• 19
    Feb

    Adobe celebrates Photoshop’s 30th anniversary with new desktop and mobile features

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    Adobe’s Photoshop celebrates its 30th birthday today. Over that time, the app has pretty much become synonymous with photo editing and there will surely be plenty of retrospectives. But to look ahead, Adobe also today announced a number of updates to both the desktop and mobile Photoshop experiences. The marquee feature here is probably the addition of the Object Selection tool ...
  • 10
    Feb

    Samsung teases video calling on its next foldable during the Oscars

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    It was South Korea’s — rather than Netflix’s — night at the Oscars, thanks to Bong Joon-ho’s biting class satire Parasite, which won a well-deserved best picture gong.  But tech giant Samsung appears to have been hoping to steal a little of the national limelight: The Korean phone maker chose a prime Oscars ad slot to show off a 360-degree view of its next ...
  • 10
    Feb

    Sony latest phone maker to pull out of MWC over coronavirus outbreak

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    Japanese electronics firm Sony is the latest phone maker to announce it’s withdrawing from the Mobile World Congress  (MWC) tradeshow — citing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. “As we place the utmost importance on the safety and wellbeing of our customers, partners, media and employees, we have taken the difficult decision to withdraw from exhibiting and participating at MWC 2020 in Barcelona, Spain,” ...
  • 10
    Feb

    As top exhibitors pull out of MWC, organizers implement stringent safeguards

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    A couple of weeks out, Mobile World Congress organizer, the GSMA, has issued some fairly sweeping safeguards over growing concerns around the coronavirus. After a number of high profile back outs, including ZTE, LG, NVIDIA and Ericsson, the company issued a new list, including a ban of visitors originating from the Hubei province, whose capital Wuhan is believed to be ...
  • 6
    Feb

    Apple unifies its app stores by extending the universal purchase option to Mac apps

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    Apple surprised its app developer community today with the official announcement that they’ll soon be able to sell their cross-platform apps as one universal purchase, including, for the time, apps that run on macOS. For consumers, a universal purchase option allows them to just pay once for an app that works across devices, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and/or Mac. Developers, meanwhile, ...
  • 6
    Feb

    Qualcomm faces fresh competition scrutiny in Europe over RFFE chips for 5G

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    Qualcomm is facing fresh antitrust scrutiny from the European Commission, with the regulator raising questions about radio frequency front-end (RFFE) chips which can be used in 5G devices. The chipmaker has been expanding into selling RFFE chips for 5G devices, per Reuters, encouraging buyers of its 5G modems to also buy its radio frequency front-end chips, rather than buying from other ...
  • 6
    Feb

    Google Maps adds more crowdsourced transit data and gets a new navigation bar

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    Google  is updating Google Maps on Android and iOS with a revamped tab bar at the bottom, a new icon and a couple of new features. In particular, the company is putting more emphasis on user-generated content and recommendations. At the bottom of the app, you now get five icons — Explore, Commute, Saved, Contribute and Updates. You could already save places and ...
  • 5
    Feb

    Spotify is buying The Ringer to boost its sports podcast content

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    Sports is one of the most popular topics in podcasts, and today Spotify doubled down on its podcast strategy with a big acquisition to grow its sports coverage: it announced that it is buying The Ringer, the popular network of podcasts created and run by broadcaster Bill Simmons, with some 30 sports and other podcasts in its mix and some 100 million ...
  • 30
    Jan

    Facebook will pay $550 million to settle class action lawsuit over privacy violations

    Facebook will pay over half a billion dollars to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged systematic violation of an Illinois consumer privacy law. The settlement amount is large indeed, but a small fraction of the $35 billion maximum the company could have faced. Class members — basically Illinois Facebook users from mid-2011 to mid-2015 — may expect as much ...
  • 29
    Jan

    Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg is stepping down

    Match  Group, home to Tinder, Match, OkCupid, PoF and a host of other online dating apps, announced today that CEO Mandy Ginsberg would be stepping down from her position after 14 years with the company. She’s served in the CEO role since her appointment in 2017. Related to this, Ginsberg will also resign from Match’s board of directors. Assuming her position is Shar Dubey, currently ...