November 16

Apple is reportedly working closely with Intel on a future iPhone with support for 5G wireless broadband. Fast Company reports that Apple engineers have been “engaged” with Intel in talks about early work on 5G, while work with Qualcomm has been “limited.”

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November 15

After a multitude of reports on Twitter and other social media platforms, AT&T has acknowledged that some customers are facing issues placing wireless calls. Reports of the outage first began earlier this evening, and DownDetecor shows over 6,000 complaints from users.

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Amazon reportedly cancels plans for ‘skinny bundle’ TV service, echoing Apple’s rumored TV attempts

Amazon has seemingly cancelled plans to launch an unbundled a la carte internet TV service, featuring top channels. Reuters says Amazon was unable to convince networks to sign on and struggled to find profitable business arrangements. It has been widely reported that Apple wanted to launch a similar skinny bundle of streaming channels, but also faced industry backlash and failed to bring the service to market.

November 6

DxOMark has today released its review of the iPhone X camera setup, which sees Apple’s premium iPhone score 97, one point below the highest rated mobile camera, the Google Pixel 2.

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Broadcom has made a $105B bid to buy fellow chipmaker and Apple supplier Qualcomm. When $25B of net debt is factored in, the deal is effectively worth $130B.

If the bid succeeded, it would not only be the biggest tech acquisition in history, but might also help resolve the long-running dispute between Qualcomm and Apple …

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Foxconn joining roster of Apple Watch suppliers, may be looking for assembly orders

Foxconn will be supplying System in Package (SiP) for the Apple Watch from next year though its affiliate ShunSin Technology, according to a supply-chain report …

November 2

Grammarly is launching a clever new iPhone and iPad keyboard that includes sophisticated grammar, spelling, and punctuation coaching features. Grammarly Keyboard brings the popular writing service from the desktop to anywhere you can write on iOS.

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October 31

Apple has released iOS 11.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest software update adds hundreds of new emoji characters including new expressions, vampires and zombies, breastfeeding, dinosaurs and many more. Other changes include the return of the 3D Touch gesture for multitasking, a smoother scroll-to-top animation, and other bug fixes and improvements.

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PhotoBulk 2 is an efficient tool for batch editing and watermarking photos

Both photographers and those who publish content online know how often it’s necessary to make quick and repetitive adjustments to batches of images, or to watermark photos and graphics before publishing. Eltima Software recently overhauled their batch editing tool, PhotoBulk, bringing several new features and a refreshed interface.

October 25

Apple and Cochlear originally announced their partnership back in July, and today the first product out of that partnership is available. As detailed in a report from The Australian, Cochlear has released its Made for iPhone Nucleus 7 Sound Processor in Australia and it will soon come to other countries….

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Walmart working w/ Apple to broaden its Mac rollout, citing lower support costs than PCs

At the ongoing Jamf enterprise conference, Walmart teased plans for a broader rollout of the Mac to its employees and retail stores. Speaking at the event, Miles Leacy, Walmart’s ‘technical expert for Apple technologies’ explained that the retail giant is working with Apple and Jamf to expand its rollout of Macs…

October 24

If the upcoming iMac Pro or refreshed Mac Pro aren’t in your sights, then perhaps you might consider a Hackintosh build? We’ve covered several builds over the years, and found that they provide, by a large margin, the best bang for the buck when it comes to performance.

Today, UniBeast, one of the most popular automated tools for putting together a Hackintosh machine, was updated to version 8.0 for macOS High Sierra. That means that you can, with relative ease, build a super-fast machine running the latest version of macOS. expand full story

The latest version of the Amazon Kindle iOS app, rolling out from today, adds a new light theme to the existing dark one. Navigation has also been improved, the company aiming to provide single-tap access to your most frequently-used features.

But the biggest change is building GoodReads right into the app. Amazon first integrated the Kindle app with Goodreads back in 2014, but is now making it an integral part of the app, which the company says offers three benefits to readers …

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October 23

Quicken 2018 for macOS is out with updated billing features, three editions, and a new subscription plan available to Mac users. The latest version of the finance software starts with an enhanced bill management center.

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Samsung patent shows company working on AirPower-style wireless charging mat

A patent application published on Friday shows that Samsung is working on what looks like its own equivalent of Apple’s upcoming AirPower wireless charging mat. A patent illustration shows it simultaneously charging both a phone and a smartwatch …

October 19

Facebook is introducing a new way for publishers to monetize content using its Instant Articles format, but the feature won’t be coming to iOS anytime soon according to Recode. That’s because the service will require a paid subscription, and Apple wants its usual cut for revenue generated through the App Store.

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October 11

We’re still awaiting the first OLED iPhone to ship with the iPhone X in less than a month, and new rumors are surfacing about a future iPhone with a foldable display. According to The Bell (via The Investor), Apple is working with LG and not Samsung to create an iPhone with a foldable OLED panel. The report suggests that Apple’s rivalry with Samsung and concern over leaking may be a deciding factor in choosing suppliers.

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Get paid for taking surveys with Google Opinion Rewards on iOS

Google believes your opinion is valuable, valuable enough to pay for it. Now available for iOS is Google Opinion Rewards. Previously limited to Android, the app pays users to complete surveys that are 10 questions or less.

October 10

Software engineer Rob Heaton has identified a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could allow a stalker to work out when two contacts are communicating via the service.

He managed to exploit it by writing a Chrome extension requiring just four lines of Javascript …

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