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Uber app for Apple Watch stops working

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The Uber app for Apple Watch, seems to have ended for good. According to information from the website MacRumors, the passenger transport app simply ended support for your app in the Apple wearable. Furthermore, Uber did not provide a reason to let Apple Watch users literally walk away.

Although, according to the website, the app has been unavailable since Saturday (8), it has not been removed from the App Store, and can be downloaded normally and installed on any Apple smart watch. However, when trying to open it, users get a message that says, “Please switch to the Uber mobile app. We no longer support the Apple Watch app. Sorry for the inconvenience”.

THE TecMundo could confirm that the Uber app for Apple Watch displays the above message and does not open, but is still waiting for a position from the company on the case.

Uber and Apple Watch: A tumultuous relationship

Source: Apple Watch/Screenshot by MacRumors/Playback.Source: Apple Watch/Screenshot by MacRumors/Playback.Source: Apple Watch

The Uber app has been on board the Apple Watch since its official launch in April 2015. However, its functionality has always been more limited than in the iPhone version. It didn’t support, for example, the Uber Juntos option that gives users the option to share a single vehicle, nor did it support splitting fares, sharing ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) or contacting the driver.

To add more mystery, a visit to the app page Uber on the App Store reveals that its latest version – number 3,492,10000 – was updated today (10), without any mention of the suspension of support for the wearable. When triggered, the company’s support suggests that Apple Watch users use the iPhone app to request a ride.

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Are Pluto TV, Tivify and free channel apps the future of DTT?

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The DTT remains the main form of view content on Smart TVs. However, its audience is at a historic low, since in 2021 it fell below 75% of the screen share for the first time in favor of streaming platforms. What can the DTT so as not to continue losing quota?

Despite some efforts by advance technology, DTT has lagged far behind with respect to the quality or the content that we can see in the streaming platforms. In addition, the devices used to consume content are changing, where there are more and more mobile phones and tablets.

The latter is the main reason why the quota loss will continue to be older. Watching videos on YouTube or direct on Twitch is much more comfortable from one of these devices than watch DTT from a mobile, since, to do it officially, you have to download the application of each channel or company.

Access from any device, key to DTT

With the mobile, in addition to being able access content faster and with a superior image quality, we have as an additional advantage the fact that the user can choose the content he wants to see at all times.

Although many prefer to choose the content they want to see, there are also those who prefer to limit themselves to tune to a channel and get to see content without worrying about having to choose it. In fact, a clear sign that this continues to be an important preference of the people is the existence of platforms like Pluto TV, with channels dedicated to a specific type of content (music, movies, series, etc), or even dedicated to a very specific program, as is the case with the Pawnbroker or Top Gear channels.

Things Pluto TV is missing

Thus, Pluto TV mixes the best of both worlds: view content linearly no matter when you are starting, but with the possibility of do it from any device. Platforms like Tivify have managed to break that gap and offer the possibility of watching DTT from any device with Internet, and even being able to see content from the last 7 days. They currently offer more than 80 channels, including several paid channels in case you want to subscribe to the premium mode.

Integrate into AVoD platforms, another big step

For this reason, watching Tivify is similar to watching DTT, but with much more content, more channels, and in an interactive way, since all the functions of LovesTV are integrated into the platform, with the advantage of seeing it anywhere. The future of DTT depends on this, and in the long term the most logical thing is that the entire spectrum that DTT currently occupies becomes used by mobile telephony. To do this, the data rates they would have to be unlimited, or failing that, that all the traffic related to DTT does not count in the computation of the fee, which would probably go against net neutrality.

What is clear is that the fact that DTT channels are available on fast access platforms such as Tivify is key to their viability in the future. It would not be strange if Pluto TV ended up adding DTT channels, but in the meantime, we will still have official alternatives like Tivify, and others not so official like TDTChannels.

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Enthusiast adds CarPlay support to Tesla

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Tesla’s EV infotainment system is great in many ways, but it doesn’t support Apple CarPlay. This does not mean, however, that enthusiasts cannot add support. One such attempt was reported by a source.

Enthusiast adds CarPlay support to Tesla

Polish user Michal Gapiński (Micha? Gapi?ski) posted photos and videos of his work on Twitter, showing how Tesla works with Apple CarPlay. The video shows Apple Maps, Apple Music and more working.

At the same time, it was not necessary to make any changes to the Tesla hardware. Instead, the enthusiast bypassed Wi-Fi restrictions by allowing the Tesla Browser to connect to an additional device. As a result, the Tesla infotainment system shows a live video feed from the host device. The developer explained that the system uses a Raspberry Pi single-board computer with a special version of Android. The Android build used can run CarPlay, which allows you to display the entire system on a large display.

However, the system is not perfect. As the developer notes, the Wi-Fi connection needs some work to improve the smoothness of the display. He also says that when this is done, he plans to open the development to the general public.

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This could be the next great Motorola flagship, according to leaks

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The new year has only just begun, and previews of what we could bring to see throughout it are already arriving. In this sense, the publication TechnikNews has found evidence of what could become Motorola’s “next-generation” flagship, codenamed “Frontier”, pointing to some pretty high specs.

And it is that, among other aspects, it indicates that it would carry an improved version of the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, which may be called Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, which has not been presented at the moment.

A high end above normal

In this regard, reference has been made to a hardware element with the code name “SM8475”, for now non-existent, taking into account that the current Snapdragon SoC, commercially known as Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, uses the code name “SM8450 », suggesting that the upward variation of the last two digits would point to a Plus version, although for now it would be speculation.

Snapdragon usually presents an improved version of the version of its SoC presented in December in the middle of the year, although with the recent change in the name of mobile processors we do not know if it will maintain this custom despite this.

In addition, in the leaked specifications there is also talk of a 6.67-inch curved FullHD+ OLED screen, which would have a 144Hz refresh rate.

This future model, let’s not forget that it is a first leak, It would also stand out for having a main camera with a 200MP Samsung HP1 sensor, accompanied by a 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 12MP Sony IMX664 sensor telephoto camera.

The front camera is said to have a 60MP sensor from OmniVision, also having the Always on function of Qualcomm.

It also surprises with fast battery charging speeds, with up to 125W wired charging and 50W wireless fast charging.

The combination of RAM and internal storage will continue to be the most common at the moment, with a combination between 8GB and 12GB of RAM, and 128GB and 256GB of internal storage.

At the moment, the rest of the specifications of this future model are unknown, although with the data provided in the leak, everything suggests that it could take months to officially know this new device, so it would be enough to wait until after the summer, at least .

Source: XDA Developers
Image: Motorola Edge 2021

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