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2017

Nine Years of Apple's iOS SDK generated $60 billion, 1.4 million jobs

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Nine years ago, Apple released its first Software Development Kit for iOS, enabling third parties to build native apps for iPhone and iPod touch for sale in the iTunes App Store. The program has since generated over $60 billion for Apple's developers and has created 1.4 million jobs related to app development.

Learn how to read faster with Spritz on the iPhone and iPad

Tuesday March 07, 2017

The average reading speed of an adult is just about 300 words a minute, which sounds impressive, but comprehension suffers as adults also tend to only retain about 60% of what they read -- fix both with Spritz.

App Store URL suggests next MacOS upgrade not version 11, Apple sticking with 10.13

Tuesday March 07, 2017

The first sign of Apple's next major release of macOS does not appear to be an increment to version 11, after a discovery of a catalog URL for the Mac App Store suggesting macOS 10.13 will be previewed to developers in the coming months.

Apple seeds fifth developer beta of macOS 10.12.4 with Night Shift [u]

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Apple on Tuesday issued a fifth beta of macOS 10.12.4 to developers, bringing the software update one step closer to a public release.

Information on first iPad Pro 10.5-inch case allegedly sent to Spanish peripheral distributor

Tuesday March 07, 2017

A Spanish distributor has allegedly been provided details about a case from an unnamed manufacturer gambling on the imminent release of a new Apple 10.5-inch iPad.

Macs and iPhones easier to support and deploy than Windows PCs, enterprise IT survey finds

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Macs and iPhones are easier for IT administrators to deploy to workers than PCs and other smartphone platforms, according to a survey examining the increased adoption of Apple products in enterprise, with the results also indicating that Macs and iOS devices are also perceived as easier to secure and support than alternatives.

Lowest Prices Anywhere: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar for $2,499 ($300 off), plus no tax in 48 states; 13" MacBook Air for $799 ($200 off)

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Ends today! AI readers can exclusively save $300 on Apple's premium Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz processor, 512GB of storage space and Radeon 455 graphics in Space Gray, bringing the price down to $2,499 with free expedited shipping. Or save $200 on two popular 13" MacBook Air configs with prices starting at $799. Plus, B&H will not collect sales tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple suppliers Foxconn & TSMC partnering on bid for Toshiba's memory business - report

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Two of Apple's main supply chain partners -- Foxconn and TSMC -- are joining together to bid for a majority stake in Toshiba's memory business, a report said on Tuesday.

WikiLeaks document dump reveals CIA iPhone penetration team, insecurity of exploit library

Tuesday March 07, 2017

A new batch of 8,761 files was released on Tuesday by WikiLeaks that alleges that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has a dedicated iOS exploit team -- and lacks the ability to keep the attack vectors under lock and key.

Honda & Porsche reveal new sports cars with support for Apple's CarPlay

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Automakers Honda and Porsche on Tuesday announced two new sports cars with support for Apple's CarPlay technology, namely the 2017 Civic Type R, and the 2018 911 GT3.

Report confirms Sharp pouring $878M into in OLED production ahead of 'iPhone 8'

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Sources familiar with the matter have confirmed that Sharp is investing 1 trillion yen into OLED screen production, more than a month after reports circulated that it was planning to do so.

Official webpage hints at Apple Pay's imminent arrival in Italy

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Apple's Italian website now includes a section dedicated to Apple Pay, confirming earlier signs that the mobile payment option is coming to the country in the near future.

First pictures from outside of new Cologne, Germany Apple Store at Schildergasse emerge

Tuesday March 07, 2017

The scaffolding and construction fencing surrounding the new Cologne, Germany Apple store has been removed, with passers-by getting the first glimpses of the exterior of the store.

Apple patent uses depth maps for smart facial detection, bolsters iPhone 8 rumors

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent covering the detection of human faces in digital video feeds by leveraging depth map information, technology that could be a building block of a face-based bio-recognition system rumored to debut with this year's iPhone.

Apple launches Apple Pay in Ireland with support for KBC, Ulster Bank

Tuesday March 07, 2017

As rumored, Apple on Tuesday debuted Apple Pay in Ireland with support for KBC Bank Ireland and Ulster Bank, introducing the mobile payments solution to its 14th worldwide market.

Apple Pay rumored to launch in Ireland on Tuesday, gains Taiwan regulatory approval

Monday March 06, 2017

A rumor on Monday claims Apple is primed to debut Apple Pay in Ireland later this week, while a separate report notes seven Taiwanese banks recently gained regulatory approval to launch the payments service in Taiwan.

How Google's lack of human curation spreads and monetizes fake news

Monday March 06, 2017

Google search is developing a credibility problem that could be blamed on artificial intelligence. In a statement, the company said its algorithms for generating "featured snippet" answers can cause "instances when we feature a site with inappropriate or misleading content," resulting in false answers. However, Google is also the source--and funding--behind much of the fake news on the Internet, thanks to a similar lack of curation for YouTube.

How to add and play podcasts using Overcast for the iPhone

Monday March 06, 2017

Apple does offer a Podcast app of its own for iOS devices, but for most people, a third-party app is probably where it's at. Here's how to use one of the more popular options, Overcast, on your iPhone.

Apple fails to remove UK import duty for Apple Watch sport bands

Monday March 06, 2017

Sport bands for the Apple Watch continue to be a taxable accessory in the United Kingdom, after a tax tribunal ruled the strap should not be exempt from import duty, despite Apple's insistence it is an essential part that allows many of the wearable device's functions to work.

How to play Mac games with Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro controllers

Monday March 06, 2017

If you're among the first to buy the new Nintendo Switch game console, there's an added benefit you can easily take advantage of: The system's wireless controllers are fully supported by Apple's macOS.