Day: August 16, 2017

Facebook Will Now Let You Raise Money for Nonprofits on Your Birthday

Facebook today announced an update coming to its iOS and Android mobile apps, as well as its main website, that is aimed to make birthdays more “meaningful” for users based in the United States. Two weeks ahead of your birthday, Facebook said it will now send you a message in your News Feed with the …

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iPhone 7 Remained World's Most Popular Smartphone Model in June Quarter

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus remained the world’s most popular smartphones in the second quarter, ahead of Samsung’s newer Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. Apple shipped an estimated 16.9 million iPhone 7 units and 15.1 million iPhone 7 Plus units worldwide in the quarter, which corresponds with …

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iDevices Announces New HomeKit-Compatible Dimmer Switch

iDevices, the company behind several HomeKit-enabled light switches and outlets, today announced the debut of its latest product, the Dimmer Switch. iDevices’ new Dimmer Switch, like its wall switches, is an in-wall product designed to replace a traditional light switch. The Dimmer Switch includes customizable dimming capabilities that can be controlled via the iDevices app, …

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Apple sets $1 billion budget for original TV shows

Apple is finally putting its money where its mouth is, setting aside $1 billion to pursue the original programming agenda it's been making so much noise about it recent times. In June, the company poached Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg — the TV e… Source: Engadget

ESPN's New Apple TV App Lets You Watch Up to Four Live Sporting Events Simultaneously

ESPN is releasing a new tvOS app for the fourth-generation Apple TV that allows viewers to watch up to four live sporting events simultaneously. The multicast feature means a sports fan could, for example, watch two NFL games, an MLB postseason game, and an NBA game on a Sunday in October all at once, with …

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Taiwan's Massive Power Outage Had No Material Impact on Production of New iPhones

A massive four-hour power outage that affected 17 cities and counties across Taiwan on Tuesday had no material impact on the production of new iPhones, according to industry analysts speaking with Nikkei Asian Review. iPhone 8 dummy model sandwiched between an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Apple suppliers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, PowerTech Technology, and …

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Twitter Rolling Out Tweets Organized by 'Popular' Topics, Based on Your Interests

Twitter this week began expanding a new section of the Explore tab on iOS and Android, where it will populate tweets aimed at each unique user based on their own interests. Twitter confirmed the update’s appearance to BuzzFeed, and it follows a few months after Twitter debuted a notable redesign for its mobile apps and …

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Intel’s self-driving supergroup brings Fiat Chrysler into the fold

Intel's self-driving supergroup has added another member to the team: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The partnership, which already includes BMW, Intel and Mobileye, has ambitious plans to get autonomous vehicles on the road by 2021, and FCA's incl… Source: Engadget