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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

5 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

5 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

5 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'

5 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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Apple Seeds Third Public Beta of iOS 12.3 With New TV App

Apple Seeds Third Public Beta of iOS 12.3 With New TV App

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 12.3 update to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the beta to developers and two weeks after releasing... Read more ...

Apple Launches New 'Apple TV' YouTube Channel

Apple Launches New 'Apple TV' YouTube Channel

Apple has launched a new YouTube channel that's dedicated to its TV app, offering up trailers, behind the scenes commentary, interviews, show clips, and more. Apple appears to... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Orbit, My Gratitude Journal and Fishi

Today's Apps Gone Free: Orbit, My Gratitude Journal and Fishi

Become ruler of the galaxy, increase your level of happiness, and take photos with fisheye lenses with today's collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to... Read more ...

Houzz App Update Brings New AR Tool for Users to View Different Tile Floor...

Houzz App Update Brings New AR Tool for Users to View Different Tile Floor Options

The popular home renovation and design app Houzz has just been updated with another great augmented reality feature. Part of the View My Room in 3D feature, users can virtually... Read more ...

Apple Releases Third Public Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.5

Apple Releases Third Public Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.5

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.5 update to its public beta testing group, a day after seeding the beta to developers and two weeks after... Read more ...

GoMeta raises $6 million and launches Koji web app development platform

GoMeta raises $6 million and launches Koji web app development platform

GoMeta is announcing it has raised $6 million and is launching Koji, a new development platform that makes it faster for devs to build web apps. Read more ...

Microsoft Paint Won't Be Removed From Windows 10

Microsoft Paint Won't Be Removed From Windows 10

Microsoft Paint has long been around in the many Windows iterations that the company has released over the years. The company had been planning to remove this popular app from... Read more ...

Google Maps Will Now Show If An EV Station Is In Use

Google Maps Will Now Show If An EV Station Is In Use

It has already been possible to search for the location of electric vehicle chargers in Google Maps but there was no way to telling if the station would be free or in use when... Read more ...

Houzz app gets ‘My Room 3D' tool update, now able to place tile flooring in AR

Houzz app gets ‘My Room 3D' tool update, now able to place tile flooring in AR

Popular home renovation and design app, Houzz , is out today with an update to its augmented reality My Room 3D tool to let users on iOS and Android virtually tile their... Read more ...

Android 10 Q may bring swipe from side gesture to augment the back key

Android 10 Q may bring swipe from side gesture to augment the back key

The days when you had to root, jailbreak or install third-party apps in order to avoid stretching all the way up or down while holding the phone with one hand are now gone, and... Read more ...