How to install Apple's internal SEED app reserved for employees' eyes only

Unless you work for Apple in the Apple Store, or in some other capacity, you most likely are unfamiliar with the the Apple Sales Enablement, Education and Development app. With the acronym, this is the Apple SEED app. Get it? Appleseed. As in that mythical iOS user Johnny Appleseed whose name appears on iPhone commercials back in the early days. Those who work in the Apple Store or in another capacity for the company, use the app to obtain some of the information that they need to do their job.

Anyway, Apple might not like it, but a brief window has opened up that allows anyone running …


HTC U11 EYEs specs and more press renders leak ahead of official announcement

HTC confirmed recently it will hold a press conference on January 15 where the company is supposed to unveil another mid-range Android smartphone, the long-rumored HTC U11 EYEs.

With probably less than a day left until the announcement, what appear to be official renders and information about the U11 EYEs leaked online. At first glance, these details match the previous reports about the upcoming device.

This means that the HTC U11 EYEs will indeed be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage. On the back, the phone packs a …

HTC U11 EYEs to be announced on January 15, here is what it looks like

The HTC U11 EYEs, also known as HTC Harmony, is supposed to be revealed next week. We reported earlier this month that a mid-range smartphone with that might go official very soon.

Well, it looks like the Chinese media has already received invitations to an HTC event, which mention the word “Eye.” The announcement is scheduled for January 15, while rumors claim the HTC U11 EYEs will go on sale in three Asian countries – China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, on January 17.

Specs-wise, HTC U11 EYEs is a mid-range device equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, …

HTC U11 EYEs (Harmony) seemingly coming soon as a new, large mid-range phone


Back in 2014, HTC launched an interesting smartphone called
Desire EYE, and it looks like the company is now ready to revive half of that
name. According to ever-reliable Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), HTC plans to
release a new handset called U11 EYEs.

 

Reportedly, the U11 EYEs is the unannounced device that was
known until now as the HTC Ocean Harmony. Thus, this should be a mid-range
smartphone with a 6-inch display, an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, and 4
GB of RAM. 

 

The HTC Desire EYE (pictured above) was named like that
mainly because it had a large 13 MP front …

Feast your eyes on these 'Star Wars' treasures from the 'Last Jedi' junket

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Disney treated the press to a secret Star Wars press junket on Sunday, which featured not only a full cast panel discussion but also an impressive compendium of costumes, photographs, and Star Wars merchandise.

The main purpose of the junket was interviews along with a big press conference. The cast and director assembled to talk about the upcoming film, which will be the longest Star Wars movie to date.

This is a good way to spend a Sunday. John and Oscar’s cardigans are 👌 #TheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/QmugxhtTuG

— Laura Prudom (@LauInLA) December 3, 2017 Read more…

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Small acts of kindness: Android users can now assist blind people worldwide via Be My Eyes

A couple of years ago, a small app called Be My Eyes launched on iOS. A great tool with that “change the world” attitude behind it. Basically, you register in the app as either a blind person or a sighter user. The former can request assistance whenever they need something to be read or described to them. Then, the app queues up a list of sighted users and starts pinging them for assistance. When a helper is found, the blind person points their phone at whatever they need “seen” — an expiry date on a product, a place, a label, anything of the sort — and the assistant reads the information out to …

Cry your eyes out with these five essential 'This Is Us' episodes

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Maybe you started watching This Is Us because you craved a new drama. Maybe you missed Parenthood or couldn’t resist Milo Ventimiglia Sterling K. Brown. Whatever the reason, millions of viewers tuned in for NBC’s breakout drama of the 2016-2017 season, and the Pearsons became the most adored family on American television.

Season 2 returns in a few days, so here are the best episodes to watch (and rewatch) before we dive back in.

1. Episode 1, “Pilot”

Meet the Big Three: Kate (Chrissy Metz), Kevin (Justin Hartley), and Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown). They’re all turning 36, and so is Jack (Milo Ventimglia) back in 1980 while wife Rebecca (Mandy Moore) goes into labor. Back in the quaint fall of 2016, Hillary Clinton was running for President and we didn’t know that this was the story of one family over the years. Read more…

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BlackBerry KEYone combines with Android Auto to keep your eyes on the road

When you have the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition in a car’s cockpit with you, it requires some will power to keep your eyes off of the dynamic looking black-hued handset, and to keep them on the road where they belong. No, we get it. The gorgeous physical QWERTY keyboard looks even more stunning in black. Heck, even those famous BlackBerry frets are covered in black.

Thankfully, as BlackBerry Mobile shows us in a new official video that was released today, the phone works with Android Auto which means that once you pair the phone to your car using Bluetooth, you can put it in your …

Eyes off my screen: Apple patent outlines display tech with adjustable viewing angles

Usually, a wide viewing angle on a smartphone screen, or any screen for that matter, is generally a desirable thing. It makes the viewing experience much more comfortable as parts of the display don’t distort or go black if you skew your device by an inch. But, for some situations, you really don’t want your display to be visible from extreme angles — when you’re chatting with your significant other while commuting, for example, or when viewing sensitive data like your bank account or company documents.

There are, in fact, “privacy screen protectors”, which severely …