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2018

HomePod ad directed by Spike Jonze wins industry award

Thursday June 14, 2018

Apple's innovative advertisements continue to rack up industry accolades, as the company's HomePod short film, directed by Spike Jonze, this week claimed top honors at the Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show.

iWork apps updated with new audio features and Smart Annotation enhancements

Thursday June 14, 2018

Apple on Thursday issued updates to all three members of its iWork suite -- Pages, Keynote, Numbers -- on both Mac and iOS, bringing a slew of new features and enhancements including native audio recording, editing and playback capabilities.

AT&T completes $85B acquisition of Time Warner

Thursday June 14, 2018

Two days after a federal judge found AT&T's proposed purchase of Time Warner does not violate antitrust laws, the telecom on Thursday finalized the $85 billion acquisition to create one of the largest media conglomerates in the world.

Apple's TV app enables live sports, news coverage in Canada

Thursday June 14, 2018

Apple this week flipped the switch on live sports and news sections in its TV app for Canadian iPhone, iPad and Apple TV owners, granting users access to coverage of the FIFA World Cup and other popular programming.

Grayshift claims it defeated Apple's forthcoming 'USB Restricted Mode' security feature

Thursday June 14, 2018

Grayshift, the digital forensics firm that markets the GrayKey iPhone unlocking tool, says it already has a workaround for Apple's upcoming "USB Restricted Mode," an iOS 12 security feature that effectively disables hardwired USB data connections bid to protect user information.

What movie studio consolidation means for Apple's media ambitions

Thursday June 14, 2018

With AT&T's Time Warner purchase approved and Disney and Comcast bidding for Fox, a wave is underway of movie studios changing hands. And Apple might get in on the game too.

Apple looking beyond just TV with push for animated feature film

Thursday June 14, 2018

In a break from its other original video efforts, Apple is reportedly angling for the rights to an animated feature film, which could be seen in theaters.

Here are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

Thursday June 14, 2018

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple's platforms, allowing audio to be played on multiple devices simultaneously. Here's a list of the compatible speakers and receivers promised so far, and where available, the dates AirPlay 2 support is expected. [Updated June 15]

First details emerge about new batch of Intel processor security flaws [u]

Thursday June 14, 2018

Details of the first of the second wave of Spectre-style vulnerabilities in Intel processors has been published earlier than expected, with the "LazyFP" vulnerability potentially allowing an attacker to access sensitive data, such as cryptographic keys.

How to toggle Dark Mode with a keyboard shortcut or the Touch Bar

Thursday June 14, 2018

Apple's macOS Mojave is coming this Fall, and it's bringing Dark Mode, a feature that users have requested for years. AppleInsider shares one way to make it easier to turn Dark Mode on and off, without needing to enter System Preferences every time.

Future Mac or iPad screens could be used as a smart mirror

Thursday June 14, 2018

Apple is considering the possibility of producing devices that have a screen with adjustable reflectiveness, one that could potentially switch between displaying information to the user and acting as a mirror.

Lowest prices anywhere: Apple Watch Series 1 for $149; $249 iPads; $400 off loaded 15" MacBook Pro

Thursday June 14, 2018

Apple authorized resellers have launched fresh discounts on budget-friendly iPads and Apple Watches with Series 1 devices starting at just $149 (up to 40% off) while supplies last. A loaded 15" MacBook Pro is also $400 off exclusively for AI readers with coupon.

iPhone 3GS returns to life with South Korean carrier

Thursday June 14, 2018

In an unusual move, a South Korean company is planning to resell units of Apple's nine-year-old iPhone 3GS -- new and unused in original packaging.

Valve not giving up, rolls out new Steam Link beta for iOS, Apple TV

Thursday June 14, 2018

Valve Software is having another go at bringing the Steam Link game-streaming app to iOS and tvOS following Apple's public refusal to list the app in the App Store.

iPhone X burst mode, slo-mo featured in new Apple photography tutorials

Thursday June 14, 2018

Apple is capitalizing on the popularity of the Fifa World Cup tournament to teach iPhone X owners how to use advanced features of the smartphone's camera.

Apple in talks to open first Israeli store in country's tallest building, report says

Thursday June 14, 2018

Apple is reportedly in talks with an Israeli retail property group to bring its company-owned brick-and-mortar stores to the country, the latest in an effort to open consumer hubs in the world's major metropolitan centers.

Apple confirms iOS 12's 'USB Restricted Mode' will thwart police, criminal access [u]

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Apple in a statement to AppleInsider on Wednesday said iOS 12's incarnation of "USB Restricted Mode" will thwart criminals, and enhance user's privacy.

How to watermark PDFs and images using Quick Actions in macOS Mojave

Wednesday June 13, 2018

When Apple revealed macOS Mojave at WWDC 2018 last week, the company briefly teased a new ability that allows Mac users to quickly add watermarks to multiple pages within a PDF file, or a batch of images, using the new operating system's Quick Actions feature. Check out how it works before Mojave sees release this fall.

Apple rolls out second developer beta for watchOS 4.3.2

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Apple has made available the second beta of watchOS 4.3.2 to developers for testing, two days after the company released the second betas for iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, and macOS 10.13.6.

Here are all the big changes to Apple Maps in 2017 and 2018

Wednesday June 13, 2018

In a bid to beat Google, Apple is continually updating Apple Maps, bringing in new features and expanding coverage. Here's what the company's been adding over the last year, current through June 20, 2018.