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Apple’s iOS 11 & tvOS 11 are available for download now

A giant step for iPhone.
A monumental leap for iPad.

iOS 11 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 11, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been

The new iOS 11 update has been made available overnight. A 2GB download it will of course require you to have double that space available on your upgrading device. The update comes ahead of the release of the iPhone 8, available this Friday.

tvOS11, available to update through the Apple TV’s “System” icon introduces a number of new features as well as 4K support for the release of Friday’s Apple TV 4K.

The fantastic gents at 9to5mac have a great guide detailing all the new features available in tvOS11.

 

Source: iOS 11 – Apple

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Australia’s vending and parking machines wont be ready for the new $10 note

Many of the estimated 100,000 plus vending machines that operate in Australia will unlikely be ready to accept Australia’s new $10 banknote when it enters circulation this week, according to the national vending association.

Meanwhile, the operators of pokies, betting terminals, parking meters, ATMs, change machines, self-service checkouts and car washes are racing to get their equipment ready to accept the note on time.

Let this be a warning to you before you shove your fancy pants new $10 note into some machine and it doesn’t like it, or even worse eats it!

Coles & Woolies both think they’re ready with their self serve checkout after completely missing the boat with the $5 update.

Not sure who carries cash or pays with it at a machine these days anyway? I’ll do a single poll of my mum to make a blanket comment about the 60+ crowd and get back to you all.

Source: The hidden cost of the new $10 note – Finance – Software – iTnews

Samsung release update to disable Bixby button

Samsung is finally allowing us to disable the Bixby button, to an extent. The latest Bixby updates add a new toggle which lets you decide whether or not Bixby Home should be launched when the dedicated button is pressed. This can also be configured from the Bixby settings menu.

Even Samsung see the writing on the wall for their assistant at this point surely? Sadly their update only lets you make the button completely dead instead of letting you re-map it to something useful. There is of course a bunch of 3rd party software out there in Android land that allows you to do this.

Later Dixby.

Source: [Update] Samsung finally lets us disable the Bixby button – SamMobile

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The Sizzle explains Apple’s new eSIM and how much Aussie telcos will slug you for it

The new Series 3 Apple Watch with LTE built-in is kinda cool. Leave the iPhone at home and wander around with this mini computer on ya wrist that has network ability regardless of where you are – sounds nice! To make things easy, telcos have set up a “one number” system, where your iPhone SIM and eSIM inside the Apple Watch can receive calls and send messages on the same number. No need for an extra SIM – pretty cool.

What isn’t cool is what the telcos are charging for it.

We all knew they were going to charge you for it. Optus, one of the first to announce pricing, is guided by their rulers Singtel who’ve had this up and running for a year now. Love how they give you that free taste for a few months before sucking you in too.

Source: Telco plans for the Cellular Apple Watch are pathetic rent seeking garbage – The Sizzle

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iPhone X, iPhone 8, Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K are officially announced

Apple held their first ever media event at the new Steve Jobs Theatre today announcing a slew of new, albeit accurately leaked, products. The most exciting and anticipated the new iPhone X marks the first significant form change in the iPhone series since it’s inception with the removal of its home button. For everything else, it was business as usual with incremental and functional updates. Continue reading

Nintendo announcements coming this Thursday

Nintendo Direct is coming soon! Join us for a global presentation on what’s heading to Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family systems over the next few months, as well as an in-depth look at Super Mario Odyssey.

Apple aren’t the only kids on the block with a conference this week. Nintendo will hold a live streamed “Nintendo Direct” this Thursday morning at 8am AEST. Nice to be on a reasonable time for us Aussies for a change!

If Nintendo floats your boat you can tune in here to watch.

Source: Nintendo Direct