Behind Apple’s Advanced Computer Vision for Photos App

I’m impressed to see what the Photos app is able to generate and distinguish, only computing data locally. The Photos app is also pretty accurate when recognising faces and objects. This compliments nicely the memories it is able to put together in nicely theme-matched videos. In addition to the above, Kay also provides a complete list of things the Photos app can be queried for as well as the categories to which they belong to. This list will continue to grow over time and it could easily be part of OTA updates.

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First impressions of the new Apple TV 4 after I played with it for 2 hours

I really wanted to give the new Apple TV 4 a test drive and for those who didn’t have a chance to play with it, here are my impressions after fanboying about it for awhile and spending two hours in an Apple Store playing with it.

Overall

The new Apple TV 4 is a great piece of hardware, a lot smaller than I imagined it to be, although I know it’s thicker than the older generations. Siri is great and really capable, except when it’s not. The true potential on this new device is the Siri universal search and the apps and I can see how this can and will become a great asset to go along your TV. Continue reading

20+ paid products you can get FREE right NOW if you’re a student

Get these free student software or services while you’re still in uni! Over 20 products, applications or services just because you are a student!

Being a student comes with a lot of responsibilities and deadlines, you have to study and go through projects and exams periodically, not to mention the price you have to pay for the university. But I was very excited to find out that there are deals and offers for students out there and if you look for them, you can find some really good deals of free student software. I want to share these 20+ premium products you can get for free right now if you are a student. I am saying more than 20 because some of the products are really a pack with many more products and they are great free student software. Continue reading

Why ResearchKit is the most important thing Apple announced this week

On March 9 Apple announced a couple of things at its “Spring forward” event, most of which got the spotlight like the new Macbook and the Apple Watch, but perhaps the most important thing Apple announced was ResearchKit. In fact, it was one of the surprise announcements and is one of the things that really got me excited – especially that they made it opensource. Why ResearchKit is the the most important thing Apple announced this week?
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