Google+ posts on the web redesigned with simplified comments view

Google+ has a small but rabid following, and — believe it or not — it still gets updated with new features. The most recent was a new “Discover” feature that highlights the best content on the social network. Today’s update is smaller, but brings a key change to how comments are displayed.


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How to Turn a Photo Into an Apple Watch Face in iOS 11 and watchOS 4

With the launch of iOS 11 and watchOS 4, Apple has made it easier than ever to turn your own personal photography into an Apple Watch face. As long as you’re running the newest pieces of software for your iPhone and Apple Watch, follow these steps to quickly add one of your Camera Roll pictures onto the face of your Apple Watch, where you can even turn it into a one of watchOS 4’s new kaleidoscope faces.

Turning a Camera Roll Photo Into a Photos Watch Face

  1. Open Photos in iOS.
  2. If you only want one image on your Photos Watch face, simply navigate to it now and jump to step 5.
  3. If you want to make an album of images, tap “Select” in the top right corner of the Photos app.
  4. Scroll through your library and pick up to ten photos to include in your new Photos Watch Face.
  5. Tap the share sheet extension in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  6. At the very bottom of the screen, scroll until you find “Create Watch Face” and tap it.
  7. Choose “Photos Watch Face”.
  8. Edit the Time Position and add up to two Complications.
  9. Tap “Add”.

Turning a Camera Roll Photo Into a Kaleidoscope Watch Face

  1. Open Photos in iOS.
  2. Navigate to the image you want to turn into a Kaleidoscope Watch Face.
  3. Tap the share sheet extension in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  4. Tap “Create Watch Face.”
  5. Choose “Kaleidoscope Watch Face.”
  6. Pick between “Facet,” “Radial,” and “Rosette” designs for your Watch Face.
  7. Decide on adding up to three Complications.
  8. Tap “Add”.

After following either of these guides, your all-new Apple Watch face will be waiting in “My Faces” within the Watch app on iOS. Once you find it in that list, you can tap on it, scroll down, and tap “Set as current Watch Face.” If you have a Kaleidoscope Watch Face or decided on just one image for the Photos Watch Face, then that’s what you’ll see each time your wrist is raised. Anyone who has decided to add in multiple photos to their Photos Watch Face, however, will get a shuffled image with each wrist raise.

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Wacom’s Bamboo Ink digital pen is now available from Microsoft Stores

Back in May, Wacom announced the Bamboo Ink, a new digital pen for Windows Ink compatible PCs. Since Bamboo Ink is compatible with Windows devices using both Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP) and Wacom AES technology, you can use it with wide variety of Windows 10 devices. You can easily switch between the protocols by simply […]

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Start Expanding Your 4K Movie Collection Today With $100 Worth of iTunes Credit for $85

If you’re waiting for the new Apple TV 4K to arrive tomorrow, Apple has already opened up the ability for you to purchase 4K HDR movies on iTunes as of last week. Although any movie you own in HD will be automatically upgraded to the enhanced 4K HDR format, Amazon is offering customers the chance to increase their iTunes film collections this week with a discount on the $100 iTunes gift card tier, being sold at $85 right now with free shipping (limited to one per customer).

That’ll let you purchase five full-priced movies on iTunes for nearly the price of just four, and you can of course still use the gift card to buy any app, game, song, album, TV show, or book sold by Apple. There isn’t currently a discount on the other price tiers of iTunes gift cards, so $50 and $25 cards on Amazon are priced at their respective levels.

Studios currently supporting 4K movies on iTunes at $20 include 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros., and Universal Pictures. New releases available to purchase today include Wonder Woman, Baby Driver, Alien: Covenant, The LEGO Batman Movie, Logan, and many more. Currently, Disney is the only studio holding out from releasing its films in 4K on iTunes.

Head over to our Deals Roundup to discover more recent and ongoing discounts, including sales on Jaybird and Jabra headphones at Best Buy, over 50 percent off a Thule Stravan Deluxe Attache for 13″ MacBooks at B&H Photo, and an updated roundup of Qi inductive wireless chargers.

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How to Save Space in iOS 11 With New Storage Features

iOS 11 introduces design changes and new features, but it also includes several under-the-hood optimizations that are designed to free up space on your device. Some of those features, like new HEVC and HEIF formats for smaller video and photo file sizes, are implemented automatically when you upgrade, while others can be manually enabled when you’re low on space.

The new iOS update is designed to make suggestions on how you can save space, and you can find these suggestions in the Settings app.

Toggling on Space Saving Suggestions

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “General.”
  3. Choose “iPhone Storage.”
  4. Tap “Enable” on any of the suggestions Apple provides to turn them on.

Offload Unused Apps

One of Apple’s suggestions is to automatically delete unused apps when the storage space on your device is low, and this is a feature new to iOS 11. If you enable this feature, Apple will delete apps you don’t use often, while saving the documents and data so you can download them again and pick right back up where you were if necessary.

You can also offload individual apps by selecting them from the list of apps located just below all of Apple’s suggestions.

Auto Delete Old Conversations

With “Auto Delete Old Conversations” enabled, Apple will automatically delete all messages and attachments that were sent over a year ago. This can save significant space, but be aware that once gone, there’s no getting those messages back.

Review Large Attachments

The “Review Large Attachments” feature lets you see a list of the largest files on your device, located in Photos, Mail, and Messages. A tap will let you view a file up close, and a swipe to the left on an item in the file list will bring up an option to delete it. You can mass delete files by tapping on the “Edit” button in the upper right corner of the device.

Along with these three options for storing space, the Storage section of the Settings app also displays all of the apps you have installed, with the app using the most storage space at the top. It also lets you know how long ago the app was last used, making it easy to cull items that aren’t used often.

Depending on what’s installed on your device, you may or may not see all of these storage options, but if you’re getting low on space, they should appear.

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Steve Jurvetson talks The Boring Company: Short-range EV tunnels before Hyperloop

Despite recent chatter about The Boring Company using its tunnels for Hyperloop technology, high profile venture capitalist and Tesla and SpaceX board member Steve Jurvetson says that building smaller, short-range tunnels for electric vehicle transport is a realistic project that could change the entire concept of tunneling.

An aspect of The Boring Company’s original plan was to create a tunnel infrastructure underneath cities as an electric vehicle super highway. A proposed system of underground tunnels, first envisioned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, would utilize electric skates that could be lowered into the ground and zipped to a destination. Musk recently demonstrated a working proof of concept of the elevator that would be used to lower a Tesla into the underground tunnel.


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The Boring Company’s specific mission was burrowing smaller, cost efficient tunnels to house these point-to-point local highways.

Jurveston said at TechCrunch’s Disrupt San Fransisco that this idea would be great for both The Boring Company and Musk to pursue, maybe even in lieu of Hyperloop technology implementation.

“I personally love the idea, in fact even more than the Hyperloop idea, of digging these tunnels,” Jurveston said. “The inside I think that’s so powerful is that if you only envision electric vehicles in your tunnels you don’t need to do the air handling for all carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, you know, basically pollutants for exhaust. You could have scrubbers and a variety of simpler things that make everything collapse to a smaller tunnel size, which dramatically lowers the cost … The whole concept of what you do with tunnels changes.”

The Boring Company said in early August that its tunnels would be used for Hyperloop technology, rivaling companies like Hyperloop One and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. Rumors have swirled that Musk also wants to develop the Hyperloop from New York City to Washington, D.C., a system that would turn a 4-hour drive into a 29-minute ride.

Jurveston made a good point in the panel discussion, saying that by developing shorter highways first, The Boring Company would be able to “cut [its] teeth” before developing full scale, city-to-city Hyperloop technology.

“In the near term you do something incremental,” Jurveston said. “Thinking about small local links, that’s very compelling. The Hyperloop concept makes more sense when you’re commuting across a longer distance … to me that [Hyperloop routes] just feels like it comes later. You probably cut your teeth on the things The Boring company has shown, which is taking normal cars through a tunnel.”

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Moto G5S Plus: Preorders open now at $229, officially goes on sale September 29

At the beginning of August, Motorola officially unveiled the Moto G5S Plus as a slightly upgraded version of the Moto G5 Plus that was released earlier this year. Today, the company has announced full US pricing and availability info for its latest budget offering (because we were all asking for another Moto phone).


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One simple change will save countless hours of lost productivity of millions of enterprise users

Hundreds of millions of Azure AD enterprise users sign-in to different enterprise applications everyday. Whenever they try to open a secure enterprise application, they will be prompted to sign-in if it is connected to Azure AD. They can save time involved in entering the credentials every time by using the “Keep me signed in” checkbox on […]

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