iPad vs Mac, blue light and sleep, Outlook, Reddit apps, new AI from Siri creator, FBI bought hack,


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How Apple is grooming the iPad to take over the Mac — As Apple’s first truly new tablet in years, the iPad Pro is every bit the beast it was rumored to be. Built around a gorgeous 12.9-inch screen, it doesn’t skimp on the pixels or the power. With its eye-popping 2732-by–2048 resolution and the cutting-edge A9X chip, the big iPad Pro drew a clear line in the sand between it and the Air. As Steve Jobs might have said, it was a screamer.

Is blue light really bad for sleep? Apple introduced iOS 9.3 a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been obsessed with Night Shift ever since. Night Shift, in case you missed it, is a new iOS feature that uses your device’s clock and geolocation services to determine sunrise and sunset at your location, then uses this information to gradually adjust the colours on your screen to the warmer end of the spectrum as darkness falls, gradually returning the colours to normal as the sun rises.

Outlook for iOS and Android gets new calendar integrations —
Users can bring in reminders from Evernote and Wunderlist, plus events from Facebook.

It’s 2016, and Reddit just launched official iOS and Android apps —
The official Reddit app is fast and free, replacing the need for third-party clients. The official Reddit apps are available now for iOS and Android. While the design differs somewhat between the two platforms — with iOS using bottom menu buttons for navigation and Android embracing Material Design — they both offer quick ways to swipe or scroll through Reddit posts.

Siri’s creator to demo new AI product this week — The co-founder of Siri, Dag Kittlaus, will be demonstrating a new artificial intelligence product at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 later this week, and that product, called Viv, melds data sources with AI algorithms to give you answers about just about anything. Kittlaus and the rest of the Viv Labs team expect to license it to any device manufacturer who wants to give it a try. Viv could be in smartphones, TVs, tablets, cars, or basically anything connected to the internet.

FBI bought a tool from a private party to unlock an alleged shooter’s iPhone — FBI Director James Comey says that the government purchased ‘a tool’ from a private party in order to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, reports CNN Money. But the FBI can’t unlock anything newer than Apple’s iPhone 5c, Comey revealed.

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