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2018

This week on AI: Apple's HomePod reviewed, 'iOS 12' plans, iPhone AR & more

Saturday February 17, 2018

At long last AppleInsider finally had a chance to review the HomePod, Apple's first entry into the smartspeaker universe. Other points of interest during the week included plans for "iOS 12," and more hints that future iPhones will have rear-facing 3D sensors.

Apple Park now Apple's official corporate address

Friday February 16, 2018

Apple this week changed its official corporate address to One Apple Park Way, continuing the lengthy process of moving an entire workforce from One Infinite Loop to the new Apple Park campus built down the road.

Apple shares tutorial video explaining 'how to get the most' from HomePod

Friday February 16, 2018

Continuing a recent surge in HomePod-related tutorial videos, Apple on Friday posted a fresh explainer to its official YouTube support channel covering general device features, from music playback to Siri commands.

Twitter shuts down official Twitter for Mac app

Friday February 16, 2018

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday announced an imminent end to its native Mac client, saying the change comes as part of efforts to maintain a consistent user experience across all platforms.

Subaru readies 2019 Ascent SUV with Apple CarPlay standard

Friday February 16, 2018

Subaru this week announced pricing for its latest SUV, the 2019 Ascent, which will come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on every trim when it rolls out this summer.

New 'Close Your Rings' minisite encourages using Apple Watch Activity app

Friday February 16, 2018

Apple has created a new website, "Close Your Rings," explaining how the Apple Watch's Activity app works and some of the ways people can reach its "Move," "Exercise," and "Stand" goals.

Presidents' Day Deals: $200-$300 off 13" Touch Bars; 15" MacBook Pros as low as $1,799; iPads from $299; plus no tax in 48 states

Friday February 16, 2018

Holiday weekend deals are in effect now with instant savings and coupon discounts on current and closeout Macs. Save up to $1,000 on Touch Bar MacBook Pros or up to $150 on iPads with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Apple's TV 4K is also free when you prepay for three months of DirecTV Now.

Mattel teases Hot Wheels racing with AR, iPhone-controlled 'Rocket League' car set

Friday February 16, 2018

Mattel brand Hot Wheels is continuing to embrace the use of mobile apps with it's toy cars, revealing the Augmoto track-based racing set with iPhone and iPad control and augmented reality, as well as announcing a remote controlled car soccer set based on the popular game 'Rocket League.'

Apple puts Belkin screen protector for iPhone X back on sale after earlier recall

Friday February 16, 2018

Belkin's InvisiGlass Ultra protector for the iPhone X is once again available through Apple, following a December recall due to quality problems.

Clearhaus support brings Apple Pay to over 5,000 more European online stores

Friday February 16, 2018

Danish payments firm Clearhaus on Friday announced the rollout of Apple Pay to over 5,000 Nordic online stores, done in partnership with payments provider QuickPay.

Blippar developing 'WordPress of AR' to feed Apple's ARKit, Google's ARCore

Friday February 16, 2018

Early entry into augmented reality solutions company Blippar has two new products, with one being a universal kit to develop ARKit and ARCore applications and provide them data.

iDevices debuts HomeKit-compatible Instant Switch wireless wall switch

Friday February 16, 2018

Smarthome accessory maker iDevices expanded to its range of HomeKit-connected hardware on Friday with Instant Switch, an easy to mount wall switch that connects to and controls most iDevices products.

AppleInsider podcast interviews comedian Will Abeles, reviews Apple's HomePod

Friday February 16, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor interviews Will Abeles, whose comedy album debuted at No. 1 on iTunes. In addition, Victor and Neil talk about Neil's HomePod review, as well as Apple's growing share of the smartphone market's revenue.

Interior Apple Park glass is so clear, distracted employees are walking into it

Friday February 16, 2018

The Apple Park's open, collaborative design is broken up into pods, separated by glass panes from floor to ceiling -- and distracted employees are walking straight into them.

Apple urges users to send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash, upgrade to iOS 11.2

Thursday February 15, 2018

Apple on Thursday sent an email blast to iCloud users and customers on record advertising the ability to send money to friends using Apple Pay Cash, the company's peer-to-peer money transfer service that was introduced in December.

Apple board members receive $262K in restricted stock

Thursday February 15, 2018

Members of Apple's board of directors this week received automatic grants of restricted stock units worth $262,000 as of Thursday, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

Apple to prep second season of 'Carpool Karaoke'

Thursday February 15, 2018

Apple has opted to renew "Carpool Karaoke" for a second season, according to CBS, which hosts "The Late Late Show with James Corden," from which "Carpool Karaoke" was spun off.

Shazam iPhone app updated, may herald future services integrated into Apple Music

Thursday February 15, 2018

The Apple-owned Shazam service has updated its app for the first time since the aquisition, and has added lyric syncing in real-time to a played song, better search results display, and an all-new track menu providing access to all the information the service has.

Apple says all new iPhone apps must support iOS 11 SDK, iPhone X display as of April

Thursday February 15, 2018

Starting in April, developers submitting new titles to the iOS App Store will have no choice but to use the iOS 11 SDK -- and if they're supporting the iPhone, offer iPhone X display compatibility.

Accessory vendors start producing coasters, stands, and bags for Apple's HomePod

Thursday February 15, 2018

In a similar fashion to Apple's other products, accessory producers have been quick to create products to enhance the user experience of the HomePod just days after launch, with the first to surface including a leather carrying case and a coaster designed to prevent marks left behind by the speaker's silicone base.