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2017

Apple allegedly 'dithered' over HomePod development, canceled & restarted project

Tuesday November 21, 2017

Apple's HomePod project actually predates the Amazon Echo, but was reportedly canceled and restarted multiple times, and has undergone radical design changes.

Apple's billion-dollar video investment seen leading to Netflix competitor

Tuesday November 21, 2017

Not content with just Apple Music subscriptions, a new prediction says Apple could be gearing up for an "all in one Apple video and music offering," offering original content for a monthly fee within the next two to three years.

Foxconn accused of using illegal student labor to build Apple's iPhone X

Tuesday November 21, 2017

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, has been demanding illegal overtime from high school interns in its production of the iPhone X, a report charged on Tuesday.

Hands On: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck with Radeon RX 560

Tuesday November 21, 2017

External GPU enclosures can be pretty massive. Sonnet has a solution to the problem with the portable eGFX Breakaway Puck -- and AppleInsider has one to test.

FCC looks to scrap net neutrality rules, report says

Monday November 20, 2017

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is on Tuesday expected to unveil plans to dismantle Obama-era net neutrality protections that prohibit internet service providers from slowing certain websites while allowing paid "fast lanes" for others.

Video: 'Hey Siri' might come to the iMac Pro thanks to an A10 Fusion coprocessor

Monday November 20, 2017

Developers Guilherme Rambo and Stephen Troughton-Smith have found "Hey Siri" functionality in the macOS code base with support for multiple user accounts all driven by what appears to be the A10 Fusion processor, according to the pair. AppleInsider talks about why Apple might do that, and what it would mean for the iMac Pro.

Flash deals: 13" MacBook Pros for $1,099; $250 off 15" Pros; 27" iMac 5K for $1,599 with no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Monday November 20, 2017

The exclusive deals keep rolling in! AI readers can save $125 to $250 on Mid 2017 Macs. From 13" MacBook Pros for $1,099 (the lowest price ever), to 13" Touch Bars and 27" iMac 5Ks for $1,599 and $250 off 15" MacBook Pros, these deals offer shoppers the lowest prices available from an Apple authorized reseller. Plus no sales tax outside NY and NJ, and 0% financing offers!

Justice Department sues to block AT&T takeover of Time Warner, report says

Monday November 20, 2017

AT&T's $85.4 billion bid to acquisition Time Warner is in jeopardy as reports on Monday claim the U.S. Department of Justice is set to file a lawsuit aimed at blocking the high-profile merger.

Lisa Jackson doubles-down on 100% recycled material use goal, lauds Apple's environmental efforts

Monday November 20, 2017

Apple's Senior Vice President for Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson granted an interview to an Australian publication, and continued to drive home Apple's goal towards using 100 percent recycled materials across all of its products, Apple's "right to repair" philosophy, and Apple's point of view on the taxes it pays.

Mockups envision 'iPhone X Plus' and 'iPhone SE 2' with edge to edge displays, Face ID

Monday November 20, 2017

Though a next-generation iPhone SE isn't expected to get the OLED edge-to-edge treatment, that hasn't stopped German magazine Curved from imagining what it -- along with a Plus-sized iPhone X rumored to arrive in late 2018 -- might look like.

Uber adds live location sharing to app, plans to deploy 24,000 self-driving Volvo SUVs

Monday November 20, 2017

Uber on Monday revealed several new features for its core iPhone app -- including live location sharing with drivers -- as well as an agreement with Volvo that will see it buy and equip 24,000 vehicles with self-driving systems.

Apple said to downsize Micro LED R&D in Taiwan, may be shifting focus to US

Monday November 20, 2017

Apple has allegedly shrunk the workforce behind its Micro LED R&D efforts in Longtan, Taiwan, as a result of slow progress with the mass transfer of Micro LED chips onto receiver substrates -- though the company still appears committed to adopting the display technology on future products.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to iPhone on Nov. 22

Monday November 20, 2017

Nintendo's next game for iOS devices, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, is slated to launch this Wednesday, making good on an earlier promise that it would arrive sometime in November.

'Hey Siri' may come to iMac Pro with rumored inclusion of A10 Fusion co-processor

Sunday November 19, 2017

The iMac Pro may have an A10 Fusion processor running it's own iOS, called BridgeOS, to handle some functions -- notably 'Hey Siri'.

Hands On: Cardhop by Flexibits attempts to rein in the mess that Apple's Contacts can be

Sunday November 19, 2017

Just as Fantastical does some excellent things over and above the default Calendars application, Flexibits Cardhop delights with some new tricks beyond what Contacts can do.

Early Black Friday deals are live at B&H with savings of up to $700 off Apple Macs, iPads & Beats headphones w/ no tax in 48 states

Sunday November 19, 2017

B&H has launched Apple deals in the days leading up to Black Friday with instant cash savings of up to $700 off popular MacBooks, iMacs, iPads and Beats headphones. Each model also qualifies for free shipping to the contiguous U.S. with no sales tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Texas Rangers serve Apple with warrants for access to Sutherland Springs shooter's iPhone

Saturday November 18, 2017

The Texas Rangers have served Apple with search warrants for data linked to the iPhone of Devin Kelley, who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs near San Antonio.

Review: LIFX Mini takes on Philips with Apple HomeKit

Saturday November 18, 2017

The LIFX Mini is about what you'd hope for from an iPhone-compatible smartbulb, and with HomeKit, LIFX is finally ready to go toe-to-toe with the popular Philips Hue platform.

This week on AI: 6.5-inch iPhone in 2018, Apple HomePod delay, UK robbery & more

Saturday November 18, 2017

People planning to get a HomePod for the holidays were disappointed by a surprise delay. We did, however, get a possible glimpse at future iPhones, including a colossal 6.5-inch model rumored to be coming next year.

Video: How to disable Hidden Lockscreen Notifications on iPhone X

Friday November 17, 2017

The iPhone X has a different approach to lock screen notifications. AppleInsider delves into the difference, how to revert it to its previous behavior, and why Apple may have made the decisions that it did.