First HomePod Orders Start Shipping Out to Customers in the U.K.

Apple customers in the United Kingdom who pre-ordered HomePod have started receiving shipping despatch notifications this morning. Those who ordered before initial supplies began dwindling earlier this week can expect deliveries to arrive sometime on Friday, which is Apple’s official launch day for HomePod. Images via @ryancarter_94 As expected, it looks as if Apple is …

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Apple Adds Chinese Firms to its Pool of 3D Sensing Module Suppliers for 2018 iPhones and iPads

Apple will work with two Chinese suppliers in 2018 to ensure a stable supply of 3D sensing modules for use in this year’s iPhone and iPad line-up, according to a report on Thursday by ET News. Last month The Investor claimed Apple was planning a $820.9 million investment in LG Innotek to secure supply of …

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Screenshots of WhatsApp's First Peer-to-Peer Payments System Surface Online

Over a year ago now, we reported on claims that popular mobile chat platform WhatsApp was looking at introducing a peer-to-peer payments system, beginning with a rollout for users in India. Today, the first iPhone screenshots of such a system appeared online via social media, revealing a list of Indian banks that will apparently support …

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First HomePod Orders Start Shipping Out in U.S., U.K., and Australia [Updated]

Customers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia who ordered a HomePod for February 9 delivery have begun receiving shipment notifications from Apple letting them know their orders have shipped and are on the way. The first HomePod deliveries should begin in just a matter of hours in Australia, where it is already early …

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HomePod No Longer Available for Launch Day Delivery From Apple in U.S.

As the launch of the HomePod approaches, it’s no longer possible to place an order for delivery on Friday, February 9 in the United States. HomePod orders submitted today on the Apple online store will deliver next week, on February 12 to February 13. In-store pickup for HomePod orders also became unavailable on Tuesday morning, …

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iPhone Source Code From iOS 9 Leaked on Github

Source code for a core component of the iPhone’s operating system recently leaked on GitHub, according to reports from Motherboard and Redmond Pie. The code, which appears to be for iBoot, or the part of iOS that ensures a trusted boot of the operating system, was initially shared online several months ago on Reddit, but …

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New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Detect Early Signs of Diabetes

Cardiogram, a company that offers an app able to break down heart rate data collected by the Apple Watch, today shared the results of a new study that suggests the Apple Watch can be used to detect the signs of diabetes. Cardiogram researchers teamed up with the University of California, San Francisco and used the …

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How to Use iCloud Keychain on Your iOS Devices

iCloud Keychain is a feature of your Apple account that you can use to keep your website login credentials, personal details, credit card details, and wireless network information up to date and available across all your Apple devices. With so many usernames and passwords to remember these days, iCloud Keychain provides a convenient way of …

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Instagram Testing Feature That Lets You Share Other People's Posts in Stories

Instagram has never offered an option to publicly re-share images and content posted by other people, but the company is now testing a feature that would let you share public news feed posts from other people to your Instagram Story. Instagram this morning confirmed to TechCrunch that it is indeed exploring such a feature, which …

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Showrunner for Upcoming 'Amazing Stories' Series Exits After Apple Requests Family Friendly Content

Bryan Fuller, who was set to serve as showrunner on Apple’s upcoming “Amazing Stories” reboot has opted to cut ties with Apple over creative differences, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Fuller is said to have wanted to turn “Amazing Stories” into a Black Mirror-style show, while Apple is aiming for a more family friendly series. “Amazing …

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iTunes Chief Eddy Cue Says Apple Will Share Details on its TV Plans in 'a Little Bit of Time'

Apple iTunes chief Eddy Cue today spoke at Variety’s 2018 Pollstar Live event in Los Angeles, California, where he discussed Apple Music and the Music Business with Variety Executive Music Editor Shirley Halperin. Cue’s talk wasn’t streamed live for viewers at home to watch, but several attendees shared Cue’s major talking points on Twitter. Image …

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Here Are 150+ New Emoji Coming to iPhones and iPads Later This Year

The Unicode Consortium today announced it has finalized a new set of 157 emoji that companies like Apple will be able to implement later this year. There are actually only 77 new emoji in total, as some have multiple skin tones. Jeremy Burge, who runs the popular emoji-themed website Emojipedia, has shared sample images of …

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Apple to Offer Presentation on ARKit at This Year's Game Developers Conference

Apple will be hosting a session at this year’s Game Developers Conference for the first time, offering an introduction to ARKit, its augmented reality platform for developers. The session will be presented by Michael Kuhn, who leads Apple’s ARKit engineering team. Entitled “Introduction to Apple’s ARKit: Best practices and recent updates,” the talk will cover …

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Snapchat Announces Live Feature for Major Events Coverage, Starting With 2018 Winter Olympics

Snap Inc. today announced an all-new Live feature that will allow users of the iOS and Android apps to stream key snippets of major televised events, the first partner being NBCUniversal in time for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Beginning this Saturday, February 10, Snapchat users will see these live streams of the …

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