Apple is under pressure to “light up” the FM radio alleged to be present in the iPhone.
Yesterday we learned that iPhones don’t have an FM chip inside them Apple can use to enable radio reception on its smartphones, but there are several ways mobile iOS handsets can save your bacon when disaster strikes.
Apple yesterday responded to calls that it should enable the FM radio chip the FTC said existed in iPhones.
The notion was that those who can’t get to a vehicle with a functioning radio, or who had lost all their possessions due to disaster may be able to access FM frequencies on their iPhone to help them survive.
The most obvious difference between the upcoming iPhone X and every iOS device that preceded it is the loss of the iconic Home button. For years, it has served as the fingerprint sensor for Apple’s Touch ID technology, offering easy and secure unlocking of the device as well as authentication for transactions.
When I tell other CTOs and engineers that we rely heavily on Heroku to run our business, they invariably have the same reaction: Why? Why not AWS? Are you joking? Have you heard of Google Cloud? Are you an idiot?
This happens without fail. With. Out. Fail. The argument usually goes something like this: Why pay more for a PaaS when you can build it yourself on Google or AWS—and have it just how you want it? To which I say: Poppycock. These people are missing the real benefits of PaaS, and perhaps some basic economic sense as well.
Twitter presented to the House and Senate intelligence committees Thursday in their ongoing investigations into Russian election interference, the AP reports. It did not go great. Sen. Mark Warner says the presentation was “deeply disappointing” and “frankly inadequate on almost every level.” The ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee…
Let me just start by apologizing for daring to criticize something that’s clearly both magical and revolutionary.
I know, I know: With its snazzy new iPhone X, Apple just “innovated” the bezel-less smartphone. (It also “innovated” wireless charging — er, sorry, AirPower — along with fast charging, high-quality OLED displays, and gesture-based controls, among other things. But we’ll focus on the bezels for now.) And hey, I’m certainly not one to get in the way of a good buzzword.
While this column is ostensibly about Android, though, there’s no denying that Apple’s take on the design trend du jour is bound to have an impact on all parts of the mobile spectrum. With a variety of low-bezel phones already available in the Android ecosystem and plenty more certain to appear in the months ahead, Apple’s approach to the concept is likely to become relevant to us all at some level — whether directly or indirectly.
Zoho has unveiled the latest challenger to Slack and Microsoft Teams with the launch of Cliq — a team messaging tool that integrates into its range of business apps.
The core features found in Cliq will, for the most part, be familiar to users of established workplace collaboration tools, with group chat, file-sharing, video and voice call functionality. Separate channels can be set up for discussions with individual teams or around specific projects.
Facebook is taking most of the flak regarding Russian social media influence during and after the 2016 presidential election, but Twitter might be more deserving. Citing research by the Alliance for Securing Democracy , the New York Times notes “there is evidence that Twitter may have been used even more extensively…
The 2nd generation Echo costs just $99, and has a 2.5” downward-firing woofer and 0.6” tweeter powered by Dolby to deliver crisp vocals and dynamic bass throughout the room. You can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. With Amazon Music, you can search by lyrics, time-period, or let Alexa pick the music for you. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible, podcasts, radio stations or news briefs. Make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, check your calendar, weather, traffic, and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control smart home devices, and more. Multiple Echo devices around your house work together — ask Alexa to play your favorite music on all Echo’s, or different styles in different rooms. The new Echo won’t ship until October 31, but if you order now and select 2-day shipping, you’ll have it on your doorstep the day it’s released. See it on Amazon here.
Apple’s iOS storage prices just went up due to higher NAND flash costs. But even with that, Apple’s iOS storage prices are much better than they were 18 months ago — and more favorable for larger capacities. We can expect even better pricing in 2018. Here’s why.