iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

By agentangelo | I post articles and blog posts about iOS, macOS, watchOS and other Apple related stuff.

Scott Forstall breaks silence to talk about the iPhone’s creation

Former Apple SVP Scott Forstall has just given a rare interview in which he discussed the birth of the iPhone. Forstall is the man credited with leading Apple’s efforts to create iOS, and was talking to journalist John Markoff tonight at an event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, …

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Computer History Museum

Museum Historian John Markoff moderates a discussion with former iPhone team members Hugo Fiennes, Nitin Ganatra and Scott Herz, followed by a …

Leaked recording: Inside Apple’s global war on leakers

Former NSA agents, secrecy members on product teams, and a screening apparatus bigger than the TSA.

Apple is working with this small start-up to change how we track our health

Apple is working on a secret plan to turn the iPhone into a personal hub for all your medical information, CNBC reported last week.<p>But it isn't doing …

Health Care

Apple Music quietly added a $99 annual subscription plan

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, chances are that you’re paying $9.99 every month, $14.99 for a family plan, or $4.99 per month if you’re a student. But Apple quietly added another option as Tehnot spotted. You can now pay $99 for a 12-month subscription.<p>This setting is quite buried as Apple …

Apple

Mini-review: The 2017 MacBook could actually be your everyday laptop

Speed boosts, better keyboard, and 16GB RAM option expand its versatility.<p>The MacBook Air has been one of Apple's most popular, most enduring laptop …

Laptops

Everything you need to know about the JPEG-killing HEIF format Apple is adopting

HEIF is the new photo format that Apple is using to replace JPEG. And it probably will replace JPEGs, because the iPhone is the most popular, most-used camera in the world, and as of iOS 11, most iPhones will be switching from JPEG to HEIF.<p>But what is HEIF? What makes it better than JPEG? And what …

iOS

Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city

In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves<p>The sprawling factory compound, all grey dormitories and weather-beaten warehouses, blends seamlessly into …

Shenzhen

Basics

This is a collection of thoughts on securing a modern Apple Mac computer using macOS (formerly <i>OS X</i>) 10.12 "Sierra", as well as steps to improving …

How To Protect Your Privacy On Mac

Follow these easy steps to protect the personal data on your device running macOS or Mac OS X.<p>1. <b>Easily encrypt your Mac with the built-in …

How To Protect Your Privacy On iPhone

Follow these easy steps to protect the personal data on your iPhone or iPad.<p>1. <b>Use a custom passcode longer than 4 digits.</b><br>Starting off with the entry …

The next iPhone will have wireless charging, according to Apple supplier

Plugging things in is no fun, especially when a certain company refuses to embrace industry-standard plugs. Wireless charging is an obvious solution, which has been embraced by many Android manufacturers but has remained conspicuously absent from the iPhone. That might be about to change.<p>Wistron is …

Apple

Screenshots, Shots, Shots, Shots, Shots…

Having now read over a bunch of the early walk-throughs of the first beta of iOS 11, I think there is one feature — amongst the many — that rises …

iOS

Review: Bad Apple

Apple’s 1997 “Think Different” marketing campaign was one of its most memorable ever. Billboards and banners featured huge black-and-white portraits …

Apple

Apple's New iMac Can Display 1 Billion Colors: Will You Notice?

Apple announced a major update to its iMac computers last week, including a screen that can display 1 billion colors. How does that work, and are …

Cool Stuff

The iPhone 8 may be very hard to get until 2018

It’s sounding more and more like the iPhone 8 won’t arrive until nearly the end of 2017, a couple months after Apple usually introduces new iPhones.<p>The latest sign comes from Ming-Chi Kuo, the reliable KGI Securities analyst, who says mass production of the iPhone 8 may not start until October or …

Apple

What It Means If Boeing, Apple Build A New Internet In Space

Here's a match made in heaven, or at least low Earth orbit: <b>Boeing's</b> (BA) aerospace expertise combined with <b>Apple's</b> (AAPL) consumer-product savvy.<p>If …

SpaceX

Apple is quietly working on turning your iPhone into the one-stop shop for all your medical info

Imagine turning to your iPhone for all your health and medical information -- every doctor's visit, lab test result, prescription and other health …

Health Care

Apple Aiming to Make iPhone 'One-Stop Shop' for Medical Info

Apple wants the iPhone to serve as a comprehensive health repository for every iPhone user, keeping track of medical data like doctors visits, lab results, medications, and more, reports <i>CNBC</i>.<p>Apple is said to have a "secretive team" within its health unit that has been communicating with developers, …

Digital Health

Most People Aren’t Interested in Buying Apple’s HomePod

Apple's HomePod is still months away, but at least for now, the smart home speaker isn't appealing to a majority of prospective customers.<p>In a survey …

Automation

HomePod

Augmented Reality

Why Apple is struggling to become an artificial-intelligence powerhouse

SAN JOSE — In 2011, Apple became the first company to place artificial intelligence in the pockets of millions of consumers when it launched the voice assistant Siri on the iPhone.<p>Six years later, the technology giant is struggling to find its voice in AI.<p>Analysts say the question of whether Apple …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple undercuts Facebook in the augmented reality platform war

Facebook may be the world’s most powerful app, but it’s still just an app on Apple’s operating system.<p>Facebook’s grand vision for augmented reality was that it would make it easy for any developer to build and distribute an AR experience — as long as it lived inside Facebook’s app. But Apple has …

Augmented Reality

Tim Cook on Donald Trump, the HomePod, and the Legacy of Steve Jobs

The head of the most valuable company in the world talks to Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan Murphy.<p><i>Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc., was</i> …

Apple

Tim Cook: Apple Isn’t Falling Behind, It’s Just Not Ready to Talk About the Future

Tim Cook has been criticized in his six years at the helm of Apple as being short on the kind of vision for which founder Steve Jobs was renowned; …

United States

Apple Is About to Profoundly Change the Podcast Industry

Last week’s Apple developers’ conference, WWDC, is one of those major tech events where big announcements are made, products are unveiled, and bold …

Podcasting

New iPad Pro Inches Toward Replacing PC, but Falls Short

When Steve Jobs introduced the first iPad in 2010, he described the tablet as a product that sat somewhere between the laptop and the smartphone, excelling at tasks like browsing the web, reviewing photos and watching videos.<p>Five years later, Mr. Jobs’s successor, Timothy D. Cook, took the iPad a …

Tablets

Apple Silicon and Machine Learning

<b>by Jean-Louis Gassée</b>Courtesy: Remote Sensing<i>At last week’s WWDC, Apple made an unusually large number of hardware and software announcements. Today</i> …

Machine Learning

Apple will require users to switch to 2FA in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

When you upgrade to iOS 11 or macOS High Sierra, you will <i>automatically</i> be switched over to 2FA if you were on 2SV before.<p>Apple will soon be requiring …