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2017

Apple ad explains origins of company's forestry program

Thursday July 27, 2017

A new Apple ad posted to YouTube on Thursday focuses on the company's worldwide effort to preserve and manage forestland, itself part of a wider goal to achieve a net-zero impact on the world's supply of virgin fiber.

Apple Store app for iPhone & iPad updates with Touch ID for Apple ID

Thursday July 27, 2017

Apple on Thursday updated its official Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads with a pair of important changes, most notably expanded use of Touch ID.

Apple granted permission to renovate DC's Carnegie Library with 63,000 square foot store

Thursday July 27, 2017

Apple has been given the go-ahead to renovate the Carnegie Library in Washington D.C by the controlling group, and given the go-ahead to build a 63,000 square foot flagship retail location in the space.

Aston Martin & Mini join Apple's roster of CarPlay vehicles

Thursday July 27, 2017

Several models from Aston Martin and Mini are now listed as CarPlay-ready on Apple's website, representing the brands' first entries into the platform.

New CIA 'Vault 7' leaks detail 'Achilles' and 'SeaPea' vulnerabilities for Snow Leopard, Lion

Thursday July 27, 2017

The latest WikiLeaks "Vault 7" data dump demonstrates a pair of exploits developed in 2011 for Apple's Snow Leopard and Lion operating systems, that still require root access to install.

Apple wins permission to start testing 5G for future iPhones & other devices

Thursday July 27, 2017

Apple has secured a U.S. Federal Communications Commission license to test 5G cellular, setting the stage for the technology arriving in future iPhones and iPads, and likely other products as well.

First look: Zungle Panther bone conducting Bluetooth speaker sunglasses

Thursday July 27, 2017

After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly $2 million, the Zungle Panther sunglasses with built-in bone conduction speakers are now making their way onto the faces of the wider public. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the Bluetooth accessory.

Global money service TransferWise adds Apple Pay support in US, other countries

Thursday July 27, 2017

TransferWise on Thursday announced U.S. support for sending money via Apple Pay, plus similar compatibility in Australia, Switzerland, France, Spain, Ireland, and Italy.

Apple kills iPod nano, iPod shuffle lines after nearly 12 years of service

Thursday July 27, 2017

Ending an era, the iPod nano and iPod shuffle have been officially discontinued, leaving only the A8 iPod touch as the sole survivor of the iPod line.

Apple doubles iPod touch storage to 32GB for $199, kills 16GB & 64GB models

Thursday July 27, 2017

In one final death blow to the 16-gigabyte tier, Apple on Thursday tweaked the pricing and capacity of its iPod touch lineup, offering a new entry-level capacity of 32 gigabytes for $199.

Apple pulls iPod nano, iPod shuffle from website, future uncertain

Thursday July 27, 2017

In a quiet update to its webpage, Apple has removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle product pages, leaving only the iPod touch intact for shoppers seeking the family of devices.

Leaked part could show Apple's 'iPhone 8' wireless charging coil assembly

Thursday July 27, 2017

A newly leaked component shows what is clearly an inductive coil, claimed to be for the "iPhone 8," with an apparent female Lightning socket. But unanswerable questions surround the provenance of the part.

Google to merge Play Music & YouTube Red into new service

Thursday July 27, 2017

Google has confirmed plans to unify Play Music and YouTube Red, creating a stronger service in the face of competition like the increasingly video-saturated Apple Music.

Unlike Roomba, Apple confirms it won't upload, share or sell your home data from HomePod

Thursday July 27, 2017

With vacuum maker iRobot looking to sell user's house maps to smart home vendors, an AppleInsider reader asked Apple what it planned to do with data collected by the HomePod's room mapping technology. Unsurprisingly, Apple confirmed it has no intention of saving or sharing information about a user's home layout.

Samsung hits record quarterly profits, likely briefly topping Apple ahead of 'iPhone 8'

Thursday July 27, 2017

Apple rival Samsung Electronics has posted profits of $12.65 billion for the June quarter, its highest quarterly revenues ever -- also eclipsing predictions for Apple's performance in the period, though the situation is likely to reverse once this fall's iPhones ship.

GoPro launches QuikStories automated video creation tool, rebrands GoPro app

Thursday July 27, 2017

Camera manufacturer GoPro on Thursday officially launched QuikStories, a video creation solution that automatically pulls content off Hero 5 and Hero 5 Session cameras and generates custom movies complete with special effects, music syncing and more.

Apple invention details AR mapping system for iPhone, head-mounted displays

Thursday July 27, 2017

An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of overlaying interactive digital information onto real-world environments displayed on a portable device screen, specifically data regarding navigation assets like points of interest.

White House looks to Apple's Cook, other tech CEOs to shape STEM education policy

Wednesday July 26, 2017

The Trump administration is looking to tech sector elites to help shape funding policy for science, technology, engineering and math public school education programs.

Watch: Hands-on with iOS 11's new Document Scanner

Wednesday July 26, 2017

When iOS 11 debuts this fall, users will be able to take advantage of a new feature in the Notes app that automatically senses and scans documents, makes crops, adjusts image settings to remove tilt and glare, and allows on-the-fly markups using a finger or Apple Pencil. AppleInsider goes hands on with the function in this video.

Foxconn's $10B Wisconsin LCD factory to supply Sharp, not Apple

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou on Wednesday announced plans to invest $10 billion in an LCD manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, with production slated to go to subsidiary Sharp.