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2017

Google adds iTunes, Apple Music shortcuts & more to iOS search cards

Thursday April 27, 2017

Google on Thursday began adding streaming service links to the "knowledge panels" it displays in iOS search results, among them ones for Apple Music and iTunes.

Apple Watch NikeLab now available from Nike itself, but not at Apple Retail

Thursday April 27, 2017

The latest minor variant of Apple's wearable, the limited edition Apple Watch NikeLab, is now available from the sportswear company itself plus the sole remaining Apple Watch dedicated shop in Japan.

Acer announces USB-C 4K display geared towards professional image editor's needs [u]

Thursday April 27, 2017

At a live event on Thursday in New York City, PC-centric manufacturer Acer rolled out a 4K USB display aimed at image and video editors with USB-C connectivity and 85W of charging support suitable for the 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple makes fifth iOS 10.3.2 beta available for developer testing

Thursday April 27, 2017

For the second time this week, Apple has released an iOS 10.3.2 beta for registered developers only.

Early Q2 iPhone estimates hint Apple's sales up slightly over 2016

Thursday April 27, 2017

Possibly offering a peek into Apple's March-quarter results due to be revealed May 2, data released on Thursday estimated that Apple shipped some 51.6 million iPhones during the period, a slight improvement over 51.2 million a year prior.

Join AppleInsider editors live at Adorama in NYC to talk Apple's pro market and win a new iPad

Thursday April 27, 2017

Next Monday, AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger and Victor Marks will be appearing at Adorama's flagship store in New York City to meet with professional Apple users and discuss the current state of the company's high-end hardware. Join us for the discussion, adult refreshments, and a chance to win great prizes like a brand new 9.7-inch iPad (2017).

Apple's shotgun update to Mac Pro trademark adds reference to augmented reality

Thursday April 27, 2017

A recent update to an Apple trademark page for the Mac Pro has added added the term "augmented reality displays" -- but the addition means very little regarding Apple's future plans, with the tactic having used before to cover every eventuality.

'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' confirmed as Apple Music exclusive

Thursday April 27, 2017

Almost immediately validating rumors, a new documentary on Bad Boy Records -- "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" -- has been announced as an Apple Music exclusive, arriving on June 25.

Apple still working on P2P payment transfer service to compete with Venmo

Thursday April 27, 2017

Apple is said to be working on its own peer-to-peer money transfer service, potentially under the secure Apple Pay umbrella, allowing users to quickly and securely send money to one another, much like Venmo and Square Cash.

Apple 'finalizing' design of Amazon Echo rival based on Siri

Thursday April 27, 2017

Apple is said to be "currently finalizing" designs for its long-rumored Amazon Echo competitor, featuring support for Siri and AirPlay and boasting Beats technology, a well-known leak source claimed on Thursday.

Apple's 'iOS 11' Music app to put more focus on Apple Music video content

Thursday April 27, 2017

When Apple releases "iOS 11" later this year, one of its features will allegedly be a new Music app that "better showcases video" -- specifically, video hosted on Apple Music.

Laurene Powell Jobs to detail philanthropic efforts at Code conference

Thursday April 27, 2017

Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, will be making an appearance at May's Code conference to discuss her trust's philanthropic efforts.

Apple investigating wireless charging via Wi-Fi routers, other communications equipment

Thursday April 27, 2017

Apple is experimenting with medium- to long-distance wireless charging technologies that could one day allow users to charge up their iPhones with nothing more than a Wi-Fi router, according to a U.S. Patent and Trademark filing made public on Thursday.

Spotify buys blockchain startup Mediachain Labs to track, manage music royalties

Wednesday April 26, 2017

Spotify on Wednesday announced the purchase of Brooklyn-based startup Mediachain Labs, a company which developed technology that can help the streaming music giant better track online content and reward owners with royalty payments.

A very false narrative: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple's iPhone

Wednesday April 26, 2017

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But all of those media narratives are wrong, here's why.

Alleged 'iPhone 8' schematic shows wireless charging pad, no rear Touch ID

Wednesday April 26, 2017

New purported schematics for Apple's "iPhone 8" show the rear of the device, possibly backing up claims that the product will switch to vertically-aligned lenses -- albeit without a Touch ID sensor.

How Apple's 'iPhone 8' could improve battery life with 2-cell design, OLED screen

Wednesday April 26, 2017

The hurdles to better battery life in modern devices are both technical, in terms of power consumption, and physical, as limited by space available. Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" is rumored to address both of those issues, potentially allowing for longer battery life than ever.

Final Cut Pro X now has over 2 million users, Apple says

Wednesday April 26, 2017

Final Cut Pro X -- once a controversial redesign of Apple's professional video editing suite -- has topped 2 million users, the company announced at this week's National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas.

Amazon Echo Look and iOS app judges your wardrobe choices with machine learning

Wednesday April 26, 2017

On Wednesday, Amazon expanded its Alexa family of devices with the Echo Look -- a voice recognition device with a camera tailored to snapping a shot of your outfit, rating it, and giving you alternate choices in conjunction with an iOS app.

Google Maps adds parking reminders on Apple's iPhone

Wednesday April 26, 2017

Taking a cue from Apple Maps, Google has updated its own Maps app for the iPhone with support for parking reminders, including both manual and automatic options.