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2018

How to buy HomePod using Apple's financing options

Thursday January 25, 2018

Apple's HomePod is shaping up to be a hot commodity for early adopters, but the premium speaker is priced well above competing products from Amazon and Google. If you want to score one on launch day, but lack the cheddar, you might want to consider Apple's financing options.

Apple issues first tvOS 11.3 beta to public testers

Thursday January 25, 2018

Following the release of the first tvOS 11.3 beta to developers on Wednesday, Apple a day later issued a similar beta build of the streaming device operating system to public beta program members for testing.

Clips update brings new poster and label for Chinese New Year, bug fixes

Thursday January 25, 2018

Apple updated its Clips video creation app on Thursday, adding new assets to celebrate the Chinese New Year, as well as bug fixes and stability improvements.

Get 50 Dunkin' Donuts Perks Points for using Apple Pay

Thursday January 25, 2018

Apple continued a semi-weekly Apple Pay promotional campaign on Thursday with a new offer from Dunkin' Donuts that presents users with reward points for using the mobile payments system.

How and when to preorder HomePod: The official Apple Store app is your best bet on Friday

Thursday January 25, 2018

It's a mystery how high demand for Apple's HomePod will be, and it's also unknown how many units the company will produce for launch. Because of those unknowns, you'd better be ready come Friday -- and early.

First beta of iOS 11.3 now available to public beta program participants

Thursday January 25, 2018

A day after the release of the developer's beta, Apple has made available the first public beta of iOS 11.3.

Apple highlights project to teach film production skills using MacBook Pro, Final Cut Pro X

Thursday January 25, 2018

Apple has highlighted a filmmaking workshop in a special report for the Apple Newsroom, revealing how it assisted the project with iPads, MacBook Pros, and support from its retail store to help students create three low-budget short films over the course of a month.

'La La Land' writer and director Damien Chazelle tied to new Apple-funded show

Thursday January 25, 2018

Apple is continuing its push for unique video content with a new deal signed with "La La Land" writer and director Damien Chazelle.

'Modern' iPad Pro with Face ID teased in Apple's iOS 11.3 code

Thursday January 25, 2018

Digging within the first beta of iOS 11.3 has discovered evidence that a new iPad with Face ID and thinner bezels could be in the works, supporting rumors that such as device is on tap for launch later this year.

First watchOS 4.3 beta made available for developer testing

Thursday January 25, 2018

Apple on Thursday issued a developer's beta for watchOS 4.3, adding to the slew of Wednesday's test releases, though what exactly is in the update remains a mystery.

Logic Pro X 10.4 update brings over 2000 new features and bug fixes to Apple's audio composition app

Thursday January 25, 2018

Apple has issued another update for Logic Pro X, adding a Smart Tempo feature to combine content regardless of original tempo, as well as a host of new Plug-Ins, more content including drummers and loops, and assorted bug fixes.

Apple now has 27 self-driving Lexus cars on the road in California

Thursday January 25, 2018

The state of California has now permitted Apple to have 27 self-driving cars on its public roads, as the company expands its homegrown automated driving technology, internally known as "Project Titan."

Sonos fires back at Apple's HomePod by offering a pair of One speakers for $349

Thursday January 25, 2018

Responding to the imminent sale of the HomePod, Sonos has cut the price of the Sonos One, selling a two-pack of the speaker for $349 -- the same price as one HomePod.

Samsung confirms 'Galaxy S9' launch for February 25 by teasing changes to the iPhone rival's camera

Thursday January 25, 2018

Samsung will be revealing the 'Galaxy S9' on February 25, the South Korean electronics giant has confirmed, with the video posted to Twitter teasing a major change to the rear camera, one that leaks suggest could be the use of a variable aperture imaging sensor.

HomePod hands on account finds sound superior to competitors, data only read to main user

Thursday January 25, 2018

A one-hour hands on period with the HomePod found sound quality beating out offerings from Google, Amazon, and Sonos, with security provisions preventing personal information from being read aloud by the HomePod when the primary user's main device isn't on the home network, preventing other users in the house from getting calendar items read or other personal notifications.

iOS 11.3 to add support Advanced Mobile Location for first responders

Thursday January 25, 2018

In iOS 11.3, Apple is adopting support for Advanced Mobile Location, a much more accurate way for phones making emergency calls to report the location of the caller. The move should spur more governments to add support for AML to assist in responding to life-threatening emergencies.

MacBook Pro eGPUs gain full clamshell mode and hot-plug capabilities in Apple's macOS 10.13.4 beta

Thursday January 25, 2018

AppleInsider testing has shown significant improvement in eGPU implementation in Apple's new macOS 10.13.4 beta, boasting a dynamic clamshell mode working as expected regardless of monitor configuration, and a new menu on the desktop allowing users to disconnect from a connected enclosure without necessitating a logout.

HomePod, the iPod for your home

Thursday January 25, 2018

Consider Apple's release of a new music-oriented device priced higher than its perceived competitors--which have already established an enthusiastic audience base over the past few years. How can it possibly survive in such a difficult position? The answer was: by being better in key ways that matter to users. iPod went on to become a legendary franchise in personal audio. Now Apple is doing the same thing again in home audio with HomePod.

Apple working on new Books e-reader application, heralded by renaming in iOS 11.3 beta

Thursday January 25, 2018

Apple appears poised to refresh its iPhone and iPad e-reader app, Books, after years of few changes.

Apple adjusts foreign App Store pricing to account for VAT changes

Thursday January 25, 2018

Apple is in the process of sending out emails to inform developers of an App Store update that changes price of apps in six countries adjusted due to the addition of, or changes in, that country's value added tax.