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I turned off autocorrect on my iPhone and learned a terrible lesson

ZDNet

I knew I coukd do it. I blame Microsoft, of course. Samsung offers a range of smartphones with the A-series, S-series, Note line, and new foldable Android smartphones. Recently, despite my risible faithfulness to Hotmail, Microsoft's AI has been desperately trying to finish my sentences for me. This has gone beyond trying to anticipate mere words.


Apple releases iOS 14 public beta for users to test -but it may be riddled with bugs

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Apple released the first public beta of its new iOS 14 Thursday, allowing users to take a look at the new features ahead of the fall roll out. This version is far from polished, but allows users to poke around for bugs that may have gone unnoticed by the firm ahead of the official September launch. Downloading the new operating system gives you the first look at a redesigned home screen, widget gallery and App clips, along with a new Siri interface. However, those who regret taking the chance, you will need to wipe and restore your smartphone – but you can recover everything stored on the device. Apple released the first public beta of its new iOS 14 Thursday, allowing users to take a look at the new features ahead of the fall roll out.


Facial mocap comes to Unreal Engine via new iPhone app

Engadget

A new iOS app for Unreal Engine uses your iPhone to capture your facial expressions and animate an onscreen character in real time. Live Link Face is designed to work in both professional game production settings, like a soundstage with actors in full mocap suits, and amaetur ones, such as a single artist at a desk, according to a blog post from Unreal Engine developer Epic Games. The app is available now from Apple's app store. The app uses Apple's augmented reality platform, ARKit, and the iPhone's front-facing TrueDepth camera (introduced on the iPhone X in 2017) to capture facial features and transmit the data to Unreal Engine. The app also captures head and neck movement.


Privacy alert: Your iPhone is quietly tracking everywhere you go

FOX News

A customer checks an iPhone 7 inside the Apple store Saint-Germain during the first opening day on December 03, 2016 in Paris, France - file photo. At this point, digital privacy is long gone. There's always another device, feature or service tracking what we say, what we look at online and the places we go. Some devices are more intrusive than others, and you may be feeding digital assistants more information than you realize. Tap or click here to stop all the smart tech in your home from listening.


Radical AI podcast: featuring Lilly Irani

AIHub

Hosted by Dylan Doyle-Burke and Jessie J Smith, Radical AI is a podcast featuring the voices of the future in the field of artificial intelligence ethics. In this episode Jess and Dylan chat to Lilly Irani about "Labor and Innovation: Exploring the Power of Design and Storytelling".


Amazon's Alexa app now works hands-free on Android and iOS devices

Engadget

Alexa allows hands-free control of all manner of devices, but there's been one glaring exception: its own smartphone app. Amazon has finally brought that feature directly to Android and iOS devices via a new update. All you need to do is open the Alexa app, either manually or (ironically) via Google Assistant or Siri to stay hands-free. From there, you can control Alexa with your voice as you normally would on an Echo or other device and ask it to play music, control your smart home or anything else Alexa can do. The Alexa assistant has always worked on the app, but until now, you needed to touch the Alexa button on the bottom control bar for voice control.


The best organization apps for students

Engadget

There's a lot to keep track of while you're a student. Lecture notes, exam dates, essays and group projects -- it's more than most human brains can handle on their own. If you're the type of person that struggles to stay organized or who wants to finesse an already-robust productivity system, read on. We've broken down the best organizational tools that can help you stay on top of academic life, including note-taking apps, calendars and to-do list software. If you have a personal favorite that hasn't made our shortlist, let us know in the comments.


Want to Stop Looking Terrible on Zoom? 7 Quick Tips to Up Your Video Calling Game

TIME - Tech

Let's face it: Many of us are going to be working from home for a long time, especially as cases of COVID-19 continue to spike across the country. That means we're going to be making video calls for a lot longer--so why not figure out how to look and sound as good as possible in them? Here are some tips for clearer video, fuller audio, and better connections between your friends or coworkers, along with suggestions from a professional filmmaker. Even if you're using the dinky camera on your laptop, the right lighting setup will make you look a lot better. No, you don't need a studio-quality setup costing hundreds of dollars--you just need to make sure you light sources are positioned the right way.


Can Machines Have Emotions? Smile If You Think So

#artificialintelligence

A smartphone that can warn you not to send a text while you're upset? Early in my career--back in the stone age before computers and smartphones--I worked in environments where memos were a primary means of communication. Sure, my colleagues and I could talk face-to-face, but the culture of the time was to memorialize much of our interaction in writing. Believe it or not, there were some advantages in what now seems such an archaic practice. Unlike texts and emails--where one tap of the "send" button can fill you with instant regret--the old-fashioned memo provided a cushion of safety, a chance to reconsider.


Artificial intelligence: Enhancing the use of mobile apps in India

#artificialintelligence

Artificial Intelligence has transformed the face of the technological world. It is about to enhance everything from a toothbrush, television to the car and other vehicles, where mobile apps are no such exceptions. Earlier, the smartphone models were internet-dependent or cloud-based, but now AI has completely altered its features, thus enhancing it's quality and performance. Smartphones have become an integral and vital part of our lives, and AI is indeed taking the market by storm. With the emergence of AI and its growing inception, smartphone applications have come to the forefront.