Is Google's viral art app racist?

The latest update to Google’s Arts & Culture app created a viral sensation by allowing users to compare their selfies to museum portraits, but has also sparked concerns about racial bias.

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Google app compares selfies to museum portraits, goes viral

The latest update to Google’s Arts & Culture app has created a viral sensation by allowing users to compare their selfies to museum portraits.

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Microsoft, SAP Deepen Partnership to Blend Cloud Offerings


Microsoft and SAP have announced plans to integrate their cloud-based systems, allowing the SAP HANA database to work with Microsoft Azure, which will enable Office 365 to communicate directly with SAP enterprise apps. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and SAP CEO Bill McDermott told a Sapphire Now audience how the enhanced partnership will benefit customers and transform the companies’ respective positions in the enterprise cloud business. The companies combined the best of SAP and the best of Microsoft’s hyperscale cloud, Nadella told attendees.

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Sling TV launches beta 'multi-stream' plan with simultaneous streaming on three devices

Article Image Sling TV on Wednesday launched a beta “multi-stream” plan, allowing subscribers to stream channels on up to three devices simultaneously, instead of the normal single-device scheme.

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Apple's ResearchKit incorporates more genetics through new 23andMe module

Article Image Private genetics firm 23andMe has released a new software module, allowing its genetics results to be incorporated into ResearchKit apps, Apple announced on Monday.

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Microsoft adds info-hunting 'Bot' assistants to Skype for iPhone & iPad

Article Image Microsoft on Wednesday launched “Bots” for Skype, allowing people to search for information and content through the app’s messaging functions.

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Apple Pay support comes to Ally Bank

Article Image Customers of Ally Bank can now use their debit card with Apple Pay, allowing secure contactless payments with iPhone and Apple Watch at compatible points of sale.

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San Jose signs off on massive new Apple development, company's plans still nebulous

Article Image The San Jose city council has reportedly approved a development agreement allowing Apple to build up to 4.15 million square feet of space in the north of the city, even though the company itself hasn’t yet decided what its interests are.

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First look: Night Shift mode eases nighttime eye strain

Article Image With its latest iOS 9.3 beta, Apple is for the first time allowing users to access and control display temperature on their iPhones and iPads, albeit in limited fashion, through a feature called Night Shift.

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Periscope's Live Streams Now Pop Up in Tweets


Periscope on Tuesday announced integration with Twitter, allowing users to view its live-stream broadcasts directly in the Twitter iOS app. Previously, Periscope broadcasters could share only links to their videocasts in tweets. Now they can embed video directly into tweets, and the content can be set to autoplay. It’s been roughly a year since Twitter purchased Periscope and about 10 months since the platform launched. In that time, Periscope has attracted more than 20 million user accounts, according to Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour.

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Personal Pickup comes to UK Apple Stores in continuing expansion

Article Image Apple on Friday brought Personal Pickup to shoppers in the United Kingdom, allowing them to buy products online but pick them up at their closest Apple Store on the same day.

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Facebook iPhone app gets 'Music Stories' tied to Apple Music, iTunes & Spotify

Article Image Facebook on Thursday inaugurated “Music Stories,” a new kind of post format allowing people to listen to previews of songs or albums from various music services without having to switch apps.

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iPhone 6s stops listening for 'Hey Siri' when it's in your pocket or face down on a table

Article Image Apple’s new iPhone 6s utilizes its M9 coprocessor for “Hey Siri” input, allowing it to always listen for voice commands. Well, almost always.

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Tips: How to adjust 3D Touch sensitivity on your new iPhone 6s & 6s Plus

Article Image Apple’s new pressure sensitive 3D Touch can be adjusted for sensitivity, allowing users to require more or less force to invoke the input method. Here’s how you can customize it to your liking.

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Top iOS ad blocker Crystal lets advertisers pay to bypass restrictions

Article Image Crystal — currently the most popular ad-blocker on the iOS App Store — is allowing advertisers who pay for the privilege to bypass the app’s filters, a report said on Thursday.

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iOS users may eventually be able to remove unwanted default apps, says Apple's Tim Cook

Apple is looking at allowing iOS users to delete some preloaded apps, though others will probably have to remain, according to CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple issues first public beta of iOS 9.1 in run-up to official 9.0 release

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of iOS 9.1, allowing the public to get an early peek at features like expanded Unicode support.

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Samsung offers 'Test Drive' participants cash, Google Play credit for switching from iPhone

People participating in Samsung’s “Ultimate Test Drive” program — allowing iPhone owners to try a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 for 30 days — are being offered up to $200 in perks if they actually switch.

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Apple redesigns Workshops scheduling system in minor website update

Apple on Tuesday rolled out a small change to its newly integrated website, allowing customers to easily browse and schedule Workshop appointments with in-store staff at participating brick-and-mortar stores.

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Microsoft brings Outlook to Apple Watch with quick actions, custom notifications

Microsoft on Thursday released an official Outlook app for the Apple Watch, allowing people to check, manage, and reply to email from their wrist.

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