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Spotlight Suggestions expand, Hyundai CarPlay, Microsoft axing, Unfade scans photo albums


Apple brings iOS 9 Spotlight Suggestions to 7 more markets, adds NBC to Apple TV’s universal search — Apple has brought iOS 9’s Spotlight Suggestions to seven more markets and added NBC as an item in the fourth-generation Apple TV’s universal search results. Spotlight Suggestions are now available on supported iPads and iPhones running iOS 9 and later  in India, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates. In all there are now 26 regions that support the feature (Other supported regions include the US, UK, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.)

Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay support to six models, report says — Korean carmaker Hyundai plans to integrate CarPlay compatibility into a total of eight 2015 and 2016 vehicles, bringing the firm closer to offering Apple’s infotainment system across its entire lineup.

Microsoft set to axe nearly hundreds of jobs to ‘streamline’ — Microsoft on Wednesday announced a restructuring of its mobile hardware group that will see as many as 1850 employees – most of them former Nokia staffers – lose their jobs as the company looks to right the listing smartphone ship.

Photo album scanner — Unfade is a photo scanning app from the makers of Scanbot and an Apple World Today Top Pick of 2016. Scanbot (free with in-app purchases) scans every bill, statement, or document to be stored locally and in the cloud for future reference for those who prefer to be paperless. The company that developed Scanbot (doo GmbH) has released a new app called Unfade (NZ$7.49/US$4.99) that makes scanning, touchup and storage of old photographs as easy as scanning paper documents with Scanbot.

Photographer loves iPhone 6, so do frogs and it’s durable; iOS 8 adoption; Scanbot

Apple has been airing iPhone 6 ads
Apple has been airing iPhone 6 ads

Pro Photographer reckons the iPhone 6 Plus camera is ‘awesome’ & an asset to the industry — Oregon photographer and filmmaker Ben Canales put his iPhone 6 Plus camera through its paces during a weekend trip to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The result is a wonderful video showcasing the time-lapse, slow motion and high definition video capabilities of the iPhone 6 Plus and iOS 8. SquareTrade tests have suggested iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are most durable iPhones yet, and frogs found the screen so convincing they tried to eat a worm displayed on its screen.
Apple has aired two new iPhone 6 ads starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake (that’s frame from one, above).

iOS 8 adoption nears 50% after slow start — Despite getting off to a a slow start, perhaps thanks to a larger-than-ever-before space requirement, iOS 8 seems to be doing just fine in its quest to conquer every iDevice it can. Apple has put iOS 8 adoption at 46% as of September 21st, according to iClarified.

iOS 8 and crashing — One aspect of the data that will interest anyone who wonders if iOS 8 is really crashing more than iOS 7. You’re not crazy, iOS 8 has a 78% higher crash rate than iOS 7.1, but it’s not as bad as it sounds – but 78% sounds like a lot, but the increase is only from 2% to 3.56%. You can find the rest of Crittercism’s report here as a free download.

Scanbot for iOS gets an update and improves your scans — Scanbot (US$1.99) advertises it can pretty much eliminate your desktop scanner, and it’s hard to argue with that. An earlier version of Scanbot impressed, but now the app can image any document, whether it is one page or multiple pages, and get you a clear and usable scan quite quickly. It costs NZ$2.69.