Apple CEO visits BMW Headquarters

In a recent report by Reuters, claims are being made that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook paid a visit to BMW’s headquarters last year. Because the Cupertino giant has a shown a strong interest in developing its very own car, they have been doing market research. It is said that hundreds of employees are working on the Apple car. During the tour in Leipzig, Tim Cook had his interests on the BMW i3 platform and the manufacturing process for the car’s carbon fiber body. Current CEO Harald Krueger said he wants to strictly focus on the company’s direct interest rather than make partnerships with other companies. Source: Reuters

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Facebook’s solar powered airplane

Facebook has been busy trying to bring internet to rural areas, much like how Google is with its internet powered balloons. Today Facebook announced their fleet of solar-powered airplanes. Aquila is the name chosen for the fleet. Aquila is a high powered, high endurance plane that intends to bring internet to people rural areas. Aquila has a massive V-shaped wingspan. The aircraft is said to weigh roughly 880-1000 pounds with all equipment onboard. The plane can stay afloat for 3 months shooting data down to ground levels from 60,000-90,000 feet. This ideal elevation will help it steer away from commercial aircrafts and from severe weather conditions. The process of how […]

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The Team:on Mission

Often we become overwhelmed with the amount of notifications we get from clients, our coworkers, bosses, and outside contacts. It’s not that the multiple notifications break us down, but the amount of different apps used by those individuals that you have to keep track of. Our focus is to bring an one application that is capable of organizing and managing your work with your team. One app should be all for project planning. You shouldn’t have to chase one app to the next communicating with clients and your team. A streamlined UI where you don’t have to dig through multiple menus and tabs to find information quickly. Management apps like […]

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Google Translate app now has 20 additional languages

Google Translate is seeing the biggest update to its app since…since…well, since it launched. Google Translate originally had 7 languages that could be instantly translated by placing your phone over the text. Previously you were able to take a picture of foreign text, highlight the text by sliding your finger, and then having it translated. But today’s update adds 20 more languages (Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Hindi, Thai, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian) to the instant translation feature, making the total to 27 now. Also an update to voice conversation mode is included. Voice conversations become more natural and in […]

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Windows 10 is out! And it’s FREE!

It’s July 29th and you know what that means…Windows 10 gets pushed out to users running Windows 8.1 or Windows 7! This update is free and costs you NOTHING. There are some confusing articles out there stating that you shouldn’t upgrade because you’ll lose your license for current Windows 7 or 8.1, present bugs on Windows 10 make it impossible to use, unfinished product, you will have to pay for the Windows 10 upgrade after one year, etc. Let’s get a few things straight. This is a FREE upgrade to users running legitimate copies of Windows 7 or 8.1. If you used a pirate copy, then you’ll have to deal […]

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Google Search app shows busiest times for places and more hands free messaging

An update from the server side is being pushed to Android users using the Google Search app. This new update allows you to send hands-free messages to your contacts beyond email, hangouts and SMS. Some of the few apps to already take advantage of this are, WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, Telegram, NextPlus, and a few others. After the devs push an update to their messaging apps, you will be able to send hands-free messages with that app. This comes in handy while driving or if your hands are occupied. The Google Search app will also see an update to its places and business searches. When you search for a specific place or […]

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How to make your Chrome and Firefox faster

We love having multiple tabs open on our favorite browsers. It’s convenient for us to refer back to them later in the day and it’s faster than bookmarking them. Our laptops and desktops can become pretty sluggish with all those tabs open. But not all of us are running powerhouses at our work or homes. The best solution would be to close all those tabs, but who wants to do that?! The other solution to this would be to install OneTab. OneTab is an an add-on extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. What it does is consolidate all your tabs into one tab with just one click. To see […]

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Amazon grocery stores coming to Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Business Journal is reporting that Amazon has taken the initiative to place brick and mortar grocery stores, the first being in the silicon valley. An Amazon grocery store could provide convenience to people that prefer to pick up their produce rather than wait for it at home. Amazon provides Amazon Fresh delivery, but only to select densely populated cities. For less densely populated cities, this wouldn’t make any sense. Ideally, Amazon wants this to be a drive up store concept where people order online and then go to the store to pick up after work. Amazon might also have a smaller local store for those that want to […]

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Google Map update shows where you’ve been

Let’s face it, there’s places we’ve been to but can’t recall the name or the approximate location of it. Today, Google Map wants to solve that. A new update to Google Maps for Android and Desktop version enables “Your Timeline” in Maps setting. The Your Timeline setting allows you to view your daily routes, places you’ve been to on certain days/times, and if you use Google Photos, you can see the pictures you’ve taken in those locations. Now we know what you’re thinking, this is super creepy and invades our privacy. But if you already use Google Now and have your location history turned on for traffic updates, nearby information, […]

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