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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Huge Apple Maps outage prevents all users from searching, getting directions [Update]

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Those who attempted to use Apple Maps this morning during their commutes were met with a frustrating situation—Apple's navigation app hasn't been working properly for much...

It looks like Google is readying the Pixelbook to run Windows 10

Enlarge / The 12.3-inch QHD display has large bezels around it for better grip in tablet mode. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Google's Pixelbook is some beautiful, well-built hardware, but its use...

Microsoft tech may help Walmart get rid of cashiers and checkout lines

Enlarge / Microsoft in Dublin, Ireland. (credit: Red Agenda / Flickr) A report from Reuters suggests that Microsoft is looking to take on Amazon in the retail store space. Microsoft...

The Ars Technica Father’s Day gift guide

Enlarge / A few gadgets we think your old man might enjoy. (credit: Jeff Dunn) Last month, we compiled a few gift-worthy gadgets for Ars readers to grab for Mother's...

Microsoft rebuilding the Office interface to align it across Web, mobile, and desktop

Enlarge / Web Word with its new simplified ribbon. (credit: Microsoft) Office today has a whole bunch of versions—the traditional, fully featured Win32 desktop applications and their near counterparts on...

Apple bans developers from creating, selling user Contacts databases

Enlarge / A customer inspects the 2013 iPhone at the Wangfujing flagship store in Beijing. (credit: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) Apple is trying to make it harder for developers to abuse...

Microsoft “Andromeda” this year, new HoloLens in 2019, and the next Xbox in 2020

The HoloLens headset. (credit: Microsoft) Internal documents outlining Microsoft's future hardware plans have leaked, giving a sneak peek at what the next couple of years of the company's hardware are...

Exclusive: Plume’s new “Superpod” hardware is here—and it’s fast

Plume made a splash into the burgeoning Wi-Fi mesh scene a couple of years ago by promising to do things differently. In a market where vendors vie with each other to...