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2018

Apple to shut down Texture's Windows app in July

Friday May 04, 2018

In what may be a signal from its new ownership, Apple is shutting down the Windows client for magazine service Texture after June 30.

Apple says mic problem affecting some iPhone 7 models with iOS 11.3 or later

Friday May 04, 2018

Apple is aware of a problem in which the microphone will stop working on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models running iOS 11.3 or later, AppleInsider can confirm.

More Spectre-style chip flaws discovered in Intel processors

Friday May 04, 2018

More waves of patches to plug security holes in processors are on the way, after the discovery that Intel is working to patch more Spectre-style issues in its chips, with eight new vulnerabilities said to be found by security researchers following the Spectre and Meltdown fiasco from earlier this year.

Apple's iPhone X exclusively used to shoot Spanish edition of People '50 Most Beautiful People'

Friday May 04, 2018

The latest Spanish-language edition of People includes a "50 Most Beautiful People" special with photography done exclusively on the iPhone X.

Flash Coupon: 15% off sitewide at eBay, plus Star Wars May the 4th deals

Friday May 04, 2018

Today only, save 15% on top of already reduced prices at eBay on orders over $50 (up to $100 off) with coupon. This offer is valid on a variety of Apple products, as well as special May the 4th deals on Star Wars specials. Offer ends tonight at 4 p.m. Pacific.

Apple paying BuzzFeed to release show first on Apple News

Friday May 04, 2018

A show by BuzzFeed News initially launched on Apple News was part of an exclusivity agreement between the publisher and Apple, a report claims, with Apple sharing advertising revenue in an attempt to get more high profile video content for its news-based app.

Google's search payments to Apple could slow in 2018

Friday May 04, 2018

Google's payments to remain the default search option on Apple devices like iPhones and iPads may be set to slow down, a report hinted on Friday.

AppleInsider Podcast discusses Apple's earnings call, Apple Watch saving lives, and Apple's response to surveillance

Friday May 04, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss the life-saving Apple Watch, Apple's resistance to surveillance, and the Q218 earnings call.

iPhone X was world's best-selling smartphone model in first quarter

Friday May 04, 2018

Apple's flagship iPhone X sold 16 million units worldwide, Strategy Analytics said, with iPhone 8 and 8 Plus taking 2nd and 3rd place.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought another 75M Apple shares in Q1

Friday May 04, 2018

Ignoring a chorus of analyst doom and gloom, financial mogul Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought 75 million shares of Apple stock in the first quarter of 2018, raising the fund's position to just over 240 million shares.

Apple's GymKit reaches Canada with Life Fitness machine support

Thursday May 03, 2018

Apple's rollout of GymKit continued this week with the launch of compatible machines at an Equinox facility in Toronto, Canada, the first club in the country to receive support for the Apple Watch syncing technology.

Disgruntled MacBook Pro users petition Apple to recall defective keyboards

Thursday May 03, 2018

A new petition created by a beleaguered MacBook Pro owner calls on Apple to recall versions of the laptop that incorporate a butterfly mechanism keyboard, a design that some view as inherently flawed.

Twitter urges all 336M users to reset passwords due to hashing bug

Thursday May 03, 2018

Twitter on Thursday issued a security alert recommending its 336 million users change their passwords, the result of an apparent bug that caused some codes to be stored unprotected on an internal log.

How to use your iPhone to create your own passes and ditch your wallet

Thursday May 03, 2018

You may be closer to getting rid of your wallet than you realize. Here are a series of tips on how we've managed to replace most of our everyday wallet items with their digital counterparts.

Google's Advanced Protection Program gains support for native iPhone & iPad apps

Thursday May 03, 2018

Google's Advanced Protection Program -- intended strictly for people needing maximum account security, such as journalists, activists, and politicians -- now supports iOS' core Mail, Calendar, and Contacts apps.

Apple iPad expands to 28.8% market share, growing in contracting tablet market

Thursday May 03, 2018

Apple sold 9.1 million iPad units worldwide in the first quarter of the year, for a market share just below 30 percent, with the iPad Pro holding the top spot in the "detachable" high-end tablet market.

Sonos likely to reveal Alexa-enabled home theater speaker at June 6 event

Thursday May 03, 2018

Connected speaker maker Sonos on Thursday invited the press to a June 6 event in San Francisco, where the company will almost certainly reveal a new home theater product with support for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.

How to batch resize your image collection using Preview in macOS

Thursday May 03, 2018

If you have a large collection of images that you need to resize, an easy way to change all of the files quickly is to use Preview, included within macOS, instead of using a dedicated utility or an image editing program's functions. AppleInsider walks through how to batch process the photographs and other graphics to fit a certain size.

Apple opens applications for 400 spots at 2018 Developer Academy in Italy

Thursday May 03, 2018

Apple on Thursday announced that it's taking applications for its 2018 Developer Academy in Naples, Italy, accepting people not just from Italy but around the world.

Cambridge Analytica shuts down in wake of Facebook data scandal [u]

Thursday May 03, 2018

With mounting legal fees and vanishing clients in the wake of revelations about its use of Facebook data, political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and its British parent company, SCL Elections, are shutting down -- though another company may be taking its place. [Updated with Emerdata info]