Workers describe harsh conditions at Apple supplier Catcher’s facilities

Apple supplier Catcher Technology has been accused of dire conditions for its employees who produce machined aluminum casings for iPhones and MacBooks at a manufacturing complex in the Chinese industrial city of Suqian, about six hours’ drive from Shanghai…. Read the rest of this post here



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Facebook admits Messenger is “too cluttered,” promises massive streamlining this year

In the words of David Marcus, who is Facebook’s Vice President of Messaging products, the company’s official mobile Messenger app for iPhone and iPad has become “too cluttered.”… Read the rest of this post here



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watchOS 5 dream concept imagines info-dense faces, podcast playback, more

Matt Birchler has published an excellent watchOS 5 design concept that envisions future features that could come to Apple Watch. Included are much more information dense watch faces with new layouts, third-party apps as data sources on the Siri watch face, and my favorite: podcast playback.

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Apple seeds fifth beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3

Apple on Tuesday seeded the fifth beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 to developers. The update can be installed by registered developers using the Mac App Store’s update mechanism…. Read the rest of this post here



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Universal Audio launches new $499 bus-powered Arrow interface with Thunderbolt 3

With NAMM 2018 fast approaching, Universal Audio just launched its new Arrow audio interface, and it looks to be quite compelling. Featuring a design that’s similar to the company’s higher end Apollo series of interfaces, the Arrow comes with a simple and clean all-aluminum chassis.

The Arrow is Universal Audio’s most affordable audio interface, coming in at only $499. That’s a not so insignificant price difference between it and the Solo — the entry-level interface from its Apollo line that starts at $699. more…


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How to allow guests to connect to your Wi-Fi network with a QR code

QR code for Wi-Fi network access

We recently shared a quick and easy way to share access to your Wi-Fi network without revealing the password using a new feature available in iOS 11. As noted by iDB reader websyndicate in the comments of that post, another way to share access to your Wi-Fi network without exchanging any network name or password is to use a QR code…. Read the rest of this post here



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9to5Toys Lunch Break: G-Tech 2TB USB-C Drive $69, Qi Wireless Charger $14.50, DODOcase 20% off, more

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iPhone X’s one design limitation rumored to be improved next year

Apple’s iPhone X is a major visual leap over previous generations thanks to its nearly all-screen design, but it would be closer to perfect if the sensor housing didn’t obscure the view in landscape orientation. Now a new rumor out of the supply chain suggests we could see the notch shrink as soon as next year.

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We got a closer look at Abode’s Iota HomeKit security camera

The updated version of Abode’s Iota is baking in lots of smarts. We went hands-on with the smart camera that includes support for HomeKit, Z-Wave, Zigbee, and Abode RF…. Read the rest of this post here



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