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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Watch: iOS 11 introduces new Smart Invert viewing mode

Watch: iOS 11 introduces new Smart Invert viewing mode

Apple is introducing a new Smart Invert viewing mode in iOS 11 that intelligently inverts all screen colors except for those is displayed media, such as photos, videos, and icons. The feature might be used to extend battery life on the upcoming OLED-equipped "iPhone 8."

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Netflix to spend $7B on content in 2018

Netflix to spend $7B on content in 2018

Apple is reported to spend some $1 billion on original content in 2018, but the number pales in comparison to streaming leader Netflix, which anticipates to spend seven times that on its own offerings next year.

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Apple disables Apple Pay for websites selling white supremacist goods

Apple disables Apple Pay for websites selling white supremacist goods

Following recent events in Charlottesville, Va., Apple has disabled Apple Pay support for a number of websites selling apparel and other paraphernalia emblazoned with Nazi symbols and white nationalist imagery.

Cypress IoT software development kit takes advantage of Apple's new, open HomeKit policy

Cypress IoT software development kit takes advantage of Apple's new, open HomeKit policy

The chip manufacturer responsible for a wide array of "internet of things" devices, Cypress Semiconductor, has announced an updated version of its development kit, adding HomeKit support and iCloud certification to the package.

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Tony Fadell-backed Keyssa partners with Foxconn, Samsung on fast new wireless data tech

Tony Fadell-backed Keyssa partners with Foxconn, Samsung on fast new wireless data tech

A startup backed by iPod creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell is reportedly partnering with Samsung Electronics, Apple manufacturer Hon Hai/Foxconn, and other firms on a new short-range wireless data standard that could in some cases bypass the need for Wi-Fi or USB.

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Apple Watch with LTE may not support cellular voice calls at launch, instead focus on data

Apple Watch with LTE may not support cellular voice calls at launch, instead focus on data

In a push to improve the user experience of the Apple Watch, a new LTE-connected model expected to arrive later this year will reportedly focus on delivering data to users faster, meaning FaceTime and apps may serve as a stand-in for cell phone calls.

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Luxury carmaker Genesis adds remote start feature through iPhone Google Assistant app

Luxury carmaker Genesis adds remote start feature through iPhone Google Assistant app

Luxury automotive car manufacturer Genesis has rolled out an update for its vehicles, allowing users to issue voice commands to start the car, lock the doors, and more — all through the Google Assistant app.

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Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus top Q2 smartphone market, beating Samsung's Galaxy S8

Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus top Q2 smartphone market, beating Samsung's Galaxy S8

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus held on as the world's most popular smartphones in the June quarter, according to research data published on Wednesday, handily relegating Samsung's newer Galaxy S8 flagship to third place.

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TSMC, other Apple suppliers say Taiwan power outage had little impact as 'iPhone 8' rollout nears

TSMC, other Apple suppliers say Taiwan power outage had little impact as 'iPhone 8' rollout nears

Several Taiwanese companies in Apple's supply chain — including processor maker TSMC, and assembly firm Pegatron — are insisting that a major blackout which hit the island on Tuesday did little to disrupt production, a serious concern given the imminent arrival of new iPhones.

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iDevices launches new Apple HomeKit Dimmer Switch for $100

iDevices launches new Apple HomeKit Dimmer Switch for $100

The list of Apple HomeKit-compatible accessories continues to expand, as iDevices on Wednesday launched its new wall-installed Dimmer Switch, offering users the ability to control and set the brightness of their lights with Siri.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $70 to $250 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states; AirPods in stock with free 2-day shipping

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $250 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states; AirPods in stock with free 2-day shipping

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $70 and $250 on every new Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In addition to the promo code and instant cash savings, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Deals: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro $2,099 ($700 off); iMac 5K for $1,399; 9.7" iPads for $299; 10.5" iPad Pros for $599 w/ no tax in 48 states

Deals: Apple's high-end 15

B&H's massive Back to School Sale is going on now with cash discounts on popular MacBook, iMacs, iPads and more. Top picks include the high-end 2016 15" MacBook Pro for $2,099 ($700 off), $400 off the 27" iMac 5K, $299 iPads, $599 10.5" iPad Pros and a $399 Mac mini. All systems qualify for free shipping with no tax outside NY and NJ.

ESPN app for Apple TV update adds the ability to watch four live feeds simultaneously

ESPN app for Apple TV update adds the ability to watch four live feeds simultaneously

ESPN has rolled out a new update for its live streaming Apple TV app, allowing cable subscribers to catch four live feeds from the network at the same time, aimed at college football season.

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Questionable, blurry pics attempt to revive rumors of a 60-inch OLED Apple television

Questionable, blurry pics attempt to revive rumors of a 60-inch OLED Apple television

New pictures on Chinese social media have emerged of what is said to be a 60-inch OLED Apple television set — but there are significant doubts surrounding the identification.

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Apple to spend $1B on original content for up to 10 new TV shows over next year

Apple to spend $1B on original content for up to 10 new TV shows over next year

Apple is reportedly budgeting about $1 billion to secure and produce original video over the course of the next year, a figure which may soon make it a competitive force in that arena.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Apple shares 'Carpool Karaoke' ads featuring Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane, 'Game of Thrones' stars

Apple shares 'Carpool Karaoke' ads featuring Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane, 'Game of Thrones' stars

After last week's "Carpool Karaoke" debut, Apple on Tuesday posted two new teasers for upcoming episodes featuring Ariana Grande and Seth MacFarlane, and "Game of Thrones" stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.

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Apple hires former WGN America chief Matt Cherniss to bolster video effort

Apple hires former WGN America chief Matt Cherniss to bolster video effort

In efforts to build out its video content production team, Apple has hired former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios Matt Cherniss, according to a report on Tuesday.

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Apple seeks to raise $2B in Canadian debt offering

Apple seeks to raise $2B in Canadian debt offering

Apple is looking to raise $2.5 billion Canadian dollars, worth $1.96 billion at current exchange rates, in its first Canadian debt offering, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

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Giveaway: Enter to win a cord-cutting package complete with a lifetime Plex Pass

Giveaway: Enter to win a cord-cutting package complete with a lifetime Plex Pass

Plex is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win a cord-cutting package complete with a lifetime Plex Pass, HDHomerun Connect Tuner and Mohu Leaf 50 Antenna. In addition to the grand prize, four lifetime Plex Passes are up for grabs.

Apple Pay expands to 22 US banks, institutions in Russia, China and more

Apple Pay expands to 22 US banks, institutions in Russia, China and more

Apple this week updated its Apple Pay availability website for the second time in August, noting additional support has rolled out in the service's domestic U.S. market, as well as in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Russia and the UK.

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Video: Rumors mount for LTE-connected Apple Watch

Video: Rumors mount for LTE-connected Apple Watch

Rumors surrounding an LTE-enabled Apple Watch are beginning to pour in, with most claiming a fall launch date for the next-generation wearable. Check out the latest in this AppleInsider video.

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Walmart's Vudu to get native Apple TV app on Aug. 22

Walmart's Vudu to get native Apple TV app on Aug. 22

Long in the works, Walmart will finally launch a native Apple TV app for Vudu, its video streaming service, on Aug. 22.

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PSA: Thunderbolt 3 cables longer than 0.5m generally don't support USB 3.1 speeds

PSA: Thunderbolt 3 cables longer than 0.5m generally don't support USB 3.1 speeds

USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but there is a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable with USB-C connectors is capable of. AppleInsider breaks it all down.

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Apple's glass-backed 'iPhone 7s' rumored to be slightly bigger in all dimensions, except for lens bump

Apple's glass-backed 'iPhone 7s' rumored to be slightly bigger in all dimensions, except for lens bump

Though sharing a 4.7-inch LCD, Apple's "iPhone 7s" will be slightly larger than the iPhone 7 in all respects, according to alleged design schematics, one exception being a thinner lens bump on the back.

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TipsHow to secure AirDrop on your iPhone to prevent unwanted photos on the subway

How to secure AirDrop on your iPhone to prevent unwanted photos on the subway

Reports have circulated that miscreants are sending unsolicited, inappropriate images to people in public venues. While Apple's default settings prevent this, AppleInsider shows you how to check the setting, and lock it down, if you've changed it for some reason.

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Schlage Sense smart lock Wi-Fi adapter coming, does not extend HomeKit connectivity

Schlage Sense smart lock Wi-Fi adapter coming, does not extend HomeKit connectivity

The new Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Wi-Fi Adapter allows for remote control of the house lock from anywhere — but does not extend Bluetooth range with HomeKit compatibility at all.

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Apple, Facebook, Google & others sign brief concerned about warrantless location tracking

Apple, Facebook, Google & others sign brief concerned about warrantless location tracking

Several high-profile technology companies, including Apple, have submitted a amicus brief in a key case at the U.S. Supreme Court, expressing concerns about warrantless police access to cellphone location data.

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Apple halts returns & exchanges in Hong Kong ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch

Apple halts returns & exchanges in Hong Kong ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch

Apple Hong Kong has stopped accepting most returns and exchanges for online orders made on or after August 15, in what's likely a preeemptive measure against scalpers ahead of this fall's launch of the "iPhone 8," "iPhone 7s," and "iPhone 7s Plus."

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Apple to borrow again with company's first-ever Canadian dollar bond

Apple to borrow again with company's first-ever Canadian dollar bond

Apple's international borrowing continues to expand to new countries, with the company revealing in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday that it will offer its first debt offering in Canadian dollars.

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Apple's iPhone loses out in new contactless payment support for Beijing public transit

Apple's iPhone loses out in new contactless payment support for Beijing public transit

Yikatong, the company handling payments for Beijing's public transit, this week enabled contactless payments for riders using Android — but has reportedly skipped support for the iPhone.

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Report corroborates fall Apple Watch refresh with LTE connectivity, same design

Report corroborates fall Apple Watch refresh with LTE connectivity, same design

Citing new sources, another venue has jumped into the fray with new Apple Watch rumors, suggesting that LTE connectivity is coming in September to Apple's wearable line.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Latest iOS 11 beta contains new Maps icon featuring Apple Park, updated App Store icon

Latest iOS 11 beta contains new Maps icon featuring Apple Park, updated App Store icon

Apple's latest iOS 11 beta release, issued on Monday, contains a few graphical tweaks that bring a fresh feel to the operating system, including a new Maps icon that appears to feature Apple Park's main "spaceship" structure.

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LTE Apple Watch will keep current form factor, be offered alongside standard versions

LTE Apple Watch will keep current form factor, be offered alongside standard versions

Noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Monday weighed in on Apple's upcoming Apple Watch release, affirming recent reports of LTE cellular connectivity and dispelling rumors that the device will sport a new form factor.

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Google could pay Apple up to $3B to hold default search status on iPhones

Google could pay Apple up to $3B to hold default search status on iPhones

Google could end up paying Apple as much as $3 billion this year to remain the default search engine on iPhones and iPads, an analyst estimated on Monday.

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Sony previews new XAV-AX200 receiver with Apple CarPlay support

Sony previews new XAV-AX200 receiver with Apple CarPlay support

Sony on Monday revealed the XAV-AX200, its latest aftermarket receiver with support for Apple's CarPlay, due to ship in North America by the end of the year.

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Swift creator Chris Lattner moving to Google Brain's artificial intelligence effort

Swift creator Chris Lattner moving to Google Brain's artificial intelligence effort

After a six-month stint at Tesla, one-time Apple engineer and Swift champion Chris Lattner has landed at the Google Brain artificial intelligence project.

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Apple, Aetna, major hospital chains allegedly teaming up for customer discounts on Apple Watch

Apple, Aetna, major hospital chains allegedly teaming up for customer discounts on Apple Watch

Apple reportedly held a number of discussions with Aetna in the beginning of August to see how to best bring the Apple Watch to the 23 million customers of the insurer.

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Apple HomePod manufacturer Inventec warns of limited quantities available at Dec. launch

Apple HomePod manufacturer Inventec warns of limited quantities available at Dec. launch

During an earnings conference call, Inventec's CEO said that Apple's HomePod would have little material impact on the company's future results as quantities of the device will probably be constrained at launch — with other reports claiming that Foxconn will handle half of the manufacturing duties in 2018.

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Apple seeds sixth developer betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11, watchOS 4 & macOS High Sierra [u]

Apple seeds sixth developer betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11, watchOS 4 & macOS High Sierra [u]

Apple on Monday issued its sixth developer betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11, watchOS 4, and macOS High Sierra, paving the way for full launches due this fall.

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