Tag Archive: Takes


This Apple TV gaming controller takes you to console heaven [Reviews]

A few weeks ago, I found myself at the local Apple Store chatting to a sales associate who was demonstrating the SteelSeries Nimbus gaming controller. I had a quick go at the controls only to find myself duly impressed by the way it works as an Apple TV gaming controller. I was intrigued enough to take […]

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New iPhone 7 concepts have vastly different takes on the future

Now that Apple has ruined all of our fun by showing us what the iPhone SE looks like, we can go back to obsessing over iPhone 7 concepts. We have two new ones for you to check out; one of them seems way more likely than the other, but they’re equally fun. We’re sure these […]

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SoundCloud takes on Apple Music with new subscription service

Apple Music’s competition in the music streaming battle just got a little fiercer today with the introduction of a new subscription service by SoundCloud. The new SoundCloud Go service costs $ 10 per month, giving you unlimited access to the YouTube of Audio’s vast trove of indie content without ads. You can also save files to […]

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Android Pay takes its battle against Apple Pay to the U.K.

Android Pay, Google’s answer to Apple Pay, is finally expanding to new markets. Google has announced that the service will be making its debut in the United Kingdom “in the next few months,” and it will launch with support from a long list of banks and retailers. Contactless payment services are already ubiquitous in the […]

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Walmart takes on Apple Pay and Android Pay with… Walmart Pay

Walmart, a.k.a. the world’s largest retailer, has announced the launch of its new Walmart Pay service — a mobile payment service for both Android and iOS, designed to work with all major credit, debit, and Walmart gift cards in the retailer’s U.S. stores. The service, which launches in select stores this month, will be fully […]

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British Airways app takes off on Apple Watch

Apple’s refusal to release any hard and fast Apple Watch figures (it has most likely sold in the region of 7 million) has led some people to dismiss the wearable as a failure, despite the company’s vague assertions otherwise. Now British Airways has thrown out its own stats, noting that its Apple Watch app saw […]

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Google Maps takes on Yelp, offers prizes for local map experts

Google Maps offers a ton of local info when you use the navigation system on your Android or Apple smartphone, including local businesses, eateries, or interesting spots. The company is expanding its Local Guides program in Google Maps, which will let you share your own discoveries directly to the map, making it more useful for […]

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Designer Marc Newson takes time away from Apple Watch for teapots and toasters

While working for Apple alongside good friend Jony Ive on special projects, like the Apple Watch, industrial designer Marc Newson found time to devote his celebrated sensibilities to two very simple objects. Behold his take on the toaster and the teapot. Simple and clearly fitting for kitchens right now and 100 years from now. Newson […]

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Instagram takes on Apple’s Live Photos with Boomerang

Instagram launched its third standalone app for iOS and Android today that lets users create short one-second videos of everyday moments and then share them to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. The new app is a lot like the new Live Photos feature Apple introduced on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Boomerang takes a burst […]

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As Apple boasts about Music, Spotify takes App Store’s top spot

Tim Cook may like the “runway†for Apple Music’s take off, but it’s Spotify currently soaring. Apple’s competitor in the music streaming business found itself in the No. 1 position on the iPhone App Store’s Top Grossing charts for the first time in the U.S. This on the same day, Apple CEO Cook told the […]

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