Month: June 2018

Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance

Instagram was born as a simple photo-sharing app in 2010, but it began moving into video in 2013, when it started letting users upload short clips. Now, five years after making that initial push into the space, the company plans to take its efforts e… Source: Engadget | Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance

Deals: $15 Off $75+ Orders at eBay, 10% Off at Gazelle, Beats Studio3 for $205, and More

eBay today launched its latest sitewide coupon code, offering customers the chance to save $15 on orders that reach or exceed $75. The code isn’t as enticing as eBay’s previous sitewide sales, but could still give shoppers the chance to save money on a variety of items, excluding video game consoles, laptops and netbooks, coins …

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GarageBand for Mac Updated With New Drummers, Loops, Sound Effects and Free Artist Lessons

Apple today updated its GarageBand music creation software for Mac to version 10.3, introducing new loops, sound effects, drummers, and more, all for free. There are two new Drummers that offer Roots and Jazz-influenced brush styles, along with 1,000 new electronic and urban loops that cover genres like Reggaeton, Future Bass, and Chill Rap. Apple …

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Final Cut Pro Gains Support for Editing RAW Files From DJI Inspire 2 Drone

Apple today updated Final Cut Pro, its video editing software for professionals, to version 10.4.3, introducing minor new features and a few bug fixes. The new update introduces support for viewing and editing ProRes RAW files from the DJI Inspire 2 drone with the DJI D-log setting, which is the only new feature that Apple …

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Facebook Messenger Expanding Chat Translation to All Users in United States and Mexico

Facebook today announced it is expanding chat translation within Messenger to all users in the United States and Mexico. When you receive a message in a language that is different from your default language in Messenger, Facebook’s artificial intelligence assistant M will automatically offer a suggestion to translate the message. When you tap on the …

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Tim Cook Reaffirms Apple's Commitment to Ireland After Tax Dispute and Abandoned Data Center Plans

Just weeks after Apple abandoned its plans to build a $1 billion data center in Ireland, and amid a major Irish tax dispute with the European Commission, Apple CEO Tim Cook ensures his company remains committed to the country. In a recent interview with The Irish Times, Cook said Apple appreciated the support it received …

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MoviePass Will Introduce Surge Pricing for Popular Films Beginning in a Few Weeks

Movie subscription service MoviePass today confirmed that it will soon introduce surge pricing into its business model, charging customers from $2 and up for films that the company deems popular. The news comes from MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe, who confirmed to Business Insider that surge pricing will affect monthly subscribers while annual subscribers will be …

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Google Assistant's 'Continued Conversations' Rolling Out to Reduce Need for 'OK Google' Commands

Siri rival Google Assistant received a major update today across the Google Home speaker ecosystem with a feature Google revealed at I/O in May, called “Continued Conversation.” Now, when you speak to Google Assistant and wake it up with a “Hey Google” or “OK Google” phrase, you don’t need to repeat the phrase again for …

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Gurman: Apple Considered Removing Lightning Connector on iPhone X

As a side note in his report about technical challenges facing the AirPower, expected to be released by September, well-connected reporter Mark Gurman also noted that Apple considered removing wired charging from the iPhone X. From his Bloomberg News story:During the development of the iPhone X, Apple weighed removing the wired charging system entirely. That …

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Apple Plans English-Language Adaptation of French Show 'Calls'

In the latest piece of news surrounding Apple’s original television content plans, the company has given a series order to an adaptation of the French series “Calls,” which aired in France beginning in 2017 (via Variety). Created by Timothée Hochet, “Calls” is described as a short-form series that tells stories via snippets of audio taken …

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Apple Pay Promo Takes 15% Off Orders Placed in the Adidas App Through June 28

Apple has partnered with Adidas for this week’s Apple Pay promotion, allowing customers to save 15 percent on items purchased in the iOS Adidas app until June 28. There’s no promo code this time around, and some exclusions apply in regards to the products that can be discounted, but the companies didn’t provide specifics. To …

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AT&T Follows Time Warner Acquisition With Reveal of Live 'WatchTV' Service and New Unlimited Phone Plans

One week after completing its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T today announced the impending launch of an all-new live TV service called “WatchTV,” which unsurprisingly includes many channels under the Time Warner umbrella (via Engadget). This appears to be the service not focused on sports that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in April would be …

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Gurman: Apple Aims to Release AirPower By September

Apple aims to release its multi-device AirPower charging mat “before or in September,” after facing a handful of technical challenges with its hardware and software, according to well-connected reporter Mark Gurman. An excerpt from his Bloomberg News story:Apple didn’t say when in 2018 it would release AirPower, but engineers hoped to launch the charger by …

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How to Identify and Remove Unnecessary Apps on Your iPhone and iPad

With so many paid-for and free apps available on the App Store these days, it’s easy to reach a point where you have so many of them on your iPhone or iPad that a sizable proportion are simply forgotten about, and soon storage space starts to become an issue. Fortunately, there’s an easy way that …

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Car Consortium That Includes Apple Announces Digital Car Key Specification for Smartphones

The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization that includes Apple, today announced the publication of a new Digital Key Release 1.0 specification, which is a standardized solution designed to let drivers download a digital vehicle key onto their smartphones. Described as an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, the CCC’s new Digital Key …

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