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Crunch Report | Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature

Crunch Report June 22 Today’s Stories  Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused by other users Tantan, China’s… Read More

Samsung Gear S3 gets Spotify offline playback

Spotify has been a part of the Samsung Gear since the Gear S2. What’s been missing since then, is a way to listen to music right off the Gear without a connected smartphone and without needing a connected smartwatch. This is where offline playback comes in. Now you’ll be able to download certain songs or playlists to the Gear S3.

To use it, you’ll need to first download a Spotify add-on app that can be downloaded from the Gear Manager app from your smartphone. After that, you’ll be able to choose which playlists, songs, or albums you want to save to your Gear…

Bixby Voice hitting US Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the US

Bixby Voice is starting to pop up to a number of users in the United States with the Galaxy S8 or S8+, particularly to those who have signed up for the Bixby Early Access Program that Samsung opened late-last week. If you didn’t sign up for the Early Access Program when it opened, it is too late now, as Samsung is no longer accepting any more testers.

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If you just so happened to sign up for the Early Access Beta, you’ll want to make sure you open the Galaxy App store and make sure that all your Samsung Apps are up to date. Only then will Bixby change and ask you to…

Firefox Focus now available on Android

Mozilla has finally launched Firefox Focus on Android, which was launched late last year on iOS but is now also available on the Play Store.

Firefox Focus is a very simple and different kind of browser. While other browsers have a private mode of sorts as a separate feature, Focus is permanently in private mode. This means every session is siloed and the browser keeps no track of your history or cookies. Once you are done browsing, clearing the prominently placed trash button clears everything. To keep things more simple, there is also no tab support or bookmarks.

Focus also can…

Next-gen Samsung Gear VR to come with 2,000 ppi OLED screen

Samsung has released quite a few Gear VR headsets over the years, but one thing they all have in common is the fact that you need to insert a smartphone into them. The next generation Gear VR that is currently in development will break away from that tradition, however. That is, if a new rumor from Samsung’s home country of Korea is to be believed.

The next Gear VR is said to be the first standalone headset in the series. It will have its own screen, which will be of the OLED variety and feature the insanely high pixel density of 2,000 ppi. That will help alleviate feelings of dizziness…

Snapchat introduces Snap Map, which is exactly what it sounds like

Though it may have lost the war with Instagram’s copycat Stories feature (which now has more users), Snapchat keeps chugging along. The company behind the app has unveiled a new feature today, in fact. It’s called Snap Map. Yes, it’s a map view. And, as you’d expect, you’ll see your friends on it.

Here’s how it works. You pinch to “zoom out” into the new map view, which is where you’ll see the Actionmoji of your friends who have opted to share their location with you. They will be neatly positioned on said map, ready for you to find out exactly where in the world they are. And when you tap…

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