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Apple released today the first major update to iOS 11. The release notes mention that the update introduces over 70 new emojis and includes bug fixes and improvements.
iOS 11.1 is available now for all eligible devices. To access the update, go to Settings –> General –> Software Update.
Jump over the break to check out what’s new in iOS 11.1 …
So with the new iPhone X, Apple ditched Touch ID for the advanced and even more secure Face ID. And rumor says that Apple will ditch the Touch ID for good, in favor of Face ID, in all future iPhones.
The Face ID suppose to be even more secure than Touch ID and it can’t be fooled by a picture of you or even a Hollywood-grade mask.
It also won’t work if your eyes are closed and will certainly won’t work if you have sunglasses on – it can’t detect your eyes. It also won’t probably work if the sun is too bright and your face is overexposed.
Bottom line, Face ID works pretty well. At least that’s what early tests show us. But just like Touch ID when it was first introduced back in 2013 with the iPhone 5s, it’s new tech ( for Apple anyway ) and it will work like you expect it to work in a year or two.
So, right now, you basically spent your money just to animate chicken heads and flex on iPhone 8 users for some reason ( for the most part it’s the same phone ). Or you’re an early adopter. These days, an early adopter usually means you’re a YouTuber who looks for new way to destroy that iPhone and get views.
But let’s get back to the story… Face ID can’t be fooled by a super hi-rez pic of you, or a Hollywood mask, and it can’t be used by your significant other while you sleep ( Because unless you’re a rabbit, your eyes are closed while sleeping. And why is this a legit concern? ).
What about if you have a twin? Can your twin unlock your device using Face ID? Apparently yes.
Jump over the break to check out the video..
I think that most people should wait for the second or even third generation of the iPhone X. Whatever the names will be. iPhone XI and iPhone XII?
I think that, for the astronomical price ( it’s still just a damn phone ), Apple should’ve offered the entry level iPhone X at 128GB not 64GB and there’s absolutely no excuse for not including a fast charger with the device. Or iPhone 8 for that matter.
And I’ve barely scratched the surface with what bothers me when it comes to the iPhone X and why I think most people should wait for the 2nd or 3rd gen if they want to spend that much money just to animate f*cking emojis.
Oh yeah, how can I forget that f*ckin horrendous notch? “But I can barely notice it”. Yeah, FU that’s just a disaster and hopefully it will be polished in the future.
That being said, I still think Apple is heading in the right direction with the iPhone X, and if you pre-ordered one, I think you will be super happy with it. As long as you don’t think about how much money you spent on it.
And, just like me, I bet you have ton of questions that still need to be answered about the iPhone X. You can start here.
Here’s a few first impressions from people who already got their hands on the iPhone X. Like Nilay Patel from The Verge, Marques Brownlee, Jonathan Morrison and CNET.
Jump over the break to check out the videos…
When it comes to Steve Jobs, there’s only one picture that’s recognized worldwide. This one. It’s been used everywhere from stamps to Steve Jobs official biography by Walter Isaacson to, unfortunately, Apple’s website to mourn the loss of their leader.
The photo was shot by Albert Watson back in 2006 and now, the Watson himself shares the story behind the photo in a new 2 minute video for Profoto.
Jump over the break to check out the video…
Two new videos surfaced on YouTube today showcasing the new iPhone X, offering a demo of the general usability of the device, Animoji, ARKit and a real-world look at the Face ID set up process and usability.
Jump over the break to check out the videos…
Look, it’s no secret that the cameras on our computers, smartphones and tablets can spy on us. The thing is, 99.9% of the time, we grant that access.
Onyx is now available for macOS High Sierra. If you’re not familiar with the tool, Onyx is a multifunction utility for macOS that allows you to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance, to configure some hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock, QuickTime, Safari, Mail, iTunes, login window, Spotlight, and many of Apple’s applications, to delete caches, to remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome, and more.
Download Onyx here.
After a successful crowdfunding campaign, Mighty Audio has released the first on-the-go Spotify music player that allows you to stream your music without a phone, internet or cellular reception.
One of the main attraction when it comes to iOS 11 and iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone X is the Portrait Lighting in-camera effect that allows users to apply dramatic studio and stage lighting to portrait photos.
Apple is now showcasing this feature in a new ad – “Portraits of Her”. Jump over the break to check out the video…