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iOS 11, new games, iPhone document scanning, Firefox update


Hands on with iOS 11, which we will all have soonish — With the newly revamped iPad app dock in iOS 11, Apple introduces a completely new interaction experience more in line with macOS. Check out the new UI, which supports in-the-dock app interactions and drag-and-drop gestures, in this AppleInsider video.
Apple is also completely revamping the App Store in iOS 11, adding a number of new features and under-the-hood enhancements, while at the same time streamlining the platform’s user interface. AppleInsider goes over all the changes in this in-depth video.
Other changes include Augmented Reality Maps.

Augmented Reality added to Maps in iOS 11 will show landmarks in real time in the distance

Full Throttle Remastered and Layton’s Mystery Journey arrive for iPhone, iPad — Two notable puzzle-oriented games have become available to download from the iOS App Store today, with Full Throttle Remastered bringing a classic adventure game up to date, while Layton’s Mystery Journey lands on iPhone and iPad months before the Nintendo 3DS edition goes on sale.
Requiring iOS 9.0 or later and taking up 3.9GB of space, Full Throttle Remastered is available to purchase from the iOS App Store for NZ$7.49/US$4.99. (The Mac version of the game is NZ$21.99/US$14.99.)
Layton’s Mystery Journey requires iOS 9.0 or later, takes up 1.14GB of storage, and is priced at US$15.99.

How to turn your iPhone into a document scanner (and when you shouldn’t) — Nothing can beat having the iPhone’s camera with you but many, many tools can better how that camera shoots documents and what you can do with them later. AppleInsider staffers show you what apps and hardware we use to scan everything from single receipts to the contents of a history archive.

Mozilla upgrades Firefox for iOS to version 8.0, adds QR code reader and night-reading mode — Mozilla has upgraded Firefox for iOS to version 8.0, with the latest edition of the mobile web browser altering the way it handles tabs, as well as introducing new features including a built-in QR code scanner and a Night Mode that makes Firefox more useful for late night browsing.

Australian repairs and taxes, new games, Stellar data recovery, Titan Xp GPU


Obduction, from the creators of Myst, is now available for Mac

Apple sued by Australian regulator over ‘Error 53’ glitch, hardware repair practices — The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Thursday local time filed a federal lawsuit against Apple for allegedly disabling iPhone and iPad hardware repaired by unauthorized third parties.

Apple asked to pay hundreds of millions in back taxes in Australia in wide-reaching probe — Apple is reportedly one of seven multinationals the Australian Taxation Office has asked to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, accusing the corporations of using tactics like ‘debt dumping’ and moving profits offshore to avoid obligations. Other targeted companies include Microsoft, Google, BHP Billiton, and Rio Tinto.

Mac version of Obduction now available — Obduction for Mac is now available: “It’s been a longer haul than we thought, but we think it’s well worth the wait. This extra time means that Obduction will run a bit better, with fewer bugs, and prettier graphics.”
The release of the Mac version, from the creators of Myst, means you can now experience Obduction on Mac, Windows, Rift, and Vive. The Mac version is available for download at Steam and gog.com and it will soon be in the Mac App Store.

Ballistic Overkill is a fast paced PvP shooter — It’s kill or be killed with over 80 weapons, 7 Classes, 10 Maps, 4 Game Modes and
Steam Market integration, and it’s only NZ$14.99 with extra downloadable content at NZ$8,59 each.

Stellar Phoenix has released a new version of its Mac data recovery — There are other free Mac tools on the site, too.

Nvidia debuts Titan Xp GPU, announces beta Pascal drivers for the Mac — Nvidia has announced its US$1200 Titan Xp GPU (graphics processing unit), as well as news that new beta Pascal drivers are coming next week for the Mac. The company says it pushes more cores, faster clocks, faster memory and more TFLOPS than its predecessor, the 2016 Pascal-powered Titan X. Nvidia says its making the GPU open to the Mac community with new Pascal drivers coming later this month.

4k video, iPhone 6, iCloud photos, new games, horror, HDR time lapse


Actual sizes of Apple Watch in a PDF
Actual sizes of Apple Watch in a PDF

Exclusive: The iPhone 6’s A8 chip can play 4K video — The iPhone 6 is an incredible device capable of wonderful feats, like shooting 4K video as long as you have the right app. Sadly, you can’t watch 4K video on the iPhone 6, right? Actually, you potentially can. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can play 4K video right out of the box thanks to its A8 chip. The discovery was made by the developers of WALTR, a great Mac app that allows users to quickly upload video files to their iPhone which aren’t supported by iTunes, such as FLAC and MKV files. While testing the app developers found it is possible to playback 4K videos on the iPhone 6. Even if Apple hasn’t announced it, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are ready to play 4K videos.

Manual iCloud.com photo uploads now available to all Apple users — After spending a few weeks in developer-only beta testing, the new iCloud.com photo uploading feature is now available on the Web to all Apple users with iCloud accounts.

iPhone 6, 6 Plus shipment times drop to 7 to 10 days, 6 Plus at 1 to 2 weeks — Apple is slowly catching up with demand for its popular iPhone 6 two months after the handset launched, with the company’s online storefront now showing shipping times pegged at 7 to 10 days for most models, including the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus.

New games — There’s Monster Strike, Ironkill, Kingdom Rush Origins’ Tower Defender, and three new Final Fantasy games are coming.

iDevice horror — Last year Hooked Digital Media released Haunting Melissa, a serialized horror movie that was exclusive to iOS. Earlier this week the group released the sequel, Dark Hearts, which picks up where its predecessor left off. There’s more creepy goodness here, released one chapter at a time.

Apple has made ‘Things for iPad’ free for a week — Apple made Things for iPad from Culture Code free for a week starting now. Things is a task manager/todo organizer, and it’s become quite popular. Things for iPad 2.5 was recently released and brought a ton of new features. Apple liked it enough to make it the free app of the week, so grab it while you can. It’s normally priced at $19.99.

Use a PDF to see how big Apple Watches really are — Developer Craig Hockenberry, of Iconfactory, has written up his thoughts on his first day with WatchKit, which was released with much fanfare earlier this week. There’s a lot of discussion of the programming elements, but I thought one of the more interesting bits was a PDF created by Thibaut Sailly of the actual physical sizes of the watch itself (pictured above).

A new app takes Time Lapse photos in HDR — Time Lapse with HDR app (NZ$2.59) from Lucky Clan adds an additional feature for the company’s Time Lapse app. The app adds a simple HDR button on screen, but it can only be enabled under iOS 8 and it’s going to work best on the new faster iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones, although the app is universal. The Time Lapse feature without HDR needs only iOS 7 or above.