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Apple could bring Face ID to iPad Pro

posted onOctober 10, 2017
by l33tdawg

Apple's Face ID, a facial recognition system where users simply look at their phone to unlock it, could be headed to the next iPad Pro lineup, 9to5Mac and MacRumors report.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly expects the TrueDepth camera system, which enables Face ID on the iPhone X, to be available in the next iPad Pro upgrade. Having Face ID in the iPad Pro could increase adoption, Kue also reportedly said, but he didn't say what would happen with the Home button or Touch ID, which are available in the current tablets. 

iOS 11.0.2 arrives to address the crackling iPhone 8 audio problem

posted onOctober 4, 2017
by l33tdawg

Apple has made iOS 11.0.2 available on supported iPhones, iPads and iPods. It's the second update since the launch of iOS 11 on September 19. Like 11.0.1, it aims to fix some problems that users have complained about. Among them is the iPhone 8 crackling audio problem. If that's something you've been experiencing, you can download the update now.

Critical Code in Millions of Macs Isn't Getting Apple's Updates

posted onOctober 1, 2017
by l33tdawg

As any nagging cybersecurity expert will tell you, keeping your software up to date is the brushing and flossing of digital security. But even the most meticulous practitioners of digital hygiene generally focus on maintaining the updates of their computer's operating system and applications, not its firmware. That obscure, reptile-brain code controls everything from a PC's webcam to its trackpad to how it finds the rest of its software as it boots up. Now one new study has found that the most critical elements of millions of Macs' firmware aren't getting updates.

Everyone is calling the new iPhone X the ‘Ecks’ even though Apple says it’s pronounced ’10’

posted onSeptember 29, 2017
by l33tdawg

With a massive screen behind him displaying the text, “iPhone X” Tim Cook hopped on the stage at the Steve Jobs Theater during Apple’s September 12 launch event and proclaimed, “This is the iPhone ten.”

Apple consumers across the globe have been in a tizzy ever since, and not just over the souped-up phone, but over how on earth to pronounce its name.

Ars tests watchOS 4 on an Apple Watch Series 2—is the update worth it?

posted onSeptember 27, 2017
by l33tdawg

WatchOS 4 officially became available to all Apple Watch owners last week even if its release was overshadowed by the hype surrounding the Series 3 Apple Watch. The newest software update for Apple's wearable brings a decent amount of change, but it's not enough to make the Apple Watch feel like an entirely new machine. Some of the biggest new additions in watchOS 4 include a new vertical Dock, new Siri and Toy Story watch faces, a slew of new heart rate monitor calculations, and new Music and News apps.