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2018

Samsung's Exynos 9810 mobile processor follows Apple's A11 chip with machine learning features

Thursday January 04, 2018

Samsung has launched its newest application processor for mobile devices, the Exynos 9 Series 9810, but claimed new features to the processor line, including depth-sensing face detection and deep learning capabilities, suggest Samsung may be borrowing some concepts from in Apple's A11 Bionic, used in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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Thursday January 04, 2018

January deals keep rolling in with cash savings on ultraportable devices. Save $30 on Apple's 2017 9.7-inch iPad or $120 on the latest 13-inch Air. MacBook Pros are also up to $450 off this week, with free shipping and no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Blade begins US signups for Shadow game streaming, iOS app coming soon

Thursday January 04, 2018

Previously available only in France, Blade's Shadow game streaming service is now taking early U.S. signups -- with an iOS app pending approval, AppleInsider can confirm.

Apple Pay promotion gives Instacart purchasers free delivery through January 10

Thursday January 04, 2018

Apple has teamed up with Instacart, granting users free delivery -- assuming that they pay with Apple Pay.

TiVo's Next-Gen Platform aims to help cable TV providers stream to Apple TV, iPhone, iPad

Thursday January 04, 2018

TiVo has revealed a plan to make it as easy as possible for viewers to watch the programming they want, with the announced "Next-Gen Platform" claimed to help provide cable and streaming service providers device and operating system-agnostic methods for content distribution, including to the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad.

TSMC said to have locked up all 'A12' chip orders for Apple's 2018 iPhones

Thursday January 04, 2018

Chip manufacturer TSMC has reportedly secured all of Apple's "A12" processor orders for this year's iPhones, once again scoring a coup over Samsung.

Older, jailbroken iPhones or Apple TVs possibly susceptible to CPU kernel vulnerability

Thursday January 04, 2018

An ARM security update for the Cortex A8, Cortex A9, and Cortex A15 processors issued late on Wednesday suggests that older Apple iOS-based devices may be impacted by the CPU bug -- but they would have to be jailbroken, and running malware locally for the exploit to work.

AT&T announces plans to launch mobile 5G service in 12 cities by end of 2018

Thursday January 04, 2018

After the cellular industry agreed on specifications for the next-generation mobile 5G standard in December, AT&T on Wednesday announced plans to begin rolling out its own flavor of the speedy wireless technology by the end of 2018.

Intel claims CPU security flaw not unique to its chips, implies ARM and AMD chips could be affected [u]

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Intel has responded to reports of a wide-reaching kernel memory security issue, saying that it is an industry-wide issue, and not specific to Intel -- but the company fails to quantify specifically what it is doing to solve the problem.

Brazilian state says Apple refused to sign notification on iPhone battery issues

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Apple employees have declined to sign a notification requiring them to tell Brazilian iPhone owners how they can get discounted battery replacements, according to a state agency.

Developer adoption of Apple's ARKit tepid after iOS 11 launch, data suggests

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Less than 1,000 apps on the App Store support Apple's augmented reality tools, and the number of apps adopting ARKit has slowed since September, a new survey has found.

Apple developing 'Are You Sleeping' novel into video series with 'Serial' creator advising

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Apple has once again grown its list of video under production, with the development of Nichelle Tramble Spellman's "Are You Sleeping," with the "Serial" podcast creator onboard in an advisory role, and Reese Witherspoon's development company producing the show.

Apple opens up developer fee waivers to US nonprofits, schools & government

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Apple has begun promised fee waivers for its Developer Program, allowing certain eligible groups to avoid paying the $99 per year the company normally requires.

Apple has already partially implemented fix in macOS for 'KPTI' Intel CPU security flaw

Wednesday January 03, 2018

After a public disclosure of a security flaw with nearly every Intel processor produced for the last 15 years, concern grew that a fix may take up to 30 percent of the processing power away from a system. But Apple appears to have at least partially fixed the problem with December's macOS 10.13.2 -- and more fixes appear to be coming in 10.13.3.

AAC, Hi-P & Casetek said to be vying for metal iPhone chassis orders from Apple

Wednesday January 03, 2018

At least three Asian firms are competing to get orders for next-generation metal iPhone casings from Apple, a new report indicated on Wednesday.

Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5, and High Sierra 10.13.3

Wednesday January 03, 2018

After a two-week holiday break with no releases, registered members of Apple's developer program can now access the third pre-release beta builds of all four of the company's major platforms.

Apple says Chicago store's snow problems are result of software issue

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Troubles with snow and ice at Apple's North Michigan store in Chicago were attributable to glitches in a rooftop warming system, rather than any inherently bad architecture, according to the company.

Mophie Powerstation AC grants USB-C MacBook 15 extra hours of runtime

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Battery purveyor Mophie has debuted a large USB-PD external battery for USB-C devices like the MacBook and MacBook Pro, with one USB-A and AC socket for additional charging options.

ConnectSense announces Apple HomeKit and Siri-ready In-Wall Outlet

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Accessory maker ConnectSense has announced the In-Wall Outlet, an alternate version of its Smart Outlet for people who want HomeKit support in a format that sits flush with their walls.

Extreme OLED test finds Apple's iPhone X takes much longer to 'burn in' images than Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Wednesday January 03, 2018

OLED technology is prone to image burn-in -- something that Apple worked hard to compensate for in designing the hardware and software of the iPhone X. A new and extreme stress test puts the iPhone X anti-burn-in capabilities to the test, discovering Apple's efforts have, in fact, put it ahead of the competition under the most difficult conditions.