In iOS 11, Apple is implementing a new „Automatic Setup“ feature, which is designed to make it much quicker to get a new device ready to go right out of the box.
As seen in the video below, Automatic Setup transfers over your preferences, Apple ID and Wi-Fi info, preferred settings, and iCloud Keychain passwords, streamlining the setup process for new iPads and iPhones.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. With iOS 11 installed, during the setup process, there’s a new option to transfer settings from an existing device (which also needs to be running iOS 11). The two devices need to be held close to one another, and when [...]
Wikileaks yesterday published its latest round of allegedly leaked CIA documents, detailing aspects of the U.S. agency’s „Cherry Blossom“ firmware modification program, which uses modified versions of router firmware to turn networking devices into surveillance tools.
The document is the latest in WikiLeaks‘ „Vault 7“ series of publications on CIA hacking methods. Previous leaks have detailed the agency’s targeting of iOS devices and Macs, while this manual relates specifically to network routers: Once installed, the Cherry Blossom program can be used to monitor internet traffic, crawl for passwords, and redirect the target user to a [...]
Amazon today announced that users will now be able to sync their iCloud Calendar information with devices that support Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa. With the update, users can ask Alexa what’s coming up on their calendar, or issue commands so new appointments are added to the schedule. Anything added from an Amazon device is then synced with iCloud and added to the Calendar app on iOS and macOS devices.
To sync an iCloud account with Alexa, the company said that customers will have to sign in to their Apple account within the settings tab of the Alexa iOS app. Users in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany will gain access to the new update beginning [...]
Apple is developing a dedicated processor that will be used to handle AI-related tasks like facial and speech recognition in its products, reports Bloomberg. Citing a source with knowledge of Apple’s plans, the site says the chip is known internally as the „Apple Neural Engine.“
Apple plans to use the chip, which would work alongside the standard processor and the graphics chip, to add more advanced artificial intelligence capabilities into its devices and to offload demanding AI processing tasks that can impact battery life. An AI-enabled processor would help Cupertino, California-based Apple integrate more advanced capabilities into devices, particularly [...]