A report from Bloomberg this week has made public something that should already have been apparent to tech industry observers: Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with its own chips starting sometime around 2020. The two California companies have enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership ever since Apple made the switch to Intel CPUs with the 2006 MacBook Pro and iMac, but recent trends have made the break-up between them inevitable. Intel’s chip improvements have stagnated at the same time as Apple’s have accelerated, and now iPhone systems-on-chip are outperforming laptop-class silicon from Intel’s Core line. Even if Intel never cedes its performance crown, the future that Apple is building will invariably be…
Anyone who’s traveled to another country knows how frustrating it is to be geoblocked from streaming content that’s available back at home. Due to licensing restrictions, content providers like Netflix aren’t always able to provide the same viewing experience across different countries, and so some countries get access to a worse content library than others. Hypothetically, this shouldn’t happen within the European Common Market (to which the European Union belongs), which seeks to “guarantee the free movement of goods, capital, services, and labour,” but in reality there’s always some gap between theory and practice.
Public places may soon be filled with secret pieces of art unlocked by looking through the lens of AR, if Artopia’s cheerily creative app catches on. It essentially lets you geocache your 3D scribbles so anyone else can find, appreciate, and share them.
Artopia, currently in beta for Android and iOS, is a straightforward combination of AR painting and real world discovery. You make your art by selecting brushes, colors, and so on and moving your phone as you would the brush. Grab objects and move them around, attach them, etc.
When you’re done, save it and its precise location is saved to Artopia’s service. Now anyone passing by will be able to see it (a map shows nearby creations) and who made it, give it a like, and maybe draw some complementary work nearby.
It’s simple (in concept, not in execution), but also a thoroughly pleasant and natural combo. Of course, there will also be a report button in case someone draws a fence of phalluses around your house (for example), and the usual caveats of crowd-sourced content and moderation apply.
Artopia was created by Kuwaiti developer Omar Khalil, so the density of art might be a bit higher around the American University of Kuwait. But if this sounds like something you’re into, apply to get into the beta and start filling the parks and streets around your neighborhood with color and shape.
Ding dong, who’s there?!
Keep in mind, to use the Video Doorbell Pro properly you will need to have an existing hardwired doorbell in the place you want to install this one. Installation is super simple and only takes a few minutes once you get started. Ring includes a variety of faceplate colors so you can pick the one that matches your house.
B&H doesn’t charge sales tax at the time of purchase to those who live outside of NJ and NY, and also has the Video Doorbell 2 on sale for $ 179.
Back in October last year, we heard about a new service from Disney that would offer a one-stop digital library for movie content you had already bought. Movies Anywhere combines your purchases from iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, and Vudu. The platform just announced its latest expansion, adding FandangoNOW to its list of connected retailers.
The library now has almost 7,500 film titles to choose from, including Star Wars: The Last Jedi which has just become available.
Movies Anywhere adds FandangoNOW to bolster its growing library was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
All-in-one movie centralization and viewing service Movies Anywhere on Tuesday announced a new partnership with FandangoNOW that will allow customers of the on-demand service to watch purchased shows on variety of platforms, including Apple’s iOS and Apple TV.
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We already posted about battery saving mode no longer using flashy orange bars in Android P, but there’s more to it than that. It also seems to be having an identity crisis with a total of three different names being used for it, and it’s now adjustable to activate from anywhere between 5% and 70%.
In Android 8.1 Oreo, the simply-named ‘Battery saver’ has three toggles for when it can automatically kick in: Never, at 5% battery, and at 15% battery.
Android P feature spotlight: Battery saver gets renamed several times, and it can be scheduled for anywhere between 5% and 70% was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
More exclusives have just arrived! In addition to deals on iMacs and iPads, B&H is now knocking $ 900 off two Late 2016 15" MacBook Pros with an abundance of upgrades, including faster processors, extra storage and better graphics. Prices for the premium models start at just $ 1,899 with no tax outside NY and NJ.
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Watching movies or your favorite television while on the move is the ultimate luxury. You would do it all the time, except wi-fi is limited, and causes those riveting scenes to buffer. You can download your favorites clips and videos from nearly any website and watch it without an internet connection with MovieSherlock Pro Video Downloader for Mac. It’s on sale now in iPhoneHacks Deals Hub. Continue reading
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