Revamped iPod Touch rumored to launch today

The iPod was a revolution in portable music players, and rumor has it that while the iPod Nano and the iPod Shuffle have long since been benched, Apple might be announcing a refreshed version of the iPod Touch today.

The company is expected to announce the new iPod Touch via a press statement, as they did with previous low-profile announcements of the new iPad Air, iPad mini, and iMac, according to a Macrumors report.

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The information reportedly came from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with a good history of Apple leaks. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith also discovered references to a refreshed iPod Touch among the iOS 12.2 code back in January.

The new Apple iPod touch is expected to have an A10 Fusion or A11 Bionic processor, to keep up with future iOS updates. The design is still unclear: will Apple keep the thick-bezels in order to mark the difference between its iPhone and iPod, or will the company embrace the iPhone’s notched design- or will we get a completely new full-screen design taking advantage of swipe gestures of the iOS?

Leaked icon points to a bezel-free 7th-gen iPod touch

The current generation iPod touch comes with a tiny 4-inch Retina display and a home button with Touch ID. It packs Apple’s old A8 chip, and also features an 8MP rear camera. The report suggests that the official announcement about the new iPod touch is slated for today. So it won’t be long before we see what changes that Apple aims to bring to its music streaming device.

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HMD Global’s penta camera Nokia 9 PureView is coming to India soon

After its debut, last month during MWC 2019, HMD Global’s penta camera phone – the Nokia 9 PureView is all set for its India launch. The official Facebook page of Nokia Mobile India has posted a video which is essentially a montage of pictures shot on Nokia 9. By the end of the video, the company takes a jab at other smartphone makers who have been using fake camera samples in their promotional content by stating “Shot on Nokia 9 for real”!

The video is accompanied by a caption which reads, “Get ready to capture the most breathtaking pictures with the all new Nokia 9. Stay tuned!”. While there is no official word on the exact launch date or pricing of the Nokia 9, we will certainly know more as we near the launch date.

With the Nokia 9, HMD Global brings back Sony’s Carl Zeiss optics and tops it up by adding Light’s lux capacitor for image processing. Hence, there are some big expectations tied to the camera prowess of the Nokia 9.

Nokia 9 specifications

The phone features a 5.99-inch POLED display with QHD (2880 x 1440 pixels) resolution and is layered with Gorilla Glass 5 for added protection. In addition, the display on the Nokia 9 PureView is HDR10 compliant which makes it one of the better phones to watch content.

Nokia 9 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with an octa-core CPU, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie and is part of Google’s Android One program.

The five cameras on the phone consist of 12MP snappers optimized by Carl Zeiss. Two of those sensors are RGB while the other three are monochrome which works simultaneously to capture a frame. Additionally, there’s a …read more

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Google will give Android users a choice of browser and search engine in Europe

Google has announced that it will start asking European Android users which browser and search engine they would prefer to use on their devices, following regulatory action against the company for the way it bundles software in its mobile operating system. Last year Google was fined a record $5 billion by EU regulators for violating antitrust laws and was ordered to stop “illegally tying” Chrome and its search app to Android.

Google’s initial response was to start charging manufacturers licensing fees for the Play Store and other apps while offering the option to include Chrome and the Google search app in the overall package for free. Now, SVP of global affairs Kent Walker says in a blog post, Google will go one step further by offering…

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Doctolib is now a unicorn with new $170 million round

French startup Doctolib has raised a new round of funding of $170 million (€150 million). The round is led by General Atlantic, with existing investors Accel, Eurazeo, Kernel and Bpifrance also participating. Some German healthcare entrepreneurs are also joining the round — the company isn’t detailing the names of those investors.

But Doctolib is detailing an important metric — its valuation. Based on this new round, Doctolib now has a post-money valuation of $1.13 billion (€1 billion). There’s a new unicorn in town.

Doctolib first started with a scheduling service for health practitioners. For €109 per month ($124), you can replace your calendar with Doctolib and let the startup take care of your week. Patients can book an appointment on Doctolib’s website and everything stays in sync between your own calendar and your public calendar.

More recently, Doctolib expanded to new countries and new types of practitioners. The company is now live in Germany and now also works with hospitals. Some hospitals have completely switched their scheduling system to Doctolib. Doctolib essentially became the leading cloud service for healthcare scheduling.

There are currently 75,000 practitioners and 1,400 healthcare facilities using Doctolib. The company works with 750 people and has offices in 40 different cities — it sounds like you need to have a local team in order to convince doctors in a specific area.

And now, the startup wants to expand to new services. In January, the company launched its telemedicine service. Existing Doctolib customers can now flip a switch and start accepting remote appointments.

This is a natural extension of Doctolib’s booking service. In addition to finding the right doctor and booking an appointment, you can now have a video consultation with a healthcare professional and get a digital prescription in your account.

Doctolib has focused on a …read more

Source:: TechCrunch – Startups