“This OTA inadvertently went out to a limited number of devices,” said a OnePlus spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. It will be re-enabled in the next over-the-air update, the spokesperson said. OnePlus also shared this statement on its forums. … [Read more...] about OnePlus inadvertently disables ‘X-Ray’ filter with an update sent to its global phones
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Executives from Apple and Beats reportedly met several times early last year, ahead of when Beats went on to launch its streamed music service. According to Reuters, that included meetings between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Beats' Iovine, as well as Apple's iTunes and cloud services chief Eddy Cue. … [Read more...] about Apple reportedly near $3.2 billion Beats acquisition
The best existing style AI advice comes from Epytom, a stylist bot that lives on Facebook Messenger, boasting 550,000 daily users. Based on a capsule wardrobe of 40 common clothing items, the bot shoots out daily outfit ideas for users, taking into account gender, age, current weather conditions, and a user-selected style profile. For example, a recent suggestion for me (female, 28 years old, 90026, “artsy”): “It is sky is clear, a high of 76F and a low of 58F, and this Friday is looking great on you! Let’s ease into the awesomeness with Little Black Dress and Crew-Neck Tee! ” The bones of my outfit are determined, and a follow-up message provides further detail: “Strappy slip dress and a white tee are the best for this bold combo — you'll make a loud statement with the contrast! For the best proportions, choose a chic midi dress hit mid-shin and pair it with flats,” followed by three photo examples of the outfit, sourced from style … [Read more...] about Rise of the AI fashion police
Microsoft Microsoft Build 2020: Everything announced and then some Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2020 Update is starting to roll out to mainstream users Become a cloud pro: Microsoft Azure certification prep bundle is 95% off Microsoft Build 2020: All developers need to know (ZDNet YouTube) Microsoft Edge gets a new surfing game (CNET) 10+ Microsoft Teams apps for working remotely (TechRepublic) … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface is a hit with business, but outlook for other tablets is bleak
Some have also speculated that Apple is simply buying Beats to replenish its "cool factor." That might be partially true. Apple products have gotten a little boring, allowing rivals like Samsung to become increasingly popular. It’s easy to look back to when the iPod was dominant, white earbuds everywhere, and say that Apple is trying to recapture that market. But Apple doesn’t need to buy cool, because Apple’s brand isn’t weak. In fact, it’s at the very top of Interbrand’s Best Global Brands list for 2013, with brand value ahead of Google, Coca-Cola, IBM, and Microsoft. White earbuds are also quite alive and well. Walking the downtown streets of San Francisco and the Caltrain commuter rail, I saw one, two, three, four, eight sets of Beats in all. But I also saw 84 sets of Apple earbuds. … [Read more...] about What if Apple bought Beats not for headphones, but wearables?