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2017

Leaker claims Intel launching powerful 'Core i9 Skylake X,' 'Kaby Lake X' processors in June

Monday May 15, 2017

Intel may be preparing to add a new tier of processor to its lineup, with an image suggesting a new high-end Core i9 with six processors using the "Kaby Lake-X" and "Skylake-X" architectures are set to be unveiled by the chip producer starting in June -- but if they will see the light of day in an Apple desktop isn't clear.

Apple Maps grows public transit coverage to Adelaide, Australia

Monday May 15, 2017

Apple has updated its Maps apps for iOS and Mac with public transit directions for Adelaide, Australia, continuing a series of recent expansions.

Analysts pontificate on cars, transportation as part of Apple's long-term future

Monday May 15, 2017

Noted Apple analysts Neil Cybart and Horace Dediu sat down with UBS' Steven Milunovich to discuss Apple's future -- and a big topic of conversation was where Apple's intent is in the automotive and transportation spaces.

Final Hours! Deals: 128GB 9.7" iPad for $399 ($30 off); 13" MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($100 off) with no tax in 48 states

Monday May 15, 2017

Today is the last day to pick up Apple's 128GB 9.7-inch iPad for $399 ($30 off) with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or snap up a 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($100 off), also with no tax in 48 states.

Patent licensing on MP3 format expires, Apple-preferred AAC now a 'de facto standard'

Monday May 15, 2017

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits has officially halted its licensing program for "certain MP3 related patents and software," effectively making the long-standing music format free to use for developers.

Philips widening HomeKit-compatible Hue lineup with E12 candle bulb, new table lamps

Monday May 15, 2017

Philips has expanded the HomeKit-compatible Hue lighting line with a series of White Ambiance bulb size, plus two new table lamps.

Rumors point to Nintendo shipping iOS 'The Legend of Zelda' title later this year

Monday May 15, 2017

Nintendo is reportedly planning to expand its mobile gaming efforts following the success of 'Super Mario Run' and 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' on iOS, with the Kyoto firm said to be bringing 'The Legend of Zelda' to the platform in the future, along with rumors of another 'Pokemon' title for smartphones also apparently on the way.

New video montage shows gradual evolution of Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino

Monday May 15, 2017

New drone footage shows the progress that has been made on the Apple Park headquarters facility in the last year -- but there still appears to be a lot of outstanding tasks to hammer out .

'Truly international' Piazza del Liberty Apple Store in Milan, Italy opening soon

Monday May 15, 2017

On Monday, Apple declared that the Piazza del Liberty Apple Retail store in Milan, Italy that was made public with planning documents in January will be opening soon.

Review - OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock is the only game in town for FireWire 800

Sunday May 14, 2017

Vendor OWC has been supplying Mac users with upgrades for more than two decades, and the company continues that commitment with its own Thunderbolt 3 dock -- AppleInsider examines the offering.

Editorial: When Apple is 2 years behind you, put your things in order

Sunday May 14, 2017

Oh no! It seems Apple is "years behind" competitors in Virtual Reality, TV content subscriptions, self driving cars and home voice assistants. That's a clear sign the company may be studying the market like a cat about to pounce on its target, just as it did with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods. There is a solid decade of evidence that, for Apple, being behind is a competitive advantage.

Apple acquires "dark data" specialist Lattice Data for $200M

Saturday May 13, 2017

In its latest buy, Apple has paid around $200 million to acquire Lattice Data Inc., a specialist in using machine learning to process "dark data" to efficiently build structured data sets that can be analyzed.

Apple's Siri home speaker said to complement voice controls with physical touch panel

Saturday May 13, 2017

Whether it has a dynamic screen or simple buttons, Apple's anticipated Siri home speaker will likely offer physical controls with some kind of dedicated touch panel, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities revealed on Saturday.

Apple expected to reveal new 10.5-inch iPad Pro at WWDC

Saturday May 13, 2017

In addition to a rumored Siri-powered home speaker, Apple is also expected to announce a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro with a redesigned chassis at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference next month.

Sonos Playbase offers quality, Apple-connected audio in an unusual package

Saturday May 13, 2017

The Playbase is a nice option for people wanting a unified, Apple-connected home theater experience, even if it doesn't offer anything radically different from Sonos' older home theater accessory, the Playbar.

This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' delays, Apple & Amazon make up, Apple Watch 3 may get sleep tracking & more

Saturday May 13, 2017

It's increasingly looking like Apple's "iPhone 8" won't hit shelves until October or later. In some better news, however, future Apple Watches may have sleep tracking, and Apple and Amazon may finally be playing nice regarding Prime Video and the Apple TV.

FTC says antitrust suit against Qualcomm should continue, Samsung concurs

Friday May 12, 2017

Responding to Qualcomm's recent bid to dismiss a U.S. Federal Trade Commission antitrust lawsuit concerning chip licensing practices, the governmental trade body in a court filing on Friday called the company a monopoly and said the case should proceed.

Apple Inc. to distribute $3 billion in dividends as its market valuation grows $163B larger than Google

Friday May 12, 2017

On May 18th, Apple will pay its shareholders of record (as of May 15th) a quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share. Apple will pay out $3 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter, on stock that has appreciated 34.4 percent so far in 2017.

Nike adds trio of Rosche, Air Force 1 sneaker-inspired iPhone 7 cases to store

Friday May 12, 2017

Nike has added to its iPhone case lineup, with three new rugged cases based on the company's Rosche and Air Force 1 sole designs.

Tough talks may keep Apple Pay out of Germany until 'fall or winter'

Friday May 12, 2017

Apple Pay may finally arrive in Germany sometime this fall or winter, but is still facing resistance from the country's banks, according to a new report.