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New Google Chromebook and Google Home ‘Mini’ Could Debut Alongside Pixel 2 Phones

Google will launch an all-new Pixel-branded Chromebook and a miniaturized version of its Google Home smart speaker alongside new Pixel smartphones at an event this fall, according to a source familiar with the company’s plans.

Details are scant on the new Pixel notebook, which will revive the Chromebook line after two years of inactivity, but AndroidPolice suggests it could be the fruition of…

Facebook to Make ‘Safety Check’ a Permanent Feature on its Mobile App

Facebook’s Safety Check service is set to become a permanent feature of the social media network on both mobile and web, with the next update of the iOS app.

The Safety Check feature first appeared in 2014 to help users let loved ones know they are safe if they are close to a crisis. Facebook announced on its Disaster Response page that the service will roll out to become a permanent featur…

Facebook’s Safety Check feature getting permanent placement in iOS app and the web

First released in 2014, Facebook’s Safety Check feature will be getting a dedicated home for both the iOS app as well as on the web.
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AccuWeather iOS app misleads users as it sends location data even when denied access

AccuWeather on iOS may be violating Apple’s developer agreement as well as user trust, a new security audit reveals. Will Strafach, a security researcher, discovered that the iOS weather app is potentially sending out the identifiable user and device information to a third-party company even when location data sharing is denied.
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What’s new in iOS 11 beta 7? Hands-on with new features and changes [Video]

iOS 11 beta 7 was released earlier today to developers, and as we get closer to the GM release, there are less and less readily apparent changes present. Despite this, there are a handful of differences to be found in this latest beta. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough for the details. more… Via…

Video of app switching gesture for Touch ID-less iPhone 8 found within iOS 11 beta

Developer Guilherme Rambo has been on a roll over the last month, uncovering a host of new details about Apple’s upcoming devices. Tonight, he’s shared a video found in the iOS 11 beta that could give us a look at how the app switcher may work on the iPhone 8 without a Touch ID/a physical Home button.
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Apple Drops Price of HomeKit-Enabled D-Link Omna Camera to $149.95

Apple recently dropped the price of the HomeKit-enabled D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD camera from $199.95 to $149.95 in the United States, a $50 discount off of the launch price. Apple’s website doesn’t mention a discount, suggesting the base price of the accessory has been lowered.

The price has also been lowered in Canada from $269.95 CAD to $199.95 CAD, and it’s also been discounted in several other…

AirPods now 2-3 weeks out from Apple, Best Buy and others have stock

The shipping time estimate for Apple’s AirPods have dropped to the lowest we’ve seen yet with an updated 2-3 week window. Strangely enough, even though they are still tough to get directly from Apple, Best Buy and others have stock of the fully wireless earphones ready to ship.
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Apple updates Safari Extensions webpage with focus on Mac App Store

Along with releasing beta updates for iOS, macOS, and tvOS today, Apple has updated its Safari Extensions webpage. The redesign includes a prominent link to the extensions available in the Mac App Store, and also features the ability to install extensions from the webpage with a single click.
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Apple AI Expert’s Full TED Talk Now Available on YouTube

Back in April, Apple product designer and Siri co-founder Tom Gruber gave a TED Talk, where he spoke about his vision of the future of computers and artificial intelligence.

The full 10-minute TED Talk was today published on YouTube, giving us a chance to hear his complete thoughts on the future of AI and Siri.

In his talk, Gruber says computers should be used to lessen human failings, lik…

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