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2017

Mystery Apple 'wireless device' turns out to be door access system

Sunday March 19, 2017

One of Apple's "wireless devices" recently submitted for approval by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission turns out to have been a door access system, likely for the Apple Park campus opening in April, according to a manual and photos published by the government body on Sunday.

Four of the best casual photography and filter apps for iPhone

Sunday March 19, 2017

If you're a seasoned iPhone pro, or a new user, the vast amount of simple photography apps can be staggering -- AppleInsider picks out four cheap or free ones for you to try.

Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple

Sunday March 19, 2017

Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here's why the company needs a strong social strategy, and how a social network from Apple could uniquely address the issues of online harassment, fake news, surveillance advertising, clickbait and viral plagiarism.

Hands On: Google Calendar on iOS continues the trend of 'fiddly but powerful'

Saturday March 18, 2017

Google Calendar could be better designed but it's hard to beat on features. AppleInsider investigates how well Google's calendar integrates with Apple's own.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says globalization is 'great for the world' in China speech

Saturday March 18, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook offered remarks on globalization, cybersecurity, encryption, international relations and more during a rare public appearance in China, part of the executive's attempts to woo Chinese consumers.

This week on AI: Apple's not-so-curved 'iPhone 8,' new iPads coming soon, 4K Apple TV in testing & more

Saturday March 18, 2017

This week we learned that Apple's "iPhone 8" may have a curved OLED screen, but not as curved as some were anticipating. Future iPads also made the news, along with possible signs that Apple is already testing a 4K Apple TV running "tvOS 11."

Corporate brands, UK government pull ads from Google's YouTube over extremist hate group videos

Friday March 17, 2017

A series of major brands have pulled ads from Google's YouTube following reports that their ads are being shown next to terrorist, hate group and other offensive or controversial videos.

Apple extends AppleCare+ purchase deadline to one year for iPhone, report says

Friday March 17, 2017

According to a recent report, Apple appears to be bringing its AppleCare+ plan for iPhone more in line with offerings for the Mac and Apple TV, and looks to be allowing users to purchase the plan up to a year after initial device purchase.

How to use Google's Motion Stills app to be more creative with Apple's Live Photos

Friday March 17, 2017

Google this week updated its Motion Stills app -- which stabilizes Apple's Live Photos, and enables quick creation of GIFs and short movies -- with support for exporting back to the Live Photos format. Here's how to do that and use the app in general.

Chance the Rapper declares Apple paid $500K for exclusive 'Coloring Book' debut on Apple Music

Friday March 17, 2017

After some criticism about the artist's integrity and independence, Chance the Rapper made a series of tweets and revealed some of the only solid information about what Apple pays for exclusive releases on Apple Music.

'iPhone 8' could herald start of Apple's augmented reality ambitions

Friday March 17, 2017

Computer simulations, and the means to visualize them, could be in the palm of your hand in new and potentially revolutionary ways later this year, if rumors about Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 8" bear fruit.

Indonesian iPhone sales to resume on March 31 after Apple R&D investments

Friday March 17, 2017

Apple is on track to resume iPhone sales in Indonesia toward the end of the month, a report said on Friday, following a roughly two-year period during which sourcing requirements kept the device off the local market.

Apple plans retail expansion in India with over 100 new Authorized Resellers

Friday March 17, 2017

Apple is planning to grow its presence in India over the next year by expanding the number of Apple Authorized Reseller locations, with the addition of over 100 small stores believed to be a six-fold increase in the number of outlets already in operation in the country.

Fix your frayed Apple MagSafe or Lightning cables with Sugru Moldable Glue

Friday March 17, 2017

Apple's MagSafe and Lightning cables are notorious for fraying under heavy use. If you want to repair your cable, rather than purchase a replacement, Sugru Moldable Glue could be the solution you've been seeking.

Apple adds permanent 'Indie Games' page to App Store

Friday March 17, 2017

Apple will continue to highlight independently-produced games in the iOS App Store, with a new permanent 'Indie Games' collection accessible within the store, following after a 12-day promotion used to 'celebrate' the work of smaller game development studios.

Philips expands iOS-connected Hue smart bulbs with chandelier E14 light socket sizes

Friday March 17, 2017

More than 80 percent of light fittings found in common households are now supported by Philips Hue connected lighting, thanks to the launch of new E14 candle/chandelier-sized sockets, in both multi-color and white ambiance versions.

Apple to build two new Chinese R&D centers, spend $507M on research

Friday March 17, 2017

Apple on Friday announced plans to set up two new research centers in China, spending a minimum of 3.5 billion yuan -- $507 million -- on research institutions overall.

AppleInsider podcast talks new iPads, wearables, and Apple's coming 64-bit switch

Friday March 17, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mikey talk about the evidence of new iPads and the rumored event, the concept of removing large numbers of apps from the App Store, and the idea of Swatch making a smart watch.

Infamous patent troll Soverain Software targets Apple products and services in new lawsuit

Thursday March 16, 2017

Soverain Software, a non-practicing entity that gained media attention for suing Newegg and other online retailers over "shopping cart" patents, on Thursday filed a complaint against Apple for alleged infringement of IP relating to internet-based services.

Quick take video review: D-Link Omna HomeKit camera

Thursday March 16, 2017

AppleInsider goes hands-on with D-Link's new Omna, the first internet connected security camera to feature integration with Apple's HomeKit platform and iOS 10 Home app.