Apple today released iOS 11 beta 9, only 3 days after seeding iOS 11 beta 8 to developers and over two months introduced the update in WWDC 2017. Developers who registered from the Apple Developer Center can download the new iOS 11 beta OTA once the proper configuration profile has been installed. The iOS 11 adds new features like drag-and-drop and a redesigned multitasking interface for iPad, a new customizable Control Center, and more. 

Apple’s previous iOS 11 betas have revamped few app icons like Maps and App Store, as well as tweaked some Control Center elements like Music widget in Control Center now displays the Music app icon. According to Apple's release notes, they seem fixed tons of bug in this beta. As we approach the final release next month, we expect more stability and fewer noticeable changes.

The release notes says using 3D Touch with data detectors (phone numbers, addresses, etc) should now works correctly, fixed several of third-party apps issue, Airplay should works now in third-party apps. Siri also gains new voices for both genders of Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Dutch, and Swedish, lastly, when tap the Wi-Fi toggle in Control Center now disconnects from the current network and temporarily disables Wi-Fi networking.

Apple also seeded tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 beta 8 to developers, one week after releasing the sixth beta. Developers who registered from Apple Developer Center can download the tvOS 11 update by connecting the Apple TV to a computer with a USB-C cable and installing the beta software using iTunes.The new feature in tvOS 11 are the Home Screen Sync, which Keep your apps and Home screens up to date across any Apple TV, Automatic Dark Mode and Automatic Pair AirPods with tvOS 11.

Via 9to5Mac

Apple today Officially sent out media invites for its first-ever event to be held at the Steve Jobs Theater on new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. As usual the event is on a Tuesday, September 12, and it’s scheduled to start at 10:00 am. The theme of the event is in the tagline: "Let's meet at our place.”

Of course, The invites doesn’t say specifically what will be announced, but the consensus is that Apple will use the stage to unveil next-generation iPhones. Most likely, Apple could debut a radically redesigned iPhone that features an OLED of edge-to-edge display, a vertical rear camera, a  facial recognition system, a much improved processor, and wireless charging functionalities.

Alongside the OLED iPhone, Apple is also expected to announce 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Series, although have not been heavily featured in rumors, but they too are said to feature glass bodies, support for wireless charging functionality, processor, etc.

Obviously, the iPhones aren't the only upgrades products that Apple will unveil at the event. Several rumors are suggest Apple will introduce Apple Watch Series 3 with an LTE chip that allows it to be decoupled from the iPhone. A 4K and HDR capabilities Apple TV maybe also release at the September Event.

In addition to the unveiling of its new line of hardware products, Apple is also expected to use the venue for the launch of its latest operating systems— iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11— after recently showing off the new releases back in June at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Are You Ready?!

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While still few weeks until Apple to unveil the so-called iPhone 8, which widely rumored to be its first iPhone with an OLED display, and some rumors has already turned its attention to next year’s iPhone lineups.

According to South Korea’s ETNews, citing a supply-chain source that echoing an earlier rumor that Apple is planning on an even larger OLED iPhone next year. Apple is working with Samsung Display and its other suppliers on the development of next-generation OLED displays in 5.85-inch and 6.46-inch sizes.

The Korea Herald source appears to be the same as the ETNews report, which says that Apple was working on a slightly smaller 5.28-inch model alongside the 6.46-inch one. The latest report says that the claimed decision to stick to larger screens was driven both by consumer demand and technological developments.

Sources said Apple until recently considered launching 5.28-inch and 6.46-inch OLED iPhones next year but the plan for the 5.28-inch model was ditched due to the growing consumer demand for bigger-screen phones and related technical progress such as full-screen display.

With a 6.48 inch display, the iPhone 9 would have an even larger screen than the 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8. Meanwhile, the 5.85-inch version would likely be the same size as the iPhone 8. It’s worth to points that iPhone 8 rumors first surfaced in March 2016, nearly a year and a half ago, but first iPhone 9 rumors leaked in May.

In the daily work and life, our computer will be often borrowed by others user, others could unauthorized access to our files and settings. Feel embarrassed if we do not allow user borrowing computers. You can limit what they can and can't do fairly easily so you can be sure at all times that no one is doing things on your Mac that they shouldn't. Today we will teach you how to turn on the Guest User account!

1. Click on the Apple logo in the top left corner of your Mac screen.
2. Click on System Preferences.
3.Then click on Users & Groups.
4. Next click on the Lock on the bottom left corner of the window.

5. Type in your admin password.
6. Just click Unlock

7. And now click on Guest User
8. Lastly, click the checkbox next to Allow guest to log into the computer.

All the changes made by the guest user, the file, the data will not be saved, when the guest user shutdown or logout all the content will be deleted, once again logged on the guest user when everything returned to a new state.

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Apple announced many of the new features in iOS 11 at WWDC 2017, but there is one that they is one feature the company didn't tell us, that is, the Screen Recording. The functionality allows iPhone and iPad users able to show others what is on their smartphone or tablet's screen. And today TeamViewer just announced that it will be the first to have a screen-sharing solution available on iOS.

"Remote tech support to iPhones and iPads is now easier, and more effective than ever before. Feedback from TeamViewer users clearly communicated to us that the ability to view remote iPhone and iPad screens in real-time is vital to providing exceptional remote support."

The app company boasts that it will be the first to bring such a neat functionality to iOS, which will become live as soon as iOS 11 goes available. We expect this to happen in mid-September, recent rumors suggest that most likely right after Apple's upcoming keynote that will likely take place on September 12. Still, the feature is currently available as a demo for all Apple devices that are running on the iOS 11 beta (Click Here to download the app).

TeamViewer claimed that "iOS screen sharing works very similarly to other smartphone remote connections with TeamViewer. With the TeamViewer QuickSupport app for iOS installed on the remote device, simply press the screen sharing button and follow the instructions." It's worth to note they also says the screen sharing feature will be available for free to test until October 31.

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It’s widely believed that the bezel-less iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone not to feature a physical Home button. According to a report from Bloomberg, the upcoming "iPhone 8" could rely entirely on gesture controls for carrying out tasks like navigating to the home screen and opening the new multitasking App Switcher in iOS 11.

At the bottom of the screen, the display will show a ‘thin bar’ where a physical button normally resides. On the lock screen, users pull this bar upwards to unlock the phone, reminiscent of the iconic ‘slide to unlock’ action that Apple removed in iOS 10. Inside an app, dragging upwards opens a redesigned multitasking UI. A lot like new multitasking gestures for iPad in iOS 11.

Across the bottom of the screen there’s a thin, software bar in lieu of the home button. A user can drag it up to the middle of the screen to open the phone. When inside an app, a similar gesture starts multitasking. From here, users can continue to flick upwards to close the app and go back to the home screen. An animation in testing sucks the app back into its icon. The multitasking interface has been redesigned to appear like a series of standalone cards that can be swiped through, versus the stack of cards on current iPhones, the images show.

The report says that the app switcher for the iPhone 8 has been redesigned. Rather than a tight overlapping stack of app cards, the new switcher is a series of standalone cards that users can swipe horizontally through — which reminds us to an older iOS 7-esque multitasking switcher design.

On the Home Screen itself, the article says that the Dock on the iPhone 8 much like the iPad Dock on iOS 11: a floating rounded rectangular bar rather than attached to the screen corners. Although the iPhone 8 screen significantly higher, but the Home screen itself will not see significant changes. There are still six lines of apps per page.

With above details in mind, graphic designer Olivier Charavel created a mockup of what the Home screen could look like on the iPhone 8. While developer Guilherme Rambo shared a video that demonstrates how it could look once the Dock has been summoned, based on Apple's iOS simulator for developers.

Apple is expected to debut the redesigned OLED iPhone at a September 12 event at Steve Jobs Theatre alongside iterative updates to its current smartphone line-up, as well as a new 4K Apple TV with HDR support and Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE capability.

Apple on Monday invited several media sites to its Cupertino HQ to show off some upcoming ARKit apps being developed by companies like The Food Network, Ikea, Giphy, and AMC, seeking to promote its ARKit platform for creating augmented reality apps on the iPhone and iPad

First example of ARKit demos is the previously announced "Ikea Place" app, which designed to allow customers to preview what Ikea furniture will look like in their homes ahead of a purchase. According to The Verge says it's highly customizable, letting users see the size, materials, and texture of furniture.

While another app by The Food Network is an app that will let users create custom digital desserts that can then be reproduced in real life through a custom recipe. CNBC describes Food Network’s ARKit app as one that allows you to create custom digital desserts, then receive the recipe for making them in real life.

There are also a couple of cool content apps. For instance, the popular children’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” turned into an app, will take advantage of ARKit to offer kids a chance to raise a virtual caterpillar, feeding it until it turns into a butterfly. Meanwhile, Giphy also has an ARKit app called Giphy World that lets users place gifs in 3D space and shares to other social networks.

Speaking to AR, Google has also announced it's own augmented reality initiative called ARCore —but the new AR framework only available for Android 7.0 Nougat, assuming it could works on the latest Google Pixel phone, or Samsung Galaxy S8, to compare Apple's ARKit, it will support A9 and newer processors - iPhone 6s, iPhone SE to iPhone 7 Plus, as well as some iPad models.

ARCore can detect the surrounding surface of the user and display the AR content.The Android smartphone sensor detects the horizontal surface, predicts the way the light enters the room, and adjusts the virtual display object according to the environment.

Google does promise that by the end of the preview that it is hoping to support 100 million total android devices, and as more advanced smartphones launch the company said that ARCore will only grow stronger. However, not clear when the preview is slated to end, or what specific hardware will be required for cameras, sensors, or processors.

Last but least, Apple today updated its developer site with new sample code for ARKit, providing developers with additional details on what can be done with the upcoming feature. The new code is available with new ARKit "best practices" published in the Human Interface Guidelines. The tech giant today also informed developers that starting in the fall, apps will need to support App Store transactions of promoted in-app purchases for in-app purchases to be properly displayed on the App Store.

According to a Appleinsider report, the US Patent and Trademark Office today grant Apple a acoustic fingerprint imaging technology patents, precision enough to replace the current Touch ID optical fingerprint sensor, bolstering rumors that the iPhone home button is not long for this world. 

U.S. Patent No. 9,747,488, entitled "Active sensing element for acoustic imaging systems," describes a method of collecting biometric data, in particular fingerprints, by means of ultrasonic transmission and detection techniques.

After processing, the collected fingerprint image can be used to verify the user identity, similar to Touch ID working process. Unlike Apple's current fingerprint scanning hardware, acoustic imaging does not require an optical contact evaluation object, meaning that the ultrasonic sensor can be placed under an operating component - such as a display.

Apple in its invention notes, said the traditional acoustic imaging system is suffer from a number of limitations. For example, driving piezoelectric components might have a higher demand for electrical energy. Apple estimates piezoelectric elements are driven by high voltage circuits ranging from 0 to 100 volts, while sensing is performed by low voltage circuits running at 0 to 3.3 volts.

We are not clear if Apple will adopt the invention in its future products. But earlier this year, there are rumors said that Apple or considered in iPhone 8's OLED screen to use fingerprint sensor. in-screen Touch ID will eventually replace the iPhone iconic Home button, for the full screen to make more space. However, recently, some Apple insiders said Apple has canceled plan to use in-screen Touch ID in the iPhone 8.

As iPhone 8 event is approaching, its design, configuration, price, etc. We have already had an overall grasp, and now another concern is that if the built-in battery will have a breakthrough? Previously, Taiwan industrial chain says that Apple iPhone 8 will have an L-shaped battery design, but for battery capacity, it's reporting the capacity was 2700 mAh

Familiar with the industrial chain people say that the iPhone 8 and 7S internal codes are D22 and D21, and provides standard wireless charging, and they will use the glass back, while iPhone 8 will support the iris recognition feature, the middle of the dual camera is the LED flash. Battery capacity smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus for 200 mAh.

According to a TechnoBuffalo report, citing a “trusted and reliable source,” says the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will be “slightly bigger in every dimension. And this is because the new devices will support wireless charging, so Apple was adopting glass backs across all of its 2017 iPhones, perhaps, this answers why it will be slightly bigger than the current one. 

The report quoted the source says that the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus no matter which side will be slightly thicker than the previous one. The size of the iPhone 7s will be 138.44 mm x 67.26 mm x 7.21 mm, while the iPhone 7 is 138.3 mm x 67.1 mm x 7.1 mm. iPhone 7s Plus size 158.37 mm x 78.1 mm x 7.41 mm, the current iPhone 7 Plus was 158.2 mm x 77.9 mm x 7.3 mm.

The latest report claimed that Apple will be holding a press event on September 12. in addition to release iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, the highly anticipated tenth-anniversary edition device - iPhone 8 will also be release as scheduled. Accompanied with 4K and HDR capabilities Apple TV, and the new LTE Apple Watch.

Apple today released the eighth beta of iOS 11 to developers, one week after seeding the seventh beta and more than two months after introducing the new update at the WWDC 2017.  Developers who registered from the Apple Developer Center can download the new iOS 11 beta OTA once the proper configuration profile has been installed.

Apple’s previous iOS 11 betas have revamped few app icons like Maps and App Store, as well as tweaked some Control Center elements like Music widget in Control Center now displays the Music app icon,. As we approach the final release next month, we expect more stability and fewer noticeable changes. We will update if we find anything new!

Aside from releasing iOS 11 beta 8, Apple today also seeded macOS 10.13 beta 8, which is also known as macOS High Sierra, a week after releasing beta 6. Developers who registered from Apple Developer Center can update the software by navigate to the Mac App Store.

MacOS High Sierra featuring a new Apple File System (APFS), High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC), and an updated version of Metal (Metal 2)l with support of VR and external GPUs. Several apps are gaining new features in macOS High Sierra: Photos app has a new filters and editing option, and Safari added an option to prevent autoplay videos, etc.

Apple also seeded tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 beta 8 to developers, one week after releasing the sixth beta. Developers who registered from Apple Developer Center can download the tvOS 11 update by connecting the Apple TV to a computer with a USB-C cable and installing the beta software using iTunes, while the new watchOS 4 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software update.

For watchOS 4, the update brings new siri watch face that displays dynamic information, new complications also for Now Playing and Apple News, GymKit allows Apple Watch interface with gym equipment for workout data sharing purpose, and enhanced Activity app will offer up intelligent coaching and tailored workout encouragement along with new monthly activity challenges.

Via 9to5Mac And MacRumors, Image Via 9to5Mac

According to Dow Jones sources cited by The Wall Street Journal, Apple has indeed scheduled an event on September 12. Although we are still waiting for Apple to send out invites to press to make the event official, but now it seems all but confirmed at this point.

The publication says Apple is aiming to use Steve Jobs Theater for the event, but Apple Park location is not set in stone, and depends on construction timelines. Recent drone footages of the theater show that the surrounding areas is still pretty barren in terms of tress and fauna.

In the past two years it has used San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, but people close to the company say it is aiming to use the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theater on its new headquarters campus. That headquarters, however, isn’t yet finished, and its construction timetable could affect the timing or location of the event, those people said.

At this press event, Apple is widely expected to unveil the so-called iPhone 8 with an OLED display, representing the first major design overhaul to the phone in three years. The OLED iPhone will feature wireless charging and a 3D front-facing sensor for facial recognition which we called as Face ID, the Face ID will even working in dark condition.

In addition to the new iPhone, the company will announce new Apple Watch models including LTE cellular models. There should also be an update to the Apple TV, adding 4K and HDR capabilities. A September 12th event should mean availability of new iPhones as soon as September 22nd, if Apple sticks to usual product rollout patterns.

Via 9to5Mac and MacRumors

Following discovered how Apple Pay Cash will work on iOS 11, iHelp is back with some details on additional new features soon coming to the Apple Watch, including a handful of new Workouts found in the iOS 11 beta, which the site found a variety of icons that are seemingly included for the sake of the Apple Watch app on iPhone.

These icons are including badminton, barre, baseball, bowling, boxing climbing, core training, cricket, curling, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, fishing, flexibility, functional training, golf, gymnastics, jump rope, kickboxing, lacrosse, paddle sports, pilates, "play," sailing, skating, skiing and other snow sports, step training, strength training and surfing. 

We have found several icons that are used by the Apple Watch Exercises app but do not appear on any of the current watch models, not even the latest version of Apple Watch. Therefore, we suspect that these will be exclusive to the new generation of Apple Watch, which should be announced soon. Some of the new exercises are: American football, baseball, bowling, dancing, skiing and other modalities in the snow, skipping rope, various types of fights, surfing and more.

Currently, the latest watchOS 4 beta include some of these Workouts, they are available in the watchOS under the “Other” tab. Some of the workouts may be only limited to the new model of the Apple Watch which expected to be unveiled next month. Many of these, however, don’t obviously require any hardware changes to be supported, so such a move would be suspect on Apple’s part.

Of course, this fall, we are looking forward to the watchOS upgrades can be more to force, and there are rumors suggesting that Apple is about to launch the third generation of Apple Watch, and most likely the new Apple Watch is will support LTE cellular network, with the support of the LTE cellular network, the new Apple Watch will reduce the reliance on the iPhone.

According to Japanese site Macotakara latest report about iPhone 8, Apple has opted to use the slower standard charging profile, which means the inductive charging will run at 7.5W specification at maximum, which is about half the speed of the latest Qi 1.2 standards.

Some Android phones on the market have already been using 15W of wireless charging profile for a while, and Qi wireless charging standard starts in version 1.2, the maximum can able to support 15W charging profile.

According to information resource that is well versed in WPC, wireless charging function that is built in iPhone 8 going to be announced in September has a possible of 7.5 W specification at maximum.

It has been handling charging 15 W at maximum from Qi version 1.2.But Apple supports not Extended Power Profile 15 W but Standard Power Profile 7.5W(5V/1.5A), which is half.

It's possible that like the Apple Watch, third-party iPhone 8 chargers will also need an Apple-certified chip to work, as Macotakara noted. Indeed the unnamed source suggested that it may be possible to use a single charger to power both a Watch and the "iPhone 8."

Similar to Apple Watch that is Qi standard but can charge only by charging equipment where MFi chip is built in, it is possible that the function of wireless charging equipment of iPhone 8 series is subject to MFi license.

Apple's iPhone 8 this year should feature a 5.8-inch OLED screen and 3D facial recognition - Possible replaces Touch ID, it is also believed the iPhone 8 battery will exceed 2700 mAH. Also expected are an iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, overall design will similar to current iPhone 7, but include some iPhone 8 elements, such as wireless charging and A11 chip.

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In a new survey, Apple's brand loyalty did not show saw signs of decline, indicating that its competitors face difficult situations. Earlier this month, the Fluent marketing platform surveyed 2117 smartphone users. The 47% of respondents said they at least own four iPhones in their lifetime. Another 70% said their next phone will be another iPhone, they will not even consider switch to other brands of mobile phones.

In fact, 67% of users think iPhone is the best smartphone. 41% of these loyalists offer another clue. They admitted that they have been accustomed to the iOS system and do not want to replace. It's worth to note that the survey of more than 2,000 U.S. consumers found that only 5% of iPhone owners expected to buy a Samsung next time.
According to Fluent’s data, 34% of Americans have an iPhone and most currently own the latest models – an iPhone 6 or iPhone 7. Once consumers purchase an iPhone they tend to stay with the brand, with nearly half of iPhone users (47%) have owned at least four iPhones in their lifetime.
The Apple and iPhone branding is important to iPhone owners, with 25 percent claiming it to be the most important element when deciding to purchase a smartphone. While features and the operating system scored 21 percent and 16 percent respectively, only 29 percent of iPhone owners said the price was the most important.

Forty percent of respondents plan to upgrade the new flagship iPhone - iPhone 8, while plans to buy iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 7s users were 19% and 17%. At present, most analysts expect the iPhone 8 to be priced at $ 1,000. 

One of the new features in iOS 11 was Apple Pay Cash - a new Apple service that allows users to send and receive money through iMessage, which can later be used in retails stores through NFC or even in websites and apps that are compatible with Apple Pay. iHelp BR has uncovered some further details on what we may come to expect with Apple Pay Cash.

iHelp BR’s new discovery today shows us just what the Apple Pay process may look like this coming fall. Working under the title ‘Apple Pay Cash’ the strings refer to user identity verification, transfer fees, and an Apple Pay Cash card.

It is worth noting that the user may need to upload a driver's license or photo ID to verify the user before sending cash to each other. One of the strings mentions “Position your driver’s license or photo ID in the frame”, this possibly means that Apple Pay cash will be using the same system that you have seen when adding a credit or debit card to your wallet. It appears that if the verification fails, the user will not be able to send the payment via iMessage.\

Your information could not be verified. 
You can still use your Apple Pay Cash balance in stores and apps. Sending and receiving payments in Messages will not be available until verification can be completed.

In a line of codes, it seems like Apple is very concerned about children abusing their parents' bank accounts and/or being lured into scams, so the feature could limits to children. Also in the beta code, Apple claims that Cash "works best" with a debit card. That may be a way of steering people away from credit cards, which will incur a 3 percent fee for person-to-person payments.

In addition to Touch ID, the virtual card comes complete with a four-digit PIN. As Apple’s Craig Federighi said in WWDC 2017 that Apple Pay Cash is available through iCloud across Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad and Mac devices that have been authorized for Apple Pay. We expecting Apple Pay Cash will launch in September Events, alongside with new iPhones, 4K Apple TV, and new watches.

Samsung just announced the Galaxy Note 8 yesterday, and it comes with a new and enhanced version of S Pen stylus. Now, it looks like Apple the Cupertino tech giant might be planning to bring the Apple Pencil to one of its future iPhones.

According to Patently Apple, The site noted that two new patent applications from Apple about Apple Pencil that actually working with a iPhone have surfaced. Obviously, for the first time, Apple’s parents listed the ‘iPhone’ as a target product for Apple Pencil.

In patent application 20170242499 titled “Noise Correction for a Stylus Touch Device,” Apple notes that the patent figure 1 shows a touch screen such as an iPhone and iPad. Although an iPhone screen maybe small for drawing, but iOS 11 allow users to use the Pencil to markup webpages, emails, screenshots and more – as well as taken handwritten notes.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of the Apple Pencil works on an iPhone before. Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook commented that he had already tried using a Pencil on an iPad and iPhone, saying that “it’s really unbelievable.”

If you’ve ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or an iPhone, it’s really unbelievable.
It’s worth to nothing that although Apple patents a lot of things, but most of them don’t end up becoming actual consumer-ready products. However, with these pair of new patents, it’s more likely that the tech giant wants to officially bring the Apple Pencil to one of its future iPhones.

Via 9to5mac and iBT

In the macOS system. If you’ve ever needed to quickly quit out of all open applications, you’ve probably to either quit them all one by one or restart, shutdown, or logout while making sure to deselect “Reopen windows when logging back in.” These options is great, but what if you don’t want to restart, shutdown, or logout? Today we going to teach you how to close all open app with a single click!

1. Let’s begin with open up Automator, in order to do that, first you will need going to Launch Pad -> Other, or through Spotlight search “Automator”, then select “Application” and click on “Choose” to get started.

2. Through the list of actions shown in the middle window, find “Quit All Applications,” then double-click it to create a window on the right side of Automator. Put a check next to “Ask to save changes” if you want apps with unsaved data to prompt you to save changes before they close. (Note: If you want some apps to remain open while all others close, then add the apps to the “Do not quit” list. Click on “Add...” and select the app from your library.)

3. When you’re done, go to “File” -> “Save,” name your application “Quit” or another name, then click on “Save.”

4. Last but not the least, find the Quit application in Finder and place it on either your desktop or your dock for quick access

If you’d rather not have an app to close all apps at once, you could save the Automator action as a workflow or service instead, and then have it be accessible through a unique keyboard shortcut by adding one under the “Keyboard” system preferences, and be sure to pick a keystroke combination that doesn’t conflict with existing system keystrokes.

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Google today officially announced the next-generation of its Android operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo. It includes dozens of new features, such as notification improvements, picture-in-picture support, a much like iOS's 3D Touch feature. Android O is coming soon to the Pixel, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

The update Introduces 'Notification Dots', a feature similar to app badges on iOS, make it easier to see which apps have new content to display. When you long tap on an app icon will display information like the last notification received and app widgets, much like a 3D Touch on iOS. Icons can now change their appearance and shape to reflects Home screen theme.

Picture-in-picture support allows users to watch Youtube while using other apps, while a new autofill feature remembers login information to allow for quicker username and password entry. Instant Apps that allows developers to create apps that can run instantly, are now enabled by default.

Other changes for Android Oreo are: support the new Unicode 10 emoji characters, Historic chats can now appear in messaging notifications, like iOS's iMessage alerts. Android O further improves battery life that prevents apps from draining the battery while they’re in the background.

According to Google, The launch times of Android Oreo is twice as fast as the current version of Android, as they said having made "extensive changes" to the Android runtime to optimize it, as well as introduced security improvements, for example, Google Play Protect is a new service for automatically keeping apps safe by regularly scanning them for issues.

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Apple today released the seventh beta of iOS 11 to developers, just a week after releasing the beta 6 and over two months introducing the new iPhone operating system at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Developers can download the beta OTA once you registered from Apple Developer Center.

The previous iOS 11 beta has revamped an app icon - Maps, fixed App Store and Reminder app icon. Beta 6 also fixed issues like when launching the App Store no longer stops other audio that's playing, Family Sharing features should work now, and all phone numbers are now displayed during a multi-party conference call.

Today's beta new changes include Music widget in Control Center displays the Music app icon, when no content is playing, as well as unlocking with Touch ID is a lot faster now. According to Apple's release notes there's a new known issue that causes user upgrading iOS 11 beta 5 to beta 6 or later to see their updates stall indefinitely. The fix is to delete the update from Settings > General > iPhone storage and then re-install.

Aside from releasing iOS 11 beta 7, Apple today also seeded macOS 10.13 beta 7, which is also known as macOS High Sierra, a week after seeding beta 6. Developers who registered from Apple Developer Center can update the software by going to the Mac App Store.

macOS High Sierra featuring a new Apple File System (APFS), High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC), and an updated version of Metal (Metal 2)l with support for VR and external GPUs. Several apps are gaining new features in macOS High Sierra: Photos app has a new filters and editing option, and Safari added an option to prevent autoplay videos, etc.

Apple also released tvOS 11 beta 7 to developers, one week after releasing the sixth beta. Developers who registered from Apple Developer Center can download the tvOS 11 update by connecting the Apple TV to a computer with a USB-C cable and installing the beta software using iTunes.

Today's update appears to include HDR assets for "J105a," the codename for next-generation Apple TV that capable of supporting a 4K resolution. hinting we could perhaps see a release of a new Apple TV in the near future.

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For the upcoming of iPhone 8, consumers are most concerned about this device is Touch ID will be replaced by Face ID or remains unchanged. Users are still very worried about the use of the scene will be limited, feels Touch ID may be more reliable than Face ID.

Yesterday, iOS developer Guilherme Rambo in iOS 11 beta 6 firmware code found that a reference may prove that the iPhone 8 Touch ID will be placed on the side of the extended sleep/wake button.

Rambo figured out why D22 device (iPhone 8 codename) will use a different way of activating SOS, by holding volume + and lock button. His best guess the Touch ID may be on the iPhone 8's power button, since some rumors have suggested the flagship iPhone possibly have a lengthened sleep/wake button.

If the Touch ID on the Lock button, then the operation should be similar to the operation of the physical Home button's Touch ID, press the lock button will unlock the iPhone directly. Obviously, this conflicts with the SOS emergency contact feature. For example, if the user encounters a situation that you want to use SOS feature, rapidly click the lock button may easily lead to unlock the iPhone, so Apple will consider press lock button and volume + button to use the SOS feature.

Rambo also found some evidence that the new iPhone's Touch ID type is completely different. And iPhone 10,1/10,4 or on behalf of iPhone 7s, iPhone 10,2/10,5 or on behalf of iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 10,/10,6 may represent iPhone 8.

Via Guilherme Rambo And Feng, Image Via ​International Business Times

Apple is expected to release three new iPhone models next month, namely iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. It is said that the redesigned OLED iPhone 8 will undoubtedly attract the attention of many users, but the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will also get some gratifying upgrades.

According to Technobuffalo report, that they have received the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus exclusive CAD images, which contains some of these two smartphone design details and key features, take a look at it.

From the photos point of view, iPhone 7s Series is very similar to current iPhone 7 Series design, Nearly every detail is in the exact same place, the iPhone 7S Plus has the dual camera, the 7S has a single lens camera and nothing has changed with the button layout. The haptic home button still remains, volume buttons and mute toggle are on the left and the power button is on the right.

Not only that, even the location of the two sensors has not changed, so we can speculate that iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will use Apple since 2014 has been used LCD panel. For the back of the iPhone, the CAD image shows the circle where is the Apple Logo position, the bottom of the rectangular area will be printed on the legal wording.

Like many past of S models, iPhone 7s series'overall design did not appear any revolutionary changes, the main upgrade will appear in the internal, but this does not mean that Apple did not fine tune these two new devices. We have heard that the iPhone 7s series will use the same as the iPhone 8 back glass case, CAD images also confirmed this, a metal frame will be connected to the front and rear panels, it is easy to think of iPhone 4.

The advantage of using a back glass case is that it simplifies the antenna design and supports wireless charging. Wireless charging has always been Apple Fans most expectancy feature, this year, Apple finally brought it to the iPhone. In addition, Apple will also use the A11 processor, the RAM may also be upgraded.

YouTuber "EverythingApplePro" recently purchased a small $500 device that brute force hack and bypass the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus lock screen passcode of up to three handsets at a time. EverythingApplePro has demonstrated the process in a video. In addition, it is said that the exploit does not work on older devices such as iPhone 6 or iPhone SE. However, this vulnerability is only work for iOS 10.3.3 or the latest iOS 11 beta.

The gadget is sandwiched between two panes of glass, and features three full-size USB ports to attempt to crack three iPhone 7 units at a time. It also has a micro USB port and even an Apple Lightning port that can be used to power the device, it even includes an array of light sensors that ensure the iPhone display stays turned on while the hack is in progress.

The hack involves updating iPhone 7 using a third-party update tool to downgrade iOS system. For the hack to work the update has to go through a third-party app and not iTunes. So you can be updating from iOS 10.0.1 to iOS 10.3.3 or downgrading iOS 11 beta to iOS 10.3.3 for this to work. Once the operating system has been installed, iPhone asks user to enter passcode before it will start data recovery. The loophole is that at this particular passcode screen iOS does not limit number of passcode attempts as it normally does on the lockscreen.

The exploit allows the brute force gadget to perform unlimited attempts of entering all possible passcode combinataions before figuring out the right one. Sometime the devices may even take few days to get the passcode. But given Apple's focus on security for its devices, it's likely that this exploit will be patched relatively soon. if not get patched soon, the exploit is unlikely to ever affect the vast majority of iPhone users., because the hardware must be in hand for the hack to work, it's limited to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and it's pricey!

​Via appleinsider and iOSHacker

Apple released the sixth beta of iOS 11 to developers for testing purposes, just one week after releasing the fifth beta and more than two months after introducing the new update at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Developers can download the sixth beta of iOS 11 OTA once the proper configuration profile has been installed from Apple Developer Center.

The previous iOS 11 beta's iCloud Messages has been removed, but plans to reintroduce it in a future update to iOS 11. It fixes AirPlay, and tapping the AirPlay button in videos that are not full screen will no longer crash some apps, as well as fixed a Calendar bug that could cause crashes when dragging items into the Calendar app, and FaceTime Live Photos is now an option that's enabled by default.

Today's beta fixes an issue that caused the DirecTV app to crash on launch, when launching the App Store no longer stops other audio that's playing, several bugs with Family Sharing features have been fixed, and all phone numbers are now displayed during a multiparty conference call. Here are more features found by 9to5mac
  1. New Maps (Apple Park), App Store, and fixed Reminders icons
  2. New splash page for Photos
  3. Six fish Live wallpapers removed
  4. Auto-Brightness moved from Display & Brightness to Display Accommodations in Accessibility
  5. Clock icon numbers slightly being bolder
  6. New AirPods animation
  7. Now Playing AirPlay indicator now solid blue during use
  8. app tray in iMessage tweaked with the aforementioned New App Store icon. 
Apple also released sixth beta of watchOS 4, macOS High Sierra and tvOS 11 to developers. Public beta 5 of iOS 11 seeded to PB testers.

Via 9to5mac and MacRumors

As HomePod firmware continues leaks iPhone 8's new features, Brazil's iHelpBR found some new discoveries. First off, the site found a line of code in the firmware that should be related apps on iPhone 8, some apps may use the "Status Bar" - "Top Bar" inverted on the screen, that is, on the bottom of the screen. The Camera app, for example, is one that should already use this feature for some reason.

Another line of code seems to show that able iPhone 8's Lock/Power Button for a camera shutter. On the existing iPhone, the Volume button can be used as the camera's shutter button. perhaps this answers why Apple lengthened the Power button on iPhone? If the power button use as the camera shutter may be more suitable for the right hand straight grip shooting purposes, compared to the right hand thumb can be more easily Touch the power button.

Wireless Charging is most likely coming to iPhone 8 this year, iHelpBR found a string of code that suggest iPhone 8's wireless charging technology uses Inductive charging like Apple Watch. Apple may design a new battery icon for the new iPhone, because the code referred to the "batteryglyphs-D22", where D22 is the internal code of iPhone 8.
_CanChargeInductive and batteryglyphs-D22
The site also found in line of code: "usesModernBar" and "Modern Lockscreen", which makes us wondering the possibility of Apple could redesigned some system visual elements only for iPhone 8 - the Lock Screen and Status Bar. Are you exicting iPhone 8 this year?

Via iHelpBR, Image By MacRumors

With the launch of Apple's "iPhone 8" approaches, we've seen multiple images and dummy models outlining what the device will look like, so designer Maksim Petriv has mocked up several iPhone 8 images that take into account current rumors to demonstrate what iOS 11 might look like on the new device and what apps Might look like?

Rumors and HomePod firmware information hints that the iPhone 8 could includes both a top notch that houses the front-facing camera and sensors for a facial recognition system and a function area with a virtual Home button, both of which are imagined in Petriv's images. The renderings basicly demonstrated the Lock screen and App Store, along with popular apps Netflix and Spotify might look like on iPhone 8.

Petriv's photo includes status bar information at the top of the device on both sides of notch, with a small Home button area at the bottom. We're not yet sure what Apple plans to do with that area of the iPhone 8, but through HomePod firmware we learned that it can be resized and can be hidden and does not contain app UI elements, which means it's simple.

HomePod firmware has also suggested the status bar info like signal strength, carrier info, and battery life will be split and displayed in the area near the sensors/camera, so Petriv had imagining three ways Apple could display status bar information. First he shows one way with a hidden notch and rounded corners, while the second one with more flattened corners at the top, and the third one with fully embrace the notch rather than hiding it through software, as Apple's own firmware image leak points towards the third option.

We’ve been getting a handful of images how the iPhone itself might look from a series of dummy units and mockups. As Apple's Fall Event approaches,, which means we are just weeks away from getting our first glimpse at the iPhone 8 and its companion devices, the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus.

Image Via Maksim Petriv, Via 9to5mac And MacRunors

Yesterday, we learned that iPhone 8 is likely to support ultra-slow-mo video capture of 240fps at 1080p, its facial recognition software will seemingly support Apple Pay and third-party apps. Now, as the uncovering of Apple secrets within HomePod firmware continues apace, iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith has post on Twitter about the iPhone 8's virtual home button, stating that it can be "resizes" on-screen, and that it can be hidden.

This code reveal that apps which use bottom tab bars, and perhaps status bars, will be displayed above the Home button. This does tend to suggest that the area around the Home button may be reserved for system functions rather than app use. Also there's no evidence of an API to change the color of the Home button, suggest it will need to be displayed in a way that guarantees good contrast with all background colors.
According to The Korea Herald new reports, which appears to be surfacing what is likely old information about the iPhone 8 launch. Citing industry sources, the report claims the OLED iPhone won’t be unveiled until November due in part to design decisions with Touch ID not yet being finalized.

The report doesn’t just seem to miss the boat on iPhone 8's launch timing. It also suggests that Apple relocated the Touch ID to the back of the iPhone after failing to integrate the fingerprint sensor in with the display. Again, we don't think Apple will relocated Touch ID to the back of devices, even HomePod firmware didn't reveal any references about the technology.
But sources said Apple may have ditched the plan recently due to technical glitches like its archrival Samsung Electronics did for the current Galaxy S8. The Korean company also failed to embed a fingerprint scanner into the front screen and placed the sensor on the back of the device.
“The iPhone’s rear design has not yet been finalized. We are still awaiting Apple’s final decision before shipping parts,” he said, hinting that the phone is also likely to have a fingerprint scanner on the back.

Only one month away from Apple's Fall Events, in addition to the OLED iPhone, Apple is also going to release iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, we expects that design of iPhone 7s unlikely change very much, perhaps similar to the iPhone 7's design, but features with wireless charging, and other internal upgrades like support A11 Processor!

According to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes reported that based on to the July to September shipments, Huawei likely in the third quarter of this year beyond Apple, becoming the world's second largest smartphone maker.

The report, citing sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain, said sales of Huawei's flagship models such as P10 and Mate 9, as well as its more affordable Honor-branded models, have continued to gain momentum.

According to research firm Strategy Analytics released data shows that Huawei shipped 38.4 million smartphones last quarter. By seasonal factors, sources from the supply chain claimed that Huawei shipments this quarter will reaching more than 40 million units, which could eclipse iPhone shipments over the same period. Apple reported sold 41 million iPhones last quarter, but that total could drop slightly this quarter due to frequent rumors about iPhone 8.

Apple’s Tim Cook said "We do think that based on the amount of rumors, and the volume of them, that there's some pause in our current numbers, Where that affects us in the short term, even though we had great results, it probably bodes well later on."

Also according to the market research firm Kantar Worldpanel Comtech released a new report statistics from May. It’s said that thanks to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 sales was very high, so the success in the US market go even beyond Apple, becoming the region's number one smartphone manufacturers.

Samsung, which saw its own market share rise from 32.9% to 36.2% quarterly, though still down year-on-year. The two companies between them take all of the top 10 slots on the U.S. smartphone best-sellers list. Apple continues to lead the list with the iPhone 7 Series which sitting at #1 and #2, while last year’s Samsung S7 at #3 and later S8 in the #4 slot.

Apple’s market share was flat in other major markets, down 0.4% in urban China and up 0.2% in Europe big five markets, which comprise Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. Android accounted for 79.5% of smartphone sales in Europe, increasing 2.8 percentage points from a year earlier.

Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.3.2 which means that downgrading or restoring to that firmware version is no longer possible. Although they’re slightly late this time around, they’ve closed the signing window for iOS 10.3.2 three weeks following the release of iOS 10.3.3.

When Apple stops signing a particular firmware, this essentially means iTunes won’t allow you to restore to it anymore. Instead, you’re prompted to upgrade to the latest available firmware. In this case, that’s iOS 10.3.3, but neat thing is iPhoneHacks provides all firmware file for iPhone, in case user want to downgrade their iDevices.

Jonathan Levin recently said that a jailbreak of iOS 10.3.2 is possible thanks to a libxpc vulnerability discovered by Ian Beer of Google Project Zero. Patched in iOS 10.3.3 the libxpc vulnerability allows an application to execute arbitrary code with system privileges, it can now be used to create a public jailbreak for iOS 10.3.2.

So we recommand if you are on 10.3.2 and you want to jailbreak and you're eagerly interest in jailbreak, then don't update to iOS 10.3.3, as the jailbreak likely affects the iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, and iPod touch 6.

Image Via iDownloadBlog

According to DigiTimes, A new supply chain report today described strong July sales for component suppliers in the iPhone supply chain, hinting at an increase in momentum for production on the 2017 iPhones, all three of the new iPhones -- the "iPhone 8," "iPhone 7s," and "iPhone 7s Plus" -- have now entered volume production.

The supply chain sources mentioned that there "will not be shortages" for the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, but supply for the iPhone 8 "could fall short of demand." One of the major factors cited for this shortage is related to "high expectations" from users, which is expected to keep suppliers operating production lines in high gear and lead to record-breaking monthly and even quarterly sales volumes.

All of the three new iPhone models, including two TFT LCD and one OLED model, have entered volume production, said the sources, adding that there will not be shortages for the two LCD models, but the supply of the OLED version could fall short of demand due to high expectations for the model.

In addition, Developers are countiunes digging into the recently released HomePod firmware to find out more details on Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8," and the latest information come from developer Guilherme Rambo, the facial recognition feature coming to iPhone 8 appears to support authentication for Apple Pay payments, seems to work with multiple faces, and may be accessible by third-party apps, just like Touch ID.

A line in the code references a payment authentication error with "Pearl," Apple's codename for face recognition in iPhone 8, while a string that reads "numberOfAppsUsingPearl" suggests facial recognition can be accessed by third-party apps, likely as a passcode replacement, facial recognition appears to be a full replacement for Touch ID. Also a strings point to the presence of iPhone 8's camera capable of supporting 240 fps video capture at 1080p.

Last not least, the HomePod firmware suggest the upcoming "iPhone 8" will automatically suppress notification sounds when a user is looking at the screen. According to iOS developer Guilherme Rambo for discovering lines of code beginning "TLAttentionAwarenessObserver" implies that the same infrared depth sensors may be used to mute audible notifications when the user is giving the phone their full attention and looking directly at the screen.

what do you think of this?

Via MacRumors And 9to5mac
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