Day: April 12, 2018

New Vehicle Owners Largely Satisfied With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

New vehicle owners who have purchased a car that’s equipped with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto are satisfied with the system and are increasingly relying on it for all in-car tasks, according to a new report released today by Strategy Analytics. In a survey querying new vehicle owners that have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto …

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iMovie for iOS Gains Support for iPhone X Display and Adopts Metal for Graphics Processing

iMovie for iOS was today updated to version 2.2.5, introducing long-awaited support for the full screen edge-to-edge display of the iPhone X. Along with iPhone X display support, today’s update also adopts Metal for graphics processing, and it improves overall stability. Apple says installing the new version of iMovie requires iOS 11.2 or later.What’s New …

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Apple Music to Feature New Documentaries on Flume and Future Classic Label

Flume, an Australian musician, is set to release two new documentaries called “Flume: When Everything Was New” and “Sleepless: The Story of Future Classic” on Apple Music on Friday, April 20. The two documentaries will delves into the history of Flume and his relationship with the Future Classic label. Flume and Future Classic popularized well-known …

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'GrayKey' iPhone Unlocking Box Seeing Wide Adoption Among Law Enforcement

GrayShift’s recently publicized “GrayKey” box designed to crack locked iPhones is seeing wide adoption among police forces and federal agencies across the United States according to a recent investigation by Motherboard. Motherboard found that regional police forces like the Maryland State Police, the Indiana State Police, and the Miami-Dade County Police have purchased or are …

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Mastercard, Discover and Amex Ending Signature Requirement for Purchases Tomorrow, Visa to Follow Later This Month

Starting tomorrow, the major credit card companies in the United States are officially eliminating the signature requirement for purchases, marking an end to a long running but increasingly unnecessary policy. American Express, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard first announced plans to end credit card signatures late last year, but have now confirmed to The Verge that …

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Ring Video Doorbell Gets New $99 Price Tag Following Amazon Acquisition

Ring today announced [PDF] that its acquisition by Amazon has been completed, and following the merger, Amazon has permanently dropped the price tag of the entry-level first-generation Ring Video Doorbell. The Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell is now available from Amazon for $99.99, $50 off of the original $149 MSRP for the accessory. The Video …

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Apple Store Employees to Celebrate Earth Day With Green Shirts Starting This Week

Apple Store employees will celebrate Earth Day by again wearing green shirts instead of traditional navy blue for the next few weeks. Apple’s retail chief Angela Ahrendts with employees ahead of Earth Day in 2017 Apple has already provided many of its retail employees with the new uniform, which they will begin wearing as early …

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ESPN+ Streaming Service Launches in Redesigned ESPN App for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Just over a week after first announcing the name and launch date of its new streaming service, ESPN today launched ESPN+, marking the first direct-to-consumer platform to debut from Disney. ESPN+ is available on ESPN.com and within a redesigned ESPN app for iOS and tvOS devices. For users of Apple’s TV app, ESPN+ content is …

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China Times Echoes Poor HomePod Sales and Rumors About Possible Lower-Priced Version

A new supply chain report out of Taiwan echoes a recent Bloomberg News story suggesting that HomePod sales have been lackluster, but as with most channel checks, it can be difficult to draw accurate conclusions. Namely, the China Times claims that Apple has reduced its HomePod shipment forecast to 200,000 units or less per month …

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Images Reveal Google's Gmail Redesign Coming to Web Browsers on Mac and PC

Google has reportedly been working on a design overhaul of its Gmail interface on the web, and today The Verge obtained a collection of images that show off this redesign. The new look of Gmail is said to currently be in testing within Google and “with trusted partners.” Images via The Verge According to the …

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How to Set Up Mail VIP Contacts in macOS, iOS 11, and iCloud Mail

In Apple Mail, finding email messages from certain contacts can be made easier by giving them a “VIP” status. Short for Very Important Person, VIPs are identified in your inbox by a star next to the person’s name in any messages you receive from them. Messages from the same VIP are also displayed in their …

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Apple Cuts HomePod Orders After Sales Prove to Be Lackluster

Apple’s HomePod hasn’t ended up selling as well as the company was hoping, leading it to cut orders with suppliers, reports Bloomberg. In late March, nearly two months after the HomePod first became available for purchase, Apple reportedly lowered its sales forecasts and dropped some orders with Inventec, the company responsible for manufacturing the HomePod. …

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Apple Reminds Developers App Updates Must Support 64-Bit Starting June 2018, Warns Customers About Unoptimized Apps

Apple today reminded developers about upcoming changes being made to the Mac App Store. Starting on June 1, all new app updates submitted to the Mac App Store must support 64-bit. Apple already requires new apps submitted to the Mac App Store to offer 64-bit support, a change that went into effect in January of …

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