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The Hidden Way to Zoom in Closer in Google Maps

The Hidden Way to Zoom in Closer in Google Maps | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Google Maps lets you zoom in pretty close for its mapped locations, but there's a secret way you might be able to zoom in even closer. Here's how.
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Yes you can zoom in, although clarity suffers and might not always be worth it, but still worth knowing about.

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Amazon finally releases Cloud Drive mobile apps, but they're bare bones

Amazon finally releases Cloud Drive mobile apps, but they're bare bones | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Users of Amazon’s online storage service can now view all their files on iOS and Android, but there’s still no way to edit or upload
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Cloud Drive is Amazon's answer to online storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive. At $60 per year, it's the cheapest unlimited storage plan you can get.

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IndieVice brings pro camera capabilities to smartphones (this one actually does)

IndieVice brings pro camera capabilities to smartphones (this one actually does) | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Let's give you a bit of background details before we move onto this new product, shall we?

The word 'professional' gets thrown around way too much in the mobile industry. A plethora of manufacturers keep saying their smartphone cameras and accessories are meant for professionals, but I have always said that's pure madness and bad marketing. Not only because they are abusing the word's vague definition, but because features like an f/1.8 aperture, a high amount of megapixels or a 'blurry backgro
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Supports all mobile OSs including Windows Phone.

 

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VIDEO: 'Star Wars hoverbikes' may be coming to the US military

VIDEO: 'Star Wars hoverbikes' may be coming to the US military | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
'Star Wars'-style hover bikes could be coming to the US military after engineers in the UK and US struck a deal with the US Department of Defense.
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"The Department of Defense is interested in Hoverbike technology because it can support multiple roles," said Mark Butkiewicz

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Microsoft made a better YouTube search engine than Google

Microsoft made a better YouTube search engine than Google | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
YouTube might never be dethroned as the king of online video, but Microsoft has just made a compelling case for visiting Bing before you watch anything on YouTube.
Microsoft gave a much-needed...
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Bing now shows additional information on each result, as well, to bring it up to par with YouTube.

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Online password locker LastPass hacked

Online password locker LastPass hacked | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Users will need to change their master passwords after the company detected a breach
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The company revealed the breach in a blog post Monday after investigating "suspicious activity" discovered by its security team.

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Windows 10: To Make you fall in Love Once Again with Windows

Windows 10: To Make you fall in Love Once Again with Windows | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced the release of the much-awaited Windows 10 from July 29, 2015 in 190 markets globally. This will be available as a free upgrade to customers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Everything you need to know about the Windows 10 release date, price and new features.
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In context of shipping, Windows 10 will ship on July 29th, 2015 which means - the free update program will expire precisely on July 29th, 2016. So Windows 7 and Windows 8 PC owners, get ready to update your computer for free to Windows 10 Mobile, Home or Pro.

 

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Will Windows 10 help Microsoft to recover its disastrous loss of reputation following the release of the hugely unpopular Windows 8?

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Upcoming Microsoft Flagship Device Lumia 940 XL's Spec Leaked

Upcoming Microsoft Flagship Device Lumia 940 XL's Spec Leaked | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

Last week, we reported about the leaked specs of the upcoming flagship Lumia device 940XL. Today, NokiaPowerUser published a specs of Lumia 940XL based on their sources. It is almost same as the previously leaked specs with few new things like faster Snapdragon 810 CPU and support for MicroSD card.

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Finally a phone that might make me retire my Lumia 1520 :)

 

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Best of Beacons this Week – Carrefour’s 400pc Mobile app Engagement jump proves Beacons’ Supermarket Potency and more

Best of Beacons this Week – Carrefour’s 400pc Mobile app Engagement jump proves Beacons’ Supermarket Potency and more | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

From how Apple plans to use iBeacon equipped droids for an indoor mapping project to how beacons helped Carrefour achieve 400% increase in mobile app engagement, read on to learn the best of beacon updates this week.

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4 Beacon stories carried in the article.

 

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NVIDIA announced Shield Android TV set-top box starting from $200

NVIDIA announced Shield Android TV set-top box starting from $200 | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
NVIDIA announced officially Shield Android TV console today. NVIDIA Shield will be available in two configurations: $200 for the standard and SHIELD Pro for $300.
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Get a $30 Google Play credit, 3 months of free Google Play Music, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! for a limited time.

 

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VIDEO: Quantum Dot And Why Do I Want Them In My TV?

VIDEO: Quantum Dot And Why Do I Want Them In My TV? | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
In fact quantum dot technology has the ability to revitalize your television screens, smartphones and tablets as well as laptops.
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Although quantum dot technology was discovered in the eighties, it is certainly a very exciting new invention.

 

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How to manage wireless network connections in Windows 10

How to manage wireless network connections in Windows 10 | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
How to manage wireless network connections in Windows 10.In this how-to guide, we will go through the new "Network & Internet" Settings to learn how to manage wireless connections in your Windo...
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Microsoft is dividing wireless and wired connections in different sections (Wi-Fi and Ethernet).

 

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VIDEO: Lenovo unveils Smart Cast, smartphone with built-in laser projector

VIDEO: Lenovo unveils Smart Cast, smartphone with built-in laser projector | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius claims Smart Cast incorporates the world's first laser projector in a smartphone, as well as featuring the world's smallest pico projector.
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The camera in conjunction with the projector allows you to track the movement of the user's fingers on the surface and react to them.

 

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Google officially announced the launch of Android M this year

Google officially announced the launch of Android M this year | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
There have been increasing speculations in the market regarding the potential release of newer Android version in the coming Google’s I/O conference.
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Lockheimer further revealed that the Google has adopted the policy of annual releases of newer versions of Android. Therefore users must expect the update in form of Android N within a year of the latest release of Android M.

 

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iPhone 6S chip reportedly doubles LTE speeds, saves battery life

iPhone 6S chip reportedly doubles LTE speeds, saves battery life | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Apple's new iPhone may focus on internal features
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Rumour has it "The new iPhone is said to include a Qualcomm-made modem, the MDM9635M, which could double internet speeds ......."

 

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Spotify Buys Beats’ Analytics Provider Seed Scientific

Spotify Buys Beats’ Analytics Provider Seed Scientific | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

Spotify wants to own big data about bands. Today it acquired analytics firm Seed Scientific to forge a new Advanced Analytics unit tasked with understanding  and improving how artists, listeners, and brands interact with its streaming music service.

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.... with the acquisition, Spotify confirms to me it will exclusively get the startup’s services, pulling the data rug out from under Apple.

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VIDEO: Samsung makes big trucks transparent in the name of road safety

VIDEO: Samsung makes big trucks transparent in the name of road safety | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

It was remarkably simple: put a camera on the front of large, slow-moving trucks and connect it to video displays on the back, thereby informing trailing drivers whether it's safe to overtake the big rig.

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The camera might be cheap and simple enough to install, but four displays per truck would be a major investment .....

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How to create an insane multiple monitor setup with three, four, or more displays

How to create an insane multiple monitor setup with three, four, or more displays | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
The more displays your computer has, the better—but there are considerations to keep in mind as you move into extreme multi-monitor setups for enhanced productivity and gaming.
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I always use 2 monitors, handy for my trading but recently have been seriously wishing to add more, so this article is pretty much up my alley. Screen estate is the reason why I could never imagine life on a laptop.

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Windows 10 will come with universal Skype app

Windows 10 will come with universal Skype app | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

After Microsoft announced that it will shutter its Modern app version of Skype, forcing Windows users to use the desktop version instead, it promises that a universal app of the messaging platform will be ready soon for Windows 10.

 

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Microsoft recently announced that Windows 10 will arrive on July 29. There will two versions offered to home PC users – Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro.

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Apple open-sources Swift to draw more developers to iOS

Apple open-sources Swift to draw more developers to iOS | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Apple's plans are promising, but they're mainly about getting Swift into the hands of more developers
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The announcement went hand-in-hand with word of Swift 2, which is bristling with new features to make development faster and easier, and is available with the iOS 9 beta (to be released to registered developers today).

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The announcement went hand-in-hand with word of Swift 2, which is bristling with new features to make development faster and easier, and is available with the iOS 9 beta (to be released to registered developers today).

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VIDEO: Google announced Android Pay during I/O 15, the simple and secure way to pay

VIDEO: Google announced Android Pay during I/O 15, the simple and secure way to pay | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Android Pay has been officially announced during Google I/O 2015. Android Pay will continue where Google Wallet left off, while also replacing the service.
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"The payments are still secure but you can get creative with the design," says CEO Alan Tisch.

 

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LG Revealed Super-Thin OLED TV

LG Revealed Super-Thin OLED TV | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
LG has revealed a 55-inch OLED TV that can easily be mounted on a wall with only magnets. This wallpaper tv is so light and thin with weighs 4.2 pounds and
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It is so thin and light in weight that it appears like a wallpaper and can be even mounted on the wall with the help of magnets.

 

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Google Maps will expand offline capabilities very soon

Google Maps will expand offline capabilities very soon | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Ever since the old Froyo days, Google Maps has proven to be one of the most useful tools for Android devices. As such, we’ve seen a ton of momentum in how G
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The turn-by-turn navigation update should reach devices later this year ....

 

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How to Create a Beacon Campaign for your Coffee Shop using Beaconstac

How to Create a Beacon Campaign for your Coffee Shop using Beaconstac | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

Cross-sell products to diners at your coffee shop with proximity-based offers. Learn how you can set up an iBeacon campaign in 15 minutes.

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Lets take a look at how you can easily create a campaign using Beaconstac to cross-sell an item in your coffee shop with just a few beacons.

 

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Enterprise Mobility Solution – Get the Competitive Edge for your Business!

Enterprise Mobility Solution – Get the Competitive Edge for your Business! | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Enterprise Mobility Solution – Get the Competitive Edge for your Business!
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More detail via the link on the website.

 

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VIDEO: Lenovo introduced Magic View smartwatch, first smartwatch with two screens

VIDEO: Lenovo introduced Magic View smartwatch, first smartwatch with two screens | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Lenovo has introduced a new concept smartwatch at TechWorld event in Beijing, China. This aims to address some of the main pain points of that product category.
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... the second screen between the watch face and strap, using a technology Lenovo calls a ‘Virtual Interactive Display’.

 

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