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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Apple rolls out fourth developer beta releases of iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2

Apple rolls out fourth developer beta releases of iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2

Apple on Thursday issued fourth beta releases of of iOS 10.3.3 and tvOS 10.2.2 to the developer community, just a day after running the gamut of betas for the operating systems announced at WWDC.

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Apple Pay loyalty cards coming to more restaurants such as Quiznos & MOD Pizza

Apple Pay loyalty cards coming to more restaurants such as Quiznos & MOD Pizza

Thanks to behind-the-scenes work, a number of major U.S. restaurant chains like Quiznos, Smashburger, and MOD Pizza will start offering Apple Pay-connected loyalty cards "later this year," according to an announcement.

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Apple was both best friend & worst enemy of FireWire in tumultuous deployment history

Apple was both best friend & worst enemy of FireWire in tumultuous deployment history

A standout tech of Jobs's new Apple after his return to the company was FireWire — but Apple's moves both before and after his return acted as both salvations and damnation of the high-speed protocol.

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Apple supplier Foxconn planning $10B US investment, eyeing six states for display plant

Apple supplier Foxconn planning $10B US investment, eyeing six states for display plant

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, is reportedly planning to invest $10 billion or more across several U.S. states, although the company is still deciding on which ones — including where to put a $7 billion display plant.

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ReviewReview: Apple's 2017 27" 5K iMac impresses with truly powerful desktop-class graphics

Review: Apple's 2017 27

Apple has radically overhauled its iMac lineup for 2017, giving its 27 inch Retina 5K models dedicated graphics driven by AMD Radeon Pro 570, 575, and 580 GPUs; a brighter display with enhanced P3 wide color; more powerful Intel Kaby Lake CPUs; upgradable RAM sockets and modern, ultrafast USB C and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

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Apple donating some proceeds from Apple Watch Pride band to LGBTQ groups

Apple donating some proceeds from Apple Watch Pride band to LGBTQ groups

Some of the money generated from the "Pride Edition" nylon band for the Apple Watch is going towards LBGTQ advocacy groups in the U.S. and abroad, Apple quietly announced this week.

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Apple facing uphill battle in India from Samsung mindshare, factory expansion

Apple facing uphill battle in India from Samsung mindshare, factory expansion

Other than just battling the Indian government for concessions and dealing with the shaky financial situation of the populace, Apple is also fighting a large and aggressive Samsung presence in the country for the minds of the consumers.

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Wearables market may top 125M units in 2017, helped by Apple Watch

Wearables market may top 125M units in 2017, helped by Apple Watch

The global wearables market is likely to hit 125.5 million devices this year, according to new research data, with the Apple Watch's share getting a small boost from an unusually strong region — the Middle East and Africa.

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Outgoing Apple iPhone GPU designer Imagination seeks sale of entire company to parties unknown

Outgoing Apple iPhone GPU designer Imagination seeks sale of entire company to parties unknown

Just over two months after Apple told it that it would no longer be using Imagination Technologies GPU offerings, the company is seeking to sell itself off, either in chunks or as a larger whole.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Apple explains how to customize and share Photos Memories in new tutorials

Apple explains how to customize and share Photos Memories in new tutorials

Expanding its "How to Shoot on iPhone 7" tutorial series, Apple on Wednesday posted a pair of videos explaining how to customize and share Memories clips generated by the Photos app in iOS 10.

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First Taiwan Apple store to open on July 1

First Taiwan Apple store to open on July 1

Apple on Wednesday officially announced a grand opening date for its first retail outlet in Taiwan, noting the Apple Taipei 101 outlet will open its doors to customers on Sat., July 1.

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Exclusive2016 Closeout Coupon Deals: 13" MacBook Pro for $1,249 ($250 off); 13" Touch Bar for $1,549 ($250 off); 15" MacBook Pro $2,039 ($360 off)

2016 Closeout Coupon Deals: 13

Readers this week can take advantage of the lowest prices available on Late 2016 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with our exclusive coupon. Prices start at just $1,249 with free shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Apple cleaning hundreds of thousands of titles from App Store in Review Guidelines crackdown

Apple cleaning hundreds of thousands of titles from App Store in Review Guidelines crackdown

As part of an extensive housecleaning operation, Apple has over the past year removed hundreds of thousands of clones, 32-bit titles, spamware and other software from the App Store ahead of this fall's iOS 11 launch.

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Apple hunting after lower royalties for Apple Music & iTunes content

Apple hunting after lower royalties for Apple Music & iTunes content

Apple is reportedly in negotiations to reduce the royalties it pays for content on Apple Music and the iTunes Store — specifically, trying to bring amounts closer to what rival Spotify pays.

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Apple releases second betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 to developers

Apple releases second betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 to developers

Sixteen days after making the first releases available, Apple on Wednesday released second versions of its upcoming operating system refresh set to arrive this fall, with developers now able to access iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 and and Xcode 9.

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Apple News publishers get access to reader demographics, third-party ads

Apple News publishers get access to reader demographics, third-party ads

Apple on Wednesday announced a collection of Apple News changes that directly impact publishers, including quick access to reader demographics and more advertising options, particularly support for third-party ads.

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New Siri icon location could hint at touchscreen home button in Apple's 'iPhone 8'

New Siri icon location could hint at touchscreen home button in Apple's 'iPhone 8'

In the course of testing iOS 11, a new graphic for Siri has been spotted — and it renders in exactly the same spot where a home button would be on an edge-to-edge iPhone without a customary home button in the bezel.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $250 to $640 instantly on Apple's 2016 Touch Bar MacBook Pros w/ Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $250 to $640 instantly on Apple's 2016 Touch Bar MacBook Pros w/ Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

New, lower prices! First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $250 and $640 on every closeout Late 2016 MacBook Pro bundled with AppleCare, including all 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models and all 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models. Plus sales tax isn't collected in 48 states.

Diabetes monitor exec details Apple Watch connectivity, refutes claims of other hardware partnership

Diabetes monitor exec details Apple Watch connectivity, refutes claims of other hardware partnership

Apple's introduction of CoreBluetooth support in watchOS 4 heralded easier glucose control possibilities for diabetics and is a "game changer" according to Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer, but an Apple partnership with the lead monitor vendor does not appear to be in the cards.

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Hands-OnFirst look: Logitech Slim Combo Smart Connector keyboard for 10.5" iPad Pro

First look: Logitech Slim Combo Smart Connector keyboard for 10.5

The latest option in the slowly growing lineup of iPad Pro Smart Connector accessories is Logitech's new Slim Combo keyboard, which offers the convenience of a physical keyboard with the ability to easily detach and use as a tablet. AppleInsider offers a closer look.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook drops from 8th to 53rd in Glassdoor rankings

Apple CEO Tim Cook drops from 8th to 53rd in Glassdoor rankings

Apple's Tim Cook has slipped from 8th to 53rd place in Glassdoor's annual CEO rankings for large U.S. businesses, based on anonymous reviews left by the company's workers.

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HomeKit compatibility coming to Flic Hub home automation physical control system

HomeKit compatibility coming to Flic Hub home automation physical control system

A crowd-funding campaign is underway for thee Flic Hub that promises to put switches with robust scripting anywhere in a house to control multiple devices — and the manufacturer claims that full HomeKit support is coming soon.

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Toshiba selects winning bidder for chip business, rules out Apple/Dell/Foxconn consortium

Toshiba selects winning bidder for chip business, rules out Apple/Dell/Foxconn consortium

Toshiba has chosen a consortium formed by Bain Capital, Mitsubishi, and Japanese government investors as the preferred bidder for its memory chip business, effectively locking out a Foxconn-led consortium including the likes of Apple and Dell.

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FeatureInside iOS 11: Apple's 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' keeps you safe on the road

Inside iOS 11: Apple's 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' keeps you safe on the road

Beginning this fall, iOS 11 will debut a new safety feature for Apple's iPhone: "Do Not Disturb While Driving." AppleInsider corralled a co-pilot to test it out — here's how it works.

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Virgin Mobile USA goes iPhone-exclusive, promises first year of unlimited plan for $1

Virgin Mobile USA goes iPhone-exclusive, promises first year of unlimited plan for $1

Sprint-owned Virgin Mobile USA announced this week that as of June 27, it will only sell the iPhone — and through the end of July, offer the first year of an "Inner Circle" unlimited plan for $1.

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'Sega Forever' brings classics like Sonic, Phantasy Star to iOS free with controller support, iMessage stickers

'Sega Forever' brings classics like Sonic, Phantasy Star to iOS free with controller support, iMessage stickers

Publisher Sega is reviving its console glory days with free, ad-supported re-releases of some of its most popular and iconic titles on Apple's iOS, complete with online leaderboards and wireless Made for iPhone controller support.

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'Hitman' arrives on Apple's macOS, first episode free to download

'Hitman' arrives on Apple's macOS, first episode free to download

Feral Interactive has shipped 'Hitman' on macOS, complete with all installments of the episodic assassination-based game playable on Mac for the first time. The launch is accompanied by the release of a demo from developer IO Interactive, providing access to one episode from the series for free.

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Apple still undecided on fingerprint tech for 'iPhone 8,' no shipments until October

Apple still undecided on fingerprint tech for 'iPhone 8,' no shipments until October

The OLED-embedded fingerprint technology for Apple's "iPhone 8" is "still being worked out," an analyst claimed on Wednesday, with the company only deciding on one of three options by the end of June.

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Under fire from major investors, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick steps down

Under fire from major investors, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick steps down

Following an indefinite leave of absence, and at the request of five major investors, Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick has resigned — but will remain on the board of directors, and still owns a majority of the company's voting-eligible stock shares.

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Hands-OnFirst look: Kensington Thunderbolt 3 dock features flexible mounting options, security slot

First look: Kensington Thunderbolt 3 dock features flexible mounting options, security slot

Kensington has entered the burgeoning Thunderbolt 3 dock market with its own offering, with security options and a mounting kit setting it apart from the others.

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Former Apple executive Chris Lattner leaves Tesla after 6 months on the job

Former Apple executive Chris Lattner leaves Tesla after 6 months on the job

Former Swift lead Chris Lattner, who left Apple to head development of Tesla's Autopilot program earlier this year, is leaving the electric car maker after only six months of service.

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Apple began "Project Purple" because Steve Jobs hated Microsoft exec, says Scott Forstall

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In his first public interview since leaving Apple in 2012, former head of iOS development Scott Forstall provided commentary on his background, the first iPhone and his relationship with company cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Philips puts HomeKit-compatible Hue White Ambiance candle light up for preorder

Philips puts HomeKit-compatible Hue White Ambiance candle light up for preorder

Adding to an ever expanding list of products compatible with Apple's HomeKit, Philips on Tuesday activated preorders for the Hue White Ambiance 40W-equivalent candle bulb.

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Apple replaces Mac hardware trade-in partner PowerOn with Phobio

Apple replaces Mac hardware trade-in partner PowerOn with Phobio

After working with hardware recycling firm PowerOn for more than five years, Apple this week notified customers that a new partner, Phobio, will handle all Mac trade-ins going forward.

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Unicode 10.0 arrives with 56 new emoji characters, likely to see iOS integration soon

Unicode 10.0 arrives with 56 new emoji characters, likely to see iOS integration soon

The Unicode Consortium on Tuesday released version 10.0 of the Unicode Standard, offering a preview of new text characters and emoji that will likely arrive on Apple platforms like iOS later this year.

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Latest Apple-1 auction fetches surprisingly low $355,500

Latest Apple-1 auction fetches surprisingly low $355,500

At a June 15 Christie's auction, a customized Apple-1 sold for $355,500 — skewing toward the low end of house estimates, and below all other auctions for working Apple-1 computers.

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Apple shows off Memories feature in new iPhone 7 'The Archives' ad and tutorial video

Apple shows off Memories feature in new iPhone 7 'The Archives' ad and tutorial video

Apple has continued the "practically magic" advertising campaign for the iPhone 7 on Tuesday with a new ad spot called "The Archives," which emphasizes the Memories feature in Photos.

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Apple Pay comes to more US, UK & Chinese banks, Uber's new in-app tipping [u]

Apple Pay comes to more US, UK & Chinese banks, Uber's new in-app tipping [u]

Apple on Tuesday updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with dozens more U.S. institutions, as well as a few international additions. Uber, meanwhile, announced a long-demanded in-app tipping feature, which should be compatible with Apple Pay. [Updated with support for MBNA in Canada]

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Apple opens summer Apple Camp registrations, sessions start in July

Apple opens summer Apple Camp registrations, sessions start in July

Apple on Tuesday opened up registrations for this year's free summer Apple Camps, which will teach kids 8 to 12 various creative and technology skills, exclusively using Apple-based hardware and software.

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