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Steven Levy goes in-depth with Apple execs on machine learning, Siri improvements in iOS 10

A more intelligent and connected Siri has been one of the flagship features of recent iOS updates, and Steven Levy at Backchannel has a new interview with Apple execs that features a behind-the-scenes look at what goes in to Apple’s artificially intelligent assistant. The piece begins by detailing Siri’s voice recognition upgrade in 2014 when the system moved “to a neural-net based system”…

Twelve South Releases BookBook and SurfacePad for 9.7″ iPad Pro

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Twelve South has announced that its BookBook and SurfacePad covers are now available for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

BookBook is a leather case reminiscent of a vintage sketchbook and includes a built-in kickstand and Apple Pencil holster. The case retails for $79.99 for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, while the Rutledge Edition is $99.99.

SurfacePad is a Smart Cover-like leather cover with a built-in…

Jackery Introduces First-Ever Lightning Cable With Integrated Battery

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Jackery has introduced the Jewel, claimed to be the first-ever Apple-certified Lightning-to-USB cable with a built-in battery for iPhone, iPad, and iPod models.

The 3.2-foot cable features an integrated 450mAh battery that can, for example, fast charge an iPhone 6s up to 26% or an iPhone 6s Plus up to 16%. Like any other Lightning cable, the Jewel can provide a 1 amp charge from any USB power…

As Tim Cook set to receive $100M+ on 5th anniversary as CEO, Financial Times rates his performance

With Tim Cook set to receive more than $100M in stock bonuses as he reaches his fifth anniversary as Apple’s CEO today, the Financial Times has assessed the performance of AAPL under his leadership in a series of five charts.
In a ‘good news, bad news’ chart, the FT begins with a Bloomberg chart showing cumulative sales of the iPhone against income from the device as a percentage of tota…

Sketchy product packaging photos suggest ‘iPhone 6 SE’ branding as iPhone 7 event nears

Very sketchy images have surfaced showing off supposed future iPhone product packaging, raising the potential of Apple calling a new iPhone the iPhone 6 SE. Whether this is meant as a successor to the 4 inch iPhone SE or the ‘real’ name for the iPhone 7, due to be announced early next month, is unclear. An upgrade to the iPhone SE is not expected and has not been rumored, as the device only…

Kickstarter campaign pitching external GPU for MacBook Pro, promising up to 10x performance increase

A Kickstarter campaign which got fully-funded on day one is offering a choice of two external GPUs for MacBook Pros that offer up to ten times the performance of the top-end built-in one. Connected via Thunderbolt 2 or 3, the Wolfe Pro gets you an NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU for $599, with estimated delivery in March 2017.
The GTX 970 has 1664 cores operating at 1050MHz, for a peak computing power of…

Photo Editing App ‘Prisma’ Now Supports Offline Picture Processing

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Popular photo manipulation app Prisma has been updated to allow offline processing of images for the first time.

The photo app recreates images in the style of famous artists and gives shots a painterly aesthetic using neural networks, but up until now users needed an internet connection and had to wait for the app’s Moscow-based servers to process their pictures.

The latest update doesn’t…

Woz Laments No Headphone Jack on iPhone 7, Sees USB-C as Future of Audio

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has predicted a consumer backlash if Apple drops the headphone jack in the upcoming iPhone 7 in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector for audio output, charging, and accessory connectivity.

“If it’s missing the 3.5mm earphone jack, that’s going to tick off a lot of people,” claimed Woz, speaking to The Australian Financial Review.

“I would not use Bluetoot…

Pokémon Go Gains New ‘Appraisal’ Feature for Highlighting Attack and Defense Capabilities

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Popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go was today updated to version 1.5.0, adding new features to make gym battling more straightforward. New to the game is a “Pokémon Appraisal” feature, which will see in-game Team Leaders offering tips on each Pokémon’s attack and defense abilities to help trainers determine which Pokémon to use in gym battles.

While longtime Pokémon players are often…

Pokémon Go update adds monster ‘Appraisal,’ promise of ‘new and exciting’ features

A report earlier claimed that Pokémon Go usage is in decline from its fever pitched height two months ago. Direct battling and trading might spark a revival in the game, but so far Niantic is still focused on international expansion and stability. Version 1.5.0 on iOS adds a new Pokémon appraisal feature, minor fixes, and the promise of new features.
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