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Setapp is a new subscription-based third-party iOS app store

Now that the EU has formally adopted the Digital Markets Act (DMA), Apple has to allow third-party companies to launch their own mobile app stores on iOS in Europe. On Thursday, we got an early look at one of the first contenders, as software developer MacPaw announced that the beta version of its Setapp store is launching in April.What makes Setapp unique is that it’s a subscription-based platform with a collection of curated apps rather than a traditional store. In other words, you pay a set monthly price for…

Lykke Li Covers Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’ for ‘Damsel’: Listen

Lykke Li stepped away from her “baby phase” to perform this gorgeous cover of Johnny Cash‘s “Ring of Fire.” On Thursday, the Swedish singer — who welcomed her second child in August — released a cover of the Johnny Cash classic, which is featured in the Netflix film, Damsel, set to release March 8. “To be honest, the only version I’ve ever heard in my whole life is the Johnny Cash version, so I had no real history,” she told Variety. “I just went into it pretty blank. I sat down at the piano and the first…

Raquel Leviss Sues Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix Over NSFW Video

The notorious “intimate FaceTime” call credited with launching Scandoval into a pop culture phenomenon is now the subject of a new eavesdropping, revenge porn, and invasion of privacy lawsuit filed by Raquel Leviss against her Vanderpump Rules co-stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix. In her new 19-page complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday, Leviss, whose real name is Rachel Leviss, alleges Sandoval “surreptitiously recorded” her “in a state of undress and engaged in sex acts” as they…

Google is bringing back the camera feature you probably never use

Over a decade ago, Google introduced the Photo Sphere mode. It’s a mode that allows you to create 360° images by stitching together a ton of pictures. It’s like having a 360-degree camera without having a 360° camera. Well, Google took the feature away with the launch of the Pixel 8 phones for some reason. Now, according to a new report, Google is reviving Photo Sphere. Photo Sphere predates many of the smartphone camera gimmicks that we’ve seen over the years. Given Google’s track record for discontinuing products like…

Google could spice up your calls with ‘Audiomojis’

Emojis are a fun way to add a nice emotional pop to your messages. However, what if you could add them to your phone calls? Well, Google is looking to do something similar to this with what it calls Audiomojis. We are still learning what Audiomojis are, but a new report states that Google wants to bring them to its first-party phone app. Google, as always, is hard at work adding new features to its products in order to make them better. For example, today, Google announced new features for Chrome that could make…

Here’s another hint at major changes for iPhone

Apple is widely rumored to add several AI features to iOS 18 and its upcoming iPhone 16 lineup. While past reports highlighted some of the functions we might expect, TrendForce is now giving us another hint that Cupertino has big AI plans for 2024.In its most recent note, the research firm talks about AI server expansion this year. While the company expects this market to increase 2.05% YoY with 13.654 million units, it also shows that one of these AI server firms, Supermicro, wants to “aggressively expand its…

See ‘The Outsiders’ Unique Casting Process via Francis Ford Coppola

In an archival clip, which filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola posted online, the young actors all take turns with the lines Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has made an Instagram post about the unique way he cast his adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. The movie, which came out in 1983, starred several notable actors — Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, and Ralph Macchio, among others — but they didn’t necessarily audition for the roles they got;

JLab Epic Lab Edition true wireless earbuds review: A solid AirPods Pro 2 alternative with a cool extra USB-C dongle in the box

JLab isn’t known for its expensive, top-of-the-line AirPods rivals. The company's stomping ground has usually been bang-for-your-buck, inexpensive buds that sound great for the price but pale in comparison to the more expensive competition. But with the JLab Epic Lab Edition earbuds, the firm looks to make a pair of true wireless ear buds that not only undercut Apple’s AirPods Pro 2, but beat them in features and sound. Can JLab's not insignificant chops in making excellent and inexpensive buds translate into brilliant,…

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Samsung opens new semiconductor research facility in India

Samsung has announced that it has set up a new semiconductor research facility in Bengaluru, India. Samsung Semiconductor India Research (SSIR) now has a new R&D center to address the company's growing need for advanced infrastructure. It also shows the company's commitment to research in India. Samsung Semiconductor India Research has a swanky R&D facility in Bengaluru This new R&D center in Bengaluru has modern and open-plan layouts across four floors. With this structure, the company is encouraging…