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2017

Inside iOS 11: Quick screen recording comes to Control Center

Tuesday June 06, 2017

A potentially handy feature discovered in Apple's iOS 11 developer beta is native screen recording support, invoked through a command in the overhauled Control Center interface.

iPad Pro Smart Connector accessory lineup grows with new Logitech Slim Combo keyboards

Tuesday June 06, 2017

The number of accessories compatible with Apple's Smart Connector for iPad Pro continues to grow -- albeit very slowly -- with two new keyboards this week from Logitech for both tablet sizes.

New 5K iMac GPU configurations at least double best performance of MacBook Pro

Tuesday June 06, 2017

As with the initial Radeon Pro release with the 2016 MacBook Pro, Apple hasn't provided that much detail on the same family of GPUs used in the new iMacs -- but AMD has shed some light on the new processors, showing a radical improvement over the predecessors.

Inside iOS 11: Apple's Photos app gains native support for animated GIFs

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Apple's upcoming iOS 11 will add support for viewing animated GIFs in the native Photos app, and it will also automatically sort them into a dedicated folder of animated images, making it even easier to find the pictures you are looking for.

Belkin ships $349 Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD, with dual 4K support

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Belkin's Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD is now available, and in addition to the ports on it, the dock provides 85W of power to 15-inch MacBook Pro owners for charging.

Apple eGPU dev kit requires external monitor, nothing unique about graphics card or enclosure

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Apple has started taking orders for its external GPU developer's kit for examination with macOS High Sierra, but the Apple software available to the wider user base until spring 2018, as released still has major caveats, and mandates an external monitor or VR kit for use.

Apple's Tim Cook says company aiding in UK terrorism investigations

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Apple is helping the U.K. government in its investigations of recent terrorist attacks, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a TV interview, adding that the company's preference for encryption doesn't mean it lacks information it can share with authorities.

AirPlay 2 on existing speakers requires firmware update, raising questions for Apple's AirPort Express

Tuesday June 06, 2017

This week's announcement of AirPlay 2 came with a caveat: Old hardware will need a firmware update, at the very least, to work with the new protocol. With Apple said to have ceased development on its router products, it's possible that AirPort Express owners using AirPlay could be left in the dust.

Apple cuts 2TB iCloud plan to $9.99, Family Sharing access expands in iOS 11 & High Sierra

Tuesday June 06, 2017

As part of an array of updates and refreshes, Apple has also updated its iCloud data plan pricing, with a 2-terabyte plan now selling for $9.99 a month, and the old 1-terabyte plan no longer available.

Apple's first iOS 11 beta signals beginning of end for tens of thousands of 32-bit apps

Tuesday June 06, 2017

When iOS 11 launches later this year, it won't support legacy 32-bit apps, giving users and developers a few months to prepare for the upcoming change, estimated to affect up to 187,000 applications.

Apple's MacBook refresh buys time for bigger changes

Monday June 05, 2017

Overshadowed by new hardware "sneak peeks" and software news, Apple on Monday updated its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineups with Intel Kaby Lake processors, while giving the MacBook Air a minor speed boost.

With eGPU and virtual reality support in High Sierra, Valve launches SteamVR for macOS

Monday June 05, 2017

Alongside the debut of the first macOS High Sierra beta on Monday, Valve launched its own first beta of SteamVR for the Mac, giving early testers the ability to sample virtual reality experiences on compatible Macs.

Apple, other tech companies pledge to continue efforts to meet Paris climate accord

Monday June 05, 2017

Following President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw America from the Paris climate accords, Apple and other major U.S. brands on Monday pledged support for an alternate environmental initiative called the "We Are Still In" campaign.

First Listen: HomePod is Apple's AirPods, enhanced for your house

Monday June 05, 2017

Apple's HomePod aims to further expand Siri assistance outside of iOS devices, Apple Watch, Macs, the Apple TV Remote and AirPods into the same sort of "always ready" home experience delivered by Amazon's Echo, even as it upgrades audio reproduction quality in the emerging "smart speaker" segment into the realm of affordable luxury.

Apple drops Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Vimeo integration in iOS 11

Monday June 05, 2017

Though Apple introduced a multitude of features with iOS 11, the company also removed core functionality from the next-generation mobile operating system, namely system-level integration with certain social media services.

Apple releases first iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 betas to developers

Monday June 05, 2017

As scheduled, Apple on Monday released the first beta versions of its next-generation operating systems -- iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 -- to developers for testing.

Apple slips wireless Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad onto online store [u]

Monday June 05, 2017

Amid new Macs and iPads shown off at WWDC 2017, Apple on Monday also quietly released the wireless Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, available for $129.

Apple expands AppleCare+ to cover Mac users for accidental damage

Monday June 05, 2017

Apple has expanded its AppleCare+ extended warranty service to cover the Mac range, with the quiet update expanding the warranty period for Mac users to three years, as well as covering two incidents of accidental damage to both the desktop Mac and MacBook product families.

First look: Apple's powerful iMac Pro

Monday June 05, 2017

Apple at WWDC 2017 offered a sneak peek of its upcoming iMac Pro, an all-in-one desktop packed with cutting edge components -- and a sexy Space Gray finish -- worthy of imaging professionals.

First look: Apple's new 10.5" iPad Pro

Monday June 05, 2017

Apple introduced a completely new iPad form factor with the 10.5-inch iPad Pro on Monday, promising users a bigger, better display and top-tier internal hardware stuffed into a svelte chassis comparable to the outgoing 9.7-inch version.