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2017

Tip: Convert physical Blu-ray and DVD discs to iTunes with Vudu and Movies Anywhere

Monday October 16, 2017

The expansion of Movies Anywhere to new studios and services has, in a roundabout way, enabled a new capability: You can now scan physical DVDs and Blu-rays that you own, and for a small fee convert them into authentic, legitimate iTunes Store purchases. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

Apple on the hook for $439.7 million to VirnetX over FaceTime should appeals, patent invalidation fail

Monday October 16, 2017

A series of motions by Apple in court challenging the validity of a ruling in favor of patent aggregator VirnetX have been denied, with Apple facing a $439.7 million dollar penalty -- but there are still appeals of judgements to be made, as well as the conclusion of a patent invalidation process which may wipe the slate clean.

iPhone X, pent up demand predicted to drive Apple sales for years to come -- if all factors line up

Monday October 16, 2017

An analyst has mixed feelings about the iPhone X pricing and release schedule, and believes that it may drive Apple's valuation to new heights -- but if it is not well accepted, then it will eat into the company's earnings for years to come.

Apple's Eddy Cue says Apple Pay coming to India, no firm date set

Monday October 16, 2017

Apple Pay is in development for India, senior Apple executive Eddy Cue revealed in an interview published on Monday -- though there's no indication of when it will go live.

Deals: 128GB 9.7" iPad for $399 ($30 off); 2017 13" Touch Bar for $1,699 ($100 off); high-end 2016 15" MacBook Pro $2,099 ($700 off)

Monday October 16, 2017

Mid-October deals on iPads and MacBook Pros have just launched starting with 128GB 9.7" iPads for as low as $399. Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is also on sale for $1,699 this week, while the high-end Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 455 graphics is $700 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple Maps gains public transit directions for Ireland

Monday October 16, 2017

Apple has introduced public transit directions for Maps users in Ireland, confirming recent signs that it was about to do so.

Landscaping, complete visitor's center highlight latest drone footage of Apple Park

Monday October 16, 2017

The latest round of drone footage shot in October of Apple Park demonstrates a fully complete visitor's center, plus the massive effort it has taken to bring the landscaping up to where it stands currently.

First shipment of Apple's iPhone X limited to just 46,500 units

Monday October 16, 2017

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, recently sent out its first shipment of the iPhone X -- but that batch included just 46,500 units, according to one report.

Alleged 'KRACK Attack' vulnerability threatens to lay bare Wi-Fi WPA-2 security

Monday October 16, 2017

A set of six collegiate researchers are set to unveil details on a Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK Attack) for WPA-2 Wi-Fi security, which if legitimate can allow attackers to undermine encryption on any wi-fi connection utilizing the security method -- including Apple hardware connecting to Airport Extreme and Airport Express routers. AppleInsider explains what it is, and how to cut down on the potential for attack until patches are rolled out.

Why you want a macOS home server, and how to get one going

Saturday October 14, 2017

Sure, you can get a network attached storage device, or rely on somebody's cloud -- but, I've run a Mac-based home server for a very long time. Why have I kept one running, and why should you start one? Read on.

This week on AI: Face ID on 2018 iPad Pro, foldable iPhones, Qualcomm looks to shut down iPhone & more

Saturday October 14, 2017

Not content to rest for long, the rumor train steamed forward this week with hints of Face ID on the iPad Pro, a stylus-equipped iPhone, and even a foldable iPhone coming several years down the road. Qualcomm, meanwhile, fired another major salvo in its legal battle with Apple, and an Irish datacenter finally got the green light.

Apple diversity chief apologizes to staff for statements made at summit

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple VP of Inclusion and Diversity Denise Young Smith on Friday issued an internal memo to clarify and apologize for comments made during a business summit last week, reiterating that Apple is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace.

iOS 11 lets you turn off iPhone or iPad without the power button

Friday October 13, 2017

Among the lesser known features included in Apple's latest iOS 11 is a new software function that lets users turn off their device without touching a physical button, handy in the case of random hardware failures and other glitches.

Apple expands Apple Pay Cash testing to retail employees ahead of public release, report says

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple has reportedly extended an internal test of its forthcoming Apple Pay Cash feature to include retail employees, a report said Friday, suggesting the peer-to-peer payments solution is ripe for public release.

Nvidia GeForce Now beta goes live, delivers high-end gaming to Mac

Friday October 13, 2017

Announced at CES in January, Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud-based gaming service went live in beta form on Friday, promising users the ability to play graphically intensive games on their Mac, including PC-only titles.

How Apple's iPhone X TrueDepth AR waltzed ahead of Google's Tango

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple's iOS 11 brings Augmented Reality to a huge installed base of over 350 million iOS devices with powerful A9, A10 Fusion or A11 Bionic chips. However, another form of AR is about to be introduced, exclusive to the company's new iPhone X. Here's a deeper look at Apple's big AR surprise.

Video: Should you buy the standard Apple Watch Series 3, or the Nike + model?

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple offers the new Series 3 update of the Apple Watch in a number of different styles, including a Nike+ version for fitness-focused users. Which version is right for you? AppleInsider helps you decide.

Qualcomm seeks to halt Apple's sales & manufacturing of iPhones in China

Friday October 13, 2017

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has filed multiple lawsuits in China, looking to block both sales and manufacturing of iPhones in the country -- something that would cripple Apple worldwide, if successful.

Apple promises fix for GarageBand failing to open after iOS 11 update

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple is working to fix a glitch preventing some people from launching GarageBand -- the company's simplified music creation tool -- after updating to iOS 11, according to an online support document.

How to take advantage of iOS 11 privacy options for notification previews

Friday October 13, 2017

One of the nice touches of iOS 11 is the ability to exercise more control over notification previews, which also applies to all first- and third-party apps. Here's how to switch up your settings for more (or less) privacy.