APP REVIEW OF THE WEEK :TED TALKS ‘THE APP’

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Am not a morning person. I don’t enjoy waking up at five, or four or whatever ungodly hour people think they are at their most creative .Side note,creativity happens at all hours of the day.So you may ask me .What Is your morning routine then?

Pay attention kids.This one could win a Nobel peace prize.

Anyway. On a good day. Say I slept for atleast five hours give or take. I open my eyes first (duh !! *do people still say that?)  look around my room searching for my Phone.Look at the time. And depending on the time I pick what to do. Twitter did suffice for me at first. I’d go online and see what conspiracy theory was being swallowed by the masses on that particular day . But of late I’ve found a new love. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside .

My new love goes by the name TED an acronym for Technology Entertainment Design .The app icon is red set on a white background. TED talks as they are often referred,has a long history with the first talk being hosted sometime in 1984,the talks then became an annual event from 1990.Today, however a new talk is uploaded everyday on the TED website.Physical attendance of the TED talk conference Costs a whooping $6000.Which is the reason why I’m talking about the app  and not the conference .

Besides their scandalous ticket prices, the people at TED are doing something amazing. And as their slogan summarises beautifully ,the ideas talked about in a TED talk are worth spreading. TED talks is everything a student wants or somebody who is willing to learn.Which is all of us if you think about it .

My chance encounter with TED talks happenned after I read Purple Hibiscus by  the lovely Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I was Impressed by the novel  so much that I goggled her online. In the search results there was a link to her TEDx talk on ‘why we should all be feminists’. And of course I was curious to know if she talked the way she writes. After listening to Chimamanda I went on to view other talks.And finally just downloaded the app.

The TED talk app has thousands of talk videos ranging on various subjects. My all time favorite being technology, comedy,space,aircraft,africa.Just to mention a few.The talks are arranged by category in alphabetical order.The popular talks have their own column.While the new talks appear as the home page for the app.

There’s no signing in to the app. So that’s one less thing you have to worry about. You can download the talks as either high quality video , low quality video or an audio file .There’s an option for live streaming for you all who still don’t know how to use a download button. (You can download YouTube Videos on the YouTube app BTW for those who did not know .How cool is that!).

I hope this will be your new favorite pastime .Am leaving links to my favorite talks so far. Go  ye and learn something .Will  ya?

http://go.ted.com/xMSIGQ
http://go.ted.com/arjodw
http://go.ted.com/-H6pnw

Mildred Awuor.

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Ok, if you haven’t gotten the drift yet I’m just writing random words. Nothing to do with the title & so does the rest of the article. *inserts sick smile*

Now that i have a gotten your attention, i have a simple exercise for you:

1. Do you have bundles/credit? Yes? Good for you. No? Get some asap.

2. Do you have a twitter account? Yes? Great. No? Why do you want to be left out on awesomeness?

3. Get online and go to our profile. @TechTodayMoi.

4. Hit that follow button.

5. Go to settings (still on our profile) and turn on our notifications- so that you dont miss out on any of our posts.

6. Tweet us using the hashtag #TechToday and we will be Retweeting your views and opinions.

7. Sit back grab some juice and popcorn & enjoy the numerous articles and posts for your entertainment.

Huawei G7 Plus Review

G7 Plus

Huawei G7 Plus smartphone was launched in November 2015. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchsceen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels

The Huawei G7 Plus is powered by 1.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm MSM8939 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei G7 Plus packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Huawei G7 Plus runs Android 5.1 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 152.50 x 76.50 x 7.50 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 167.00 grams.

The Huawei G7 Plus is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Launch Reportedly Advanced to January

Samsung Electronics plans to bring forward the unveiling of its next Galaxy S smartphone to January in an attempt to compete better with rival Apple’s new iPhones, South Korea’s Electronic Times reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.

Samsung has in recent years announced new Galaxy S smartphones on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress trade show, which usually takes place between late February and early March. The world’s top smartphone maker unveiled its Galaxy Note 5 device in August this year, however, earlier than the typical September announcement.

A Samsung spokeswoman said the firm does not comment on rumours or speculation.

The South Korean firm has been unable to arrest its smartphone market slide despite a product lineup revamp. Researcher TrendForce says Samsung’s smartphone shipments will shrink by 1 percent this year, marking the firm’s first-ever annual decline.

Last week, reports indicated Samsung had partnered with Synaptics for the ClearForce technology for use in the Galaxy S7. Announced earlier this month, the Synaptics ClearForce solution would allow handset manufacturers to offer interfaces which can differentiate between speed scrolling, zoom, gaming, and text or even allow performing certain functions such as photo editing by applying variable force with a finger or stylus.

The company had announced that it expects the new touch controller to ship with force-enabled smartphones in early 2016. The move towards pressure-sensitive displays is arguably a reaction to the integration of 3D Touch technology by Apple on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. 3D Touch allows the iPhones to differentiate between a quick tap and a long press and triggers actions consequently.