Apple just created, and killed, a generation of AR businesses

June 20, 2017

Two weeks ago, Apple introduced ARKit, its solution for placing 3D objects realistically into a real place. Basically, augmented reality. And it just so happens that the Holy Grail of the home decor and architecture game has been, for years, being able to place decor and furniture inside a customers actual space. Over the past decade, as mobile has taken off, that dream has been transferred from the desktop web…

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Tech stocks tanked for the second straight day

June 13, 2017

Its been a bad few days for tech stocks. The FANG stocks, a moniker used to collectively describe Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (now Alphabet) have had a rough two days on Wall Street. And even though Apple isnt included in the original FANG group (which was designed to describe a grouping of high-risk but high-reward mega-growth stocks), the company has also underperformed in the last two days. Heres a…

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Apple hints its handed over metadata on UK terror suspects

June 7, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed the company has been co-operating with the UK government in handing over metadata in the wake of a series of terror attacks in the country which he described as horrendous. Cook was speaking in an interview with Bloomberg following the first day of Apples WWDC developer event yesterday. Responding to a question about Apples stance over privacy and security in the face of ongoing…

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Apple follows Google’s lead with its own ad blocker for Safari

June 7, 2017

Out with the old and in with the new.Image: Stephen Lam/Getty Images Online advertisers bewareApple is coming for you. The company announced on Monday that a new update to its Safari web browser will block autoplay videos. The update will also feature a new security feature that stops ad tracking technology from watching where users go on the web. The announcement comes the week after Google confirmed that it would…

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First look at Apple’s big jump into augmented reality

June 6, 2017

One of the first plays to use Apple ARKit is a version of Star Wars chess . Image: karissa buzzer/ mashable Apple really pranced head-first into augmented reality. Following months of surmise about what exactly the nature of its aims for augmented world are, the company announced it’s improving an AR platform immediately into iOS. With ARKit, Apple is for the first time offering developers a collection of implements to…

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Apple teases HomePod challenger to Amazon Echo and Google Home

June 6, 2017

The HomePod drives hands-free with Siri voice requires and will cost $349 and come out this December in the U.S ., UK and Australia . Image: karissa buzzer/ mashable We just got our first look at Apple’s long-awaited Amazon Echo rival. Following months of rumors and gues about the Siri-powered home speaker, Apple eventually confirmed the device, announced HomePod, during WWDC in San Jose. SEE ALSO: Apple’s next move: Siri…

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Alleged Foxconn insiders share tons of (dubious) Apple info

June 6, 2017

Image: Lili Sams/ Mashable Apple, as a rule, never says what its upcoming makes will look like, be like, or even what they’re announced. But months and even years before a new Apple product is planned( or expected to) arrive, countless rumors shape these objects into a uncertain but somewhat coherent representation. This is how we “know” that the next iPhone will come in three accounts, one of which will(…

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Apple devices being investigated for possible connection to EgyptAir crash: report

May 28, 2017

One year later, the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 is still being investigatedImage: Ranner/AP/REX/Shutterstock French officials have opened an investigation into the possibility that a deadly Egypt Air crash in May 2016 could have been caused by a fire resulting from two Apple products overheating. The report comes from French paper Le Parisen (via Business Insider), which says French investigators are pursuing a theory that a pair of mobile devices…

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Ford’s taking another step into the modern age of the connected car

May 20, 2017

Ford's infotainment units are adding better iOS and Android integration.Image: Ford Some of Ford’s SYNC 3-enabled cars are finally getting an update to match the rest of the connected car ecosystem. The automaker’s 2016 model-year line will be eligible for an infotainment center software upgrade that will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giving drivers a better connection with their phones while they’re on the road. Ford announced the update…

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Tesla reportedly treats factory workers like many successful start-ups: Like afterthoughts

May 19, 2017

Tesla employees work on a Model S car in the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.Image: Jeff Chiu/AP/REX/Shutterstock Silicon Valley companies are often built around making the world more efficient, but engineering efficiency has a human cost many of them either didn’t see coming or would like to forget. Tesla, it seems, is no different. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says we’re only 2 years from being able to nap in self-driving…

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