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2017

Apple deploys third developer betas of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3, tvOS 10.2.2 [u]

Tuesday June 13, 2017

Apple on Tuesday issued third betas of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3, and tvOS 10.2.2 to the developer community, running those betas in parallel with the new versions of the company's operating systems revealed at WWDC.

Google hires away Apple's Manu Gulati to work on chips for new Pixel models

Tuesday June 13, 2017

Google has reportedly recruited Manu Gulati -- formerly a key Apple chip designer -- to become its lead system-on-chip architect, working on components for future Pixel smartphones.

E3 2017: Minecraft will allow iOS gamers to play with Windows 10, Android users

Tuesday June 13, 2017

Mojang will be releasing an update to its popular building and exploration game Minecraft this summer that will introduce increased cross-platform play, allowing owners of the iOS version to play with Windows, Android, VR, and console versions, as well as a number of other changes to the popular title.

High Sierra leaves Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 behind, 2016 edition needs updating

Tuesday June 13, 2017

A support document published by Microsoft, and some AppleInsider testing, shows that while the newer versions of the office productivity suite will mostly work with High Sierra now, the current version does not -- and older versions are getting left behind.

Apple issues new $1B bond to finance 'green' energy projects

Tuesday June 13, 2017

Apple on Tuesday issued its second-ever "green" bond sale, valued at $1 billion, intended to fund the company's renewable energy builds as well as other environmental efforts, like improved energy efficiency.

E3 2017: Ubisoft's 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' will bring free-to-play PvP to Apple's iOS

Tuesday June 13, 2017

The wacky world of South Park is coming to the iPhone later this year with "Phone Destroyer," a free-to-play title where characters from the hit long running TV show square off against each other in a neighborhood showdown.

Eero upgrades mesh wireless networking solution for better range, easier setup

Tuesday June 13, 2017

Mesh networking solution company Eero has updated its eponymous hardware to version two, and has added an extending Beacon and a subscription service to its lineup of products.

E3 2017: Anticipated sequel 'Alto's Odyssey' arrives on Apple's iOS this summer

Tuesday June 13, 2017

The follow-up to popular iPhone game "Alto's Adventure" was showcased this week at E3, as the finishing touches are put on endless runner "Alto's Odyssey" ahead of its launch on iOS this summer.

Hyundai preps Kona 'subcompact' SUV with Apple CarPlay support

Tuesday June 13, 2017

Hyundai this week announced the Kona, its first-ever "subcompact" SUV, which at least in some markets will support Apple's CarPlay standard for bridging iPhones with dash displays.

E3 2017: Sony announces 'PlayLink' local multiplayer titles with PS4-to-iOS cross-platform support

Tuesday June 13, 2017

Sony this week unveiled a new series of games branded "PlayLink," focusing on in-person multiplayer experiences for its PlayStation 4 console that will allow new players to get in the game with their iPhone. One announced PlayLink title, "Hidden Agenda," lets participants collaborate to stop a serial killer.

Logitech Circle 2 security camera ships in July with incoming Apple HomeKit support

Tuesday June 13, 2017

Logitech has unveiled the Circle 2, the follow-up to the Circle connected camera, with the second-generation security device adding weatherproofing and using a more versatile design, as well as supporting Apple's HomeKit home automation platform in a future software update.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' predicted to revive iPhone growth despite later October ship date

Tuesday June 13, 2017

Apple will announce its flagship OLED iPhone in September, but ship it in October -- still potentially achieving impressive sales, according to an analyst memo obtained by AppleInsider.

Apple executive Eddy Cue celebrates courtside as Golden State Warriors take NBA title

Tuesday June 13, 2017

iTunes chief and basketball devotee Eddy Cue was about as close as a fan can get Monday night, watching as the Golden State Warriors dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers to capture their second NBA championship in three years.

Self-driving machine learning at core of Apple's car ambitions, declares Tim Cook in interview

Tuesday June 13, 2017

In an interview following the WWDC keynote, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook teased about the company's future car plans -- but as usual, divulged little in the way of concrete details.

2016 MacBook Pro Blowout: 15" Touch Bar for $2,064 ($335 off); 256GB 13" MBP for $1,299 ($200 off); 13" Touch Bar $1,589 ($210 off) [u]

Tuesday June 13, 2017

The price wars are heating up on Late 2016 MacBook Pros with standard and upgraded models discounted by hundreds of dollars with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Plus, use our exclusive coupon code to unlock bonus savings on CTO systems while supplies last. Updated pricing on June 15.

GoPro Fusion with OverCapture could mark new age for videography

Monday June 12, 2017

At the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colo., last week, GoPro took the wraps off its Fusion spherical camera, a hardware and software technology package that, if executed effectively, could herald the beginning of a new age of videography.

Killer Deal: 2017 9.7-inch iPads for $299 ($30 off) with no tax in 48 states + extra $25 off for select AMEX cardholders

Monday June 12, 2017

Shoppers this week can pick up a 32GB 2017 9.7-inch iPad in any color for $299 with free shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. On top of the cash savings, select American Express cardholders can save an additional $25 with a bonus statement credit -- check your account to see if you're eligible.

Drag-and-drop for iPhone enabled by tweaks in Apple's iOS 11 beta code

Monday June 12, 2017

Though the upcoming technology is reserved for iPads, drag-and-drop can be enabled for the iPhone by making a few adjustments to the iOS 11 developer beta, according to a series of tweets.

Leak purports to show front and back panels of Apple's 'iPhone 8' & 'iPhone 7s'

Monday June 12, 2017

Photos published on Monday allegedly depict the front and back panels of Apple's three 2017 iPhones, falling in line with rumors -- though there may be a reason to question their authenticity.

Inside High Sierra: HEVC promises to keep quality high, file sizes low for videos, photos

Monday June 12, 2017

Support for HEVC, also known as H.265, was announced at the WWDC Keynote by Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi. AppleInsider examines the technology from a user's standpoint, said to be needed to as well keep 4K videos down to a manageable size.