Some users who installed the latest WatchOS software say it caused their devices to stop working
Apple has pulled an update for its smartwatches after some owners complained the software had caused their devices to stop working.
The problem appears to have baffled the firm's repair staff, and there appears to be no way at present for owners to restore the products themselves.Several have said they have been told they need to send in the devices for a fix.Apple said it intended to release a revised update soon.
Those affected reported that their watches had become stuck in a state showing the Apple logo - but nothing else - on their screens.One owner of a newly released Series 4 model said he had been told it would take the firm's repair staff up to a week to decide whether his device needed to be repaired or replaced.
If you’ve been holding on to that three-year-old iPad because you haven’t had a reason to upgrade, this year, you just might.On Tuesday, Apple announced a brand new iPad Pro at an event in Brooklyn, and for the first time since 2015, it’s completely redesigned its flagship tablet.The new iPad Pro comes in two sizes: 12.9-inches and 11-inches and they’re almost all screen.
The Lightning Port is gone too -- but you can now charge your iPhone with your iPadThe iPad now charges over USB-C, a type of connector that’s standard on nearly every modern smartphone except the iPhone.
The footprint is the same familiar squircle design that’s defined the line since the begin, but now with the space gray finish found on the rest of the line.
The biggest changes, however, are on the inside. The new device features the latest generation six core processor, up to 64GB of RAM and up to 2TB of solid state storage.
On the back of the device, you’ll find four Thunderbolt 3, an HDMI and USB-A ports. Like the new Air, the updated Mini is made from 100 percent recycled aluminum.
As is fitting with the theme of the event, the company is positioning the product toward creative pros. Apple’s clearly hoping to blur the lines between consumer and professional, by souping up its lower end devices.
That said, the Mini is still priced like an entry level device. The low-end version features 8GB of RAM and starts at $799. Pre-orders for the diminutive desktop starts today, and it starts shipping on November 7.
Apple announced today that the next version of iOS, 12.1, will be released to the public on Tuesday, Oct.
“Automatic detection of active speakers: FaceTime uses on-device intelligence to display the most prominent speakers on the call, automatically highlighting the current speaker by bringing them to the forefront.
Ringless notification: When calling more than one person, FaceTime displays a notification that lets you instantly join a call without being disruptive.
Messages integration: Group FaceTime is integrated into the Messages app, making it easy to start a Group FaceTime right from a group iMessage chat.
The allegation was raised at a court hearing on Friday in relation to a lawsuit filed by Apple in January 2017.
“They’re trying to destroy our business,” Qualcomm lawyer Evan Chesler told the Federal Court in San Diego.
Apple is arguing that Qualcomm has been charging it excessive patent licensing fees for years, as one of its conditions for allowing it to use its microprocessors in its iPhones and iPad devices.
The relationship between the two companies has long passed any point of civility, with Bloomberg estimating that there are now about 100 court cases currently filed worldwide between the two companies in relation to the patent dispute.
Tucked within Bloomberg's report on what to expect from Apple's event is a detail claiming the new iPad Pros will ditch the rounded edges for a more squared off look resembling past iOS devices like the iPhone 5.
"It will include more squared-off sides like the iPhone 5, 5S, and SE from a few years ago," reports Mark Gurman, who has a reliable track record surfacing details on new Apple products before they're announced.
Apple has been a longstanding target of criticism for the way it throttles CPU performance on iPhone models with lower capacity batteries.
Of course, CEO Tim Cook earlier this year went so far as to promise that iOS would now allow users to disable that feature, but the company nevertheless has been targeted with a wave of investigations and lawsuits over the issue.
As The Guardian notes, the fine followed an investigation into accusations that “operating system updates for older phones slowed them down, thereby encouraging the purchase of new phones.
By way of giving more background to what led to the decision and ultimate fine, the newspaper goes on to note that Samsung told owners of its Galaxy Note 4 to install a new version of Google’s Android operating system which was intended for the more recent Note 7.
Mozilla has released Firefox 63, which introduces Enhanced Tracking Protection, a feature that blocks third-party trackers to increase your privacy online.
For now, Firefox 63 has Enhanced Tracking Protection off by default, but it gives users the option to block third-party tracking cookies or block all trackers.
Apple’s Safari was the first browser to block third-party cookies by default, and the company also introduced an Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature in 2017 that reduced apps’ abilities to track users across websites.
Today’s Firefox update also includes an update to the New Tab page, which pins users’ top sites.