Apple engineer joins Postmates to work on autonomous sidewalk rover

Apple engineer joins Postmates to work on autonomous sidewalk rover

Postmates has hired author and long-time Apple engineer, Ken Kocienda, as principal software engineer. He’ll be joining the Postmates team and working first on Postmates X, building the new platform for the company's autonomous sidewalk rover, Serve.

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Apple sued for alleged patent infringement on Key Flicks and 3D Touch technologies

Apple sued for alleged patent infringement on Key Flicks and 3D Touch technologies

Another day, another lawsuit. Toshiyasu Abe, a resident of Vancouver, Washington, has filed a lawsuit against Apple in Oregon district court, accusing the company of infringing upon his patent (number 6,520,699) with Key Flicks and 3D Touch on select iPhone and iPad models, reports MacRumors

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Analyst: 2018’s 6.1-inch LCD iPhone may ditch 3D Touch

Analyst: 2018’s 6.1-inch LCD iPhone may ditch 3D Touch

In a note to clients — as noted by the Chinese site Feng — the anticipated 6.1-inch LCD iPhone due later this year may not feature 3D Touch due to pricing issues. Instead, it will sport "Cover Glass Sensor" (CGS) technology and relocated the smartphone’s touch module from the display panel to the surface glass.

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iOS 11.1 is available now, brings 3D Touch back to App Switcher, adds new emoji

iOS 11.1 is available now, brings 3D Touch back to App Switcher, adds new emoji

It's here! iOS 11.1 just showed up, bringing a number of bug fixes, improvements, and over 70 new emoji to annoy and amuse friends with. For those with iPhones that have 3D Touch built in, you'll be happy to know that the 3D Touch gestures are back for accessing the iOS App Switcher. 

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AWT News Update: September 21, 2017

AWT News Update: September 21, 2017

We'll be "off the air" tomorrow, but today we have a rumor, a note from Craig Federighi, a smartbulb that now uses HomeKit, and a fun hint:

  • Rumors are circulating about the AirPods case that will work with the AirPower charging mat that ships next year
  • Craig Federighi gives the official word that a gesture dropped from iOS 11 is only gone temporarily
  • LIFX adds HomeKit compatibility to a lot of its smart bulb product line
  • Want or need to type one-handed on an iPhone? We have a hint on how to do it
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Apple World Today Video Tip: Create a new checklist in Notes on an iPhone with 3D Touch

Apple World Today Video Tip: Create a new checklist in Notes on an iPhone with 3D Touch

Are you a checklist maker? Checklists are a wonderful way to organize tasks and then make sure they've been accomplished, and the Notes app on the iPhone is a handy tool for keeping track of those tasks as soon as they're completed. In today's video tip we show you how to use 3D Touch on an iPhone to quickly create a new checklist:

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Apple World Today 60-second Video Tip: 3D Touch iOS Folders for App Notification Badges

Apple World Today 60-second Video Tip: 3D Touch iOS Folders for App Notification Badges

Have a minute? In today's 60-second video tip we'll show you an iOS 10 trick that's available on the iPhone 6s and 7 models. With a 3D Touch of a folder icon, you can see exactly which apps inside a folder are vying for your attention with notification badges. This tip also works for fast renaming of iOS folders:

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AWT News Update: February 2, 2017

AWT News Update: February 2, 2017

It's Groundhog Day, and if we get stuck in this day over and over and over...as in the classic Bill Murray comedy...at least there was some good Apple News to report:

  • An official in the Indian state of Karnataka reports that Apple will be manufacturing iPhones soon in Bengaluru
  • A new update to Google's Chrome browser for iPhone has built in the capability to use 3D Touch to scan QR codes
  • Google's YouTube app also received an update that makes control of video streaming to other devices a lot more convenient
  • It appears that Taiwan will be the next country to get Apple Pay
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60-Second Video Tip: Print to PDF on an iPhone 6s or 7

60-Second Video Tip: Print to PDF on an iPhone 6s or 7

There's no "Print to PDF" function in iOS like there is on the Mac, but with an iPhone 6s or 7, it's possible to use 3D Touch to save web pages and documents as PDFs. In this Apple World Today 60-Second Video Tip, you'll see just how easy it is to use 3D Touch for all of your PDF capturing needs. We'll also show you a quick tip on how to save and view a PDF on iPhones and iPads without 3D Touch.

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Apple announces App Store changes ahead of WWDC keynote on Monday

Apple announces App Store changes ahead of WWDC keynote on Monday

Apple's Phil Schiller, the senior vice of Worldwide Marketing and the person over the App Stores, isn't waiting for Monday to announce some changes to the App Store. In an interview with The Verge, Schiller outlined a number of changes that will be coming out soon.

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AWT News Update: February 10, 2016

AWT News Update: February 10, 2016

Dang, another slow news day for the world of Apple. Here's what we have:

  • Latest public betas of OS X 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3 arrive
  • Apple Pay had issues accepting new Visa debit and credit cards this morning
  • Apple Music is now available on Sonos speakers
  • Vine adds 3D Touch support
  • Twitter started rolling out its new "best tweets" timeline today
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Microsoft Office for iOS gets an update; new features include Apple Pencil support for iPad Pro

Microsoft Office for iOS gets an update; new features include Apple Pencil support for iPad Pro

It's always nice to see an update that adds support for the latest Apple gadgets, and doubly so when the developer that is sending out the update is Microsoft. Like 'em or hate 'em, the Redmond, WA-based company has some serious credibility in the mobile market not because of its Windows-based tablets and smartphones, but because of the apps it makes for iOS. The Office for iOS suite is unparalleled for productivity on iPhones and iPads, and today's update adds 3D Touch quick actions for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in addition to Apple Pencil support on the iPad Pro.

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