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One day after Apple released an SMC update for 2013 MacBook Airs, the company on Tuesday issued an EFI firmware update for late-model machines, fixing a memory-related problem that can cause systems to randomly reboot. Apple's MacBook Air EFI firmware update 2.8 aims to rectify a batch of issues some users have experienced with mid-2013 and early-2014 models. Specifically, the update improves reliability during booting and waking the computer from sleep while USB and...
Russian police on Tuesday said they arrested two hackers supposedly responsible for "hijacking" Apple products via Find My iPhone, locking owners out until they pay a ransom to regain access. Message from hacked iMac. | Source: The Age According to a statement from Directorate K, the Russian Interior Ministry's cyber crime arm, the alleged hackers could face up to two years in jail if found guilty of perpetrating the hijackings, reports Re/code. Directorate K would not...
The native Camera app in Apple's iOS 8 comes with an all-new time-lapse photography mode, allowing users to record a scene for a length of time and have it automatically sped up to play back in a matter of seconds. The results of a pair of quick time-lapse tests can be seen in the above video. The new time-lapse shooting mode is available alongside previously available camera modes, including photos, videos, square pics, panoramic shots, and slow-motion video. When...
The native Camera app in Apple's iOS 8 comes with an all-new time-lapse photography mode, allowing users to record a scene for a length of time and have it automatically sped up to play back as a video with minimal effort. The results of a pair of quick time-lapse tests can be seen in the above video. The new time-lapse shooting mode is available alongside previously available camera modes, including photos, videos, square pics, panoramic shots, and slow-motion...
The world's wealthiest technology company is in the midst of pulling together the industry's largest in-house advertising agency, a move said to be motivated in part by a desire to reduce costs and in part by a need to be more agile and roll out creative more quickly. A plan to double the size of Apple's internal ad team to some 600 staffers has been expanded, according to Ad Age, with the target now being a lofty 1,000 employees. The group, headed by creative director...
The competition authority of the European Union is reportedly set to launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple's corporate presence in Ireland, a strategy that it and other companies use to avoid paying taxes. Apple's headquarters in Cork, Ireland, via Flickr user Sigalakos. Additional details on the allegedly impending investigation from the European Commission were not shared by the initial source, Ireland's RTE, according to Reuters. A formal announcement...
Live 24-hour streaming sports content from ESPN Radio, as well as local National Public Radio affiliates from around the U.S., are now available to hear on Apple's iTunes Radio service. The new ESPN Radio channel can now be found within the iTunes Radio section of the Music app on iOS devices. It's also available through the iTunes Radio section of the iTunes suite on Macs and PCs. Its availability was first noticed by AppleInsider reader Aaron. Unlike the custom...
Behind the apparently simple premise of Apple's new Health app in iOS 8 is the potential to "solve one of the single worst problems in healthcare today," wrote one healthcare professional: "the inability to easily transfer patient records from one care location to another." Responding to a question on Quora asking "What do doctors think of HealthKit?" an Emergency Room doctor in training named Jae Won Joh shared a perspective that's since earned upvotes by scores of...
Nokia's Semiconductor Energy Laboratory has unveiled a new kind of OLED display that can be folded like a book while in use, similar to technology that Apple is thought to be exploring for future iPhones and the long-rumored "iWatch." The Finnish communications giant demonstrated two foldable, 5.9-inch OLED panels at the annual Display Week conference in San Diego earlier this month, according to Nikkei Tech. The panels were jointly developed by Nokia SEL and Japanese...
Amazon's official Kindle app for iPad and iPhone has been updated to include integration with audio versions of titles when purchased through the service Audible, as well as cloud syncing with Whispersync for Voice. Kindle for iOS, as well as Google's Android, now allows users to switch between reading and listening without leaving the app, as long as they own both the Kindle and Audible versions of a title. The free update is now available. Of course, new e-book or...
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