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Monday, June 27, 2016

Apple to reveal fiscal Q3 2016 earnings on July 26

Apple to reveal fiscal Q3 2016 earnings on July 26

Apple on Monday announced plans to release a quarterly earnings report for the third fiscal quarter of 2016 on July 26, which is to be detailed in a following investors conference call.

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FeatureSafari 10 brings fast, native App Extensions to the macOS browser, web content

Safari 10 brings fast, native App Extensions to the macOS browser, web content

Building on work completed last year to enable Web Content Blockers, Apple's new Safari 10 enables a wide range of native code App Extensions that users can automatically obtain and update through the Mac App Store, contributing to faster performance, enhanced security and better reliability.

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Google may release self-designed smartphone by end of 2016 - report

Google may release self-designed smartphone by end of 2016 - report

Google is reportedly working on a new self-branded phone over which it will exert more design, software, and manufacturing control, putting the company in more direct competition with Apple's iPhone.

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Facebook launches custom-curated event picks to improve recommendations

Facebook launches custom-curated event picks to improve recommendations

On Monday a newly-formed team at Facebook began curating lists of "featured" events, in a bid to provide better recommendations for people looking for activities around town.

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Deals: $100-$250 off 13" and 15" MacBook Pros; $185-$350 off 2015 12" MacBooks

Deals: $100-$250 off 13

The last week in June sees dramatic price reductions on 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with instant discounts, free gift offers and coupon savings of up to $250 off MSRP. Early 2015 12-inch MacBooks are also $185-$350 off at authorized resellers — all with free shipping and no sales tax in at least 46 states.

Dreezy's debut full-length to launch as one-week Apple Music exclusive

Dreezy's debut full-length to launch as one-week Apple Music exclusive

The first full-length album by up-and-coming rapper Dreezy, No Hard Feelings, will launch as a temporary Apple Music exclusive on July 15, according to Interscope Records.

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Twitter photo stickers coming soon to iOS app

Twitter photo stickers coming soon to iOS app

Twitter on Monday announced plans to launch stickers in its mobile apps, letting users customize their uploaded images with premade graphics.

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French talk show resorts to iPhones to continue shooting after power outage

French talk show resorts to iPhones to continue shooting after power outage

Following a sudden power outage in the studio, part of the Saturday episode of a popular French talk show was reportedly shot on Apple's iPhone.

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Rumor: Apple's space gray 'iPhone 7' will be a 'much darker color'

Rumor: Apple's space gray 'iPhone 7' will be a 'much darker color'

Apple's space gray color option for iPhones could return to a darker shade, closer to black with the upcoming "iPhone 7," according to a new report.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Apple hands out rainbow Apple Watch bands to commemorate LGBT Pride

Apple hands out rainbow Apple Watch bands to commemorate LGBT Pride

In celebration of this year's LGBTQ Pride festivities, and the 30th anniversary of its own corporate Pride association, Apple this weekend passed out special rainbow colored Apple Watch bands to employees and published a selection of related iTunes content.

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FeatureHow the AppleInsider podcast is recorded and edited

How the AppleInsider podcast is recorded and edited

As the AppleInsider podcast approaches 75 episodes, one of the most common questions we receive is how the show itself is produced. Our host Victor Marks offers a rundown of his process, including the hardware and software used to bring the weekly news program to life.

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Winner of the Pad and Quill WWDC giveaway announced [C.R.]

Winner of the Pad and Quill WWDC giveaway announced [C.R.]

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of last week's giveaway, C.R., who will receive a MacBook sleeve, iPhone case, Briefcase bag and iPad case courtesy of Pad & Quill.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

New leaks show bigger lens opening on 'iPhone 7,' dual-lens camera on '7 Plus'

New leaks show bigger lens opening on 'iPhone 7,' dual-lens camera on '7 Plus'

Photos published on Saturday depict what are claimed to be rear shells for Apple's "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus" — and particularly, evidence of the new camera technology the devices are using.

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ReviewReview: DJI's Phantom 4 sets new standard for affordable drones

Review: DJI's Phantom 4 sets new standard for affordable drones

Right out of the box, you can tell that DJI's Phantom 4 is a complete reimagining of the entry-level lineup. From the sleek chassis to advanced automated controls, DJI has set a new standard, leaving competitors and its own legacy models in the dust.

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This week on AI: 'iPhone 7' holds back, 2017 Apple Watch plans, Thunderbolt Display gone & more

This week on AI: 'iPhone 7' holds back, 2017 Apple Watch plans, Thunderbolt Display gone & more

With WWDC wrapped up for another year, attention turned back to future product rumors — and for once, the iPhone 7 didn't dominate the discussion.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

FeatureHow the UK's Brexit vote to leave Europe affects Apple

How the UK's Brexit vote to leave Europe affects Apple

Yesterday's referendum on the United Kingdom exiting the European Union was widely expected to fail, but instead surprised markets globally by narrowly passing. The Euro and British Pound both subsequently dropped significantly, and markets worldwide recoiled in shock. Here's a look at how will this affect Apple going forward.

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Apple's FaceTime subject of renewed VoIP patent infringement lawsuit

Apple's FaceTime subject of renewed VoIP patent infringement lawsuit

Apple on Friday was slapped with yet another patent lawsuit leveled by a non-practicing entity, this time a renewed complaint dealing with VoIP technologies targeting FaceTime video and audio software.

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Apple's Campus 2 to use updated Bloom Energy fuel cells first deployed at NC data center

Apple's Campus 2 to use updated Bloom Energy fuel cells first deployed at NC data center

As part of efforts to generate clean energy at its Campus 2 headquarters, Apple is investing in an array of environmentally friendly fuel cells installed by Bloom Energy, the same manufacturer that supplied units for the company's Maiden, N.C., data center.

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Apple's iTunes, App Store, iBooks Store suffer unscheduled downtime [ux2]

Apple's iTunes, App Store, iBooks Store suffer unscheduled downtime [ux2]

Customers looking to purchase apps, music or e-books through found themselves out of luck on Friday as a handful of Apple's internet services were hit by an hours-long outage, the third such downtime to hit Apple's services this month.

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Deals: $140-$430 off 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with AppleCare; 32GB 9.7-inch iPad Pros (WiFi, Cellular) for $699

Deals: $140-$430 off 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with AppleCare; 32GB 9.7-inch iPad Pros (WiFi, Cellular) for $699

This week, shoppers can save $200-$430 on 15-inch MacBook Pros bundled with AppleCare — plus score a free Canon printer. Or snap up a smaller 13-inch MacBook Pro, also with three years of AppleCare, for $140-$270 off MSRP. On top of that, those in the market for an iPad can grab the new 32GB 9.7-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) for $699. Systems without AppleCare are also up to $250 off.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Apple's differential privacy in iOS 10 is opt-in, limited to four use cases

Apple's differential privacy in iOS 10 is opt-in, limited to four use cases

The new data collection method set to roll out in iOS 10 will require users to opt in, and will be limited to four specific system functions, according to Apple.

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FeatureInside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets new apps for Reminders, Home, Find My Friends & heart rate

Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets new apps for Reminders, Home, Find My Friends & heart rate

The number of default Apple Watch apps will grow with the upcoming release of watchOS 3, gaining Reminders, Home, Find My Friends, as well as a separate heart rate app, and also adding watch face complications for each.

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Apple still working on next-gen external display with integrated graphics card - report

Apple still working on next-gen external display with integrated graphics card - report

Despite killing the Thunderbolt Display without a replacement this week, Apple is still working on a successor —one that will reportedly have its own separate integrated graphics card, likely to push a high-resolution Retina display.

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Honda launches 2017 Accord with Apple CarPlay option

Honda launches 2017 Accord with Apple CarPlay option

Honda on Friday announced that the 2017 Accord, going on sale June 27, will be available with an upgrade supporting Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.

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FeatureRoundup: The best external monitor alternatives to Apple's discontinued Thunderbolt Display

Roundup: The best external monitor alternatives to Apple's discontinued Thunderbolt Display

Apple surprised many this week by abruptly discontinuing the Thunderbolt Display without announcing a replacement. But, as Apple pointed out, "there are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users." With that said, AppleInsider has compiled a list of the top Thunderbolt-alternative displays for Macs that are available today.

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YouTube rolls out Periscope-style live streaming support on mobile

YouTube rolls out Periscope-style live streaming support on mobile

Putting itself in direct competition with Facebook and Twitter, YouTube is now in the beginning stages of rolling out live video streaming from its main mobile app.

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VideoVideo: See how Photos in iOS 10 can recognize faces, places and more

Video: See how Photos in iOS 10 can recognize faces, places and more

Starting with iOS 10, the Photos app on your iPhone and iPad will automatically scan your pictures for faces and places, making it easier to find the shots you're looking for. It'll even group them into collections, and quickly automate creation of a view to relive your memories. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how it all works.

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Netflix working on offline viewing, could arrive by end of 2016 - report

Netflix working on offline viewing, could arrive by end of 2016 - report

Netflix is developing a long-awaited option to download some content for offline viewing, according to an executive described as an industry insider.

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Rumor: Apple developing power-efficient micro-LED panels for 2017 Apple Watch

Rumor: Apple developing power-efficient micro-LED panels for 2017 Apple Watch

While this year's Apple Watch upgrade is expected to feature largely the same OLED display as its predecessor, the wearable smartwatch could see a major overhaul next year, with Apple said to be investigating micro LED technology for a future model.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast shares hands-on impressions of iOS 10, watchOS 3

AppleInsider podcast shares hands-on impressions of iOS 10, watchOS 3

This week on the AppleInsider Neil and Victor to talk about his experiences with beta iOS 10 and watchOS 3 features. They also wrap up all the current iPhone rumors.

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Adele's '25' hits Apple Music, Spotify, other streaming services

Adele's '25' hits Apple Music, Spotify, other streaming services

Grammy Award-winner Adele's latest album, "25," was made available for streaming through a variety of services at midnight on Friday, including Apple Music and Spotify, some seven months after initial release.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Huawei working on internal OS to avoid 'the crutch of Android'

Huawei working on internal OS to avoid 'the crutch of Android'

Huawei, the second largest Android phone maker in market share behind Samsung, is "secretly developing an alternative mobile operating system" in a bid to hedge its bets against Google's increasingly assertive control over Android.

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Apple features 'Lifeline' in latest Developer Insights series

Apple features 'Lifeline' in latest Developer Insights series

In an addition to its developer resources mini-site on Thursday, Apple posted a profile of "Lifeline" developer 3 Minute Games, highlighting how the studio found success with the iOS App Store's paid business model.

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Apple discontinues Thunderbolt Display, no replacement announced

Apple discontinues Thunderbolt Display, no replacement announced

After going years without update, Apple has decided to discontinue the Thunderbolt Display, marking an end to the company's current first-party monitor product line and sparking speculation that a high-resolution replacement is in the offing.

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FeatureInside APFS: new Apple File System detailed at WWDC to replace HFS+ in 2017

Inside APFS: new Apple File System detailed at WWDC to replace HFS+ in 2017

The new Apple File System announced at WWDC highlights how the company is planning for the future. Here's a look under the hood at what the company will use to replace HFS+ on Macs, iOS, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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Apple releases Safari 10 beta for OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite

Apple releases Safari 10 beta for OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite

Apple issued beta versions of Safari 10 for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and OS X 10.10 Yosemite on Thursday, granting developers access to new features like enhanced Safari Extensions, a redesigned Bookmarks interface and more.

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Apple Music coming soon to South Korea, local music organization says

Apple Music coming soon to South Korea, local music organization says

Apple could be on the verge of filling a major hole in its Apple Music international coverage, as reports on Thursday claim contracts have been signed to bring the streaming service to South Korea.

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FeatureInside iOS 10: Split-screen view in Safari for iPad boosts productivity

Inside iOS 10: Split-screen view in Safari for iPad boosts productivity

Apple's forthcoming iOS 10 update will improve multitasking on the iPad by offering a new split-screen mode in Safari, allowing users to have two tabs open side-by-side simultaneously.

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Sketchy 'iPhone 7' pricing rumor points to 'Pro' models, 32 & 256GB capacities

Sketchy 'iPhone 7' pricing rumor points to 'Pro' models, 32 & 256GB capacities

A questionable rumor on Thursday reiterated the claim that Apple will sell 256-gigabyte versions of its upcoming "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus," while further suggesting there could be an even more expensive "Pro" lineup.

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