Check Out the iPhone 7 Plus in ‘Glossy Black’ [Renders]

Apple is expected to release the iPhone 7 in five colors: silver, gold, rose gold, dark black (space black), and glossy ‘piano black‘. The new glossy black color is said to resemble the finish on the Mac Pro.

Applearab.com has posted some renders of the iPhone 7 Plus in glossy black. Check them out below and let us know what you think of the finish in the comments!

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iPhone How to Make Custom Music Ringtones Using iTunes

When trying to get ringtones for your Apple iPhone, you have a few different options. You could purchase ringtones from within iTunes, or you can create ringtones from your existing music library using these steps.

Note: These steps will only work for music purchased from the iTunes Store. You can check if an item was purchased by right-clicking the top sort bar and checking the Kind option. Items will show as “Purchased” or “Protected” if they were purchased via iTunes.

  1. From within iTunes, go to “Edit” > “Preferences” > “Import Settings“.
  2. Ensure the “Import Using” setting is set to “AAC Encoder“.
  3. Go to your music library, right-click/ctrl-click the song you wish to use for a ringtone, then select “Get Info“.
  4. Under the “Options” tab, check the “Start Time” and “Stop Time” boxes, then set the song up to play at a 30 seconds or less interval. In this example, I’ve stopped it at 30 seconds (0:30). Click “OK‘ when finished.
    iTunes 12 Set Song Stop
  5. While the song is still highlighted in iTunes, select “File” > “Create New Version” > “Create AAC Version“.
    iTunes 12 Create AAC Version
  6. A new 30 second version of the song is created in iTunes. Drag and drop this file to your desktop.
    iTunes 12 Drag Song to Desktop
  7. Right-click the file on your desktop and rename it with a .m4r extension.
    Song Renamed with M4R Extension
  8. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
  9. In iTunes, select the icon for your device, then open the “Tones” option under the “On My Device” section.
  10. Drag the music file we re-named in step 7 to the “Tones” folder in iTunes.
    Drag Ringtone to iTunes
  11. Select the “Tones” option in the “Settings” section and ensure the “Sync Tones” is checked.
    iTunes Sync Tones Selection
  12. Press the “Sync” button to sync iTunes with your iPhone.
  13. After syncing your device, the song is now available to select as an iPhone ringtone under “Settings” > “Sounds” > “Ringtone“.
    iOS Select Ringtone

 

Once you’re done with all this, be sure to right-click the song we originally used, choose “Get Info” and set the interval back to normal under the “Options” tab.

These steps work for iTunes for Windows, Linux, and OS X on your computer and all versions of iOS for your iPhone.

70-Year-Old Woman Tests Out Autopilot Of Tesla Model S, Gives The Best Reaction Ever

A 70-year-old woman rides on a Tesla Model S with the autopilot system on for the first time, and her reaction is far from thrilled and more on borderline terrified.

At any rate, it’s still one of the best reactions to the state-of-the-art technology on the Internet.

YouTube user William Rimmer uploaded a video of her mother testing out the feature of the electric car, perfectly capturing how people would likely respond to handing over the driving duties to a computer on a two-lane highway.

“Oh Jesus. This is my first day out, and I’m going to die!” she screams, sitting on the driver’s seat and after asking her son to put her back in control of the Model S.

Interestingly, users have mixed reactions to the footage. Some say that it’s a bit cruel to do this to an elderly woman, while others­ – if not most – find it to be hilarious.

Now, this isn’t anything new, as plenty of people have been making videos of testing out what the autopilot system of the Model lineup can do, ranging from downright informative to horrifying and hilarious ones.

Of course, the electric car maker has already come across these clips, and as a countermeasure of sorts, it toned down the functions of the technology in their vehicles to keep the most adventurous testers safe from harm.

The bottom line is that autopilot may be the future of driving, but it’s apparently not for everyone just yet.

Hit up the video below to see her priceless reaction.

70-Year-Old Woman Tests Out Autopilot Of Tesla Model S, Gives The Best Reaction Ever

A 70-year-old woman rides on a Tesla Model S with the autopilot system on for the first time, and her reaction is far from thrilled and more on borderline terrified.

At any rate, it’s still one of the best reactions to the state-of-the-art technology on the Internet.

YouTube user William Rimmer uploaded a video of her mother testing out the feature of the electric car, perfectly capturing how people would likely respond to handing over the driving duties to a computer on a two-lane highway.

“Oh Jesus. This is my first day out, and I’m going to die!” she screams, sitting on the driver’s seat and after asking her son to put her back in control of the Model S.

Interestingly, users have mixed reactions to the footage. Some say that it’s a bit cruel to do this to an elderly woman, while others­ – if not most – find it to be hilarious.

Now, this isn’t anything new, as plenty of people have been making videos of testing out what the autopilot system of the Model lineup can do, ranging from downright informative to horrifying and hilarious ones.

Of course, the electric car maker has already come across these clips, and as a countermeasure of sorts, it toned down the functions of the technology in their vehicles to keep the most adventurous testers safe from harm.

The bottom line is that autopilot may be the future of driving, but it’s apparently not for everyone just yet.

Hit up the video below to see her priceless reaction.

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Self-Driving Car Successfully Drives Itself 1200 Miles Across China In Six Days

Chinese automaker and Ford’s partner Chongqing Changan Automobile Co. announced the successful road trip of its self-driving car. The vehicle traveled from Chongqing in Southwest China to Beijing, which is in the northeast.

The journey covered more than 1,200 miles (almost 2,000 kilometers) and lasted for six days – that’s an average of 200 miles (321.8 kilometers) a day. At least two of the company’s self-driving cars accomplished the journey where they took routes in a live environment.

In a statement given to the Shenzhen stock exchange, the Chinese automaker said that its self-driving cars have used cameras and radar that allowed the pair to test a number of varying functions. According to the company, the driverless cars were able to assess automatic cruising, assisted driving when there’s traffic congestion, lane keeping or changing and speed reduction by way of voice control and traffic sign recognition.

Li Yusheng, the project’s chief engineer, said that one car had even reached up to 75 mph on the nation’s open highway and managed to adapt to the changing road surface.

“The cars ran up to 120 km per hour on the highway, and adapted to the changing road surface,” said Li.

Kong Zhouwei, a car tester, said that when the self-driving cars passed through small tunnels that have dim or zero lighting, their response time was slower. Kong attributed the cars’ slow response rate to the difficulty in recognizing the road markings when the cars used their in-vehicle cameras after the external lights changed.

Kong said that the company plans to employ laser radar techniques in order to address this difficulty that the two cars encountered.

Other challenges that were seen during the road test included trucks that seemed wider than the lane and a couple of road sections and gas stations that required the cars to be under assisted driving.

Chongqing joins other Chinese companies such as Baidu, BYD, SAIC Motor, GAC Group and BAIC group in a global race to create self-driving cars with occasional or zero human intervention. The automaker plans to produce self-driving cars designed exclusively for traveling on highways and make them commercially available by 2018. It also plans to mass produce self-driving cars capable enough to navigate the nation’s complicated urban roads by 2025.

Around the globe, there are at least 18 companies that are developing autonomous cars. These include Toyota, Audi and BMW to name a few.