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You can get the portrait mode ‘bokeh’ effect without a dual-lens iPhone with the right apps

iPhone X impresses Windows executive, Android fans but bitter bloggers still hating — Apple’s iPhone X is drawing compliments from some unlikely places, ranging from the official Twitter account of Steven Sinofsky, the former President of Microsoft’s Windows Division, to diehard Android fans sharing their unvarnished opinions on Reddit. Sinofsky, who spent two decades working on Office and then led the development of Windows 7 and 8 before leaving Microsoft at the end of 2012, posted a series of Tweets concluding with the observation, “iPhone X is simply joyful to use. Apple deserves massive credit for inventing a new paradigm on top of the most successful one ever.”
However, it can never please embittered bloggers who want Apple to fail.

iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus production accelerating alongside cutback in orders for iPhone 8 — Reports from the supply chain suggest that any production problems that may have plagued the iPhone X are long past, and Apple and its manufacturing partners will increase production to ship about 26 million of the OLED model in the holiday quarter.

Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 update with ‘i’ autocorrect fix, ‘Hey Siri’ bug repair — Apple has released another “sub-point” update to iOS 11, with iOS 11.1.1 addressing the “i” bug that caused the letter to be autocorrected to “A” and a question mark.

Apple’s Clips 2.0 puts you in the Millennium Falcon cockpit with Star Wars augmented reality — Apple’s updated Clips 2.0 last Thursday, and it now supports augmented reality 360-degree selfie scenes using iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera system. Other additions include Disney content including a panorama aboard the Millenium Falcon and Mega-Destroyer —and AppleInsider shows you all the new features.

Extreme test shows OLED iPhone X with ‘dark mode’ saves nearly 60% battery over 3 hours — After publicising ways to reduce power consumption on the iPhone X OLED display, AppleInsider has begun to put the methods to the test to get a feel for exactly how much power can be saved. The answer: a lot.

iPhone X problems — It’s not all hope and glory, though. Some iPhone X owners report mystery green lines appearing on displays. A Vietnamese firm managed to trip up iPhone X’s Face ID with an elaborate mask & makeup, and Apple has acknowledged iPhone X becoming unresponsive in cold weather, and has promised software fix.

Firefox iOS version 10 released with ‘Photon’ design and menu changes — Firefox has updated the iOS version of its browser to version 10.0, with the milestone release featuring a refreshed modern interface and changes to the menu system, ahead of another major update arriving on the desktop version of the browser next week.

Five apps that add Portrait Mode Bokeh to any iPhone — Do you love bokeh but don’t have an iPhone with a dual lens camera? Mac Observer has found up five apps that give you Portrait Mode bokeh. You can use these apps on any iPhone model.


iPad Pro, Ive’s Pencil, Indonesian R and D, Firefox for iOS


First impressions of an iPad Pro — It’s definitely an iPad, and the size will astound you. The photo at the top of this post (reproduced above) shows an iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro. The 12.9-inch display honestly makes the Pro seem huge by comparison, but the weight of the large unit really doesn’t feel that bad. Even with that display, the iPad Pro weighs just 1.57 pounds for the Wi-Fi edition, adding just .02 pounds more for the cellular modem. If those weights sound heavy, just remember that the original 9.7-inch iPad in the Wi-Fi + 3G edition from 2010 weighed 1.6 pounds.
But hey, it’s faster and more affordable than Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4, at least in the US. The internal layout has been revamped, according to iFixit, and the larger screen means a more fully-featured on-screen keyboard.

Ive talks about his Pencil — With the release of the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard today, you’re sure to hear a lot about all three devices and how they work and feel. Feel is the key word here, and The Telegraph ran an interview with Sir Jony Ive about the Apple Pencil.

Apple plans Indonesia R&D investment to meet new phone sales rule — According to a report on Wednesday, Apple’s plan to build research and development facilities in Indonesia, a move formulated to satisfy a new rule requiring that foreign made phones contain a percentage of domestically produced components, has been approved by that country’s government.

Firefox finally comes to iOS — If you use Firefox on a Mac or Windows you can finally get this browser on iOS.