The public launch of Apple’s biggest iOS update in 2018 so far might be just a few weeks away, now that developers just received another beta build for iOS 11.3. Apple seeded iOS 11.3 beta six to developers this morning, bring a bunch of bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements to the iPhone and iPad. Developers […]
Having Fortnite login failed issues for signing in and matchmaking services following iOS version launch? You are not alone. Here’s what you need to know.
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Facebook is said to be planning on launching the Oculus Go VR Headset at F8 Developer Conference on May 1 according to sources of Variety. Facebook declined to comment just as expected. The company first introduced the Go VR Headset back in October 2017. During the announcement in October, company executives mentioned that the Oculus Go VR headset would be available to consumers in early 2018. Since it powers with the same software as Samsung’s Gear VR headset, it will out of the box have support for thousands of VR games and 360-degree video experiences, and other streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and HBO. The Oculus Go VR Headset comes with an integrated display and all of its computing power directly into the headset, eliminating the need for phone or PC. Furthermore, the headset will come with a 32 GB of onboard storage for the $ 199 variant, and 64GB model will sell at a higher price. Unlike the Oculus Rift headset, Oculus Go doesn’t have any positional tracking technology. If rumors are to be believed, Facebook said to have given a model of Oculus Go VR Headset that is very much like the final retail product some time last year. At CES 2018 in January, the company announced that it was partnering with Xiaomi …
Automation tool Launch Center Pro starts easy and gets complicated very quickly. For hardcore users, the app is great, but first timers might want to consider a more user-friendly app like Workflow.
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AR Emojis are one of the features Samsung was pushing at the launch event for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, because it simply had to respond to Apple’s Animoji somehow. And now you get some new characters to play with if you enjoy AR Emoji-ing yourself. Mickey and Minnie Mouse are available, and right on time as today is the official release day for the S9 duo. Samsung says Disney characters are coming to life in an augmented reality setting for the first time ever. You can download Mickey and Minnie from the AR Emoji mode inside Samsung’s Camera app. But wait, there’s more! Other…
I wasn’t alone in suggesting that Samsung’s Animoji competitors were, well, creepy. AR Emojis sit firmly in the uncanny valley between face scans and cartoon characters — generally lacking the adorableness of Apple’s offering. They have, however, had one saving grace: Disney, the entertainment company that essentially owns all of your best childhood memories.
Samsung teased the partnership this month at Mobile World Congress, during the big Galaxy S9 launch, but didn’t offer much in the way of specifics. There is, however, some good news on the front. Disney’s AR Emojis will be available at launch for the S9 and S9+ — which, as it so happens, is today.
Right now, only Mickey and Minnie are available, accessible to phone buyers as a free download. More character offerings from such blockbuster films as The Incredibles, Zootopia and Frozen will be made available before the end of the year.
The decision to go with Samsung is no doubt a sore spot for Apple, which has had a tight partnership with Disney for decades, including numerous product crossovers and shared board members. But the entertainment giant is no doubt looking to spread the love. The company also recently licensed Star Wars characters for some very Porg-y Pixel 2 AR stickers.
“By extending our characters and stories to new digital platforms,” Disney VP John Love said in a release tied to the announcement, “we are creating daily Disney experiences everywhere our audience goes, and we are able to draw in new generations of fans.”
The S9 hits the market today, priced starting at $ 720.
Any time you slate a product that a lot of people worked hard on, you’re bound to get some pushback. In the wake of a recent damning report, suggesting that Siri is broken, and has pretty much been that way since the start, Siri’s co-founder Dag Kittlaus has hit back at one of the article’s […]
If you think the Galaxy S9's personalized AR emoji creations are creepy, well, you're right. But as teased by Samsung at its launch event in MWC a few weeks ago, some familiar Disney faces are joining the robo-avatar party. Both Mickey and Minnie wil…
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VentureBeat’s Evan Blass has shared an image of the upcoming HTC U12 Plus flagship that the Taiwanese hardware brand has been working on for a slated May unveiling. If Blass is on point as he usually is, the U12 Plus will feature slim bezels on the front, a horizontal dual camera system and a fingerprint sensor on the rear. A previous leak of the device’s details mention that the U12 Plus will get a 6-inch WQHD+ resolution screen, along with the recent Snapdragon 845 chip that powers the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Sony’s Xperia XZ2. It’s said to be paired…
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We’ve been hearing about Google Assistant’s routines for months now.
[Update x2: All 6 now live] Google Assistant will have 6 routines at launch and each one has a limited set of actions was written by the awesome team at Android Police.