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2017

Hands on: Default Folder X for macOS transforms how you use and retrieve documents

Saturday July 29, 2017

AppleInsider didn't think Open and Save dialogs needed fixing, but it turns out that they could be improved -- and this app does it so well you might get addicted.

Watch: Drag and drop on iPad in iOS 11 beta

Saturday July 29, 2017

Apple is introducing a number of new features with iOS 11, which for iPad will make the operating system look and feel more like a traditional desktop environment. One hotly anticipated tablet-specific function is the ability to drag and drop files between apps.

This week on AI: iPods fade away, 'iPhone 8' & Apple TV rumors, Trump promises US plants

Saturday July 29, 2017

The end of an era came this week as Apple discontinued its last remaining "old-school" iPods, the Nano and the Shuffle. "iPhone 8" and Apple TV rumors continued to steam ahead, while U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Apple will set up multiple factories in the country.

Apple leads brick-and-mortar retail with $5,546 in sales per square foot

Friday July 28, 2017

Apple remains one of the most successful brick-and-mortar retailers in the world with sales of $5,546 per square foot, according to recent research.

Killer iPad Deals: 9.7" iPad Pros for $399 ($200 off); iPad mini 4 $299; 10.5" iPad Pro for $599, plus no tax in 48 states

Friday July 28, 2017

With extremely limited stock on hand, users can pick up Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro for $399 with no tax collected outside NY and NJ (the lowest price available from an Apple authorized reseller). Or opt for an iPad mini 4 for just $299. New 10.5-inch iPad Pros are also $50 off instantly.

Apple reveals 4K and HDR plans in iTunes, hinting revamped Apple TV may arrive soon

Friday July 28, 2017

Users have found that some new releases on the iTunes Store list availability in 4K resolution and high dynamic range, suggesting that support for ultra-high-resolution video formats may soon come to iTunes, along with new Apple TV hardware.

Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor will offer third-party apps & 'app gallery' at launch - CEO

Friday July 28, 2017

Fitbit's first true smartwatch will launch with select third-party apps and an "app gallery," the company's CEO promised on Friday, trying to dispel earlier rumors.

iRobot CEO insists company won't sell Roomba home data [u]

Friday July 28, 2017

Despite a report suggesting the contrary, iRobot is not planning to sell data from 900 Series Roombas to companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon, CEO Colin Angle said in a statement published on Friday.

Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,499 ($300 off); 2017 13" MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($100 off); 21" iMac HD for $1,049 ($50 off)

Friday July 28, 2017

Just in time for back to school shopping, readers can save $100 to $300 on popular 13" MacBook Pro and iMac configurations. Snap up a 2016 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,499 with coupon before it sells out. Or opt for the new 2017 model with function keys for $1,199 ($100 off). Apple's latest 21" iMac HD is also $50 off with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

Video: Stop force closing all apps on your iPhone, it's a waste of time

Friday July 28, 2017

People who compulsively force close all apps on their iPhone in a futile effort to conserve battery life are wasting their time. AppleInsider explains why you should ditch this pointless habit.

Apple invests $2.7B in LG's OLED production for future iPhones - report

Friday July 28, 2017

In an effort to expand availability of OLED displays for future iPhones, Apple has reportedly sunk 3 trillion won, or $2.7 billion U.S., into partner LG's manufacturing capabilities.

Laurene Powell Jobs's Emerson Collective buys majority stake in The Atlantic

Friday July 28, 2017

The Emerson Collective -- an organization led by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of former Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs -- is buying a majority stake in The Atlantic, one of the longest-running publications in the U.S.

Apple's Nokia settlement includes $2B up-front cash payment

Friday July 28, 2017

Nokia's second-quarter results were improved by a recent 1.7 billion euro ($2 billion) cash payment from Apple, helping to settle the two companies' patent fight, according to a report.

Athenry, Ireland Apple iCloud data center court ruling postponed again

Friday July 28, 2017

The Irish courts continue to defer the Athenry, Ireland data center decision, and are next scheduled to hear the case in October.

AppleInsider podcast talks about the end of the iPod, the future of AR, and manufacturing in the US

Friday July 28, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the death of the iPod, Apple's latest patent for AR googles, Foxconn manufacturing in the U.S., and much more.

Apple sued over Apple TV's 'What did he say,' other Siri voice control features

Thursday July 27, 2017

Florida-based software company CustomPlay on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming a fourth-generation Apple TV feature that allows users to control and interact with video content using Siri voice commands infringes on patented software technology.

LG mobile sales tank as Samsung Mobile revenues improve, but they're still below 2014's Peak Galaxy

Thursday July 27, 2017

LG blamed a "challenging quarter for mobiles" for the $117.27 million quarterly loss posted by its mobile unit, even as the company posted slightly higher year-over-year revenues across its other businesses. Samsung similarly reported strong overall earnings--primarily from its semiconductor segment--while its mobile unit turned in revenues and profits better than last year but still below its Galaxy heyday back in 2014.

Watch: Apple officially kills off iPod nano, iPod shuffle product lines

Thursday July 27, 2017

After nearly 12 years of service, Apple on Thursday officially killed off the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, leaving the $199 32GB iPod touch as the only iPod consumers can buy.

Apple ad explains origins of company's forestry program

Thursday July 27, 2017

A new Apple ad posted to YouTube on Thursday focuses on the company's worldwide effort to preserve and manage forestland, itself part of a wider goal to achieve a net-zero impact on the world's supply of virgin fiber.

Apple Store app for iPhone & iPad updates with Touch ID for Apple ID

Thursday July 27, 2017

Apple on Thursday updated its official Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads with a pair of important changes, most notably expanded use of Touch ID.