News tagged ‘Car’
Tim Cook Calls Augmented Reality ‘A Big Idea Like the Smartphone’
Tim Cook believes that augmented reality is a technology that is incredibly important and promising. Apple CEO compared AR with smartphones and said its significance is huge. Such words may mean that the Cupertino-based giant is working on something that may change the way we understand augmented reality and the way it is used in modern gadgets.
Security Researchers Found Two New Mac Viruses
As noted by independent Mac security researchers, there are two new instances of malware for macOS. The first piece of malicious software uses Microsoft Word to penetrate into the system and the second one pretends to be a software update and then hacks the system.
Apple Seeds New iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 Betas to Developers
Apple has seeded the second beta of iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to developers. The updates contain a number of stability, security, and performance improvements for compatible devices.
Apple Is Working on Smart Glasses – Robert Scoble
According to the latest prediction shared by Robert Scoble, Apple is working with Carl Zeiss on the smart glasses supporting augmented reality technologies. The analyst says that he got the information from sources “at the highest levels”, but neither Apple, nor its alleged partner have confirmed the collaboration on a new product.
iPhone 6 Plus Bursts into Flames Again
Another iPhone caught fire while being plugged in at night. The incident took place in Palm Harbor, Florida on Tuesday. Amanda Bentz’s iPhone 6 Plus started making a hissing sound and then the battery burst into flames. Luckily, the woman woke up and asked her husband to put out the fire, so nobody was hurt that night.
Apple Stops Signing iOS 10.2, Downgrades Are Impossible
Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.2, which means it is no longer possible to downgrade or restore your device to this firmware version. If you’re on iOS 10.2 right now, it is recommended that your upgrade to iOS 10.2.1, unless you have jailbroken your device. In this case, it’s better to stay on iOS 10.2 and be careful not to install the latest version by accident.
Apple Seeds First Public Betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4
Apple has released first public betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to the members of its Beta Software Program. If you have signed up for this program, you can now get access to the latest updates.
Japan Display to Produce Flexible LCDs in 2018
According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, one of Apple suppliers, Japan Display, is planning to start the production of flexible LCD displays in 2018. They are cheaper to produce and the company says it has already found several smartphone vendors that are ready to start using new screens. OLED screens are more advanced, they use less power, but provide better image quality. Still, LCDs are good for mid-range and low-end smartphones.
Apple Releases First iOS 10.3 Beta with Lots of Improvements
Apple has released the first beta of iOS 10.3 with several new features to developers. The update
Apple to Release Apple Pencil 2 Alongside New iPads
According to the rumors shared by Chinese insiders, Apple is currently working on the second-generation Apple Pencil that can magnetically attach to the iPad. The device may also get a special clip to carry it in the pocket of a shirt. The patent describing the new device was granted last year, so it’s high time the company unveiled a new Apple Pencil. Other features remain unknown.
Reset Fixes AirPods Charging Case Battery Problem
Back in December, we told you that many users faced problems with the AirPods case. It was losing 15-20% of charge in mere hours and couldn’t work 24 hours without being charged. The only solution was replacing the headphones at the Apple Store. However, looks like there’s another one.
New Method of Killing Messages App Discovered [Video]
There’s a new hack that can break the Messages app on iOS 10. The vulnerability of the application has been discovered by an iOS and Windows developer nicknamed vincedes3.
To kill the Messages app, the developer sends the recipient a contact card that contains a large and complicated text. When the recipient tries to open it, the application freezes. Rebooting the device doesn’t help. The developer says that the only way to fix it without restoring the device and setting it up as new is using the link provided by the hacker on his website.
Remember, if you receive a message with a contact card called 'vincedes3.vcf', don’t open it. Below you can take a look at the video showing how the developer kills the Messages app.
Apple to Start Selling AirPods Within Few Days – Rumor
Apple’s wireless AirPods may finally appear at the stores in December. According to the latest report from AppleInsider, retail sources claim that within few days a limited batch of headphones will become available for purchase.
Apple Is Still Interested in Autonomous Vehicles
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”.
Apple to Start Shipping AirPods Within Next Few Weeks – Tim Cook
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.