Romain Dillet

Romain Dillet is a writer at TechCrunch.

Originally from France, Romain attended EMLYON Business School, a leading French business school specialized in entrepreneurship. He covers many things from mobile apps with great design to fashion, Apple, AI and complex tech achievements. He also speaks at major tech conferences. He likes pop culture more than anything in the world.

He now lives in Paris when he’s not on the road. He used to live in New York and loved it.

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  • Apple will sell limited edition Apple Watch bands for the Olympics as sales stall

    Apple will sell limited edition Apple Watch bands for the Olympics as sales stall

    Are you ready for the performance-enhancing drugs TV special called the Olympic Games? It looks like Apple is ready for the marketing branding extravaganza as the company is releasing limited edition bands for the Apple Watch. GQ first spotted these new bands. Unfortunately, you’ll have to book a flight to Rio to buy one. Read More

  • Number26 is now a true bank as it now has a full banking license

    Number26 is now a true bank as it now has a full banking license

    Berlin-based startup Number26 is trying to reinvent the bank. This might sound crazy, and that's why the startup has processed step by step. After partnering with Wirecard for the banking back end, attracting 200,000 users and raising tens of millions of dollars, the company now has a full banking license to operate in Europe. Read More

  • Apple just dropped another iOS 10 public beta for you crazy testers

    Apple just dropped another iOS 10 public beta for you crazy testers

    That didn’t take long. Just a day after releasing the third iOS 10 developer beta, the second public beta of iOS 10 is now available to download. The second public beta of macOS Sierra was also released today. And of course, you won't have to pay $99 a year for a developer account. But things are still rough at this stage so I wouldn’t recommend installing it on your main… Read More

  • Apple Pay is also launching in Hong Kong

    Apple Pay is also launching in Hong Kong

    Right after launching in France, Apple Pay is now available in Hong Kong as well. As usual, only a few partnering banks are part of the launch, but the company expects to roll out support for more cards and stores over the coming months. Read More

  • Popular writing app Scrivener is now available on iOS

    Popular writing app Scrivener is now available on iOS

    If you’re tech-savvy and a serious writer, chances are you already know about Scrivener. The popular writing app has been available on OS X and Windows for years now. And it is now available on iOS for $19.99 as well. Scrivener is a flexible and powerful writing app that makes it easier to write long-form stuff — think about it as a sort of writing studio. Read More

  • Withings’ incredibly sophisticated thermometer is now available

    Withings’ incredibly sophisticated thermometer is now available

    Even though Nokia acquired Withings for $190 million, the French company is going forward with its product releases. At CES, Withings announced the $100 Withings Thermo, a smart thermometer to track your fever. The device is now launching in Apple stores, on App Read More

  • Apple Pay is now available in France

    Apple Pay is now available in France

    Apple l’avait déjà annoncé lors de sa conférence d’inauguration de la WWDC en juin, mais maintenant c’est officiel. Apple Pay est désormais disponible pour les clients des banques partenaires possédant une carte Visa ou MasterCard. Malheureusement, rares sont ceux qui vont pouvoir s’en servir dès aujourd’hui. Parmi les grandes banques françaises, seul le Read More

  • Apple could release an iPhone 7 Pro with a dual-camera system

    Apple could release an iPhone 7 Pro with a dual-camera system

    Welcome to rumorland, where we look at smoke from afar to figur out if there’s any fire. This time, signs point to a new iPhone 7 Pro. In addition to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Pro model would feature a dual-camera system as well as a smart connector at the back. Two photos spotted by Nowhere Else shows the three models side by side. The iPhone 7 Plus looks like a bigger version… Read More

  • Apple releases new betas for iOS, macOS, watchOS and yes, even tvOS

    Apple releases new betas for iOS, macOS, watchOS and yes, even tvOS

    Dear developers, today is update day. Apple just released the third beta for the next major iteration of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS — that’s a lot of megabytes. The third developer betas squash bugs and tweak new features as the final versions of these operating system updates will be released in the fall. If you’re currently testing iOS or macOS through the public beta… Read More

  • Apple is moving forward with its reality TV show ‘Planet of the Apps’

    Apple is moving forward with its reality TV show ‘Planet of the Apps’

    Apple has been working on an unscripted TV series for a few months now. The TV show should be about the app economy, but it’s unclear how Apple is going to distribute it. Apple just announced an open casting call. Read More

  • DigitalOcean launches block storage and lets you store terabytes of data

    DigitalOcean launches block storage and lets you store terabytes of data

    DigitalOcean has become a popular cloud hosting provider over the years. But many customers have relied on third-party solutions to host large sets of data. DigitalOcean is launching block storage so that you can keep everything on their servers. Read More

  • Pokémon Go expands to Europe starting with Germany

    Pokémon Go expands to Europe starting with Germany

    Pokémon Go isn’t a global phenomenon just yet as the game has only been available in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. But the game is preparing for its European launch. Pokémon Go is now available in Germany on the iPhone and Android — other European countries should follow soon. Read More

  • This could be the iPhone 7

    This could be the iPhone 7

    What is the iPhone 7 going to look like? While nobody knows for sure, some leaks are starting to emerge with a common trend — the iPhone 7 is going to look an awful lot like the iPhone 6s. Based on today’s leak coming from Nowhere Else, there are just a few changes from the iPhone 6s casing. So let’s find out what’s new. Read More

  • Revolut grabs $10 million for its mobile foreign exchange service

    Revolut grabs $10 million for its mobile foreign exchange service

    British startup Revolut wants to make it easier to spend and send money in all kinds of currencies around the world. It’s not TransferWise, it’s not Number26 — Revolut sits between all these things. And the company is raising a $10 million Series A (£7.75 million) with Balderton Capital leading the round. Read More

  • Molotov is now available in France with a freemium model

    Molotov is now available in France with a freemium model

    French startup Molotov has been working on redefining the way we watch video content for a few years now. But after a long period in stealth, it’s time to open the service once and for all. I’m not going to write another product review. I’ve been using Molotov for months already on my Apple TV, iPad and laptop. It’s by far the best Apple TV app I’ve ever used. Read More

  • Apple just released the first iOS 10 beta to everyone

    Apple just released the first iOS 10 beta to everyone

    It’s here. The first public beta of iOS 10 is now available to download. You can download it, even your neighbor can download it. And the good news is that you won’t have to pay $99 a year for a developer account. But remember, this is a beta. If you can’t wait to see iOS 10 in action, Apple’s public beta program is for you. The company wants you to try out its new… Read More

  • The first macOS Sierra public beta is coming today

    The first macOS Sierra public beta is coming today

    If you have a useless Mac lying around, today is your lucky day. Apple is releasing the first public beta of macOS Sierra later today — it’s probably going to be available at some point over the next couple of hours. This first public beta is likely based on the second developer beta that was released a couple of days ago. Read More

  • iOS 10 preview: Apple breaks down its walled garden

    iOS 10 preview: Apple breaks down its walled garden

    As our phones become our primary computing devices, major iOS updates affect the workflow and lifestyle of hundreds of millions of people. Even minor changes can have major implications. So let’s dive into iOS 10 with an early look at Apple’s next mobile operating system. iOS 10 will be released this fall as a free update. Every year, a vast majority of iOS users update to the… Read More

  • France wants to rethink the state as a platform

    France wants to rethink the state as a platform

    When you think about filing forms and requesting information from various administrations, chances are you get a headache. But it shouldn’t be like that. When you create an account on Spotify using Facebook Connect or request an Uber in just a few taps, it’s perfectly seamless — technology isn’t working against you. It’s clear that public services should use the… Read More

  • iOS 10 beta 2 is now available to developers

    iOS 10 beta 2 is now available to developers

    Apple just released the second iteration of its iOS 10 developer beta. This update is only available to iOS developers with a developer account — at least for now. Apple unveiled iOS 10 at its annual developer conference. Read More

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