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Apple removes apps with the CallKit frame due to Chinese rules

Apple has bowed to printing from China and started removing apps from the App Store using the CallKit framework. There are strict rules for cyber security in China that have already seen VPN tools banned and led to a short interruption of the popular WeChat app. While no specific reason has been given for the crack down on the CallKit …

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Microsoft acquires AI companies to make Cortana and bots sound more human

Microsoft acquires conversional AI-start Semantic Machines in an attempt to make robots and intelligent assistants like Cortana sound and react more like humans. Semantic Machines was founded in 2014 and uses machine learning to make bots respond more naturally to questions. Semantic Machines is led by UC Berkeley Professor Dan Klein and former Apple Chef's speech researcher Larry Gillick. Both …

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Thousands of Apple ID Passwords Leaked by Teen Phone Monitoring App Server

ZDNet reports that a server used by an app for parents to monitor their teenager's phone activity has leaked tens of thousands of credentials, including the children's Apple ID. The leaked data belonged to TeenSafe customers, a "secure" iOS and Android monitoring app that allows parents to view their children's text messages and location, call history, browsing history, and installed …

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OnePlus 6 Android Flagship Now Available For Purchases In India

OnePlus 6 Android flagship is now available for purchase in India, which has already been debuted on the local version of Amazon starting at Rs. 34,999, or the equivalent of 513 $. The more premium version of the device with 128GB of storage space and 8GB of RAM will put consumers back Rs. 39.999, that's about $ 586. The color …

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A big step closer to the perfect smartphone

I received mirror black with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage space. Unlike the OnePlus X ceramic, from 2015, or the latest Xiaomi Mi Mix series, OnePlus chose to imitate the special material with glass. The company managed to achieve the same elegant appearance, but without brittleness, extra weight and higher production costs for real ceramics. Obviously, this requires additional …

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Microsoft Acquires Conversional AI Boot Semantic Machines to Help Bots Sound More Live – TechCrunch

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Semantic Machines, a Berkeley-based startup that wants to solve one of the biggest challenges in conversation AI: making chatbots sound more human and less similar, bots. In a blog post, Microsoft Ku & Research Chief Technology Officer David Ku wrote that "with the acquisition of semantic machines, we will establish a conversational AI …

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OnePlus 6 review – The Verge

For several years, OnePlus has released phones with a variation of the same promise: get all the best flagship features without paying flagship prices. Combined with some knowledgeable marketing, the strategy has created a cadre of devoted fans. And these fans not only get bamboozled, either: OnePlus phones have always done a great job of surpassing their pricing in both …

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The latest app for the automatic revolution

The Alexa app is used in a Ford Ecosport on the ground floor. The Ford + Alexa feature allows users to use Alexa to play music, find places for restaurants, remote start vehicles and set up heat or air conditioning. (Photo: Ford photos) Apple CarPlay and Android Auto? Dude, it's been 15 minutes ago. Amazon's Alexa Assistant is the latest …

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