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2017

Apple posts new Earth Day 2017 video in connection with environmental conference

Thursday May 25, 2017

Apple on Thursday took the unusual step of releasing a new video in its animated series for Earth Day 2017 -- over a month after the actual holiday, but alongside an executive's appearance at an environmental connection in Detroit.

UK's Gatwick Airport installs 2,000 Bluetooth beacons for AR-based indoor navigation

Thursday May 25, 2017

Gatwick Airport, the second-busiest airport in the United Kingdom, is making it easier for passengers to navigate its two terminals with the installation of around 2,000 beacons, initially providing iPhone users their location on indoor maps, with the system also allowing for the use of augmented reality wayfinding in the future.

Apple TV Events app updated in preparation for June 5 WWDC keynote live stream

Thursday May 25, 2017

Apple on Thursday issued an update to the official Apple Events app for tvOS, including a new icon based on the WWDC 2017 logo, and a teaser letting users know they will be able to stream the June 5 keynote -- expected to feature the unveiling of iOS 11 -- live from their Apple TV.

Pokemon: Magikarp Jump comes to Apple's iPhone & iPad

Thursday May 25, 2017

The Pokemon Company has launched a new game for Apple's iPhone and iPad, Magikarp Jump, looking to build in a small way off of the success of Pokemon Go.

Media photos offer deeper peek inside Apple's first Singapore store

Thursday May 25, 2017

Images from Thursday media preview offered a detailed look inside Apple's first store in Singapore, set to open this Saturday.

Apple makes New York Magazine editor Lauren Kern 'editor in chief' at Apple News

Thursday May 25, 2017

Apple has reportedly recruited New York media icon Lauren Kern to serve as the first-ever "editor in chief" for Apple News, possibly hinting at greater ambitions for the app.

President Trump's iPhone reportedly has one app installed: Twitter

Thursday May 25, 2017

The iPhone used by U.S. President Donald Trump is said to have just one third-party app loaded onto it -- Twitter, which he uses to communicate his agenda directly to the world.

Readdle launches proprietary file drag-and-drop for its apps in iPad split-screen

Thursday May 25, 2017

Addressing a feature lacking native support from iOS, developer Readdle has announced a new drag-and-drop feature for its own apps, including PDF Expert, Spark and Scanner Pro, that works in the iPad's split-screen multitasking view.

Wemo Bridge will add HomeKit compatibility to Belkin's home automation platform in the fall

Thursday May 25, 2017

After a commitment from Belkin to share plans about future Wemo HomeKit compatibility earlier in May, the company has made good on its promise, and has announced the Wemo Bridge allowing currently installed peripherals to function with Apple's home automation solution.

Apple design head Jony Ive made chancellor of London's Royal College of Art

Thursday May 25, 2017

Apple's chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, has been made chancellor of London's renowned Royal College of Art, a position which will divert some of his attention away from the company.

Qualcomm seeks court order forcing Apple suppliers to pay royalties amid legal dispute

Thursday May 25, 2017

As part of an ongoing patent licensing dispute with Apple, Qualcomm on Wednesday requested a court order stipulating that Apple contract manufacturers maintain royalty payments during the legal process.

Apple transitions App Store pricing to local currencies in 9 new countries

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Apple this week is transitioning App Store pricing from the U.S. dollar and euro to the local currencies of nine countries, a change that in some locales equates to a small savings thanks to favorable exchange rates.

Stanford study finds Apple Watch top-notch heart rate monitor, mediocre calorie counter

Wednesday May 24, 2017

A new medical study from Stanford University focusing on consumer fitness tracker reliability found Apple Watch to be the most accurate heart rate monitor out of seven popular devices, though all products tested failed in terms of calorie counting.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fire lawsuits spreading to Galaxy Note 5, S6, S7 models

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Hot on the heels of the devastating recall that stopped sales of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is now facing additional lawsuits that allege the company was aware of battery overheating and fire hazards for years--including its Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6 Active, S7, S7 Edge, S7 Active and Note 5--but failed to address the issue or warn customers. Legal action has now spread to multiple class action cases in three different states.

Giveaway: We're giving away another pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader, enter today for a chance to win

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, we're gearing up for another AirPods giveaway. That's right, we're giving away a free pair to one lucky reader. Enter now through May 31 for your chance to win.

Watch: See DJI's Jedi-like palm-based gesture controls in action with the new Spark drone

Wednesday May 24, 2017

While DJI's new Spark drone relies heavily on an iPhone for editing and sharing video, its default mode of control when powered on is via palm-based gestures. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how they work, including footage of controlling two Spark units at once.

Twitter updates Apple TV app with live 360-degree video & Periscope Global Map

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Twitter on Wednesday updated its Apple TV app with support for a few new features, including live 360 video support and the Periscope Global Map. On iOS, at least some users should now able to link their account to an Apple TV.

Apple issues new 3.7.2 firmware update for AirPods owners

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Apple on Wednesday released a small firmware update for its fully wireless AirPods, version 3.7.2, though what the patch does exactly remains unknown.

Dash returns to App Store seven months after review system manipulation accusations

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Dash, an API documentation browser, has reappeared in the iOS App Store seven months after it was removed over alleged review manipulation, with developer Bogdan Popescu claiming the app was resubmitted to stop others from uploading their own copy-cat apps using the open-sourced code.

Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock capable of connecting dual 4K displays shipping June 6 for $300

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Accessory producer Elgato is preparing to release its Thunderbolt 3 Dock, one which allows users to connect two 4K displays to a Macbook at the same time, with the accessory shipping out to customers in the United States, Europe, and Australia on June 6.