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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AWT TV Episode 36: February 20, 2018

AWT TV Episode 36: February 20, 2018

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software.  

This week, Marty and Steve were back with another all-tips show! Steve started off with a quick tip on how to find AirDrop in iOS 11. Seriously, have you tried finding the AirDrop controls? It's like Apple doesn't want people to use AirDrop! Fortunately, they're hidden in plain sight in the Control Center.

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How to take Live Photos during a FaceTime call in macOS High Sierra

How to take Live Photos during a FaceTime call in macOS High Sierra

You can take a Live Photo during a FaceTime call with macOS High Sierra. Just clickand the Live Photo is saved to your Photos app. The Live Photos feature of recent iPhones is a lot of fun. It captures 1.5 seconds of movement surrounding a 12-megapixel still image (think the “moving newspaper" photos in the Harry Potter films).

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iOS 11 will offer some iPad-specific features

iOS 11 will offer some iPad-specific features

At today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple previewed iOS 11, an update to its mobile operating system, bringing new features to the iPhone and iPad this fall. Some of the features are obviously designed to position the latter as a laptop replacement (something Apple's been trying to do lately).

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ADATA’s i-Memory Flash Drive is a good idea, but not quite ready for prime time

ADATA’s i-Memory Flash Drive is a good idea, but not quite ready for prime time

The ADATA i-Memory Flash Drive combines Apple-certified Lightning and USB connectivity, which makes it a breeze to move files from your Mac to your iOS device. It also supports Live Photos and Apple AirPlay audio and video content with Apple TV compatibility. If only there weren’t some substantial drawbacks to the drive.

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Facebook starts supporting Live Photos, adopts HTML5 video player

Facebook starts supporting Live Photos, adopts HTML5 video player

Facebook is the 5,000-pound gorilla of social networking services, so when they offer support for new formats, it's pretty well certain that most of the rest of the Internet-based world is going to follow. Today Facebook began rolling out support for Apple's Live Photos, the new photo format that's available on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. 

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AWT News Update: December 10, 2015

AWT News Update: December 10, 2015

On this Thursday afternoon, we have news from all over Apple-dom:

  • The movie "Steve Jobs" didn't do so well at the box office, but it's received a lot of nominations for Golden Globe awards
  • iFixit tears down the Apple Smart Battery Case and finds that it's actually pretty simple
  • Live Photos come to Tumblr
  • HBO GO adds support for autoplay and PIP
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Instagram throws us a Boomerang as a Live Photo alternative

Instagram throws us a Boomerang as a Live Photo alternative

Live Photos have caught the imagination of those folks who have the new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, but for owners of older models of iPhone, it's a non-starter. Live Photos can be used as animated lock screens and even be shared on a limited basis with other iOS and OS X devices, but you won't be able to share them on the web or through social media.

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