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Apple releases iOS 11.2 with ‘I.T’ autocorrect fix, faster wireless charging and Apple Pay Cash

By | Apple, Apps, Gadgets, iOS, ios 11, iOS 11.2, Mobile, TC

 Apple released an iOS update in the middle of the night (Cupertino time). iOS 11.2 brings Apple Pay Cash, but the feature is not live yet. The company still needs to flip a switch on its servers to enable it. Today’s update also enables support for faster 7.5W Qi wireless charging. If you have an iPhone 8 or an iPhone X as well as a wireless charger that supports 7.5W or more, your… Read More

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Why Snapchat Spectacles failed

By | Apps, eCommerce, Gadgets, Google Glass, Hardware, Mobile, Opinion, snap inc, Snapchat, snapchat spectacles, Social

 How come only 0.08% of Snapchat’s users bought its camera sunglasses? Hundreds of thousands of pairs of Spectacles sit rotting in warehouses after the company bungled the launch. Initial hype and lines for its roving, limited time only Snapbot vending machines led Snap to overestimate demand but underdeliver on quality and content. Massive piles of assembled and unassembled… Read More

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Wall Street dings Apple after some reported LTE connectivity issues on the new Watch

By | Apple, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Series 3, Apps, finance, Gadgets, Mobile, TC

 There are a lot of reports hitting the ‘net this morning in reviews of the Apple Watch Series 3, which indicate that there are some LTE connectivity issues — causing Apple to take a small dip this morning and a speed bump in its march to $1 trillion. Shares of Apple fell around 2.5% this morning, which for Apple is a pretty substantial ding for the company despite the deceptively… Read More

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15 neat hidden features in iOS 11

By | Apple, Apps, Gadgets, iOS, ios 11, Mobile, TC

 After months and months of beta, iOS 11 is finally here — and it’s a huge update. In particular, Apple has tucked away many little features that you won’t see right away. If you want to impress all your friends with your mad iOS skills, here is a list of some of these features. I also wrote a short and sweet review of iOS 10 if you want to learn more about all the changes… Read More

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Let’s review some of tech’s big second quarter financial stories

By | Amazon, Apps, Blue Apron, Facebook, Gadgets, Google, Mobile, Netflix, Snap, Snapchat, TC, Twitter, Yelp

 Now that the second-quarter “earnings season” — when all of the biggest public tech companies spill their financial guts to the public — is over, and it was filled with a lot of weird stories that seemed a little outside of the mold that we normally see. There weren’t any blockbuster product launches, huge advertising beats, wildly surprising numbers (outside… Read More

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 will feature some of tech’s wildest success stories

By | 23andMe, Ann Wojcicki, Apps, Ben Silbermann, Cindy Mi, disrupt sf, Disrupt SF 2017, Gadgets, Houzz, Mobile, Pinterest, Startups, TC, TechCrunch Disrupt, vipkid

 TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 is less than a month away at Pier 48 in San Francisco. This year’s lineup includes a stellar group of speakers, including Pinterest’s Ben Silbermann, Golden State Warriors superstar forward (and also investor) Kevin Durant, Forerunner Venture’s Kirsten Green and Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun. Read More

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Apple just released iOS 11 developer beta 5

By | Apple, Apps, Gadgets, iOS, ios 11, Mobile, TC

 Apple just dropped a brand new beta for your favorite iOS update of the year. While iOS 11 isn’t coming out until September, the company has been testing the new version for a couple of months already. I still don’t recommend installing the beta on a device you use every day, unless you’re willing to live with bugs, crashes and poor performance. The fifth beta is only… Read More

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Apple Pay is coming to Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the UAE and more banks

By | Apple, Apple Pay, Apps, Gadgets, Mobile, TC

 Apple has been announcing a bunch of news about Apple Pay recently. The company is expanding its mobile payment feature more aggressively. As announced in yesterday’s earnings call, Apple Pay is coming to the UAE, Denmark, Finland and Sweden before the end of the year. Apple hasn’t shared any specific information about those new countries. For instance, the company hasn’t… Read More

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