Marc Noton

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Facebook iOS App Blamed For Abysmal Battery Life

Facebook users have taken aim at the company for the iOS app's insatiable appetite for battery charge.<p>The fault came to the fore when product …

iOS Apps

Software that helps power Siri is named after Iron Man's AI, JARVIS

Remember JARVIS, the hyper-intelligent AI from the <i>Iron Man</i> movies? Well, it seems Apple's engineers used that sci-fi software for some inspiration when building the backbone that powers Siri.<p>At an engineer meet-up last week in Cupertino, Apple revealed that the servers that run Siri use Apache …

Consumer Reports initial tests unable to scratch Apple Watch sapphire, find heart-rate sensors accurate

I can’t remember if we’re still mad at <i>Consumer Reports</i> for Antennagate but they seem to be doing a thorough job at testing the Apple Watch as evidenced in the video below. Notable from their Day 1 tests is that the Apple Watch Sport screen does scratch but only after going pretty far down the Moh’s …

How To Solve 6 Common Facebook Frustrations

If you're a Facebook user, you know that Facebook updates their software to introduce new features that claim to improve your experience -- and they do it without warning.<p>It's hard to find the time to study the details of the latest update, which leaves many of us perplexed when using Facebook. …

TalkTalk's unlimited everything SIM is £12 per month but laden with fine print

The UK mobile market is undergoing a serious makeover, with two huge acquisitions on the horizon and new MVNOs popping up left, right and centre. Quad-play provider TalkTalk is already known for its low-cost broadband, TV and mobile deals, but now's a more important time than most to show you can …

Car headlights of the future won't blind other drivers

Carnegie Mellon's work on headlights has made an appearance here before, where it's near-future smart headlights would parse raindrops and 'cancel' them out, projecting light around the rain drops, substantially improving visibility. But that's just one of many tricks that the Carnegie Mellon …

Carnegie Mellon University

Emoji are about to take over Instagram

Instagram just made emoji posted within the app a lot more powerful. The company updated its iOS and Android apps Monday with the ability to add …

Apps

Amazon's cloud revenue is bigger than its four closest competitors combined

Those blockbuster numbers make AWS bigger than its four main competitors in the cloud infrastructure service market combined, according to data from Synergy Research Group.<p>While Salesforce, Microsoft, IBM, and Google can all claim leadership in <i>some</i> parts of the cloud market, Amazon has the greatest …

Apple is working with Box and a bunch of other companies to get the iPad into businesses

U.S. President Barack Obama holds up an Apple iPad during a visit to Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque<p>Apple's iPad sales may be down 23% from this time last year, but the tablet still has a bright future ahead of it in the workplace, Apple CFO …

Apple Boasts Over 3,500 Apple Watch Apps Already Available

Apple CEO Tim Cook said on today’s company earnings call that there are over 3,500 apps available at launch for the Apple Watch, which is better than the 1,000 total that were ready for iPad when that device launched in April of 2010, and 7 times the 500 apps available when the iPhone’s App Store …

Facebook quietly dumped Skype

Back in 2011, they were the happiest of couples, telling everybody how they were working together to make video calling in Facebook Messenger a reality.<p>Mark Zuckerberg said at the time that he and then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer were "really aligned on this."<p>But now, with the launch of video …

The Coming Problem of Our iPhones Being More Intelligent Than We Are

Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and storage capacity of a human brain. He also predicted that Moore's law, which postulates that the processing capability of a computer doubles every 18 …

What Tim Cook did and didn’t disclose about the Apple Watch

When it comes to the iPhone, Apple often can’t wait to tell the world how popular its new models are, typically releasing early sales figures the Monday after they go on sale. But it’s a different story with the Apple Watch, which started shipping Friday.<p>During the company’s quarterly earnings call …

Apple Watch

Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid ‘The Sun’ adopts Tor-based SecureDrop system for whistleblowers

British tabloid the Sun, owned by Ruper Murdoch’s News Corporation, has launched a new initiative designed to encourage would-be whistleblowers to share files anonymously online, without fear of retribution.<p>The U.K. red-top follows in the footsteps of a number of high-profile international news …

Apple Watch review: beautiful hardware spoiled by complicated software

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The 42mm Apple Watch Sport on various sizes of male and female wrists.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/27/1430157248071/c9120b21-4172-4f35-9e0b-9d075ba2b196-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The 42mm …

Apple Watch Tips and Hidden Features: Handoff, AirPlay, and More

The Apple Watch is a brand new product platform for Apple, offering a significantly different experience compared to Apple's already established platforms, iOS and Mac OS. As the device is getting onto more and more wrists over the coming days, weeks and months, we've collected a bunch of helpful …

Tesla may unveil new home battery technology at April 30th event

We’ve all heard of The Missing Link, but electric carmaker Tesla’s April 30th event — The Missing Piece — promises to be somewhat less elusive.<p>The company’s invite to the press for a look-see, featuring Apple-esque cover art, is indeed a mysterious partial outline of … something with a curved top …

Apple aiming to launch Apple Watch in second-wave of countries by late June

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during the company’s Q2 earnings call this evening that he anticipates Apple Watch will launch in additional countries by late June. As of right now, Apple Watch is only available in 9 countries. A report earlier this month claimed that Apple would launch Watch in a …

Instagram for doctors: how Figure 1 is crowdsourcing diagnoses

The medical photo-sharing app lets doctors and medical staff send images of diseases and injuries safely<p>Where do doctors turn when even they don’t know what’s wrong with you? Colleagues? Books? The internet? A Canadian startup wants to make the answer an Instagram for doctors.<p>Figure 1 is an app …

Photo Sharing

Splittable App Makes A Play For Renters Who Have To Split Apartment Costs

We’ve seen how Venmo has taken off in the US for when people want to split things like shared restaurant bills. Now a UK startup has come up with an app which it claims will make it easier to share expenses when sharing an apartment.<p>According to the UK’s Office of National Statistics, the country …

Acer's first smartphone for the U.S. can hold 3 SIM cards

Acer will begin selling smartphones in the U.S. this May.<p>The electronics company announced on Thursday the Liquid X2, an Android smartphone with a …

Game Of Angels Maps Tech Influence Networks

Ever wondered who influences the influencers? Developer Pierre-Jean Camillieri did, so he put together a tool, called Game of Angels, that scrapes public Twitter and Angel List interactions to map inbound and outbound connections between technology investors, journalists and a third demographic …

Apple Watch Impacts iPhone Battery Life... One Way or the Other

With the launch of the Apple Watch on Friday, the first wave of consumers have received their Apple Watches. Our forums are abuzz with activity surrounding Apple's newest device. While there were initial concerns about the Apple Watch's battery life, reports seem to indicate that the Apple Watch, …

See Jony Ive and Marc Newson talk Apple Watch design

Jony Ive and his BFF Marc Newson launched Apple into the luxury market this week with the Apple Watch, which expertly straddles the line between gadget and fashion accessory.<p>Apple’s dynamic designing duo sat down with <i>Vogue’</i>s Suzy Meeks this week to talk about their first foray into the fashion …

All signs point to Apple announcing a monster earnings report

Get ready for another monster report.<p>Analysts are expecting big iPhone sales and think Apple could provide a major update to its cash return program.<p>According to data compiled by Bloomberg, analysts are looking for $56 billion in revenue, which would represent 23% growth.<p>Apple's revenue growth is …

Facebook has a brilliant feature that can help anyone who may be in danger from the Nepal earthquake

Facebook wants to use its massive network to help those who may be in danger from the Nepal earthquake with a feature called Safety Check.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Saturday that the company activated Safety Check for those affected by the earthquake.<p>"When disasters happen, people …

Smartphones changing the way our brain and thumbs interact

For many people, it has become second nature: typing text messages, scrolling web pages, and checking email on a smartphone.<p>It could actually be changing the way the human brain and thumbs interact. That’s the key finding of researchers from the university of Zurich, in Switzerland.<p>The research …

Neuroscience

Apple’s Swift is the Number One Language Among Developers

- Apr 13, 2015<p>It’s taken less than a year for Apple’s Swift programming language to take the top spot as the “most loved” language among</i> …