Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground

Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground London's for-hire 'Boris bikes' have been cruising the capital's streets for nearly seven years now, while similar projects operate in other parts of the country. Two Chinese companies believe there's still room for more innovative bike rental scheme… Source: Engadget Link: Chinese bike rental giants […]

Trappist-1 planets may have formed from chunks of melting ice

Trappist-1 planets may have formed from chunks of melting ice After its discovery, Trappist-1 instantly became one of the most interesting stars in the Milky Way, with seven Earth-sized planets including three in the life-supporting "habitable zone." But, why did the planets form in such uniform Earth-like size… Source: Engadget Link: Trappist-1 planets may have […]

iPad Pro 10.5 review: Where execution and ambition meet

iPad Pro 10.5 review: Where execution and ambition meet Never mind that Apple keeps updating its notebooks and desktops — Tim Cook once said the iPad represented the future of personal computing. That was one year ago, when the company revealed the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and he seemed to mean it. Of course,… Source: Engadget […]

The Morning After: Monday, June 12th 2017

The Morning After: Monday, June 12th 2017 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to Monday, and the beginning of a very busy week in gaming news. While you can expect the usual mix of Gear, Entertainment and Tomorrow reports, E3 2017 has kicked off, and that means all of gaming's big… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Report Reveals In-App Purchase Scams in the App Store

Report Reveals In-App Purchase Scams in the App Store An investigation into App Store developer pay-outs has uncovered a scamming trend in which apps advertising fake services are making thousands of dollars a month from in-app purchases. In a Medium article titled How to Make $80,000 Per Month on the Apple App Store, Johnny Lin […]

Secret's saga ends as its creators head to Postmates

Secret's saga ends as its creators head to Postmates The years-long drama surrounding Secret is coming to an end. Postmates has hired Secret founder David Byttow and his teammate, Ben South Lee, shutting down their publishing platform Bold (and plans for a Secret revival) in the process. Byttow will… Source: Engadget Link: Secret's saga ends […]

Comcast might have to pay TiVo after losing a patent dispute

Comcast might have to pay TiVo after losing a patent dispute Comcast may be feeling a twinge of regret for hyping its X1 set-top boxes to the Moon and back. TiVo has won an International Trade Commission dispute accusing Comcast and its hardware partners (Arris and Technicolor) of violating patents through the… Source: Engadget Link: […]

EA and FIFA plan their most ambitious eSports competition yet

EA and FIFA plan their most ambitious eSports competition yet FIFA's Interactive World Cup has been been growing in stature over the years, and its next eSports competition promises to be the most ambitious yet: the organization and EA have unveiled plans for the "largest ever" FIFA competition (using FIFA 18,… Source: Engadget Link: EA […]

Apple Offers Free Redeem Codes for AirPano's Virtual City Book App

Apple Offers Free Redeem Codes for AirPano's Virtual City Book App The official Apple Store app is currently offering free redeem codes for AirPano’s City Book app, which lets iOS users explore bird’s-eye view panoramas of 10 famous cities from around the world. Each high-resolution cityscape consists of multiple connected spherical photo panoramas that users […]

Apple Announces Imminent Opening of Taiwan's First Apple Retail Store

Apple Announces Imminent Opening of Taiwan's First Apple Retail Store Apple has posted a message on its regional Taiwan website to announce the imminent opening of its first official retail store in the country. The store is located in the Xinyi District, on the ground floor and basement level of Taipei 101, the fourth tallest […]

Apple Launches Business Chat in iOS 11 Developer Preview

Apple Launches Business Chat in iOS 11 Developer Preview Apple revealed more details of its new Business Chat feature for iMessage at a WWDC developer preview on Friday. Coming in iOS 11, Business Chat allows real customer service representatives to communicate directly with users, making the feature separate from existing AI chat bot systems. Users […]

Hands-On With iOS 11's iPad Features: Dock, Drag and Drop, App Switcher and More

Hands-On With iOS 11's iPad Features: Dock, Drag and Drop, App Switcher and More There’s a major focus on the iPad in iOS 11, with Apple introducing a huge range of iPad-specific features that offer a much improved multitasking experience, allowing the iPad to better serve as a full PC replacement. Many of the features […]

You Can Now Personalize Your Apple Pencil With Slickwraps

You Can Now Personalize Your Apple Pencil With Slickwraps Slickwraps recently began selling fully customizable skins for the Apple Pencil, which help to give the drawing tool a more personal touch. Using the Slickwraps design tool, customers can create their own skin with custom images, text, emoji, and clipart. The skins are available in gloss […]

Apple Officially Allows Users to Tip Content Creators With In-App Purchases

Apple Officially Allows Users to Tip Content Creators With In-App Purchases Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines this week to indicate that developers may now sell virtual currencies in the form of in-app purchases to enable customers to “tip” content creators within apps. Like all other in-app purchases, Apple will now receive a 30 […]

Indie games invade the art world at the Megashow festival

Indie games invade the art world at the Megashow festival The Indie Megabooth, a bastion of independent games at conventions around the world, is growing. Again. But this time around, things are different: The Megabooth is expanding beyond games. The Megashow is the first standalone festival to be spun off… Source: Engadget Link: Indie games […]