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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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Portraits in 7 Plus, Airplane mode, Belkin Rockstar, GoPro drone recall


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Watch: iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode vs. DSLR — Apple with the recent release of iOS 10.1 enabled Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus, allowing users to add a touch of artistic blur to their images by simulating an enhanced depth-of-field effect. AppleInsider compares the still-in-beta feature to a true prosumer DSLR, the Canon 5D Mark IV with full-frame sensor.

In iOS 10, Airplane Mode doesn’t turn off all radios (GPS, NFC) — With iOS 8.2 and earlier, Airplane mode in iOS would turn off all four radios in an iPhone: Bluetooth, Cellular, GPS and Wi-Fi. Starting in iOS 8.3, that changed with GPS. Plus, starting with iPhone 6, NFC is not disabled either.

Charge and listen on iPhone 7 with Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar — Think of it as a Lightning splitter with a specific purpose. If you’re looking for a way to charge your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, or use Lightning headphones and charge an older iPhone or iPad, this is the device for you.

Use your eyes and your ears to complete the whimsical puzzler Samorost 3 — If you’re looking for relief from the onslaught of half-baked mobile games in the App Store (like all those time-based freemium titles that beg you to nag your Facebook friends for extra credits) Samorost 3 is exactly what you need. Samorost 3 is a fully-developed and fully-illustrated full-length game that, quite frankly, is a steal at just NZ$7.49/US$5.

GoPro issues recall of Karma drone, in-flight power loss leads to crashes — Sports camera and drone manufacturer GoPro has issued a recall of the recently released Karma drone, after only 16 days on the market.