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Apple and GE announce partnership to make ‘industrial’ apps for iPhone and iPad

Apple and GE (General Electric) today announced a new partnership to build enterprise ‘industrial’ apps for the iOS platform. This includes a new development SDK focused on the Internet of Things.<p>Tim Cook said GE is an “ideal partner with a rich history of innovation”. GE will make apps for itself …

Apps

The 1 Smoothie Recipe You Need to Lose Weight

If you've tried kale in smoothies before but weren't a fan of the earthy flavor, you've got to give this creamy recipe a try. The pineapple not only helps prevent belly bloat, but its strong tangy flavor helps hide the bitterness of the kale.<p>This 350-calorie smoothie not only tastes great, but it …

10 essential TED talks for UX designers

<i>Leading web design conference</i> <i>Generate New York</i> <i>is taking place 25-27 April 2018. Speakers include Dan Mall, Val Head, Donna Lichaw, Jason Lengstorf</i> …

UX Design

Report: The next Mi Mix will feature AMOLED, even smaller bezels

The reaction to Xiaomi’s Mi Mix has been phenomenal, with some hailing the thin-bezel device as the future of smartphone design. But Xiaomi is not done pushing the envelope – rumors out of China claim that the Mi Mix 2 will be even more compact for its screen size.<p>According to anonymous sources …

Phones

At MWC 2017, a cutting-edge, crazy showcase of IoT solutions

The GSMA’s Innovation City at MWC created a space to reveal some of the most cutting-edge mobile-enabled products and services in the world today. There was plenty of spectacle worthy tech including connected vehicles (even a rickshaw), a robot playing a drumkit and immersive VR experiences. Yet …

Low-Energy Intruder Hangs Out in a High-Tech Home

The person who entered the apartment was not the one who was expected there, and as of that moment in February, a modern, Brooklyn version of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” played out over a night and a day, the cold porridge and broken chair replaced by fast Wi-Fi and weed.<p>Once upon a time, a …

Crime

Microsoft and Steelcase envision the perfect Surface office

With the Surface Book, Surface Studio and other products, Microsoft has managed to attract graphics pros, designers and engineers, many used to working with Apple products. It's now taking the next logical step by expanding into workspace lifestyle concepts via a partnership with Steelcase. The two …

EduTech: The best camera calculator apps for iPhone and iPad

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.</i><p>In …

Apps

Subscription-video services are benefiting as cord cutters look for cheaper ways to access TV shows and movies

Subscription-video services are benefiting from the growing number of cord cutters looking for cheaper ways than cable TV to access TV shows and movies.<p>Netflix and Hulu, for instance, are much cheaper than pay-TV subscriptions that on-average cost $55 monthly in the US, according to SNL Kagan …

Televisions

Nielsen to the TV industry: Everything is fine, go on about your business

With all of the attention that online video gets—whether it’s the rise of Facebook (FB) as a video platform, or the growing phenomenon of “cord …

BBC's Newsbeat app is its first aimed solely at young adults

BBC Radio 1 is struggling to keep young listeners tuned in. The station's audience has shrunk to its smallest size in over a decade, but the BBC believes it has a strategy: expanding Radio 1 beyond traditional broadcasting. That means embracing YouTube, iPlayer and now, bite-sized mobile apps. The …

Targeted, interactive ads are coming to the Roku platform

Roku and advertising firm Innovid have joined forces to make advertisements on the company's streaming set-top boxes both more accurate and more entertaining. The new ad format will reportedly allow viewers to do things like play games (using the Roku remote), browse a retailer's stock and current …

Chromecast is about to get a host of fun new features

Google’s Chromecast is quite the popular media streamer. According to the Mountain View-based company’s latest facts and figures, the malleable media …

Americans watch five hours of TV each day—but these countries are even worse

Americans are known for being quite obsessed with television. But it turns out there are places on this planet where humans consume even more television than in the US.<p>According to marketing agency ZenithOptimedia, people in Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Lithuania, Romania, and Serbia watched more TV on …

TV

Apple TV will be the new digital hub for HomeKit

Hidden in HomeKit documentation published today is the intriguing confirmation that Apple TV will serve as the digital hub for Apple’s new home-automation setup.<p>It’s a reminder of just how seriously Apple now treats the set-top box that it dismissed as a “hobby” a few years ago.<p>The latest hint at …

Smart TV

Netflix, Now Available At A Marriott Near You

Marriott Hotels just made it easier than ever for guests to access Netflix while chilling out in their hotel room.<p>Over the past few years, Marriott Hotels has been closely studying how its guests, who are on average 35 years old, use technology during hotel stays.<p>Marriott discovered a few important …

Apple TV Confirmed as Central Hub for Remotely Controlling HomeKit-Enabled Accessories

Apple has added a new support document on its website (via <i>iFun.de</i>) that confirms the third-generation Apple TV or later can be used to control HomeKit-enabled accessories when you are away from home using an iOS device.<p>After signing in with the same Apple ID on an iOS device and Apple TV, users can …

Smart TV

Google Beefs Up Chromecast With Super Binge-Watching Powers and Motion Control

The $35 Chromecast has been on the market since July 2013, and it’s still one of the best devices you can plug into your television. Now Google aims to make it even better with updates designed to boost binge watching and multiplayer gaming.<p>At the Google I/O developer conference, the company …

Moonves Says CBS Still In Negotiations With Apple Over TV Service

Leslie Moonves, the CEO of CBS, talked about its negotiations with Apple over its rumored upcoming TV service today at Code Conference.<p>“Apple TV is trying to change the universe a bit…I think the age of the 200 channel universe is slowly dying,” said Moonves. The average home has between 100 and …

Netflix Eyes China Expansion As It Faces Increasing Competition At Home

Netflix is in talks with Chinese online broadcasting companies about bringing its content to China, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. As Netflix faces new competition in the U.S., including HBO Now, Hulu, and Amazon, an expansion into China would bring in potentially millions of new customers. …

Panasonic's Firefox TVs are now on sale

The first TVs running Firefox OS are now on sale. Mozilla announced this morning that six models of Panasonic TVs running its new OS are starting to ship in Europe, with global availability arriving in "the coming months." It's hard to actually find the TVs online, but the two models that did turn …

To Take On HBO And Netflix, YouTube Had To Rewire Itself

To become a “destination” and keep mobile viewers hooked, YouTube realized it had to fix itself, from its development platform to its AI.<p>The war over our eyeballs is heating up, and that’s mostly a good thing for people who like to look at screens. Just as Meerkat, Periscope, and Snapchat elbow …

Apple TV gains new content in UK, Ireland, Australia, Japan, & Scandinavia

Apple has pushed out several new content channels across many countries to the Apple TV, as noted by several readers. Here’s the breakdown of the new channels across the world:<p><b>Viaplay</b> has been added to the Apple TV in Scandinavia (which is comprised of Denmark, Sweden, Norway) and Finland. Viaplay …

Smart TV

FCC strikes down petition to delay new net neutrality rules

Petition drawn up by AT&T, CenturyLink, USTelecom, and others halted<p>From the moment the Federal Communications published its Open Internet order — rules designed to protect net neutrality — on March 12th, it has faced multiple legal challenges from telecom companies keen to shoot down the new …

Telecoms

Comcast app lets Xfinity customers share live streams on TV

It's no secret that people love live-streaming content to anyone who's willing to watch, whatever it may be. So, with this in mind, Comcast is introducing an app that will let its X1 subscribers record and push video streams from their mobile device to a TV in real-time. But there's more to it. The …

Apple is bringing a major redesign to one of its forgotten products

Apple is set to unveil a new version of its Apple TV service in June, at its annual developers conference WWDC.<p>The new remote is going to have a touch pad similar to those found on the company's MacBooks, as well as two buttons, according to The Times — further streamlining the remote's already …

The Next Apple TV Could Get A Touch-Friendly Remote Redesign

Apple’s next Apple TV is rumored to be breaking cover in just a few short weeks at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference it hosts in San Francisco, and said device could also come bundled with a redesigned remote control. The remote redesign will include a touch pad, according to the New York …

You buy the TV, Google ‘upgrades’ its software and then YouTube doesn’t work …

Google has upgraded its software meaning that many people can no longer watch YouTube on their ‘smart TV’ and set-top box. What can you do?<p>Did you buy a smart TV or set-top box or tablet any time before January 2013? Do you watch YouTube on it, perhaps through an app? Bad news: Google has shut down …

Smart TV

Schwing! 'SNL' app adds AirPlay and Android support

Since it launched in February I've been a pretty big fan of the <i>Saturday Night Live</i> app, and the latest update should make it quite a bit better. Now there's native iPad support (hooray!) in addition to it being available on Android devices. NBC's also gone back and remastered some of the old …