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2017

Apple Pay loyalty cards coming to more restaurants such as Quiznos & MOD Pizza

Thursday June 22, 2017

Thanks to behind-the-scenes work, a number of major U.S. restaurant chains like Quiznos, Smashburger, and MOD Pizza will start offering Apple Pay-connected loyalty cards "later this year," according to an announcement.

Apple supplier Foxconn planning $10B US investment, eyeing six states for display plant

Thursday June 22, 2017

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, is reportedly planning to invest $10 billion or more across several U.S. states, although the company is still deciding on which ones -- including where to put a $7 billion display plant.

Review: Apple's 2017 27" 5K iMac impresses with truly powerful desktop-class graphics

Thursday June 22, 2017

Apple has radically overhauled its iMac lineup for 2017, giving its 27 inch Retina 5K models dedicated graphics driven by AMD Radeon Pro 570, 575, and 580 GPUs; a brighter display with enhanced P3 wide color; more powerful Intel Kaby Lake CPUs; upgradable RAM sockets and modern, ultrafast USB C and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

Apple donating some proceeds from Apple Watch Pride band to LGBTQ groups

Thursday June 22, 2017

Some of the money generated from the "Pride Edition" nylon band for the Apple Watch is going towards LBGTQ advocacy groups in the U.S. and abroad, Apple quietly announced this week.

Apple facing uphill battle in India from Samsung mindshare, factory expansion

Thursday June 22, 2017

Other than just battling the Indian government for concessions and dealing with the shaky financial situation of the populace, Apple is also fighting a large and aggressive Samsung presence in the country for the minds of the consumers.

Wearables market may top 125M units in 2017, helped by Apple Watch

Thursday June 22, 2017

The global wearables market is likely to hit 125.5 million devices this year, according to new research data, with the Apple Watch's share getting a small boost from an unusually strong region -- the Middle East and Africa.

Outgoing Apple iPhone GPU designer Imagination seeks sale of entire company to parties unknown

Thursday June 22, 2017

Just over two months after Apple told it that it would no longer be using Imagination Technologies GPU offerings, the company is seeking to sell itself off, either in chunks or as a larger whole.

Apple explains how to customize and share Photos Memories in new tutorials

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Expanding its "How to Shoot on iPhone 7" tutorial series, Apple on Wednesday posted a pair of videos explaining how to customize and share Memories clips generated by the Photos app in iOS 10.

First Taiwan Apple store to open on July 1

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Apple on Wednesday officially announced a grand opening date for its first retail outlet in Taiwan, noting the Apple Taipei 101 outlet will open its doors to customers on Sat., July 1.

Apple cleaning hundreds of thousands of titles from App Store in Review Guidelines crackdown

Wednesday June 21, 2017

As part of an extensive housecleaning operation, Apple has over the past year removed hundreds of thousands of clones, 32-bit titles, spamware and other software from the App Store ahead of this fall's iOS 11 launch.

Apple hunting after lower royalties for Apple Music & iTunes content

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Apple is reportedly in negotiations to reduce the royalties it pays for content on Apple Music and the iTunes Store -- specifically, trying to bring amounts closer to what rival Spotify pays.

Apple releases second betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 to developers

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Sixteen days after making the first releases available, Apple on Wednesday released second versions of its upcoming operating system refresh set to arrive this fall, with developers now able to access iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 and and Xcode 9.

Apple News publishers get access to reader demographics, third-party ads

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Apple on Wednesday announced a collection of Apple News changes that directly impact publishers, including quick access to reader demographics and more advertising options, particularly support for third-party ads.

New Siri icon location could hint at touchscreen home button in Apple's 'iPhone 8'

Wednesday June 21, 2017

In the course of testing iOS 11, a new graphic for Siri has been spotted -- and it renders in exactly the same spot where a home button would be on an edge-to-edge iPhone without a customary home button in the bezel.

Diabetes monitor exec details Apple Watch connectivity, refutes claims of other hardware partnership

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Apple's introduction of CoreBluetooth support in watchOS 4 heralded easier glucose control possibilities for diabetics and is a "game changer" according to Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer, but an Apple partnership with the lead monitor vendor does not appear to be in the cards.

First look: Logitech Slim Combo Smart Connector keyboard for 10.5" iPad Pro

Wednesday June 21, 2017

The latest option in the slowly growing lineup of iPad Pro Smart Connector accessories is Logitech's new Slim Combo keyboard, which offers the convenience of a physical keyboard with the ability to easily detach and use as a tablet. AppleInsider offers a closer look.

Apple CEO Tim Cook drops from 8th to 53rd in Glassdoor rankings

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Apple's Tim Cook has slipped from 8th to 53rd place in Glassdoor's annual CEO rankings for large U.S. businesses, based on anonymous reviews left by the company's workers.

HomeKit compatibility coming to Flic Hub home automation physical control system

Wednesday June 21, 2017

A crowd-funding campaign is underway for thee Flic Hub that promises to put switches with robust scripting anywhere in a house to control multiple devices -- and the manufacturer claims that full HomeKit support is coming soon.

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Wednesday June 21, 2017

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Toshiba selects winning bidder for chip business, rules out Apple/Dell/Foxconn consortium

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Toshiba has chosen a consortium formed by Bain Capital, Mitsubishi, and Japanese government investors as the preferred bidder for its memory chip business, effectively locking out a Foxconn-led consortium including the likes of Apple and Dell.