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Report: Apple working closely with Intel on 5G modems for future iPhones

Apple is reportedly working closely with Intel on a future iPhone with support for 5G wireless broadband. Fast Company reports that Apple engineers have been engaged with Intel in talks about early work on 5G, while work with Qualcomm has been limited. more

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Apple challenges the definition of a PC with new ‘What‘s a computer‘ iPad Pro ad [Video]

Apple today has shared a new iPad Proad touting how it can act as a PC replacement. This is the same angle Apple has taken in several previous advertisements, but this is the first one to focus on the iPad Pro enhancements included with iOS 11. more

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Apple‘s VP of Diversity Denise Young-Smith leaving, Deloitte‘s Christie Smith joining company

Denise Young-Smith is leaving Apple at the end of the year, TechCrunch has reported. Young-Smith currently serves as Apple‘s first VP of Inclusion and Diversity, a position created for her after X took over general HR duties. more

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WWDC iOS app updated for iOS 11 and iPhone X

Apple has updated its WWDC app for iOS 11 and iPhone X. The new version, 6.0.3, takes full advantage of the larger iPhone X display and is no longer letterboxed. The update also includes a fix for a media bug: more

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Apple will require new Apple Watch apps to be native starting next year

Apple today shared a news update encouraging developers to update their Apple Watch apps for watchOS 4. The update also shares that watchOS 1 apps will no longer be accepted next year. more

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Apple releases iOS 11.1.2 with fix forunresponsive iPhone X screen at cold temperatures

Apple has released the iOS 11.1.2 software update for iPhone and iPad. The update includes a fix forunresponsive iPhone X screen at coldtemperatures more

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Black Pixel launches Pixelboard, a collaborative whiteboard app for iPad

Black Pixel has built a new collaborative whiteboard app for iPad called Pixelboard. Pixelboard is the best way to whiteboard collaboratively on iPad. With powerful features and a beautiful design, the app is the perfect tool for remote teams and distributed workers to turn any meeting into a creative meeting. Black Pixel says it built Pixelboard as a solution to collaborating and whiteboarding with its team remotely. more

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Review: ecobee4 packs Alexa and Google Home control in a HomeKit thermostat

ecobee is the maker of what I consider the best HomeKit thermostat on the market, and the new version called ecobee4 adds built-in Amazon Alexa voice control and works with Google Home.ecobee4 offers the same features as the HomeKit-enabled ecobee3 which we reviewed last year, so should iPhone users spend the extra money on the new version? more

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macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta 4 now available

Apple has released the fourth developer beta version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 ahead of its general release. The update is available as an OTA upgrade on the Mac App Store while the developer installer is available on Apple‘s developer center. more

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Review: ElevationDock 4 lives up to its self claimed title of ‘the best dock for iPhone‘

With so many docks on the market, ElevationLab makes the seemingly bold claim that its newElevationDock 4 is ‘the best dock for iPhone. However, it didn‘t take me very long with the product to realize that the company isn‘t exaggerating, it is handsdown the best iPhone dock I‘ve ever used. Here‘s why more

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Jony Ive talks design challenges & more as iPhone X is named one of the top 25 inventions of 2017

Following an in-depth interview with Wallpaper* earlier this month, Jony Ive also recently sat down with TIME Magazine. Ive talks more about the iPhone X design in the interview, as well as some of the challenges Apple faced during the development of the device more

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Apple details how it performs on-device facial detection in latest machine learning journal entry

Apple has published its latest machine learning journal entry with a new article detailing the challenges of implementing facial detection features while maintaining a high level of privacy. more

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iHome launches affordable HomeKit-enabled Outdoor SmartPlug just in time for your holiday lights

iHome today has released several new smart home products including the affordable Outdoor SmartPlug with HomeKit compatibility just in time for the holidays as well as three new Wi-Fi based home security sensors. more

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Vimeo launches HDR video hosting, playable on iPhone X, iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K

YouTube competitor Vimeo today announced that it is rolling out support for High Dynamic Range video uploads on its video hosting platform. Usually seen as the slightly more professional video site, Vimeo notes it is the first platform to support playback of HDR content on Apple‘s latest devices including the iPhone X and Apple TV 4K. This is because YouTube favors a VP9 codec that iOS and tvOS do not support, so the YouTube app on the new

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Comment: A year later, AirPods remain basically unrivaled as the best truly-wireless earbuds

Even a year on, Apple‘s AirPods are largely unrivaled. They may look a bit funny to wear, and only come in one colour, but it‘s hard to argue anyone else is close to matching Apple in the truly-wireless headphone space. AirPods are dead simple to use and intelligent enough to be helpful, without being annoying. They aren‘t even expensive compared to the competition. more

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VFX artist shows how iPhone X TrueDepth camera could be used for 3D animation

A tech demo video by VFX artist Elisha Hung shows how data from the iPhone X‘s TrueDepth camera system could be used to animate 3D characters and objects in a CGI movie. more

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iPhone X now ships in 2-3 weeks from Apple Online Store

The availability of iPhone X continues to improve. The Apple Online Store is now reporting 2-3 week delivery estimates for new iPhone X orders, across both Space Gray and Silver colors on all carriers. Reports indicated that iPhone X supply would be improving throughout November, after the initial production holdups, and that is certainly corroborated here. It‘s also true that the rush of early adopter demand for the phone has likely waned

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AT&T acknowledges nationwide outage preventing users from making calls

After a multitude of reports on Twitter and other social media platforms, ATT has acknolwedged that some cusotmers are facing issues placing wireless calls. Reports of the outage first began earlier this evening and DownDetecor shows over 6,000 complaints from users. more

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How to keep media keys fixed to iTunes with macOS High Sierra

Apple released macOS High Sierra to the public back in September, bringing notable changes such as Apple File System, Safari 11, and more. One change that‘s proved to be more of an annoyance, however, relates to the media keys. No longer do they control just media apps like iTunes and Spotify, but rather they control any sort of video and audio playback. If you‘re like me, that‘s come as more of a bother than a real feature, but

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Twitter removing verification from accounts that violate its guidelines, developing new verify program

Twitter announced last week that it was suspending its verification program after backlash over the verification badge being given to white supremicists and other controversial figures. Today, in a series of tweets from its Support account, Twitter clarified its move and said it is in the process of reviewing all verfied accounts, and may revoke veification where it deems necessary more

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15+ iPhone X Tips and Tricks [Video]

In this hands-on video walkthrough we highlight more than 15 handy tips and tricks for new iPhone X owners. Included in the video are easier methods for invoking Control Center and Notifications, a method for recording Animoji without a time limit, and the best way to quickly switch between two apps. Have a look at our hands-on video for the details. more

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LIFX launches new LED light strip w/ HomeKit support, new HomeKit controller to retrofit existing products

LIFX today has released two new products that feature HomeKit support. The new LIFX Z Starter Kit with HomeKit is the company‘s latest lighting product, while a new HomeKit controller will bring HomeKit support to existing LIFX products. more

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