As of today, Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3 for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models, meaning users can no longer upgrade or downgrade to those versions of iOS using iTunes. Apple is now only signing iOS 9.3.4. iOS 9.3.2, initially released to the public on May 16, 2016, was an ...continue reading Apple Stops Signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3

Steven Levy has published an in-depth article about Apple's artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts, after meeting with senior executives Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue, Phil Schiller, and two Siri scientists at the company's headquarters. Apple provided Levy with a closer look at how machine learning is deeply integrated into Apple software and services, led by ...continue reading Apple's Machine Learning Has Cut Siri's Error Rate by a Factor of Two

Microsoft only introduced its iPhone keyboard—Word Flow for iPhone—in April and the company is already moving to version 2.0. The latest update from the Microsoft Garage project, which launched on Tuesday, adds some new search features that appear to be a direct response to Google’s Gboard that rolled out in mid-May. Word Flow’s new GIF ...continue reading Microsoft's Word Flow iOS keyboard adds Gboard-style GIFs, emoji, and web search

Jackery has introduced the Jewel, claimed to be the first-ever Apple-certified Lightning-to-USB cable with a built-in battery for iPhone, iPad, and iPod models. The 3.2-foot cable features an integrated 450mAh battery that can, for example, fast charge an iPhone 6s up to 26% or an iPhone 6s Plus up to 16%. Like any other Lightning ...continue reading Jackery Introduces First-Ever Lightning Cable With Integrated Battery

Popular photo manipulation app Prisma has been updated to allow offline processing of images for the first time. The photo app recreates images in the style of famous artists and gives shots a painterly aesthetic using neural networks, but up until now users needed an internet connection and wait for the app's Moscow-based servers to ...continue reading Photo Editing App 'Prisma' Now Supports Offline Picture Processing

Australian retail giant Coles, the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA), and the Australian Retailers Association have all expressed their support to allow some of the country's banks to collectively negotiate with Apple over access to its NFC-based digital payment technology (via ZDNEt). Last month, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank (NAB), and Westpac lodged a joint application ...continue reading Australian Retailers Back Banks' Right to Negotiate With Apple

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has predicted a consumer backlash if Apple drops the headphone jack in the upcoming iPhone 7 in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector for audio output, charging, and accessory connectivity. "If it's missing the 3.5mm earphone jack, that's going to tick off a lot of people," claimed Woz, speaking to The ...continue reading Woz Laments No Headphone Jack on iPhone 7, Sees USB-C as Future of Audio

Now it’s easier for iPhone users to tweet past their bedtimes. On Monday, Twitter added a night mode feature to its iOS app. When night mode is activated, the Twitter interface changes to darker hues so that Tweets are easier to read in low light, when you don’t want to be squinting at a bright ...continue reading Twitter rolls out night mode in its iOS app

Kanex today made its GoPower Watch, one of the first MFi-certified portable batteries for Apple Watch, available for purchase for $99.95. The cordless, portable 1A/3.70V charging solution has a built-in 4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery that can charge an Apple Watch up to six times before it needs to be recharged itself. GoPower Watch has a ...continue reading Kanex's 'GoPower Watch' Portable Battery for Apple Watch Now Available for $100

Starting today, Facebook will begin testing autoplay videos -- including ads -- with sound in its iOS and Android apps. Facebook told Mashable the test will be limited to Australian users and rolled out in two different ways to gauge how users react. In both versions of the test, sound will only play if the ...continue reading Facebook Now Testing Autoplay Videos With Sound in iOS App