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2017

Netflix to spend $7B on content in 2018

Wednesday August 16, 2017

Apple is reported to spend some $1 billion on original content in 2018, but the number pales in comparison to streaming leader Netflix, which anticipates to spend seven times that on its own offerings next year.

Apple disables Apple Pay for websites selling white supremacist goods

Wednesday August 16, 2017

Following recent events in Charlottesville, Va., Apple has disabled Apple Pay support for a number of websites selling apparel and other paraphernalia emblazoned with Nazi symbols and white nationalist imagery.

Cypress IoT software development kit takes advantage of Apple's new, open HomeKit policy

Wednesday August 16, 2017

The chip manufacturer responsible for a wide array of "internet of things" devices, Cypress Semiconductor, has announced an updated version of its development kit, adding HomeKit support and iCloud certification to the package.

Tony Fadell-backed Keyssa partners with Foxconn, Samsung on fast new wireless data tech

Wednesday August 16, 2017

A startup backed by iPod creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell is reportedly partnering with Samsung Electronics, Apple manufacturer Hon Hai/Foxconn, and other firms on a new short-range wireless data standard that could in some cases bypass the need for Wi-Fi or USB.

Apple Watch with LTE may not support cellular voice calls at launch, instead focus on data

Wednesday August 16, 2017

In a push to improve the user experience of the Apple Watch, a new LTE-connected model expected to arrive later this year will reportedly focus on delivering data to users faster, meaning FaceTime and apps may serve as a stand-in for cell phone calls.

Luxury carmaker Genesis adds remote start feature through iPhone Google Assistant app

Wednesday August 16, 2017

Luxury automotive car manufacturer Genesis has rolled out an update for its vehicles, allowing users to issue voice commands to start the car, lock the doors, and more -- all through the Google Assistant app.

Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus top Q2 smartphone market, beating Samsung's Galaxy S8

Wednesday August 16, 2017

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus held on as the world's most popular smartphones in the June quarter, according to research data published on Wednesday, handily relegating Samsung's newer Galaxy S8 flagship to third place.

TSMC, other Apple suppliers say Taiwan power outage had little impact as 'iPhone 8' rollout nears

Wednesday August 16, 2017

Several Taiwanese companies in Apple's supply chain -- including processor maker TSMC, and assembly firm Pegatron -- are insisting that a major blackout which hit the island on Tuesday did little to disrupt production, a serious concern given the imminent arrival of new iPhones.

iDevices launches new Apple HomeKit Dimmer Switch for $100

Wednesday August 16, 2017

The list of Apple HomeKit-compatible accessories continues to expand, as iDevices on Wednesday launched its new wall-installed Dimmer Switch, offering users the ability to control and set the brightness of their lights with Siri.

Deals: 27" iMac 5K $1,399 ($400 off); 2017 13" MacBook Air $899 ($100 off); 128GB 9.7" iPad Pro for $529

Wednesday August 16, 2017

B&H Photo has Apple's Late 2015 27" iMac 5K for $1,399 ($400 off) this week with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Shoppers can also save $100 on 2017 13" MacBook Airs with prices starting at $899. Meanwhile, Apple's 128GB 9.7" iPad Pro is $529 while supplies last, and select tech is up to $50 off with coupon at eBay.

ESPN app for Apple TV update adds the ability to watch four live feeds simultaneously

Wednesday August 16, 2017

ESPN has rolled out a new update for its live streaming Apple TV app, allowing cable subscribers to catch four live feeds from the network at the same time, aimed at college football season.

Questionable, blurry pics attempt to revive rumors of a 60-inch OLED Apple television

Wednesday August 16, 2017

New pictures on Chinese social media have emerged of what is said to be a 60-inch OLED Apple television set -- but there are significant doubts surrounding the identification.

Apple to spend $1B on original content for up to 10 new TV shows over next year

Wednesday August 16, 2017

Apple is reportedly budgeting about $1 billion to secure and produce original video over the course of the next year, a figure which may soon make it a competitive force in that arena.

Apple shares 'Carpool Karaoke' ads featuring Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane, 'Game of Thrones' stars

Tuesday August 15, 2017

After last week's "Carpool Karaoke" debut, Apple on Tuesday posted two new teasers for upcoming episodes featuring Ariana Grande and Seth MacFarlane, and "Game of Thrones" stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.

Apple hires former WGN America chief Matt Cherniss to bolster video effort

Tuesday August 15, 2017

In efforts to build out its video content production team, Apple has hired former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios Matt Cherniss, according to a report on Tuesday.

Apple seeks to raise $2B in Canadian debt offering

Tuesday August 15, 2017

Apple is looking to raise $2.5 billion Canadian dollars, worth $1.96 billion at current exchange rates, in its first Canadian debt offering, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

Apple Pay expands to 22 US banks, institutions in Russia, China and more

Tuesday August 15, 2017

Apple this week updated its Apple Pay availability website for the second time in August, noting additional support has rolled out in the service's domestic U.S. market, as well as in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Russia and the UK.

Video: Rumors mount for LTE-connected Apple Watch

Tuesday August 15, 2017

Rumors surrounding an LTE-enabled Apple Watch are beginning to pour in, with most claiming a fall launch date for the next-generation wearable. Check out the latest in this AppleInsider video.

Walmart's Vudu to get native Apple TV app on Aug. 22

Tuesday August 15, 2017

Long in the works, Walmart will finally launch a native Apple TV app for Vudu, its video streaming service, on Aug. 22.

PSA: Thunderbolt 3 cables longer than 0.5m generally don't support USB 3.1 speeds

Tuesday August 15, 2017

USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but there is a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable with USB-C connectors is capable of. AppleInsider breaks it all down.