Apple MacBook Event: How to Watch Live Stream

Apple MacBook Event: How to Watch Live Stream

  • Apple devices running iOS 7 or later can watch MacBook event
  • Event can also be streamed via Microsoft Edge on Windows 10
  • Apple TV owners can also watch MacBook event on the big screen

When it comes to Apple events, they are not just hard but impossible to ignore. The run-up to these events is filled with rumours, leaks, and information that sometimes even ends up impacting the strategies of other companies. On Thursday, the company is expected to launch its much-awaited upgrade to its MacBook Pro lineup, which is expected to sport an all new OLED touch panel and Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Apple is also anticipated to launch the new 13-inch MacBook, and, announces some upgrades for the Apple TV.

Excited about the launches? You may want to to watch the Apple MacBook event live, and thus may be asking, what is the Apple event time, and how can you watch it live? We’ve the answers here.

 

What time is the Apple MacBook event today?
Apple’s October 2016 event starts in Cupertino at 10am San Francisco time on Thursday, which is 1pm in New York, 6pm in London, and 10:30pm in New Delhi. Apple’s events usually begin on time, so make sure you tune in five or so minutes before the scheduled start.

How to watch Apple October 2016 event on mobile?
Apple’s event can only be streamed using HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology, which requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later. This effectively rules you out if you are on an Android device. In order to watch the event on these devices, you need to head to http://apple.co/live in Safari browser. 

How to watch Apple MacBook event on a PC running Windows or a Mac?
If you are on Windows, you can watch Apple’s MacBook event on Microsoft’s Edge browser, which is available on Windows 10. On Mac, the stream will only work for users running Safari 6.0.5 and later versions on OS X 10.8.5 and later version. Tune in to the live stream of the event via Safari on Mac or Edge on Windows 10 at http://apple.co/live.

How to watch Apple MacBook event on TV?
You can watch Apple’s October 2016 event on television if you have an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later, or an Apple TV (4th generation) – look for the corresponding icon on the main screen.

 

Not able to watch Apple MacBook event?
Tune into our live blog of Apple’s October 2016 event or follow us on Twitter for live updates

Nintendo Switch Part of a Bigger Ecosystem, Says President

Nintendo Switch Part of a Bigger Ecosystem, Says President

Nintendo’s new gaming console Switch is part of a bigger plan that will include more accessories, a deeper lineup of software and possible tie-ups with other technologies.

In his first interview since unveiling the brand-new flagship product, President Tatsumi Kimishima said details about add-ons will be available in the new year. Kyoto-based Nintendo said earlier on Thursday that it will announce pricing and a specific launch date for Switch on January 13, followed by an event where the public can try it out.

“By no means was that everything,” Kimishima said, referring to a video a week ago that introduced the product’s name and showed Switch being used as both a console and portable device featuring modular controllers and accessories. Nintendo’s stock declined after the three-minute clip was released, which Kimishima said was unexpected.

“To tell you the truth, I was surprised,” Kimishima said. “I don’t understand why.”Getting Nintendo back on track is a top priority for Kimishima, who became president a year ago after the death of his predecessor, Satoru Iwata. Quarterly results released this week underscore how Nintendo’s core business is getting weaker due to a stronger yen that reduced the income earned abroad, as well as sharp declines in hardware and software sales. Even the success of Pokemon Go wasn’t enough to make up for sluggish sales, which have declined every fiscal year since 2009, when the Wii console was at the peak of its success.

Kimishima suggested that the Switch is part of a bigger ecosystem. “It may be appropriate to call them accessories. Or it might be better to call them add-on hardware. It’s probably more correct to call them accessories. You can assume that there will be a wider array.”

The new device features a tablet-like display unit that can dock at home and connect with a TV, or be taken out and about with two detachable controllers. Nintendo is betting the hybrid approach will help the Switch become a hit like the Wii, its most-successful console ever thanks to its motion-tracking controllers.

As for Switch’s software, he said Nintendo made a deliberate decision not to disclose specific titles: “One thing we still can’t show is the software lineup. We want people to touch the device in January and experience the software for themselves.”

A dearth of software releases for the Wii U has been cited as one of the reasons the console was never able to match the earlier Wii in sales.

Nintendo envisions many different scenarios where Switch can be used, such as a family, one person alone — or even by someone who doesn’t have a TV, Kimishima said. “What you see in the video, however, is the core product,” he said.

Asked whether Switch would work with hardware from other companies, Kimishima ruled out the possibility for now, but said “we are interested in VR,” referring to virtual-reality technology.

“VR offers new ways of playing, but that depends on what kind of software can be played,” he said. “If you ask us whether there are any possibilities, we can’t say no. It may be that we will build VR software titles, I think that opportunity is available to us.”

Iwata, Kimishima’s predecessor, had frequently mentioned that Nintendo should be able to post annual operating profit of at least 100 billion yen. The last time Nintendo exceeded that threshold was in the fiscal year ending March 2011. On Wednesday, Nintendo cut its operating profit outlook for the current year to 30 billion yen, down from the previous 45 billion yen, citing a stronger yen that weighed on 3DS and Wii U revenue. Asked whether that 100 billion yen threshold was achievable, Kimishima said it was.

“As our previous president has said before, an appropriate level of operating income for Nintendo is that level, and that is what everyone understands,” Kimishima said. “That’s what we want to achieve. Based on various projects and new projects that we have, achieving that result is the premise.”

He declined to give more specific forecasts for the Switch beyond the one disclosed this week, which is that Nintendo will sell 2 million units in its first month after it goes on sale in March. The company sold 5.84 million Wii machines in its first fiscal year. The device that followed it, the Wii U, was less successful, with 3.45 million units shipped.

“In terms of how many units will sell, we’re looking at past examples where competitors, and our own Wii, had a lot of momentum, and that means the first year after it goes on sale will be extremely important.”

Ola Drives in BMW Rides Starting at Rs. 250

Ola Drives in BMW Rides Starting at Rs. 250

  • BMW cabs will be available for Ola Lux platform
  • Prices for Ola Lux start at Rs. 250
  • Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru will get the BMW Lux cabs first

NEW DELHI: In a bid to provide people an opportunity to enjoy luxury travel on the roads, BMW India and Ola on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bring on-demand luxury mobility in India.

BMW is now the “Lux Category Partner” for Ola.

Ola Lux is a luxury car service, available for booking at a minimum fare of Rs. 250 and Rs. 20-22 per/km afterwards.

 

The category also allows customers to book the cars on an hourly basis via its “Rentals” feature.

“The way people move is changing and this is also true for the premium clientele. Individuals want quick access to mobility without compromising on quality and comfort,” said Frank Schloeder, President (act.), BMW Group India, in a statement.
To begin with, Ola will induct the BMW cars into its fleet across three cities — Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru — and the service will later be extended to more locations.

“We look forward to growing our association with BMW and taking the Ola ‘Lux’ service to a greater scale throughout the country,” added Pranay Jivrajka, Chief Operating Officer, Ola.

Truecaller Priority Aims to Help E-Commerce Firms Complete Their Deliveries

Truecaller Priority Aims to Help E-Commerce Firms Complete Their Deliveries

  • Truecaller has partnered EKART, Flipkarts supply chain arm
  • Truecaller users will know if a delivery call is being made
  • Service will help users differentiate official calls from spam calls

Mobile communication app Truecaller on Tuesday launched ‘Truecaller Priority’ to aid last mile delivery in the e-commerce space. Truecaller says the new feature is available for all Android and iOS users.

Launched in partnership with EKART, the supply chain arm of Flipkart, the new feature will also provide contextual details on calls from Truecaller partners, such as letting users know when their package is about to reach them. Truecaller Priority will help EKART complete more deliveries through increased call completion and pick-up rate by boosting their efficiency.

Truecaller says the app will now be able to show all logistics related calls made by EKART clients such as Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, Yepme, Paytm, Voonik, Hopscotch, and Healthkart. It adds that any company can join the Truecaller Priority service for free, as long as it agrees to Truecaller’s “demands on not spamming users”, and to only make important calls.

“Our mission at Truecaller is to build great communication products which are safe and efficient. With the launch of “Truecaller Priority”, EKART will ensure that users will only get relevant logistics calls from them. The expectation of receiving your delivery on time is very important for any user, and more so for the e-commerce companies, which is their core brand and service promise as well. We believe this is a game changing experience to this industry as a whole.” said Nami Zarringhalam, co-founder & CSO at Truecaller.Neeraj Aggarwal, Head-Supply Chain Operations at EKART, said, “Given the huge volume of shipments on a daily basis, we are often faced with challenges in connecting with our customers. The partnership with Truecaller will help us circumvent these barriers, without being mistaken for a spam call. We are a technology company known for our India centric innovations. With this association, we hope to bring in a radical addition to our customer outreach initiatives.”

‘Mobile Tower Emissions Well Within Limits in India,’ Says DoT Secretary

'Mobile Tower Emissions Well Within Limits in India,' Says DoT Secretary

Electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions from mobile towers in the country are much below the strict norms enforced by the Department of Telecom (DoT), a senior officer said in Chandigarh on Friday.

“There is no scientific evidence backing the claim that EMF radiation from mobile towers, which are below the safe limits prescribed by the International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), can cause adverse health effects,” said DoT Secretary J.S. Deepak.

Deepak was addressing a gathering at an event organised in the capital to spread awareness about emissions from mobile towers.

“The DoT has already prescribed strict precautionary norms for exposure limit for the Radio Frequency Field (Base Station Emissions), which is 10 times more stringent than the existing limits prescribed by ICNIRP and recommended by WHO,” he said.

He maintained: “Our EMF norms are much stricter than what is followed by many developed nations, including the US, the UK and most parts of the European Union. The government has taken adequate steps to ensure that telecom service providers strictly adhere to these prescribed norms.”

Telecom towers are critical installations on which the backbone of wireless communications rest and unfounded apprehensions around EMF emissions and mobile towers have the potential to derail our growth story, Deepak pointed out.

DoT Deputy Director General R.M. Chaturvedi said that the WHO has referred to approximately 25,000 studies, conducted around the world over the past 30 years, and current evidences do not confirm existence of any health consequences from exposure to low-level electromagnetic fields.

“A committee, formed at the behest of the Allahabad High Court, comprising experts from five IITs, AIIMS (Delhi), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, has also on the basis of scientific evidence, studies and reports available, found that there is no conclusive evidence about the stated dangers of EMF radiation from mobile BTS towers,” Chaturvedi added.

Several high courts, including the high courts of Punjab and Haryana, Madras, Kerala, Gujarat and Allahabad, in cases related to issue of effects of radiation from cellphone towers have given judgements and dismissed petitions, where the mobile tower installations were challenged in various localities, including residential, on grounds of health effects of EMF radiation, it was pointed out at the awareness programme.

Health experts Dr. Suresh Attili from Grace Cancer Foundation and Dr. T.K. Joshi, Advisor to Ministry of Health endorsed the fact that scientific studies have not been able to conclude that EMF emissions from mobile towers can cause health hazards.

 

China Overtakes US to Become Top Spender in Apple’s App Store

China Overtakes US to Become Top Spender in Apple's App Store: App Annie

  • The Chinese mostly spend on games, report says
  • Pokemon Go was the most downloaded gaming app worldwide
  • Apple recently opened two R&D centres in China

With the largest population in the world, there’s almost an air of inevitability about China coming to hold some records. Outpacing the United States, China has become the world’s largest market for Apple’s App Store in terms of revenue.

A new report released by App Annie says that China contributed an impressive $1.7 billion (roughly Rs. 11,376 crores) in revenue to the App Store in Q3 2016, which is 15 percent more than the USA. The report adds that the US had been the top market in terms of App Store revenue since 2010. The report also adds that the Chinese are spending over 5 times more than what they were spending just two years ago. China will catapult the largest App Store absolute revenue growth for any country by 2020, says the report.

“While revenue from Games accounts for the majority of revenue generated in China, other prominent categories like Entertainment and Social Networking are making strides and have more than tripled in the past year,” the report explains. “Video streaming apps in China have had a major impact on the Entertainment category as a whole, and include further integrations into traditional cable spaces with investments in smart TV and original content.”

App subscriptions have incrementally raised the revenue for China, making its gross App Store revenues higher than the US and Japan as well. The US currently stands second on the revenue chart with $1.5 billion (roughly Rs. 10,038 crores) while the third position is taken by Japan with $1.2 billion (roughly Rs. 8,030 crores). Last year’s third quarter had US at the top with $1 billion and Japan tailing behind with $800 million, while China was third.

Youku, QQ, Inke, and other mobile streaming apps have garnered higher revenues for the Chinese iOS app market, while Netflix soared high in the US and Japan. It’s no surprise that Pokemon Go shattered all records for downloads back when it launched. China too has shown its craze for the game with about $600 million revenue clocked in the mainland alone.

Recently, Apple opened two research & development centres in two major cities of China to bolster ties with the country. China’s digital market is important for Apple and it has been tirelessly making efforts to grab increased share of the market.

 

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14 ‘Intel India Maker Lab’ Startups Demo Products, Solutions

14 Intel India Maker Lab-Incubated Startups Showcase Products, Solutions

Intel India on Wednesday hosted its first “Maker Lab Startup Conclave and Demo Showcase” at its campus here where 14 startups from the first batch of “Intel India Maker Lab” showcased their products and solutions.

Set up a year ago, the ‘Intel India Maker Lab’ is helping startups accelerate their hardware and systems innovation towards creation of new products and solutions by offering infrastructure, technology, tools and mentorship support, the company said in a statement.

The startups utilised “Intel India Maker Lab” facilities in the areas of education, sports, health, agriculture, Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI), e-governance, Internet of Things (IOT), Cloud and Client Compute.

“With over 15 years of relentless commitment to research and development, we continue to build a community of innovators in India,” said Nivruti Rai, General Manager, Intel India and Vice President, Platform Engineering Group, Intel Corp.

The “Intel India Maker Lab” supported seven startups that came out from the Department of Science & Technology (DST)-Intel “Innovate For Digital India” Challenge.

The startups that showcased their products and solutions are: Aerx Labs, Avench, Green Ocean Research, Jayalaxmi Agrotech, Klassik Klonec, Parkzap, Skylark Drones, Smartron, Terrablue XT, Acceleron Lab, BrownLogic, Phoenix Robotics, SrishtiESDM and Yaw software.

 

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Leaked Image Again Tips Dual Edge Display

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Leaked Image Again Tips Dual Edge Display

  • The leak shows the Mi Note 2 sporting a dual edge display
  • It refutes previous rumours of a dual camera setup
  • The Mi Note 2 is set to be unveiled on October 25

Xiaomi is set to unveil the Mi Note 2 at an event in China on October 25. Running up to the launch, there has beenno shortage of leaks and speculations. The latest one comes in the form of purported photographs of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, and the pictures hint that the upcoming smartphone will sport just one camera at the back, and not two.

A little while earlier, an alleged Xiaomi Mi Note 2 teaserhad been leaked, showing the phone sporting a dual camera setup. However, these latest pictures snapped by a Weibo user, speak a different story. If these images are real and accurate, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will sport a single camera at the back. This image also brings back hopes of a dual edge screen. The jet black variant snapped in the photos comes with a dual curved screen, synonymous with the Samsung Edge series.

This latest leak also refutes previous rumours that claim the Mi Note 2 will sport an edge-to-edge bezel-less display with no curved edges. As is the case with all leaks, we expect you to take this with a grain of salt and since we are just a week away from the launch, all the details will be official soon.

As mentioned, the Mi Note 2 has been rumoured to launch for quite some time. The smartphone is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC, and pack a 3600mAh battery. It’s anticipated to sport two speaker grilles at the bottom, and have a fingerprint sensor at the front. Lastly, the Mi Note 2 is expected to come in 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage and 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage bundles.

The Mi Note 2 is rumoured to be priced at CNY 5,699 (approximately Rs. 57,000) for the top-end variant and go on sale in China from November 1.

 

SAP’s SuccessFactors Service to Be Available on Microsoft Azure

SAP's SuccessFactors Service to Be Available on Microsoft Azure

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that software and technology firm SAP will make its “SuccessFactors” cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) service available on the former’sAzure platform over the next five years. This is SAP’s first move to supplement its own infrastructure and operate SAP Cloud solutions in a third-party public cloud, Microsoft said in a statement.

“The combination of SAP’s market-leading, innovative HCM solutions with Microsoft’s intelligent Cloud will equip companies around the world to help maximise the potential and skills of their most valuable asset, their people,” said Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Business at Microsoft.

SAP bought SuccessFactors for $3.5 billion in 2011. Azure provides enterprise-grade security, an open developer platform and advanced data services that organisations can use to innovate and grow. With nearly 90 percent of the Fortune 500 as customers, the Microsoft Cloud is offered in more worldwide data centre regions than any other major cloud provider.

“We’ve seen exponential growth in the past two years, with 42 million users now benefiting from our market-leading solutions. In selecting Azure, we will be able to expand our reach even further,” said Mike Ettling, president of SAP SuccessFactors.