Month: September 2017

AMC will install room-scale VR at six of its theaters by 2019

Movie theater chain AMC is committing to virtual reality in a big way. The company has announced a $20 million investment in Dreamscape Immersive, a VR storytelling studio with a focus on room-scale installations and real-time motion tracking. Source: Engadget

Twitter Testing Expanded 280 Character Limit for Tweets

Twitter today announced that it is going to “try out” a longer character limit, doubling the current 140-character limit to 280 characters. The 280 character limit is going to be available in languages that are “impacted by cramming,” aka all languages aside from Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. Tweet with traditional 140-character limit on left, new …

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OWC's Aura SSDs Not Working With macOS High Sierra, Fix Coming Soon

Some Mac owners who have replaced their machine’s storage with Aura SSDs from OWC are not able to install macOS High Sierra at this time due to an incompatibility issue that prevents the update from successfully converting the drives to the new APFS format. The Aura SSDs show up as “Rotational” drives instead of Solid …

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iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X Support the Galileo Satellite System for Better GPS

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and upcoming iPhone X include support for Galileo, Europe’s Global Satellite Navigation System. While this information has been listed on Apple’s iPhone technical specifications page since the devices debuted earlier this month, it’s a feature update that’s received little attention. Galileo joins existing support for the Global Positioning System …

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Is it Worth Buying AppleCare+ for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?

After spending hundreds of dollars on a brand new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, you may be debating whether it’s really worth it to put additional money towards an AppleCare+ plan for your shiny new device. There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but the short version is that AppleCare+ for iPhone is generally worth the …

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Apple, Alphabet and Fitbit test FDA fast track for health apps

A few of the tech giants you know are about to get fast-track approval for their digital health efforts. The US Food and Drug Administration has named the companies involved in a recently-instituted "pre-certification" program that determines whethe… Source: Engadget

The NBA’s big eSports push begins in May 2018

The line between eSports and traditional sports is blurring, and organizations like the National Basketball Association are looking to stay ahead of the curve. Seventeen teams from the NBA will be part of the upcoming 2K League, a competition it crea… Source: Engadget

Get an Exclusive 15% Discount on RAVPower's Qi Mat, $100 Off New iPad Pros, and More in Latest Deals

There’s a notable sale on Apple devices going on this week at Best Buy, offering those on the hunt for new MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and iPads the chance to save between $100 and $350 on Apple’s devices. The largest selection of devices marked down is the mid 2017 iPad Pro in both 10.5- and 12.9-inch …

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The DHS plans to monitor immigrants’ social media accounts

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently posted a new rule in the Federal Register set to go into effect next month. The update is largely to note that certain government electronic documents are also part of immigrants' official records as… Source: Engadget

MacRumors is Looking for a New Full-Time Video Producer!

As many of you know, MacRumors has a YouTube channel that’s been steadily growing over the course of the past few years, and we’re searching for a new full-time video producer who can help us take our channel to the next level. If you’re familiar with making YouTube videos, love Apple products and know a …

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