Australian gym-goers are the first in the world to take advantage of Apple's new GymKit technology, which launched earlier this week. Fitness First members at select gyms can tap their Apple Watch to compatible cardio equipment for seamless transfer of their workout stats.
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Looking at a future where a robot might take your job, and thinking maybe it's time to re-skill? here's some good news: with the demand for digital skills in Australia continuing to grow, by 2022 we will need an extra 81,000 specialist tech workers. Intensive tech jobs will increase by 236,700.
So how's this for good timing - Apple's "Everyone Can Code" initiative has gone global, with a full year-long "App Development with Swift" course launching in over 20 colleges and universities outside of the US - including at RMIT.
The $1579 iPhone X has the best tech Apple could put in a phone. It let the company remove Touch ID and replace it with a 3D sensor that shoots out thousands of little infrared dots so you can unlock your phone with your face. It's also the tech behind Apple's Animoji, the iMessage app that lets you make and share cute animated faces - or so we thought.
iOS 11, the fancy new version of Apple's OS that shipped just about two months before the launch of its latest line of expensive phones, introduced some changes to Control Center, its app which streamlines the annoying process of changing settings by putting the most commonly tweaked ones on a single swipe-up menu. One issue? The changes included buttons that appeared to be convenient Wi-Fi and Bluetooth switches, but in reality simply disconnected phones from nearby devices and networks instead of turning the chips off.
Let me tell you something about the 2018 crop of iPhones: Apple's gonna sell a bazillion of them! Why am I talking about next year's iPhones, when most people haven't had the opportunity to set eyes on the flashy $1579 iPhone X that just came out? Because KGI Securities is already looking ahead to next year's lineup. OK, so you want to talk 2018 iPhones? Let's talk 2018 iPhones.
Apple's new Face ID security for the iPhone X has sparked a number of concerns, with the biggest being how secure the biometric system really is. The tech giant says that while the facial recognition system is intended for convenience rather than absolute security, it's less vulnerable than its Touch ID predecessor - though testing has shown that the system generally works, but has a number of faults and unexpected behaviours.
Apple is working on a redesigned, high-end iPad for as early as 2018 that incorporates key iPhone X features such as slimmer edges and facial recognition, according to people familiar with the matter.
However, the new version of the tablet is unlikely to include an OLED screen, which provides more vivid colours and sharper clarity, the people said. They asked not to be identified talking about private product development.
Some users discovered a software bug causing the iPhone X to freeze up in cold weather. Disappointing, but what do you expect from a phone that only costs as much as a few cups of coffee?
The DOJ and FBI have been in a bit of a cold war with Apple and the tech community ever since the controversy in 2015 over unlocking the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. This week, the war heated up again with the FBI and Apple exchanging words about encryption, and today, the Deputy Attorney General of the United States stepped into the fray.
The Democratic People's Republic of North Korea is not known for embracing outside influences. But the country's ruling elite are such big fans of Apple that North Korean technology has been designed to mimic hardware and software developed by the company. And Pyongyang's admiration for Cupertino apparently goes much deeper - and darker.
Let's be honest -- our smartphones today are more camera than they are phone. We use them to document our lives with images and video as much as we use them to message and check up on Facebook and Instagram. And apparently if you're looking for a phone that takes great photos, you can't go past the $1579 iPhone X. It's the best phone you can buy right now when it comes to snapping still photos