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Thursday November 09, 2017

Apple kickstarts 'This Weekend Only' promotion at App Store

Thursday November 09, 2017

Apple on Thursday introduced a new weekly feature at the iOS App Store, "This Weekend Only," highlighting discounted goods and services available through iPhone and iPad apps.

Video: Extending the iPhone X's battery life with 'Dark Mode'

Thursday November 09, 2017

Using dark wallpaper, "Smart Invert," and some other iOS features, it's possible to push the iPhone X's battery surprisingly far.

Apple acknowledges iPhone X becoming unresponsive in cold weather, promises software fix

Thursday November 09, 2017

The iPhone X can temporarily lose touch functionality in cold weather, Apple admitted on Thursday in response to owner complaints.

Studded 'Medor' Hermes bands coming to Apple Watch on Nov. 14

Thursday November 09, 2017

Apple and luxury brand Hermes are preparing to ship two new Apple Watch bands, both under the "Medor" name.

Apple's latest diversity figures show static global gender balance, more US progress

Thursday November 09, 2017

Apple on Thursday released its 2017 diversity report, showing steps forward in some areas, but work to do in others.

Jony Ive talks Apple Park, iPhone X, change, and product evolution in interview

Thursday November 09, 2017

As part of a longer piece about Apple Park, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive spoke about Apple as it stands, with change as a central theme to where Apple has been, is now, and how it uses change and evolution to survive.

Apple's Clips 2.0 adds iPhone X TrueDepth features, Selfie Scenes, 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' content

Thursday November 09, 2017

Apple has updated its Clips short video production and sharing app to 2.0, bringing with the update a redesigned update, better iCloud support, Selfie Scenes, and the Millenium Falcon from the "Star Wars" series as a backdrop.

Skype for iOS borrows from Snapchat by adding machine learning-based photo filters

Thursday November 09, 2017

Microsoft has updated Skype for iOS to include new Snapchat-style filters in the iPhone and iPad messaging app, with the additional stickers and photo effects borrowing heavily from Sprinkles, an experimental iPhone camera app that relied on machine learning Microsoft released in April.

Firefox iOS version 10 released with 'Photon' design and menu changes

Thursday November 09, 2017

Firefox has updated the iOS version of its browser to version 10.0, with the milestone release featuring a refreshed modern interface and changes to the menu system, ahead of another major update arriving on the desktop version of the browser next week.

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.