MacRumor reports that Apple has today released iOS 11.2.6, primarily to fix the bug that crashes various iOS apps, such as Messages, Safari, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, among others, when a particular Indian-language Telugu character is sent, received or even simply input.

Simply receiving the Telugu character in Messages will completely freeze up the whole Messages app on all of your Mac and iOS devices. It will continue to create problems... reports today on how a woman used her Apple Watch SOS feature to call for help for her and her 9-month-old baby son after her car was hit by a drunk driver.

Twenty-four-year-old Kacie Anderson from Hannover, PA, wrote a letter to Apple telling them how the device saved the life of her and her baby, explaining how her car was stationary at a red light when it was hit by a drunk driver.

“The moment he hit us everything inside the car...

Business Insider has been talking to industrial design experts about the issue that Apple is currently having with HomePods leaving white rings on certain treated wood surfaces.

While the problem is not specific to Apple’s product, with reports appearing last week that the Sonos One speaker also left a similar residue, it’s not the sort of thing that you’d normally expect from Apple’s usually very strict design standards.

“I’m actually very...

MacRumors reports that Google Maps has just been updated with three new quick-access tabs that have already been available on Android for more than a year, namely Explore, Driving, and Transit tabs.

Situated at the bottom of the screen, the new tabs will provide more details when you swipe up on them.

Swiping up on the Explore tab reveals details about the surrounding area, places to eat and drink, and the location of nearby gas stations,...

AppleInsider reports that according to research from TechInsights, Apple’s HomePod costs around $216 to build. With HomePod costing $349, this translates to margins of around 38%, which is lower than Apple’s margins for iPhone and iPad, and also lower than HomePod’s rivals such as Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home, with margins of 56% and 66% respectively.

TechInsights’ HomePod component breakdown shows that the microphones, tweeters, woofer and...

MacRumors reports that many users have been posting pictures of white ring markings that have been left by their HomePods on wood surfaces. Following many complaints on social media and in various reviews, Apple has now been prompted to issue a statement on the matter.

The problem first came to the attention of the wider media after it was mentioned in HomePod reviews from Wirecutter and Pocket-lint.

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