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OK, look. I'm not the first person to say this, and I certainly won't be the last. But iOS 11 is bad. The new operating system has turned my phone into a bug-infested carcass of its former self, and the frustration of trying to use it sometimes makes me want to die, too.

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Apple's Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Denise Young Smith, is leaving the company at the end of the year, Bloomberg reports. Earlier this month, Cornell Tech announced Young Smith would be joining the faculty as an executive-in-residence in January.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Shared from The Sydney Morning Herald

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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.

Shared from Lifehacker

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One of Apple's big new features for the iPhone X (and the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus) is wireless charging, but if you care more about speed than convenience, there's another perk you should know about.

The company's newest smartphones all support fast charging, too. Apple claims you can get from 0 to 50 per cent charge in 30 minutes -- just not with the charger that comes in the box.

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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.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed yesterday that it has been unable to decrypt a phone belonging to the gunman who killed 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas - an announcement that is likely to start another battle between law enforcement and technology companies over encryption.

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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