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2017

ANZ first to offer contactless eftpos payments in Australia thanks to Apple Pay

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Electronic payment and money transfer network eftpos on Tuesday announced contactless payments, or tap to pay, compatibility with Apple Pay through cards issued by Australia and New Zealand banking group (ANZ), allowing customers the option of paying for items with their checking and savings accounts.

Apple executives receive stock incentives worth up to $31M

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Apple recently handed out restricted stock unit awards to its leadership team, with executives including SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller and others receiving 128,584 RSUs scheduled to vest through fiscal 2022.

Apple issues third macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra beta to developers

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Hot on the heels of Monday's slate of beta software releases, Apple on Tuesday issued a third beta version of macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra to developers for testing.

Google testing multi-account access for Gmail in iOS

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Google is testing out a new Gmail feature that allows users to access third-party email accounts from its iOS app, putting the title in direct competition with other multi-account email titles including Apple's own Mail.

Top iPad apps adding Drag and Drop support within the first month of iOS 11

Tuesday October 17, 2017

This summer, Apple unveiled a series of new iOS 11 features specific to iPad, including new Dock navigation and support for Drag and Drop, enabling sophisticated new ways to work with documents between apps. Within its first month of availability, scores of third party developers have already added support to their iPad apps.

Long, rough road ahead for Qualcomm and Apple in Chinese courts

Tuesday October 17, 2017

A series of experts on the Chinese courts, patent attorneys, and other specialists have weighed in on the Apple versus Qualcomm battle, and believe that resolution through the system is well more than a year away, assuming that an agreement is not reached before then.

Video: See how iPhone 8 4K 60fps video sacrifices some picture quality for higher framerate

Tuesday October 17, 2017

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the first smartphones on the market to shoot ultra-high-resolution 4K video at 60 frames per second. But shooting 4K at that framerate does come with some visual compromises. AppleInsider demonstrates in our new video.

How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Starting with macOS Sierra and above, Apple implemented the ability to unlock your Mac when you are in proximity, and wearing your Apple Watch. Sounds simple enough -- but there are a few pre-requisites to fulfill before it works reliably. AppleInsider spells it all out.

Pesky iMessage delay bug persists for some in Apple's macOS High Sierra

Tuesday October 17, 2017

A bug affecting a number of macOS High Sierra users can result in significant delays for receipt of iMessages and text messages, as well as a lack of notifications from an iPhone or Apple Watch for the same messages. At the moment, the only fixes appear to be disabling messages, or rolling back to macOS Sierra.

Apple TV gets new universal search options in US, Canada, many other countries

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Apple has significantly expanded the universal search options present on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, improving coverage in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and elsewhere.

Apple Pay may be coming to Sweden before the end of October, but has a battle ahead

Tuesday October 17, 2017

A report suggests that Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri's declaration that Apple Pay would come to Sweden before the end of the year is happening sooner rather than later, with a launch possible in the last full week of October.

Microsoft reveals Surface Book 2 hybrid tablets, claims they're twice as powerful as Apple's MacBook Pro

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Microsoft is continuing its attempts to compete against Apple's MacBook Pro and iPad Pro lines with an updated version of its tablet-notebook hybrid, with the Surface Book 2 boasting a new larger model and a USB-C port, alongside expected performance improvements.

How to make iPhone texts and iMessages appear across all your Apple devices

Tuesday October 17, 2017

One of the advantages of Apple's iMessage system is the ability to see and respond to iPhone texts across multiple Apple devices. AppleInsider shows you how to set up the feature and get messaging on your iPad, Mac and more.

Apple Maps transit information added for Birmingham, Ala.

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Apple on Tuesday added public transit directions for Birmingham, Alabama for users of the Maps apps on iOS and macOS.

Supply chain claims Apple's iPhone X part bottleneck woes will be resolved before Christmas

Tuesday October 17, 2017

A new supply chain report suggests that the chokepoints on iPhone X manufacturing are loosening, and shipments from assemblers may meet demand before the holiday season concludes.

Greenpeace lauds Apple renewable energy efforts, decries 'right to repair' stance

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Greenpeace on Monday released its latest "Guide to Greener Electronics" report for 2017, analyzing what steps, if any, 17 of the world's top consumer electronics companies are taking to reduce their impact on the environment. This year, Greenpeace awarded Apple a passable B- grade, touting renewable energy and climate change initiatives, while at the same time lambasting the company over its opposition to "right to repair" legislation.

Apple investigated purchase of medical clinic start-up, signals larger push into healthcare

Monday October 16, 2017

As part of an intensifying focus on holistic health care and supporting products, Apple was recently in talks to buy health clinic start-up Crossover Health, and approached primary care group One Medical, though the discussions ultimately fell through.

Sen. Franken lauds Apple response detailing Face ID security

Monday October 16, 2017

Shortly after Apple introduced iPhone X with Face ID biometric security in September, U.S. Senator Al Franken challenged CEO Tim Cook to address the technology's potential impact on consumer privacy. Apple has since responded in a letter detailing the system's built-in security features.

First look: Logi Circle 2 security camera with Apple HomeKit

Monday October 16, 2017

Logitech recently added HomeKit to the Wired version of the Circle 2, making it just one of a handful of security cameras to support Apple's smarthome platform.

Sylvania intros Apple HomeKit-compatible Soft White bulb & Full Color Indoor Flex Strip

Monday October 16, 2017

LEDVANCE's Sylvania brand on Monday announced two new Smart+ lights supporting HomeKit: the Soft White A19 bulb, and the Full Color Indoor Flex Strip.