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2017

Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 update with 'i' autocorrect fix, 'Hey Siri' bug repair

Thursday November 09, 2017

Apple has released another "sub-point" update to iOS 11, with iOS 11.1.1 addressing the "i" bug that caused the letter to be autocorrected to "A" and a question mark.

Apple acquires photo sensor technology company InVisage

Thursday November 09, 2017

Apple has apparently purchased decade-old InVisage technology, a company behind the QuantumFilm technology that takes up less space than traditional camera sensors and with better performance characteristics.

Some iPhone 8, iPhone X users suffering from GPS issues, software fix appears to be coming in iOS 11.2

Thursday November 09, 2017

A growing thread on the Apple community support forums suggests that users are having some difficulties with GPS accuracy mostly on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X -- but a software fix appears to be included for most in the most recent beta of iOS 11.2.

Origin of Apple's 'A ?' QuickType bug a mystery, but notoriety grows with spread of memes, tweets

Thursday November 09, 2017

An iOS QuickType and autocorrect bug replacing the letter "i" with the letter A and a strange character has seemingly spread, despite the fact that no software updates have arrived. Its persistence raises questions as to what exactly is causing the autocorrect issue to proliferate -- and is also drawing jokes on social media.

Free-to-play 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' and 'PES 2018 Mobile' iPhone games land on the App Store

Thursday November 09, 2017

Two games from very different franchises arrived in the App Store this week, with 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' introducing crude humor to the card collection genre, while PES 2018 Mobile's annual refresh adds real time multiplayer with friends.

iPhone 7, iPhone 6s dominate Q3 smartphone sales, iPhone 8 has strong debut

Thursday November 09, 2017

The iPhone held the top two worldwide sales slots in the third quarter of 2017, with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s holding the top two spots on the chart.

Apple brings Everyone Can Code program to over 20 schools outside US

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Apple on Wednesday announced that its Everyone Can Code initiative is expanding to more than 20 colleges and universities beyond U.S. borders, allowing students to pursue the company's App Development With Swift curriculum in a full-year course.

Apple Park Visitor Center to see Nov. 17 grand opening

Wednesday November 08, 2017

The recently-completed Visitor Center for Apple Park will open to the public on Nov. 17, signage and internal emails revealed on Wednesday.

Video: Apple's iPhone X speakers sound off louder than iPhone 8 Plus

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Despite sharing many features under the hood, the iPhone X's speakers appear to be more powerful than what you'll hear on the iPhone 8 Plus.

Video: Apple's iPhone X speakers vs. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8

Wednesday November 08, 2017

The iPhone X's stereo speakers give it a clear advantage in built-in audio over Samsung's latest flagship smartphone.

Apple's Final Cut Pro X, Swift among the top 20 fastest growing, in demand skills

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Freelancer site Upwork published a listing of the top twenty fastest growing skills of the more than 5,000 it tracks. The list cited Apple's Final Cut Pro X, Swift and Objective-C, along with nod toward new technologies in iOS 11, including Augmented Reality and Machine Learning.

FBI said to have missed opportunity to unlock Texas shooter's iPhone

Wednesday November 08, 2017

In the first 48 hours after Devin Kelley opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people, neither the FBI nor other law enforcement agencies asked for Apple's help in unlocking Kelley's iPhone or linked accounts -- possibly missing a critical opportunity, according to one report.

Apple updates Workflow with iOS 11 & iPhone X optimizations

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Apple on Wednesday updated its Workflow automation app for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch with optimizations for the iPhone X, as well as support for various iOS 11 features.

iPhone & iPad users get direct access to iTunes & App Store purchase histories

Wednesday November 08, 2017

People with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch can now check their purchases from the iTunes Store and App Store without having to open iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC, according to a new Apple support document.

Niantic follows up 'Pokemon Go' with 'Harry Potter' AR game for iPhone

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Game developer Niantic's follow-up to the popular 'Pokemon Go' could end up being a similar game but within a different major franchise, with 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' being prepared for launch sometime in 2018, complete with augmented reality and travel-based gameplay elements.

Apple's AR headset: Rounding up the rumors about Apple's smart glasses

Wednesday November 08, 2017

The latest rumors of an in-development augmented reality headset from Apple are the latest in a long line of speculative reports attempting to determine the company's longterm AR intentions. Earlier patent applications and acquisitions seemingly indicate that the iPhone maker already has most of the parts in place to pull off the head-mounted display -- once technology catches up.

Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon drama, Drake TV and movies on tap for Apple

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Apple's drive for unique video is heating up, with a new morning show-related drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon reportedly being green-lit, plus a "go-ahead" from Apple for Drake to produce whatever shows or movies the musician wants.

Apple said to ditch home button for Face ID with thinner bezeled 2018 iPad Pros, but don't expect an OLED display

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Apple is said to be working on a "high-end" iPad for release as early as 2018, incorporating facial recognition like in the iPhone X to replace the home button and Touch ID. But unlike the iPhone X, users shouldn't expect the next iPad to have a bright, expensive edge-to-edge OLED screen.

Tips: Bring back iOS app management to the Mac with iMazing 2.5.1

Wednesday November 08, 2017

An update to the iOS backup and management application aims to restore the app synchronization functionality that iTunes ditched -- for free.

Warby Parker app uses TrueDepth camera in iPhone X to recommend frames that will best fit the user

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Warby Parker's app update to accommodate the iPhone X uses the TrueDepth camera to go beyond just a virtual try-on of glasses, and recommends styles that suit the user's face shape.