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2018

Rumor: Apple to launch AirPower and AirPods wireless charging case in March

Wednesday February 07, 2018

A very thin rumor on Wednesday claims Apple will start shipping the AirPower wireless charging mat and AirPods wireless charging case in late March, both hotly anticipated items unveiled during the company's iPhone event in September.

Get $15 off a 1-800-Flowers order when using Apple Pay

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Apple continued its semi-weekly Apple Pay promotional campaign on Wednesday with a new offer that grants users a $15 discount on select 1-800-Flowers orders, just in time for Valentine's Day.

How to install fonts on a Mac and make them available to all users

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Whether you're working on a personal project, trying to open a document from a coworker, or creating marketing materials for your business, you may find yourself in need of installing a new font on your Mac. How to do so may not be clear, so AppleInsider is here to walk you through the process.

Superheroes, supervillains among 157 new emoji coming to iOS later this year

Wednesday February 07, 2018

The Unicode Consortium on Wednesday revealed a finalized list of 157 emoji due to arrive as part of Unicode 11 standard, offering iOS users a glimpse at the new characters they will likely have access to later this year.

MacUpdate served up Mac cryptominer to unsuspecting users in Firefox, OnyX, and Deeper downloads on Feb. 1

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Download aggregator MacUpdate briefly linked to three malicious applications masquerading as legitimate downloads for Firefox, OnyX, and Deeper, that not only install the apps, but also deposit a cryptocurrency miner on downloader's systems.

Apple loses 'Amazing Stories' showrunner over creative differences

Wednesday February 07, 2018

TV veteran Bryan Fuller has left his role as showrunner and executive producer for Apple's "Amazing Stories" reboot, reportedly over a split in the creative approaches the two sides wanted.

Apple to host 'Introduction to ARKit' session at Game Developers Conference

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Developers hoping to incorporate augmented reality into iOS games and apps will be able to get some assistance from Apple itself during the upcoming Game Developers Conference, as part of the 'Introduction to Apple's ARKit' session presented by the iPhone and iPad producer.

HomePod doesn't have manual EQ options, will auto-adjust based on analytics says Apple's Eddy Cue

Wednesday February 07, 2018

People buying a HomePod will have to rely on the speaker's own automatic EQ adjustments, as there are no manual controls, Apple's senior VP of Internet Software and Services said at today's Pollstar Live conference for the concert industry.

Nest absorbed into Google to better battle HomeKit, Alexa for home automation supremacy

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Google is merging the Nest and the native Google Home hardware team to "supercharge" the goal of conquering the smarthome market.

Apple blames misdirected Search Ad reports on 'processing error,' makes corrective changes

Wednesday February 07, 2018

A mistake in which Search Ads Basic reports were sent to the wrong developers was linked to a "processing error," and safeguards have been put in place to prevent a repeat incident, Apple said this week.

HomeKit-compatible Philips Hue Bridge updated to support Zigbee 3.0 smart light bulbs

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Philips has issued new firmware for its HomeKit-compatible Hue lighting system, updating the Bridge to include support for Zigbee 3.0, allowing it to work with a wider array of connected lights, lamps, and similar devices produced by other companies.

Apple on engineer hiring spree, with steady expansion since 2016

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Data gleaned from Apple's job postings suggests that the company has amped up its hiring of hardware engineers, with an 80 percent increase in staffing needs from the fall of 2016 to the start of 2018.

Apple lets public test iPhone Battery Health setting in iOS 11.3 beta 2, issues developers watchOS 4.3 beta 2

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Members of Apple's public beta program can now test the new Battery Health settings available in iOS 11.3 beta 2 on select devices. In addition, a second beta of watchOS 4.3 was also issued.

Apple Pay picks up 26 more US banks & credit unions

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Apple has updated its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay to include 26 more U.S. institutions, filling in a shrinking number of coverage gaps.

NYT reporter uses megaphone to decry 'slow death' of 5-year-old iPad mini running iOS 9, admits hardware still works fine

Wednesday February 07, 2018

An editorial in the New York Times complains about the slow death of the writer's five-year-old iPad mini, while still noting that everything about it functions fine -- if not in the eternally new fashion the author demands.

Beijing fines bogus 'Apple service center,' confiscates fake products

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Beijing has reportedly fined a fake "Apple service center" in the Chinese capital some $43,000 for intellectual property violations, confiscating fake products in the process.

Goldman Sachs initiates coverage of AAPL stock with neutral outlook, dismisses iPhone X 'super cycle' hype

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Investment firm Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of the investment world's largest company, Apple, this week, and set things off with a pessimistic tone, projecting the stock price will stay relatively flat over the next year.

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Wednesday February 07, 2018

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Apple cracks down on unsanctioned use of its emoji designs in third-party apps

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Apple appears to be taking a harder stance against developers using its custom emoji font, known as Apple Color Emoji, even in the case of apps that have been using the art for years.

Apple Watch can detect early signs of diabetes with 85% accuracy, study finds

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Amid rumors that Apple is working on a non-invasive glucose monitoring system for Apple Watch, researchers are using cutting edge software science to prove the heart rate sensors in current-generation wearables can successfully detect early signs of diabetes.