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Apple releases third tvOS 11.4 beta for developers

Apple has released the third tvOS 11.4 developer beta for testing on Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 11.4 turns Apple TV into an AirPlay 2 speaker which supports multi-room AirPlay from iOS. The latest developer beta of tvOS follows the official release of tvOS 11.3 to all customers last month. The new version added support for frame ... Read More »

macOS 10.13.5 beta 3 now available for developers

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Apple announces new $100 billion share buy-back program, increases dividend by 16%

As part of its earnings report, Apple has announced an extension of its capital return program. Apple will buy $100 billion worth of its own stock. It will also increase the dividend by 16%. With the new tax legislation in place, Apple has said that it aims to hold zero net cash. It currently holds about $270 billion in cash. It ... Read More »

iPhone XI to Replace iPhone X in 2018

The iPhone X may have been Apple’s most significant flagship in recent years, but 2018’s lineup of iPhones is going to be no less important. Last year’s iPhone X flagship may have hinted where Apple is moving with the devices, but whatever handsets Apple releases in 2018 will likely solidify its smartphone ambitions. That’s particularly important since Apple is rumored to ... Read More »

WhatsApp Bids Adieu to BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone 8.0

WhatsApp is saying goodbye to several older mobile operating systems. The Facebook-owned chat app has announced plans to end support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older, and Nokia S40 on Dec. 31. Users on these platforms can no longer create new accounts or re-verify existing ones. After Dec. 31, the app will stop working on these platforms altogether. WhatsApp ... Read More »

Amazon’s Lump of Coal for Music Uploaders (and Ways Around It)

Amazon gave a lousy Christmas present to its millions of Echo owners last week, as it cut off the ability to upload your own music to Amazon’s free locker, put a January 2019 expiration date on your existing locker, and set a limit of January 15, 2018 to upgrade to a plan that will let you keep uploading for one more year. This ... Read More »

Risks vary widely in drone-human impacts

New Virginia Tech research suggests there’s wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the ground. Many of the most promising applications for these aircraft — including package delivery, public safety, and traffic management — entail flights over people and raise the possibility, however unlikely, of an impact between the aircraft and a human. So before ... Read More »

It’s Too Late to Buy Apple AirPods Online For Christmas

Planning to buy someone you love a pair of expensive Apple AirPods for Christmas? We have some bad news: if you haven’t already placed your order for the $159 wireless earbuds, you’ve waited too long because they’re now on back order until January. Here’s the deal: If you order AirPods from the official Apple Online Store now (for delivery or in-store pickup), the earliest ... Read More »

Drones that can almost see in the dark

UZH researchers have taught drones how to fly using an eye-inspired camera, opening the door to them performing fast, agile maneuvers and flying in low-light environments. Possible applications could include supporting rescue teams with search missions at dusk or dawn. To fly safely, drones need to know their precise position and orientation in space at all times. While commercial drones ... Read More »

Turbocharging engine design

For scientists and engineers, the process of improving the performance of engines and fuels feels a bit like driving on a one-lane highway. They must often develop and test their designs and prototypes one at a time, which slows the pace of innovation. Computers can accelerate the process by simulating how fuels and engine designs affect performance and emissions. Yet ... Read More »

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