Crunch Report | iOS 11 Now Available to Download

Crunch Report | iOS 11 Now Available to Download Today’s Stories  iOS 11 is now available to download Flippy, the hamburger cooking robot, gets its first restaurant gig Stack Overflow’s developer salary calculator tells you how much money you should be making Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by: Gregory ManaloEdited by: Tito Hamze Notes: I don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup and want to me to wear something mail me…

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Before you update to iOS 11 here’s how to check which apps won’t work

Before you update to iOS 11 here’s how to check which apps won’t work For users of Apple’s iOS the imminent arrival of a major new update to the mobile platform is generally a moment of high excitement. In the case of iOS 11, iPad users have the most to be excited about — including a new system-wide dock where favorite apps can live, and a bird’s eye view of recent apps and workspaces. There’s also a new spring-loaded, drag-and-drop system. iPhone users will get some under-the-hood changes — paving…

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A brief recent history of Apple’s product swerves

A brief recent history of Apple’s product swerves The perennial refrain of Android fans is that Apple is just adding stuff to iOS that they’ve had for years already in their mobile ecosystem. And it’s certainly true that Cupertino makes a point of waiting until it believes a technology is properly baked and the time is juuuuust right — or at least commercially judicious — to introduce a new product or capability, one which has likely already been in widespread use across the mobile platform aisle. Hence the company is…

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Interview: Apple’s Craig Federighi answers some burning questions about Face ID

Interview: Apple’s Craig Federighi answers some burning questions about Face ID Face ID is easily the most hot-button topic to come out of Apple’s iPhone event this week, notch be damned. As people have parsed just how serious Apple is about it, questions have rightly begun to be raised about its effectiveness, security and creation. To get some answers, I hopped on the phone with Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi. We went through a bunch of the common concerns in rapid-fire fashion, and I’ve also been asking around…

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The price of AppleCare+ coverage for iPhone Plus models has increased

The price of AppleCare+ coverage for iPhone Plus models has increased Heads up if you want to buy AppleCare+ for an iPhone Plus: you’ll be paying more. The price of AppleCare+ for the iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 7 Plus has increased to $149, which is also how much the plan will cost for the iPhone 8 Plus. Previously, covering the two older Plus models cost $129, the same as iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. Owners of the latter three don’t have to pay more because the price…

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The iPhone X reveals why Tim Cook was so mad about Palm

The iPhone X reveals why Tim Cook was so mad about Palm At the unveiling of Apple’s new flagship smartphone yesterday, the iPhone X, CEO Tim Cook said it was something the company’s staff had been working on for a decade. The new premium handset with its edge-to-edge display (minus one unfortunate top notch) does away with the physical home button entirely and makes greater use of gestures for controlling the UI. The new interface for multitasking looks fluid and intuitive. But it also — if you’ve been smartphone watching…

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iPhone X’s Face ID raises security and privacy questions

iPhone X’s Face ID raises security and privacy questions The new top-of-the-range iPhone does away with the home button and its built-in fingerprint reader in favor of a new biometric — called Face ID — which uses a 3D scan of the user’s face for authenticating and unlocking their device. It also replaces Touch ID for Apple Pay too. Apple suggests this is an advancement over a fingerprint reader because it’s an easier and more natural action for the user to perform — you just look at the phone and it…

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Ahead of iPhone X day, Samsung teases 2018 foldable phone launch plan

Ahead of iPhone X day, Samsung teases 2018 foldable phone launch plan Apple is preparing to draw scores of eyes to Cupertino later today as it unboxes a clutch of new iPhones, including a new premium handset, called the iPhone X, slated to have a near bezel-less OLED display, a 3D face unlock feature and a $1,000+ price-tag, while bringing various new camera and feature tweaks — many of which have leaked in recent weeks. Even so, the new iPhones are set to look like, well, iPhones — aka slabs of expensively shiny…

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Xiaomi unveils second bezel-less Mi Mix smartphone and new Mi Note phablet

Xiaomi unveils second bezel-less Mi Mix smartphone and new Mi Note phablet It’s the day before iPhone launch and Xiaomi is back at it again with the unveiling of the follow-up to last year’s highly-acclaimed and near-bezel-less Mi Mix smartphone. The Mi Mix 2 keeps the previous design aesthetic — developed by a team led by designer Philippe Starck — but with a slightly smaller six-inch display and improved 18:9 screen resolution. The bezel is minimal once again, and the Chinese phone maker claims to have trimmed the lower border down by a…

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And now the names of Apple’s new iPhones look to have leaked…

And now the names of Apple’s new iPhones look to have leaked… We are but days away from the event of the Apple calendar year when the company pulls the curtain up on new iPhone models. And yet the leaks keep coming. The latest juicy tidbit is what looks to be the official names of the three models Apple is rumored to be announcing next Tuesday — and they suggest Cupertino is skipping its usual ‘S’ generation convention for this release, as well as throwing in a curve ball christening…

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