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2017

How to take advantage of iOS 11 privacy options for notification previews

Friday October 13, 2017

One of the nice touches of iOS 11 is the ability to exercise more control over notification previews, which also applies to all first- and third-party apps. Here's how to switch up your settings for more (or less) privacy.

Mobile Card Reader Roundup: How to transition your small business to a portable POS and save on fees

Friday October 13, 2017

As a small business owner, accepting credit cards can make or break your business. But instead of paying a fortune for a payment gateway, we're rounding up a list of the top point of sale solutions to process credit card (and in many cases Apple Pay) transactions with ease.

Use R-Play to play 'Destiny 2' and other PlayStation 4 games with MFi controllers on iPad, iPhone

Friday October 13, 2017

Bungie's "Destiny 2" isn't coming to the Mac or the iPad, but an iOS title called R-Play will allow you to take advantage of Sony's Remote Play feature to play the game on your mobile device at home or away from your console. AppleInsider tries it out, after the weekly reset.

Apple could diversify Face ID TrueDepth camera supply chain with Largan Precision

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple's iPhone camera module supplier Largan Precision is looking to enter the 3D sensor market that underpins the Face ID technology according to the CEO of the manufacturer.

Rumor: Apple considering iPhone with stylus for launch in 2019

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple engineers have reportedly been working on an iPhone that would come with a stylus, which could launch in 2019 or later if it comes to fruition.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Jony Ive, the latest from Oculus, and the idea of a foldable iPhone

Friday October 13, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about Jony Ive's interview at The New Yorker TechFest, the future of Apple, augmented reality headsets, foldable phones, Disney's push for movies on any service, and much more.

Samsung Electronics CEO announces resignation as company forecasts record profits

Friday October 13, 2017

Longtime Apple "frenemy" Samsung Electronics on Friday local time said CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun will resign from management effective March 2018. The surprise announcement comes as the South Korean tech giant forecasts record-breaking quarterly profits on the back of strong memory chip gains.

Apple Maps Transit directions go live in Taiwan

Thursday October 12, 2017

Apple this week activated Apple Maps Transit in Taiwan, offering users in the region access to travel timetables and directions integrating data from local train, bus, ferry and other public transport services.

Apple predicted to ditch Touch ID for Face ID with 2018 iPhone lineup

Thursday October 12, 2017

Apple is going all in on Face ID, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes the company will completely abandon its Touch ID capacitive fingerprint recognition system in favor of the depth-sensing technology when it introduces next year's iPhone lineup.

Garmin update could point the way for better strength training with the Apple Watch

Thursday October 12, 2017

A few weeks ago, Garmin upgraded the "Strength" activity on its Fenix 5 and Forerunner 935 watches with support for counting reps and weights -- something Apple would do well to mimic, if just partly, in a future update to the Apple Watch.

Inside Apple's ARKit and Visual Inertial Odometry, new in iOS 11

Thursday October 12, 2017

When iPhone launched ten years ago it took basic photos and no videos. Today's iOS 11 now achieves a new level of image capture with Depth, AI Vision and Machine Learning. In parallel, it hosts a new platform for Augmented Reality, which integrates what the camera sees and graphics created by the device. Here's a look at how it works.

First look: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 with cellular, GPS

Thursday October 12, 2017

On the heels of the launch of the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple has begun shipping the Nike Plus version of its wearable, LTE-connected device. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new sport-focused watch.

Apple to donate $1 million plus matched employee contributions for California wildfire relief

Thursday October 12, 2017

Apple is donating $1 million outright and matching worker donations two-to-one to support relief efforts for the wildfires scorching northern Califoria.

Apple exploring 360-degree full VR helmet concept

Thursday October 12, 2017

Apple is looking beyond augmented reality in the long run, as a new patent filing suggests the company has examined the potential of full virtual reality kits not just for product testing, but for consumers as well.

Niantic offers 'Pokemon Go' players prizes in AR photography competition

Thursday October 12, 2017

Development studio Niantic are encouraging players of the popular mobile game 'Pokemon Go' to head outside with their iPhones this fall, by holding a photography competition where the best AR photos from the game posted to Instagram can win prizes, including the Pokemon Go Plus accessory.

Apple Music execs Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre break ground on new USC academy

Thursday October 12, 2017

The founders of Beats, now executives at Apple Music, broke ground this week on a new academy named after them at the University of Southern California.

How ditching the home button on iPhone X could pave the way for a dynamic, foldable future iPhone

Thursday October 12, 2017

Moving away from the home button could allow for future iPhones to be used in a variety of different orientations -- and different physical form factors. AppleInsider explains how the absence of a physical home button on the iPhone X could set the stage for future radical design changes, amid rumors that Apple is interested in pursuing a folding iPhone.

Apple's iPhone X suppliers 'still struggling' with dot projectors for TrueDepth camera

Thursday October 12, 2017

Apple suppliers are continuing to have trouble making the 3D sensors for the TrueDepth camera in the iPhone X, and in particular the dot projector belonging to the "Romeo" transmission module, according to a Thursday report.

Tim Cook continues European tour, stops by Apple office and sustainable packaging partner

Thursday October 12, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook continues his tour of Europe, making a brief stop at Apple's offices in Sweden, and continuing to discuss the importance of ARKit to Apple with a local publication.

IKEA does second backtrack on Apple HomeKit support for Tradfri lighting

Thursday October 12, 2017

Home furnishings vendor IKEA has once again had to retract claims of Apple HomeKit support for Tradfri, its range of smartbulbs and related accessories.