Day: May 17, 2018

Apple Sold an Estimated 600,000 HomePod Speakers During the First Quarter of 2018

Apple sold an estimated 600,000 HomePod speakers during the first quarter of 2018, according to new estimates shared this morning by Strategy Analytics. Apple’s sales allowed it to capture just 6 percent of the global smart speaker market, coming in well behind Amazon and Google. Amazon shipped an estimated 4 million Echo smart speakers during …

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Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 11.4 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4 update to developers, three days after seeding the fifth beta and more than a month after releasing iOS 11.3, a major update that introduced several new features. Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.4 beta from Apple’s Developer Center or over-the-air once the …

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TouchArcade Goes Hands-On With Valve's Steam Link App: 'This is the Killer App for iOS Devices'

Next week, Valve is launching a “Steam Link” app for iOS and tvOS, allowing users in the Apple ecosystem to play Steam games streamed from a host Mac/PC (using either a 5GHz network or a wired Ethernet connection) onto an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. In advance of the app’s launch, our sister site TouchArcade …

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Instagram Now Letting Users Share Feed Posts to Stories

Instagram today added a feature that’s designed to let users share posts from their accounts and public accounts that they follow directly to their story feed as a sticker. Today, we’re introducing a new way to easily share feed posts to your story. When you come across something in feed that inspires you — like …

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Apple Begins to Sell Out of AirPort Base Stations

AirPort base stations are beginning to sell out or disappear entirely from Apple’s online and retail stores in select countries, a few weeks after Apple announced it has discontinued the lineup of routers. The first casualty is the AirPort Extreme, now listed as “sold out” on Apple’s online store in the United States, and unavailable …

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Samsung Compares Galaxy S9 to Very Slow iPhone 6 in Frivolous Ad

Samsung has released a new ad encouraging iPhone users to upgrade to the Galaxy S9, but there are several holes in the video. First and foremost, instead of comparing the two-month-old Galaxy S9 to the iPhone X, or even the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, the one-minute clip shows a woman becoming increasingly frustrated …

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Waze Launches on Ford's SYNC 3 Infotainment Systems Through iOS AppLink

At CES in January, Ford discussed a new partnership with crowdsource navigation app Waze that aimed to bring Waze onto the touch screen of SYNC 3 vehicles through Ford’s AppLink. That partnership has been fully realized today with Waze users worldwide now able to connect their iPhones to AppLink via USB and mirror Waze on …

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eBay Updates App With Apple Music-Inspired 'Interests' Feature for More Personalized Shopping

eBay today announced “Interests,” a new feature that tailors the iOS and Android app’s shopping experience to your own personal passions, hobbies, and style. The company says that the feature is aimed at making it easier for you to find unique, interesting items you care about among eBay’s vast assortment of inventory. The backbone of …

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Latest Apple Pay Promo Offers Free Grocery Deliveries on Instacart Orders Over $35

The latest Apple Pay promotion grants you free delivery on groceries with Instacart as long as you use Apple’s mobile wallet to checkout on the app through 11:59 p.m. PT on May 23, and your order runs for $35 or more. There is no specific promo code, so as long as you meet these requirements …

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Apple's Everyone Can Code Curriculum Expanding to Schools Serving Blind and Deaf Students

Apple today on Global Accessibility Awareness Day announced that its Everyone Can Code curriculum is expanding to schools serving deaf, blind, or visually impaired students, starting with various locations in the United States in the fall. Initial list of participating schools:California School for the Blind (Fremont, CA) California School for the Deaf (Fremont, CA) District …

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Apple.com Updated With Focus on Accessibility Features of iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, and More

Apple today updated the front page and accessibility section of Apple.com in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The event is held on the third Thursday of May every year and was created to promote inclusion and usability of technology for anyone with a disability. This year, Apple is highlighting its own accessibility features right …

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How to Quickly Resize Images on Your Mac Using an Automator Service

Resizing images in macOS is easily done in the Preview app, but if your daily workflow requires you to scale images to a specific size – for uploading to a blog, for example – then using an image resize service is a much faster way of getting the job done. In this article, we’ll show …

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Apple Pay Launches in Ukraine

Apple Pay launched in Ukraine today. Owners of Apple devices in the country this morning found that they could add credit cards to the mobile payment system, including MasterCard and Visa (via Tehnot). Ukraine’s finance minister Oleksandr Danyliuk took to Facebook to herald the launch, which initially supports cards issued by the country’s nationalized PrivatBank, …

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