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Latest iOS update fixes autofocus problems with iPhone X and iPhone 8

iOS 11.2.1 also includes some other improvements. Yesterday, Apple released the first public update of iOS 11.2, bringing fixes to HomeKit remote sharing, and some under the hood tweaks and improvements to the operating system. Apparently, the update has significantly improved the performance of the autofocus on the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Focus problems were noticed by users after the iOS 11.2 release a week ago, connected with the inability to focus on a subject while taking a photo. It has been reported that the camera was struggling to focus, constantly switching between both lenses while[…]

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Apple releases new updates to iOS for both general public and developers

iOS 11.2.1 and 11.2.5 are now available to download. A new developer beta and a new official public version of iOS have been released. For registered developers, version 11.2.5 is live from the Developer Center or as an OTA update, bringing unknown improvements and fixes to the operating system. At the same time, everyone on iOS 11 can grab the latest official version of the platform – version 11.2.1. This update comes just a week after 11.2 that brought increased wireless charging speed and Apple Pay Cash. The 11.2.1 update, however, includes additional fixes and improvements over 11.2, including the[…]

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Hurricane Irma, iPhone 8 and X top the Google Search in 2017

iPhone is the most popular Consumer Tech in Google Search. Apple’s iPhone 8 and X are among the top 3 of the world’s most popular search terms on Google in 2017, according to a new publication. Hurricane Irma has been the most popular search term this year, followed by the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. It’s worth mentioning that earlier this year most of the researchers and fans believed that the 10th anniversary model would be called the iPhone 8, which has definitely influenced the score. Apple called it the iPhone X, while a model called iPhone 8 offered a[…]

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Apple announces the iMac Pro, starting at $4999

iMac Pro goes on sale in the United States. If you want a powerful workstation, the new iMac Pro may be the product you are looking. It’s a rather expensive all-in-one computer, starting at the whooping $4,999 when goes on sale tomorrow. However, the iMac Pro is not for everyone, not just because of its price, but also for the fact that a few of us would actually unleash the full power of the workstation. With a massive 27-inch screen with a 5k resolution, the iMac Pro can be configured with up to 18-core Intel Xeon and up to 128GB[…]

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In-display fingerprint readers coming in 2018

Synaptics may sell the new sensors to the top 5 manufacturers. The technology allowing putting the Touch ID sensor under the screen was not ready for this year, and Apple came up with Face ID for the iPhone X. But as the bezel-free smartphones will become more common in 2018, many manufacturers are eagerly waiting Synaptics for the mass production of the new sensors. They are called ‘Clear ID FS9500’, and apparently the company is partnering with the top 5 phone manufacturers for a mass-production that should begin in 2018. This would open new possibilities for all major smartphone brands,[…]

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App preorders are now possible in the App Store

Apple allows you to preorder apps in the Store. From now on, iOS users will be able to pre-order apps in the App Store up to 90 days in advance. A server-side update has introduced the new feature, but it’s up to developers to publish their apps in advance. Currently, only officially launched apps can be ordered, while after this useful new feature for App Store becomes more common, you could simply tap on ‘pre-order’ and get the app once it’s released. You can save a lot of time, for example, if you read about some interesting new apps, and[…]

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It’s official: Shazam becomes part of Apple

Apple acquires Shazam for $400 million. The rumor from last week became true. Apple and Shazam have reached an agreement on a deal that is worth $400 million. Shazam is an instant audio recognition service that allows you to identify songs, TV shows, commercials and more. The deal would be a logical continuation of Apple’s efforts in the music streaming market, and Shazam would be integrated more closely with iOS and Siri. Shazam, as one of the highest rated apps across platforms, could be closed or changed significantly t at some point in the future if Apple decides that the[…]

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Wi-Fi calling currently broken for Sprint customers

VoLTE with other US carriers has no issue. A problem has emerged from Apple forum threads in Reddit, and Twitter. MacRumors has informed that Sprint customers can’t currently use VoLTE (WiFi calling). The problem appeared after the iOS 11.2 update and the new carrier settings – v31.0. We learn that only Sprint customers are affected, which means there is a carrier-specific bug in iOS 11.2, or the carrier settings have caused the issue after the update to 31.0. It’s interesting that all iPhones supporting Wi-Fi calling are affected, from the iPhone 6 to iPhone 8, pointing to a non-model specific[…]

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iPhone X availability at US Apple Store improves to 1-3 days delivery

iPhone X now ships in 1-3 business days in the United States Contrary to the predictions in November that the iPhone X won’t be in stock consistently for months, the shipping estimates of the device in the US have been improved to just 1-3 days. All carrier variants of the iPhone X in the US (Sprint, AT&T, Verizon) can now be delivered in 1-3 days if you order them now, while the SIM-free version will be delivered in 3-5 days, according to the online store listing. Earlier this month, the ship-by estimates improved in other major markets like China, Canada[…]

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First full jailbreak of iOS 11 to be released soon

iOS versions up to 11.1.2 could be hacked. Google’s Project Zero, a team focused on finding security holes and vulnerabilities in competing platforms like iOS and Windows, has recently found an exploit in iOS 11. The exploit has not been revealed in details yet, but if published, it could lead to the first public jailbreak of iOS 11. Although it was fixed by Apple in the iOS 11.2 update, devices running versions up to 11.1.2 could be hacked, allowing you to gain a full control over the mobile operating system. Ian Beer has posted on Twitter that ‘task for pid[…]

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