Surface 3 stocks dwindling as Microsoft plans system’s demise | Ars Technica
Surface 3 stocks dwindling as Microsoft plans system’s demise | Ars TechnicaThe Atom x7 processors in Surface 3, using the Airmont core, were originally due to be replaced by the "Broxton" family with a new Goldmont core. But earlier this year, Intel cancelled some of its planned Broxton processors as it scaled back its investment in phone and tablet components.
ARM is the little engine that could. And did.
Labels: ARM SOC, ARM vs. ATOM
Microsoft tests new tool to remove OEM crapware | Ars Technica
Microsoft tests new tool to remove OEM crapware | Ars Technica: "Currently available only for Windows Insiders, the new tool fetches a copy of Windows online and performs a clean installation. The only option is whether or not you want to preserve your personal data. Any other software that's installed will be blown away, including the various applications and utilities that OEMs continue to bundle with their systems."
Labels: windows 10
AppleInsider podcast talks to former Apple evangelist Matt Sephton, wraps up WWDC
AppleInsider podcast talks to former Apple evangelist Matt Sephton, wraps up WWDCThis week on the AppleInsider former Apple technology evangelist Matt Sephton joins Victor to talk about his perspective on the week's WWDC news and shares a Steve Jobs story. Mikey chimes in with his favorite upcoming iOS 10, macOS, watchOS 3 and tvOS features.
Tonight, on Inside Apple!
Labels: apple evangelism, wwdc
Snapchat's response to stealing artwork - Business Insider
Snapchat's response to stealing artwork - Business Insider: "Snapchat has responded to allegations that it stole artwork for its selfie filters and other graphics."
Apparently nobody told these artists to register their work at the US Copyright Office and thereby be entitled to statutory damages of $40,000USD per infringement. Stolen art wouldn't seem like such a bargain then, would it?
The best way to register a lot of images all at once is by registering a collection.
Credit Suisse predicts Apple stock 'super cycle' on strength of all-glass 2017 iPhone
Credit Suisse predicts Apple stock 'super cycle' on strength of all-glass 2017 iPhone: "Analysts on Wall Street are increasingly expecting an incremental iPhone hardware update this year, which has led some to turn their sights to a rumored 2017 handset revamp in hopes of pushing Apple stock to new heights."
Labels: iphone glass, iphone rumours
Safari 10 dumps Flash, Java, Silverlight, QuickTime in the trash • The Register
Safari 10 dumps Flash, Java, Silverlight, QuickTime in the trash • The Register: "Java, Silverlight and QuickTime are also on the Safari 10 end-of-life list, which along with why-are-you-still-using Flash are going to be excluded from the as-shipped navigator.plugins and navigator.mimeTypes files.">
So long old friend (tm).
Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016
Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016: "As this candy colored appearance grew old, Apple again shifted toward neutral greys and complex, photorealistic icons. iOS started out in 2007 with richly beveled photorealistic icons with gloss and sheen and reflections. By 2013, this had not only grown somewhat old fashioned looking, but would also be hard to maintain as iOS began making efforts to support resolution independence. "
I think Snapchat has proved once and for all it's not about the chrome, it's about the customer.
Labels: UI fashion trends
Google’s 3D sensing Project Tango tech finally lands in a consumer phone [Update] | Ars Technica
Google’s 3D sensing Project Tango tech finally lands in a consumer phone [Update] | Ars Technica: "One of the more interesting uses was as a measuring tape. The 3D sensing is so precise that it allows you to pick two points on a plane, and it will give you a readout in centimeters. You can make and save 3D volumetric measurements, which is a feature we haven't seen in a smartphone before."
With every new sensor smartphones add, a new industry is born.
Labels: android vs. ios
Apple is making big changes to the App Store under Phil Schiller’s lead | Ars Technica
Apple is making big changes to the App Store under Phil Schiller’s lead | Ars Technica: "We're a few days out from the WWDC keynote, but Apple is already making some announcements. Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller was put in charge of the App Store back in December, and today he sat down with The Loop's Jim Dalrymple to detail his first major changes to the App Store.
Plenty of great Apple developer news in this article.
Labels: app store, apple