Tag: tech

Sep 10

Lyft’s strategy: Be the Android of the self-driving car business

“On Thursday, Lyft announced a new self-driving car partnership with the Mountain View-based startup Drive.ai. In the coming months, Lyft customers in San Francisco will occasionally have their hails answered by Drive’s experimental self-driving cars—albeit with a safety driver in the front seat.” View More

Aug 30

New iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple’s Sneaky Secret

“Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 promises to introduce a number of new technologies to the iPhone faithful. One of those is a mainstay of many Android handsets, namely wireless charging. But Apple’s implementation is going to be disappointing to those hoping for the accepted protocols to be accepted.” View More

Aug 03

Adobe Finally Kills Flash Dead

“In 2010, Steve Jobs banished Adobe Flash from the iPhone. It was too insecure, Jobs wrote, too proprietary, too resource-intensive, too unaccommodating for a platform run by fingertips instead of mouse clicks. All of those gripes hold true. And now Adobe itself has finally conceded.” View More

May 29

Apple should be afraid of Google. Very afraid

“Google revealed a cascade of exciting innovations to its Google universe this week at the annual I/O developer conference. Apple should be quaking in its boots.” View More

May 27

Google Lens offers a clear view of the company’s future

“Google Lens is both a return to form for the search giant and a tantalizing glimpse into what lies ahead. Google’s early claim to fame was its ability to efficiently index the web and fetch search results quickly, bringing some much-needed organization to the chaotic early days of the internet.” View More

May 26

Ford adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to cars using over-the-air updates

“(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Friday it would delve into the growing arena of “over-the-air” software updates, adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its Sync 3-equipped 2016 vehicles for the first time via a wireless software update.” View More

May 13

Old Windows PCs can stop WannaCry ransomware with new Microsoft patch

“Users of old Windows systems can now download a patch to protect them from this week’s massive ransomware attack. In a rare step, Microsoft published a patch for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 8 — all of them operating systems for which it no longer provides mainstream support.” View More

Apr 18

Samsung removes ability to remap Bixby button on the S8 and S8 Plus

“It was only earlier this month that users found a way to remap the dedicated Bixby hardware button on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to anything they wanted. Now, even before the two devices have hit consumers’ hands, Samsung have removed this functionality.” View More

Apr 15

Chrome now uses scroll anchoring to prevent those annoying page jumps

“The latest update to Google’s Chrome browser makes mobile browsing a bit easier and (hopefully) less frustrating. One of the most annoying things about browsing the web on a phone is that pages tend to jump while they are loading.” View More

Apr 11

Apple’s Clips app is social video editing that’s simple to a fault

“It was hard to know what to make of Clips at launch. Sure, Apple launches its own standalone apps from time to time, but it’s never offered up anything quite like this.” View More

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