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Apple refreshes Mac lineup with new keyboard touch functions Apple refreshes Mac lineup with new keyboard touch functions
- October 28, 2016

The company unveiled the laptops at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, where executives showed how the Touch Bar works with a variety of apps and software - providing playback and editing controls for videos or music, for example, and search functions for Apple's maps and photos apps. (more...)
Early voting shows Clinton ahead: AP-GfK poll
- October 28, 2016

Yesterday, it was Clinton 44%, Trump 43%. According to a fundraising memo to supporters, Trump's campaign believes he needs to capture states where some polls have shown him leading: Iowa, Ohio and Nevada . And when looking at the battleground states, she still has the easiest path to the 270 electoral votes. Mr Trump is trying to capitalise on voter dismay over new government data that shows premiums for health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act will increase by an average ... (more...)
Twitter is Shutting Down Vine Twitter is Shutting Down Vine
- October 28, 2016

Vine has been unable to compete with the likes of Snapchat and Instagram and Twitter has switched its focus to the Periscope live-streaming platform. Founded in June 2012 , Vine is popular mainly due to genres like sports, amusing clips, and highlights; boosting up the app's usage to such enormous numbers. (more...)
Apple ramps up MacBook infused with touch controls
- October 28, 2016

Customers will be able to access the new machines with Touch ID , the fingerprint reader also used on iPhones, and use the touch screen bar of keys, called the Touch Bar, to control programs and apps being used on the main screen. Rest assured, this has not caused Apple to abandon the headphone jack. Apple has also introduced a MacBook Pro for $1499 that is without the Touch Bar. (more...)
Note 7 crisis wipes out almost all of Samsung's mobile profits Note 7 crisis wipes out almost all of Samsung's mobile profits
- October 28, 2016

Samsung Electronics, the world's largest maker of smartphones, memory chips and TVs, reported a sharp fall in its quarterly earnings after the unprecedented recall and discontinuation of fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones wiped out its mobile profit in the last quarter. (more...)
Twitter Tops Profit and Sales Expectations but Takes Ax to Workforce Twitter Tops Profit and Sales Expectations but Takes Ax to Workforce
- October 28, 2016

Messaging service Twitter announced on Thursday it will cut nine percent of its global workforce or about 300 jobs as the company's third-quarter revenue growth slowed sharply. "We've also already started the alpha of Google's DoubleClick Bid Manager buying integration with the Twitter Ads API in the first few weeks of the fourth quarter", Dorsey added. (more...)
VW raises FY revenue guidance after Q3 sales increase
- October 28, 2016

Volkswagen said operating profit before special items rose to €3.75 billion in the third quarter from €3.2 billion ($4.09 billion) a year ago. The carmaker, once a paragon of German industry, has been plunged into its deepest-ever crisis after it emerged in September previous year that it installed emissions-cheating software in 11 million diesel engines worldwide. (more...)
Apple watch sales slowing down considerably Apple watch sales slowing down considerably
- October 28, 2016

The latest numbers from IDC appears to show a market in need of significant recalibration. This week, IDC released new information about the smartwatch industry and its ongoing decline. "It has become evident that at present smartwatches are not for everyone", said Jitesh Ubrani, a senior research analyst. However, moving forward, differentiating the experience of a smartwatch from the smartphone will be key and we're starting to see early signs of this as cellular integration is rising ... (more...)
Galaxy S8 could incorporate Samsung's own take on Siri and Google Assistant
- October 28, 2016

Lee's election to the board will allow him to more actively participate in and take formal responsibility for the company's important decision making, contributing to creating long-term, sustainable value for all of our stakeholders", board chairman Kwon Oh-Hyun said. (more...)
Samsung still stumped by charred Note 7s; heir joins board
- October 28, 2016

Today, various sources and even the company itself validated that its operating profit has gone down 30 percent. Samsung said July-September operating profit was 5.2 trillion won ($F9b), matching its revised guidance. When compared to the same cycle a year ago, it saw a decrease of 2.19 trillion won following a profit of 7.39 trillion won in the third quarter. However, the Consumer Electronics Division achieved solid earnings growth driven by strong sales of SUHD TVs and premium home ... (more...)
UN prepares for chemical attacks in Iraq's Mosul UN prepares for chemical attacks in Iraq's Mosul
- October 28, 2016

Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak told private channel Kanal 24 on Thursday that Turkey's meteorology and disaster management departments are working on multiple scenarios to prevent any accidents. "We can not permit Sinjar, because the PKK is there". But the US-led coalition against IS has said that the jihadists can still travel in smaller groups . (more...)
This is the brand new MacBook Pro This is the brand new MacBook Pro
- October 28, 2016

The 13-inch version with traditional function keys starts at $1,499 with 13-inch and 15-inch models with Touch Bar starting at $1,799 and $2,399. In any case, you'll be able to use the Touch Bar to access quick shortcuts, emoji, menus within applications, music controls, volume and brightness controls and more. (more...)
Apple's 'Hello Again' Event Brought News for Apple TV
- October 28, 2016

The app could make it easier for viewers to find shows to watch, as it means you don't have to check individual apps. Apple's TV app: What Pay TV services are available through the TV app? You can also see Recommended shows and movies based on what you've already watched through the TV app. (more...)
Apple's plan to own your TV is becoming clear
- October 28, 2016

Using the app, internally called "Watch List", someone who watched AMC's The Walking Dead on Apple TV, and also has FX's streaming app, might be served a recommendation for The Strain , as an example. There's no doubt that Apple surprises us in its events with new additions, whether we're speaking of hardware or software. At least for now, the new Touch Bar and Touch ID features will be available only on higher-end models - a 13-inch MacBook Pro starting at about $1,800 and a 15-inch ... (more...)
Apple to Announce Apple TV App Focused on TV Show Discovery
- October 28, 2016

This new "Watch List" feature will likely make finding some of that content easier, but until it's just part of how Apple TV works and not another app, Apple TV is still heading down the wrong path. Pacific Time on Thursday at its Cupertino, California headquarters. There's a lot more to expect from Apple's "Hello Again" event. The company has been trying to do for TV what it did for music for years now, serving up its own package of content to consumers, but it's been stymied by ... (more...)
How to watch Apple's October 2016 event livestream How to watch Apple's October 2016 event livestream
- October 28, 2016

Rumors surrounding the possible Mac product launch suggest that three new laptops could debut, including a newly improved MacBook Pro, which is rumored to feature an OLED touch strip with customizable touch screen keys. Here's how to watch the Apple Keynote. The livestream uses Apple's HTTP Live Streaming technology. Apple requires that you're running at least iOS 7.0 on your device in order for the stream to work. (more...)
The new TV app for Apple TV
- October 28, 2016

Today in Cupertino Tim Cook wowed the audience be announcing a new app for the Apple TV and the app has the worst name available-TV. Apps are isolated silos of content not unlike channels on cable TV, but harder to switch between. . Amazon's lack of participation is not entirely a surprise, as the company has not yet reached a deal with Apple to have its content on Apple's streaming TV devices at all. (more...)
Google puts the brakes on Fiber, plans for layoffs
- October 28, 2016

In August, The Information reported that Barratt had been told by Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company, to cut the Fiber workforce in half, in part due to Fiber subscriber numbers that were much lower than expected. "We're ever grateful to these cities for their ongoing partnership and patience, and we're confident we'll have an opportunity to resume our partnership discussions once we've advanced our technologies and solutions", Barratt wrote. (more...)
Try Microsoft Paint 3D now
- October 28, 2016

Of course, with 3D now introduced on Windows, it was revealed that some of the leading VR headsets are now compatible with the upcoming "Windows 10 Creators Update". But there's a lot more coming from Microsoft than just hardware. It supports various peripherals including the Surface Pen and the new Surface Dial . (more...)
Apple's TV App Seeks to Unify the Apple TV Experience
- October 28, 2016

This new application replaces the two existing applications, Movies and TV Shows , and combines them into a single app, where you can find all your rentals and purchases. Alongside the new MacBook Pro models today, Apple announced not new Apple TV hardware, but a seemingly small yet important software upgrade for the Apple TV. (more...)

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