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2017

Honda says Apple CarPlay coming standard on 2018 Accord 2.0T, optional on other trims

Monday July 17, 2017

Honda has announced that the 2018 Accord, launching this fall, will once again offer Apple's CarPlay, which allows iPhone owners to bridge Siri and select apps with a car's dash interface.

Subway to use Apple Pay in new self-order kiosks & iPhone preorders

Monday July 17, 2017

Subway is in the middle of testing a new restaurant design that will make Apple Pay an integral option when ordering food, in some cases before people even walk through the door.

Apple celebrates World Emoji Day with tease of new options in iOS 11, High Sierra

Monday July 17, 2017

To commemorate World Emoji Day, Apple has shared some new emoji included in the next versions of its operating systems, and is promoting some movies with titles made of the graphics.

Cedars-Sinai pilot uses Apple's iPad to provide patient with data, control infection in NICU

Monday July 17, 2017

A pilot program at Cedars-Sinai hospital is not only using iPads to relay vital information to patients, but is also being used by parents with children in the NICU for interaction when the chance of spreading infection to the vulnerable is high.

Apple Pay promotion in China offers users steep discounts on goods, better bank rewards

Monday July 17, 2017

Apple is making a play to attract Chinese users to Apple Pay, and is offering discounts of up to 50 percent on goods from a wide array of merchants.

Australian government to ask for voluntary access to encrypted Apple data

Monday July 17, 2017

Australia's attorney general will reportedly meet with officials from Apple later this week in a bid to gain voluntary sharing of encrypted data with the country's spy and law enforcement agencies.

Latest supply chain reports claim 'iPhone 7s' and 'iPhone 8' both face production delays

Monday July 17, 2017

Supply chain reports suggest that one of Apple's suppliers is having production difficulties in a part associated with the OLED screen which will cause mass production to start later than normal for the "iPhone 8" -- and the "iPhone 7s" has yet hit the assembly lines for reasons unknown.

Amazon working on mobile messaging service to rival Apple Messages

Monday July 17, 2017

Amazon last week began querying customers over potential features they would like to see included in a new mobile messaging platform called "Anytime," which according to reports boasts text and video chat, voice calling, group tasks and social networking functionality.

Review: Koogeek P1 Smart Plug an affordable way to get started with Apple's HomeKit

Sunday July 16, 2017

We may be in a renaissance of HomeKit peripherals after iOS 11 ships, but if you're ready to get in now, the Koogeek P1 Smart Plug is a decent starting point -- but not perfect.

How to: turn your iPhone or iPad into the ultimate book reading tool

Saturday July 15, 2017

As it stands, straight out of the box, Apple's iPad is a decent reading tool -- but it could be far better. Join AppleInsider for an examination of some apps and services we've been using for a while to really make the device a universal, digital book reader.

Review: Amazon Echo Show is 'good enough'

Saturday July 15, 2017

Arguably the best home assistant gets even better with the launch of Amazon's latest Alexa-powered accessory, dubbed the Echo Show, arriving months before Apple's competing HomePod arrives in December. It's also Amazon's most expensive model at $229.99, compared to $179.99 for the original Echo and $49.99 for the Echo Dot.

This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' rumors galore, Apple goes Back to School, new iOS & macOS betas

Saturday July 15, 2017

An otherwise quiet week was dominated by rumors about Apple's "iPhone 8" -- including features it won't have as much as those it will. The company separately released new public betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, and announced new data centers in Denmark and China.

Apple no longer accepting VPN-based ad blockers to App Store, report says

Friday July 14, 2017

Apple is reportedly limiting App Store distribution of VPN/root certificate-based ad blockers capable of blocking adds in other third-party apps, and will instead support only first-party content blockers offered through Safari.

Apple buying, leasing equipment for suppliers to ensure parts for 'iPhone 8'

Friday July 14, 2017

Apple recently bought production equipment for rigid flexible printed circuit boards (RFPCBs) and is now leasing it to suppliers, hoping to secure a stable flow of parts for this fall's "iPhone 8," according to a report.

Live in NYC? Test Apple HomeKit for free with with your air conditioner, ThinkEco SmartAC & Homebridge

Friday July 14, 2017

If you're a ConEdison customer, iPhone user and Mac owner in New York City and you want to dabble in HomeKit with your existing Apple hardware, you can turn your "dumb" window air conditioner into a smart device for free with an accessory and some relatively simple hacks.

Deals: $100 off 2017 13" MacBook Pros or $350-$450 off 2016 models; AirPods back in stock; 20% off select tech at eBay

Friday July 14, 2017

Black Friday in July is still going strong with $100 off two new 13" MacBook Pros with function keys at Amazon. Or save $350 to $450 at Apple authorized resellers on closeout 2016 models with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Verizon has AirPods in stock with free 2-day shipping, and eBay is offering shoppers 20% off select tech with coupon as well.

RFID tech expansion in iOS 11 allows Apple iPhone to authenticate goods, buy on the spot

Friday July 14, 2017

With the introduction of iOS 11, security company WISeKey's WISeAuthentic solution for brand protection will be compatible for the first time with Apple's iPhones.

US Customs says it can search iPhones, but not cloud services

Friday July 14, 2017

While U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents can search an American traveler's iPhone, they're not allowed to search any data stored in the cloud, the CBP said recently in response to questions by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 seen launching in September against Apple's 'iPhone 8'

Friday July 14, 2017

Samsung will likely ship the Galaxy Note 8 in September "at the earliest," according to a report, a timeframe which would pit the device directly against Apple's new iPhones -- including the "iPhone 8."

Bangalore iPhone App Accelerator facility gives attendees a two-year lead on competition

Friday July 14, 2017

Developers from Apple's Bangalore, India App Accelerator claim that the center gives them a leg up on competitors, with the mentoring help them adopt Apple's frameworks much quicker than they would have otherwise.