Apple launches assorted international Smart Keyboard options for iPad Pro units

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Date: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016, 07:00
Category: Accessory, iPad, iPad Pro, News


These might come in handy.

Apple on Tuesday launched new international versions of its Smart Keyboard accessory for iPad Pro previously only available in a U.S. English layout.

The new international Smart Keyboards now offer localized layouts including British English, French, Spanish, Korean, Italian and Arabic, among others.

The keyboards include localized differences, including support for the right-to-left Arabic language setting. Apple earlier this year debuted a new Arabic version of with right-to-left reading support and it previously introduced comprehensive right-to-left language support for iOS with iOS 9.


Apple releases iOS 10 Public Beta 3

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Date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, 14:50
Category: Developer, iOS, News, Software


This is pretty nifty.

On Tuesday, Apple release its iOS 10 Public Beta 3 for anyone interested in testing out the new iOS before it hits.

On iOS, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Apple releases reworked Apple TV Remote app

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Date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, 13:10
Category: Apple TV, iOS, News, Software


It’s a completely rework app that might come in handy.

Apple has released its Apple TV Remote app, which is designed to be used alongside the Siri Remote on the current Apple TV as well as past generations of the device.

The app offers the following features:

– Navigate Apple TV with touch gestures.

– Quickly enter text, email addresses, and passwords using the keyboard.


iOS 10 beta 4 features new, updated emojis

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Date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, 06:35
Category: Developer, iOS, News, Software


Within the iOS 10 beta 4 released yesterday, Apple has encoded a series of new and updated emojis including the following:

Rainbow Flag

Single Parent Families

Gender Variations

Redesigned Emoji Images


Pokemon Go updated to 1.1.1

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Date: Monday, August 1st, 2016, 10:35
Category: iOS, News, Software


The good news is that Pokemon Go was just updated to version 1.1.1 and includes some bug fixes.

The bad news is that a fair number of people on Reddit think this version marks the beginning of the end times and aren’t happy with it.

Still, that’s kind of par for the course with Reddit.

Either way, Pokemon Go has just hit version 1.1.1 and includes the following fixes and changes:


Apple releases iOS 10 beta 4 to developer community

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Date: Monday, August 1st, 2016, 10:29
Category: Developer, iOS, News, Software


It’s not a public beta, but Apple has just released iOS 10 beta 4 to the developer community.

The new beta, which weighs in as a 456.6 megabyte download, contains bug fixes and improvements, albeit specific changes have yet to be announced.


Apple releases Maps transit information for Prague

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Date: Monday, August 1st, 2016, 07:22
Category: iOS, News, Software


It’s not the most groundbreaking development in the world, but if you’re traveling to Prague, this could come in handy.

Apple has expanded its Maps transit directions for the Czech capital of Prague, returning focus to the app’s European users after a stretch of concentrating on the U.S.

Riders visiting Prague can use Maps to navigate the city’s various buses, railways, and tramways. Options include trips to a number of places well outside the city core, such as Kladno.


iOS researcher finds WhatsApp leaves traces of conversations behind

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Date: Friday, July 29th, 2016, 16:05
Category: iOS, News, privacy, security, Software


Well, at least the world of tech security isn’t boring.

Upon examining disk images taken from the most recent version of the app, iOS researcher Jonathan Zdiarski discovered that the software retains and stores a forensic trace of the chat logs even after the chats have been deleted, creating a potential treasure trove of information for anyone with physical access to the device. The same data could also be recoverable through any remote backup systems in place.

In most cases, the data is marked as deleted by the app itself — but because it has not been overwritten, it is still recoverable through forensic tools. Zdziarski attributed the problem to the SQLite library used in coding the app, which does not overwrite by default.


Apple’s negotiating techniques holding up Apple TV streaming service

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Date: Friday, July 29th, 2016, 08:44
Category: Apple TV, News, TvOS


Apple knows exactly what it wants in terms of negotiations.

And it might just be getting in the way in terms of setting up an Apple TV streaming service.

The company’s “assertive” negotiation tactics have apparently made it difficult to establish and lock deals with various cable providers and networks.

Apple started talking with the Walt Disney Company in early 2015 about getting Disney-owned content onto its then-planned streaming television service, but Apple executives, iTunes chief Eddy Cue in particular, made demands networks were not prepared to meet.


Microsoft releases Pix, goes toe to toe with built-in iOS camera app

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Date: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016, 16:26
Category: iOS, Microsoft, News, Software


Microsoft is attempting to hone in on the iPhone camera’s turf.

The tech giant’s research arm has launched Pix, which enhances the photos that users take in a variety of ways, on Wednesday morning. The app is designed to make photos look better and even improves on Apple’s Live Photos ability to capture scenes that have moving elements in them.

The free app is now available on the iOS App Store and is particularly well-suited to take pictures of people, and is built to make adjustments to a photo on the fly as the scene changes. That way, the exposure of an image should always be tuned to the right conditions. It recognizes faces and uses Microsoft’s Hyperlapse technology to stabilize video shot with the app as well.