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Apple‘s New iPhone X Video Focuses on Selfies Taken With Portrait Lighting

Apple shared a new video on its YouTube channel today that shows off selfies taken with the iPhone X. The 38-second video cycles through a collection of selfies taken by iPhone X owners using the smartphone‘s front-facing TrueDepth lens system and Portrait Lighting effects. The ad also includes poetry by Muhammad Ali. Portrait Lighting has been the focus of a few recent Apple videos, including two ads that acted as tutorials for the

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Tim Cook to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address at Duke University on May 13

Duke University today announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the 2018 commencement address on May 13 in Wallace Wade Stadium on the university‘s campus in Durham, North Carolina. Cook earned an MBA from Duke‘s Fuqua School of Business in 1988 and has served on the university‘s Board of Trustees since 2015."I am absolutely delighted that Tim Cook will be returning to campus as this spring‘s commencement speaker," sa

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Discusses Overusing Technology in New Interview

Apple this morning announced the expansion of its "Everyone Can Code" initiative to 70 educational institutions across Europe, and following the announcement, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at Harlow College in Essex, one of the schools that will adopt the new curriculum. The Guardian shared several of Cook‘s comments, which covered overuse of technology and boundaries for children. Cook said he believes there are concepts that can‘t

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Portrait Camera App ‘Focos‘ Gains Real Lens Optical Effects and Improved Shooting Mode

Portrait Mode photo editor Focos received an update today that should pique the interest of dual-lens camera iPhone owners. The app recently made our end-of-year best iOS app list for its impressive granular aperture and bokeh adjustment tools, but version 1.2 builds on the existing feature set by adding the ability to apply real lens optical effects to depth images. The update introduces a redesigned interface layout to accommodate the new pr

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Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers [Updated]

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 update to developers, just a few days after seeding the fifth beta and more than a month after releasing macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, the second major update to the macOS High Sierra operating system. The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profil

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: I Don‘t Believe in Overuse of Technology

Apple this morning announced the expansion of its "Everyone Can Code" initiative to 70 educational institutions across Europe, and following the announcement, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at Harlow College in Essex, one of the schools that will adopt the new curriculum. The Guardian shared several of Cook‘s comments, which covered overuse of technology and boundaries for children. Cook said he believes there are concepts that can‘t

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Apple Receives FCC Approval for HomePod, Suggesting a Launch Could Come Soon

Ahead of the promised "early 2018" launch of the HomePod, Apple has received official FCC approval for the smart speaker. Now that FCC approval has been obtained, Apple is free to begin selling the device at any time. All devices that use communications technologies like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi must be submitted to the United States Federal Communications Commission to ensure compliance with federal regulations before they‘re eligible to be

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How to Turn Any Webpage Into a PDF on iOS

On iOS devices, there‘s a feature that lets you save any webpage as a PDF, so you can add edits, annotate it, read it offline, share it with friends, and more. Saving a webpage as a PDF is simple enough to do, but if you haven‘t done it before, you might not know the feature exists. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Here‘s how to do it: Open up Safari. Navigate to the webpage you want to sav

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Apple May Replace Some iPhone 6 Plus Models Needing Whole-Device Repairs With iPhone 6s Plus Through March

If you have a damaged iPhone 6 Plus that qualifies for a whole-device replacement, Apple may replace it with an iPhone 6s Plus through March, according to an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers today. Apple specifically states that "orders for whole unit service inventory of some iPhone 6 Plus models may be substituted to an iPhone 6s Plus until the end of March 2018." MacRumors confirmed the memo‘s auth

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Apple Says iOS 11 is Now Installed on 65% of Devices

iOS 11 is now installed on 65 percent of iOS devices, according to new statistics Apple shared yesterday on its App Store support page for developers. That‘s up six percentage points since December 5, when iOS 11 was installed on 59 percent of devices, and 13 percentage points since November 6, when iOS 11 was installed on 52 percent of devices. 28 percent of devices continue to use iOS 10, while earlier versions of iOS are installe

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Apple Hires a Few Dozen Employees From Silicon Valley Data Science Startup

Apple has hired several data scientists from Silicon Valley Data Science, a consulting firm that offers data engineering and data science services, reports Bloomberg. A few dozen employees from Silicon Valley Data Science joined Apple in December and January to help the company better use its data to improve its advertising efforts. According to the Silicon Valley Data Science website, the startup helped businesses improve customer retention,

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Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers [Update]

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 update to developers, just a few days after seeding the fifth beta and more than a month after releasing macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, the second major update to the macOS High Sierra operating system. The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profil

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Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Speaker in White Discounted to 116 at Target and Amazon

The Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker has received a notable discount today at two retailers, with the White model specifically getting marked down to one of the lowest price points seen for the device. At both Target and Amazon you can get the Beats Pill+ in White for 116.99, which is over 30 lower than the speaker‘s more common sale price of 150. When it first launched in 2015, Apple sold the Beats Pill+ for 230. Note: MacRumors is an affi

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Apple Watch Band From Casetify

For this week‘s giveaway, we‘ve teamed up with Casetify to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the site‘s Apple Watch bands. Casetify offers a wide range of Apple Watch bands, from high-quality steel mesh and leather to some that are customizable with your own design. All Casetify Apple Watch bands fit all Apple Watch models and are available in 38 and 42mm size options. With the Saffiano Leather Band, priced at

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Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of watchOS 4.2.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.2.2 update to developers, 10 days after seeding the fourth beta and more than a month after releasing watchOS 4.2, an update that introduced support for Apple Pay Cash. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software updat

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Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of iOS 11.2.5 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2.5 update to developers, just a few days after seeding the sixth beta and more than a week after releasing iOS 11.2.2, an update designed to mitigate a serious hardware-based vulnerability called "Spectre." Registered developers can download the iOS 11.2.5 beta from Apple‘s Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Develope

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Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 update to developers, just a few days after seeding the fifth beta and more than a month after releasing macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, the second major update to the macOS High Sierra operating system. The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profil

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Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of tvOS 11.2.5 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.2.5 update to developers for testing purposes, just a few days after seeding the sixth beta and more than a month after the release of tvOS 11.2.1, an update that introduced a fix for a HomeKit vulnerability. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 11.2.5 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that‘s installed using Xco

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Def Leppard Now Available to Stream on Apple Music

Rock band Def Leppard has added its back catalog of music onto Apple Music and other streaming services today, following a years-long "power struggle" with Universal Records over the band‘s digital song rights. Now, as Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliott explained to TeamRock.com, new executives at Universal Records have thought differently about the band‘s streaming catalog, leading to the inking of a deal and the band‘s m

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Apple Tops Fortune‘s List of World‘s Most Admired Companies for 11th Consecutive Year

Apple has topped Fortune‘s annual list of the World‘s Most Admired Companies for the 11th consecutive year. Apple finished ahead of Amazon, the runner-up for a second consecutive year, while Google‘s parent Alphabet, Warren Buffett‘s holding company Berkshire Hathaway, and coffee chain Starbucks rounded off the top five. Apple topped the list in every category, such as innovation, quality of management, social respon

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Facebook Doubling Down on Stories Format By Testing Ability to Post From Desktop

Facebook is testing a feature that will let users post stories on Mac and PC, in an effort to further make the ephemeral sharing feature stick on the platform. Once the test rolls out wide, Facebook users will be able to click an "Upload Photo" button to share pictures and videos to their story, or "Open Camera" to record a story with a webcam. Images via TechCrunch The test also includes "much more prominent placement" for stories on desktop

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KGI: Larger-Sized iPhones Coming This Year Will Offset Weakening Demand for iPhone X in China

Weaker-than-expected demand for iPhone X in China has led market analysts to revise down shipments for the first half of 2018, but larger-sized iPhone models in the pipeline should see Apple grow its overall worldwide shipments year-on-year, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who shared the information in a new research report obtained by MacRumors. We revise down 1Q18 and 2Q18 shipments of iPhone X to 18mn units and 13mn uni

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Investigations into Apple‘s iPhone Battery Slowdowns Spread to Italy and South Korea

Italy and South Korea on Thursday joined a growing list of countries in which class-action lawsuits and government investigations into Apple‘s iPhone battery slowdowns are underway. Italy‘s antitrust body revealed it had opened a probe into allegations that Apple used iOS updates to slow older smartphones and push clients into buying new models (via Reuters). The Italian watchdog said Apple had failed to inform customers that the

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Apple‘s ‘Everyone Can Code‘ Initiative Adopted in 70 Education Institutions Around Europe

Apple today announced that 70 colleges and universities across Europe have adopted its "Everyone Can Code" initiative, which aims to help people learn to create mobile apps for the App Store. Education institutions in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, and Portugal are now offering Apple‘s App Development with Swift curricu

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