March 31, 2015

New Gmail update for Android brings a unified inbox, conversation view and much more

All Inboxes View - Final
Google has just announced a new update to Gmail for Android that will make it easier to manage multiple accounts at one time, especially for folks who use non-Gmail accounts. Also in the update, Google has added improvements to the auto-complete feature when searching for keywords, more fluid animations and better Drive integration.

Most notably, Gmail is getting a unified inbox option witch will allow you to view all of your inboxes in one place – even for Yahoo and Outlook accounts. If you’d like to access the new feature, you’ll need to slide out the navigation drawer and select the “All Inboxes” option. Additionally, the new update brings the popular Conversation View feature to all of your connected Yahoo, Outlook and other IMAP/POP accounts.
Conversations View Final
Google has also improved the auto-complete feature when searching for keywords, which will allow you to find the correct email even faster. A few other fixes have made their way to Gmail, including more responsive animations when you open and close a conversation, larger attachment previews and the ability to save emails to Google Drive with just a single tap.

Google didn't clarify when the update would begin rolling out, so it may be a few days before it makes its way to your device.

[Source: Android Authority]

Google will now integrate all of your photos and videos from Google+ into Drive

If you use Google+ and Google Drive, you'd know that the two are oddly disconnected when it comes to photo and video sharing. But starting today, that experience is about to get much more refined. Google has just announced that the photos and videos you have uploaded to your Google+ account will soon begin to show up in Google Drive. As long as you have auto backup turned on in your Google+ settings, you'll immediately begin to see new photos appear in your Drive account. Existing photos and videos will start to show up in your account over the next few weeks.

March 29, 2015

March 27, 2015

Ubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released, Ready for Download


Ubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 is now available for download and testing

The release is the second and final beta in the Ubuntu 15.04 development cycle and will be followed by a Release Candidate build on April 16, ahead of the final release on April 23.

Beta 2 is of particular interest as it is the first milestone release that the regular Unity-using version of Ubuntu takes part in.

What’s New in Ubuntu 15.04 Beta 2
Remember that Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is a 'maintenance release' and will be largely similar to the 14.04 LTS and 14.10 releases made last.

Bug fixes, polish and small usability improvements are the Vivid Velvet's calling card. Even the most significant change to take place in Ubuntu for a few years, the move to SystemD as the distribution's init system, is largely imperceptible.

Unity 7.3
  • Ubuntu’s default desktop shell Unity receives a fresh round of refinements this release cycle.
  • Locally Integrated Menus (LIM) are enabled by default in Ubuntu 15.04
  • A switch in the System settings > Appearance > Behaviour allows menus to go back to the old behaviour
  • The Dash, HUD and logout/shutdown dialog now show up correctly over fullscreen windows, and minor adjustments to the animations on login and logout should make for a faster startup and shutdown experience.
Compiz 0.9.12
  • The well-worn Compiz window manager gains a much-needed fix from nVidia that solves issues of blank or black windows for users with the Nvidia proprietary driver enabled.
  • Compiz now supports the MATE desktop fully, complemented by a refresh of the gtk-window-decorator for Gnome2 support.
Application Updates
  • Beta testers will also find updated versions of Ubuntu’s core default app set, including the Firefox web-browser, Thunderbird email client and Rhythmbox music player.

March 26, 2015

Google’s New ‘Data Saver’ Extension for Chrome

A new 'Data Saver' extension by Google is now available to install from the Chrome Web Store.

The add-on, news of which leaked late last year, uses Google servers to compress websites users visit before they're loaded in Chrome to help save on bandwidth.

Google say the add-on is still in beta and won’t pipe secure (SSL) or incognito pages using the compression technology.

Data Saver for Chrome works simply: you install it and it goes about its compression business in the background as you surf.

Clicking the toolbar button it adds to Chrome will open a pop-over housing stats on how much data you have saved so far, complete with fancy graph. You’ll also find a quick ‘off’ switch for the times you may need it (see below for more on that).

The precise amount of data that is saved will vary from page to page, website to website, so don’t expect the graph to explode with high numbers and huge peaks all the time.

The reduced resulting page may not always look great either, so if you notice fuzzy images, trouble loading certain pages or find location detection features are way-off base, you’ll know what to disable!

You can head on over to the Data Saver Google help page for further details on how the add-on and the technology behind it works. You can also install the extension itself from the Chrome Web Store right now via the link below.

[Source: OMG! Chrome!]

March 24, 2015

Chrome Theme: Boku Wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai)

Here's a theme request by 'Ariel' for a Boku Wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai) theme; and so here it is! Simply fitted with the colors of the uniform of the characters in the anime, fans of Haganai will definitely enjoy this theme! Get it now.

March 23, 2015


The best always comes first.
From Shirobako.

March 22, 2015

Virtuoso : Air Time feat. the SS15 Virtuoso Deck

Card tricks are always an amazing thing. It's even more amazing if there's no hidden tricks involved- if it's pure skill related. I'm not talking about those magic card tricks which you can just easily learn off a book and show off to your friends. I'm talking about card shuffling: to the extreme. Check out the Virtuoso Air Time video below. They do some pretty neat card shuffling and card throwing that takes card shuffling tricks to the next level!

March 19, 2015

Pumpkin's Palette: KanColle - KanMusu

I needed to release my feels from this week’s KanColle episode.

Please let my ships continue sailing. Don't let any of them sink.

I guess there were extra feels this week because I recently started playing the game and loved it.

March 18, 2015

Internet Explorer Dead?

MICROSOFT is reportedly set to ditch Internet Explorer with the next version of Windows — and people could not be happier.

The Verge has reported Windows 10 will include a new browser, codenamed Project Spartan, to replace Internet Explorer which was widely derided as the browser you used only to download another browser.

Microsoft is yet to finalise the name for the new browser and has been doing market research which suggests the word “Microsoft” will be part of the name. Apparently, people see the brand name as a good thing — which is a good thing for Microsoft.

The integration with Windows gave it the edge to become the winner of the browser war for a time but the evolution of quicker and slicker browsers like Firefox and Chrome has seen Internet Explorer drop in marketshare and rise in popularity as a punchline.

[Source: News]

March 10, 2015

Android Lollipop 5.1 Rolling Out

Today the Android team is rolling out Android 5.1 - an update to Lollipop that improves stability and performance and offers a few new features like support for multiple SIM cards, Device Protection and high definition (HD) voice on compatible phones.

Whether you want to share your phone with a family member or better manage your mobile costs, Android Lollipop 5.1 now lets you use more than one SIM card on a device with multiple SIM slots.
With Device Protection, your lost or stolen device will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account - even if someone resets your device to factory settings. This feature will be available on most Android phones and tablets shipped with Android 5.1 in addition to Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. 

High Definition voice calling is now on your mobile phone. Get crystal clear calling with HD Voice between compatible Android 5.1 devices like the Nexus 6 on T-Mobile or Verizon.
Android 5.1 Lollipop also provides enhancements such as the ability to join Wi-Fi networks and control of your paired Bluetooth devices directly from Quick Settings.

[Source: Android Blog]

Cute pantsu pencil case with a twist

Saw pictures of this cute pantsu pencil case floating around.
I want to get one of these!!!

March 9, 2015

Beatrice from Freedom Wars!

Man, I haven't played Freedom Wars for so long. And I did forget that I ordered a Beatrice Nendoroid a few months back. Well now, here it is! It's been a long wait but it was definitely worth it. The Beatrice nendoroid comes with a variety of poses and items (such as the thorn!). Well, the picture above is Beatrice unequipped!

More info here:

March 2, 2015

[Pumpkin's Palette] Gugure stuff

After 2 months or so, this Gugure project is finally done.
I can go and stick these up on my wall.
Made them because I loved Gugure, and couldn't afford the official merch, so the next best option is to use handmade art.