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2017

EU hammers Google with record $2.7 billion antitrust fine for illegal search manipulation

Tuesday June 27, 2017

The European Commission has wrapped up its antitrust investigation against Google, and has decreed that it must pay $2.72 billion to settle charges related to it favoring its own products over rivals in search results.

Apple patent tracks sleep, adjusts alarms based on device input

Tuesday June 27, 2017

A patent granted to Apple on Tuesday details the use of devices like iPhone and Apple Watch -- and potentially Beddit -- in adjusting morning alarms based on monitored sleep patterns, shedding light on the company's research into sleep science.

First look: Nvidia GeForce Now brings premium gaming to Mac

Monday June 26, 2017

AppleInsider goes hands on with the latest beta version of Nvidia GeForce Now, a cloud gaming service that promises to deliver high-end gaming experiences to Mac.

Apple buys German eye tracking firm SensoMotoric Instruments

Monday June 26, 2017

Apple has entered into an agreement to purchase German company SensoMotoric Instruments -- a company noted for hardware and software for eye tracking sensors, useful for augmented reality.

Apple goes live with first tvOS 11 public beta, macOS High Sierra 'coming soon'

Monday June 26, 2017

In tandem with Monday's iOS 11 release, Apple today also launched the first public beta of tvOS 11 for the Apple TV, while teasing the forthcoming beta of macOS High Sierra.

Apple releases first iOS 11 public beta to testers

Monday June 26, 2017

Apple on Monday released the first public beta of iOS 11, offering iPhone and iPad with extra test devices the opportunity to sample the upcoming operating system prior to its debut this fall.

Apple's Cook promises security insurance discount at Cisco event

Monday June 26, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a surprise appearance at a Cisco event in Las Vegas on Monday, revealing plans to help businesses with discounts on cyber-security insurance if they use products from both companies. Following the event, Cisco announced another outcome of its Apple partnership, the Cisco Security Connector app for iPhone and iPad.

Vimeo kills plans for subscription video service meant to rival Netflix, Hulu & others

Monday June 26, 2017

Vimeo -- typically seen as a YouTube competitor -- has officially cancelled plans to enter into the world of Netflix-style subscription video.

Inside iOS 11: One-handed keyboard assists large phones, absent on iPad

Monday June 26, 2017

Starting this fall with the release of iOS 11, iPhone users will have the option of invoking a special one-handed keyboard, making it especially easy to type with larger screens.

Apple to partner with rental car company Hertz on small fleet of self-driving vehicles - report

Monday June 26, 2017

Apple's in-house self-driving vehicle technology will reportedly hit the road in a limited partnership with rental car provider Hertz, giving Apple the ability to put its technology to the test and expand its presence on the streets in a highly public way.

Facebook to take on Apple Music & others with TV shows later this summer

Monday June 26, 2017

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch high-budget scripted TV shows by late summer, directly competing against services like Amazon Video, Netflix, and Apple Music.

Apple rolls out fourth revision of watchOS 3.2.3 beta, minor iOS 11 and tvOS 11 beta update

Monday June 26, 2017

A week after macOS Sierra's move to beta 4 launching the set, Apple has made the latest watchOS 3.2.3 beta available for developer testing alongside a pair of very minor developer's updates for iOS 11 and tvOS 11.

LG Innotek aiming at making flexible circuit boards for Apple's 'iPhone 9' - report

Monday June 26, 2017

LG Innotek is in the process of setting up flexible printed circuit board (PCB) production, with the goal of becoming a primary supplier for the Apple iPhone, according to a report out of LG's home country, South Korea.

Apple-connected Pearl Automation shuts down after low sales of rear-view camera

Monday June 26, 2017

Pearl Automation -- a startup founded by former Apple workers, which sold an iPhone-connected rear-view camera for cars -- has reportedly shut down, largely because of low initial sales.

'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' arrives on Apple Music to poor reviews

Monday June 26, 2017

Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records --"Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released, but early reception to the film appears to be not good.

2017 MacBook Pro Deals: 13" for $1,229 ($70 off); 13" Touch Bar for $1,704 ($95 off); 15" for $2,379 ($120 off) w/ no tax in 48 states

Monday June 26, 2017

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$18 billion deal for Toshiba's memory division further challenged by Western Digital

Monday June 26, 2017

Extending the saga even further, Western Digital has notified Toshiba's board of directors that it formally opposes Toshiba's sale of its memory division to any group that has ties to its primary competitor SK Hynix -- and the favored consortium is relying on funding from it.

PSA: There are not (yet) any Retina-caliber external displays compatible with Apple's eGPU support in macOS High Sierra

Monday June 26, 2017

In yet another likely reason that external graphics card support for Mac will not exit beta until 2018, there are not any external monitors currently on the market, compatible with macOS High Sierra's eGPU feature, that match the pixel density of Apple's own Retina displays.

Apple's first 'Assembled in India' iPhone SE models go on sale in limited run

Monday June 26, 2017

The first iPhone SE models built in India -- by Apple partner Wistron -- are now on sale in various cities around the country such as Bengaluru, according to local reports.

New video features Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell, Greg Christie discussing early iPhone development

Monday June 26, 2017

Celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the iPhone continue, with former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell and Greg Christie discussing the early iPhone development process in a new interview.