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Monday January 9

11:04
Apple, India officials to meet Jan. 25 to discuss...

A team from Apple will meet a group of India’s senior officials from ministries, including IT and finance, on Jan. 25 to discuss its demands for setting up a manufacturing unit in the country, according to BGR.

Officials from departments of commerce, industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), revenue, environment and forest, electronics and information technology (DeITY) will reportedly take part in the discussions. In a communication to the government, Apple has asked for several tax and other incentives, including long-term duty exemptions, to enter the manufacturing sector in India. However, BGR — quoting unnamed “sources” — said the technology major should set up the manufacturing unit in India without seeking additional support.

Last month it was reported that Apple wants the government of India to relax labelling rules so that it...

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10:38
Hands-on: Withings Home Plus Video & Air Quality...




While a number of HomeKit-connected cameras were showcased at CES last week, Withings goes a step beyond just video, integrating an air quality monitor into its offering as well.

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10:30
Daylite: Win more business & get more done [...

Feel like there’s not enough hours in a day? Get more done with Daylite, the business productivity app for Mac, iPhone & iPad.

Daylite organizes you and your team’s contacts, calendars, emails, notes, projects, and new business opportunities – in one app. You save time, increase organization, and get more done.

Remember every detail about a client. Track projects and sales. Share tasks. Search for anything.

New in Daylite 6.1 is support for Multitasking on the iPad. Now you can work in Daylite and another app at the same time on your iPad.

Try Daylite free for 30 days

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10:19
Spigen launches the first AirPods stand + charging...

Designed specifically for Apple’s AirPods, Spigen’s new AirPods Stand offers one of the first charging dock solutions to keep your case upright on a desktop, bedside table, or any other flat surface.

The edges of the AirPods charging case are rounded, and while that makes it particularly nice to carry around in your pants pocket, it means the case won’t stand up on its own. Spigen’s stand ($11.99) fixes that problem, by giving you a desktop stand that doubles as a charging dock with a cutout that lets you insert your own Lightning cable in the back.

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10:16
Apple issues new developer betas of iOS 10.2.1,...




Apple on Monday pushed out a four-pack of new beta releases for all of its major platforms -- all of which are expected to be minor updates to squash bugs and improve security.

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10:12
10 years on, how the iPhone changed our lives,...

It was a widescreen iPod for music and video, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough Internet communications device, but it would soon also become our flashlight, our wallet, our passport, our light switch, and the lens with which we’d capture and store our memories day in and day out.

Apple changed the world on this day in 2007 when Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone. For some of us at 9to5Mac the iPhone was our introduction to Apple and the device we grew up with. For others, a new era for the company and mobile computers. But for all of us, a game changing device that would impact our lives in many ways.

As the iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary this week, the 9to5Mac team takes some time to remember our first iPhones and just how far the device has come…

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10:07
macOS 10.12.3 beta 3 for developers rolling out now

Apple is rolling out the third macOS 10.12.3 pre-release software update to developers. New features haven’t been discovered in previous macOS 10.12.3 betas, suggesting the software update is focused on bug fixes and performance improvements. We’ll update with any notable changes below:

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10:05
News: Apple releases iOS 10.2.1 beta 3, tvOS 10.1.1...

Apple has released the third beta of iOS 10.2.1 to registered developers today, after a holiday break of sorts — the second beta was released before Christmas. A public beta release should soon follow. While a recent tweet claimed an iOS 10.3 beta would introduce “theatre mode” this week, that seems unlikely to happen so soon. Additionally, Apple has also released both the second betas for tvOS 10.1.1 and watchOS 3.1.3 to developers....

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10:02
CES 2017's Magic


CES was a fascinating show this year. One of the things that made it so fascinating was that everyone and their brother had cars demonstrating one form of technology or another. It kind of makes me wonder what we'll see at the next car show -- PCs, drones, tablets and smartphones? That wasn't the only surprise at the show, though. Nvidia, long thought of as living in Intel's shadow, broke out, taking over the prime keynote spot in a big way and demonstrating that it has all but cornered the market for car brains.

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09:56
Apple releases iOS 10.2.1 beta 3, watchOS 3.1.3 beta...

Apple has released the third iOS 10.2.1 beta for developer testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10.2.1 is likely a bug fix and performance improvement release. The initial beta was released on December 14 with a second beta issued before the holiday break.

watchOS 3.1.3 beta 2 is also out for testing. We’ll update to the latest version and highlight any changes discovered below.

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09:50
Debunking retail rumors, Apple says its stores are...




Reports claiming Apple Stores can't repair the 2016 MacBook Pro because of a lack of diagnostic tools are false, as AppleInsider has been told that stores are fully equipped and trained to perform all required diagnostics and repairs necessary.

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09:37
Facebook plots mid-video ads in bid to take on...




Facebook is reportedly preparing to test "mid-roll" advertising spots in non-live videos, in a move that would finally allowing video publishers to make serious revenue -- if potentially at the expense of turning off some viewers.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: latest 13-inch MacBook Pro $1,...

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09:20
Streaming Now Officially the Number One Way We...

An anonymous reader writes: It's official: according to a new year-end report released by Nielsen, over the course of 2016, streaming became the primary mode of music consumption in the U.S. Overall on-demand audio streams surpassed 251 billion in 2016 -- a 76 percent increase that accounts for 38 percent of the entire music consumption market. Plus, "the on-demand audio streaming share [of total music consumption] has now surpassed total digital sales (digital albums + digital track equivalents) for the first time in history." Nielsen's data is in line with others' findings.


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09:10
Phil Schiller on iPhone’s launch, how it changed...

There are a lot of articles you can read today about the launch of the iPhone ten years ago but very few of them will be with one of the principles involved.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:00
Remembering the iPhone introduction

The original iPhone on display at Macworld Expo 2007

Do you remember where you were on January 9, 2007? I know exactly where I was and what I was doing, since I was attending Macworld Expo that year and was fortunate to be in the audience at the keynote when Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone. 

In those days, Apple had a huge presence at Macworld Expo, taking up a good part of the show floor at Moscone Center. Every year, the company would also host a keynote address to which attendees were invited. Some years the keynotes were rather unexciting, but the 2007 event was expected to be different because Apple was allegedly going to announce a cell phone.  

If I remember correctly, I crawled out of bed at 3 AM that morning and made my way to Moscone West, where the keynote would be held. Why so early? If you didn't get in line early, it was pretty easy...

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09:00
The best bathroom scales

By Melanie Pinola

This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work....

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08:32
Deals: $150 off 2016 15" MacBook Pro; $50-$100...




Shoppers looking to pick up a brand-new 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar can save $150 on the high-end model in Silver ($2,649.99 after discount). Or save $50-$100 on 2016 12" MacBooks with no tax outside NY. Apple's 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only) is also $100 off at Amazon.

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08:12
News: Russia orders Apple to pull LinkedIn app

Apple has pulled the LinkedIn app from its App Store in Russia, The New York Times reports. The move came after Russia blocked the social networking site for not complying with local laws requiring them to store data on Russian citizens. Nicole Leverich, a spokeswoman for LinkedIn, said the company was “disappointed” in Russia’s decision, adding the move “denies access to our members in Russia and the companies that use LinkedIn…

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08:08
The iPhone turns 10: Apple CEO Tim Cook promises...

It’s tough to remember a time before the iPhone, which ushered in the smartphone era and radically transformed our lives. A decade ago, on Jan. 9, 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off a touchscreen “iPod, phone, and internet communicator” at the Macworld Expo. Little did he (or we) know then just how successful the iPhone would become.

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Today, the iPhone is Apple’s biggest seller by far. The company has sold more than a billion iPhones in the last 10 years. A lot has changed in a decade. The iPhone now includes an insanely good dual-lens camera in the 7 Plus, a built-in streaming music service, and we can’t...

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08:00
Daily Deal: PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock for...

Have an Apple Watch? The official Apple charging dock isn't all that useful, as it charges just one device at a time -- an Apple Watch. The PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock not only keeps your Apple Watch topped off, but it also comes with three USB ports, making it easy for you to keep up to three other devices fully charged up as well. 

Just 90x90x75mm in size (3.54x3.54x2.95 inches), the PowerTime dock comes with a built-in 4-foot power cable and has three USB ports for charging your other tech. The PowerTime dock cleans up your workspace by hiding the long Apple charging cable inside, and the silicone surface of the dock resists scratches regardless of how much you put the dock through.  ...

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07:59
Phil Schiller discusses iPhone's impact on...




On the 10th anniversary of the iPhone's unveiling, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller reminisced on the past decade, talking about what the iPhone means to the company, how it has changed Apple over time, and the marks the device has made on the entire world.

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07:58
Worshiping at the Apple temple

From a blog post that ran on the BBC News site, ten years ago today:

As the hype piled up Jobs told us we were witnessing history and he was going to reinvent the telephone – some doubts crept in.

And:

It is going to be expensive – $499 for the 4gb, $599 for 8gb – when it arrives in US stores in June.

And:

Apple is entering a market where giants like Nokia, Motorola and Samsung are making pretty smart phones. A bit of a contrast to the easier landscape which the ipod entered. Still – as Jobs pointed out – there’s a big market to aim at, with a billion mobile phones sold last year.

Fun looking back. After all, who knew what was coming? Well, Steve did.

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07:53
iPhone, a moment in history

BBC News correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones, recalling that day, ten years ago, when the iPhone was first unveiled:

Ten years ago I was running from San Francisco’s Moscone Centre to a nearby hotel to edit a piece for the Ten O’Clock News when my phone rang.

“Have you got your hands on this new Apple phone for a piece to camera?” shouted a producer in London. “If not, why not?”

This appeared to be an impossible demand.

And:

Then I remembered that we had been offered – and turned down for lack of time – an interview with Apple’s marketing chief Phil Schiller. I turned around and headed back to the Moscone Centre. Having located Mr Schiller I asked whether before our interview I might just have a look at the iPhone.

He graciously handed his over – and rather than trying to ring Jony Ive or order 5,000 lattes as Steve Jobs had on stage, I brandished it at the camera for my Ten O’Clock News piece.

And:

The following weekend a Sunday...

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07:40
Apple executives, India officials to talk local...




An Apple team is reportedly scheduled to meet with senior Indian government officials on Jan. 25 in order to discuss demands for setting up manufacturing in the country, which could potentially pave the way for local Apple stores and more competitive pricing.

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07:33
News: Samsung’s Gear S3, Gear S2, Fit2 smartwatches...

Samsung has announced its Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit2 smartwatches are now compatible with iOS. Depending on the model, users will need the Gear S or Gear Fit apps, now available on the App Store. The apps will guide users through the steps of pairing their devices and, once installed, allow the wearer to track routes, log distance traveled and monitor heart rate and calories burned. The apps also provide the ability to find a lost watch using…

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07:29
Hands on: Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming finally...

Gaming on Macs has never been a primary use case, but for the few who do want to use their Macs for gaming — whether on the desktop or on a Macbook — there have never been great options. However, at CES 2017, NVIDIA has revealed that it’s game streaming service, GeForce Now, is headed to the platform.

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07:20
Russia Demands LinkedIn App Takedown, Apple and...

Russia has forced Apple and Google to remove the LinkedIn mobile app from their Russian application markets, the latest chapter in a months-long campaign against the professional networking site. From a report on Fortune: A recently-passed Russian law requires that any company holding data on Russians house that data within Russia. Russia began blocking LinkedIn's website last November under that law, which some critics argue is an indirect form of censorship. The removal of the LinkedIn app from Apples App Store and Google's Play shows the willingness of major internet gatekeepers to comply with individual nations' data-control laws, on both the web and mobile devices.


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07:19
FTC sues D-Link for failure to secure webcams,...




D-Link is under fire from the Federal Trade Commission for not doing enough to secure its products, including connected home devices -- a threat Apple has countered via secure authentication chips in HomeKit-certified hardware.

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07:01
News: KGI’s Kuo still predicts three iPad sizes,...

Well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is doubling down on his August prediction that Apple will release three iPads in the second quarter of 2017, claiming Apple will release 12.9”, 10-10.5” and 9.7” models. The 12.9” is expected to be the new version of the existing iPad Pro and the 9.7” will be a “low-priced option” aimed at entry-level tablet buyers. There’s still some uncertainty around the final…

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06:53
Amazon Echo speakers obey TV's command to buy a...

One of the unintended results of our growing world of voice-activated devices and assistants is that they can be inadvertently set to a task. We first caught a glimpse of that problem two and a half years ago when an Xbox One ad woke Xbox consoles across the globe. More recently, Amazon’s Alexa ended up inadvertently obeying a command from broadcast TV to make a purchase on Amazon—or at least that’s what some Echo owners claim.

It all started a few days ago when a 6-year-old girl in Texas asked Alexa to “play dollhouse with me and get me a dollhouse.” Alexa quickly complied with the request and ordered the child a dollhouse from Amazon, as well as four pounds of cookies, according to CBS DFW.

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06:48
WeChat CEO celebrates Apple iPhone at 10, challenges...




After a series of social media posts celebrating the iPhone's 10th anniversary, WeChat founder Allan Zhang deployed a series of web apps for all smartphone users called "mini programs," in an attempt to combat Apple's dominance in the field and possibly collect some of the billions of dollars fed into the app economy in the future.

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06:46
Phil Schiller discusses iPhone 10 year anniversary,...

On the Backchannel blog, Steven Levy has posted a concise interview with Apple SVP Phil Schiller timed with the iPhone’s tenth anniversary. The post includes Levy’s anecdotes about Steve Jobs back in 2007 at the original iPhone launch followed up with some questions to Schiller about the success of the iPhone looking back and looking forward.

Regarding voice-only personal assistant devices like the Amazon Echo’s Alexa, Schiller says that the best intelligent assistant is the one that’s always with you, and that you can’t discount the value of a color display to present information …

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06:42
News: Apple celebrates 10 years of the iPhone

Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs debuted the iPhone, which he called “a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device.” Apple is celebrating the iconic iPhone by heralding the many ways the device has changed the industry. Essentially creating the smartphone as we know it, the iPhone was the first device to introduce or popularize many of the features users take for granted today....

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06:39
Airmail iOS email app gains new custom actions,...

Airmail is a great alternative email client to Apple’s built-in Mail app, and the latest update adds even more custom actions and app integrations that make it powerful. This mail client offers features similar to Dropbox’s discontinued Mailbox app with the ability to sort out messages for a later date, and Airmail version 1.5 introduces all new custom actions:

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06:29
EzyCal is a new menu bar calendar for macOS

AppYogi Software has introduced EzyCal - Calendar 2017, a menu bar calendar developed exclusively for macOS. It ships with a full calendar display with events, reminders, to-do list organizer, cal-sync and more. 

EzyCal offers keyboard shortcuts and custom color themes that users can select from any three window sizes of the calendar. It also syncs with all available calendar events.

EzyCal requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs US$4.99 and is available worldwide exclusively at the Mac App Store.

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06:27
As OLED iPhone rumors swirl, Apple supplier Sharp...




Foxconn-owned Sharp is reportedly planning to invest 100 billion yen, or about $864 million U.S., into setting up an OLED production line, amidst expectations that Apple's "iPhone 8" will switch from LCD display technology to OLED.

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06:26
Review: Mujjo, the felt and leather sleeve for the...

Taking delivery of my shiny new 2016 MacBook Pro also meant I needed a new case to protect it from getting scratched or marked. I frequently carry it inside a bicycle bag, where London’s pot-holed roads would mean it bouncing around a little, and it also travels with my in my hand-baggage when I fly.

I’ve previously used TwelveSouth’s BookBook cases. These offer a high degree of protection in an admittedly slightly bulky form, but the company doesn’t yet have versions for the latest MacBook Pro. I also have Burkley’s hardshell leather case on my MacBook Air.

Mujjo – whose wallet case I...

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06:17
Apple was granted 2,102 patents in 2016

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a producer of global patent databases and innovative web services, has announced the 2016 IFI CLAIMS U.S. Top 50, an annual ranking of top patent recipients. Apple increased the number of patents it received, but remains at #11 on the list.

The Cupertino, California-based company was granted 2,102 patents in 2016. That’s up 8.46% from the 1,938 it was granted in 2015.

Using proprietary algorithms to analyze U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) data, IFI CLAIMS ranks global patent assignees by number of utility patents received each calendar year. 2016 saw 304,126 utility patent grants, the most on record in a single year. IBM again holds the #1 slot, which it has for 24 consecutive years, with 8,088 patents—up nearly 10% over 2015 and the most any company has ever acquired in a calendar year. The other Top 5 recipients remain unchanged from 2015 with Samsung at #2,...

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06:07
Happy birthday, iPhone; you’re 10 years old today

Today (Jan.9) marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone’s debut. At the 2007 Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, then-CEO Steve Jobs introduced the world to Apple’s smartphone as three products in one — “a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device.” In the 10 years since, Apple has sold over a billion iPhones. 

“iPhone is an essential part of our customers' lives, and today more than ever it is redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work and live,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a press release “iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.”

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, added: “It is amazing that from the very first iPhone through to today's newest iPhone 7 Plus, it has remained the gold standard by which all other smartphones are judged. For many of us, iPhone...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Zendure A8 26,800mAh QC3.0...

For Friday’s iLounge Deal, you can pick up the Zendure A8 26,800mAh QC3.0 Portable Battery Bank for only $64.95 — that’s 48% off the regular price. This high-capacity power bank is ready to keep all of your devices charged up, with 26,800 mAh of capacity and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Technology. You can get 7-9 recharges of your iPhone from it, and the power bank maintains up to 95% of its charge for six months without use, so it’s…

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06:00
Apple's iPhone Turns 10

An anonymous reader shares a report: "Every once in a while there is a revolutionary product that comes along, that changes everything," that's how Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone 10 years ago. To think about it, the iPhone did not have anything that anyone associated with a smartphone. On top of that, it was expensive, you could not share files over Bluetooth, it did not support 3G, it did not have an expandable storage slot and you needed iTunes for everything. But despite that, and to the horror of its rivals, everyone wanted one. Veteran journalist Steven Levy spoke with Phil Schiller, VP of Worldwide Marketing at Apple on the occasion.


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05:59
CES 2017: From Laundry to Play-Doh at Showstoppers

Jeff Porten continues his explorations of what’s new and cool at Showstoppers, the third and final media-only show floor at CES.

 

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05:15
Bensonapproved.com launches, looks to guide users to...

Ok, this could be helpful.

In the wake of a fair number of questionable USB-C adapters (you get what you pay for in terms of snagging a gas station accessory), Benson Leung has launched bensonapproved.com, a web site that tests and reviews as many USB Type-C (USB-C) cables and accessories that it can get its hands on.

Leung, a Google Chromebook engineer, has spent a fair amount of time buying batches of USB Type-C cables off Amazon and testing them to see if they perform up to par or are just cheap knock-offs.

The cables and chargers themselves can fail in a variety of ways, albeit incorrect resistors seem to be among the most common problems so far.

So, if you’re wondering which USB Type-C adapters are worth looking into and which are a waste of your hard-earning money, take a gander at Leung’s web site and please let us know what you think in the comments.

Via bensonapproved.com and...

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05:12
Sharp to make OLED displays for upcoming iPhones at...

Foxconn appears to be taking full advantage of its acquisition of Sharp as the display maker is reported to be setting up an OLED production line at an iPhone assembly factory. All of the OLED production there is said to be destined for upcoming iPhone models, according to a Nikkei report cited by Digitimes.

Sharp plans to invest JPY100 billion (US$864 million) to set up an OLED production line at Foxconn Electronics’ factory in Zhengzhou City, northern China.

However, the facility won’t be ready for this year’s iPhones, as trial production is not expected to begin until 2018 or 2019 – though the company may be making OLED units for the iPhone 8 elsewhere …

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05:00
Safari-get.com URL leads to new malware strain for...

You’re going to need to be a little more careful when surfing the Web on your Mac.

For the past few weeks, people have been tricked into visiting a phony website embedded with malware that can freeze Macs, according to a report this week by the cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes.

The new malware, which can be activated by visiting safari-get.com, can trigger two sets of actions depending on the version of the computers’ operating systems.

In one case, the malware causes the computer’s Apple email client to create a deluge of draft emails that contain the words “Warning! Virus Detected!” in the email subject line. Although the emails don’t get actually get delivered to anyone, the sudden flood of draft emails hogs the computer’s resources, thus causing the computer to freeze.

In the second case, the malware launches iTunes multiple times without closing it to the point where the application crashes, thereby also hogging additional resources from the...

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04:50
Uber offers cities ‘anonymized’ ride data

Uber Technologies is offering data from trips on its ride-hailing platform to city officials, planners and policymakers to help them better understand traffic patterns and improve investments in infrastructure.

The move will likely win Uber goodwill with city officials, even as the company has resisted other bids for data by some cities. New York, for example, wants to collect trip records from vehicles on hire to monitor adherence to driver fatigue regulations, which Uber has rejected citing individual privacy issues.

Some of the data collected by Uber over 2 billion trips across 450 cities will be provided under the new program, called Movement. However, the data will be “anonymized and aggregated into the same types of geographic zones that transportation planners use to evaluate which parts of cities need expanded infrastructure, like Census Tracts and Traffic...

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04:30
An advance look at Appostasy’s PenSe for the Apple...

The Apple Pencil is a fantastic accessory, but can’t be easily attached to the body of an iPad Pro. Plus, its plastic body is easily scratched and can be slippery. The folks at Appostasy are working on a solution: the “PenSe.” 

I’ve had a chance to look at an advance unit. It’s probably not for me — I plug along nicely with my Stylus Sling — it may well be a useful accessory for artists and creative who use the pencil more than me. 

The PenSe is made of anodized aluminum. The case is abrasion resistant and easy to grip. And it’s designed with the look and feel of an Apple product.

With 14 neodymium magnets, PenSe allows you to attach the pencil to any magnetized surface on your iPad Pro, Apple Smart Cover, or Smart Keyboard. The PenSe also provides a cap and adapter storage solution. (Note some...

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04:24
The history of the iPhone, on its 10th anniversary

Internet History Podcast:

Stop for a minute and imagine how momentous a change the iPod engendered within Apple itself. This was a company that, for nearly 30 years, had been a personal computer company. The blue sky thinking that allowed Apple to make a stand-alone MP3 player—to enter a mature market as an outsider and believe it could dominate—also engendered the sort of fearlessness that made it possible to break with other long-standing Apple shibboleths. The iPod eventually worked with Windows machines, even at the risk of cannibalizing Mac sales. iTunes eventually worked with Windows machines. Apple (gasp) made a Windows app! As Phil Schiller told Walter Isaacson in his Steve Jobs biography: “We felt we should be in the music player business, not just in the Mac business.” It was this conceptual leap, this strategic bravery (just as much as a penchant for good design and reliable manufacturing) that would be responsible for Apple’s success in the 2000s.

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04:14
The ‘golden path,’ hidden WiFi & cellular tricks...

Looking back at Steve Jobs demonstrating the first iPhone in 2007, it all looks so slick that it’s hard to believe just how close it came to falling over. The Internet History Podcast has done a nice job of pulling together the inside story of how much preparation went into ensuring that the demo worked.

In practice demos, the iPhone – which was nowhere near complete – kept failing in various different ways.

Jobs rehearsed his presentation for six solid days, but at the final hour, the team still couldn’t get the phone to behave through an entire run through. Sometimes it lost internet connection. Sometimes the calls wouldn’t go through. Sometimes the phone just shut down.

Engineers...

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04:00
Molekular Modular Multi-Effects System

By Aaron Lee

Native Instruments' Molekular is a handy modular multi-effects system for their flagship synthesis studio Reaktor 5 for macOS or the free Reaktor 5 Player for iOS devices. It features 35 exclusive creative effects for creative sound manipulation.

Molekular features slots for up to four effect modules and plenty of routing options for unique effect arrangements. Modules include a pitch and resonator section for transforming percussive sounds into melodic arpeggios. Delay, stutter, and glitch modules allow users to create new rhythmic structures or turn any incoming signal into washed-out soundscapes.

Eight modulation effects offer sonic versatility for augmenting tone — from classic modulation effects like flanger and chorus to effects such as a purposefully broken pitch shifter to create unusual new textures. Six dynamic and distortion effects include a 16-...

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04:00
10 cool creative tech treasures at CES 2017

Creative inspiration

Image by CES

CES is always heaven on earth for the gadget obsessed. While glitzy car tech, virtual reality, home automation, and wearables tend to dominate the headlines, consumer tech companies didn’t forget about visually-oriented parents and teachers, students and photographers, and the artistically-inclined among us seeking that hidden gem that solves problems and boosts creativity. Here are some of the cool visual treasures launched at CES 2017, which promise to be available sometime this year.

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03:00
15 of the most impressive Bluetooth speakers at CES...

If you've seen one Bluetooth speaker, you definitely haven't seen them all

Image by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Portable Bluetooth speakers can be a tough sell; they’re just not “must-have’ accessories for most people. If you’re not wearing headphones, your phone’s internal speaker is probably fine—unless you’re having a party, or something. That’s why the Bluetooth speakers we saw on the CES floor this year are full of features you didn’t know you wanted: They’re waterproof and rugged, lightweight and portable, and full of flashing lights and colorful LEDs. Some have impressive battery life (50-plus hours), while others can sync up with a theoretically infinite number of other units for the ultimate surround-sound experience.

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00:20
Ten Years of iPhone: the past present and future of...




Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone during his keynote address at Macworld 2007. More than just a new product, the new device launched a radical new computing platform and rapidly accelerated the sophistication of mobile computing.

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Sunday January 8

17:34
Apple celebrates 10 years since Steve Jobs unveiled...




This Monday, Jan. 9, will mark exactly 10 years to the day since the first iPhone was unveiled at the Macworld 2007 expo by Steve Jobs. Apple acknowledged the milestone a day early, on Sunday, with Tim Cook promising: "The best is yet to come."

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17:05
Apple on track to launch three new iPads in spring...




Though it hasn't been updated since 2015, the 7.9-inch iPad mini won't be among the trio of new iPads Apple is expected to introduce this spring, instead sticking to larger form factors, according to a new report.

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16:48
Apple commemorates 10 year iPhone anniversary, Tim...

2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone and Apple is getting a head start on the celebrations. 10 years ago from tomorrow, Apple’s Steve Jobs unveiled the first ever iPhone and Apple today has shared a look back at just how revolutionary the device has been.

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11:06
Analyst: ‘the worst is over’ for declining iPad...

Apple will introduce In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Quo says Apple will introduce three iPads in 2017: a 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and a "low-cost" 9.7-inch iPad, along with a new bezel-free, mid-size model in the range of between 10 and 10.5 inches. 

He writes: “We note the 12.9" model will be the second generation of the existing 12.9" iPad Pro, the 10-10.5" model will be the high-end model equipped with a narrow bezel design, and the 9.7" model will be the low-priced option. The former two models will have an A10X chip manufactured by TSMC (2330 TT, NT$183.5, N), while the latter comes with an A9 chip made by Samsung LSI. Although we estimate iPad shipments in 2017 will drop again YoY to 35-37mn units, we except the decline to narrow to 10% from 2016's roughly 20%, given that the 10-10.5" model may see more demand from commercial/enterprises and tender markets, while the low-...

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10:08
Move over mobile phone: the next ad frontier is the...

The closer we get to self-driving cars, the more inevitable (unfortunately) this will become.

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09:37
∞ Monday is the tenth anniversary of the iPhone...

This video shows the announcement at the 2007 Macworld Expo. I was in the room and it was an amazing experience but, ten years ago, none of us could have predicted how the iPhone would literally change the world.

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08:00
CES 2017 by the numbers

As CES 2017 slowly winds to a close, we look back on the week that was. This year's show saw a number of new devices and technologies make their debut. Razer debuted a triptych laptop display, Griffin brought out its smart toaster, Ford announced a 3...

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07:40
Immersit Vibes puts a rumble pack in your sofa

Sitting down: it's such a passive activity. Immersit wants to shake that up, all too literally, with its "vibes" sofa accessory. We've seen Immersit before, when it debuted a much more intense (and more expensive) 4D motion kit. That one actually rai...

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07:19
Every 'Golden Girls' episode is coming to...

They might be a little late to the Betty White party, but Hulu is adding a little bit of Miami warmth to its winter lineup. According to the streaming service, The Golden Girls will be available on Hulu starting February 13th so you can spend your Va...

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07:00
Toyota's futuristic Concept-i, and more in the...

After years of anticipation, Faraday Future unveiled its "Tesla-killer" FF91 electric car this week -- and it's even faster than a Model S in ludicrous mode. Meanwhile, Nissan announced that its next-gen Leaf EV will be able to drive itself on the hi...

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06:30
ICYMI: Voice integration in your fridge and car

Today on In Case You Missed It: It's our final show from CES so we're taking you on a quick tour of some of the voice integration in cars and appliances available at the show. Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai and the rest all have integration deals with...

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05:54
KGI: 3 new iPads to debut next quarter will slow...

In a new report out this morning from noted analyst Ming-Chi Quo at KGI Securities, we find the size of the new iPad form factor, expected in Q2 still in flux indicating that Apple may still be deciding between different sizes.

The new models will come in 12.9”, 10-10.5” and 9.7” versions. We note the 12.9” model will be the second generation of the existing 12.9” iPad Pro, the 10-10.5” model will be the high-end model equipped with a narrow bezel design, and the 9.7” model will be the low-priced option. The former two models will have an A10X chip manufactured by TSMC (2330 TT, NT$183.5, N), while the latter comes with an A9 chip made by Samsung LSI. Although we estimate iPad shipments in 2017 will drop again YoY to 35-37mn units, we except the decline to narrow to 10% from 2016’s roughly 20%, given that the 10-10.5” model may see more demand from commercial/ enterprises and tender markets, while the low-priced 9.7”...

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04:47
Samsung makes good on promise to bring Gear S2, S3,...




After initially announcing iOS support for the Gear S3 in August of 2015, Samsung has published apps for the Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear Fit2 on the iOS App Store, making them compatible with the iPhone.

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03:48
Iran censored porn so hard it broke the internet in...

If you had trouble visiting explicit websites in the last few days, the fault may have come from an unexpected source: Iran. According to a new report from The Verge, a recent attempt to block pornography websites in the country's borders hampered ac...

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22:51
Nokia brand launches its first Android smartphone

The first Nokia Android smartphone from the brand's new owner has finally arrived, but it comes with bad news for folks who want to try it out: It will only be available in China. Finnish company HMD Global, which acquired the rights to release Nokia...

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22:16
Sony kills its pay-per-view streaming service on...

Planning on watching this year's UFC and WWE specials on Sony's Live Events Viewer app? Hope you have a PlayStation 4, then -- the company has announced that its killing pay-per-view streaming for PS3 users. After January 10th, the PlayStation 3 vers...

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22:00
Hands-on: Wireless CarPlay arrives in Alpine’s iLX-...

Alpine is launching the first aftermarket receiver with wireless CarPlay in February, and 9to5Mac got a quick hands-on demo with the feature in action at CES 2017. See Alpine’s iLX-107 with wireless CarPlay in action below.

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20:51
Google Assistant hints at support for typing...

Google Assistant is clever -- just ask Pixel or Home owners. Unless you're using Allo, though, you have little choice but to ask the AI questions through voice commands. Google might give you more ways to interact in the near future, however. An expl...

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19:27
Climate change could bleach most coral reefs within...

The Great Barrier Reef's massive loss to coral bleaching last year might have been just a taste of things to come. According to a study by a team of marine scientists, 99 percent of the world's coral reefs could undergo severe coral bleaching before...

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18:59
Canada finds Apple's carrier deals don't...

France may think Apple is up to no good with its carrier deals for the iPhone, but you won't hear similar gripes from Canada. The country's Competition Bureau has determined that there isn't "sufficient evidence" to show that Apple had illegally str...

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18:00
Presenting the Best of CES 2017 winners!

We debated. We argued. One of us even yelled. After a long night of going through our list of finalists, our editors have finally settled on our winners for the official Best of CES awards. Below is our list of winners for each category, including ou...

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17:36
Sony's flagship soundbar kicks out room-filling...

CES is filled with Dolby Atmos-spitting audio equipment, but Sony's HT-ST5000 stands out. Sony has improved this model with the ability to scale audio properly no matter what size your room is. Just adjust for the height of the ceiling and where you'...

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16:56
Is Apple getting Siri-ous in the face of Amazon...




There's a new gold rush in tech, related to voice assistance and a voice-first interface for everything we do at home, in the car and while out and about. What happens if the world's best positioned, most profitable tech company fails to capitalize on it?

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16:51
Never worry about leaving the stove top on ever again

The first time someone says "smart stove knobs," you instantly conclude that the technology industry needs an intervention. But while the Inirv React's concept seems gently ridiculous, the product itself makes you wonder why nobody thought of this be...

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16:25
'Super Mario Bros. 3' is harder with a...

Old-school video games are hard. That's what we learned after booting up an NES Classic Edition for today's gaming challenge live from the Engadget stage at CES. Feminist Frequency's Carolyn Petit joined me on stage to thoroughly thrash me, while her...

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16:09
OmniFocus 2.8

Adds a Global Search feature and improves support for tabbed windows in macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($39.99 new, free update, 28.9 MB)

 

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16:00
CES 2017: More products highlighted by Andrew Felix...

One thing you can always say about the Consumer Electronics Show is "What will they think of next?" In today's video, Andrew shows an app-controlled smart breast milk pump, a home robot to keep your kids on schedule, and the Hover Camera Passport drone.

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16:00
These connected shoes could help you run faster,...

Power laces and 3D-printed materials aren't the only things shaping the future of footwear. If Sensoria and Vivobarefoot have their way, people could soon be wearing shoes packed with tech to help them run faster, smarter and more safely. Here at CES...

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15:45
A game of 'Whac-a-Mole' can tell if you...

When Reflexion Interactive's Matt Roda was in high school, he suffered a severe concussion during a hockey game. At the time, his coach put him back in the game after asking asinine questions like who was president and what year it was. The experienc...

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15:44
Macbook Saves Man's Life During Fort Lauderdale...

A 37-year-old credits his MacBook Pro laptop with saving his life during a shooting at the baggage claim of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. An anonymous reader quotes WPLG Miami:
He placed it in his backpack, but didn't think of it when he felt an impact on his back during the shooting... When the bloodshed was over, he said he went to the men's restroom and saw a bullet hole on the laptop. He gave it to FBI agents. And he was in shock when they found a 9 mm bullet in his backpack. That was when he realized a gunman aimed to kill him, but the laptop took the bullet for him. "If I didn't have that backpack on, the bullet would have shot me between the shoulders," Frappier said.


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15:32
Circuit Cubes make engineering basics a snap for kids

Kids that fall in love with technology and engineering have never had it better. There's no shortage of websites and tutorial videos and hardware kits meant to teach them the fundamentals of crafting their very own gadgets, but I'd argue few are as e...

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15:14
George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of...

Hacker, entrepreneur, rabble rouser and freeform rapper George Hotz joined us on the Engadget stage at CES to talk about the decision to open-source his autonomous car research and the state of self driving. He also weighed in on California's regulat...

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15:00
Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas...Day...

The flag of Ukraine. Wikimedia Commons. 

Today is the day Christmas is celebrated in Ukraine and several other countries around the world. In honour of Ukrainian Christmas, we have one final request to round out this year, making this the thirteenth and final post in our annual 12-part (usually!) series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year.

This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

For the thirteenth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

13. Ukrainian Text to Speech Voices for all Apple Devices


When Apple introduced the original Macintosh in 1984, it let the computer introduce itself, using a synthesized voice to do so (view the video above). The technology, known as text to speech, converts strings of text into spoken words and has shipped with every Mac ever produced. It has...

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14:57
Regulators approve VW plan to fix 70,000 more diesel...

Before it can reinvent itself as an EV automaker, Volkswagen still has to clean up the remnants of the ongoing Dieselgate scandal that has cost the company billions in buyback programs, repairs and class action settlements. With so many different mod...

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14:52
David Copperfield: 'I come to CES to get...

CES is many things to many people. For the most part, it's the grease that keeps the mechanics of technology running for the rest of the year. For some, though, it's a veritable treasure trove of potential magic. Literally. David Copperfield, a stalw...

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14:44
FBI Releases (Redacted) Documents About The San...

The FBI released 100 pages of documents about the unidentified vendor who unlocked the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter, but "censored critical details that would have shown how much the FBI paid, whom it hired and how it opened the phone." An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press:

The files make clear that the FBI signed a nondisclosure agreement with the vendor. The records also show that the FBI received at least three inquiries from companies interested in developing a product to unlock the phone, but none had the ability to come up with a solution fast enough for the FBI. The FBI also said in contracting documents that it did not solicit competing bids or proposals because it thought widely disclosing the bureau's needs could harm national security... The suit by the media organizations argued there was no legal basis to withhold the information and challenged the adequacy of the FBI's search for relevant records. It also said the public had a right to...

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14:43
Tell Us Your Mac Automation Stories

Apple’s elimination of the position of Product Manager of Automation Technologies a few months ago cast a pall over the future of automation at Apple. Adam explains what happened, his worry about Apple’s commitment to automation, and what you can do to express your concerns.

 

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14:38
AT&T and Time Warner have a plan to dodge merger...

AT&T has indicated how it may avoid FCC scrutiny over its proposed $85.4 billion Time Warner merger. At issue are Time Warner's FCC broadcast licenses -- if were to transfer them to AT&T, that would require FCC approval. However, in a filing...

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14:20
Russia demands LinkedIn's removal from iTunes...

Russia wants to scrub LinkedIn's presence from the country completely. According to The New York Times, people in the country can no longer download the social network's mobile application from the App Store or Google Play. Russian authorities requir...

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14:01
Samsung's smartwatch lineup now works with your...

Did you sigh wistfully at Samsung's Gear S3, knowing you couldn't use it because you have an iPhone? Relax. Samsung has launched new Gear S and Gear Fit apps that bring iOS compatibility to all of its current wrist-worn devices, including the Gear S3...

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13:40
Volkwagen is adding Amazon Alexa to its cars

Ford isn't the only auto company adding Amazon's Alexa to its cars -- Volkswagen plans to do the same. From the quick demo I had on the CES show floor, it seems like a pretty smart pairing. VW's Alexa-enabled cars will basically have full access to e...

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13:33
Samsung’s Gear S3, Gear S2, & Gear Fit2...

As CES 2017 winds down, Samsung today made one more announcement, this time for iOS users. The company has announced that it expanding support for iOS with its latest Gear-branded wearables.

Specially, the Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear Fit2 are now compatible with iOS thanks to new accompanying apps…

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13:31
Apple's latest iPhone 7 Plus commercial...




Apple on Saturday published a new ad highlighting Portrait mode, an iPhone 7 Plus exclusive feature that seamlessly blends image data from the handset's dual cameras to create artificial bokeh.

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13:09
Hands-on: Apple CarPlay goes wireless over Wi-Fi...




Alpine's CarPlay integration in its upcoming iLX-107 receiver uses Wi-Fi direct, rather than Bluetooth, allowing for a higher quality experience with negligible effect on battery life.

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12:44
Hands-on: Alpine's splash-proof Apple CarPlay...




Perhaps the most unique take on CarPlay we saw at this year's Consumer Electronics Show came from Alpine, which has added Apple's automotive interface to its ruggedized infotainment systems for Jeep Wrangler owners.

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12:14
Apple’s latest iPhone 7 Plus ad focuses on Portrait...

Apple today has shared a new ad for the iPhone 7 Plus on its YouTube channel. The ad focuses on the device’s dual-camera design and the Portrait Mode feature that comes along with it..

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