Google Announces New Self-Driven Minivan

Waymo, formerly known as the Google self-driving car project, is a self-governing car developer and an independent company under Alphabet Inc. The company began in 2009 as a project under Google. In 2015, the project completed its first driverless ride on public roads, giving a ride to a sole blind man in Austin, Texas.

In December 2016, Google evolved the project into a new company called Waymo, furnished under Google’s parent company Alphabet.

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Porche’s Technical Director Joins Apple

Rumors of Apple’s car initiative began back in early 2015 when a report claimed that Apple had been speculating the effort for quite some time. Steve Jobs himself admitted to considering building a car in 2008, but put the plans on hold to focus on development of the iPhone. Over the course of a few months, however, it’s been more clear that Apple is indeed working on a car of some sorts.

In the wake of reports that Apple has shifted its focus towards developing self-driving automotive software, Apple  the technical director of Porsche’s race car program earlier this year, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports car company’s victorious return to the Le Mans endurance race. Alexander Hitzinger is the latest auto specialist to be recruited by Apple as it explores building its own car.

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Moto Z And Moto M To Get The Latest Android Nougat Update

The latest reports on the Android Nougat operating system suggested that Samsung, Motorola, and OnePlus will soon release the updated software for their respective gadgets.

Lenovo launched the K6 Note smartphone for the offline market, just a day after the official launch of the Moto M Smarthphone. The company has now made an important update regarding the Moto M confirming that the phone is now officially announced to get the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update soon. Motorola’s release of its Android Nougat update for its Moto lineup seems to have finally caught up with the Moto Z Play too.

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Apple’s AirPods Finally Out For Sale

Apple, today announced that the AirPods are available to order online now from Apple.com and will start delivering to customers and arriving at Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers next week.

AirPods are Apple’s flawless attempt to bring a better, brighter wireless future to us now, today. They look like the ends of Apple’s current, wired EarPods, but with the cord snipped off at the stems.

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The New iOS 10.2 Update, Available Now

Apple reveals the latest iOS software release, the update bringing a number of improvements and upgrades to the company’s mobile offering, is now available to download for free. The last time that Apple launched an iOS update was on October 31st with iOS 10.1.1, with the developer preview of iOS 10.2 being released the same date. This update includes several major features and many bug fixes.

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Tweetbot 2 And 3 For iOS Would Cease Functioning After Critical Updates Go Live

Tweetbot 2 and 3 for iOSAccording to a May 23 post on the Tapbots blog, Tweetbot 2 and 3 for iOS would cease functioning after mandatory updates, requested by Twitter Platforms Operations group, go live. According to the post, Twitter communicated with Tapbots to do some changes on how their App communicates with the Twitter API. The changes are set to go live on May 29 at 10 A.M. PST after which Tweetbot 2 and 3 for iOS would stop working. Read More

Two New Apple Retail Stores Will Open Soon In New York

retail storesThere are already five Apple retail stores in New York, in SoHo, Grand Central, Upper Westside, West 14th Street and, of course, the company’s flagship retail store on Fifth Avenue. It is expected that in 2015 two new Apple retail stores will open in New York. One would be located in the Westfeild World Trade Center mega mall and the other would be on 938 Madison Avenue (Upper East Side). Read More

Apple Granted License To Operate In Saudi Arabia, Say Sources

Apple in saudi arabiaThe sale of Apple devices in Saudi Arabia have always been through third party resellers. According to Saudi Arabian newspaper Al Eqtisadiah, Apple has been granted a license to operate in Saudi Arabia. The newspaper says that their source is from the Saudi Arabia’s General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and the source said Apple is now cleared to “fully operate” in the Kingdom. Read More

Roam & Wander Releases Sticker Games – Get Stickers For In-Game Achievements At Your Doorstep

Roam and WanderToday, Roam & Wander, a small Hong Kong and Taipei based Indie game and toy studio, made three announcements.

Their first title, Sticker Games, is one of a kind. What makes it so unique? Children get rewarded by real stickers, delivered right to their doorstep, for their in game achievements. Soon after its release, this bumped to #1 in paid educational apps, on the Taiwan AppStore. Today, the Mandarin version of the app will be launching in the US, and the English version will be here by March. Read More