Pinterest’s visual search technology is coming to its ads

 Pinterest offers advertisers a unique opportunity for its audience of 175 million users: the ability to catch them at all points of their purchasing lifetime. Brands can advertise against moments of discovery and people searching for and saving products, eventually pushing them down to the point of actually buying a product. But since it fired up its ads business, it’s had to give… Read More

Samsung Pay arrives in the UK, but only with three banks for now

After a long wait, Samsung Pay finally sets foot in the UK. The Korean company enabled the option after prolonged works with Visa and Mastercard and now customers of MBNA, Nationwide and Santander can take advantage of the service.

If Samsung Pay is not on your device, you can download it from Google Play. Then you just add your card, set up the security and confirm. Then your Samsung phone will work like a contactless payment card thanks to the NFC chip underneath the back panel.

The Samsung devices that currently support Samsung Pay are Galaxy S6/S6 edge/S6 edge+, the Galaxy S7/S7…

Stroll through Apple Park with Steven Levy

May 15, 2017
Apple Park — the company’s new campus, and former CEO Steve Jobs’s final project — is almost finished, and Steven Levy got a sneak peek at it for Wired.

We’ve gotten plenty of peeks at Apple’s new corporate campus, Apple Park, courtesy of various drone operators and a few highlights from the company itself. But as its official opening draws near, Steven Levy (writing for Wired) got a first-hand look at the campus in progress.

We drive through an entrance that takes us under the building and into the courtyard before driving back out again. Since it’s a ring, of course, there is no main lobby but rather nine entrances. Ive opts to take me in through the café, a massive atrium-like space ascending the entire four stories of the building. Once it’s complete, it will hold as many as 4,000 people at once, split between the vast ground floor and the balcony dining areas. Along its exterior wall, the café has two massive glass doors that can be opened whe…

How to download tvOS 10.2.2 beta 1 to your Apple TV

May 15, 2017
Installing the tvOS 10.2.1 beta is more complex than an iOS or macOS beta, but it’s also for developers only.

Update May 16, 2017: Apple has just released tvOS 10.2.2 beta 1 for developers. If you already have a tvOS 10 beta installed, proceed to System > Software Updates and download away. If you’ve been waiting for tvOS 10.2.2 to get started with tvOS testing, keep reading and we’ll walk you through the set up!

Apple hasn’t announced a public beta for tvOS the way the company has for iOS and macOS. That means until it is released to everyone this fall, it’s only available to developers. It also means installing it on the Apple TV (4th generation) is more complicated than a simple download and go. If you’re a developer and you’re having trouble getting the tvOS beta installed, here’s what you need to do.

Unlike Apple’s other operating systems, you can’t back up your Apple TV; as such, Apple offers two options for updating tvOS: over the air, which just updates the system; and …

How to download macOS Sierra 10.12.6 beta 1 to your Mac

May 15, 2017
If you are a developer and want to know what to expect in macOS Sierra, here is how to install the developer beta

Update May 16, 2017: Apple has just released macOS Sierra 10.12.6 beta 1 for developers. If you already have the macOS Sierra beta installed, head to Mac App Store > Updates and download away. If you’ve been waiting for macOS 10.12.6 to start testing, keep reading and we’ll walk you through the setup!

macOS Sierra is coming this fall with plenty of awesome new features that developers can take advantage of in their apps; as such, Apple is releasing early beta software so that developers can make their apps work seamlessly when the full operating system launches to the public.

Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. (Sadly, no public betas for the Apple Watch or tvOS.) While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can …

Moto E4 Plus press render, specs surface; yup, that’s a 5000mAh juicer inside

May 15, 2017
Ever since we first saw the FCC documentation revealing that the Moto E4 Plus will feature a 5000mAh battery, our minds have been filled with the thoughts of long-lasting battery life. With a 1080 x 1920 resolution, we could see some monster Screen-on time for this model. Today,a list of specs appeared overseas. This comes days after images of a meeting, reportedly taking place at Lenovo HQ, revealed Moto’s road map for the rest of this year.

The Moto E4 Plus will feature a 5.5-inch 2.5D display. Under the hood is the MediaTek MT6737 chipset, carrying a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU along with the …

How to download watchOS 3.2.3 beta 1 to your Apple Watch

May 15, 2017
Installing the watchOS 3.2.3 beta is more complex than an iOS or macOS beta, but it’s also for developers only.

Update May 16, 2017: Apple has just released watchOS 3.2.3 beta 1 for developers. If you already have a previous watchOS 3 beta installed, proceed to the Watch app on your iPhone running iOS 10 and download away. If you were waiting to begin watchOS testing on version 3.2.3, keep reading and we’ll walk you through the set up!

There’s yet to be a public beta for watchOS the way there has been for iOS and OS X, and that’s okay — the process for installing the software is more complicated, and really meant for developers only. You need to install a certificate on your Apple Watch, then download the software to your iPhone running iOS 10 beta, transfer it across, and get it up and running. It’s not hard, but it does take patience and you may have to troubleshoot.

Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra as closed developer …

How to download iOS 10.3.3 developer beta 1 to your iPhone or iPad

May 15, 2017
If you’re a developer looking to take a peek at iOS 10.3.3, here’s how to install the developer beta.

Update May 16, 2017: Apple has just released iOS 10.3.3 beta 1 for developers. If you have a previous iOS 10 beta installed, you can head to Settings > General > Software Updates and get started downloading. If you were waiting for iOS 10.3.3 to get started with iOS testing, keep reading and we’ll help you get set up.

iOS 10.3.3 is on its way with new features, several that require lots of third-party developer input. As such, the company is releasing developer betas so that software engineers can get a head start on making great software for you.

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How to make an archived backup of your iPhone or iPad

Before you begin, make sure you back up your iPhone or iPad. While the be…

Which cord cutting service should you get?

May 15, 2017
There are a few fantastic alternatives to the traditional cable package, but which one should you subscribe to?

There’s been a lot of talk about cord cutting and live TV subscriptions lately. Services that offer live streaming of broadcast and cable channels are really hitting the mark when it comes to content. Many traditional cable package subscribers are switching to an alternative way to watch the shows they love. If you’re on the fence, and are thinking about switching from traditional cable packages to “cable lite,” we did the research and have some thoughts on which one you should spend your hard earned cash on.

Why would you want a live TV streaming service instead of cable?

The decision to cut the cable cord can be very difficult for some. On the surface, it seems like these live TV streaming service options cost almost as much as cable, but don’t even offer as much content, whether you want all of it or not. I can’t say that cutting the cord is the right decision for eve…