Day: November 27, 2017

iPhone X Face ID Again Unlocked With Mask, Even With 'Require Attention' Turned On

Since the iPhone X launched earlier this month, people have been attempting to fool Face ID, the new biometric facial recognition feature built into the device as a primary security feature. Face ID has thus far been tricked by twins, children, and even a mask. Vietnamese security company Bkav made headlines in mid-November after uploading …

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Apple Shares New Ads Highlighting iPhone X Features Like Animoji Karaoke

Apple today uploaded several new iPhone X ads to its YouTube channel, highlighting a range of features like Face ID and Animoji. Apple’s 38-second “Animoji Yourself” spot shows off “Animoji Karaoke,” a phenomenon that kicked off shortly after the iPhone X launched. With Animoji Karaoke, the idea is to use Animoji to lip sync to …

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iPhone X Availability Improving at Apple Stores Around the World

Just over three weeks after the iPhone X launched, availability at Apple’s retail stores is steadily improving around the world. Apple’s in-store availability tool reveals that the iPhone X is available for walk-in customers to purchase today in several major cities in the United States, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, although supplies …

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Cyber Monday 2017: Amazon Has $100 App Store and iTunes Gift Cards for $85

Amazon has extended a sale from Black Friday into Cyber Monday, offering you the chance to buy a $100 App Store and iTunes Gift Card for $85 with the promo code ITUNES15. This limited promotion can be applied to any iTunes gift card priced at $100 or more, so you also can get $15 off …

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Apple Retail Stores Offering iPad Pro 'Sketch Walks' in Celebration of Urban Sketchers 10th Anniversary

Apple is offering a series of “sketch walks” hosted by well-known artists to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Urban Sketchers, a global community of artists that are dedicated to on-location drawing. Many artists who are members of Urban Sketchers have adopted the iPad Pro as a drawing tool of choice, including Uma Kelkar from San …

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Snapchat Debuts New Filters That Automatically Recognize Food, Concerts, Pets, Beaches, and Sports

Snapchat over the weekend quietly began launching a new intelligent image recognition feature in its app, first spotted by Mashable. The feature automatically recognizes certain objects and events when you snap a picture of them, and provides you with appropriate filters and borders for your images when you scroll through editing options. At launch, recognizable …

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Hundreds of iPhone Users Complain About the Word 'It' Autocorrecting to 'I.T' on iOS 11 and Later

At least a few hundred iPhone users and counting have complained about the word “it” autocorrecting to “I.T” on iOS 11 and later. Image: Sean James via Twitter When affected users type the word “it” into a text field, the keyboard first shows “I.T” as a QuickType suggestion. After tapping the space key, the word …

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win Impulse Wireless Headphones from IFROGZ

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with IFROGZ to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win the IFROGZ Impulse Wireless Headphones. The Impulse Wireless Headphones, priced at $60, are on-ear headphones that are designed to provide immersive, balanced sound with 40mm drivers. The IFROGZ headphones are Bluetooth-equipped and work with all of Apple’s latest …

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Google Introduces iPhone X Support for Docs, Sheets, and Slides iOS Apps

Google today updated its collection of productivity apps for iOS with support for the iPhone X, so now anyone who uses Google Docs [Direct Link], Google Sheets [Direct Link], and Google Slides [Direct Link] on Apple’s newest smartphone will see full compatibility for the iPhone X’s 5.8-inch screen. Additionally, the same update has introduced drag-and-drop …

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Apple's All-New Downtown Brooklyn Store Opens Next Weekend

Apple today announced that it is opening an all-new retail store in Downtown Brooklyn next weekend following several months of construction. 300 Ashland The store is located in the new 300 Ashland building in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, with an official address of 123 Flatbush Avenue. The grand opening will occur Saturday, December …

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Cyber Monday 2017: Save Over $250 on Latest MacBook Pro and Up to $1,000 Off 2016 Models

Just as Black Friday sales have ended, many retailers have now shifted to Cyber Monday deals on a range of Apple products. Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo Video, for instance, is offering some sizeable discounts on select 2016 MacBook Pro models. B&H offers free shipping and doesn’t charge sales tax upfront on orders shipped outside …

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Cyber Monday 2017: Deals Now Live on Macs, iPads, iPhones, and More

With Black Friday sales wrapping up over the weekend, those still searching for quality discounts on Apple products and accessories have another chance today during Cyber Monday. Essentially all of the same retailers that offered Black Friday deals have launched — or will soon launch — Cyber Monday sales, and although the focus of the …

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Indian Government 'Very Happy' to Help Apple Expand Local iPhone Assembly Base

A cabinet minister of the government of India has given the clearest signal yet that the republic is ready to help Apple expand its iPhone manufacturing base in the country and consider its requests for concessions. Commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu was quoted on Sunday by the India Economic Times as saying the state …

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YouTube Claims iPhone Battery Issues Are Fixed in Latest App Update

Earlier this month, YouTube came in for heavy criticism after multiple users of its mobile app reported plummeting battery life on their iPhones and iPads. iPhone X users in particular said the YouTube app caused their device to run much hotter than usual when watching videos. YouTube admitted there was a battery-draining bug that it …

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