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2017

Keynote, Numbers, Pages iWork apps updated for both macOS and iOS

Tuesday April 25, 2017

On Tuesday, Apple updated its Pages, Numbers, and Keynote applications for iOS and macOS, with the biggest addition being a numeric keypad for Numbers users on the iPad.

Hubbell buys out Apple HomeKit accessory maker iDevices

Tuesday April 25, 2017

iDevices -- currently best known as a smarthome accessory maker, with devices supporting Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa -- has been bought out by Hubbell, a major player in B2B electrical and electronics products.

Waymo launches widescale test of self-driving rides in Phoenix

Tuesday April 25, 2017

Alphabet's autonomous car division, Waymo, is expanding a ridehailing trial in Phoenix, Ariz., to members of the general public, marking perhaps the biggest real-world use of self-driving technology to date.

Apple shows off Dubai store with massive 186-foot curved glass facade

Tuesday April 25, 2017

Set to open to the public this Thursday, Apple is touting its new eco-friendly retail store in Dubai, including a 186-foot curved storefront and a balcony overlooking both Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain.

Apple to launch 'Today at Apple' retail sessions in late May [u]

Tuesday April 25, 2017

Towards the end of May Apple plans to launch a new series of education sessions at its stores dubbed "Today at Apple," retail head Angela Ahrendts revealed on Tuesday. [Updated with official session details]

First look: Rigiet iPhone camera gimbal is an affordable way to stabilize video recordings

Tuesday April 25, 2017

Before its crowdfunding campaign kicked off on Tuesday, AppleInsider had the opportunity to go hands-on with Rigiet, a new iPhone-compatible camera gimbal offering super-smooth video recording at a budget price.

Production of Apple's 'iPhone 8' said to be affected by unspecified Samsung OLED problems

Tuesday April 25, 2017

Another supply chain source suggests that the "iPhone 8" supply in 2017 will be profoundly hamstrung has emerged, but for a different reason -- tight supplies of the the Samsung OLED screen.

Uber sued for $5M over 'Hell' app used to track Lyft drivers

Tuesday April 25, 2017

Fresh off revelations of the ridesharing service's run-in with Apple, Uber is being sued for the use of an app called "Hell," which allegedly tracked drivers from the company's main U.S. rival Lyft.

Dutch judge rules Apple can't swap refurbished iPads for broken ones

Tuesday April 25, 2017

Another court ruling in the Netherlands mandates that when Apple needs to replace a broken iPhone or iPad, it must do so with a new unit, and not a refurbished one.

Apple Maps expands into Middle East with Traffic for Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Monday April 24, 2017

Apple in a recent update to Maps activated Traffic data for two Middle Eastern countries, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, though it appears only major metropolitan areas are supported at this time.

Apple pushes 'Carpool Karaoke' launch back to 'later this year'

Monday April 24, 2017

It appears Apple's first foray into original video content, "Carpool Karaoke," will not make its scheduled April debut, as the company on Monday again postponed a launch party initially slated for March.

Google Photos now streams photos, video to Apple TV via AirPlay

Monday April 24, 2017

Google on Monday updated its Google Photos app for iOS with integrated AirPlay support, meaning users can stream photos and video to the big screen with Apple TV.

Apple hires NASA AR/VR expert Jeff Norris to work on future products

Monday April 24, 2017

Apple has reportedly hired Dr. Jeff Norris, an augmented and virtual reality specialist who founded the Mission Operations Innovation Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to be part of a special projects team working to bring augmented reality to the masses.

Sling TV brings cloud DVR recording to Apple TV

Monday April 24, 2017

Dish's internet-only TV service, Sling TV, has announced the availability of Cloud DVR support for the Apple TV, letting users record some (but not all) shows for later viewing.

Apple Deals: 2017 iPad for $307 ($22 off); $240 off high-end 15" MacBook Pro w/ AppleCare

Monday April 24, 2017

For two days only, shoppers can save $22 instantly on Apple's brand-new 32GB 9.7" iPad in Space Gray (Wi-Fi Only) with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a high-end 15" MacBook Pro (2.9GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 460) for $3,608 ($240 off).

Apple slashes affiliate commission rate on apps from 7 to 2.5%

Monday April 24, 2017

Apple on Monday alerted members of its link affiliate program to a sharp reduction in their take from apps and in-app purchases, down from 7 percent to just 2.5.

On its 2nd anniversary, Apple Watch settling into role as fitness & notification wearable with Siri, Apple Pay

Monday April 24, 2017

Originally pitched as a multitude of things, including an intimate communication tool and new frontier for mobile apps, the Apple Watch has been refined and simplified in the years since its debut, focusing on what Apple has determined to be the fledgling device's core strengths.

Samsung's fix for red-tinted Galaxy S8 screens forces users to self-calibrate

Monday April 24, 2017

With a growing number of complaints about a red-tinged screen in some owners with the Samsung Galaxy S8, the company is issuing a software patch allowing users expanded options for correcting the problem in software by placing the responsibility for color accuracy even more in user's hands.

Apple seeds fourth developer betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1

Monday April 24, 2017

Apple on Monday seeded fourth betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1 to developers, paving the way for Apple's next round of maintenance updates.

Four ex-NASA engineers on Apple's list of autonomous car software testers

Monday April 24, 2017

Amidst three Apple employees involved in testing of Apple's self-driving car software stands an ex-NASA researcher who was once tasked to develop an autonomous vehicle to explore one of Jupiter's moons, and three others who worked for JPL.