Amazon gives Apple TV and Google Chromecast the finger | Cult of Mac
Amazon gives Apple TV and Google Chromecast the finger | Cult of Mac The most popular online retailer in the world, Amazon, is using its e-commerce powers to put the hurt on Apple and Google’s streaming devices in order to prop-up the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV stick.
Amazon Prime streaming TV works better than any of the other services I've tried. I don't think it needs propping up at all. In fact, some of the other services should think about using Amazon's content delivery network because it's clearly in a class all it's own. Without the network, H.264 is basically useless for streaming. Unless you like that buffering screen.
I'm using mine on a Google Nexus 7 tablet.
Labels: amazon web services
Google launches Android Studio 1.4 with Nexus 5X and 6P emulators, Firebase integration, theme editor | VentureBeat | Dev | by Jordan Novet
Google launches Android Studio 1.4 with Nexus 5X and 6P emulators, Firebase integration, theme editor | VentureBeat | Dev | by Jordan Novet Google today said that it has pushed version 1.4 of its Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE) into the stable release channel. This release comes with several new tools to accelerate the development of Android apps.
Rhymes with poodle hamdroyed.
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Video shows MAME emulator in action on Apple's tvOS
Video shows MAME emulator in action on Apple's tvOS A video posted to the Web on Monday shows a Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator running on Apple's tvOS, allowing developer Kevin Smith to play a number of old-school arcade titles with a paired Bluetooth gaming controller.
Sometimes the small things are the most exciting.
Labels: appletv, mame, tvos
Top iOS ad blocker Crystal lets advertisers pay to bypass restrictions
Top iOS ad blocker Crystal lets advertisers pay to bypass restrictions The policy stems from a deal Crystal developer Dean Murphy forged with Adblock Pro creator Eyeo, the Wall Street Journal said. Eyeo does maintain an "acceptable ads" standard limiting intrusiveness, but over 70 companies, such as Google and Microsoft, have reportedly paid to skip past filters. Users can enable full ad blocking by disabling the "acceptable ads" option.
Extortion is now a business model! It's the modern equivalent of Knucky Thompson now appearing in your virtual neighborhood.
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Samsung’s 950 Pro M.2 SSD pairs NVMe with V-NAND for eye-popping performance | Ars Technica
Samsung’s 950 Pro M.2 SSD pairs NVMe with V-NAND for eye-popping performance | Ars Technica The Samsung 950 Pro SSD—the follow up to the legendary Samsung 850 Pro SSD—has been unveiled by the company at its annual SSD summit in Seoul, Korea. The 950 Pro will be available at retail in October, with MSRPs of $199.99 (probably ~£150) for the 256GB version, and $349.99 (~£280) for the 512GB version. UK pricing is yet to be confirmed.
Music to my ears!
Apple's Tim Cook to meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping during US tour
Apple's Tim Cook to meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping during US tour Apple CEO Tim Cook will be among numerous corporate leaders meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday during his first visit to the United States, amid concerns about a troubled Chinese economy and the possibility of a flashpoint over cybersecurity issues.
After all, Apple's gross revenues are greater than the GDP of many countries.
Apple created a mysterious new emoji and no one knows why | Cult of Mac
Apple created a mysterious new emoji and no one knows why | Cult of Mac A mysterious new emoji has been added by Apple to iOS 9.1 and OS X El Capitan, but unlike the other emoji supported by Apple, this weird new pictogram wasn’t created by the Unicode Authority, and no one knows why it exists.
In case you want to be apprised of the very latest emojii news. Oh, those crazy Japanese!
Labels: ios vs android
Vogue snaps 12MP images, 4K video at New York Fashion Week using Apple's new iPhone 6S Plus
With the ability to capture 12 megapixel images and 4K video, the new iPhone 6s models greatly enhance the detail of iPhone photographs. The new phones' camera hardware is also faster.
Some clever marketing to be sure.
Not everyone is fooled, though. Like recent owners of the Panasonic GH4.
Labels: iphone 6, iphone 6s
Second 'Steve Jobs' Trailer Premieres - Release Set for October 9 | MacTrast
Second 'Steve Jobs' Trailer Premieres - Release Set for October 9 | MacTrast The film – directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay by noted writer Aaron Sorkin – premiered last week at the Telluride Film Festival, and will also be featured at the New York Film Festival on October 3. The film’s wide theatrical release is set for October 9th.
Ramp up to the too soon movie. An interesting biopic might be that of K&R who created C & UNIX, without which there would be no Linux, Apple etc.
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