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Monday December 11

05:37
Phil Schiller on the nuance of Face ID, HomePod...

From the Bright.nl exclusive interview:

Schiller has a quick answer to the commentary that other smartphone makers had a face or iris recognition before Apple did: “They all stink.”

He nuances: “They don’t work in all the ways we need Face ID to work. We’re very aware that through the years this simple thing, the Home button, that started as the way you click to get to the Home screen, grew into doing so many things for us. We added Touch ID, it took you to the multitasking screen, paged Siri, activated Apple Pay. All through this one mechanical button.

So for Face ID we needed the best way we know of to enable us to easily unlock our device with our face, in a protected way with the Secure Enclave, and support all these other things. We had to solve all of that. Other things that people have tried with face haven’t been anything like that. Face ID is a very unique implementation.”

And:

“I think we’ve worked really hard to maintain the trust we...

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05:25
Fake MyEtherWallet app made it to #3 in App Store...

A fake app pretending to be from MyEtherWallet somehow made it through Apple’s app review process and became the third most popular finance app over the weekend.

At this point, it’s not clear whether the app is just trying to make money by selling a $4.99 version of open-source software, or is a scam attempting to steal ETH and other crypto coins …

more…

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05:24
Android to iPhone: What I’ve liked about switching...

This is a two part series, written by David Ruddock, Android Police.

The first part, titled, I’ve never used an iPhone, part one: Switching to the iPhone X and first thoughts, ran a few weeks ago.

The second part, titled, Android to iPhone, part two: What I’ve liked about switching to the iPhone X, ran last week.

There’s a lot to process in these two posts. Some of the comments reflect someone new to the iPhone X and new to iOS. But all in all, solid takes, both the negative and positive.

A couple of highlights from the most recent post:

When I first started using iMessage, I immediately appreciated how much it modernized my texting experience (I do a fair bit of...

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05:00
Always-on voice and an 'iServe' would be a...

Months ago Google released a Chrome extension that enables always-on voice search from a desktop. When Google.com is open, just say "Ok Google" and then your search term. This always-on voice search is in the right direction for what we should expect from our computing devices. 

This is something an Apple home/small officer server — which I call the "iServe" — would be useful for implementing throughout a home or office. Imagine a range of iServe appliances, all based on the Mac mini form factor, that provide services throughout homes such as always-on With microphones distributed throughout a home, it would be easy and useful to have this capability.

Apparently, Apple has at least investigating the idea of an iHome-like device. The company has filed for a parent (number 20130097286) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for pairing a media server and a media client. The patent (see the graphic) involves a system for use in presenting media content that includes...

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04:52
Apple asks SEC for authority to skip shareholder...

Apple’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place early next year, and as usual some proposals have been put forward by activist shareholders. They want the meeting to debate and vote on climate change and human rights issues.

But Apple has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the authority to omit at least four such proposals, citing recent guidance as justification …

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04:30
MacClean can help you easily free up disk space on...

By Aaron Lee

iMobie's MacClean is a cleaner app made to keep Macs running "right and light." It's designed to allow you to free up disk space, enhance your browsing experience, and more.

MacClean comes in handy with a simple interface those who need to quickly deal with accumulated junk (generally unused files and incompatible apps) clustered on hard drive. 

It allows users to configure which files to clean and remove. Plus, MacClean has collected nine cleaning and maintenance utilities in one place, so that users can makes a complete cleanup for large and old files, duplicates, apps, Photo library, language files, extensions, add-ons, and more.

Whether users want to remove junk files from Safari, Firefox or Google chrome, MacClean offers a one-stop solution without heading over to various browsers to clean cookies, history, caches and more one by one. The app also helps users...

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04:01
Indian government likely to reject Apple’s request...

Apple and the Indian government are reportedly clashing over plans to expand iPhone production in the country.

Wistron assembles iPhone SE models in India for Apple, but the components are all imported. Under a current agreement, most of these components can be brought into the country tax-free, but the government wants to impose import tariffs on more of them as a way to encourage more local manufacturing …

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04:00
How to use Do Not Disturb in iOS 11

iOS 11 has a useful Do Not Disturb feature that you should really use when you’re behind the wheel. The operating system can “sense” when you might be driving and help keep you from being distracted by calls, texts, and notifications. 

Go to Settings › Do Not Disturb, then tap Activate under the Do Not Disturb While Driving heading. Or add it to Control Center for quicker access.

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 11, 2017

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates

NTT Resonant has released RagnaQuest. It’s a free role-playing game allows you to immerse yourself in a charming Norse tale full of adventure, comedy, and Valkyries. Fight alongside hundreds of gods and mythical heroes in real-time battles, and stand up against fate to save the gods, and the world.

tvOS

SiriusXM has announced that SiriusXM's 200-plus channels of world class audio entertainment are now available on the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation) via the SiriusXM app. It gives subscribers away to access its extensive lineup of...

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03:15
Jony Ive to return to leadership post with Apple’s...

The master is returning to head up Apple’s design team.

Per Bloomberg, Apple’s chief design officer, Jony Ive, has reportedly resumed management of the company’s design team, in a move that should influence the direction of future products.

The news came from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman after Apple removed both Alan Dye and Richard Howarth from its Leadship profiles page. The pair had taken over daily affairs when Ive assumed the Chief Design Officer position in 2015.

While it’s presumed that both Dye and Howard are still with Apple, it’s unknown what their new roles will be once Ive resumes his previous duties.

Ive is credited with major design influences on products such as the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. In recent years though he has turned his attention to revamping Apple stores and finishing Apple Park.

Since those projects are largely complete, Ive is likely once again free to exercise a direct hand in hardware and software design.

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03:00
Rumor: Apple looking to acquire Shazam, could add...

With Spotify gradually moving towards a public offering, it seems that Apple is looking to acquire yet another music property. Sources close to the story have stated that Apple is close to acquiring Shazam, the popular app that lets people identify any song, TV show, film or advertisement in seconds, by listening to an audio clip or a visual fragment, and then takes you to content relevant to that search.

It’s been said that the deal is being signed this week, and will be announced on Monday, although that could always change.

One source has stated that the deal could take place for around £300 million ($401 million). Other figures that have been cited are lower than the $1.02 billion (according to PitchBook) post-money valuation Shazam had in its last funding round, in 2015.

Shazam has raised $143.5 million in capital from investors that include Kleiner Perkins, London’s DN Capital, IVP and strategic investors Sony Music, Universal Music and Access...

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03:00
GeForce Now beta impressions: Streaming PC games to...

Macs see a fair number of new games—enough for us to comfortably pick 10 strong options for our monthly roundup, at least—but the selection still lags well behind Windows PCs. Release parity has gradually climbed over the past few years, but while we get a lot more indie games day-and-date with or soon after their PC counterparts, most big-budget, AAA games arrive late on Mac, if at all.

Hopefully that situation continues to improve over time, but Nvidia has another solution in mind: PC games streamed over the internet to your Mac with minimal delay. It’s a service called GeForce Now, and it’s currently available in a free, open beta for Mac. Essentially, Nvidia has powerful, GTX 1080 GPU-equipped servers running high-end Windows games remotely, and you can stream them directly to your Mac over a strong connection.

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01:31
Gene therapy gives 'bubble babies' immune...

Initial results from a new gene therapy technique suggest it could open the doors to a cure for "bubble baby" disease. Lacking the ability to ward off even the most common infections, infants born with the genetic disorder -- known as severe combined...

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Sunday December 10

21:30
B&H's Green Monday sale delivers 15"...




Green Monday deals are here and B&H is slashing 2017 15" MacBook Pros by up to $400. Or pick up a top of the line 2016 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 460 graphics for $2,599 ($900 off). Apple's 13" MacBook Pro is also up to $450 off, while iPads start at just $299. For the action enthusiast, GoPro 4K cameras are as low as $199 today as well. All with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.

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20:51
IPhone X delivery times improve worldwide, down to 1...




Apple this weekend updated its regional online stores to reflect improvements in iPhone X availability, which is now shipping in as few as one to three days in some locations.

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14:27
Top iOS Apps of 2017: Bitmoji Beats Snapchat,...

An anonymous reader quotes CNN:
Apple has unveiled its list of most downloaded iOS apps of the year, and topping the list is free custom emoji app Bitmoji... Bitmoji soared to the top of the list, thanks to an integration with Snapchat. (Snapchat's parent company acquired Bitmoji last year for an unknown amount)... Users must download the Bitmoji app to use it with Snapchat.

Fittingly, the main Snapchat app took second place, despite a tough year on Wall Street that was attributed to slow user growth. Snapchat was the most downloaded app of 2016. Google's YouTube took the number three spot this year, while Facebook's Messenger and Instagram placed fourth and fifth, respectively.


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09:35
PSA: If you have an older iPhone with slow...

One longstanding complaint from iPhone users is how their device slows down over time, specifically as the device ages and Apple releases new software updates. A Reddit thread has emerged this weekend with some interesting theories as to why this may happen…

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08:18
Hands On: Keyboard Maestro 8.0.4 speeds up working...




The keyboard and keystroke automation tool update brings along more than 100 new and refined features.

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03:44
Ask Slashdot: Are There Any Good Smartwatches Or...

"What's your opinion on the current state of smartwatches?" asks long-time Slashdot reader rodrigoandrade. He's been researching both smartwatches and fitness trackers, and shares his own opinions:
- Manufacturers have learnt from Moto 360 that people want round smartwatches that actually look like traditional watches, with a couple of glaring exceptions....
- Android Wear 2.0 is a thing, not vaporware. It's still pretty raw (think of early Android phones) but it works well. The LG Sport Watch is the highest-end device that supports it.
- LTE-enabled smartwatches finally allow you to ditch your smartphone, if you wish. Just pop you nano SIM in it and party on. The availability is still limited to a few SKUs in some countries, and they're ludicrously expensive, but it's getting there.
Keep reading for his assessment of four high-end choices -- and share your own opinions in the comments.

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00:33
FX will turn podcast hit 'Welcome to Night Vale...

It's not just Amazon hoping a podcast's success will translate to a TV series. FX has reached a deal with Sony Pictures Television to turn Welcome to Night Vale into a TV show. Most of the details haven't been nailed down, but Better Call Saul exec...

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Saturday December 9

20:55
Sony may finally let you change your PlayStation...

Many a gamer has had regrets about their choice of username -- xXxDeathCrusher420xXx might not be quite so appealing in adult life as it was in your teenage years. And for PlayStation fans, that's been a big problem when your PSN name has always been...

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19:54
Apple opens larger, relocated store in Raleigh'...




Apple on Saturday held a grand opening for a newly relocated retail store in Raleigh, N.C.'s Crabtree Valley Mall, replacing an outlet that first opened more than ten years ago.

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19:53
Apple AI director talks advances in machine learning...




Apple's director of AI research, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, gave peers a small glimpse into the company's self-driving platform this week, discussing some internal projects at the NIPS machine learning conference.

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19:02
Andy Rubin returns to Essential amid questions over...

Android mastermind Andy Rubin is back at the helm of Essential after his surprise personal leave... although you could argue that he never really left. Recode has learned that Rubin is back "less than two weeks" after the company announced that he'd...

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17:33
Google Maps will wake you up when you need to get...

Google Maps will make taking the train or the bus in places you're visiting a lot less stressful: according to TechCrunch, the app will soon guide you through every step of a mass transit ride, including telling you when it's time to get off. Once th...

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17:10
MarsEdit 4.0.1

Major new release for the blog editor brings a refined new look, an improved editor, and enhanced WordPress support. ($49.95 new, free update, 14.5 MB)

 

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16:01
'Jessica Jones' season 2 reaches Netflix...

To say that the second season of Jessica Jones has been a long time in coming would be an understatement. Netflix premiered the first season of the investigator-turned-superhero show in November 2015, and it committed to a second season at the start...

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15:47
Apple’s AI director offers more information about...

Apple machine learning efforts have been highlighted in the past, but the company’s artificial intelligence director dove deeper during a speech this week. As outlined by Wired, Ruslan Salakhutdinov took the stage to offer a closer look at how Apple is using machine learning…

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13:35
Review: LandingZone Docking Station provides a...




LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user -- and AppleInsider has been using it daily for the last two months.

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10:00
This week’s top stories: Zero-day HomeKit...

In this week’s top stories: Jony Ive returns to his post at the top of design management, Apple Pay Cash begins to rollout, a zero-day HomeKit vulnerability, an iOS 12 wishlist imagines what next year’s update could look like, and more. more…

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09:55
Review: Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse – Thinking...

I have never been particularly fond of any of Apple’s mice. I appreciate the company’s dedication to simplicity when it comes to their products, but for my uses which include design and gaming, Apple focuses entirely too much on form over functionality.

As someone who frequently has multiple apps running at the same time, I find Mission Control (formerly Exposé) to be one of my favorite and one of the most useful features of macOS, and I like to use a third-party mouse that has extra buttons with my Mac so that I can program them for Mission Control’s window commands (specifically, Mission Control, Application Windows, and Show Desktop).

This makes switching between Photoshop documents or getting to a file on my desktop as simple as a mouse click. That’s why I decided to go against the grain, so to speak, and try the Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse. ...

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08:57
Apple gets into the holiday spirit w/ Beer Bash...

In celebration of the holiday season, Apple last night threw a Beer Bash event with singer Gwen Stefani. Apple generally throws these concerts as a perk to employees and on a semi-annual basis. Many employees in attendance last night took to Twitter to share the experience…

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07:10
Firefox 57.01

Brings speed enhancements, revamped user interface, and improved memory usage. (Free, 52.5 MB)

 

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05:58
The hottest Apple-related news for the week of Dec....

There’s a lot happening in the world of Apple news this week. Following are the hottest articles for the week of Dec. 4-8.

Folks like to complain about Siri, but it delivered the highest percentage of perfectly completed device responses in both quiet and noisy environments, according to a survey of 500 folks by CBT Nuggets, which specializes in online IT training videos and IT certification.  

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo calls the AirPods the "the most important accessory in Apple's wireless ecosystem” and predicts Apple could ship between 26 million and 28 million units of the wireless headphones in 2018.

Apple has acquired Pop Up Archive, a startup that with...

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05:22
Gift Guide: Family fun games and accessories for...

The Apple device ecosystem has heralded new ways for creative game makers to realise their vision, often by combining physical elements with apps, to form engaging and addictive experiences. Most of this guide leans on casual gaming where a whole family can join in together, but there’s also a consideration for the serious side of games too.

We feature the endearing Beasts of Balance, the Osmo game system, MFI game controllers and more. Read on after the jump for the full list.

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Friday December 8

21:16
This week on AI: Apple may buy Shazam, 2018 iPhone...




Word that Apple might buy Shazam capped off a week which saw the release of several important OS updates, more 2018 iPhone rumors, and the long-promised arrival of Amazon Prime Video on the Apple TV.

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21:10
Slack for Mac 3.0

Major new release improves speed and memory usage when working with multiple workspaces. (Free, 71 MB)

 

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21:01
Try not to puke while playing 'Wipeout' in...

Wipeout might be one of the most ill-suited games for virtual reality, featuring high-speed races with brilliant flashing lights and neon streaks -- but it's coming to PlayStation VR anyway. Wipeout Omega Collection will get a free VR mode in early 2...

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18:43
Apple celebrates holidays with Beer Bash featuring...




To ring in the holidays, Apple on Friday invited employees to attend a semi-annual Beer Bash at its Cupertino, Calif., campus, where singer Gwen Stefani showed up to perform a few cuts off her new holiday album.

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17:03
Apple releases Turi Create framework on GitHub to ‘...

Apple this week has shared the framework for Turi Create on GitHub. This framework, Apple says, should make it easier for developers to build machine learning models.

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16:45
Zero-Day iOS HomeKit Vulnerability Allowed Remote...

Apple has issued a fix to a vulnerability that allowed unauthorized control of accessories, including smart locks and garage door openers. "Our understanding is Apple has rolled out a server-side fix that now prevents unauthorized access from occurring while limiting some functionality, and an update to iOS 11.2 coming next week will restore that full functionality," reports 9to5Mac. From the report: The vulnerability, which we won't describe in detail and was difficult to reproduce, allowed unauthorized control of HomeKit-connected accessories including smart lights, thermostats, and plugs. The most serious ramification of this vulnerability prior to the fix is unauthorized remote control of smart locks and connected garage door openers, the former of which was demonstrated to 9to5Mac. The issue was not with smart home products individually but instead with the HomeKit framework itself that connects products from various companies. The vulnerability required at least one iPhone or...

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16:14
Type ‘let it snow’ into the Apple Store app on iOS...

Apple is getting into the holiday spirit this year. The company recently released an update to its Apple Store app on iOS, and hidden in that update is a neat little easter egg…

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15:40
Rumor: Apple to acquire the Shazam music recognition...

Apple is close to scooping up the popular music recognition app, Shazam, according to TechCrunch, quoting unnamed sources. It’s used by more than 100 million people each month to identify music, get song lyrics, more.

Apple and Shazam would be a great match. Shazam is one of the world’s most popular apps. One source describes the deal to TechCrunch as in the nine figures; another puts it at around $401 million.

Shazam launched in 1999. Last year it noted that it passed one billion downloads.

Since iOS 8, Shazam has been integrated into Siri; it powers the ability to let Apple’s personal digital assistant songs that are playing aloud. Also, Shazam is integrated with Apple Music; subscribers who Shazam a song can then tap to play it directly in Apple Music and can add it to a Shazam playlist.

In October 2016 Shazam...

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15:29
Phil Schiller talks HomePod delay, Face ID privacy...

Phil Schiller recently joined Dutch website Bright.nl for a sit down interview. The Apple executive touched on topics such as the iPhone X and Face ID, as well as augmented reality and smart home technology.

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15:29
Jony Ive reportedly ‘retakes management’ of Apple’s...

Jony Ive has reportedly resumed management of the company's design team, notes AppleInsider. This was mentioned on Twitter by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman after Apple removed Alan Dye and Richard Howarth from its Leadership profiles.

Jony Ive

In May 2015 Ive’s title was changed to chief design officer, Dye debuted as vice president of User Interface Design and Haworth was named vice president of Industrial Design. At the time it was announced that Ive would hand over “day-to-day managerial responsibilities” for industrial and UI [user interface] design to Howarth and Dye.

Richard Howarth

Howarth joined Apple in 1996 and has been involved in the...

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15:15
Apple commits 'Turi Create' machine...




Building on its acquisition of machine learning and AI specialist Turi, Apple this week committed "Turi Create" to GitHub, a new machine learning framework designed to help developers build machine learning models that can be parlayed into apps running on its major operating systems.

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14:21
Apple Is Reportedly Buying Shazam For Nearly Half a...

Apple is close to acquiring Shazam, one of the most recognized services for music recognition. While the exact amount is unknown, the service may be purchased by Apple for around $400 million. PhoneDog reports: Apple is close to acquiring Shazam, say sources speaking to TechCrunch. The deal will reportedly be signed this week and could be announced as early as next Monday. A report from Recode echoes the news of Apple acquiring Shazam, adding that Shazam will likely be valued at around $400 million. Apple -- and other companies -- already offer a music recognition service, but Apple must see something in Shazam's services that it thinks can help improve its own music recognition if it's going to drop nearly half a billion dollars on this deal. Shazam is able to identify TV shows, films, and advertisements in addition to music, so perhaps Apple sees some benefit to these abilities, too.

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14:13
iPhone Xc concept imagines iPhone X features in an...

It’s easy to focus on the new tech we’ll see from Apple and its flagship iPhones in the coming years after the iPhone X has paved a whole new course. However, iDrop News today has shared an interesting concept for how the iPhone X might influence its entry-level models. Yep, iPhone X meets iPhone 5c.

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14:00
Jony Ive returns to hands-on control of Apple design...




Apple's chief design officer, Jony Ive, has reportedly resumed management of the company's design team, in a move that should influence the direction of future products.

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13:50
News: iLounge Weekly coming Monday, sign up now

In case you’ve forgotten — we haven’t promoted it here in some time — the latest edition of iLounge Weekly will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes early next week. iLounge Weekly is our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge. It’s a summary of the previous week’s news, reviews, and feature articles, meant to get you caught up on recent events. It also often features giveaways and accessory discount offers…

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13:38
Apple close to buying music identification service...




Apple is reportedly in late stage talks to acquire Shazam, a popular content recognition and identification app that is currently rounding up investments as it moves toward an initial public offering.

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13:25
Gear: Element Case Formula, Recon + Rev for iPhone X

Element Case is perhaps best known for its ultra-high-end premium cases such as Ronin and Sector 5 — luxury cases that are arguably both over-designed and overpriced for the needs of most iPhone users. who may find it hard to justify spending more for a case than a set of AirPods or Bluetooth speakers. Fortunately Element Case also offers a lineup of more affordable cases for those who like the company’s style but can’t justify spending…

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13:16
AWT News Update: December 8, 2017

It's snowing in the Apple Store app!

We've been on hiatus this week due to an illness in the family, but we're back today with some interesting and fun news in the world of Apple:

  • Apple's attempt to ban spam or nonfunctional apps from the App Store is hurting legitimate businesses and a CA congressman is asking them to reconsider
  • iMore's Rene Ritchie shared a fun little Easter egg in an Apple app
  • Have SiriusXM in your car or office? You can now use your subscription to stream all 200+ channels to your Apple TV

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple...

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13:06
Report: Apple eyeing Shazam acquisition worth $400...

Apple may be planning to purchase the company behind the popular song tagging service Shazam, TechCrunch reports. The deal could be worth around $400 million (so not much for Apple) and announced as soon as next week.

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12:49
Apple debuts new Hermes Watch band, case options for...




Apple has ushered in another batch of new accessories for its mobile devices, presumably hoping to snag holiday shoppers -- or people who will customize Apple gifts after the fact.

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12:44
Jony Ive Returns To Apple Design Management Role...

Zac Hall, writing for 9to5Mac: Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer, is returning to his management role within Apple's design group after handing off managerial duties in 2015. 9to5Mac noted that Ive's design deputies Dye and Haywarth were no longer listed on Apple's leadership page earlier today.


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12:41
Google found an iOS exploit, impending release may...

Google’s Project Zero, a team focused on discovering vulnerabilities in others companies’ software, appears set to release an exploit it recently found in iOS 11. While the vulnerability has been patched with iOS 11.2, the exploit may allow for the first publicly available jailbreak for iOS 11.

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12:36
Jony Ive returns to Apple design management role...

Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, is returning to his management role within Apple’s design group after handing off managerial duties in 2015. 9to5Mac noted that Ive’s design deputies Dye and Howarth were no longer listed on Apple’s leadership page earlier today, and news of Ive’s return is going over the wire now (H/T to our pal Mark Gurman).

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12:26
News: Apple hires TV veteran Michelle Lee onto Apple...

Apple has added another high-profile name to its television content team with the hire of programming veteran Michelle Lee, Variety reports. Lee comes from Universal Television-based True Jack Productions, where she developed and executive produced a number of series, and has been named a creative executive at Apple’s Worldwide Video unit where she will report to former WGN America head Matt Cherniss who joined Apple in August....

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12:07
Best Buy is selling a Philips Hue–Google Home Bundle...

You get what amounts to a free Google Home if you pick up this bundle.

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11:56
Report: Apple cracking down on template applications...

Apple has been working diligently over the last year to clean up the App Store and rid it of spam and clone applications. A new report from TechCrunch, however, outlines the effect that Apple’s newfound efforts are having on apps built around templates…

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11:16
Apple’s TV app goes live in U.K., France, and Germany

Previously available only in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Norway, and Sweden, the TV app hasn’t felt like a very important part of the iOS/tvOS ecosystem. Today, its reach extends considerably.

Though Apple has yet to make an official announcement, the TV app has started to pop up on devices in France, Germany, and the U.K. You’ll see it on iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV (4th generation and Apple TV 4K). The list of apps supported by the TV app varies by country; U.K. viewers should see content from BBC iPlayer, ITV, and My5 in addition to services like Amazon Prime Video and Hopster. App updates may be required in some cases. 

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10:42
Apple offers day at Beats 1's LA studio in...




Apple's latest charity auction is offering a "one-day internship" at the Los Angeles studio for Beats 1 radio, with proceeds going to benefit MusiCares, a Recording Academy organization that provides crisis support for musicians.

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10:30
iMac Pro: Everything we know about Apple’s powerful...

With the delay of the HomePod, there is only one more big Apple hardware product slated for release before the end of 2017 — the iMac Pro. Like the regular iMac, the iMac Pro features an all-in-one design that combines a display and computer inside of a single enclosure. Yet, unlike the regular iMac, the iMac Pro is built specifically with creative professionals in mind.

As someone who regularly works with 4K and sometimes even 6K video, the iMac Pro sounds fantastic on paper. Higher-specced configurations of the baseline iMac are no slouch, but the iMac Pro will be a definite leap above the regular version in terms of performance. Here’s what we know about the iMac Pro so far… more…

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10:04
Verify your identity to ensure smooth Apple Pay Cash...




Apple and financial institutions want to make Apple Pay Cash as frictionless as possible for simple person-to-person money transfers. But if you want to send a larger amount of money, or spend your Apple Pay Cash at a retail store, you may need to verify your identity for security purposes. If you want to get that verification out of the way up front, AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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09:59
Apple expands iPhone, iPad, & Apple Watch...

Following the release of new Apple Watch bands and iPhone X cases earlier this week, Apple has added even more new accessories to its online store in time for holiday shopping.

For iPad Pro users, there’s a new Leather Sleeve color choice and Apple Pencil Case color choice, while the Apple Watch adds a new Hermès band…

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09:56
Apple Holiday Deals: Find the best bargains and...




The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and that means Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on your favorite Macs, iPads, Apple Watches, Apple TV 4K devices, headphones and HomeKit accessories. From exclusive coupon deals to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with no sales tax collected in 48 states on many items, as well as no interest financing incentives on popular products.

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09:47
Beats 1 auctioning off mega studio tour in LA and...

We’ve seen plenty of charity auctions with lunch meetings with Apple execs as the reward over the years, and now Apple Music and Beats 1 is getting in on the fundraiser action with a mega studio tour and much more. Valued at $5,000, the highest bidder will be awarded a unique experience that includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Beats 1 studio in LA, dropping in on an Apple Music meeting, and even appearing on the Beats 1 Internet radio station.

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09:42
Apple opens online sales to 563M people in Asia...




Apple has partnered with Lazada, owned by Alibaba, to bring official online sales of its products to several southeast Asian countries: Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

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09:31
Apple updates Leadership page to reflect Bruce...

Apple has updated its Leadership webpage today to reflect the retirement of general counsel Bruce Sewell, as well as the departure of VP of inclusion and diversity Denise Young Smith. Both of these executive changes had been previously announced.

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09:28
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Philips Hue 4th Gen. Start Kit...

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09:27
News: Apple quickly works to patch HomeKit...

Apple has quickly closed the door on a HomeKit vulnerability introduced in iOS 11.2, 9to5Mac reports. The security flaw, demonstrated privately to 9to5Mac, allowed “unauthorized control of accessories including smart locks and garage door openers.” The report does not describe the vulnerability in detail and adds that it “was difficult to reproduce” but that it did allow access to pretty much any HomeKit-connected accessory…

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08:39
Review: GearMo 75W USB-C Car Charger lets you charge...

Times change. Back when I was doing a lot of Mac consulting, I bought an inverter for my car so that I could convert the 12V power in the vehicle to 120V AC to charge my MacBook Air between appointments. It was bulky, hot, and slow. Fast-forward to 2017, when a tiny box from GearMo ($22.95 from Amazon, Model GM-UCPDCARB) can provide 60W of USB Type-C power to my MacBook Pro and charge one other device through another USB-A port that uses Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 protocol.

This charger was released on 10/1/17 to provide a total of 75W of charging power. As noted above, the USB-C connector can pump 60W to your MacBook or MacBook Pro to charge it up fast, while the other port can either provide 15W at 3A, or use Qualcomm's QC 3.0 at 12V/1.5A, 9V/2A or 5V/2.4A.

The GearMo USB C PD Power Deliver 75W Output Car Charger for Laptops (Model GM-UCPDCARB)

The charger -- like most car...

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08:12
Apple's 'TV' app goes live in France...




Apple on Friday quietly brought its "TV" app for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV to Europe, offering a centralized way of watching shows and movies from iTunes and various compatible streaming apps. [Updated with info about Sweden & Norway]

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07:57
VLC media player for iOS now optimized for iPhone X...

VideoLAN has released a new version of its VLC for Mobile app that adds improved support for Apple’s latest hardware and software.

Version 2.8.6 includes adjustments to the user interface on the taller, 5.8-inch iPhone X OLED display. The latest version also includes “full support” for 4K videos formatted in HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) which Apple has embraced to limit file sizes on ultra high-definition videos.

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07:10
Apple pushes Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV with...




Apple has gone all-in on promoting the new Amazon Prime Video app, and is not only telling users that it is available after a tvOS 11.2 update, but has taken out Twitter "promoted" tweets noting it as well.

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07:06
Apple products arrive on a Lazada store for those in...

Apple fans around Southeast Asia can now get new iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks from an official store on Lazada, reports TechInAsia. That’s good news for those fans, as the tech giant only has one store in the region (it’s in Singapore).

Apple’s Lazada store opens today in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Singapore, with Malaysia joining Dec. 11. Vietnam too will participate at an unconfirmed date, notes TechInAsia.

The article adds that Alibaba-owned Lazada will get stock directly from Apple, after forming an agreement with the Cupertino, California-based company. That makes it the only official online seller of Apple’s baubles in the region. 

The Lazada Group was founded in 2012 by Rocket Internet in Singapore with the intention of establishing the Amazon.com business model in Southeast Asia to take advantage of the nascent online consumer market and...

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06:40
Amazon Music Unlimited now available in 28 more...

Amazon launched its Music Unlimited service just over a year ago, adding to Apple Music’s competition in the streaming music space – and a major international expansion today sees it available in 28 new countries.

Amazon quickly followed its US launch by rolling out the service to Austria, Germany and the UK the following month, and Japan later. It subsequently matched Apple’s family plan and...

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06:36
How to use the one handed keyboard on iPhone

One of the lesser trumpeted features that shipped with iOS 11 was the one handed keyboard. The linked post walks through the options.

Long story short, fire up a text or tweet, then, when the keyboard appears, press and hold the keyboard’s emoji icon, like so:

Tap your keyboard alignment of choice (left, right, center) and you’re good to go.

Note that the one handed keyboard is iPhone (and iPod Touch) only. Read the article for iPad options.

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06:35
TrueDepth, FaceID likely coming to all iPhones next...

Finisar, Apple's second largest supplier of vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, has announced the acquisition of a 700,000-square foot . As noted by AppleInsider, this suggests TrueDepth and FaceID are coming to all iPhones in 2018. 

The TrueDepth camera for the iPhone X works by using a projector to cast 30,000 dots on your face, which it then reads with an infrared camera. Apple already demonstrated applications of the system, FaceID and Animojis, both of which promise implications of their own when the TrueDepth SDK (software developer kit) is available for developers.

By the way, a VCSEL is a semiconductor-based laser diode that emits a...

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06:35
Apple Watch's GymKit expands to UK, Apple says...




GymKit -- the technology that allows two-way sync between an Apple Watch and compatible cardio machines -- made its London debut this week at a Virgin Active gym near Mansion House, where Apple's director of fitness for health technologies, Jay Blahnik, was on hand for a press demonstration.

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06:27
Analyst: 2018 follow-up to the iPhone X could sport...

In a note to clients — as reported by MacRumors.com — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the 2018 follow-up to the iPhone X could feature up to 10% more battery power if Apple and LG Chem are able to deploy a one-cell design for the device's L-shaped battery, as opposed to the two-cell battery used in the iPhone X. He writes:

Two new 2H18 iPhone models could adopt L-shaped battery (6.5” & 5.8” OLED models), with capacity upgraded for all models. In order to extend battery life, we believe it is necessary to expand battery capacity because all three new 2H18 models will be equipped with TrueDepth Camera, which consumes more power. We think Apple (US) is developing a 1-cell L-shaped battery in collaboration with LGC (KR). If the new battery enters mass production on time, the 5.8” OLED iPhone model will come with a battery with larger capacity (2,900-3,000mAh with higher RFPCB ASP $2.1-2.4). For the 6.1” LCD...

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06:20
Apple’s TV app now available in the UK, Germany, and...

Apple’s TV app is now available in the UK, Germany, and France. It allows you to continue to watch your favorite shows and movies, discover new content, and find new video apps, all from a single location. 

The Apple TV App is available in select countries and regions. You can use the Apple TV App on your Apple TV* with the latest version of tvOS or your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the latest version of iOS.

To get started, open the TV app: On your Apple TV, select the TV app from your Home screen or use your Siri Remote. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap the TV app on your Home screen.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: 10-Ft Apple MFi-Certified...

In our iLounge Deal for today, we’re offering the 10-Ft MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: 3-Pack for only $16.99 — that’s 83% off the regular price. These three 6.5’ cables are MFi-certified so you can safely charge and sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, and give you enough length to comfortably use your devices while charging from just about anywhere you’re sitting. Get the 10-Ft MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: 3-Pack now for…

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05:36
Six Southeast Asian countries to get official online...

Six countries in Southeast Asia will soon be able to order Apple products online, secure in the knowledge that they are buying genuine items sourced from the Cupertino company. Alibaba-owned online store Lazada announced a partnership with Apple today.

Currently, online sales in the region are often made through grey market suppliers, with the consequent risks of buying counterfeit products or paying inflated prices …

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05:26
AppleInsider podcast talks AirPods, 2018 iPhones,...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about 2018 iPhones, what's rumoured for next year from Apple, and iOS 11.2's surprise release. Victor also talks with Katie Stephens, founder of MakeCrate, about how to encourage interest in engineering.

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05:00
Yet another Apple patent hints at an AR headset

Apple has been granted another patent (number 20170353713) that hints at an upcoming augmented reality (AR) head-mounted display (HMD). It involves methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for projecting a source image in a head-mounted display apparatus.

The apparatus would have a left and a right display for projecting a left and right images viewable by the left and right eyes, respectively, of a user. Source image data is received. 

The source image has right, left, top, and bottom edges. The source image data is processed to generate left image data for the left display and right image data for the right display. 

The left image data includes the left edge, but not the right edge, of the source image and the right image data includes the right edge, but not the left edge, of the source image. The right image data is presented on the right display and the left image data is presented on the left display...

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05:00
Get a deal on the iMemPro USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro

Why carry around a bagful of dongles just to give your MacBook Pro more capability? The iMemPro USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro ($59.99) is from our buddies at ZeroLemon and this little wonder adds a tremendous amount of functionality just by plugging into the dual Type-C ports on the side of your MacBook Pro. 

What all does the hub have built in? A Thunderbolt 3 port, a USB-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, a 4K HDMI port and even an SD/micro-SD card reader. Here's what this inexpensive hub can do for you:

  • Double Type-C port makes the connection to your MacBook Pro more stable
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04:58
iPhone X component orders dropping off, but strong...

Supply-chain sources report that demand for iPhone X components is slowing, with some said to be concerned that demand may be lower than predicted in the first part of next year.

In all, four component suppliers all report flat or declining orders …

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04:30
BetterUnderarchiver is a bit beefier the macOS’s...

By Aaron Lee

It’s not for everyone, but Cisdem’s BetterUnarchiver archive manager app may be more useful for some folks than the regular archiver that comes with macOS.

It allows users to compress and decompress archive files. BetterUnarchiver supports unzipping files like Zip, 7z, Rar, ISO, Tar, Cab, Wim, xz, CHM, com, Hfs, Nsis, Udf, and more.

Users can preview files inside an archive before unzipping it. BetterUnarchiver also lets you archive or create password protected zipped files on your Mac.

The tool supports unzipping files in batch and the extraction of multi-volume archive files. It also supports character encoding when extracting files (non-ASCII file names will be displayed correctly).

With BetterUnarchiver. you can compress files to Zip, 7z, and Tar. You can also create password protected 7z and Zip files on Mac for safer transmitting.

BetterUnarchiver...

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04:20
Feature Request: HomeKit support for hotel rooms...

A number of hotel chains have been using smart home technology in their rooms for some time now, with Hilton yesterday announcing its own plans to take the idea one step further, with the ability to remember your connected room preferences and automatically apply them when you check into a new hotel.

Hilton says the Hilton Honors app will allow guests to control the temperature in their room, adjust lighting, stream content to their TV, and control Internet-connected picture frames by displaying their own...

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04:00
How to adjust the flashlight brightness on your...

The flashlight feature on an iPhone comes in very handy at times. And it’s easy to adjust the flashlight brightness on an iPhone X. 

While in Control Center, use 3D Touch to adjust the brightness of the flashlight. Just press firmly on the flashlight, then swipe up or down to select a brightness level.

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03:43
GymKit launch continues with Virgin Active gym in...

Last month we saw the first fitness club to deploy Apple’s GymKit technology pop up around the globe in Australia, and this week the Apple Watch workout syncing feature has gone live in the UK. Metro reports that the Mansion House Virgin Active gym in London now offers exercise machines that work with Apple’s GymKit feature which lets you sync workout data between the machine and Apple Watch. In the piece, Apple’s fitness chief Jay Blahnik suggests we may see even more GymKit-compatible machines soon…

more…

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 8, 2017

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates

Accoca, a Japanese password manager app, is now available in English. It’s an ID and password manager app that stores and encrypts data locally, using the industry standard AES-256 protocol. It’s available in a free and $2.99 (for a limited time) “pro” version.

Apple has updated its Apple Store app with a few feature additions. For example, it adds the ability to bypass a carrier preauthorization requirement when buying an iPhone.

macOS Apps/Updates

MW3D-Solutions has unleashed Cheetah3D 7.1, an update to its 3D modeling solution for macOS.

The...

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03:15
Rumor: Apple to release three new iPhone models in...

The rumor mill is churning and it’s thought that Apple will release three iPhones in 2018, including two OLED models and one LCD model that could feature a metal back like the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, reports Nikkei.

Nikkei has cited an anonymous source “privy to the company’s product designs,” the source stating that one of Apple’s 2018 models will boast a 6.1-inch LCD display while the two OLED models will measure in at 5.8 inches and either 6.2 or 6.3 inches.

Apple’s LCD model will boast a metal back that will “come in several colors,” with the body for the device potentially being manufactured by Casetek, a Pegatron subsidiary.

The rumors are in line with previous details shared in a research not by KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, albeit there’s some variance in size predictions for the three devices.

Kuo has stated that Apple will introduce three iPhones in 2018: an OLED model that measures in at 5.8 inches like the current iPhone X, an...

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03:00
Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update

Late Wednesday night, Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2. The update, a roughly 1.87 gigabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

– Improves compatibility with certain third-party USB audio devices.

– Improves VoiceOver navigation when viewing PDF documents in Preview.

– Improves compatibility of Braille displays with Mail.

– Assorted security fixes.

As usual, the update can be located, downloaded and installed through the App Store program in macOS High Sierra.

If you’ve tried the macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update and have any feedback to offer, please let us know what you make of it in the comments.

Apple security notes

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02:40
BBC iPlayer app update suggests TV app launching in...

The popular UK video service BBC iPlayer has released an update for its iOS and tvOS universal app with some interesting release notes, suggesting that the TV app will be launching in the UK imminently.

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02:35
External Link: HomeKit Vulnerability Discovered,...

Zac Hall of 9to5Mac discovered a vulnerability in HomeKit, Apple’s home automation framework, that could allow unauthorized control of accessories like smart locks and garage door openers. The good news is that Apple has already closed the security hole on the server side, so your devices are no longer vulnerable. Unfortunately, Apple's server-side fix also prevents you from giving remote access to shared users. Another update to iOS next week should eliminate the vulnerability and restore full functionality.

 

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22:20
Apple supplier Finisar to scale VCSEL production,...




Apple's second largest supplier of vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, Finisar, announced the acquisition of a 700,000-square foot plant on Thursday, a move that suggests TrueDepth and Face ID are coming to all iPhones in 2018.

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21:33
2018 OLED iPhones might feature single cell L-shaped...




Apple is developing L-shaped batteries to power two new OLED iPhone models set to debut next fall, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who notes all three handsets expected to launch next year will boast increased energy capacities.

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