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Dark Sky’s top ranking weather app gets a big makeover

Dark Sky , one of the more popular mobile weather applications on the market, is out today with a complete refresh of its app, which has now been re-written from the ground up, the company says. The biggest change is the introduction of a new unified timeline that combines both the precipitation predictions Dark Sky is best known for, and its weather forecast all on one page. This makes it easier to view all the critical weather information in a single view, without having to tab around to different pages. The app’s design has been updated, as well. Before, a simple bar graph would show you the rainfall predictions for the day ahead, with the rainfall percentage to the right of the hour blocks. With the new release, that graph has been replaced with an animated chart that instead has the rainfall percentage displayed within a circle that fans out to the right of the bar, with the higher percentages out further to the right than the lower ones. This allows you to better visualize the ebb and flow of the rainfall over the hours ahead. Combined with the map above the chart, you can get more of a sense of the day’s rainfall patterns – like if there were breaks in a storm that’s passing over, for example, or if you’re in for all-day rain. The only qualm we have about the changes here is that the day’s high and low temps are now given less prominence – they’re in small italics above the animated chart, making them easier to miss. The same animated chart for rainfall can be changed to display the day’s temperature, the “feels like” temperature, and the wind (mph) in the same way by tapping on those options at the bottom. Plus, you can see these charts for any day of the week ahead, by scrolling down to the daily forecasts and tapping on the day you want to view. There’s also a clever, if not always practical, “Time Machine” feature here at the bottom which can show you the weather going back decades. You just put in the date you want to see and press “jump.” This may be more fun for true weather nerds, than for day-to-day use, but it’s worth noting. Another big fix, and one that was prompted by user feedback, was Dark Sky’s lack of support for saved locations. That’s now been addressed with this new release, where you can manage locations from the Search screen

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Whoops, Samsung Just Leaked The Galaxy Note 9 On Its Website – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Whoops, Samsung Just Leaked The Galaxy Note 9 On Its Website Ubergizmo It seems that whoever is in charge of operating and maintaining Samsung's websites needs a good talking to because in a post by leakster Evan Blass, it looks like Samsung might have accidentally leaked the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 on its website where we ... Look, Now the Galaxy Note 9's Retail Box Might Have Leaked Gizmodo UK all 337 news articles »

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Samsung Now Accepting Reservations For The Galaxy Note 9 – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Samsung Now Accepting Reservations For The Galaxy Note 9 Ubergizmo Samsung has confirmed that they will be officially launching the Galaxy Note 9 on the 9th of August, but when the phone will be launched remains to be seen, although a recent leak seems to have suggested that we might be looking at the 24th of August. Rumour Claims the Galaxy Note 9 Will Have the Same Camera as the S9+ Gizmodo UK all 1,049 news articles »

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Netflix’s profile icons are getting a makeover with characters from its own shows

Netflix is giving its profile icons a long overdue makeover. The company announced this morning it’s replacing the icons it launched five years ago with a new set of updated icons – including those from Netflix’s own shows. Unfortunately, Netflix hasn’t entirely abandoned its old icons, which were never really all that fun. If you still want to be a masked superhero lady or a frowning guy with glasses, have at it. These have just been updated with a little more color. What’s more appealing is being able to choose an icon of a character from one of your favorite Netflix shows. Shows like Orange is the New Black, Luke Cage, Queer Eye, Stranger Things, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and others are represented among the over 100 new icons rolling out soon. The change isn’t just about Netflix updating a key feature of its app – it’s also a way for the service to subtly promote its own original programming to users, and help them feel more connected with the shows they do like. After all, when you make your own profile image Eleven from Stranger Things , you’ll be regularly reminded how much you like that show – and watching Netflix in general. The company regularly experiments with new ways to promote its programming like this – just recently, it begin testing full-screen images from its shows instead of the black background on the login screen, for example. (At the time, we had noted that updated profile icons would be a better choice. Score!) Netflix also rolled out  screensavers last year,  and introduced  Stories-inspired mobile previews  this spring to help better showcase its originals. Netflix may spend  up to $13 billion  on original programing this year, according to Fortune

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Honor 10 Review

The Honor 10 is is the new flagship smartphone from the Huawei sub-brand, featuring a dual-camera setup with built-in artificial intelligence. Retailing for under £399, find out if this is all the smartphone that you need by reading our in-depth Honor 10 review, complete with full-size sample images and videos...

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Top 5 Best Brands for Gaming Peripheral – Get Droid Tips (blog)

Get Droid Tips (blog) Top 5 Best Brands for Gaming Peripheral Get Droid Tips (blog) Their products are generally targeted at gamers, including gaming laptop, gaming tablets, and PC peripherals such as a mouse , audio devices, keyboard , and gamepads. Most Razer products are named after venomous or predatory animals. The Razer Blade ...

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Google Adds Security Metadata To Prevent App Tampering – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Google Adds Security Metadata To Prevent App Tampering Ubergizmo Google has taken concrete steps over the years to clamp down on the spread of malware-infused apps through the Play Store and other portals. It has now made a minor yet significant change to the Play Store which may go a long way in improving security ... and more »

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Facebook Developing ‘Your Time On Facebook’ Feature – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Facebook Developing 'Your Time On Facebook' Feature Ubergizmo Many tech companies are building features into their services now so that their users can get more insights into the time that they're spending. Google is building such features into Android and it was recently discovered that Instagram is developing ... and more »

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