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Thursday August 10

07:59
Inexpensive IKEA TRÅDFRI smart lighting gains...

If there's anything that has been keeping many homeowners from embracing smart lighting in their homes, it's the cost. Fortunately, IKEA has a growing line of smart lighting products known as TRÅDFRI that is surprisingly affordable, with individual bulbs starting at US$12 and a residential bridge priced at $30. IKEA has issued a firmware update to TRÅDFRI that adds support for Apple's HomeKit home automation framework.

What's particularly interesting about IKEA's move is that it's the first time that a smart home product has added HomeKit support through a firmware update. Other systems, like Philips Hue and Lutron's Caséta lighting kits, require users to purchase new HomeKit-compatible bridges to gain HomeKit support. Earlier this year, Apple relaxed its HomeKit restrictions and now allows developers to add HomeKit security in products through software instead of requiring...

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07:41
Construction workers post video from inside Apple...

[VIDEO] Tech Crunch:

Snapchat’s powerful but hidden Story Search feature is finally making itself useful by giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse inside Apple Park, Apple’s new spaceship-like campus that will open soon.

Typing “Apple Park” into Snapchat’s search bar will show you the Apple Park Story, which is a collection of videos taken on the property.

Tech Crunch collected some of these videos, embedding them into the video in the main Loop post. Can’t wait to see Apple Park firsthand.

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07:36
Resizable Home button and more riches from the...

Ben Lovejoy walks through the latest revelations from Steve Troughton Smith’s dig through the recently leaked HomePod firmware.

Here’s the first tweet:

We know some facts re iPhone 8 home button area:

• it resizes
• indicator can be hidden
• no API to change color
• tab bars extend under it

— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) August 10, 2017

Note the reference to a resizable Home button. When the implementation is in software, rather than hardware, there’s ultimate flexibility. Not sure if there is actually a plan to allow the user to resize the home button, but I think a larger target would be a terrific assistive feature.

Here’s the second tweet:

These are the metrics used by the status bar on the edge-to-edge iPhone, including notch height and ear width. Designers, have fun...

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07:32
European emergency agency requests Apple enable AML...




The European Emergency Number Association is asking that Apple go beyond it's Apple Watch emergency location sending feature, and requests that Advanced Mobile Location be integrated into iOS and the iPhone to assist in locating people in an emergency.

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07:26
Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro Aims for the Sweet Spot

If Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro seemed awfully big and the 9.7-inch model a bit on the cramped side, you might find the new 10.5-inch variation to be just right. Its major under-the-hood upgrades are mirrored on the just-refreshed 12.9-inch version for those who do want the larger screen.

 

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07:22
The end of typing

Wall Street Journal:

Instead of typing searches and emails, a wave of newcomers—“the next billion,” the tech industry calls them—is avoiding text, using voice activation and communicating with images. They are a swath of the world’s less-educated, online for the first time thanks to low-end smartphones, cheap data plans and intuitive apps that let them navigate despite poor literacy.

And:

A look at Megh Singh’s smartphone suggests how the next billion might determine a new set of winners and losers in tech.

Mr. Singh, 36, balances suitcases on his head in New Delhi, earning less than $8 a day as a porter in one of India’s biggest railway stations. He isn’t comfortable reading or using a keyboard. That doesn’t stop him from checking train schedules, messaging family and downloading movies.

“We don’t know anything about emails or even how to send one,” said Mr. Singh, who went online only in the past year. “But we are enjoying the internet to the...

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07:13
Detailed vector maps for your Apple Watch, no iPhone...

WorkOutDoors is a workout app that allows you to load detailed, localized vector maps onto your Apple Watch for offline use. This means you can go for a run, have detailed maps on your watch, and leave your iPhone behind. Or work out in a facility without cell/wifi service, again leaving your iPhone behind. Or go hiking in a remote location without cell service. You get the idea.

There are other solutions to this problem, but I found this one fascinating. Here’s the web site, and here’s the link to WorkOutDoors in the App Store.

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07:00
The 8 big unknowns with Disney’s streaming service...

Standalone ESPN and Disney streaming services are a “strategic shift," but the details and implications are murky.

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06:59
Chinese app developers accuse Apple of ‘monopolistic...

Twenty-eight Chinese app developers have reported Apple to the country’s antitrust regulators accusing the tech giant of monopolistic behavior, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The complaint says Apple charges excessive fees for in-app purchases, notes the WSJ. It also alleges Apple doesn’t give details on why apps are removed and puts local developers at a disadvantage by not responding to queries in Chinese.

A formal complaint has been filed with both the National Development and Reform Commission and the State Administration for Industry & Commerce.Apple told the WSJ that its guidelines are enforced equally in all countries, and that developers are free to request a review if they disagree with a decision.

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06:52
News: IKEA Tradfri lineup gets HomeKit support via...

As promised earlier this year, IKEA has quietly release firmware updates adding HomeKit support to its TRÅDFRI smart lighting product lineup. IKEA’s TRÅDFRI lineup is comprised of a wide range of inexpensive smart bulbs that associate with a residential gateway for use with a physical remote control or companion IOS app. With individual bulbs selling for as low as $12 and the bridge priced at $30, IKEA’s system is now one of the most…

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06:50
Uber adds in-app driver-rider chat facility for...

Uber is rolling out an app update that introduces a new chat feature, allowing riders and drivers to send messages to each other from within the app. Previously, communicating with the driver required a phone call or text message …

more…

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06:41
Chinese developers file antitrust complaint against...




Citing monopolistic behavior in how it reviews, posts, and removes apps from the App Stores, a cadre of 28 Chinese developers have filed a complaint against Apple, alleging antitrust violations.

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06:32
Canalys: Apple falls to third place in Q2 2017...

The total worldwide wearable band market grew 8% year on year in the second quarter (Q2) 2017, led by China’s Xiaomi with shipments of 3.5 million units, closely followed by Fitbit, which shipped 3.3 million units, a 34% year-on-year decline, according to Canalys

The top two vendors overtook Apple, which only sells smartwatches, notes the research group.However, the tech giant still dominates the smartwatch specific market.

When it comes to the entire wearables market, Apple fell to third place with 2.7 million Apple Watch shipments. Xiaomi and Fitbit, which predominantly sell fitness bands, benefited from stronger sell-through in the quarter, with Xiaomi expanding availability in new markets.

However,  Canalys predicts that the smartwatch market will receive a boost in the second half of 2017, driven by cellular-enabled smartwatches, which are forecast to ship 12 million units by the end of the year. With...

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06:27
iPhone 8 can make Apple world’s first trillion...

Economic Times:

Riding on the ‘better-than-expected iPad and iPhone sales’, the upcoming flagship device iPhone 8 could make the Cupertino-based giant the first company to reach and sustain a $1 trillion market cap, analysts have predicted.

And:

Daryanani said that Apple’s share price would have to rise from its current level (about $160) to about $192 to $195, depending on the rate of the company’s stock buybacks, to reach the $1 trillion value.

Astonishing rise from the ashes for Apple. I remember, long ago, considering an investment in Apple stock at $12 a share (long before the 7-for-1 split, about $1.71 a share adjusted for today’s pricing).

This was in the worst of Apple doldrums, before Steve came back. The smart folks I spoke with explained to me that, at the time, Apple had enough assets to pay more than that $12 per share if they sold everything they had, including real estate, desks, inventory, everything.

That was the thinking...

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06:18
Chinese app developers file antitrust complaint...

Wall Street Journal:

A group of 28 Chinese app developers filed a complaint against Apple Inc. alleging antitrust violations over the company’s App Store.

The complaint accuses Apple of engaging in monopolistic behavior by removing apps from the App Store without detailed explanation and charging excessive fees for in-app purchases. The complaint also alleges Apple doesn’t give details on why apps are removed and puts local developers at a disadvantage by not responding to queries in Chinese.

And:

In a statement, Apple said that “most submissions in China are reviewed and approved to be on the store within 48 hours, or less.” It added that its App Store guidelines apply equally to all developers in every country and that if an app is rejected or removed, developers may request a review to restore the app in a timely manner.

The timing correlates with the mass removal of VPN apps from the App Store. A rock and a hard place, that.

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06:12
Possibility of 4TB SSDs in future MacBook Pro...

The latest MacBook Pro machines offer up to 2TB SSDs, with an iFixit teardown revealing that this is achieved by using two 1TB Samsung V-NAND boards …

Samsung has now announced that it’s managed to double the capacity of these in a version to be available in 2018.

more…

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth...

In today’s iLounge Deal, you can get the FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds for only $29.95 — that’s 75% off the regular price. Designed to be sweat and water resistant, these earbuds automatically pair to your iPhone when pulled apart so there are no complicated setup procedures, and provide a smooth fit and unrivalled sound quality in their size. The built-in rechargeable battery gives you up to 10 hours of playtime, and you…

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05:52
Apple files for a patent involving a ‘virtual...

Improving audio is obviously on the collective mind at Apple. Following the granting of a patent that hints at iMacs and Thunderbolt Displays with surround sound, the tech giant has filed for a patent (number 20170230772) regarding a method for “creating a virtual acoustic system with an undistorted acoustic center.”

Apple says the invention could involve such audio sources as a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a tablet computer, a home theater receiver, a television, a set-top box, a personal video player, a DVD player, a Blu-ray player, a gaming system, and/or a mobile device (e.g., a smartphone). 

In the patent filing, Apple notes that a single loudspeaker may create sound at both ears of a listener. For example, a loudspeaker on the left side of a listener will still generate some sound at the right ear of the...

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05:39
EENA calls on Apple to implement AML in iOS

The European Emergency Number Association (EENA), the organization behind Advanced Mobile Location (AML), has released a statement asking Apple to to enable the feature iniOS. 

AML is a caller location technique in case of an emergency. It was developed in the United Kingdom by British Telecom, EE Limited, and HTC as a solution to problematic caller location in emergencies. 

When a person in distress calls the emergency services with a smartphone where AML is enabled, the telephone automatically activates its location service to establish its position and sends this information to the emergency services via an SMS. The services uses either GNSS or Wi-Fi, depending on which one is better at the given moment. 

The EENA says that, for months, it’s tried to establish contact with the tech giant to work on a solution that automatically provides accurate location derived from iPhones to...

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05:37
Apple HomeKit added to Ikea Tradfri smart bulb line...




Ikea has quietly added HomeKit support to its inexpensive Tradfri line of smart bulbs, necessitating a firmware update to the system's bridge to enable.

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05:33
Chinese app developers reported Apple to antitrust...

Apple has been reported to Chinese antitrust regulators by a group of 28 app developers, accusing it of monopolistic behavior.

The WSJ reports that the developers make three specific complaints …

more…

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05:02
IKEA adds HomeKit to existing smart bulbs with...

IKEA announced earlier in the year that HomeKit integration was on the way for its smart bulb range by the ‘fall’. Slightly earlier than expected, the company pushed a software update to its WIRELESS hub today that enables HomeKit for its Tradfri lighting range.

more…

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04:58
HomePod firmware provides detailed look at iPhone 8...

The HomePod firmware accidentally made public by Apple, which replicates code apparently intended for the iPhone 8, is proving a goldmine of information. Just yesterday, we learned that it is likely to support ultra-slow-mo video capture of 240fps at 1080p (compared to 720p for the iPhone 7) and more.

Today, Steve Troughton-Smith has been digging into the code for a virtual Home button …

...

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04:37
T-Mobile Offers Discounted Cellular Plans to Those...

T-Mobile is offering steep discounts for customers aged 55 and older, hitting AT&T and Verizon in one of their firmest strongholds.

 

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04:30
Wicked Brainstorm lets you brainstorm up a storm in...

Between online work, church work and family activities (I have lots of siblings, nieces and nephews), it’s nice to be able to brainstorm with folks. However, that’s not practical using Messages on my iPhone or iPad.

Well, it wasn’t practical. Now it is thanks to Wicked Brainstorm. Before using the app, my brainstorming buddies saw all our ideas mixed in with every other text message. With Wicked Brainstorm, those ideas are gathered together, yet still kept within Messages. 

For example, my siblings and I brainstormed to plan a family trip to a water park. When you’re done, you can turn the brainstormed list into a checklist and even vote as a group on the best ideas.

Conveniently, you don't need any special accounts or passwords. Users within a text conversation just add their ideas to the list whenever an idea comes to mind. The ideas appear...

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04:06
Emergency services organizations call for Apple to...

Emergency services organizations around the world are calling on Apple to implement a location feature which they say would save thousands of lives.

Advanced Mobile Location (AML) is a capability built into carrier networks which can automatically identify the exact position of someone making a emergency call with pin-point accuracy. Google added support for it in Android last year, but Apple has so far not responded to requests to implement it in iOS …

more…

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04:00
Report: tech companies impeding stronger electronic...

Tech companies are standing in the way of stronger green electronics standards in the U.S., according to a new report by Repair.org. It finds that device manufacturers have systematically blocked attempts to promote longer-lasting devices.

Green electronics standards help people identify sustainable products and reward manufacturers that incorporate green designs. New products are scored against environmental performance criteria and are included on the EPEAT registry with a bronze, silver or gold designation. Eco-minded buyers—including the U.S. government—rely on the EPEAT registry to guide billions of dollars in purchasing.

But manufacturers have been watering down the standards, according to the analysis commissioned by Repair.org, a “right to repair” organization. The standards are supposed to be written by a balanced group of volunteer stakeholders, including representatives from...

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 10, 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

Keybol Games has debuted Overtake King 1.0. In the free game, your goal is to claim the road as the “Overtake King” by passing as many vehicles as you can. The game has a set of unlockable bikes and more.

Banshee Apps has introduces Can you Stump the Trump? In the free app, you test your wits against President Donald Trump and have access to a collection of his best memes and sound bytes.

Le Chick Productions has introduced ShoppingMate 1.0. The...

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03:30
The iPod’s successor is the Apple Watch

When Apple announced the tiny sixth-generation iPod nano in 2010, Steve Jobs joked that some people at Apple had suggested you could wear it as a watch—and some people tried. That particular iPod model is long gone, and now the iPod nano has been discontinued entirely.

But the spirit of the iPod nano lives on, and it turns out that that instinct from 2010 wasn’t that far off. Apple might not make a classic iPod anymore, but the product that most resembles it in Apple’s 2017 line-up is the Apple Watch.

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02:00
New hints surface from leaked HomePod firmware, hunt...

As it’s being studied, the leaked HomePod firmware continues to be a treasure trove of upcoming Apple features for the upcoming iPhone.

In addition to recent findings, iOS developer Guilherme Rambo has uncovered even more strings hidden inside of Apple’s HomePod firmware, which could possibly point to new features in upcoming iPhone hardware.

The strings highlight the presence of a camera capable of supporting 240 frames per second video capture at a 1080p resolution. The current iPhone 7 is also able to capture video at 240 fps, but it’s limited to just 720p resolution. 240 fps video capture results in smoother slow motion video, and having that video at full HD resolution would make for a significant increase in quality.

Rambo also dug up strings that suggested support for multiple biometric options. While it’s unknown as to whether this means the next-gen iPhone will support Face ID, Touch ID or some other form of authentication is unknown.

Finally...

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02:00
Rumor: Apple places order in excess of $200 million...

Apple has apparently placed over $200 million in bookings with supplier Lumentum for the rest of the 2017 calendar year. The components are apparently related to vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) and are believed to be aimed at Apple’s advanced 3D sensing camera on the iPhone 8. The bookings represent a noticeable increase in revenue for the supplier, in comparison to a reported $5 million in 3D sensing revenue during its last fiscal quarter.

As a result, LoupVentures analyst Gene Munster has stated that he believes the September launch of the iPhone 8 will see a notable increase in the number of iPhones equipped with 3D sensors supporting augmented reality features. Lumentum is believed to be one of around three companies supplying Apple with VCSEL components, as well as Finisar.

Munster offered the following comments:

It’s predicted that most of Lumentum’s $200 million VCSEL order, “if not the entire order,” will be for Apple, leading to...

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Wednesday August 9

23:29
Google and Blizzard invite you to train AI with...

Google, apparently tired of trouncing human players at Go with its DeepMind AI, set its computer intelligence up with Blizzard's video game Starcraft II last fall. It seems that was more than a stunt: Today, Google announced it has built a whole rese...

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22:31
Kids can learn to code Xbox and PC games at...

There are a ton of initiatives to help kids (and adults) learn to code these days. Google has lessons for teens to code animates scenes starring Wonder Woman, Apple has the kid-friendly Swift Playgrounds and a partnership with Tynker, and even Facebo...

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21:46
Ron Gilbert's 'Thimbleweed Park'...

Ron Gilbert has had his fingers in quite a few adventure games over the years, including Lucas Arts' Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, along with Hothead Games' Penny Arcade Adventures, Death Spank, and Dobule Fine Productions' The Cave. He also spen...

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21:29
Code suggests 'iPhone 8' virtual home...




A deep dive into recently released HomePod firmware reveals a few bits of information regarding the operation of Apple's "iPhone 8" virtual home button, specifically in relation to app and user interactions.

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21:06
Samsung's high-capacity V-NAND memory is...

Just over four years since it unveiled the first 3D vertical NAND memory, Samsung has developed its first 1 terabit (Tb) V-NAND chip. The flash memory technology, used in devices ranging from smartphones to digital cameras, will launch next year. As...

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19:54
Videos of 'iPhone 8' and 'iPhone 7s...




It appears the latest batch of dummy "iPhone 8" and "iPhone 7s" series phones have made their way out of China, as a pair of videos on Wednesday offer hands-on looks at what appears to be identical device mockups.

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19:19
Killer Deal: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook...




While supplies last, B&H Photo is offering AI readers an exclusive discount on Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz processor, 512GB of storage and Radeon 455 graphics. Now $2,099 ($700 off), shoppers will also receive a free pair of JBL Bluetooth headphones valued at $79.95. Plus, enjoy free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.

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18:32
Facebook unveils 'Watch' platform with...




Social networking giant Facebook on Wednesday announced its first step into digital video with the forthcoming launch of Watch, a new cross-platform service that provides users access to live and recorded episodic content.

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18:27
Yet another video claims to offer a look at the...

Yet another video has emerged this evening claiming to offer a brief look at the upcoming iPhone 8. Whereas much of the attention has been on the new copper model recently, this video showcases the all black variant, albeit very briefly.

more…

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17:32
PS4 Pro owners get 60FPS Twitch streaming in next...

Sony has been hinting at a big version 5.0 firmware update for the PlayStation 4, but... what does it entail, exactly? Eurogamer has an idea. The site has obtained release notes that hint at at least a few tangible upgrades. To start, PS4 Pro owne...

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17:12
Watch: AirPlay 2 delivers speaker integration with...




When iOS 11 launches this fall, Apple will roll out a revamped version of its AirPlay protocol featuring speaker support for HomeKit, multi-room audio, shared up-next playlists, Siri integration and more.

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17:02
Apple ceases code signing for iOS 10.3.2 after iOS...




Following the release of iOS 10.3.3 last month, Apple on Wednesday stopped signing code for iOS 10.3.2, effectively blocking users from downloading and installing older, potentially unsecure operating system.

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16:40
Facebook 'Watch' section launches as a...

Get ready for a new tab in Facebook on the web, mobile and TV apps, as the social network has announced it's replacing the video button with "Watch." Watch is "a new platform for shows on Facebook," and why that doesn't yet explain why we'd want one,...

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16:35
Apple's 'iPhone 8' facial recognition...




Code uncovered in recently leaked HomePod firmware suggests the facial recognition system rumored to debut in Apple's "iPhone 8" will support payments, combined biometric security and include hooks for third-party apps.

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16:26
Facebook to bring new ‘Watch’ video platform to web...

Facebook will soon officially launch its foray into the TV industry. The company announced in a blog post today that it is adding a new “Watch” section to its website, mobile, and TV applications where it will house its slate of original programming…

more…

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15:49
How to get fired in the tech industry

Step 1: Decide you'd like to write a memo.

The topic is completely up to you. But, remember, you want the title to be both alarming and relevant to current social conversations. (#SEO #Content)

For example, we'll use a memo called "Google's Ideolog...

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15:33
Tesla considers 'platoons' of self-driving...

In April, Elon Musk revealed a project Tesla had been working on since 2016: Electric semi-trucks. Turns out he had more in store for the big rigs. Much like his company's work building self-driving consumer cars, a report alleges that Musk wants his...

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15:24
Apple stops signing iOS 10.3.2 after last month’s...

Following the July 19th release of iOS 10.3.3, Apple has this evening stopped signing iOS 10.3.2. It means that, from this point forward, users will no longer be able to upgrade or downgrade their devices to iOS 10.3.2. more…

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15:16
Time Travelling with Merriam-Webster dictionary

Then, just as I was about to leave the dictionary’s Web site, I noticed something new: next to the earliest known year that a word appears in print—for “alembicated,” 1786—Merriam-Webster now offers a link to a list of all the other words that were first used in the same year. The feature is called Time Traveler…

That is so great.

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15:14
Lawsuit claims Disney illegally collected data in...

The Walt Disney Company is being sued because a number of its apps geared towards children have allegedly been collecting personal information that the company has been sharing with advertisers. The class action suit, brought forth by a California wo...

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14:54
Xbox makes it easier to preview new games and...

If you want to preview upcoming Xbox One user interface changes, you need to be an Xbox One Insider. The tiered program also allows members to check out early alpha and closed beta games on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Unfortunately, it hasn't b...

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14:39
NBC will shut down its Seeso comedy streaming...

NBC's experiment in a comedy streaming service, Seeso, wasn't long for this world -- the outfit is shutting down later this year. There's no explanation as to why, but it notes that its original series There's... Johnny! won't premiere later in Augus...

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14:26
New video offers hands-on look at iPhone 7s Plus...

While numerous videos and images have offered a look at Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8, less is known about the supposed iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. A new video today from YouTuber Danny Winget offers a hands-on look at an alleged iPhone 7s Plus dummy unit and comparing it to a dummy iPhone 8…

more…

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14:18
More iPhone details from HomePod firmware:...

iOS developer Guilherme Rambo has unearthed even more strings hidden inside of Apple’s HomePod firmware, which could possibly point to new features in upcoming iPhone hardware.

The strings point to the presence of a camera capable of supporting 240 fps video capture at 1080p. The current iPhone 7 is also able to capture video at 240 fps, but it’s limited to just 720p resolution. 240 fps video capture results in smoother slow motion video, and having that video at full HD resolution would make for a significant increase in quality.

But that’s not the only new string that Rambo was able to dig up from the HomePod firmware…

more…

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14:13
Apple Daily Report for August 9, 2017

The usual AWT News Update won’t arrive today as my compadre, Steve, is dealing with some family matters. I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

Of course, the rumor mill is in maximum overdrive regarding the next generation of iPhones. Photos of an "iPhone 8" design dummy published show the device in a rumored gold/copper color.

Apple supplier Lumentum reported a huge increase in orders for 3D sensing laser components thought to be included in the upcoming iPhone 8 to enable advanced augmented reality features, as noted by analyst Gene Munster at LoupVentures. The company has $200 million in orders...

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14:05
Tesla quietly upgrades Autopilot hardware in new cars

Tesla may have promised that all its newly-made vehicles from October 2016 onward would have the groundwork for self-driving capabilities, but that doesn't mean its technology is set in stone. Electrek has learned that Tesla is quietly equipping new...

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13:54
The early reviews of Apple’s Carpool Karaoke series...

Apple Music last night premiered the first episode of the Carpool Karaoke series, its spin-off of the viral segment from James Corden’s “The Late Late Show” on CBS. Since the debut, early reviews have been rolling in and they aren’t pretty…

more…

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13:45
Apple Employees Rebelling Against Apple Park's...

During a new episode of The Talk Show podcast on Daring Fireball, John Gruber touched on the topic of the open floor plans that Apple has implemented within its new campus, Apple Park. A WSJ profile of Jony Ive, where he talked about Apple Park, mentioned how programmers, engineers, and other employees had already expressed concerns about working in such an environment. Gruber shared what he has heard: I heard that when floor plans were announced, that there was some meeting with [Apple Vice President] Johny Srouji's team. He's in charge of Apple's silicon, the A10, the A11, all of their custom silicon. Obviously a very successful group at Apple, and a large growing one with a lot on their shoulders. When he [Srouji] was shown the floor plans, he was more or less just "F--- that, f--- you, f--- this, this is bulls---." And they built his team their own building, off to the side on the campus ... My understanding is that that building was built because Srouji was like, 'F--- this,...

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13:38
Square Enix and AMD are giving away indie games with...

AMD wants to ensure you always have something unique to play with new graphics card. The new AMD4U program is a partnership with publisher Square Enix exclusively featuring games from the publisher's "Collective" initiative for indie developers. Folk...

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13:20
Coldplay's Chicago concert will stream live in...

If you weren't already convinced that live VR concerts are hitting the mainstream, you might be now. Samsung is partnering with Live Nation (which is no stranger to the concept) to offer a Coldplay concert in VR on August 17th at 9:30PM Eastern. If...

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13:07
New dummy unit of Apple's 'iPhone 8'...




Photos of a supposed "iPhone 8" design dummy published on Wednesday depict the device in a rumored gold/copper color, though the dummy's provenance is unknown.

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13:01
Snapchat video of alleged sexual assault leads to...

A man in Ohio is being held on a $1 million bond today after being charged with an alleged rape that was recorded and uploaded onto Snapchat by his victim. There aren't a lot of details about the situation as of now, but reports say that police were...

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12:45
Nintendo Switch review: proving it doesn’t need the...

Nintendo has been on a path that I, and a lengthy list of other tech-invested people, have long warned about. Its tone-deaf approach to online, its resistance to adopt new technologies, and most importantly — the existence of the iPhone — have all been bad signs for Nintendo. My advice to the Kyoto-based company up until now? Adapt, or succumb to a slow, painful death at the hands of mobile.

That was the way I used to think just a mere six months ago. Then the Switch happened…

more…

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12:42
RuPaul's biographical series will stream on Hulu

2017 has been very good to RuPaul. The ninth season of Drag Race notched eight Emmy nods, including for Reality Competition Host which he won last year. RuPaul's streak continued on Wednesday as Hulu announced that it has optioned Queen, a fictionali...

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12:20
The Coen Brothers are bringing the Wild West to...

Joel and Ethan Coen are bringing their considerable filmmaking chops to Netflix for an anthology series about the American West. The brothers will write and direct The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which will feature six different stories about life on t...

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12:08
Though Apple's R&D spending is massive, it...




Apple's required financial data tells the tale of a company that has been deeply invested in efficient research and development for 20 years to advance the company's long-term goals -- but it in itself does not herald something big on the horizon.

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12:04
External Link: Disney Cutting off Netflix to Launch...

Disney currently has an exclusive agreement with Netflix to stream its content, a deal that was made in 2012 but didn’t take full effect until last year. Now Disney is withdrawing. In 2019, its content will disappear from Netflix when Disney’s own streaming service joins another planned streaming service from Disney subsidiary ESPN. The announcement raises a few questions: How many of these streaming services are people willing to pay for? Will Netflix’s original TV shows and movies be sufficient to make up for the content that competitors with ties to the major studios and networks are pulling away?

 

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12:03
Facebook kills its standalone Groups app

Facebook seems to be clearing out some of its app clutter. It just ended support for its high school-geared app Lifestage earlier this week and today it announced that its standalone Facebook Groups app will be discontinued as well.

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12:00
Minimizing Personal Hotspot data usage with TripMode...

I’ve been doing a lot of work with my MacBook Pro over Personal Hotspot lately due to some ongoing family issues. Normally that would mean that I’d be heading towards a data plan overage fee, but not this month because I’ve been using TripMode for macOS (US$7.99 or part of the Setapp subscription app bundle). 

TripMode is never more than a click away

TripMode is a gatekeeper that keeps an eye on your data usage for the apps on your Mac. When you’re on a Wi-Fi network and don’t need to worry about how much data you’re chewing up, it can be set to let every app use as much data as it needs. But when you really need to watch that data usage — when you’re using your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot feature or...

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11:44
Intel plans a test fleet of 100 self-driving cars

Intel isn't wasting any time now that it officially owns Mobileye. The Mobileye team has unveiled plans to build a fleet of 100 or more self-driving vehicles to conduct tests in both its native Israel as well as the US and Europe. They'll meld Mobi...

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11:32
FaceApp changes your race with its latest selfie-...

FaceApp uses neural networks for realistic-looking changes to your selfie photos. Originally, it had filters to add smiles, change your age, change gender or "beautify" your face. Unlike Snapchat's overlays, FaceApp uses deep learning technologies to...

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11:28
iPhone 8 dummy unit shows larger display in compact...

As we approach the actual unveiling of the OLED iPhone expected next month, new dummy units based on recent leaks continue to surface showing how the iPhone 8 could look. Ben Miller has shared images of a new iPhone 8 dummy unit with the rumored copper/bronze/gold color while Benjamin Geskin has shared a cleaner looking render of the same color option.

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11:06
Intel sets plans to test 100+ self-driving vehicles...




Following up on its $15.3 billion Mobileye buyout, Intel on Wednesday announced a plans to deploy a fleet of over 100 self-driving test vehicles, with an ambitious goal of having a kit in automakers' hands by 2019.

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10:26
Apple supplier reports huge orders of 3D sensing...

During its FQ4 conference call this morning, Apple supplier Lumentum reported a huge increase in orders for 3D sensing laser components thought to be included in the upcoming iPhone 8 to enable advanced augmented reality features, as noted by analyst Gene Munster at LoupVentures. To be specific, the company has $200M in orders during the quarter up from just $5 million in revenue for the 3D sensing tech during the June quarter.

Based on the new info from Lumentum, Munster is predicting around 55m units of the next-gen iPhone models with the 3D sensing camera tech this year and capacity for around 160m next year:

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10:24
Chamberlain Home Bridge now available, adds HomeKit...

Chamberlain is now shipping its MyQ Home Bridge device that adds HomeKit support to MyQ-connected garage door openers. The new MyQ Home Bridge retails for $69.99, but Chamberlain is offering customers a special $49.99 introductory price for a limited time.

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10:21
Chamberlain ships MyQ HomeKit Bridge, bringing Siri...




After a demo of the product at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Chamberlain is shipping its MyQ Home Bridge, adding HomeKit functionality to MyQ-compatible garage door openers and compatible lighting.

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10:21
Best Buy is selling 60 AA batteries for under $7

While rechargeable AA batteries end up cheaper over the long haul, sometimes you just need the old-fashioned disposable kind on hand. Best Buy is making that more cost effective right now by offering 60 Insignia AA batteries for $6.74—or about eleven cents per battery. 

These are general purpose non-rechargeable alkaline batteries. There’s no claim on how long these batteries will last, but they should work out fine if you use them at a steady pace. Once the batteries are dead, check out RecycleNation for a location near you to dispose of them.

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10:00
Get 15% off on Photolemur 2.0 for Mac from Apple...

We've been big fans of automated photo enhancement app Photolemur since the early days. Now Photolemur 2.0 is available, both for Mac and now for Windows as well. You can see for yourself how easy it is to make your digital images "pop" with a quick pass through Photolemur 2.0 by watching the video below. Well, we have a great deal for you on Photolemur 2.0: take 15% off the regular price of $30 for a single license or $50 for a family license (up to 5 devices). Even better, take advantage of our coupon code APPLEWORLD15 today and get the family license for $29.75!

Once you've decided to buy Photolemur 2.0 for your Mac or that PC they're forcing you to use at work, just go through the purchase process and when you see the "Add Coupon" box at the bottom of the payment dialog, just click it and type in "APPLEWORLD15". We'll take 15% off the purchase, bringing that individual license down to...

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09:57
Marvel & Star Wars could be separate from new...




Despite nominally being under the same corporate banner, Marvel and "Star Wars" could be spun off into their own streaming services separate from the one Disney announced this week, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger.

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09:51
Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge ships, adding HomeKit to...

While Chamberlain's MyQ-equipped smart garage door openers are handy, they have been missing one big feature -- HomeKit compatibility. That doesn't sound like that big a deal, but it means that you currently need to use a separate app to open your garage door and can't just say "Hey, Siri - open the garage door". That's all changed today as Chamberlain is now shipping the MyQ Home Bridge, a US$69.99 (introductory price of $49.99) device that adds HomeKit compatibility to a number of Chamberlain and LiftMaster garage door openers. 

Those garage door openers and other products include:

  • Chamberlain and LiftMaster MyQ-enabled garage door openers
  • Chamberlain and LiftMaster Wi-Fi enabled garage door openers (MyQ Home Bridge adds HomeKit compatibility, smartphone control already included with Wi-Fi openers) 
  • Chamberlain and...
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09:36
Latest ARKit demo shows off 3D finger painting...

We’ve already seen dozens of examples of Apple’s new ARKit framework in use from navigation enhancements to the Falcon 9 landing, and now developer Osama Abdel-Karim has shown off augmented reality finger printing with a 3D twist.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad mini 4 $320, FiftyThree...

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09:12
Lumentum pinned as range-finding and face scanning...




A new market analyst report is taking laser supplier Lumentum's prediction for sales and deliveries, and extrapolating that to mean that not only is the "iPhone 8" not going to see a substantial delay, but advanced 3D sensing technologies are going to be incorporated in more iPhones in 2018 than previously thought.

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09:08
News: Unreal Engine updated with basic ARKit support

The latest version of Unreal Engine includes some basic support for Apple’s new ARKit, which the accompanying blog post calls “an early, experimental version.” The plug-in is based on the work done by director Peter Jackson’s Wingnut AR studio and will allow developers to get familiar with the new features before official support begins with the release of iOS 11 in the fall. Unreal Engine has been a popular platform for game…

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08:31
First look: Kanex GoPlay Sidekick pocketable MFi...




The new Kanex GoPlay Sidekick is the second Made for iPhone gaming controller on the market to feature a licensed Apple Lightning port. But it stands out from the competition with an ultraportable design and carrying case that doubles as an iPhone stand.

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08:27
∞ Could this be the iPhone 8?

Ben Miller works for a publisher that owns a site that sells iPhone repair kits. Yesterday, they received a dummy iPhone 8 in the mail from one of their Chinese manufacturers.

Here’s a picture of the so-called iPhone 8, next to an iPhone 7 Plus:

#iPhone8 Design-Dummy vs iPhone 7 Plus. Größeres Display und dennoch kompakteres Gehäuse. pic.twitter.com/Y6RlQ62WVi

— Ben Miller (@bensen) August 9, 2017

Here’s another tweet showing the front and back:

#iPhone8 Design-Dummy, das Display wäre größer als jenes eines Plus-Modells, aber im Gehäuse eines regulären. pic.twitter.com/wflyGMAHBt

— Ben Miller (@bensen)...

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08:20
News: International Trade Commission looks into...

The U.S. International Trade Commission has announced it is investigating Qualcomm’s claims that Apple devices violate its patents, the latest front in Apple’s ongoing legal war with the chipmaker. Qualcomm asked the ITC to ban imports of iPhones into the U.S. in May, and the commission said it will set a target date for the completion of the investigation within 45 days. WHile the back and forth in the courts could take years, the ITC…

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07:56
New report says Apple's 'iPhone 8'...




Apple's assembly partners are already working full-tilt on three new iPhones for this fall, acccording to one report, differing from a recent claim that the "iPhone 8" won't enter mass production until mid-September.

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07:55
The lost art of Apple code names

Linus Edwards:

Brooklyn, Aladdin, Colt 45, Cobra, Ray Ban, Stealth, Apollo, XO, Tempest, Brazil 32, Crusader, Instatower, Kanga, JeDI, Aruba, Love Shack, Mark Twain, Excalibur, Tsunami, Phoenix, Nitro, Gelato, Dante, Q, Mach 5, Spartacus, Zelda, Yoda, Green Jade, Spock, Milwaukee, Aurora, Peter Pan, Optimus.

This is just a sampling of the rich cornucopia of Apple code names over the past 40 years. The names run the gamut from pop culture references to inside jokes — from celebrity names to just cool sounding words.

Terrific read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:53
Review: Circle Pay, the cheapest way to send money...

Anyone who has ever sent or received payments between countries will know that the process is either expensive, complex or both.

PayPal, for example, is a really simple way to send money to someone, and it takes care of the currency conversion – but at a really terrible rate. Direct bank-to-bank transfers typically offer somewhat better rates, but setting up an international payment can be complex, and the rate you get usually ranges from the poor to the borderline criminal.

Other apps allow peer-to-peer payments, but usually through integrations with existing payment services that offer the same poor rates. Circle Pay claims to be different, offering mid-market rates (the same ones you’ll see if you Google the exchange rate) and no fees at all …

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07:43
Variety’s review of Carpool Karaoke

Variety:

Based on tonight’s premiere episode, with Corden and Will Smith, “Carpool Karaoke” is struggling a little to find a standalone spark outside the world of “The Late Late Show.” During Corden’s late-night show, the sunny highways of Southern California provided a visual and structural break from the show’s set — and in a medium that relies on celebrity guests, “Carpool Karaoke” is a fun way to combine interview elements with an activity that performers would naturally be good at.

But on its own, “Carpool Karaoke’s” weaknesses are magnified. The segment always had a bit of overenthusiasm for celebrity; the viewer is invited into a private hangout but can’t participate, as notable names and famous faces joke and sing with each other. This is unfortunate, because at its most successful, “Carpool Karaoke” makes its participants unassuming and even relatable. Adele busting out Nicki Minaj’s verse in Kanye West’s “Monster” makes even her — a multi-platinum pop diva...

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07:38
∞ Carpool Karaoke, episode 1

[VIDEO] Episode 1, with James Corden and Will Smith, has dropped. The shortened version is embedded in the main Loop post (a fair amount of the first episode that evolves into a commercial for the series) along with a link to the full version on iTunes.

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07:29
iPhone 8 may automatically silence notification...

Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac:

The iPhone 8 is widely reported to feature a front-facing 3D sensor which will enable face recognition for automatic unlock (supposedly replacing the need for Touch ID entirely). Moreover, code references suggest that the new OLED iPhone will be able to use that same sensor to enable even more sophisticated features, like automatically silencing notifications if the user is looking at the screen.

This is based on the recent HomePod data leak, not a verified feature. That said, I love this idea. As a developer, I also love the idea of exposing this part of the interface, allowing me to take one action if the user is looking at their screen, another if they are not.

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07:26
Google: Note to employees from CEO Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, responding to the memo that went viral this past week:

First, let me say that we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that memo is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with it. However, portions of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace. Our job is to build great products for users that make a difference in their lives. To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK. It is contrary to our basic values and our Code of Conduct, which expects “each Googler to do their utmost to create a workplace culture that is free of harassment, intimidation, bias and unlawful discrimination.”

Follow the link to read the whole thing.

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07:18
News: Apple suppliers ramping up to mass production...

Well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple has already entered mass production for the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, with the iPhone 8 expected to pass verification later this month before going into mass production as well in mid-September, according to AppleInsider. Kuo’s report reflects what has been seen by supply chain sources speaking to Digitimes, who said that all three models “have entered volume production.” Both…

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07:05
Developers Explain Why iOS Apps Are Getting Bulkier

Reader joshtops shares a report: Apps are getting bigger in size, in part because developers add new features, something many users obviously appreciate, developers say. "Apps are getting bigger because iOS devices are more powerful, and developers are building more and more complex things for them without considering the impact the size will have around the world," developer Stephen Troughton-Smith tells Gadgets 360. But in part, it is also happening because developers are being careless, and adding more than one instance of files, Troughton-Smith added. "So Facebook, Twitter, and other large companies have perhaps tens or hundreds of people building their iOS apps. A lot of the components for these apps are developed independently as components, or frameworks. For each additional component you glue together into an app, there is some overhead," he explained. "Some of the teams will duplicate functionality some other team wrote. Images and other resources end up being duplicated...

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06:46
Apple's 'iPhone 8' may silence...




The latest code discovery to emerge from Apple's HomePod firmware may hint that the "iPhone 8" will silence notification sounds when a person is looking at their device -- possibly taking advantage of the phone's 3D facial recognition technology.

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06:40
Apple scores 4/5 out of a possible 5/5 in the 2017...

Password manager Dashlane has released its 2017 Password Power Rankings, the results of a deep dive into the password practices of over 40 popular consumer and enterprise websites. Apple did well, scoring 4/5 (5/5 is a perfect score).

The tech giant garnered points for “8+ character password required,” “alphanumeric passwords required,” “password strength assessment provided” and “2-factor authentication available.” However, it lost a point as log-ins aren’t “brute forceable.”

In the brute force attack simulation, researchers attempted to log-in using incorrect passwords. If the tester was able to continue entering incorrect credentials after 10 attempts without receiving any security mechanism, such as a CAPTCHA code or the account automatically locking, the site did not receive credit. 

Dashlane found that that almost half (46%) of consumer sites, including Dropbox, Netflix, and Pandora...

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06:33
News: Apple releases fourth round of public betas...

Apple has released a fourth series of public betas for iOS 11 and tvOS 11, allowing end users an opportunity to get an early preview of what’s coming in the new operating systems this fall and provide their feedback to Apple. With this round, Apple has also taken the unusual step of sending out e-mail notifications to at least some registered developers letting them know that the public beta is available, although it’s unclear whether…

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