Sure, it sounds a lot like what Apple would use for a wireless charging effect, but this wouldn’t be the first time that hidden resources discovered in beta software turned out to be nothing.
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Amazon Prime Day, the company’s annual Black Friday-like sales event for Prime members that first launched in 2015, is coming soon. The company today announced that Prime Day 2017 is set for Tuesday, July 11, 2017, and that current Prime members can get an early start on shopping by logging on the previous night, Monday, July 10 at 9:00 p.m. EDT (6:00 p.m. PDT). Like the company’s Black Friday sales, Prime Day shoppers can expect a rotating series of deals throughout the day. Many of the products are clearance-like items that Amazon needs to move, but you’ll still occasionally find big savings on some cool stuff. If you’re not already a Prime member, you can sign up for the free trial which will give you access to the sale as well as all of the other Prime member benefits.
The popular journaling app Day One just announced it’s moving to a subscription model. Here’s a look at what this growing trend in subscription software means for the Mac.
Even existing apps that have thus far been exempt from the 64-bit requirement will be forcibly killed off when iOS 11 launches this fall.
Apple says the outage only affects a small percentage of users, but those concerned with their iPhone and iPad data should temporarily switch to local backups just to be safe.
Apple’s going big on augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) with iOS 11, and it appears those plans include the Apple Maps app. It was discovered this week that Maps locations which currently support “Flyover Tours” will now have a VR mode called just “Flyover” (minus the Tours). When accessed, the user sees the traditional Flyover view, but instead of the predefined tour video, the view responds to the user’s movement and the position of the iPhone. While currently providing a VR view, it appears that future plans call for AR too, as you’ll get a warning while using the app if there isn’t enough light for the camera. Check it out if you’re running the iOS 11 Beta.
With nearly a quarter of Windows users intending to switch in the next 6 to 24 months, less than 2 percent of Mac users plan to jump to Windows during the same period.
So right off the bat let’s acknowledge that this isn’t cool stuff (darn predefined content categories), but it’s certainly interesting. Last November, a man opened fire inside the Crossgates Mall in Albany, NY. Now that the suspect has been convicted, police this week released surveillance footage from inside the Apple Store located near where the incident took place. The silent surveillance video shows the panic of holiday shoppers and Apple employees as they run for cover, something of which modern Apple Store designs unfortunately provide very little. Still, if you’re ever in a situation like this, try not to trample each other, especially those with strollers, OK? Check out the video and story over at ABC News.
Hands-on experience with the tech reveals that it’s far from perfect, but it’s a first public glimpse of what Apple is rumored to be looking into for the next iPhone.
The personalized playlist promises to combine the most relaxing aspects of your favorite songs, artists, and genres into one chill experience.
For those who thought that all Skype needed was an infusion of Snapchat. Oh, no, dear god, no…
Super Mario Odyssey, the next major Mario game, will land on the Nintendo Switch this October. But if you can’t wait that long, here’s a cool way to get a taste of one of Odyssey‘s major new features: Cappy, Mario’s anthropomorphized hat that allows the famous plumber to temporarily “possess” and control other characters and objects in the game. An intrepid developer has modded the N64 classic Super Mario 64 to include Cappy’s “possession” feature. Check out the video, and grab the modded ROM in the video’s description if you have an N64 emulator.
The feature works with the Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, and even with the Alexa iPhone app, so you’ll be able to annoy your family from anywhere in the world.
The company’s technology, which can track the human eye 120 times per second, sounds perfect for the long-rumored Apple Glasses.
It took 18 months to finally show up in the refurbished store, but those who need a new Apple Pencil can now save a bit of money by buying refurbished straight from Apple.
Introduced at WWDC 2017 as part of iOS 11, Apple’s ARKit will provide the tools for developers to tap into the increasingly popular and important world of augmented reality. And now that the iOS 11 betas are in developers’ hands, we’re getting some amazing first looks at what AR on the iPhone and iPad will soon deliver. One of the coolest is AR Measure, a tape measuring app that is way cooler than it sounds. Check out the video demo, below.
The experimental app from Google’s Area 120 incubator is now free for all users on iOS.
The company, founded by three former Apple engineers, released the RearVision, its first product, just a year ago.
As part of the iPhone’s 10th Anniversary this month, The Wall Street Journal has published a short video which looks at how this revolutionary device came to be. How the iPhone Was Born: Inside Stories of Missteps and Triumphs features interviews with three Apple employees key to the device’s development: Tony Fadell, Greg Christie, and Scott Forstall. Topics include how Apple originally envisioned the iPhone, the range of initial prototype designs, and what it was like to work under pressure from Steve Jobs.
The latest footage of the construction of Apple’s new Apple Park campus is up. In addition to some breathtaking views of the building’s architecture and surroundings, we get our first look at the top level of the Steve Jobs Theater, a 1,000-seat auditorium named in honor of the company’s visionary founder where Apple will hold future meetings and product events. Also keep an eye out for all of those solar panels that, when complete, will comprise one of the largest on-site solar power installations in the world.