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2018

StarTech Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docks offer dual video outputs in a compact package

Friday May 18, 2018

Peripherals vendor StarTech has shipped a pair of Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docking stations that add a wider selection of ports to an iMac or a MacBook, with each including support for a pair of 4K monitors and Gigabit Ethernet connections.

Apple HomePod competitor Sonos lays off 96 employees ahead of expected IPO

Friday May 18, 2018

Wireless speaker manufacturer Sonos on Thursday revealed plans to cut 96 employees from its workforce in a bid to boost profitability, a move that comes just ahead of an expected initial public offering said to be valued in the billions.

Apple must fight $15.3B EU tax bill without US government help, court says

Thursday May 17, 2018

On Thursday, the European Union Court of Justice blocked U.S. efforts to side with Apple in the appeal of a $15.3 billion tax bill, which the European Commission first ordered Ireland to collect in August 2016.

Apple sold about 600,000 HomePods in the first quarter

Thursday May 17, 2018

Apple may have shipped just 600,000 HomePods during the March quarter, according to an estimate published on Thursday, giving it 6 percent of the fledgling smart speaker market.

How to merge together multiple PDF documents using Preview in macOS

Thursday May 17, 2018

If you need to combine multiple PDF files into a single document, the Preview application in macOS can do the task. AppleInsider explains how to transfer sections between PDF documents to create a single compilation from a variety of sources.

Apple supplier Toshiba gets China's approval to execute $14B memory chip unit sale

Thursday May 17, 2018

Toshiba has received approval from the Chinese government to sell a majority stake of its chip unit, in a move that could affect dealings for the NAND flash memory used in iPhones and other Apple devices.

Hands on: Steam Link lets you play Mac and PC games on iOS and tvOS with a few hiccups

Thursday May 17, 2018

Steam Link, the iOS and tvOS application that lets you play your Mac titles on your other devices, launched on beta on Thursday. We spent the last few days testing it out on a variety of different games, and can tell you what to expect.

Apple issues sixth developer beta of iOS 11.4

Thursday May 17, 2018

Apple has seeded the sixth developer beta for iOS 11.4, a mere three days after the fifth betas of Apple's operating systems were distributed for testing ahead of an upcoming public release.

'Apple Glasses' AR headset could launch in 2021, says Gene Munster

Thursday May 17, 2018

Apple could release a highly rumored augmented reality wearable in 2021, according to a note from Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster discussing product categories the iPhone producer could pursue, with the rumored 'Apple Glasses' predicted to sell over 10 million units in its first year.

Waze for iPhone gets dash display, voice control in Ford vehicles

Thursday May 17, 2018

People using Google's Waze navigation app on the iPhone can now pair it with any Ford vehicle running SYNC 3, giving them not just a mirrored touchscreen interface but access to voice controls.

New Samsung ad takes shot at Apple over iPhone X notch, battery throttling controversy

Thursday May 17, 2018

Going on the offensive, Samsung has released a new commercial targeting Apple's recent admission that it throttles iPhones with chemically depleted batteries.

Intel's first 10nm 'Cannon Lake' processor with 32GB LPDDR4 RAM support ships

Thursday May 17, 2018

Details about the capabilities of Intel's "Cannon Lake" processors have finally surfaced, and the chip family will ultimately allow Apple to add a 32-gigabyte RAM option to its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines.

Apple's accessibility focus in iPhone, iPad, Mac highlighted for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday May 17, 2018

Apple temporarily switched the focus of its website on Thursday, highlighting Global Accessibility Awareness Day and celebrating enabling features in its products.

Apple's Everyone Can Code Swift lessons available for blind and deaf students in fall

Thursday May 17, 2018

Starting in the fall, schools supporting students with vision, hearing or other assistive needs can use the Everyone Can Code curricula for Swift.

Apple Pay roundup: Ukraine, Toronto's TTC, Citi cards & dozens of new banks

Thursday May 17, 2018

Beyond just adding the Ukraine to Apple Pay, Apple continues its regular roster expansion of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay, and hammering home its marketing with promotions and new merchant announcements. Here are some of the latest additions to the payment platform.

Apple's North Carolina 'Triangle' campus a 'done deal' if legislation passes

Thursday May 17, 2018

Apple's plan to set up a new campus in North Carolina's "Research Triangle" could be announced as early as June, with Republican legislators reportedly close to passing a financial incentives package granting benefits to the iPhone producer.

YouTube Music subscription service arrives next week as Google puts its content ducks in a row

Thursday May 17, 2018

Google plans to roll out a major transformation of its subscriber content model next week with the relaunch of YouTube Music, a service designed to take on streaming providers Apple Music and Spotify, and the replacement of YouTube Red with YouTube Premium.

Huawei beats Apple in China-focused corporate reputation survey

Thursday May 17, 2018

An annual study released by the Reputation Institute on Thursday claims Apple's stature in China in slumping, with the iPhone maker falling behind a number of U.S.-based multinational tech companies and local telecommunications giant Huawei.

Original Mac designer Susan Kare takes stand in Apple v. Samsung trial

Thursday May 17, 2018

Two Apple expert witnesses took the stand in the recently restarted Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Wednesday, with lawyers on each side disputing how Samsung should pay for infringing on three Apple design patents.

Spigen throwback cases pay homage to classic Apple designs

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Spigen recently launched a new lineup of cases designed to transform iPhone X into iconic Apple hardware of yore. We got our hands on the limited edition accessories to see if they stay true to their retro inspirations or are just kitsch.