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2017

Matias seeks to fill void left by Apple with new Wired Aluminum Keyboard

Wednesday August 30, 2017

Taking some design cues from Apple's old keyboard line, Matias has released a new Wired Aluminum Keyboard to accommodate those not looking to replace batteries or charge an input device.

'iPhone 8' software bar expected to replace Apple's iconic home button with gesture controls

Wednesday August 30, 2017

Rather than presenting a virtual home button, the so-called "iPhone 8" is expected to instead offer a new software bar that could dramatically change how the iPhone is used, introducing new gesture controls for returning to the home screen and switching between apps.

Apple Pay now accepted by Citi Bike bicycle sharing service

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Citi Bike, a bicycle sharing service operating in New York City and New Jersey, on Tuesday updated its iOS app with support for Apple Pay, bringing frictionless payments to tens of thousands of daily riders.

Apple debuts latest 'Carpool Karaoke' trailers as this week's episode debuts

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Apple late Tuesday posted a pair of commercials promoting upcoming episodes of "Carpool Karaoke" to its official YouTube channel, while airing the show's latest episode on Apple Music.

Apple updates ARKit resources for developers building augmented reality apps

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Apple on Tuesday refreshed its developer portal with new information about ARKit, including sample code and AR-specific entries in its Human Interface Guidelines for iOS.

Apple wins technical Emmy award for Apple TV Siri integration

Tuesday August 29, 2017

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Tuesday handed Emmy awards out to a number of technology companies for achievements in media-related fields, with Apple taking one home for its work on Siri for Apple TV.

Apple invites developers, media to Cupertino HQ to showcase ARKit apps

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Apple on Monday brought developers and the press to its Cupertino headquarters, seeking to promote its ARKit platform for creating augmented reality apps on the iPhone and iPad.

Apple stores in Nebraska and Pennsylvania reopening this weekend

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Apple is preparing to reopen two retail locations in the U.S. on Sept. 2, with one Apple store in Omaha, Neb., moving down the same street to a new unit with extra floor space while another in Pittsburgh, Pa., relocating to a different part of a shopping mall.

YouTube begins planned evolutions of iPhone & iPad app, desktop site

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Google's YouTube on Tuesday began rolling out a series of planned changes to its mobile and desktop interfaces, including new aesthetics and several feature upgrades.

Amazon Prime Video Apple TV app may not be ready for September launch

Tuesday August 29, 2017

While an Apple TV app for Amazon Prime Video isn't news, a report is now claiming that the app may not see a rumored September launch.

Watch: Free up iPhone and iPad storage with Offloading Unused Apps in iOS 11

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Apple's iOS 11 is introducing a new feature that is capable of freeing up iPhone and iPad storage by deleting apps, but keeping your data & document files, and AppleInsider takes a look at the addition.

New 18-core Intel Xeon W processors likely to be used in Apple's iMac Pro

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Intel has revealed its new collection of Xeon processors aimed at workstations, with the Xeon W range boasting 48 PCIe 3.0 lanes and up to 18 cores on a single chip, making the new processor line prime candidates for use in the upcoming iMac Pro due in December.

Apple adds support for WeChat Pay in China

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Purchases at Apple Music and the App Store in China can now make use of WeChat Pay, a popular service operated by Tencent, Apple has announced.

Google tries to fight wide ARKit compatibility with its own augmented reality initiative ARCore

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Google has announced it's own augmented reality initiative called ARCore -- but serious limitations on what versions of Android can be used and a very narrow list of compatible hardware will be tough hurdles to overcome.

Sonos to host Oct. 4 event for smartspeaker with multiple voice assistants

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Sonos on Tuesday sent out a media invitation to an Oct. 4 press event in New York City, where the company is expected to reveal its all-but-announced smartspeaker with support for voice commands.

Elgato outs five new Apple HomeKit-ready accessories including door lock & smoke detector [u]

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Elgato on Tuesday revealed five upcoming accessories in its HomeKit-compatible Eve line, in some cases branching into new smarthome categories such as door locks and smoke detection. [Updated with more release info]

Uber vows to stop extended tracking as company seeks to turn a new leaf under new CEO

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Uber will soon put an end to extended tracking in its iPhone app which allows it to continue tracking riders for up to five minutes after a trip, the company has announced amid reports it's taking on a new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi.

Apple gets further toehold in big business with iOS-focused Accenture enterprise partnership

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Apple and business services company Accenture are teaming up, in an effort to enhance business software offerings, and to ease migrations away from legacy technologies to modern iOS implementations.

Apple fighting movie studios to keep 4K films priced at $20 on iTunes

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Ahead of the anticipated launch of a new Apple TV with support for ultra-high resolution 4K video content, Apple is said to be caught in a contract dispute with movie studios, who want to see iTunes prices for 4K films exceed $20.

'iPhone 7s' family slightly larger than iPhone 7, may confound some case manufacturers

Tuesday August 29, 2017

New reports from the supply chain suggest that the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus" are slightly larger than the predecessors of the line, possibly causing some incompatibilities with particularly form-fitting protective cases.