Apple Rumored to Acquire Music Recognition Service Shazam

Apple is “close” to acquiring the popular media identification service Shazam in a transaction initially valued at a reported $400 million, making it among Apple’s largest-ever deals.

iOS 10.x Houdini “semi-jailbreak” released

It has been a long time since we've heard any news or updates about iOS 10.x jailbreak statue. Developer Abraham Masri is back, with something inventive we haven’t seen before. Perhaps best described as a “semi-jailbreak”, his tool Houdini achieves some of the effects of a jailbreak, whilst avoiding the hardest challenges and pitfalls which constructing the full package would bring.

Apple creates dedicated TV app account on Twitter

Today is a big day for Apple TV, both the set-top box and the Apple TV app, now that the Amazon Prime Video app is officially available.

iOS 11 Is Now Installed on 59 Percent of iOS Devices out There

As per Apple’s official stats available on its App Store webpage, the various iOS 11 versions are now installed on 59 percent of compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices in the wild.

AirPods Shipments Estimated to Double to 26-28 Million Units in 2018

As demand for AirPods continues to be stronger than expected, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has now revised his sales estimate for the next year saying the popular wireless earphones will ship double the units.

iOS 11.2 released with Apple Pay Cash, faster wireless charging, and date bug fix

Apple today released iOS 11.2 which fixes the respring/reboot bug that has affected thousands of iPhone owners across the world from earlier today. The update also enables support for faster 7.5W wireless charging on the iPhone X and iPhone 8.

2 fast ways to force-quite iPhone X apps

Force-quite on iPhone X is a little bit different from previous iOS devices. Normally you have to swipe up from the bottom edge of the display and pause in order to bring up iOS’s app switcher interface. Next, you must swipe to find the app you’d like to force-quit and then tap and hold its card until the minus sign appear—only then can you actually kill it.

ModMyi and ZodTTD/MacCiti Cydia Repositories Shut Down

In a tear-jerking turn of events for the jailbreak community, both the ModMyi and ZodTTD/MacCiti repositories have formally announced that they’ve closed their doors to new package submissions.

UK Announces Tax Reforms That Will Affect Apple, Amazon, and Other Tech Companies

The United Kingdom government is cracking down on technology companies like Apple, Google and Amazon, with the country’s Treasury department announcing upcoming changes that will tax any UK earnings, regardless if they are held offshore.

Chinese authorities force Apple to pull Skype from App Store

Apple was forced to remove Skype from the iOS App Store in China to comply with the local laws in the country. The move was confirmed by Microsoft which said that Skype was “temporarily removed” from the App Store.

iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, and tvOS 11.2 fourth beta seeded by Apple

Apple has released iOS 11.2 beta 4 to developers for testing. The build number is 15C5110b. That's not all, also the company released the fourth beta of watchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2. Registered developers can install the new betas from Apple’s Developer Center, or by using each platform’s respective over-the-air update mechanism.

2018 iPad Pro To Feature Eight-Core A11X Bionic Chip

Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are developing a next-generation mobile chip that will make its debut in an upcoming iPad Pro revision next year.

Some iPhone X Owners Experiencing a Green Line on the Display

Some iPhone X owners are reportedly seeing an annoyingly distracting green line developing spontaneously on the handset’s Super Retina display, indicating a possible hardware defect.

Face ID Fooled Again; This Time by a Special 3D Printed Mask

Apple says it worked with Hollywood make up artists who have helped its engineers design Face ID so that it couldn’t be spoofed by photos or masks, but now a Vietnamese security firm claims to have successfully fooled the system using a facial mask.

Apple to fix iPhone X screen becoming unresponsive in cold weather

Apple has announced that a software update will fix an issue that causes the iPhone X to briefly become unresponsive when moved to a cold environment.

Apple releases second public beta of iOS 11.2 with Apple Pay Cash

Apple today officially seeded the latest developer beta software for the latest iteration of iOS. The update comes just a day after iOS 11.2 beta 2 was released to developers, and it includes a major new feature: Apple Pay Cash. The mobile payment option, first introduced at WWDC this summer, allows iOS users to send and receive money via the Messages app.

Some iPhone X Owners Facing Activation Issues Due to Network Congestion

It looks like that number of iPhone X users are facing troubles activating their devices. Number of reports on Twitter, Reddit and MacRumors forums, some people like Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman are experiencing iPhone X activation issues that yield a warning message saying “Could Not Activate iPhone”.

iPhone X apps hitting App Store with their own featured section

Now that iPhone X has begun shipping to customers, a “Great on iPhone X” section launched on App Store today highlighting top apps that have been updated for the new handset.

First iPhone X unboxing photos

It has been quite a while since I have seen such a buzz around the launch of a new iPhone. The iPhone X launch has been greeted with long lines all over the world. So we were fortunate to get our hands on an iPhone X.

You Can Now Change Your Apple ID From a Third Party Email Address to an Apple Email Address

Apple has made a small change to their Apple ID policy, now allowing those who previously setup their Apple ID with a third-party email to update it to an Apple email instead.

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