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2017

How to configure the fourth-generation Apple TV as a HomeKit Hub

Tuesday January 10, 2017

A HomeKit installation needs an always-on hub to allow you to control your compatible appliances from outside the home -- AppleInsider shows you how to configure the Apple TV to act as the hub of the system.

Verizon plans purge of 200GB+ bandwidth hogging unlimited data users

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Verizon Wireless will force unlimited data subscribers who use over 200 gigabytes of bandwidth per month to change their plan to one with a data cap, or face having their wireless service disconnected.

Apple again named Greenpeace's most environmentally-friendly company

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Activist group Greenpeace has deemed Apple the world's most environmentally-friendly technology platform company for a third consecutive year, ranking it highly even next to fellow "A" grade firms Google and Facebook.

Apple patent paves way for iPhone with full-face display, HUD windows

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent detailing technology that allows for ear speakers, cameras and even a heads-up display to hide behind an edge-to-edge screen, a design rumored to debut in a next-generation iPhone later this year.

Apple to forge 'iPhone 8' chassis from stainless steel, report says

Tuesday January 10, 2017

A rumor out of East Asia on Tuesday suggests Apple might ditch aluminum for forged stainless steel in crafting its next-generation iPhone, lending credence to predictions of an "iPhone 8" with "glass sandwich" design.

Apple plans Milan flagship store at historic Piazza del Liberty

Monday January 09, 2017

Apple is planning to build a new underground flagship retail store in Milan's historic Piazza del Liberty, or Liberty Square, that will involve the construction of an outdoor amphitheater and stunning water features.

Apple to produce data center cabinets at defunct GT Advanced sapphire plant

Monday January 09, 2017

Apple is repurposing GT Advanced's former sapphire plant in Mesa, Ariz., to produce cabinets for its other data centers, according to a notice published by the U.S. government on Monday.

Rumor: Apple working with Carl Zeiss on AR glasses to debut in 2018

Monday January 09, 2017

Rumors of Apple's intent to enter the augmented reality hardware space gained traction on Monday, as a report from AR/VR evangelist Robert Scoble claims the company is partnering with optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss on a pair of lightweight glasses.

Which Apple W1-equipped headphones are right for you?

Monday January 09, 2017

In the past few months Apple has launched several new Bluetooth headphones -- mostly under the Beats brand -- with its proprietary W1 chip, enabling better connections and easier pairing with Apple devices. Which model you should buy, if any, will depend not just on your budget, but how you intend to use them.

Uber Movement offers city planners access to anonymized ride data

Monday January 09, 2017

Uber is giving urban planners and researchers the ability to look into some of the data generated by its ridesharing app, allowing cities to monitor and improve upon existing infrastructure.

More Apple Music Carpool Karaoke details surface; Metallica, Alicia Keys hosting two episodes

Monday January 09, 2017

The Carpool Karaoke segment introduced to the U.S. on The Late Late Show With James Corden will appear exclusively on Apple Music, and will feature Metallica, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Ariana Grande in four of sixteen contracted episodes.

Apple pulls app for finding lost AirPods from App Store

Monday January 09, 2017

Finder for AirPods, an app designed to assist owners of Apple's AirPods in finding their audio accessory if it has been misplaced, was taken down from the App Store just a few days after it launched.

Hands-on: Withings Home Plus Video & Air Quality Monitor with Apple HomeKit support

Monday January 09, 2017

While a number of HomeKit-connected cameras were showcased at CES last week, Withings goes a step beyond just video, integrating an air quality monitor into its offering as well.

Apple issues new developer betas of iOS 10.2.1, macOS 10.12.3, watchOS 3.1.3, tvOS 10.1.1

Monday January 09, 2017

Apple on Monday pushed out a four-pack of new beta releases for all of its major platforms -- all of which are expected to be minor updates to squash bugs and improve security.

Debunking retail rumors, Apple says its stores are equipped to repair new MacBook Pros

Monday January 09, 2017

Reports claiming Apple Stores can't repair the 2016 MacBook Pro because of a lack of diagnostic tools are false, as AppleInsider has been told that stores are fully equipped and trained to perform all required diagnostics and repairs necessary.

Facebook plots mid-video ads in bid to take on YouTube

Monday January 09, 2017

Facebook is reportedly preparing to test "mid-roll" advertising spots in non-live videos, in a move that would finally allowing video publishers to make serious revenue -- if potentially at the expense of turning off some viewers.

Deals: $150 off 2016 15" MacBook Pro; $50-$100 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 9.7" iPad Pro for $499

Monday January 09, 2017

Shoppers looking to pick up a brand-new 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar can save $150 on the high-end model in Silver ($2,649.99 after discount). Or save $50-$100 on 2016 12" MacBooks with no tax outside NY. Apple's 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only) is also $100 off at Amazon.

Phil Schiller discusses iPhone's impact on Apple, 10 years after launch

Monday January 09, 2017

On the 10th anniversary of the iPhone's unveiling, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller reminisced on the past decade, talking about what the iPhone means to the company, how it has changed Apple over time, and the marks the device has made on the entire world.

Apple executives, India officials to talk local manufacturing, retail store this month

Monday January 09, 2017

An Apple team is reportedly scheduled to meet with senior Indian government officials on Jan. 25 in order to discuss demands for setting up manufacturing in the country, which could potentially pave the way for local Apple stores and more competitive pricing.

FTC sues D-Link for failure to secure webcams, routers from online attacks

Monday January 09, 2017

D-Link is under fire from the Federal Trade Commission for not doing enough to secure its products, including connected home devices -- a threat Apple has countered via secure authentication chips in HomeKit-certified hardware.