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Apple shares and iPhone 8, blocking annoying requests, Pay for Poland and Holland, iPhone FM, managing email


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Apple shares fall due to worries on iPhone 8 sales — Apple’s shares fell 1.5% in premarket trading on Thursday as brokers and traders speculated over poor demand and cuts in production of iPhone 8, ahead of the launch of the iPhone X, reports Reuters.
The article says indications from supply channels, phone operators and analysts who track the sector have fueled talk of poor sales for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang said he believed Apple could cut iPhone 8 production and shift capacity toward iPhone X as the premium phone is expected to sell out quickly. [We just bought one for my partner, but honestly, I think it’s too expensive – and wait till X arrives!]

How to block in-app Ratings and Reviews requests in iOS — In-app review reminders are important for developers because they get more users to enter App Store reviews, which are critical for boosting visibility and helping other users decide if an app is right for them. If you have, say, a jillion apps on your iPhone, however, those review pop-ups can get a little overwhelming – or at least annoying. Luckily, there’s a way to turn them off for all apps in iOS 11with just a couple taps.

Apple Pay may be coming to Poland and the Netherlands later this year — Apple may be preparing a large European expansion for Apple Pay later this year, as new rumours point to Poland and the Netherlands joining a list of rollouts.

NAB calls for activation of iPhone FM radio feature Apple says does not exist — Less than a month after U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai called on Apple to activate FM radio functionality in its iPhone devices, the National Association of Broadcasters on Wednesday issued a similar call to action, saying the company could easily integrate such features if it so desired.
But Apple has gone on record as saying iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 do not include FM radio chips or antennas designed to support FM signals.

Manage email and internet accounts in iOS 11 — You’ve gotten your feet wet with iOS 11, but one nagging problem is still eating at you: how do you manage your email and Internet accounts? You used to see all of your Mail accounts in a specific place within the Settings app, but that option just isn’t there anymore. Not to worry. You still have an easy and quick way to configure new and existing email accounts, once you know where to look.

iPhone FM, 30m Music subscribers, Dino Park, Face ID white paper and privacy, HomeKit gains complexity


Fun AR puts dinosaurs into your scenes

FCC chairman urges Apple to activate FM radios in iPhones in light of recent disasters — The chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, has renewed pressure on Apple to turn on the FM radios hidden inside every iPhone, citing how useful that might have been during Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. [What? Then we’d get ‘free streaming music’ – ie, ‘radio’ – on our iPhones, can’t see Apple supporting that! Because …]

Apple Music breaks through to 30 million subscribers — Apple Music has topped 30 million paid subscribers, Apple confirmed on Thursday, supplying background for an interview with executives Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson, and Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe.

Monster Park Dino World is a fun introduction to AR on iOS 11 — The game lets you “see” and move dinosaurs with a compatible iDevice’s camera. Using tracking and light detection, you can, for instance, make a tyrannosaurus rex walk around a room and watch pterodactyls fly around (and zoom toward you). You can also open and enter a portal to take a look at the world of dinosaurs, which packs one impressive waterfall.
For US$2.99, it’s a fun way to dip into the AR world of iOS 11. Monster Park – Dino World is available at the Apple App Store. But it won’t work on iPhones before the 6s, so not even the 6. Dang.

Apple publishes white paper explaining usage and security of iPhone X Face ID — Apple has taken steps to educate potential owners of the iPhone X about Face ID ahead of its release on Nov. 3, releasing a white paper alongside a support document that explains how the biometric authentication technology works to keep the user’s data secure. You can read more about Apple’s privacy stance at the Mac Observer.

Inside iOS 11: HomeKit gains multi-person geofencing, conditional triggers — With iOS 11, Apple has enabled more complexity in the triggers for HomeKit scenes and events, making them adaptable to a wider variety of circumstances —such as only turning off the lights in your home when everyone has left.

First look: New Radio app for Apple Watch featuring Beats 1 — Wednesday’s developer preview of watchOS 4.1 provided the first look at a new dedicated Radio app for Apple Watch, allowing users to stream Beats 1, Apple Music stations, and news channels directly to their wrist, without the need for an iPhone.