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2017

Apple advertising exec details transparency, pivot to Search Ads, more in interview

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Apple VP of Advertising Platforms Todd Teresi in a keynote Q&A session at the Postback conference in Seattle on Tuesday explained the company's switch away from iAd in favor of the new Search Ads platform, revealed never before seen internal metrics and discussed the future of app advertising.

Wisconsin court orders Apple pay $506M for infringing on WARF patent

Tuesday July 25, 2017

A U.S. district court judge on Monday ruled Apple must pay $506 million in damages for infringing on a microprocessor technology IP owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing body, adding $272 million to an initial $234 decision reached almost two years ago.

Review: Wallflower, an iPhone-connected smart oven monitor

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Wallflower is a practical Internet of Things product that surprised us by doing exactly what it said it would do: Alert us anywhere in the world if our electric oven/stove turns on or off.

Google Chrome browser update delivers support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Google on Tuesday released a new version of its Chrome web browser for Mac with support for Apple's latest MacBook Pro with Touch Bar hardware, bringing a few crucial control options to the laptop's OLED strip.

USB 3.2 standard promises 20Gbps speeds over existing Type-C cables

Tuesday July 25, 2017

An upcoming revision of the USB standard, USB 3.2, should in some cases dramatically boost transfer speeds over Type-C cables -- hinting at a likely upgrade path for Apple's future Macs.

Video: Take a closer look at Apple's new iPad multitasking features in iOS 11

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Apple's iPad will become more powerful and capable than ever with this fall's launch of iOS 11, particularly with new multitasking features that make it easier than ever to run multiple apps at once. AppleInsider offers a closer look on how it all works.

Apple will bring 3 manufacturing plants to US, President Trump reveals

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Apple is apparently planning to build three manufacturing facilities in the U.S., President Donald Trump has announced, though such facilities are most likely to be through a partnership with Foxconn or some other assembly company.

Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S8 China sales volume drop pushes pair out of top performers list

Tuesday July 25, 2017

New sales channel and use data from mainland China suggest that Apple is slipping in the market, dropping off one firm's top list -- but has good company during its decline, with Samsung and Meizu falling as well.

Latest Apple Music ad uses motorcycles, patriotism & country star Brantley Gilbert

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Apple's latest promotional video for Apple Music -- now online -- takes a different tack from some other recent spots by featuring country singer Brantley Gilbert.

Apple manufacturer Quanta seen riding high on 'Apple Watch Series 3' coming this fall

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Regular Apple supplier Quanta Computer is likely to enjoy strong revenues in the second half of 2017, in part because of the third-generation Apple Watch, reports reaffirmed on Tuesday.

Apple deploys third public beta releases of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, iOS 11, tvOS 11

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Registered members of Apple's public beta testing program now have a third pre-release build of iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra available to download, arriving just a day after the fourth developer beta.

Flash is dead: Adobe announces end-of-life plans, will stop distribution in 2020

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Citing pressure from HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly, Adobe has announced that it will end development and distribution of Flash Player at the end of 2020, and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to open formats.

Size matters? Facebook plans to combat Apple's HomePod with smart speaker featuring 15" display

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Reports suggest Facebook is working on its own smart speaker to battle the HomePod and similar products, with features similar to that of the Amazon Show -- but packing a 15-inch screen.

LG amping up OLED production with $7B investment to win back iPhone screen orders

Tuesday July 25, 2017

LG has announced that it will pour more than half of its capital expenditure budget into manufacturing plants to increase production of large panels suitable for televisions, as well as small ones for devices like the forthcoming "iPhone 8."

Adobe accidentally leaks cloud-based 'Nimbus' photo editing tool for Mac

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Adobe has accidentally let an early version of "Project Nimbus" -- a primarily cloud-based photo editor -- slip out to some Creative Cloud subscribers, according to a report.

Apple's 'iPhone 8,' other high-end smartphones may hurt PC shipments

Tuesday July 25, 2017

The glut of high-end smartphones expected to ship in the second half of 2017 -- including Apple's "iPhone 8" and "7s" -- may put such a heavy strain on parts suppliers that it will actually affect PC shipments, according to a report.

Touch ID problems in Apple's 'iPhone 8' predicted to limit launch shipments, won't affect China sales

Tuesday July 25, 2017

An analyst historically extremely critical of Apple believes that "iPhone 8" shipments, apparently constrained by late resolution of in-screen OLED Touch ID issues, will impact third quarter shipments for Apple, but won't have much impact on its marketshare, particularly in China.

Apple TV universal search gets support for Discovery Communications channels, Sundance, Filmstruck, more

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Apple this week added a handful of television content providers -- most of which are owned by Discovery Communications -- to a slowly growing list of services that offer support for universal search on fourth-generation Apple TV devices.

Qualcomm says tech group 'misdirecting' ITC, maintains complaint against Apple is over IP

Monday July 24, 2017

Qualcomm on Monday responded to a letter filed in opposition to a bid to bar import of Apple iPhone models not using its modem chips, accusing a tech lobbying group of conducting a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators.

How to use the Medical ID feature in Apple's iOS Health app

Monday July 24, 2017

A lesser-known but theoretically life-saving feature of Apple's iOS Health app is Medical ID -- a quick guide for nurses, doctors, ambulance crews and others in an emergency. Here's how to set it up on an iPhone running iOS 10.