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Apple News Plus subscription launched pricing Texture app

Apple News Plus is Here: 300 magazines, $9.99 per month subscription

First music. Then movies. Now Apple targets the newspaper and magazine industry for disruption.

Hydrogen One Phone: Thoughts on new direction of RED’s mobile camera project

Big changes are coming to the Hydrogen One smartphone. Digital camera company RED, makers of higher end cinema cameras such as the Dragon and Epic, announced that due to a "series of obstacles and the new discoveries" the Irvine-based company would take the opportunity to significantly improve the entire...
Microsoft Android iPhone app mirroring Windows 10

Android on your Microsoft Windows desktop? Yes, (beta) hell has frozen over

If all goes to plan and the beta plays out without any major issues, it looks like we'll soon be able to run Android on on our Windows desktop.Well, sort of. Microsoft has rolled out a screen mirroring app for Windows 10 (build 1803 or newer). Per The Verge...
Google Home Hub smart speaker with display: Continued Conversations icon

Continued Conversation: Fewer Okay Googles needed for Google Home Hub

Continued Conversation for Google Home smart speakers is here.Basically the new feature enables you to continue issuing voice commands without having to continually say "Okay Google" or "Hey Google" each time.For instance, you might ask Google about today's weather. As the speaker is giving you forecast information, a small...
Apple Watch Captures Half of 18 Million Global Smartwatch Shipments in Q4 2018

Trendspotting: At 50% share Apple Watch still dominates smartwatch market, Fitbit and Samsung gain

A new report today on the smartwatch market tells us something we already know all too well:Apple continues to dominate.According to Strategy Analytics the Apple Watch -- launched less than four years ago in 2015 -- once against sold more than any other brand, capturing 50% of the market...
eero acquired by Amazon news

Amazon acquires Eero, doubles down on smart home (and data collection?)

Eero indicates its data collection policy will remain the same, but with a new owner perhaps anything is possible.In what was a surprise move eero, a mesh network company, was acquired by Amazon yesterday. Much like the Ring video doorbell eero will give Team Bezos further reach into the...
Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot

Trendspotting: Smart speaker sales top 66 million units, Amazon Echo leads with 70% market share

This past holiday season the smart speaker was the hot seller. No surprise then that the market continues to grow at a rapid pace.According to a new report, there are now over 66 million smart speaker devices in the U.S. That's up about 25% from the year prior (53...
Google Pixel Phone Colors

Look no further than Google’s Pixel, Pixel XL for screaming Android deals

Though I primarily now use an iPhone (7 Plus, that still runs fine in 2019), I enjoy scouting for occasional deals on old Android phones. That way I can continue to stay up to date on Google's OS, and test out various new features for articles here on Stark...
Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot

Trendspotting: Amazon sold “tens of millions” of Echo devices, told 100 million jokes in 2018

Amazon is re-inventing the smart home, and making a fortune in the process. Can Google, Apple, Samsung and others catch up?
T-Mobile now offers support for eSIM on iPhone XS, XR

T-Mobile now offers eSIM support for iPhone XS, XR

eSIMs are slowly catching on, and, thankfully, making activating phones easier. T-Mobile is the latest U.S. carrier to offer support for the technology on new iPhones, including the XS, XS Max and XR.Earlier this month Apple rolled out iOS 12.1.1, a minor update, but one that enabled iPhones to...