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WhatsApp announces new text-based status features

42 min 1 sec ago

Starting today, popular calling and messaging service WhatsApp is rolling out some new text-based status features for its iOS app and the web.

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4K Apple TV codename referenced in tvOS 11 beta 7

1 hour 41 min ago

As Apple today released another round of beta updates for iOS, macOS, and tvOS, we’re hearing more details about the company’s upcoming products. This time, developer Guilherme Rambo has dug up information about the expected 4K Apple TV.

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KGI: Apple’s iPhone 8 ahead of Qualcomm with 3D sensing tech by 2 years

1 hour 50 min ago

In a new report out by KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, the group believes that Apple has a significant lead on Qualcomm in the 3D sensing technology space. KGI reports that Qualcomm won’t be making significant shipments until at least 2019.

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Google unveils Android 8.0 Oreo ahead of iOS 11/iPhone 8 launch

1 hour 55 min ago

Google today unveiled the next version of its mobile operating system and its competitor to Apple’s iOS 11 with the official introduction of Android 8.0 ‘Oreo’. more…

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Logic Pros Review: Syntronik’s massive collection of classic synth emulations

2 hours 46 min ago

IK Multimedia unleashed its brand new Syntronik software synth to the masses recently. The new AU/VST instrument is certainly one of the more impressive offerings from the company in terms of virtual sound sources, so there was no way we weren’t going to give this one a spin. more…

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Affinity Photo 1.6.4 update headlined by new Macro studio, 3D LUT exports [Video]

3 hours 36 min ago

Affinity Photo developer, Serif, is continuing to add big enhancements to the iPad version of its professional photo editing app. Version 1.6.4 of Affinity Photo for iPad, which comes not long after the app’s first big update, brings some compelling new features to the table for photo editing enthusiasts. more…

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Apple releases macOS High Sierra developer beta 7

4 hours 41 min ago

Apple has released macOS High Sierra beta 7 for developer testing. macOS High Sierra includes the new Apple File System, HEVC video playback, Metal 2, Photos and Safari upgrades, and more.

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tvOS 11 developer beta 7 rolling out for the Apple TV now

4 hours 42 min ago

Apple is rolling out the seventh tvOS 11 developer beta for testing on the fourth-gen Apple TV. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more.

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Apple releases iOS 11 developer beta 7 (and public beta 6)

4 hours 51 min ago

[Update: Public beta 6 is now also available for testers.]

Once again after just a week since the last developer beta, Apple has released the seventh developer beta preview. iOS 11 brings new features like drag-and-drop and a redesigned multitasking interface for iPad, a new customizable Control Center, and much more.

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Intel launches 8th-gen i5/i7 processors, could bring big performance gains to MacBooks

4 hours 52 min ago

Intel has today launched its 8th generation of U-Series Core Processors that could find their way into Apple’s future MacBooks. These newest chips will provide up to a 40% boost in computing productivity and more for laptops and 2-in-1 devices.

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Apple AI expert, Tom Gruber explains Siri’s ‘humanistic AI’ at TED

4 hours 53 min ago

Apple’s AI expert, Tom Gruber, delivered a TED talk back in April extolling the benefits that AI may provide for us in the years to come. The video of the onstage presentation has now been released and gives us a better glimpse into the future Gruber imagines. His presentation focuses on what he calls “humanistic AI”, the belief that when machines get smarter, so will we.

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Two factors will help Apple Pay grow thru 2022, predicts payment report

7 hours 45 min ago

A research report into the Point of Sale industry has predicted that two factors will greatly assist the growth of Apple Pay and other mobile payment services.

The first is the requirement by both VISA and MasterCard that all payment terminals across many major markets must support contactless payment by 2020 …

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How to watch today’s total solar eclipse on your Apple devices

8 hours 17 min ago

If you’re lucky enough to be in the path of today’s total solar eclipse, or close enough to get there, we gave a few tips last week on how to photograph it with your iPhone. But if you’re not, you can still get to experience it live via one of the many online feeds available …

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Another working Apple I being auctioned on CharityBuzz, with interesting history & extras

9 hours 12 min ago

Despite there being only a handful of Apple I computers still in working order, they do seem to come up for sale with surprising frequency. The latest one, due to be auctioned next month, has an interesting history and extras …

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Asian report says iPhone 8 face recognition system will work in ‘millionths of a second’

9 hours 57 min ago

A Korean report on the Samsung-made OLED display for the iPhone 8 claims that the speed of the facial-recognition system used in the device will be measured in ‘millionths of a second.’

All the latest reports are pointing to Apple abandoning TouchID in the new flagship phone, replacing it with face recognition for both unlock and Apple Pay authorization. Though concerns have been expressed about this, it appears that Apple may have successfully addressed them …

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Barclays bank now lets customers make payments via Siri

10 hours 29 min ago

If you have a Barclays bank account, you can now make payments simply by instructing Siri to do it.

The feature, added to the latest version of the company’s iOS app, uses the Siri integration for payment apps Apple introduced with iOS 10. PayPal took advantage of this last November, but banks have been slow to do so …

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iPhone 8 display assembly, flex cables and more pictured in latest component leak

12 hours 34 min ago

iPhone 8 parts continue to appear on Chinese social media as the official unveiling September Apple event draws closer. Whilst a timeframe has yet to leak out, historical patterns point to September 6th as a likely date.

In this latest leaks (via Slashleaks), various purported components for the iPhone 8 are on show, including the flex cables for power transfer, part of the internal components for the Lightning cable and the display assembly (with the notch, as expected). More photos below …

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iTunes U Collections will move to Apple Podcasts next month

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 10:58

Apple’s iTunes U Collections will move to Apple Podcasts next month with the release of iTunes 12.7. As the company removes iTunes U from the macOS/PC iTunes app, Apple is encouraging users to access and utilize the content from the iOS or Apple TV app.

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Apple now accepting donations for Southern Poverty Law Center through iTunes

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 10:10

As Tim Cook mentioned in an email last week to employees, Apple has taken another step to promote equality and justice after the Charlottesville tragedy as it has teamed up with the Southern Poverty Law Center to accept donations through iTunes this morning.

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