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  • We've Reached Peak Smartphone

    8:15am By msmash
    You don't really need a new smartphone. From a column on the Washington Post (may be paywalled): Sure, some of them squeeze more screen into a smaller form. The cameras keep getting better, if you look very close. And you had to live under a rock to miss the…
  • Twitter Kills Its Mac App

    Sat 9:00am By msmash
    BrianFagioli writes: Twitter has announced that it is killing its Mac app. Without warning, the company pulled the app from the Mac App Store and issued the following tweet. "We're focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that's consistent across…
  • Apple Says That All New Apps Must Support the iPhone X Screen

    Fri 5:40pm By BeauHD
    Today, Apple emailed developers to inform them that all new apps that are submitted to the App Store must support the iPhone X's Super Retina display, starting this April. What this means is that developers of new applications must ensure they accommodate the…
  • Ask Slashdot: Could Linux Ever Become Fully Compatible With Windows and Mac Software?

    Fri 3:00pm By msmash
    dryriver writes: Linux has been around for a long time now. A lot of work has gone into it; it has evolved nicely and it dominates in the server space. Computer literate people with some tech skills also like to use it as their desktop OS. It's free and open…
  • Apple's New Spaceship Campus Has One Flaw -- and It Hurts

    Fri 1:02pm By msmash
    Mark Bergen, writing for Bloomberg: The centerpiece of Apple's new headquarters is a massive, ring-shaped office overflowing with panes of glass, a testament to the company's famed design-obsessed aesthetic. There's been one hiccup since it opened last year:…
  • Two Years After FBI vs Apple, Encryption Debate Remains

    Fri 9:00am By msmash
    It's been two years since the FBI and Apple got into a giant fight over encryption following the San Bernardino shooting, when the government had the shooter's iPhone, but not the password needed to unlock it, so it asked Apple to create a way inside. What's…
  • Mac and iOS Bug Crashes Apps With a Single Indian-Language Character

    Thu 11:54am By msmash
    A lone Indian-language character is crashing a number of messaging apps on iOS, users are reporting. The problem also extends to the Apple Watch and even Macs, all of which struggle to process the character specific to the Telugu language spoken in India.…
  • FBI, CIA, and NSA: Don't Use Huawei Phones

    Wed 4:45pm By BeauHD
    The heads of six top U.S. intelligence agencies told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday they would not advise Americans to use products or services from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei. "The six -- including the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA and the…
  • Apple's HomePod Speakers Leave White Marks on Wood

    Wed 3:18pm By msmash
    Apple's new smart speakers can discolour wooden surfaces, leaving a white mark where they are placed, the firm has acknowledged. From a report: The US company has suggested that owners may have to re-oil furniture if the HomePod is moved. The device went on…
  • Apple's Software 'Problem' and 'Fixing' It

    Wed 12:30pm By msmash
    According to media reports, Apple is planning to postpone some new features for iOS and macOS this year to focus on improving reliability, stability and performance of the existing versions. Steven Sinofsky, a former President of the Windows Division, shared…
  • Amazon Is Designing Custom AI Chips For Alexa

    Tue 5:00am By BeauHD
    According to a report (paywalled) from The Information, Amazon is designing a custom artificial intelligence chip that would power future Echo devices and improve the quality and response time of its Alexa voice assistant. "The move closely followers rivals…
  • Reddit Audiophiles Test HomePod, Say It Sounds Better Than $1,000 Speaker

    Mon 5:03pm By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Apple released its much-hyped HomePod speaker to the masses last week, and the general consensus among early reviews is that it sounds superb for a relatively small device. But most of those reviews seem…
  • Google's Next Android Overhaul Will Embrace iPhone's 'Notch'

    Feb 12, 2018, 9:03 am By msmash
    Google is working on a "dramatic redesign" of its Android operating system, Bloomberg reported on Monday. The company has stuck with a single look for its mobile operating system (OS) for quite some time now, but it's now reportedly looking at Apple for…
  • HomePod Repairs Cost Almost as Much as a New HomePod

    Feb 11, 2018, 12:40 pm By msmash
    This may not come as a huge surprise, but it's going to be pricey if you break Apple's fully sealed and densely packed new speaker. From a report: Repair pricing for the HomePod was posted to Apple's website this week, and the number is high enough that it's…
  • Sandboxed Mac Apps Can Record Screen Any Time Without You Knowing

    Feb 11, 2018, 11:41 am By msmash
    Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: Malicious app developers can secretly abuse a macOS API function to take screenshots of the user's screen and then use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to programmatically read the text found in the image. The…