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The iPhone 8 is still far from it's release date, but the rumors around the next Apple smartphone are already extremely numerous. And the concepts of fans of the brand also: in this last test, finally quite credible, we can see an iPhone 8 whose front face is completely covered by a screen. Especially, the lower part of the phone is used as a Touch Bar. A prospect you will find quite interesting.



We already know a lot about it: it could have an OLED screen, would be borderless (or failing that would have a screen on the front face), would have a really revolutionary wireless charging system, since it would recharge the iPhone 8 at a distance of 5m from the transmitter .

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IPhone 8: Will the Touch Bar of the MacBook Pro be on the menu of the next Apple smartphone?

This is at least what is expected of a brand that was still not so long ago the innovation in smartphones. As a result, concepts are many, some more credible, or futuristic than others. This one is, you will see, quite attractive, in particular because it demonstrates the innovation of the Touch Bar, which is found on the new MacBook Pro and presented on the iPhone 8.

Rumors speak for example of a new wireless keyboard of the mark with this new Touch Bar.

This concept also shows a glimpse of the Home button, which seems to be part of the screen, and this kind of Touch Bar.
The iPhone 8 could have a huge 5.8-inch AMOLED screen on any front side, and has a kind of Touch Bar in its lower part. This one would be able to read the fingerprints like a TouchID sensor and would be dedicated to the display of virtual keys according to the applications, much like proposes in fact the famous Touch Bar that equips the last MacBook Pro.

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Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst of KGI Securities, confirms several recent information about the iPhone 8. This one would have an AMOLED screen of 5.8 inches on all the front face of the screen. A feature area would be permanently dedicated on the lower part of this screen. This could be used to replace the TouchID sensor by scanning the fingerprints, or to display virtual buttons according to the applications, as the Touch Bar does .

A new Apple patent TouchID screen reinforces the idea of an OLED screen with futuristic features. Each pixel in the feature area would in fact consist of three subpixels for displaying the image, and two infrared diodes for scanning the fingerprint. In addition, the Home button would disappear completely in favor of this big screen.

The iPhone 8 would only have a huge OLED screen with a feature area

Ming-Chi Kuo points out that in 2017 there will be only one iPhone with innovative features. This reinforces the hypothesis of the release this year of three iPhone including two iPhone 7S with minor evolutions. Side iPhone 8, Ming-Chi Kuo also think Apple will set a sale price above 1000 dollars , due to the technological innovations..

But he does not think this price will weaken sales, due to the "innovative user experience" offered by this smartphone. The analyst anticipates that Apple will sell 100 million iPhone in the second half of 2017, including 40% iPhone 7S and 60% iPhone 8.

Apple remains number one in the Fortune 2017 ranking of the most admired companies in the world.
Sidereal competitors Alphabet (Google) is now only in 6th place, Microsoft and Facebook are just in the top 10 and Samsung is not even in the top 50. This ranking is established by 3800 business leaders And selected analysts, invited to note various precise criteria of each company.

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Apple still keeps an intense aura on the industry. The new Fortune ranking of the 50 most admired companies in the world still puts Apple this year in the spotlight . This ranking rewards only the best companies in the world among the 680 generating an income of more than $ 10 billion.

It is the executives of these companies, their managers, but also selected analysts who have been invited to select the 10 companies according to criteria such as innovation, management, use of assets and resources Firm, market credibility, social responsibility, long-term value, product quality, and the competitiveness of their products globally.

Everyone had apparently Apple on the tip of the tongue, which is not surprising given the latest results of the company. The iPhone 7 is selling very well , and the next flagship of the brand, the iPhone 8, already arouses a strong interest . Especially as we expect an extremely innovative product compared to the competition. And that Apple is one of the few companies that can afford such comfortable margins.

In addition, Apple has received several awards this year, including that of the most innovative company, and its CEO Tim Cook, whose fans doubted a time, seems to manage the ship well, and is among the 100 most influential people In the world according to Time. At the moment, Apple's stock is breaking records, and it is estimated that the company already valued at more than 700 billion dollars, could be the first to exceed 1000 billion valuation.

Apple keeps its high tech competitors at a distance in the ranking...
When Apple launched the very first classic iPod in 2001 it was a real revolution in its time and for the musical part, the ancestor of the iPhone. But we can imagine that today the little jewel has become a true antiquity, especially when compared to the latest iPod touch . If this may seem obvious to you, imagine a little bit the heads of the little ones if we presented them the first iPod …

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This is exactly what the authors of the video below have done!

It shows the reactions of several children against the very first model of iPod launched by Apple.

Here is the video, enjoy:

Despite Apple TV's continued decline in sales throughout 2016, the Cupertino firm continues to work on its TV box, as well as its content offering by recently hiring Timothy D. Twerdahl former head of Amazon.com Inc.’s Fire TV unit.

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He will manage the activities of Apple TV with the objective of extending the quality and quantity of the contents offered on the home TV box. A catalog of content that stagnates due to several failed negotiations with major chains.

But content is not enough, and according to a new report from the American newspaper Bloomberg, Apple would test a future version of Apple TV that has the distinctive feature of supporting the 4K .

According to Bloomberg sources, this version of Apple TV which has for internal code name "J105" would have as main novelty the diffusion of contents in 4K, but would also offer a better color rendering .

More and more users are equipping themselves with 4K screens, hence the need for Apple to work on a TV box that supports this resolution. Moreover, for several generations now the iPhone can shoot in 4K.

The Bloomberg report finally mentions that the TV app that was unveiled at the end of last year was originally intended to be a portal for accessing different live content, but this had failed due to negotiations missed with the big chains.
It is the newspaper "Time of Israel" which indicates, Apple would have bought the Israeli company RealFace.

Founded in 2014, it is specialized in an area that is known to interest Apple: facial recognition and would have been absorbed for a very reasonable price of 2 to a few million euros.

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RealFace has developed a patented technique that uses artificial intelligence to enable face recognition without requiring long and arduous learning.

But the company had also released an application, now unavailable named Pickeez . It made it possible to choose the best photos of a user, again thanks to its recognition technology.

This buyout not confirmed by Apple at this stage (but the company never does it directly).
The jailbreak community focuses mainly on iOS 10 and more particularly on iOS 10.2 these days. We must say that the jailbreak, although in beta to this day, took time to arrive. As a reminder, iOS 10 Jailbreak is available since last September.

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But it's not only iOS that takes advantage of the jailbreak, Apple TV has known it for a while. The situation has been quiet for a while now, but it could evolve. NitoTV, which essentially handles the jailbreak of Apple TV, has posted a message on its Tumblr page on which it suggests that a jailbreak for tvOS 10.1 is possible. The jailbreak for iOS 10.2 could actually be adapted to the Apple TV, but it takes work.

The latest update of the Apple TV 4th generation is tvOS 10.1.1 which is responsible for correcting bugs. NitoTV recommends users interested in a jailbreak to stay on tvOS 10.1 if they are still on or restore to tvOS 10.1. It is still possible to date, Apple still signs the firmware ( available here ). Restoration must be done with iTunes.

No date for a jailbreak of tvOS 10.1 for now, but the project is in progress. Hope for interested users that it will be a matter of days. This would be the first jailbreak for tvOS 10 and so the Apple TV 4th generation.
Apple has obtained a new patent for the user interface when a physical keyboard is connected to a device equipped with a touch screen . This is the iPad and Smart Keyboard, namely the physical keyboard for the iPad Pro. Here, Apple presents a template with new keys for quick access to features.

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In the patent, Apple presents interesting drawings because new buttons are noted on the keyboard: a button allows quick access to Emojis, a button launches Siri or make a search and another allows to quickly share content displayed on the screen.

The key with the most features would be the one with the magnifying glass. A simple support would make a search within the applications to find a word or phrase for example. A long press could allow the use of Siri.

New iPads are expected this year, with rumors announcing either a release in March or in the second half of 2017. Apple could possibly present a new Smart Keyboard on this occasion with the new features presented above. The keyboard could be accompanied by a second-generation Apple Pencil.
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Wireless charging, OLED screen edge to edge, facial recognition ... we reported on the potential features of the next iPhone model, especially after 10 years of the iconic smartphone.

Each year, the rumours are around the new iPhone before its traditional autumn release. There are sky high expectations for the next model, particularly since the expected iPhone 8 marks 10 years of iPhone releases. A symbolic date that Apple will surely celebrate with a device that could mark a real breakthrough compared with its predecessors. A few months before its release, what do we know about the iPhone 8?

Here are a few of the rumoured features:

  • All-glass design
  • Wireless charging
  • OLED/AMOLED display
  • 5.8-inch screen
  • A11 chip
  • Intel 7360 LTE modem
  • iOS 11 software
  • No home button

OLED EDGE TO EDGE SCREEN

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The most radical change should be in replacing its traditional LCD screens with OLED display, offering better contrast and consume less energy.

Specifically, the borders disappear, leaving its place to a screen that could be 5.8 inches, which directly integrate the fingerprint recognition (Touch ID) in accordance with the will of Jony Ive, head of design at Apple .

AMOLED displays are superior to the LCD panels currently used in Apple’s iPhones. That’s because rather than requiring a power-hungry backlight, an OLED-based screen lights up individual pixels when necessary. This also means that you get true black – i.e. a pixel is turned off – rather than the faux black created by a backlit LCD screen.

This premiere also imply the elimination of the iconic "Home" button.

GLASS BODY AND...
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Apple is working on integrating AirPods in "Find My iPhone" App. A highly anticipated feature but already looks very useful.

If you have fallen for the latest Apple wireless earphones, you can not deny that your first fear is to lose one of your precious AirPods . If this has not happened to you yet ... Apple has obviously thought about it already.

The company will add its AirPods to "Find My iPhone" App with the release of iOS 10.3 expected in the coming weeks. With this application, AirPods owners will be able to know their current position or at least the latest where the headphones were located.

Not so accurate Tracking

The location data will not be extremely precise. At best, they should tell you if your headphones are at home, at work or at the pub. So do not count on it to see if one of them slipped into your couch or is waiting near the sink of the restaurant where you have lunch. It's better than nothing, certainly, but when you consider the small size of these devices, it still remains quite limited.

This is good news for all users though, remember, first unofficial app came out shortly after the marketing of AirPods ... before being deleted at the request of Apple.
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Apple opened entries for its reality show that will follow developers every day with one goal: create an App that will change the world.

Apple and Propagate production company will produce a reality TV show called Planet of the Apps and will be, more or less, a developer contest to create the best application for iOS, watchOS , macOS or tvOS. Note the word game with Planet of the Apes , the original title of the Planet of the Apes , completely untranslatable.

The project is ambitious : Apple seeks several teams of developers who wish to create an App able to " shape the future, solve real problems and change our lives ." It is true that such Apps can be counted on the fingers of one hand on the iPhone, I would say Citymapper, IFTTT, Philips Hue, Uber among the hundreds of applications installed. All others are not unnecessary or unused but have not really changed lives.

Therefore, it will be a complex task for these developers who should not create yet another clone of Snapchat, a copy-cat Instagram or Uber-on-the-only-knows-what to stand out. The show, beyond finality, will focus on the story behind the creation of an App and allow you to see how an App passes the head of a small team to the eventual success of the software. The teams will be assisted by mentors throughout the show and the final rewards are rather attractive: the finalists will meet with investors who have promised to put up $ 10 million and their Apps will be highlighted on the App Store.

But then, how to participate?

The rules are simple:

  • You must be an adult in your country of birth.
  • You must have legal access to the US territory (not required to be American).
  • You need have free full-time end 2016 / early 2017 for the filming.
  • You must have a prototype of your App by 21 October 2016.
  • If you fit the profile, you can enroll in the...
Apple’s MacOS, once known as OS X, is believed by many to be completely free of malware — so free, in fact, that you don’t need to run any kind of software to protect against it. That’s for those Windows users to worry about.

MacOS is indeed less of a target that Windows 10, and whether that’s because it’s used on less than eight percent of all PCs or its inherently more secure has been a topic of some debate. Nevertheless, the fact is that you’re not completely worry-free running a Mac. And now, some researchers at security software company Malwarebytes has found the first piece of MacOS malware for 2017.

Malwarebytes was informed of the new malware by a particularly perceptive IT administrator, who noticed that one of his Macs was engaging in some unusual network traffic. As Malwarebytes staff looked into things, they discovered a piece of malware written with “antiquated code” that had likely existed — primarily on biomedical research center computers — for some time.

The code is simple but ingenious, made of only two files but capable of communicating with a remote command and control server and of taking screenshots and sending them along. Some of the code made calls to functions that haven’t existed since before OS X, marking the code as evidence that Macs have indeed suffered from malware since the earliest days. But it’s not been untouched since its creation, with code referencing OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Regardless of whether the malware is really that old or just appears to be, it’s relatively easy to discover and eradicate. Malwarebytes’ own software will do the job, detecting it as OSX.Backdoor.Quimitchin. As the company summarizes, “Ironically, despite the age and sophistication of this malware, it uses the same old unsophisticated technique for persistence that so many other pieces of Mac malware do: a hidden file and a launch agent. This makes it easy to spot, given any reason to look at the infected machine closely (such as unusual...
With the News Feed getting crowded, Facebook will soon start testing ads in its Messenger app for mobile devices including the iPhone and iPad, the company revealed on Wednesday.

The test will be a limited to a small group of people in Australia and Thailand, Messenger product head Stan Chudnovsky explained to Recode. It will also initially be restricted to five advertisers, which were unmentioned.

Ads will appear further down in Messenger‘s homescreen, which should ensure that core functions are still easy to access.

Critically, Chudnovsky noted that ads won’t be targeted based on message content, which might have raised serious privacy concerns. Instead, companies will only be able direct ads using the same information available for regular Facebook spots.

In fact the test is geared partly towards seeing how people react. A backlash could therefore keep ads out of Messenger, at least temporarily.

Unlike Facebook Stories, currently available in Ireland, the Messenger test is expected to last several months before there’s any chance of ads coming to other countries.

“It’s not going to be expanding anywhere for a long time,” Chudnovsky said.

Let’s say we are not looking forward to this.