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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • All of the videos from Apple’s iPhone event

    All of the videos from Apple’s iPhone event

    Apple’s method of unveiling new products is methodical, but effective. With each new release comes a beautifully shot, usually narrated introduction video. If you’re looking for a quick way to digest all of the information from today’s big event, look no further. We’ve compiled all the videos in a single place for your viewing pleasure. iPhone 7 AirPods Apple Watch… Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone 7 storage finally starts at 32GB

    Apple’s iPhone 7 storage finally starts at 32GB

    The iPhone’s base-level storage — starting at 16GB — has been a sticking point for quite a while. More and more content has become available over time in the form of video, apps and photos, and it can be a big limiting factor forcing users to shell out extra cash in order to skirt those requirements. Today, fortunately, that era comes to an end. The cheapest version of the… Read More

  • Instagram is building new zoom, filter, and GIF features for the iPhone 7 camera

    Instagram is building new zoom, filter, and GIF features for the iPhone 7 camera

    The iPhone 7’s powerful new camera features will be getting the spotlight in an upcoming version of Instagram. Ian Spalter, Instagram’s head of design, appeared on-stage at the iPhone 7 launch event to demo the iPhone-inspired upgrades coming to his app. The iPhone 7 Plus telephoto zoom lens will be usable by dragging a single finger up and down in Instagram — an… Read More

  • Apple kills headphone jack (1878 – 2016). RIP.

    Apple kills headphone jack (1878 – 2016). RIP.

    With the newest iPhone 7, Apple is saying buh-bye to a technology that’s been going strong for almost 140 years. It has served us well, but the Cupertino-based maven today announced it decided that enough is enough. The future, it seems, is Bluetooth and Lightning cables. Farewell, headphone jack, we barely knew ya. Read More

  • No, really, the headphone jack is more useful than you think!

    No, really, the headphone jack is more useful than you think!

    Apple today announced that the newest generation iPhone will do away with the headphone jack. Obviously sad if you just bought an expensive new pair of headphones, but the interface is used for a lot more than just pumping phat beats down your ear tunnels. From filmmakers to concerned parents, there’s a rich ecosystem of “appcessories” that use the headphone port for… Read More

  • Facebook’s path into the messaging future Crunch Network

    Facebook’s path into the messaging future

    There has been quite some buzz around Facebook’s Messenger platform lately. And, almost daily, you can read new articles about chatbots, conversational interfaces, digital assistants, AI and messaging platforms. Is chat the next generation of how we connect and interact with the internet? Can Facebook’s Messenger eventually become the platform that connects all services that… Read More

  • Apple stays in school, donating 54,500 iPads to students and teachers

    Apple stays in school, donating 54,500 iPads to students and teachers

    Ever since Steve Jobs brought the Apple II to the classroom, Apple has created and distributed tech to win over young users where they first learn about computers and coding, their schools. The company announced a continuation of that legacy today at a press event in San Francisco. There, CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple is donating an iPad and a Mac to 4,500 teachers, and iPads to more… Read More

  • With 500M downloads, Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch

    With 500M downloads, Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch

    Oh boy, here we go — John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs, just told the world that Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch on stage at Apple’s iPhone 7 event. The game has become one of the most successful game launches of all time (if not the most successful game launch of all time). Hinke said Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 500 million times around the world since it… Read More

  • This is the iPhone 7

    This is the iPhone 7

    Apple just leaked the iPhone 7 on Twitter. iPhone 7. The best iPhone ever, in every way that matters. Pre-order now. Available 9/16. apple.co/iPhone7preorder https://t.co/jK5y3cpzpr—
      (@Apple) September 07, 2016 (The tweet above was instantly deleted. Even funnier, Apple has deleted all of the account’s tweets.) It’s water resistant. It has new cameras. It has… Read More

  • Callblock’s new iOS app will block calls from over 2 million telemarketers

    Callblock’s new iOS app will block calls from over 2 million telemarketers

    A new application, Callblock, coming to the iTunes App Store, claims to block phone calls from over 2 million telemarketers by type, including things like robocallers, debt collectors, political campaigners, scammers, and more. To identify which calls should be blocked, the app uses a combination of public and private records, ongoing research, and user reports, the company explains. As… Read More

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