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In an apparent effort to fix DNS errors seen in recent OS X 10.10 versions, Apple's latest Yosemite beta shows the buggy discoveryd service replaced with mDNSResponder, a process last implemented in OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Source: Apple Support Communities userrwross1776 With the OS X 10.10.4 beta, released on Tuesday, Apple reinstated mDNSResponder to handle DNS processes previously assigned to discoveryd since the debut of OS X 10.10 Yosemite. As reported by ArsTechnica...
Major League Baseball on Tuesday added CarPlay support to MLB At Bat for the iPhone, while AgileBits released an update to 1Password for iOS, making a large collection of technical improvements. MLB At Bat for CarPlay The CarPlay option should appear automatically on the displays of compatible cars or head units when an iPhone with At Bat 8.2 is connected. Being driving-oriented, the CarPlay interface concentrates on streaming game audio, rather than things like...
Wang Sicong, the son of mainland China's richest man, incited a virtual riot Tuesday after posting photos on Weibo of his Siberian Husky wearing not one, but two Apple Watch Editions on its front legs. Wang's dog looks somewhat perplexed as to the reason for his shiny ankle adornment, but bears the weight well nonetheless. The set of five shots was uploaded to the dog's personal Weibo account via an iPhone 6, which is presumably also plated with gold. "I have new...
Apple chipmaking partner Taiwan Manufacturing Semiconductor Co. is reportedly gearing up to test production of 10-nanometer size processors beginning in June, according to a new rumor. TSMC's alleged plans were first reported by UDN.com, which cited unnamed sources suggesting that the company plans to have a 10-nanometer pilot line in 12 factories. TSMC is said to be hoping to start signing contracts to produce chips before the end of the year. One key partner...
Emergency responders coped with a "large fire" at Apple's complex in Mesa, Ariz., on Tuesday afternoon, putting out the blaze in 35 minutes, a local TV station said. [updated] Though not many other details are available, the fire started on the roof of the building near a loading dock, according to ABC15. Officials said it didn't appear to reach inside. Images captured by the TV station show that the fire blackened a wide circular area, and has at least damaged...
Apple could issue 200 billion yen, or $1.62 billion U.S., in Japanese bonds as soon as June, marking its first ever debt sale in the country, a report said on Tuesday. Apple is looking to exploit Japan's extremely low interest rates, said local business publication Nikkei, which noted that the company could be in a position to set its rate one percentage point lower than in the U.S., saving on costs even after a conversion back to dollars. Proceeds are expected to go...
Apple on Tuesday issued a new beta of OS X 10.10.4, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for Yosemite, with an identical new build being supplied to both developers and public beta testers. Identified as build 14E26a, the latest beta of OS X 10.10.4 is available from the Mac App Store for registered developers, and members of the OS X public beta program. Apple has asked testers to focus on Photos, Migration, and support for Arabic and Hebrew languages when...
A large set of Apple job listings posted on Tuesday suggests the company is looking to make major improvements to iTunes, particularly in search and music discovery at the iTunes Store. One of the positions, discovered by AppleInsider, is for an search engineer who will "help build the next-generation of search features" at the store. The person is expected to be "comfortable bringing the latest in search and discovery ideas to production at a large scale." The...
In Apple's post-Watch world, pressing a button to bring your iPhone to life just feels wrong, something akin to plugging a Retina MacBook into an ethernet jack --?a procedural relic of a time gone by. Tap-to-wake has arrived, and we hope it's here to stay. Editor's note: Apple frequently introduces new technologies and features in a singular new product, then gradually brings them to other devices in its ecosystem, making for a more coherent user experience. Our Watch...
Charter Communications on Tuesday confirmed plans to buy fellow cable operator Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, as well as smaller cable outfit Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion. As suggested by reports on Monday, the TWC takeover is being backed by Liberty Broadcast, which owns over a quarter of Charter's stock, the Associated Press said. If both purchases are approved Charter will have almost 24 million customers, making it a giant in the U.S. cable and...
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