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2018

Uber & Waymo settle self-driving car lawsuit in $244M deal

Friday February 09, 2018

Improving the stability of the self-driving car world -- in which Apple's role is still uncertain -- Uber and Waymo have reached a surprise settlement over allegations that Uber used stolen data in developing its own technology.

Amazon set to launch own delivery service, competing with UPS & FedEx

Friday February 09, 2018

Amazon is reportedly kickstarting "Shipping With Amazon," or SWA, a delivery service for other businesses that will take on industry leaders UPS and FedEx.

Microsoft tests use of iPhone authenticator app as password replacement in Windows 10 S mode preview

Friday February 09, 2018

Microsoft is allowing users to sign into their computers using an authenticator app instead of a password, as part of testing of Windows 10 S that effectively eliminates the stripped-down version of the operating system in favor of a new mode for all Windows 10 variants.

Analyst predicts new Apple Pencil, 'low-end' $200 HomePod this fall

Friday February 09, 2018

Although early HomePod orders appear to be doing well, Apple could ship a "low-end" model this fall costing between $150 and $200 instead of the current model's $349, an analyst said Friday in an investor memo seen by AppleInsider.

HomePod AppleCare+ costs $39, accidental damage without incurs $279 fee for repair

Friday February 09, 2018

Apple's AppleCare+ extended warranty and accidental damage repair program for the HomePod retails for $39, with a single out-of-warranty repair like accidental damage from a drop otherwise costing the user $279 uncovered, and $39 when under the program.

DirecTV Now renews deal for free Apple TV 4K with pre-payment of three months of service

Friday February 09, 2018

DirecTV Now has re-started the promotion it had at launch, and is offering new subscribers the new Apple TV 4K if they pay for three months of service in advance instead of the normal four.

iPhone firmware leak suggests Apple considered A9X for Apple TV

Friday February 09, 2018

Apple was apparently experimenting with the possibility of creating a powerful version of the Apple TV long before it created the Apple TV 4K, with the discovery of code references in the "iBoot" leak suggesting it could have used an A9X chip.

AppleInsider podcast interviews Michal Jurewicz of Mytek, talks about HomePod and a 6.1 inch iPhone

Friday February 09, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about HomePod, rumored iPhones and Bryan Fuller's inability to stay on a show. In addition, Michal Jurewicz joins to talk about audio digital signal processing.

Apple adds live news section to TV app on iOS and tvOS

Thursday February 08, 2018

Apple on Thursday updated its TV app for iOS and tvOS with a live news section, making good on promises last year to deliver live streaming content from a variety of network news channels to the cord-cutting app.

Florida man's AirPods reportedly 'blow up' during gym workout

Thursday February 08, 2018

In what appears to be a rare catastrophic Apple hardware failure, a Tampa, Fla., man's AirPods "blew up" during a recent gym workout, prompting Apple to investigate the matter.

Stacking up Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo and Google Home

Thursday February 08, 2018

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Apple all have voice assistants vying for attention, and all are moving the concept of computer-human voice interaction forward. AppleInsider offers an abbreviated history of how we got here and the capabilities of these assistants and their devices in anticipation of HomePod. What do these things do? What do people use them for? And what is Apple doing differently?

FBI agents dish on Tim Cook, Apple in private texts discussing iPhone encryption debate

Thursday February 08, 2018

Documents recently aired in an ongoing investigation into the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton probe show texts between two agency officials discussing 2016's encryption debate, offering a revealing look at government sentiment at the time.

First HomePod orders arrive as Apple publishes User Guide

Thursday February 08, 2018

HomePod is now on sale at Apple retail locations in Australia, New Zealand and other areas where the clock turned Friday, and customers who recently took receipt of the new smart speaker are posting photos of the device to social media outlets.

Apple issues updated macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta 2 version to developers and public testers

Thursday February 08, 2018

Following releasing a second macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta version to developers and public beta testers on Tuesday, Apple on Thursday issued an updated iteration of the evaluation operating system with what appears to be minor fixes.

Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $121B takeover bid

Thursday February 08, 2018

Qualcomm on Thursday said its board of directors has unanimously rejected a revised $121 billion buyout offer from Broadcom, saying the proposal "materially undervalues" the chipmaker's assets.

Apple issues DMCA takedown for iBoot code, says recent devices should be safe

Thursday February 08, 2018

The iOS 9 iBoot source code published this week is old and shouldn't pose a threat to people who keep their iPhones and iPads updated, Apple said on Thursday.

Apple offers $19.99 bundles, discounts Oscar winners in iTunes Store ahead of the 90th Academy Awards

Thursday February 08, 2018

In preparation for the 90th Academy Awards in March, Apple has updated the iTunes Store with a variety of discounts for films that have previously won an Oscar, including $19.99 movie bundles based on the categories they triumphed within, as well as numerous others available to buy for less than $10 each.

How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV

Thursday February 08, 2018

Even though the opening ceremony won't take place until Feb. 9, early competition is already getting underway at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. Here's how to watch on your Apple device of choice.

Apple again bolsters video ambitions with 'Little America' anthology about immigrants and their stories

Thursday February 08, 2018

Apple has signed another deal for video content, this time, an anthology series focusing on immigrants in the United States.

iOS 11 News app adds curated reporting of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Thursday February 08, 2018

Apple has added a new feature within iOS 11 News to supply human-curated updates on the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The special coverage, in collaboration with NBC, is designed to not overwhelm iOS users' existing News feeds while at the same time providing timely, accurate and high-quality reporting for everyone interested in the Olympic events.