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2017

Apple to launch 4K Apple TV model at September iPhone event

Thursday August 24, 2017

Apple at an upcoming special event next month intends to release a refreshed Apple TV model with upgraded internals capable of pumping out 4K video, according to a report on Thursday.

Leaked images allegedly show 'iPhone 7s' display assembly

Thursday August 24, 2017

A set of new photographs is claimed to depict the entire display assembly for the 'iPhone 7s,' with the images appearing to show the front glass, the rear side of the display panel, and the flex cables of the component, revealing relatively few changes will be made to the refreshed iPhone's appearance.

Apple confirms $1.3B Iowa data center, says operations will start in 2020

Thursday August 24, 2017

As anticipated, Apple on Thursday confirmed plans to build a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, which it says will cost $1.3 billion, plus up to $100 million more for a "Public Improvement Fund."

Survey finds 70 percent of iPhone loyal and won't switch, 40 percent want 'iPhone 8'

Thursday August 24, 2017

Approximately 70 percent of iPhone users will not consider purchasing any other smartphone, the results of a recent survey by Fluent reveals, with 40 percent of respondents looking to upgrade to an iPhone planning to choose the upcoming 'iPhone 8.'

New report claims OLED 'iPhone 8' will start at $999, not higher $1200 price point

Thursday August 24, 2017

A new report detailing why people stick with the iPhone has little in the way of new details about the "iPhone 8" -- but claims that the phone will cost $999, according to unspecified sources familiar with the situation.

Apple's Tim Cook to visit Des Moines for announcement of Iowa data center

Thursday August 24, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly visiting Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday to help announce a new data center in Waukee, which will cost some $1.375 billion and occupy two buildings across 2,000 acres of land.

Apple's self-driving tech said to be aimed at ridehailing as hiring resumes

Thursday August 24, 2017

Apple's long-term goal with its self-driving project is likely the ridesharing/ridehailing market, and the associated team is said to be hiring again despite last year's layoffs and reorganization, according to a report.

Deals: 2017 13" MacBook Pro for $1,158 ($140 off); 21" iMac 4K for $1,199 ($100 off); 12.9" iPad Pro for $769 ($30 off)

Thursday August 24, 2017

Discounts on Mid 2017 Apple devices are rolling in starting with a $140 markdown on the 13" MacBook Pro in Space Gray. Back to school shoppers can also save $100 on the current 21.5" iMac 4K, now $1,199. Apple's Mid 2017 12.9" iPad Pros are also $30 to $70 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Google rumored to announce 'Pixel 2' smartphones on October 5, weeks after Apple's iPhone event

Thursday August 24, 2017

Google's second generation of its Pixel smartphones may arrive a few weeks after Apple launches its iPhone, with one prominent leaker claiming the search giant will unveil the mobile device during an event on October 5.

Leak shows alleged logic boards for Apple's 'iPhone 7s'

Thursday August 24, 2017

A new photo purports to show logic boards intended for Apple's "iPhone 7s," a product that has seen far fewer leaks than the company's flagship "iPhone 8."

Disney uses 'Pokemon Go'-like AR in iPhone app to promote upcoming 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Thursday August 24, 2017

Disney is going to promote upcoming movie 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' using augmented reality (AR) on iPhones and iPads, with a promotion that requires users to scan codes to unlock AR experiences with characters from the film using the 'Star Wars' iOS app.

Western Digital debuts My Book Duo with up to 20TB of external storage

Thursday August 24, 2017

Western Digital this week launched the My Book Duo, an external RAID storage system that comes with up to 20 terabytes of storage, and as well as a USB-C port simplifying connections with recent Macs.

Hulu Live TV now available for streaming on Mac via web browser

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Hulu on Wednesday released a web version of its Live TV plan, granting Mac and PC users access to live TV streams previously constrained to set-top boxes and mobile apps.

Apple updates News Publisher with redesigned dashboard, UI tweaks

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Apple on Wednesday rolled out updates to its iCloud-based News Publisher, featuring a number of user interface enhancements and a completely redesigned dashboard.

Safari in iOS 11 strips Google AMP links down to original URL for sharing

Wednesday August 23, 2017

When iOS 11 launches this fall, users sharing Google AMP pages from Safari will find Apple's operating system automatically remove Google's proprietary URL in favor of the webpage's original format.

Samsung confirms plans for smartspeaker challenging Apple HomePod & Amazon Echo

Wednesday August 23, 2017

In addition to premiering the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung on Wednesday said that it's working on its own smartspeaker, which will face off against products like the Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home.

'Assassin's Creed,' 'Game of Thrones' iPhone games 'soft launched' outside the U.S.

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Game developers are known to hold 'soft launches' of games, limiting the release to a few countries for testing, with 'Assassin's Creed: Rebellion,' 'Brawl Stars,' and 'Game of Thrones: Conquest' currently playable in countries around the globe for initial testing -- but not for U.S. players.

Apple updates Machine Learning Journal with articles on Siri & related topics

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Apple on Wednesday added three new articles to its Machine Learning Journal, part of an attempt at bringing some of its research -- and researchers -- out of the shadows.

Video: Everything you need to know about watchOS 4 in under four minutes

Wednesday August 23, 2017

AppleInsider runs you through all of the most important changes and new features coming with watchOS 4, expected to be released this fall alongside the rumored Apple Watch 'Series 3.'

New support document spells out compatibility of Apple's Pro apps with High Sierra

Wednesday August 23, 2017

A support document published in advance of Apple's impending release of High Sierra details what versions of Apple's Pro Apps will work fine in High Sierra -- and what has been left behind.