Read-it-later app Instapaper today announced that it is relaunching „Instapaper Premium“ as part of the company’s new initiative that’s looking towards „the next ten years of Instapaper and beyond.“ Instapaper is hoping to generate revenue after it became an independent company last month through a deal with parent company Pinterest.
Instapaper Premium costs $2.99/month or $29.99/year and offers full text search for all articles, unlimited notes, text-to-speech playlists on mobile, speed reading, an ad-free website, and a „send to kindle“ feature. The company ensures that there will still be a non-Premium version of [...]
Apple may be planning to develop a single subscription service that would offer customers access to its original TV shows, Apple Music, and digital magazines, according to sources with knowledge of the company’s plans that spoke to The Information.
Apple has ordered multiple television shows, ranging from comedies to dramas, but there has been no clear word on how these shows would be distributed.
Its first original shows, „Planet of the Apps“ and „Carpool Karaoke: The Series“ debuted in Apple Music as a perk for Apple Music subscribers, but that would not likely be sustainable for the more than a dozen shows that are in development, [...]
Wi-Fi router startup Plume today announced an upgraded version of its mesh networking devices and a new subscription model for its customers. Plume first began selling its „Plume Pod“ routers in late 2016, and today revealed a new tri-band router called the „SuperPod“ (via The Verge).
Plume’s SuperPod works like any other mesh system, requiring users to connect the first Pod to their modem with an included ethernet cable. The rest serve as wall plugs that users permanently place in an outlet to enhance the Wi-Fi signal throughout their home. In comparison to the original dual band, four-channel model, SuperPod has a tri-band Wi-Fi radio with [...]
While CarPlay has become very common in cars over the past several years, most manufacturers are still relying on a wired implementation that requires the user to plug his or her iPhone in using a Lightning cable connected to one of the vehicle’s USB ports.
The first and only car manufacturer to adopt wireless CarPlay so far is BMW (including its MINI brand), although Mercedes recently announced wireless CarPlay coming later this year. On the aftermarket front, Alpine is offering one solution that supports the feature, while Pioneer has just announced a few models of its own.
One common justification for the slow adoption of wireless CarPlay has been that [...]