You excited that iOS 8’s scheduled to land on your iPhones and iPads later? Cool, but if you avidly use Dropbox to back up your photos and videos, the new software comes bundled with a dash of disappointment. According to Dropbox, its service has an unfortunate compatibility issue with Apple’s latest mobile platform that specifically affects the Automatic Backup function. The new software apparently prevents both Dropbox and its photo managing app Carousel from properly uploading photos and videos to the cloud.
The company says it’s working with Apple to resolve the issue, but for now, it advises those who choose to upgrade their software to refrain from deleting their files until it issues a fix. Also, you’ll get a Dropbox and a Carousel update soon (if you haven’t yet) that temporarily suspends Automatic Backup to prevent confusion on which files have actually been uploaded. Of course, you can always upload photos and videos through a computer, but if you’re too lazy to find that cord, you may want to cross your fingers for a quick patch.
iOS 8 compatibility issue may prevent Dropbox and Carousel from backing up photos and videos. Fix coming soon. Info: http://t.co/gsGo4iuR4k
You might’ve thought that music is one thing that can escape the current ‘big data’ trend of mapping, charting and quantifying everything; but that’s where you’re so, so wrong — at least according to Flowing Data’s Nathan Yau.
He’s put together a series of graphs that try to explain the best songs of all time in elegant black-and-white graphs, obtainable in poster form. The probability of Carly Rae Jepsen getting a call from her neighbour? About 70% in three days, according to Yau.
The 24" x 36" poster should be available for $24 late October, for those of you with the requisite wall space/spare cash/culturally well-endowed friends. [Flowing Data via FastCo]
Ready for another phablet? ZTE has just announced the ZMAX. It’s a value-priced LTE smartphone with a 5.7 inch HD screen. It will be exclusively available with T-Mobile beginning September 24th for just $252 outright. It runs a nearly stock version of Android KitKat 4.4 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor.
We got our hands on the device during a ZTE press event in New York City. Go watch our video!
Companies like Google or Microsoft have a hard time getting users to upgrade to the latest version of their operating systems. On Android for instance, a quarter is using Android version 4.4, the most recent version of the system. It is not necessarily the fault of users that their systems are not upgraded as manufacturers […]
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