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Virtual reality is now as cheap as Cardboard on iOS

Yesterday, 07:31 PM

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I can’t wait for the virtual reality future to finally go mainstream, but with company’s like Oculus talking about charging people over $1,500 for an entire Rift package, VR is virtually out of my price-range. Thankfully, Google is coming up withmf.gif


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Apple Offers Temporary Fix for iOS Text Bug, Says Update...

Today, 03:23 AM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
A couple days after a new iOS bug was discovered, allowing a select string of characters sent in an iMessage or text to reset iPhones and crash the Messages app, Apple has created a new support document to address the problem. The Cupertino company acknowledges the problem and says that it's working on a fix, offering temporary solutions in the mean time.

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Apple is aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update. Until the update is available, you can use these steps to re-open the Messages app.

1. Ask Siri to "read unread messages."

2. Use Siri to reply to the malicious message. After you reply, you'll be able to open Messages again

3. In Messages, swipe left to delete the entire thread. Or tap and hold the malicious message, tap More, and delete the message from the thread.
In addition to Apple's suggestions, there are other possible fixes that have worked for MacRumors in other scenarios. For instance, if Messages was opened in conversation list view you can fix the issue by having someone send you a message or sending yourself a message via Siri or through the Share sheet in any app.
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Apple Purchases Augmented Reality Startup Metaio

Yesterday, 08:00 PM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
Apple recently acquired augmented reality startup Metaio, reports TechCrunch. According to the company's website, Metaio is a "pioneer in augmented reality and computer vision" that built the Metaio Creator, an augmented reality authoring tool. With the Creator, users could create augmented reality scenarios "within minutes."

Metaio has stopped taking new customers and a shareholder document concerning the transferring of shares has confirmed that it was purchased by Apple. Apple also provided TechCrunch with its standard acquisition confirmation statement: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans."

Metaio's augmented reality tools have been used by several companies to create interactive experiences. Ferarri, for example, created an augmented reality showroom with Metaio, and it's been used in Berlin with historical footage to let travelers see what the scene they're viewing would have looked like when the Berlin Wall was still in place.


It is not clear how Apple plans to use Metaio's technology, but there have been persistent rumors indicating Apple is interested in virtual reality and augmented reality. Based on patents, Apple has explored a video headset, a motion-sensing virtual 3D interface for iOS devices, and 3D "hyper-reality" displays.

It's possible that Apple could use Metaio's AR creation tools to introduce unique features to Maps and other apps. A 2014 rumor suggested Apple was considering adding augmented reality features to Maps, and a more recent rumor points towards Apple's work on a "Browse Around Me" feature for iOS 9 that includes an augmented reality view.

Recent rumors have suggested that Apple has a small team working on augmented reality projects at its Cupertino headquarters, but it remains unclear exactly when we'll see Apple incorporating AR and VR features into its products.mf.gif


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Find your Device Account Number for Apple Pay

Yesterday, 09:15 PM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
If a retailer asks for the last four digits of your credit card, but you’ve used Apple Pay, you might be out of luck if you use the actual digits off your plastic rectangle. Every time you give a retailermf.gif


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Top 6 things you need to know from Google I/O

Yesterday, 08:34 PM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
From smartphones to the Internet of Things, Google wants to be woven into the fabric of our lives. The company detailed some of its latest hardware and software projects — some truly innovative, some strictly playing catch-up — during themf.gif


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Cardboard is the new Google Glass of looking silly in public

Today, 12:39 AM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
Google announced a new version of its low-cost Cardboard virtual-reality headsets today at its I/O developers conference, and it’s giving some attendees a wicked case of déjà vu. Ashley Mayer, cloud-storage company Box’s director of communications, was in attendance at<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...n-public/">Readmore ›</a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/46bdda3f/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766099401/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bdda3f/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766099401/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bdda3f/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766099401/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bdda3f/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766099401/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bdda3f/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766099401/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bdda3f/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766099401/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bdda3f/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766099401/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bdda3f/sc/15/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766099401/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bdda3f/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/228766099401/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bdda3f/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/>

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Apple posts official support doc with temporary workaroun...

Today, 02:48 AM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News

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Earlier this week a bug was discovered that centered around a string of text that when received via a message would cause your iPhone to reboot and the Messages app to crash continuously. At the time, Apple said it was aware of the bug and working to push an update to fix it. In the meantime however, the company tonight has published an official support document with a few suggestions on how to temporarily work around the issue.

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We highlighted these fixes already when the bug first emerged, but this support document from Apple, first spotted by iDownloadblog, confirms that they should work for most users. Some readers, however, have informed us that none of the current workarounds fully solve the issue for them. Again, the bug centers around a certain string of text, as seen in the screenshot above, that causes your iPhone to reboot when received and the Messages app to crash.

Below are the workarounds Apple suggests to solve the issue of the crashing Messages app:

  • Ask Siri to “read unread messages.”
  • Use Siri to reply to the malicious message. After you reply, you’ll be able to open Messages again.
  • In Messages, swipe left to delete the entire thread. Or tap and hold the malicious message, tap More, and delete the message from the thread.

In addition to offering workarounds for the issue, the support document also notes that Apple is aware of the issue and is working to make a software update available, similar to the statement the company provided us earlier this week. “Apple is aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update,” the company wrote on the support page.


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'Inbox by Gmail' Now Open to Everyone, Updated Wi...

Yesterday, 07:32 PM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
Google has announced that Inbox by Gmail can now be used by everyone with no invitation required, and the search company has also updated the email app with Trip Bundles, Undo Send functionality on mobile, the option to select "Delete" as the default swiping action, custom signatures, suggested reminders and more.

Trip Bundles combine all of your emails about a trip, such as flight times and hotel reservation numbers, enabling you to view them instantly after opening Inbox. Google's screenshots below, for example, show a Trip Bundle for London that displays information for a flight from Austin to London, Hertz car rental from the airport and a weeklong hotel reservation at The Blue Hotel.

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The latest version of Inbox improves upon many core features of the app, with new Undo Send functionality on mobile for retracting an email right after sending it in case you made a spelling mistake, contacted the wrong person or have second thoughts. Also new is the option to make "Delete" the default swiping action, custom signatures, suggested reminders and the ability to view HotelTonight or Eat24 reservations and food orders directly within Inbox.


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Only your ears can save you in this creepy horror game

Yesterday, 11:58 PM

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Imagine exploring a creepy house full of eerie and unfamiliar sounds, supernatural horror dripping from every bannister and behind every mysterious, creaking door. Now imagine entering such a disturbing environment when you’re blind. Cassie is the blind young protagonist of<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...can-hear/">Readmore ›</a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/46bd11cb/sc/27/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858272319/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd11cb/sc/27/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858272319/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd11cb/sc/27/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858272319/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd11cb/sc/27/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858272319/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd11cb/sc/27/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858272319/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd11cb/sc/27/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858272319/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd11cb/sc/27/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858272319/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd11cb/sc/27/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858272319/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd11cb/sc/27/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/228858272319/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd11cb/sc/27/a2t.img" border="0"/>

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This cool gadget puts the weather outside into a box on y...

Yesterday, 11:40 PM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
The best way to check the weather is usually pulling up an app or website, turning on a TV, or simply going to a window and looking outside. But what if you had a gorgeous device on your desk that<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...our-desk/">Readmore ›</a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/>

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