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Microsoft One Ups Google+ for Photos Just got the latest update for the OneDrive app and saw the new tags section that tries to classify photos automatically based on content. Tags range from #building to #group. It is reasonably accurate too, though I don’t take too kindly to baby photos being tagged #dog & #animal. Either ways, good to see a feature like this make it to an app rather than having a research lab project having its thunder stolen by a competitor’s published app (Hyperlapse from Instagram did pretty much this). Filed under: Technology Tagged: Google, Microsoft, onedrive, Photos ... (more)

My iPhone Home Screen for 2014

2014 was the year I finally switched to an iPhone all thanks to the broken screen on my much loved Lumia 720. I got an iPhone 5s in June and my iOS app collection from my iPod Touch (2nd gen), iPad 2 & iPad mini made the switch pretty much seamless. I’m making this post inspired by a similar annual exercise by M G Siegler, and hope to study my usage over time. I do still have my Galaxy S3, but that hasn’t managed to become my primary phone in 2.5 years So, here goes my list of apps used on the iPhone (in the order featured in the screenshot): The first party Apple icons are se... (more)

The Best Natural Phenomena on Earth

Some very interesting visuals for sure Answer by Mayank Singh Shishodia: Here are some of the best natural phenomena that occur on Earth.   Gippsland Lakes The spooky light is created by a chemical reaction called “bioluminescence”, which happens when tiny organisms in the water are disturbed. The photographer put his camera on a very slow shutter speed and threw sand and stones into the water to cause the reaction and capture as much of the blue haze as possible Source: Bioluminescence in the Gippsland Lakes   Light Poles This phenomenon is known as ‘light poles’ and it can be se... (more)

It is time to stop rewarding failure

Aditya: Scathing for sure Originally posted on Om Malik: Silicon Valley (the notion) has become very much like rest of corporate America — it has embraced the philosophy of failing upwards. I have seen many executives get bumped up the ranks, get fancier titles and bigger paychecks, even though they were disastrous at their job. Many have left destruction and dismay in their wake. And yet, there they are getting bumped up — again and again. I was reminded of this disease this morning when I read about Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs of which 12,500 odd will be at the Nokia divis... (more)

links for 2010-01-31

151 Pokémon In Traditional Japanese Style – Geekologie A really different look for sure (tags: art pokemon drawing) The 19 most complex and dangerous roads in the world | By the Waze A real variety of roads ranging from mountain stretches to busy city roads. Quite a bunch of spectacular photos too. (tags: photography travel roads interesting geography dangerous list) iPhone App Reviews, iPhone Game Reviews, and iPhone News :: 148Apps Handy site to keep track of iPhone/iPod apps & special offers (tags: iphone apps reviews software ipod apple mobile) Filed under: bookmarks ... (more)