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2018

Apple's HomePod claims six percent of the smart speaker market, as Google closes gap with Amazon

Tuesday August 14, 2018

New data says that Apple is now the fourth smart speaker manufacturer as measured in sales worldwide with about 700,000 HomePods sold in the quarter, about six months after its launch.

What's new in macOS Mojave beta 7

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Apple continues to polish its upcoming major release for the Mac with Monday's release of macOS Mojave developer beta 7. A few more changes have been found, including one devastating blow to fans looking forward to Group FaceTime.

Nativ adds Apple AirPlay & Google Cast to $1,599 Vita music hub

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Nativ this week announced support for Apple AirPlay and Google Cast on the Vita, its touchscreen-based music server and player aimed at audiophiles with money to spare.

Apple proposes devices using depth mapping for gesture controls, contextual responses

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Home entertainment devices like the HomePod could be improved by analyzing the local environment and a user's actions, an Apple concept suggests, with monitoring of a room potentially able to improve gesture-based control of audio, as well as contextual responses like turning down the volume if the room is empty.

Google Voice for iPhone & iPad gets new UI & Contacts tab

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Google this week updated the iOS edition of Google Voice with a significant redesign, modernized in both interface and aesthetics.

Turkey's president calls for boycott of Apple products

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Amid rising trade tensions with the United States and local economic catastrophe, Turkey's president has named Apple specifically as a boycott target.

Siri multi-user support could offer personalized responses to different voices

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Apple is considering ways to allow Siri to provide personalized results for specific users speaking to it, by making the digital assistant recognize the user's identity, with the added possibility of limiting queries to just one user's voice.

Apple Pencil support, 512GB flash storage might be coming to 2018 iPhone refresh

Tuesday August 14, 2018

An analyst firm has chimed in on 2018 iPhone rumors, adding the possibility that Apple Pencil support may be coming to the high-end releases in the fall.

Apple held secret meeting with developers in 2017 to push app subscriptions

Monday August 13, 2018

In a meeting in a New York loft last year, Apple told around 30 developers that they ought to embrace subscription models.

Apple hosts Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai at Apple Park, touts cooperation with Malala Fund

Monday August 13, 2018

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai visited Apple Park on Monday, where she discussed Apple's ongoing Malala Fund partnership with hosts CEO Tim Cook and VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson.

Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 OTA update amid performance woes

Monday August 13, 2018

The latest iOS 12 beta 7 over-the-air update has been made temporarily unavailable as Apple investigates reports of unexpected performance issues associated with the release.

Google apps continue to track users even if location services are disabled

Monday August 13, 2018

Google's services will attempt to monitor the movements of a user's device even if the user disables location services, with some Android and iOS apps produced by the search giant allegedly recording location data without the user's knowledge, an investigation into the feature claims.

All three 2018 iPhones to support wireless charging, AirPower mat to cost $150, rumors say

Monday August 13, 2018

As predicted Apple's 5.8-, 6.1-, and 6.5-inch iPhones shipping this fall should all offer wireless charging, and the company's long-delayed AirPower mat should finally ship around the same time for $150, reports claim.

Hands on: Audio-Technica's gesture-controlled, noise-cancelling ATH-ANC700BT headphones

Monday August 13, 2018

One of the year's more notable entries into the realm of high-fidelity Bluetooth headphones comes from Audio-Technica, which is trying to bridge the gap between performance and cost with its $199 QuietPoint ATH-ANC700BT, or the 700BT for short.

How to replace Apple Mail on the Mac, and why you might want to switch

Monday August 13, 2018

Look beyond the standard email app to get more power features like converting messages into To Do tasks or calendar appointments. AppleInsider checks out the reasons to leave Apple Mail -- and the reasons to stay.

Group FaceTime won't be available for initial iOS 12 or macOS Mojave release

Monday August 13, 2018

Apple's Group FaceTime feature apparently isn't ready for prime time, and won't be available to the general public when iOS 12 is made available to customers in the fall.

Apple issues seventh developer betas for iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, tvOS 12, watchOS 5 [u]

Monday August 13, 2018

Apple has started to distribute the seventh betas of its milestone operating systems to developers for testing, with new builds of macOS Mojave, iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 made available just a week after the last batch.

Foxconn taking charge of vast majority of iPhone production this fall

Monday August 13, 2018

Foxconn will not only manufacture every second-generation, 5.8-inch OLED iPhone -- sometimes dubbed the "iPhone XS" -- but 90 percent of 6.5-inch "XS Plus" units, and 75 percent of a 6.1-inch LCD budget model, according to one research firm.

'Synthetic Click' attack re-emerges in macOS High Sierra at Defcon

Monday August 13, 2018

A vulnerability has been discovered in macOS that could allow an attacker to impersonate a mouse click, enabling for it to bypass security prompts and completely compromise a Mac, a flaw that was found by accident.

Review: Hue Lily multi-color spotlights bring HomeKit to the outdoors

Monday August 13, 2018

Hue has become the most popular indoor smart light, and now they have evolved to tackle the outdoors as well. Hue Lily is one of many new outdoor bulbs and fixtures from Signify, marking the first official outdoor HomeKit lights.