Microsoft is to simplify the user experience of its Skype mobile and desktop apps, with the aim of returning the platform’s focus to core services like calling and messaging.
In announcing the decision in a blog post, Microsoft acknowledged that the Snapchat-style redesign it introduced last year „didn’t resonate with a majority of users“ and had „overcomplicated“ the platform, and said it hoped the new changes would make the service faster to learn and easier to use.
As a result, the Highlights and Capture features are being removed from the mobile app, leaving options for Chats, Calls, and Contacts at the bottom of the [...]
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference commences on Monday with an opening keynote, where the company previews the next major versions of its software platforms, and usually shares some other announcements.
Ahead of the keynote, Bloomberg’s well-sourced Mark Gurman has outlined what he expects Apple to discuss on stage:A series of Digital Health tools in the Settings app on iOS 12 that will help users monitor how much time they spend using their devices and individual apps, helping to address concerns about smartphone addiction. ARKit 2, including a new mode that allows for a multiplayer mode in augmented reality games. Another mode is said to [...]
Apple today updated the front page and accessibility section of Apple.com in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The event is held on the third Thursday of May every year and was created to promote inclusion and usability of technology for anyone with a disability.
This year, Apple is highlighting its own accessibility features right on the home page of Apple.com, stating that „Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone.“ On the main accessibility page, Apple has again posted its short commercial from 2016 about real people with disabilities who use its products in everyday life, narrated by Sady Paulson, who uses Switch Control on a [...]
Ming-Chi Kuo, widely considered to be one of the best analysts covering Apple, may no longer focus his research on the iPhone maker.
Kuo speaking on behalf of DigiTimes China Times reports that Kuo resigned from Taiwanese research firm KGI Securities on Friday and, while his next move is uncertain, the publication suggests he will focus less on Apple and more on other emerging industries.
Kuo has been one of the most prolific sources of rumors about Apple’s unreleased products and services since as early as 2010, when he was a senior analyst at industry publication DigiTimes. He briefly covered Apple for Concord Securities in 2011, before moving to KGI [...]