Day: May 9, 2018

Hands-On With Android P's New Swipe-Based Gesture System

Google yesterday introduced the newest version of Android, Android P, at its Google I/O developer conference held in Mountain View, California. Android P includes a few enticing features like a new Dashboard for monitoring usage and an adaptive battery feature for improving battery life, but what was of interest to iPhone users was the new …

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Apple to Sell Subscriptions to Streaming Services Through its TV App

Apple is planning to offer subscriptions to select streaming TV and video services through its dedicated TV app that’s available on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, reports Bloomberg. The TV app already aggregates television and movie content from a range of different providers into one easy-to-access place, so offering subscriptions is a natural evolution …

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Apple Says Inventory of All iPhone Replacement Batteries Now Available Without Delay

iPhone users who have been waiting to take advantage of Apple’s discounted battery replacement offer may be in luck. Apple has confirmed that “service inventory of all iPhone replacement batteries is now available without delay,” in an internal memo distributed to Apple Stores and its network of Apple Authorized Service Providers on April 27. The …

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Upcoming Steam Link App Will Let You Play Steam Games on Your iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

Valve today announced the upcoming launch of the Steam Link app, which is designed to allow Steam users to play Steam games on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV using either a 5GHz network or a wired Ethernet connection to a host PC or Mac. Because of the requirement to stream via an Ethernet connection …

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Jony Ive on Apple Watch: 'Everything We Did Was in the Pursuit of What We Thought Was the Best Solution'

Apple’s design chief Jony Ive, who is responsible for overseeing the creation and design language of almost all of Apple’s products, even down to its stores and campuses, recently sat down for an interview with Benjamin Clymer, the founder of watch-focused site Hodinkee. Ive shared details on the creation process behind the Apple Watch, some …

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Researchers Discover Flaw in Signal's Disappearing Messages Related to Mac Notification Center

Signal’s Mac app displays recently received messages in the Notification Center on macOS, and this feature could compromise a user’s disappearing private messages, as discovered by security researcher Alec Muffett and reported by Motherboard. One of Signal’s main advantages is its ability to send disappearing messages, so that after a predetermined amount of time the …

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Apple to Participate in Pilot Program Allowing Expanded Operation of Drones [Updated]

Apple has applied to participate in a pilot program that would allow the company to operate drones in ways that are typically restricted by the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States, according to Reuters. DJI Mavic Air The report states that the U.S. Department of Transportation will announce 10 winning state or local government …

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How to Fix the 'Black Dot' Unicode Bug Crashing iMessage

Yet another Unicode bug has been discovered that is capable of crashing apps and operating systems, ranging from WhatsApp on Android to iMessage on iOS. We won’t share the exact string, to prevent it from spreading further, but it includes black dot (⚫️) and pointing left (👈) emojis plus other hidden characters. Simply put, this …

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Walmart Subsidiary Jet.com Becomes Official Apple Authorized Reseller

Jet.com today became an Apple Authorized Reseller, which allows the Walmart-owned marketplace to sell brand-new Apple products like the iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch Series 3, and much more (via Business Insider). In terms of prices, Jet isn’t offering many notable discounts on Apple’s devices, with most products — like Beats headphones and 2018 iPad — …

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Apple's Angela Ahrendts to Join Ralph Lauren Board of Directors This August

The Ralph Lauren Corporation today announced that it intends to add Angela Ahrendts to the company’s Board of Directors this August. Along with Ahrendts, Qurate Retail CEO Michael George will be added to the board, bringing the number of directors to 13. Ahrendts joined Apple as the Senior Vice President of Retail in May 2014, …

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Yahoo Testing Invite-Only Group Messaging App 'Squirrel' on iOS and Android

Yahoo this week began testing a new messaging app on iOS and Android called “Squirrel,” aimed at organizing private group chats with friends, family members, and work acquaintances. The app’s main feature is that group access is private and people can only be added through invitation links (via TechCrunch). Squirrel looks visually similar to apps …

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Apple Starts Removing Apps That Share Location Data With Third Parties

Apple has stepped up its policy of removing apps from the App Store that violate its guidelines by sharing location data with third parties without explicit consent. As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple appears to have ratcheted up its software scrutiny in the last few days by informing affected developers by email that upon re-evaluation, their …

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How to Create File Templates on Your Mac With Finder's Stationery Pad Feature

Stationery Pad is a handy way to nix a step in your workflow if you regularly use document templates on your Mac. The long-standing Finder feature essentially tells a file’s parent application to open a copy of it by default, ensuring that the original file remains unedited. Stationery Pad doesn’t get much attention these days, …

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Apple Expands Indoor Maps Availability at Airports and Malls

Apple recently expanded the indoor mapping feature first introduced in iOS 11 to new locations, including the Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport and indoor malls located in Dallas and Houston, Texas. The additions were noted on Apple’s Feature Availability page for iOS 11. At launch, indoor maps were only available in a handful of airports and …

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