Archives for February 2015

iOS 9 will be all about speed and performance

iOS 9 will be all about speed, performance and viele-fans-und-designer-machen-sich-bereits-gedanken-wie-das-apple-iphone-6-aussehen-koennte-fixing bugs according to a website called metro and 9to5mac.  These websites claim that the leaks about iOS 9 came from Apples own engineering team.

This will be good news because iOS 8 has been beset with problems with stability and performance since its launch back in September of last year. Which has resulted in numerous complaints from its customers. Frequent releases to the os that have added more and more features overtime have taken its toll on the os.

Further details about iOS 9 will be released in June at Apples Worldwide Developers Conference.


Cannot find the toilet now theres an app for that

If you have problems finding a toilet when you need one now theres an app for that for Android and iOS users. Its called the Flush Toilet Finder. This app has been developed by a group of students at the University of East Anglia. Its free and its has on its data base around 100,000 public toilets from a round the world. This app also enables users to further add toilets locations that are not listed. This will ensure that this app will never go out of date.

Jake Ruston who is a student from UEA got the idea after making an app for the London Underground. He says that:

“The app accesses your GPS location to locate all the public conveniences in your area,” he explained.

“The app also provides information about whether toilets have disabled access, whether people need to obtain a key for access, and whether the facilities are free or not.”

Here are the links iOS Android

The Piratebay rises from the ashes once again

tpbbackThe Piratebay is back online after being shut down by police back in December and according to a website called Torrent Freak, thePirateBay came back online on January 31st which was ahead of its planned launch date which was for February 1st.

However after it was raided and closed down back in December by Swedish police other torrent sites came to fill the voice such as Kickass torrents and isohunt.

The home page of tpb does now feature a symbol of a Phoenix, which is symbolic.

It’s worth pointing out that at the moment ThepirateBay does not appear to have everything operational for example, the website does not display any ads and The “Contact Us,” “RSS” and “Register” links are not operational which results in a 404 error when trying to access them. However the website overall does look and feel the same as it did before it was closed down. 

It seems like the data loss is minimal on the website. The latest upload appears to be on December 9 last year, that was on the same day the website was closed down by the police.However it is experiencing some dropouts at the moment which is probably due to the huge amount of traffic on the website. It will be interesting to see if tpb can reclaim its spot as the king of the torrents sites.


You can access ThePirateBay here