1. Qualcomm’s new Quick Charge will take batteries from 0 to 80 percent in 35 minutes Vlad Savov, for The Verge:
Quick Charge 3 is 38 percent more efficient than its predecessor, and will appear in mobile devices next year.
2. Apple creating new software platform to unify its cloud services, based off Siri’s open-source backend Huge, complex undertaking. Benjamin Mayo, for 9to5Mac:
What’s particularly interesting about this change is that Apple will be relying heavily on open-source software. Mesos is released under an Apache license, for instance. However, the report claims Apple has struggled to attract engineering talent with open-source backgrounds due to the company secrecy.