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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Apple Music snags Major Lazer concert documentary "Give Me Future"

Apple Music snags Major Lazer concert documentary

In March 2016, Barack Obama became the first U.S. President to visit Cuba in 88 years, marking an easing of political tension between the world power and the small island republic. That same month, electronic music group Major Lazer self funded the first major Cuban-American concert in Havana, an event that drew nearly half a million attendees.

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CEO of Canada's Rogers sees 'anemic' demand for Apple's iPhone 8

CEO of Canada's Rogers sees 'anemic' demand for Apple's iPhone 8

The CEO of Canadian communications giant Rogers said that the company is so far seeing "anemic" demand for Apple's iPhone 8, potentially adding to the evidence that global sales are soft.

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Facebook not launching media and news subscription tool on iPhone because of Apple's 30% take

Facebook not launching media and news subscription tool on iPhone because of Apple's 30% take

Facebook is on the verge of launching a way to allow companies to sell subscriptions through the social media venue — but a dispute over Apple's mandated 30 percent of revenue derived through apps distributed on its store appears to have scuttled the launch on the iPhone.

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Tim Cook email claims Mac mini 'important part' of Apple's product matrix

Tim Cook email claims Mac mini 'important part' of Apple's product matrix

In response to an email concerned about the future of the Mac mini, Apple CEO Tim Cook responded that the Mac mini will continue — but didn't share any specifics about the product's future.

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Rumor: Apple supply chain looking to cut iPhone X costs in 2018, reducing consumer prices

Rumor: Apple supply chain looking to cut iPhone X costs in 2018, reducing consumer prices

A new report from the Chinese supply chain suggests that Apple has been developing the 2018 model-year iPhones to include many if not all of the iPhone X technologies, in new models said to be codenamed "Lisbon" and "Hangzhou."

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Apple teases opening of Chicago's Michigan Avenue store, prepares 'Chicago Series' events

Apple teases opening of Chicago's Michigan Avenue store, prepares 'Chicago Series' events

Apple on Thursday went on a publicity blitz for its Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, which opens tomorrow at 5 p.m. Central time, showcasing new interior and exterior photos as well as plans for a "Chicago Series" of Today at Apple events.

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Opposition to Apple's Irish data center stages last-ditch appeal, hearing scheduled next week

Opposition to Apple's Irish data center stages last-ditch appeal, hearing scheduled next week

Two of the Athenry residents who have long opposed Apple's Irish data center are hoping to appeal a Commercial Court decision which otherwise greenlit the $1 billion project, potentially signalling yet more delays.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $50 to $320 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $50 to $320 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $320 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In addition to promo code and instant cash savings, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Echoing Apple's $1B investment in Didi Chuxing, Alphabet sinks $1B into Lyft

Echoing Apple's $1B investment in Didi Chuxing, Alphabet sinks $1B into Lyft

In a deal that values Lyft at $11 billion, Google's parent company Alphabet has invested $1 billion into the ride sharing service, more than a year after Apple placed its own $1 billion bet on Chinese taxi provider Didi Chuxing.

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Assa Abloy buys out HomeKit-compatible smartlock maker August

Assa Abloy buys out HomeKit-compatible smartlock maker August

On Thursday, Sweden's Assa Abloy — one of the world's biggest lock manufacturers, owning several brands including Yale — announced plans to buy out August Home, best known for its Apple HomeKit-compatible Smart Lock.

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Deals: High-end 2017 15" MacBook Pro for $2,879 ($320 off); $100-$150 off 12" MacBooks; 21" iMac 4K for $1,199 ($100 off)

Deals: High-end 2017 15

Shoppers this week can exclusively save $320 on Apple's current 15" MacBook Pro with 1TB of storage and Radeon 560 graphics. Or snap up a 12" MacBook at $100 to $150 off with prices starting at $1,169. Apple's 2017 21.5" iMac 4K is also $1,199 after a $100 cash discount with no tax outside NY and NJ.

TipsHow to teach Siri to pronounce names correctly on your iPhone

Some names can be hard for Siri to pronounce, and if you don't correct the matter won't be accurately retrieved by Apple's voice-powered assistant. Here's how to fix them.

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Rumor claims Apple cutting iPhone 8 production orders in half

Rumor claims Apple cutting iPhone 8 production orders in half

Apple is allegedly slashing its production orders for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus by roughly 50 percent for November and December, which if true could be the earliest such cut in the iPhone's history.

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LTE Series 3 Apple Watch cut off from networks in China, government concerns likely to blame

LTE Series 3 Apple Watch cut off from networks in China, government concerns likely to blame

Purchasers of the Series 3 Apple Watch with LTE in China at present have no wireless network connectivity options, with the lone carrier possibly forced by the government to cease service.

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Apple investigating advanced 3D Touch technology with integrated feedback

Apple investigating advanced 3D Touch technology with integrated feedback

Apple is continuing work on advanced haptic feedback technologies, with the latest development outlined in a patent application describing methods of dynamically attracting or repelling a cover glass depending on user input.

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2018 Nissan Rogue comes with Apple CarPlay standard, first U.S. car with ProPilot Assist

2018 Nissan Rogue comes with Apple CarPlay standard, first U.S. car with ProPilot Assist

Nissan this week announced pricing for its upcoming Rogue crossover, saying all trim levels will come standard with the NissanConnect infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Apple's Ahrendts in Chicago ahead of Michigan Avenue flagship opening

Apple's Ahrendts in Chicago ahead of Michigan Avenue flagship opening

Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts was in Chicago this week as her team makes final preparations for the grand opening of the company's latest flagship store, a huge riverside "town square" that will anchor one end of the city's North Michigan Avenue shopping district.

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NAB calls for activation of iPhone FM radio feature Apple says does not exist

NAB calls for activation of iPhone FM radio feature Apple says does not exist

Less than a month after U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai called on Apple to activate FM radio functionality in its iPhone devices, the National Association of Broadcasters on Wednesday issued a similar call to action, saying the company could easily integrate such features if it so desired.

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TipsHow to personalize Siri's voice response settings in iOS 11

How to personalize Siri's voice response settings in iOS 11

There's a good chance that if you own an iPhone or an iPad, you've probably still using Siri's default voice settings — but as AppleInsider can show, there are a few ways to personalize Siri's sound and functions in iOS 11 [now with video].

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Apple Pay may be coming to Poland and the Netherlands later this year

Apple Pay may be coming to Poland and the Netherlands later this year

Apple may be preparing a large European expansion for Apple Pay later this year, as new rumors point to Poland and the Netherlands joining a list of rollouts.

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Hands-OnHands-on: LandingZone's Docking Station grants plethora of USB ports to MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Hands-on: LandingZone's Docking Station grants plethora of USB ports to MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user.

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TipsHow to sync music and playlists to Apple Watch with watchOS 4 & iOS 11

How to sync music and playlists to Apple Watch with watchOS 4 & iOS 11

If you exercise with an Apple Watch, you'll want to load some music onto it. Thankfully with watchOS 4, Apple now lets you load multiple playlists and albums onto the wrist-worn device. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

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Apple reveals secret sauce behind 'Hey Siri' detection in latest research paper

Apple reveals secret sauce behind 'Hey Siri' detection in latest research paper

Apple's latest contribution to its machine learning blog is a dive into how the software behind the "Hey Siri" command works, and how the company uses a neural network to convert the acoustic pattern of a voice to filter it out from the background.

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Deals: 128GB 9.7" iPad for $399 ($30 off); 2017 13" Touch Bar for $1,699 ($100 off); high-end 2016 15" MacBook Pro $2,099 ($700 off)

Deals: 128GB 9.7

Mid-October deals on iPads and MacBook Pros have just launched starting with 128GB 9.7" iPads for as low as $399. Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is also on sale for $1,699 this week, while the high-end Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 455 graphics is $700 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Adobe splits Lightroom photo workflow software into cloud-based & 'Classic' versions

Adobe splits Lightroom photo workflow software into cloud-based & 'Classic' versions

Adobe on Wednesday revealed major changes to Lightroom CC, its professional workflow tool for photographers, spinning it off into separate cloud-based and "Classic" versions.

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New video rumored to show close-up of Apple car's updated 'Project Titan' testbed

New video rumored to show close-up of Apple car's updated 'Project Titan' testbed

A short video clip is said to show updated test hardware for Apple's self-driving car platform, suggesting that the company is making some progress.

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As rumors of custom Apple MacBook CPUs persist, Microsoft teases ARM Windows laptops with multi-day battery life

As rumors of custom Apple MacBook CPUs persist, Microsoft teases ARM Windows laptops with multi-day battery life

Microsoft's ARM-powered laptop initiative could offer users exceptional battery life that could last for multiple days on a single charge, possibly paving the way for Apple to do the same with its more powerful A11 Bionic processor — should it so choose.

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Apple adds several US airports to Apple Maps including Chicago's O'Hare

Apple adds several US airports to Apple Maps including Chicago's O'Hare

Apple has added the interiors of several major U.S. airports to Apple Maps, among them O'Hare International and Midway International in Chicago.

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Apple Pay comes to Spain's CaixaBank, adding some 13M customers

Apple Pay comes to Spain's CaixaBank, adding some 13M customers

Spain's CaixaBank has officially added support for Apple Pay, expanding the platform's reach in the country by over 13 million people.

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Apple, Predix team up for industrial gear control and monitoring, GE will standardize on iPhone and iPad

Apple, Predix team up for industrial gear control and monitoring, GE will standardize on iPhone and iPad

Apple and GE have announced a partnership to deliver industrial apps designed to bring data and analytics from GE's Predix's automation platform to the iPhone and iPad — and GE will now use iOS devices across its employee workforce.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Qualcomm CEO reiterates Apple feud comes down to IP pricing

Qualcomm CEO reiterates Apple feud comes down to IP pricing

In an interview on Tuesday, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf commented on the chipmaker's fierce legal feud with Apple, saying that what appears to be an ever escalating international scrum is, at its core, about IP pricing.

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Trade-in Deals: Sell your used iPhone for cash and lock in a $20 bonus ahead of the iPhone X

Trade-in Deals: Sell your used iPhone for cash and lock in a $20 bonus ahead of the iPhone X

With the release of the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 (and upcoming iPhone X), now is the time to trade in your old device before values drop. Here's a guide to help you sell your old iPhone for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBackWorld, MyPhones Unlimited, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services.

ANZ first to offer contactless eftpos payments in Australia thanks to Apple Pay

ANZ first to offer contactless eftpos payments in Australia thanks to Apple Pay

Electronic payment and money transfer network eftpos on Tuesday announced contactless payments, or tap to pay, compatibility with Apple Pay through cards issued by Australia and New Zealand banking group (ANZ), allowing customers the option of paying for items with their checking and savings accounts.

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Apple executives receive stock incentives worth up to $31M

Apple executives receive stock incentives worth up to $31M

Apple recently handed out restricted stock unit awards to its leadership team, with executives including SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller and others receiving 128,584 RSUs scheduled to vest through fiscal 2022.

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Apple issues third macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra beta to developers

Apple issues third macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra beta to developers

Hot on the heels of Monday's slate of beta software releases, Apple on Tuesday issued a third beta version of macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra to developers for testing.

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Google testing multi-account access for Gmail in iOS

Google testing multi-account access for Gmail in iOS

Google is testing out a new Gmail feature that allows users to access third-party email accounts from its iOS app, putting the title in direct competition with other multi-account email titles including Apple's own Mail.

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FeatureTop iPad apps adding Drag and Drop support within the first month of iOS 11

Top iPad apps adding Drag and Drop support within the first month of iOS 11

This summer, Apple unveiled a series of new iOS 11 features specific to iPad, including new Dock navigation and support for Drag and Drop, enabling sophisticated new ways to work with documents between apps. Within its first month of availability, scores of third party developers have already added support to their iPad apps.

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Long, rough road ahead for Qualcomm and Apple in Chinese courts

Long, rough road ahead for Qualcomm and Apple in Chinese courts

A series of experts on the Chinese courts, patent attorneys, and other specialists have weighed in on the Apple versus Qualcomm battle, and believe that resolution through the system is well more than a year away, assuming that an agreement is not reached before then.

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VideoVideo: See how iPhone 8 4K 60fps video sacrifices some picture quality for higher framerate

Video: See how iPhone 8 4K 60fps video sacrifices some picture quality for higher framerate

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the first smartphones on the market to shoot ultra-high-resolution 4K video at 60 frames per second. But shooting 4K at that framerate does come with some visual compromises. AppleInsider demonstrates in our new video.

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