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iPhone X now on sale, rise of iOS 11, new GarageBand, surgeon diagnoses his own cancer with iPhone, smartphones in space


You can get it if you really want: iPhone X now on sale — Apple has been emailing New Zealanders saying we can now buy iPhone X.

However, it’s a bit different thanks to a new layout — Here’s how to use Fast App Switching: while you double-press the Home button on your iPhone or iPad to see the App Switcher, the iPhone X doesn’t have a Home button, so read on to learn how you do this with a X.
Here’s how to use animoji on Apple’s iPhone X.

iOS 11 overtakes 10.3 in less than a month — Apple’s iOS 11 has overtaken its former version iOS 10.3 less than a month after release according to web analytics company Statcounter. iOS 11 reached 42% of all iOS versions worldwide in October compared to 35.5% for iOS 10.3. On a daily basis, iOS 11 overtook 10.3 on Oct. 12, less than a month after its release on September 19.
“Even by Apple’s high standards of migrating users, the rapid take up of iOS 11 has been impressive,” says Statcounter CEO Aodhan Cullen.

GarageBand for iOS brings new Sound Library and classic Beat Sequencer — Apple has announced an update to GarageBand for iOS that provides even more creative options for making music on iPhone and iPad. For instance, it introduces a new GarageBand Sound Library, where users can select and download a variety of free sound packs featuring new instruments and loops.
Beat makers can tap into a new Beat Sequencer instrument inspired by classic drum machines. The app also features new Asian Touch Instruments and updates to Drummer, including six additional players.

Surgeon uses iPhone ultrasound machine to diagnose his own cancer — Vascular surgeon John Martin had just joined a startup called Butterfly Network early this year when he decided to test the company’s product, the US$1999 Butterfly IQ. It’s a solid-state ultrasound machine that uses a unique semiconductor chip to create the high-frequency sound waves used to see what’s in the human body, and it uses an iPhone to view the imagery. Martin quickly saw something he didn’t want to see; a three-centimeter mass on his throat, which turned out to be squamous-cell cancer.

Can you use your iPhone in space? Digg tries to answer.