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2018

Apple makes available second macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta, with renamed Books app

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Three hours after the release of the second iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 betas, Apple has deployed the second macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta.

First look: iPhone Battery Health settings in iOS 11.3

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Apple's second beta of iOS 11.3 adds the anticipated iPhone Battery Health section, allowing users to check the longevity and remaining capacity of their device's battery, and also control throttling of it. AppleInsider offers a first look at how it will work when iOS 11.3 ships to the public later this spring.

Apple support page discusses iPhone performance management, throttling options in iOS 11.3

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Apple has published a new page about lithium ion batteries in an iPhone, discussing how they work in simple terms, why throttling is necessary, and how iPhone performance management works in iOS 11.3.

Apple preps second Chinese data center, switch-on not expected until 2020

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Putting aside privacy concerns about the first one, Apple is reportedly laying the groundwork for a second Chinese data center that will go online two years from now.

Data mining efforts reveal quests arriving in future 'Pokemon Go' update

Tuesday February 06, 2018

'Pokemon Go' may soon get an update to add some single player-focused content to the popular Niantic game for iPhone, after data mining efforts revealed elements of a new quest system that could offer more things to do in the game, as well as teaching new players basic gameplay concepts.

Apple unveils second iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3 betas for developer testing [u]

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Two weeks after the debut, Apple has updated the iOS 11.3 beta adding the first Battery Health beta features, and also deployed a new tvOS beta version.

Apple considering whether to offer rebates for full-price iPhone battery purchases

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Apple may offer rebates to people who bought a full-cost replacement iPhone battery to get around throttled performance, according to a newly-published response from the company.

Apple cutting back on bond buys ahead of plans to repatriate foreign cash

Tuesday February 06, 2018

As it gets ready to bring billions in foreign cash back to the U.S., Apple is also reportly drawing back on its purchases of corporate bonds.

Apple error sends Search Ads Basic advertising reports to wrong developers

Tuesday February 06, 2018

An issue with the way Apple provides reports to iPhone and iPad app developers about advertising and installation rates has been uncovered, with a number of app developers claiming to receive reports for apps belonging to other developers instead of their own creations.

Apple takes media on tour of audio lab in run-up to HomePod launch

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Apple recently took a well-known blog on a tour of its audio labs, using the occasion to talk up its first smartspeaker, the HomePod, shipping on Feb. 9 for $349.

HomePod review roundup: Apple's smart speaker sounds incredible, but Siri is lacking

Tuesday February 06, 2018

As a home audio device, Apple's HomePod is a hit with critics, who have lauded the $349 accessory's superior sound quality. But the standalone speaker has not addressed the shortcomings of Siri, an area where HomePod lagged behind the capabilities of competitors Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Glucose sensor app said to be first third-party title to access Apple iPhone's NFC

Tuesday February 06, 2018

An app for Abbott's FreeStyle Libre glucose reader is said to be the first third-party iOS title to make use of the NFC chip in Apple's iPhone, previously reserved only for Apple Pay.

Apple's iCloud key in takedown of notorious Russian botnet operator

Monday February 05, 2018

Data from Apple's iCloud service was used to identify, and potentially locate and arrest, the operator of the Kelihos botnet, a system notorious for its association spam networks and criminal conspirators, according to U.S. court documents unsealed on Monday.

Health researcher Stephen Friend leaves Apple after less than two years

Monday February 05, 2018

According to a report on Monday, Stephen Friend, prominent health researcher and co-founder of Sage Bionetworks, has left Apple after serving less than two years on the job.

NYPD begins rolling out 36,000 iPhone 7, 7 Plus handsets to Manhattan cops

Monday February 05, 2018

As part of a planned switch away from Microsoft's defunct Windows Phone platform, the New York Police Department recently began issuing officers their choice of iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus handsets, devices some cops are already lauding as the "ultimate tool" to fight crime.

How to get Windows 10 up and running on Mac using Boot Camp

Monday February 05, 2018

Choosing between a Windows computer and a Mac can be a tough decision. Some users think they'll be giving up features or apps they enjoyed on Windows when making the switch to Mac. Luckily, you can have the best of both worlds by running Windows on a Mac using Apple's Boot Camp.

Apple Music recruits journalist Alex Gale to lead editorial work

Monday February 05, 2018

As of Monday, Apple Music is reportedly taking on long-time music journalist Alex Gale as its new head of editorial.

Apple Southlake Town Square in Dallas-Fort Worth joins US stores closing for renovations

Monday February 05, 2018

Apple's Southlake Town Square outlet -- located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area -- will close for renovations on Sunday, March 4.

Future Apple Pencil could be used to draw on any flat surface

Monday February 05, 2018

Three Apple engineers have applied for a patent that suggests that the company is at least considering working on a new Apple Pencil, capable of being used outside the confines of an iPad, on any flat surface or in the air.

Telegram was pulled because of child pornography, says Apple's Phil Schiller

Monday February 05, 2018

The "inappropriate content" that saw Telegram briefly disappear from the App Store last week was child pornography, Apple's marketing chief explained in response to a customer question.