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2017

Apple changes App Store rules to allow tips via in-app purchases, block custom review prompts

Friday June 09, 2017

Addressing a recent controversy, Apple this week updated App Store rules to allow tipping functions -- albeit with the company's usual 30 percent take from in-app transactions. Review pop-ups, meanwhile, must now make use of an official Apple API.

First look: CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 with 85W charging power for 15-inch MacBook Pro

Friday June 09, 2017

CalDigit's second Thunderbolt 3 dock has hit the AppleInsider test bench, and with it, the promise of full charging power for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple's latest tweet ads for iPad Pro tout Apple Pencil, A10X Fusion chip

Friday June 09, 2017

Continuing its lighthearted ad campaign based on user tweets, Apple has published a pair of new advertisements ahead of next week's iPad Pro refresh, boasting about the capabilities of the new A10X Fusion chip and the lag-free Apple Pencil.

Inside iOS 11: With 'antennagate' a distant memory, Apple switches back to signal bars

Friday June 09, 2017

In the iOS 11 beta, Apple has shifted to four simple bars displaying LTE strength to the user, stepping away from the five dots used in iOS 7 through iOS 10. In doing so, it has also changed the ranges somewhat. AppleInsider examines the differences.

See Apple's iOS 11 one-handed keyboard and key flick features in action

Friday June 09, 2017

Text entry will be easier than ever with Apple's upcoming iOS 11 update, which includes a new one-handed typing option that makes it possible to reach all of the letters on the keyboard with larger iPhone models. AppleInsider shows you how it works.

iMac Pro cost blows away similar Lenovo workstation, DIY builders struggle to meet price with fewer features

Friday June 09, 2017

Despite some social media complaints to the contrary, the forthcoming iMac Pro appears to be very competitive with rivals' offerings, and also against those seeking to build a machine out of parts matching specifications and parts.

2017 21.5-inch 4K iMac memory upgrade kit includes 32GB of RAM, tools to take it apart

Friday June 09, 2017

Repair advice and spare parts supplier iFixit is capitalizing on the discovery that the memory and processor inside the new 21.5-inch 4K iMac can be removed and replaced, by creating a RAM upgrade kit that can allow users to open up their iMac and boost the memory up to the maximum capacity.

Samsung reportedly on track to deliver 80 million OLED screens for 'iPhone 8' before end of year

Friday June 09, 2017

Samsung appears poised to deliver around 80 million OLED screens suitable for the "iPhone 8" before the end of 2017 -- but a later than expected date for mass shipments for the phone is still expected.

AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, joined by Apple scholarship winner Kenny Batista

Friday June 09, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Dan and Victor talk about what we saw at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Siri, Swift programming and are joined by Kenny Batista, who won a scholarship to WWDC by programming in Swift Playgrounds.

Apple Music loses important exclusive as Taylor Swift comes to Spotify, other services

Thursday June 08, 2017

Beginning on Friday, the back catalog of pop singer Taylor Swift will be available on all major streaming services, putting an end to one of Apple's most useful exclusives.

Teardowns find Apple's 2017 MacBook & MacBook Pro models virtually unchanged in design

Thursday June 08, 2017

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro models are essentially unchanged from their predecessors apart from performance boosts, according to teardowns published on Thursday.

Apple CEO Tim Cook shares photos from MIT tour ahead of commencement speech

Thursday June 08, 2017

Apple chief Tim Cook on Thursday shared photos from a tour of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he's scheduled to deliver a commencement address on Friday.

First look at Apple's external GPU developer's kit for the macOS High Sierra beta

Thursday June 08, 2017

Apple's external GPU developer's kit is shipping, and AppleInsider takes an examination of the contents, and delves a bit into compatibility.

Dr. Christine Darden, Todd Stabelfeldt and Miral Kotb deliver blockbuster special sessions on technology and changing the world at Apple's WWDC17

Thursday June 08, 2017

This week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple presented a series of lunchtime presentations from speakers who each shared their story of overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles through the application of technology and their own persistent determination.

Apple's Tim Cook, other tech CEOs poised to attend White House summit led by Jared Kushner

Thursday June 08, 2017

An inaugural meeting of the American Technology Council -- organized by the Trump administration, and led by President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner -- will reportedly take place at the White House on June 19, and may see as many as 12 major tech executives attend, including Apple's Tim Cook.

Growth of Apple's Siri hampered by privacy & departure of key staff - report

Thursday June 08, 2017

Apple's Siri is failing to keep up with rival assistants from Amazon and Google not just because of fences created by privacy, but because of related staff departures, according to several former members of the Siri team.

Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box Thunderbolt 3 graphics card enclosures shipping in late June for $299

Thursday June 08, 2017

Sonnet, the supplier of Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosures Apple is providing to developers as part of an External Graphics Development Kit, is preparing to ship the eGFX Breakaway Box used in the kit to consumers from next month, giving end users a way to increase the graphical power of their iMac and MacBooks.

Apple Pay person-to-person transfers will be free with debit card, incur 3% fee with credit card

Thursday June 08, 2017

This fall's launch of iOS 11 will include secure person-to-person money transfers authorized by Apple Pay, but if you use it with a credit card instead of debit, the service comes with a caveat: an industry-standard 3 percent fee.

Inside watchOS 4: Use NFC to pair the Apple Watch with an iPhone

Thursday June 08, 2017

One of the most obvious things to add to the Apple Watch is a new way to pair it to an iPhone. Starting with iOS 11 and WatchOS 4, Apple has added the ability to pair the devices through Near Field Communication.

Hands-on: GoPro's 360-degree 5.2K Fusion VR camera

Thursday June 08, 2017

GoPro on Thursday gave AppleInsider a closer look at the company's upcoming Fusion camera, a 5.2K resolution 360-degree camera that will bring immersive virtual reality recording to the masses.