Mobile – E2E-Expert http://e2e-expert.com The Latest Technology News and information on your Mobile Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:58:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 Google brings its completely different cost platforms collectively beneath the Google Pay model http://e2e-expert.com/2018/01/16/google-brings-its-different-payment-platforms-together-under-the-google-pay-brand/ http://e2e-expert.com/2018/01/16/google-brings-its-different-payment-platforms-together-under-the-google-pay-brand/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:50:11 +0000 http://e2e-expert.com/?p=14801   Google is simplifying the best way it presents its completely different funds instruments to shoppers, uniting them beneath a brand new model referred to as Google Pay. In a Google blog post, Vice President of Product Administration for Funds Pali Bhat described this as extra of a rebranding than a change to the underlying …

The post Google brings its completely different cost platforms collectively beneath the Google Pay model appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
 

Google is simplifying the best way it presents its completely different funds instruments to shoppers, uniting them beneath a brand new model referred to as Google Pay.

In a Google blog post, Vice President of Product Administration for Funds Pali Bhat described this as extra of a rebranding than a change to the underlying merchandise or expertise. He stated the merchandise being introduced collectively embody Android Pay (Google’s cellular funds and loyalty platform) and Google Wallet (its peer-to-peer funds app).

Over time, this could make shopping for and paying by Google much less complicated — if you happen to’ve saved your cost info in your Google account, you don’t have to fret which app to make use of to entry that info, as a result of it’s all beneath Google Pay.

Google Pay products

“With Google Pay, it’ll be simpler so that you can use the cost info saved to your Google Account, so you’ll be able to pace by checkout with peace of thoughts,” Bhat wrote. “Over the approaching weeks, you’ll see Google Pay on-line, in retailer, and throughout Google merchandise, in addition to once you’re paying pals.”

For starters, once you make a purchase order from Google, or from accomplice apps and shops, you’ll begin to see Google Pay as an possibility. Preliminary companions embody Airbnb, Cube, Fandango, HungryHouse and Instacart.

“Google Pay offers a easy, intuitive possibility for Fandango clients to hurry by checkout with only one faucet,” stated Mark Younger, Fandango’s senior vp of worldwide technique & enterprise growth, in a press launch. “We stay up for working with Google as they develop this thrilling new cost platform.”

To advertise the launch, Google can also be providing special discounts once you purchase one thing through Google Pay from B&H, Fandango and Instacart.

The post Google brings its completely different cost platforms collectively beneath the Google Pay model appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
http://e2e-expert.com/2018/01/16/google-brings-its-different-payment-platforms-together-under-the-google-pay-brand/feed/ 0
Ripple, a Tinder spin-off backed by Match, launches app for skilled networking http://e2e-expert.com/2018/01/16/ripple-a-tinder-spin-off-backed-by-match-launches-app-for-professional-networking/ http://e2e-expert.com/2018/01/16/ripple-a-tinder-spin-off-backed-by-match-launches-app-for-professional-networking/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:22:45 +0000 http://e2e-expert.com/?p=15056   A workforce of former Tinder workers, led by Tinder’s unique CTO Ryan Ogle, are in the present day launching a brand new app geared toward skilled networking. The app, referred to as Ripple, goals to be a type of mobile-first different to LinkedIn that addresses a few of the issues widespread to the getting …

The post Ripple, a Tinder spin-off backed by Match, launches app for skilled networking appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
 

A workforce of former Tinder workers, led by Tinder’s unique CTO Ryan Ogle, are in the present day launching a brand new app geared toward skilled networking. The app, referred to as Ripple, goals to be a type of mobile-first different to LinkedIn that addresses a few of the issues widespread to the getting older, now Microsoft-owned enterprise networking platform.

LinkedIn in the present day has a heavy deal with job looking out and head looking, which is simply a subset networking, and is plagued with points like undesirable connection requests and inbox spam, amongst different issues.

As well as, LinkedIn happened within the days of the desktop internet, which has since restricted its skills to completely reap the benefits of what cell has to supply, explains Ogle.

Nonetheless, he’s cautious to make clear that Ripple (to not be confused with the cryptocurrency, by the way in which), isn’t only a “Tinder for enterprise networking.”

Moderately, it takes a few of the psychological ideas that helped Tinder develop into a high app in its personal market, and has repurposed these to be used in skilled networking.

“It’s important to tackle the issues with skilled networking itself. It isn’t as straightforward as simply throwing profiles up on a display,” Ogle says of competing apps which have tried to enter the enterprise networking area previously.

“Individuals have misconstrued why Tinder succeeded,” he continues. “Actually, the swipe was attention-grabbing, participating and enjoyable. However the the reason why Tinder succeeded had been far deeper than that. We thought so much concerning the psychology of networking and the issues…what holds folks again and prevents them from reaching what they need to obtain.”

On different courting platforms, it was widespread to permit folks to message anybody they favored. Tinder, however, shifted the main focus as to who’s subsequent, not who you tried to achieve and who rejected you.

On this method, Tinder addressed the stress that comes with being both the pursued or the pursuer. It solely connects you when a match is mutually agreed upon, and it doesn’t present you a historical past of your previous “likes.”

With Ripple, the aim is to take an analogous problem-solving strategy to enterprise networking’s challenges, which differ from these within the courting world.

Ripple received its begin as an inner Tinder hackathon undertaking. However as a substitute of introducing enterprise networking as a Tinder characteristic (as Bumble has now achieved), the corporate realized it deserved to be its personal app.

IAC’s Match Group, which owns Tinder and a variety of different courting apps, got here to an settlement with Tinder to spin-off Ripple App Corp. right into a separate firm and fund it. Match Group now has an undisclosed, minority stake within the new app. The corporate has no different exterior funding, although the founders have put a few of their very own cash in.

Along with Ogle, different co-founders embrace Tinder’s first Android developer Paul Cafardo and Tinder lead designer Gareth Johnson.

Regardless of Ogle’s claims that Ripple isn’t only a biz-flavored Tinder, utilizing Ripple feels very acquainted.

Getting began is pretty easy. At launch, the app is ready to routinely pull in your info from current networks like Twitter, LinkedIn and Google once you join, making filling out profiles faster.

You’re then taken to a display the place you’ll be able to choose your pursuits — like gross sales, advertising, know-how, and so on.

And whereas it does leverage the swipe mechanism, it makes an attempt to downplay Tinder’s deal with photographs by placing extra textual content info on customers’ playing cards that may be seen with out having to go away their profile — like job historical past, expertise, schooling, mutual connections and occasions attending.

However, on the finish of the day, Ripple reveals you stacks of photographs you swipe by, saying “sure” or “no.”

The app moreover presents a solution to discover potential connections close by, a solution to create occasions and teams different customers can choose to affix.

Extra controversially, there’s a “face scan” characteristic which — as you could have guessed — permits you to intention your smartphone at somebody’s face (or a photograph of them) to seek out them on Ripple.

In principle, this must be used with consent — to make it sooner so as to add new connections and ditch using enterprise playing cards. We haven’t been in a position to check this in the true world to see if it really works at a distance, which could possibly be problematic.

There are, after all, different considerations with a Tinder-inspired enterprise networking app: the potential for harassment from folks utilizing the app for non-professional functions. Ripple will try to deal with this by a built-in reporting characteristic in an upcoming launch (It wasn’t prepared for model 1, however the firm isn’t anticipating a lot of customers in its first few days, we’re informed.)

Reporting customers will later additionally contain a swipe-based, mini-game of kinds the place customers can flag others for a wide range of points. Ripple’s algorithms will use this exercise, mixed with different indicators, to filter out unhealthy actors — together with not solely harassers, but in addition these whose advances aren’t favored for different causes, like pushy recruiters or spammers.

“That’s going to be one in every of our huge differentiators. We’re going to be very aggressive in eliminating people who find themselves doing issues for non-professional causes,” Ogle claims.

Now we have solely been in a position to check Ripple’s beta construct, which had a variety of bugs. Hopefully, these are dealt with at launch.

Ripple is accessible on each iOS and Android, beginning in the present day.

The post Ripple, a Tinder spin-off backed by Match, launches app for skilled networking appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
http://e2e-expert.com/2018/01/16/ripple-a-tinder-spin-off-backed-by-match-launches-app-for-professional-networking/feed/ 0
France probes Apple over iPhone planned obsolescence complaint http://e2e-expert.com/2018/01/16/france-probes-apple-over-iphone-planned-obsolescence-complaint/ http://e2e-expert.com/2018/01/16/france-probes-apple-over-iphone-planned-obsolescence-complaint/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:13:18 +0000 http://e2e-expert.com/?p=14650   French authorities are investigating whether Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones in order to increase sales, AFP reports. The move follows a complaint by a French consumer group, HOP, that campaigns against planned obsolescence and which filed a complaint against Apple in December. Programmed obsolescence is illegal in France under a 2015 law which …

The post France probes Apple over iPhone planned obsolescence complaint appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
 

French authorities are investigating whether Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones in order to increase sales, AFP reports.

The move follows a complaint by a French consumer group, HOP, that campaigns against planned obsolescence and which filed a complaint against Apple in December.

Programmed obsolescence is illegal in France under a 2015 law which prohibits “the use of techniques by which the person responsible for the marketing of a product aims to deliberately reduce the duration to increase the replacement rate “.

The law carries a penalty of a maximum sentence of two years in prison and up to 5 per cent of a company’s annual turnover.

AFP cites a judicial source stating that the Paris prosecutor’s office of the Directorate General of Competition, Consumption and Repression of Frauds opened a preliminary investigation against Apple on January 5, for “programmed obsolescence” and “deception”.

We’ve contacted Apple for comment and will update this story with any response.

In December Apple responded publicly to complaints that it throttles performance on older iPhones, saying it was managing performance in order to prolong the life of devices by avoiding unexpected shutdowns caused by older batteries not being able to handle peaks of processing power.

It subsequently apologized for not being more transparent about how it handles performance on iPhones with older batteries — writing in a message to customers that “we have never — and would never — do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades”, and saying its goal is to make “iPhones last as long as possible”.

It also began offering a battery replacement for affected older devices for a reduced $29.

In a statement, Laetitia Vasseur, HOP co-founder and general delegate, said: “Everything is orchestrated to force consumers to renew their smartphones. However, at more than €1,200 the phone, more than a SMIC [minimum monthly wage], these practices are unacceptable and can not go unpunished. It is our mission to defend consumers and the environment against this waste organized by Apple.”

In its campaigning against programmed obsolescence, the HOP group also calls generally for greater transparency from companies and for software updates to be reversible, as well as urging smartphone makers to offer devices with removable batteries.

The post France probes Apple over iPhone planned obsolescence complaint appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
http://e2e-expert.com/2018/01/16/france-probes-apple-over-iphone-planned-obsolescence-complaint/feed/ 0
UK’s Carphone Warehouse fined almost $540okay for 2015 hack http://e2e-expert.com/2018/01/16/uks-carphone-warehouse-fined-nearly-540k-for-2015-hack/ http://e2e-expert.com/2018/01/16/uks-carphone-warehouse-fined-nearly-540k-for-2015-hack/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:06:12 +0000 http://e2e-expert.com/?p=14501   The UK’s knowledge watchdog has handed cell phone retailer Carphone Warehouse a £400,000 fantastic — simply shy of the £500okay most the regulator can at present concern — for safety failings connected to a 2015 hack that compromised the non-public knowledge of some three million clients and 1,000 staff. Compromised buyer knowledge included: Names, addresses, telephone numbers, …

The post UK’s Carphone Warehouse fined almost $540okay for 2015 hack appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
 

The UK’s knowledge watchdog has handed cell phone retailer Carphone Warehouse a £400,000 fantastic — simply shy of the £500okay most the regulator can at present concern — for safety failings connected to a 2015 hack that compromised the non-public knowledge of some three million clients and 1,000 staff.

Compromised buyer knowledge included: Names, addresses, telephone numbers, dates of start, marital standing and, for greater than 18,000 clients, historic cost card particulars. Whereas uncovered data for some Carphone Warehouse staff, together with identify, telephone numbers, postcode, and automotive registration particulars.

Commenting on the penalty in an announcement, the UK’s data commissioner Elizabeth Denham stated: “An organization as giant, well-resourced, and established as Carphone Warehouse, ought to have been actively assessing its knowledge safety methods, and guaranteeing methods have been strong and never susceptible to such assaults.

“Carphone Warehouse must be on the prime of its recreation in terms of cyber-security, and it’s regarding that the systemic failures we discovered associated to rudimentary, commonplace measures.”

The Data Commissioner’s Workplace (ICO) stated it recognized “a number of inadequacies” within the firm’s strategy to knowledge safety throughout its investigation, and decided the corporate had did not take satisfactory steps to guard individuals’s private data.

Intruders had been in a position to make use of legitimate login credentials to entry Carphone Warehouse’s system through out-of-date WordPress software program, the ICO stated.

Inadequacies within the organisation’s technical safety measures have been additionally uncovered by the incident, with necessary components of the software program in use on the affected methods being outdated and the corporate failing to hold out routine safety testing.

There have been additionally insufficient measures in place to determine and purge historic knowledge, it added.

“There’ll at all times be makes an attempt to breach organisations’ methods and cyber-attacks have gotten extra frequent as adversaries develop into extra decided. However firms and public our bodies must take critical steps to guard methods, and most significantly, clients and staff,” stated Denham.

“The regulation says it’s the firm’s duty to guard buyer and worker private data. Outsiders shouldn’t be attending to such methods within the first place. Having an efficient layered safety system will assist to mitigate any assault — methods can’t be exploited if intruders can’t get in.”

A Carphone Warehouse spokesman supplied the next response assertion on the fantastic:

In October 2016 the ICO issued a £400okay penalty to UK ISP TalkTalk additionally for a 2015 knowledge breach — although in that occasion solely round 157,000 buyer accounts have been affected.

The utmost fantastic that knowledge safety regulators within the European Union will be capable of hand out will step to step up considerably in a matter of months — to £17M or four per cent of an organization’s annual turnover — because the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into power in Might.

In addition to inflating the utmost penalties for knowledge safety failures, the GDPR imposes an obligation on firms processing EU residents’ knowledge to bake in data protection by design.

The post UK’s Carphone Warehouse fined almost $540okay for 2015 hack appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
http://e2e-expert.com/2018/01/16/uks-carphone-warehouse-fined-nearly-540k-for-2015-hack/feed/ 0
Snapchat launches augmented actuality developer platform Lens Studio http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/20/snapchat-launches-augmented-reality-developer-platform-lens-studio/ http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/20/snapchat-launches-augmented-reality-developer-platform-lens-studio/#respond Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:46:54 +0000 http://e2e-expert.com/?p=13938   Snapchat is lastly opening up so outdoors builders may help it supply infinite augmented actuality experiences past these it designs in-house. At this time, Snap launches the Lens Studio AR developer tool for desktops so anybody can create World Lenses that place interactive, imaginary 3D objects in your photographs and movies. However manufacturers, information publishers …

The post Snapchat launches augmented actuality developer platform Lens Studio appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
 

Snapchat is lastly opening up so outdoors builders may help it supply infinite augmented actuality experiences past these it designs in-house. At this time, Snap launches the Lens Studio AR developer tool for desktops so anybody can create World Lenses that place interactive, imaginary 3D objects in your photographs and movies.

However manufacturers, information publishers and builders must promote their very own Lenses by advertising and marketing their QR Snapcodes that customers scan to unlock an AR impact for 24 hours. That’s as a result of Snapchat received’t show these Neighborhood Lenses in its digital camera until companies pay a partnered artistic company to construct them a particular impact after which purchase Sponsored Lens adverts from Snap.

The launch might vastly broaden Snapchat’s AR leisure worth, serving to it to compete with Facebook’s own Camera Effects AR platform that launched to all developers early this week. Although for now the platform solely allows you to make World Lenses and never selfie masks, extra AR toys will give Snapchat a much-needed increase to sharing and viewing at a time when user growth has slowed to a trickle within the face of Instagram’s competitors.

Snap already sees one-third of its 178 million every day customers play with Lenses every day for a mean of three minutes, which provides as much as 500 years of playtime with AR every day. And that’s simply with the three,000 Lenses Snap has made itself. With the opening of the platform, Snap’s VP of engineering and digital camera platform chief Eitan Pilipski tells me, “There’s one thing magical about coming again each day and discovering that there’s a brand new expertise.”

By eradicating its in-house AR design group as a bottleneck by way of company partnerships, Snap might scale up augmented actuality promoting so it doesn’t miss its quarterly income goal once more.

The launch is a sensible transfer. Again in April I wrote that “Snap’s anti-developer attitude is an augmented liability,” discussing how filling the true world with AR was too tall of a process for Snap to deal with by itself. It wanted a military of out of doors builders to help it, and now it’s recruiting that military. The query is whether or not builders see the viewers scale in Snapchat essential to validate investing time into the platform, and whether or not Snap supplies sufficient unpaid entry to that viewers. As a result of to maneuver the needle on progress, Snapchat wants the AR brainchildren of extra than simply slimy entrepreneurs slapping manufacturers atop the digital world.

Beginning as we speak, anybody can download the Lens Studio desktop app for Mac or Windows in English and go to its web site for examples and documentation. Lens Studio is a barely stripped down model of what Snap’s personal group makes use of to construct AR experiences. It’s designed for simplicity, so anybody from 2D Photoshop newbies to skilled 3D animators and coders can bounce into making primary picture overlays or reactive AR characters. Builders retain ownership of Lenses they create, although grant Snapchat the correct to make use of them.

Builders can construct static or animated objects, 2D cutouts, home windows into different worlds, floating image frames and even 3D objects that react while you faucet, have a look at or strategy them. Builders can get a short lived Snapcode to check their creation on their telephones. After going by way of a fast moderation course of to ensure the Lens isn’t objectionable, builders get a  Snapcode that’s legitimate for a 12 months, which they will share by way of social media, their web sites, print supplies or nonetheless they need to get the phrase out.

Snapchat’s moderators will implement guidelines stating that Lenses can’t depict violence, weapons, nudity, intercourse acts, profanity, hatred, stereotypes, criminality, hashtags, usernames, threats, bullying or encourage Snapping whereas driving. Snapchat tells me it is going to have a report button for customers who must flag Lenses as problematic, and a human moderation group will monitor studies and deactivate offending Lenses. It must hold a watchful eye, although, because the vividness of AR might make for a giant PR scandal if children begin enjoying with one thing graphic.

Snapchat additionally plans to supply Lens Studio Challenges, the place it is going to present an unspecified reward for builders who create Lenses that match a proposed theme or use case. They may simply get recognition on the brand new Lens Studio web site, but when Snapchat is sensible, it is going to truly launch the winners in its app to drive developer curiosity within the platform.

Whereas customers can nonetheless discover the curated assortment of Lenses throughout the Snapchat digital camera, they’ll now be capable of uncover Neighborhood Lenses elsewhere. By tapping and holding on a Lens Snapcode in view of their digital camera or importing a screenshot, they’ll get a thumbnail preview of what the Lens does and the choice to unlock it. They’ll then see the Lens of their carousel within the digital camera for 24 hours. Tapping a bit of “i” info button reveals who made the Lens, and customers can ship one to a good friend by way of non-public chat so Lenses can go viral.

 

The 24-hour restrict might show annoying as customers won’t need to undergo the chore of rescanning codes each day. However, it might discourage overuse of a particular lens, stopping burnout amongst a creator’s buddies and viewers. Pilipski says Snapchat will likely be listening to the neighborhood to evolve the expertise. However one benefit is that builders can replace a code to offer a unique Lens so they may incrementally evolve it over time or present completely different experiences with out having to advertise a unique code.

General, the preliminary crop of AR experiences look cute and on-brand for Snapchat’s goofy fashion. We’ll see if the dancing scorching canine that was considered 1.5 billion instances was a blockbuster due to the novelty of AR, or whether or not customers will enduringly need to play with 3D characters.

Snapchat has partnered with seven Lens Studio companies to outsource creation of its AR experiences. Avatar Labs, Fisherman Labs, Haus, Media Monks, North Kingdom, Set off International and Vidmob may be paid to create a Lens in only a few days as an alternative of the weeks it used to take Snapchat’s inner group, which additionally required a $300,000 minimal advert spend. Now manufacturers should purchase CPM distribution of their Snapchat Lens within the digital camera app’s carousel for an $eight to $20 CPM.

Snapchat’s in-house design group will nonetheless work with advertisers, however will concentrate on tremendous premium campaigns utilizing essentially the most leading edge expertise choices that transcend Lens Studio’s capabilities.

Snapchat has been a closed firm since its inception, counting on the instincts and curation of CEO Evan Spiegel. However right here, Snapchat is altering its technique to embrace what it will probably’t totally management. That unpredictability could be the key to conserving the app recent. As a lot as Snapchat is the arbiter of cool from its Venice Seashore places of work in LA, it will probably’t foresee each bizarre teen development or toy, not to mention construct them itself.

By opening the platform, Snap can let the neighborhood do the trial-and-error for it. Snapchat ought to each be taught from what Neighborhood Lenses show common and construct extra like them, but in addition promote these which can be successful reasonably than forcing builders to develop an viewers on their very own. It’s the promise of potential virality that turned Fb right into a platform powerhouse 10 years in the past, spawning giants like Zynga. Now Snapchat’s path ahead depends upon it being prepared to share its customers and the credit score for entertaining them.

The post Snapchat launches augmented actuality developer platform Lens Studio appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/20/snapchat-launches-augmented-reality-developer-platform-lens-studio/feed/ 0
The Pixel 2’s dormant Visible Core chip will get activated within the newest Android developer preview http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/09/the-pixel-2s-dormant-visual-core-chip-gets-activated-in-the-latest-android-developer-preview/ http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/09/the-pixel-2s-dormant-visual-core-chip-gets-activated-in-the-latest-android-developer-preview/#respond Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:50:30 +0000 http://e2e-expert.com/?p=9629   Sadly, not all the Pixel 2’s surprises have been the great type since Google’s newest flagship launched. Visual Core is among the extra nice ones, although — a customized system-on-a-chip (SoC) that’s simply been hanging out within the telephone probably not doing a lot of something. It appeared that the part merely wasn’t prepared …

The post The Pixel 2’s dormant Visible Core chip will get activated within the newest Android developer preview appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
 

Sadly, not all the Pixel 2’s surprises have been the great type since Google’s newest flagship launched. Visual Core is among the extra nice ones, although — a customized system-on-a-chip (SoC) that’s simply been hanging out within the telephone probably not doing a lot of something.

It appeared that the part merely wasn’t prepared for public consumption when the telephone hit the market, however the firm’s lastly ready to have the chip begin incomes its hold.

A new developer preview of Android 8.1 due out at the moment gives up early help for the Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL chip. The part is anticipated to additional enhance the handsets’ cameras, which have been already scoring good marks, manufacturing points apart.

In keeping with the corporate, Pixel Visible Core has eight picture processing unit (IPU) cores and 512 arithmetic logic items. Utilizing machine studying, the firm says it’s capable of velocity issues up by 5x, with one-tenth of the power. Entry to the chip, mixed with the Android Digital camera API, means third-party picture apps will be capable to reap the benefits of the system’s speedy HDR+.

Sounds swell, proper? After all, that is nonetheless simply an early preview, solely out there to individuals who join Google’s Beta program. Which means, amongst different issues, coping with potential bugs of an early construct. Google wouldn’t give us any extra particular info close to when the characteristic will likely be unlocked for the general public, nevertheless it’s anticipated to reach together with the eight.1 public beta in December.

And even when the characteristic is dwell, it would solely be out there to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL house owners — although don’t be too stunned if it begins rolling out inside new Android telephones down the highway.

The post The Pixel 2’s dormant Visible Core chip will get activated within the newest Android developer preview appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/09/the-pixel-2s-dormant-visual-core-chip-gets-activated-in-the-latest-android-developer-preview/feed/ 0
Apple launches a brand new YouTube channel providing system tutorials http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/09/apple-launches-a-new-youtube-channel-offering-device-tutorials/ http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/09/apple-launches-a-new-youtube-channel-offering-device-tutorials/#respond Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:34:58 +0000 http://e2e-expert.com/?p=9860   Apple is increasing its social media outreach. The corporate has simply launched a new YouTube channel to show individuals find out how to use their Apple units, just like the iPhone and iPad, by way of video tutorials. The primary set of movies deal with widespread and pretty easy duties, like taking screenshots, including …

The post Apple launches a brand new YouTube channel providing system tutorials appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
 

Apple is increasing its social media outreach. The corporate has simply launched a new YouTube channel to show individuals find out how to use their Apple units, just like the iPhone and iPad, by way of video tutorials. The primary set of movies deal with widespread and pretty easy duties, like taking screenshots, including attachments to electronic mail, deleting pictures, altering the wallpaper and extra.

The movies are brief, with most across the minute-and-a-half mark, and the longest being two minutes. In addition they embrace English captions for accessibility, and are formatted with directions on the left with a demo on the system to the fitting.

The brand new channel was first noticed by 9to5Mac, which famous that Apple had earlier than posted comparable “find out how to” movies on its primary Apple YouTube channel previously.

Apple has not but made a proper announcement relating to its plans for the channel going ahead, but it surely appears it might lend itself to a wide range of tutorial movies, together with these for non-iOS units sooner or later, if it selected. It’s additionally unclear how usually new movies might be posted, because the channel was initially seeded with 10 movies posted on the similar time.

Already, the brand new useful resource has practically 7,000 subscribers, and particular person movies have a whole lot of views apiece. The most well-liked, up to now, is the featured video “find out how to take a screenshot,” which has over 2K views as of the time of writing.

 

This isn’t Apple’s solely social media account by far.

Along with its main YouTube channel, Apple runs Twitter accounts like Apple, Apple Education, App Store, and Apple Support, in addition to an Facebook web page, a couple Tumblrs, and a number of Instagram accounts, most up-to-date addition being one to showcase photos shot on iPhone.

The post Apple launches a brand new YouTube channel providing system tutorials appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/09/apple-launches-a-new-youtube-channel-offering-device-tutorials/feed/ 0
Fox pronounces an ‘X-Information’ cell sport coming in 2018 http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/09/fox-announces-an-x-files-mobile-game-coming-in-2018/ http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/09/fox-announces-an-x-files-mobile-game-coming-in-2018/#respond Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:11:22 +0000 http://e2e-expert.com/?p=10119   Not content material to simply revive The X-Information on tv, Fox can be bringing the franchise to telephones and tablets. The brand new title from FoxNext Video games and Inventive Cell Video games is deliberate for launch early subsequent 12 months, after the TV present returns for its eleventh (!) season. According to Variety, …

The post Fox pronounces an ‘X-Information’ cell sport coming in 2018 appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
 

Not content material to simply revive The X-Information on tv, Fox can be bringing the franchise to telephones and tablets.

The brand new title from FoxNext Video games and Inventive Cell Video games is deliberate for launch early subsequent 12 months, after the TV present returns for its eleventh (!) season. According to Variety, the story will happen in 2010 — lengthy after the unique collection, however earlier than the occasions of final 12 months’s revival.

The sport will function new instances each month, delving into the broader mythology of alien invasions and authorities conspiracies whereas additionally together with standalone episodes — form of prefer to the present itself. And the sport’s title, X-Files: Deep State, suggests that it’s going to comply with collection custom by freely combining real-world headlines with extra out-there horror and science fiction ideas.

Longtime followers might recall that there was a full motion video adventure game launched almost 20 years in the past — the truth is, it appears loopy to me to now that I by no means performed it.  (Then again, I’m not stunned that I by no means even observed the discharge of a Ps 2 sport referred to as The X-Files: Resist or Serve in 2004.) I suppose I’ll be getting one other probability to discover the world of The X-Information quickly.

The post Fox pronounces an ‘X-Information’ cell sport coming in 2018 appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/09/fox-announces-an-x-files-mobile-game-coming-in-2018/feed/ 0
Pokémon Go creator raises $200 million forward of Harry Potter sport launch http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/04/pokemon-go-creator-raises-200-million-ahead-of-harry-potter-game-launch/ http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/04/pokemon-go-creator-raises-200-million-ahead-of-harry-potter-game-launch/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 20:20:57 +0000 http://e2e-expert.com/?p=8838   Pokémon Go creator Niantic has raised a brand new $200 million in funding, experiences The Wall Street Journal. The Sequence B increase was led by Spark Capital, and contains participation from Founders Fund, Meritech, Javelin Enterprise Capital, You & Mr. Jones and NetEase, Inc. Spark companion Megan Quinn can also be becoming a member …

The post Pokémon Go creator raises $200 million forward of Harry Potter sport launch appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
 

Pokémon Go creator Niantic has raised a brand new $200 million in funding, experiences The Wall Street Journal. The Sequence B increase was led by Spark Capital, and contains participation from Founders Fund, Meritech, Javelin Enterprise Capital, You & Mr. Jones and NetEase, Inc. Spark companion Megan Quinn can also be becoming a member of Niantic’s board as a part of the brand new financing deal.

Niantic is thought for its augmented actuality video games, which started with the multiplayer sci-fi spy sport Ingress, created through the firm’s time as an inside startup based inside Google. In 2015, Niantic spun out as its personal entity, and it launched Pokémon Go in July, 2016. The Pokémon AR sport managed to draw huge curiosity at launch, leading to enormous real-world gatherings of gamers because of its mechanic of incentivizing gamers to maneuver round in the actual world to realize in-game success.

In its Sequence A spherical, Niantic raised $30 million in funding from an investor group together with Alsop Loui Companions, Google, Nintendo, The Pokémon Firm, Cyan and Scott Banister and others. Earlier this 12 months, Niantic introduced its first acquisition, of mobile social network developer Evertoon, and it additionally lately made official its intent to construct a cell AR sport based mostly on Harry Potter.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is due out sometime next year, and shall be developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive.

The post Pokémon Go creator raises $200 million forward of Harry Potter sport launch appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/04/pokemon-go-creator-raises-200-million-ahead-of-harry-potter-game-launch/feed/ 0
Snapchat seeks salvation in long-form and “hands-on” AR adverts http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/04/snapchat-seeks-salvation-in-long-form-and-hands-on-ar-ads/ http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/04/snapchat-seeks-salvation-in-long-form-and-hands-on-ar-ads/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:58:23 +0000 http://e2e-expert.com/?p=8725   Snap Inc’s stock tanked after lacking income expectations by $30 million final quarter, so Snapchat is seeking to win over companies with immersive new adverts codecs. This week it launched two new types of adverts: Promoted Tales which string collectively a number of Snaps right into a longer-form slideshows openable from a tile on …

The post Snapchat seeks salvation in long-form and “hands-on” AR adverts appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
 

Snap Inc’s stock tanked after lacking income expectations by $30 million final quarter, so Snapchat is seeking to win over companies with immersive new adverts codecs. This week it launched two new types of adverts: Promoted Tales which string collectively a number of Snaps right into a longer-form slideshows openable from a tile on the Tales web page that’s proven to everybody in a given nation, and Augmented Actuality Trial adverts that allow individuals play with an AR model of a product overlaid on the world round them.

Collectively, these new codecs may make Snap’s adverts much less skippable and extra memorable, coaxing cash out of companies hoping to make a mark on premier viewers of US teenagers. Each Promoted Tales and AR Trial adverts go a step past what Fb can provide, however may quickly be copied like the remainder of Snapchat.

Snapchat’s adverts have been predominantly both single Snap adverts inserted between Tales or Uncover content material that would simply be skipped with a single faucet, or sponsored inventive instruments that allow you to strive on goofy masks or undertaking 3D mascots into the world however that didn’t provide a lot utility. This may occasionally have left advertisers skeptical concerning the lasting influence on shopping for conduct.

“Our promoting companions have been asking for tactics to inform deeper tales on cellular” Snap’s Director of Income Product Peter Sellis informed TechCrunch in an announcement. HBO is piloting the format with Promoted Tales about why you must keep in and watch Sport Of Thrones on Black Friday, whereas in Europe clothes model ASOS highlights “night-out worthy appears.”

Now advertisers can string collectively a collection of three to 10 photographs and movies to create a Promoted Story that auto-advances or that customers can faucet by means of to observe an in depth narrative a few model or see a number of angles of a product. They’ll appear like a person Story or a mini magazine-esque Publish Story like what seems in Uncover, and every Snap will be swiped as much as open a web site, app set up, or article.

These Promoted Tales are labeled “advert”, get their very own preview tile, and are bought on a full-country one-day takeover foundation with customers having to actively faucet to view. Advertisers get again a variety of analytics from preview tile impression by means of to conversions. Snap says it might probably attain 88 million individuals within the US with Promoted Tales, surpassing the 74 million Instagram Tales customers, and approaching half as many as Fb’s 190 million cellular viewers members. For the coveted youths age 13 to 24, Snap reaches 47 million individuals — supposedly 9 million greater than Fb and 15 million greater than Instagram’s feed.

To keep away from falling into the identical pit as Twitter, with its highly-skippable and unobtrusive adverts, Snapchat hopes Promoted Tales will ensnare customers even when they instinctively attempt to click on previous an advert’s first Snap.

In the meantime, AR Trial Advertisements take Snapchat’s World Lens adverts and make them useful as an alternative of simply enjoyable. Earlier World Lens adverts remade your actuality right into a creepy Stranger Issues scene or allow you to stick a dancing Bud Gentle mascot in your movies. With AR Trial adverts, BMW will allow you to really place its new X2 car in an augmented view of the house round you, faucet to alter its colour, and stroll round it prefer it’s really there. The adverts may also be swiped as much as view a enterprise’ web site.

“We wished to insert ourselves in an natural means into the Snapchat atmosphere and its customers’ world. That’s the most significant method to handle our followers in a mode that matches the channel” head of Digital Advertising and marketing Jörg Poggenpohl wrote to TechCrunch in an announcement. A earlier BMW sponsored face lens advert in Europe reached 13 million Snapchatters who performed with it for a median of 24 seconds.

That’s the magic of those AR adverts. Even in case you by no means share the content material with associates, you continue to get prolonged publicity to the model simply enjoying with the selfie masks or 3D objects. Truly resizing and strolling round a automobile firm’s car will in all probability depart a much bigger influence than simply scrolling previous some Fb Information Feed show advert. When you reshare that content material in personal messages or Tales, BMW will get bonus publicity to individuals who see the model enmeshed with their associates’ content material in order that they don’t simply skip previous it just like the banners we’ve all grown numb to.

Herein lies Snapchat’s problem and alternative. After massacre earnings calls and intensely weak person progress, Snap has to determine easy methods to squeeze more cash out of the identical variety of individuals. It added simply four.5 million customers final quarter, slipping under three% person progress for the primary time ever, down from 17% earlier than Instagram Tales launched.

If it might probably’t attain probably the most customers, it has to spice up common income per person as excessive as potential with out utterly overwhelming the Snapchat expertise with adverts. These new codecs are a wise means to try this since you’re by no means pressured to observe them. You’ll be able to select to faucet the Promoted Tales tiles or play with the AR instruments.

By providing immersive experiences customers select to dive into slightly than cramming light-touch adverts down individuals’s throats, Snap may earn sufficient to stabilize its companies and reduce its losses. It may possibly’t preserve incinerating over $400 million 1 / 4 and anticipate to have sufficient money to develop a killer augmented actuality machine earlier than giants like Apple invade the market.

The post Snapchat seeks salvation in long-form and “hands-on” AR adverts appeared first on E2E-Expert.

]]>
http://e2e-expert.com/2017/12/04/snapchat-seeks-salvation-in-long-form-and-hands-on-ar-ads/feed/ 0