iPhone 8 production to begin early, supply chain insists, as iris scanner remains rumored – 5to9mac
A new supply chain report from Digitimes claims Apple is shifting iPhone 8 production up earlier than usual for the company. The report also continues to push the rumor that Apple is planning iris scanning technology in the next flagship iPhone...
13 février 2017 à 12h15
Mossberg: Immigration builds America’s tech dominance – Recode – All
Nativist policies threaten not just American values, but its economy. Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Recode by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, executive editor at The Verge and editor at large of Recode.
The next time you're driving from New York to Boston on I-95, you should make a little detour in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to visit the Old Slater Mill national historic landmark. It’s the site of what is considered to be the first successful water-powered textile spinning mill in America. That feat was made possible by Samuel Slater, an immigrant to the U.S. who came here at the age of 21 in 1789 from England — a country with which we had just fought a long, bitter war. He had the mill going only a few years after the signing of the U.S. Constitution, and is sometimes referred to as the Father of the American Industrial Revolution...
01 février 2017 à 17h28
Consumer Reports now recommends MacBook Pro after Apple software fix – Apple Insider
In a bit of backpedaling, Consumer Reports on Thursday said it can now recommend Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup after a software fix remedied battery life inconsistencies found in previous testing...
13 janvier 2017 à 19h25
Is the Google Moonshot Dead? – Gizmodo
Since Google morphed into a new company called Alphabet last year, there’s been an apparent bloodbath for the tech giant’s popular (and costly) “moonshot” projects. These longer-term, riskier ventures are suddenly being held to account for the amount of money they were losing. The result hasn’t been pretty. Alphabet…
12 janvier 2017 à 17h57
Oculus est accusé d’avoir volé les projets de ZeniMax en recrutant John Carmack – Numerama
Oculus a été accusé par ZeniMax d'avoir volé plusieurs de ses projets et d'avoir organisé une fausse histoire pour cacher ce fait. Par conséquent, ZeniMax exige 2 milliards de dollars à Facebook...
12 janvier 2017 à 16h18
Google’s parent company might sell Skybox, the startup it bought almost 3 years ago for $500 million (GOOG, GOOGL) – Silicon Alley
Google's parent company Alphabet is reportedly in talks to sell off Skybox, the startup it acquired for around $500 million almost three years ago.
Bloomberg's Mark Bergen and Ashlee Vance report that Alphabet is in talks to sell the satellite-imaging company to Planet Labs, another satellite-imaging startup.
Alphabet paid $500 million for Skybox, a company that takes high-definition images for agricultural planning and scientific purposes, among other things.
The sale could be part of a larger trend at Alphabet: scaling back some of the company's more ambitious projects as part of a larger cost-cutting measure.
In August, Alphabet reportedly cut its Fiber business in half, cutting 9% of the staff at the internet service provider. The company announced in November that it was scaling back its experimental drone delivery program, Project Wing. And in December, Alphabet rebranded and spun out its self-driving car project as Waymo, axing plans to build its own vehicle in ...
10 janvier 2017 à 11h06
Apple’s Phil Schiller explains why new iPhones can seem ‘disappointing’ – BGR
The device that changed the smartphone landscape like no other product before is 10 years old, yet it still leads the mobile industry in several ways. The iPhone 7, regarded as “boring” by early critics, brings several major improvements even though its overall design is largely unchanged. Speaking about the iPhone’s past, present and future on its 10th anniversary, Apple’s senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller teased that Apple is still just getting started.
When BackChannel’s Steven Levy asked Schiller if Apple can do anything as big as the iPhone, “a product that creates a category that changes the way we live the way this one has in the last ten years,” the exec said that he hopes in 50 years people will look back at this point with amazement.
“Wow, they didn’t realize how much was to come — in fact, others missed it because they were busy running around looking for other things,”...
09 janvier 2017 à 19h11
AirPods unboxed: Apple’s other new wearable of the future – Apple Insider
Apple's new AirPods wireless headphones are just hitting the market--albeit nearly two months later than intended--delivering sleek, minimalist style and powerful underlying tech that's super easy to use in an apparent homage to the company's original music ...
15 décembre 2016 à 12h11
This is why Android isn’t getting Super Mario Run next week – BGR
Super Mario Run is arguably one of the most exciting mobile games of the season, with iPhone and iPad owners eagerly waiting for Mario to finally run onto iOS devices. There’s one annoying thing about Nintendo’s iPhone game, and it’s not its $9.99 price at launch. The company just confirmed that the game will require an active internet connection at all times. You know, just to prevent piracy. And as it turns out, that’s also why Mario fans who own Android devices won’t get Super Mario Run for the time being.
Super Mario Run producer Shigeru Miyamoto told Mashable that there’s no offline mode for the game.
"For us, we view our software as being a very important asset for us.” Miyamoto said. “And also for consumers who are purchasing the game, we want to make sure that we're able to offer it to them in a way that the software is secure, and that they're able to play it in a stable environment.”...
09 décembre 2016 à 17h43
The iPhone is still the only phone that matters – BGR
Samsung has been using OLED screens in its smartphones for years, continuously improving the quality of its displays in flagship devices like the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. However, no matter how popular these devices are, they were not able to convince most smartphone makers to move to OLED displays. It also didn’t help that LCD screens were still a great alternative, and a cheaper one.
Come next year, the iPhone 8 will move to OLED screen, and this rumored screen technology change did not go unnoticed. Apple hasn’t even confirmed the move, and yet parts suppliers are already scrambling to meet Apple’s anticipated demand for OLED panels. And unsurprisingly, other handset makers are also considering a move from LCD to OLED.
A new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that the iPhone is still the only smartphone that matters, important enough to cause significant ripple effects in the industry...
09 décembre 2016 à 16h50
iOS fait mieux que résister au rouleau compresseur Android – IGeneration
La plateforme iOS progresse un peu partout dans le monde au détriment d’Android, révèlent aujourd’hui les derniers chiffres de Kantar Worldpanel pour les trois mois se terminant fin octobre. En France par exemple, la plateforme d’Apple gagne 3,9 points sur l’année à 21,3% ; Android gagne aussi des parts de marché avec 73,4% (+1,5 point), les deux OS se partageant en fait les dépouilles de Windows Phone qui lâche 5,2 points (4,8% du marché)...
07 décembre 2016 à 17h29
myCanal est disponible sur Apple TV – Next Inpact
Alors que les nouvelles offres Canal sont disponibles depuis peu, l'application du groupe est enfin disponible sur les Apple TV de 4e génération. Les fonctionnalités zapliste et start-over arriveront dans un second temps...
22 novembre 2016 à 18h45
The real reason Apple produces outside the US has little to do with labor costs – Quartz
“Designed in California,” and soon to be made there as well? Apple has asked two of its major product assemblers, Foxconn and Pegatron, to explore…
18 novembre 2016 à 18h02
Des millions de smartphones Android surveillés en douce – IGeneration
Google aura beau dire le contraire, Android souffre de problèmes de sécurité particulièrement importants (lire : Android est aussi sécurisé qu’iOS, d’après le patron de la sécurité d’Android). 700 millions de smartphones, de systèmes automobiles embarqués et d’autres appareils connectés sous Android comporteraient une porte dérobée placée ici par un logiciel susceptible de subtiliser les SMS et messages texte, localisation de l’utilisateur, carnets d’adresses, journaux d’appels. Ces informations sont transmises à un serveur en Chine, sans qu’on en connaisse l’objectif — surveillance des autorités chinoises ou publicité. Ou les deux…
Le New York Times, qui relate l’affaire, pointe le coupable du doigt : il s’agit de Shanghai Adups Technology Company, un éditeur dont le ...
17 novembre 2016 à 18h15
Smartphones: Samsung perd du terrain au profit des Chinois (étude) – Romandie
Paris (awp/afp) - Le géant sud-coréen Samsung, numéro un mondial des smartphones, a perdu des parts de marché au troisième trimestre en raison des péripéties de son modèle Galaxy Note 7, au profit des constructeurs chinois, selon une étude...
17 novembre 2016 à 16h52
A touchscreen iMac? That’s ‘absurd’ says Apple exec Phil Schiller – TechRadar
Don't hold your breath for the fabled touchscreen Mac...
15 novembre 2016 à 15h52
Apple said to be ‘aggressive’ in ordering MacBook Pro units, strong sales expected through 2017 – Apple Insider
Apple is said to be bullish on sales prospects for its long-awaited MacBook Pro update, placing significant orders with suppliers through the end of the year and into 2017, according to a new supply chain report...
08 novembre 2016 à 17h12
Smartwatch Shipments Are Up 60 Per Cent – or Down 52 Per Cent, Depending on Who You Ask – Mobile Marketing Magazine
Canalys report shows 6.1m shipments in Q3, compared to IDC figure of 2.7m
The post Smartwatch Shipments Are Up 60 Per Cent – or Down 52 Per Cent, Depending on Who You Ask appeared first on Mobile Marketing...
07 novembre 2016 à 16h20
L’app « TV d’Orange » intègre un assistant vocal – FreeNews
L'application officielle de la TV d'Orange est mise à jour avec Ola, un assistant permettant de contrôler sa télévision avec la voix...
04 novembre 2016 à 16h55
iPhone 7/Plus accounted for 43% of all U.S. iPhone sales in Q3 in just two weeks – 5to9mac
Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports that the iPhone 7/Plus accounted for 43% of all iPhone sales in Q3 despite being available for only the final two weeks of the quarter. The research company estimates that the iPhone 7 notched up 31% of sales with the larger Plus model at 12%, reports Investors.com …
24 octobre 2016 à 14h33
Apple to announce new Macs on Oct 27th, Recode confirms – The Verge
Apple's next fall event will be on October 27, according to a new report from Recode, during which Apple is widely expected to unveil the next generation of the MacBook Pro. And it's about time.
The last time Apple significantly updated its top-of-the-line MacBook Pro was back in 2012. Since then, the laptop has been updated to include a Retina display and a Force Touch trackpad, but a major revamp has been long overdue.
Bloomberg has previously reported that a fall hardware event could include a new iMac desktop, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, along with a new standalone 5K monitor. And it has been rumored that a new MacBook Pro will be slimmer than the existing one, with a flatter keyboard and a "Dynamic Function Row," or a...
19 octobre 2016 à 9h54
Samsung is offering Note 7 owners up to $100 credit to return their phones – The Verge
The Galaxy Note 7 is officially dead but Samsung is still dealing with the fallout. The company's latest move is to offer financial incentives to US customers who might be unwisely hanging on to their devices.
Samsung's new Note 7 Refund & Exchange program (which goes live October 13th at 15:00ET) will let customers choose between the following: up to $100 bill credit if they exchange a Note 7 for "any Samsung smartphone," or $25 in credit if they exchange a Note 7 "for a refund or other branded smartphone." (As Samsung makes clear, you get more money for sticking with the company's brand as "a sign of our appreciation for your [...] loyalty.")
Beyond the new credit offers, today's announcements doesn't differ in practical terms from...
13 octobre 2016 à 17h48
iOS 10 now installed on two thirds of devices, faster adoption than any previous iOS update – 5to9mac
iOS 10 is now installed on more than two thirds of the active iOS device install base, recording 66.7% twenty-seven days after iOS 10 was released according to Fiksu. Mixpanel is also recording iOS 10 adoption topping 66% since Sunday.
As shown by the graph, iOS 10 has the fastest adoption rate than any previous update, a month after release. Interestingly, iOS 10 initially lagged behind iOS 6, 7 and 9 until about two weeks in. The upgrade rate then rockets upwards to take the top spot at the end of September...
10 octobre 2016 à 16h57
An Apple employee just leaked details about the iPhone 8 – BGR
You might be busy trying to figure out the best way to get your hands on a Jet Black iPhone 7 right now, but Apple is already working on the next-gen iPhone, the one that’s supposed to bring a major redesign next September. The phone is already labeled as the iPhone 8, it has already reportedly been confirmed by an Apple employee.
DON’T MISS: One of the iPhone 8’s hottest new features was just unveiled by another company
The unnamed employee spoke to a Business Insider reporter, sharing some details about what Apple is developing in the region. The employee said that staff in Israel are working on what’s coming next in Apple’s product line, including the iPhone 8.
“The worker used the term ‘iPhone 8’ unprompted in our conversation,” Business Insider writes, which was a surprise because the next expected iPhone name would be iPhone 7s.
The employee said the iPhone 8 will be “different” than the iP ...
28 septembre 2016 à 18h10
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella slams Google’s game-playing artificial brain: ‘We are not pursuing AI to beat humans at games’ (MSFT, GOOG) – Silicon Alley
Earlier this year, Google's DeepMind artificial brain conquered a world-class champion at the game of Go — a feat that even amazed Elon Musk — and might well take on "StarCraft," too.
But Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is less impressed, at least judging from comments he made at Monday's Microsoft Ignite event in Atlanta. Instead of playing games, Nadella says, Microsoft is focused on putting artificial intelligence into every app, everywhere.
"We are not pursuing AI to beat humans at games. We are pursuing AI so that we can empower every person and every institution that people build with tools of AI so that they can go on to solve the most pressing problems of our society and our economy," Nadella says.
As Nadella indicates here, Microsoft has made significant investments in artificial intelligence, which manifests itself in ways large and small. Nadella revealed Monday that Cortana, the digital personal assistant that comes with Windows 10, has...
27 septembre 2016 à 17h54
Pour Jimmy Iovine, Apple Music était trop ambitieux – IGeneration
Tim Cook lui même avait admis cet été qu’Apple Music était sorti trop tôt (lire : Tim Cook revient sur trois erreurs : Plans, John Browett et Apple Music). Cette fois, c’est Jimmy Iovine, le grand manitou du service musical d’Apple, qui bat sa coulpe : « Nous avons été trop ambitieux dès le départ ; nous en avons probablement fait trop », raconte-t-il dans Buzzfeed, en compagnie de Bozoma Saint John, la patronne du marketing d’Apple Music.
La nouvelle version du service, lancée avec iOS 10 et macOS Sierra (elle est aussi disponible dans OS X El Capitan), doit justement servir à resserrer les fonctionnalités, ajouter de la cohérence, simplifier l’usage d’Apple Music. « Nous sommes en train d’y arriver, un pas après l’autre, et je pense que tout le monde sera étonné de voir toutes les choses que nous cr&eacu ...
27 septembre 2016 à 16h12
There will be 24 billion IoT devices installed on Earth by 2020 – Silicon Alley
By 2020, more than 24 billion internet-connected devices will be installed globally — that's more than 4 devices for every human on earth.
The Internet of Things first came to us on PCs. Then it moved to smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and TVs.
But now it's coming to all of our everyday devices that fall under the IoT umbrella.
This IoT revolution has the potential to change our homes, transportation, work, even our cities. But how will we arrive in this new era?
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22 septembre 2016 à 16h50
Google just launched its answer to Siri. Here’s how it works (GOOG, GOOGL) – Silicon Alley
Google is finally releasing its long-awaited messaging app: Allo.
Originally announced at its developers conference in May, Allo is billed as a "smart" messaging app. That's because of its built-in Google Assistant, an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant that can do everything from recommend nearby restaurants to answering questions you have.
Because this is a messaging app, the Google Assistant can be easily summoned to join the group conversations you're having friends, acting as an on-hand expert to provide advice and to resolve disputes.
Allo is designed to be a counterpart to Duo, Google's video chat app that launched in mid-August.
Business Insider got the chance to try Allo for ourselves and test out its features ahead of the launch. Here's what it's like to use it:SEE ALSO: These 23 photos prove Google has the coolest offices around the world
When you open the app, your conversations will appear in a list. Users can upload a phot...
21 septembre 2016 à 18h13
More Women Are Buying The Apple Watch Series 2, According To Preorders – Fast Company
Females were slightly better represented in the preorders for the Series 2 than for the Series 1.
Females were slightly better represented in the preorders for the Series 2 than for the Series 1.More women are buying the new Apple Watch Series 2 compared to the number of women who bought the previous version, according to new preorder data from Slice Intelligence, but men are still far more likely to buy the device. The research firm analyzes millions of online consumer transactions to get a look at who ordered what and when...
20 septembre 2016 à 17h51
Tim Cook croit plus en la réalité augmentée qu’en la réalité virtuelle – MacBidouille.com
Nombre de concurrents d'Apple, Google, Samsung ou encore Sony pour ne citer qu'eux, se sont lancé dans la réalité virtuelle que ce soit avec des appareils spécifiques ou d'autres servant à adapter des smartphones à cet usage.Apple n'a rien fait de ce genre.Dans une interview, Tim Cook a annoncé qu'il croyait plus dans la réalité augmentée que dans cette réalité virtuelle.On peut le comprendre, le marché de la réalité virtuelle est non seulement étriqué mais aussi destiné presque exclusivement à des marchés professionnels spécifiques ou à des jeux vidéo. Non seulement Apple ne veut pas de marché de niche, mais de toute façon la société n'a pas un seul produit qui aurait la puissance graphique nécessaire pour gérer ce type de produit et de très très très loin...
16 septembre 2016 à 17h38