Muhammad Tahseen Khan

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It’s official (probably), the iPhone 8 is going OLED

Put the rumors to rest; the iPhone 8 will have an OLED screen, <i>we think</i>. It’s still not something Apple is confirming at this point, but it seems unlikely the company ordered 70-million OLED screens from Samsung for anything other than the new iPhone.<p>While the order is less than half of the size …

iOS 10.3 will probably make your iPhone feel faster

Apple released iOS 10.3 yesterday with a new modern file system, but like any software update there are many undocumented changes. One particular change has been revealed through Apple engineer Renaud Lienhart‏, who works directly on the iOS operating system. “iOS 10.3 feels ‘snappier’ because many …

How to use Apple’s new Find My AirPods feature in iOS 10.3

Earlier today, Apple officially released iOS 10.3 to the public and with it comes a host of new features. One of the most notable new features, however, is for AirPods users. Apple has expanded its Find My iPhone feature to support AirPods, making it incredibly easy for users to quickly find their …

AirPods

APFS explained; what you need to know for iOS 10.3 and macOS

Recently released with the iOS 10.3 beta, APFS will soon replace your Apple device’s thirty year old file system. This means your Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV will all see upgrades from the HFS+ system. Bringing in new optimization for the storage technologies of today, with …

Apple

How to protect your iCloud account, as some hacked credentials confirmed valid

While the available evidence suggests that hackers have not gained <i>direct</i> access to more than 600 million iCloud accounts, some of the sample login credentials supplied by the group have been found to be valid. <i>ZDNet</i>, for example, used Apple’s password reset function to test 54 logins supplied by the …

Apple now selling refurbished 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

As we noted earlier this month, the first 2016 MacBook Pro to become available on Apple’s refurbished website was the 13-inch model without Touch Bar. Apple’s website now offers refurbished models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar with savings ranging from $360-650, depending on the …

MacBook Pro

Apple acquisition hints at deep automation in iOS

You've had a number of built-in options to automate tasks on the Mac over the years, such as AppleScript and Automator, but you've had to turn to third-party apps like IFTTT to do similar things on iOS. You might not have to lean so much on outside help going forward, though. Apple has confirmed …

Apple acquires powerful iOS automation app Workflow, makes it available for free

Apple today acquired popular iOS tool Workflow, which allows users to combine the functionalities of various apps together to automate normally complex processes. According to TechCrunch, Apple finalized the deal today but financial details are not yet available.<p>In a statement, Workflow developer …

Apps

Apple's new video app is part Snapchat, part iMovie and full of AI

Quick: you want to make a casual, shareable video that's longer than 60 seconds, what app do you use?<p>If you're drawing a blank (besides your phone's …

iOS 11 concept imagines an all-new lockscreen

Apple is set to unveil big changes for the iPhone at WWDC 2017 and one feature that could definitely use some improvements is the lockscreen.<p>In a new concept design that imagines some potential lockscreen upgrades, Matt Birchler shows how a few very simple changes could make the lockscreen feel …

The Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard is the keyboard Apple should be making [Video]

Although I’m a big fan of tactile, clicky mechanical keyboards, I also enjoy the sleekness, quiet keys, and wireless nature of Apple’s Magic Keyboard. I wish Apple would make a full-size Magic Keyboard, but that doesn’t seem to be happening any time soon.<p>Thankfully Matias, a computer accessory …

How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Why has the past decade of PCs been so boring? [Friday Night Fights]

As a pioneer of personal computing, Apple’s first machines changed the way we looked at computers. In the years that followed, the company broke new ground with incredible innovations that its rivals couldn’t have dreamed of.<p>Things have been a little different over the past decade or so. Apple’s …

Apple's new 'Spaceship' campus to feature iPhone-inspired toilets

Overlooked in the imagery of Apple’s new ‘Spaceship’ campus is possibly the most important piece of design in the building — the commode.<p>Apple’s new iThrone (probably not what it’s actually called) is the pinnacle of design achievement. Sleek lines give way to impressive storage capacity while …

Headaches

Flipboard for iOS Updated With New Deeply Personalized 'Smart Magazines'

News-focused iOS app Flipboard today announced an update that introduces a new UI which creates custom, curated magazines based on various user "passions." The Version 4.0 update is said to be a direct response to the overabundance of news sources -- from magazines to online outlets and social …

12 superstar Mac apps incl. Launchbar, NotePlan, Command One PRO, more: $13 (and rising! Orig. $387)

Looking to get more from your Macbook? The 2017 Superstar Mac Bundle is packed with 12 game-changing, productivity-boosting apps that are definitely worth checking out. You can currently pay $13 for the bundle but that is rising (a regular $387 value).<p>In this bundle, you’ll receive a bunch of apps …

Apps

How to Reset the NVRAM/PRAM on Your Mac

- Feb 6, 2017<p>While your Mac will usually hum along like the finely tuned machine it is, occasionally it may act peculiarly, like trying to boot from …

How to view AirPods hardware details, check and update firmware [Video]

Last week, Apple silently updated its completely wireless AirPods earbuds to version 3.5.1. The move came as a surprise to many as Apple hadn’t made it explicitly clear that the AirPods were capable of receiving firmware updates.<p>Nevertheless, read on for how to check the firmware of your AirPods …

AirPods

Tim Cook Talks iPhone 8, Siri, Home Automation, CarPlay In Apple Investor Call: Expected Product Developments in 2017

Tim Cook had indicated a lot of developments from Apple in his quarterly earnings call last week. He indicated that the company’s flagship …

Apple iOS 10.2.1 Suddenly Becomes A Bigger Problem

A big part of what makes Apple great is its refusal to compromise, and a big part of what makes Apple infuriating is its refusal to compromise. For iPhone users, it is the latter that has struck again.<p>This week, Apple has decided to do what it normally does shortly after an iOS release: it has …

Touch ID

How to Airdrop a Song from Apple Music

You’re probably familiar with the idea of sharing a song from Apple Music via Messages or Mail. But did you know that you can Airdrop an Apple Music song to someone? This is a great method if you’re in the same room or building as the person you want to send the song to. All you need is a Wi-Fi …

Apple Music

Logitech’s new Spotlight Remote brings Apple design-cues to a presentation near you

Let’s face it, presentation remotes just aren’t very cool. It’s hard to make any PowerPoint accessory cool. But, just perhaps, Logitech has done just that. Announced today, the new Spotlight Presentation Remote brings Apple-like design cues with an all-metal outer shell to your next big event.<p>The …

iPhone 8 concept shows off display covering entire front of iPhone, dynamic Home button, more [Video]

In a new video released today, <i>ConceptsiPhone</i> shows off some interesting possibilities for Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone, including a display that covers the entire front of the device. While reports suggest that iPhone 8 will move to an all glass design, the concept dreamed up in <i>iPhone 8</i> …

Mobile Technology

Fantastical for iPhone Adds Rich Notifications and iMessage Stickers

iPhone/iPad: Fantastical, our favorite calendar app on iPhone, was updated today with new rich notifications and some iMessage stickers.<p>The rich …

Give your kids (or yourself!) a refurb unlocked iPhone 6 16GB GSM for $200 shipped (Orig. $649)

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Mobile Technology

How To: Convert Words to Emoji in the iOS 10 Messages App

- Feb 1, 2017<p>Sure, a picture is worth a thousand words, but an emoji is worth at least one. iOS 10 brought the uber-important feature that allows …

How to clean up your Mac

So you've had your Mac for a while and things don't feel as fresh and clean as they used to. Here are the steps you can take to declutter your Mac, …

Operating Systems

This week’s top stories: iOS 10.3 beta & Find My AirPods, Getting started w/ HomeKit, macOS Sierra 10.12.4 w/ Night Shift & more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> iOS 10.3 beta arrives with a new <i>Find My AirPods</i> feature, Ben walks through <i>Getting started with HomeKit</i> in his first Smart Home Diary, macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta brings Apple’s Night Shift feature to Macs, and much more.<p>We kick things off this week with Apple’s release of …

Apple iOS 10.2.1 Is Causing New Problems

Just five days after release iOS 10.2.1 is proving highly divisive: it contains an essential security fix, but infuriatingly it also ignores the infamous 30% Bug. And now it appears the update is causing significant new problems for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners…<p><i>Note: Multiple sources are</i> …

Apple iPhones Made In America Could Cost $100-200 More Than China-Made Devices: Analyst

President Donald Trump is trying to get smartphone companies to manufacture in the U.S. and Apple seems to have his special attention in this regard. …