your mailbox or to another box. Feel free to create another fictitious account which you can archive your conversations so.
Actions are not legion but one must de-emphasize the fact that even Mailstrom is currently available in beta and it is perfectly possible that further action soon make their entrance.

In conclusion

Is Mailstrom is a revolutionary tool? No, I do not think, and if you already have procedures in place to put a little order in your account - you think such rules and automatic filters - then the service should not be more helpful than that. However, what is interesting is that it allows for a different view of its accounts. If the shares are relatively anecdotal, it is so completely different filter criteria since they allow you to put your finger in a few seconds you monopolize conversations the most.

And just for that, Mailstrom worth seeing. By cons, we must admit that the idea to pass her email on a server belonging to a company you know nothing is not particularly encouraging. It is also undoubtedly the biggest flaw of service.

Vine soon on Android

At the beginning of the year, Twitter has caused a stir by unveiling a new application for any mobile user to make small videos before sharing them on the platform. You will understand, it is obviously Vine ! A pretty nice tool, but unfortunately suffers from a major drawback: for the moment, it is only available on iOS. Not terrible, it is okay, but be aware that this will change soon. Yes, because Vine has published a recruitment offer earlier in the week, an offer which allowed us to discover that the company is currently seeking a Chief Engineer with solid experience ... Android.

And be careful, because this time it is not a rumor or even a smoky hallway noise from a source secret, mysterious and close the file. No, as mentioned just above, it's downright Vine who spilled the beans by publishing on its website a recruitment offer which leaves no room for doubt. Really doubt yourself.

It is written in black and white, Vine is looking for an engineer who will be responsible for the development of the first version of Android on Vine . An engineer who will work closely with the rest of the team and will increasingly have at least three years of experience in the industry and a good knowledge of the Android ecosystem and community. Also note that the case "android" appears seven times in the ad, just in case it would have passed.

So Vine will land on Android, and it is obviously a good thing. After the whole question is how long the application will be available. And then, much to warn you, it will probably show you very patient, especially as the project certainly has not started yet.

PlayStation 4: Follow the live event

By a little more than an hour, Sony should lift the veil on one of the most anticipated consoles of the time, namely the PlayStation 4. Voltage is at its peak, you must still be in the process of screen flicker before trying, desperately, to follow a link to the live call. This is perfectly legitimate and just know that the Japanese firm has decided to broadcast its live event and through good old Ustream. Morality, if you do not want to lose a single crumb, then you should probably take a look at the video embedded further down in the article.

If Sony has not officially communicated its event, or even which ads are doing, we already know that it will be entirely dedicated to the world of PlayStation. Logically, the Japanese firm should take the opportunity to unveil its next-gen console and hence the famous PlayStation 4 or PS4, we are very likely to wait.

So of course it has been an incredible number of rumors all kinds of rumors that were as much about its technical features as its accessories or even the services it should include. History wait, remember that you can also find a summary of all the latest gossip in date from snooping on this article. Here, at least, you'll have everything in one place.

Speaking of which, you can also add that Kotaku has given a layer earlier in the day stating that the PlayStation 4 could leave, the United States, in the month of November and be available in two models: one for $ 429 and another for $ 529 . This is not the first time we hear of this period, but it should be noted that this date is not about Europe. For us, the PS4 should not actually be available until early next year.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II: new technical specifications

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated reflex time, but it seems that the constructor red mark is in no hurry to enter the market. It is a pity, of course, but you can always rely on the good old rumors returning from time to time we tickle. Yes, and this time it is Canon Rumors has received information on the supposed specifications are the 7D Mark II, characteristics rather complete and should interest all those who finally ready and waiting this new case. Everything is of course in the future.

This is not the first time that we see this kind arise specifications. Last year in August, we actually had the right to a first salvo quite succinctly, yes, but not lacking interest so far. But in fact, the very interesting thing is that the new information obtained by Canon Rumors consistent with them. And that, finally, this is good news.

According to sources Canon Rumors, here is what could propose the 7D Mark II:
  • APS-C sensor of 24.1 megapixels.
  • Dual Digic 5.
  • Burst mode at 10 frames per second.
  • 61 autofocus points.
  • 3.2 inch LCD.
  • WiFi chip, GPS chip.
Well, but there are better. Always according to the same rumors, the 7D Mark II could benefit from building close to the 5D Mark III. The comparison does not stop there, as also the two boxes would also benefit from sensitivity relatively similar. Also note that this is not very surprising since the 7D also regained some of the features of the 5D Mark II.

Is obviously the price issue and there, the situation is much less positive since the new Canon reflex could be offered around $ 2,199, or $ 500 more than its predecessor. Well, that said, we must take into account that it is only a rumor, so much that all this information should be taken with caution.

Yahoo: a new version of the portal during deployment

Yahoo has changed greatly since Marissa Mayer came flying and it is obviously a good thing since the American company suffered a major delay to its main competitors. And after the deployment of the new version of webmail, Yahoo has decided to put the cover this time taking care of its web portal. Within a few hours, our friends American will therefore discover that they have concocted Marissa and his associates. This is a story that is sure to certainly not happy but it will not be the same with us since it will wait a little longer before you can enjoy.

And yes, it is completely unfair, it is okay, but it's like that and prefer Yahoo and test the new version of its portal in the country before Dexter to benefit the world. What is positive, however, is that we know a little what to expect since Marissa published earlier in the day and focuses on the main innovations in this portal.

On a visual level, to begin the new Yahoo should be a bit more refined and a little more air time. On the left, you'll run the different sections of the portal, as well as the various tools offered by the firm and the entire section devoted to news appear so on the right. Through a system of tabs, it is even possible to access only the themes that interest us and we will find, in a sidebar on the right, all the hot topics of the moment and a few widgets including weather. Talking about the structure of the portal pages must also indicate that Yahoo chose the responsive design and adapt these so automatically depending on the terminal used by the user.

But the most interesting, from my point of view, is the ability for the user to customize the portal according to their tastes. Regardless of whether you are passionate about sports, fashion or even high-tech, Yahoo will give us access in an instant all the news that loves. Obviously remains to determine how the service will behave in practice and whether this feature will be really easy to implement.

Finally, it may be recalled that this new version is talking about it since last year, and he will thus took a little more than four months for the U.S. to enjoy. At this rate, it does not say we can put your fingers on it before 2014 ...

Xbox 720 "Durango" the supposed datasheet Kinect 2

Must admit, Microsoft hit very hard with his first Kinect and it is not for nothing that it has sold several million copies. The Xbox 720 "Durango" is expected, according to the latest rumors, replace the cover with a Kinect 2 could be included in each pack and support natively so the next console from the company. But in fact, if you're interested, you may be pleased to learn that VGLeaks be able to get your hands on all the technical specifications of the accessories, specifications, you will of course immediately find and a little later in the article.

Before going further, we must all de same note that these specifications have nothing official. Microsoft does not even confirmed its new console, it does not know if they truly reflect reality. In other words, and to put it simply, it is best to remain cautious and not take for granted all of the information put forward by VGLeaks.

Now that things are clear, we will be able to look a little closer at these new gossip. If one believes the site, Kinect 2 should go much further than its predecessor and it would be able to better detect our movements, of course, but also interpreted with a little more precision. Is it surprising? Not really, if Microsoft really needs to produce a new accessory like this, then there is no doubt that the company will do anything to push the concept a little further story stand out from the competition more easily.

Okay, and then the technical specifications? And if one believes VGLeaks, so here is what should propose the Kinect 2:
  • Field of view: 70° to the horizontal, 60° to the vertical.
  • Depth: 0.8 to 4 meters.
  • Color flow: 1920 x 1080 in 16:9 and 30 fps.
  • Flow depth: 512 x 424, 13-bit depth.
  • Infrared flux: 512 x 424, Dynamic Range 11-bit.
  • Capture audio: 4 microphones for audio rendering 48Khz.
  • Interface: USB 3.0.
  • Latency: 60 ms.
  • Tilt motor: None.

Frankly, all these data speak to me necessarily, but know all de same as VGLeaks describes each entry in his article. More, the site has also had the good idea to draw up a comparative table comparing the Kinect 2 to its predecessor, a table that will give you probably a clearer idea of the improvements that could be made ​​to this new accessory. 

DashClock: integrating notifications from any application

DashClock is a great little surprise last week . For those who are missed, it is actually a simple widget that can be integrated either on the Home screen of a device running Android, or directly on the lock screen. The whole point of the thing is that this little tool can display the real-time notifications from some applications. And indeed, the Android community has been so seduced by the idea that she decided to enrich DashClock. Yes and know precisely a developer had the very good idea to create another application AnyDash , which will simply allow you to integrate notifications from any application!

But be careful because AnyDash is only in its infancy and the tool is currently under development. It works, of course, but it is perfectly feasible that some applications are not yet supported. However, if one believes one of the comments on the present form of the application, then it would seem that the developer is very responsive to the community and it deploys and frequently updated to incorporate new notifications.

And this is still a really good thing. Do not have Android device in hand, I have not had the opportunity to test AnyDash but it appears that the operation of the application is fairly simple. Once the extension is installed in DashClock, it will display all the notifications from the applications added to the list. So you can get the tool of your choice and even set the icon that will accompany the notification.

Emulator to run Windows applications on x86 RT

RT Windows , as everyone knows, is capable of running applications such as ARM and signed by Microsoft. All but changed at the beginning of the year when some Clokr managed to get hold of a flaw which was then exploited to design a jailbreak tool to run unsigned applications. Looks like another, so it is a door that is open and it is precisely because of this passion that has managed to create the first emulator to run x86 applications on terminals running Windows RT. So of course, all is not perfect yet and the emulator in question is not compatible with all programs on the market, but it should any self-interest of those who have a home area RT.

Finally, the RT area but also all the shelves, or rather all hybrid machines, running Windows RT. For indeed, this emulator has been designed to work on all configurations of this type , so it is possible to enjoy the end of Microsoft and its partners. But how does this emulator anyway? In reality, it is quite simple since it acts as gateway between the instructions used for x86 applications and instructions used for applications such as ARM. 

The downside is that this emulator is still in its infancy and it is not able to recognize all instructions. However, some tools are already supported and this is precisely the case with 7zip of WinRAR or even Heroes of Might and Magic 3 . The list should naturally expand with time and we already know that the developer of the tool is working on the instructions used in Age of Empires, Command & Conquer, Jagged Alliance 2 or uTorrent. In other words, all machines running Windows RT should soon be able to run these games and applications.

Great, it says you may be wondering how to set up this emulator. Well actually, the procedure is quite simple:
  • Get the emulator to address .
  • Launch the MSI file and install the program on your device.
  • Click "Launch x86 program" from the menu.
  • Go look for the executable software you want to run (.Exe).
  • Click the "Ok" button.
  • Wait a few seconds for the application launches.
With no RT Windows machine at home, I have unfortunately not been able to test this solution then please do not hesitate to share your feedback for the benefit of everyone.

PlayStation Cloud: a series of new domain names for Sony

The PlayStation 4 will be officially unveiled in a few hours and all that we are really looking forward to many this event extraordinary. So naturally, we have seen a considerable number of rumors of all kinds and of these, there is the question of the launch of a "cloud gaming" that would allow the new Sony console to run the securities PS3. Interesting, and there are even better since the Japanese firm has just purchased several domain names at the aptly named: PlayStation-Cloud.com, PlayStation Cloud.org- and PS-Cloud.net.

Remember, this is the last year that we learned of the acquisition of the company Gaikai by Sony, a transaction that has been encrypted with 380 million and had been much ink. It must be said, when one of the biggest players on the market officiating video games is acquiring a service "cloud gaming," there is cause interest.

So far, Sony has not yet exploited the technology developed by Gaikai. This could of course change with the launch of the PlayStation 4. According to the latest gossip in date, which could take advantage of this technology to allow players to rotate the titles developed for the PlayStation 3. If you have not followed the case, it is actually the next question that Sony console is not backward-compatible device and allow the firm to eventually compensate for this lack. The whole question is how much will cost this technology...

Anyway, as mentioned a little earlier, Sony has apparently bought several domain names that are related in one way or another with this new service, "cloud gaming". It should be noted also that the firm was also introduced in 2009 a brand name PS Cloud.

Go more than a few hours to wait to find out more!

Sony SLT-A58: official specifications

The Sony NEX-3N is not the only camera that was unveiled by Sony during the night. The manufacturer has also introduced another case that should interest a lot of people because it is the SLT-A58. Again, it was not bad leaked on the web these days, we have seen a few pictures and even some of the technical specifications of the beast, but you will still be able to find a little lower the listing that looks like a reflex very promising. Yes, very promising, and should even be the joy of all amateur photographers.

Level design, no big surprise, we find some details about the same size and the same ergonomics as the SLT-A57. Very concretely, therefore, the Sony SLT-A58 is presented in the form of a box relatively compact and should interest anyone who likes to travel light but can not settle for a hybrid.

Concerning the technical specifications, the Sony SLT-A58 enjoys a CMOS sensor Exmor APS-C 20.1 megapixels, a sensitivity between ISO 100 and 16 000 (with a special mode up to ISO 25600), a burst mode between 5 and 8 frames per second depending on the configuration of the case, the video recording Full HD AVCHD 50i/25p , an OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder with 100% coverage and a 2.7 inch screen 460k dots adjustable. The autofocus, meanwhile, works on phase detection AF points 15 (including 3 think) and it is also able to follow the topic of your choice. In addition, we can also count on the integrated SteadyShot.

Beside and beyond the usual creative style, the Sony SLT-A58 also enjoys a claw, a microphone input and an HDMI output. Point also positive, the Japanese automaker's new reflex can read Memory Stick or SD cards to choose from.

Nikon Image Space: Applications available on iOS and Android

At the beginning of the year that Nikon has unveiled its new storage in the "cloud" service called Nikon Image Space, which is intended primarily to ... photographers. All with plenty of options for storing and organizing photos and videos. Interestingly, of course, much more that simply being a customer for Nikon instantly enjoy 20GB of space without having to remove the card. And indeed, if you have taken the step and if you have an account on the service, then you'll be pleased to learn that the manufacturer has just launched two new mobile applications available on iOS and Android.

The purpose of these applications is quite simple since they are simply designed to allow you to take your library with you everywhere. Once installed on your smartphone or on your tablet, it actually allows you to find all your photos and videos all in one place. Very handy for the professional photographer wishing to present their work to clients, or even for the enthusiast.

So of course, these applications offer a lot of useful features:
  • Multiple viewing modes.
  • Interactive Map for geotagged photos.
  • Sorting criteria.
  • Search filters.
  • Instant sharing on Twitter, Facebook or email.
  • Uploading content from the mobile or tablet.
Functions similar to those proposed Picturetown, so it is essential that Picturetown even a little as the ancestor of Nikon Image Space. Also note that if you have an account on it, then you can certainly use your old credentials they were automatically recovered by Nikon.

Download Nikon Image Space for iOS

Download Nikon Image Space on Android

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