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by Maura at Nov 14, 2017
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Steven Soderberg's next film was shot entirely on iPhone.JPG

According to a new report from AppleInsider, director Steven Soderbergh’s forthcoming horror movie, “Unsane,” was shot entirely on iPhone.

The film, which will have a full theatrical release on March 23, 2018, will be self-distributed via Soderberg’s own company, Fingerprint Releasing, in partnership with Bleecker Street.

In an earlier report on the film from Entertainment Weekly, one of the stars of the film, Jay Pharoah, said that it was a “reality-type horror - almost Get Out-ish, but different.”

Pharoah said that Unsane took around a week and a half to film, and that “you wouldn’t be able to tell anything [about how it was made]. It looks that great.”

Speaking to GQ before filming commenced on Unsane, the director himself said “I just want to do it, sell...
by Maura at Nov 14, 2017
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boy unlocks mother's own iPhone X with Face ID.JPG

MacRumors reports today on two new videos that have emerged online that appear to show the new iPhone X Face ID system being fooled into unlocking the phone. The first video shows how a 10-year-old boy, Ammar Malik, is able to unlock his mother, Sana’s, iPhone X by looking at it, and was even able to successfully unlock his father’s iPhone X on just one occasion.

When Wired’s Andy Greenberg suggested that Sana re-registered her face, her son was then unable to unlock it via Face ID. However, when she re-registered her face on the phone again later in the evening in the same lighting conditions as when she first registered it, Ammar was once again able to unlock the phone using Face ID.

The family never entered the iPhone X passcode after unlocking failures, which...
by Maura at Nov 14, 2017
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iOS 11.2 brings in 7.5W wireless charging.JPG

9to5 Mac reports that iOS 11.2 will include support for 7.5 watt Qi faster wireless charging for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Currently, Apple’s three newest iPhone models are only able to charge up to 5 watts, but Apple has promised ever since those three phones were announced that they would soon be compatible with a higher charging speed, and is now making good on that promise.

As Apple’s own wireless charging mat, the AirPower, won’t be released until next year, only two third-party Qi charging mats are currently sold and sanctioned by Apple, namely those from Belkin and Mophie. Apparently only these two companies, and others who might partner with Apple in the future, will be certified by Apple as capable of being able to charge up to 7.5w....
by Maura at Nov 13, 2017
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YouTube working on fix for battery drain issue.JPG

AppleInsider reports today that YouTube, which is owned by Google, has told customers that it is currently looking into a bug in its iOS app that is leading to very heavy battery drain on both iPads and iPhones, even when the app is running in the background.

YouTube announced that it is working on a fix in a post on Twitter. The company was first alerted to the problem by iOS users who complained about it on various social media platforms, including reddit. One user said that their iPhone X battery had drained by 20% in just 30 minutes. Aside from the battery drain issue, other users have also complained that the iPhone or iPad gets very hot when running the YouTube app.

Apparently the problem could have been caused by the recent iOS 11.1.x update, which YouTube...
by Maura at Nov 13, 2017
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3 new iPhones in 2018.JPG

According to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is set to launch three new iPhone models in 2018: 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED models and a cheaper 6.1-inch LCD display model.

Bad news for notch-haters, though, as Kuo thinks that all three models will have a full-screen design, complete with notch, which is required to house the TrueDepth camera system that all three models are set to have.

Kuo says that the two OLED iPhones will both be aimed at the high-end market, while the LCD model will be targeted at the low- and middle-range markets. Kuo says that while the LCD model will be much lower-specced than the OLED models, it’s selling point will be its edge-to-edge display and facial recognition technology at a lower price point.

Kuo...
by Maura at Nov 10, 2017
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Strange green line appears on iPhone X screen.JPG

According to a report on MacRumors, some iPhone X owners have found a strange green line that has appeared on the side of the phone’s display.

Around 25 customers have been posting about the mysterious line on the Apple Support Communities, as well as on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and forums. This would indicate that the problem is not a particularly widespread one, but annoying all the same if your iPhone X is one of the ones that is afflicted.

Apparently, the green line is not visible on the display right out of the box, and only appears after the phone had been used for a short space of time. None of the devices were dropped.

“Day one and a bright green line has appeared down the right side of the iPhone X,” said benvolio1979 on the Apple Support Communities...
by Maura at Nov 10, 2017
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iPhone X doesn't work in cold.JPG

AppleInsider reports today that Apple has said that it is aware of complaints from a number of iPhone X owners that started to appear on a thread on reddit after one user said that his iPhone X became unresponsive the minute he walked out into a cold weather environment. This situation is exacerbated by the fact that the iPhone X doesn’t have a physical home button, and therefore you rely on touching the display rather than an actual physical button, so if the display is literally “frozen,” that can be a problem.

“We are aware of instances where the iPhone X screen will become temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid change to a cold environment,” an Apple spokesperson told The Loop. “After several seconds the screen will become fully responsive again. This...
by Maura at Nov 9, 2017
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Niantic and Warner Bros announce new Harry Potter AR game.JPG

Niantic, the company behind the record-breaking Pokémon Go phenomenon, has announced that it has teamed up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to develop Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite, an augmented reality game inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. The game will use similar state-of-the-art augmented reality technology such as that featured in Pokémon Go to enable fans to use magic just like the heroes of J.K. Rowling’s Potterverse.

Just as with Pokémon Go, players will be able to explore their real-world neighbourhoods and cities all over the world, going on adventures, learning how to cast spells, finding artefacts, and meeting legendary beasts and iconic characters.

The new game is the first to be developed under Warner Bros. Interactive...
by Maura at Nov 9, 2017
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Apple is about to become the world's biggest smartphone maker.JPG

MacRumors reports that according to Taiwanese market research company TrendForce, Apple is set to oust Samsung as the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer in the fourth quarter of 2017.

TrendForce says that it expects Apple to post a 19.1% market share in that quarter, which takes in the holiday season, putting Apple ahead of Samsung’s expected 18.2% market share.

Huawei, OPPO, and Xiaomi, all from China, are set to take the remaining spots in the chart of the top five global smartphone brands by worldwide market share.

This would be a remarkable feat for Apple considering that it has very few smartphone models on the market, in comparison with Samsung, which has over 12 different smartphones on the market, including models that at $200 are much cheaper than...
by Maura at Nov 9, 2017
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Apple issues fix for auto correct bug.JPG

Over the past week or so many people have been complaining about a strange auto-correct bug that has affected some iOS 11 users that sees QuickType and autocorrect replacing the letter i with a symbol that combines Unicode symbol 0049 and symbol FE0F. This ends up looking like a capital A with various symbols next to it, writes AppleInsider. The issue has been around for a while, but has garnered more attention, particularly on social media, over the past week, generating plenty of memes.

It looks like all that fun is finally coming to an end, however, as BGR writes that Apple has just now released iOS 11.1.1, which introduces various fixes, and, in particular, a fix for the strange bug, with the release notes stating that it “fixes an issue with keyboard...