2016

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Alongside iOS 9.3.2, Apple also released today OS X 10.11.5 to the public which can be downloaded for free through the Software Update mechanism. The update is available to all OS X El Capitan users.

The update is recommended for all OS X El Capitan users and, just like iOS, brings under-the-hood improvements, bug fixes and security enhancements. Check out the official changelog below…

The OS X El Capitan v10.11.5 Update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update includes the following enterprise changes:

  • Fixes an issue where applying a configuration profile to set allowSpotlightInternetResults to False would cause Spotlight to use large amounts of CPU time.

  • Fixes an issue where applying a configuration profile to set ShutDownDisabledWhileLoggedIn to Truewould have no effect.

  • Fixes an issue where only a single NetBoot image would appear in the Startup Disk pane of System Preferences, even if multiple NetBoot images were configured on the server.

2016

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Apple released today iOS 9.3.2, a minor update that that brings under-the-hood performance improvements and bug fixes. The update fixes an issue that caused Bluetooth accessories to experience audio quality issues when paired with the iPhone SE. The update also introduces support for using Night Shift and Low Power More simultaneously. Check out an official changelog below and update your devices via iTunes or over-the-air.

– Fixes an issue where some Bluetooth accessories could experience audio quality issues when paired to the iPhone SE
– Fixes an issue where looking up dictionary definitions could fail
– Addresses an issue that prevented typing email addresses when using the Japanese Kana keyboard in Mail and Messages
– Fixes an issue for VoiceOver users using the Alex voice, where the device switches to a different voice to announce punctuation or spaces
– Fixes an issue that prevented MDM servers from installing Custom B2B apps

2016

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SkinTrack is a wearable system that enables continuous touch tracking on the skin. It consists of a ring, which emits a continuous high frequency AC signal, and a sensing wristband with multiple electrodes. Due to the phase delay inherent in a high-frequency AC signal propagating through the body, a phase difference can be observed between pairs of electrodes. SkinTrack measures these phase differences to compute a 2D finger touch coordinate. Our approach can segment touch events at 99% accuracy, and resolve the 2D location of touches with a mean error of 7.6mm.  The technology is not yet available for the public but due to the non-invasive, low-cost and low-powered approach it’s a strong possibility that it will integrated into future smartwatches.

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2016

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With Hands-free Siri on iPhone 6s you just say, “Hey Siri,” and Siri’s there to help you with pretty much everything.

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2016

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I bet the first question that pops in your mind is “Why?”. Here’s what Nick Lee has to say: With a 520 MHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage, the Apple Watch packs a lot of computing horsepower into a very small package. On paper, its processor alone is about twenty-five times faster than the average 386, and 512 MB was the size of a hard drive in the mid nineties, not memory. As a result, I was feeling confident that the Apple Watch had the ability to run one of the most revered desktop operating systems Redmond has ever produced.

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