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Auto maintenance could be more efficient in the future

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Imagine if every time Apple pushed out an update for your iPhone — from a major operating system refresh to a security patch — you were required to make an appointment at an Apple store, bring your phone in at the designated date and time, and hang around for what could be several hours waiting for your phone to be serviced. Sure, maybe there would be free Wi-Fi and good coffee, but after a while the process would become tedious and frustrating. “Frustrating” and “tedious” is exactly how many people would describe a visit to the service station or dealer for upkeep on their cars. A recent m... Read More
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Hands-on with Apple Music using ‘OK Google’

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Bots talking to apps is not new, but a Google property that works with an Apple property in a fluid and seamless way is kind of earth-moving. It’s not as big as a recent move by Amazon to partner with Microsoft and trigger the bots from each company by voice, but we can see where all of this is going. In a new update for the Apple Music app on Android, you can now control your music using “OK Google” commands. I tried ... Read More
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AR startup Mira bags $1 million for Google Cardboard-like Prism headset

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Mira’s Prism headset is a lot like Google Cardboard but for augmented reality, and investors at Greylock Partners think that’s a cool enough idea they led a $1 million funding round in the startup. The funding “will be used to provide more resources to the burgeoning developer community” while helping with “Mira’s content partnership initiatives,” according to the company. The amount brings the total funding raised by Mira to $2.5 million. Prism uses a phone clipped into it and reflects images onto the lenses in front of your eyes, with a surprisingly large field of view. The startup also started shipping developer kits for its $100 Prism ... Read More
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iFixit’s iPhone 8 teardown shows that you really don’t want to crack that glass back

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The iPhone 8 has finally arrived, and iFixit got a jump on its teardown of the updated device by traveling to Sydney, Australia to pick it up a bit early. Its examination of the phone shows that while it’s similar in some respect to the iPhone 7, you really want to make sure that you don’t break that glass back. Apple claimed that the glass in the phone’s back is really strong, but now that it’s out in the hands of users, we’ll get a good idea of how durable it really is when people start dropping it. It’ll be... Read More
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iOS 11: Everything Apple added to Siri

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The debut of iOS 11 this week brought changes that include augmented reality games and a series of advances for a better iMessage experience, but perhaps no aspect of the operating system was more changed than Siri. Siri has gained more than a dozen new features, from the potential to share your social media account with a QR code to a more expressive voice and the assistant’s newfound ability to act as your personal DJ. Here’s a rundown of all the ways Siri is shak... Read More
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The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard

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Android devices as well as Apple computers have Persian keyboards, but until this week the option wasn't available on Apple phones or iPads. For years Persian speakers used the Arabic keyboard on the iPhone, which was not really ideal for writing quickly or accurately in Persian. There were lots of petitions to Apple, pressing them to add a Persian keyboard to mobile phones. That finally paid off with the latest release.Arabic and Persian keyboards are very similar. But there are two major issues - the four extra letters in Persian - and the "half space" feature needed for a well-edited Pers... Read More
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Apple’s iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

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Owners of iPhones and iPads who install the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system will find that some older apps will stop working.The move will generally affect apps that have not been updated in the past two years. Although many will have been abandoned by their developers, owners will still use some of them frequently.It is a consequence of iOS 11 being restricted to running apps written in what is known as 64-bit code.The number signifies how much data a processor can handle at once - the larger the figure, the faster a computer can potentially operate.Dropping ... Read More
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Apple GPU provider Imagination sells itself to private equity firm after losing contract

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Imagination Technologies, the UK-based chip maker that used to provide Apple with its mobile graphics components, has agreed to sell itself to Canyon Bridge, a Silicon Valley-based private equity firm backed by the Chinese fund Yitai Capital. The news, first reported today by the Financial Times, comes nearly six months after Apple, Imagination’s biggest customer, announced that it would no longer require the company’s services. Canyon Bridg... Read More
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4 technologies that will unlock AR’s full potential

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Apple’s ARKit is capturing the attention and imagination of developers and media alike, drawn in by an estimated 700 million iPhone owners around the world who now have AR devices. ARKit is setting the stage for the next era of AR development, and now Google has entered the fray with ARCore to cater to Android developers. Yet AR technology is still in its infancy. For real industry maturity to occur, a unified effort must be made to ... Read More
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Smaller Crowd Snags iPhone 8

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About a hundred Apple fans lined up outside the company's flagship store in San Francisco this morning to get their hands on the latest iPhone and Apple Watch. (Sept. 22)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Lines very short for iPhone 8 launch

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From the flagship Apple Store in Los Angeles--small lines for the new iPhone 8, a big difference from year's past when people camped out for days to be first. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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The iPhone 8 back glass is more expensive to fix than the screen

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The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus' most obvious design change is the switch to a glossy, glass back. There was a chance this glass would be priced at or around the same price as a cracked screen under AppleCare+, but that's apparently not the case: AppleInsider confirmed today that a broken back won't qualify for a $29 screen replacement. It'll instead be subject to an "other damage" fee of $99 (plus tax). Apple gives users two screen replacements and ... Read More
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The Verge’s TIFF 2017 Awards

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For industry watchers, the annual Toronto International Film Festival is one of the year’s major cinema events. It’s closer to home and more accessible than the Venice International Film Festival (which runs around the same time and spotlights some of the same films), and because it comes so close to the year-end prestige season, many studios use it to kick off their Oscar campaigns for their major films — or get an early sense of whether to launch those campaigns at all. But Toronto’s annual awards at the end of the festival are an oddball mixed bag. They don’t carry the prestige of the big awards at Cannes or Berlin, and they don’t cover a particularly wide range. There are no acting or direct... Read More
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Apple reviews week on The Vergecast

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Last week, we brought you The Vergecast live from San Francisco after the Apple event. This week, The Vergecast is back in NYC for Apple reviews week. Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Lauren Goode, and Dan Seifert go through the reviews, including the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, and the 4K Apple TV. There’s a lot more in between that — more leaks about the upcoming Google event! — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all. 02:51 - iPhone... Read More
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iPhone 8 is seeing some tiny launch day lines

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Apple Stores are usually faced with intimidatingly long lines on the morning of a new iPhone launch, but that largely didn’t seem to the case today. As various reports and queuers have pointed out, some Apple Stores have very short lines out front for the iPhone 8, if they have anyone at all. Reuters said that there were fewer tha... Read More
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The Apple Watch Series 3 appears to charge on certain Qi wireless chargers

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At its annual hardware event this month, Apple announced a new wireless charging mat called AirPower that can charge either an iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X at the same time as AirPods and an Apple Watch Series 3. At the time, we wondered if this meant that the AirPods and App... Read More
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Apple iPhone 8 has arrived, here’s everything you need to know

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Today’s the day that the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are in stores across the world. The iPhone 8 isn’t the exciting new Apple product this fall — that honor is reserved for the forthcoming iPhone X — but it is the new, mainstream iPhone that millions of people will be buying this year and next. You already know what the iPhone 8 looks like — it’s just like the last three generations of iPhones, but with a glass back. That glass back enables one new feature, wireless charging, and it makes the phone a little more comfortable to hold and a lot less slippery than its predecessors. Otherwise, the iPhone 8 is the traditionalist iPhone, complete with a 16:9 screen in either 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch si... Read More
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Don’t Rely On an Unlock Pattern To Secure Your Android Phone

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Smartphones today compete over which can best secure your secrets. They encrypt your data, store the digital keys to unlock themselves on specialized hardware, and even offer fancy biometrics from fingerprints to faceprints. But many millions of smartphones remain open to an absurdly low-tech attack: a sly glance at someone's phone while they unlock it. One new study has quantified just how easy an Android-style unlock pattern—as opposed to a six-digit PIN or biometric unlock—makes the job of any over-the-shoulder snoop. ... Read More
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Ikea uses iPhone 8 launch to remind us it still makes wirelessly charging furniture

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Ikea introduced furniture that can charge your phone through the Qi wireless charging standard back in 2015. Now, that Apple is adopting Qi in its latest iPhone 8 and iPhone X models, Ikea is piggybacking on the anticipated surge in popularity with some witty ads that play off a few of Apple’s most well-known phrases. Essentially, Apple’s “This changes everything” mantra has become the “This charges everything” ad campaign, while “Thin... Read More
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This may finally be the year the iPhone line ritual dies a natural death

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Today is iPhone day. And for the past decade that has incited a ritual of capitalism that became ingrained in our culture and served to demonstrate the cultish devotion Apple had inspired, and that no other company could match. The iPhone lines were a near-religious, tribal gathering of believers who, yes, wanted first dibs on the latest version. But also wanted to be surrounded by other believers. At times, Apple executives like CEO Tim Cook would come out to shake hands, high-five customers, and take selfies, adding to the frenzy. But today, early reports are that lines are either subdued or non-existent across Eu... Read More
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Dear Bill Gates, Control-Alt-Delete was not a mistake

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Four years ago, Bill Gates called forcing users to press the Control-Alt-Delete key combination to log into a PC a mistake, saying it was an IBM engineer who insisted on using the keys at the time. Yesterday, he admitted for a second time that the Ctrl-Alt-Delete function on Windows (and DOS before that) was a mistake. Speaking to Bloomberg, he said he wished he had pushed for a single login key, which is how it works on any Mac — you just press a key and log in. On Windo... Read More
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Netflix adds HDR support for iPhone X and iPad Pro

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Netflix already streams HDR video on the new Apple TV 4K, so it only makes sense for the company to add support for Apple's HDR-ready iOS devices as well. The latest update for Netflix's app does just that, so you'll be able to watch movies and TV shows with high dynamic range on the iPad Pro (10.5-inch and 2017 12.9-inch) and the upcoming iPhone X. If you're unsure of what content is available in HDR, the easiest way to find something to watch is to just search for "HDR" right in Netflix. The selection consists entirely of Netflix's original shows, documentaries, and movies. ... Read More
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Advrty brings native ads to virtual reality

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Advrty wants to offer a new avenue of monetization for virtual reality developers, which doesn’t involve full field-of-view pop-up ads. Instead, it’s a platform aimed toward designing and incorporating nonintrusive product placement. It’s in beta. “Initially, think billboards, posters and product placements using images or video,” said CEO and cofounder Niklas Bakos in an email. “It could be a label on a cup. To get ad relevancy, we’ve created a patent-pending context-based system that will allow for proper targeting in a case where we wouldn’t allow a billboard creative to end up on a soda can label, or an ad for the iPhone X to [show] in a game that is all about the medieval era, for example.​” And thi... Read More
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Apple will bring back iPhone’s 3D Touch multitasking gesture in future iOS 11 update

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Apple executive Craig Federighi has apparently confirmed that a popular 3D Touch gesture for the iPhone that was removed in iOS 11.0 will be returning in an upcoming software update. The gesture was a quick way of getting to the multitasking screen, and required just a firm press on the left edge of the screen and a flick right to bring up the app switcher. According to an email published by MacRumors, Federighi said that Apple had to temporarily pull the useful shortcut “due to a technical constraint.” Apparently the company has now managed to overcome that issue and restore it... Read More
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Jennifer Brea documented her chronic fatigue syndrome on an iPhone so doctors would believe other women

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“From as early as I can remember, I wanted to swallow the world whole,” first-time filmmaker Jennifer Brea declares at the start of her documentary Unrest. As a young woman, she attended Harvard and then Princeton to study political science. She traveled widely and fell in love. And then she became incredibly, inexplicably tired, often unable to get out of bed and unable to get herself up off the floor if she fell. She was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME), a little-understood but not at all rare disease that affects an estimated 836,000 to 2.5 million people in the United State... Read More
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Another Lost Phone review — an exploration of empathy that’s all too brief

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Developer Accidental Queens‘s Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story shares similarities with its first game, the indie hit A Normal Lost Phone. Like before, you’re charged with the task of unraveling the intimate details of a stranger’s life by searching through the text messages, emails, and photos on their phone. [This review has spoilers — Ed.] Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews. What you’ll like A creative and evocative interface It’s tr... Read More
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The Volvo XC40 is the fashionable SUV you can buy like a phone

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The Volvo XC40 may be just another small SUV for people who wouldn’t be caught dead in a sedan these days, but the company’s approach to sharing and selling the car might be how they get potential customers to pay attention. The XC40 will compete with cars like the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mini Countryman, as well as higher-end versions of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Volvo’s been on a bit of a hot streak lately, turning out strikingly cool cars, but the XC40 adds trendy stuff like a contrasting roof / body color scheme that the company says will be available in 17 different combinat... Read More
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Huawei’s Mate 10 Lite will come with four cameras

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One of the last flagship phone lineups scheduled for release this fall has just leaked. No, not that one. I’m talking about Huawei, which we now know is readying to unveil three new Mate smartphones on October 16th, according to VentureBeat’s Evan Blass: the ... Read More
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Google sets its sights on the iPhone with HTC deal

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Of the three most influential companies in smartphone design, Nokia fragmented into a million pieces after being bought out by Microsoft, Apple is still going strong, and Google just bought the third with its $1.1 billion deal with HTC. The reason why Google acquired what looks to be the majority of HTC’s phone design and engineering team is simple, and it’s been obvious for over a year: Google is serious about becoming a hardware company. Early in 2016, Google created a new hardware division and re-hired Motorola chief Rick Osterloh to run that group. A brief few months after that, ... Read More
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Firefox 9.0 for iOS arrives with tracking protection, Firefox Focus for Android gets tabs

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Mozilla today released Firefox 9.0 for iOS and updated Firefox Focus for Android. The iOS browser is getting tracking protection, improved sync, and iOS 11 compatibility. The Android privacy browser is getting tabs. You can download the former from Apple’s App Store and the latter from Google Play. Mozilla doesn’t break out the exact numbers for Firefox, though the company does say “half a billion people around the world” use the browser. Firefox for iOS was released ... Read More
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The Bose headphones with Google Assistant are official now

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Google and Bose are today officially announcing a new version of the headphone maker’s great noise cancelling headphones, the QC 35s. The big new addition is Google Assistant — or rather, a dedicated button on the headphones that triggers the Google Assistant. The new branding is simply QC 35 II, and according to Google you set them up as usual via Bluetooth and then follow some instructions built into the Google Assistant app on either an Android phone (running Marshmallow or above) or an iPhone. Once that’s done, you’ll hold down the new button that’s on the right ear cup to trigger the Google Assistant. Google says that it can do most things the Assistant can do on your phone... Read More
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Apple TV 4K review: so close, so far

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It doesn’t light up all of the lights. Listeners of The Vergecast know that I’ve been ridiculously excited about the new Apple TV 4K for weeks now, because there isn’t a great standalone streaming device that supports Dolby Vision 4K HDR and the new Dolby Atmos surround sound format. I just haven’t been able to use the full capabilities of my home theater — lighting up both the Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos lights on my receiver and TV — and I was excited for Apple to put out a polished, high-end product that got me there. Apple is firmly at the high end of the market: the Apple TV 4K starts at $179, much more than competing 4K HDR-capable devices like the $89 Roku Premiere+ or the $69 G... Read More
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Backed into a corner, Uber allows users to opt out of ‘always on’ location tracking

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Uber got into hot water earlier this year when the ride-sharing app began tracking users’ location even when they weren’t using the app. The app limited users to giving the company permission to either always track their location or to not track their location at all — the latter option making the app all but unusable. Backed into a corner, users had no option but to grant Uber access to their locations 24/7. At the time, Uber defended the tracking as a way to enhance rider safety, and would restrict tracking to a five-minute limit after each ride. Now, the rollout of iOS 11 gi... Read More
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AR/VR Weekly: Augmented reality needs our patience

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Apple launched iOS 11 today, and this means that anyone with an iPhone or iPad that supports ... Read More
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Google Paid HTC $1.1 Billion To Turn Itself Into a Phone Maker

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After years of half-heartedly and occasionally hamfistedly building gadgets, Google's finally all-in on the hardware game. Google will announce a number of new products on October 4, reportedly including two new phones, a smaller version of the Google Home, and a high-end laptop. And on Wednesday, the company announced an agreement with struggling manufacturer HTC that will import a team of engineers over to Google, to help close the gap between Mountain View's h... Read More
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Google is buying part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion

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Google is making another big buy into smartphone hardware — or at least the people responsible for creating it. The company has just confirmed that it plans to acquire part of HTC’s mobile division team for $1.1 billion. “These future fellow Googlers are amazing folks we’ve already been working with closely on the Pixel smartphone line, and we're excited to see what we can do together as one team,” Rick Osterloh, Google’s hardware boss, wrote in a blog post. “The deal also includes a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property.” However, HTC will reportedly... Read More
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Siri on iOS 11 still has a long way to go

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What has Apple really done to improve Siri? To be honest, I’m not sure. After testing it for an entire day since Tuesday’s iOS 11 release, mostly on an iPad 9.7-inch and an iPhone 7 Plus, it’s obvious Siri is not a major priority for the company, even if some of the features are improved. What has changed is a good sign; what hasn’t makes Siri behind the times. First, this is not a complete overview of Siri. My intention is to find out whether the new version — one that can now talk more like a human and translate phrases — is really ready to take on the big guns of Amazon Alexa and Google Home (running the Assistant bot). I’m not including Microsoft Cortana in this analysis, because, to be frank, Cortana is behind e... Read More
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5 ways iMessage is better in iOS 11

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With the arrival of iOS 11 Wednesday, iPhone and iPad users now have a new version of Apple’s mobile iOS operating system, and it comes with a lot of new features like personalized Siri suggestions, ARKit for augmented reality apps and games, an App Store redesign, and a new version of iMessage. iOS 10 was the first iteration of iMessage to introduce an iMessage App Store, bringing apps, stickers, and games into conversations, and as we move from 10 to 11, there are some serious improvements t... Read More
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American Vandal is the future of documentaries, not just dick jokes

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The dick joke-fueled mockumentary American Vandal is a refreshing take on true crime. It plays off the frenzy around real-life murder mystery series like Making a Murderer, Serial, and The Jinx, with a more lighthearted version of the genre. More importantly, it envisions the documentary process in more modern terms, creating a future where platforms like Snapchat or Instagram become tools of record for would-be detectives. Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault’s spoof focuses on fictional high school students, as the team was heavily inspired by interviews with real-life teenagers. The Netflix series follows an ambitious filmmaker named Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez), who’s... Read More
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Ikea Place is an AR app that lets you put furniture on the street

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With yesterday’s release of iOS 11, developers and users alike are still in the early stages of figuring out whether Apple’s ARKit can actually be useful. Here to add to the discourse, Ikea has released its own AR app to help customers visualize what their furniture might look like in their own living rooms. Or street. Or elevators. The point is, you no longer have to argue with your significant other inside the Swedish furniture conglomerate. Now you can destroy your relationship anywhere! All joking aside, the app is super fun to play around with. It’s designed so you can easily swipe through... Read More
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Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 3 Excels, Even if You Don’t Need Cellular

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An OverviewLike its predecessors, the Apple Watch Series 3 is a computer worn around the wrist, with a miniature touch screen.The device requires an iPhone to set up and work properly. Notifications like text messages or social media alerts that come to your iPhone appear on the watch first if you are not actively using the phone. The watch runs apps, including some built-in software for fitness tracking as well as third-party widgets you can download ... Read More
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Why Peter Dinklage would never use the technology from his new film

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Peter Dinklage is having a major cultural moment. He’s been a movie star since the 1990s, earning acclaim for his lead role in The Station Agent, and widespread attention for major parts in films from Death At a Funeral to X-Men: Days of Future Past. His movie career feels like it’s hitting a new stride in 2017, though. He had a particularly rough season as fan-favorite character Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones this year, with his character constantly defanged and demoralized. But fans who didn’t get enough of him on the show last season now have other o... Read More
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The Ikea Place App Shows the Practical Promise of AR Kit

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For almost as long as Ikea has designed and manufactured assemble-it-yourself furniture, the Swedish company has let technology inform its business. It incorporated wireless charging into its furniture designs, created smart lighting that works no matter what smart home ecosystem you live in, and as early as 2012, experimented with augmented reality to bring its shelves and tables to life in your living room. Now that idea gets a m... Read More
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Zack Snyder’s new four-minute film is only available on an app

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Director Zack Snyder (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel) just released a new four-minute short film. It’s called Snow Steam Iron, and if you want to watch it, you’ll have to download an app first. The app, Vero, is pitched as a social network for creators; Snyder has used it in the past to share Justice League footage. Here is the synopsis of Snow Steam Iron, according to Vero: “Snow gently falls on the blood-stained street... Read More
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Verizon is giving away free iPhone 8s in an AR Snapchat scavenger hunt

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Do you want a free new iPhone 8? Verizon has rolled out an AR scavenger hunt on Snapchat with a total of 256 iPhone 8s to be given out in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Atlanta, as spotted by FastCoDesign. It’s clearly a massive advertisement for the telecommunications giant, but the hunt does involve some neat features and experiences. To start off, users... Read More
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We are the ones making the iPhone and Pixel more expensive

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This year has seen a big upgrade in quality from most phone companies: Samsung’s new Galaxy Note doesn’t explode, Apple’s iPhone has a radical redesign, the OnePlus 5 is lovely, and LG’s V30 is shaping up to be a strong contender. If you love technology, you love it for precisely this inexorable march toward better, faster, and prettier devices. But one thing that’s different about the best smartphones of 2017 is that the price of admission is going up. The Huawei P9 cost £449 in the UK in 2016, but this year’s ... Read More
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The must-have AR SDKs you need for your apps and games

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Presented by Mapbox Catching virtual creatures in Pokémon Go, adding the dancing hot dog filter in Snapchat — these are the ways consumers have experienced Augmented Reality (AR) to date. But this is about to change in a major way. With yesterday’s iOS 11 launch, AR-enabled applications are now available to hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users. As AR becomes commoditized and developers begin to explore what is possible, the release of Apple’s ARKit and Android’s ARCore signals the arrival of a period of broader testing and adoption. Our team at Mapbox is working with the developer community to help define the art of what is possible ... Read More
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No. 243: Jobs data, space funk and what you’ll be eating in 2050

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It’s Wednesday: Another week half shot. Today is National Gibberish Day. No safe bets on the word’s etymology, but likely an onomatopoeia of the jibber-jabber, babble and gabble it describes. But not gobbledygook. That was all Maury Maverick. Jobless numbers creep up again: Long Island’s unemployment rate climbed to 4.4 percent in August, up 0.2 percentage points from a year ago. Nassau County’s rate increased by the same amount to 4.2 percent, while Suffolk County’s rate also rose 0.2 percentage points to 4.6 percent. By comparison, New York State’s rate was 4.9 percent and the n... Read More
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5 great features added to Apple iOS 11 for iPhone

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Here's how to enable some of the best new features in Apple's iPhone software iOS 11, including customizing the control center and marking up screenshots.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider... Read More
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9 cool AR apps you should download to try out iOS 11’s ARKit

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Since it was first announced at WWDC, Apple’s ARKit has been open to developers to get a feel for the new platform. Now that iOS 11 is finally here, ARKit is available for anyone with an iPhone 6S or later, the iPad Pro, and the latest 9.7-inch iPad. In the time between the announcement and its official release today, developers have used ARKit to create apps for big brands like The Food Network and AMC’s The Walking Dead, as well as for smaller, ... Read More
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Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review: missed connections

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How much are you willing to pay for a gadget that offers intermittent convenience? How much are you willing to pay for what feels like a little bit of insurance, just in case you need cellular connectivity and your phone isn’t nearby or charged? Those are the questions you need to ask yourself when you consider buying the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE. The biggest difference between the Apple Watch Series 3 and older Apple Watches is that this model comes with the option of a built-in cellular modem. That means that even if your phone isn’t nearby, and even if your Watch isn’t connected to a known Wi-Fi network, you should still be able to make and receive ca... Read More
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Apple Becomes a Chipmaker to One-Up Smartphone Foes

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In a video introducing the iPhone X, Apple design chief Jony Ive speaks in his usual sonorous tones about features like polished stainless steel and new formulations of glass. Twice, he also calls out a feature of the $999 device that its owners will never see: the A11 “bionic” processor powering the phone. The new chip’s prominence reflects Apple’s deepening investment in chip design. Last week the company also revealed it had built new custom chips or ch... Read More
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Apple Watch Series 3 Review: The Apple Watch Fulfills Its Destiny

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This year’s Apple Watch looks just like last year’s Apple Watch. The Series 3, which comes in two sizes and starts at $399, has few new features other than Siri’s newfound ability to chime in at really awkward times. Almost nobody will ever know you’re wearing the new one, unless they spot the little red button on the side. And yet, this is a completely different device. It now has LTE built in, and connects to the internet without needing your phone or even a Wi-Fi connection. For two years, the Watch was an iPod Touch. Now it’s an iPhone.... Read More
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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Cortana resume

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Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with Cortana resume from phones. The company is simultaneously finalizing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is expected to arrive on October 17, and developing the update that will come after it. Windows 10 is ... Read More
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The 16 fastest-growing apps in India

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My team, which tracks data on apps and tech companies in India, recently did a deep dive to discover which apps are currently growing fastest in the country. Looking at growth rates over the last two months turned up some interesting results. It surprised us to see how many unexpected things people have an affinity for! There are apps being built out that play on every emotion from nostalgia to sexual frustration to economic insecurity. It’s amazing how often unfunded companies have larger user bases than highly funded ones and how many entrepreneurs are building better and bigger businesses without ever stepping into the limelight. We decided to shine a light on these companies both to showcase to investors that t... Read More
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Apple drops iOS 11 with big updates for iPad

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iOS 11 has new multitasking features, an improved Siri and customizable Control Center.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72169/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Apple Just Updated Its Mobile Operating System Again With IOS 11 Complete With Some New Features To Help Convince Users To Make The Change On The IPhone Apple hyped Up A Customizable Control Center Improved Siri And Another Push Into Augmented Reality Those New Features will Make The IPhone Feel A Little different But It's Actually The IPad That B... Read More
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Here’s hoping Google’s Pixel 2 brings AI improvements

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It only takes two words to get my attention these days. In a teaser for an upcoming Google event on October 4, Google uses the phrase “ask more” in the URL. The pitch is simple: The search giant wants us — just a few weeks after Apple announced the new iPhone X — to consider a new phone, one that will probably be called the Pixel 2 and will likely cost a lot less than $999 (I hope). Yet my sense is that the phrase is a subtle reference to what’s coming on the phone — the ability to do more and ask more with bots. There’s no question about the recent amazing shifts in technology that allow us to ta... Read More
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Tim Cook: $999 is a ‘value price’ for iPhone X

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The iPhone X has been getting a lot attention since it was announced last week with its eye-watering starting price. However, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook during a segment on Good Morning America, the iPhone X’s $999 cost is a “value price” for the technology it offers (via 9to5Mac.) The comment came in response to a viewer-submitted question (around the ... Read More
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iOS 11 is now available to download

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Today, Apple pushed out the final version of iOS 11, its latest mobile operating system release. Most iPhone and iPad units made in the last few years should be capable of downloading it now if you head over to the Settings panel and check for a software update under the General tab. For those who have been part of either the developer or public beta process, you’ll likely already have the finalized iOS 11 and shouldn’t need to do anything. iOS 11, first ... Read More
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Apple starts rolling out iOS 11 for all users

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In line with plans announced last week at the Apple event introducing iPhone X and other products, the company today began to roll out iOS 11 to iPhone and iPad users. Developers and members of the public have participated in public betas of the operating system since June, but Apple is now making iOS 11 available to all compatible iPads and iPhones. As Apple begins requiring that apps be ... Read More
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State of the Art: The iPhone 8: A Worthy Refinement Before the Next Generation

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Unsurprisingly, both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are very good phones. Most of Apple’s improvements over the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are minor, but if you have an older model, either of the 8s will feel like a solid upgrade. And if you are considering upgrading from an Android phone, there’s one area where the new iPhones still rank head and shoulders above their competition — the processor, the engine that runs the entire device, where Apple is so far ahead that it almost feels unfair.... Read More
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iOS 11 review: 10 things to try

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iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core of how you get around and experience the OS will be the same. For example: the Control Center is wildly different and notifications have changed slightly, but you still h... Read More
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Some apps won’t work on iOS 11 — here’s how to check which ones

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iOS 11 is almost here, and it’ll bring a host of new features to your iPhone or iPad. Also coming in the new update is the final switch for Apple from 32-bit apps to 64-bit apps, meaning that if an app you’ve been using hasn’t been updated for the more modern software architecture, it won’t work at all on iOS 11. Apple has built a handy tool into iOS 11 that can show you all the apps on your device that won’t work with the coming update. To do that, navigate to Settings -> General -> About -> Applications on your iP... Read More
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iOS 11’s new Control Center will freak you out, but give it a chance

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Apple is making iOS 11 available to the world today, and there’s a change that will generate an inevitable surprise reaction from most iPhone users. While the vast majority of UI changes are on the iPad side in iOS 11, the Control Center has been overhauled and is very different. At first glance it looks rather ugly, but there’s some good and bad changes hidden within. Good improvements Let’s start with the good things. You can now customize what quick shortcuts you’ll see in the Control Center. You can add things like alarms, low power mode, Wallet, and... Read More
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AP Review: Pros and Cons of iPhone 8

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AP Deputy Technology Editor Nick Jesdanun describes the pros and cons of the new iPhone 8 that goes on sale this week. (Sept. 19)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/... Read More
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iOS 11’s new image format might pose problems for PC users

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Apple is launching iOS 11 today, which means millions of iPhone users are about to upgrade their device’s software. Every iOS update comes with a host of changes, but some are not immediately obvious. Apple upgraded millions of iOS devices to a new modern file system earlier this year, and today it’s starting to roll out a new image file format with iOS 11 that could be troublesome to Windows users. High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIC) is a new image container format from the developers of MPEG, a popular audio and video compression standard. HEIC will be used by default on new photos on... Read More
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This Compact Coin wallet is for techies, not coins

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Design is important with any product, but with wallets design is almost everything. It determines the aesthetics, usability, and comfort of the thing in question, and if you get all those things right, it’s really hard to make a bad wallet. Case in point: this £59 ($80) Compact Coin wallet from a small English company named Nodus. Its name is a little misleading, though, as it can only fit a few coins and its greatest usefulness is for someone like me, richer on contactless cards than nickel-based legal tender. Like the ... Read More
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iOS 11, thoroughly reviewed

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Enlarge / The iOS 11 era begins.Andrew Cunningham The iPad is having a great year. It started with the $329 iPad back in April, a compelling tablet that’s both good and cheap enough to entice upgraders and people who have never bought a tablet before. And it continued in June, with ... Read More
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How to Download and Install iOS 11

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It’s that time of year again: The weather’s cooling down, the leaves are changing color, and Apple’s latest iPhones are on the way. Not ready to drop $1,000 on an iPhone X? That's cool. You can make your old iPhone (and iPad) feel new again by updating to iOS 11. The new software packs some nifty new features like a smarter, more humanlike Siri and a customizable Control Center. iPad users should be especially pumped for the new ... Read More
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Review: Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

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The first place I took the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus was a sticky, late-summer wedding just outside of Austin. It turned out to be the perfect way to stress-test the new devices. The iPhones 8 have new cameras designed to hack it even on a drunken dance floor. Faster processors made downtime game-playing run smoother. They’re also easier to charge, so you’re less likely to get stuck with a dead phone at the end of the night.Everything works great. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are virtually perfect phones. For $699 (the iPhone 8) or $799 (the Plus), you get a device that makes calls, plays games, takes pictures, shows movies, gets you everywhere, and does everything better than ever before. Apple set the standard for smartphones a decade ... Read More
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The iPhone X may be hurting iPhone 8 sales

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As Apple likely predicted, it appears a large number of prospective iPhone buyers are waiting until the iPhone X goes up for preorder in late October rather than purchasing the more readily available iPhone 8, which launches Friday. Noted Apple watcher and industry analyst firm KGI Securities put out a report today, detailed by 9to5Mac, explaining how the existence of the iPhone X may be cutting into ... Read More
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The Asus ZenFone V is a $384 Verizon exclusive with last year’s specs

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Some carrier exclusive phones are interesting, like the original iPhone on AT&T. Most others, however, tend to be less novel. The Asus ZenFone V is squarely in the later category, a device that boasts last year’s specs and almost nothing notable about it beyond the (admittedly cheap) $384 price tag. From a design perspective, the ZenFone V looks kind of dull, and the bezels flanking the screen look painfully large compared to newer (and more expensive) flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Essential Phone, LG V30, a... Read More
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Apple raises prices for iPhone screen replacements by $20

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Apple has quietly increased the cost to repair broken screens on the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7 and 7 Plus, as noted by Reddit users over the weekend, raising the price of screen replacements on Apple's more recent devices by $20 across the board. That means that it now costs $149 to replace a screen on the smaller 6S and 7 instead of the original $129, and $169 for the 6S Pl... Read More
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Sprint improves iPhone 8 preorder deal with strings attached

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Sprint has announced that it’s upgrading its iPhone 8 preorder deal, with the carrier now offering an 18-month lease for free when you trade in an existing high-end device instead of the original 50 percent off lease it had originally offered. As is the case with all of... Read More
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Spotify and Google’s Waze integration lands on iOS

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Spotify and Waze have expanded their previously announced integration to iOS, meaning iPhone users will now be able to access tunes without having to leave their GPS navigation screen. By way of a quick recap, back in March the companies announced a two-way integration to save users from switching between apps while driving. This means that within Waze users can access their Spotify playlists and change tracks, and within Spotify users will see an option to launch Waze when the drive mode screen is activated. ... Read More
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Face Off: New iPhone X ‘Face ID’ feature could be real security headache

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The iPhone X, which Apple unveiled at a press event on Tuesday, has a wide range of next-level features – one of the most significant is Face ID. It allows users to unlock their devices through facial recognition, by simply looking at it.But many customers are concerned about how this new feature may be used...RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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Ad industry “deeply concerned” about Safari’s new ad-tracking restrictions

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EnlargeNurPhoto/Getty Images Apple's latest operating systems for the Mac and iPhone will soon be rolling out, and with that comes new restrictions on ad-tracking in the Safari browser. Adding a 24-hour limit on ad targeting cookies is good for privacy under Apple's new "Intelligent Tracking Prevention" feature. But if you're an advertiser, the macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 Safari browsers spell gloom and doom for the... Read More
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Apple’s ARKit will innovate the everyday

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In today’s digital economy, we see a constant rotation of new, innovative technology emerging on the market. While some platforms are built exclusively for consumers, others are designed with an enterprise purpose in mind. The most powerful pieces of technology, however, do both. And augmented reality (AR) is the perfect example. Some of the biggest companies including Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, have been making hefty investments in AR in recent years. The newest framework, Apple’s ARKit, will have perhaps the most profound impact yet. The software, which will be available to hundreds of millions of iPad and iPhone users, will enable them to create unparalleled ... Read More
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Apple’s AR quest begins with … poop

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People who watch technology closely — especially those optimistic about VR and AR — are scratching their heads this week trying to understand how Apple “undersold” those features so significantly. At the Apple September Keynote, there was no mention of VR at all despite the iPhone X being the first device from Apple to use an OLED screen that would likely be ideal for completely immersive virtual worlds. And with AR, Apple showed its most advanced iPhone making use of its 2015 purchase of Faceshift. This technology enables intricate facial expressions to be transferred in real-time onto a cartoon character. Apple demonstrated it by a... Read More
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Voice recognition will transform these 5 industries

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“Alexa, what time is my next train to work?” “There is a 20-minute delay. The next train departs from Berlin Central Station at 9:42 and will arrive at Westkreuz at 9:54.” “Alexa, please email Janet and Tim to say: Sorry, my train is delayed. I’ll be 10 minutes late for our meeting, can we start at 10:10 a.m.?” Conversational interactions like this one will undoubtedly be part of our future. Tech giants like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Microsoft are heavily investing in the race to become the leader in voice technology. Voice interactions have be... Read More
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Joy Huang talks about the advent of smart tourism

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CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke with Joy Huang, an assistant Professor of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois, about the advent of smart tourism and the role of tourism in China's development.Detected Closed Captioning: } } ## joy Huang Is A Professor Of Recreation Sport And Tourism At The University Of Illinois She Joins Us Now From Chicago So Joy What Is Smart Tourism And Tell Us more About The Goals Of This Conference well I Think Smart Tourism First - Thank You For Having Here The Smart Tourism you Know From The Our Research We Look At The How The Tourism Business Has To Be Managed To Use All The Big Data And All The New Technology And Also How Our Tourists Are Using All These New techno... Read More
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ProBeat: iPhone X buyers should thank Samsung

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Apple this week unveiled the iPhone X, described by CEO Tim Cook as “the future of the smartphone.” Future iPhone X owners (the phone starts shipping on November 3) should be thanking Samsung. I’m not just referring to the fact that Samsung is the sole supplier of the iPhone X’s OLED screen, letting Apple finally start moving away from LCD screens. I’m referring to the fact that all the great new iPhone X features a... Read More
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How long should a $999 iPhone last?

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I usually spend about $1,300 on a new computer, and I usually expect it to stay in good shape for about four years — if not more. So if I’m spending over $1,000 on an iPhone, how long should I expect to use it for? Smartphones have never had the longevity that modern computers have, often staying current for only two or so years. There are a good number of reasons why: For one, smartphones are historically cheaper, so it makes sense that companies would expect them to be replaced a bit sooner. But more importantly, smartphones are evolving at such a rapid pace that there’s frequently a good reas... Read More
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The iPhone X’s notch is basically a Kinect

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Sometimes it's hard to tell exactly how fast technology is moving. "We put a man on the moon using the computing power of a handheld calculator," as Richard Hendricks reminds us in Silicon Valley. In 2017, I use my pocket supercomputer of a phone to tweet with brands. But Apple's iPhone X provides a nice little illustration of how sensor and processing technology has evolved in the past decade. In June 2009, Microsoft unveiled this: ... Read More
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GoPro Hero 6 Black leaks again, will shoot 240 fps slow motion at 1080p

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Just days after the unreleased, unofficially announced GoPro Hero 6 Black appeared in the wild for the first time, another one has now popped up at a Best Buy in Canada, and with detail. These new pictures, sent in by a tipster, seem to confirm that GoPro’s new camera will carry over the the Hero 5 Black’s design (which means it will be waterproof up to 33 feet out of the box) and will offer spec bumps across the board. The most major of those will be that the camera can now shoot 4K footage at 60 frames per second, something professional users have been begging GoPro for for years. But ... Read More
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The iPhone X from an Android user’s perspective

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It’s been almost a year since the Google Pixel made me put down my iPhone and transformed me from a Google apps user on Apple hardware to a pure Google acolyte. In the grand tug of war between mobile religions, I’m now pulled in the direction of Android, and I can’t express much regret about it. But Apple has just made official its biggest redesign and rethink of the iPhone ever, and so I was definitely curious about the iPhone X and the future it paints for the Apple ecosystem. As it turns out, though, t... Read More
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Feds Give Kaspersky Security Products the Boot, and Other Security News This Week

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Apple finally announced the iPhone X this week, complete with a facial recognition system that Apple calls FaceID. Preliminary impressions are that FaceID will be difficult to trick, and should be secure for the average user, but researchers are eager to test its robustness. Consumer facial recognition has been around, but not yet at this scale, inviting questions about what its implications will be, particularly for privacy. Apple's new iOS 11... Read More
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The smartest way to upgrade to Apple’s iPhone 8 or iPhone X

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It doesn't matter if you purchase the iPhone from Best Buy, your carrier, or from Apple. The price of the new iPhone is going to be the same no matter where you buy it from. But there is a better way to grab the new phone.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: ... Read More
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The iPhone X may be very difficult to buy until 2018

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If you’re eager to put down $1,000 or more for Apple’s new bezel-less, OLED-equipped iPhone X, you’ll probably want to be awake and ready at the company’s preorder page come October 27th. As tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo explained in a note with KGI Securities, reported today by MacRumors, Apple’s latest smartphone, the most expensive one it’s ever made, will probably generate more demand than Apple’s supply chain can withstand, at least initially. That means long shipping wait times are a high likelihood for any number of the device’s limited configurations when preorders do go live next month. ... Read More
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What I Learned on My Summer Vacation

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A pair of sunbathers cool off near the water in Long Beach (Photo by Joe Abate) “Putting off vacation for the sake of business is probably not the best idea.” – Greg Demetriou, Lorraine Gregory Communications ... Read More
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What to Do With Your Old iPhone

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Did you just preorder a new iPhone? Planning to upgrade in the near future? Give some thought to how you can make the best use of that old device you're leaving behind. Sell It to Amazon You could sell your device as an independent seller on Amazon, but the easier path is to let Amazon sell it for you. You can use Amazon's trade-in service to get an estimate based on your iPhone's capacity, finish, and condition. Amazon gives you a mailing label, you send in the phone, then Amazon ... Read More
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Is Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Plan Right for You?

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Dropping at least $700 to get an iPhone 8 is a hefty burden. Thankfully, mobile carriers and Apple have made it easy for iPhone lovers to still get the latest phone without having to pay the full amount up-front. Under the industry's standard payment plans, the full cost of the phone is spread out over 24 payments, so you slowly pay off the phone over two years. (Of course, the final cost of the phone ends up being a little more than the retail cost, just like any financing agreement.) But the carriers' plans and Apple's plan... Read More
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The Nightmare Faces of Apple Engineering and Cindy Sherman’s Instagram

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Philip Schiller announcing the Apple iPhone X’s “Face I.D.” feature against a backdrop of human visages on Tuesday, in Cupertino, California. Photograph by Justin Sullivan / Getty On Tuesday, in Cupertino, California, Apple announced its ... Read More
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The iPhone X and Apple’s Mundane Vision of the Future

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“Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything,” Steve Jobs said a decade ago. “Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” Standing onstage at the 2007 MacWorld Expo, in San Francisco, arrayed in his usual vestments—bluejeans, black turtleneck, gray New Balances—Jobs was proclaiming a modern gospel. Provided you had five hundred bucks lying around, you could proclaim it, too. By 2008, the company formerly known as Apple Computer, now just as Apple, had attracted millions of new adherents. At the Worldwide Developers Conference that June, Jobs introduced the iPhone 3G. The 3GS followed, in 2009, and soon the good news was coming more than once a year—iPad, iPad 2, iP... Read More
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Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: New iPhones and Facebook Ads

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Can we start with Bodega? It’s my favorite tech story of the week.Farhad: Yes, definitely — it instantly became a classic example of tech founders stepping into it on Day 1.Mike: It has everything: Two ex-Google employees decided to launch a start-up focused on providing the items you’d normally find in a corner store — or bodega, as New Yorkers call them — but inside of a large, Ikea-like box. Their stated goal is to br... Read More
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Tech Tip: Scheduling Your Smartphone for a Little Peace and Quiet

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Q. I signed up for alerts from a bunch of news sites on my iPhone to keep up with the headlines, but now they’re waking me up at night with their sounds and turning on the phone screen. Is there a way to mute them before bed? I don’t want to turn off the phone because I use it as an alarm clock.A. The iPhone’s iOS software includes a feature called Do Not Disturb, which you can use to disable app notifications, phone calls and other alerts whenever yo... Read More
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How to Save Messages on Your iPhone

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If you're like most iPhone users, when you upgraded to the newest version of iOS, Apple automatically migrated your settings, apps, and text messages. While there are benefits to wiping your phone and starting over—c'mon, you don't really need all those apps—there's also the possibility that you might lose valuable info hidden within your text messages. All those short missives you've written are mostly ephemeral, but some of them c... Read More
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Tech Tip: Choosing a Simple Smartphone Solution

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Q. I want to get my dad a smartphone, but it needs to be easy to understand. What is available for older, nontechnical people who just want to make phone calls, get their email and maybe play a game or two?A. The smartphone experience can be simplified in a few different ways for those who prefer function over form. Possible options include buying special streamlined smartphone hardware, modifying a mainstream iPhone or Android phone model with software that makes it easier to navigate, or using existing features built into A... Read More