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2018

Apple Pay picks up new card issuers in US, Canada & China

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Apple has updated its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay to include more U.S. institutions, plus a handful of additional options in Canada and China.

Universal Audio's $499 Arrow interface connects over Thunderbolt 3

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Universal Audio has shipped the Arrow desktop audio interface, a high-end peripheral for music creation and audio recording that connects to a Mac with Thunderbolt 3, with the portable unit including a number of built-in plug-ins to help refine the overall sound of recordings.

Apple educating FBI, other police on accessing data from iPhones, Macs & iCloud

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Despite the appearance of conflict between Apple and U.S. law enforcement, the company is not only cooperating in many search requests but actually training the FBI and other police forces.

Issue in Google's Cast-enabled devices, including Chromecast causing home Wi-Fi outages, router crashes

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Google's Chromecast and Home devices are reportedly causing issues with some Wi-Fi networks, with the Cast-enabled hardware like the Google Home Max flooding the network with packets of data after waking from 'sleep mode,' a problem Google is working to rectify.

Apple issues fifth macOS 10.13.3 beta to developers

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Apple on Tuesday released a fifth developer beta of macOS 10.13.3, cleaning up code ahead of the High Sierra update's official launch.

Western Digital ships G-Speed Shuttle external storage devices with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Drive producer Western Digital has launched two models of the G-Speed Shuttle, an external storage device range aimed at content creators that offers up to 48 terabytes of capacity and boasts fast transfer speeds using Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to connect to an iMac Pro or MacBook Pro.

Apple's first South Korean store set to open in Seoul on Jan. 27 [u]

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Missing rumored launch dates by a wide margin, Apple's first South Korean store now appears set to open in Seoul on Jan. 27. [Updated with Apple confirmation]

LG Innotek not expected to boost TrueDepth camera production for Apple until 2019

Tuesday January 16, 2018

While Apple is likely to add Face ID to more products this year, LG Innotek's rumored TrueDepth supply expansion will only come into play in 2019, a report indicated on Tuesday.

US politicians pressure AT&T to cut ties with China's Huawei in 5G development

Tuesday January 16, 2018

U.S. political figures are reportedly escalating their pressure on AT&T to distance itself from Chinese companies, including work on 5G standards with Huawei.

Apple improves U.S. device activations share following iPhone 8, iPhone X launches

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Apple enjoyed a bumper quarter in the United States following the launch of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X, according to a consumer research report into device activations, with activations of iPhones in the last quarter of 2017 up compared to both the previous quarter and the same quarter in 2016.

China Labor Watch again cites Apple for poor Chinese factory working conditions

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Apple has come under fire again for working conditions in an iPhone and MacBook enclosure manufacturing facility, with workers allegedly undertrained, and lacking sufficient hazard protections.

Apple-owned FileMaker launches ad campaign featuring actors from TV show 'The Office'

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Apple subsidiary FileMaker has released a new ad campaign touting the custom app development tool, with a video and website featuring cast members from 'The Office' in a mock documentary about a highly successful beet farm powered by a FileMaker-produced app.

Apple's WebKit team helps launch Speedometer 2.0 browser benchmark

Tuesday January 16, 2018

In partnership with Chromium, Apple's WebKit team has released Speedometer 2.0, an updated benchmark for developers testing the performance of browser engines.

China adds to government pressure on Apple over iPhone slowdowns

Monday January 15, 2018

Apple is facing yet another government-backed inquiry into revelations of deliberate iPhone performance throttling, as the Shanghai Consumer Council reportedly sought answers on Monday.

Apple, Tencent find "mutual understanding" over WeChat tips - report

Monday January 15, 2018

Chinese iPhone users will once again be allowed to send tips - the financial variety - through popular platform app WeChat thanks to a new agreement between Apple and WeChat's parent company.

Steve Jobs unveiled the MacBook Air - and Apple's future - 10 years ago today

Monday January 15, 2018

When Steve Jobs showed off the MacBook Air to a collective gasp from the tech industry one decade ago, nobody could yet know its importance as a harbinger of Apple's future.

Apple under fire from U.S.-based class action suit over Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in A-series chips

Monday January 15, 2018

Apple has become the target for another class action suit over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities found in Intel and ARM-based processors, as a suit filed in the California U.S. district court is going after the company for designing the A-series processors bearing these same defects.

Deals: 27" iMac 5K (512GB SSD) for $2,004; 13" MacBook Pros from $1,199 ($100-$450 off); 10.5" iPad Pros for $599

Monday January 15, 2018

Mid-January deals have arrived with instant and coupon savings of up to $600 off iMacs and MacBooks. Pick up an upgraded 27" iMac 5K for $2,004 with coupon or snap up a 13" MacBook Pro for $1,199 with free expedited shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Apple's 10.5" iPad Pro is also $50 off.

Apple's iPhone 7 Plus was second most-popular smartphone sold in China during 2017

Monday January 15, 2018

Analysis into the Chinese smartphone market reveals Apple continues to be a major force in the region, with both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus appearing in a list of the top ten mobile devices sold in the country in 2017 alongside locally-produced rivals.

Apple, ARM & Intel facing potential Israeli class action suit over Meltdown & Spectre

Monday January 15, 2018

Israeli plaintiffs are seeking to file a class action lawsuit against Apple, ARM, and Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities recently uncovered in Intel and ARM-based processors.