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Here we go again. In 2016, authorities tried to legally compel Apple to unlock an iPhone model that belonged to one of the terrorists in the San Bernardino shooting that left more than a dozen people dead. Apple resisted, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation dropped its lawsuit before the legal matter had a chance to fully play out in court. That may still happen, as authorities in Texas have searched Apple with a search warrant for various data contained on an iPhone belonging to Devin Patrick Kelley, the person behind the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs. Kelley slaughtered 26 people in... Read more...
If you are bummed out that Apple has decided to delay the HomePod speaker until next year sometime, it least looks like Siri will still be getting a new home somewhere other than an iPhone. The iMac Pro is still set to launch in the next month or so; it's reportedly due before the end of the year. In addition, a new rumor has surfaced concerning the iMac Pro that claims Siri will get a home inside the high-end AIO desktop PC. The rumor stems from some digging that developers Jonathan Levin and Steve Troughton-Smith did in the available BridgeOS 2.0 software package. In their sleuthing they... Read more...
If you were hoping to get a HomePod smart speaker to round out the Apple hardware ecosystem in your home in time for Christmas, you will have to wait a bit longer. Apple originally unveiled HomePod way back in June at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, and said that it would ship in December. However, Apple today confirmed that HomePod will miss the holiday shopping rush. “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers," said Apple in a statement to TechCrunch. "We’ll... Read more...
Future iPhone models could go whole-hog with Intel's 5G modem, rather than splitting orders between Intel for GSM models (AT&T and T-Mobile) and Qualcomm's for CDMA phones (Sprint and Verizon). as is present the case. Citing an unnamed source, Fast Company says Apple's iPhone engineers have been working with Intel's team on hardware that uses the next generation wireless broadband technology. Likewise, Apple's communication with Qualcomm, the top supplier of modem chipsets, has been comparatively limited. That likely has to do with the ongoing legal battle between the two companies that started... Read more...
When it comes to Apple's latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone X, it feels like in many respects, the company is catching up to features that have long been featured on Android devices. Minimal display bezels, OLED display panels and wireless charging have all been in the Android domain for a few generations (or more). One particular feature that is just now being exploited by the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X is wireless charging. Apple went with the Qi wireless standard when it comes to wireless (inductive) charging, but only supports 5W charging in the most current public builds of iOS... Read more...
Give Apple CEO Tim Cook credit, he has been willing to alter the core design of the iPhone since stepping in to replace the late Steve Jobs, and for the most part the market has reacted positively. And for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple released the iPhone X with an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display that covers the entire front. Well, except for that quirky notch at the top. It is a weird design to be sure, underscored by an app in the App Store that aims to mask the notch. It is appropriately called Notch Removed, developed by Axiem Systems and sold for $0.99 in the App Store.... Read more...
A study from the University of California San Francisco and Cardiogram has been published, and the findings suggest that the Apple Watch might be an excellent tool for predicting hypertension and sleep apnea. Cardiogram is a company that has an app that breaks down the heart rate data that is collected by the Apple Watch. The study looked at data from 6,115 Apple Watch wearers that was interpreted by the Cardiogram "DeepHeart" neural network. The study found that the neural network could correctly recognize hypertension with 82% accuracy and sleep apnea with 90% accuracy. The study was based on... Read more...
Apple has just pushed the iPhone X out the door, and the rumor mill is already cranking it into high gear for the 2018 iPhone lineup. Famed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back again with his predictions/channel rumors on what Apple has in store for customers. The current iPhone X, whose form-factor includes a 5.8-inch OLED display with a density of 458 pixels per inch (PPI), is expected to carry on next year. However, the device will be joined by an even higher-end model tentatively called the iPhone X Plus. This device will reportedly have a larger 6.5-inch OLED display (480 to 500 PPI).... Read more...
A security firm called Bkav Corp. from Vietnam is claiming that it has been able to defeat Apple's new Face ID facial recognition technology to access an iPhone X using a mask. The firm says that for its test, Face ID was set up normally with no special tweaks. The company offered up a Q&A session about how exactly it pulled off the security bypass that sheds detail on what exactly happened. One of the big questions asked here is how exactly Bkav could beat Face ID when similar efforts failed. The answer is somewhat self-serving, "Because... we are the leading cyber security firm ;) It is quite... Read more...
What it is that constitutes a personal computer has changed over the years, and especially in recent history with mobile form factors taking a strong hold in the marketplace. And for a blip in time, it seemed as though tablets were poised to replace traditional PCs (desktops, laptops, all-in-ones), with Apple's iPad family leading the charge. But now? Tablet shipments have plummeted, and according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, the iPad is not a "real computer." Nadella playfully let his feelings be known when he spotted a couple of journalists wielding iPad tablets as he was getting ready to... Read more...
A few weeks ago, Google's Pixel 2 XL was getting lots of negative attention for OLED display problems. The two most frequent complaints revolved around color representation and more critically, premature OLED burn-in on the LG-manufactured display. However, it's now Apple's time to get in line and take its lashings with regards to the ultra-expensive iPhone X. Earlier this morning, we reported of a problem where iPhone X displays are slow to respond when operating in cold temperatures. Apple says it will fix that issue with a future software update, but a new defect won't be so easy to fix. Mac... Read more...
Old Man Winter is getting ready to settle in for the season, and for some iPhone X owners, that is bad news. Low temperatures can abnormally affect the function of iOS devices, and the iPhone X in particular, it seems. The issue came to light when a Reddit user started a thread complaining about his shiny new phone becoming "very unresponsive" whenever he steps outside to mingle with Jack Frost. "I've noticed that my iPhone X screen becomes very unresponsive as soon as I step outside. It literally takes 2 seconds from going inside to the cold outdoors and my screen stops being very responsive.... Read more...
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been unable to access data on a locked smartphone that belonged to Devin Patrick Kelly, the individual who opened fire in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, leaving 26 people dead and several others injured. In a subsequent press release, the FBI identified the handset as an iPhone and said it had not been able to access the data on it. Unfortunately, it might be too late to do anything about it. "They're in the process of looking at the phone," Christopher Combs, the special agent leading the investigation, told reporters earlier this week. "Unfortunately,... Read more...
Virtual reality is proving to be more than a passing fad. Things could have fizzled after the Oculus Rift finally came to market following a hyped up (and successful) Kickstarter run, but what happened instead is that it started a movement. Everybody seems to be jumping on board, from HTC to Microsoft. You can add Apple to the list as well, and not just because of fancy camera technologies in its newest iPhones. Apparently Apple is looking at creating a standalone augmented reality headset within the next two years.Augmented reality (AR) is a form of VR that blends virtual objects into real world... Read more...
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