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2017

Analyst speculates Apple's OLED 'iPhone 8' could ditch embedded fingerprint sensor

Monday April 17, 2017

A Wall Street analyst claims Apple has yet to finalize an embedded fingerprint recognition for this year's OLED-based "iPhone 8," leading him to speculate that the phone could ship late -- or without a fingerprint sensor at all.

Deals: 15" MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar for $2,174 ($225 off); 13" MacBook Pro (2.0GHz, 16GB, 512GB) for $1,799 ($100 off); 20% off iPhones at eBay

Monday April 17, 2017

Exclusive savings on Apple's Late 2016 MacBook Pros abound with 15" models marked down to $2,174 after coupon. Or pick up an upgraded 13" MacBook Pro for $1,799 with no tax outside NY and NJ. Select iPhone and Mac purchases are also 20% off at eBay.

Nvidia 1080ti with new drivers in external enclosure quadruples MacBook Pro native performance

Monday April 17, 2017

Enthusiasts have wasted no time in testing the new Nvidia Pascal video card drivers, and have found external GPU performance nearly four times that of the Radeon Pro 450 in the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Al Gore & Apple's Lisa Jackson to talk 'climate optimism' at San Francisco store

Monday April 17, 2017

On Wednesday, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will sit down with Apple's VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives -- Lisa Jackson -- for a special event, hosted at the company's Union Square store in downtown San Francisco.

Google to patch Chrome phishing vulnerability already solved in Safari & Edge

Monday April 17, 2017

Google is finally preparing to update its Chrome browser, available for platforms including macOS and iOS, with protection against a phishing vulnerability already patched in Apple's Safari and Microsoft's Edge and Internet Explorer.

Rumor: Apple pushing LG to get into smartphone OLED business for 2018 iPhone

Monday April 17, 2017

In an apparent bid to diversify its supply chain and reduce reliance on rival Samsung, Apple is said to be pushing LG Display to enter the small- to medium-sized OLED business, potentially in time for a 2018 iPhone update.

Alleged 'iPhone 8' diagrams show display dimensions, sensor array

Monday April 17, 2017

Early on Monday a new diagram purporting to be of the "iPhone 8" surfaced, including questionable specifics about exactly how close the screen comes to the edge of the enclosure, and how the sensors adjacent to the phone's ear speaker are aligned.

One Apple GPU, one giant leap in graphics for iPhone 8

Monday April 17, 2017

Apple is building its own GPU architecture, but why? Rather than being motivated by simple cost savings, evidence points to the timing of a significant technical leap forward that could be as big of an advance as iOS was ten years ago.

Rumor: Apple TV to get multi-user support, picture-in-picture with 'tvOS 11'

Sunday April 16, 2017

With "tvOS 11" -- likely to be announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June -- the Apple TV will allegedly gain a pair of demanded features from the company's other platforms.

In-browser Mac OS 7.0.1 emulation, compatible software suite arrives at the Internet Archive

Sunday April 16, 2017

A pair of 20MB hard drive compilations contain a full MacOS 7.0.1 environment that runs in a browser, and contains an assortment of applications spanning from 1984 to 1991 has appeared on the Internet Archive, with the entire bundle able to be run inside Safari.

iPad 4 service replacement with iPad Air 2 not universal policy, but allowed in low-stock conditions

Sunday April 16, 2017

Despite reports to the contrary, there is no official Apple policy mandating that iPad 4 owners coming into Apple Retail for service receive an iPad Air 2 for the cost of service -- but stores have been allowed to make the swap if they have no service stock, and have been for some time.

Garmin's Fenix 5 smartwatch aims at athletes, not Apple Watch fans

Sunday April 16, 2017

Garmin's Fenix 5 is an impressive smartwatch for people serious about fitness or the outdoors, but probably both too much and too little for people expecting something like the Apple Watch.

Breaking the trend: why Apple is likely to release both an 'iPhone 7s' and 'iPhone 8' this year

Saturday April 15, 2017

The rumor mill is working overtime this year, suggesting that Apple is looking at debuting three new iPhone models, including an "iPhone 8" loaded with new technology, and a new design. AppleInsider examines why, in the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, that this seems likely.

This week on AI: Apple Car's California driver license, Qualcomm countersues & more

Saturday April 15, 2017

Some of the most interesting news actually came towards the end of the week, when Apple was revealed to have a permit to run self-driving cars on California roads. Industry maneuvers with Toshiba and Qualcomm also made headlines, along with news of more green energy entering the Apple supply chain.

Apple's Mac, iPad dodge an ugly new NSA hacker bomb targeting majority of Windows PCs globally

Friday April 14, 2017

A series of previously unknown Windows hacking tools used by the U.S. National Security Agency has been leaked, enabling "zero day" exploits to be used against millions of Windows PCs to deface websites, lock up systems to demand a ransom payment or to steal emails and other data.

Indie gaming hit Fez coming to Apple's iOS later this year

Friday April 14, 2017

Popular indie game Fez is coming to mobile platforms later in 2017 -- including at least Apple's iOS, developer Polytron revealed this week.

Apple wins California DMV permit for testing self-driving car, could put tech on public roads [u]

Friday April 14, 2017

The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday added Apple to the list of companies with permission to test self-driving vehicles in the state, suggesting that the company is pushing through with work on "Project Titan." [Updated with Apple test car info]

Deals: $240 off Radeon 460 15" MacBook Pros; 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,649 ($150 off); Beats Solo2 headphones for $139 ($60 off)

Friday April 14, 2017

Heading into the weekend, readers can save $240 on upgraded 15" MacBook Pros with Radeon 460 graphics and no tax outside NY and NJ. Or save $150 on Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray. Beats Solo2 wired headphones are also $50 to $60 off instantly with prices starting at $139.99.

Actress says credit for Siri's personality belongs to Apple programmers, not voice work

Friday April 14, 2017

The attitude displayed by Apple's Siri assistant can really be attributed to programmers, not voice work, according to the actress responsible for Siri's U.S. female voice, Susan Bennett.

Apple Turkey airs three new 'Shot on iPhone' ads for Children's Day

Friday April 14, 2017

Apple has aired three new commercials in Turkey as part of the country's Children's Day celebrations, with the trio of regional spots continuing the 'Shot on iPhone' campaign filmed by 11-year-old children.