Month: June 2018

Amazon brings Whole Foods delivery to Chicago and four more cities

Amazon's Whole Foods delivery service still covers a relatively small area, but it's seemingly growing by the moment. The internet giant has expanded the Prime-based grocery deliveries to Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and San Antonio, t… Source: Engadget | Amazon brings Whole Foods delivery to Chicago and four more cities

Microsoft improves facial recognition across skin tones, gender

Facial recognition is everywhere. The technology is used in China to make kids pay attention and in California to order burgers. You can of course use your face to unlock your iPhone, but the tech also has the potential to screen passengers at US air… Source: Engadget | Microsoft improves facial recognition across skin tones, …

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Deals: B&H Photo Discounts 2017 13-Inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air by $200

B&H Photo this week launched a sale on a collection of Apple’s MacBooks, with savings that reach up to $200 off the Mid 2017 refreshes of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. The 13-inch MacBook Air (1.8 GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) has the lowest price in the sale, running for $799.00, down from $999.00. …

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Review: The Arbor Video Doorbell Lets You See Who's at Your Door With No Monthly Fees

Available on Indiegogo, the wire-free Arbor Instant Video Doorbell from Arbor Home lets you keep an eye on your packages from shipment to delivery, and it lets you see just who’s at your door when the bell rings. Prior to the Arbor, I hadn’t used a video doorbell, and I wasn’t sure if I needed …

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Instagram Gains Group Video Chat, Redesigned Explore Tab and New Camera Effects

Instagram today implemented several new features that were first previewed and announced at Facebook’s F8 developer conference in May, including a redesigned Explore tab, new camera effects, and a group video chatting feature. Instagram’s new video chat option, which is a feature that’s designed to rival offerings like Skype and FaceTime, can be accessed via …

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Apple's iTunes Remote App Gains iPhone X Support, New Look

Apple today updated its iTunes Remote app for iOS devices to version 4.4, introducing a redesigned look and support for the iPhone X, Apple’s newest flagship device. The iTunes Remote app is designed to allow iPad and iPhone users to control their iTunes libraries from anywhere in the home, accessing music, TV shows, movies, Podcasts, …

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Apple Releases First Public Beta of macOS Mojave to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to try out the software ahead of its fall public release. Today’s public beta should be the same as the second developer beta, released last week. Beta testers who have signed up for …

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Apple Retail Stores in Seattle and Palo Alto to See Grand Openings This Saturday, June 30

Apple has confirmed that its new retail location at the open air University Village mall in Seattle will open to the public at 9:30 a.m. local time on Saturday, June 30. Apple University Village will replace the current Apple retail store in University Village, which it has occupied since 2003. The new location is a …

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Kuo Details 2018, 2019 iPhones, Expects Cheaper MacBook Air, Face ID iPads, and Larger-Screen Apple Watches Later This Year

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who now works at research firm TF International Securities, has issued a new research note today with a wealth of information about Apple’s upcoming products and the company’s overall outlook. Highlights from the research note, obtained by MacRumors:Kuo believes 2019 iPhones will have “marked innovations,” but notes it could take until …

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Android Switchers Represent 15-20% of iPhone Buyers, Tend to Opt for 'Plus' Models

Most recent Android owners who switch to the iPhone ecosystem tend to opt for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, according to a new report sent to MacRumors today by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. The data was gathered during the fiscal quarter that ended March 31, 2018 and is based on a survey of …

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Apple's Free Schoolwork App Now Available to Teachers

Apple today announced that its free Schoolwork app, introduced at its education event in Chicago in March, is now available for teachers. Schoolwork enables teachers to share assignments and announcements with students, track student progress, tailor instructions to student needs, collaborate one-on-one with students, provide instant feedback, and more.Schoolwork makes it easy to create and …

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Apple Finishes Runner-Up to Amazon in 'Most Valuable American Brand' List

In the latest company rankings, Brand Finance has detailed the 500 Most Valuable Brands in the United States for 2018 [PDF], with Apple earning 2nd place this year and not moving spots from last year. A lot has shifted around the company, however, with Google dropping from 1st place last year to 3rd place this …

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