Face ID is now living well on iPhones, despite the fact is relatively slow compared to Touch ID, that's why so many users miss the feature, while there haven't any rumors regarding to Touch ID that would essentially be re-added to Apple devices, an Apple patent suggest that the company could embed both forms of biometric authentication tech on a future iPhone. (Via Patently Apple)



The patent suggest that if a device's Face ID failed to unlock it, it will offering Touch ID as a fallback. The dual biometric options actually do exists on the market, Huawei's Mate 20 RS, for example, offer consumers chance to unlock their smartphone via in-screen fingerprint and 3D Face Unlock features.

Apple describes in the application that such tech could also implement into smartwatches, meaning it might be comes to the Apple Watch in the future, just imagine how cool that will be, but for now, the only method to unlock your Apple Watch is through Passcode, though it will be a challenge for them.

Still, don't get too exciting yet, we don't really even know if Apple could turn this into reality or not, guess we have to wait and see.

Have you ever accidental delete apps on your iPhone? That happens to me so many time when I’m just holding my device, and I get that “Delete?” message. Even if you haven't experience that problem before, I would still suggest you to use the tip to prevent accidentally deleting apps on your iOS device, cause your kids can be heavy-handed sometimes: it's so easy to just hold down an app to delete it.

  1. Open the Settings app on your devices
  2. Tap on Screen Time, and then to the Content & Privacy Restrictions
  3. Click on the iTunes & App Store Purchases
  4. Select the Deleting Apps option, and set it to Don't Allow
  5. So there you have it!
In normal settings, an “X” will appear when you tap on hold down an app icon at the top left corner of the App icons, which letting you to delete apps by tapping on the X symbol, now, it will no longer be that case. Of course, in order to delete apps again in the future, you will have to temporarily enable the restriction, though you will be in full control of when you want to delete apps.

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A new lawsuit filed against Apple alleges the company deceptively hide the notch and make false claims about the iPhones' display size and PPi, include the iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, saying that Apple is completely cutting corners, thus Plaintiff lawyers Christian Sponchiado and Courtney Davis have filed a lawsuit to the Northern District of California courthouse. (Via Business Insider)



The document said that Apple's OLED iPhone models have false marketing behavior because the screen does not provide true pixels, the resolution figure is wrong, misleading consumers. The iPhone XS should have 2436×1125×2=5481000 sub-pixels. In contrast, the iPhone 8 Plus offers a higher quality screen with a resolution of 1920×1080×3=6220800 sub-pixels, states the document.
The iPhone X Product is advertised as having 2436×1125 pixels, but in fact does not use true pixels with red, green, and blue subpixels in each pixel. Instead, the Product has only false screen pixels, with just two subpixels per false pixel (2436×1125×2 = 5,481,000 subpixels), and it does not actually have any subpixels at all in the notch at the top of the screen or in the display-area corners. In contrast, the iPhone 8 Plus has a higher quality screen than the Product, with more subpixels than the Product (1920×1080 pixels×3 subpixels per pixel = 6,220,800 subpixels). In contrast to the Product, the iPhone 8 Plus does not have a notch at the top of the screen or rounded corners of the display area.
Interestingly, although Apple promoted the iPhone XS to be 5.8 inches in size, the lawsuit declares that this is completely deceiving consumers. The "full screen" is a deceptive word because there is a notch at the top of the screen. Apple also deliberately used dark wallpaper to cover the notch in many marketing images. After eliminating these invalid areas, it should be measured at only 5.6875 inches.

The original iOS' features are not comprehensive, and numerous advanced features require jailbreaking by installing tweaks. At the time, after the iPhone or iPad was jailbroken, a dedicated App Store, the so-called "Cydia", was installed. without a doubt, Cydia has become the symbol of jailbreak, where users can download or purchase a variety of jailbreak tweaks to personalize their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



However, its history is about to end, Cydia's founder Saurik commented on Reddit this Friday that Cydia has been unable to generate any revenue and has had bugs, so he has now disabled the purchases on Cydia. In addition, Saurik has decided to completely shut down the App Store for jailbroken devices in the future, and he himself said that there is no enthusiasm for continued maintenance.

Saurik said: "the reality is that I wanted to just shut down the Cydia Store entirely before the end of the year, and was considering moving the timetable up after receiving the report (to this weekend); this service loses me money and is not something I have any passion to maintain.” He states there will be a more formal post next week with more details about the future of the Cydia.

Currently, Cydia still exists, the purchase option on Cydia has been turned, which means that users can no longer purchase items from the Cydia store. We can still download tweaks from the purchase record or purchase it from a third-party source, it is just no longer via BigBoss.

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Apple's Apple Music service now can be enabled on Amazon Echo smart speakers today (US), a few days ahead of schedule. Apple and Amazon announced the partnership in November, which the latter recognizes Apple Music as "one of the most popular music services available today." (Via 9to5Mac)



Apple Music skill can now be activated in the Alexa app on the iPhone to play songs, playlists, and Beats 1 radio on Amazon Echo speakers. For example, you can say, "Alexa, play the song of Ed Sheeran on Apple Music." Of course, you can also set Apple Music as the default music streaming service with the Alexa app so you can omit the "Apple Music" phrase you want to listen to music.

Alexa also supports features that aren’t available on Apple's HomePod, such as the ability to set alarms to music as well as music automation via a feature called Routines. In addition, Echo speakers also support many other music streaming services as well, like Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, Deezer, and so on.

According to Variety, Apple has inked a deal with DHX Media to produce all-new "Peanuts" content that will be exclusive to the company. While Apple has also ordered a straight-to-series show starring Jennifer Garner and executive produced by J.J. Abrams. The aggressive expansion of its movie collection comes as Apple reportedly would debut its video streaming service as soon as next year.



For Peanuts, it says it includes a short film, featuring astronaut Snoopy with the theme of STEM education, which Apple has long supported. However, It's unclear who else will be starring in it, since the report makes no mention of Apple gaining the rights to existing Peanuts content. The creator Charles M. Schulz developed the franchise dates back to 1950.

Starring Jennifer Garner, titled "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends", the new drama series is based on Amy Silverstein's memoirs of the same name published in 2017, which tells the story of how a group of women gave her tremendous support while waiting for a second heart transplant. Both Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television will be the producers of the series.

The two new original contents Apple's well over a dozen original TV series and movies lineup, and just this past few weeks, Apple ordered a show from M. Night Shyamalan, a violent drama starring Richard Gere, and so much more.

It seems every each year the iPhone is getting bigger and bigger, every since iPhone 6 plus was release, it went from 4-inch to 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch to 5.8-inch, and then 6.5-inch nowadays, because people simply want have bigger smartphone, that applies to majority smartphone brands on the market, smaller phones are nowhere to found, however, a new concept trying to imagine what would a mini iPhone XR look like.



Designer Krystofer said his inspiration for the concept of the iPhone mini came from seeing a child using a Plus-size iPhone to make a call. Another is that he saw an old man having difficulty taping on the top of a large-size phone. Therefore, Krystofer decided to design an iPhone that is tinner, less powerful, but cheaper. Like other iPhones, it can make calls, texts, pre-installed several core apps, and emergency features.

Similar to iPhone XS and XR, the iPhone mini uses the same full-screen notch design, but its body is 40% smaller than the iPhone XS Max and has only one rear camera. Simply put, it's more like a mini version of the iPhone XR. "Your thumb can reach all corners", he says: "it would be light and could fit into any pocket unlike the new line-up out from Apple"

However, as far as Apple is concerned, they are unlikely to launch a phone similar to the iPhone mini. There are even rumors that Apple has given up the second-generation iPhone SE. With the slowdown in the smartphone market, Apple has turned to a new strategy of selling fewer handsets at higher prices and increasing revenue by increasing the average iPhone price.

Apple today announced that its Apple Music Connect service for music artists and fans now begin to shut down starting today, and its fate is exactly the same as the iTunes Ping service that withdrew from the historical stage in 2012. Meanwhile, Apple today informed developers that they can now view data analytics for their macOS apps in App Store Connect.



In an email sent to artists, Apple stated that they will no longer be able to post in the Connect section from today, and this feature has been removed from the Apple Music Artist page and the "For You" section. Apple said that the Connect content uploaded by the artist could still be searched until May 4, 2019. Connect used to have a separate tab in 2015, but was later degraded to the "For You" section.
Today we're streamlining music discovery by removing Connect posts from Artist Pages and For You. This means you'll no longer be able to post to Connect as of December 13, 2018, but all previously uploaded content will still be searchable until May 24, 2019. You can still create Artist Playlists with the latest version of Apple Music.
As for macOS app analytics, which now lives in App Store Connect, give you the ability to view how many times your app was seen on the Mac App Store, how many times your product page was viewed, and how many new customers downloaded your app.

A new supply chain report says that Apple will use a new screen technology, so at least one of the iPhones launched in 2019 will be lighter and thinner, since Apple’s flagship iPhones launched this year are actually the opposite of this trend. However, the new screen tech will be only used on high-end models, as production volume increases, Apple may apply it on all iPhones. (Via ET News)



The report states Apple has decided to use a touch-integrated flexible OLED panel that is different from the current display structure. The latest iPhone screen uses a separate layer, where the new panel makes the device even thinner, as it can also save costs through this screen technology, and make the screen display more beautiful, improve touch sensitivity, and even solve the problem of false touch.

ET News believes the technology is called Y-OCTA that will be provided by Samsung, the South Korea based tech company first proposed this idea to Apple in March of this year, in order to continue to receive Apple's OLED panel orders, though Apple intends to make LG their second supplier.

Regarding to next year's iPhone lineup, rumors and analysts suggest that the form factor won't change, but expected with new AR features, possibly triple-lens rear camera, USB-C port, and improved Face ID.

Apple announced in a press release today that it will invest $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin, Texas. Covering an area of 133 acres, the new campus is less than a mile from the city's existing campus it can accommodate an additional 5,000 employees, and is expected to make Apple the largest private employer in Austin. Likewise, the campus will be powered by 100% renewable energy.

"Apple is proud to bring new investment, jobs and opportunity to cities across the United States and to significantly deepen our quarter-century partnership with the city and people of Austin," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "Talent, creativity and tomorrow's breakthrough ideas aren't limited by region or zip code, and, with this new expansion, we're redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationwide."
The company also said that the expansion of the Campus created a wide range of employment opportunities, including engineering, R&D, operations, finance, sales and customer support. The current Austin campus is already represents largest number of employees outside of Cupertino, with nearly 6,200 staff. In total, Apple now employs 90,000 people in all 50 states, with over 1,000 people in 16 states.

In addition to the new Austin campus, Apple announced today that it will continue to expand over the next three years, with plans to open new offices in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City and to expand operations in Boulder, Pittsburgh, New York and Colorado. Moreover, Apple is planning to invest $10 billion over the next five years for data centers in the United States.

Intel has announced Sunny Cove, the company's next-generation processor microarchitecture, created to further improve performance and energy efficiency. The Sunny Cove microarchitecture is built on a 10nm process and will be the foundation for Intel's next-generation Core and Xeon processors.

Intel introduced Sunny Cove, Intel’s next-generation CPU microarchitecture designed to increase performance per clock and power efficiency for general purpose computing tasks, and includes new features to accelerate special purpose computing tasks like AI and cryptography. 
It could mean that the Sunny Cove will appear on Apple machines like MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and Mac mini in 2019. At the same time, the chipmaker also released a new Gen11 integrated graphics card, twice the performance of Skylake architecture processor Gen 9 integrated graphics, and capable of 4K video playback and 8K content creating thanks to Adaptive Sync Technology.

Sunny Cove is a new microarchitecture, thus the processor that comes with the Sunny Cove and Gen 11 should be called Ice Lake, the successor of Coffee Lake, Whiskey Lake, Amber Lake, and Cannon Lake. Meanwhile, Intel also reconfirmed plans to launch discrete graphics in 2020, to compete along with providers like AMD and Nvidia, give Apple users more choices.

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According to The Information, Apple is actively developing its own cellular modem and will be used in future iPhone models. For several months, the company has been actively recruiting engineers in San Diego, where the Wireless Architecture team is located. However, due to the complexity of the wireless modems, we may not see an iPhone with its own-designed cellular moderns until 2021.


Furthermore, considering there were reports stated the fact that Apple will launch its first 5G-enabled iPhone in 2020 featured with Intel modems, so the first iPhone with in-house designed cellular modern is highly thought to be available in 2021. This allows Apple to further reduce reliance on chipmakers like Intel and Qualcomm, especially Apple is in a patent battle with the latter.
[...]And a person briefed on Apple’s plans confirmed that the company, indeed, has an an active project to build its own cellular modem chip, which connects Apple’s phones to the networks of wireless carriers. Due to the complexity of the chip, it could take Apple as long as three years to ship iPhones with them, analysts said.
The plan could eventually benefit users since it designed the best industrial-leading A-series processor, T-series coprocessor, S-series processor, and W-series wireless chip for its wide range of products, so I would expect them to design one of the most powerful cellular modern ever.

As part of the holiday promotion, Apple began offering promo codes to Apple Music subscribers today. So when you purchase HomePod, you can get a £50 discount by enter the code in the checkout section. Currently, only UK users can enjoy the £50 off on HomePod, but Apple likely to expand to more regions.

HomePod brings out the best in Apple Music. To celebrate the holidays, we're giving only Apple Music subscribers £50 off HomePod now through December 16. Claim your special promo code now.
This promotion lasted until December 16. After using the promo code, HomePod will be priced at £269. This promotion is sent by email, which contains a button for "Get Your promo code." Spotify, however, is also offering similar deal, when you subscribe to the music streaming service for the first time, and then sign up for family plan (only uses money from your 3 month trial), you will get a Google Home Mini for free.

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According to the identification code found in the latest macOS Mojave system update, AMD is likely to further expand its Radeon Pro Vega graphics card product lineup for the Mac refresh in early 2019. As reported by Phoronix, patches for Linux kernel drivers were found last Friday which include references to many PCI IDs that do not correspond to the currently available Vega graphics cards



Apple added AMD's Vega 16 and Vega 20 graphics cards to the graphics upgrade options of the new MacBook Pro in mid-November. Although new graphics cards are popular with users who want higher performance, the latest evidence hint that Apple may have begun to consider to introduce these unreleased Vega graphics cards for a future Mac update.

The new Vega 20 PIC ID is determined as 0x66A4, while the Vega 10 version is defined as 0x6869, 0x668A, 0x686B, 0x686D, 0x686E, and 0x686F. Although the new PCI ID strongly suggests that AMD is preparing to release more Vega series in the future, it could perhaps be a variant of existing or upgraded products. It is also possible that these are internal test products are made for compatibility purposes and will not be released.

For Apple, it should be unlikely that a new graphics card option will be added soon after the new units have just been updated. Though Apple used to use laptop parts in the iMac, as the existing product line has not been updated for a long time, so it's a high potential that they could refresh iMac next year.

Apple has enabled ECG feature in watchOS 5.1 and is currently available only to US users over the age of 22. Although this feature has not been extended to more markets, Apple Watch Series 4 users around the world should now have gained a better heart rate measurement experience. (Via 9to5mac)



Traditionally, Apple Watch's optical heart rate sensor uses photoplethysmography, which uses a Green LED light with a light-sensitive photoreceptor to detect blood flow through the wrist at any point in time. With hundreds of flashing LEDs per second, Apple Watch can calculate the number of heartbeats per minute.

However, users can check their heart rate at any time with Apple Watch's Heart Rate app and put your finger on the Digital Crown, what this will do is that it creates a closed circuit between the user's heart and arms to capture electrical impulses through the chest. At this point, the user gets readings faster and with higher accuracy—getting one measurement per second instead of every 5 seconds.

When you use this method to record heart rate, the Health app on the iPhone will notice the use of electrode capture measurements, indicating "ECG" as the source. So now with the feature, I would say this is probably the most reliable heart rate monitor on your wrist.

After Apple Pay was announced in 2014, the mobile payment service now officially become Available in Germany. Banks that supports Apple Pay including the Deutsche Bank, Hanseatic Bank, HypoVereinsbank, Edenred, Comdirect, Fidor Bank, and mobile banks and payment services o2, N26, boon, bunq, and VIMpay.


Not only banks, retailers such as Bershka, Burger King, Adidas, Aldi, Aral, Cigo, Kaufland, Media Markt, McDonald’s, O2, Pull&Bear, Shell, Starbucks, and more are supporting Apple Pay right now. The mobile payment also available in countless apps as well as websites, you can view the list here.

Apple's mobile payment solution, Apple Pay, which lets you pay with you iPhone and Apple Watch, has expanded to more than 20 countries since its launch in the US in 2014, including the UK, Canada, Australia, China, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Russia. New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Ireland, Ukraine, Belgium and Kazakhstan.

According to job listings information from Apple's website in the US and New Zealand, the company is still working hard to get the AirPower wireless charging mat to sell as soon as possible. Whether it's in Cupertino, Calif., or Auckland, New Zealand, they are looking to add more people to the wireless charging technology team. Here is the job description that mentioned AirPower:

The mission of the Wireless Power Technology team - Build the world's best Wireless Charging user-experience by inventing state-of-the-art technologies. The Wireless Power Technology team develops bleeding-edge Wireless Charging designs that are central to Apple's products - the iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods, AirPower and more.
Apple announced the AirPower wireless charging mat at the iPhone X event in September 2017, when the company announced that AirPower will be officially released in 2018. However, we have reported while back that it got delayed, as suppose it has a heating issue which affects the ability of the devices to charge if they become too warm in the process.

Likely, though, the Job listing indicates that the Cupertino tech-giant is still developing the AirPower. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also claimed that Apple may launch new AirPods and AirPower in late 4Q18 or early 1Q19. What do you think? Let us know in the comment below.

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Following its official release of iOS 12.1.1, watchOS 5.1.2, macOS 10.14.2, and tvOS 12.1.1, Apple has seeded the first developer update of iOS 12.1.2, watchOS 5.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, and tvOS 12.1.2. Developers who Registered through Apple Developer Center can download the update via OTA.


The release notes for these upcoming updates only highlight bug fixes and performance improvements, however, we expect to fix an issue that bother many users, in which they found that the iPhone failed to connect to cellular network after updating the iOS 12.1.1, and affecting some app, it's understood that the problem already known by Apple engineers, so iOS 12.1.2 is likely to fix that bug.

Asides from that, no major changes or features being discovered at the moment, if we found anything new, we will update the post right way. We will be also pleased if you comment down below your findings.

Earlier this week, Google released the Chrome 71, but the latest version of Chrome still not support macOS Mojave's Dark Mode. However, according to Reddit, a Google developer recently submitted a code change on the Chromium Project to implement a system-level dark mode. For those unknown, Chromium is the foundation of the open source project for Chrome.


Currently, the code change has passed the review phase and will be available in Chrome in the future. There are several versions of Chrome that were developed at the same time to facilitate testing and deploying new features. All code changes will appear in Chromium as early as possible, and then enter the Canary version, or the Chrome beta, and finally the stable version of Chrome. 

Since Google updates Chrome every six weeks or so, it's likely the company will release the Chrome with Dark Mode support in early 2019, for now. the feature in Chromium is still hidden and requires a terminal command to enable it. Honestly, the completion is still relatively high, the search box, tabs, bookmarks bar, status bar, and dialog box have all turned black, 

Surely, the Dark Mode is being tested and some changes may occur in the future. Also, the Incognito Mode in Chrome turns the browser black, still the new dark mode is distinguished from the Incognito Mode. We expect Google Chrome to support Dark Mode either in 72 or 73 version.

Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 12, introduced a feature called "Instant Tuning" that allows users to adjust and configure notification settings without having to go to the Settings app, in other words, you can immediately "mute" notification from a certain app, which it won't display on the lock screen, or basically, it filters out unnecessary notifications. Here is how to do it!

  1. Choose a notification on the Lock Screen or the Notification Center
  2. Swipe from the right side to the left side on a specific application
  3. Tap on Manage, and then click on the Deliver Quitely so notification won't show on the lock screen or make any sounds
  4. If you don't want to see the notification on the Notification Center, you can Turn Off that the notifications will be completely muted.
  5. Change your mind? Just simply go to Settings -> Notifications, then activate it
With iOS 12, users can more easily reduce interference. In addition to introducing Instant Tuning, the company also makes it easy for users to turn off all alerts at once with an improved "Do Not Disturb" feature, better, you can schedule a time to enable the Do Not Disturb, for instance, when you study an exam.

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