Apple Glasses Will Reportedly Use Sony's 'Cutting-Edge' OLED Micro-Displays to Deliver 'Real AR Experience'

Apple Glasses Will Reportedly Use Sony's 'Cutting-Edge' OLED Micro-Displays to Deliver 'Real AR Experience'

The report has since been corroborated by display industry analyst Ross Young, who said multiple sources have informed him that Apple is indeed planning to use Sony's microdisplay technology for its head-mounted accessory.

TikTok Enlists Oracle to Evade Trump's Executive Order

TikTok Enlists Oracle to Evade Trump's Executive Order

The plan submitted by ByteDance, which owns TikTok, calls for the company to enlist Oracle as a "trusted technology provider" in order to address national security concerns raised about the video-sharing software by the Trump administration.

Apple Reveals New Watches, Muscular Tablet at Online Event

Apple Reveals New Watches, Muscular Tablet at Online Event

Kevin Krewell, a principal analyst with Tirias Research, maintained Apple is taking its smart watch to the next level in fitness and health with the Series 6 line.

Google's New Phone App Feature ID's Legit Business Calls

Google's New Phone App Feature ID's Legit Business Calls

Although Google isn't storing any personally identifiable information with Verified Calls, that doesn't mean Google isn't collecting data from the process.Technalysis Research's O'Donnell, though, maintained that getting businesses and consumers to use Verified Calls will produce revenue for Google without charging for the service.

Apple, Microsoft, Facebook Rumble Over Game Streaming Apps

Apple, Microsoft, Facebook Rumble Over Game Streaming Apps

"Apple's position on blocking xCloud and other cloud gaming services is unsustainable, particularly as other content streaming services such as Netflix are already on the App Store," he told TechNewsWorld.

Google Bringing Cash, Nest to ADT

Google Bringing Cash, Nest to ADT

In a statement, the pair explained that the partnership will integrate Google's hardware and services and ADT's DIY and professionally installed smart home security solutions to innovate the residential and small business security industry.

Amazon Gives Alexa App a Makeover

Amazon Gives Alexa App a Makeover

"As smart speaker adoption continues to grow, the user base has begun to tilt more towards a less technically adept consumer who is less likely to use the app to create reminders and routines and download new skills and voice apps," observed Kristen Hanich, an analyst with Parks Associates.

Windows 10X to Eliminate Onboard 32-Bit Apps: Report

Windows 10X to Eliminate Onboard 32-Bit Apps: Report

"The elimination of Win32 support streamlines the Windows 10X operating system, which should improve power management and battery life for mobile devices," he told TechNewsWorld.

Samsung Reveals 6G Vision

Samsung Reveals 6G Vision

"While 5G commercialization is still in its initial stage, it's never too early to start preparing for 6G because it typically takes around 10 years from the start of research to commercialization of a new generation of communications technology," Sunghyun Choi, head of Samsung's Advanced Communications Research Center, explained in a statement.

‘Bright future’ for AR and VR in 2021 and beyond, says Strategy Analytics

‘Bright future’ for AR and VR in 2021 and beyond, says Strategy Analytics

We expect that the launch of smartphone-tethered AR headsets is likely to be pushed back to at least the very end of 2020, if not 2021, effectively delaying our earlier anticipated growth in a consumer market for dedicated AR devices by a year.”.

Macs Move to Apple Silicon Announced at WWDC

Macs Move to Apple Silicon Announced at WWDC

During that time, it revealed it would continue to make Intel-based machines, while offering software to enable programs written for those computers to run on Apple silicon Macs.

Apple to Design Its Own ARM-Based Mac Chips

Apple to Design Its Own ARM-Based Mac Chips

Users, developers and Apple itself will benefit from the company's move away from Intel chips in favor of designing its own processors, maintained Linn Huang, research vice president for devices and displays at IDC, a market research company in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Salesforce Revamps Work.com to Help Businesses Address Pandemic

Salesforce Revamps Work.com to Help Businesses Address Pandemic

As an add-on, Salesforce's MuleSoft integration platform can integrate additional data sources and Tableau for more custom data visualizations; Contact tracing; Emergency Response Management; Employee Wellness, to create employee health surveys, monitor wellness trends, and use data to make informed decisions on the return to work; Shift Management; myTrailhead for Employees, which delivers content for training, learning and wellness programs; and Volunteer & Grants Management.

Will Apple's AR Glasses Be Ready for Spring 2021 Debut?

Will Apple's AR Glasses Be Ready for Spring 2021 Debut?

Most smart devices depend on a smartphone, at least for initial setup, said Julie Ask, principal analyst at Forrester Research, a market research company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Samsung Scores With 5G Galaxy S20's Camera Specs, New Z Flip

Samsung Scores With 5G Galaxy S20's Camera Specs, New Z Flip

Samsung refreshed its Galaxy smartphone line, introduced a new foldable phone, and upgraded its wireless earbuds offering at an event held Tuesday at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Razr Reviews Raise $1500 Durability Question

Razr Reviews Raise $1500 Durability Question

Even harsher was Adam Ismail's verdict in Tom's Guide: "Between the Razr's questionable build quality, underwhelming performance, middling camera and awful battery life, the folding gimmick -- neat though it may be -- isn't enough to save this device.".

With Foldable Razr, Motorola Makes Bid for Old Glory

With Foldable Razr, Motorola Makes Bid for Old Glory

"It's not clear why individual users or larger markets will really want the Razr, especially since it will require them to adopt new habits and concerns, mainly related to the foldable display," observed Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, a technology advisory firm in Hayward, California.

Facebook to Kick Out Some Deepfakes

Facebook to Kick Out Some Deepfakes

Facebook on Monday promised to remove certain "misleading manipulated media": videos edited or synthesized in ways not apparent to an average person, which likely would mislead viewers to believe that video subjects said words they did not say; products of artificial intelligence or machine learning that merge, combine, replace, or superimpose content onto a video, creating a fake video that appears to be authentic.

Amazon Makes Quantum Computing Accessible as a Service

Amazon Makes Quantum Computing Accessible as a Service

"It's all about making it easier for enterprises to use quantum technology, which does not run in isolation but with other data, which AWS wants to have and provide for quantum," he told the E-Commerce Times.

Apple to Jump on 5G Bandwagon in 2020

Apple to Jump on 5G Bandwagon in 2020

By supporting both sub-6 and mmWave, Apple will cater favor not only with carriers, some of which might support one or the other 5G flavor, but also with consumers who expect the most from a top-tier phone. "By next year, people will be able to put out modems that support more carriers on more frequencies," Gillett said.

Apple Spotlights Privacy, Big Iron at WWDC

Apple Spotlights Privacy, Big Iron at WWDC

Privacy, a new muscular Mac Pro workstation, and the debut of iPadOS were topline items Monday at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose, California. That can be a threat to privacy, so Apple's added a feature to its HomeKit SDK to secure video from home cameras.

Apple Highlights User Experience in New OS Lineup

Apple Highlights User Experience in New OS Lineup

"For years, Apple Maps has lagged significantly behind Google Maps in terms of features, functions and local details," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, a technology advisory firm in Hayward, California.

Red Flag Flying Over Flagship Phones

Red Flag Flying Over Flagship Phones

What's more, "in areas where the overall market is still growing strongly, high-end devices are beyond the reach of many new and existing smartphone users, further limiting the addressable market," he told TechNewsWorld.

Consumers Balk at Premium Smartphone Prices

Consumers Balk at Premium Smartphone Prices

Only a fraction of consumers are willing to pay US$1,500 or more for a flagship Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy smartphone, suggests an informal ECT News Network survey conducted from April 15 to 22.

Facebook expects FTC fine of up to $5bn in privacy investigation

Facebook expects FTC fine of up to $5bn in privacy investigation

Facebook recorded a $3bn legal expense “in connection with the inquiry of the FTC into our platform and user data practices”, the company said.

Samsung Applies Brakes to Galaxy Fold Launch

Samsung Applies Brakes to Galaxy Fold Launch

Foldable phones faced a setback on Monday when Samsung announced it was postponing indefinitely the release of its Galaxy Fold, which had been scheduled to reach retail shelves in the United States this Friday.

Apple to Focus on Productivity With Next macOS, iOS Releases

Apple to Focus on Productivity With Next macOS, iOS Releases

There are a number of third-party products on the market to add an iPad as a second display for a Mac, but the feature will become native to Apple's desktops and laptops with the next version of macOS, version 10.15, according to 9to5Mac. The feature, referred to internally as "sidecar," reportedly can be accessed by hovering a Mac's cursor over the green button to maximize a window in macOS.

Apple Presents Its Spin on Entertainment and News

Apple Presents Its Spin on Entertainment and News

"Acting as an aggregator may be a way for Apple to hedge against its original content not doing well," said Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research, a consumer technology advisory firm in New York City. Apple also announced a new credit card and a subscription game offering at its event on Monday.

Google Stadia: Future of Gaming or Pie in the Cloud?

Google Stadia: Future of Gaming or Pie in the Cloud?

Stadia represents Google's vision for the future of gaming, "where the worlds of watching and playing games converge into a new generation game platform, perfectly built for the 21st century," Google General Manager Phil Harrison told the audience at the gathering.

Report: Apple AR Headset Could Rely on iPhone for Rendering & Connectivity

Report: Apple AR Headset Could Rely on iPhone for Rendering & Connectivity

Hands-on: HoloLens 2 is a More Than Just a Larger Field of View Kuo, an analyst at TFI Securities in Taiwan, is known for his many accurate predictions surrounding Apple products, something Mac Rumors says is done by gathering intelligence from his contacts in Apple’s Asian supply chain, and translating that information into research notes for clients.