Tag Archive: Apple

How BlackBerry built Android but Apple perfected it

BlackBerry started the smartphone craze and Apple changed how we use them. Android has its roots in both and that’s what makes it great.

It all starts back in 2002 when a company called Danger builds a device called the Hicktop — a.k.a. the T-Mobile Sidekick for everyone in the U.S. Yes, there were “data-driven” devices in Japan, and companies were making PDAs, but the smartphone craze can be traced directly back to the Sidekick.

Ironically, the  [Read More…]

HBO Max on Android TV kicks Apple TV’s butt with this one feature

Closed captions are great for those who need them to enjoy what’s on the television. Captions you can adjust to meet your needs are even better.

It’s easy to talk about accessibility. Actually following through is where it counts. And to that end, there’s a surprising feature tucked inside the HBO Max app on Android TV.

Head on to the top and enter into your profile section, and you’ll see a section called “Closed Captioning.”  [Read More…]

Five EU states criticize Apple and Google over contact tracing in letter

Five member states wrote a fairly passive-aggressive letter, clearly aimed at Apple and Google.

What you need to know Five EU states have written a letter about contact tracing apps. Without mentioning Apple and Google by name, they were highly critical of the companies. They suggested Apple and Google were “imposing technical standards”, calling the move a misstep and a missed opportunity.

Five EU states have come together, penning a passive-aggressive letter clearly aimed at Apple and  [Read More…]

Apple and Google officially launch Exposure Notifications to fight COVID-19

The first phase of Apple and Google’s plan is live.

What you need to know Apple and Google have launched their Exposure Notifications technology. The technology is now available to developers as an API to integrate with public health apps. This is the first phase of their plan to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Today, Apple and Google have announced that they are making their Exposure Notifications technology available to public health agencies across the world.

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Following new Huawei attack, China mulling moves against Apple and Qualcomm

The Chinese government is considering both restrictions on, and investigations against, U.S. companies operating in China.

What you need to know China is mulling over retaliatory measures against the U.S., following its move to cut off Huawei’s access to crucial semiconductor suppliers. Reports suggest it’s considering launching investigations against U.S. companies. Apple, Boeing, Cisco, and Qualcomm have all been named as potential targets.

The trade war between the U.S. and China may be slated to become far  [Read More…]

Apple and Google sued by Ubisoft over sale of Rainbow Six ‘carbon copy’

“Virtually every aspect of AF2 is copied from R6S, from the operator selection screen to the final scoring screen, and everything in between.”

What you need to know Apple and Google are being sued by game developer Ubisoft. A lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles, May 15, over sales of a game called Area F2. Ubisoft claims the game is a ‘carbon copy’ of Rainbow Six: Siege.

Game developer Ubisoft is suing both Apple and Google, over  [Read More…]

Apple and Google show what a contact tracing app could look like

Apple and Google’s new contact tracing APIs will let public health agencies build efficient contact tracing apps.

What you need to know Apple and Google have teamed up to create a contact tracing API for their respective smartphone operating systems. The API will enable efficient and light contact tracing experiences on smartphones running iOS and Android. Both companies shared screenshots and code snippets this week to help developers get a headstart.

Amid the unprecedented actions taking to  [Read More…]

Should you buy the Garmin Venu or the Apple Watch Series 5?

A solid choice for all Garmin Venu

$ 297 at Amazon

Pros AMOLED display 20+ preloaded sports apps Music storage for 500 songs Pulse Ox sensor Sleep tracking Cons Doesn’t offer LTE connectivity Smaller storage capacity Limited app selection Only one size option

The Garmin Venu comes with 20+ preloaded sports apps, built-in GPS, heart-rate monitoring, on-screen workouts, sleep tracking, and much more. Anyone can enjoy all the perks this smartwatch has to offer.

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See how Apple and Google came together to trace the coronavirus

See how Apple and Google came together to build their COVID-19 tracing solution.

What you need to know A new report from CNBC details how Apple and Google worked together on contact tracing. The report shows how both companies started their own projects initially. It then goes on to show how the rivals came together.

A new report from CNBC has given a behind the scenes look at how a few employees took the idea and, within  [Read More…]

EU states ‘being completely held hostage by Google and Apple’ says official

The pair strongly rebuffed calls to support centralized contact tracing technology.

What you need to know An EU official has said that Apple and Google are holding EU states hostage. That’s after they rebuffed calls from France and Germany to back their contact tracing solutions. Apple and Google will not accommodate solutions that involve holding personal data on a central server.

An EU official has said that Apple and Google are holding EU states hostage after they  [Read More…]