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IBooks reading app has been renamed Apple Books in iOS 12 IBooks reading app has been renamed Apple Books in iOS 12
- June 04, 2018

The new software will be make iOS devices faster and more responsive , he said. Apple is also launching a new Shortcuts app that lets users create their own Siri commands. The app will group those speakers by room, so you can now ask Siri to play a song "in the kitchen and the bedroom", for example. Stocks and Voice Memos coming to the iPad. (more...)
Apple staffing-up chip hardware lab in OR with ex-Intel engineers Apple staffing-up chip hardware lab in OR with ex-Intel engineers
- June 04, 2018

The project was supposed to launch in 2020 but The Oregonian has reported that work has already begun. The outlet is keen to point out that this location would put the lab closer to Oregon's computing hardware hub than the cluster of software and services companies in Portland. (more...)
Apple shows off watchOS 5 with Walkie-Talkie, better workouts, and deep notifications Apple shows off watchOS 5 with Walkie-Talkie, better workouts, and deep notifications
- June 04, 2018

Now Apple is improving on it's famous circle-closing experience through Challenges . Throughout the period, all of you will be working towards the same goals and can check in on your progress and poll position and even taunt each-other. Notifications from third party apps will now allow you to interact with different elements directly from that notification too. The Siri watchface gets some new data as well. (more...)
Destiny makers Bungie working on new game with Chinese publisher Destiny makers Bungie working on new game with Chinese publisher
- June 04, 2018

Destiny developer Bungie is set to self-publish their next game thanks to a huge investment from Chinese firm NetEase. Also in its statement, Bungie said its ambition as a studio is to "become an entertainment company that sustains many worlds simultaneously". (more...)
What to Expect at Apple’s WWDC 2018 Event
- June 04, 2018

The one week conference is scheduled to start on 4 June and will end on 8 June. Primarily aimed at "doubling down on performance", iOS 12 will be officially available on all the same devices as its predecessor. There's also an easy way to tune into the event on your telly by downloading the specific Apple Events app to your living room's centerpiece. In a demo run by Lego, two iPads were shown to be running an AR game focused on a small lego building. (more...)
New Dark Mode And Apple News App For MacOS 10.14 New Dark Mode And Apple News App For MacOS 10.14
- June 04, 2018

In macOS 10.14 the dark user interface is also reflected in the apps like Xcode 10 and also icons get a darker treatment. While there's surely more to be revealed, it looks like MacOS 10.14 will sport both a " dark mode " and an Apple News app. (more...)
Microsoft to buy coding site GitHub for $7.5-billion Microsoft to buy coding site GitHub for $7.5-billion
- June 04, 2018

Bitsonline will continue to monitor this developing story . Full news release below. By acquiring GitHub , Microsoft will have access to over 27 Million software developers many of whom are not thrilled by the acquisition for it might hinder decentralization of code which is one of the chief reasons that the platform thrives. (more...)
What to expect at Apple's WWDC 2018 What to expect at Apple's WWDC 2018
- June 04, 2018

Instead they could be pushed over to iOS 13 update . This shift in iOS' software development has been discussed for quite some time now ; it'll be interesting to see exactly how Apple will accomplish this. Every year Apple make sure it does the live-streams of its developer conference, and every year its the same this time around. Rather than multiply the new features, Apple should work on the stability of its new OS by making it as fluid and functional as possible. (more...)
Evolve's dedicated servers and free-to-play version are shutting down Evolve's dedicated servers and free-to-play version are shutting down
- June 04, 2018

Despite trying to inject new life into the game by making a free-to-play version back in 2016, its dedicated servers are shutting down in September, bringing an end to that experiment and several other game features. The game experienced a slight boost in popularity after going to free-to-play on Steam two years ago . You'll still be able to play it, but only through peer-to-peer matchmaking in Legacy Evolve , which is the original version of the game-Stage 2 became the main version after ... (more...)
What we expect to see at WWDC 2018 What we expect to see at WWDC 2018
- June 04, 2018

It could be the same small form factor as the iPhone SE, but with an "all-display" front and Face ID technology found in the iPhone X . It will be interesting if an iPhone SE 2 is launched. The general perception is that " Siri , while a pretty good system, doesn't compare in sophistication to Google and Amazon", said Brian Blau, an analyst at Gartner. (more...)
Company's First Ever Gaming Smartphone Company's First Ever Gaming Smartphone
- June 04, 2018

ASUS has also utilized semi-transparent key sides on their keyboards in order to make them more visible in the dark. I spent some time with the ROG Phone ahead of the launch, and here are my first impressions. The only comment the company made about the phone's software was that it would run an ROG-specific version of Android. Now, talking about accessories, there are four of them. (more...)
Fallout 76 release date, trailers and news Fallout 76 release date, trailers and news
- June 04, 2018

Luckily, New California finally has its release date - with Bethesda's blessing, so we're clear there, but what about Fallout 4: New Vegas? . As far back as December 2017, an anonymous user on forum site 4chan cited Fallout 76 by name, saying it would bear similarities to Rust or DayZ , both online first-person survival games with RPG elements. (more...)
Microsoft celebrates one year since the launch of Xbox Game Pass Microsoft celebrates one year since the launch of Xbox Game Pass
- June 04, 2018

Another Xbox One title is Smite Gold Bundle , which will be available starting June 16 and lasting through July 15. In a blog post today, the firm recapped the a year ago, noting some major milestones. Along with creating large communities around new AAA titles, communities are being revived around the classics. Not only is this apparent within the service, but it's been noticed outside of Xbox Game Pass as well, with more people playing games that are not part of its catalogue. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-Order Unlocks War Horse, GTA Online Cash
- June 04, 2018

The leak details quite a lot of information regarding pre-order bonuses. The Outlaw Survival Kit sounds like an outfit, and maybe some weapons to go along with it. Those who order by July 31 will also receive an exclusive story mode Treasure Map. Whether this implies the content is exclusive to Microsoft platforms or just exclusive to preorders isn't clear at this time. (more...)
Apple WWDC 2018 Starts Today Apple WWDC 2018 Starts Today
- June 04, 2018

Announcing news on its website, the Cupertino company said: "Every year, WWDC provides an opportunity for millions of developers to learn more about how to create new experiences across Apple's platforms for iPhone , iPad , Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac and HomePod". (more...)
Facebook gave user data to 60 companies including Apple, Amazon, and Samsung
- June 04, 2018

A week earlier it emerged that data firm Cambridge Analytica may have gotten access to the data of up to 87 million users , and most of Facebook's 2 billion users may have had their personal data skimmed by "malicious actors". "These partnerships work very differently from the way in which app developers use our platform", Ime Archibong, a Facebook vice president was quoted as saying. (more...)
Ferrari Classic 250 Sold for $70 Million Ferrari Classic 250 Sold for $70 Million
- June 04, 2018

Drive reports that the buyer is WeatherTech chief executive David MacNeil who owns a plethora of other classic Ferrari models. The car's only competition on the market right now is itself, as one reportedly just sold for $80 million. MacNeil is an avid Ferrari collector, having owned and raced multiple Ferrari 250s in the past. The club includes Ralph Lauren, fashion mogul Lawrence Stroll, and Walmart heir Rob Walton. (more...)
Liveblog: Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote is on June 4 Liveblog: Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote is on June 4
- June 04, 2018

The company wants to spread more of that warm glow to its computers with a new feature that lets iPhone apps run on Macs , according to Bloomberg . The new tablet could also get Face ID facial recognition technology, which debuted on the iPhone X in 2017. This year could see an update to the popular iPhone SE which may now include a fully edge-to-edge display similar to that seen on the iPhone X. (more...)
Google explains 'weird' 1975 text message bug Google explains 'weird' 1975 text message bug
- June 04, 2018

Some people noted that typing "vizela viagens" into the Google search bar also showed their recent texts. It's a convenient feature if you are driving or otherwise occupied but still want to read and respond to texts. According to Gizmodo , the so-called "the1975.com" bug even goes beyond just the Google Search app, also affecting Google Assistant and other Android widgets powered by the search engine's algorithm. (more...)
How to Turn Off iPhone Throttling in iOS 11.3 How to Turn Off iPhone Throttling in iOS 11.3
- June 04, 2018

In the update , Apple included maximum battery capacity measurement compared to when it was new, and peak performance capability to know if you're getting the most out of the battery. Apple continues to assert its move was created to protect against an issue causing unexpected shutdowns of handsets. Users will again have the option of disabling this. (more...)
Microsoft Is Said to Have Agreed to Acquire Coding Site GitHub Microsoft Is Said to Have Agreed to Acquire Coding Site GitHub
- June 04, 2018

The reported acquisition comes amid the San Francisco-based company's almost year-long search for a new CEO , as well as its first profit from its services. GitHub could not immediately be reached for comment. GitHub hosts 27 million software developers working on 80 million repositories of code. Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie and Jason Warner, senior vice president of technology at GitHub, at Microsoft Build 2018. (more...)
Microsoft in Talks to Buy GitHub Microsoft in Talks to Buy GitHub
- June 04, 2018

The acquisition provides a way forward for San Francisco-based GitHub, which has been trying for nine months to find a new CEO and has yet to make a profit from its popular service that allows coders to share and collaborate on their work. (more...)
Ferrari 250 GTO Reportedly Sells for $80M to WeatherTech CEO
- June 03, 2018

Just 39 GTOs were produced, and prices continue to skyrocket for these handsome pieces of Italian automotive racing history. The car's only competition on the market right now is itself, as one reportedly just sold for $80 million. Glaesel bought the auto around 2003 from another German who had paid US$6.5 million for it in 2000. The sale was confirmed in several published reports by noted Ferrari expert Marcel Massini . (more...)
New renders provide first look at 6.1-inch iPhone for 2018 New renders provide first look at 6.1-inch iPhone for 2018
- June 03, 2018

They basically line up with previous rumors about the 6.1-inch device. These " iPhone 9 " renders offer side by side comparisons with iPhone X and the expected 6.5-inch X Plus. Compared to the iPhone X , cut on the iPhone display SE 2 seems a miniature. Being the most affordable of the three expected variants, the render also shows that the phone will feature a single-camera setup on the back. (more...)
Alfa Romeo 8C To Be Reborn As Mid-Engined 700-HP Supercar Alfa Romeo 8C To Be Reborn As Mid-Engined 700-HP Supercar
- June 03, 2018

At the higher levels, Alfa Romeo will retain the recently released Giulia and Stelvio models with planned releases of PHEV drivetrains, higher levels of connectivity and autonomous driving. The Mito hatchback has reached the end of its life-cycle and will not be replaced. Additionally, the company said it plans a larger crossover SUV that could compete with mid-size models such as the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. (more...)