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Apple promoting Photos Memories feature in ‘The Archives‘ ad, new tutorial

Apple‘s latest video series promotes an iOS 10 Photos feature called Memories that automatically builds collections of related images and videos around themes like dates, places, and people. The series includes both a full-length iPhone ad as well as a new tutorial on using the Memories feature. more

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When does Apple release new iOS betas?

If you‘re running the first iOS 11 developer beta like me, you‘re probably eagerly awaiting whatever changes and improvements come with iOS 11 beta 2. While Apple doesn‘t broadcast when it will release new versions of developer software betas, the company does tend to follow a pattern for its release schedule which we‘ll look at below. Apple has also shared when to expect the first iOS 11 public beta version which may be a

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Uber adds tipping & more fees for riders to start ‘180 Days of Change‘ initiative

Uber has today announced the addition of tipping along with 7 more updates to how it handles earnings for its drivers. This announcement is the first of many changes the company is looking to implement as Uber shared its 180 Days of Change campaign in an email to drivers as along as well as a press release. more

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Apple Pay expands to 40 more banks around theUS, UK, and China

New banks and credit unions across the world are continuing to adopt Apple Pay, and 40 additional institutions have joined Apple‘s list of participating partners since the last refresh earlier this month. Check out the latest Apple Pay banks below: more

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Acast podcast network brings CarPlay support to its iPhone app

Acast is the latest iPhone app to offer support for Apple‘s CarPlay feature through today‘s update. Acast is a dedicated podcast network that streams on-demand audio and podcasts including over 1400 shows to more than 56 million listeners. more

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Comment: Why Apple‘s HomePod teaser killed my Amazon Echo curiosity

Apple‘s HomePod teaser was somewhat oddly placed. Two hours into a developer conference without real developer opportunities and six months before the product is ready to ship. Why? Apple surely has a list of reasons like working aroundleaksand market pressure to show what they‘ve been building. If for no other reason, the teaser was probably intended to whet the appetite of Apple users tempted to jump in to the Amazon Echo ecosystem.

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7 iPad Pro 150 off, Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi Speaker 370, iTunes Movie Sale, more

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Instagram Stories now at 250M users & adds Live Video replays, will expand to other services

After deciding to clone Snapchat‘s Stories feature and roll it out to Instagram last August, today the company offered an update on progress, confirming the feature now has 250 million daily active users. That‘s up from the 200 million it announced back in April when it officially surpassed Snapchat. In comparison, Snapchat was at around 166 million daily active users as of its last announced numbers in May. The company is also announ

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Apple Camp registration opening today, new Today at Apple sessions for kids starting this month

Apple is opening registration for its annual Camp program for kids at Apple Stores starting today. Three tracks for kids 8-12 this year include sessions on iMovie, GarageBand, and coding. Apple has also introduced new Today at Apple offerings with new Kids Hour sessions covering robotics, filmmaking, and illustration for ages 6-12. more

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Facebook says Instagram Stories now at 250M daily users, will expand it to other services

After deciding to clone Snapchat‘s Stories feature and roll it out to Instagram last August, today the company offered an update on progress (via CNBC), confirming the feature now has 250 million daily active users. That‘s up from the 200 million it announced back in April when it officially surpassed Snapchat. In comparison, Snapchat was at around 166 million daily active users as of its last announced numbers in May. more

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Olixar claims to reveal iPhone 8 design w/ new cases now available to order

Yesterday one of the first screen protectors allegedly for iPhone 8 leaked claiming to show the device‘s expected design and other features. It was made by case manufacturer Olixar, and today the company is one of the first to reveal an entire line of cases for the upcoming iPhones. It‘s also started accepting preorder for the cases that it says depicts both the front and back of the iPhone‘s new design accurately. We‘re t

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Apple I sells at auction for 335k, the lowest price yet for a working model

An Apple I sold at Christie‘s last week for 355,500, the lowest price yet seen for a recent sale of a model in working condition more

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Pioneer introduces first-ever Lightning-powered iPhone speaker called Rayz Rally

Pioneer is launching a new accessory called Rayz Rally that amplifies audio calls from your iPhone over a pocket-sized speaker. Rayz Rally connects to the iPhone through the Lightning port and doesn‘t require a separate battery to work. more

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Apple granted AR patent for interior design and animated movie posters, includes headset use

Apple has today been granted a patent for augmented reality apps for interior design and animated movie posters. The patent award comes the day after we learned more about plans for an AR app in partnership with Swedish furniture company Ikea. Apple recently announced ARKit as part of iOS 11, providing hands-on demos at WWDC more

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Report details Apple‘s efforts to increase product secrecy, more leaks from Apple campus than supply chain in 2016

A fascinating report from The Outline shares highlights from an internal presentation about Apple‘s efforts to increase product secrecy; a leak of an internal meeting about leaks. The briefing apparently described how Apple security teams prevent information from leaking to competitors, counterfeiters and press.‘ One of the most interesting tidbits is that Apple believes there are now more leaks coming from its employees on campus tha

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iPhone‘s success measured against other iconic products in 10th anniversary month

As we head toward the 10th anniversary of the iPhone later this month, the WSJ has put together a chart (below) comparing the sales trajectory of the smartphone against other iconic products. A second chart compares the 2006 pre-iPhone Apple with the 2016 one more

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Apple accuses Qualcomm of double-dipping, wants end to pay-per-iPhone deal

In a new development in its legal battle with Qualcomm, Appleis arguing that the patent deal which forces the company to pay a licence fee for every iPhone manufactured is invalid.It is accusing Qualcomm of double-dipping by charging once for a licence fee for use of its patented technology and again for the chip which uses that technology. Apple had previously accused Qualcomm of exacting revenge against the Cupertino company, but this is the fi

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Sporadic reports of ‘Verification failed‘ messages on iCloud as Apple acknowledges Mail & Notes issues

We‘re seeing sporadic reports of Verification failed‘ messages when attempting to login to iCloud on devices, with one user told by Apple that the issue is affecting a limited number of users more

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Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow launches June 29, trailer features Stephen Hawking, George Takei, Bill Nye, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson [Video]

After first announcing a new mobile Futurama game back in February, and teasing it with an initial trailer last month, TinyCo has revealed thatFuturama: Worlds of Tomorrow will be launched on the app store on June 29. The company has also created a new trailer for the game (below) featuringStephen Hawking, George Takei, Bill Nye, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson more

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Kensington‘s Thunderbolt 3 dock offers hidden mounting option & lock slot [Video]

While early Thunderbolt accessories were thin on the ground, widespread adoption of the combined USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port means there‘s now no shortage of docks available to add in all the ports you might want in a desktop setup. We‘ve seen Thunderbolt 3 docks from Belkin,OWC, Lenovo,Elgato, CalDigit, Lacieand more. Latest to join in is Kensington with the SD5000T, offering two unique features more

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New book about the creation of the iPhone ‘The One Device‘ on sale now, launches to mixed reviews

The book claiming to explore the secret history of the iPhone, The One Device, is now on sale in physical form (19 at Amazon). You can also preorder the ebook for Kindle and iBooks as well; it will be released digitally on Thursday. Authored by Brian Merchant, the book promises to detail the untold account‘ of how the iPhone was made. It features anecdotes from ex-Apple executives and top employees about the development of the secret projec

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iPhone 8 screen protector shows nearly bezel-less design, front camera & sensor cutout

Building on various recently leaked parts, an alleged iPhone 8 screen protector is now making the rounds on Chinese social networking site Weibo. The screen protector was also shared on SlashLeaksand Twitter and reflects the iPhone 8‘s smaller bezels and front-facing camera and speaker cutouts. more

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Trump calls for ‘sweeping transformation‘ of gov IT as Tim Cook pushes to make coding a requirement in schools

REUTERS/Carlos Barria(Caption contest in the comments) As we reported earlier today, Tim Cook was among a handful of tech executives who met with President Donald Trump today in Washington D.C. The central purpose of the meeting was to help use technology to cut costs and further modernize the United States government. Now, Recode is offering up a few additional details as to what was said more

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Purported iPhone 8 screen protector shows nearly bezel-less design, front camera & sensor cutout

Building on various recently leaked parts, an alleged iPhone 8 screen protector is now making the rounds on Chinese social networking site Weibo. The screen protector was also shared on SlashLeaksand Twitter and reflects the iPhone 8‘s smaller bezels and front-facing camera and speaker cutouts. more

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