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2018

HomePod: Everything you need to know about Apple's smart speaker

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Apple's HomePod is finally available to preorder this Friday, January 26th, and arriving in stores starting Friday, February 9th. AppleInsider delves into the device pre-release, and tells you everything you need to know before you drop $349 on it.

Jamf now manages more than 9M Apple devices

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Enterprise device management firm Jamf recapped 2017 growth in an announcement on Tuesday, saying it closed the year managing two million additional Apple devices, bringing the company's total to more than 9 million unit deployments.

Apple's latest iTunes release includes HomePod support

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Following the release of macOS 10.13.3 and new versions of iOS, watchOS and tvOS, Apple on Tuesday issued the latest version of iTunes for Mac, with the updated media software boasting support for the upcoming HomePod.

Apple issues Meltdown and Spectre fixes for older Mac operating systems

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Apple's latest macOS High Sierra was not the only Mac operating system to receive fixes for Meltdown and Spectre on Tuesday, as a separately released security update addresses critical vulnerabilities in macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan.

DJI's iOS-connected Mavic Air drone hits new price points, pushes portability

Tuesday January 23, 2018

With GoPro exiting the drone market entirely, the dominant name in aerial photography, DJI, unveiled its latest product on Tuesday: the Mavic Air. It's a $799 foldable model that can fit inside of a jacket pocket. AppleInsider was on hand for the announcement and went hands-on with the new flying camera.

EU tipped to sanction Qualcomm over Apple chip deal with potential $2B fine

Tuesday January 23, 2018

The European Commission is reportedly preparing to sanction Qualcomm for anti-competitive practices in supplying components to Apple for use in its iPhones, with the antitrust watchdog potentially levying a fine against the chip producer of up to $2 billion.

Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Apple has updated its entire suite of operating systems, shipping updates macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 to the public on Tuesday.

Entry-level 2018 6.1-inch iPhone may be LCD, cost between $700 and $800

Tuesday January 23, 2018

An investor's note is shedding some more light on previous prognostications, saying again that moving at least some iPhone X features to the entire line will boost sales volume -- and has some predictions on specifications of the 6.1-inch LCD model.

HomePod at launch lacks stereo linking and multiple-room support, features coming 'later this year'

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Apple's HomePod may be shipping in the beginning of February, but multiple-room audio support and stereo sound between two HomePods will be absent at launch.

Tips: If you're holding off on macOS High Sierra, turn off upgrade notifications for good

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Every time you boot a computer capable of upgrading to High Sierra, macOS will pop up at least one notification a day exhorting you to move up. Here's how to turn them off for good, with one Terminal command.

DJI launches $799 Mavic Air drone with 4K camera as a smaller, lighter counterpart to the Mavic Pro

Tuesday January 23, 2018

DJI has launched its Mavic Air drone, a foldable quadcopter that offers a middle ground between the Mavic Pro and the Spark drones, with the new model featuring a 4K camera on a three-axis gimbal and the ability to control it using gesture controls.

After speculative reports of slow sales, iPhone X is now said to be in the "high end of the industry range"

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Just one week after delivering a widely-distributed report speculatively suggesting that 'weak demand' might result in Apple canceling production of iPhone X this summer, analysts are now lining up to shift their stories in the days before Apple releases its actual fiscal Q1 performance data for the winter quarter. In a remarkable turn, iPhone X is suddenly said to be selling well, and scuttlebutt about slashed component orders is again looking uninformed.

Double Feature sale in the iTunes store offers two movies for $9.99

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Apple is giving movie lovers in the United States an easy way to expand their digital film collections, by launching a new 'Double Features' sale in the iTunes Store that offers two related films together in a bundle for $9.99.

Apple's $7M in government lobbying dollars higher than ever, still eclipsed by Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Apple's lobbying money grew dramatically to $7 million in 2017 -- but the biggest spender was Google, coming in at more than $18 million spent on lobbying efforts.

Man causes explosion in Chinese electronics store by biting replacement iPhone battery

Tuesday January 23, 2018

A man in an electronics store in China caused a replacement battery for his iPhone to explode by biting the component, according to a report, with footage from the incident quickly becoming a viral hit in the country within days of being uploaded to a video sharing service.

Apple HomePod smart speaker preorders begin Friday, shipments start Feb. 9

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Apple's long-awaited HomePod arrives in stores beginning Friday, February 9 and is available to order online this Friday, January 26 in the US, UK and Australia.

Rumor: Apple buying screens for 13" MacBook, could signal end of MacBook Air

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Reports from the supply chain suggest that Apple has picked a supplier for 13-inch screens for a new MacBook -- which if accurate may mean that the MacBook Air's days are numbered.

Supply chain rumors again point to OLED and LCD iPhone models in 2018

Tuesday January 23, 2018

A new report claims Apple is meting out display orders for its next-generation iPhone lineup, which is rumored to include two OLED versions -- 5.8 and 6.5 inches -- and a 6.1-inch LCD variant.

Apple CEO Tim Cook pops up in Canada to promote 'Everyone Can Code,' visit Shopify [u]

Monday January 22, 2018

Following his European tour last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday showed up at an Apple store in Toronto to discuss the importance of coding in education, talk up the company's Swift programming language and visit a few local developers.

Apple's TestFlight increases cellular data limit to 150MB, support for Smart Invert Colors

Monday January 22, 2018

Apple on Monday updated its TestFlight beta testing app with a few new features including the ability to download app versions up 150MB in size over cellular connections.