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2017

Apple opens up HomeKit development with software authentication & looser licensing

Wednesday June 07, 2017

In a Wednesday session during the company's ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Apple announced a pair of changes to HomeKit meant to encourage faster adoption of the smarthome platform.

Apple's latest 'Shot on iPhone' ad taps Carl Sagan & nature imagery to sell video features

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Apple on Wednesday premiered its latest "Shot on iPhone" commercial, "Earth," this time focused around the iPhone's video capabilities.

China arrests 22 suspects for selling Apple user data on black market

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Police in the coastal Chinese province of Zhejiang have arrested 22 Apple distributors, accusing them of reselling iPhone user data to anyone willing to pay.

Apple-branded sneakers from early '90s to auction off for over $15,000

Wednesday June 07, 2017

On June 11, a pair of official Apple-branded sneakers from the early 1990s will be sold at auction, with a starting bid of $15,000.

Amazon willing to allow Apple's Siri on Echo speakers, executive says

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Amazon is open to supporting third-party voice assistants like Apple's Siri or Google Assistant on its Echo speakers, the company's senior VP of devices said on Wednesday.

Apple may use Micro LED in wearables 'as soon as 2018'

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Apple may adopt Micro LED displays for wearables like the Apple Watch as soon as next year, according to a report.

iOS 11 for iPhone: See some of Apple's best new features in action

Wednesday June 07, 2017

This year's Worldwide Developers Conference was jam-packed with announcements, but for many, the biggest news is the next-generation version of Apple's most popular platform, iOS 11. AppleInsider dives in and offers you a closer look at what's new in iOS 11 in this video.

ARKit processor limitations cuts compatibility to iPhone 6s, iPad Pro and newer

Wednesday June 07, 2017

A line has been drawn through the iOS 11-compatible devices in ARKit, with only hardware with the A9 or A10 family processors able to use the augmented reality software.

Apple announces WWDC17 Apple Design Award recipients, and we talked to them about their apps

Wednesday June 07, 2017

This years' Apple Design Awards recipients spanned the globe, ranging from novel games designed by a single developer to larger productions developed across a staff of full time coders and artists.

PSA: Don't install iOS 11 beta on your main iPhone unless you hate yourself

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Every year, Apple debuts a new version of iOS in beta form. Every year, you get excited and want to test it before it's ready for public consumption. Every year, you will regret doing so.

Inside iOS 11: Apple's Control Center grows modular, gets customizable

Wednesday June 07, 2017

For the second year in a row, the iOS Control Center is about to get a major overhaul, with the latest revisions coming in iOS 11 even bigger than last time -- including the ability to add or remove shortcuts.

DirecTV Now dropping Safari support for browser streaming in favor of Chrome exclusivity

Wednesday June 07, 2017

AT&T's DirecTV Now has started to warn users of its Internet TV service that it will stop supporting Safari on Mac for streaming video at the end of June, with subscribers advised to switch to Google Chrome if they want to continue streaming through a browser on the Mac desktop.

Apple's 'Horizon Machine' iPhone calibration device coming to third-party repair shops

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Apple has reportedly launched its initiative to locate iPhone screen and Touch ID calibration stations in third party repair shops, with up to 400 repair centers in 25 countries getting the "Horizon Machine: by the end of 2017.

CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 dock with eSATA, dual-4K display support starts shipping

Wednesday June 07, 2017

CalDigit has commenced shipments of the Thunderbolt Station 3 dock, an accessory for Macbook Pro users wanting to expand their notebook's connectivity options first launched in CES, with the $299.99 device offering dual 4K display support and a pair of eSATA ports alongside more conventional connections.

Inside iOS 11: Run four iPad apps on screen at once with Apple's newly expanded multitasking

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Multitasking capabilities on the iPad will go up to 11 (or, to be more exact, four) in the next major update to iOS coming this fall, giving users the power to run more apps onscreen at once than ever before.

Official Apple user support for external Thunderbolt 3 GPUs not coming until Spring 2018

Wednesday June 07, 2017

While Apple did announce official support for Thunderbolt 3 eGPU implementations, a footnote nestled deep in the High Sierra preview page declares that user support in a non-beta fashion won't be available to users until Spring 2018.

Promise reveals 'Mac-ready' versions of Thunderbolt 3 Pegasus3 RAID arrays

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Promise Technology is updating its Pegasus3 desktop RAID storage systems by introducing four new 'Mac-ready' models, with the additional Pegasus R4, R6, and R8 storage devices offering up to 80 terabytes of capacity with data transfers over Thunderbolt 3, but this time will work on Mac 'out of the box.'

High Sierra runs on all Sierra-capable hardware, starts process to kill 32-bit apps

Wednesday June 07, 2017

In a series of sessions at WWDC, Apple amplified that any Mac that is capable of running Sierra can run High Sierra -- but a shift away from 32-bit apps will start with the new version of the operating system.

First look: The best iOS 11 features for iPad

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Apple will introduce a wide range of enhancements to its mobile platform when iOS 11 sees release this fall, including a host of iPad-specific features like multitasking, a customizable dock and redesigned app switcher. AppleInsider takes a closer look at how the beta runs on iPad in this video.

First 'Planet of the Apps' episode drops tonight, free to watch

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Apple's first foray into original TV content, "Planet of the Apps," starts Tuesday night, with the first of ten episodes being made available for global streaming on Apple Music and iTunes at 9 p.m. Pacific.