This week in apps: Adobe Lightroom, Disney Clips, Firefox updates, and more

July 25, 2017

Don't overlook the newest smartphone apps.Image: lili sams/mashable Did you get too wrapped up in all the new Game of Thrones hype to pay attention to the new apps and updates of the week? If so, it’s not a big deal. We remembered to keep track of it all for you. SEE ALSO: Here’s how to take photos even when your phone is out of storage Every week we round…

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Stunning new drone footage gives us an inside look at new Steve Jobs Theater

June 25, 2017

Apple’s massive new spaceship campus, officially called “Apple Park,” is nearly complete and should officially open later this year. New drone footage reveals how glorious the main campus and the Steve Jobs Theater look just as the sun is setting. The new 2.8 million-square-foot headquarters will be home to over 12,000 Apple employees. It’s Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive’s most ambitious “product” to date, huge glass panels, toilets inspired…

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Tech now rules the world’s most valuable brands ranking

June 14, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images It wasn’t long ago that classic American icons like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Marlboro were considered the pinnacle of branding success. But over the past decade, Silicon Valley giants have rapidly edged out legacy household names in terms of brand value, according to one of the industry’s leading indexes. Whereas tech companies occupied just three of the top 10 spots in research firm Kantar Millward Brown’s BrandZ…

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Shady developers are turning Apple’s app subscriptions into giant scams

June 14, 2017

Image: lili sams/mashable Apple’s App Store has a problem. Shady developers are gaming the App Store’s policies and its search ads to get users to download apps that trick them into paying for subscriptions for scam apps. While there have long been apps from less reputable developers in the App Store, one developer called attention to just how bad the problem has become in recent months. SEE ALSO: 10 classic…

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Snapchat releases new research that says its for close friends

June 13, 2017

Image: snap inc. Snap’s got a message for their haters, naysayers, and short-sellers pointing to their supposedly slowing growth: New users are overrated (especially when our existing users are so engaged). At a time when Snap’s stock is hovering at a disappointingly low $18 while Facebook rolls out copycat product after copycat product, Snap released two new studies on Monday showing who’s using Snapchat, and why that is. SEE ALSO:…

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This is a major problem for the Apple HomePod

June 6, 2017

Image: apple Apple announce that it will finally be releasing a home speaker to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home. A little late, but with Apple’s logo on it, it should become a permanent piece in the homes of Apple fans. Mashable referred to the product as the “Siri-powered Amazon Echo killer,” but while the thing actually sounds pretty cool, there is one major issue with the home…

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Apple gave us new Photos, Maps, and Siri: Check out what you missed at WWDC

June 6, 2017

Image: stephen lam/Getty Images June means one thing in the tech world: Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is here. Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the WWDC 2017 keynote speech earlier today in San Jose, California. From the highly anticipated Siri speaker to the new iOS, Cook gave Apple superfans a lot to look forward to in the months to come. SEE ALSO: Apple finally reveals its Siri-powered Amazon Echo killer…

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Apple continues to push into healthcare, this time with developers

June 6, 2017

Developers working on healthcare will be involved at WWDC this year.Image: christian BRUNA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Working with Apple every day, as Apple sees it, could help keep the doctor awayor at least well informed. Apple’s push into healthcare is readying its second gear, and this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference is just the start. Apple started its push into healthcare when it introduced the Apple Watch in 2015. The wearable device made fitness,…

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The teenage developer who quit school to focus on coding

June 5, 2017

Image: getty images/ Like many developers about to attend their first major developer conference, Amanda Southworth is looking forward to the week-long event. Besides Monday’s keynote, when Apple will unveil the next version of iOS, MacOS and maybe even some new hardware, there will be deep dives into new developer tools and countless networking opportunities. That’s enough for any developer to get excited about, but Southworth is not like most…

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Apple Newton is 25 today and boy was it horrible

May 30, 2017

Image: The Indepen/REX/Shutterstock Exactly 25 years ago, on May 29, 1992, Apple CEO John Sculley went on stage during the CES show in Chicago and launched a tablet. If that sentence sounds all wrong, that’s because a lot has changed in the quarter decade since. If you even remember Sculley as Apple CEO, you’re probably thinking of the man who pushed Steve Jobs out of the company. And in the…

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Apple working on dedicated AI chip for iOS devices, report says

May 27, 2017

Image: lili sams/mashable Apple’s reportedly working on a new kind of chip potentially for future iOS devices that’ll be used just for processing AI, Bloomberg reports. SEE ALSO: New leaked photos reportedly reveal the final design of the iPhone 8 Bloomberg says the chip’s called the Apple Neural Engine internally, and could be used for “offloading facial recognition in the photos application, some parts of speech recognition, and the iPhones…

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Rower says she learned she was assaulted after friends saw it on video

May 19, 2017

(CNN)A University of Washington rower says she found out in April that she was sexually assaulted in December, after friends told her they had seen cellphone video of the incident, a police affidavit says. The university said Wednesday it has suspended two male members from the rowing team while the allegations are investigated, and University of Washington police filed a search warrant asking to access the Apple iCloud accounts of…

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Nooooooo: Apple, please don’t kill the iPad mini

May 19, 2017

Don't take it away from us, Apple.Image: Christopher Mineses/Mashable The iPad mini might be on its deathbed. The 7.9-inch tablet, a recent report says, is cannibalized by the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, which is big enough for those late-night reading binges, and more powerful in some regards. On the other hand, it appears that Apple is positioning the tablet as a larger device, one that competes with your laptop. According…

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