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2018

Clearhaus support brings Apple Pay to over 5,000 more European online stores

Friday February 16, 2018

Danish payments firm Clearhaus on Friday announced the rollout of Apple Pay to over 5,000 Nordic online stores, done in partnership with payments provider QuickPay.

Blippar developing 'WordPress of AR' to feed Apple's ARKit, Google's ARCore

Friday February 16, 2018

Early entry into augmented reality solutions company Blippar has two new products, with one being a universal kit to develop ARKit and ARCore applications and provide them data.

iDevices debuts HomeKit-compatible Instant Switch wireless wall switch

Friday February 16, 2018

Smarthome accessory maker iDevices expanded to its range of HomeKit-connected hardware on Friday with Instant Switch, an easy to mount wall switch that connects to and controls most iDevices products.

AppleInsider podcast interviews comedian Will Abeles, reviews Apple's HomePod

Friday February 16, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor interviews Will Abeles, whose comedy album debuted at No. 1 on iTunes. In addition, Victor and Neil talk about Neil's HomePod review, as well as Apple's growing share of the smartphone market's revenue.

Interior Apple Park glass is so clear, distracted employees are walking into it

Friday February 16, 2018

The Apple Park's open, collaborative design is broken up into pods, separated by glass panes from floor to ceiling -- and distracted employees are walking straight into them.

Apple urges users to send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash, upgrade to iOS 11.2

Thursday February 15, 2018

Apple on Thursday sent an email blast to iCloud users and customers on record advertising the ability to send money to friends using Apple Pay Cash, the company's peer-to-peer money transfer service that was introduced in December.

Apple board members receive $262K in restricted stock

Thursday February 15, 2018

Members of Apple's board of directors this week received automatic grants of restricted stock units worth $262,000 as of Thursday, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

Apple to prep second season of 'Carpool Karaoke'

Thursday February 15, 2018

Apple has opted to renew "Carpool Karaoke" for a second season, according to CBS, which hosts "The Late Late Show with James Corden," from which "Carpool Karaoke" was spun off.

Shazam iPhone app updated, may herald future services integrated into Apple Music

Thursday February 15, 2018

The Apple-owned Shazam service has updated its app for the first time since the aquisition, and has added lyric syncing in real-time to a played song, better search results display, and an all-new track menu providing access to all the information the service has.

Apple says all new iPhone apps must support iOS 11 SDK, iPhone X display as of April

Thursday February 15, 2018

Starting in April, developers submitting new titles to the iOS App Store will have no choice but to use the iOS 11 SDK -- and if they're supporting the iPhone, offer iPhone X display compatibility.

Accessory vendors start producing coasters, stands, and bags for Apple's HomePod

Thursday February 15, 2018

In a similar fashion to Apple's other products, accessory producers have been quick to create products to enhance the user experience of the HomePod just days after launch, with the first to surface including a leather carrying case and a coaster designed to prevent marks left behind by the speaker's silicone base.

How to AirPlay to two HomePods on iPhone & Mac (without AirPlay 2)

Thursday February 15, 2018

Though AirPlay 2 with support for multiple HomePods won't ship until later this year, there are ways to use multiple HomePods with your iPhone and Mac right now. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

Apple won't wait for iOS 11.3 to fix Indian character bug, plans to roll out interim iPhone patch soon

Thursday February 15, 2018

While the fix for the Indian language character bug is in the iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 betas, Apple is not waiting for them to issue an update, which will rectify the issue at least on iPhones and iPads.

Sonos One feet leaving same white marks on wood furniture that the HomePod can

Thursday February 15, 2018

A day after a debacle began about the HomePod silicone ring on the base of the unit was causing a stain to appear on some wood surfaces, it looks that the Sonos One has a similar issue with its own vibration-insulating feet.

HP expanding enterprise 'DaaS' support program to Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Thursday February 15, 2018

As part of an expansion of HP's "Device as a Service" program, the company is opening its support program to Apple devices in enterprise environments.

'An incredible money-making machine:' Apple's iPhone captures record 51% of global smartphone revenues

Thursday February 15, 2018

For the first time ever, Apple's iPhone captured more than half of all global smartphone revenues in a single quarter, outperforming the rest of the industry on the strength of the premium-priced iPhone X.

Apple Watch, AirPods & HomePod, Apple's 'other products,' predicted to rake in $22B in revenue by 2019

Thursday February 15, 2018

Fueled by a trio of new product categories, Apple's all-encompassing "other products" are poised to become the company's fastest growing segment, further fueled by the recent launch of HomePod.

Facebook rumored to take on Apple HomePod with first two smartspeakers

Thursday February 15, 2018

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch not one but two smartspeakers by the end of July at the latest, joining the fray against Apple, Amazon, Google, and others.

Microsoft 'Photos Companion' iPhone app allows for easy transfer of pictures to Windows 10 PC

Thursday February 15, 2018

Seeing a need in education, Microsoft has developed an app to pull all the pictures off multiple iPhones and mobile devices and store them locally on a central Windows 10 machine.

Latest iOS 11 bug crashes devices sent Indian-language character [u]

Thursday February 15, 2018

A bug in iOS 11 is causing devices sent a particular character in Messages to crash, and/or disabling some third-party messaging and email apps, but Apple has already fixed the problem in the latest round of iOS, macOS, and watchOS betas.