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Wi-Fi Mesh System Luma Launches $5/Month Service With VPN, Priority Tech Support, and More

Wi-Fi Mesh System Luma Launches $5/Month Service With VPN, Priority Tech Support, and More

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comSimilar to devices like Eero and Google Wi-Fi, Luma is a Wi-Fi mesh system that launched in 2015, providing users with whole home Wi-Fi, parental controls, and network security scanning. Today, the company announced a new optional subscription model is coming to its mesh router, called "Luma Guardian," and it introduces a privacy VPN, antivirus software, ISP speed monitoring, and priority tech support for $5 per month. According to Luma CEO Paul Judge, who spoke with TechCrunch, the reason behind the subscription service is related to all of the security issues that Luma discovered within its customers' networks over the years. Luma Guardian is a way for the company to dedicate time and resources to addressing those issues for the "thousands and thousands" of homes...
Apple Launches New Blog to Share Details on Machine Learning Research

Apple Launches New Blog to Share Details on Machine Learning Research

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comApple today debuted a new blog called the "Apple Machine Learning Journal," with a welcome message for readers and an in-depth look at the blog's first topic: "Improving the Realism of Synthetic Images." Apple describes the Machine Learning Journal as a place where users can read posts written by the company's engineers, related to all of the work and progress they've made for technologies in Apple's products. In the welcome message, Apple encourages those interested in machine learning to contact the company at an email address for its new blog, machine-learning@apple.com. Welcome to the Apple Machine Learning Journal. Here, you can read posts written by Apple engineers about their work using machine learning technologies to help build innovative products for mill...
Apple Launches Large-Scale Apple Pay Promotional Campaign in China

Apple Launches Large-Scale Apple Pay Promotional Campaign in China

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comApple today launched a large-scale promotion in China offering special discounts for consumers who use Apple Pay, in the company's latest bid to counter the dominance of rival digital wallets in the country. Between July 18 and 24, Apple device owners who use the mobile payment system to make purchases in participating merchants across mainland China will receive concessions of up to 50 percent and as much as 50 times the usual number of reward points for credit cards, according to Apple's official Chinese website. A total of 28 brick-and-mortar retail outlets are named in the campaign, including supermarkets and restaurants such as 7-Eleven, Watsons, Burger King and Starbucks, while 16 online merchants such as JD.com are also participating, with discounts varying ...
Sprint Launches New ‘Sprint Flex’ and ‘Sprint Deals’ Smartphone Purchase Options

Sprint Launches New ‘Sprint Flex’ and ‘Sprint Deals’ Smartphone Purchase Options

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comSprint today announced the launch of two new smartphone upgrade programs, Sprint Flex and Sprint Deals. Sprint Flex, as the name suggests, is designed to give users more options for upgrading their phones, including on an annual basis. With Sprint Flex, customers can choose an iPhone for a low monthly price and begin making payments. Through Sprint's existing iPhone Forever and Galaxy Forever programs, customers can then opt to upgrade on an annual basis, trading in their devices each year. After 18 months, though, customers can choose to return their devices for a new one, own the device by making a single payment, or own the device by making six additional monthly payments. Sprint has a chart outlining the program: Sprint Deals, the other new program Sprint is in...
Google Launches ‘Backup and Sync’ Mac App for Google Photos and Google Drive

Google Launches ‘Backup and Sync’ Mac App for Google Photos and Google Drive

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comGoogle today announced the launch of Backup and Sync, a new app for Macs and PCs that's designed to back up files and photos safely in Google Drive and Google Photos. The new app is meant to replace the existing Google Photos desktop uploader and Drive for Mac/PC. To use Backup and Sync, Google Drive/Photos users just need to download the app and then choose the folders they want to back up. From there, the selected folders will be continually backed up to Google's services, providing an alternative to Time Machine and making it easier to automatically store important files in the cloud. In addition to specific folders on a Mac or PC, Backup and Sync can also automatically import files from SD cards and USB devices when a camera, SD card, or other device is connect...
Apple Launches 2017 Back to School Promotion: Free Beats With Select Mac or iPad Pro Models

Apple Launches 2017 Back to School Promotion: Free Beats With Select Mac or iPad Pro Models

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comApple today launched its Back to School promotion in the United States and Canada, offering the choice of a free pair of Beats Solo3, BeatsX, or Powerbeats3 headphones to qualifying students, parents of students, and educators who purchase an eligible Mac with education pricing for a limited time. Eligible models include any MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or Mac Pro. Mac mini and refurbished Macs are excluded from the deal. The promotion also offers free BeatsX wireless headphones with the purchase of any 10.5-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro, or students can pay $50 extra for Beats Powerbeats3 or $150 extra for Solo3 wireless headphones. Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad and iPad mini 4 models do not qualify for the promotion. In addition to Apple's online store for e...
ntel launches NOVA 4G/LTE dual-SIM phone – Nigerian: Breaking News In Nigeria

ntel launches NOVA 4G/LTE dual-SIM phone – Nigerian: Breaking News In Nigeria

Local
SOURCE: www.lailasblog.com/ntel, Nigeria’s first 4G/LTE-Advanced network has launched a bespoke 4G/LTE device – ntel NOVA.The ntel NOVA phone is, according to a statement from the company, “an exciting ergonomically designed, low priced, dual-SIM device defined by characteristics of both a feature phone and a smart phone.”Continuing further, the statement said:“The entry of ntel NOVA into the device market signals a new dawn in the evolution of the Nigerian 4G/LTE segment which has been impacted by concerns around the availability and affordability of 4G/LTE-capable devices.Our investment in ntel NOVA further underscores our firm commitment to changing the game in the 4G/LTE broadband segment and to support the actualisation of the penetration targets outlined in the National Broadban
Hulu Launches Live and On-Demand HBO as $15 Per Month Add-On Option

Hulu Launches Live and On-Demand HBO as $15 Per Month Add-On Option

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comHulu today announced that subscribers will now be able to add HBO's programming into their Hulu subscription for $14.99 per month, as well as Cinemax for $9.99 per month (via TechCrunch). Hulu currently offers Showtime for $8.99 per month as an add-on package to the basic streaming service. HBO will be available as an add-on package for both Hulu's new live TV service (beginning at $39.99 per month) as well as its on-demand streaming tiers ($7.99 per month for limited commercials, $11.99 per month for no commercials). HBO's East Coast and West Coast live feeds will be available, as well as every show and movie in the network's back catalog.Those interested will be able to access HBO on Hulu's new app for Apple TV, iOS, Xbox One, and Android. Coming soon, additio...
Best Buy Has AirPods in Stock, Launches Fourth of July Sale

Best Buy Has AirPods in Stock, Launches Fourth of July Sale

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:macrumors.comWith Apple still showing six-week shipping on AirPods, those looking to get their hands on a pair of the wireless earphones more quickly might want to check out Best Buy, which currently has them in stock with free two-day shipping. It'll take a bit longer than the stated timeframe to get them with the weekend and Fourth of July holiday in the U.S., so Best Buy is generally quoting July 5 for delivery. The retailer is also celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with a 5-day long sale that includes a handful of Apple products at discounted prices, like the iPhone 7, iPhone SE, MacBook Air, and 9.7-inch iPad. The sale begins today and runs through July 4 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy and may earn commissions on purchases made...
AMC launches a $5 per month ad-free TV streaming service — but not for cord cutters

AMC launches a $5 per month ad-free TV streaming service — but not for cord cutters

Gadget & Techology
SOURCE:techcrunch.comCable network AMC today announced the launch of a new streaming service called AMC Premiere, which allows subscribers to pay $5 per month for access to commercial-free versions of its current TV shows, along with uncut movies, while also allowing customers to stream new TV episodes at the same time as they’re airing on television. There is, however, one big catch: AMC Premiere is not for cord cutters. At least, not yet. Yep, that’s right. For now at least, you have to be a pay TV subscriber to use AMC Premiere — and specifically, a Comcast Xfinity TV customer. That’s because launch of the new service is currently tied to a deal with Comcast, whose Xfinity TV customers will be able to stream the service via their set-top boxes as well as the Xfinity Stream websi