Apple released iOS 11.2.1 on Wednesday with multiple bug fixes, but an emoji-related issue continues to affect the Messages app on iOS devices.
The bug happens as follows: start a fresh conversation with a new recipient in the Messages app, send a single emoji as the first message, and much of the interface will essentially go blank with the top menu disappearing.
The glitch effectively renders the Messages app unusable until it is force closed and reopened through the multitasking menu.
The bug has affected most iPhone, iPad, and likely iPod touch models since at least iOS 11.1.2. MacRumors is able to reproduce the issue on iOS 11.2, iOS 11.2.1, and the [...]
Google’s Home Mini smart speaker received an update on Friday that brings back some of the touch-based controls that the company had to disable shortly after its release back in October (via AndroidPolice).
Google was forced to turn off the built-in touch panel, which is designed to let users activate Google Assistant with a long press instead of a voice command, after a reviewer discovered that some of the devices were registering „phantom touch events“.
The issue meant that some Minis were prone to recording conversations and sounds even when no „OK Google“ voice command was spoken, immediately prompting privacy concerns. As a [...]
Apple will release three iPhones in 2018, including two OLED models and one LCD model that could feature a metal back like the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, reports Nikkei.
Citing a source „privy to the company’s product designs,“ Nikkei says the LCD model will feature a 6.1-inch display, while the two OLED models will measure in at 5.8 inches and either 6.2 or 6.3 inches.
The LCD model with a metal back will „come in several colors,“ much like existing aluminum iPhones, and the body for the device could be manufactured by Casetek, a Pegatron subsidiary.
Nikkei’s information is in line with previous details shared by [...]
In August 2016 the European Commission ruled that Apple must repay 13 billion euros ($15.46 billion) in back taxes dating between 2003 and 2014. According to the EU, the taxes were avoided with the help of sweetheart tax deals from Ireland, and today The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple will now begin paying these back taxes „as soon as early next year.“
Ireland’s Finance Minister, Paschal Donohoe, reports that Apple and Ireland have agreed to terms of an escrow fund for the money, setting a pace for Apple to begin repaying the taxes in Q1 2018. Apple’s payment will sit in the escrow fund while both sides continue to appeal the EU’s [...]