Day: September 26, 2017

Apple Confirms a Fix is Coming for Static Noise Problem Affecting iPhone 8 Earpiece

Apple is working on a fix for an issue causing some iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus owners to hear intermittent crackling noises when using the device for phone calls, the company told The Verge in a statement this afternoon. “We are aware of the issue which is affecting customers in a small number of …

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Apple Watch Series 3 LTE Models Shipping Earlier Than Expected

Customers who were not lucky enough to secure an LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 model right when pre-orders went live have been waiting patiently for their new devices, with many shipping estimates ranging into October after delivery dates slipped by weeks. Some of those customers won’t be waiting too long, though, as Apple is getting …

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HomeKit-Enabled D-Link Omna Camera Gains New Features in App Update

D-Link’s HomeKit-enabled Omna 180 Cam HD home security camera today gained new functionality through a major app update that brings important new features to the device. The user interface of the app has been improved and it’s no longer quite as slow when you open it up, which is a major plus. There’s a new …

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Kalashnikov's next military gear might be hoverbikes

Popular Mechanics reports that a Russian defense company has developed a flying vehicle that took to the air earlier this week as manufacturers demonstrated what it can do. The hovercraft, built by Kalashnikov Concern, gets its lift from 16 sets of r… Source: Engadget

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