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Monday December 3, 2018. 09:06 PM
Google has extended its AI-powered call screening function from the Pixel 3 to the Pixel 2 and XL. The call screening feature gives users the ability to ask a caller to give their name and reason for their call. The call recipient then gets a real-time transcription of the ...
LONDON – Apple’s reduced rate battery replacement program will be coming to an end December 15th, 2018.
We have a deal on an app called CloudMounter that takes your various cloud storage services and mounts them on your Mac’s desktop for quick access. Supported services include Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, and Microsoft OneDrive. Our deal is for a lifetime license for...
Christmas is just around the corner, and you might be wondering how to track Christmas packages that arrive via USPS. Here’s how.
For a limited time Apple is offering people a deal with an iPhone XR refund. You can get up to US$500 off the iPhone XR when you participate in the Apple GiveBack program with your current iPhone. You can get extra credit for an iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, or iPhone 8....
A Tumblr porn ban will go into effect December 17. The new policy follows the recent child pornography incident the platform suffered.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Music coming to Echo hardware and fighting notification addiction.
Amazon Prime has revealed its 2018 bestsellers, with its own Fire Stick and Echo Dot the most purchased items.
Daniel Dilger wrote an informative article on why Apple will be focusing more on users, instead of units in the fiscal 2019 year. The real value of Apple’s business has never changed. The real reason why Apple has always been uniquely able to sell premium hardware in a market...
Although the journal entry is highly technical in nature, it’s a fascinating glimpse into the technology underpinning the HomePod.
Jake Knapp used to work on the Gmail team at Google. He recently wrote how he avoids iPhone distraction. He basically went full nuclear and deleted all of his apps, although it looks like he re-downloaded only the most important ones. If want to start limiting your phone...
Researchers from privacy service Disconnect discovered a “feature” of App Store and iTunes downloads.
I’ve previously written about calls to Silicon Valley to embrace ethics, and how companies should have a Chief Ethics Officer. But you can’t really have ethics without morals, and this article explains how we can improve our moral reasoning. Addressing the issues brought upon...
Saturday December 1, 2018. 12:14 AM
Apple has a long history of working with the music industry. Steve Jobs changed how songs were sold when he got the music industry to go along with US$0.99 songs on iTunes. Apple changed the game again when it decided to try and compete directly with Spotify and launched...
LONDON – Online smartphone retailers in the UK are being criticized for wrongly refusing customers Black Friday deals. UK cellular service provider Vodafone experienced problems with its credit check systems. As a result, some customers wanting the cut-price deals were...
Friday November 30, 2018. 11:45 PM
Apple has deleted a further 700 apps in its App Store in China over recent days, following the deleting of thousands of apps in the country back in August.
Gary Kasparov, former world chess champion (1985-2000), is upbeat about the future of AI in this article at ZDNet. He says: AI is a tool, it’s a technology it’s not a harbinger of utopia or dystopia, it’s not a magic wand it’s not the terminator, it’s a tool. And at the end...
Apple has delivered a great product lineup for the 2018 holidays. Now, it’s time to look forward to 2019.
Bryan Chaffin and guest-host Jim Dalrymple talk about how they use their iPads, and it turns out they’re pretty different use cases. They try to talk about where Apple TV might go but venture into a much deeper conversation about Apple’s original TV shows and videos....
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Starwood data breach and Apple’s work with (RED) for World AIDS day.
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