Mid-2011 MacBook Air/Pro, iPhone 3GS, and Others Being Marked as Obsolete Starting June 30th

May 28 11:49pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
From time to time, Apple marks many of its older products as obsolete which mean that they end up losing repair support. Now, an internal document obtained by 9to5Mac lists the older MacBook Air, Pro, and iPhone models that will become obsolete starting June 30th. Continue reading →...
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Editorial: A disappearing computer so big it's invisible

May 28 10:51pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
A week away from WWDC17, there's much anticipation about what Apple might show: new Macs, iPads, a Siri Speaker, future insights on the company's vision for iPhones, Apple TV, Health, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence. Yet even before anything is revealed at WWDC, there's already a tremendously vast presence in computing that appears to have gone unnoticed.
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Death knell sounds for last 17-inch MacBook Pro model, will be added to obsolete list June 30

May 28 9:32pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Effective June 30, Apple will add the last of the 17-inch MacBook Pros to its running list of vintage and obsolete products, ending a lineage of large-screen portables that began in 2003 with the 17-inch G4 Powerbook.
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Logic Pros: How to send MIDI from Logic Pro X to iOS synths wirelessly

May 28 5:21pm 9to5Mac
Today we will be taking a look at how to wirelessly transmit MIDI data to and from your iOS devices. And more specifically, how to easily integrate iOS gear into your daily Logic Pro X production workflows. more…...
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Apple Maps now offers 3D models of Apple Park, Steve Jobs Theater, walkways, and more

May 28 4:46pm MacDailyNews
Apple in a recent update to Apple Maps enhanced coverage of the Apple Park campus area...
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Weekly Roundup: New and Noteworthy Jailbreak Tweaks of the Week (May 28)

May 28 3:24pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
In case you were busy this week and didn’t get a chance to check Cydia, don’t worry as we have compiled a list of all the new tweaks that were released in the week which are worth checking out. Continue reading →...
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AirDroid: Everything you need to know

May 28 9:00am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
What's the fastest way to transfer files from your Android device to your Mac or PC? AirDroid. If you have an Android phone or tablet and a Mac or PC and you like to transfer music, movies, TV shows, and photos between them, then chances are you've tried to the USB method and been frustrated beyond belief with Android File Transfer or another program that requires you to plug your device in. If you'd rather do everything wirelessly, then consider AirDroid. What does AirDroid do? AirDroid is an app that's available for Android, Mac, PC, and on the web that lets you transfer your data, like photos, music, and more, wirelessly. You just install the app on your Android device, install the desktop client on your Mac or PC (or visit AirDroid on the web), sign in on both devices, and away you go. It's not limited to file transfer either; you can also use AirDroid to send SMS (text messages), make and take calls, and receive app notifications right on your Mac or PC so that you can stay...
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Add some protection to your 38mm Apple Watch for just $12 today!

May 28 6:30am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
You may not think to put a case on your Apple Watch, but with it being on your wrist all day you may want to consider one. Seidio's Tetra case adds some protection to your 38mm watch without adding a ton of bulk, comes in a few different colors, and is just $42 today. ...
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Get Free Bitcoins from 23 Faucets That Pay

May 28 5:30am The Mac Observer
[Update #50 May 28th, 2017 – I’ve added three paying faucets from Bagi.Co.iN: Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum. I’m testing Multi-CoinFaucet.com, which has a Bitcoin and Ethereum faucet. I’m also testing Bitgames.io. The day after I got a payout from Claimers.io, they changed to RailBlocks, altcoin I’m not interested in. I’ve removed them from the list. I moved some faucets […]...
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Comparison Shows Just How Far Behind Apple Maps is To Google Maps

May 28 3:27am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
It’s no secret that Apple Maps simply cannot match up to Google Maps in terms of coverage, details, and information. Nonetheless, it was believed that Apple was working aggressively on improving its mapping service and catch up to Google Maps. A comparison, however, shows just how far ahead Google Maps is and how rapidly Google makes changes to it to keep the information up to date. Continue reading →...
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Apple Park 3D models, walkways, more show up in Apple Maps

May 28 1:17am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Apple in a recent update to Apple Maps enhanced coverage of the Apple Park campus area in Cupertino, Calif., with the app now displaying 3D building models, walkways and other points of interest across the sprawling grounds.
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HomeKit: The ultimate guide to Apple home automation

May 27 11:58pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Want to start using Apple's HomeKit home automation for iPhone and iPad? Here's everything you need to know! Just getting started with HomeKit or recently purchased your first HomeKit-enabled accessory? Awesome! You've just bought into one of the most secure, most easy-to-use connected home platforms — especially if you're using an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad. Now, while Apple's take on the connected home is designed to be simple and secure, it can still be a little daunting. That's why we've put together this guide: to give you all the information you'll need (and then some!) to set up and use HomeKit-enabled accessories and apps. Don't worry, you'll be controlling your home with Siri and the iOS Home app in no time! How HomeKit works What the heck is HomeKit and how does it work? Fair question. When you buy a connected home accessory that works with Apple HomeKit, you're buying a product that's been tested by Apple for both security and functionality. HomeKit is a...
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Turn Email Into Your Personal Assistant with This Handy Client [Deals Hub]

May 27 5:43pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
It’s hard to keep your inbox in order. Forget navigating the typical clunky and outdated email system and start getting things done with Mailbird Pro. You can get a lifetime subscription to this service on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub. Continue reading →...
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Philips Hue Everything you need to know!

May 27 4:30pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Here you'll find a regularly updated stream of Philips Hue product and app news! The Philips Hue line of smart lighting and lighting accessories are some of the best smart products money can buy. Check here for information and updates on the Hue app and updated and upcoming Hue products. What's new with Philips Hue? Philips announced three new lighting products, including a flushmount LED light and two table lamps. The company also plans to offer candelabra style (E14 base) bulbs, bringing the Philips Hue line to 80\% of fixtures. The new lighting products are expected to ship as early as mid-June. Philips has yet to offer pre-orders for the candelabra bulb.   White Ambiance Being Flushmount White Ambiance Wellness Table Lamp White Ambiance Wellner Table Lamp Lumens 900 - 2400 lm 400 - 800 lm 400 - 800 lm Light Temperature 2200 - 6500K 2200 - 6500K 2200 - 6500K Bulb Life 25,000 hrs 25,000 hrs 25,000 hrs Colors More than 50k shades of white Mor...
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Speed up app installs and iCloud access on your Apple devices!

May 27 3:00pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
How can I more quickly install apps, get iCloud data, and update all of my Apple devices? Do you have a lot of Apple hardware to maintain? Perhaps you are a small office that manages numerous similar Apple devices? You can speed up the updating of your Macs, the downloading of your apps, and access to your iCloud data while at the same time reducing your internet bandwidth usage by installing the macOS Server Caching Service! What does the Caching service do? In my household, we have (in their various forms): 4 iPads, 4 iPhones, 3 AppleTVs, 3 MacBook Pros, 2 MacBook Airs, 1 MacBook, and 1 iMac. That's a lot of downloading to do for iCloud synchronization and system updates across all of those devices. You may have a metered internet package or you might need to make certain your Apple-related downloads don't use up all of the bandwidth. The Caching service helps by keeping a local network copy of app downloads, system updates, iCloud data, iBooks purchases and the like. Once one ...
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Old Man's Journey: Everything you need to know

May 27 1:00pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
A beautifully crafted point-and-click adventure title that will leave you reaching for the tissues! Old Man's Journey is a point-and-click adventure game from the indie game studio known as Broken Rules. The game hit the App Store in May 2017 and quickly garnered praise, by both critics and players, for its amazing visuals and superb storytelling. While I don't want to dive too deep into what the game is all about, thus robbing you of the experience it provides, I can give you a quick look at what's in store for you inside the game. Here's everything you need to know about Old Man's Journey. $4.99 - Download Now The objective Being a point-and-click adventure game with absolutely no dialogue, Old Man's Journey lets you figure out what you need to do on your own. Left to your own devices, you quickly figure out that your goal in the game is to journey across the various landscapes and uncover the mystery of this old man's past. In order to do this successfully, you'll need to s...
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Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: A year in analysis

May 27 12:41pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Apple is constantly working on maps but, when you look at this incredibly detailed analysis by Justin O'Beirne, Google seems to be racing ahead. Over the course of a year, Google quietly turned its map inside-out – transforming it from a road map into a place map. A year ago, the roads were the most prominent part of the map – the thing you noticed first. Now, the places are. And: In our Comparison last year, we found that Apple generally showed a greater variety of places than Google: But look what happens when we resurvey Google a year later: It's quite a difference – and Google's mix is now much closer to Apple's. And: Speaking of Apple... while Google has been making all those changes, what has Apple been up to? After all, Apple announced an all-new design for Apple Maps just weeks before Google's Summer redesign. Let's take a look at how Apple looked a year ago, before it released its new design: And now let's see how it lo...
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Apple Orchard Road opens in Singapore

May 27 12:22pm MacDailyNews
Apple’s first store in Southeast Asia opened to customers on Saturday, May 27...
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Apple releases four new How to Shoot with iPhone 7 videos

May 27 12:00pm MacDailyNews
Apple has released four new videos in their How to Shoot with iPhone 7 videos...
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Apple is working on Apple Neural Engine, a dedicated chip to power AI directly on devices

May 27 11:40am MacDailyNews
Apple Inc. got an early start in artificial intelligence software with the 2011 introduction of Siri...
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Report: Carry-on laptop & tablet ban may be expanded to flights departing the U.S.

May 27 11:35am 9to5Mac
Earlier this year, the United States government enacted a new policy that prevents tablets and laptops from being carried in carry-on baggage on flights to the United States from eight countries. Now, The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly considering expanding the ban to include flights departing from the United States… more…...
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These MacBook Air/Pro, AirPort Express and iPhone models lose Apple repair support June 30

May 27 11:12am 9to5Mac
Apple will soon be making a handful of older products obsolete, meaning they will lose repair support at Apple Retail Stores and Authorized Service Providers. As detailed in an internal document, selected MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, AirPort Express, and iPhone models will become obsolete starting on June 30th… more…...
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How to Get the Apple Watch Link Bracelet Look for Less

May 27 11:00am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
The timeless look of the link bracelet can be yours for a fraction of the price. Here's how to get the Apple Watch link bracelet look for less! {.intro} Updated May 2017: This article has been updated to include the Pomarks Apple Watch Band Wrist Strap Link Bracelet. If you love your Apple Watch and enjoy accessorizing with fashionable Apple Watch bands, you've got to be a fan of Apple Watch's lovely link bracelet. It will look good on anyone's wrist, and should go with almost any outfit in your wardrobe! But if you're not prepared to shell out the base price of $449, never fear — the shopping gurus of iMore are here, and we know how to nab that look for far, far less. Here's how! MoKo stainless steel band Eoso stainless steel watch band Kades stainless steel link bracelet Happy Cell link bracelet band OULUOQI butterfly stainless steel bracelet Pomarks Apple Watch Band Wrist Strap Link Bracelet MoKo stainless steel band The stainless steel band from MoKo offers nine v...
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Patent troll hits Apple w/ three lawsuits over AirPlay, autodial, and battery technologies

May 27 10:57am 9to5Mac
Apple is no stranger to lawsuits from patent trolls, having been a target numerous times in the past. Now, the company has been hit with a trio of patent infringement lawsuits from Uniloc, a non-practicing entity who has filed the suits in the patent troll-friendly Eastern Texas District Court. Uniloc alleges that Apple infringes upon its patents with AirPlay, autodial, and battery charging… more…...
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This weeks top stories: iPhone 8 Touch ID & pricing reports, 10.5-inch iPad Pro leaks, HomeKit & CarPlay news, Apple Watch & more

May 27 10:15am 9to5Mac
In this week’s top stories: iPhone 8 Touch ID & pricing reports, 10.5-inch iPad Pro leaks, HomeKit & CarPlay news, Apple Watch gets new Nike bands, and much more. more…...
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Apple officially opens new Singapore retail store to the public [Gallery]

May 27 9:54am 9to5Mac
As expected, Apple today officially opened its first retail location in Singapore. After nearly two years of anticipation, the store finally opened to the public today, showcasing a gorgeous design as part of Apple’s next-generation retail store rollout. more…...
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Apples First Store in Singapore Opens to Public with Long Queues

May 27 9:52am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Apple’s first retail store in Singapore was thrown open to its customers earlier today (May 27) and saw hundreds of the company’s loyal fan visiting it to get an experience of the store and their magical products. The opening of the store makes it the first official store from Apple in Southeast Asia. Continue reading →...
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Last Chance to Save 70% on Live Home 3D Pro for Mac!

May 27 9:30am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
If you're looking to redesign your home, add a little extra flare by knocking down that pesky wall between your living room and kitchen, try out some new color palettes, or experiment with a funky new look for your bedroom, or bathroom, but think all this stuff is way too time-consuming and tough: well, you're not alone. Use coupon code MEMDAY15 and save an additional 15\%! Learn More Sure, you could struggle with an interior designer, or if you're a contractor looking to map things out for a client, you could fumble through frustrating online programs, trying to figure out what works and looks best, or you could cut out the middleman and make things easier for yourself with a program that actually works. Live Home 3D Pro for Mac was created to help you build, design, and imagine a living space from the ground up, from something as basic as a shed in the backyard to your ultimate master bedroom to a skyscraper that towers above the city. With Live Home 3D Pro for Mac, you can&...
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Join the discussion: Why haven't you switched to Android?

May 27 9:00am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Is there a reason you haven't switched to Android yet? Join the iMore forums discussion and let us know the rhyme to your reason! People who are diehard Apple fans were probably just offended reading the title of this post, but is there an actual reason why you haven't switched to Android? I mean, Android is only coming out with better and better phones, so it would be silly to say that the quality isn't the same or that the features are horrible… So what gives? */ Mike Tanasychuk 12-05-2016 09:47 AM “ What keeps you tethered to Apple? Have you thought about switching to Android, but just can't take the plunge? Maybe you have a full Apple ecosystem and switching to Android would ruin your flow? Maybe Android's intimidating? I've switched back and forth over the years, and even though iPhone is fun, something always keeps me going back to Android (and my first smartphone was the iPhone... ...
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Top 10 Google Assistant Tips and Tricks for iPhone

May 27 8:45am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Google Assistant is now available on the iPhone (well, at least in the US). Assistant is the manifestation of the future of Google, AI, and voice assistants. As we already know, Google is better at voice assistants and online services than Apple. But Google Assistant can’t really be compared to Siri as ultimately it’s an app and it can’t perform system functions that Siri can. Continue reading →...
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Protect your iPhone 7 Plus for just $8 today

May 27 6:30am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Looking for a protective case that doesn't make your iPhone 7 Plus bulky and ugly? If so, check out Trident's Aegis case for two great layers of protection that actually look nice. The military-grade protection should keep your phone pretty safe, and right now you can pick one up for just $8. ...
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Review - Koogeek Smart Socket not ideal way to enter HomeKit ecosystem

May 27 1:14am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
More and more HomeKit peripherals ship each day with lighting ones being the most common -- where does the Koogeek Smart Socket land on the spectrum?...
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This week on AI: Apple's 'Neural Engine,' 'iPhone 8' & iPad Pro rumors, new Apple execs & more

May 27 1:12am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Rumors about the "iPhone 8," new AI technology, and new iPad Pros continued to grow, but there was also news of important corporate maneuvers -- including two new executive positions at Apple, and a long-awaited settlement in the company's legal battle with Nokia.
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5 Ways to Deal With Migraines and Chronic Headaches

May 27 12:30am MakeUseOf
A migraine is far worse than just a headache. It is intensely painful, makes you highly sensitive to light and sound, and often induces nausea. If you suffer from migraines regularly, there are a few tools to help deal with them. As with any medical condition, we urge you to first seek a doctor’s opinion and advice, even if you know how to research health issues online. Migraines are subjective, so it’s best to ask a professional about the impact these tools can have on you. 1. Migraine Buddy (Android, iOS): The Smart Migraine Journal Migraines can be triggered by...Read the full article: 5 Ways to Deal With Migraines and Chronic Headaches...
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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts on hand for Singapore store opening

May 27 12:25am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
As scheduled, Apple officially opened the doors to its first retail outlet in Singapore on Saturday local time, and SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts was there to take in the festivities.
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Apple Orchard Road in Singapore Officially Opens to the Public

May 26 11:32pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple today officially opened up its first retail location in Southeast Asia, Apple Orchard Road in Singapore, to the public at 10:00 a.m. local time. The store marks the newest addition to Apple's next-generation retail rollout, following similar design principles and community-focused values seen at Apple Union Square in New York and Apple Dubai Mall. So honored to spend some time this morning with Apple's head of retail @AngelaAhrendts at Apple Orchard Road. She's a rock star!! pic.twitter.com/E2E8dZxYS8— MuttonsInTheMorning (@muttons) May 27, 2017 As the first Apple retail store in Southeast Asia, Apple Orchard Road has received a lot of attention over the past few weeks leading up to its grand opening. Reports began to ramp up in early May when Apple put up a mural in front of the store that displayed large Apple Loves Singapore artwork in various places. Upon closer inspection, the details of the artwork represented different Creative Pros who will now help run Apple Orchard Road's Today at Apple programs. After the opening date was announced, Apple removed the barricades from the storefront, unveiling the design of the inside of the store for the first time. Earlier this week, the Cupertino company then allowed members of the press to visit the store and take pictures of its next-generation design, which included a curved staircase inspired by Apple Park and an upstairs town hall gathering space for Today at Apple sessions. Apple Orchard Road is the newest step in the company's plan to eschew more traditional retail establishment principals where the only purpose is to visit the store to buy something, and encourage customers to be inspired by the products through Today at Apple. When the company announced the new sessions would begin expanding worldwide in May, Apple senior vice president of retail, Angela Ahrendts, said that Today at Apple was catalyzed by Apple's desire to educate and inspire the communities we serve. Ultimately, Ahrendts hopes that the next generation refers to Apple as a meeting spot similar to the communal nature of a place like Starbucks. Starbucks figured it out, you know? Being a gathering place for – right? 'Meet me at Starbucks,' Ahrendts said. And you know, I've told the teams, 'I'll know we've done a really, really great job if the next generation, if Gen Z says, Meet me at A...
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Siri Bug Allows One To Disable Cellular Data from Lock Screen on Locked iPhone

May 26 11:29pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
A new bug has been discovered in SIir that allows one to access the Cellular Data option on a locked iPhone through the virtual assistant.  Continue reading →...
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Siri Bug Allows Cellular Data to be Disabled From Lock Screen Without a Passcode

May 26 7:25pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
A reddit user has discovered what appears to be a Siri-related bug that allows access to a locked iPhone's Cellular Data options without a passcode. As shown in the screenshot below, when Siri is asked to bring up Cellular Data settings (or if Cellular Data is on), an option to toggle the feature off appears on the lock screen, with no passcode required. When Siri is specifically asked to turn off Cellular Data, the personal assistant asks for a passcode first. Given that a passcode is required when asking Siri to disable Cellular Data, it seems that this is meant to be the default behavior and that it's not a setting meant to be controlled from a locked iPhone. It's questionable if this bug has any real impact, though, as there are other ways to disable cellular service on an iPhone that's been stolen, including turning on Airplane Mode from Control Center or simply turning the iPhone off. MacRumors tested the Siri command and found that it worked on iOS 9 and all versions of iOS 10, including the most recent iOS 10.3.3 beta. For iPhone owners worried about unauthorized access to their iPhones, both Siri and the Control Center can be disabled on the lock screen.Tag: Siri Discuss this article in our forums...
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Patent troll Uniloc sues Apple over AirPlay, autodialing, battery technology

May 26 7:02pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
In a trio of lawsuits filed in a Texas court on Friday, non-practicing entity Uniloc claims Apple infringes on three patents with technology relating to AirPlay, autodialing phone numbers from Contacts and operating portable device batteries.
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This 4K Card Reader Gives You The Extra Storage You Need [Deals Hub]

May 26 6:44pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
With how much we rely on our iOS devices, it can be easy to fill up the internal memory. Instead of needing to pick and choose your favorite files, save them all the iKlips miReader 4K. You can get it on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub. Continue reading →...
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Apple Could Own Device-Centric AI with Custom Chip

May 26 6:39pm The Mac Observer
Apple is working on a custom chip that would handle AI-related tasks on its devices, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Such a chip could give Apple a significant leg up deploying device-centric-AI, and if it succeeds, few of its competitors could respond. The chip is known internally as the Apple Neural Engine, according to Bloomberg’s […]...
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More problems for beleaguered Samsung

May 26 5:35pm MacDailyNews
Samsung has a lot of explaining to do — once again...
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Like Tensor for humans: Apple reportedly working on AI cores

May 26 5:18pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Google has Tensor cores. Could Apple soon have AI cores of its own? Apple is already driving mobile silicon in a way few if any other companies have been able to keep up with. Now, a new report claims Apple will be using its considerable chipset chops to accelerate artificial intelligence as well. Mark Gurman, writing for Bloomberg: Apple is working on a processor devoted specifically to AI-related tasks, according to a person familiar with the matter. The chip, known internally as the Apple Neural Engine, would improve the way the company's devices handle tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence -- such as facial recognition and speech recognition. If true, this should surprise no one. Arguably, Apple's biggest advantage in computing right now is that the company custom crafts the complete stack, from atom to bit to pixel. That includes an ever-increasing amount of custom silicon. A few years ago, Apple offloaded motion tracking from its main A-series system-on...
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Heres What Kik Users Need to Know About Kin Cryptocurrency

May 26 5:03pm The Mac Observer
Chat app Kik has announced the creation of its own cryptocurrency, called Kin. Short for kinship, Kik wants the Kin cryptocurrency to become the de facto standard for its platform. It will benefit Kik users and developers alike. If it proves to be a popular solution, it could become a viable alternative to Facebook’s advertising […]...
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Apple Working on Developing an Apple Neural Engine AI Processor

May 26 4:55pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Apple is no stranger to developing its own processors, from the A-series to the M series of coprocessors, there are options, and apparently Apple wants to expand that lineup. Continue reading →...
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Apples iPhone 8 to feature Touch ID embedded in display, source says

May 26 4:54pm MacDailyNews
The new iPhone devices scheduled to be rolled out in the second half of 2017...
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macOS 10.13 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Hope to See in the Next Version of macOS

May 26 4:48pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off on June 5, and along with a new version of iOS, Apple is expected to introduce the next-generation version of macOS, macOS 10.13. We've heard no rumors on what to expect in macOS 10.13, so whatever Apple introduces will come as a total surprise. With iOS 11 expected to get a major design overhaul, we can perhaps count on some similar design tweaks in macOS, but beyond that, there's no word on what's coming. As with iOS 11, our forum members have created a couple of macOS wishlists, outlining some of the features they're hoping to see, and while macOS isn't quite as popular as iOS, there are still some solid ideas. - Redesigned iTunes/Apple Music - Some MacRumors readers would like to see Apple overhaul iTunes in a big way, splitting out Apple Music and turning it into its own distinct app that's not combined with the App Store and iTunes Store. - HomeKit - Connected home products can be controlled through Siri or a dedicated Home app on iOS devices, but on the Mac, there's no built-in way to interface with a HomeKit setup. A Home app for the Mac would be a welcome addition, and perhaps the Mac could even serve as a HomeKit hub like the Apple TV and the iPad. - Expanded Dark Mode - macOS Sierra included a Dark Mode that darkens the dock and the drop down menus across the operating system, but several MacRumors readers would like to see an expanded Dark Mode that darkens all interface elements like Finder and Notification Center. - Multiple docks - When using multiple displays, it would be nice to have access to separate docks for each display. - iPad/Apple TV second screen - This is unlikely to happen, but one reader wants to use an iPad or an Apple TV as a second screen for a Mac. This suggestion overlaps with the iOS 11 wishlist, where readers said they would like to be able to use their iPads as a secondary Mac display and as a drawing tablet. - Combined Siri/Spotlight - Several MacRumors readers would like to see Siri and Spotlight combined on the Mac, allowing for a unified search/Siri experience. With Siri integrated into Spotlight, Mac users would be able to type Siri requests and get the same search result with voice or text. Users also want to see Siri improvements, which could happen as Apple is rumored to be working on new Siri features. - Better full screen option...
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Apple developing dedicated AI chip called Apple Neural Engine

May 26 4:39pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Apple is reportedly developing a dedicated chip for integration with devices like iPhone that can handle artificial intelligence tasks, such as facial and speech recognition, according to a report on Friday.
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Watch Apples new spaceship campus built in one minute

May 26 4:25pm MacDailyNews
The huge circular structure has been impressive to watch get built...
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The Touchbar MacBook Pro is a Disposable Embarrassment

May 26 4:19pm The Mac Observer
It’s a joke that the new MacBook Pro with a Touchbar is called a “Pro” machine. Perhaps Apple should call it the MacBook Exec or Edition. I won’t bother rehashing the many quibbles that others have already covered. Yet, once again, the punditry has failed to notice the biggest and most obvious flaw and are […]...
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Apple Developing 'Apple Neural Engine' Chip to Power AI in iOS Devices

May 26 4:14pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple is developing a dedicated processor that will be used to handle AI-related tasks like facial and speech recognition in its products, reports Bloomberg. Citing a source with knowledge of Apple's plans, the site says the chip is known internally as the Apple Neural Engine. Apple plans to use the chip, which would work alongside the standard processor and the graphics chip, to add more advanced artificial intelligence capabilities into its devices and to offload demanding AI processing tasks that can impact battery life.An AI-enabled processor would help Cupertino, California-based Apple integrate more advanced capabilities into devices, particularly cars that drive themselves and gadgets that run augmented reality, the technology that superimposes graphics and other information onto a person's view of the world.The chip could potentially handle tasks like facial recognition in the photos application, parts of speech recognition, and power the predictive keyboard in the iPhone and iPad. Apple may also allow developers to access the chip to power AI-related features in third-party apps. An AI chip would not be the first chip that handles dedicated tasks in the iPhone. Starting with the iPhone 5s in 2013, Apple devices have included a motion coprocessor used to collect and store sensor data. The motion coprocessor allows the iPhone and iPad to continually track movement and other sensor data without using significant battery. It also powers features like the always-on Hey Siri capability built into modern iPhones. Apple has already tested prototypes of future iPhones with the AI chip, but it is unclear if such a chip is ready for a debut in the iPhone 8. Going forward, should development on the chip continue, Apple is said to be planning to integrate it into many of its devices.Tags: bloomberg.com, artificial intelligence, Apple Neural Engine Discuss this article in our forums...
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Report: Apple working on dedicated Apple Neural Engine AI processor

May 26 4:03pm 9to5Mac
Ahead of next-generation iPhones expected to include augmented reality features and updates for Siri, Bloomberg is out with a new report today detailing Apple’s work on a dedicated processor that it says will be devoted entirely to artificial intelligence tech. Dubbed “Apple Neural Engine” internally, the report says the chip will allow for much improved facial and speech recognition applications as well as improved battery life: more…...
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Jay Zs Tidal music service loses its third CEO in two years

May 26 4:01pm MacDailyNews
The music-streaming service Tidal is saying goodbye to yet another CEO...
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The 5 Best PC Motherboards for Creating a Hackintosh

May 26 3:50pm The Mac Observer
I got my start with Macs by turning a Dell Inspiron laptop into a Hackintosh — a PC with OS X installed on it — back in late 2007. Given that history, it only seemed natural for me to take on the task of helping you, our faithful reader, learn how to create your own […]...
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Leaked Memo Pegs iPhone 8 Launch After September 17

May 26 3:42pm The Mac Observer
An apparent leaked memo for AppleCare advisors and leaders restricts time off between September 17th and November 4th, hinting that the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8 will be released during that window. The vacation blackout window generally fits with Apple’s typical iPhone release cycle, but the actual dates seem odd, so we’re […]...
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Review: Apple's Beddit Sleep Monitor Offers a Comprehensive Look at Sleep Quality

May 26 3:33pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Earlier this month, Apple purchased its first company that develops health-related hardware, Beddit. Beddit makes an iPhone-connected Sleep Monitor that tracks a wide range of sleep-related metrics, from heart rate and sleep time to room temperature and respiration. When Apple acquires a company, the company in question typically shuts down and stops selling whatever product it makes as Apple assimilates the technology into its own offerings, but that's not the case with Beddit. Apple is still selling the Beddit Sleep Monitor in its stores, and the Beddit privacy policy has been updated to note that Apple is collecting Beddit sleep data. That raises some interesting questions about Apple's future plans. Will that sleep tracking data contribute to an upcoming Apple Watch with sleep tracking functionality? Does Apple have plans for some other kind of sleep tracking device? Will Beddit be one of several health-related companies Apple purchases so it can sell a range of hardware products? Apple's plans for the Beddit technology may be a mystery right now, but we can take a closer look at the Sleep Monitor to see just what it can do, what kind of data Apple is gathering, and whether it's worth buying. I bought a Beddit Sleep Monitor shortly after Apple announced its acquisition, and I've been testing it for the past 10 days. The Beddit Sleep Monitor belongs to a class of sleep tracking devices that aren't wearable. It's meant to be placed directly on the bed under the sheets rather than on the body. Design wise, it consists of a long strip of fabric that's about 2.5 feet in length and three inches wide. One side is a soft, pliable material, while the other side, which sits on the mattress, is backed with rubber so it stays in place. It's small enough that it's easy to pack up when traveling. The Sleep Monitor is meant to be placed underneath the top sheet of a bed, on top of the mattress near where the heart is located when you lie down. It can be placed on one side of the bed in a shared bed, or in the middle for a person who sleeps alone. While it can be used in a shared bed, Beddit is meant for one person, and because the sensor is directly underneath the body, it accurately picks up the movement of a single person even when two people are in the bed. In my testing, the Sleep Monitor never picked up movement or measurements that weren't m...
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Securely record and view 'home videos' with your partner with Rumuki app for iPhone

May 26 3:11pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
If you're looking for an ephemeral video sharing app, limiting the recipients to two people who must both consent to viewing the recorded video, iOS-exclusive app Rumuki fits the bill.
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Marissa Mayer will pocket $186 million when Verizon fully acquires Yahoo next month

May 26 3:08pm MacDailyNews
Marissa Mayer will pocket $186 million when Verizon fully acquires Yahoo next month...
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Best Arcade Games for iPhone and iPad

May 26 3:00pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
You don't have to carry around a pocket full of quarters for these great arcade games! Arcade games can make you feel like a kid again, and take you back to an era where the graphics didn't matter, and you filled your pockets with quarters trying to beat your favorite game. Your iPhone and iPad have more processing power than an old arcade game did in the 80s or 90s, meaning plenty of companies have transferred over classic games to the mobile platform allowing you to play some truly memorable games in video game history. Whether you're looking for an old classic or a newer title inspired by arcade games of old, here's my favorite arcade games for the iPhone and iPad. PAC-MAN Ghosts and Goblins 1942 Mobile Breakout Boost Zen Pinball Injustice 2 Galaxian 1979 Classic HD PAC-MAN Yes, the yellow circle- shaped hero PAC-MAN is available on mobile, and he's still hungry for those delicious pellets. The objective is the same as it always was, you'll need to move PAC-MAN around th...
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TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Steredenn, Fidget Spinner Apps, Prison Architect, and More

May 26 2:49pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
In case you missed the post last week, once again this is Eli Hodapp, and I'm Editor in Chief of MacRumors' iOS gaming sister site TouchArcade. We're putting together these weekly roundups of the biggest news and releases in the world of iOS gaming. If you're interested in this quick recap, there's tons more where this came from over on TouchArcade. We post daily news, reviews, and more, covering every aspect of the world of iOS gaming. We've also got a very active iOS gaming Twitch channel, a Discord server, our own forums, and a weekly podcast. All of these things are packed with other iOS gamers and developers, discussing iOS gaming around the clock! Anyway, here are the big things you don't want to miss this week: We kicked off Monday morning with a five star review of Steredenn. It's an incredible horizontal space shooter that aside from just being a really fun game does a lot of incredibly innovative things when it comes to how weapon upgrades are handled, as well as how you move your ship. For instance, these games often use a relative-touch based control scheme, and that's true here, but when the game detects your ship is obscured by your finger both a horizontal and vertical line appear on screen indicating where you are. It sounds basic, and I suppose it is, but the difference these little things make is amazing. While I'm a little surprised that the collective internet eye-roll surrounding the Angry Birds movie didn't cause some sort of seismic event when it was first announced, the film did incredibly well, grossing just under $350 million. (It's actually far better than you'd expect, if you haven't seen it.) So, it should be a surprise to absolutely no one that a sequel is on the way. Due out on September 20th, 2019, The Angry Birds Movie 2 already has some interesting names signed on. It'll be directed by Thurop Van Orman and John Rice (with the latter serving as co-director), who have worked on Adventure Time and Rick and Morty. No further details surrounding the plot or direction of the film have been made public, although there's plenty of time for all sorts of tidbits to dribble out before late 2019. We've spent a lot of time discussing the troubling trend of what a bad platform iOS when it comes to preserving gaming history, as iOS system updates (and other things) often render classic iOS titles totally broken.
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