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Opinion: Apple Music's human curation falls apart when it comes to less mainstream tastes

Opinion: Apple Music's human curation falls apart when it comes to less mainstream tastes

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Apple makes much of its human curation of Apple Music. Indeed, just a couple of months ago Tim Cook suggested that this was the key difference between its own offering and competing services.
We worry about the humanity being drained out of music, about it becoming a bits-and-bytes kind of world instead of the art and craft.
Personally, it was the curated playlists that mostly won me over from Spotify. That's moderately impressive...
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Pokemon Go will soon use Apple Health and Google Fit data to hatch eggs and earn candy

Pokemon Go will soon use Apple Health and Google Fit data to hatch eggs and earn candy

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Niantic has announced a new feature called Adventure Sync that's coming soon to Pokemon Go on iOS and Android. Adventure Sync will use Apple Health and Google Fit activity data to credit players with distance traveled in the real world for hatching eggs and earning candy - even when Pokemon Go is not running.
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Human Curation Sets Apple News Apart From Algorithm-Focused News Sources Like Google and Facebook

Human Curation Sets Apple News Apart From Algorithm-Focused News Sources Like Google and Facebook

2 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

In a new report by The New York Times today, Apple let a reporter take a glimpse inside the human curation process of its Apple News service. The article looks into Apple's news strategy (which is focusing less on algorithm-led news curation like its rivals), the service's future integration with Texture magazine subscriptions, and its issues with ad revenue.
Providing context, the NYT explains how the rise of Google and Facebook came with news delivery that was driven in part by algorithms. While this enabled the companies to point users towards millions of articles, boosting clicks and...
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Apple uses human curation of Apple News to keep it from being ‘total crazy land'

Apple uses human curation of Apple News to keep it from being ‘total crazy land'

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Apple has for the first time allowed a reporter to cover the human curation process used to pick which news stories are included - and featured - in the Apple News app.
The Cupertino company is unusual in having people, not algorithms, pick its top stories. That approach is highly controversial, giving around a dozen people control over what is seen by some 90 million people - but Apple believes it is the safer approach...
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Spotify To Let Users Block And Mute Artists

Spotify To Let Users Block And Mute Artists

There's no way to avoid the music from an artist you don't particularly like on Spotify right now. You can't actively search for their music but that's about it. Their music... Read more ...

Still doubt Android Q's upcoming dark mode? Google Assistant blacks out

Still doubt Android Q's upcoming dark mode? Google Assistant blacks out

Samsung has a Dark Mode in its latest One UI interface, and Google is following suit with stock Android In just the latest installment of a default Android app blackout... Read more ...

You can get one of the best Pixel-exclusive Android Pie features on any...

You can get one of the best Pixel-exclusive Android Pie features on any Android phone with this app

As smartphones become an increasingly integral part of our everyday lives, controlling how much time we spend staring at them becomes a proportionally growing concern. For this... Read more ...

Google Maps Begins Rolling Out Support for Driver Speed Limits and Speed Traps

Google Maps Begins Rolling Out Support for Driver Speed Limits and Speed Traps

Google is currently rolling out support for road speed limits and speed traps in its navigation app, Google Maps. When drivers are using the app, the speed limit feature shows... Read more ...

Save more than $50 on the iRobot Roomba 690 robot vacuum

Save more than $50 on the iRobot Roomba 690 robot vacuum

Self-charging and works with Alexa. The iRobot Roomba 690 self-charging robot vacuum cleaner is down to just $247.99 on Amazon. It normally sells for around $300. This price... Read more ...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: NVIDIA SHIELD TV Gaming Edition $168, Anker...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: NVIDIA SHIELD TV Gaming Edition $168, Anker Accessories from $11, Polk MagniFi Max Sound Bar $399, more

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Today's Apps Gone Free: Hardboiled, Magnus Kingdom of Chess and Star Rover

Today's Apps Gone Free: Hardboiled, Magnus Kingdom of Chess and Star Rover

Fight for survival, learn the basics of chess, and turn any iPhone into a planetarium with today's collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any... Read more ...

9to5Mac Daily: January 21, 2019

9to5Mac Daily: January 21, 2019

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app , Stitcher , TuneIn , Google Play , or through our... Read more ...

The Waze features you've always wanted in Google Maps are finally coming to...

The Waze features you've always wanted in Google Maps are finally coming to Android and iPhone

Late last week we learned that two of Waze's best features had been spotted inside test versions of Google Maps, including the speed limit indicators, but also speed trap and... Read more ...

ActionDash App Aims To Help You "Manage Your Digital Life"

ActionDash App Aims To Help You "Manage Your Digital Life"

Chris Lacy, a developer behind an extremely popular Android launcher called “Action Launcher”, amongst other apps , has just announced a new app called “ActionDash”. Mr. Lacy... Read more ...