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Wednesday January 03, 2018

Intel claims CPU security flaw not unique to its chips, implies ARM and AMD chips could be affected [u]

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Intel has responded to reports of a wide-reaching kernel memory security issue, saying that it is an industry-wide issue, and not specific to Intel -- but the company fails to quantify specifically what it is doing to solve the problem.

Brazilian state says Apple refused to sign notification on iPhone battery issues

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Apple employees have declined to sign a notification requiring them to tell Brazilian iPhone owners how they can get discounted battery replacements, according to a state agency.

Developer adoption of Apple's ARKit tepid after iOS 11 launch, data suggests

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Less than 1,000 apps on the App Store support Apple's augmented reality tools, and the number of apps adopting ARKit has slowed since September, a new survey has found.

Apple developing 'Are You Sleeping' novel into video series with 'Serial' creator advising

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Apple has once again grown its list of video under production, with the development of Nichelle Tramble Spellman's "Are You Sleeping," with the "Serial" podcast creator onboard in an advisory role, and Reese Witherspoon's development company producing the show.

Apple opens up developer fee waivers to US nonprofits, schools & government

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Apple has begun promised fee waivers for its Developer Program, allowing certain eligible groups to avoid paying the $99 per year the company normally requires.

Apple has already partially implemented fix in macOS for 'KPTI' Intel CPU security flaw

Wednesday January 03, 2018

After a public disclosure of a security flaw with nearly every Intel processor produced for the last 15 years, concern grew that a fix may take up to 30 percent of the processing power away from a system. But Apple appears to have at least partially fixed the problem with December's macOS 10.13.2 -- and more fixes appear to be coming in 10.13.3.

AAC, Hi-P & Casetek said to be vying for metal iPhone chassis orders from Apple

Wednesday January 03, 2018

At least three Asian firms are competing to get orders for next-generation metal iPhone casings from Apple, a new report indicated on Wednesday.

Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5, and High Sierra 10.13.3

Wednesday January 03, 2018

After a two-week holiday break with no releases, registered members of Apple's developer program can now access the third pre-release beta builds of all four of the company's major platforms.

Apple says Chicago store's snow problems are result of software issue

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Troubles with snow and ice at Apple's North Michigan store in Chicago were attributable to glitches in a rooftop warming system, rather than any inherently bad architecture, according to the company.

Mophie Powerstation AC grants USB-C MacBook 15 extra hours of runtime

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Battery purveyor Mophie has debuted a large USB-PD external battery for USB-C devices like the MacBook and MacBook Pro, with one USB-A and AC socket for additional charging options.

ConnectSense announces Apple HomeKit and Siri-ready In-Wall Outlet

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Accessory maker ConnectSense has announced the In-Wall Outlet, an alternate version of its Smart Outlet for people who want HomeKit support in a format that sits flush with their walls.

Extreme OLED test finds Apple's iPhone X takes much longer to 'burn in' images than Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Wednesday January 03, 2018

OLED technology is prone to image burn-in -- something that Apple worked hard to compensate for in designing the hardware and software of the iPhone X. A new and extreme stress test puts the iPhone X anti-burn-in capabilities to the test, discovering Apple's efforts have, in fact, put it ahead of the competition under the most difficult conditions.

LG may supply OLED for Apple's 6.5" edge-to-edge 'iPhone X Plus'

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Apple and LG Display are allegedly finalizing talks on an OLED supply deal, which could see the latter provide panels for a rumored 6.5-inch iPhone, which is believed to be a jumbo-sized version of the iPhone X.