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Apple iOS 12.4 Release: Should You Upgrade?

Unlike iOS 12.3.2, iOS 12.4 is compatible with all iOS 12 compatible devices. This means iPhone 5S or later, iPad mini 2 or later and 6th generation iPod touch or later (note: iOS 13 will change this) …
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Daily Crunch: FaceTime gets an eye contact upgrade

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1. Apple’s iOS 13 update will make FaceTime eye contact way easier

Apple has added to the latest iOS 13 Developer beta a feature called “FaceTime Attention Correction.” The feature apparently does a terrific job of making it appear like you’re looking directly into the camera, even when you’re looking at the screen during a FaceTime call.

A couple of catches: Your eyes can end up looking kind of dead in the process. And the feature is only available on iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

2. Uber Eats invades restaurants with Dine-In option

A new option in some cities lets you order your food ahead of time, go to the restaurant, then sit down inside to eat.

3. Waymo is now allowed to transport passengers in its self-driving vehicles on California roads

The California Public Utilities Commission granted Waymo a permit on Tuesday to participate in the state’s Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service pilot.

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4. Apple Sans Ive

Matthew Panzarino has some thoughts on what the departure of Jony Ive means for Apple.

5. KKR confirms it has acquired Canadian software company Corel, reportedly for over $ 1B

Founded in the 1980s as one of the first big software companies to capitalize on the first wave of personal computer ownership, Corel tried to compete against Microsoft in those early days (unsuccessfully), and has seen a lot of ups and downs.

6. Sony announces a new $ 185M fund to invest in tech startups

While Sony launched a fund in 2016, this new vehicle has been set up in partnership with other organizations, including Daiwa Capital Holdings.

7. When is the right time to pitch VCs for funding?

Aggregate data from 2016 to 2018 points to three major themes you should consider as you’re raising capital. (Extra Crunch membership required.)


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Apple’s first 4 iOS apps for Mac are getting an upgrade. News needs it the most

Software chief Craig Federighi says last year’s iOS apps for Mac will get a refresh that will arrive in the public beta of MacOS 10.15 Catalina. Apple is counting on apps built for the iPad and the …
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Apple iOS 12.2 Release: Should You Upgrade?

iOS 12.2 is available to all iOS 12 compatible devices. That means iPhone 5S or later, iPad mini 2 or later and 6th generation iPod touch or later. Upgrade prompts should be automatic, but they can …
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