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2017

Apple Pay coming to Ukraine in Q2 2018, bank executive says

Tuesday May 30, 2017

Apple Pay should arrive in Ukraine in the second quarter of next year, an Alfa-Bank executive claimed this week, in what would be one of the longest publicly-known run-ups for the payment platform.

Killer Deals: $500 off top of the line 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar; $200-$300 off high-end 13" MacBook Pros with no tax in 48 states [u]

Tuesday May 30, 2017

With limited quantities available, B&H Photo is discounting popular 13" and 15" MacBook Pro configurations with upgraded processors and additional storage by up to $500 off MSRP. Pick up a top of the line 15" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $3,799 (lowest price ever) or opt for the upgraded 13" without Touch Bar for $2,299 ($300 off) -- all with no tax outside NY and NJ. Updated pricing on June 6.

Apple, other smartphone builders taking NAND that Nintendo needs for Switch production

Tuesday May 30, 2017

Reports from the supply chain claim that Nintendo is suffering a component shortage for its popular Switch console, induced by Apple's need for the iPhone and other smartphone manufacturers.

North Korean company launches own 'iPad,' ignoring Apple trademarks

Tuesday May 30, 2017

A North Korean firm, Ryonghung, has reportedly launched a tablet called the "iPad," seemingly exploiting international trademarks in the knowledge that Apple is unlikely to come knocking.

Andy Rubin's Essential announces first devices, including Apple HomeKit-ready assistant

Tuesday May 30, 2017

Former Google executive and Android creator Andy Rubin on Monday revealed the first products from his new company Essential, including the Home assistant, which reportedly supports multiple smarthome platforms including Apple's HomeKit.

Latest Apple Park drone footage shows majority of construction complete

Tuesday May 30, 2017

The latest drone footage of the Apple Park headquarters shows detail work in progress, and a view of the historic barn, prior to the opening of the facility to employees.

Availability of 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar slips ahead of rumored refresh

Tuesday May 30, 2017

Amid rumors of an incoming hardware refresh supposedly set to debut at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple on Monday updated online availability of its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models to push back estimated delivery dates to June 5.

Apple hires 8 year Qualcomm Engineering VP to its wireless SoC team

Monday May 29, 2017

Apple has hired Qualcomm Engineering VP Esin Terzioglu as a wireless "System on a Chip" lead, offering additional evidence that the company may plan to expand its internal chip development into broadband processors working as mobile modems.

Review - DoBox is a solid USB, HDMI & filesharing hub for iPhones and iPads with room to improve

Monday May 29, 2017

The DoBox was designed with a slew of features intended to make life easier for travelers using iPad or iPhones. AppleInsider examined one of the first produced after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Early case for Apple's 'iPhone 8' may mistake logo cutout for fingerprint sensor

Monday May 29, 2017

A new case for Apple's yet-to-be-released "iPhone 8" differs from previous leaks, suggesting not just a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, but a bigger-than-expected camera layout.

Apple honors John F. Kennedy centenary with educational resources celebrating his legacy

Monday May 29, 2017

Apple is celebrating the centenary of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy with the release of educational materials and activities for students to learn about Kennedy's legacy, with the collection created in collaboration with the JFK library covering subjects including the establishment of the Peace Corps, political courage, the drive for innovation, and inclusion.

Apple's latest 'Switch' ads tout iPhone's security & 'smoothness'

Monday May 29, 2017

Apple on Monday released a trio of new video ads in its "Switch" series, aimed at persuading Android users to make the leap to an iPhone.

Apple's Tim Cook, other executives urge Texas not to pass anti-trans 'bathroom bill'

Monday May 29, 2017

Executives from 14 companies such as Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and Google have sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, asking him and the state legislature not to pass a bill that would block transgendered people from using bathrooms matching their gender identities.

Steve Wozniak suggests Tesla, not Apple, will create the next successful tech moonshot

Monday May 29, 2017

Apple may not be the source of the next major technological moonshot, according to Steve Wozniak, with the Apple co-founder suggesting electric car producer Tesla is in the "best direction" to come up with the next big thing in tech, with Apple's potential in doing the same potentially hampered by its large size.

Latest images of Apple's 'iPhone 8' show vertical rear camera, no visible fingerprint sensors

Monday May 29, 2017

A new trio of images suggest that Apple's "iPhone 8" will, as expected, forego any obvious fingerprint sensor, whether on the front or the back.

Editorial: A disappearing computer so big it's invisible

Sunday May 28, 2017

A week away from WWDC17, there's much anticipation about what Apple might show: new Macs, iPads, a Siri Speaker, future insights on the company's vision for iPhones, Apple TV, Health, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence. Yet even before anything is revealed at WWDC, there's already a tremendously vast presence in computing that appears to have gone unnoticed.

Death knell sounds for last 17-inch MacBook Pro model, will be added to obsolete list June 30

Sunday May 28, 2017

Effective June 30, Apple will add the last of the 17-inch MacBook Pros to its running list of vintage and obsolete products, ending a lineage of large-screen portables that began in 2003 with the 17-inch G4 Powerbook.

Apple Park 3D models, walkways, more show up in Apple Maps

Sunday May 28, 2017

Apple in a recent update to Apple Maps enhanced coverage of the Apple Park campus area in Cupertino, Calif., with the app now displaying 3D building models, walkways and other points of interest across the sprawling grounds.

Review - Koogeek Smart Socket not ideal way to enter HomeKit ecosystem

Saturday May 27, 2017

More and more HomeKit peripherals ship each day with lighting ones being the most common -- where does the Koogeek Smart Socket land on the spectrum?

This week on AI: Apple's 'Neural Engine,' 'iPhone 8' & iPad Pro rumors, new Apple execs & more

Saturday May 27, 2017

Rumors about the "iPhone 8," new AI technology, and new iPad Pros continued to grow, but there was also news of important corporate maneuvers -- including two new executive positions at Apple, and a long-awaited settlement in the company's legal battle with Nokia.