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2017

Apple investigating advanced 3D Touch technology with integrated feedback

Thursday October 19, 2017

Apple is continuing work on advanced haptic feedback technologies, with the latest development outlined in a patent application describing methods of dynamically attracting or repelling a cover glass depending on user input.

2018 Nissan Rogue comes with Apple CarPlay standard, first U.S. car with ProPilot Assist

Thursday October 19, 2017

Nissan this week announced pricing for its upcoming Rogue crossover, saying all trim levels will come standard with the NissanConnect infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.

Apple's Ahrendts in Chicago ahead of Michigan Avenue flagship opening

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts was in Chicago this week as her team makes final preparations for the grand opening of the company's latest flagship store, a huge riverside "town square" that will anchor one end of the city's North Michigan Avenue shopping district.

NAB calls for activation of iPhone FM radio feature Apple says does not exist

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Less than a month after U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai called on Apple to activate FM radio functionality in its iPhone devices, the National Association of Broadcasters on Wednesday issued a similar call to action, saying the company could easily integrate such features if it so desired.

Apple Pay may be coming to Poland and the Netherlands later this year

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Apple may be preparing a large European expansion for Apple Pay later this year, as new rumors point to Poland and the Netherlands joining a list of rollouts.

Hands-on: LandingZone's Docking Station grants plethora of USB ports to MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Wednesday October 18, 2017

LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user.

How to sync music and playlists to Apple Watch with watchOS 4 & iOS 11

Wednesday October 18, 2017

If you exercise with an Apple Watch, you'll want to load some music onto it. Thankfully with watchOS 4, Apple now lets you load multiple playlists and albums onto the wrist-worn device. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

Apple reveals secret sauce behind 'Hey Siri' detection in latest research paper

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Apple's latest contribution to its machine learning blog is a dive into how the software behind the "Hey Siri" command works, and how the company uses a neural network to convert the acoustic pattern of a voice to filter it out from the background.

Adobe splits Lightroom photo workflow software into cloud-based & 'Classic' versions

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Adobe on Wednesday revealed major changes to Lightroom CC, its professional workflow tool for photographers, spinning it off into separate cloud-based and "Classic" versions.

New video rumored to show close-up of Apple car's updated 'Project Titan' testbed

Wednesday October 18, 2017

A short video clip is said to show updated test hardware for Apple's self-driving car platform, suggesting that the company is making some progress.

Deals: 2017 13" MacBook Pro (256GB) for $1,349 ($150 off); 13" Air (256GB) for $1,099 ($100 off); Apple TV 4K (32GB) in stock

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Shoppers this week can save $150 on Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage, plus no tax outside NY and NJ. Or enjoy $100 off the 13" Air with 256GB of space. The 32GB Apple TV 4K is also shipping with free expedited delivery, while an iOS 11 development course is just $10 with our exclusive coupon.

How to personalize Siri's voice response settings in iOS 11

Wednesday October 18, 2017

There's a good chance that if you own an iPhone or an iPad, you've probably still using Siri's default voice settings -- but as AppleInsider can show, there are a few ways to personalize Siri's sound and functions in iOS 11 [now with video].

As rumors of custom Apple MacBook CPUs persist, Microsoft teases ARM Windows laptops with multi-day battery life

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Microsoft's ARM-powered laptop initiative could offer users exceptional battery life that could last for multiple days on a single charge, possibly paving the way for Apple to do the same with its more powerful A11 Bionic processor -- should it so choose.

Apple adds several US airports to Apple Maps including Chicago's O'Hare

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Apple has added the interiors of several major U.S. airports to Apple Maps, among them O'Hare International and Midway International in Chicago.

Apple Pay comes to Spain's CaixaBank, adding some 13M customers

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Spain's CaixaBank has officially added support for Apple Pay, expanding the platform's reach in the country by over 13 million people.

Apple, Predix team up for industrial gear control and monitoring, GE will standardize on iPhone and iPad

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Apple and GE have announced a partnership to deliver industrial apps designed to bring data and analytics from GE's Predix's automation platform to the iPhone and iPad -- and GE will now use iOS devices across its employee workforce.

Qualcomm CEO reiterates Apple feud comes down to IP pricing

Tuesday October 17, 2017

In an interview on Tuesday, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf commented on the chipmaker's fierce legal feud with Apple, saying that what appears to be an ever escalating international scrum is, at its core, about IP pricing.

ANZ first to offer contactless eftpos payments in Australia thanks to Apple Pay

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Electronic payment and money transfer network eftpos on Tuesday announced contactless payments, or tap to pay, compatibility with Apple Pay through cards issued by Australia and New Zealand banking group (ANZ), allowing customers the option of paying for items with their checking and savings accounts.

Apple executives receive stock incentives worth up to $31M

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Apple recently handed out restricted stock unit awards to its leadership team, with executives including SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller and others receiving 128,584 RSUs scheduled to vest through fiscal 2022.

Apple issues third macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra beta to developers

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Hot on the heels of Monday's slate of beta software releases, Apple on Tuesday issued a third beta version of macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra to developers for testing.