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Some MacBook Pro users complain about throttling issues

The new MacBook Pro has a thermal issue. YouTuber Dave Lee found out that the top-performing MacBook Pro can’t operate at full speed for a long time because it gets too hot. According to him, a video export in Adobe Premiere Pro is taking longer on a brand new MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i9 CPU than on a 2017 MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i7 CPU (previous Intel generation). Sure, if you look at benchmarks, the new MacBook Pro destroys previous models, and even many iMacs. But Apple is throttling the speed of the CPU so that it doesn’t get too hot under the heavy load. Apple Insider tested the performance of the new MacBook Pro with a Core i7 and Core i9 model. In both instances, the clock speed of the CPU started to drop drastically after a while. For the i9, the CPU dropped from 4.17 GHz to 2.33-2.9 GHz after some tests. The i7 dropped from 3.8 GHz to 2.3-2.6 GHz under load. Some users on Reddit also got a new laptop and noticed the same issue: We’ve reached out to Apple for comment and didn’t hear back. If all those benchmarks are true, the MacBook Pro might have a ventilation problem. You will never get perfect CPU performances on a laptop compared to a desktop computer due to size contraints. But it becomes an issue when you buy a laptop expecting great performances and it doesn’t deliver.

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Prime Day boosted other large retailers’ sales by 54%, says report

Amazon’s Prime Day again broke records this year , but the sales holiday also boosted sales across the broader U.S. e-commerce industry. According to Adobe Analytics data released this morning, larger retailers – meaning those with over a billion in annual revenue – saw a 54 percent increase in sales on Prime Day, compared with an average Tuesday. This is attributed to increased conversions on their own sites, Adobe says. Though not highlighted in Adobe’s report, Target announced that its one-day sale held on Tuesday was the biggest online shopping day of 2018, in terms of both traffic and sales. “Millions” of guests shopped its site, and “millions” of orders are now being fulfilled, it said. Of note, 90 percent of those online orders are being fulfilled by Target stores – a different model than Amazon. eBay, however, can’t comment on the results of its Prime Day sale, as it’s scheduled to report earning today. But it had advertised exclusive deals at 80% off of items’ retail prices. Walmart, meanwhile, wooed shoppers with ads touting free, two-day shipping without the need for membership ahead of the sale. It also slashed prices on Google Home devices, as a counter to Amazon’s Echo sales

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Full Adobe Photoshop For iPad Being Developed – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Full Adobe Photoshop For iPad Being Developed Ubergizmo Apple has been focusing on enabling users to do much more with the iPad than they ever could. The company added many features with iOS 11 to offer PC-like functionality but there are still many core desktop apps that can't run on the tablet just yet ... and more »

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Adobe is reportedly releasing a full version of Photoshop on the iPad in 2019 – Yahoo Finance UK

Yahoo Finance UK Adobe is reportedly releasing a full version of Photoshop on the iPad in 2019 Yahoo Finance UK Adobe's mobile strategy thus far has been to release several apps bearing the Photoshop name that include select features of the desktop application. Photoshop Express includes a ... Image: screenshot jake krol/ mashable . The current landscape of Adobe ... Adobe to Launch Photoshop for iPad in Strategy Shift Bloomberg all 104 news articles »

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Chinese police shut down a gambling platform that had 330K users and $1.5B in transaction volume in various cryptocurrencies over the past eight…

Muyao Shen / CoinDesk : Chinese police shut down a gambling platform that had 330K users and $1.5B in transaction volume in various cryptocurrencies over the past eight months   —  Local police officials in China seized more than $1.5 million worth of cryptocurrencies as part of a crackdown on gambling during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Adobe could bring Photoshop to the iPad

Adobe currently has three dozens apps in the App Store. But one app is still missing. According to a report from Bloomberg , the company could be working on a full-fledged version of Photoshop for the iPad. And it makes sense for a ton of reasons. First, it’s clear that the iPad has become powerful enough to run complicated image editing software. Just two days ago, Serif launched Affinity Designer for the iPad, an Adobe Illustrator competitor. You can also look at benchmarks to find out that the iPad Pro is now more powerful than most mid-range laptops. Second, now that you can effortlessly sync your files and projects across multiple devices, many people work using multiple devices. It’s been true for many years if you’re just working on a Microsoft Word file on your work computer and your personal laptop for instance. Maybe you use Dropbox or OneDrive to stay on the same page. But it’s also true with huge media libraries now. A few years ago, people looked at their devices based on contexts

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Comma.ai demos Openpilot 0.5 software with face-tracking for an advanced driver assist system compatible with most new Toyota and Honda cars, and some…

Andrew Tarantola / Engadget : Comma.ai demos Openpilot 0.5 software with face-tracking for an advanced driver assist system compatible with most new Toyota and Honda cars, and some from GM   —  Autonomous vehicle technology is just starting to go mainstream, which means, for the most part, it's still only available …

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Hong Kong-based on-demand delivery startup GoGoVan raises $250M in first phase of a new round from InnoVision Capital, Alibaba’s logistics arm…

Karen Yeung / South China Morning Post : Hong Kong-based on-demand delivery startup GoGoVan raises $250M in first phase of a new round from InnoVision Capital, Alibaba's logistics arm Cainiao, others   —  GoGoVan, Hong Kong's first billion-dollar “unicorn” start-up, said it has raised US$250 million in the first phase of its new round of funding, led by InnoVision Capital.

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Xara Cloud is an easy to use design tool to help businesses create better looking content

Xara is on a mission to help businesses create better looking content, and in turn save us all from having to consume visually unappealing marketing and comms material. The German startup has developed Xara Cloud, a design tool that resides in the cloud and attempts to bridge the gap between professional design and business content created by non-design professionals. Specifically, Xara Cloud consists of a drag and drop browser-based editor that lets you create designs using text, shapes, icons, charts and imported images, but with a few extra tricks up its sleeve. These include the ability to use off-the-shelf professionally created colour schemes or have the software create a new colour scheme based on an image, such as your company logo, that you’ve uploaded. As you’d expect, you can also choose from a library of pre-made templates ranging from social media graphics to flyer and brochures to presentations. These can be designed on top of or tweaked ad nauseam, and in addition you can create your own templates to function as reusable assets. The editor adheres to a smart grid system, too, which helps non-designers create more disciplined and visually appealing layouts. There are also collaboration features so you can easily create content as part of a team. “The problem being solved is that there is a massive software gap between basic document editors like Word, PowerPoint, etc. and professional design software like Adobe,” Xara co-founder and CEO Matt Bolton tells me. “Xara Cloud is a robust suite of rich design and editing tools packaged in a drag and drop editing platform that allows anyone to create designer-quality documents… It is 100 percent browser-based with a consistent UI across all desktop and touch devices”. Bolton says the business case for using Xara Cloud is that brand inconsistency impacts business revenue

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InVision mobile app updates include studio features and desktop to mobile mirroring

InVision , the software a service challenger to Adobe’s design dominance, has just released a new version of its mobile app for iOS and is beta-testing new features for Android users as it tries to bring additional functionality to designers on-the-go. The new app tools feature “studio mirroring” for reviews of new designs directly on mobile devices, so that designers can see design changes to applications made on the desktop display on mobile in real time. The mirroring feature works by scanning a QR code on a mobile device which lets users view design changes and test user experiences immediately. The company is also bringing its Freehand support — which allows for collaborative commenting on design prototypes to tablets so teams can comment on the fly, the company said. The tools will give InVision another arrow in its quiver as it tries to take on other design platforms (notably the 100 pound gorilla known as Adobe) and are a useful addition to a service that’s trying to woo the notoriously fickle design community with an entire toolkit. As we wrote in May when the company launched its app store: While collaboration is the bread and butter of InVision’s business, and the only revenue stream for the company, CEO and founder Clark Valberg feels that it isn’t enough to be complementary to the current design tool ecosystem. Which is why InVision  launched Studio in late 2017 , hoping to take on Adobe and Sketch head-on with its own design tool. Studio differentiates itself by focusing on the designer’s real-life workflow, which often involves mocking up designs in one app, pulling assets from another, working on animations and transitions in another, and then stitching the whole thing together to share for collaboration across InVision Cloud. Studio aims to bring all those various services into a single product, and a critical piece of that mission is building out an app store and asset store with the services too sticky for InVision to rebuild from Scratch, such as Slack or Atlassian .

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Domo opens at $23.80/share, a pop of 13%, after raising $193M, valuing the company at around $510M

Domo , the business analytics company based out of Utah, today became the latest enterprise tech company to go public, and it did so with a small pop. Trading on Nasdaq as DOMO , the company opened at $23.80/share, up 13 percent on its initial pricing of $21. Last night, the company announced that it had raised $193 million through a sale of 9,200,000 shares of Class B common stock at the initial price, valuing the company at around $511 million. Now, the stock is trading at around $25.60 . We’ll update this as the day progresses. It’s a modestly positive start for a company that has seen a rocky road leading up to its IPO: as a startup, the company was valued as high as $2 billion , meaning its IPO valuation saw some 75 percent of that value erased. There have always been a lot of high expectations for Domo, which was in stealth mode for five years and came out of it with a $1 billion valuation. Josh James, the company’s founder and CEO, previously had founded Omniture, the online marketing and web analytics firm, which was acquired by Adobe for $1.8 billion in 2009 . And Domo itself taps into one recurring theme within the enterprise IT zeitgeist: there are now hundreds of cloud-based services collecting and producing data about our businesses, and so there is a demand for companies that can harness and make sense of that data, and provide good inroads for people to “read” it more easily (companies like Slack also are tapping into this idea, albeit for a different purpose). Domo itself says that it brings in information from some 500 different sources, by way of APIs and other integrations, to produce data visualizations and other insights into how an organization operates, and while one of its key targets are C-level executives who want “big picture” insights, the product positions itself as suitable for a wide array of users and industries. But as many have pointed out , this isn’t the whole story. The company has been burning money and its annual recurring revenue hasn’t been that strong compared to how much money it has raised (pre-IPO, nearly $690 million)

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