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2017

Spotify, others complain to EU about Apple's 'unfair' App Store practices

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Europe's streaming services are again on the hunt for better business arrangements, as Spotify, Deezer and others this week asked the European Commission to rein in U.S. tech firms that are "regularly abusing their advantaged position."

Killer Deals: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro for $1,999 ($800 off); top of the line model for $2,499 ($1,000 off); plus no tax outside NY & NJ

Wednesday December 13, 2017

While supplies last, save up to $1,000 on 15" MacBook Pros (Late 2016). Pick up a high-end 2.7GHz config with 512GB of storage and Radeon 555 graphics for $1,999. Or opt for the loaded 2.9GHz, 1TB, Radeon 460 model for $2,499, a deal we haven't seen since Cyber Monday. Plus, expedited shipping is free with no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

New HomePod beta firmware released, unlikely to divulge much about future products

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Apple employees with a HomePod have a new firmware version available for testing -- with older versions of the device's code having revealed much about the then forthcoming iPhone X.

Apple releases first iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5 betas

Wednesday December 13, 2017

On the heels of Wednesday's release of iOS 11.2.1, Apple issued new beta versions of iOS, watchOS and tvOS, all of which are thought to include minor performance updates and bug fixes.

Apple & Samsung could be only smartphone makers with 7nm chips in 2018

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Apple and Samsung could potentially become the only smartphone vendors and chip designers to adopt 7-nanometer processors for 2018 phones, owing to the costs involved, a report noted on Wednesday.

Platformer 'Fez,' puzzler 'Life is Strange' arrive on App Store for iPhone, iPad

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Two games that made a name for themselves on consoles and PC have made their way to the iPhone and iPad, with 'Fez Pocket Edition' now available to download from the App Store, while 'Life is Strange' will arrive on iPhone and iPad from Dec. 14.

Review: Sphero R2-D2 and BB-9E from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' are great toys, better Swift learning aids

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Toys, and particularly tech toys, can have very short half lives. AppleInsider has been playing with three of Sphero's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" app-controlled droids by a dad who was there in 1977, and by a pair of children who long to be a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

Apple releases promised iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 update, restoring shared HomeKit access

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1, with bug fixes and minor changes including restoration of remote access to shared users of the Home app.

T-Mobile's plan to roll out TV service in 2018 with Layer3 TV assets sets up streaming video battlefront

Wednesday December 13, 2017

T-Mobile has acquired television provider Layer3 TV, and will launch its own streaming TV service with the technology in 2018, possibly gearing up for a battle not only with the other wireless providers, but possibly with Apple and Amazon as well.

Apple Music rival Tidal may only have enough cash to run six months

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Tidal, the on-demand music service owned by rapper and businessman Jay-Z, could have as little as six months' worth of cash on hand, according to reports.

Holiday Deals: Save up to $1,000 on Apple's MacBook Pro, iMac, and iPad, plus up to $140 off GoPro 4K action cameras with no tax in 48 states [u]

Wednesday December 13, 2017

As time winds down to get last-minute gifts this holiday season, B&H Photo is upping the discounts on popular Apple products, including MacBook Pros, iMacs, iPads and accessories. We're rounding up the best deals complete with free shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Updated: Cyber Monday deal is back. Pick up a loaded 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro for $2,499 ($1,000 off).

How to calibrate an Apple Watch for accurate pace & calorie measurements

Wednesday December 13, 2017

The Apple Watch is pretty adept as a fitness device, but every person has different dimensions, which can lead to varying pace, distance, and calorie results for the same activity if a Watch isn't calibrated properly. Here's how to make sure you're getting the best data.

Apple grants Finisar $390M for research & production on laser tech used in iPhone X

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Apple on Wednesday announced plans to pay U.S. firm Finisar -- which manufactures the VCSELs (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers) used in the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera -- $390 million out of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund.

How to force close apps on iPhone X

Tuesday December 12, 2017

With Apple's removal of the home button on iPhone X, the company had to translate a few user interface controls into onscreen gestures, including a new swipe and tap system for force closing troublesome apps.

How to set up and use Apple Pay Cash on Apple Watch

Tuesday December 12, 2017

Apple Pay Cash launched with last week's release of iOS 11.2 for iPhone and iPad, and watchOS 4.2 for compatible Apple Watch devices. Check out this video to learn how to set up the feature on Apple Watch.

weMessage promises to bring iMessage to Android, uses Mac as server

Tuesday December 12, 2017

A new Android app called weMessage brings unofficial support for Apple's iMessages to devices running Google's operating system, but users need a Mac to complete the ad hoc setup.

Toshiba settles dispute with Western Digital, clears way for Bain deal

Tuesday December 12, 2017

In a joint announcement issued on Tuesday, Toshiba and Western Digital said they will settle a dispute over the Japanese firm's plans to sell its memory chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital, signaling an end to the long-running saga is near.

Synaptics makes available in-display fingerprint sensor to a 'top five' manufacturer

Tuesday December 12, 2017

Long-time Apple supplier Synaptics has revealed its new fingerprint scanning technology, with the company claiming that it functions through "infinity displays" like that found in the Galaxy S8 and iPhone X.

Apple picks up two business affairs executives to bolster original video

Tuesday December 12, 2017

As the company prepares its first big-budget scripted TV shows, the newest recruits for Apple Worldwide Video are reportedly Philip Matthys, formerly of Hulu, and Jennifer Wang Grazier of Legendary Entertainment.

Apple updates AirPort firmware with KRACK vulnerability fix

Tuesday December 12, 2017

Amid rumors that Apple has ceased development of new Wi-Fi routers, the company on Tuesday pushed out an update for existing AirPort devices that patches a critical "KRACK Attack" vulnerability made public earlier this year.