Day: January 23, 2018

Siri is Now Actively Used on More Than Half a Billion Devices

In today’s announcement about the HomePod’s February 9 launch date, Apple quietly provided new data on how many people are using Siri. According to the company, Siri is now actively used on more than half a billion devices. As noted by Above Avalon’s Neil Cybart, that’s an improvement over the last Siri data point shared …

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 58 for Mac With Performance Optimizations

Mozilla today announced the launch of Firefox 58, building upon the new “Quantum” features that were introduced in Firefox 57 back in November. Firefox 57 introduced a redesigned interface, new UI features, speeds twice as fast as Firefox 52, and an engine that uses 30 percent less memory than Google Chrome, and Mozilla is continuing …

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Apple Releases iTunes 12.7.3 With Support for HomePod

Alongside the public debut of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, Apple today released an updated version of iTunes for Mac. iTunes 12.7.3, according to Apple’s release notes, introduces support for the HomePod. A new AirPlay menu built into iTunes 12.7.3 is designed to make it easy to choose the HomePod as an audio source and control …

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Everything New in iOS 11.2.5: Siri Audio News, HomePod Support, New Control Center Music Interface and More

Apple this morning officially released the iOS 11.2.5 update to the public, introducing support for the upcoming HomePod smart speaker, which is set to be released on February 9. In addition to adding support for HomePod, the update also introduces several HomePod-related features such as Siri podcast-based audio news reports and a new music interface, …

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iTunes Opens 'Double Features' Movie Sale With $9.99 HD Bundles

A new sale on the iTunes Movies storefront has opened up today, with two-movie bundles that are all priced at $9.99. These “Double Features” include films that are either part of a series, represent the original and rebooted versions of the movie, are the same genre, or include the same actors. Before the sale began, …

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Apple's Rumored 6.1-Inch iPhone Said to Be 18:9 With 2,160×1,080 Resolution and Ultra-Slim Bezels

While the rumored 6.1-inch iPhone isn’t expected to feature an OLED display like the iPhone X, the device will still have a more advanced LCD display than previous iPhones, according to Taiwan’s Commercial Times. Japan Display’s Full Active LCD The report, translated from Chinese, claims Apple will be adopting Japan Display’s so-called “Full Active” LCD …

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Apple Addresses Meltdown and Spectre in macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan With New Security Update

Along with macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, Apple this morning released two new security updates that are designed to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities on machines that continue to run macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan. As outlined in Apple’s security support document, Security Update 2018-001 available for macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and OS X …

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Apple Releases Minor tvOS 11.2.5 Update With Bug Fixes and Security Improvements

Apple today released a new update for tvOS 11, the operating system designed to run on fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS 11.2.5 comes more than a month after the release of tvOS 11.2.1, an update that introduced a fix for a HomeKit bug. tvOS 11.2.5 can be downloaded over the air through the …

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Apple Releases iOS 11.2.5 With Support for HomePod and Siri Audio News

Apple today released iOS 11.2.5, the tenth official update to the iOS 11 operating system that first came out in September of 2017. iOS 11.2.5 comes two weeks after the release of iOS 11.2.2, an update that introduced Safari mitigations for the “Spectre” vulnerability impacting Apple’s iOS devices. The iOS 11.2.5 update can be downloaded …

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Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 With Fix for Messages Bug

Apple today released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, the third major update to the macOS High Sierra operating system available for Apple’s Macs. macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 comes over a month after the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and a little over a week after a macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 supplemental update which brought a …

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Tim Cook Discusses Apple's Partnership With Malala Fund to Support Girls' Education While in Canada

Apple today announced that it has teamed up with Malala Fund to become the fund’s first Laureate partner, providing Malala Fund with the support it needs to double the number of grants it provides and expand into India and Latin America. The Malala Fund, led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, champions every girl’s …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Learned to Code in College

Under the leadership of Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple has spearheaded an “Everyone Can Code” initiative designed to introduce coding curriculum into elementary schools, high schools, and colleges, so kids and adults of all ages can learn to code. Apple CEO Tim Cook always speaks passionately about the importance of teaching coding to children of …

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