Warner Bros’ $1 billion theme park in Abu Dhabi to open in July – Reuters – Entertainment
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi hopes the opening of a $1 billion Warner Bros theme park in July will help it in its bid to nearly double the number of tourists visiting the emirate over the next few years...
18 avril 2018 à 17h59
Android P’s flagrant iPhone X imitation shows how little Google is innovating – PCWorld
Android P is still in super-duper developer-only beta mode, but you only need to look at an iPhone X to see what your Pixel phone will look like once the new models land later this summer.Okay, I kid, but there’s no denying that Google has taken at least some inspiration from Apple’s thousand-dollar flagship phone. First there’s the support for “cutout” displays, better known as The Notch. One of Android P’s premier features will be proper support for cameras that jut into the screen, so apps, videos, and status bars can display properly...
17 avril 2018 à 19h10
Full audio: Our extended, uncut interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook – Recode – All
The full interview from the Recode MSNBC “Revolution” special. If you missed Recode and MSNBC’s interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook — our latest “Revolution” TV special aired yesterday, April 6 — or want to hear more, enjoy this extended audio interview, conducted by Recode’s Kara Swisher and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.
The uncut interview — in this special episode of Swisher’s Recode Decode podcast — includes new material that didn’t air on TV, such as more on Apple’s education efforts, manufacturing, immigration and Cook’s advice to his younger self...
09 avril 2018 à 12h23
Stephen Hawking dies at 76—and the world pays tribute – Fast Company
Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist who explored the nature of the cosmos and the origin of the universe, has died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England. In a statement released on Wednesday morning, his family said of the author of “A Brief History of Time,” which sold tens of millions of copies, “He …
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Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist who explored the nature of the cosmos and the origin of the universe, has died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England. In a statement released on Wednesday morning, his family said of the author of “A Brief History of Time,” which sold tens of millions of copies, “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many year...
14 mars 2018 à 18h49
Les ondes cellulaires ne seraient finalement pas nocives pour les humains – Siècle Digital
Selon une nouvelle étude menée sur l’impact des ondes cellulaires, nous ne serions pas en danger en étant exposés aux rayonnements des téléphones portables. Des chercheurs ont établi ce nouveau constat suite à une série d’expériences menées sur des rats de laboratoire. C’est une question qui nous inquiète depuis déjà un certain temps...
07 février 2018 à 15h54
Supplier says Apple’s iPhone X production cut isn’t as big as recently reported – BGR
A report on Monday sent Apple’s stock down by 1.6% after revealing that Apple has purportedly cut iPhone X orders by 20 million for the current quarter, or half of the initial estimates. Apple, the same report said, would make 30 million non-iPhone X handsets during the period, including the iPhone 8, a number that hasn’t changed.
A day later, one of Apple’s iPhone X suppliers went on record to say the order cuts aren’t “that great.”
“Our understanding is that it is not that great,” Murata vice chairman Yoshitaka Fujita said when asked about the report Nikkei ran on Monday.
It’s surprising to see a supplier go on record about its dealings with Apple. But that’s all Fujita had to say on the matter, according to Reuters. The exec did not reveal any other details about Murata’s dealings with Apple for the iPhone X
Murata is one of the two makers of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCB) for the iPhone X, a...
30 janvier 2018 à 18h46
App Store d’Apple : 86,5 milliards de dollars pour les développeurs en moins de 10 ans – ZDNet – Business et Solutions IT
Et le montant annuel versé par Apple aux développeurs qui positionnent leurs applications sur le magasin d'application de la marque à la pomme sont en croissance de 33 % par rapport à 2016...
16 janvier 2018 à 16h47
iPhone bridés : une plainte qui aurait du mal à aboutir – ZDnet
Le parquet de Paris a ouvert une enquête préliminaire après le dépôt d'une plainte par l'association HOP. Mais pour un avocat, ça sera compliqué...
09 janvier 2018 à 18h32
Samsung The Wall : 146 pouces pour une TV grâce aux Micro-LEDs, belle démonstration au CES 2018 – Frandroid
Après la TV 88 pouces 8K de LG, la démesure continue : Samsung vient d’annoncer une TV gigantesque. Concevoir un très grand écran, ce n’est pas la même chose que concevoir un écran de smartphone. Évidemment, c’est toujours une histoire de contraintes. Samsung a fait la démonstration de ses avancées sur la technologie Micro-LED. ..
08 janvier 2018 à 18h36
Snap va vendre ses lunettes-caméras Spectacles à Londres – DataNews
Snap ouvre une boutique de lunettes à Londres. La question est de savoir si Snap va ainsi pouvoir éponger ses dettes...
10 novembre 2017 à 16h21
Apple likely to expand supply chain for Apple Watch – Digitimes
Apple has seen an over 50% sequential increase in Apple Watch Series 3 sales in the fiscal quarter ended September 30, and some market watchers expect that Apple is likely to add more partners into its upstream supply chain to increase its profitability, while reducing production risk...
06 novembre 2017 à 18h08
Chine: Apple voit ses ventes d’iPhones bondir de 40% au 3e trimestre (estimation Canalys) – Romandie
Shanghai - Le géant américain de l'électronique Apple a enrayé la longue glissade de ses ventes d'iPhones en Chine, avec un bond de 40% de ses livraisons de smartphones sur ce marché crucial au 3e trimestre, selon les estimations du cabinet...
30 octobre 2017 à 17h57
Cops can force you to unlock a phone with Touch ID during a search, judge rules – BGR
A district court in Illinois has ruled that law enforcement may force people to use their fingerprints to unlock Apple devices during the search of a house. The ruling overturns a decision from a lower court, and marks a significant increase in the steps cops can take to force people to unlock devices.
The ruling only applies in one particular case, with a very specific set of circumstances. Police officers had already obtained a warrant to search a house, looking for child pornography. They expected to find at least one iPad and one iPhone on the premises, and wanted to be able to force any occupants found on the premises to unlock the devices using Touch ID during the search.
The rationale was that the cops already had a search warrant for the house and for the devices, and that they had a reasonable suspicion that any devices found would belong to the people in the house at the time of the search. They also stressed the fact that due to mobile device encryption, using Touch ID ...
17 octobre 2017 à 17h56
Tim Cook loves AR but says the technology to support Smart Glasses isn’t ready – BGR
Amid reports that Apple has been busy developing a pair of advanced smart glasses, Tim Cook went on record during a recent interview with The Independent and essentially put to bed any hopes that such a product might see the light of day anytime soon. Though Cook didn't deny Apple's interest in such a product, he flat-out said that the technology needed to make such a product feasible simply isn't mature enough right now.
"But today I can tell you the technology itself doesn't exist to do [smart glasses] in a quality way," Cook said. "The display technology required, as well as putting enough stuff around your face – there’s huge challenges with that. The field of view, the quality of the display itself, it’s not there yet."
Cook also emphasized that Apple's top priority is to be the best, not the first. That being the case, Cook said that any type of smart glasses product Apple would release today wouldn't be anything that Apple or consumers "would be sati...
11 octobre 2017 à 18h37
Microsoft finally admits Windows Phone is dead – The Verge
In a series of tweets, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. While Windows Phone fans had hoped Microsoft would update the platform with new features, it’s now clear the operating system has been placed into servicing mode, with just bug fixes and security updates for existing users.
“Of course we'll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates,” says Belfiore. “But building new features/hw aren't the focus.” During the recent Windows 10 Fall Creators Update development phase, it has been obvious Microsoft is no longer working on the mobile experience. The software maker branched its development process into “feature2,”...
09 octobre 2017 à 12h35
Tim Cook heureux du lancement des iPhone 8 et de l’Apple Watch Series 3 – MacGeneration
Tim Cook a fait son petit tour en Apple Store aujourd’hui afin de participer au lancement des nouveaux produits d’Apple. Plus précisément, il était présent dans la boutique de Palo Alto, où il a répondu à quelques questions de CNBC. Il confirme d’une part que les modèles Cellular des Apple Watch Series 3 étaient en rupture de stock dans de nombreux endroits à travers le monde.
Apple CEO Tim Cook: We’re working hard to meet demand for Apple Watch and iPhone 8 from CNBC.
« Nous sommes aussi en rupture sur les iPhone 8 et 8 Plus dans quelques magasins, mais nous avons un bon approvisionnement ». Il ne devrait pas être trop compliqué de trouver et d’acheter un iPhone 8 ce week-end dans un Apple Store. En ce qui concerne la gamme d’iPhone, qui s’est élargie à la faveur de la présentation de l’iPhone X...
22 septembre 2017 à 19h40
THE ANDROID MESSAGING EVOLUTION: How Google is responding to messaging app dominance (GOOG, GOOGL) – Silicon Alley
This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.
The communications market is in the midst of an all-out war. The deluge of messaging apps, such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Viber, have over-run the segment traditionally owned by SMS and a massive revenue generator for wireless carriers.
And consumers are beginning to view these chat apps not as messaging platforms but as portals to the internet. This is threatening the control Google and Apple have over the mobile ecosystem via Android and iOS. And while Apple addressed this concern with the introduction of iMessage in 2011, Google has largely left Android’s messaging capabilities up to phone makers and carriers to deal with.
For their part, device manufacturers are looking for the newest technology to make their products more appealing than the next vendor’s, as the smartphone market be...
19 septembre 2017 à 14h53
Fender met ses guitares dans Apple Music et sur l’App Store – IGeneration
Les ventes de guitares électriques ont baissé d’un tiers en dix ans, et les principaux fabricants sont fortement endettés. Que faire, alors, lorsque l’on s’appelle Fender ? Eh bien, on va chercher les jeunes clients potentiels là où ils sont, sur les services de streaming musical et dans l’App Store.
Fender, qui a largement participé à la popularisation de la guitare électrique, propose ainsi cinq playlists sur Apple Music. Alors que certains expliquent la baisse des ventes par l’absence d’une nouvelle génération de guitar heroes, le fabricant américain met en avant de jeunes joueurs, équipés bien sûr de guitares Fender (et parfois équipés par Fender).
Ces playlists susciteront-elles des vocations ? Fender l’espère, et lance Fender Play, un service de leçons sur le web et sur iOS (pour le moment rés...
10 juillet 2017 à 19h19
Il y a dix ans, le premier iPhone changeait le monde – Tribune Genève – IT
En une décennie, Apple a écoulé plus d'un milliard de son téléphone portable à écran tactile, qui en est à sa septième version...
28 juin 2017 à 17h04
Apple Leak ‘Confirms’ Massive New iPhone 8 – Forbes
Apple's massive new iPhone 8 is revealed in multiple new images...
22 juin 2017 à 16h50
The ex-Apple exec behind iOS tells the story of the time Steve Jobs saved his life (AAPL) – Silicon Alley
Steve Jobs, the late cofounder and CEO of Apple, was known as much for his difficult managerial style and confrontational attitude as he was for his unrivaled product vision.
In his first public appearance in five years, ex-Apple exec and iPhone co-inventor Scott Forstall said that there was a lot more to Jobs than met the eye. He says that any given random lunch with Jobs could be more stressful than a sit-down dinner with a world leader, sure — but there was a softer side to him, too.
"[Jobs] was really compassionate and dedicated to his friends and relatives," Forstall says.
Forstall's comments came at an event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
Since his controversial departure from Apple in 2012, Forstall had never spoken publicly about his time at the company until now. And while Forstall did not directly address his parting of ways with Apple, he did take the time to highlight the depth of his admiration for Steve Jobs...
21 juin 2017 à 11h25
Uber’s CEO is under fire. Can he hold onto his job? – CNNMoney
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick built up the company into a household name valued at $68 billion. Now he may be Uber's biggest headache...
12 juin 2017 à 15h22
iOS 11 lets you play FLAC audio files straight from your iPad and iPhone – TheNextWeb – Relevant Blogs
Yesterday, Apple announced the latest reiteration of its mobile operating system and while regular consumers will have to wait until autumn to try out the new iOS 11 on their iPhone and iPad devices, developers are already taking advantage of their early access to the beta version. Redditors who have already installed the developer beta are reporting that Apple has purportedly included full playback support for FLAC audio files in iOS 11. This means users now have the option to blast high-quality music files straight from their iPads and iPhones. The functionality was first spotted on an iPhone 6S Plus running iOS 11 Beta…
07 juin 2017 à 11h14
Apple isn’t working on a car — it’s working on something that’s much bigger than a car (AAPL) – Silicon Alley
Apple is behaving in a really strange way right now regarding the mythical "Apple Car." After hiring 1,000 people to work on a secret program called "Project Titan," which many believed to be the development of an "Apple Car," the company laid off hundreds of them late last year. Observers interpreted that as one of Apple's periodic experiments: The company looked at what it would take to build a car, and then decided not to.
And yet, Business Insider's Sam Shead recently discovered a secret Apple office in Berlin which — sources tell us — is devoted mostly to transportation. The engineers there were hired from car companies and some are working on mapping projects.
So is Apple working on a car or not?
UBS analyst Steven Milunovich hosted a conversation with Horace Dediu (of Asymco.com) and Neil Cybart (of AboveAvalon.com) recently. He asked them what they thought was going on inside Project Titan. They raised four issues...
12 mai 2017 à 14h01
Les lenteurs du S8 sont parfois insupportables – IGeneration
Pendant un mois, je vais utiliser un Galaxy S8+ à la place de mon iPhone 7 Plus. Vous pouvez suivre mon expérience avec notre nouvelle timeline !
Sur la fiche technique, les Galaxy S8 de Samsung sont nettement mieux équipés que les iPhone 7 d’Apple. Leur processeur affiche deux fois plus de cœurs (huit contre quatre) et plus de mémoire vive (4 Go, contre 2 ou 3 Go). À l’usage pourtant, cette puissance ne se remarque pas forcément. Au contraire même, le dernier smartphone de Samsung devient souvent lent, y compris dans les tâches les plus basiques.
Exemple des latences de l’interface sur mon S8+. Il faut quelques secondes pour afficher l’app, puis pour afficher le menu, puis pour réaliser une opération, puis enfin pour quitter l’app...
10 mai 2017 à 14h08
Microsoft’s CEO says ‘I’m sure we’ll make more phones’ while its biggest visionary says ‘the phone is already dead’ (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL, FB) – Silicon Alley
In an interview with Marketplace's "Make Me Smart" podcast, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that the company isn't quite ready to give up on smartphones just yet, despite the infamous flop of its Windows phones.
"I'm sure we’ll make more phones, but they will not look like phones that are there today," Nadella said, in an interview spotted by Mashable.
For context, Microsoft booked $5 million in smartphone revenue last quarter, down 99% from the $735 million from the same quarter of 2016. The year before that, in 2015, mobile revenue was about $1.4 billion. The last time Microsoft even released a flagship Windows 10 Mobile phone was in December 2015, with the Lumia 950 and 950XL. Its mobile market share is around 0.3% and shrinking.
So, the fact that Nadella says Microsoft will release another phone is somewhat surprising in and of itself. In this same Marketplace podcast interview, Nadella says that they're looking to blaze a path in smartphones the same way the...
04 mai 2017 à 16h25
Microsoft CEO: our next phones may not look like phones – The Verge
Microsoft hasn’t launched a new Windows phone for more than a year now. As Windows Phone market share has shrunk below 1 percent, Microsoft has been busy gutting its phone business and restructuring. That’s resulted in $7.6 billion being written off from the Nokia phone business acquisition, and thousands of job losses. Microsoft said recently that it plans to finalize its phone restructuring by the end of June, but it’s still not clear what the company is ultimately planning for Windows 10 Mobile.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella believes Microsoft will still make phones. In a podcast interview (spotted by Softpedia) for Marketplace’s make me smart, Nadella hints that Microsoft is looking at creating phones that don’t look like traditional...
03 mai 2017 à 18h49
Le père de Siri et celui de M for Messenger dézinguent la hype autour de l’intelligence artificielle – Usine Digitale
Le Forum Netexplo 2017 avait réuni deux intervenants de choix pour discuter d'intelligence artificielle : Luc Julia, père de Siri et désormais VP de l'innovation chez Samsung, et Alexandre Lebrun, qui dirige le développement de l'intelligence artificielle pour l'assistant personnel de Facebook, M for Messenger. Les deux experts ont parlé sans ...
28 avril 2017 à 11h59
Apple’s iPhone slipping in China because company won’t adapt, says Oppo & Vivo founder – Apple Insider
Apple's decline in Chinese iPhone shipments during 2016 can be blamed on the company refusing to adapt its tactics to the local market out of fear of risking its business elsewhere, according to Duan Yongping, the founder of Chinese smartphone brands Oppo and Vivo...
23 mars 2017 à 10h58
Netflix names recommended TVs – BroadBandTv
Netflix has announced the first Netflix Recommended TVs of 2017. Netflix has named sets from three smart TV manufacters that are offering better usability, faster performance, and new features that make getting to Netflix and other internet TV services as easy as getting to live TV. The three Tv sets are the 2017 LG 4K...
20 mars 2017 à 17h48