iOS 10.3 bug fix, plans for Apple Mobile GPU, Apple TV, remotely-tuned hearing aid


GN ReSound hearing aids now allow specialists to tune them remotely via the cloud

Apple Releases iOS 10.3.1, a bug fix release — Apple has just released iOS 10.3.1. The patch notes are sparse, saying only, “iOS 10.3.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.” The company has not yet published the security release notes, but this update is most likely addresses issues that cropped up since the release of iOS 10.3 last week [mostly to do with iPhone 5 and 5s, apparently]. The update was a 30.2MB download as an over-the-air (OTA) update on iPhone 7. You can also download iOS 10.3.1 through iTunes, where it is much larger. Here are all the new features of iOS 10.3 in a  Macworld slideshow.

Apple’s Plan for in-house mobile GPU design could lead to Imagination Technologies patent fight — Apple likes using its own chips in products like the iPhone and iPad, and Imagination Technologies is learning that in a painful way. Apple currently uses Imagination’s GPU chips in its mobile devices, but that’s changing within two years as Apple moves to in house designs – and that could lead to a patent fight.

5% of all US households with a Wi-Fi connection use an Apple TV — Five percent of all US households with a Wi-Fi connection use an Apple TV, according to new data from comScore. However, it’s got a ways to go to catch up with Roku (18%), Amazon FireTV (12%), and Google’s Chromecast (8%). [An Apple TV box turns a dumb TV into a smart one.]

GN’s iPhone-connected ReSound LiNX 3D hearing aid allows remote tuning by doctors — GN Hearing on Monday announced the ReSound LiNX 3D, a new version of its iPhone-connected hearing aid that will let doctors adjust settings remotely, instead of requiring follow-up appointments or leaving it up to owners.

 

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