Apple

iPhone 8’s amazing facial recognition is super quick, works in the dark

The new iPhone 8’s facial recognition feature will work “within a few hundred milliseconds,” be more secure than the existing Touch ID sensor, and even work in the dark, a pair of new reports claim.<p>In addition to the regular iPhone sensors you’d expect to find, the new handset will reportedly boast …

IPhone 8

The iPad as a Laptop Replacement- Part One

This is certainly ground that has been covered in MANY articles, both before and after the release of the new 10.5” and 12.9” iPad Pros, and for plenty of reason. Apple’s marketing has placed the iPad Pro squarely in the conversation as a primary computing device, and encouraged this kind of …

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If you’re still not sure what the iPhone 8 will look like, these leaks should clear things up

It’s a new iPhone manufacturing season, which means we’re bound to see plenty of iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s components leak from Asia before Apple …

IPhone 8

Asian report says iPhone 8 face recognition system will work in ‘millionths of a second’

A Korean report on the Samsung-made OLED display for the iPhone 8 claims that the speed of the facial-recognition system used in the device will be measured in ‘millionths of a second.’<p>All the latest reports are pointing to Apple abandoning TouchID in the new flagship phone, replacing it with face …

IPhone 8

'iPhone 8' Component Leaks Continue With OLED Display Assembly, Lightning and Power Cables

Several images were posted to Chinese microblogging site Weibo on Saturday claiming to show more leaked "iPhone 8" components, just weeks away from the handset's expected launch in September.<p>The images, later shared via <i>Slashleaks</i>, are said to include the phone's OLED display assembly, internal …

IPhone 8

Elon Musk urges the UN to limit AI weapons

Elon Musk has signed his name alongside more than 100 others to ask the UN to regulate the use of autonomous weapons systems. The group of concerned engineers, many of whom are respected in the field of AI, is asking the global body to "protect civilians" from "misuse" of AI-driven weapons. They …

Steve Wozniak

Apple Publishes 6 How To Videos Covering new iOS 11 iPad Features

Apple has posted 6 informative videos covering the new iPad features on the way in iOS 11, which should see a public release in September.<p>The videos …

iOS

Apple Pay Usage Estimated to Rise Sharply in United States Due to Frustration With Slow Chip-and-PIN Cards

Contactless payment methods like Apple Pay will rise sharply in the United States, from less than 2 percent of transactions this year to 34 percent by 2022, according to a new report shared by research firm Juniper Research.<p>Juniper Research argued that customer dissatisfaction at the slower speeds …

Banking

Unearthed TV News Clip Recounts One of Apple's Biggest Leaks of the Late 80s

If <i>MacRumors</i> had an award for Most Revealing Apple Leak of the Year, there's a good chance the plaudits for 2017 would go to Apple's unintentional public release of HomePod firmware. Apple's beta code turned out to include a trove of intriguing references to upcoming products yet to be announced, …

Barclays customers can now make payments using Siri

Barclays is making it even easier for its customers to spend their hard-earned cash.<p>The latest update to its Mobile Banking app on iOS lets you use Siri to send money to any existing payee, but there is a limit to how much you can send with your voice.<p>Barclays long resisted Apple Pay after the …

Banking

How to switch from Android to iPhone

iPhone sales regularly exceed analysts’ expectations, and millions of people who are purchasing an Apple smartphone for the first time are switching …

Business Technology

Why I Hope iPhone 8 Includes Facial Recognition

Rumors suggest Apple is adding facial recognition to iPhone 8. I hope this is true; I consider it to be the easiest and best way to authenticate a …

IPhone 8

Engadget is testing all the major AI assistants

Hardly a day goes by that we don't cover virtual assistants. If it's not news about Siri, there's some new development with Alexa, or Cortana or Google Assistant. Perhaps a new player, like Samsung, is wading into the space. Even Android creator Andy Rubin is considering building an assistant of …

Long-form Journalism

Another working Apple I being auctioned on CharityBuzz, with interesting history & extras

Despite there being only a handful of Apple I computers still in working order, they do seem to come up for sale with surprising frequency. The latest one, due to be auctioned next month, has an interesting history and extras …<p>NordVPN<p><i>Business Insider</i> says that the machine was originally a gift from …

Steve Wozniak

iTunes U collections will move to Apple Podcasts soon

Apple has told educational institutions who use its iTunes U content that iTunes U collections will migrate to Apple Podcasts next month.<p>The transition will happen with the release of iTunes 12.7 in September.<p>iTunes U was first launched back in 2007 as a giant repository of educational material …

iOS

How iMessage came to dominate messaging among US teens, and what Apple may do next with it

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MacTrast Deals: 1Voice Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones

1Voice Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones fit comfortably for all-day wear, and offer crisp, wireless sound for up to five hours at a time.<p>DESCRIPTION<p>The …

Gear & Gadgets

Indie Rock Label 'Drag City' Releases Nearly Entire Back Catalog on Apple Music

Chicago-based independent record label Drag City has released nearly all of its back catalog of music -- which began with the label's inception in 1990 -- onto Apple Music this past weekend. To celebrate the addition, Apple has created a new banner for the record label, allowing subscribers to …

Music

Get Your Mac Server Into the Hands of Experts with MacStadium [Sponsor]

MacStadium is the premier Mac hosting company that provides dedicated Mac hardware and private cloud services. They have multiple data centers where your hardware is secure, always available, and supported by a team of Mac experts.<p>It’s time to get your Mac build infrastructure out of the office …

iOS

Leaked CAD sketches hint at very little change from iPhone 7s and 7s Plus

When even the world’s second-largest fast food restaurant chain randomly boards an unreleased smartphone’s hype train, using an unofficial device …

iPhone

Apple Now Accepting Donations to Southern Poverty Law Center Following Charlottesville Protests

As planned, Apple is now accepting donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based non-profit organization, through iTunes.<p>iTunes users in the United States can donate $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200 with a credit card tied to their account. Apple will transfer 100 percent of the …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Apple invites iTunes users to donate to civil rights advocacy group

Apple has updated its iTunes desktop and mobile storefronts to grant users the ability to donate money to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a U.S. nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in civil rights and public interest litigation.<p>Users have the option of donating in $5, $10, $25, $50, …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Here’s our clearest, cleanest, prettiest real-life look at the glossy Moto X4

If you felt that first batch of actual Moto X4 photographs revealed by Brazil’s FCC equivalent didn’t do an arguably premium design justice, and …

IPhone 8

ZCast update makes iPhone’s best podcasting platform better

ZCast, the app that makes podcasting from an iOS device easy, just got a big new update that makes it an even greater platform for publishing your own shows.<p>Version 3.0 gives users the ability to record in studio-quality audio, and support for social media embeds that allow fans to enjoy your …

Technology

Foxconn Plans Trio of 'Ancillary Facilities' to Surround Main Wisconsin LCD Plant

After an announcement in July that Foxconn will build a $10 billion LCD panel manufacturing plant in southeast Wisconsin, a new report out today states that the Apple supplier is now planning to build three "ancillary facilities" in Wisconsin as well (via <i>Reuters</i>).<p>The three buildings are planned to …

Terry Gou

Google needs to pay Apple a small fortune to remain the default search engine on iOS

Apple and Google could be the biggest frenemies in tech. While they both compete like there’s no tomorrow, they also partner on some very specific deals. For instance, Google is paying a ton of money to remain the default search engine on iOS.<p>As CNBC first reported, according to a Bernstein …

Technology (India)

Apple Uses Hidden Web Page to Recruit for a 'Critical' Company Role

A hidden web page has been discovered on Apple servers containing a job description for a "talented engineer" to work on a "critical infrastructure component" and an invitation to apply for the position at the Cupertino-based company.<p>The web page, originally located at us-west-1.blogstore.apple.com …

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NASA’s solar eclipse coverage, Data Wing, and other awesome apps of the week

Want to know which app to download for everything you need to know about this week’s total solar eclipse? We’ve singled out one of the best options as part of our latest “Awesome Apps” roundup.<p>We’ve also got a great update to a brilliant iOS fighting game, a story-driven racing title, and a big …

Apple TV

Before he manipulated Trump, Carl Icahn manipulated Apple

<b>For better or worse, you can thank “Trump’s favorite tycoon” for Apple’s stock buybacks.</b><p>Reading about his “failed raid on Washington” in the current …

Carl Icahn

Apple Watch sales expected to jump by 33% in 2018

For a company that typically likes boasting about unit sales, Apple has made a point of never releasing Apple Watch sales figures. Even though Tim …

Smartwatches