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Adobe Accidentally Leaks Cloud-Native Editing Software ‘Project Nimbus’ Ahead of Beta

Adobe Accidentally Leaks Cloud-Native Editing Software ‘Project Nimbus’ Ahead of Beta

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SOURCE:macrumors.comLast November, Adobe previewed its next-generation photo editor, Project Nimbus, which boasts a focus on cloud storage and simplified editing controls, telling users to expect a beta sometime in 2017. Although that beta has yet to arrive, some users of Adobe's Creative Cloud recently had access to an "internal only" download of Project Nimbus on both Mac and Windows devices. Since a few Creative Cloud users were able to download Project Nimbus, Adobe quickly fixed the leak and confirmed it as an accident: "That morning, we shared Project Nimbus by mistake with a small group of Creative Cloud customers." French site MacGeneration [Google Translate] had a chance to browse Project Nimbus, and shared its thoughts earlier today. Image via DPReview forums member trenzte...
LG Display Plans $13 Billion OLED Investment Over Next Three Years

LG Display Plans $13 Billion OLED Investment Over Next Three Years

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SOURCE:macrumors.comEarlier in July, a report by The Korea Herald suggested that Apple and supplier LG Display were working on a deal that would see Apple investing $1.75-2.62 billion into LG Display's OLED manufacturing, specifically a plant that would be exclusively devoted to Apple orders. Today, Reuters has provided a few more details on LG Display's plans to enter the OLED display market for smartphones, which rival Samsung Display currently dominates. In total, LG Display plans to invest $13.5 billion into boosting its output of OLED screens over the next three years, covering TV screens and specifically hoping to "make inroads against rival Samsung in smartphone displays." LG Display is already the OLED leader in large-screen television displays, but now the supplier is said to...
Google Search and Maps Apps Gain ‘SOS Alerts’ Feature

Google Search and Maps Apps Gain ‘SOS Alerts’ Feature

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SOURCE:macrumors.comGoogle launched a new feature for its Search and Maps apps today that aims to help users stay on top of events when a natural disaster or other crisis occurs near their location (via TechCrunch). Called "SOS Alerts", the notifications will appear at the top of Google search results and Maps when a user looks for information about an incident or the affected area. In the Search app, Google will offer an overview of the incident using maps, relevant news stories, emergency phone numbers where available, websites, and any other information that might be useful. In the event that the user is in close proximity to the incident, Google may also send notifications directing users to further details. The same information will show up in the Maps app where relevant, for ex...
Facebook Smart Speaker Coming Next Year With 15-inch Touch Panel

Facebook Smart Speaker Coming Next Year With 15-inch Touch Panel

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SOURCE:macrumors.comFacebook is planning to release its own smart speaker to compete with similar connected devices offered by Amazon, Google, and Apple, a report out of Taiwan claimed on Tuesday. However, instead of voice recognition functions in the vein of Siri or Alexa, Facebook's speaker will focus more on displaying visual imagery via a 15-inch touch panel, according to sources in the supply chain. Amazon's Echo Show was the first smart speaker to feature a displayThe device will be manufactured by Pegatron for release in the first quarter of 2018 and has already begun small volume pilot production at plants in China, said the sources. The touchscreen is said to be supplied by LG Display using in-cell technology, while the chassis is constructed from a magnesium-aluminum-allo...
iRobot Wants to Sell Mapping Data Collected by Roomba Vacuums to a Tech Company Like Apple

iRobot Wants to Sell Mapping Data Collected by Roomba Vacuums to a Tech Company Like Apple

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SOURCE:macrumors.comiRobot CEO Colin Angle today told Reuters that he hopes indoor mapping data collected by Roomba automatic vacuum cleaning machines can be sold to a company like Amazon, Apple, or Google in the near future. iRobot's latest line of 900-series Roomba vacuums use simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology to map rooms while they clean, memorizing room layout and the location of furniture. Angle believes that mapping data collected by the Roomba could be used to make other in-home smart devices like lighting, thermostats, and security cameras smarter. "There's an entire ecosystem of things and services that the smart home can deliver once you have a rich map of the home that the user has allowed to be shared," said Angle. Guy Hoffman, a robotics professor ...
Qualcomm Says Tech Group Supporting Apple is ‘Misdirecting’ ITC With ‘Coordinated Effort’

Qualcomm Says Tech Group Supporting Apple is ‘Misdirecting’ ITC With ‘Coordinated Effort’

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SOURCE:macrumors.comLast week, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, a lobbying group representing Google, eBay, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Intel, Samsung, and other tech companies, asked the United States International Trade Commission to reject Qualcomm's request for an import ban on some of Apple's iPhone and iPad models that use Intel chips. The group said that banning Apple products that use Intel chips would enable Qualcomm's anti-competitive behavior and cause supply issues, resulting in harm to consumers. Qualcomm today responded to the CCIA in a court filing, accusing the group of launching a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" the ITC, reports Reuters. Qualcomm also said that the import ban it requested is not focused on Intel's chips, but the patented ...
What’s New in iOS 11 Beta 4: Lock Screen and Notification Center Changes, New App Icons and More

What’s New in iOS 11 Beta 4: Lock Screen and Notification Center Changes, New App Icons and More

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SOURCE:macrumors.comApple seeded the fourth beta of iOS 11 to developers this morning, bringing some of the most significant changes we've seen yet in an iOS 11 beta. A much-desired swipe feature for clearing Notifications on the Lock screen has been added, and there are also several visual tweaks to icons throughout the operating system. We've outlined all of the changes in both the video and the post below. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.- New icons - Apple has introduced new icons for the Contacts, Notes, and Reminders app. Some of the app icons may be bugged for some people, showing certain details, like bullets for Reminders, on the wrong side of the icon. This is because Apple inverts the icons for languages that read right to left instead of left t...
Apple TV Universal Search Feature Expands to Sundance Now, AHC Go, Filmstruck and More

Apple TV Universal Search Feature Expands to Sundance Now, AHC Go, Filmstruck and More

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SOURCE:macrumors.comUniversal Search, the feature that allows users to find content across multiple apps and services using text or Siri voice search, was today added to several new apps in the United States, Australia, Canada, and other countries. In the United States, AHC Go (American History Channel), Destination America Go, Discover Life Go, Filmstruck, Shudder, Sundance Now, and Velocity Go have been updated with Universal Search support. In Australia, AnimeLab and DocPlay support Universal Search, as do City Video and Crave in Canada. In France, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, and Spain, the MUBI app has been updated with support for Universal Search. Apple's Universal Search feature was first introduced alongside the fourth-generation Apple TV. It was originally limited to iTunes, ...
Apple Exchanging Some 2012 and Early 2013 MacBook Pros Needing Battery Service With Newer Models

Apple Exchanging Some 2012 and Early 2013 MacBook Pros Needing Battery Service With Newer Models

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SOURCE:macrumors.comAfter hundreds of charging cycles, a MacBook Pro's battery begins to lose its ability to hold a charge and should be replaced. Apple offers battery service free of charge with AppleCare+ coverage, or it charges an out-of-warranty fee of $199 in the United States, £199 in the UK, or $259 in Canada. Due to a severe constraint of top case assemblies with integrated batteries, however, Apple has informed its Genius Bar employees and Apple Authorized Service Providers it is currently unable to service the batteries of 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display models released in Mid 2012 and Early 2013. According to Apple's internal directive, obtained by MacRumors, top case assemblies with batteries for the aforementioned MacBook Pro models will remain severely constraine
Apple Provides Fourth Beta of tvOS 11 to Developers

Apple Provides Fourth Beta of tvOS 11 to Developers

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SOURCE:macrumors.comApple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 11 update designed for the fourth-generation TV, two weeks after seeding the third beta and more than a month after releasing the first beta during the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference. Registered developers can download tvOS 11 by connecting the Apple TV to a computer with a USB-C cable and installing the beta software using iTunes. tvOS 11 didn't receive much attention at the Worldwide Developers Conference due to time constraints, but according to Apple's release notes, it introduces a few new features to the operating system. tvOS 11 includes automatic switching between light/dark mode based on local time, Home screen syncing options that keep multiple Apple TVs in a household in sync, new background mo...