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Apple Removes Home Sharing for Music in its iOS 8.4 Update

by Huei Song · 2 days ago · No Comments · 526 views

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Apple may have introduced a brand new Apple Music feature in its latest iOS 8.4 update, but it looks like they have removed something too. According to Apple’s Support Communities forum, the company has removed its Home Sharing feature for music in iOS.

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Google Photos Bug Ends Up Tagging Black People As Gorillas

by Farhan · 4 days ago · 2 Comments · 3.3k views

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Google’s new Photos app has made great strides in facial and object recognition. So much so that the system itself is able to sort images according to categories without user input. However, nothing is perfect, as computer programmer Jacky Alcine discovered after he was tagged as being a gorilla in several photos.

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Apple Music Now Available in Malaysia from RM15, Offers 3 Months Free Trial

by Huei Song · 5 days ago · 6 Comments · 2.5k views

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Apple has just rolled out its iOS 8.4 update to users, bringing the much-awaited Apple Music service to users around the world, including Malaysia. It is priced at US$3.99 (RM15.01) for individual users, and US$5.99 (RM22.53) for family sharing.

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Further With Ford 2015 Demonstrates Convergence of Automobile and Tech Industries

by Pang Tun Yau · 5 days ago · 1 Comment · 1.3k views

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“What in the world are we doing here?”

That was a prevailing thought in the early stages of the Future With Ford, which we attended over the course of this week. But as the keynotes and experiential tours passed, we noticed that the group of global journalists invited were not merely from automotive publications: there were people from economic dailies, radio talk shows, other tech media, and even analysts in global trends. One of the keynote speakers was Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.

Clearly, this was a different sort of global event.

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Google Improves its Translation for Informal Speech in Google Translate

by Huei Song · 5 days ago · 5 Comments · 477 views

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If you are travelling to a foreign land soon, you might want to download the Google Translate app because the company recently updated it with better translation for normal conversations.

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Taxi Drivers Protest Against Grabcar; Threaten To Blockade KL

by Farhan · 5 days ago · 27 Comments · 5k views

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Members of the Malaysian Taxi Drivers’ Transformation Association (PERS1M) picketed in front of the MyTeksi headquarters in Petaling Jaya to protest against the continued operation of app based ride sharing services like MyTeksi-owned GrabCar and Uber. The taxi drivers claim that these services are taking away their livelihood by offering rides cheaper than taxis.

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Microsoft Sells Bing Mapping Assets To Uber

by Farhan · 5 days ago · No Comments · 450 views

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Microsoft has confirmed a deal that will see image collection assets from its Bing Mapping service moving to ride sharing service Uber. Details of the agreement are as of yet unknown, but it is presumed that around 100 Microsoft employees and some technology will be moving to Uber.

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Facebook Starts Rolling out Snapchat-Style Photo Editing Tool to its iOS App

by Huei Song · 5 days ago · No Comments · 449 views

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Using Facebook on your iOS device? Facebook recently rolled out a Snapchat-like photo editor to its main app, allowing you to add text, swipe to change filters, or paste Facebook stickers onto your pictures easily.

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Apple Music Streaming And Beats 1 Online Radio Launches Tomorrow

by Farhan · 6 days ago · 3 Comments · 884 views

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Apple’s much awaited music streaming service, Apple Music, will be launching tomorrow. The service is scheduled to go live on 30 June at 8am PST, which is a late 11pm local time on the same day. The online radio , Beats 1, will begin broadcasting an hour later. It has been a long road for Apple’s music streaming aspirations, although the recent disagreement with Taylor Swift has only brought more attention to the launch.

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Watch How Google Tests Smartphone Displays For Lag

by Farhan · 6 days ago · No Comments · 4.6k views

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Google has access to some pretty interesting resources, and it puts these to good use. A video of how the Chrome OS team tests the responsiveness of the mobile browser has made an appearance; and it involves a machine with the suitable inappropriate name of Touchbot.

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French Taxi Drivers Blockade Paris To Protest Against Uber

by Farhan · 1 week ago · 10 Comments · 1.3k views

Taxi drivers on strike burn tyres during a national protest against car-sharing service Uber in Marseille

French taxi drivers locked down the city of Paris as part of a nationwide protest against Uber. Tensions have been high between taxi driver unions and Uber since the ride sharing service began operations in the country. Uber is currently operating in a legal grey area as the French constitutional court is still deliberating on the legality of the service.

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Microsoft Releases Full Version Of Office For Android

by Farhan · 1 week ago · 1 Comment · 1.6k views

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Microsoft has officially launched Office for Android, ending weeks of the preview programme. The app is free to download and use, although it only has basic word processing capabilities unless the user has an Office 365 subscription.

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