Apple just released the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2 update to developers, only four days after releasing the third iOS 11.2 beta and one day after the iOS 11.1.2 update. Beta testers need to sign up from Apple Developer Center to download the beta profile, in order to update your device to iOS 11.2, navigate to Settings - Software Update.

The so far update introduces Apple Pay Cash, Apple's new peer-to-peer payments service. Apple Pay Cash works through the iMessage app and is designed to allow for quick P2P money transfers. it also fixes an animation bug in the Calculator app that caused some numbers and symbols to be ignored when user entered in rapid succession.


Secondly, on the iPhone X, iOS 11.2 adds a small bar underneath the icons located at the upper right side of the device on the Lock screen, which is designed to make the location of the Control Center gesture more clear. In Control Center for all devices, two new informational pop-ups will displayed when using the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth toggles.

In the update, Apple includes support for faster 7.5W wireless charging for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. The faster speeds will be available when using third-party wireless chargers that support 7.5W charging. They also redesigned camera emoji, New ow Playing option for controlling content on the Apple TV in Control Center.

The company did same thing to the other operating system, like watchOS. Today they seeds the fourth beta of upcoming watchOS 4.2 update to developers. So once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Dev Center, the new watchOS 4.1 beta can be obtained through Watch app on the iPhone by going to General -> Software update.


No major new feature discovered other than Apple Pay Cash, watchOS 4.2 appears to focus primarily on under-the-hood bug fixes and security updates. Like usual, the Cupertino firm pushed the fourth tvOS 11.2 beta, the beta is available through the Software Update mechanism on an Apple TV with an appropriate configuration profile installed.

Apple has made couple new changes to the update, such as the tvOS 11.2 now restores the unwatched category in the Home Sharing feature for Movies, TV Shows and Home Video. It enables automatic frame rate and dynamic range switching on Apple TV 4K.

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For those Apple customers who hoping to purchase a HomePod before the end of the year. Apple has released a statement saying it has pushed the HomePod’s release target into early 2018. HomePod was originally unveiled back at WWDC in June as a preview ahead of a promised December release.

In a statement provided to CNBC and several other media outlets, Apple said it needs "a little more time" before the HomePod is ready. The company’s definition of "early" is generally January to April, though they did not provide a specific reason for the delay.


We can't wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple's breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it's ready for our customers. We'll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018.

The HomePod was originally planned to release December for $349, starts in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. This makes HomePod is the first Apple product delayed since the AirPods last October, but eventually AirPods launched in December 2016.

Apple unveiled HomePod at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The Cupertino firm hope it could serves as a Siri assistant and HomeKit hub. The smart speaker said to equipped with spatial awareness and Apple-engineered audio technology, including a seven‑tweeter array and high-excursion woofer, and is powered by Apple's A8 chip.

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For many users, it's very difficult to maintain their beautiful cloth all day long, especially when wearing clothes made of woolen material. Wants to get rid of white specks on your black shirt? The thing is that these impurities are hard to lint with swipes and jitter. Then how to get rid of lint or dust? Well, a phone case will be able to help you with that.


A new startup called Stitched Products sees an opportunity, so they've introduced an iPhone case that rub remove the lint from clothes. Stitched Products claims that its phone cases can lift lint, dust, and unwanted stuff like dandruff and pet hair for up to four years.

For that, the company has applied for a patent on the process which makes the cases allegedly stop bacteria growth on dirty surfaces. So if you find your clothes have hair debris and can not be brushed by hand, then just use the case gently rubbed against the clothing, you can easily lift the hair debris.

The super cool accessories made only for iPhone 6s / 6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus and iPhone 8/8 Plus devices, the team is working on a case for iPhone X. And the case comes in four different designs. Each case is made of rubber, is 2mm thick, and has a beveled lip to add protection.


There’s an Indiegogo campaign to fund the lineup’s final production The startup set a flexible goal of $20,000. So far, $9,098 has been raised. The early bird price of $25 and is scheduled to shipping in March of 2018.

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Apple have released iOS 11.1.2, the seventh official update to the iOS 11 operating system. The update includes a fix for unresponsive iPhone X screen during the cold temperatures. Users can downloaded iOS 11.1.2 for free on all eligible devices OTA in Settings --> General --> Software Update.


According to Apple's release notes, the update have fixed a bug that causes some iPhone X displays to become temporarily unresponsive when exposed to cold temperatures. The iOS 11.0.2 also addresses an issue which could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with iPhone X.

Aside from releasing the iOS 11.1.2, Apple has released the fourth developer beta version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, three days after seeding the third beta. The beta available as an OTA upgrade on the Mac App Store.


Apple's macOS 10.13.2 introduces support for introductory pricing for auto-renewable subscriptions. Developers will be able to offer new customers a discounted introductory price for the auto- renewable subscriptions on the App Store. For these developers, they will soon configure introductory pricing on your in-app purchase page in iTunes Connect.

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This morning Time Magazine published a new list of the top 25 inventions of the year, Apple's new flagship iPhone X is on the list. At same time, the magazine also interviewed with Apple executives Dan Riccio and Jony Ive.

The iPhone X features some of the most radical design changes Apple has introduced in an iPhone since the original iPhone launched in 2007. It removes the Home button, includes an entirely new of user interface that embraces new gestures, brings impressive new camera technology, and introduces new biometric authentication in the form of Face ID.


Jony Ive speaks that how Apple is often the first to move away from technologies as they become dated. This includes the headphone jack and the Home button. He views clinging to outdated features as something that always leads to failure. As for cost, The design chief says packing those features and impressive processing power into the iPhone X has "financial consequence.”

“I actually think the path of holding onto features that have been effective, the path of holding onto those whatever the cost, is a path that leads to failure,” says Ive. “And in the short term, it’s the path the feels less risky and it’s the path that feels more secure.”

Dan Riccio, the company’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, says the iPhone X is "something we really wanted to do since day one." He also remarks that the iPhone X “really sets us up well for the next 10 years,” while he also says that Apple doesn’t design for the lowest price, but rather for the best experience.


In addition to the iPhone X, other items that were highlighted by TIME as the best inventions of the year include the Jibo robot, Halo Top low calorie ice cream, the heated Ember mug that keeps coffee warm, a multi-directional elevator, 3D printed Adidas shoes, the Tesla Model 3, the DJI Spark, the Nintendo Switch, and fidget spinners.

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In iOS 10 or earlier iOS versions, when you received notifications, what would happen was a preview would be displayed for a short time before disappearing. Now, with iOS 11, Apple bring a feature called Persistent Notifications, which the preview stays permanently until you swipe it away. And here's how to enable Persistent Notifications on iPhone.


1. Launch ‘Settings’ and go to Notifications.
2. In the menu, scroll down till you reach the app that you wish to turn Persistent Notifications on for.


3. Tap the app's notification settings menu, and then switch on to Show as Banners.
4. Scroll down there will be two large phone icons; tap on the one which says ‘Persistent’.


As you can see, Persistent Notifications is one of two types of notifications that can be enabled on your iOS 11. It isn’t enabled by default but can be activated from the settings. However, the problem is that it can’t activate for all apps at once; you will need to do so individually or activate it for all apps you feel are necessary manually.

This should be a great change because often we are too busy or otherwise preoccupied to check the phone immediately. This is a great way to stay updated and a must for messaging apps like Facebook or WhatsApp. The feature should work on iPhones upward from the iPhone 6S all the way to iPhone X.

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Belkin today announces an all-new 36W car charger that supports fast charging with the newest iPhone devices, which is able to provide fast charging capabilities for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus. All three devices support a fast charging feature allows them to be charged to 50 percent battery life in 30 minutes.


Unfortunately, the new car charger accessory made by Belkin doesn't include a USB-C to Lightning cable, which is required to make it work, but Apple sells USB-C to Lightning cables with prices starting at $25.

With 36W of power, the USB-C Car Charger can charge all your devices in a flash. Enable Fast Charge for iOS by connecting the charger to Apple’s USB-C to Lightning cable (sold separately), or connect larger devices like iPads and MacBooks and always arrive with your battery at 100 percent.

Additionally, to being able to fast charge the iPhone, the 36W Car Charger can also be used to provide power to iPads and 12-inch MacBook models. It also works with MacBook Pro models, but keep in mind, those machines typically charge using 61W or 87W Power Adapters.

The USB-C Car Charger is powerful enough to charge larger devices like iPad Pro and MacBook on the go. No more waiting for devices to charge before you can leave the house, and no more searching for an outlet once you get there.

The USB-C Car Charger is available exclusively from Belkin.com and Apple.com. Price for the car charger is $30. As we mentioned earlier, Belkin doesn't sell USB-C to Lightning cable, so if you don't already own a USB-C to Lightning cable, it brings the total price of the Belkin Charger to $55.

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