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  • Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality
  •  ARKit is one of the biggest changes in iOS 11. Under the hood, Apple is about to transform the iPhone into a very capable augmented reality device. Felix Lapalme‏ has been looking at assets in the Maps app package to find out if the company is going to leverage augmented reality for turn-by-turn directions. On July 22nd, he dug around a beta version of iOS 11 and found this mysterious 3D… Read More
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • The iPhone 8 could mute notifications when you’re looking at the screen
  •  Last week, Apple accidentally released an early build of the HomePod firmware. Guilherme Rambo has been digging around a library file to spot strings and references that hint at future products and features. In particular, he just noticed that the next iPhone will be able to detect when you’re looking at the screen so that it can silence your notifications. I looked around the… Read More
    Wednesday, August 09, 2017

  • Crunch Report | SoftBank to invest in Uber or Lyft
  • Softbank wants to invest in either Uber or Lyft, iPhone 8 might scan your face and QR codes come to Venmo and Faraday Future is getting a factory in Hanford, California. All this on Crunch Report! Read More
    Tuesday, August 08, 2017

  • Apple has an official Instagram account showcasing photos shot on iPhone
  •  Gizmo maker Apple just launched its official Instagram account, @apple. But this isn’t your average corporate account as the company doesn’t want to showcase its own product ad nauseam. Instead, Apple is going to share photos shot with an iPhone. In many ways, this Instagram account feels like the natural extension of the “Shot on iPhone” billboard ad campaign.… Read More
    Monday, August 07, 2017

  • iPhone 8 could scan your face even if your phone is on a table
  •  Apple’s HomePod firmware is the gift that keeps on giving. When the company shared an early build of the speaker firmware, many developers started digging around the strings in a library file to find hints about the next iPhone. And iHelp BR spotted an interesting reference to the facial recognition feature. A previous leak from the HomePod firmware revealed that the iPhone 8 (or… Read More
    Monday, August 07, 2017

  • Chinese smartphone makers closing the gap on iPhone, Samsung
  •  While Samsung and Apple continued to occupy long-time number one and two spots in the global smartphone market in the second quarter of the year, Chinese Android OEMs Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi are continuing to close the gap. Read More
    Wednesday, August 02, 2017

  • HomePod firmware reveals iPhone 8 design and facial recognition
  •  Last week, Apple released the firmware of its upcoming smart speaker, the HomePod. It sounds like it was pushed out a bit earlier than expected as it isn’t supposed to come out until later this year. Steve Troughton-Smith took advantage of that to find out that the next iPhone is going to feature facial recognition and a brand new “bezel-less” design. Patents and previous… Read More
    Monday, July 31, 2017

  • The evolution of the iPod
  •  Earlier today, Apple announced that it’s finally discontinuing the iPod nano and shuffle once and for all, making the touch the last iPod standing. Instead of simply mourning the loss of the devices, let’s celebrate the rich and full existences they led before shuffling off this mortal coil into the cold, unforgiving world of eBay auctions. Read More
    Thursday, July 27, 2017

  • Apple and Cochlear team up to roll out the first implant made for the iPhone
  •  Apple has teamed up with Australian-based Cochlear to bring iPhone users the first made for iPhone Cochlear implant. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June, Cochlear’s Nucleus 7 Sound Processor can now stream sound directly from a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the sound processor. The device also allows those with a surgically embedded implant to control… Read More
    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

  • Vertu is dead
  •  It’s been a long, downward slide for cellphone maker Vertu. The company, founded by Nokia in 1998, was supposed to be a luxury phone provider to the stars and, to a degree, it delivered. They sold the $11,000 phones like expensive watches in boutique stores in tony neighborhoods. Vertu, with its precious metals and fine, hand-cut leather was supposed to maintain its luxury lead for… Read More
    Friday, July 14, 2017

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