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Automatic System Updates Coming to iOS 12

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Automatic updates may soon be available to iPhone and iPad users as part of iOS 12, enabling system and security updates to install without user intervention. But the risks of having your iPhone unexpectedly unavailable may mean that this will be an exclusively opt-in feature.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Returns to Predict More Aggressive iPhone Pricing

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After leaving KGI Securities, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back to predict “more aggressive” iPhone pricing for the upcoming 2018 models. Kuo believes that Apple wants to reassure investors concerned with the iPhone X’s $1,000 base price, as well as make technologies like Face ID more accessible.

EARTH is the Coolest Desktop Globe on the Planet with an AR iPhone App

· · Cool Stuff Found

Earth globes without geopolitical markings have a special place in my heart, and AstroReality is adding an extra level of coolness to that with its EARTH: An immersive AR/AI experience & model of our planet. The hand painted globe is beautiful all on its own but kicks it up a notch with a companion iPhone and Android AR app that shows you details about our planet, animates weather patterns, explores animal migrations, and more. It’s a Kickstarter project that’s already hit its funding goal. Once the campaign reaches US$120,000 they’ll add in a scale-size moon called LUNAR Mini. A single EARTH model costs $199 and AstroReality expects to start shipping in November.

OmniFocus 3 for iOS Adds Batch Editing, Improved Repeating Tasks, More

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The Omni Group just released OmniFocus 3 for the iPhone and iPad, and it’s loaded with new features. The new version of the task management app adds the ability to batch edit multiple tasks, makes it easier to set up repeating tasks, includes customizable inspectors to show just the features you use, improves Forecast view, and more. OmniFocus 3 is a free download with a two-week trial. It offers in-app purchases for the standard version at US$39.99 and the Pro version at $59.99. It’s available at Apple’s iPhone and iPad App Store.

OmniFocus 3 for iOS Adds Batch Editing, Improved Repeating Tasks, More

Philips Hue Smart Light App Gets New Interface, More

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Philips Hue smart light users got a nice surprise Tuesday morning with a big update to the Hue controller app for the iPhone. Hue 3.0 sports a new interface that’s easier to use, controls for individual lights instead of just groups, an improved color picker, new scenes, the ability to use the art in a room to create light scenes, and more. The Hue 3.0 app is a free download at Apple’s App Store.