Day: June 16, 2021

  • iPadOS 15: Hands-on with Apple’s Weather app for iPad

    iPadOS 15 is a huge leap forward for the iPad. The best features of iOS 14 like Home Screen widgets and App Library are coming to iPads. That means you can put the Weather widget directly on your Home Screen just like on the iPhone. Widgets update with new information like temperature and forecast, and […]

  • Facebook to launch its own podcast platform next week

    It was reported back in April that Facebook is working on its own podcast platform that is expected to be introduced within the social network. Now the company has finally confirmed that podcasts are indeed coming to Facebook next week, on Tuesday. more… The post Facebook to launch its own podcast platform next week appeared […]

  • Is Facebook cornering the VR market?

    Is Facebook cornering the VR market?

    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Imagine that, over the past year, Facebook had managed to acquire the battle royale game Fortnite, the kid-focused game creation engine Roblox, and the best-selling game of 2020, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. For many reasons, such a spree of acquisitions would never happen. One […]

  • China successfully launches three astronauts to new space station

    China successfully launches three astronauts to new space station

    CGTN A Long March rocket blasted off from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center today, carrying three astronauts to China’s new space station. The launch marks China’s first crewed mission in five years. The launch of the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft took place at 9:22AM local time on Thursday morning. The three astronauts, Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and […]

  • Amazon pulls an Apple by reducing its app store cut for some smaller developers

    Amazon pulls an Apple by reducing its app store cut for some smaller developers

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has decided it would really like to attract more developers to its Android and Fire OS app store, so it’s following in the the footsteps of Apple (and Google) by announcing a new “Amazon Appstore Small Business Accelerator Program” that takes less money out of developer’s pockets […]

  • Tripsy app updated with routes and macOS version for the first time

    We have already reviewed the Tripsy app here on 9to5Mac, which helps users plan trips by organizing things like flights, places to visit, and even suggested itineraries in some cities around the world. This week, Tripsy was updated with routes within the app and also a macOS version for the first time. more… The post […]

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella now doubles as the company’s chairman

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella now doubles as the company’s chairman

    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge On February 4th, 2014, Microsoft found its new CEO in the cloud — Satya Nadella took the top job, Steve Ballmer retired, and Bill Gates stepped down as chairman. Now, after growing Microsoft to become one of the most valuable companies in the world yet again, Nadella has […]

  • How to find the best deals during Prime Day 2021

    How to find the best deals during Prime Day 2021

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Prime Day has become one of the biggest shopping events of the year. It’s a two-day stretch wherein Amazon Prime members will likely find some of the best prices yet on popular tech products like video games, gaming peripherals, laptops, 4K […]

  • Workhorse starts federal court fight over lost USPS contract

    Workhorse starts federal court fight over lost USPS contract

    Image: USPS EV startup Workhorse has filed an official protest after losing the bid to make the United States Postal Service’s next-generation mail vehicle in February, a contract that could ultimately be worth some $6 billion. The USPS instead gave that contract to defense contractor Oshkosh. The Ohio-based company filed a bid protest in the […]

  • The best deals on 4K TVs

    The best deals on 4K TVs

    TCL 6-series Roku TV | Photo by James Bareham / The Verge There are a lot of 4K TVs available to choose from, complete with a wide variety of prices and performance. And, with Prime Day 2021 in our midst, now might be the best time of the year (or, at least this summer) to […]

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