This Thursday, POTUS will SMS every US cellphone

Finally, a legitimate reason to use for ALLCAPS.

From TechCrunch:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will this week test a new “presidential alert” system that will allow the president to send a message to every phone in the US.

The alert is the first nationwide test of the presidential alert test, FEMA said in an advisory, which allows the president to address the nation in the event of a national emergency.

Using the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system, anyone with cell service should receive the message to their phone.

“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed,” the message will read, due to be sent out on Thursday at 2:18pm ET

 

via FEMA to send its first ‘Presidential Alert’ in emergency messaging system test — TechCrunch

Cheers!

quincy

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Amazon, Oracle, et al: “… you are not a JEDI, yet!”

The Defense Department’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (or JEDI for short) pits cloud vendors Amazon, Oracle, Microsoft and the like in a $10 billion bidding war to be the DoD’s sole cloud solution.

Fore more check out Why the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI deal has cloud companies going nuts — TechCrunch

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quincy

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iPhone Xs Anyone? 🎾

The new iPhone models were debuted during yesterday’s Apple event.

Image result for iPhone XS

In addition to the entry-level iPhone R, there are 2 variants of the iPhone XS (pronounced Ten-S, like the sport, not excess like, well, most anyone who feels a need to get the latest greatest iPhone). The major cellular providers are taking pre-orders and the models are expected in store by Sept 21.

Specs:

  XS XS Max XR
Description Latest Latest and greatest Budget
Price 999 1,099 749
Storage (in GBs) 64, 256 or 512 64, 256 or 512 65, 128 or 256
Case Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Aluminum
Display 5.8” OLED 6.5” OLED 6.1” LCD
HDR Yes Yes No
Rear Camera resolution Dual 12MP wide-angle & telephoto Dual 12MP wide-angle & telephoto Single 12MP
Front Camera 7MP 7MP 7MP
3D Touch Yes Yes No
CPU A12 A12 A12
Wireless Charging Yes Yes Yes
Weight 6.24 oz 7.34 oz 6.84 oz

Google ditches Inbox

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Following the successful adoption of the new GmailGoogle has announced it will discontinue the not so great experiment, Inbox, by March of 2019.

The announcement marks a decision to reinvest their R&D efforts back into the existing platform.

Good riddance (of course I said the same thing to my CompuServe and AOL accounts, way back when)

For more, read: TC: Say goodbye to Inbox by Gmail

Cheers,

quincy

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eevrooom: Harley-Davidson to Open R&D Center in Silicon Valley

The Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer is going electric and coming to Silicon Valley. Harley-Davidson announced it will open an R&D Center in the Bay Area by the end year’s end, to support its commitment to building electric vehicles.

I still haven’t found a good onomatopoeia for the sound of an e-bike. Your thoughts?

For more, follow like: Harley Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D center to power EV production — Tech to Technology

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quincy

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Outlook Rules: Delay Delivery

Because who couldn’t benefit from a moment of pause?

If you’d like to delay your email delivery by 5 minutes, create this Outlook rule. The message will sit in your Outbox for the specified length of time, giving you the necessary time to re-open and, if so warranted, edit the item before re-sending.

Setting a Send Delay Rule in Outlook

  1. On the Home Tab click Rules and select Manage Rules & Alerts.
  2. Click New Rule. The Rules Wizard  Dialog appears.
  3. At the bottom of Step 1: Select a template area, click Apply rule on messages I send, then click Next. The dialog will advance to Step 1: Select conditions.
  4. Click Next. A message appears; “This rule will be applied to every message you send. Is this correct?Click Yes to confirm.
  5. In the Step 1: Select action(s) area, check defer deliver by a number of minutes.
  6. In the Step 2: Edit the rule description area, click a number of, enter the delay (e.g., 5), then click OK.
  7. Click Next. The dialog will advance to Step 1: Select exceptions. Click Next.
  8. In the Step 1: Specify a name for this rule, enter a name  (e.g., “Send in 5 minutes”)
  9. Check Turn on this Rule, and click Finish.

Cheers!
quincy

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Google Maps Goes Round (‘n round, n round..)

Take that, Kyrie Irving!…

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Perhaps in a bid to win over Flat-Earthers, when zoomed out in Google Maps, you’ll see a round Earth instand of a flat map.

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quincy
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