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Adobe to Stop Distributing and Updating Flash in 2020

Adobe to Stop Distributing and Updating Flash in 2020

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comAdobe today announced plans to end-of-life its Flash browser plug-in, ceasing development and distribution of the software at the end of 2020. Adobe encourages content creators to migrate flash content to HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly formats.But as open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plugins pioneered and have become a viable alternative for content on the web. Over time, we've seen helper apps evolve to become plugins, and more recently, have seen many of these plugin capabilities get incorporated into open web standards. Today, most browser vendors are integrating capabilities once provided by plugins directly into browsers and deprecating pl...
New Editorial Content Begins Appearing Within App Store on iOS 11 Beta

New Editorial Content Begins Appearing Within App Store on iOS 11 Beta

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comA few testers on the iOS 11 beta have noticed that new editorial content appeared within the App Store this week, related to information about HBO NOW, Pokémon Go, and new App of the Day and Game of the Day cards. MacRumors forum member mariusignorello posted about the new content recently, pointing out other changes as well, like updated carousels on the Apps and Games tabs. Previously, the App Store on iOS 11 remained on the date of Monday, June 26 for many users without any new content added. One of the major new additions to the App Store's Today tab on the iOS 11 beta is a How To guide for "The Best Way to Binge Game of Thrones." In the article, the editors discuss the popularity of the HBO series, and go on to list four of their favorite moments from the show
Apple Music to Feature Exclusive Arcade Fire Live Performance on July 27

Apple Music to Feature Exclusive Arcade Fire Live Performance on July 27

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comApple today announced that it will feature a live global performance of popular Canadian indie band Arcade Fire on Friday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Arcade Fire is promoting its upcoming album, Everything Now, which is set to be released on July 28, a day after the live Apple performance. Several songs from the new album have already been released and are available on Apple Music, including the popular Everything Now single, which came out in June. Just announced!@arcadefire #EverythingNowLiveJuly 27 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.Live performance. Only on Apple Music. pic.twitter.com/pvbGHgZ3nS— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) July 20, 2017Outside of the annual Apple Music Festival, Apple has not featured many exclusive live concert performances, but the company
DreamWorks Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg Met With Apple About His Mobile-Focused TV Network

DreamWorks Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg Met With Apple About His Mobile-Focused TV Network

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comFormer DreamWorks Animation CEO and founder Jeffrey Katzenberg is working on a new mobile-focused TV service, tentatively named New TV, and has met with Apple executives to discuss a possible investment, reports Variety and CNBC. Katzenberg was in attendance at this year's Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, along with dozens of other tech and media moguls, including Apple CEO Tim Cook. According to Variety, he was aiming to coax one of several tech companies into a $2B investment in his new project. Katzenberg was seen meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook and Eddy Cue at the event, and CNBC says he has previously held meetings with Apple, Google, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Snapchat, and Spotify. Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Sun Valley event last week. Image v...
Google Search App Gains Personalized News Feed Section

Google Search App Gains Personalized News Feed Section

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comGoogle today announced a new personalized news feed for its namesake iOS app, offering a stream of content based on user search history and topics they choose to follow. The feed appears directly below the search bar in the Google app, where users will see a stream of personally relevant articles and media content powered by Google's machine learning algorithms. The feed sits in place of Google Now, the company's predictive search feature that displays traffic updates, weather, and other information, all of which has been moved to a new tab called Updates. Going forward, when users perform a search in the app, some results will display a "follow" button alongside them. Content ripe for following will include news, sports, and entertainment articles, with relevance ...
Encrypted Chat App Telegram to Remove Terrorist Content Following Ban Threat in Indonesia

Encrypted Chat App Telegram to Remove Terrorist Content Following Ban Threat in Indonesia

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comTelegram is to form a team of moderators to remove terrorist-related content from the encrypted messaging platform in Indonesia, after the country's government threatened to ban the app. Indonesia's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has already blocked access to the web version of the chat platform, citing concerns that it was being used to spread "radical and terrorist propaganda" in the country, according to Reuters. "This has to be done because there are many channels on this service that are full of radical and terrorist propaganda, hatred, ways to make bombs, how to carry out attacks, disturbing images, which are all in conflict with Indonesian law," the communications ministry said in a statement on its website.Telegram co-founder Pavel Du...
AT&T’s DirecTV Now to Gain Cloud DVR and Revamped User Interface

AT&T’s DirecTV Now to Gain Cloud DVR and Revamped User Interface

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comAT&T today announced plans to unveil a next-generation video platform this fall, which will be introduced first to DirecTV Now customers later this summer. As part of a beta test for the platform, DirecTV Now subscribers will gain access to a cloud DVR feature, which will allow them to record and access their shows from anywhere. A wide selection of live channels will be able to be recorded, with 4K and HD video quality. "We all want easy and quick access to our content, regardless of where, when or on what device we watch it," said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Entertainment Group. "By developing for a single video platform, we'll deliver new features and platform innovations in a faster, more efficient way. And it will be simple and consistent ...
iTunes Movies Market Share Losing Out Against Rivals, Say Hollywood Sources

iTunes Movies Market Share Losing Out Against Rivals, Say Hollywood Sources

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comApple's market share in movie sales and rentals has been halved by competition from the likes of Amazon and Comcast, according to a report published on Sunday. An article by the Wall Street Journal said Apple's share for selling and renting video content has dropped to between 20 and 35 percent, down from over 50 percent in 2012, according to sources in Hollywood. At the same time as the sharp fall in iTunes Movies sales and rentals, Amazon has grown its share to around 20 percent, said studio executives, thanks to both its Amazon Prime subscription service and its standard Amazon Video catalog. Major U.S. cable provider Comcast meanwhile now claims 15 percent share of the market through movie and TV show sales and rentals. Interestingly, Apple's loss of market sha...
Apple News May Expand Ways Publishers Can Sell Ads, Enable Micropayments

Apple News May Expand Ways Publishers Can Sell Ads, Enable Micropayments

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comApple News attracts millions of monthly readers on iPhone and iPad, but some publishers have been reluctant to adopt the platform due to limited revenue and hassles placing ads alongside content. Fortunately for publishers, that could soon change. Ad Age reports that Apple eventually plans to allow publishers to use the ad tech they already employ on their sites, such as Google's DoubleClick for Publishers, to deliver third-party ads in the Apple News app. The report, citing multiple unnamed publishers, claims Apple also plans to enable micropayment options so people can access articles "for cents at a time," but no specific details were provided. The changes, which reportedly remain at least a few months away from being implemented, could lead to increased revenue...
This 22-year old Nigerian corper is about to make $1M selling ads on a website with no content – Nigerian: Breaking News In Nigeria

This 22-year old Nigerian corper is about to make $1M selling ads on a website with no content – Nigerian: Breaking News In Nigeria

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SOURCE: www.lailasblog.com/A 22-year old Nigerian corp member serving in Abuja, Adesokan Ayotunde, has launched a website he calls crazynotstupid.com, that sells 1,000,000 pixels of ad space for $1 each and so far he’s made $800 having sold 800 pixels.Imagine a TV channel that shows nothing but commercials. Apparently, quirky crazynotstupid.com is not the first, he said only conceived and sold from a different close.Crazynotstupid.com has a grid of 10,000 boxes, each 100 pixels (10 X 10) in size, customers can place advertising logos on the purchased space, linking web users to their own websites.The aim of site is to sell all of the pixels in the image and if he does succeed, he would rake in $1million (#320,000,000).In my opinion, you know Nigerians like crazy ideas, I believe it is