Snapchat is taking its filters and face tracking features to the next level later this month. TechCrunch reports that Snapchat will launch a new “Cameos” feature on December 18, allowing users to replace the faces in videos with their own. The Snapchat Cameo feature is described as a “simplified way to deepfake you into GIFs,”
Apple continues its domination of the wearables industry as 2019 comes to a close. New from IDC for Q3 2019 indicates that global shipments of wearable devices hit 84.5 million units during the quarter, with Apple taking the top spot by a large margin. According to IDC data, Apple’s wearables shipments hit 29.5 million units
Apple is currently involved in a legal battle with two former employees who are being charged with stealing trade secrets related to Project Titan. As that process continues, Reuters reports today that Apple is concerned the former employees might flee to China if they are given the opportunity. Xiaolang Zhang and Jizhong Chen, both Chinese-born,
An odd annoyance has emerged among many App Store and iTunes users. Over the last several weeks, many Apple customers have reported that they are no longer receiving email receipts for purchases they made via the App Store or iTunes. Apple has regularly sent email receipts for all digital purchases made in the App Store
New Today at Apple sessions celebrating the holiday season aim to offer activities the whole family can enjoy. From December 9 through January 2, Apple Stores around the world are featuring a collection called “Family Fun for the Holidays.” Check the Today at Apple website or the newly updated Apple Store app to see when
Having already raised over $2M on Kickstarter, the new HyperJuice 100W USB-C charger from our friends at Hyper is getting ready to ship next month. Today is your last chance to score the special 40% off preorder deal before the crowdfunding campaign ends later tonight:
Apple released a major update to the Apple Store app today with a redesigned Shop tab that completely overhauls the online shopping experience. Products are now presented with richer visuals, featured recommendations, and more. The latest update merges the Discover and Shop tabs into one unified interface with a series of cards and sections that
Apple is set to make its return to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in less than a month. CES 2020 officially begins on January 7, and Apple will make a formal appearance at the conference for the first time since 1992 — this time to talk about privacy. As first spotted by Bloomberg, Apple’s senior
Speculation continues to ramp up around the 2020 iPhone lineup, including the so-called iPhone SE 2 and the iPhone 12. Rosenblatt Securities is out with a new investor note detailing its expectations on those new devices, as well as Apple’s production plans for the iPhone 11 until then. Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang says that Apple
We have received several reports that users are experiencing repeated crashes when using the Apple Podcasts app on their iPhone today. During playback of shows, the app is inexplicably crashing as frequently as once every two minutes in what appears to be some kind of bug relating to how the Podcasts app syncs progress between devices.
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In the two years since Apple released Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature that keeps websites from tracking users around the web, it looks to have almost totally eliminated the ability for advertisers to market to specific demographics. A new report from The Information dives into how Apple’s offensive against ads has made things more difficult for advertisers while aiming for greater user privacy.