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2017

Video: Apple TV 4K and the SteelSeries Nimbus controller brings tvOS gaming back to life

Friday October 06, 2017

The new Apple TV 4K is now available and thanks to an ultra-powerful A10X Fusion CPU, it can output beautiful images with both High Dynamic Range and 4K resolution. Though Apple is touting higher quality movies and video with 4K HDR support, the new processor promises huge potential in terms of gaming.

AOL Instant Messenger to shut down permanently on Dec. 15

Friday October 06, 2017

AOL Instant Messenger -- better known as AIM, and once a staple of the online world -- will close down on Dec. 15 this year, according to Verizon's Oath, which controls the AOL brand.

iPhone X TrueDepth supply issues likely to clear up in early 2018, 'super cycle' still coming

Friday October 06, 2017

KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo sees the TrueDepth camera and Face ID as the real driving force behind a "super cycle" for the iPhone, with it ultimately growing iPhone sales for the entirety of fiscal year 2018.

App Store, Apple Music, iTunes & other services hit by ongoing network issues [u]

Friday October 06, 2017

A host of public- and developer-facing Apple online services -- including flagships like the App Store, the iTunes Store, Apple Music, and the Mac App Store -- were encountering unspecified difficulties, according to the company's system status trackers.

Pixelmator 3.7 for macOS fully compatible with High Sierra, launchable from Photos app

Friday October 06, 2017

Image editing app Pixelmator has been updated with full compatibility for macOS High Sierra, with version 3.7 'Mount Whitney' of the app also adding support for HEIF files and more integration with the Photos app, along with a number of other performance improvements and bug fixes.

Apple shows off vampires, fairies, & other new emoji coming in next week's iOS 11.1 betas

Friday October 06, 2017

Apple on Friday took the unusual approach of revealing some of the emoji coming to next week's public and developer betas of iOS 11.1, as well as upcoming versions of macOS and watchOS.

AppleInsider Podcast discusses the idea of an ARM powered MacBook, the latest from Google, and MicroLED rumors

Friday October 06, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the possibility of an ARM CPU in a Macbook, Google's new devices, and more.

Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac gains APFS, HEVC, VR support in update

Thursday October 05, 2017

Virtualization solution Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac was updated on Thursday to take full advantage of hardware and software technologies supported by macOS 10.13 High Sierra, including the Apple File System and HEVC codec.

Facebook testing Workplace Chat apps app for Mac and PC

Thursday October 05, 2017

Social networking monolith Facebook quietly launched beta versions of dedicated Facebook Workplace Chat apps for Mac and PC that incorporate screen sharing, as well as the usual list of basic chat client features.

Zillow to offer easy 3D house tour creation, viewing with new iPhone app

Thursday October 05, 2017

House hunting app Zillow is working on a new iOS app that will allow real estate professionals and homeowners to easily create 3D house tours using an iPhone, media designed to expedite house rentals and purchases.

'Carpool Karaoke' episode with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington to air on Facebook next week

Thursday October 05, 2017

Earlier this year, rock band Linkin Park shot an episode of Apple's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" due to debut on Apple Music, though a release date was postponed indefinitely after the unexpected death of lead singer Chester Bennington. On Thursday, the band announced the installment will air next week.

Apple allowed Uber use of API to record iPhone screens, feature to be removed

Thursday October 05, 2017

Security researchers recently discovered Uber's app leveraged a powerful API to record users' iPhone screens in a bid to improve interoperability with its Apple Watch app, a permission only Apple could grant.

Hands-on: Fighting the Empire with our iPhone and Sphero's 'Star Wars' BB-8, R2-D2, and BB-9E droids

Thursday October 05, 2017

Disney now owns LucasFilm, and with that the "Star Wars" franchise. Part and parcel of that is merchandise, with Sphero cranking out four models of app-controlled droids in time for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" -- and AppleInsider has three of them.

Facebook flips switch on Apple Music song sharing through Messenger extension

Thursday October 05, 2017

Facebook is now letting users share tracks from Apple Music via a Messenger chat extension, which could help increase the service's exposure.

Apple posts trailer for 'Bang! The Bert Berns Story,' coming to Apple Music Oct. 24

Thursday October 05, 2017

Apple on Thursday released a trailer for "Bang! The Bert Berns Story," a documentary streamingly exclusively on Apple Music starting Oct. 24.

Video: How Apple's 'Slow Sync' flash for iPhone 8 and iPhone X makes pictures better than ever

Thursday October 05, 2017

The iPhone 8 and iPhone X boast a new feature dubbed "Slow Sync" flash that improves picture quality when relying on the camera flash. AppleInsider shows you how it works in our latest video, covering everything from exposure to slow shutter speeds, and how flash freezes the image.

Apple and the future of photography in Depth: part 2, iPhone X

Thursday October 05, 2017

When iPhone launched ten years ago it took basic photos and no videos. Apple has since rapidly advanced its capabilities in mobile photography to the point where iPhone is now globally famous for its billboard-sized artwork and has been used to shoot feature length films for cinematic release. iOS 11 now achieves a new level of image capture with Depth. Here's a look at the future of photos, focusing on new features in the upcoming iPhone X.

US Justice Department says Supreme Court should deny Samsung request for Apple v. Samsung review

Thursday October 05, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday issued a recommendation against the Supreme Court reviewing a 2014 court verdict, which at the time awarded Apple almost $120 million for patent infringement by Samsung.

Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update with bug fixes for Adobe InDesign, Mail

Thursday October 05, 2017

Apple on Thursday issued a supplemental update for its macOS High Sierra operating system, squashing a password hint bug in Disk Utility, a few more minor bugs and improving the update's installer. The changes were so minor, it didn't even warrant a point-zero-one distinction.

Netflix 4K streamers about to see a $2 increase to $13.99 per month

Thursday October 05, 2017

Video streaming giant Netflix is raising its prices for its upper-two pricing tiers, after a long period without a fee increase to cover the company's expanding production stable, and to enhance the service as a whole.