Day: October 20, 2017

Apple and AT&T Team Up to Improve Cellular Service in Puerto Rico With LTE Band 8 Activation

Apple and AT&T have been working together to improve cellular connectivity for iPhone users in Puerto Rico who have been largely without cellular service since Hurricane Maria hit a month ago. The two companies are enabling LTE Band 8, a provisional LTE band that’s been approved but not activated or licensed in the United States …

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TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Campfire Cooking, Guns Royale, Warhammer Quest 2, and More

Like most (all?) weeks in the world of iOS gaming, there’s no shortage of things happening and games being released. I spent last weekend at the Hearthstone Summer Championship and wrote about the experience. It’s downright incredible to see how huge esports are getting, particularly when Blizzard invites you to hang out in their real-deal …

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Eltima Software's Elmedia Player and Folx Infected With Malware

Mac owners who have recently downloaded Elmedia Player or Folx from Eltima Software may have unwittingly installed malware on their machines, reports ZDNet. Downloads of Folx and Elmedia player were infected with Proton, a Remote Access Trojan, after Eltima’s servers were hacked. The Proton backdoor lets attackers access browser information, keylogs, usernames, passwords, macOS keychain …

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Apple Allowing iPhone Upgrade Program Customers to Get a 'Head Start' on iPhone X Upgrade

Starting on Monday, October 23, iPhone Upgrade Program customers will be able to get a “head start” on the iPhone X pre-order process by getting pre-approved for an iPhone Upgrade Program loan. Apple started notifying customers about the option this morning through its website and via a notice in the Apple Store app. Customers will …

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Apple Hires Former Amazon Studios Exec to Lead International TV Development

Former Amazon Studios executive Morgan Wandell is Apple’s latest hire for its video team, reports Variety. Wandell will take on the role of head of international creative development for worldwide video at Apple, reporting directly to Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, former Sony execs who now lead Apple’s original programming efforts. Wandell will start …

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an InvisibleShield Glass+ Screen Protector for iPhone 7/8 From Zagg

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Zagg to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an InvisibleShield Glass+ screen protector for the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus. Zagg’s been in the screen protector business for a long time, so most people are likely familiar with the company’s …

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 11.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.1 update to developers, just four days after releasing the third iOS 11.1 beta and a month after releasing the iOS 11 update to the public. Registered developers can download the fourth iOS 11.1 beta from Apple’s Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration …

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Review: ElevationDock 4 Offers Excellent Stability and Angle With Tiny Footprint

Elevation Lab first made a name for itself with the original Elevation Dock, which was one of the most popular docks on the market when it came out in 2012. Since then, the company has continued making docks and stands for iPhone and Apple Watch. The fourth iteration of the original Elevation dock, the ElevationDock …

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Angela Ahrendts Says Apple Won't Try to Upsell Customers to iPhone X

Apple Store employees won’t try to upsell customers to the iPhone X, according to Apple’s retail chief Angela Ahrendts. Ahrendts, who is in Chicago today for the grand opening of Apple’s new Michigan Avenue store, told CNBC that Apple recognizes each customer has different needs that may not require purchasing the most expensive iPhone model.”Internally …

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ColorWare Now Offering Apple Magic Keyboard With Numeric Keypad in Dozens of Colors

ColorWare, a company that custom paints a wide range of electronics and Apple products, is now offering a custom-painted version of the Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. ColorWare has offered a customized Apple Magic Keyboard for some time, but the Magic Keyboard with Keypad, which was released back in June, is a new addition …

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Apple COO Jeff Williams and Foxconn Chief Will Reportedly Meet Amid iPhone X Production Issues

Apple’s operating chief Jeff Williams will reportedly meet Foxconn chairman Terry Gou later this month, following several reports about ongoing iPhone X production issues, according to Nikkei Asian Review. While the report did not say which topics Gou and Williams will discuss, it said the two executives will presumably look at ways to deal with …

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Billboard Charts Will Put 'Greater Emphasis' on Paid Streaming Services Like Apple Music in 2018

Billboard has announced that its Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts — which measure singles and albums, respectively — will begin weighing plays made on paid subscription streaming services/tiers more than plays made on pure ad-supported services/tiers in 2018. This means services that only support paid subscriptions, like Apple Music, will receive a “greater emphasis” …

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Apple's Craig Federighi Confirms There's No October Event in the Works

This shouldn’t come as any surprise given that it’s already the 20th of October, but Apple has no plans to hold an event to introduce new products this month. Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi confirmed there will be no October event in an email to MacRumors reader Luke. “Will we see an October keynote …

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You Can Now Pay Friends Through Facebook Messenger Using PayPal

Last year, PayPal launched within Facebook Messenger as a way for users to shop and complete payments directly through the messaging app. Today, the two companies are expanding the focus of this feature and opening up peer-to-peer payments for Facebook Messenger users who have linked their PayPal account to the app. With a rollout starting …

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