Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Android gets a redesign

Adobe has released an update for its Photoshop Lightroom app for Android today. This isn’t a minor bug fixing version, however. In fact, the company claims that the app’s UI has been “designed from the ground up” to be “fully Android-native”. That definitely sounds good enough, but while you will notice a change in looks, it’s not as dramatic as those words imply. The neat thing is that Lightroom has become smoother and faster in operation on this occasion. Furthermore, the controls and buttons are now labeled. Not relying on…

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Skype Lite Gets Aadhaar Integration, Letting Users Verify Identity on Video Calls

Microsoft launched its Skype Lite app for low-end Android smartphones in February this year specifically for Indian market. At the time, the company demoed the upcoming Aadhaar verification feature. On Wednesday, the company added Aadhaar integration to the app with its latest update. For those who are unaware, Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number based on biometric and demographic data for Indian residents. With Skype Lite’s Aadhaar integration, users can now identify themselves on request during video calls. Users will be prompted to enter their Aadhaar number, and it will be shown to the other party…

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CBSE NET 2017 form release gets delayed: Likely to be out by June 20

The application form for the National Eligibility Test (NET) has not been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) yet and a delay is being expected. The exam is conducted twice a year, usually in the months of June and December,  but since the past one year, it is being conducted in July and January. Last year, the form was released on April 12 for the July exam. This had made the candidates more tensed. The CBSE conducts NET on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The…

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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Gets Listed by Online Retailers Ahead of Official Launch

After being leaked in images and videos last month, Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) smartphone has now popped up on German retail websites even ahead of their official launch. The Galaxy J5 (2017) is currently available for pre-orders on several German online retailers and all of the specifications have now been revealed. As per the specifications listed on German website Conrad, the dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) will run Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz 2017 on top and sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The smartphone is powered…

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Mumbai gets a new music and food festival

Try the best of Japanese cuisine while humming along to Lucky Ali and Baba Sehgal. A two-day cultural festival brings together unique food, popular performers and adventure zones at the city’s race course After organising international music festivals for years, Manuj Agarwal, CEO of Percept Live, wanted to create a unique cultural identity for Mumbai. But most cultural festivals in the city, Agarwal found, focused on either folk traditions or international acts. Thus, the target audience became quite limited. To remedy the situation, he is kickstarting Eat Play Love —…

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Alternative Fashion Week gets under way in Belfast

A DOUBLE amputee and a former body builder with a muscle wasting disease are not the conventional models seen gracing the catwalks of fashion shows. But in a first for Northern Ireland, people who “showcase the diversity we see in society” are taking to the runway for an Alternative Fashion Week. Older, mobility-impaired and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender models will be among those showcasing latest fashions at four events across Belfast. Co Down photographer and Equal Fashion Magazine founder Shelley Rodgers has a passion for bringing alternative looks and…

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Sony’s weird Future Lab Program N prototype gadget gets an Android companion app

Never let it be said that Android Police discourages innovation. Even so, the “N” device from Sony’s Future Lab Program is a little hard to wrap your head around. At first glance it looks like one of those neckband-style Bluetooth headphones, and indeed, it does fulfill that function (with a pair of “open ear headphones” that are similar to, but not the same as, bone conduction buds). But it also has a pair of open-air speakers on the neckband, like a tiny little boombox. It isn’t limited to music, either:…

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Kirkcudbright food festival gets under way

A two-day celebration of local and artisan food is under way in the harbour town of Kirkcudbright. Organisers said they hoped the weekend event would highlight the “quality produce” of the area. Chef Nick Nairn will hold three cookery demonstrations alongside a number of other “foodie events and experiences”. Among them are a guide to cooking a perfect steak, a cheesemaking demonstration and a series of foraging walks. Image copyrightKIRKCUDBRIGHT FOOD FESTIVALImage captionA cheesemaking demonstration will be part of the festival Organiser Niomi Brough said they wanted to “shine a…

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UNCG’s education school gets largest-ever gift

UNC-Greensboro will use a $2.3 million gift from a local foundation to set up a new program to train non-traditional students to teach. The university announced the award from the Tom Haggai and Associates Foundation at a ceremony in High Point on Monday night. The money will go to UNCG’s School of Education, which will set up the Haggai Academy and other programs to prepare teachers. Chancellor Frank Gilliam said in a statement that the university “could not be more grateful” for the largest-ever gift to UNCG’s education school. UNCG…

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Metro Plus Lifestyle show gets under way

The annual retail shopping extravaganza of The Hindu Metro Plus Interior and Lifestyle show 2016 is back and it is bigger and brighter this year. The four-day premier event showcasing over 80 brands was inaugurated by DIG of Visakhapatnam Range, Ch. Srikanth at Hotel Novotel on Friday. The show brings to the city an array of lifestyle products and services all under one roof. Spread across 12,000 sq. metres, the show features home appliances, furniture and furnishings, real estate companies, kitchen accessories, arts and handicrafts, automobiles and accessories, beauty and…

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