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How to turn off system integrity protection on OS X (but...

02 Oct 2015

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><a href='http://www.imore.com...p-malware-away'title="How to turn off system integrity protection on OS X (but don't)"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large_wm_brw/public/field/image/2015/09/os-x-el-capitan-macbook-pro-privacy-hero.jpg?itok=zdcAsyne' /></a></p> <p class="intro">El Capitan makes it harder than ever for malware to be a problem on the Mac thanks to System Integrity Protection.</p> <p>System Integrity Protection (SIP) is a new way of managing access to essential system files in <a href="http://www.imore.com/os-x-el-capitan">OS X El Capitan</a>, but it's kicking some older software to the curb. So why is Apple implementing it?</p> <!--break--> <p>Malware is a really serious problem not just on Windows but the Mac too—it seems like almost every week, we get a new report of some sort of malware or adware that's attacking Apple users. Most of these outbreaks are contained quickly, fortunately, and mitigated by the built-in anti-malware and technologies like Gatekeeper.</p> <p>Apple can always do better, and in El Capitan, they have. To help bolster the Mac's security against malware infections, Apple's come up with System Integrity Protection</p> <p>Before El Capitan, people could easily modify, or allow to be modified, core system files used by OS X by entering their administrator password. It's how, for example, we grant software installers "root" access to setup apps.</p> <p>That's why, El Capitan has gone "rootless". System Integrity Protection makes sure the vital system files are safe from modification. This is a <em>good</em> thing: It should reduce the likelihood that you can accidentally infect yourself with malware, or that someone can gain access to your Mac or your files by escalating privilege exploits remotely.</p> <p>If you use system-modifying utilities and system extensions that made essential changes to the way OS X works, however, you may notice that they no longer function or need to be updated.</p> <p>SIP created problems for some developers during El Capitan's public beta development period over the summer. In many cases those problems have either been straightened out or are getting straightened out now. So <em>check with the makers of the apps you use</em> to see if they have updates.</p> <p>And of course stay tuned to iMore, because we'll report on key updates as they become available.</p> <p>Of course, you <em>do</em> have ultimate control over what happens on your Mac, so you can deactivate System Integrity Protection if you want to. I strongly advise <em>against</em> doing this, but I completely understand that you may be dependent on software that <em>has</em> to work regardless. I'll just reiterate one last time that SIP has been instituted in El Capitan for a reason: To protect you and to protect your Mac. Apple takes your privacy <em>very</em> seriously.</p> <h2>How to turn off System Integrity Protection in El Capitan</h2> <ol><li>Click the <strong></strong> menu.</li> <li>Select <strong>Restart...</strong></li> <li>Hold down <strong>command-R</strong> to boot into the Recovery System.</li> <li>Click the <strong>Utilities</strong> menu and select <strong>Terminal.</strong></li> <li>Type <tt>csrutil disable</tt> and press <strong>return</strong>.</li> <li>Close the Terminal app.</li> <li>Click the <strong></strong> menu and select <strong>Restart...</strong>.</li> </ol><p>If you decide later you want to re-engage SIP (and I <em>earnestly</em> hope that you do), repeat these steps, changing <tt>csrutil disable</tt> to <tt>csrutil enable</tt> instead.</p> <p>Again, SIP has been instituted in El Capitan for a reason — to improve OS X security, and reduce the risk of anyone who isn't supposed to from getting to your data. But as in all things, your mileage may vary. Just be careful!</p> <p>[custum:elcapbox]</p> </div></div></div><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://tipb.com.feedsportal.com/c/33998/f/616881/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/mf.gif' border='0'/><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~4/8VXOC9FIHlk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Apple Watch Hermès launches tomorrow, here's everythi...

Yesterday, 04:51 PM

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Interested in Apple Watch Hermès? Here's when to buy, where to buy, and all your buying options!

Apple Watch Hermès is Apple's first foray into direct fashion partnerships for the Apple Watch. It brings together the stainless steel and sapphire crystal Apple hardware with the luxury leather of Hermès into a combined collection of four unique pairings and a look that's both old world and cutting edge. If you're interested in Apple Watch Hermès, here's everything you need to know for the launch!

What's Hermès?

Hermès is a Paris-based fashion brand famed for its luxury leather. It was founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès who made high quality harnesses and bridles for the carriage market. Over the years the company expanded into accessories and clothing and went international. Today Hermès has over a dozen divisions, including perfume, tableware, and jewelry, and has retail outlets in some of the most fashionable cities in the world.

So, why Apple Watch Hermès?


Apple says they partnered with Hermès because of parallel thinking, singular vision, and mutual regard. After launching with the 18K yellow gold and rose gold Apple Watch Edition back in April, it was evident Apple wasn't constraining the product to traditional technology models and methods.

Apple Watch Hermès is the next stage of that thinking. For people who are are interesting in Apple Watch, and appreciate brands like Hermès, it's simply going to be the Apple Watch they want to get, same as someone into performance activity will gravitate towards and Apple Watch Sport.

What's different about the Apple Watch Hermès hardware?

The Apple Watch casing itself is the stainless steel model, identical to the current Apple Watch collection.

What kind of bands are in the Hermès collection?


The Apple Watch Hermès collection has three bands styles and several colors, but the details vary by size:

Single Tour

The Hermès version of the classic buckle.

  • 42mm: Fauvre (brown), Noir (black).
  • 38mm Fauvre (brown), Noir (black), Capucine (red).
Double Tour

The classic buckle made long enough to wrap around twice.

  • 38mm: Fauve (brown), Etain (gray), Capucine (red), and Bleu Jean (blue).

A nod to the equestrian heritage of Hermès, the cuff is almost as much bracer as band.

  • 42mm: Fauve (brown).
Are there any software differences? Special clock faces?


Yes, but yes! The difference, like the Edition, is special clock faces designed by Apple based on Hermès branding. You get all the standard Apple Watch clock faces, of course, as well as the ones unique to Apple Watch Hermès.

How much does Apple Watch Hermès cost?

Apple Watch Hermès is at the highest end of the Apple Watch (steel) range, at least for now.

  • Single Tour: $1100
  • Double Tour: $1250
  • Cuff: $1500
When does Apple Watch Hermès launch?

You can pick up an Apple Watch Hermès starting Monday, October 5, 2015 at select retail locations in select cities.

Retail only, no online?

No online, sadly. If you want an Apple Watch Hermès at launch you'll have to be in one of the launch cities or get a friend in one of those cities to pick it up on your behalf.

Which cities and what locations will have Apple Watch Hermès at launch?

Apple has announced the following cities and locations for Apple Watch Hermès:


North America Los Angeles
  • Apple Store, The Grove
  • Apple Store, Third Street Promenade
  • Hermès, North Rodeo Drive
  • Maxfield, Melrose Avenue
  • Apple Store, Aventura
  • Apple Store, Lincoln Road
  • Hermès (starting November 6)
New York
  • Apple Store, Fifth Avenue
  • Apple Store, SoHo
  • Apple Store, Upper East Side
  • Hermès
San Francisco
  • Apple Store, San Francisco
  • Apple Store, Stanford
  • Hermès
  • Apple Store, Eaton Centre
  • Apple Store, Yorkdale
Europe Berlin
  • Apple Store, Kurfürstendamm
  • Hermès
  • The Corner Berlin
  • Hermès
  • Apple Store, Covent Garden
  • Apple Store, Regent Street
  • Apple Store, Selfridges
  • Dover Street Market
  • Hermès, New Bond Street
  • Apple Store, Fiordaliso
  • 10 Corso Como
  • Hermès
  • Tsum
  • Hermès
  • Apple Store, Rosenstrasse
  • Apple Watch at Galeries Lafayette
  • Apple Store, Opera
  • Apple Store, Carrousel du Louvre
  • Hermès, rue du Fbg St Honoré
  • Hermès, rue de Sèvres
  • Colette
  • Apple Store, Bahnhofstrasse
  • Hermès
Asia Beijing
  • Hermès
  • Apple Store, Sanlitun
  • Apple Store, China Central Mall
  • Apple Store, Xidan Joy City
  • Apple Store, MixC Chengdu
  • Hermès
  • Hermès
  • Apple Store, West Lake
  • Apple Store, MixC Hangzhou
Hong Kong
  • Apple Store, ifc mall
  • Apple Store, Causeway Bay
  • Apple Store, Canton Road
  • Hermès
  • Apple Store, Shinsaibashi
  • Hermès
  • Hermès
  • Shinsegae, Boon The Shop
  • Hermès
  • Malmaison By The Hour Glass
  • Apple Store, Nanjing East
  • Apple Store, Pudong
  • Apple Store, Shanghai iapm
  • Hermès
  • Apple Store, Sydney
  • Apple Store, Bondi
  • Apple Store, Omotesando
  • Apple Store, Ginza
  • Apple Watch at Isetan Shinjuku
  • Dover Street Market Ginza
  • Hermès
Okay, I just got one, what do I do next?


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New music on iTunes: Albums from Janet Jackson and Tamar...

02 Oct 2015

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><a href='http://www.imore.com...e-orders-games'title="New music on iTunes: Albums from Janet Jackson and Tamar Braxton, gospel music discounts, pre-order The Game's latest"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large_wm_brw/public/field/image/2015/10/new-music-10-1-iphone62-plus-hero.jpg?itok=OEgOnsfE' /></a></p> <p class="intro">Every Friday, the <a href="http://www.imore.com/itunes-store">iTunes Store</a> adds new music to its lineup. This week, we have new albums from Janet Jackson and Tamar Braxton, discounted gospel music, and you can pre-order The Game's new album.</p> <!--break--> <p>New music this week is lead by Janet Jackson with her new album, Unbreakable. You can also get Tamar Braxton's lastest album, Calling Al Lovers. Trivium has released Silence in the Snow, their seventh studio album. Avicci has released a new album with Stories. Finally, alternative group Wavves has released their fifth studio album, V.</p> <ul><li>Unbreakable - $12.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unbreakable/id1034128199?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> <li>Calling All Lovers - $10.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/calling-all-lovers/id1037732393?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> <li>Every Open Eye - $9.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/every-open-eye/id1018532737?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> <li>Stories - $11.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stories/id1033710675?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> <li>V - $7.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album//id1013224525?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> </ul><p>For fans of Christian and gosepl music, iTunes is currently holding a sale on a number of albums in these categories. At $5.99 each, with artists like Matt Maher, Anthony Brown, and Francesca Battistelli all have albums up for grabs.</p> <ul rel="nofollow"><li>Saints and Sinners - $5.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/saints-and-sinners/id971414947?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im">Download Now</a></li> <li>Everyday Jesus - $5.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/everyday-jesus/id1009514994?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> <li>If We're Honest - $5.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/if-were-honest/id980113329?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> <li>Live Forever - $5.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-forever/id978466688?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> </ul><p>In pre-orders this week, we have some new albums, along with a major re-release. On November 6, Sam Smith will release a new Drowning Shadows edition of his 2014 debut In the Lonely Hour. You can also pre-order Documentary 2 by The Game, out October 9. Finally, you can order country group Old Dominion's full-length debut album, Meat and Candy, due out November 6.</p> <ul><li>In the Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition) - $13.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-lonely-hour-drowning-shadows/id1044445960?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Pre-order now</a> </li> <li>Documentary 2 - $9.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/documentary-2/id1040340334?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Pre-order now</a></li> <li>Meat and Candy - $9.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/meat-and-candy/id1042414494?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Pre-order now</a></li> </ul><p>Check back next week for more great music from the iTunes Store.</p> </div></div></div><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://tipb.com.feedsportal.com/c/33998/f/616881/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/mf.gif' border='0'/><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~4/64ouiIDQo0w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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How to create folders and add apps to your iPhone 6s and...

28 Sep 2015

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News


Keep your Home screen clutter-free by creating folders.

Your iPhone and iPad Home screens can hold dozens and dozens of apps, but thanks to folders, that number leaps up to thousands. If your Home screen is getting a bit messy, consider folders to help you collect and organize apps of a similar type, color, style, or whatever specifics you dictate.

How create folders on your iPhone or iPad
  1. Go to your Home screen.
  2. Touch and hold on the app you want to create a folder for until all apps begin to jiggle and you enter Edit mode. (If you have an iPhone 6s and press too hard, you'll trigger 3D Touch; tap and hold lightly to enter Edit mode.)
  3. While continuing to hold your finger down on the app, drag it on top of another app you want in the same folder.
  4. If you don't like the automatic name iOS creates for your folder, tap the name field and change it to anything you like, then tap Done.

  5. Tap outside the folder area to return to the Home screen.
  6. Drag any additional apps that you want in the folder onto the folder.
  7. Click the Home button to exit Edit mode and complete the new folder.
How to add apps to folders on iPhone or iPad
  1. Go to your Home screen.
  2. Touch and hold on the app you want to add to your folder until all apps begin to jiggle and you enter Edit mode.
  3. While continuing to hold your finger down on the app, drag it to the folder.
  4. Release your finger to drop it into the folder.

  5. Drag any additional apps that you want onto that folder.
  6. Click the Home button to exit Edit mode.
How to remove a folder from your iPhone or iPad
  1. Go to your Home screen and tap the folder in question.
  2. Touch and hold on an app in the folder to enter Edit mode.
  3. Drag all apps out of the folder, at which point it will disappear.

Questions? Comments?

Let us know below!

Rene Ritchie contributed to an earlier version of this article.





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Apple Watch will be available at select Target stores thi...

02 Oct 2015

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News


Should you still be on the lookout for more places to stock and sell the Apple Watch, Target will join the club this week. Select stores will commence selling the wearable shortly, while the remaining stores will follow suit by October 25. If you're more into ordering things online, you'll need to hold off until October 18 when Target's online store will have the Apple Watch available.

20 models will be available in both 38mm and 42mm configurations, while color options include space gray and rose gold. The announcement notes that while select models and bands will be stocked at Target stores, the website will have an "expanded assortment" of Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch. Prices will range from $349 to $599, depending on what configuration you opt for.

Source: Target





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Mobile Nations Weekly: At the nexus of anticipation

Yesterday, 11:36 PM

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A week of anticipation, resolved and pending.


The word of the week is 'anticipation'. We saw the resolution of that concept in Google's announcements of the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, along with a shiny new Pixel C tablet and updated Chromecast media streamers. But that's not all — we also saw the launch of the new OS X 10.11 El Capitan from Apple, bringing Macs around the world up to the latest and greatest

And while Apple and Google are busy resolving anticipation, it's only building for BlackBerry and Microsoft. BlackBerry's let loose a bit more about the BlackBerry Priv Android slider, but the week ahead is going to belong to Microsoft with an enormous New York City event where we expect to see not one, but two variants of the Lumia 950 as well as a Surface Pro 4 tablet and an even-bigger Surface XL tablet.

It was an exciting week, and it's going to be an exciting week. Let's dive in!

iMore — El Capitan has landed!


Another week, another operating system from Apple! Joining iOS 9 and watchOS 2 we now have OS X 10.11 El Capitan and all new Mac mojo that comes with it! Of course, we're still in the midst of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch-mania, and Apple TV and iPad Pro are still to come. So. Much. Fall. Stuff!

Android Central — All Nexus all the time!

It's entirely possible that we've never had a week as big as this one, having hit the West Coast for the Google's 2015 Nexus event, then the East Coast for an LG event with a big new phone, and a sneak peek at a new watch.

CrackBerry — It's Priv time


With all the Priv by BlackBerry and earnings call news that happened last week, this was a little slower paced by comparison but there was still plenty more Priv to talk about and show off.

Windows Central — Anticipation


This week was a rather good week if you are into leaked news, bad if you are Microsoft and looking to keep a secret. Indeed, we saw more information about the new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL – expected to be announced this coming Tuesday – arrive in the form of new, high-resolution photos. That was after Microsoft accidently listed the phones on their website.

Likewise, the new budget Lumia 550 got some new renders and even Microsoft's new Treasure Tag accessory got peeked at via the FCC. At this point, Microsoft just needs to fill in the details like pricing and dates for their phones.

In other news, we compared those news Nexus phones from Google to the upcoming Lumias and even pitted the Google Pixel C against the similarly-priced Surface 3.

Kicked — The future is now: a hoverboard for real-life!

This week on Kicked Weekly we feature a high-tech hoverboard and a low-tech device to help you take selfies with your dog! We also looks at some other cool campaigns including a digital camera with a retro twist! You can probably guess Dan's favorite subject to shoot. Keep it tuned to Kicked as we've got some fun stuff coming up soon including another giveaway!

For the coolest crowd funding projects you need to know about (along with a few weekly antics) be sure to subscribe to the Kicked TV YouTube Channel and follow us on social media. We're active on Twitter, Facebook and of course Instagram.

Connectedly — For the connected life

This week on Connectedly, we learned that Amazon Dash buttons can be a lot of fun, with hacks that can control your Tesla and order you pizza. We also saw the release of a few new products, including the new TiVo Bolt home entertainment device, a new more "affordable" Red Raven 4K camera, Hero+ GoPro announced, and the Logi Circle home security camera. On the lighter side, we looked at tech products we can't believe actually exist, and tech struggles today's youth will never experience.





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Latest Vainglory update brings new hero, season structure...

01 Oct 2015

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News

If you're a Vainglory fan, your mobile MOBA experience is about to get quite a bit better. Developer Super Evil Megacorp has released patch 1.9 for the game, bringing a new hero, the addition of teams and guilds, and heralding the beginning of a new season structure. Here's the full breakdown of what's new:

  • New Tank Hero: Phinn!
  • Autumn Season 2015 Begins: Play on a new Halcyon Fold seasonal map skin!
  • Unlock limited-edition seasonal Celeste & Petal skins in the Market. (Available only in this update! Ends around Halloween.)
  • "Season 0" trophy archived in your Trophy Room.
  • Play Ranked to earn your Autumn trophy and prepare for future rewards.
  • Official Autumn eSports calendar announced! Details in News.
  • Teams & Guilds: Create or join one guild, which contains 20-50 players.
  • Guilds will have special rewards based on dedication and participation.
  • Create or join one team, which contains up to six players.
  • Teams will have special rewards based on competition and wins and qualify teams for major tournaments.

Overall, the 1.9 update represents quite a major one for Vainglory, and there are numerous balance changes and bug fixes to go along with the latest features. If you'd like to check out all of the new improvements, you can ****** up the latest Vainglory update at the link below.

Source: Super Evil Megacorp





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Tim Cook talks universal search on the Apple TV

03 Oct 2015

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News

In a recent interview, Tim Cook discussed the new, universal search feature on the upcoming Apple TV. While at launch the search feature will show results from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Showtime, Cook expects developers to incorporate search into their TV apps quickly thanks to the tvOS search API.

From Buzzfeed:

And Apple's confident that they will do just that. "I think that many, many people will want to be in that search," Cook said. "And that's great for users. Think about your experience today. Even if you're fortunate enough to have the content you want to watch in an app, you sometimes don't remember exactly where that show is, so you're going to Netflix or Hulu or Showtime. You shouldn't have to do that. It should be very simple."

Cook also said that universal search will make clear just where a particular piece of content is, and it will display seasons and episodes on all services in which they can be found, in addition to iTunes.

The new Apple TV, with its universal search and support for third party apps, will be available at some point this month. Developer recently began recieving hardware kits for the box, allowing them to test apps, including those supporting universal search, on actual devices.

Source: Buzzfeed





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Apple snaps up U.K. speech recognition startup VocalIQ

02 Oct 2015

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
Apple has purchased a U.K.-based startup called VocalIQ. The company apparently focuses on natural language processing technology, which allows users to speak to their devices in a more natural fashion, like the technology already behind Siri. VocalIQ specifically uses machine learning to build out its services, an area that Apple has shown an increased interest in as of late.
From the Financial Times:

While VocalIQ's speech processing and machine learning technology could be incorporated into devices from wearables to the connected home, the company was particularly focused on in-car applications. This included a collaboration with General Motors.

When asked about the acquisition, Apple gave its standard response:

"Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," Apple said in a statement confirming the deal.

Apple has reportedly been pursuing new hires in artificial intelligence and machine learning for some time now. Apple has also made some strides in more consumer-facing artificial intelligence features, particularly with iOS 9, which includes smarter search and a more intelligent Siri.
Source: Financial Times





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