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2018

macOS High Sierra App Store settings menu not effectively secured by user password

Wednesday January 10, 2018

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 App Store settings can be unlocked with any password entered by an administrator account -- but Apple appears to have already implemented a fix in the beta releases currently in testing.

Apple picked as 'most innovative' company in recent US survey

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Among a list of 12 major corporations, Apple was picked as the most innovative by a wide margin in a poll of U.S. adults.

SimpliSafe updates the look of its home security system, teases future smart lock and outdoor camera launches

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Smart home security firm SimpliSafe has performed a major refresh of its product line, collaborating with global design firm Ideo to redesign its devices with a modern look and smaller sensors, as well as improving the underlying technology the security system itself.

Niantic's 'Pokemon Go' to go iOS 11-only in late February

Wednesday January 10, 2018

As of Feb. 28, people will no longer be able to play Niantic's "Pokemon Go" on devices without iOS 11 -- cutting off access on some older iPhones and iPads.

Apple's iPhone X tops November sales in China, Japan & Great Britain

Wednesday January 10, 2018

The iPhone X did particularly well during its November launch, claiming the lead in three markets, despite Apple losing some share in the overall smartphone market.

Samsung will debut 'Galaxy S9' at Mobile World Congress next month

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Samsung will be launching its next flagship smartphone in February, the South Korean electronics giant has confirmed, with the expected unveiling of the 'Galaxy S9' and the 'Galaxy S9 Plus taking place at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Philips launches Hue Entertainment, teases Hue Sync for Macs, Hue 3.0 for iPhones & iPads

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Philips used this week's CES to announce a series of software-related upgrades to its Hue lighting system, including the immediate launch of Hue Entertainment, and new apps for both desktop and mobile devices.

Apple informs Chinese customers of iCloud service handover in late February

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Apple will be passing control of its iCloud services covering mainland China to a Chinese company starting from late February, a message to customers in the country reveals, with the shift in operations made to comply with local cybersecurity and data protection laws.

U.S. government questions Apple over iPhone slowdown debacle

Tuesday January 09, 2018

Following revelations that the French government opened an investigation into Apple's decision to throttle the performance of older iPhones with deteriorated batteries, a U.S. senator on Tuesday sent a letter to CEO Tim Cook requesting details about the hardware policy.

Matias' wired, backlit Mac keyboard serves as replacement for discontinued Apple version

Tuesday January 09, 2018

Third-party accessory maker Matias debuted a new version of its wired Mac keyboard at CES on Tuesday, adding a few creature comforts like adjustable RGB backlighting to fill a product category Apple abandoned last year.

Jimmy Iovine says he's staying at Apple, rumors 'had nothing to do with reality'

Tuesday January 09, 2018

Industry big shot and Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine reiterated his commitment to the company on Monday, saying he's "loyal to the guys at Apple" and has no plans to leave.

Apple forks over another $184M to UK tax authorities after 'extensive audit'

Tuesday January 09, 2018

The world's most valuable company now has a bit less in the bank after Apple was forced to settle up with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs to the tune of $184 million in additional taxes.

FBI director reignites 'not so clean cut' encryption debate

Tuesday January 09, 2018

More than a year after the last high-profile showdown between the FBI and Silicon Valley over widespread encryption, recently-installed FBI Director Christopher Wray again signaled that his agency will continue to fight for access.

Microsoft advises fixes for Spectre and Meltdown security flaws could cause noticeable performance hits

Tuesday January 09, 2018

As tech companies rush to work around the 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip flaws, a blog post from Microsoft suggests that the processor generation and age of the operating system will play a factor in terms of how much of an impact the fixes will have on system performance, at least from a Windows user's perspective.

Ad firms losing 'hundreds of millions' after Apple clamps down on Safari tracking

Tuesday January 09, 2018

Online advertising businesses are reportedly losing out on "hundreds of millions of dollars" because of Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), introduced to Safari last year.

Alpine iLX-F309 equips CarPlay-compatible in-dash receiver with 'floating' 9-inch display

Tuesday January 09, 2018

Alpine has big ambitions for the iLX-F309 in-car infotainment system, as the Apple CarPlay-compatible aftermarket head unit boasts a nine-inch screen that 'hovers' out from the dashboard, allowing it to be installed in vehicles that cannot usually house an oversized screen without customization.

Satechi preps Dual Charging Station for iPhone & Apple Watch

Tuesday January 09, 2018

Accessory maker Satechi on Tuesday previewed the Dual Charging Station, a USB-C-powered dock designed to charge an iPhone and Apple Watch simultaneously.

Nanoleaf Remote launches as 12-sided HomeKit controller alongside tease of upcoming square light panel kit

Tuesday January 09, 2018

Smart home lighting producer Nanoleaf has launched two products this week, with the dodecahedron-shaped Remote able to control HomeKit scenes by changing orientation, while a square version of its Light Panels will offer motion and touch sensitivity, while also increasing the number of panels usable in a single installation.

Video: Hands on with the Elgato Eve Button & Aqua Smart Devices and Apple's HomeKit

Tuesday January 09, 2018

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider was given a hands on demonstration of how the new Elgato Eve Button, Degree, and Aqua work with HomeKit.

Apple's iOS Addiction already has a solution on the Mac

Tuesday January 09, 2018

Apple is vexed with the problem of excessive customer satisfaction, particularly in the troublesome demographic of young users. That's the latest hot take reaction to the issue of kids being given permissive parental approval to stay up all night on their iOS devices, leaving them sleep deprived and distracted. Apple's parental controls on iOS are focused on limiting access to content and specific apps, but the company already has tools in place to enforce parents' wishes on the Mac. It just needs to bring these to iOS.