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August 11, 2020

Google’s Lookout app for vision-impaired now scans food labels and long documents

Google has updated its Lookout app, an AI toolkit for people with impaired vision, with two helpful new capabilities: scanning long documents and reading out food labels. Paper forms and similarly-shaped products at the store present a challenge for blind folks and this ought to...


by Devin Coldewey in accessibility
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August 10, 2020

iOS 14 redirects web links from News+ publishers directly to the Apple News app

Apple’s still-in-beta operating systems will automatically redirect News+ subscribers to the Apple News app when they click on links from a News+ publisher. In other words, if you click or tap on a link to a paywalled story published by a News+ partner — including...


by Anthony Ha in Apple
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August 6, 2020

Google launches the final beta of Android 11

With the launch of Android 11 getting closer, Google today launched the third and final beta of its mobile operating system ahead of its general availability. Google had previously delayed the beta program by about a month because of the coronavirus pandemic. Image Credits: Google...


by Frederic Lardinois in Android
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August 3, 2020

OneKey wants to make it easier to work without a desktop by integrating apps into mobile keyboards

“The app that you use the most on your phone and you don’t realize it is your keyboard,” says Christophe Barre, the co-founder and chief executive of OneKey. A member of Y Combinator’s most recent cohort, OneKey has a plan to make work easier on...


by Jonathan Shieber in Apps
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July 30, 2020

Google is making autofill on Chrome for mobile more secure

Google today announced a new autofill experience for Chrome on mobile that will use biometric authentication for credit card transactions, as well as an updated built-in password manager that will make signing in to a site a bit more straightforward. Image Credits: Google Chrome already...


by Frederic Lardinois in Access Control
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July 29, 2020

Where is voice tech going?

Mark Persaud Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Persaud is digital product manager and practice lead at Moonshot by Pactera, a digital innovation company that leads global clients through the next era of digital products with a heavy emphasis on artificial intelligence, data and continuous software...


by Richard Dal Porto in Alexa
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July 28, 2020

As remote work booms, Everphone grabs ~$40M for its ‘device as a service’ offer

The latest startup to see an uplift in inbound interest flowing from the remote work boom triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is Berlin-based Everphone, which sells a ‘mobile as a service’ device rental package that caters to businesses needing to kit staff out with mobile...


by Natasha Lomas in Android
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July 22, 2020

The 5G version of Samsung’s foldable Galaxy Z Flip arrives August 7

Samsung has been portioning out morsels of news in recent weeks in an attempt to prime the pump ahead of its big Unpacked event. On Monday, the company announced plans to unveiled five new “power devices” (including the new Galaxy Note) at the event. As...


by Brian Heater in 5g
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July 21, 2020

Bangladesh regulator orders telcos to stop providing free access to social media

Bangladesh’s regulator has ordered telecom operators and other internet providers in the nation to stop providing free access to social media services, becoming the latest market in Asia to take a partial stand against zero-rating deals. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, the local regulator, said late...


by Manish Singh in Apps
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July 16, 2020

TikTok is a marketers’ shiny new toy, but how do you optimize campaigns?

Tiffany Ou Contributor Share on Twitter Tiffany Ou is the General Manager, Americas at a href=”https://www.nativex.com/”>Nativex, where she leads go-to-market strategies for leading game and app developers. TikTok is a rising star in the social media category. Since its launch three years ago, the company...


by Walter Thompson in Apps