Geek

Siri to gain support for new actions at WWDC, like search, media playback & attachments

iDownloadBlog - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 14:46

SiriKit in iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 will be getting new intents that developers can adopt to support expanded Siri actions.
Categories: Geek

How to schedule emails in the Gmail app on iPhone and iPad

iDownloadBlog - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 14:30

Schedule emails in Gmail app iPhone

Prepare your emails ahead of time and have them sent automatically. Here’s how to schedule emails in Gmail on iPhone and iPad.
Categories: Geek

Facial Recognition Creeps Up on a JetBlue Passenger

Slashdot - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 14:13
An anonymous reader shares a report: A boarding technology for travelers using JetBlue is causing controversy due to a social media thread on the airline's use of facial recognition. Last week, traveler MacKenzie Fegan described her experience with the biometric technology in a social media post that got the attention of JetBlue's official account. She began: "I just boarded an international @JetBlue flight. Instead of scanning my boarding pass or handing over my passport, I looked into a camera before being allowed down the jet bridge. Did facial recognition replace boarding passes, unbeknownst to me? Did I consent to this?" JetBlue was ready to offer Twitterized sympathy: "You're able to opt out of this procedure, MacKenzie. Sorry if this made you feel uncomfortable." But once you start thinking about these things, your thoughts become darker. Fegan wanted to know how JetBlue knew what she looked like. JetBlue explained: "The information is provided by the United States Department of Homeland Security from existing holdings." Fegan wondered by what right a private company suddenly had her bioemtric data. JetBlue insisted it doesn't have access to the data. It's "securely transmitted to the Customs and Border Protection database." Fegan wanted to know how this could have possibly happened so quickly. Could it be that in just a few seconds her biometric data was whipped "securely" around government departments so that she would be allowed on the plane? JetBlue referred her to an article on the subject, which was a touch on the happy-PR side. Fegan was moved, but not positively, by the phrase "there is no pre-registration required."

Share on Google+

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Geek

ARKit to detect human poses, developers getting a visual creation app for AR at WWDC

iDownloadBlog - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 14:08

WWDC 2019 should see Apple's new app for visual AR content creation while developers will be getting a dedicated Swift-only software framework for augmented reality.
Categories: Geek

Sileo beta preview updated to version 0.8b12 as CoolStar announces plans for Electra12

iDownloadBlog - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:44

The Sileo Team updated the Sileo beta preview up to version 0.8b12 on Monday with more enhancements aimed at improving the user experience.
Categories: Geek

iOS 13, macOS 10.15 may support stereo AR headsets and controllers with touch pads

iDownloadBlog - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:35

The next major updates to Apple’s mobile and desktop operating systems are expected to bring developer support for stereo augmented reality (AR) headsets, as well as enhanced support for gaming controllers that feature touch pads (like Sony’s DualShock controller). “For...
Categories: Geek

Luminary launching to take on Apple Podcasts, but major shows missing from the platform

9to5Mac - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:25

A new paid podcast service called Luminary is set to launch tomorrow on iOS, Android, and the web (via The Verge). It got off to a rough start last month as it announced the service with a controversial ad stating “Podcasts don’t need ads,” and tomorrow the premium podcast service will launch without some of the most popular podcasts found on Apple’s platform. However, its CEO, Matt Sacks, thinks that “podcasting has way more than enough room to go around.”

more…

The post Luminary launching to take on Apple Podcasts, but major shows missing from the platform appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Categories: Geek

Amazon is Now Making Its Delivery Drivers Take Selfies

Slashdot - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:25
Amazon is now making its delivery drivers take selfies, in a bid to reduce fraud. Using facial recognition, the company will verify drivers' identities to make sure they are who they say they are. From a report: The new requirements appeared on the Amazon Flex app to drivers, notifying them that they needed to take a selfie before continuing work. Of course, Amazon warns drivers to "not take a selfie while driving." By asking drivers to take selfies, Amazon could be preventing multiple people from sharing the same account. These efforts could screen out anyone who is technically unauthorized from delivering packages, such as criminals who are attempting to use Amazon Flex as an excuse to lurk in front of people's homes.

Share on Google+

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Geek

Apple seeds third betas of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1 and macOS 10.14.5 to developers

iDownloadBlog - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:08

Apple on Monday released the third betas of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1 and macOS 10.14.5 to developers. Registered developers can install the updates via each platform's respective OTA mechanisms, or through Apple's Dev Center.
Categories: Geek

Looks like iOS 13 is getting some new Animoji: a cow, octopus, mouse—and an emoji face

iDownloadBlog - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:46

Like before, you'll be able to use the new Animoji characters with camera effects in iOS 13, to replace your head during FaceTime calls, spice up your messaging game and more.
Categories: Geek

WiFi Finder, a Popular Hotspot Finder App, Exposed 2 Million Wi-Fi Network Passwords

Slashdot - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:45
A popular hotspot finder app for Android exposed the Wi-Fi network passwords for more than two million networks. From a report: The app, downloaded by thousands of users, allowed anyone to search for Wi-Fi networks in their nearby area. The app allows the user to upload Wi-Fi network passwords from their devices to its database for others to use. That database of more than two million network passwords, however, was left exposed and unprotected, allowing anyone to access and download the contents in bulk. Sanyam Jain, a security researcher and a member of the GDI Foundation, found the database and reported the findings to TechCrunch. We spent more than two weeks trying to contact the developer, believed to be based in China, to no avail. Eventually we contacted the host, DigitalOcean, which took down the database within a day of reaching out. "We notified the user and have taken the [server] hosting the exposed database offline," a spokesperson told TechCrunch.

Share on Google+

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Geek

Marzipan details: Touch Bar shortcuts, multiple windows, native Split View controls & more

iDownloadBlog - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:09

You'll be able to resize Split View apps ported from iOS by dragging the divider, just like with native Mac apps that support side-by-side multitasking.
Categories: Geek

Apple releasing third iOS 12.3 developer beta today

9to5Mac - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:08

Running the iOS 12.3 developer beta on your iPhone or iPad? The third beta version of iOS 12.3 will be available shortly. We’ll update our coverage to highlight any changes discovered in the beta release.

more…

The post Apple releasing third iOS 12.3 developer beta today appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Categories: Geek

Nokia 9 Buggy Update Lets Anyone Bypass Fingerprint Scanner With a Pack of Gum

Slashdot - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:03
A buggy update for Nokia 9 PureView handsets has apparently impacted the smartphone model's in-screen fingerprint scanner, which can now be bypassed using unregistered fingerprints or even with something as banal as a pack of gum. From a report: Multiple users have complained about this problem over the weekend, after installing an OS update (v4.22) released on April 18. The update was meant to improve the phone's in-screen fingerprint scanner module -- so that users won't have to press their fingers too hard on the screen before the phone unlocks -- yet it had the exact opposite effect the company hoped for. While initially, the reported issues appeared to be new, a video recorded by another user showed the same problem (unlocking phones with unregistered fingerprints) even before the v4.22 update, meaning that the update just made the unlocking bug worse than it already was.

Share on Google+

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Geek

Sony launching first new 4K TVs to gain AirPlay 2 and HomeKit from $1400

9to5Mac - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:01

Along with LG and Vizio, Sony announced earlier this year that some of its smart TVs would be gaining support for Apple’s HomeKit and AirPlay 2. The company has launched it first new 2019 TVs and unveiled pricing and release details for those to come that will be getting the expanded functionality.

more…

The post Sony launching first new 4K TVs to gain AirPlay 2 and HomeKit from $1400 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Categories: Geek

Kuo: 5G iPhone coming in 2020 with modems dual-sourced from Qualcomm and Samsung

iDownloadBlog - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:28

In order to mitigate risk and improve its bargaining power with suppliers, Apple will purchase some of the 5G modems for its 2020 iPhone from rival Samsung, too.
Categories: Geek

Samsung's Galaxy Fold Smartphone Release Delayed

Slashdot - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:23
Samsung Electronics is delaying the expected Friday rollout of its Galaxy Fold smartphone [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source] until at least next month, WSJ reported Monday citing people familiar with the matter, the latest fallout from a product headache that began with tech reviewers reporting their test devices had malfunctioned. From the report: The Galaxy Fold phone -- priced at nearly $2,000 and the industry's first mainstream foldable-screen device -- was slated to hit shelves this week in the U.S. But problems with phones being used by reviewers have changed those plans, the people said. The new rollout is expected in the coming weeks, though a firm date has yet to be determined, they said. Though the company's internal investigation remains ongoing, the Galaxy Fold phone's reported issues stem from problems affecting the handset's hinge and extra pressure applied to the internal screen, the people said. A Samsung spokeswoman didn't have immediate comment. The company had previously said it would adhere to its plans for the Galaxy Fold phones to hit shelves on April 26 in the U.S. The delayed launch came hours after Samsung abruptly scrapped prerelease media events planned for Hong Kong on Tuesday and Shanghai on Wednesday.

Share on Google+

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Geek

Kick off Earth Day 2019 by recycling your old iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and more

9to5Mac - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:04

It’s Earth Day 2019, and that means there’s pretty much no better day than today to think about how your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or other Apple device will affect the planet. Whether it’s an old iPhone 5 sitting in a drawer that you want to recycle, or a relatively new Apple Watch that you’d like to sell to upgrade to the latest model, we can help you make sure your old devices end up in the right hands.

more…

The post Kick off Earth Day 2019 by recycling your old iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Categories: Geek

WWDC 2019 for developers: Siri, Marzipan and AR improvements, more

9to5Mac - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:48

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on June 3rd. Last week, we shared exclusive details about iOS 13 and macOS 10.15. Today, we are sharing details about new features and APIs for developers that should be announced at the event, according to sources familiar with the development of Apple’s new operating systems.

more…

The post WWDC 2019 for developers: Siri, Marzipan and AR improvements, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Categories: Geek

Pages