Amazon’s interface-free shopping

No you can shop for your items without opening your internet browser or any mobile application. What’s this nonsense you speak of? That’s right, Amazon is at it again, trying to reshape the future of how we shop for items.

Amazon has partnered with several popular companies and introduced what they call, “dash buttons”. Dash buttons will enable you to order items without having to go onto the internet or use your smartphone to scroll through lists to have your items shipped to your doorstep. Dash buttons allow you to order items with one single push.

To get started, you will first need to go onto Amazon’s website and place orders for the items you would usually order, but instead of placing orders for those items, you’ll be placing an order for that brand’s button. Then you’ll set up the quantity of those items you’d like to arrive at your doorstep. Each button will run you roughly, $4.99.

Once you receive the buttons for the brands you order from, you’ll no longer need to go online, unless you want to order dash buttons from a different brand. This can pose some problems for parents with kids in the house. What if my child likes to push any button he/she sees in sight? Fear not! Amazon has said that the first initial push of the button will trigger the order and any multiple pushes after that, will not have dozens of that item arrive at your doorstep. Once the items have arrived, the button can be pushed again. Amazon wouldn’t leave you in the dark so, of course you’ll also receive email alerts to keep you updated.

What are you views on this interface-free shopping method? Do you find this convenient?

Let us know in the feedback forms!

 

Source: Amazon

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Google updates Hangouts to 4.0

Google has finally pushed Hangouts 4.0 to Android users. Hangouts 4.0 has been available to iOS users for some time now. And while Android users may have felt left out, they can finally experience the new material look. Some notable changes in this version include floating button to compose new chats with frequent contacts, new contacts, video calls, etc. Its very similar to Inbox by Gmail layout. Below are screenshots from a friend of ours. Parts of it are blurred out for privacy.

If this update has not reached your phone, you can manually force it to your Android phone by clicking here: Hangouts 4.0

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Is your fingerprint scanner secure? Not if you use HTC…

The HTC One Maxx was one of the few phablets to have a fingerprint scanner on the phone. What many didn’t know was that there was a security flaw in the sensor where it stored your fingerprint in an unencrypted file. This said file could be easily accessed by any app if it was somehow utilizing the fingerprint scanner from the phone. Security firm FireEye Labs discovered this and immediately reported to HTC.

This is especially concerning because is already under order from the Federal Trade Commission to be transparent with customers, especially concerning security. Back in February 2013, “HTC was found to have failed to “take reasonable steps” in securing millions of devices, in part because it didn’t provide engineers with “adequate security training” and failed to review software for security flaws”.

Do you fully trust finger print scanners on smartphones or steer away? Let us know in the feedback form!

 

Source: The Verge

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Making tasks

Tasks are an important part of our everyday lives. Creating tasks for your team at work shouldn’t have you go through emailing them and then accepting the tasks assigned. With Team:on application, we make it simple to create tasks. After the task has been assigned, an email is sent out to notify the assignee. There’s no multiple prompts to accept to get started on your tasks.

To create tasks, start by clicking the task button on the left margin, down one from the calendar icon. The rest you can see how fast you can create tasks in the following below.

 

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Epson solves your printing problems

Epson may have just solved your problem for those times when you need to print something and the ink has ran out. Epson has unveiled a new lineup of printers called Ecotank. The new Ecotank printers can scan, copy, and print up to two years without needing to change out the ink cartridge. The new Ecotank printers will be marketed for small businesses and consumers.

The Ecotank printers use a large reservoir tank to hold the ink. It is said to be more environmentally friendly and cheaper to fill the four tanks rather than buying the ink cartridges. Epson will also include the tanks already filled when you purchase, so you are already set to go for the next 24 months. The ink will come in bottles costing you $12.99 each or $52 for the whole set. The printers will also come wifi enabled so you can easily connect to your house internet and do mobile printing from your smartphone or tablet.

Ecotank printers will range from $379 to $1199 for the business model. Will you be buying one? Let us know in the feedback to your right!

 

Source: Yahoo News

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Google’s secret car company

If you live anywhere near Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, you’ve seen Google’s self-driving  on the streets. While some of these cars were reported to be in minor accidents, they have still been approved for further testing on public roads. A recent report by The Guardian tells us Google has its very own car company and its been around since 2011. Google Auto LLC is ran by Chris Urmson. Google Auto was formed as a limited liability company for its Lexus driverless cars on the streets.

This is great as Google doesn’t have to deal with other companies for liability issues in unforeseen events, should they take place. Google also applied to for the International Vehicular Identification Number for its built from scratch self driving cars (the ones we’ve seen that have the cute face without a steering wheel).  Google also cooperated with America’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to meet strict California emissions and safety requirements. Google’s self driving vehicles have a maximum speed limit of 25 miles per hour, are light weight, and are low speed vehicles.

Google Auto doesn’t have any plans to sell the self driving vehicles to the public, but in the future it might be a possibility.

Can you imagine having a a Google ca pick you up to run errands and take you to work without dealing with the traffic? The future looks bright with Google.

 

Source: The Guardian

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Creating schedules

Schedules…Everyone has one whether it’s on their calendars or not. Its the first thing we look at when we arrive to work or roll out of bed. But what about creating it? Should it also take time to make one?

Team:on makes creating schedules for your team quick and painless because you have more important matters to deal with. Below you’ll find how fast you can create schedules for your team on our application.

 

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Inviting new members

You shouldn’t have to go through multiple processes just to invite people to your team. Team:on believes things should be straightforward which is why we have made inviting members a breeze.

To invite new members, start by clicking the green plus button. Next you’ll fill in their email address in the provided space. And finally, click the green invite button and that’s it. And it only took two clicks!

 

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Team:on Play Store Updated

Team:on Google Play Store page has been updated with Team:on application running on the Nexus 6. Now you can visualize the application on the your android device.

After user feedback, we’ve brought back the navigation buttons and they are no longer hidden in full screen.

As always, grab the latest update here: Team:on Android

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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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