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Cellular Apple Watch said to be launching alongside iPhone 8 in September

I am guessing this watch will eventually power Apples vision of the AR glasses they are working on.

Posted by Patrick Kirchner on August 15, 2017 at 9:32 AM (CDT)

IKEA Tradfri lineup gets HomeKit support via firmware update [Update: Not yet]

But they did a confirm a larger move into smart home area and they are working with Hue now: https://www.smarthomegeeks….

Posted by Krystian Szastok on August 11, 2017 at 12:42 PM (CDT)

Apple suppliers ramping up to mass production of all 3 new iPhones

Rumor has it there was an accident at the Assembly plant which mixed the two colors, Gold and Rose Gold paints together…resulting in the new Copper-Color for the iPhones.  Hey… it’s a slow news-day. ;)

Posted by Soundjudgment ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ on August 10, 2017 at 9:33 AM (CDT)

Plex expands Live TV support, time shifting to Apple TV

One current limited alternative on the tvOS platform, but without DVR recording, is the Channels app. We’ve used it with our OTA antenna and HDHomeRun tuner for over a year to great satisfaction. It gives full pause, forward, rewind to every live channel of over an hour of HD programming. The biggest drawback is that you can’t record or store the show…once you switch channels or apps, then the stored data is gone. Still, it’s quite a benefit to pause shows for phone calls, dinner, breaks, or rewind a scene.

Posted by David_SC on August 2, 2017 at 3:47 PM (CDT)

Rumor: iPhone 8 not delayed, enters trial production

Nothing generates more interest in a new model or product… than to say, ‘It won’t be released on time.’

Posted by Soundjudgment ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ on August 1, 2017 at 8:12 AM (CDT)

Apple pulls VPN apps from China's App Store over new government rules

yeah. their app is still over stores other than that of china, and that doesn’t mean vpns have issues or apps have them. it’s just what the authorities over there want. right now if you’re in chinese mainland, it sucks to have a USD 650+ phone, that you can’t even use to surf any major website or social network. language networks are another issue, unless you already have the app or better yet, you know how to, or can manually configure a vpn like express or ivacy over your phone. otherwise, a low-end android user still seems to be at an advantage after this development.

Posted by LeopoldT on August 1, 2017 at 6:40 AM (CDT)

Apple pulls VPN apps from China's App Store over new government rules

not just express because china’s going a step further in invading privacy or enforcing their rules, depending on where you’re coming from.

Posted by Wanted4Vandalism on August 1, 2017 at 6:18 AM (CDT)

Apple discontinues iPod nano and iPod shuffle, updates iPod touch prices and capacities

A salute to the product line that, in my opinion, really signaled the launch of Apple’s return as the leading technology company in the world.

Posted by David_SC on July 28, 2017 at 11:49 AM (CDT)

Rumor: iPhone 8 not delayed, enters trial production

“Maybe they DONE it successfully.”?

Posted by Rick Koelz on July 27, 2017 at 1:15 PM (CDT)

Apple releases iTunes 12.7 for macOS High Sierra beta, with added Apple Music sharing features

..... and hard luck if you need to go back to Sierra 10.12 because the12.7 iTunes library is not compatible with Sierra 10.12. Wonderful.

Posted by John Catley on July 26, 2017 at 9:21 AM (CDT)

Apple releases iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3

According to CNET:
Apple released a security patch on Wednesday that you should really consider updating to if you enjoy using Wi-Fi on your iOS devices.
So, you know, just about everybody should update.
The iOS 10.3.3 update addresses vulnerabilities with your Contacts, Messages, Notifications, Safari and other issues. One of the more potentially damaging exploits was hidden in the iPhone’s Wi-Fi chipset, where an attacker could take over a device remotely if it was searching for a signal.
Hackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in systems, and outdated devices make for an easy target. Just look at how many old computers the WannaCry ransomware attack was able to take advantage of. Companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple can release updates to fix their flaws, but it doesn’t matter if people aren’t downloading them.
For this Wi-Fi-based attack, you’ll want to upgrade. If your iOS device has its Wi-Fi turned on, attackers in range could find your device, remotely take over its Wi-Fi chip and crash your phone.
This is the Broadpwn exploit, which Google patched for Android devices on July 5, listing it as a critical security flaw. It affected a broad range of devices from companies like HTC, LG and Samsung. The attack doesn’t need your device’s PIN or password to exploit the weakness.
On the US’s National Institute of Standards and Technology severity scale, Broadpwn scored a 9.8 out of 10.
Apple said the vulnerability it patched affected the iPhone 5 to iPhone 7, the fourth-generation iPad and later versions, and the iPod Touch 6th generation.
Nitay Artenstein, a security researcher at Exodus Intelligence, discovered the exploit and will be providing more details about his findings at a Black Hat presentation in Las Vegas on July 27.

Posted by Mike Share on July 20, 2017 at 9:08 PM (CDT)

Rumor: 'Sense of panic' at Apple over iPhone 8 software problems

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”

Posted by David_SC on July 12, 2017 at 4:09 PM (CDT)

Apple's Bug Bounty program not paying enough to entice hackers

It just goes to show how valuable Apple’s bugs are.

Posted by jameskatt on July 10, 2017 at 2:13 AM (CDT)

Apple urging developers to prepare for iOS 11 App Store changes after public beta release

Headline fixed, so it should make sense now! Thanks for catching that and sorry about the headache.

Posted by KDanielPye on June 28, 2017 at 10:52 AM (CDT)

Apple urging developers to prepare for iOS 11 App Store changes after public beta release

Perhaps I am dense, but my brain cannot parse this article title to save my life.
What happened after urging?
Did the App Store change after the beta release?
So many different ways to read it. Headache.

Posted by John on June 28, 2017 at 10:24 AM (CDT)

Apple releases first iOS 11, tvOS 11 public betas, updates to developer betas

Yes, but that folder name still moves to the top center as you scroll.  Which is where the folder name is in iOS 10.  The only thing I can think of is that it makes the Search bar more visible.  I seem to remember when I first opened mail after the install the Search bar was always visible when you opened a folder, which was even worse.  It seems to have gone away after a little use though.

Posted by ecirwin on June 28, 2017 at 9:51 AM (CDT)

Apple releases first iOS 11, tvOS 11 public betas, updates to developer betas

It’s definitely redundant for “Messages” although it seems it’s part of Apple’s new design motif — the style matches what was done to News and Music last year in iOS 10.
For “Mail” however, it does serve a small purpose if you regularly work with multiple accounts and folders, since the actual folder name is shown at the top of the screen. I do agree that it still seems like a waste of screen real estate, though, especially on smaller devices like the iPhone SE.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on June 28, 2017 at 9:30 AM (CDT)

Apple releases first iOS 11, tvOS 11 public betas, updates to developer betas

After some initial problems getting it to install on my iPhone 7 running iOS10.3.3 beta, it installed cleanly and has been working fairly well.  There have been a few bugs that I have reported, but nothing so far has been a show stopper.  The only thing that really bothers me is the giant text for things like Messages and Mail at the top of the screen.  With the list of Messages, the word “Messages” appears at the top left in a 2X font size and then as you scroll down it goes back to the 3/4 font size that is centered above the list and between “Edit” and the icon for a new message.  Why do I need to see this huge text that forces me to scroll more than I should, which leads to the exact same appearance I used to see?  The same thing happens in Mail for things like “Inbox”.

Posted by ecirwin on June 28, 2017 at 9:26 AM (CDT)

Apple partners with Hertz to test self-driving car technology

No black and gold Shelby, no deal!!!

Posted by lee scott on June 27, 2017 at 12:49 PM (CDT)

Apple still undecided on fingerprint scanner for iPhone 8, unlikely to ship before October

I don’t believe this.  It’s way too late in the cycle for the engineering design to not be final.  Suppliers are probably already building components.

Posted by Mike Weber on June 21, 2017 at 4:45 PM (CDT)

Apple adds $99 annual Apple Music subscription option for existing users

What, no annual subscription option for families? What gives?

Posted by aadadams on June 20, 2017 at 10:25 AM (CDT)

Canada bans locked cellphones and unlocking fees, effective Dec. 1

Expect your bill to be influenced in some way. It always happens when government tells business to provide something without charging a fee for it. Business then charges more in some other way if there’s a cost involved.

Posted by ChuckN007 on June 18, 2017 at 11:55 AM (CDT)

Canada bans locked cellphones and unlocking fees, effective Dec. 1

Bout damn time. [Big three are a set of Greedy Bloodsuckers]

Posted by rizzior on June 16, 2017 at 10:18 AM (CDT)

Apple allowing resellers to cut prices on older iPhones to make inroads in India

What a novel idea that Apple would allow resellers to sell its products at prices based on market demand. Oh yeah, that’s what it does in America which supports prices based on supply and demand. Not. Such much for capitalistic concepts which are championed in America but don’t always exist.

Posted by Pat Miller on June 13, 2017 at 12:05 PM (CDT)

Apple opens up HomeKit accessory prototyping

Interested to see if developers like Chamberlain will pursue this software solution when they’re so close to hardware releases. They announced in January that they would provide a hardware bridge this summer for existing users of their MyQ smart garage door openers to provide HomeKit integration. At an additional $50, this is a further investment into a $200 original purchase…and yet, a much simpler (and much cheaper) solution possibly lies in a firmware update.
I wonder how many other products are so far into development that companies can’t afford to flush their investment for this type of remedy.

Posted by David_SC on June 8, 2017 at 7:46 PM (CDT)

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