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New lenses will make your iPhone photos even sharper

Some of the best photographic lenses originate from Germany. Think Zeiss or Leica. Now, a Stuttgart startup named Lemuro hopes to earn that same respect with lens attachments for the iPhone. And if looks, a swell of support on Kickstarter and that whole assumption about German precision engineering are indicators, Lemuro may get there. That […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Chrome 67 Can Access Device Sensors for Better Web Apps

Google is rolling out Chrome 67 for Android devices with several new features in tow. Most significantly, the refreshed browser puts new APIs to work. The Generic Sensor API gives web sites and web apps access to a mobile device accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer. Google says this will let developers create better games, fitness tracking, and augmented/virtual reality web apps. Chrome 67 also adds the WebXR Device API, in beta…

AT&T Hoping to Settle FTC Lawsuit Over Data Throttling

AT&T today indicated it is prepared to settle with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over allegations that it throttled users' mobile data speeds without property informing them. AT&T advertised "unlimited" mobile data, but slowed users' speeds once they crossed a certain threshold. The FTC first sued AT&T over the matter in 2014, but that case was tossed. The FCC at one point levied a fine of $100 million against AT&T…

How to remove autocompleting zombie contacts from iPhone Mail

The Mail app on your Mac and your iPhone/iPad does a lot for you, which is usually good. But sometimes it’s a little too helpful, like when it keeps autocompleting an old, unused email address for one of your contacts. Most of us just start tapping a name into the To: field, and pick the […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Fortnite challenge guide for season four, week 5

After a two-day delay, week five’s challenges are finally available inside Fortnite Battle Royale for buyers of the season four Battle Pass. There are seven altogether — four easy and three hard — which will earn you a total of 50 Battle Stars. And unlike last week’s challenges, this week’s are relatively straightforward, so more experienced players […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

ARM's Cortex A76 Core Relies On 7nm Process for Speed and Efficiency Gains

ARM today announced a new series of processors cores for mobile devices that it says will increase performance without impacting battery life. The new Cortex A76 processor core is built using a 7nm process that ARM says delivers a 35% boost in speed and a 40% improvement in efficiency when compared to its previous 10nm core. The A76 generates a 4x increase in compute performance for artificial intelligence and machine…

Galaxy S9 and S9+ Gain More AR Emoji from Samsung

People who own the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ now have access to twice as many AR Emoji stickers. Samsung today pushed an update to the My Emoji Maker tool in its camera app, allowing people to make use of 36 custom AR Emoji. The AR Emoji are created based on the face of the owner. Once users record their face, the phone generates 36 animated stickers that can be…

Belkin’s new wireless chargers give iPhone X a boost

iPhone X and iPhone 8 owners that still haven’t tried wireless charging just got two great reasons from Belkin to take the plunge. Belkin’s BoostUp wireless charger and wireless charging stand that debuted earlier this year at CES are finally available to purchase at a store near you. The Belkin Boost Up is an induction […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Nokia Has Sold Withings Wearable Business

Nokia today said it has sold its Withings business to the wearable company's original co-founder, Eric Carreel. Nokia had purchased the company in 2016. Moving forward, Withings will be headquartered in Paris, with offices in the U.S. and Asia. The company says it is "dedicated to developing innovative connected health products focused on preventive health." Withings will continue to sell Nokia's other health-focused products. Carreel expects to relaunch Withings by…

Get ready to win WWDC 2018 with keynote bingo card

Apple’s first big keynote of 2018 is just a few days away and the cliché catchphrases are about to fly. Keynote bingo has been a longheld tradion of Apple keynotes and WWDC 2018 is no exception. You can win next month’s game with the new WWDC 2018 keynote bingo card generator. All you need are […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

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