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uber tries three-pronged response to loss of london licence (and 5% of worldwide business) [u]

update: make that four approaches … ceo dara khosrowshahi  has also written a letter of apology to londoners for the company’s failings.we will appeal this decision on behalf of millions of londoners, but we do so with the knowledge that we must also change […] we won’t be perfect, but we will listen to you; we will look to be long-term partners with the cities we serve; and we will run our business with humility, integrity and passion”.uber is trying three separate approaches to overturn a decision not to renew its operating license in london when it expires on saturday …nordvpntransport for london’s (tfl) decision was a significant blow for the company, with londoners reportedly making up 5% of its worldwide base of regular...




ifixit teardown of apple watch series 3 finds something new, something old …

not long after its teardown of the iphone 8, ifixit is back with a similar look at the innards of the apple watch series 3, lte version.the biggest change, of course, is a while new set of radio chips for the lte functionality. but the company says there’s one other feature touted as new by apple which is actually also present in the series 2 …nordvpnifixit said that it was puzzled by this.apple touted a new barometric altimeter when it introduced the series 3—much to our confusion, since we’d found a barometer in last year’s model. was the series 2 almost an lte watch? or did apple just want to sell a few more watches before christmas? the world wonders.the pressure sensor has changed position, however, now sitting in the space i...




iphone 8 reportedly supports enhanced voice services, the next generation of hd voice

hd voice – using lte data to offer enhanced voice quality during phone calls – has been available on apple devices since the iphone 6, and it now appears the iphone 8 supports the next generation of the technology.a japanese site is reporting that the iphone 8 supports enhanced voice services (evs), and this seems to be supported by uk carrier ee …nordvpnmakotakara noted the reference in an engadget japan interview with the president of japanese telco kddi.according to engadget japan, mr. takashi tanaka, the president of kddi, said in the exclusive interview with him that iphone 8 ha...




latest 4k apple park drone video drops down inside the spaceship ring at sunset

we’ve seen a lot more of the apple park campus thanks to the iphone 8 launch in the steve jobs theater, so the latest drone footage from matthew roberts doesn’t show us much we haven’t seen before, but it’s enjoyable eye-candy anyway.it includes dropping down inside the ring at sunset, and a peek down inside the building through some glass panels in the roof …nordvpnthe panels appear to be above an atrium area, and are likely designed to bring additional light into the centre of the building, so don’t really show us anything of the interior.there isn’t much v...




ar features for mlb at bat app teased in keynote won’t go public until next year

phil schiller teased an augmented reality overlay on a live baseball game during the iphone 8 keynote presentation. fans viewing the match could instantly see things like how far a ball was thrown, how hard it was hit and how fast a player is running.but while those features are coming to the mbl at bat app, fans won’t get them until the 2018 season …nordvpncnet’s terry collins didn’t waste any time when he saw it in the keynote.also watching, my colleague claudia cruz yelled my name across the office to make sure we both saw the same thing. i emailed mlb spokesman matthew gould. “let me get back to you,” he replied.that got them both an invitation to see it in use during an actual game between the san francisco giants and the c...




kgi: preorder demand for iphone x could top 50 million units, supply constraints through spring 2018

aapl stock is down slightly today due to a report from digitimes that apple has asked suppliers to slow down delivery of iphone x components, and investor fears that iphone 8 demand is weak.on the other side of the spectrum, kgi today says that iphone x demand could reach 40-50 million units due to strong interest …try amazon prime 30-day free trialdigitimes says that suppliers are only shipping about 40% of the volume originally planned for iphone x production.the same report says apple used a similar strategy for the iphone 7, asking for delivery of the remaining orders about 1 – 2 months later. it is likely the company is assessing iphone 8 demand before dedicating production to iphone x.kgi’s ming-chi kuo writes that pent-up demand...




korean report claims apple plans 6-inch-plus lcd iphone for 2018

the oled iphone x has been described by apple as the future of the phone, but a korean report claims that apple isn’t yet done with launching all-new lcd models.it claims that next year’s line-up will include a brand new screen size. that might not be surprising if it were suggesting a new oled model, but this one is said to have an lcd screen …nordvpnthe korea herald cites a bell report.apple has decided to ditch the smallest 5.28-inch oled iphone next year, while adding a larger — possibly more than 6 inches — lcd model into the full lineup.a report from last month had claimed that apple was working on a new iphone next year with an even larger oled screen than the iphone x, with a 6.46-inch display size suggested. but today’...




fitbit’s $300 ‘ionic’ apple watch competitor launching october 1, sdk preview out tomorrow

last month fitbit unveiled its $300 ionic smart watch based on its acquisition of pebble, and today the company has announced the ship date for its apple watch competitor. fitbit ionic will hit stores on october 1 in plenty of time for the holidays (and just a few days before apple watch nike+ series 3). fitbit has already been taking pre-orders for its new smart watch on its website and promises orders will ship within one week.new features include support for fitbit pay (an apple pay competitor with limited bank and card support), a built-in gps, automatic sleep tracking, and promised five days of battery life.fitbit ionic also lets you sync local music for offline playback, although there’s no lte for streaming music. apple watch series...




uber tries three-pronged response to loss of london licence (and 5% of worldwide business)

uber is trying three separate approaches to overturn a decision not to renew its operating license in london when it expires on saturday.transport for london’s (tfl) decision was a significant blow for the company, with londoners reportedly making up 5% of its worldwide base of regular users …nordvpntfl gave uber only eight days’ notice when it announced its decision on friday, stating that an investigation had concluded that the company was unfit to hold a license. the company is now fighting back on three fronts.first, it is pushing for a meeting with tfl to discuss the issues and see whether an action plan to address them can be agreed. the wsj reports that the company is reaching out to the regulatory body today.second, it has lau...




ifixit teardown of apple watch series 3 finds something new, something old …

not long after its teardown of the iphone 8, ifixit is back with a similar look at the innards of the apple watch series 3, lte version.the biggest change, of course, is a while new set of radio chips for the lte functionality. but the company says there’s one other feature touted as new by apple which is actually also present in the series 2 …nordvpnifixit said that it was puzzled by this.apple touted a new barometric altimeter when it introduced the series 3—much to our confusion, since we’d found a barometer in last year’s model. was the series 2 almost an lte watch? or did apple just want to sell a few more watches before christmas? the world wonders.the pressure sensor has changed position, however, now sitting in the space i...




iphone 8 reportedly supports enhanced voice services, the next generation of hd voice

hd voice – using lte data to offer enhanced voice quality during phone calls – has been available on apple devices since the iphone 6, and it now appears the iphone 8 supports the next generation of the technology.a japanese site is reporting that the iphone 8 supports enhanced voice services (evs), and this seems to be supported by uk carrier ee …nordvpnmakotakara noted the reference in an engadget japan interview with the president of japanese telco kddi.according to engadget japan, mr. takashi tanaka, the president of kddi, said in the exclusive interview with him that iphone 8 ha...




latest 4k apple park drone video drops down inside the spaceship ring at sunset

we’ve seen a lot more of the apple park campus thanks to the iphone 8 launch in the steve jobs theater, so the latest drone footage from matthew roberts doesn’t show us much we haven’t seen before, but it’s enjoyable eye-candy anyway.it includes dropping down inside the ring at sunset, and a peek down inside the building through some glass panels in the roof …nordvpnthe panels appear to be above an atrium area, and are likely designed to bring additional light into the centre of the building, so don’t really show us anything of the interior.there isn’t much v...




apple details web developer tips on designing for the iphone x

today, the team behind safari’s web browser engine, webkit, have detailed how designers should be building sites for the iphone x. the upcoming iphone’s sensor housing, aka “notch,” has presented new challenges for designers and developers alike. this has left some implementing creative “solutions” for the problem. having webkit lay out some official guidelines for the iphone x should help web developers around the globe.3-pack 10-ft mfi-certified lightning - $16.99the iphone x’s sensor housing will present design challenges for websites in their current form. apple has attempted to mitigate this issue early by padding out a site’s content on either side. for sites that have full-width content, like 9to5mac, this mitigation ...




apple touts 8 new iphone 8 features in latest ad

apple has released a new video highlighting some of the new features of the iphone 8 on what is becoming the quietest launch day we’ve seen…airpodsthe latest ad from apple is an effort to show consumers the various new features and benefits that come along with the iphone 8, even though the devices share the same basic chassis as the iphone 6/6 plus and on.the video titled “8 things to love about iphone 8” starts off with the claim that the device features “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone....




itunes store doubles movie rental playback time to 48 hours

apple has slowly been improving the movie rental experience on itunes this year as it focuses on revenue growth from services. back in march, apple introduced a new ‘rent once, watch anywhere’ feature that removed a playback restriction for viewing rentals on different devices. now, apple has doubled the amount of time you’re allowed to play a rental after you start watching.sony a6500the new limit gives you playback access to a rented movie for 48 hours from the time you hit play. prior to today, rentals have expired 24 hours after beginning playback. this was problematic in situations where you start a movie in the evening and want to finish it the next night.now...




9to5rewards: win an apple park t-shirt from the new visitor center campus store before it opens [giveaway]

this week for 9to5rewards, we’re giving away an apple park t-shirt, the same one that apple will sell at its new apple park visitor center retail store when it officially opens in the coming months.while you can’t get your hands on the exclusive apple park swag at the visitor center store just yet, the store was open for one day to press that attended the company’s iphone 8, iphone 8 plus, and iphone x unveiling event earlier this month at steve jobs theater located on the new campus.the best 4k & 5k displays for macwe were able to grab some gear to reward our loyal readers, so you’ll see a few things that the company sells at the new store– like shirts, tote bags, and hats...




instagram update brings new seasonal stickers including autumn and spring packs

instagram today is rolling out new seasonal stickers, including an autumn pack for the northern hemisphere along with a spring selection appropriate for the southern hemisphere.airpodsin a blog post, instagram announced the new seasonal stickers that will come in handy as today marks autumnal equinox for the northern hemisphere. but the company didn’t leave out those in the southern hemisphere where spring is just beginning.if you are in the northern...




hands-on with apple tv 4k and the new siri remote

bring on the 4k hdr movie binge watching. the new apple tv 4k is out today and we’ve got our hands on apple’s new streaming box.the reviews call it the best tv box on the market, but note its premium price means it’s not for everyone. apple still offers the two-year old 1080p version for its same $149 price, and $30 more gets you a faster processor with 4k hdr support.sony a6500apple also upgraded movies purchases for free on itunes from 1080p to 4k hdr for titles with uhd versions available from most studios (except disney). for me that means 13 4k movies available on itunes at no additional charge, and itunes has a decent collection of 4k hdr titles available to rent or purchase for the same price as hd.there are a few oddities like ...




here’s how well the iphone 8’s new all-glass design holds up [video]

when apple announced the new iphone 8, it was quick to tout the device’s durability. with a new, all-glass design, customers were rightfully worried about how sturdy that glass was. “this glass is the most durable ever in an iphone,” apple said.a new video from youtuber phonebuff puts apple’s iphone 8 plus to the test with an extensive drop test and comparison to the galaxy note 8.spigen teka ra200 airpods earhooks coverthe biggest change in the iphone 8’s design compared to the iphone 7 is the new glass back. seemingly necessary to accommodate for wireless charging, the iphone 8 features an all-glass back much like the iphone 4 did.in phonebuff’s drop test, the iphone 8 plus is put through a series of drops, starting with a drop...




calcbot updated w/ ipad enhancements, taptic engine support on iphone, more

calcbot, the popular calculator app from the developers behind tweetbot, has today been updated with a few notable improvements, mostly for ipad users. version 2.2.0 of the app brings ios 11 support, improved multitasking, and more…spigen teka ra200 airpods earhooks coverwith this update, calcbot 2 now supports ios 11, which is notable seeing that apple just released it to the public earlier this week. there’s also split-screen support for improved multitasking on the ipad, as well as support for drag and drop and better optimization for the ipad pro 12.9 and 10.5-inch.meanwhile, on the iphone, calcbot now supports the taptic engine. this means that you’ll get some physical feedback when performing calculations within the app...