Good morning. It’s the last day of November. Already. Somehow.
15/11/30 4:04:41 PM
Apple Music is finally coming to Sonos
Sonos revealed today that it will finally be adding support for Apple Music, albeit in beta form, starting December 15. Is this is something you want to do, you will need to sign-up for the beta now.
To do so, open the Sonos app and navigate to Settings and then Advanced Settings. The, select Beta Program and then Join the Beta Program. You’ll be notified on December 15 to use the beta version of Apple Music on Sonos.
15/11/30 1:08:35 PM
Microsoft partners with Autodesk on HoloLens solution
Microsoft is partnering with Autodesk on a HoloLens solution called Fusion 360 that the sotware giants says could change the way industrial designers, mechanical engineers and other product development fields work together.
Fusion 360 is the ultimate cloud-based 3D design collaboration tool for product designers and engineers. A natural partner for HoloLens–which we think is the best 3D content visualizer on the planet.
When you’re designing in 3D, viewing content in 3D is an incredible advantage. For designers and engineers using Fusion 360, this also means more effective validation of 3D models–which could mean fewer physical prototypes.
Will they or won’t they? Rumor says Apple will remove the headphone jack from next iPhone
This isn’t particularly interesting, but I do sort of enjoy how different publications cover the same story. By which I mean, enjoy the sucking up.
I could only find one critical headline in a sea of news stories about this topic:
15/11/30 11:09:44 AM
Microsoft adds one more day to 10 days of deals
Microsoft announced this morning that it’s 10 Days of 10 Cent Deals in the Windows Store was such a success that it’s adding one more day.
Here is one last roundup of 10 cent deals on Movies, Music, Apps and Games. There are also great deals for those of you on Windows 10 Mobile, simply visit the Store on your phone to check those out.
Movies: Furious 7, Tomorrowland, Frozen
Music: The Weeknd – Trilogy, Drake – Nothing Was The Same, Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
Games: Angry Birds StarWars, Hitman GO
Apps: Back to the Drawing Board, IM+Pro
15/11/30 9:01:00 AM
Microsoft’s Cyber Monday deals are live
So head on over to the Microsoft Store and see what’s available. Some notable bargains: $150 off Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3, $10 off Office 365 Home and Personal subscriptions, $50 off standalone Office suites, 50 percent off select Xbox One games (Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is just $15, that’s a steal), and more.
Microsoft shutters HoloLens development in Israel
According to a translated version of this Ynet report, Microsoft is shutting down its Israel-based HoloLens team.
60 engineers employed at Microsoft Israel revealed today (Sunday) that the company abruptly decided to stop the project it worked. Ynet has learned. About half the work of the engineers, employed as contract workers, was terminated immediately.
This is a group that worked on the project Hololns (HoloLens) for the development of augmented reality glasses based on technology developed by Israeli start-up acquired by Microsoft six years ago. Wednesday, one of the engineers who was working for the group that worked on the project, says that now they have announced today its decision to stop the project and continue development through a different technology, produced in the United States.
“We are working on this project for two years and a half, 30 Microsoft employees and 30 contract workers,” he said Wednesday, was recruited to the Company as an employee of the minyan for the project. “Today they told us to clear out the Group and contractor employees were laid off immediately and not return to work tomorrow. To permanent employees, like me, have given a month to find another job within the company, and those who will probably receive my notice at the end of the month.”
Thanks to Mark B. for the tip.
Image of supposed canceled Microsoft tablet leaked
I have never heard of such a thing and, perhaps tellingly, there are no details at all about this supposed Microsoft tablet, codenamed Mercury. Just that it looks like a giant Lumia phone and comes in cyan, so it must be real. Is it? I have no idea.
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