CEA Developing Airplane-Mode Standards
Jul 2, 2004, 12:12 PM by (staff)
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) yesterday announced a project to create a standard method or symbol for indicating "airplane mode" on wireless devices. Many wireless devices already include the mode, which disables the radio circuits of a device while still allowing non-radio features, such as games and calendar, to be used. The new symbol will enable flight attendants to easily verify that the feature has been activated. It is hoped that the new standard, expected to be finalized and released this fall, will encourage airlines to change their policies to allow use of such devices during flight.
MODE Bands for Android Wear Are Easy to Swap
Google today introduced what it calls MODE watch bands for Android Wear devices created with help from b&nd by Hadley Roma. The bands feature a snap-and-swap switch where they connect to the watch so they can easily be removed and changed.
Twitter Adopts Night Mode In Android App
Twitter today announced a new night mode tool for its Android app that should make viewing in the dark less stressful on the eyes. The refreshed app includes a slider tool in the settings menu that when activated changes the background from white to a deep blue.
Intragram Adds 'Type Mode' to Stories
Instagram today expanded the feature set of its mobile app with a new text-focused way to create posts. The Type mode in stories let's people post just text with no underlying photo or video.
Netflix Adds Support for Offline Viewing
Netflix today made it possible for U.S. customers to download and store movies and television shows on mobile devices for offline playback.
Picture phones vs. the Mile high Club
-Should be interesting