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2017

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.

Inside iOS 11: Apple's 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' keeps you safe on the road

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Beginning this fall, iOS 11 will debut a new safety feature for Apple's iPhone: "Do Not Disturb While Driving." AppleInsider corralled a co-pilot to test it out -- here's how it works.

Virgin Mobile USA goes iPhone-exclusive, promises first year of unlimited plan for $1

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Sprint-owned Virgin Mobile USA announced this week that as of June 27, it will only sell the iPhone -- and through the end of July, offer the first year of an "Inner Circle" unlimited plan for $1.

'Sega Forever' brings classics like Sonic, Phantasy Star to iOS free with controller support, iMessage stickers

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Publisher Sega is reviving its console glory days with free, ad-supported re-releases of some of its most popular and iconic titles on Apple's iOS, complete with online leaderboards and wireless Made for iPhone controller support.

'Hitman' arrives on Apple's macOS, first episode free to download

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Feral Interactive has shipped 'Hitman' on macOS, complete with all installments of the episodic assassination-based game playable on Mac for the first time. The launch is accompanied by the release of a demo from developer IO Interactive, providing access to one episode from the series for free.

Apple still undecided on fingerprint tech for 'iPhone 8,' no shipments until October

Wednesday June 21, 2017

The OLED-embedded fingerprint technology for Apple's "iPhone 8" is "still being worked out," an analyst claimed on Wednesday, with the company only deciding on one of three options by the end of June.

Under fire from major investors, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick steps down

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Following an indefinite leave of absence, and at the request of five major investors, Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick has resigned -- but will remain on the board of directors, and still owns a majority of the company's voting-eligible stock shares.

First look: Kensington Thunderbolt 3 dock features flexible mounting options, security slot

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Kensington has entered the burgeoning Thunderbolt 3 dock market with its own offering, with security options and a mounting kit setting it apart from the others.

Former Apple executive Chris Lattner leaves Tesla after 6 months on the job

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Former Swift lead Chris Lattner, who left Apple to head development of Tesla's Autopilot program earlier this year, is leaving the electric car maker after only six months of service.

Apple began "Project Purple" because Steve Jobs hated Microsoft exec, says Scott Forstall

Wednesday June 21, 2017

In his first public interview since leaving Apple in 2012, former head of iOS development Scott Forstall provided commentary on his background, the first iPhone and his relationship with company cofounder Steve Jobs.

Philips puts HomeKit-compatible Hue White Ambiance candle light up for preorder

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Adding to an ever expanding list of products compatible with Apple's HomeKit, Philips on Tuesday activated preorders for the Hue White Ambiance 40W-equivalent candle bulb.