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Former longtime Apple engineering leader Chris Lattner is heading to Google to work on AI

Lattner made a brief stop at Tesla, which he left in June.<p>Google has recruited one of Apple’s top engineers — albeit not directly from its Silicon Valley rival.<p>Chris Lattner, who worked at Apple for more than 11 years — notably as the creator of the Swift programming language and many other …

Artificial Intelligence

ESPN’s new Apple TV app lets you watch four screens of live sports at the same time

Get ready for some football. And then more football. And then two more football games. All at once.<p>Do you like sports?<p>Do you like watching a lot of sports? At the same time?<p>ESPN wants to help you — if you subscribe to a pay TV service that has ESPN and if you have the most recent version of Apple …

Smart TV

Early interest in Apple’s HomePod ‘surprisingly good’

A survey of iPhone owners by Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt found better-than-expected interest in Apple’s other products.<p>In what he describes …

Sunrise over Apple Park (video)

“Opening day,” says drone videographer Duncan Sinfield, is “several weeks away.”<p>Complete list of previous Sinfield’s drone flybys:<p>Late June 2017: …

Chart of the week: Why Apple killed the iPod

Its biggest moneymaker had become its smallest.<p>The data I couldn’t find last week, courtesy of Statista:<p><i>Click to enlarge.</i><p>See also: That’s one way to …

Yoink is the macOS Shelf Utility I Want on iOS Too

At WWDC, I was disappointed that the iOS 11 announcements didn't include a shelf where content can be temporarily parked. When Federico and Sam Beckett made an iOS 11 concept video earlier this year they included a shelf, which felt like a natural way to make touch-based drag and drop simpler. I …

Will Steve Jobs Theater be ready for iPhone 8?

The grand unveiling of Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone is expected in a few weeks. Press invitations could arrive any day now.<p>The screen grab above …

Images of Fitbit next smartwatch reveal heart-rate improvements

Fitbit is on schedule, as its boss James Park keeps reminding us, to launch its next smartwatch by the end of the year. We don’t know what the smartwatch will be called, though Blaze 2 seems likely, but thanks to leaks we know its design and some of the hardware improvements.<p>Images obtained by …

Apple Watch in Action- Part 2

In part one, I took a look at one promising new feature of the Apple Watch in the new Siri Watch Face. I also talked about one not so good area in the current app situation for the platform. As I continue to play with the watchOS 4 beta, and the rumors of a coming hardware refresh continue to …

This week’s top stories: iPhone 8 design teases, Apple shares six iOS 11 videos, new betas, Apple Watch 3 updates, & more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> Apple releases iOS 11 beta 6 and we break down what all is new, McDonald’s teases an iPhone 8 design, we see a new iPhone 8 ‘Home Bar’ and dark mode concept, Apple shares six new iOS 11 videos, Apple Watch Series 3 updates, and more.<p>Starting off with iPhone news this …

iOS

Apple looks for exceptional engineer with a secret job posting

[<i>Update: Apple has pulled the posting, but it can still be seen below</i>]<p>A hidden Apple website that hosts a job description and invitation to apply for an important position has recently been discovered. The posting describes a role that should be filled by a “talented engineer” who will develop a …

Employment

Learn more. Be more.

Universal binaries for iOS and macOS would let developers share code, if not interface, between iPhone and iPad — and the Mac.<p>Previously, on Vector: …

12 Apple Watch tips for busy people

I’ve put together a few tips to help readers get more from their Apple Watch. This short collection should help any busy enterprise professional get …

Apple Watch

Wallpaper Weekends: Night Sky Over Yosemite for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple</i> …

Local coaches may not boycott LSU, Orgeron as demoted coach leaves for Texas Tech

A group of Louisiana high school coaches is reportedly considering a boycott of Coach O<p><b>Update:</b> Two New Orleans metro area high school football …

College Football