Month: February 2018

AT&T Announces City-Specific Offers for Free DirecTV Now, Internet, and BOGO iPhones

AT&T today announced a series of deals launching this Thursday, March 1 that will be available only for customers in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The offers vary from city to city, and the carrier noted that each one will last for a “limited time” only. The city-specific deals are debuting alongside the launch …

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Apple Reportedly Hires Former Twitter Engineer Michael Abbott, Who is 'Captivated' by AR and AI

Apple has reportedly hired engineer Michael Abbott for an unspecified role within the company, according to information obtained by MacGeneration [Google Translate]. Abbott’s job history includes vice president of engineering for Twitter, team lead for the Azure cloud platform at Microsoft, and senior vice president of apps and services at Palm, where he helped create …

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Apple Launching 'AC Wellness' Medical Clinics for its Employees

Apple is planning to open two “AC Wellness” health clinics for its employees and their families this spring, reports CNBC. The clinics, detailed on an accompanying AC Wellness website, will serve Apple employees in Santa Clara County, which is where its Apple Park and One Infinite Loop campuses are located. One of the clinics, the …

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Driverless Autonomous Cars Can Now Be Tested in California

New regulations that allow driverless autonomous cars to be tested on California roads were officially approved by the California Office of Administrative Law on Monday, reports the San Francisco Examiner. Starting on April 2, companies in the Bay Area that are working on self-driving vehicle technology will be able to deploy cars that do not …

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Day One HomePod Pre-Orders in U.S. Beat Out Most Other Smart Speaker Pre-Orders

First day pre-orders for the HomePod, which became available late last month, were higher than day one pre-orders for several other smart speakers including the Sonos One and the Google Home Max in the United States. The data was shared by NPD Group and was gathered using NPD’s Checkout service, which tracks consumer purchase behavior …

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Quick Takes: Samsung Pokes Fun at iPhone X, CBS Launches Sports HQ, Xbox One Games on Mac, and More

In addition to our more in-depth coverage of the latest Apple news and rumors at MacRumors, Quick Takes is a new column that will provide a bite-sized recap of other Apple-related headlines on weekdays. February is generally a slower time of the year for Apple, but Monday’s news cycle has been slightly busier given it …

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Apple Shares New Tutorial Video Focusing on Experimenting With Color in Photography

Apple this afternoon uploaded a new iPhone tutorial video that’s aimed at encouraging users to experiment with color when editing an iPhone shot to get a more distinctive photo. The 32 second video walks users through selecting a photo, selecting the “Edit” function in the Photos app, and then tweaking the color levels to get …

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Apple Shares New Videos Aimed at Luring Android Users to iPhone

Apple this afternoon uploaded several new short videos to its YouTube channel, which are aimed at luring current Android smartphone users to the iPhone. The first video, “Ease,” is meant to demonstrate how easy it is to transfer content from an Android device to an iPhone using the Move to iOS app from Apple. In …

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Data Extraction Company Cellebrite Advertising New Software for Cracking Devices Running iOS 11

Israel-based software developer Cellebrite, known for breaking into mobile devices like the iPhone to obtain sensitive data, recently began informing customers that it can circumvent the security of iOS devices running iOS 11, reports Forbes. With a way to break into iPhones running iOS 11, Cellebrite can potentially crack most of the iPhones available on …

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Apple’s 6.5-Inch 'iPhone X Plus' Said to Have 1242 x 2688 Resolution, Could Come With Dual-SIM and Gold Color Option

Apple in 2018 will release three new iPhones, according to a report shared by Bloomberg this morning. The three devices, as we’ve heard before, will include an upgraded version of the iPhone X, “the largest iPhone ever” with a screen size close to 6.5 inches, and a third less expensive model. Apple is said to …

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iPhone X Clone 'Leagoo S9' Will Cost $150 and Include 'Face Access' Biometric Security Feature

Late in 2017, a crop of iPhone X clones began popping up in China, with each device deciding to copy the tenth anniversary iPhone’s main identifier: the front-facing “notch.” One such model was the “Leagoo S9,” and at Mobile World Congress this week the company has announced new details about the phone, including a price …

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Netflix Rolling Out iOS Update That Adds Bottom Tab Bar for Easier Navigation

Over the past few days there have been multiple reports of a new update to the Netflix app on iOS and Android devices, which includes a design overhaul for the streaming service’s navigation bar on smartphones. Instead of placing every piece of navigation within the top lefthand corner “hamburger” menu, Netflix has introduced a simpler …

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Apple Now Faces More Than 60 Class Actions Over iPhone Slowdowns, Consolidation Likely Next Month

Apple’s legal battle against accusations that it intentionally slows down older iPhones to incentivize customers to upgrade to newer models will likely take place in one courtroom near the company’s headquarters in California. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has disclosed that it will consider consolidating dozens of iPhone performance-related complaints filed against Apple …

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Sony Reveals $280 'Xperia Ear Duo' With Siri Support and 'Dual Listening' Tech to Combine Music With Environment

Sony today at Mobile World Congress revealed an upgraded version of its Xperia Ear earphones, called the Xperia Ear Duo. Sony previously showed the earphones in prototype form during last year’s MWC, but the company has now officially announced a price point of $280 and release date of May 2018 for its latest smart assistant …

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