About Brian Yang
Brian is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of TechAirlines. He is also a developer and manages most of the site’s operations. He enjoys web development in his free time and is currently trying to learn Python. He is currently a high school senior in New York City.
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Joined TechAirlines: August 5, 2009
Google I/O 2013 kicked off today with a 3.5+ hour keynote, which didn’t feature any new version of Android like it usually does, but still featured numerous exciting announcements, from a new Maps experience to a unified messaging experience.
This is a review of the top announcements from today’s keynote.
Have you upgraded to Windows 8 yet? Launched last fall, Windows 8 received some positive reviews, but also received its fair share of criticism.
Microsoft is hoping to change that and just confirmed rumors of Windows Blue, which will now simply be called Windows 8.1.
Do you use Google Chat? Google stores the logs of all your chats in Gmail, allowing you to easily refer to an old conversation.
Gmail has begun testing a new interface for viewing chat history.
Want YouTube videos to automatically play in HD? Don’t like autoplay? Is your subscriptions feed getting too cluttered?
YouTube’s site accepts a limited number of parameters, such as playing a video in 720p HD, but if you want to take it one step further, the Chrome extension YouTweak for YouTube can help.
It is April 1st, a day when you truly can’t believe everything you see or read on the internet. As usual, many companies like to create all sorts of shenanigans on this very special day.
Here is a compilation of some of this year’s best April Fools pranks around the internet.
Yesterday, Twitter announced two tiers of service: the free Twttr, which does not allow vowels, and the premium Twitter, which functions normally. They decided to do this in an effort to generate more revenue. However, TechAirlines realized that this was a genius idea, not for making money, but for saving energy instead.
Every page request takes energy to transmit. The larger the page, the more energy it takes to transmit it over the internet and render it in your browser. Makes sense right?
Every English word contains at least one vowel. So what if we took out all the vowels? It would make the size of each page significantly smaller. And a smaller page, means less energy is needed to transmit and load that page.
Did you upgrade to Windows 8 or purchase a Windows RT tablet? Microsoft is heavily promoting its new touch friendly interface, but for some reason, decided not to make a file explorer and instead relies on the Desktop mode for browsing files. Windows Explorer is great, but its clearly designed for a mouse, not your finger.
Need an easy touch-friendly way to browse your files? EaseUS FileManager is a free Modern UI file explorer from the Windows Store.