The July 4th holiday is over, which makes this the perfect day for the release of iOS 10 beta 2, right Apple? Here’s a look at the day in technology.
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Apple to push organ donation
Cupertino is going to make it easier to become an organ donor, according to CNBC. In iOS 10, you’ll see an easy sign-up button in the Health app.
According to the report:
“CEO Tim Cook says he hopes the new software will help ease a longstanding donor shortage. He told The Associated Press that the problem hit home when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs endured an ‘excruciating’ wait for a liver transplant in 2009.”
Today should be the day for next iOS 10 beta
It’s now been 22 days since iOS 10 beta was released, which ties iOS 8.2 as the longest active first beta of the iOS era. The overall record belongs to iPhone OS 2.2 beta, which survived for 29 days. (Source: Thinky Bits)
With this in mind, Apple is likely to unveil new betas for iOS 10, watchOS 3, macOS 10.12 Sierra, and tvOS 10 at around 1 p.m. EDT today, July 5.
Beware the latest text scam
Australia’s News.au uncovers a new scam that targets iPhone owners:
“The phishing scam comes in the form of a text message pretending to be from Apple and warns customers their Apple ID is about to expire.
Unsuspecting victims are then asked to click on a link to confirm their login details so their account will not be cancelled.”
The solution: Don’t click the link.
NASA’s Juno has entered Jupiter’s orbit today for the first time. It’s taken five years for the $1.3 billion Juno spacecraft to arrive at the largest planet in our solar system. It’s goal: to learn more about Jupiter’s formation and evolution.
Also being discussed on Twitter on this Tuesday:
Today, July 5 is Work-a-holics Day.
Rewind: On this day in 1937, Joe DiMaggio hit his first grand slam. Nine years later, the bikini made its debut at a Paris fashion show.
Have a few more minutes? Check out these other stories making news:
- Huawei confirms that smartphone cameras still aren’t DSLRs, Engadget
- ‘Welcome to Jupiter!’ NASA’s Juno space probe arrives at giant planet, CNN
- Aston Martin’s AM-RB 001 hypercar has a Red Bull beneath its skin, CNET
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