Music payments startup Exactuals debuts R.AI, a “Palantir for music royalties”

Music payments startup Exactuals debuts R.AI, a “Palantir for music royalties”

Exactuals, a software service offering payments management for the music industry, is debuting R.AI, a new tool that it’s dubbed the “Palantir for music”. It’s a service that can track songwriting information and rights across different platforms to ensure attribution...
Mobile gaming is having a moment, and Apple has the reins

Mobile gaming is having a moment, and Apple has the reins

It’s moved beyond tradition and into the realm of meme that Apple manages to dominate the news cycle around major industry events all while not actually participating in said events. CES rolls around and every story is about HomeKit or its competitors, another tech...
Essential Phone’s new ‘Halo Gray’ color goes on sale exclusively at Amazon

Essential Phone’s new ‘Halo Gray’ color goes on sale exclusively at Amazon

 The Essential Phone is currently in the midst of being rolled out in a range of new colors, including three that will be released excessively on Essential’s own website, with a staged release schedule that began Thursday. On Friday, however, Essential revealed a...
Apple makes the case that even its most banal features require a proficiency in machine learning

Apple makes the case that even its most banal features require a proficiency in machine learning

 A detailed blog posting in the company’s machine learning journal makes public the technical effort that went into its “Hey Siri” feature — a capability so banal that I’d almost believe Apple was trying to make a point with highbrow mockery. Even so, it’s worth...
Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS and Spotlight on Mac

Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS and Spotlight on Mac

 Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, Search inside iOS (formerly called Spotlight) and Spotlight in Safari on the Mac. So, for instance, if Siri falls back to a web search on iOS when you ask it a question, you’re now going to get...
iOS 11 stops apps like Uber and Waze from accessing user location data at all times

iOS 11 stops apps like Uber and Waze from accessing user location data at all times

 Apple put a heavy focus on improving iOS at its WWDC this week with introductions such as file management, more visible iMessage features, QR code scanning and more, but there are a number of notable features in iOS 11 that weren’t explicitly announced. One of those,...