iOS 11.03, Ive on X, Airplane Mode, Smart Halo for bikes


The Smart Halo is an iPhone-connected bike accessory. Apple is selling the SmartHalo for US$149.95 in the US and Canada. Compatible iPhones range back to the iPhone 4S.

Apple iOS 11.0.3 update available, fixes iPhone 7 haptic feedback, iPhone 6s screen service issue — Apple has issued a third update to iOS 11, with the latest fix sorting out haptics and audio on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, plus one involving non-genuine display replacement on the iPhone 6s.

iPhone X took over two years to develop, marks new chapter in iPhone design, says Jony Ive — In a brief interview with Japanese design magazine Casa Brutus, Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive dropped a few interesting tidbits about the development, future technological implications and public reception of iPhone X. [So, rich people will no doubt delight.]

Here’s how Airplane Mode is different in iOS 11 — Airplane Mode on your iPhone and iPad is pretty straight forward: activate it to turn off the radios in your device, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
iOS 11 still does what you expect with Airplane Mode, unlike Control Center’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles, but you can change its behaviour. When you enable Airplane Mode on your iPhone or iPad from Settings or Control Center the device’s radios are turned off. You can then selectively turn Wi-Fi and Bluetooth back on while leaving the rest of the radios in their disabled state. The Mac Observer has more.

OnePlus’ OxygenOS found to be linking device IDs to collected analytics data — Smartphone maker OnePlus, a competitor against Apple’s iPhone, is collecting a lot of analytics data from users and linking it to personally identifiable information, according to one security researcher.

How to Scan QR Codes in iOS 11 — You used to need a special app for this, but no longer. With iOS 11 that’s built in so you don’t need any special tools. Here’s how to make sure QR code scanning is turned on and ready to use.

SmartHalo bike navigation & tracking accessory comes to Apple stores — The SmartHalo, an iPhone-compatible bicycle accessory, aimed at navigation, fitness, and safety, is now available through Apple’s web and brick-and-mortar stores across the US and Canada.
The device locks to a bike’s handlebar, and communicates with a dedicated app via Bluetooth 4.0. Its signature ring light tells riders how to get to a selected destination via either turn-by-turn or compass-style modes. [I want one! Mind you, the app Cyclemeter records the same info on my iPhone as long as I activate it and take it with me.]

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