How to download watchOS 3.2 beta 7 to your Apple Watch

Mar 20 1:11pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Installing the watchOS 3.2 beta is more complex than an iOS or macOS beta, but it's also for developers only. Update March 20, 2017: Apple has just released watchOS 3.2 beta 7 for developers. If you already have a previous watchOS 3 beta installed, proceed to the Watch app on your iPhone running iOS 10 and download away. If you were waiting for beta 7 to get started with testing watchOS 3.2, keep reading and we'll walk you through the set up! There's yet to be a public beta for watchOS the way there has been for iOS and OS X, and that's okay — the process for installing the software is more complicated, and really meant for developers only. You need to install a certificate on your Apple Watch, then download the software to your iPhone running iOS 10 beta, transfer it across, and get it up and running. It's not hard, but it does take patience and you may have to troubleshoot. Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra as closed dev...
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Apple Seeds macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Beta 8 to Developers and Public Beta Testers With Night Shift

Mar 20 1:10pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
macOS Sierra 10.12.4 adds a few new features to the mix, as Apple seeds developer betas ahead of the public launch later this year. Continue reading →...
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How to download macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 8 to your Mac

Mar 20 1:08pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
If you are a developer and want to know what to expect in macOS Sierra, here is how to install the developer beta Update March 20, 2017: Apple has just released macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 8 for developers. If you already have the macOS Sierra beta installed, head to Mac App Store > Updates and download away. If you've been waiting for beta 8 to get started with macOS 10.12.4, keep reading and we'll walk you through the setup! macOS Sierra is coming this fall with plenty of awesome new features that developers can take advantage of in their apps; as such, Apple is releasing early beta software so that developers can make their apps work seamlessly when the full operating system launches to the public. Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. (Sadly, no public betas for the Apple Watch or tvOS.) While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bu...
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Apple Seeds watchOS 3.2 Beta 7 to Developers With Theater Mode

Mar 20 1:06pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Apple continues forward with beta seeds for watchOS 3.2, the next major version of the OS for the Apple Watch. Continue reading →...
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Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Mar 20 1:03pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple today seeded the eighth beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.4 update to developers and public beta testers, four days after seeding the seventh macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta and two months after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.3. The eighth macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta is available for download through the Apple Developer Center or the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who have previously installed a beta. macOS Sierra 10.12.4 brings iOS's Night Shift mode to the Mac for the first time. First introduced on iOS devices with iOS 9.3, Night Shift is designed to gradually shift the display of a device from blue to yellow, cutting down on exposure to blue light. Blue light is said to disrupt the circadian rhythm and is believed to interrupt sleeping patterns. Night Shift can be activated through the Displays section of System Preferences, where a setting to have it come on at sunset and turn off at sunrise is available. Night Shift can also be toggled on manually through the Notification Center or via Siri. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The 10.12.4 update focuses mainly on Night Shift, but also includes dictation support for Shanghainese, cricket scores for Siri, improved PDFKit APIs, and iCloud Analytics options. Few outward-facing changes have been discovered in macOS Sierra 10.12.4 outside of the first beta, as Apple has been working on bug fixes and improvements ahead of a public release. With the eighth beta out and the short interval since the last seed, we are getting closer to the end of the beta testing period and are likely to see a public release soon.Related Roundup: macOS Sierra Discuss this article in our forums...
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4 Security Threats WhatsApp Users Need To Know About

Mar 20 1:03pm MakeUseOf
Since the messaging platform WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014, its growth has been unstoppable. The app now boasts over a billion users each month who send over 30 billion messages per day. WhatsApp has strengthened their security over recent years by adding two-step verification, and automatic end-to-end encryption. Despite this, there are still some security threats you need to know about. Web Malware With over a billion users, it’s almost certain that malicious cybercriminals would look to exploit the popular messaging app. WhatsApp announced the launch of a web interface and desktop application in January 2015. Unsurprisingly, hackers were quick...Read the full article: 4 Security Threats WhatsApp Users Need To Know About...
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Apple rolling out macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 8 for Mac

Mar 20 1:02pm 9to5Mac
Apple is rolling out the eighth macOS 10.12.4 beta for developer testing. The upcoming version of macOS Sierra is the first to bring Night Shift to the Mac. more…Filed under: Apple...
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Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of watchOS 3.2 to Developers

Mar 20 1:02pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.2 update to developers for testing purposes, less than one week after seeding the sixth watchOS 3.2 beta and nearly two months after the release of watchOS 3.1.3, the current public version of the operating system. The watchOS 3.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update after installing the proper configuration profile on the iPhone. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. watchOS 3.2 requires an iPhone running iOS 10 to install and will only be available to developers. Apple does not make watchOS betas available to the public as there is no way to downgrade the software on an Apple Watch. watchOS 3.2 includes a Theater Mode designed to let customers quickly mute the sound on the Apple Watch and disable Raise to Wake, preventing the screen from lighting up with arm movement. Customers are still able to receive haptic feedback-based notifications, and information can be viewed by either tapping the screen or pressing down on the Digital Crown. watchOS 3.2 also brings SiriKit to the Apple Watch, allowing customers to ask Siri to do things like send messages, send payments, book a ride, log a workout, make a call, or search through photos. SiriKit has been available on iOS devices since the release of iOS 10, but is new to the Apple Watch. With seven betas now having been seeded to developers, we are likely close to a public release. watchOS 3.2 may see an official launch within the next few weeks. Related Roundups: Apple Watch Series 2, watchOS 3 Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral) Discuss this article in our forums...
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Apple releases watchOS 3.2 beta 7 for Apple Watch

Mar 20 1:01pm 9to5Mac
Apple is rolling out the seventh watchOS 3.2 beta for developer testing on Apple Watch. watchOS 3.2 beta includes Theater Mode which disables raise-to-wake and mutes alerts. more…Filed under: Apple...
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IT PRO reviews Apples iPhone SE: The small phone bursting with big features

Mar 20 1:01pm MacDailyNews
The new iPhone SE could be released this month, as US tech retailer Target began returning...
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How to change countries on iTunes and App Store for iPhone or iPad

Mar 20 1:00pm iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
How do you easily switch iTunes or App Stores to get the content you want from the region where it's available? Simple! On the desktop, changing your iTunes or App Store region is as simple as scrolling down, clicking on the current country flag icon and then choosing a new country flag. On iPhone and iPad, not so much. It's still possible to change store locality, it's just not as easy. If you really want or need to change, here's how! How to change your local iTunes Store and App Store country If you're moving or otherwise want to change your iTunes Store and App Store at least semi-permanently, here's what to do. Note: If you have subscriptions to Apple Music, iTunes Match, or another service attached to your local Apple ID, you'll need to cancel those first, then re-sign after you've switched over. Launch Settings from your Home screen. Tap on iTunes & App Store. Tap on Apple ID. Authenticate with Password or Touch ID, if required. Tap on Country/Region. Tap on Change ...
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The One Tool You Need for Managing Your Social Feeds

Mar 20 1:00pm MakeUseOf
If you’re like me, you find yourself endlessly flicking between different social platforms, struggling to actually stay up to date with any of them. Keeping on top of your social networks is no easy feat. In an ideal world, there’d be one social network to keep up with. Perhaps the next best thing is a platform that consolidates several of your social accounts and feeds into one place. Not too long ago, there were multiple platforms like this to choose from. But thanks to restrictions that networks like Facebook and Twitter place on third party apps, many of them closed with little...Read the full article: The One Tool You Need for Managing Your Social Feeds...
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Apple Online Store Scheduled Maintenance Planned Tomorrow Ahead of Rumored New Products

Mar 20 12:43pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Apple recently updated its system status page to better reflect reported issues. But, it also has a new trick: Reporting upcoming maintenance blackouts. Continue reading →...
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Windows Update Wont Work on Windows 7 and 8.1 Running on New Hardware

Mar 20 12:30pm MakeUseOf
Here’s a new strategy to disable Windows Update* entirely: Buy a computer with the latest Intel, AMD, or Qualcomm processor and install Windows 7 or 8.1. Now Windows Update will no longer work, courtesy of Microsoft. At least that’s the plan, according to a Knowledge Base article released this month. While this hard block of Windows Update does not seem to be in effect yet, it could have dire consequences. What if you wanted to avoid Windows 10 by installing an old copy of Windows 7 on your new machine? Whatever your reason for wanting to stay with an older Windows version,...Read the full article: Windows Update Won’t Work on Windows 7 and 8.1 Running on New Hardware...
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch 256GB MacBook Air $940, $100 iTunes Gift Card $85, Amazon Mac/PC 1-Day Gaming Sale, more

Mar 20 12:30pm 9to5Mac
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Apple’s 13-inch 256GB MacBook Air gets a $259 discount, drops to $940 shipped (Reg. $1,199) iTunes $100 Gift Card from PayPal for $85 with email delivery – save 15\% on games, apps, subscriptions, and more! Amazon 1-Day Gaming Accessories Sale: Razer DeathAdder Mouse $33, MIMO Routers from $130, headsets and more App Store Indie Greats Sale w/ titles at $1 ea: Botanicula, Bicolor, VVVVVV, Room Two, Surgeon Sim and more (Reg. up to $5 ea.) The NES-style throwback platformer Adventures of Pip: $2 (Reg. $6) The highly-rated Leaf RSS News Reader app is now available for free (Reg. $10) App Store Free App of the Week: Bean’s Quest for iOS is now available for free (Reg. $3) 9to5Rewards: Dive into Sling TV on all your favorite devices with a $75 gift card [Giveaway] MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY: Get up to 20\% off w/ these discounted gift cards: Best Buy, Domino’s, GameStop, Toys R Us, Airbnb, Sling TV, CVS and many more Logitech’s best-selling MX Master Wireless Mouse returns to $60 shipped at Amazon and Best Buy Sennheiser’s top-rated HD558 Over-Ear Headphones are on sale for $70 shipped (Orig. $180) Enhance your workspace with a second display: Acer’s 21.5-inch 1080p Monitor for $60 Home Theater: Samsung 300W Curved Soundbar w/ Sub $218 (Reg. $300+), more Smartphone Accessories: Anker 5-Port Quick Charge 3.0 PowerIQ USB Wall Charger $24, more Games/Apps: BioShock Collection $30, XCOM 2 from $24, iOS freebies, more Daily Deals: Moto 2nd Gen Moto 360 Smartwatch from $170, more The new LG Watch Style Smartwatch for Android and iPhone gets a discount down to $180 Philips Hue White/Color Smart Bulb Starter Kit w/ a Google Home Speaker for $279 ($50 off) Score a free Roku Streaming Stick w/ a month of Sling TV service, packages start at $20 Save $29 when you purchase two Google Homes at the Google Store: $229 ($258 value) Some jobs you can’t just Google: Get $30 off a number of handyman services from Amazon Dress to impress by getting up to 70\% off men’s suits in today’s Gold Box Office Supplies: 8-Pack Paper Mate Felt Tip Pens $7, 24-Pack Sharpies $8, more The Black & Decker Electric 12-inch 20V M...
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Microsoft inserting ads into Windows 10 File Explorer

Mar 20 12:23pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Microsoft continues aggressively promoting its own services in Task Bar notifications when using third party browsers, and most recently has been caught injecting advertisements to sign up for paid OneDrive subscriptions in the Windows 10 -- but the File Explorer ad can be disabled.
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Apple says online store will be updated overnight as new products anticipated

Mar 20 12:20pm 9to5Mac
While this could turn out to be nothing at all, there’s an interesting detail on Apple’s system status page: the Apple Online Store is scheduled to go down tomorrow from 12:00 am to 5:30 am PT. Apple’s online store typically goes offline for several hours ahead of product refreshes. more…Filed under: Apple...
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Apples mystery device A1844 is just a proprietary lock for Apple Park

Mar 20 12:00pm MacDailyNews
Apple’s mysterious A1844 wireless device awaiting Federal Communications Commission...
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Apple's online store will close Tuesday morning, fueling rumors of new products

Mar 20 11:54am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Apple's updated system status page now discloses upcoming maintenance for the company's website, revealing that there is a planned outage scheduled for early Tuesday morning, potentially in anticipation of a new 128-gigabyte iPhone SE and more.
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WebMDs Health Pregnancy Study to recruit participants via Apples Research Kit

Mar 20 11:51am Apple–Digital Trends
WebMD's Pregnancy health app will soon offer more than medical advice. The company's tapping Apple's ResearchKit to recruit participants for the Health Pregnancy Study, a long-term effort to track symptoms and impacts. The post WebMD’s Health Pregnancy Study to recruit participants via Apple’s Research Kit appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Samsung's Galaxy S8 & S8+ may occupy prices between Apple's 'iPhone 7s' & 'iPhone 8'

Mar 20 11:42am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
While Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ will nominally compete with Apple's rumored "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" phones, they may sit in a middleground in terms of price, a well-known leak source suggested over the weekend.
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Apple Online Store Going Down for 'Maintenance' Tomorrow Morning Ahead of Rumored Product Updates

Mar 20 11:42am MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple has updated its System Status page to indicate that its online store will be updated and unavailable due to maintenance tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21, between 3:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The timing of the downtime will naturally stir speculation given that Apple is rumored to launch new products as early as this week. Moreover, Apple commonly issues press releases at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, which is exactly when the so-called maintenance update is scheduled to be completed. Last week, a well-known research firm that requested confidentiality told us that, based on their own sources, it expects Apple to announce new products later this month, most likely during this week. The research firm did not say which products it expects, or the manner in which they will be announced. The research firm did not disclose which products it expects Apple to announce, but rumors have widely suggested at least a trio of new iPad Pro models will be unveiled as early as this month, including an all-new 10.5-inch model with slimmer bezels and updated 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch versions. Given that it is already March 20, and that Apple usually invites the media to its launch events at least 10 days beforehand, an update to its online store accompanied by a press release is likely at this point if new products are imminent. Japanese blog Mac Otakara said Apple will host a March event to debut its new iPad Pro lineup, a larger iPhone SE model with 128GB storage, new Apple Watch bands, and a red color option for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but this rumor is looking increasingly unlikely with only 11 days remaining in March. Apple recently redesigned its System Status page to provide more granular details about the status of its services, so there is no precedence for it foreshadowing new product announcements this way. In saying that, it is certainly possible that the downtime will indeed be related to maintenance and nothing else. (Thanks, Nathan!)Tag: system status Discuss this article in our forums...
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Apple to debut augmented reality content on iPhone ahead of dedicated hardware

Mar 20 11:30am Apple–Digital Trends
Apple has a substantial team working on augmented reality, with a view to making certain functionality available via the iPhone, with dedicated hardware to follow once users are acclimatized. The post Apple to debut augmented reality content on iPhone ahead of dedicated hardware appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Analyst: Apple shares could rise 10% in 6 months

Mar 20 11:29am MacDailyNews
Services have brought in $25.5 billion in the past year, or more than 12\% of revenue...
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WebMD and Scripps partner on iPhone-powered pregnancy study

Mar 20 11:26am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
The new pregnancy study from WebMD and Scripps is powered by ResearchKit. WebMD has teamed up with Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) on the new Healthy Pregnancy Study, which will be conducted using the iPhone. The app leverages Apple's ResearchKit framework within the newly-updated version of WebMD's Pregnancy app in order to build a wide-ranging study on pregnancy. The goal is to learn more about what factors into a healthy pregnancy. From WebMD and STSI: Pregnant women are one of the least studied populations in medical research, said Dr. Eric Topol, director of STSI and editor-in-chief of Medscape. The results of our Healthy Pregnancy Study -- on the foundation of an exceptionally popular smartphone app -- will ultimately provide expectant mothers, researchers, and health care professionals with new medical insights to avoid complications during pregnancy. The study will measure the impact of medications, pre-existing conditions, blood pressure, the locat...
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Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,719; free $15 bonus with $150 Best Buy gift codes; Samsung 55" 4K TV $1,099 with no tax in 48 states

Mar 20 11:14am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Shoppers this week can save $80 on Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray. Or receive a $15 bonus with $150 Best Buy gift code purchases. Samsung's 55" 4K Curved LED TV is also $2,900 off today only, and PDF Expert 2.2 is $24.99 with coupon.
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Updated WebMD pregnancy app utilizes Apple's ResearchKit for long-term opt-in research

Mar 20 11:11am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
WebMD has relaunched its Pregnancy app for the iPhone, and has integrated Apple's ResearchKit into the app to advance research on what contributes to healthy pregnancies and positive pregnancy outcomes.
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Apple's AR Team Includes Talent From Lucasfilm and Weta Digital, Smart Glasses Still 'A Ways Off'

Mar 20 11:06am MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
It's been known that Apple has people working on augmented reality initiatives for future devices, which range from the technology's inclusion in a future version of the iPhone to separate mixed reality glasses. Today, a Bloomberg report has gathered all of the speculation surrounding Apple and AR together, while also providing some insight into a few lesser-known areas of Apple's AR project. Apple's augmented reality team is said to combine the strengths of its hardware and software veterans, along with new additions within the company, according to people familiar with Apple's plans. The team is run by Mike Rockwell, who came from Dolby, and also consists of Yury Petrov (formerly of Oculus), Avi Barzeev (formerly of HoloLens), Cody White (formerly of Amazon's VR project Lumberyard ), Tomlinson Holman (formerly of Lucasfilm), and more. A concept image of what AR on future iPhones could look like. The total scope of Apple's AR team is rounded out by many camera and optical lens engineers, as well as people with experience in sourcing the raw materials for the glasses. Apple has even included talent from 3D animation company Weta Digital, which worked on films like Avatar and The Lord of the Rings. This team of individuals, along with AR advocate Tim Cook, see the new technology as a way for Apple to dominate the next generation of gadgetry and keep people wedded to its ecosystem. Apple has built a team combining the strengths of its hardware and software veterans with the expertise of talented outsiders, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal strategy. Run by a former Dolby Laboratories executive, the group includes engineers who worked on the Oculus and HoloLens virtual reality headsets sold by Facebook and Microsoft as well as digital-effects wizards from Hollywood. Apple has also acquired several small firms with knowledge of AR hardware, 3D gaming and virtual reality software. The separate glasses are said to still be a ways off, but AR integrated iPhone devices could show up much sooner, said the inside sources. Bloomberg compared the AR glasses to the Apple Watch, mentioning that the technology would come with its own OS and likely be tethered to an iPhone to send images and content to the user while consuming a lot of power, forcing Apple to find a battery life solution that would fit in the wearable's small fra...
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Samsung Announces Bixby, its Digital Personal Assistant Competition to Apples Siri

Mar 20 11:04am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Samsung has been working on bringing a new, much-improved digital personal assistant to its devices, without having to leverage Google Assistant to achieve that goal. Continue reading →...
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Apple paid taxes from New Zealand revenues to Australia for the last 10 years - report

Mar 20 10:58am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Apple has not paid any income tax in New Zealand for the last ten years, a new report reveals , with the iPhone producer said to have paid out only $37 million from sales generated in the country, paying the due tax to the Australian Tax Office instead of New Zealand's Inland Revenue.
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Comment: Im wondering whether even Apple could pull off smart glasses wed actually want to wear

Mar 20 10:53am 9to5Mac
We’ve now heard more than one report that, while Apple has augmented reality plans for the iPhone, it is also planning to make some smart glasses further down the line. This is the product category made famous – or perhaps infamous – by Google Glass. There are two undeniable facts about Google Glass. First, it’s cool technology. Second, it’s decidedly uncool to be seen wearing them. It was that latter fact that led to Google abandoning plans to pitch them as a consumer device and to target them instead at enterprise applications, like giving engineers hands-free access to manuals while repairing equipment. Now, Apple is a master of taking once-geeky technology and making it cool. It did that with the iPod – turning a rather techy product category into the coolest product on the planet at the time – and of course with the iPhone. Previous smartphones were techy-looking things controlled by a keyboard and stylus, the iPhone was a friendly device that had mass-market appeal. But could even Apple make smart glasses cool … ? more…Filed under: Apple...
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Samsung Introduces Siri Rival 'Bixby' Ahead of Galaxy S8

Mar 20 10:51am MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Samsung today officially announced Bixby, a new intelligent interface for its devices, starting with the upcoming Galaxy S8. Galaxy S8 renders leaked by Evan Blass Samsung said Bixby will be fundamentally different than virtual assistants like Siri and Cortana in that it will be deeply integrated within apps. The interface will be able to support almost every task that an app is capable of performing using conventional touch commands, rather than just a few selected tasks.When using a Bixby-enabled application, users will be able to call upon Bixby at any time and it will understand the current context and state of the application and will allow users to carry out the current work-in-progress continuously. Bixby will allow users to weave various modes of interactions including touch or voice at any context of the application.Samsung added that Bixby will be intelligent enough to understand commands with incomplete information and execute the commanded task to the best of its knowledge, and the interface will then prompt users to provide more information and take the execution of the task in piecemeal. Samsung said Bixby, at its core, is about removing friction. The interface will have a dedicated button on the left side of the Galaxy S8, and its supposed completeness, contextual awareness, and cognitive tolerance is designed to make using the smartphone more seamless and intuitive. Dr. Injong Rhee, Samsung's head of research and development for software and services, speaking with The Verge: A lot of other agents are focused on being knowledgeable, providing answers to fact-based questions, glorified extensions of search. Bixby is capable of developing a new interface to our devices, or devices that are going to host Bixby. Bixby will initially be limited to ten preinstalled apps on the Galaxy S8. The intelligent interface will gradually expand to Samsung's other smartphones, and even its other products like TVs, wearables, and air conditioners, while Samsung plans to open up Bixby to third-party apps in the future.Tags: Samsung, Galaxy S8, Bixby Discuss this article in our forums...
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Man electrocutes himself while charging his iPhone in the bathtub; Coroner to warn Apple

Mar 20 10:30am MacDailyNews
A coroner is to warn Apple that iPhone chargers can be potentially lethal after a man was electrocuted in the bath...
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Open source Giovanni emulator prototype brings Game Boy games to Apple Watch

Mar 20 10:28am 9to5Mac
If you’ve checked the App Store lately via the Apple Watch app, then you’re likely aware of how limited the gaming library is on watchOS. Developer Gabriel O’Flaherty-Chan’s prototype Game Boy emulator is looking to help the cause by making a library of Nintendo games available on Apple Watch. The emulator, named Giovanni after a Pokémon villain, is open source and available for developers to explore on GitHub. As you might expect, being a prototype it can be a bit slow and sluggish, but it’s still an impressive feat when you consider the limited nature of the Apple Watch hardware and software. more…Filed under: Apple...
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TSMC pondering US location for $16B 3nm chip foundry for future iPhone, iPad models

Mar 20 10:17am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Apple chip supplier TSMC is examining all its options for a 3nm chip foundry location, but still on the table is a U.S. plant worth $16 billion, with an estimated completion of 2022.
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Mystery Device A1844 Is a lock for Apple Park, Not an Apple TV or Siri Box

Mar 20 10:05am The Mac Observer
Apple’s mysterious A1844 wireless device awaiting Federal Communications Commission approval turned out to be a door lock system for Apple Park, the company’s new campus that’s opening in April. That pretty much kills the idea that Apple was about to release a Siri-based Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor. The filing describes a small device […]...
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Apple is working on several AR products, including glasses, but first in iPhone, sources say

Mar 20 9:59am MacDailyNews
Investors impatient for Apple's next breakthrough will be happy to know that Cook is very serious about A...
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Citing 'powder keg' with coming 'iPhone 8,' Cowen sees shares of Apple reaching $155

Mar 20 9:58am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Estimates for Apple on Wall Street remain "way too low," in the eyes of analyst Timothy Arcuri, who believes that the combination of a new iPhone form factor with an aging install base could create a "powder keg" for shares of the company.
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WebMD launching pregnancy study app with Apples ResearchKit

Mar 20 9:39am 9to5Mac
WebMD has launched a new version of its pregnancy app that uses Apple’s ResearchKit framework to easily conduct user surveys. The Healthy Pregnancy Study relies on ResearchKit to “easily and anonymously answer questions, and share connected device data about their pregnancies with researchers for analysis” according to WebMD. more…Filed under: Apple...
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This 3-pack of 10-ft lightning cables is now just $20

Mar 20 9:30am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Ever find yourself wishing that an outlet was closer, or that you had a cable long enough to reach the one down the wall a bit further? The cables that come with iPhone and iPad these days isn't overly long, and that makes charging and syncing them a bit more difficult. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to replace those with nice long 10-foot cables instead? Keep your iPhone or iPad charged all the time! Learn More Well, you can. Right now you can pick up a three pack of long cables for just $20, which is a huge savings compared to buying them separately. Being MFI certified you won't have to worry about compatibility with your phone or tablet, and the length is sure to come in handy. Some of what makes these cables stand out include: Gain a ton of flexibility w/ 10-ft Lightning cables Sync & charge your devices without jumping out of bed or your office chair Ensure your connected devices stay safe thanks to MFi-certification Enjoy optimal convenience with the unique reversi...
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Apple chipmaker TSMC will decide on possible U.S. plant next year as it eyes Intel competition

Mar 20 9:22am 9to5Mac
TSMC, Apple’s sole A-series chip supplier for the iPhone 6 and 7 (and rumored exclusive supplier for the iPhone 8 also), is considering building a foundry in the USA, reports Reuters. While the company had previously said that it hadn’t ruled out the idea, it now says that it will make a definite decision one way or the other in 2018 … more…Filed under: Apple...
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Apple's augmented reality team includes vets from Dolby, Oculus & more - report

Mar 20 9:12am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Although Apple's rumored augmented reality glasses may be a distant prospect, a report said on Monday, Apple is making AR technology a priority and has assembled a high-profile team for the effort.
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Apple Believed to Be Contemplating the Use of AR Features with the next iPhone

Mar 20 9:00am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
As per a new report, Apple is working heavily on augmented reality and considering the inclusion of a bunch of AR related features for the next iPhone, which is scheduled to launch in September this year. Continue reading →...
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How to create a new Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad

Mar 20 9:00am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
New to the Apple ecosystem? Your first step is to sign up for an Apple ID. Updated March 2017: Added information on changes in iOS 10.3. An Apple ID makes it possible for you to download content from iTunes and the App Store. It also allows you to sync reminders, calendars, and contacts through iCloud, and activates FaceTime and iMessage across multiple devices. It's not mandatory to sign up for an Apple ID if you want to use an Apple device, but it is essential to getting the most out of your iPhone and iPad. Here's how you can create a new ID. How to create a new Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3 or later How to create a new Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.2 and earlier How to sign out of iCloud on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3 or later How to sign out of iCloud on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.2 and earlier How to sign in to iCloud with an existing Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3 or later How to sign in to iCloud with an existing Apple ID on yo...
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'iPhone 8,' growing services business predicted to increase shares of Apple by 10%

Mar 20 8:59am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Wall Street forecasts for Apple stock are climbing, with another report claiming that the stock will hit $155 over the summer of 2017 on pre-release hype of the "iPhone 8" and continued expansion of the Services division that includes the App Store, Apple Music, and AppleCare.
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Apples AR features will debut first in iPhone, later in glasses, reports Bloomberg

Mar 20 8:49am 9to5Mac
While Apple has made clear that it has a keen interest in augmented reality, there have been conflicting reports about what form those features might take and how they might make their debut. A new Bloomberg report seeks to shed light on both questions. The report echoes earlier ones that Apple has a large number of engineers working on AR features, and that they will be seen first in the iPhone … more…Filed under: Apple...
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UK Man Dies After Charging His iPhone in the Bath

Mar 20 8:28am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Richard Bull, a resident of the UK, was found dead in his bath after charging his iPhone through an extension cord outside the bathroom. It is said that the charging adapter and the cable made contact with water and subsequently led to Mr. Bull’s death. Continue reading →...
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TSMC Won't Make Official Decision About Building U.S. Plant Until 2018

Mar 20 8:25am MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company won't make a decision about moving some of its chip manufacturing into the United States until sometime in 2018, according to company spokesperson Michael Kramer (via Reuters). Although recent reports have focused on Foxconn's potential move stateside for Apple-specific iPhone manufacturing, TSMC chairman Morris Chang in January mentioned that the supplier was not ruling out the U.S. as a location for one of its foundries. Now TSMC is putting off an official decision until next year, with Kramer stating that the company would lose a lot of its flexibility if it moved production into the United States. Sources in Taiwan point towards a decision coming specifically in the first half of 2018, with upwards of $16 billion potentially being invested in getting the American plant up and running. We won't make a decision until next year, TSMC spokesperson Michael Kramer said. The company currently gets about 65 percent of its total revenue from the United States. We would sacrifice some benefits if we move to the States. But we have flexibility in Taiwan. If an earthquake happened for instance (in Taiwan), we could send thousands of people here as support, whereas it's harder in the States, he told Reuters. No Apple supplier has made an official decision about building a plant in the U.S as of yet. Last year, Foxconn looked to be in the preliminary stages of building an assembly plant in the U.S., but this month chairman Terry Gou raised uncertainties about such plans. Both TSMC and Foxconn have teamed up to bid on Toshiba's memory chip unit, although the latter company has reportedly lost ground in the bidding due to the Japanese government's fear of Foxconn's ties to China. Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.Tag: TSMC Discuss this article in our forums...
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Bizarre Siri error sends escort-seekers to video game bars

Mar 20 8:10am 9to5Mac
There are some oddball stories where you can’t quite decide which part is best – in this case, whether it’s a Siri error that directs those seeking escorts to video game bars, or the fact that anyone would ask Siri to find them an escort in the first place … more…Filed under: Apple...
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These Online Tests Reveal Your Life Purpose

Mar 20 8:00am MakeUseOf
What’s worse than a life without purpose? At best, such a life is unsatisfying, but at worst, it can drive you to existential despair and depression. Life should not simply be endured — it should be enjoyed and celebrated, and for that, you need purpose. The tricky bit is that “purpose” can mean different things to different people. In this post, we’ll define it as “the reason you get up in the morning”. And we’ll say that you can find your purpose in one of three things: your mission, your career, or your hobby. Here are several quizzes and tests...Read the full article: These Online Tests Reveal Your Life Purpose...
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Man dies after charging his iPhone while using it in the bath

Mar 20 7:33am 9to5Mac
A British man was fatally electrocuted as a result of charging an iPhone while he was using it in the bath, a coroner has recorded. The coroner warned of the dangers of using electrical devices in bathrooms, and said that he would be writing to Apple about the case … more…Filed under: Apple...
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iMore show 549: Pseudo-random

Mar 20 7:00am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple! How do you protect yourself from hacks, phishing, and other online threats? We go over your best options! Also, where's that spring Apple Event, and HomeKit lights — what's the hubbub with hubs, bub? Listen now Subscribe in iTunes: Audio Subscribe in RSS: Audio Download directly: Audio Show notes How to protect your private photos and personal data from being hacked iPad Pro 2 HomeKit Hosts Mikah Sargent Lory Gil Rene Ritchie Be part of the show! Send in your comments, questions, feedback, or follow-up to: Email: Twitter: @iMore with hashtag #askimore Web: Leave a comment below! ...
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Galaxy S8 Retail Price to Significantly Undercut Premium 'iPhone 8'

Mar 20 6:54am MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Fresh leaks of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 have revealed that the de facto iPhone 8 rival will come in three colors and cost upwards of 799 euros ($859) when it goes on sale next month in Europe. Serial mobile leaker Evan Blass revealed the news in a Sunday tweet, which included an official press image of Samsung's new flagship phone in colors described as Black Sky, Orchid Grey, and Arctic Silver. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (top to bottom) in black sky, orchid grey and arctic silver (left to right)— Evan Blass (@evleaks) 19 March 2017 A second tweet offered the pricing details, with the 5.8-inch S8 starting at 799 euros and the 6.2-inch S8 Plus going for 899 euros ($967). Blass also revealed the prices of a handful of accessories set to launch with the phone, including a DeX docking station (150 euros/$161), a new GearVR headset (129 euros/$138), and a Gear 360 camera (229 euros/$246). While direct currency conversions are no guarantee of actual prices outside of Europe, the phones still look likely to undercut Apple's upcoming 5.8-inch OLED iPhone by some margin. Tentatively dubbed iPhone 8 by media outlets, the tenth anniversary edition model could cost upwards of $1,000, according to one report claiming knowledge of Apple's plans. The premium tier device is expected to feature a radical redesign with a flat edge-to-edge OLED screen, a virtual home button and some form of wireless charging, launching alongside more typical S cycle iPhone models to succeed the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Samsung's S8 will feature iris scanning and facial recognition technology in addition to fingerprint recognition, with a new virtual assistant called Bixby also to debut. The Korean company will launch its new phones at an event on March 29, with the devices said to ship to consumers on April 21. Apple's 2017 iPhones are expected to launch in the fall.Related Roundup: iPhone 8 (2017) Tags: Samsung, Galaxy S8, Samsung Gear Discuss this article in our forums...
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Sometimes secret Apple devices just arent that interesting

Mar 20 6:53am 9to5Mac
Apple of course goes to great lengths to keep its product plans secret, but there are some places where it is required by law to reveal at least some clues – FCC testing being one of them. more…Filed under: Apple...
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Add Apple's silicone case to your iPhone 6s for just $24.85 today

Mar 20 6:30am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
If you're looking for a thin layer of protection for your iPhone 6s, Apple's silicone case is a great choice. The case adds a great grip to the phone and right now you can save $10 on one, dropping the price to just $24.85. ...
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Where to find rare Pokmon in Pokmon Go Updated for Gen 2!

Mar 20 6:00am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
How do you find rare Pokémon and complete your Pokédex? With Nearby, Sightings, nests, and more! Updated March 2017: New information on Pokémon Go Gen 2, nests, and spawn point biomes. Before you can catch any 'mons in Pokémon Go, you first have to find them. And that can be easier said than done, especially for rare Pokémon like Tyranitar, Snorlax, Chancey, Togetic, Muk, and more. It took a long time for me to complete my Gen 1 North American Pokédex and get all the Gen 2 babies, but Pokémon has made some changes since then and it might just be easier for Gen 2! That's due to the new Nearby, the restored Sightings, and crowdsourced tools like the nest atlas and Facebook groups. Put it all together, and you have a really good chance of finding all the rare Pokémon you need! Hot: Next Pokémon Event | Pokémon Go Gen 2 Guide! New: Best Power-Ups | Where to find rares | Catch bonuses Guides: Pokémon Go ti...
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How to Limit Who Can See Your Facebook Posts With a Restricted List

Mar 20 5:30am MakeUseOf
Managing a huge Facebook friends list is tricky. From sorting through hundreds of posts in your News Feed to choosing who you share your stuff with, you might get overwhelmed sometimes. Facebook offers many privacy controls and even lets you change the audience of a post as you share it. However, there are probably people you’ve friended on Facebook that you’d rather not send updates to. Maybe you’re only staying friends with someone to avoid hurting their feelings, or are friends with your boss and don’t want him to see your weekend activities. If these types of scenarios bother you,...Read the full article: How to Limit Who Can See Your Facebook Posts With a Restricted List...
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How to Reduce Mobile Data Usage When Streaming Music

Mar 20 4:30am MakeUseOf
If you’re on a limited data plan, there are quite a few tricks you can use to keep your data usage under control. One of the common culprits that drains data is your music streaming app, but with a little trick, you can keep that to a minimum too. To make sure your music streaming app is using the least amount of data possible, you’ll need to change the audio bitrate on the music streaming app of choice. If you know you’re running low on data at the end of the month, you can also set streaming to Wi-Fi only. Reduce Data Usage...Read the full article: How to Reduce Mobile Data Usage When Streaming Music...
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