According to a report from 9to5 Mac, Apple is at work on an entirely new line of computers under the codename “Star.” Distinct from products like the MacBook or the iPad Pro, Project Star is said to be a “brand new device family.” Project Star is said to be a hybrid touchscreen computer that “runs a derivative of iOS.”The report doesn’t have a lot of details, nor does it claim a specific source, but it does offer a few interesting snippets of information that hint at what kind of device this will be.Apparently, this Project Star computer will include a touchscreen, a SIM card slot, GPS, compass, and is water resistant.All of those things sound like a mobile device like an iPad, but 9to5 Mac has also notes that it runs a specification called Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI).If it really does use EFI, that could mean we’re looking at something more akin to an ARM-based notebook.An ARM-based MacBook would give it capabilities such as LTE — a feature that new Qualcomm-powered laptops like the HP Envy X2 have.
The $539 million that Apple won in its patent infringement case against Samsung is fairly insignificant compared to the some $300 billion of profit Apple has made in the years since it filed the suit in 2011.The money is nice, but for Apple, the real victory probably comes from the principle of the thing.As this chart from Statista shows, the money that the Cupertino-based company was awarded is hardly enough to even register on Apple's radar.— it's actually less than Apple's net profit has been in any given quarter since April 2011.
Facebook blir allt viktigare när det kommer till hur människor konsumerar nyheter.Samtidigt läser allt färre dagstidningar.Det är några av resultaten från Nordicoms mediebarometer.För första gången sedan mätningens start står det klart att mer än hälften av de tillfrågade huvudsakligen konsumerar medier som tv, tidningar och radio på digital väg.– Undersökningen bekräftar bland annat ett mönster där allt fler tittar på tv digitalt i stället för att sitta framför en vanlig tv, säger medieanalytiker Ulrika Facht vid Nordicom.Mindre än hälften, 44 procent, av de svarande säger sig läsa någon dagstidning på daglig basis.
Controversy over Apple’s battery management choices on older, out-of-warranty iPhones drove the company to offer discounted battery replacement services for affected customers toward the end of 2017.Now Apple is issuing a £54 credit to customers who paid the full price of £79 to replace their batteries last year, instead of the current £25 fee.Trust in Apple and its smartphones was shaken last year when consumers with older iOS devices complained about random restarts and throttled devices.Eventually we learned that Apple had taken it upon itself to employ some battery management tactics that slowed down older iOS devices to compensate for degraded batteries, which understandably drew the ire of consumers.Apple responded by saying it may offer rebates to consumers who purchased a £79 battery replacement.Right now, iPhone 6 or later models are eligible for a £25 battery replacement, while older devices are still subject to the original £79 fee according to Apple’s support page detailing the rebate programme.
Samsung is to adopt an unconventional advertising approach for its newest range of QLED televisions by scrapping the type of glossy high definition gushing which typifies TV advertising in favour of a burst of static and a black screen.The ad was purposefully designed by PR and creative agency Taylor Herring to strike fear into the hearts of viewers.The 20-second long commercial saw the TV apparently switch off for a heart stopping five seconds, before springing back to life.The trick ads will begin appearing on screens from tomorrow with viewers of The Simpsons, Coronation Street and First dates all set for a shock as they are hit first by a burst of static then five seconds of darkness.Only once Samsung has your full attention will a more traditional promotional message appear, highlighting the ability of QLED TVs to display a picture or wallpaper background even while in stand-by mode.Rebecca Hirst, marketing director, Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland said: "This unique and disruptive marketing campaign has been designed to underscore our messaging in the most dramatic way possible, switching sets off to remind the public that their TV is simply a boring black screen for 90% of the time.”
the Fascination with Kronecker, and it makes the synth unique, is that it works a bit like a drum machine.Each time you press down a key repeats the sound and sync to any tempo.the Sounds is FM and noisebaserade and created by four transmitters that send out so-called ljudpartiklar and the possibilities seem to say the least, impressive.As the icing on the cake is the arpeggiatorn in addition, the program, which means you can easily create your own progressions.the A video says more than thousand words:the Kronecker is a universalapp and offers inter-App Audio, Audiobus, and Ableton Link support and acts as AUv3.
Readdle, the company behind popular email client Spark, is releasing a major new version of Spark on iOS and macOS.Spark is expanding beyond a personal email client.Front lets you share inboxes, such as email@example.com so that the entire HR team can collaborate on inbound emails.After that, it works pretty much like Google Docs.Multiple people can write and edit emails in real time.You can comment and have a private chat about the email before writing a reply.
Yesterday we told you about an ongoing court case in the US, where the Dish network is suing the operator of the TVAddons library and the developer of the ZemTV addon.Yesterday's post mentioned that TVAddons' operator Adam Lackman had denied the allegations of copyright infringement, though ZemTV developer Shahjahan Durrani had yet to answer any of the court's questions.Now Durrani has confirmed he's giving up his fight, because he doesn't have the money to continue.Durrani, better known as Shani, never denied that he was the person behind the ZemTV addon that's supposedly caused Dish Network so many headaches.But Shani is based in London, while Dish Network has opted to file the lawsuit in Texas - a place neither Shani or Lackman have been to.While the courts were asked to dismiss the case for this reason, they were unsuccessful and both ended up having to find the money to pay for their defence.
In the beginning of next year, sometime in February, the next the LEGO movie premiere.Everything is in principle unclear, but, among others, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Channing Tatum go into mikrofonbåset and do voice overs.The first LEGO movie was legendary good, while Batman and especially Ninjago films from the same authors and -women was quite poor.
Capcom has been one publisher throwing a lot of support behind the Nintendo Switch, and now it’s about to provide a big first for the console: game streaming.Capcom has announced Biohazard 7: Resident Evil Cloud Version for the Switch, taking pretty much everyone by surprise.The fact that Resident Evil 7 is coming to the Switch will be exciting enough for most fans, but the way it’s being released is fascinating as well.Just as the name suggests, Resident Evil 7: Cloud Version will be streamed from Capcom’s servers rather than saved to your device.It doesn’t even seem like you’ll have the option to buy it outright – instead, you’ll purchase access passes in 180 day increments that cost 2,000 yen (around $18).The cloud version includes all of the DLC that has been released for the retail edition, so if you can complete it with your first 180 day pass, this turns into quite the deal.
Specialist media publisher Future has reported a ‘strong’ set of results for the sic month period to 31 March after a 25% increase in group revenue to £51.1m.This arrived on the back of 62% growth within its media division revenues which jumped 62% to hit £26.2m, which when broken down revealed revenues of £7.6m from organic ecommerce (+76%); £11.3m from digital display revenues (+33%) and an impressive 142% increase from events revenue fuelled by its acquisition of Home Interest.Magazine revenues meanwhile reached £24.9m, a modest 0.1% increase from the year before with the Home Interest acquisition again helping to offset continued print decline.Future chief executive Zillah Byng-Thorne, said: “Underlying growth has been notably strong in media revenues and in the US, which represents a significant opportunity for the Group.We have also maintained our relentless focus on delivering sustainable growth in EBITDA, through the generation of profitable and diversified revenue streams.“The two acquisitions we have made this year exemplify our strategy of growing organically and through acquisition, delivering global expansion and revenue diversification.
In case you missed last night's game of HQ Trivia, the famed quiz app is making a big change starting today.No it's not a bunch of features you'll (probably) never use, instead it's upping each game's grand prize from £550 all the way up to £1,000.We are officially increasing the prize money to £1,000 starting TOMORROW!— HQ Trivia UK (@hqtriviauk) May 15, 2018That's a good thing, provided of course you're able to get through all 12 questions in one piece.I've never managed it, the closest I've ever come is question 10, because I will always fall down on music or sports questions, because I have no interest in either of those things.
A crowdfunding campaign for the long-awaited Shenmue III was announced nearly three years ago at E3 2015, and since then, we’ve seen numerous developer updates and release date shifts.It appeared that the game would finally make it into the wild in 2018, but publisher Deep Silver has decided to push it into next year.“The extra time will be used to polish the quality of the game even further, to the high standards it deserves, and release the product in the best possible timeframe,” Deep Silver said in a post on its website.Director Yu Suzuki released his own statement on the game’s Kickstarter page, as well, expressing his apologies to those who backed the game.“After much discussion with our partners, Deep Silver, we have concluded that extending the release will allow us to deliver Shenmue III at its best,” Suzuki said.“We promise to use this time to improve the quality of Shenmue III.”
Adobe Systems' XD, a relatively new tool for designing the look and structure of apps and websites, no longer has a price tag -- with one caveat.For years, designers used other Adobe software, most notably Photoshop, to mock up websites and apps.But in many ways, Photoshop isn't great for the job.So Adobe Systems released XD -- short for experience design -- in 2016 to help graphic designers control how tapping an app button or clicking a website link will lead people through a digital realm."XD could be as big if not bigger than Photoshop someday," said Scott Belsky, Adobe's chief product officer and leader of its Creative Cloud software.The decision, announced Tuesday, to make XD free shows a new emphasis on growth at Adobe, a company that's profited mightily from its shift to pay-by-the-month subscription software.
Tesla is preparing to set foot on Chinese soil as the country begins lifting a cap on foreign ownership of domestic auto ventures.Last week the automaker registered a new electric car firm in Shanghai, China, according to a filing with the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System.It was first noticed by Reuters.Called Tesla (Shanghai) Co Ltd, the firm will focus on electric cars, spare parts and batteries, as well as the development of photovoltaic products.The move follows an earlier report that Tesla would unveil the location of a new Chinese "Gigafactory" as early as next quarter.Earlier this month, Tesla chief Elon Musk thanked Beijing for scrapping limits on foreign ownership of local electric car firms.
The weakness could allow a hacker to expose plaintext versions of encrypted messages—a nightmare scenario for users who rely on encrypted email to protect their privacy, security, and safety.The weakness, dubbed eFail, emerges when an attacker who has already managed to intercept your encrypted emails manipulates how the message will process its HTML elements, like images and multimedia styling.When the recipient gets the altered message and their email client—like Outlook or Apple Mail—decrypts it, the email program will also load the external multimedia components through the maliciously altered channel, allowing the attacker to grab the plaintext of the message.PGP is a classic end-to-end encryption scheme that has been a go-to for secure consumer email since the late 1990s because of the free, open-source standard known as OpenPGP.But the whole point of doing the extra work to keep data encrypted from the time it leaves the sender to the time it displays for the receiver is to reduce the risk of access attacks—even if someone can tap into your encrypted messages, the data will still be unreadable.Sebastian Schinzel, one of the researchers on the project who runs the IT security lab at the Münster University of Applied Sciences, tweeted early Monday morning that, "There are currently no reliable fixes for the vulnerability.
The Royal Wedding it set to take place at the end of next week, and while many companies seem to be using the opportunity to flog you more stuff Legoland Windsor has taken the opportunity to unveil the latest addition to the Miniland section of the park: Windsor Castle, complete with the royal family in all their wedding-ready gear.In case you've never been to Legoland and don't already know, Miniland is the area of the park filled with miniature Lego versions of famous landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Billund, and more.The miniature Windsor Castle is obviously a natural fit for the park, seeing as how it's only a few miles away and the fact next Saturday will see the world descend on the landmark to watch two people get married.The new display is made up of 39,960 pieces of Lego, and took a team of 11 model makers over 592 hours to build.Included in the display is a crowd of royal-loving fans, members of the Queen's Guard, and 10cm-tall versions of the royal family.That includes Harry and Meghan (obviously), William, Kate, their two eldest children, Charles and Camilla, the Queen, and the Duke of Edinburgh.
From making calls to using things like banking and health care apps, today there is an app for just about everything.[ The essentials from InfoWorld: Get started with CI/CD: Automating your application delivery with CI/CD pipelines.Once considered a bottleneck holding up different activities throughout the devops process, continuous testing (CT) is becoming a staple of the SDLC.Automation is helping to drive these implementations but not all tests are automated.Let’s look at the top four challenges organizations must address and how you can tackle them to assure rapid release turnarounds that are glitch-free.This proved to be challenging as app developers often find it difficult to automate new tests within existing cycles.
It was billed as “The Fight of the Century” and “The Battle for Greatness.” Two of history’s most successful boxers – Filipino Manny Pacquiao and American Floyd Mayweather Jr. – finally faced each other in the ring in Las Vegas, after years of hype.As it turned out, the May 2015 fight was largely seen as a disappointment – not least by the legions of Filipinos who saw their idol Pacquiao handed a defeat as a result of a judges’ decision.Pacquiao – who currently serves as a senator in the Philippine congress – has become increasingly active on the venture investment scene, backing several Southeast Asian fintech and transport startups in recent years and even plotting his own cryptocurrency.Not to be outdone by his erstwhile opponent, Mayweather’s brand and investment firm, The Money Team, has made its own Southeast Asia investment – in Manila-based ride-hailing app U-Hop.It may sound counterintuitive, given that Uber has just exited the Southeast Asian market, leaving a big gap for local firms to fill.With Uber out of the picture following Grab’s takeover of its regional business, a number of Philippine ride-hailing competitors are emerging to challenge the Singapore-based firm’s dominance in the archipelago.
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