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2017

Apple's Siri latest target in string of natural language patent lawsuits

Friday August 18, 2017

One-man company Word to Info on Friday expanded a string of patent lawsuits over natural language processing technology -- active cases involve Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Nuance -- to include Apple, taking specific aim at the tech titan's Siri virtual assistant.

Case manufacturer says Apple likely to ditch Touch ID in 'iPhone 8'

Friday August 18, 2017

Accessory maker Nodus believes Apple will abandon Touch ID fingerprint technology when it releases "iPhone 8," information the case maker gathered from supply chain sources as it worked on designs for the forthcoming handset.

Android O, Google's response to Apple's iOS 11, will be revealed next Monday amid solar eclipse

Friday August 18, 2017

Google will showcase and possibly launch the next version of Android, "Android O," on August 21 -- setting the stage for competition with Apple's iOS 11, which should come to iPhones and iPads as soon as next month.

Hands on: ScreenFlow 7 update turns the screen recording app into a video suite

Friday August 18, 2017

Extensive editing, titling and annotation features recently added to ScreenFlow 7 make it a serious production tool.

Apple silently kills off some colors for iPhone, iPad & Apple Watch accessories

Friday August 18, 2017

A variety of colors for official Apple accessories are reportedly vanishing from the company's online and retail stores, suggesting that it's phasing out some options, and/or allowing stocks to deplete before new devices arrive this fall.

Small $500 device shown to brute force hack iPhone 7 lock screen passcodes, but could take days to work [u]

Friday August 18, 2017

A unique new exploit is said to take advantage of just Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus running recent firmware, utilizing a small device to brute force hack and bypass the iOS lock screen passcode of up to three handsets at a time.

Movie studios may sidestep theater chains in deals for early Apple iTunes rentals

Friday August 18, 2017

Movie studios looking to set up early-access rentals with companies like Apple and Comcast may reportedly push ahead with those negotiations and skip revenue sharing with theater chains, if the latter don't reduce their demands.

On strength of LTE version, Apple Watch predicted to hit 15M sales in 2017, 20M in 2018

Friday August 18, 2017

Reports from the supply chain suggest that the Apple Watch will see 15 million sales, but a suspected launch of an LTE model in the fall will push that number to 20 million in 2018.

AppleInsider podcast talks LTE Apple Watch, 'iPhone 8,' and CarPlay

Friday August 18, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the almost-certainty that is an LTE-enabled Apple Watch, pricing and affordability on the "iPhone 8," Tim Cook's leadership following the events that took place in Charlottesville, Va., and CarPlay.

Apple leases additional Santa Clara office space near Apple Park

Thursday August 17, 2017

Apple continues to expand its San Francisco Bay Area footprint to accommodate a growing workforce and new projects, with the latest leases involving multiple industrial buildings near the soon to open Apple Park.

Apple promotes iOS 11 for iPad in new ad series

Thursday August 17, 2017

Apple on Thursday published a series of six iPad commercials to its official YouTube channel, focusing on the new capabilities iOS 11 is set to deliver to tablet users this fall.

Apple Watch data privacy, cost main concerns in Apple and Aetna partnership

Thursday August 17, 2017

In a meeting earlier this month, Apple, Aetna and a number of industry influencers discussed the viability of offering Apple Watch to millions of health insurance subscribers at a discount, but according to one attendee, sticking points remain.

YouTube TV comes to 14 more US cities like Boston, Seattle & Pittsburgh

Thursday August 17, 2017

Google's nascent YouTube TV on Thursday expanded into 14 more U.S. cities, a few notable places being Baltimore, Boston, Las Vegas, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Tampa.

2017 MacBook Deals: High-end 15" for $2,549 ($250 off); 512GB 13" Touch Bar for $1,824 ($175 off); 12" MacBook for $1,199 w/ no tax in 48 states

Thursday August 17, 2017

Shoppers looking for deals on Apple's latest Mid 2017 models can take advantage of bonus coupon savings in addition to already reduced pricing this week. Pick up the high-end 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 560 graphics for $2,549 or the 512GB 13" Touch Bar for $1,824 ($175 off). The 12" MacBook is also $100 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Comcast brings Xfinity Mobile nationwide, iPhone users must buy or rent

Thursday August 17, 2017

Four months after a limited initial launch, Comcast on Thursday expanded its Xfinity Mobile service to all Xfinity internet customers across the U.S., with some other limitations in tow -- most notably that people buy or rent a new phone.

Encryption key for iPhone 5s Touch ID exposed, opens door to further research

Thursday August 17, 2017

Just prior to a hacker's conference, a participant has revealed that the iPhone 5s Secure Enclave has been hacked, and the decryption key for it has been revealed. However, at present, there is nothing for iPhone users to immediately worry about.

Inside iOS 11: New security feature allows users to temporarily disable Touch ID, quickly call 911

Thursday August 17, 2017

The latest beta release of iOS 11 includes a new security feature, with a few button presses making it impossible to unlock your phone with Touch ID, as well as giving a quick option to dial 911. Here's how to use it.

Quanta pegged as supplier for Apple Watch 'Series 3,' shipments allegedly start in holiday quarter

Thursday August 17, 2017

With the rumor mill starting to churn in advance of Apple's expected September release event, a new report cites manufacturer Quanta as the manufacturer of the device -- with shipments starting sometime before Christmas.

Lawsuit over Apple retail workers' unpaid bag checks may go to California Supreme Court

Thursday August 17, 2017

A class action suit over Apple store workers' unpaid time spent in bag checks may soon be headed to the California Supreme Court, after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appealed to the institution for guidance.

McDonald's uses 'iPhone 8' render to promote Australian iPhone app

Thursday August 17, 2017

McDonald's Australia is using a render of Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" in an email promoting the company's "mymacca's" iPhone app, various social media posts noted on Thursday.