Google has announced that its previously Android-only Google Lens feature is now rolling out to iOS users who have the Google Photos app installed.
First unveiled last year at the Google I/O 2017 conference, Google Lens uses the company’s image recognition and machine learning algorithms to identify the subjects of photos and videos and present additional helpful actions and information to the user.
For example, if you take a picture of a business card, Google Lens will offer to save the phone number or address to one of your contacts. Similarly, taking a photo of a book, landmark, building, painting, plant or animal can throw up an option to view more [...]
iOS and Android ride-hailing app Lyft has begun testing monthly subscription plans for „high-frequency users,“ in a style comparable to services like Netflix, Apple Music, and MoviePass.
According to The Verge, the terms of each „All-Access Plan“ vary and an overall detailed report from Lyft has yet to come out, but prices appear to start at $200/month for 30 standard Lyft rides. Standard rides are defined as those costing up to $15 for each ride. Higher tiers are priced at $250, $300, and one for $400/month provides 60 rides.
All-Access Plan image via Hunter Owens Images of the ads for All-Access Plans promote [...]
Grove Press this week announced that Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the eldest daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, is working on a memoir about her childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary parents. The news was first reported by the Associated Press.
Lisa Brennan-Jobs and Steve Jobs via BHW In the book, titled Small Fry, Brennan-Jobs recounts how Jobs was „rarely present“ in the early years of her life, as he denied paternity. As she grew older, however, Jobs began to show an interest in her and apologized for his behavior.
The memoir’s description notes that Jobs ushered his daughter into a „new [...]
We’re starting to see more 7.5-watt wireless chargers hitting the market, and RAVPower is another popular charging accessory manufacturer that’s getting into the mix. RAVPower’s previous Fast Wireless Charger has been one of my favorite chargers for the iPhone X, but the company has also been working on improvements leading to a recently launched series of chargers under „HyperAir“ branding. The lineup includes flat charging bases, a charging stand, and even a power bank that can wirelessly charge your iPhone.
RAVPower promotes its new HyperAir accessories as supporting both 7.5-watt iPhone and 10-watt Android charging with optimal efficiency, [...]