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Jul

Join the tech revolution: a 10-year ‘.tech’ domain subscription is now 80 per cent off


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18
Jul

Go hands-free virtually anywhere with the Anti-Gravity iPhone case


Skip the selfie sticks and unreliable, sticky phone mounts with the Anti-Gravity iPhone 6/6S case, offering an entirely new way to interact with your smartphone and capture life’s most important moments. For a limited time, you can pick up one of your own for only £20.79 ($29.99) on Pocket-lint Deals.

The stylish Anti-Gravity case delivers a minimalistic design with grip-friendly TPU case edges, and that’s only the beginning of what this great case offers. It sticks to most smooth-flat surfaces without the stickiness of adhesive. Just picture countless tiny suction cups securing your phone wherever you see fit for hands-free selfies and so much more.

With the Anti-Gravity iPhone case, you can make your own demonstration videos of any kind without propping up your phone on an unsteady surface or holding it at an arm’s length.

At-a-glance visual reference makes cooking that much easier, or watching game highlights from your bathroom mirror while executing the morning preparation rituals. FaceTime with loved ones in hands-free fashion, or follow recipes on your cupboard-mounted phone without risk of spills, drops or worse happening

The Anti-Gravity case allows you to charge your phone without the hassle of removing the case. It’s currently available for your iPhone 6/6S, as well as the iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus (view drop-down for details). This offer also includes free shipping – even internationally!

Pick up your own Anti-Gravity iPhone case and take 25 per cent off the retail price for a limited time on Pocket-lint Deals.

18
Jul

NASA brings a DNA sequencer to space for the first time


SpaceX’s after-midnight Falcon 9 launch didn’t just advance the state of the art in rocket landings… the cargo it launched is groundbreaking, too. NASA notes that the mission is the first to bring a DNA sequencer to space. The Biomolecule Sequencer will not only demonstrate that you can sequence genes in microgravity, but provide a valuable service to the International Space Station’s crew. They can use it to check up on crew health, identify microbes and maybe (just maybe) detect life beyond Earth. It’s dramatically more convenient than before, when astronauts had to wait months to send DNA samples back to Earth.

This isn’t the only useful cargo, of course. NASA is also testing a Phase Change Heat Exchanger that could help maintain temperatures in space (notoriously difficult today), an extra-efficient 3D solar cell and studies into both bone loss as well as microgravity’s effects on the heart. All told, this one delivery could do a lot to advance science.

Via: CNET

Source: NASA (1), (2)

18
Jul

HP’s Elite X3 Windows Phone launches next month for $699


Been waiting for a phone that could pull triple duty as your handheld, laptop and desk machine? Then your day has almost come: HP says that its Elite X3 will hit shelves late next month. The $699 handset is HP’s first smartphone in over two years, and it’s kind of a gamble — it’s a high-end Windows Phone launching at a time when Microsoft’s mobile OS sales are at an all time low.

At least the Elite X3 makes the most of the Windows Phone platform. The flagship makes heavy use of Microsoft’s Continuum — a feature that shifts the small-scale interface into a Windows desktop environment when connected to a monitor and the HP Elite X3 Desk Dock or its notebook Lap Dock. The latter accessory doesn’t have a price or release date yet, but folks that want to turn there phone into a workstation will be able to pick up a Elite X3 phone, headset and Desk Dock bundle for $799 on August 29th.

18
Jul

NFL preps footballs with data-tracking chips


Think that it’s too easy for NFL players to kick extra points and field goals? The league is hoping that technology will up the skill level… not to mention the thrills. The NFL tells the Toronto Sun that it plans to conduct a study where footballs will have chips inside to track their flights between the goal posts. If too many successful field goals come from wildly off-center kicks, the league may narrow the uprights to make it more challenging. The tests would be limited to the preseason (ESPN sources also mention Thursday-night regular games), but they could start as soon as 2017.

This isn’t the first time the NFL has used smart sports equipment — it gave players stat-tracking shoulder pads back in 2014. However, this upcoming test may well have a farther-reaching effect. ESPN’s contacts hear that the NFL has briefed all its teams on plans to use the chips, and it suggests that the league might use augmented footballs to better detect downs and touchdowns. As such, the NFL’s test run could lead to a significant change in the style of play, with fewer field goal attempts and more accurate play calls.

Source: Toronto Sun, ESPN

18
Jul

Apple Stock Rises Above $100 Per Share For First Time in Six Weeks


Apple shares rose above $100 in intraday trading today for the first time since June 6, just weeks after the stock hit its latest bottom around the $92 mark.

AAPL is up over 1 percent on the day at the time of publishing, contributing to a slight rise in the Dow Jones stock index on the day.

ALERT: Apple shares just rose above $100 per share for the first time since June 6 https://t.co/C9RCFmaq9f pic.twitter.com/onOEOnJZqU

— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) July 18, 2016

Beyond a short-lived rebound in March and April, Apple shares had steadily declined since the second half of 2015. Some investors have expressed concerns over Apple’s recent slowdown, including its first quarterly revenue drop since 2003 and first-ever drop in iPhone sales last quarter.

AAPL is still trading for markedly lower than its year-ago price of around $132, but some analysts believe the stock is undervalued and due for a breakout.

A few weeks ago, analyst Brian White of Wall Street brokerage firm Drexel Hamilton listed AAPL as a “buy” based on a target price of $185. Other firms like Goldman Sachs and S&P Capital IQ, a division of McGraw Hill Financial, have set lower price targets of between $120 and $130 in recent months.

Apple will release its fiscal third quarter earnings results on Tuesday, July 26 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time, with a conference call to discuss the report to follow at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The third quarter will likely mark a year-over-year decline, based on Apple’s guidance of between $41 billion and $43 billion in revenue.

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18
Jul

Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 10 to Developers


Apple today provided developers with the third beta of tvOS 10, the next-generation operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 10 beta 3 comes two weeks after the release of tvOS beta 2 and more than a month after the operating system was first shown off at Apple’s 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference

tvOS betas are more difficult to install than beta updates for iOS and OS X. Installing the tvOS beta requires the Apple TV to be connected to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, with the software downloaded and installed via iTunes or Apple Configurator. Once a beta profile has been installed on the device through iTunes, new beta releases will be available over the air.

tvOS 10 builds on the features initially introduced in tvOS last October, bringing expanded Siri capabilities with topic-based search, Live Tune-In for automatically accessing live channels, and options for managing HomeKit accessories.

Single-Sign On allows users to sign in and authenticate cable credentials just once instead of requiring authentication in all cable-supported apps, games are now able to require controllers, and there are new features for Photos and Music.

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A dark mode offers a better visual experience for darker rooms, universal apps are automatically downloaded, and there’s a new Apple TV remote for iOS devices that mirrors the Siri Remote.

For a full overview of all of the new features in tvOS 10, make sure to check out our tvOS 10 roundup.

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18
Jul

Apple Releases OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan With Bug Fixes and Security Enhancements


Apple today released OS X 10.11.6 to the public, marking the sixth update to the El Capitan operating system that was first released on September 30, 2015. OS X 10.11.6 comes two months after the release of OS X 10.11.5, a small bug fix update. OS X 10.11.6 has been in testing since May 23.

The OS X 10.11.6 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. It is available to all OS X El Capitan users.

Many of the updates to the El Capitan operating system have focused primarily on under-the-hood improvements, bug fixes, and security enhancements instead of outward-facing changes, and OS X 10.11.6 continues that trend.

OS X El Capitan will be followed by macOS Sierra, the next-generation Mac operating system that Apple announced at the 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference. macOS Sierra includes features like Siri integration, storage optimization, Photos improvements, auto unlocking with the Apple Watch, cross-device copy and paste, and more.

Related Roundup: OS X El Capitan
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18
Jul

Apple Releases watchOS 2.2.2 Update for Apple Watch


Apple today released a new software update for the Apple Watch, upgrading watchOS 2.2.1 to version 2.2.2. The watchOS 2.2.2 update comes two months after the release of watchOS 2.2.1, a minor update that also focused mainly on bug fixes.

The 2.2.2 update can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General –> Software Update. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.

Apple only seeded one beta of watchOS 2.2.2 to developers before releasing the update, which appears to be minor in scale. During the beta testing period, no outward-facing changes or obvious bug fixes were discovered in the update.

watchOS 2 will be succeeded by watchOS 3, which has already been provided to developers for testing purposes. watchOS 3 introduces major interface and navigation changes to the Apple Watch along with new apps like Breathe, new watch faces, and speed improvements that allow some apps to load instantly when opened.

Related Roundups: Apple Watch, watchOS 2, watchOS 3
Tag: watchOS 2.2.2
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18
Jul

Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Sierra to Developers


Apple today seeded the third beta of macOS Sierra, the newest operating system designed for the Mac, to developers. macOS Sierra beta 3 comes two weeks after the release of the second beta and more than a month after the software was first unveiled at Apple’s 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The update can be downloaded through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Apple Developer Center.

macOS Sierra is a major update that brings Siri to the Mac for the first time, allowing users to conduct voice searches to quickly find files, look up information, and more. New Continuity features offer an “Auto Unlock” option for unlocking a Mac with an Apple Watch, which became available in beta 2, and a Universal Clipboard for copying something on one Apple device and pasting it on another.

Deeper iCloud integration makes files stored on the desktop or the Documents folder of a Mac available on all of a user’s devices, and Photos features new deep learning algorithms for facial, object, and scene recognition. There’s a new Memories feature for displaying photo collections, and Messages has features like rich links, bigger emoji, and “Tapback” response options.

Apple Pay is coming to the web in macOS Sierra, with payments authenticated through an iPhone or Apple Watch, and new features like multiple tabs, Picture in Picture multitasking, and optimized storage are available.

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During the beta testing period, Apple will tweak and refine the features introduced in macOS Sierra. Any changes found in the third beta release will be listed below.

macOS Sierra is currently available to developers and public beta testers, and it will see a wider public release this fall. For full details on all of the new features included in macOS Sierra, make sure to check out our macOS Sierra roundup.

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