In developer lingo, quality-of-life updates are all about refining things that already work. Thanks to these incremental improvements, it should make the end user experience much more enjoyable. And with iOS 13, it feels like Apple's main focus is on this concept. Dark Mode is basically the only new flashy feature of iOS this year. But that's not a bad thing. From my experience, all the tiny refinements across the board are really convincing. iOS 13 [...]
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This is your opportunity to get a glimpse of the future of iOS — and iPadOS. Apple just released the first public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, the next major version of the operating systems for the iPhone and iPad. Unlike developer betas, everyone can download those betas without a $99 developer account. But don't forget, it's a beta. The company still plans to release the final version of iOS and iPadOS 13.0 this [...]
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Adam Zelcer Contributor Share on Twitter Adam Zelcer founded the advertising company, Adboy.com. Entrepreneurs take a long journey when naming their brainchild, comparable to a parent naming their own flesh and blood. There are many reasons behind naming – one untalked-of and probably the most important. This is, how to choose a name that gets you more business. Technology changes how we do business. So, when developing a business name, putting some thought into how people are going to find [...]
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Early-stage startup founders it's now or never, it's do-or-die, it's [insert your preferred time-crunch cliché here. The application deadline for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt San Francisco 2019 expires in just 24 hours. If you're ready to go up against a cadre of approximately 15-30 outstanding startups on the Disrupt Main stage, then apply to compete in the Startup Battlefield before the application window slams shut on June 25th at 11:59 p.m. (PT). Competing in Startup [...]
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Argo AI will invest $15 million over five years to create a center for autonomous vehicle research at Carnegie Mellon University, one of the latest efforts by the Ford-backed company to accelerate the development of self-driving cars. The center, Carnegie Mellon University Argo AI Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research, will focus on advanced perception and decision-making algorithms for autonomous vehicles, the company said Monday. The investment follows the introduction of Argoverse, a set of curated [...]
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Google bought Kaggle in 2017 to provide a data science community for its big data processing tools on Google Cloud. Today, the company announced a new direct integration between Kaggle and BigQuery, Google's cloud data warehouse. More specifically, data scientists can build a model in a Kaggle Jupyter Notebook, known as Kaggle Kernels in the community. You can then link directly to BigQuery through the tool's API, making it much simpler to query against the [...]
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There might be no better microcosm of 2019 Apple than Catalina. The latest version of macOS arrives during a transitional time for the company. The desktop is a showcase for increased focus on content, a continued push toward cross-platform compatibility and a renewed push to court creative professionals. For a few years now, the desktop operating system has played second fiddle to iOS, but the long mobile honeymoon has begun to wane, as smartphone sales [...]
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It's stunning how fast emerging new technologies can coalesce around a simple human need and suddenly change everything, not to mention spur billions in investment. That's what has happened in the past five years to the basics of humans getting around town, or “mobility” in the shorthand of Silicon Valley. And that's the first of the five reasons TC Sessions: Mobility is a must: The Mobility category is too momentous to walk on by. Arguably no [...]
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Ivan Smolnikov Contributor Ivan Smolnikov is the CEO and founder of Smartcat, the market network platform for the translation industry. The last few decades have produced many successful marketplaces. We went from goods marketplace pioneers such as eBay and Amazon to simple service marketplaces such as Uber, Lyft, Doordash, Upwork, Thumbtack, TaskRabbit, and Fiverr. But why haven't we seen many successful B2B service marketplaces? Table of Contents Why Many B2B Service Marketplaces Failed Horizontal marketplaces are stuck [...]
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Trash is a new startup promising to make it easier for anyone to create well-edited videos. Social video is an area that CEO Hannah Donovan knows well, having previously served as general manager at Vine (the video app that Twitter acquired and eventually shut down). She said that in user research, even though people had “really powerful cameras in their pockets,” when it came to editing their footage together, they'd always say, “Oh, I'm not [...]
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