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Sorry Apple, I’m still not ready to upgrade my iPhone

By | Apple, Apple earbuds, apple inc, e-waste, Gadgets, headphones, iOS, iPhone, Mobile

Last week, in light of Apple’s revised revenue guidance, my TC colleague Ron Miller made a tongue-in-cheek apology for taking so long to upgrade his old iPhone. He wrote that he had finally bitten the bullet and shelled out to upgrade a more than three-years-old (but still working) iPhone 6 for a shiny new iPhone XR ($750+) […]

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Put down your phone if you want to innovate

By | Android, computing, desktop computing, Gadgets, iOS, iPhone, Pets.com, PIXEL, smartphones, TC

We are living in an interstitial period. In the early 1980s we entered an era of desktop computing that culminated in the dot-com crash — a financial bubble that we bolstered with Y2K consulting fees and hardware expenditures alongside irrational exuberance over Pets.com . That last interstitial era, an era during which computers got smaller, […]

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Alibaba made a smart screen to help blind people shop and it costs next to nothing

By | alibaba, alibaba group, alipay, Artificial Intelligence, Asia, China, CSR, Diversity, eCommerce Platform, Gadgets, iPhone, quora, smartphones, text-to-speech, Tsinghua University

Just a few years ago, Li Mengqi could not have imagined shopping on her own. Someone needed to always keep her company to say aloud what was in front of her, who’s been blind since birth. When smartphones with text-to-speech machines for the visually impaired arrived, she immediately bought an iPhone. “Though it was expensive,” […]

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Review: The iPad Pro and the power of the Pen(cil)

By | apple inc, Apple Pencil, artist, computing, editor, eraser, fiftythree, Food, Gadgets, Hardware, Intel, ios devices, iPad, iPad Pro, iPads, iPhone, Mac OS X, Microsoft, oled, partner, pencil, RAM, Reviews, Supply chain, surface pro, tablet computers, TC, Technology, Wacom

Laptop users have been focused for a very long time on whether the iPad Pro is going to be forced upon them as a replacement device. Depending on who you believe, Apple included, it has at one point been considered that, or a pure tablet with functions to be decided completely by the app development […]

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This gadget adds two USB 3.0 ports to Apple’s power adapter

By | Apple, apple inc, Computer Hardware, computing, Gadgets, iPhone, lightning, macbook, macintosh, usb

This is clever. Made by HyperDrive, the USB-C Hub slips onto an Apple USB-C power adapter and adds two USB 3.0 ports. That’s all. I love it and it addresses a major shortcoming of Apple’s current notebook lineup. Apple ditched full-size USB ports in favor of the versatile USB-C. It makes sense on some levels. […]

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Apple ditches the headphone jack on latest iPad Pro models

By | AirPods, Apple, Apple earbuds, Apple Fall Event 2018, apple inc, computing, Gadgets, Google, iOS, iPad, iPhone, lightning, mobile device, tablet computers, Technology

The headphone jack is missing from the latest versions of the iPad Pro. It’s gone. Dead. Worse yet, the headphones that come with the iPhone will not work either. Apple ditched Lightning for USB-C. Instead, Apple is selling a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle for $9. The latest iPad Pro models follows the trend lines set […]

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At long last, pet portraits with background blur are possible on the iPhone XR

By | Apps, Artificial Intelligence, bokeh, Gadgets, halide, iPhone, iPhone Xr, Mobile, Photography

The new iPhones have some great new photography features, but the XR lacks a couple, for instance portrait mode for non-people subjects, owing to its sadly having only the one camera. So last year! Fortunately third party camera app Halide is here to help you get that professional-looking bokeh in your doggo shots.

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Proxxi saves workers from getting electrocuted

By | ABB, analyst, ceo, electricity, Flash, Gadgets, High Voltage, iPhone, manufacturing, oil and gas, see, Startups, TC, vancouver

There are some gadgets that are nice to have – iPhones, sous vide wands – and some gadgets that you must have. Proxxi fits in the latter camp. Proxxi is an always-on sensor that buzzes when it gets too close to high voltage electricity. It’s worn by mechanics and electricians and alerts them when they’re […]

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