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The iPhone 8 could mute notifications when you’re looking at the screen

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 HomePod firmware and found the same references to this “supportsAttenuatingTonesForAttentionDetected” class. What @jsnell talked about on…

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Apple has an official Instagram account showcasing photos shot on iPhone

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. Without showing the iPhone, Apple is promoting the iPhone camera as the perfect tool if you want to up your…

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Crunch Report | SoftBank to invest in Uber or Lyft

Crunch Report | SoftBank to invest in Uber or Lyft Today’s Stories  SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says he wants to invest in either Uber or Lyft iPhone 8 could scan your face even if your phone is on a table Venmo rolls out QR codes for user profiles in its mobile app Faraday Future signs lease on new turn-key manufacturing facility Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by: Joe ZolnoskiEdited by: Tito Hamze Notes: I don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s a hard decision…

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The iPhone 8 could automatically adjust your camera settings based on the scene

The iPhone 8 could automatically adjust your camera settings based on the scene Last week, an early build of Apple’s HomePod firmware was shared on Apple’s developer website. Guilherme Rambo has been digging around the strings in a library file to find hints about the next iPhone. He found out that the next iPhone could automatically detect the type of scene you’re looking at and adjust the camera setting. I looked around the strings in the speaker firmware and I can confirm that there are multiple references to smart camera…

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Chinese smartphone makers closing the gap on iPhone, Samsung

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. Analyst Canalys’ latest smartphone market figures show third placed Huawei now nipping right at Apple’s heels. It said Huawei shipped 38 million units in the quarter vs Apple’s 41 million iPhones, with year-over-year growth at 20 per cent and two per cent respectively…

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Apple sees a big jump in iPad unit sales

Apple sees a big jump in iPad unit sales Apple’s third-quarter earnings are out and the company was quick to highlight its solid iPhone sales and burgeoning services segment. The big surprise, however, was the 15 percent year-over-year increase in iPad unit sales, which seems to contradict the dominating narrative that the company’s iPad segment was losing steam due to lengthier upgrade cycles. The 15 percent increase brings unit sales for Q3 to 11.4 million on revenue of $4.96 billion. Interestingly, while iPhone unit sales declined 19 percent quarter over…

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HomePod firmware reveals iPhone 8 design and facial recognition

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 rumors already hinted at facial recognition for the iPhone 8. Rumor has it that Apple could either…

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The evolution of the iPod

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. Four years after the end of the iPod classic, it’s no surprise that the company would sunset its contemporaries, but it’s still a bittersweet moment nonetheless. The death of the two products marks the end of an era that began in 2001, with the introduction of the first iPod. The line has, naturally, evolved quite a bit through the years, and…

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Apple and Cochlear team up to roll out the first implant made for the iPhone

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 and customize the sound from their iPhone. There have been other implants and hearing…

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Sling Studio makes multi-camera video production so damn easy

Sling Studio makes multi-camera video production so damn easy I like making videos — it’s what I do. So when I come across a product that makes my life easier I get pretty excited and pumped about it and decide to film a review. The Sling Studio is a fun little piece of hardware that fits all the fun of a multi-camera video production into my backpack… and that is no joke. I was very impressed with all the power and efficiency that was packed into this little studio-on-the-go. I…

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