Apple seeds new OS X Server 4.0 preview for testing ahead of OS X Yosemite launch

Apple on Wednesday released to developers a new version of OS X Server 4.0 carrying improvements to previously announced features, including SMB3 file sharing and new management options for devices running iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.



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A8 SoC reverse engineered: Revised CPU, new quad-core GPU, TSMC’s 20nm process

Apple A8 SoC, by iFixit
Apple’s new A8 SoC has been torn down and dug into, and the results show incremental improvements — and significantly more GPU horsepower. Should we expect great things from 20nm this generation?

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Apple's A8 SoC likely carrying new 6-core PowerVR GPU, clocked at 1.4GHz with 1GB RAM

Apple boasts of massive performance improvements in its latest A-series processor — up to 84x over the first-generation iPhone — and the company is thought to have achieved those gains by moving to a new 6-core GPU design alongside a slightly redesigned application processor, data suggests.



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Camera+ adds improvements & teases iOS 8 update, Flappy Bird follow-up announced

Popular iOS photography app Camera+ was updated on Monday with a handful of improvements, with bigger things promised to come with iOS 8 this fall. In addition, the creator of the “Flappy Bird” sensation has revealed his latest title, set to arrive on iPhone this week.



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By 2025, ‘sexbots will be commonplace’ – which is just fine, as we’ll all be unemployed and bored thanks to robots stealing our jobs

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According to a new report that looks at how continuing improvements to artificial intelligence and robotics will impact society, ‘robotic sex partners will become commonplace’ by 2025. A large portion of the report also focuses on how AI and robotics will impact both blue- and white-collar workers, with about 50% of the polled experts stating that robots will displace more human jobs than they create by 2025.

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Project management 'failure' behind absence of Apple Maps updates at WWDC – report

A number of improvements to Apple’s mapping service that were slated to hit the stage at last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference did not appear after poor planning and “internal politics” caused deadlines to be missed, a new report alleges.



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iOS 8 first look video: Quick-send images in Messages, quick-reply via notifications

Perhaps the most significant native app improvements in iOS 8 can be found in the Messages client, which gains a quicker and more visually appealing way of sending recent pictures, a new voice message recorder, and a quick-reply option when in another application.



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Apple's iOS 8 Camera app brings new shooting modes, developers given keys to manual controls

Among the numerous improvements and additions Apple brought to iOS with the latest version of the platform, a slew of new camera modes and settings were announced at this year’s WWDC including timers, focus and exposure settings, and developer access to manual controls.



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Apple explains enhanced 4K monitor support built into OS X 10.9.3

In an update to a support document on Friday, Apple offers details on the changes and improvements — including expanded display compatibility — made to 4K monitor support under the company’s latest OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 release.



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iTunes 11.2 released for Mac, Windows with improved podcast browsing [u]

Apple’s iTunes media suite was updated on Thursday with improvements for browsing the Podcasts section of the software, allowing users to more quickly find episodes they haven’t listened to [update: a corresponding update for the iOS Podcasts app is also available].



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Dual Carbon batteries: Is this finally the breakthrough we’ve been promised for so long?

dual carbon batt head
A breakthrough new battery technology could finally deliver the sort of across-the-board improvements many industries have needed for a long, long time now.

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