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Tuesday January 02, 2018

Spotify slapped with $1.6B copyright lawsuit over songs by The Doors, Tom Petty, others

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Spotify last week was hit with a $1.6 billion lawsuit leveled by Wixen Music Publishing, a music publisher that alleges the streaming music giant is using thousands of songs from its catalog without a license and compensation.

Intel chip kernel flaw requires OS-level fix that could impact macOS performance, report says

Tuesday January 02, 2018

A newly discovered silicon-level flaw in Intel's chip designs is forcing operating system manufacturers to update kernels and other software components to rectify the issue, changes that will reportedly result in performance slowdowns of up to 30 percent.

Apple to give first glimpse at iPhone X sales with Q1 2018 earnings on Feb. 1

Tuesday January 02, 2018

In what is expected to be Apple's biggest and most profitable quarter ever, the company will report the results of its first fiscal quarter of 2018 after markets close on Thursday, Feb. 1.

Mystery Apple chip discovered in iMac Pro teardown not A10 Fusion coprocessor [u]

Tuesday January 02, 2018

A careful disassembly of the new iMac Pro has found another Apple-made chip in addition to the new T2, though close inspection of the silicon reveals it is not the A10 Fusion coprocessor some expected would be included in the powerful all-in-one.

Apple Park office chairs cost nearly $1,200 apiece, handpicked by designer Jony Ive

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Apple's new "spaceship" campus in Cupertino, Calif. is stocked mainly with one kind of office chair -- the Vitra Pacific, personally chosen by lead designer Jonathan Ive at a cost of $1,185 per unit, though the company likely paid less in its bulk order.

Apple looks to simplify development of iPhone apps with acquisition of Vancouver-based Buddybuild

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Developer support service Buddybuild announced that it has ben acquired by Apple, where its personnel will join the Xcode team in creating developer tools for iOS apps.

Which Apple band(s) should you get for your new Apple Watch?

Tuesday January 02, 2018

If you got an Apple Watch for Christmas, or you're looking to buy one on your own, there's a multitude of official bands to choose from. Which ones -- if any -- should you consider?

How iPhone batteries work, and how Apple manages performance over time

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Lithium-ion batteries such as those found in nearly every smartphone and tablet are not little, indestructable homogenous power reactors. AppleInsider delves briefly into the construction and chemistry of them, and discusses how an old battery works against not only device manufacturers, but the users themselves.

Avido unveils WiBa Wireless Charging System that uses Qi charging to recharge iPhone X on the move

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Accessories producer Avido has revealed its WiBa Wireless Power Bank and Charging Dock ahead of CES, with the Qi-compatible power bank able to wirelessly charge an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus on the move, and is capable of recharging itself via the accompanying dock.

iMac Pro video review: Putting Apple's $5000 desktop to the test

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Apple's new iMac Pro is aimed squarely at the high-end professional market, and with a $4,999 starting price, expectations for the all-in-one desktop are high. But is it worth such a sizable investment? AppleInsider gives you everything you need to know in our full video review.

Deals: 15" MacBook Pro (512GB) for $2,399; 256GB 10.5" iPad Pro for $729; 27" iMac 5K w/ Radeon 580 for $2,149, plus no tax in 48 states

Tuesday January 02, 2018

A new year means new deals, and shoppers can save $70 to $200 on popular Apple devices this week. Pick up a Mid 2017 15" MacBook Pro with 512GB of space for $2,399 or a 256GB 10.5" iPad Pro in Space Gray for $729. Apple's 27" iMac 5K with top-of-the-line Radeon 580 graphics is also $150 off. All with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

New analyst speculation suggests Apple cash repatriation increases odds of Netflix acquisition

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Apple could potentially acquire the major video streaming service Netflix, analysts from Citi suggest, highlighting one of a number of ways Apple could use its $252 billion warchest in cash held overseas that it could repatriate to the U.S., following a cut in corporate taxes and changes to tax rules.

Apple's warranty coverage check website briefly demanded Apple ID for access [u]

Tuesday January 02, 2018

For about eight hours on Tuesday morning, Apple asked visitors to checkcoverage.apple.com to enter their Apple ID for verification, where previously they just needed to enter a device's serial number or IMEI, with the change possibly making a return in the future.

C by GE smart bulbs gaining HomeKit support in early 2018

Tuesday January 02, 2018

GE is still planning on bringing HomeKit compatibility to its C by GE smart lightbulb lineup, pledging support for Apple's smart home platform in its C-Life and C-Sleep bulbs and C-Reach Hub in early 2018, long after its original support announcement last year.

Apple not requiring failed iPhone battery diagnostic test before $29 replacement

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Apple stores are reportedly offering their discounted battery replacements to any iPhone owner willing to pay the fee regardless of whether or not an old battery passes testing, and some users are reporting partial refunds on earlier battery exchanges -- but this is not a universal policy.