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IOS 11 Brings Drag And Drop Support To iPhone IOS 11 Brings Drag And Drop Support To iPhone
- June 19, 2017

A new iPhone feature will silence notifications, like texts, while driving, Apple confirmed Monday. - Apple announced this week a new way to help drivers stay focused on the road with a new feature called " Do Not Disturb While Driving". (more...)
Apple is going to stop app developers from harassing you Apple is going to stop app developers from harassing you
- June 15, 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, scam apps seem to be making big money in the App Store, iOS review prompts are becoming less annoying, Apple is positioning the iPad for a comeback, and the company has announced the 2017 Apple Design Award winners. (more...)
Skull and Bones: Ubisoft's New Explosive Multiplayer Pirate Game Skull and Bones: Ubisoft's New Explosive Multiplayer Pirate Game
- June 13, 2017

There will also be a 5v5 pvp mode, where players wage epic sea battles in order to escape with the most loot. It comes from Ubisoft Singapore , a studio that has previously assisted other studios in making games. Skull & Bones will let players climb the pirate hierarchy, forming gangs with their friends or sailing the seas solo. There's probably a bunch of little differences that only become clear as you play, but on the face of things. (more...)
Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature
- June 11, 2017

The company's newest iMacs, which were also announced at WWDC , will be able to run VR natively, and developers will be able to buy dedicated hardware for Macbooks to add some external processing power necessary to run high-end VR. With iOS 11 , its touch-screen laptop wannabe-the iPad Pro-will not only get file folders, complete with drag and drop, but a macOS-style Dock, Apple's less-functional response to the Windows Taskbar. (more...)
No. 3 Halep faces unseeded Ostapenko in French Open final No. 3 Halep faces unseeded Ostapenko in French Open final
- June 10, 2017

Ostapenko is the first player from the north European country of Latvia to reach a grand slam final and achieved that feat on her 20th birthday. The 25-year-old's popularity in Romania is unrivaled. "So it's going to be a big thing if I will do tomorrow". But Ostapenko has youth and abandon on her side. That's an average of 40.8 winners per match. (more...)
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
- June 08, 2017

CNET senior editor Ashley Esqueda joined CBSN from Burbank to discuss highlights from the first day of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. As a music-playing device, it will also be a challenger to Sonos, whose wifi-controlled speakers are used by many smartphone users for home entertainment. (more...)
Blast kills 80 in Kabul embassy area
- June 01, 2017

The latest figures from the Afghan health ministry say at least nine people have been killed and 84 injured. The US president Donald Trump is considering to deploy extra troops to Afghanistan to bolster the Afghan forces to help them fight Taliban . (more...)
Snapchat users can now collaborate on Stories Snapchat users can now collaborate on Stories
- May 24, 2017

Tap into it and you'll see public stories that were tagged with that location ("San Francisco"). However, if you want to use a location or hashtag sticker but do not want your story to appear on Explore, Instagram has got you covered. In addition, users can add a Geofence to the story for location. Instagram created a carbon copy of Snapchat stories past year, but now the company is making them far more discoverable. (more...)
YouTube on TV is uber-popular, 360-degree video support coming soon YouTube on TV is uber-popular, 360-degree video support coming soon
- May 20, 2017

The Shared Rooms offers what YouTube VR product lead Erin Teague calls a "co-watching experience". It has potential to make numerous users on board with the daydream platform. Separately, Google is also bringing augmented reality features to Chrome for Tango-supported phones. The company didn't detail whether this would be random users so we'll have to see how much auditory spam there's going to be. (more...)
Google Will Partially Address Update Fragmentation in Android O Google Will Partially Address Update Fragmentation in Android O
- May 14, 2017

The company has been working towards this day for a long time, from splitting the carrier and vendor updates into separate partitions in Android M to making it easier for manufacturers and carriers to roll out specific, core OS updates with Android N. (more...)
Apple could be releasing a new iPad next month Apple could be releasing a new iPad next month
- May 13, 2017

What features will the 10.5in iPad have? It's rumored the iPad will have slimmer bezels , especially on the top and bottom to keep the dimensions closer to that of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Despite hopes that the two variants will be launched alongside each other in June, however, there are claims that Apple may not launch the two variants at the same time. (more...)
UK VR firm raises $500m UK VR firm raises $500m
- May 13, 2017

Narula says in a statement on Friday announcing the investment: "We believe that the next major phase in computing will be the emergence of large-scale virtual worlds which enrich human experience and change how we understand the real world". (more...)
OnePlus 5: Complete with price and specifications OnePlus 5: Complete with price and specifications
- May 06, 2017

OnePlus 5 Specifications Leaked: The most awaited flagship is just going to get better with the specifications that we have seen in the retail site. The front of the phone will retain the fingerprint sensor, just as in OnePlus 3T. After thousands of rumors and leaks about the launched of the most-awaited OnePlue 5 device this year, the company's CEO posted a teaser image with a " big surprise " caption on the firm's Weibo account. (more...)
New DotA2 Battle Pass Adds Game's First Co-Op Campaign New DotA2 Battle Pass Adds Game's First Co-Op Campaign
- May 06, 2017

Siltbreaker offers a new in-game currency: Campaign XP. The missions are part of a campaign called Siltbreaker , which is broken into two acts and will be released separately this year. The pass also gets some other bonuses, including Team Quests, Battle Point Tributes that let you put bonus tokens on your teammates' wagers, access to DotA trivia while you wait in queue, and many more. (more...)
The Division's free weekend starts today
- May 04, 2017

With it being over a year since the game was released, we've seen three major expansions released that all added new achievements and plenty of additional playing time. Activated as a last resort after NY is devastated by a mysterious new disease, you'll battle alongside other players in a fight to take back the streets from criminals, mercenaries, and flamethrower-wielding creeps called Cleaners. (more...)
Microsoft's quarterly Surface sales sink Microsoft's quarterly Surface sales sink
- April 29, 2017

However, the organic revenue growth ( revenue excluding LinkedIn top line) was tepid at 2.8%. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, declined to disclose revenue from Google Cloud, but CFO Ruth Porat described the business as a major growth engine and "one of the fastest-growing businesses across Alphabet", during the earnings call. (more...)
Facebook's Instagram Now Boasts 700 Million Users Facebook's Instagram Now Boasts 700 Million Users
- April 28, 2017

The network attributes its accelerated growth to global expansion, along with the success of new features like Stories, live video, and disappearing messages in Direct. The photo-sharing service reached 300 million and 400 million users in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Instagram Stories were initially inspired by Snapchat's own Snapchat Stories and many industry analysts praised the California-based firm for the aforementioned achievement, claiming that Instagram beat Snapchat at its own game. (more...)
Get aboard your drone - DJI unveils its own FPV goggles Get aboard your drone - DJI unveils its own FPV goggles
- April 28, 2017

The DJI Spark drone will be more affordable as compared to the Mavic Pro which already does a good job of bringing down the price point for DJI's customers. The headset includes an HDMI port, allowing them to double as a headset for watching movies or playing video games, as well as a microSD slot that allows users to review any footage they may have captured. (more...)
Samsung Announces Wemogee, A Chat App For People With Language Disorders Samsung Announces Wemogee, A Chat App For People With Language Disorders
- April 27, 2017

The App replaces text phrases with emoji combinations and can be used as a messaging app or in face-to-face interactions. Aphasia is a condition where the brain is injured and it causes the regions responsible for language understanding or speaking to not work properly. (more...)
The New YI Halo VR Camera Introduced by Google The New YI Halo VR Camera Introduced by Google
- April 26, 2017

Based on the Yi 4K Action Camera , and using the Sony IMX377 sensor, the Halo houses 17 individual cameras which the company says are clock-synchronized to "work as one". The YI HALO will be out in summer. This camera setup is capable of shooting 8K stereoscopic video at 30 frames per second (fps) or 5.8K at 60 frames per second. (more...)

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