Aussie Mac Zone – Episode 143

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Our Aussie Apple Ramblings

Story 1

World Wide Developers Conference rumours


Ability to hide stock Apple apps like the Stock app

Apple developing support for paid, subscription content in its News app

Apple’s standalone HomeKit app could finally arrive in iOS 10

app store

Apple to revamp App Store browsing, perhaps with paid search results

Phil Schiller responds to developer complaints about App Store algorithms broken since at least 2013

apple music & iTunes

Apple Music’s iOS 10 overhaul detailed: black & white UI, ‘huge artwork’, lyrics integration

Apple will unveil ‘more intuitive’ version of Apple Music at WWDC in June

Apple Music Connect social network to be demoted in iOS 10 overhaul


siri coming to the Mac

Apple plans to bring Siri Remote features to the iOS Remote app in 2016

Apple planning Siri SDK for WWDC as it builds Amazon Echo/Google Home hardware competitor


Apple working on stronger iCloud backup encryption and iPhone security to counter FBI unlock requests

Apple Pay & Touch ID

Apple in talks to launch person-to-person Apple Pay mobile payments system in 2016

Some banks said to be working on Apple Pay support for ATM withdrawals

Apple applies for patent for person-to-person payments, secured by Touch ID

OS X 10.12 to feature support for unlocking Macs with iPhone’s Touch ID


Story 2

Apple’s rival to the Echo could know who you are just by looking at you.

cnet reports the consumer electronics giant has explored putting a camera in its device, which could come in the form of a smart speaker like Amazon’s Echo, according to people familiar with Apple’s plans. The device would be “self aware” and detect who is in the room using facial recognition technology. That would let the device automatically pull up a person’s preferences, such as the music and lighting they like, the sources said.

The hardware could be released by year’s end, but it’s more likely to be available in 2017. They cautioned, though, that Apple could change its plans to include a camera — or even scrap the device entirely.

Apple declined to comment.


Story 3

Foxconn cuts 60,000 factory jobs and replaces them with robots

the verge reports Foxconn, the largest contract electronics manufacturer in the world, says it has automated away 60,000 jobs in one of its factories, according to the BBC. The cuts are part of an ongoing process to replace humans responsible for “many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations” with robots, the company said in a statement. Foxconn helps manufacture Apple’s iPhone and iPad, Samsung’s Galaxy phone line, and Sony’s PlayStation 4, as well as other devices from many of the world’s biggest tech brands.

“We are applying robotics engineering and other innovative manufacturing technologies to replace repetitive tasks previously done by employees, and through training, also enable our employees to focus on higher value-added elements in the manufacturing process, such as research and development, process control and quality control,” the statement reads. “We will continue to harness automation and manpower in our manufacturing operations, and we expect to maintain our significant workforce in China.” The company still employs more than 1.2 million people.


Story 4

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Quick Stories

Apple Store’s worst feature? Customers, says ex-employee

In a recent Business Insider interview a female ex-employee spoke out, though, she suggests that the very worst thing about the stores isn’t the management, the products or even the cultlike nature of the Apple brand.

Instead, she said, it’s the fact that you’re simply a retail worker who usually gets treated poorly, “not necessarily by the store, but by the customers. It is an incredibly disheartening job.”

Apple fanpersons are, it seems, not the most charming. She said people come in just to complain.

And how they complain.

“Maybe 60 percent of the time there’s actually something wrong” with a product, she said. “But the point is, they’ll come to you. They won’t have booked a Genius Bar appointment or have looked it up online first. About once a day I was called a bitch for not knowing how something worked.”


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How To 1

Why is my new iPhone sometimes asking me to connect to the internet when my old iPhone did not

Customer asked this today and after some searching some apps did not have mobile data turned on in Settings.

Go to Settings

then scroll down and tap the app in question

slide the mobile data slider to green

double tap the home button and return to your app


How to 2


Who would you be interested in going to a screening of Steve Jobs the Movie.

Thinking either Saturday Afternoon or Sunday morning

Also please email

with movie and you suburb as the Subject

We guarantee not to pass on the email addresses

We need a minimum of 50

Also I am trying to arrange a little product fair to go with it


How To 3





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