Apple releases iOS 12.4 beta 7

Apple released iOS 12.3 in the second week of May, bringing us its new TV app with Channels subscriptions. Just days later, it started releasing betas to developers for another point release, iOS 12.4. Those who are part of Apple’s developer program can register a device for developer betas by …

10 useful Google apps you probably aren’t using

Google’s got a lot of apps. Maybe even too many, in certain (ahem) cases. Amidst all the obvious titles and oddly overlapping offerings, though, Google’s wing of the Play Store holds some genuinely useful treasures — clever creations by the creator of Android that are just waiting to be discovered. …

Le nouveau Snapdragon 855 Plus de Qualcomm est conçu pour le 5G, les jeux et l’IA

Qualcomm a dévoilé lundi le Snapdragon 855 Plus, sa dernière plate-forme mobile. Il s’appuie sur le Snapdragon 855, qui a fait ses débuts en décembre et que l’on trouve maintenant dans des téléphones comme le Galaxy S10 5G de Samsung. La nouvelle plate-forme mobile offre une amélioration des performances du …

Apple Arcade won’t save us from the scourge of freemium gaming, but it’s a start

Games have been the top app category since the App Store’s inception. They’re so popular that, in iOS 11, Apple actually split Games off into its own tab, separate from other apps. But, with few exceptions, the top games today are of a single type: freemium, or free-to-play (F2P) titles …

How hearables will drive the attention economy

In an age of mass production, the global internet and digital everything, the most valuable commodities have become time and attention. And everybody wants yours. Your work demands them. Advertisers need them. Broadcast media crave them. Social networks want them. Marketers, charity panhandlers, evangelists, celebrities, smartphone apps, political campaigns and …

Apple’s AR glasses may be coming sooner than we think

There’s a claim Apple has canned development of AR glasses. This makes no sense to me – I think it means they are coming sooner than we thought. Through an (augmented) glass darkly “Apple has suspended the development of head-mounted display (HMD) AR/VR headsets, and already disbanded its team for …

One day you’ll wear your Mac like sunglasses

What happens if your AirPods become your primary connection with all your computing devices, accessed in the cloud? What if you could interact with remote systems using Voice Control? That’s a nice dream, I guess, but the big challenge to developing voice-based user interfaces is authorization. How does a computer …