Google has started the rollout of Chrome 55 that defaults to HTML5. With the release of the new version, Google literally kills the Adobe Flash standard. Thanks to this, the browser has become faster, it uses less memory and battery and ensures a higher level of security for all users.
Apple is interested in the development of systems for autonomous vehicles and it hopes that all vendors within this industry will support the guidelines and practices as well as get same rights. The company has recently written a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asking for equal rights and confirmed its interest in “machine learning and automation”.
It is Sunday today, so it’s high time we talked about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and start right away.
New MacBook Pro users report about problems with the battery life on their machines. Most of the users claim the laptops work only for about 3 to 6 hours, whereas the advertised battery life is up to 10 hours. Some users report that battery life sometimes decreases 5% in 12 minutes.
A Foxconn manager allegedly working in the testing unit of the factory has been accused of stealing 5,700 iPhone units and selling them for about $1.56 million. He instructed his employees working along with him at the factory in Shenzhen to steal several thousands on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s units. The devices were illegally sold during 2013-2014. The manager’s name is reportedly Tsai.
There’s a widespread issue affecting a wide number of iPhone 6s users and causing their devices to power off all of a sudden. In November, Apple acknowledged the problem and launched a free battery replacement program for the devices manufactured between September and October of 2015. On Friday, the company has apologized for the issue and explained what exactly is causing the problem.
Apple has released iOS 10.2 beta 5 to developers for testing purposes. The latest update has a build number 14C89 and features a number of bug fixes and improvements, mostly for the new TV app that should replace the Videos app. Apple has also added some new wallpapers to the latest version of firmware. It appears there are no new features in this update.
Apple has finally begun doing something to prevent iCloud users from getting spam iCloud Calendar invites. According to the latest statement made by the company spokesperson, Apple is aware of the issue and has already started taking steps to identify and block the accounts of spammers.
Tim Cook allegedly confirmed that Apple will start shipping the new wireless AirPods within next few weeks. Such information has been found in Cook’s answer to the customer, who asked about the date of availability of the new headphones.
Apple Music subscription for students has become available in 25 new countries. All college and university students and members of the UNiDAYS program now have an opportunity to get a discount of about 50% aside from the standard three-month trial.
According to the latest report shared by reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there will be three iPhone 8 models featuring glass casing and supporting wireless charging. Only one will get an OLED display, but anyway, the demand for all devices may set a new record.
According to the latest report from a Japanese website Macotakara, the next-generation iPad may become thicker and get a 10.9-inch bezel-less display while keeping the same footprint as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Apart from that, Apple is expected to ditch the Home button from the device. The report is based on the anonymous Taiwanese source.
Apple has released the fourth beta of iOS 10.2 to developers for testing. The update contains a number of bug fixes for the new TV app as well as stability, security, and performance enhancements. The build number of the latest pre-release firmware version is 14C82.
Along with the fourth beta of iOS 10.2, Apple has made a new macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta available for developers. The build number is 16C53a and the update contains minor bug fixes and stability improvements. There are also new emojis that were first spotted in iOS 10.2.
According to the latest report from the the Wall Street Journal, Apple may release an iPhone with a curved OLED screen next year. The company has asked its suppliers to submit prototypes of their displays for testing. The screens have higher resolution than those used by Samsung.