Making the potential deal intriguing is that Beats has offered some of its technology to Apple rivals in the past. Besides the streaming music app (which is available on Android and Windows Phone), that includes a $300 million deal to put Beats Audio in HTC phones beginning in 2011, and ended just last September. It's also in the business of making portable speakers, which Apple failed at spectacularly with the iPod Hi-Fi in 2006. … [Read more...] about Apple reportedly near $3.2 billion Beats acquisition
Yet Beats is all about the brand, as headphone enthusiasts and streaming audio fans will gladly tell you. With its copious engineering resources, Apple could build better headphones itself. And while Apple might indeed want to pursue a streaming music service to compete with Spotify, there’s no indication yet that Beats Music might be able to help do so. As my colleague points out, the service appears to have acquired fewer than 200,000 followers so far, compared to Spotify’s millions, and Apple wouldn’t be able to transfer Beats’ music deals to a streaming service of its own. … [Read more...] about What if Apple bought Beats not for headphones, but wearables?
Developer tools for apps: system settings, connectivity, media and moreDevelopers will be able to show contextually-important system settings within their apps, which harnesses the 'Slices' feature that came in Android 9 Pie. So instead of having to navigate to Settings to switch on Airplane Mode or toggle Wi-Fi or Mobile Data on/off, say, you'll be able to do that right within your mobile browser. … [Read more...] about Android 10 release date, features and everything you need to know
De beste externe harde schijf kiezenWanneer je op zoek bent naar de beste harde schijf, dan moet je er zeker van zijn dat je kiest voor een apparaat dat je belangrijkste bestanden veilig kan opbergen. Betrouwbaarheid is enorm belangrijk, want je wil geen harde schijf kopen die snel kapot gaat, waardoor je al je data kwijtspeelt. … [Read more...] about De beste externe harde schijven van 2020
Given that there has been a number of cases of MacOS malware protection tools being shown to create security vulnerabilities—including, most recently, the revelation that ESET Endpoint Antivirus 6 for macOS could be used to remotely execute code by an attacker—I was concerned that something was going horribly wrong. I was afraid my father had somehow gotten a maliciously altered copy of the installer or that some other hijinks were involved, so I told him to contact Kaspersky's technical support. Then I got back on the treadmill. As I finished up my morning run, he texted again: … [Read more...] about Dear Kaspersky Lab: Yours is a very bad installer [Updated]