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Long a Canadian cycling mecca, Montreal’s future looks downright Scandinavian | The Star

MONTREAL—While other Canadian cities debate dedicated cycling lanes, Montreal is planning highways for its many residents who get around on a …

Canada

Italy's Matteo Salvini shuts ports to migrant rescue ship

<b>Italy's new interior minister has refused permission for a rescue vessel to drop off 629 migrants picked up off Libya's coast.</b><p>Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, said Malta should let the Aquarius dock but he was rejected.<p>Malta said the German charity SOS Méditerranée had picked up the …

Joseph Muscat

Future Apple Watch to Adopt Solid State Buttons With Haptic Feedback

A future version of the Apple Watch will be updated with solid state buttons that don't physically click but instead use a Taptic Engine to provide haptic feedback to users, reports <i>Fast Company</i>.<p>Apple will continue to use a two button configuration with a Digital Crown and a Side button, but neither …

Smartwatches

Making The Grade: ARKit 2.0 may allow AR to take off in K-12 classrooms

<i>Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products</i> …

Augmented Reality

Apple, Please Fix the Worst Thing About the iPhone X

The iPhone X is easily the best phone I’ve ever owned. And in almost every way, it performs exactly as I would like it to. There is just one problem, …

iOS

Today in Apple history: Apple marks massive iPod touch milestone

<b>May 30, 2013:</b> Apple marks the sale of the 100 millionth iPod touch by launching a new, stripped-down model with a budget price of $229.<p>The new 16GB music player lacks some features of its high-end siblings. However, the smaller price tag and a savvy selfie cam make it appealing to new customers.<p>By …

iPod Touch

This hidden Apple Watch stat tells you whether to exercise or rest

Imagine if your Apple Watch could tell you which days were best for you to do a workout, and what kind of workout you should do. Well it can, sort of, thanks to a hidden feature that few people have yet discovered or know how to use.<p>Heart rate variability, or HRV, is a new metric that reveals your …

Apple Watch

Apple’s HomePod Speaker Finally Gets Multi-Room Audio And Stereo Mode

The software update that includes multi-room and stereo mode is available today.<p>The HomePod smart speaker will finally do what Apple promised nearly a year ago that it would be able do: play in multiple rooms simultaneously and in stereo mode.<p>The feature was notably missing from the Siri-powered, …

Tech Trends

New iPhone X spotted with 6.1-inch screen, but it's OLED not LCD

By Luke Edwards<p>Apple hasn't even got its WWDC 2018 event out of the way yet already there's another leak showing off what's apparently the new iPhone …

Mobile Technology

Apple's 7-nanometer A12 processors for 2018 iPhones reportedly start production

Apple supplier TSMC has started mass production on the processors for this year's lineup of new iPhones, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The chip, which is expected to be called the A12, could be the first to use a 7-nanometer process in a commercial device, something the technology industry has been …

iPhone

Microsoft Wins Lucrative Cloud Deal With Intelligence Community

Microsoft Corp. said it’s secured a lucrative cloud deal with the intelligence community that marks a rapid expansion by the software giant into a …

Onkyo’s receivers will work with Sonos, thanks to upcoming June firmware update

The number of Sonos devices will nearly double<p>Thanks to a firmware update coming to a plethora of receivers from Onkyo and its brands — Integra, Pioneer, and Pioneer Elite — they will all work with the Sonos app. The official list of supported network AV, stereo receivers, and processors will be …

Italy government pact: Nominated prime minister facing CV scrutiny

<b>The law professor nominated to be Italy's next prime minister is facing allegations he embellished his CV.</b><p>Giuseppe Conte, 54, says on his resume that he "perfected his legal studies" at New York University.<p>But a spokeswoman for the institution told the New York Times that there is no record of him …

York University

Change My View: It’s time for iOS devices to make the switch from Lightning to USB-C

If you’re not familiar with the idea behind our new <i>Change My View</i> opinion format, please check out our guide. The tl;dr version is that we invite you to take an active interest in opposing views, and to discuss in a respectful way.<p>Last time you succeeded in changing my view that MacBook Pro …

Mobile Technology

5 ways HomePod could catch up with its rivals

The iPhone dominates smartphone sales charts. The iPad is so ubiquitous that, for many, its name is a catch-all term for any tablet. The Mac is the most desirable computer out there. But the HomePod? Not so much.<p>According to figures released this week, Apple’s smart speaker made up just a tiny 6 …

Apple’s Discontinued AirPort Base Stations Are Beginning to Disappear From Store Shelves

- May 18, 2018<p>Apple announced in late April that had discontinued its lineup of AirPort base stations. The AirPorts are finally beginning to …

Airports

iPhone SE 2: Rumored specs, price, release date

Launched in 2016, Apple's iPhone SE served as the smaller, more pocketable member of the iPhone family. It had a 4-inch display and looked similar to 2013's iPhone 5S. Despite being the more "midrange" iPhone at the time and lacking powerful hardware, the SE ranked highest in smartphone customer …

Mobile Technology

Apple Watch: How to enable Water Lock mode

The Apple Watch Series 2 and later have a nifty little feature called Water Lock mode. These Apple Watches are able to be submerged under water and still be okay.<p>With Water Lock mode, it will disable all hardware buttons and the Apple Watch’s display to prevent accidental taps and clicks.<p>Follow …

Apple Watch

SpaceX flies 'lessons learned' rocket

<b>The California rocket company SpaceX has conducted what is arguably its most important launch to date.</b><p>Flying out of Florida, the firm’s Falcon-9 vehicle lifted a standard telecommunications satellite for Bangladesh into orbit.<p>But the booster incorporated everything SpaceX has so far learnt about …

Silvio Berlusconi: Ban on former PM holding office scrapped

<b>An Italian court has lifted a ban on former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi holding public office.</b><p>He was barred in 2013 after receiving a four-year sentence for tax fraud, although he never spent time in prison.<p>The court decision comes just days after the 81-year-old agreed to his right-wing ally, …

Netgear Debuts New 2-in-1 Orbi Modem Router System Starting at $300

Netgear today announced the "Orbi Tri-Band Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router System," an all-new 2-in-1 device designed to replace an existing cable modem and router setup. The system covers up to 4,000 square feet, and sold-separately Orbi Satellites can expand coverage by an additional 2,000 square feet …

Netgear releases special firmware to address HomeKit issues with Orbi mesh routers

Netgear says it is tracking issues related to using HomeKit accessories with its Orbi mesh routers. Apparently, a recent firmware updated was intended to fix an issue with Google Home integration but accidentally broke the Apple HomeKit protocol in the process. The company is releasing special …

How I use my iPad: Yoink – a powerful drag and drop companion app [Video]

I constantly get questions about how I use my iPad, and posts like our recent iOS 11 iPad multitasking walkthrough have only increased interest among those looking to get more out of their tablets. With this in mind, I plan on sharing my iPad workflows with you on a more regular basis, including …

Apps

Apple will reportedly sell streaming video subscriptions through its TV app

Apple will follow the path of Amazon this year and offer customers the ability to subscribe to popular streaming services from its TV app, according to a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i>. Normally, consumers must download and subscribe to services like Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Now, Showtime, and others on …

Jony Ive opens up about Apple Watch origin and the watch he ‘admires most’ in Hodinkee interview

Apple’s top designer Jony Ive is featured in watch magazine Hodinkee this month to talk about the origins of the Apple Watch, his long-time friend and design partner Marc Newson, the future of Apple, and more.<p>The rather in-depth interview starts with Ive talking about the origin of the Apple Watch …

Apple Watch is even more important than iPhone

I used to think convenience was the Apple Watch's killer feature. I was wrong.When I first heard rumors of Apple Watch, I thought convenience would …

Would you be interested in an iPhone SE 2 with an iPhone X-like design? [Poll]

While whispers of an iPhone SE 2 have been circulating for quite a long time at this point, a case maker this morning offered up renders of what it thinks the device will look like.<p>These renders depict a device that’s similar to the iPhone X in design, but it’s important to remember to treat them …

Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE expands to four new countries

Apple today has released the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE support in a handful of new countries. With today’s additions, the smartwatch is now available in 16 different countries with LTE capabilities…<p>Starting today, Apple users in Sweden, India, Denmark, and Taiwan can now purchase the Apple …

Op-Ed: I Finally Upgraded from an iPhone 6 Plus to an 8 Plus; Here's What Surprised Me Most

I’ve been a loyal Apple user for decades. I’ve also been an iPhone 6 Plus user since 2014 when the device was first released, with its large 5.5-inch, high-resolution screen, its dual FaceTime-capable cameras, its more powerful battery, and so on. The iPhone 6 Plus served me extremely well, so much …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft says it would love to work with Apple to bring iMessage support to Windows

At its Build developer conference this year, Microsoft revealed a new “Your Phone” application that it hopes will make iOS and Android devices work …