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Monday July 9, 2018. 08:08 PM
US$19,000 worth of iPhones were recently stolen from a New York Apple Store. The hooded thieves were recorded on CCTV.
A paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that owning an iPhone is a sign of wealth. The iPhone study was done by economists Marianne Bertrand and Emir Kamenica.
We have a deal on the ATECH 18,000mAh Power Bank with Smart Charge, a portable battery with a really large capacity. It includes smart charging features, too, that detect how much power your device needs and can take, and supplying it. It’s $39.99 through our deal.
Apple’s patch notes specify only that it, “includes general improvements for stability and bug fixes.”
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at the Timehop data breach, plus they share their thoughts on the state of government surveillance with facial recognition.
As was the case for iOS 11.4.1 and tvOS 11.4.1, the watchOS update is a maintenance release.
The maintenance release includes no known new features, and it keeps Apple TV up with iOS 11.4.1, which was also released Monday.
The maintenance release fixes two known bugs, in addition to a variety of security-related issues.
With Apple’s Shortcuts app now available for iOS 12 developer beta testers, the big question is, “What sort of automated actions can you create?” You can get started by checking out the Sharecuts website where you’ll find Shortcuts for uploading App Store links to Trello,...
Steve Jobs was an interesting and fascinating man, and his interviews reflect that. If you’re interested in checking out his insights going back to 1980—well before the internet and smartphones—check out the All About Steve Jobs website. Their collection of interviews...
China is running headstrong in to surveillance with facial recognition and is already using the technology to identify and arrest criminal suspects. Right now the country is experimenting with facial recognition glasses police can wear to look for potential arrest targets....
Apple is highlighting Face ID on the iPhone X in a new ad where a quiz show contestant has to remember his bank account password. The pressure is on because time is about to run out and he can’t remember. The ad is called “Memory,” and it’s both a clever and fun reminder of...
Timehop has been hacked and the company says personal data for 21 million users, including cellphone numbers, was taken.
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It couldn’t happen to a nicer, serial intellectual property thief, but Samsung’s smartphone sales growth is slowing. This, from Reuters: South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd estimated on Friday earnings grew at the slowest pace in more than a year in the...
Saturday July 7, 2018. 12:00 AM
An international team of hundreds of scientists is finishing construction of the LSST telescope, or Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. It will search for asteroids that are on a collision course with Earth. Despite our best technology it’s difficult to detect asteroids, let...
Friday July 6, 2018. 11:33 PM
They’re part of Apple’s ongoing World Cup tributes, but they’re local stories about small, local teams; they’re also gorgeous, being shot on iPhone.
In the northern hemisphere, at least. Yes, the Earth is farthest from the Sun, in its slightly elliptical orbit, in the northern hemisphere summer. And so it’s natural to ask why summer gets so warm. That’s a classic astronomy 101 question, and it’s nicely explained in this...
In our highly mobile, iPhone life, Apple Maps is crucial. So why isn’t it supremely dominant amongst iOS users?
There’s a reason why you can’t stop reading Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. The apps have interfaces designed to be addictive, according to Silicon Valley insiders talking with the BBC. Aza Raskin, a former Jawbone and Mozilla employee and the guy who invented inf...
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