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2017

Apple's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" now available for streaming on Apple Music

Tuesday August 08, 2017

As promised, Apple on Tuesday released the first episode of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" to Apple Music subscribers, the firm's second attempt at original episodic programming.

Disney to end Netflix partnership, launch own streaming services

Tuesday August 08, 2017

Disney on Tuesday said it will end its distribution agreement with Netflix effective sometime in 2019, and launch in its place a standalone streaming services for both ESPN and Disney branded content.

Shares of Apple close at all-time high of $160.08, blowing past previous record

Tuesday August 08, 2017

As hype for the "iPhone 8" continues to build, investors are buying in on Apple stock, sending shares to new record highs on Tuesday. The gains held throughout the day, allowing AAPL stock to close above the $160 mark for the first time ever.

Unreal Engine updated with preliminary support for Apple's ARKit in iOS 11

Tuesday August 08, 2017

The new version of Epic's Unreal Engine provides basic ARKit support for iOS, developed in collaboration with Peter Jackson's Wingnut AR.

US International Trade Commission to investigate Qualcomm patent charges against Apple

Tuesday August 08, 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday agreed to look into Qualcomm allegations that the iPhone 7 -- and other Apple devices -- violate its patents, a small part of a wider legal battle between the two companies.

Amazon expected to counter Apple's AirPlay 2 with Echo-based whole-home audio

Tuesday August 08, 2017

In a potential shot at Apple's AirPlay 2 as well as speaker maker Sonos, Amazon is rumored to be preparing its own multi-speaker, multi-room music technology, which could come to existing Echo devices via a software update.

Apple issues fourth public betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11, & macOS High Sierra

Tuesday August 08, 2017

Hot on the heels of a fifth developer release, Apple on Tuesday issued a fourth public beta of iOS 11, available to anyone with a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Also out are fourth public betas of tvOS 11 for the Apple TV, and macOS High Sierra.

'iPhone 8' to enter mass production in mid-Sept., launch alongside 'iPhone 7s,' come in 3 colors

Tuesday August 08, 2017

Rumors about an "iPhone 8" delay may have been unfounded, as analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities indicated on Tuesday that the flagship handset will launch on the same day as the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus" -- albeit in limited quantities and styles.

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Tuesday August 08, 2017

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Tile unveils new Pro Series Sport and Style iPhone-connected Bluetooth trackers

Tuesday August 08, 2017

Tile has added a pair of new Bluetooth trackers to its product line, in the new Tile Sport and Tile Style.

Photos show alleged cover glass, sensor notch for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

Tuesday August 08, 2017

As Apple's "iPhone 8" enters the home stretch, new images published on Tuesday are said to depict the device's cover glass, apparently backing leaks about the device's edge-to-edge OLED display.

Head of Indian telecoms regulator says Apple dragging its heels on government 'do not disturb' app

Tuesday August 08, 2017

Apple is being "anti-consumer" and engaging in "data colonization" by so far refusing to approve an official government "do not disturb" app for the iPhone, according to the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

How to automate your home with Apple's HomeKit, with or without an iPad or Apple TV

Tuesday August 08, 2017

Apple's HomeKit allows users to control compatible hardware with an iPhone -- but expanded control from outside the home requires either an Apple TV of some flavor, or an iPad. AppleInsider explains the use cases, and what you need to get started.

Developer hacks tvOS Simulator to run clean 4K, resolution likely limited to 2017 Apple TV

Tuesday August 08, 2017

Images published on Tuesday show Apple's tvOS Simulator hacked to run at 4K resolution, suggesting that Apple likely has little interface work to do to support a fifth-generation Apple TV believed to be coming this fall.

Internet thirsty for rumors sees 'iPhone 8' mirage in generic smartphone case

Tuesday August 08, 2017

Silly season is officially in full swing. On Monday, blogs lit up when Evan Blass, known for his accurate smartphone hardware leaks, joined the "iPhone 8" rumor fray by posting an image of a digitally rendered device enshrouded in what appears to be an Urban Armor Gear case. Rumor mongers are interpreting the "leak" to mean case makers are betting on designs that show off iPhone's entire screen...just like every smartphone case ever made.

AT&T strikes deal to bring CBS networks, Showtime to DirecTV Now

Monday August 07, 2017

AT&T on Monday announced a new deal with CBS that will bring streaming and on-demand content from a number of popular networks to DirecTV Now, including CBS News, CBS Sports Network, The CW, Pop and Showtime.

'iPhone 8' rumor roundup: X-ray shows wireless charging coil, new color option, HomePod leak & more

Monday August 07, 2017

An image supposedly leaked from Foxconn appears to show a wireless charging coil, stacked logic board and other components rumored for inclusion in Apple's "iPhone 8." Other recent leaks and news point to new color options, facial recognition features, potential OLED constraints and more.

US court puts Personal Audio's 'podcasting patent' to bed

Monday August 07, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed a Patent and Trademark Office finding to invalidate a notorious "podcasting patent" that "patent troll" Personal Audio used in lawsuits against big-name podcasters.

France and Germany seek to plug tax loopholes exploited by Apple, other tech firms

Monday August 07, 2017

France is working with Germany on European Union reforms aimed at plugging loopholes U.S. technology companies like Apple use to minimize taxes, tactics that give foreign entities a leg up on local competition.

'Carpool Karaoke' showrunners discuss series ahead of Apple Music debut

Monday August 07, 2017

In a new interview published on Monday, the minds behind "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" talk about the bit's breakout success, transforming the segment into a full-fledged TV series and why Apple Music was the right fit.