iOS 10.2 TV app, TV Remote, Apple shift to TMSC and Samsung, TankBot, watchOS 3.1.1

TankBot has treads, is iOS compatible

Apple releases iOS 10.2 with new ‘TV’ app, plus new & refreshed emoji — After a lengthy beta period, Apple’s highly anticipated iOS 10.2 update is now available for iPhone and iPad, introducing a new TV app for discovering video content, as well as dozens of new and redesigned emoji characters. iOS 10.2 is available to install as an over-the-air update via Software Update in the native Settings app. It can also be installed with iTunes on a connected Mac or PC [which is the faster, safer way to do it].
iOS 10.2 squashes 11 security holes and improves Apple HomeKit with expanded smart home notifications,

How to change back the Apple TV’s Home button behavior in tvOS 10.1 — At some point, Apple’s new TV app will be compatible with more cable systems and content providers, but until that day, the Apple TV Home button defaulting to the app may not be optimal for most users. AppleInsider explains how to change the Home button back to its previous behavior, taking you to the home screen rather than the TV app.

Apple shift to TMSC for iPhone may force Samsung to split chip design, fabrication businesses — Samsung is reportedly looking at splitting off its chip fabrication business from the design aspects, to try and gain traction for the division after Apple abandoned it in the iPhone 7, and possible the future, in favor of TSMC.

TankBot is the first Jimu robot that runs on treads, and it’s iOS compatible — UBTECH Robotics has rolled out the TankBot, the latest addition to its line of STEM-friendly Jimu Robots for kids and teens. It’s the first Jimu Robot to run on tank treads and features an infrared sensor that allows it to follow commands to detect, pick up or maneuver around objects.

Apple rolls out watchOS 3.1.1 with a variety of bug fixes — In addition to iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.2, Apple has also released watchOS 3.1.1. According to Apple, the update includes improvements and bug fixes.


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