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Amazon Reveals New Alexa-Compatible Echo Speakers, Subwoofer, Amplifiers, Microwave, Wall Clock, and More Thursday September 20, 2018 11:53 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard Amazon held a big hardware event today at The Seattle Spheres, located at Amazon's headquarters campus in Washington state.

Apple working on thermal imaging to aid computer vision systems Apple is working on improving the capabilities of computer vision to make it detect and identify subjects more accurately, such as in situations where both the camera and the subject are in motion, with one method suggesting the use of thermal imaging to help determine what elements in view need to be tracked.

How to Use Instant Tuning in iOS 12 and Change Notification Behavior on the Fly As part of its digital health initiative in iOS 12, Apple has introduced some improvements to the way app notifications can be managed, enabling users to more easily reduce the number of daily distractions their iPhone or iPad throws their way.

Ferrite Recording Studio 2.0 is a podcaster's dream Ferrite Recording Studio 2.0 almost lets you ditch you're Mac for making podcasts.

Speed test shows how much faster your old iPhone will be after the iOS 12 update We've been telling you that iOS 12 is a lot faster than iOS 11 from the first days of iOS 12 beta 1. Apple promised at WWDC that iOS 12's primary focus is performance, and that showed from the first developer release.

Apple monitors your iPhone usage to assign you a 'trust score' In an attempt to prevent fraudulent purchases from the iTunes Store, Apple has begun giving each iOS device a "trust score." Exactly how this is computed isn't known, but one of the factors is how many phone calls and emails are sent and received by the phone or tablet.

Apple issues first public betas of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1 Apple has provided public beta versions of iOS 12.1 and tvOS 12.1 for testing, just two days after it released the first developer builds in the new testing cycle, with the iOS beta returning Group FaceTime to public testing.

Customers begin lining up at Apple stores for Apple Watch Series 4 & iPhone XS Ahead of the official release of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 tomorrow, customers have started lining up at Apple stores around the world. Images shared on Instagram and Twitter show queues forming in Australia, Singapore, and other countries.

Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 12.1 to Public Beta Testers Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.1 update to its public beta testing group, two days after providing the beta to developers and three days after releasing the tvOS 12 update.

Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.1 to Public Beta Testers With Group FaceTime Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.1 update to its public beta testing group, two days after releasing the beta to developers and three days after the launch of iOS 12, a new major version of the iOS software.

GoPro debuts new line of Hero 7 action cameras ahead of holiday season GoPro has taken the wraps off their latest line action cameras - the Hero 7 Black, Silver, and White - with new smooth stabilization, 4K video at 60 FPS at the high-end, and live streaming support. All three of the new cameras keep the same familiar shape we've seen with past GoPros.

Sentencing set for Australian teen accused of hacking Apple's servers The then-16-year-old, who plead guilty to taking about a terabyte of information from Apple's systems, will be sentenced September 27. According to Bloomberg News, the defendant faces two charges, one of which carries a maximum sentence of two years, while the other of one year.

Hulu Updates Website With New Design, Picture-in-Picture Browsing, and More Thursday September 20, 2018 9:56 AM PDT by Mitchel Broussard Hulu today is rolling out a new update for, bringing it in line with the design and user interface that users should be familiar with if they use Hulu on smartphones and TVs, like iOS and tvOS.

WSJ author & research firm that botched iPhone X demand doubling down on iPhone XS On one hand, it's fairly obvious that Apple is producing and selling its XS models first-that's what it announced it would do.

How to Enable iOS 12's New Do Not Disturb at Bedtime Feature There's nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night, glancing over at your iPhone to check the time, and seeing a bunch of notifications that demand your attention and distract you from getting back to sleep.

What to do first when you get your new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max The iPhone XS and XS Max will make their way into the hands of excited customers as soon as tomorrow. Before your shiny new device arrives, review these eight simple steps to ensure that you're getting the most out of your investment. The first step is very important.

Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions Across New Zealand Apple Maps now supports transit in New Zealand, enabling users to navigate with public transportation in most populated areas of the country. In the largest city of Auckland, directions are available for NZ Bus routes, AT Metro trains, or the SkyBus shuttle to the Auckland Airport.

First iPhone XS teardown video reveals hidden secrets - Cult of Mac Apple's next flagship smartphone isn't yet in customer hands, but an iPhone XS teardown video can be watched already.

IPhone XR uses algorithms to simulate depth effects found on iPhone XS & XS Max The iPhone XR's Camera app will offer the same sort of bokeh post-processing effects as the iPhone XS, but calculate depth "almost entirely" via algorithm when shooting with the rear camera, according to a newly-published interview.

Apple introduces new data recovery process for Macs with T2 chip Apple has recently documented a new data recovery process internally for Macs that utilize its T2 chip introduced with the iMac Pro and the 2018 MacBook Pro.

Virtualized 4K External Display Support In iOS 12.1 Simulator Hints At iPad Pro With USB-C Port Recently discovered virtualized 4K external display support in iOS 12.1 simulator hints at an iPad Pro with USB-C port. Here's everything you need to know.

Apple debuts Bitcoin glyphs in iOS 12 via Shortcuts app While iOS still offers no Bitcoin emoji and Apple doesn't allow crypto mining in apps, there are now two different Bitcoin glyphs, part of the Siri Shortcuts app. Apple has included, for the first time, a pair of Bitcoin glyphs in iOS 12, The Next Web reports.

Mellel 4.1.3 Maintenance update primarily focused on bug fixes for Mellel.

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.5 Carbon Copy Cloner now roactively prompts you to grant Full Disk Access to CCC and its helper tool in macOS 10.14 Mojave.

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