• Adobe’s new painting and drawing app will be called Adobe Fresco

    Adobe’s upcoming drawing and painting app has an official name: Adobe Fresco. Inspired by the classic technique of applying pigment to wet plaster, the app is intended “to inspire spontaneous creativity.” The app has been in development under the code name “Project Gemini” and debuted at Adobe’s Max conference in 2018. It will first be […]

  • Facebook collected device data on 187,000 users using banned snooping app

    Facebook obtained personal and sensitive device data on about 187,000 users of its now-defunct Research app, which Apple banned earlier this year after the app violated its rules. The social media giant said in a letter to Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s office — which TechCrunch obtained — that it collected data on 31,000 users in the […]

  • Google opens its Android security-key tech to iPhone and iPad users

    Google will now allow iPhone and iPad owners to use their Android security key to verify sign-ins, the company said Wednesday. Last month, the search and mobile giant said it developed a new Bluetooth-based protocol that will allow modern Android 7.0 devices and later to act as a security key for two-factor authentication. Since then, […]

  • Postmates taps longtime Apple engineer to boost autonomous delivery efforts

    Ken Kocienda will manage Postmates X, the team behind its semi-autonomous delivery robot.

  • Apple’s new Sidecar feature is great for users, but third-parties take a hit

    Apple has a new feature it’s introducing for the Mac in macOS 10.15 Catalina that is admittedly amazing for anyone like me who happens to have both an iPad and a Mac. It’s called ‘Sidecar,’ and it lets you use your iPad as a second display – wired or wirelessly, and with Apple Pencil support […]

  • The iPad finally outgrows iOS

    As the iPad comes up on ten years since its introduction, the hardware has reached bold new heights but the software has been the limiting factor. Onstage at WWDC in San Jose, Apple announced that iPad’s software will now exist inside its own vertical OS. iPadOS. The new OS doesn’t look dramatically different from iOS […]

  • Using augmented reality, Altoida is identifying the likely onset of neurodegenerative diseases

    For the past 19 years, Ioannis Tarnanas, the founder and chief scientific officer at Altoida, has been developing virtual and augmented reality tools to offer predictions about the onset of mental illness in older patients. The company, whose tools have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (an earlier version of this article incorrectly […]

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook talks WWDC student program, coding initiatives and SAP

    For the past few years, Apple has been inviting student developers to attend its WWDC conference, which centers on development topics and software. A few students from this year’s batch are getting some more personal attention from Apple as it tries to raise awareness of the program and coding literacy via its Swift Playgrounds and […]

  • Marshall continues to impress with new retro portable speakers

    Marshall, the headphone company and not the loudspeaker company of the same vintage, today announced two new portable speakers. Like the company’s previous offerings, these speakers ooze a retro vibe. The two new speakers, the Stockwell II and Tufton, join the Kilburn II, but stand tall, literally and figuratively, apart from the rest of Marshall’s […]

  • Apple Q2: iPads up, iPhones down

    Today’s big story for Apple revenue was once again focused on services. That’s likely to be the tale for the foreseeable future, as the company continues to pump billions into product offerings like Apple TV+. As predicted, hardware was more of a mixed bag for the company. The iPad, a bright spot in an otherwise […]