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2017

Drake, Bitmoji & Game of Thrones lead Apple Music, iTunes & App Store for 2017

Thursday December 07, 2017

Apple on Thursday released a list of the most popular media on iTunes and the App Store during 2017, also calling attention to editorial picks for iPhone and iPad apps.

Apple Store app updates lets iPhone buyers bypass carrier preauthorization

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple updated its Apple Store app for iOS on Wednesday with a few feature additions, including the ability to bypass a pesky carrier preauthorization requirement when buying iPhone.

Apple might use metal case for 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in 2018, report says

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple reportedly has plans to return to a metal chassis for at least one of next year's iPhone models, a long-standing design last implemented with the iPhone 7 series in 2016.

Apple releases iTunes 12.7.2 with minor bug fixes, improvements

Wednesday December 06, 2017

To go along with Wednesday's release of macOS 10.13.2 High Sierra, Apple pushed out a fresh version of iTunes that comes packed with minor app fixes and improvements.

Tidal music streaming comes to Apple's CarPlay

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Tidal -- the on-demand music service co-owned by artists like Jay-Z -- is now available to stream on vehicles equipped with Apple CarPlay.

Apple hires veteran producer Michelle Lee to help oversee original TV shows

Wednesday December 06, 2017

A years-long veteran of the TV industry, Michelle Lee, has reportedly joined Apple has a creative executive with its Worldwide Video division, which is spearheading a push into high-budget TV shows.

How to use the new Apple TV Amazon Prime Video app with Siri and the TV app

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Amazon has gone with the user interface it prefers when it developed the Prime Video service for the Apple TV. But, using Siri, you can skip most of the interface oddities on the Apple TV.

Apple's new Machine Learning Journal entry tackles differential privacy

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple on Wednesday published another paper through its Machine Learning Journal, this time covering the topic of differential privacy -- the technology it employs to collect big data from customers while obscuring their identities.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 now available after a month of testing

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple is continuing the OS upgrade march it began on Saturday with a release of High Sierra 10.13.2, with improvements to compatibility for "certain" USB audio devices, and VoiceOver navigation while viewing PDFs.

Apple transforms iTunes Movies Twitter account into @AppleTV

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple has rebranded its iTunes Movies account on Twitter as @AppleTV -- which, despite its name, is so far concentrated on the TV app for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV.

Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV limited to 2.1 stereo sound, despite streaming 4K HDR video

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Though owners of an ultra-high definition 4K TV set with high-dynamic range will get full visual fidelity from Amazon's newly released Prime Video app for Apple TV, the sound quality won't match that best-in-class experience, as it is apparently limited to 2.1 channels at launch.

Apple Pay recruits new card issuers in US, Canada, Russia & Japan

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with dozens of new entries, mostly in the U.S., but also some in Canada, Russia, and Japan.

'Portal' edition of 'Bridge Constructor' arriving on Apple's iOS, macOS Dec. 20

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Headup Games, the developer of popular construction-based puzzle game 'Bridge Constructor,' will be using the universe of Valve Software's 'Portal' as the basis for an upcoming release, with 'Bridge Constructor Portal' bringing element from both games together into a title destined for macOS and iOS on Dec. 20.

Apogee & Sennheiser's Ambeo headset captures 3D audio with Lightning, launches at Apple stores

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apogee and Sennheiser's Ambeo Smart Headset features both a "high fidelity" listening experience, but also the ability to capture directional audio while recording a video -- and it is now available through Apple Retail in an exclusive black version.

Data of 31 million users of iPhone add-on keyboard ai.type potentially leaks

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Conflicting accounts have emerged about a security breach involving the ai.type add-on keyboard for iOS and Android, with researchers claiming that 31 million people's data has been compromised -- with a user's contacts also potentially included in the leak.

Apple partner Catcher at work on new product category, could be rumored AR headset

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple chassis supplier Catcher has revealed it's working on a product line outside of its usual categories, which could hint at involvement in ambitious Apple hardware -- such as a rumored augmented reality headset.

First look: Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV launches on tvOS App Store

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Six months after being announced, Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV has debuted on the tvOS App Store, meaning subscribers will be able to view hits like "The Man in the High Castle," "The Big Sick," "Catastrophe," and "The Grand Tour" on Apple's latest set-top boxes.

Amazon Prime Video arrives on Apple TV, updated for iPhone X

Wednesday December 06, 2017

An Amazon Prime Video app that provides full iPhone X support also brings along a tvOS version to finally provide Apple TV owners video playback from the service without relying on AirPlay.

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks Chinese supply chain, censorship and more in interview

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his China tour on Wednesday with an appearance at the Fortune Global Forum, where he discussed a range of topics from supply chain strategy to burgeoning markets to censorship.

Deals: 2017 15" MacBook Pro for $2,199, high-end for $2,549 ($250 off); Samsung 55" 4K TV for $899; $299 iPads w/ no tax in 48 states

Wednesday December 06, 2017

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