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2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook touts new Chicago flagship store as a place where people can connect

Friday October 20, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Chicago on Friday to mingle with customers at the grand opening of Apple's new Michigan Avenue flagship store, an event hyped by the company earlier this week.

How to transfer DVD and Blu-ray movies to iTunes using Vudu and Movies Anywhere

Friday October 20, 2017

Wish you could easily convert your DVD or Blu-ray collection to iTunes-compatible digital copies without ripping or DRM hassles? Now you can with Vudu's Disc to Digital program and the new Movies Anywhere service. AppleInsider shows you how it's done.

Project Loon balloons bring LTE service to Puerto Rico with help from Apple

Friday October 20, 2017

Google parent company Alphabet on Friday said it is collaborating with AT&T, Apple and various government agencies to deliver limited wireless internet access to Puerto Rico via the company's Project Loon balloons.

Apple Worldwide Video's LA office poaches Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell

Friday October 20, 2017

Apple's increasingly aggressive moves to establish internal production of creative content now include hiring Morgan Wandell from Amazon Studios.

How to use 'unsupported' Thunderbolt 3 docks and enclosures on Sierra and High Sierra

Friday October 20, 2017

Even using the "universal" USB-C connector for Thunderbolt 3, there are still some drive enclosures, eGPU cases, and docks that won't connect to a Mac running Sierra or High Sierra. Here's how to get them to talk to your MacBook Pro or iMac.

Retail head Angela Ahrendts promises Apple won't upsell shoppers on $999 iPhone X

Friday October 20, 2017

In a Friday interview, Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts said she's instructed clerks not to try and upsell people on the iPhone X, which starting at $999 may be out of reach for many people.

Apple Music and other paid streaming services getting more weight on Billboard charts

Friday October 20, 2017

Music magazine Billboard is changing the way it handles streams from Apple Music and other streaming services in its charts, with the publication advising it will be giving greater emphasis to paid subscription streams in its Billboard Hot 100 and other charts in 2018.

Key Apple & Foxconn executives to meet amid iPhone X production woes

Friday October 20, 2017

Apple COO Jeff Williams will reportedly be meeting with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou when he visits Taiwan later this month, where he's expected to bring up the topic of production bottlenecks possibly hurting the iPhone X.

Apple makes available fourth developer betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1

Friday October 20, 2017

For the second time in a week, Apple has issued updates to the developer beta programs of iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1.

Elmedia Player and Folx installers infected by OSX/Proton credential-stealing malware on Oct. 19

Friday October 20, 2017

Popular media consumption application Elmedia Player and downloading tool Folx were both briefly infected with the Proton malware strain, with most installers of the software on Oct. 19 now infected.

Delta allegedly switching flight crew hardware from Surface to iPad in early 2018

Friday October 20, 2017

Airline Delta is allegedly in the process of switching its staff from Windows-based devices to iOS, with flight attendants set to replace Nokia handsets with the iPhone 7 Plus in early 2018, while pilots will apparently see their Microsoft Surface tablets exchanged for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter offers two extra 4K 60 Hz display connections

Friday October 20, 2017

Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure producer Sonnet has unveiled a new display-oriented accessory, with the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter able to add two 4K-capable video outputs to a MacBook Pro or iMac while using up only one Thunderbolt 3 port.

Apple urges iPhone Upgrade Program members to get 'head start' on iPhone X order process

Friday October 20, 2017

Apple is encouraging participants of its iPhone Upgrade Program to be prepared for the release of the iPhone X, inviting customers to go through a pre-approval process for the upgrade a few days before it ships on October 27.

Apple exec Craig Federighi says no October event this year

Friday October 20, 2017

With just 11 days left in the month, Apple will not be holding an October press event this year, the company's head of software engineering reportedly said in an email.

Google follows Apple App Store's lead in reducing revenue take for subscriptions

Friday October 20, 2017

Google is improving the revenue split for Android developers selling subscriptions through Google Play, mirroring Apple's own policies for iPhone and iPad developers at the App Store.

Samsung plans London showroom matching size of Apple Regent Street

Friday October 20, 2017

Samsung is preparing to launch a new showroom space in London a year from now in a bid to raise its prestige as a brand, a report said on Friday.

Romeo Saber USB-C battery pack capable of providing 87W charging power to 15-inch MacBook Pro

Friday October 20, 2017

Romeo Power has launched what could be an extremely useful portable battery for mobile professionals, with the high-capacity Saber power bank offering the ability to charge a MacBook Pro as well as smartphones and other smaller electronic devices.

AppleInsider podcast discusses iPhone 8 production, FM radios, and Apple acquiring a health company

Friday October 20, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about iPhone 8 production numbers being cut, anticipation for iPhone X, the FCC's useless call for FM radios on iPhones, and Apple buying a healthcare company, and much more.

Apple to stockpile 2-3M iPhone X units prior to launch, component shortage eases in November

Friday October 20, 2017

Apple's iPhone X production woes are nearing an end, according to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says shortages of key components like specialized handset circuit boards should resolved in November.

Senators demand Tim Cook explain VPN app removal in China, suggest Apple enables censorship

Friday October 20, 2017

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) penned a joint letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook this week asking for clarification on the company's decision to remove certain virtual private network (VPN) apps from China's App Store, saying the move potentially enables the country's censorship and internet surveillance policies.