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2017

Inside iOS 11: Apple's 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' keeps you safe on the road

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Beginning this fall, iOS 11 will debut a new safety feature for Apple's iPhone: "Do Not Disturb While Driving." AppleInsider corralled a co-pilot to test it out -- here's how it works.

Virgin Mobile USA goes iPhone-exclusive, promises first year of unlimited plan for $1

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Sprint-owned Virgin Mobile USA announced this week that as of June 27, it will only sell the iPhone -- and through the end of July, offer the first year of an "Inner Circle" unlimited plan for $1.

'Sega Forever' brings classics like Sonic, Phantasy Star to iOS free with controller support, iMessage stickers

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Publisher Sega is reviving its console glory days with free, ad-supported re-releases of some of its most popular and iconic titles on Apple's iOS, complete with online leaderboards and wireless Made for iPhone controller support.

'Hitman' arrives on Apple's macOS, first episode free to download

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Feral Interactive has shipped 'Hitman' on macOS, complete with all installments of the episodic assassination-based game playable on Mac for the first time. The launch is accompanied by the release of a demo from developer IO Interactive, providing access to one episode from the series for free.

Apple still undecided on fingerprint tech for 'iPhone 8,' no shipments until October

Wednesday June 21, 2017

The OLED-embedded fingerprint technology for Apple's "iPhone 8" is "still being worked out," an analyst claimed on Wednesday, with the company only deciding on one of three options by the end of June.

Under fire from major investors, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick steps down

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Following an indefinite leave of absence, and at the request of five major investors, Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick has resigned -- but will remain on the board of directors, and still owns a majority of the company's voting-eligible stock shares.

First look: Kensington Thunderbolt 3 dock features flexible mounting options, security slot

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Kensington has entered the burgeoning Thunderbolt 3 dock market with its own offering, with security options and a mounting kit setting it apart from the others.

Former Apple executive Chris Lattner leaves Tesla after 6 months on the job

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Former Swift lead Chris Lattner, who left Apple to head development of Tesla's Autopilot program earlier this year, is leaving the electric car maker after only six months of service.

Apple began "Project Purple" because Steve Jobs hated Microsoft exec, says Scott Forstall

Wednesday June 21, 2017

In his first public interview since leaving Apple in 2012, former head of iOS development Scott Forstall provided commentary on his background, the first iPhone and his relationship with company cofounder Steve Jobs.

Philips puts HomeKit-compatible Hue White Ambiance candle light up for preorder

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Adding to an ever expanding list of products compatible with Apple's HomeKit, Philips on Tuesday activated preorders for the Hue White Ambiance 40W-equivalent candle bulb.

Apple replaces Mac hardware trade-in partner PowerOn with Phobio

Tuesday June 20, 2017

After working with hardware recycling firm PowerOn for more than five years, Apple this week notified customers that a new partner, Phobio, will handle all Mac trade-ins going forward.

Unicode 10.0 arrives with 56 new emoji characters, likely to see iOS integration soon

Tuesday June 20, 2017

The Unicode Consortium on Tuesday released version 10.0 of the Unicode Standard, offering a preview of new text characters and emoji that will likely arrive on Apple platforms like iOS later this year.

Latest Apple-1 auction fetches surprisingly low $355,500

Tuesday June 20, 2017

At a June 15 Christie's auction, a customized Apple-1 sold for $355,500 -- skewing toward the low end of house estimates, and below all other auctions for working Apple-1 computers.

Apple shows off Memories feature in new iPhone 7 'The Archives' ad and tutorial video

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Apple has continued the "practically magic" advertising campaign for the iPhone 7 on Tuesday with a new ad spot called "The Archives," which emphasizes the Memories feature in Photos.

Apple Pay comes to more US, UK & Chinese banks, Uber's new in-app tipping [u]

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Apple on Tuesday updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with dozens more U.S. institutions, as well as a few international additions. Uber, meanwhile, announced a long-demanded in-app tipping feature, which should be compatible with Apple Pay. [Updated with support for MBNA in Canada]

Apple opens summer Apple Camp registrations, sessions start in July

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Apple on Tuesday opened up registrations for this year's free summer Apple Camps, which will teach kids 8 to 12 various creative and technology skills, exclusively using Apple-based hardware and software.

Case maker gambles big on Apple's rumored 'iPhone 8' design, builds 9 cases for edge-to-edge display

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Olixar -- the company behind a recent "iPhone 8" screen protector -- on Tuesday launched a complete series of cases for Apple's upcoming phone, banking on rumored features such as an edge-to-edge OLED display and a vertically-aligned rear camera.

'Back to the Future' fan makes Apple's iPad, Xcode centerpiece of custom DeLorean modification

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Utilizing several third-party solutions, a "Back to the Future" film fanatic has built a custom DeLorean door and trunk controller in a dash-mounted iPad that can also provide speed information, as well as nearly all of the features that an Apple CarPlay solution would.

Deals: $100-$150 off 9.7" iPad Pros; $175 off 2015 13" MacBook Pros; $20 off 2017 15" MacBook Pros with no tax in 48 states

Tuesday June 20, 2017

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Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 in August, ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 8'

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Samsung will hold a New York City launch event for the Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of August, about a month ahead of the announcement of Apple's new iPhones, according to one report.