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PlayStation App gets major makeover on Android and iOS

Sony today announced new updated PlayStation App for Android and iOS devices. The app now features four main sections – What’s New, Friends, Notifications, and Profile. What’s New functions similar to the page by the same name on your PS4, showcasing new games you might be interested in, trophies your friends have received, status updates, and more.

The updated interface also features a new central PS button, which is similar to the well-received PS4 Quick Menu, which ensures the Apps key features are never more than a touch away.

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From the PS Button menu, you’ll have instant access to a whole host of features, from browsing the PS Store and remotely managing PS4 downloads to checking out upcoming events.

For a more seamless experience between our family of Apps, you can also access PlayStation Messages, PlayStation Communities, and the all-new PS4 Second Screen App via the PS Button menu too.

You can now use PS4 Second Screen to navigate your PS4’s menu, use the on-screen keyboard and even view extra content in compatible games, such as map and radars.

Download PlayStation Messages (Apple Store / Google Play)

Download PS4 Second Screen App (Apple Store / Google Play)

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Apple iOS 11.2 beta is now available for download on iPhone and iPad

Apple iOS 11.2 second beta for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now available for developers. Apple iOS 11.2 will likely include support for AirPlay 2, Apple Pay Cash, and SiriKit for HomePod.

Recently, iOS 11.1 was released with hundreds of new emoji characters including new expressions, vampires and zombies, breastfeeding, dinosaurs and much more. Check out iOS 11.1 full changelog below.

Apple iOS 11.1 Features:

Emoji

  • Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more

Photos

  • Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup.
  • Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots.

Accessibility

  • Improves braille support for Grade 2 input.
  • Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs.
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications.
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher.
  • Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing.
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail.
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications.
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
  • Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing.
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail.
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages.

Other improvements and fixes

  • Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch.
  • Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen.
  • Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps.
  • Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data.
  • Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation).
  • Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch.
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Apple iOS 11.1 is now available for download on iPhone and iPad

Apple iOS 11.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now available for download. The latest software update adds hundreds of new emoji characters including new expressions, vampires and zombies, breastfeeding, dinosaurs and much more.

In addition, the update brings back the 3D Touch gestures for multitasking. Check out full changelog below.

Apple iOS 11.1 Features:

Emoji

  • Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more

Photos

  • Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup.
  • Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots.

Accessibility

  • Improves braille support for Grade 2 input.
  • Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs.
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications.
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher.
  • Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing.
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail.
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications.
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
  • Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing.
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail.
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages.

Other improvements and fixes

  • Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch.
  • Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen.
  • Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps.
  • Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data.
  • Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation).
  • Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch.

Check your phone update and download latest Apple iOS 11.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Apple iOS 11.1 beta 4 is now available for download

Apple iOS 11.1 beta 4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now available for download. The latest iOS 11.1 beta brings back the 3D Touch gestures for multitasking.

Also, hundreds of new emoji characters are coming including “Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie” and plenty more.

The update is currently available for members of Apple’s developer program. The update is expected to be officially released in late October. Apple also has a free public beta program for non-developers.

Other new iOS 11 features coming in the future include AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud. Check your phone update and download latest Apple iOS 11.1 beta 4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Apple iOS 11.1 beta 3 is now available for download with fixes

Apple iOS 11.1 beta 3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now available for download. The latest iOS 11.1 beta brings back the 3D Touch gestures for multitasking.

Also, hundreds of new emoji characters are coming including “Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie” and plenty more.

The update is currently available for members of Apple’s developer program. The update is expected to be officially released in late October. Apple also has a free public beta program for non-developers.

Other new iOS 11 features coming in the future include AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud. Check your phone update and download latest Apple iOS 11.1 beta 3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Apple iOS 11.0.3 now available for download with fixes

Apple iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now available for download. The new update comes with bug fixes and improvements for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s.

The latest update has fixed an issue where audio and haptic feedback would not work on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices. In addition, touch input no longer unresponsive on some iPhone 6s displays because they were not services with genuine Apple parts.

Fixed in Apple iOS 11.0.3 update

  • Fixes an issue where audio and haptic feedback would not work on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices.
  • Addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 6s displays because they were not services with genuine Apple parts.

Apple iOS 11 was released for all customers on September 19, delivering major new multitasking features to iPad and much more. iOS 11.0.1 focused solely on bug fixes and security improvements and shipped on September 26 while iOS 11.0.2 included a fix for an audio issue on iPhone 8 on October 3.

Check your phone update and download latest Apple iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Apple iOS 11.0.2 build 15A421 now available for download

Apple iOS 11.0.2 build 15A421 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now available for download. The new update has fixed the bug that caused a crackling sound during phone calls for some iPhone 8 and 8 Plus users. The earpiece seemed to work normally in most circumstances. But during calls, the earpiece could occasionally produce a high-pitched static or crackling noise.

In addition, the update has also fixed an issue that could cause some photos to become hidden. Also, attachments in S/MIME encrypted emails now open normally.

Apple iOS 11 brings new features like drag-and-drop and a redesigned multitasking interface for iPad, a new customizable Control Center, and much more. Check out what’s new iOS 11.

iMessage

The app drawer is now redesigned with a scrolling view. Messages also work with iCloud now so messages stay in sync including deleted messages and more. This new feature also works with macOS and still includes end-to-end encryption. Apple Pay also now works with iMessage to enable peer-to-peer payments as an iMessage app as rumored.

Siri

Siri updated with a new voice created by deep learning. The new machine learning improvements apply to both the female and male voice. Siri now supports translation in beta including translated feedback and a new visualization. The virtual assistant will now work with task management apps and more, offer contextual aware responses based on on-device learning, and more.

Photos and Memories

Apple’s Camera app now supports new features like a new Depth API for dual camera iPhones. The app is also doing better video and photo compression to optimize storage during capture without breaking sharing compatibility.

The Photos app will use machine learning to find new Memory categories like sporting events and anniversaries, and portrait orientation Memories, as well as Live Photo improvements like choosing the, still shoot and looping clips. Check out complete features here.

Check your phone update and download latest Apple iOS 11.0.2 build 15A421 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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macOS 10.13 High Sierra is now available for download

Apple’s macOS 10.13 High Sierra is now available for download. The new macOS comes with a new Apple File System (APFS) as well as support for the next generation of Apple’s graphics engine, called Metal 2, along with virtual reality support and more. There is alos improvements for Photos and Safari browser. Check out more features below.

Apple macOS 10.13 High Sierra features

A new file system

Last year, Apple announced a new Apple File System (APFS) for iOS with the iOS 10.3 update. Now, the new file system is also coming to the Mac with High Sierra.

The new default file system brings an advanced 64-bit architecture and a responsive design to cut down on the time it takes to do common tasks. APFS also brings some heavy-duty security, including built‑in encryption, crash‑safe protections, and simplified data backup on the go.

Better Photos

Photos app includes a better organization, looped Live Photos, and new Memories categories. It’ll also be easier to identify who’s in your photos with more accurate People identification and cross-device syncing for albums.

But the coolest feature may be a set of new built-in editing tools like a curves palette for fine-tuning color and contrast, a selective color dropper to home in a specific hue, and new filters that will make your photos fit for an art gallery.

Speedier, smarter Safari

Safari in Sierra tells you which tab is playing audio, in High Sierra, it will shut the video down before it can start. Autoplay blocking will detect which sites are delivering unwanted videos, and then press the pause button for you. See how it works.

A new system of intelligent tracking will use machine learning to identify prying advertising trackers that track your online behavior and remove the cross-site tracking data they leave behind.

Smoother video

High Sierra a High-Efficiencyciency Video Coding (H.265). The new system compresses video up to 40 percent more the H.264. Under the new codec, videos will stream smoother and take up less space, both of which will make experience much more pleasant.

Next-level Metal

Metal 2 will bring 10 times the draw call throughput that Metal delivered, enabling graphics that are far more robust while adding external GPU support for hard-core gamers.

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But Metal 2 also brings support for virtual reality. High Sierra lets developers create interactive and immersive virtual reality experience on the Mac for the very first time that will work with the HTC Vive and Unreal Engine for VR.

Other features

  • In Notes, you can better organize your information by using a formatted table. Got note you need to access frequently and quickly? Now you can pin it.
  • Siri has a more natural voice that sounds more like a person rather than a machine.
  • Spotlight will provide flight information, and can show multiple Wikipedia results when there’s more than one answer to your question.
  • Get a sneak peek at the new emoji coming to macOS.
  • In Mail, Search will now use Spotlight to quickly identify top hits, and you’ll be able to split your inbox and your compose window when in full-screen view. Also, Mail has been optimized so it uses less space on your storage device.
  • When you’re in a FaceTime call, you’ll be able to easily turn a special moment into a Live Photo so you can remember it forever.
  • There are a bunch of improvements that IT professionals will appreciate, too.

What Macs are compatible with macOS High Sierra?

  • MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
  • MacBook (Late 2009 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2010 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2010 and later)
  • iMac (Late 2009 and later)
  • Mac mini (2010 and later)
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macOS 10.13 High Sierra will roll out on September 25

It’s now official, the High Sierra will be available on September 25. If you’re currently running the beta, you’ll likely see the GM seed in about a week. The new macOS will bring the Apple File System (APFS) as well as support for the next generation of Apple’s graphics engine, called Metal 2, along with virtual reality support and more. Check out more features below.

Apple macOS 10.13 High Sierra features

A new file system

Last year, Apple announced a new Apple File System (APFS) for iOS with the iOS 10.3 update. Now, the new file system is also coming to the Mac with High Sierra.

The new default file system brings an advanced 64-bit architecture and a responsive design to cut down on the time it takes to do common tasks. APFS also brings some heavy-duty security, including built‑in encryption, crash‑safe protections, and simplified data backup on the go.

Better Photos

Photos app will include a better organization, looped Live Photos, and new Memories categories. It’ll also be easier to identify who’s in your photos with more accurate People identification and cross-device syncing for albums.

But the coolest feature may be a set of new built-in editing tools like a curves palette for fine-tuning color and contrast, a selective color dropper to home in a specific hue, and new filters that will make your photos fit for an art gallery.

Speedier, smarter Safari

Safari in Sierra tells you which tab is playing audio, in High Sierra, it will shut the video down before it can start. Autoplay blocking will detect which sites are delivering unwanted videos, and then press the pause button for you. See how it works.

A new system of intelligent tracking will use machine learning to identify prying advertising trackers that track your online behavior and remove the cross-site tracking data they leave behind.

Smoother video

High Sierra a High-Efficiencyciency Video Coding (H.265). The new system compresses video up to 40 percent more the H.264. Under the new codec, videos will stream smoother and take up less space, both of which will make experience much more pleasant.

Next-level Metal

Metal 2 will bring 10 times the draw call throughput that Metal delivered, enabling graphics that are far more robust while adding external GPU support for hard-core gamers.

macos sierra davinci 

But Metal 2 also brings support for virtual reality. High Sierra lets developers create interactive and immersive virtual reality experience on the Mac for the very first time that will work with the HTC Vive and Unreal Engine for VR.

Other features

  • In Notes, you can better organize your information by using a formatted table. Got note you need to access frequently and quickly? Now you can pin it.
  • Siri has a more natural voice that sounds more like a person rather than a machine.
  • Spotlight will provide flight information, and can show multiple Wikipedia results when there’s more than one answer to your question.
  • Get a sneak peek at the new emoji coming to macOS.
  • In Mail, Search will now use Spotlight to quickly identify top hits, and you’ll be able to split your inbox and your compose window when in full-screen view. Also, Mail has been optimized so it uses less space on your storage device.
  • When you’re in a FaceTime call, you’ll be able to easily turn a special moment into a Live Photo so you can remember it forever.
  • There are a bunch of improvements that IT professionals will appreciate, too.
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What Macs are compatible with macOS High Sierra?

  • MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
  • MacBook (Late 2009 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2010 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2010 and later)
  • iMac (Late 2009 and later)
  • Mac mini (2010 and later)
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Apple iPhone X (10) full Specifications and features list

Apple today officially announced it iPhone X or iPhone 10 smartphone. The iPhone X features a 5.8″ AMOLED display with 458ppi pixel density. The new Super Retina Display supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

There is a selfie camera, earpiece and several new sensors at front. The new FaceID allows you to unlock the device(TouchID is removed from iPhone X). The phone is powered by the Apple A11 chipset, which includes two cores and four energy-efficient ones. Check out more details below.

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Apple iPhone X (10) features

Super Retina Display
  • With iPhone X, the device is the display. An all‑new 5.8‑inch Super Retina screen fills the hand and dazzles the eyes.
Innovative Technology
  • The display employs new techniques and technology to precisely follow the curves of the design, all the way to the elegantly rounded corners.
OLED Designed for iPhone X
  • The first OLED screen that rises to the standards of iPhone, with accurate, stunning colors, true blacks, high brightness, and a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio.
TrueDepth Camera
  • A tiny space houses some of the most sophisticated technology we’ve ever developed, including the cameras and sensors that enable Face ID.
All-New Design
  • The most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back. Surgical‑grade stainless steel. Wireless charging. Water and dust resistance.
Intuitive Gestures
  • Familiar gestures make navigation natural and intuitive. Instead of pressing a button, a single swipe takes you home from anywhere.
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Face ID

Secure Authentication

  • Your face is now your password. Face ID is a secure new way to unlock, authenticate, and pay.

Facial Mapping

  • Face ID is enabled by the TrueDepth camera and is simple to set up. It projects and analyzes more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a precise depth map of your face.

Apple Pay

  • Face ID is so secure you can use it with Apple Pay. And check out with just a glance.
Portrait Mode Selfies
  • Create beautiful selfies with sharp foregrounds and artfully blurred backgrounds.
Portrait Lighting
  • A new feature in Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting produces impressive studio‑quality lighting effects.
Animoji
  • The TrueDepth camera analyzes more than 50 different muscle movements to mirror your expressions in 12 Animoji. Reveal your inner panda, pig, or robot.
Improved Cameras
  • A larger and faster 12MP sensor. A new color filter. Deeper pixels. And a new telephoto camera with OIS.
Portrait Lighting
  • Depth-sensing cameras and precise facial mapping create striking studio‑quality lighting effects.
Dual OIS
  • Both rear cameras have optical image stabilization and fast lenses for outstanding photos and videos even in low light.
Optical Zoom
  • The wide-angle and telephoto cameras on iPhone X enable optical zoom, as well as digital zoom of up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos.
Neural Engine
  • Introducing A11 Bionic. The most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone, with a neural engine that’s capable of up to 600 billion operations per second.
Faster CPU
  • The four efficiency cores in the all‑new CPU are up to 70 percent faster than A10 Fusion. And the two performance cores are up to 25 percent faster.
Adaptive Recognition
  • Machine learning lets Face ID adapt to physical changes in your appearance over time.
Power Efficiency
  • A second-generation performance controller and custom battery design that lasts up to two hours longer between charges than iPhone 7.
Apple‑Designed GPU
  • The new Apple‑designed three‑core GPU is up to 30 percent faster than A10 Fusion.
Augmented Reality
  • A11 Bionic powers extraordinary augmented reality experiences in games and apps.
Wireless Charging
  • With no charging cable required, iPhone X is truly designed for the future of wireless.
A Wireless World
  • Charge with wireless charging stations and mats in hotels, cafes, and airports around the world.

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Apple iPhone X (10) Specifications

  • Super Retina HD display, 5.8-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display, HDR display, 2436-by-1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture, Neural engine, Embedded M11 motion coprocessor.
  • Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant, Rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529
  • 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture, Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • 7MP camera front facing camera.
  • Face ID – Enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • NFC with reader mode
  • Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular
  • iBeacon microlocation
  • FaceTime audio
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Wi‑Fi calling
  • iOS 11

The Apple iPhone X pre-orders will start on October 27, sales begin November 3. There are two color options: Silver and Space Grey. The 64GB model will cost $999 and there’s a 256GB option as well. In Europe, the prices start at £999 in the UK and €1,150 in Germany.