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Apple, Alphabet and Fitbit test FDA fast track for health apps

A few of the tech giants you know are about to get fast-track approval for their digital health efforts. The US Food and Drug Administration has named the companies involved in a recently-instituted "pre-certification" program that determines whethe… Source: Engadget

MacRumors is Looking for a New Full-Time Video Producer!

As many of you know, MacRumors has a YouTube channel that’s been steadily growing over the course of the past few years, and we’re searching for a new full-time video producer who can help us take our channel to the next level. If you’re familiar with making YouTube videos, love Apple products and know a …

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iPhone 8 Supports Enhanced Voice Services Codec for Better Quality Audio on Some Carriers

The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus include support for the Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) audio codec that offers improved voice quality and better call reliability, KDDI president Takashi Tanaka told Engadget Japan in a recent interview. EVS is the first codec that offers up to 20 kHz audio bandwidth for higher quality audio, …

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Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch arrives October 1st for $300

Fitbit Ionic, the company's first smartwatch, will be available for purchase on October 1st. The watch sports a reported five-day battery life, sleep tracking, guided workouts and music playback via Pandora or Fitbit's Music app. Fitbit Ionic is pric… Source: Engadget

Netflix for iOS Updated With HDR Support for iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X

Netflix today updated its iOS app to add support for iOS 11 and Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) video on compatible devices. According to Netflix, Dolby Vision is available on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and the 12.9 and 10.5-inch iPad Pro models. Netflix’s HDR content is also available on the new …

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New Apple Pay Tutorial Video Highlights Peer-to-Peer Payments

Apple this evening introduced a new series of tutorial videos, this time highlighting Apple Pay on the iPhone. One of the videos, which is unlisted, goes through the steps necessary to use Apple Pay Cash, the peer-to-peer Apple Pay feature Apple plans to add in a future iOS 11 update. Apple has already demonstrated most …

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Apple to Donate $1 Million to Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Mexico

Apple CEO Tim Cook this afternoon announced on Twitter that Apple plans to donate $1 million to recovery efforts in Mexico. “While there is life, there is hope,” Cook wrote in the tweet announcing the donation. On Tuesday, a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Central Mexico, causing widespread devastation in Mexico City and surrounding states. Hundreds …

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Reminder: How to Pre-Sign for Your Delivery of New Apple Products Tomorrow

If you have an iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, or Apple TV 4K scheduled for delivery tomorrow, be aware that Apple requires its courier partners like UPS and FedEx to collect a signature upon delivery since they are valuable items. Fortunately, if you won’t be home during the day, Apple offers the option of …

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Apple iPhone X hands-on

Apple's event just wrapped up, and we managed to get our hands on the brand new, completely redesigned iPhone X. Just as the rumors indicated, it sports an edge-to-edge screen packed into a small body — not that much bigger than the iPhone 7. It als… Source: Engadget