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2017

Comparison: iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8 video quality

Friday December 01, 2017

Apple's iPhones have been compared to Samsung flagships for a long time, and there's usually a lot of talk around camera quality. We already compared the quality of still photos between the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8, so let's take a look at video.

Updating to latest macOS 10.13.1 disables Apple's 'root' bug patch

Friday December 01, 2017

It appears Apple's quick fix for the recently discovered root user bug can be disabled by upgrading to macOS 10.13.1 from a previous version of the operating system, meaning users who do so are unwittingly reintroducing the glaring security hole.

Apple retail workers help save Barred Owl that flew into Portland store window

Friday December 01, 2017

Employees at Apple Pioneer Place in Portland, Ore., arrived at work early one November morning to a surprising scene: a Barred Owl, a rare sight in the city, dazed and standing atilt next to the store's two-story glass facade.

Apple reminds developers Mac apps must support 64-bit in 2018

Friday December 01, 2017

Come January 2018, new apps submitted to the Mac App Store must include 64-bit support as Apple progresses away from less efficient 32-bit code, while existing apps have until June of next year to include the same.

New Apple Watch Series 3 ads put spotlight on cellular & fitness

Friday December 01, 2017

Apple on Friday debuted four new video ads for the Apple Watch Series 3, driving home the wearable's fitness focus and LTE support -- as well its potential as a Christmas gift.

Apple makes available sixth developer betas of iOS 11.2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2

Friday December 01, 2017

Three days after the last release, Apple has issued the sixth beta releases of iOS 11.2 in conjunction with the sixth macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta now including a fix for the Root account generation exploit.

Spotify runs $99 annual subscription promo to challenge Apple Music

Friday December 01, 2017

Spotify on Friday launched a promotion offering 12 months of Premium streaming for $99 -- a little over $20 less than the music service would normally cost going month-to-month.

How to force-quit troublesome Apple Watch apps in watchOS 4

Friday December 01, 2017

Although Apple Watch apps tend to be well-behaved, there is a way of force-quitting unruly ones if they freeze or fail to refresh data. The process is fairly simple.

Roundup: The best deals on UHD TVs to pair with your Apple TV 4K

Friday December 01, 2017

If you've recently acquired an Apple TV 4K but cannot take advantage of the higher resolution or HDR content on your current television, it's likely that you're in the market for a new Ultra HD screen. AppleInsider has compiled a list of LED, OLED, and QLED televisions currently on sale that could help improve your viewing experience.

New Lego AR-Studio app revisits augmented reality, uses ARKit to supplement physical sets

Friday December 01, 2017

Lego is on the verge of rolling out another augmented reality app for iOS, with this one fulfilling ARKit-related promises made at WWDC in conjunction with a few sets -- and more likely to come.

Questionable rumor claims Apple 'considering' 2018 update to budget 9.7-inch iPad

Friday December 01, 2017

Apple is allegedly considering a new, even cheaper "budget" iPad in 2018, priced around $259 while still retaining a 9.7-inch screen like the current $329 model, but there are reasons to believe it will simply be a price cut rather than new hardware.

AppleInsider podcast talks Apple's new Brooklyn store, macOS root security flaw, Amazon's inroads

Friday December 01, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil talks about his tour of the new downtown Brooklyn Apple store, and some of the details that make it different than stores of the past, while he and Victor also tackle the root user security bug in macOS High Sierra, and Amazon's efforts in video and voice.

iPhone X delivery times fall to within one week in US

Thursday November 30, 2017

After a rocky start marked by a quick initial sellout and lingering supply issues, Apple is quickly catching up with iPhone X demand, with current U.S. delivery estimates pegging ship times at six business days.

Camera comparison: Apple's iPhone X vs. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8

Thursday November 30, 2017

Both Apple's iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 feature dual-lens rear cameras, but which one takes better photos? AppleInsider puts the two flagship smartphones to the test.

Apple's next NeXT: how buying Beats launched a sneak attack on the future of sound

Thursday November 30, 2017

When Apple announced it was acquiring Beats in 2014, lots of critics scoffed and some even suggested the purchase was evidence that Tim Cook was just grasping at straws, with a good measure of racist-tinged denigration of the value of the LA-based music firm on the side. Why was the most valuable, competent and profitable tech company on earth prepared to spend $3 billion--by far the most it had ever paid in an acquisition--to get Beats?

Qualcomm brandishes Palm patents against Apple, seeks ITC ban on iPhone 8 and iPhone X

Thursday November 30, 2017

Qualcomm on Wednesday continued its legal assault against Apple with a pair of filings alleging infringement of in-house and purchased patents, including intellectual property developed by defunct portable device maker Palm.

SiriusXM comes to Apple CarPlay for easier control

Thursday November 30, 2017

Satellite radio service SiriusXM has updated its iOS app with support for CarPlay, offering an alternative to native dash interfaces, aftermarket receivers, or simply mounting an iPhone.

Google Maps app updated to fill iPhone X edge-to-edge OLED display

Thursday November 30, 2017

One of the most popular applications on the iOS App Store now takes advantage of the edge-to-edge OLED display on the iPhone X, as Google Maps has been updated to accommodate Apple's flagship handset.

Taylor Swift's 'reputation' arrives on Apple Music, Spotify in international markets

Thursday November 30, 2017

Taylor Swift's new album "reputation" has appeared on Apple Music and Spotify internationally, nearly three weeks after release -- with a U.S. release likely imminent.

First look: Apple's downtown Brooklyn store has custom floors, ceiling to dampen bustling city distractions

Thursday November 30, 2017

New York City is not known for its peace and quiet, and downtown Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal offers plenty of commotion both above and below ground. It's for that reason that Apple's latest flagship retail store was designed to minimize those distractions, with custom made floors and ceilings that dampen street noise and even cut down on ground vibrations.