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This alarm clock recharges your gadgets while you rest [Deals]

Having reminders on our phones is super convenient. But no touchscreen can replace the satisfaction of slapping an actual snooze button on a good old alarm clock. Well the Sandman Clock isn’t old, in fact it’s brand new, but it returns a familiar form to modern convenience. It takes the classic form of a sleek […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Today in Apple history: First iPad reviews hail a true game-changer

March 31, 2010: The world gets its first sense of how the iPad measures up, as the first reviews hit the internet. The consensus? That there’s no Flash, no USB, no multitasking — but that it’s a whole new computing experience all the same. As USA Today writes, “The first iPad is a winner.” Getting […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple seeks an army of engineers to make Siri smarter

Apple wants to hire 142 people for Siri-related jobs, almost twice as many as this time last year. Clearly, the company is serious about turning around its troubled voice-driven digital assistant. Siri has been a sore spot for Apple lately. Voice access is a weak point in the otherwise-stellar HomePod, while rival smart speakers using […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

iOS developers get new tools that let you download and delete iCloud data

Apple is giving developers new tools that will allow iPhone and iPad users to download and delete any personal information being stored in iCloud. Developers received word of the new tools today which were created in order to help developers comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation that goes into effect this May. The […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

What to expect from WWDC 2018

What’s next for Apple? We’ll find out in June, when the company hosts devs from around the world at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2018. Every year, the event gives Cupertino execs a chance to show off Apple’s new software and hardware. It’s a chance for outsiders to get a direct look at what’s in the […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple augmented reality system could make us better drivers

Bad drivers may soon get some crucial tips on the road from Apple, if the company’s latest patent ever becomes a reality. While everyone in tech is working on driverless car systems, it appears that Apple is looking into ways to make it safer for humans to get behind the wheel too. Apple filed for […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Review: Blu Vivo X

Blu's latest phone is the Vivo X, an affordable flagship that boasts a 6-inch screen, 4 cameras, and a massive battery. If you're turned on by unlocked Android phones with 2:1 displays and low price points, the Blu Vivo X is a reasonable piece of hardware. Here is Phone Scoop's in-deopth review. Source: phonescoop

ZTE's Android Go Phone, the Tempo Go, Now Available for $80

ZTE made the Tempo Go available for purchase from its online store. The Tempo Go is a version of the Tempo X that runs the Android Go Oreo platform. Android Go is Google's slimmed-down version of Android for ultra low-cost devices with RAM of 1 GB of less. The Tempo Go has a 5-inch display with 854 by 480 pixels and it is powered by a Snapdragon 210 processor with…

Huawei Says It's Not Giving Up On the US Market

Huawei plans to soldier on in the U.S. market despite recent setbacks. "We are committed to the U.S. market and to earning the trust of U.S. consumers by staying focused on delivering world-class products and innovation," said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business, to CNET. Earlier this week, Huawei announced the P20 and P20 Pro phones (pictured), contenders to the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S9. The phones boast…

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