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Apple shares new iPad + iOS 11 how-to videos, features third-party apps

On the heels of releasing iOS 11 today, Apple has published a few new how-to videos to its YouTube channel promoting what’s now possible with its latest mobile OS and iPad.<p>About a month ago, Apple released 6 videos showcasing iPad + iOS 11 features and new ways to make the tablet more capable than …

iOS

Apple’s huge App Store makeover arrives today in iOS 11

Apple today is releasing its completely redesigned iOS App Store to the wider public, as part of the launch of the new iOS 11 operating system. First previewed at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June, the new App Store has made a number of changes focused on the goal of improving app …

App Store

Alibaba's future could rely on brick-and-mortar

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Alibaba’s chairman, Jack Ma, vice chairman, Joseph Tsai, and CEO, Daniel Zhang, discussed the company’s strategy and vision with Bloomberg on Alibaba’s recent 18th …

eCommerce

Bridgefy lets developers build mesh networking into their apps

Bridgefy, which is launching in our Disrupt SF Battlefield today, allows developers to build a mesh network into their mobile apps so that their users and apps can still communicate, even when those devices aren’t connected to the Internet.<p>If that sounds oddly familiar, that’s probably because …

Wi-Fi

How to Generate 67% More Customers With These 3 Pinterest Hacks

When you hear the word “Pinterest,” what pops into your head?<p>Wedding inspiration? Design DIY? The best Oreo cupcake recipe ever?<p>But here’s the thing: …

SEO

Amazon’s patent for 1-click buying just expired, so hold onto your wallets

Why it matters to you<p>Spending money on the internet is about to get much easier now that Amazon no longer holds the exclusive rights to 1-click …

Amazon

Interview: Apple’s Craig Federighi answers some burning questions about Face ID

Face ID is easily the most hot button topic to come out of Apple’s iPhone event this week, notch be damned. As people have parsed just now serious Apple is about it, questions have rightly begun to be raised about its effectiveness, security and creation.<p>To get some answers, I hopped on the phone …

iOS

Apple’s iPhone X notch is an odd design choice

Hot or notch?<p>Apple’s new iPhone X has a spectacular edge-to-edge display that dominates the entire front of the device. Well, nearly the entire front. Unlike Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2, Samsung’s Galaxy S8, and LG’s V30, Apple hasn’t kept the iPhone X top bezel intact; and compared to the Essential Phone, …

Phones

How luxury retailer Farfetch is directing the future of fashion

The concept of retail is transforming at lightning speed, right along with our notion of what luxury means. London-based Candice Fragis lives in the eye of that storm. As the buying and merchandising director for Farfetch – one of the world's most popular online luxury fashion retailers – Fragis …

eCommerce

Shopify wants to spur a QR code comeback | ZDNet

The $6 billion Canadian commerce company announced this week the launch of Shopcodes.<p>Shopify is adding a new feature to its toolset for merchants …

QR codes

Clock is ticking for Swiss watchmakers ahead of Apple Watch 3

Apple fans may have been pleased with yesterday’s media event, but one group that wasn’t is Switzerland’s largest watchmaker. Shortly after Apple announced its new Series 3 Apple Watch, shares in Swatch Group AG tumbled 3.2 percent due to concerns about added competition.<p>The Apple Watch Series 3 …

Smartwatches

How to buy iPhone X without breaking the bank

iPhone X is Apple’s most expensive smartphone to date, with the cheapest 64GB model priced at $999, and the 256GB model priced at $1,149.<p>That’s $50 more than a 21-inch iMac, but you don’t have to go hungry for the next few months to afford one. Here’s how to save money and get your hands on iPhone …

Money

Apple updates human interface guidelines for bigger-screen iPhone X

Apple has updated its WWDC app and online iOS Human Interface Guidelines to help developers create software for the new jumbo-screen iPhone X.<p>Several videos have been added to Apple’s WWDC app (which you can download from the App Store here). Topics include “Designing for iPhone X,” “Building Apps …

iOS

iPhone X vs. iPhone 8

iPhone X is “the future” of the smartphone, and it’s set to revolutionize the way we use mobile devices all over again with features like Face ID and wireless charging. It’s also incredibly good-looking, and insanely powerful thanks to Apple’s A11 Bionic chip.<p>But is it worth the wait and the hefty …

Phones

Apple TV 4K will have as much power as the iPad Pro

Apple just can't seem to keep leaks from outing all of its new hardware. After a few new iPhone details dropped over the weekend, now we're hearing about the Apple TV 4K, the next version of its streaming video box. It'll be powered by the three-core A10X Fusion CPU -- the same chip at the heart of …

Smart TV

12 Best Color Scheme Generator Webapps For Designers

Smart designers know it’s a waste of time to reinvent the wheel. And with so many free resources online it’s easier than ever to find tools that’ll …

Web Design

Tesla flips a switch to increase the range of some cars in Florida to help people evacuate

Tesla has pushed an over-the-air update to some of its vehicles in Florida that lets those cars go just a <i>liiiittle</i> bit farther, thus helping their owners get that much farther away from the devastation of Hurricane Irma.<p>Wondering how that’s even possible?<p>Up until a few months ago, Tesla sold a …

Tesla

Going cash free: why China is light years ahead in the online-payment revolution | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

“<i>Zhifubao</i> or <i>Weixin</i>,” asks the waitress. It’s a question that catches me by surprise because I was expecting a different one: “cash or card?” It has …

Banking

Clever iPhone battery case charges AirPods, too

Where do you put your AirPods when they’re not in your ears? Eric Migicovsky kept forgetting and when he did find them, he sometimes realized he had forgotten to charge them.<p>So he and a couple of friends came up with the PodCase, a relatively slim iPhone battery case that holds a set of AirPods and …

Gear & Gadgets

Every Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle from 2020 on will have an electric option

Jaguar Land Rover is joining the rising chorus of automakers embracing electric and fusion powertrain options, revealing that all new vehicles in both the Jaguar and Land Rover range will offer an electric or hybrid option from 2020 on. Jaguar Land Rover announced the news on Thursday at its very …

Electric Vehicles

BMW to offer 12 fully electric car models by 2025

BMW says that it’ll have a total of 25 electrified vehicles in its lineup by 2025, with a full dozen of those being full-electric cars. These should have a usable range of up to 435 miles, BMW CEO Harald Krueger told reporters, according to Reuters.<p>That’s another brick in the wall for the ongoing …

Electric Vehicles

Latest ARKit app turns iOS into a powerful measuring tool

ARKit will be available to everyone in just a couple of weeks, and while we’ve seen a variety of applications that take advantage of it thus far, more polished implementations are emerging as we near the public release. Today, developer Rinat Khanov has unveiled his new augmented reality app, …

iOS

Want to Increase Your Traffic Conversion Rate in Just Minutes? Try These 3 Tools.

With the help of the latest apps, increasing your ecommerce business's conversion rate isn't nearly as challenging as it once was.<p>You may already be driving a high volume of traffic to your ecommerce website. Unfortunately, many ecommerce business owners find that most of this traffic doesn't …

Digital Marketing

The new 2018 Nissan Leaf offers 150 miles of EV range

Nissan unveiled its new 2018 all-electric Leaf at a special event on Tuesday, and the much-anticipated successor to one of the earliest production EVs had some interesting tricks up its sleeve. Most of these focused on intelligent driver assistance features, including ProPILOT semi-autonomous …

Electric Vehicles

Lilium raises $90M Series B for all-electric flying taxi

Imagine some time in the not-so-distant future. After making your way to the nearest community landing strip, you’ll pull out your phone, and, with a single tap, hail the closest air taxi to take you to your chosen destination. The experience will have Uber-like convenience but the mode of …

Aerospace

iPhone 8 rumor roundup: What to expect at Apple’s landmark event

The long wait for Apple’s big iPhone 8 upgrade is nearly over.<p>Apple is set to unveil its new lineup of iPhones during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino on September 12. This year’s model has been hyped more than any in recent memory. Tons of new features are being packed into the 10th …

Touch ID

Google’s Search app on iOS gets a Twitter-like Trends feature, faster Instant Answers

Google’s search app on iOS is adding a Trending Searches feature, similar to Twitter or Facebook’s Trends, with an update that rolled out later in the day on Thursday. According to the app’s added “What’s New” text on the App Store, Google will now show you searches that are “trending around you” …

Google

Apple Confirms Sept. 12 Product Launch at New Headquarters

The company is expected to unveil three iPhones and a new Apple Watch at the annual showcase<p>Apple Inc. on Thursday confirmed plans to hold its annual product launch event on Sept. 12 at its new headquarters, making it the inaugural public showcase at the $5 billion campus.<p>The announcement, …

21st Century

Apple shares detailed Human Interface Guidelines for developers building ARKit apps

Apple this evening has released a handful of new resources for developers who are building augmented reality applications. The company has outlined the best practices for building such applications in its Human Interface Guidelines, it said in a blog post.<p>Apple published an update to its developer …

UX Design