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2017

Sharp said to take lead role in $7 billion US manufacturing plant construction

Wednesday February 08, 2017

A long-discussed manufacturing plant, said to be built by Apple manufacturer Foxconn or its subsidiary Sharp, may break ground as soon as the summer of 2017 with Sharp at the helm, according to a new report

Four months after preview, Microsoft adds Touch Bar support to latest Office betas

Wednesday February 08, 2017

After teasing Touch Bar support for the omnipresent Office in October, Microsoft has added preliminary support for the MacBook Pro feature in its most recent build for the "slow ring" of its beta testers.

A month with Apple's AirPods: a long-term video review

Wednesday February 08, 2017

After using Apple's AirPods for more than a month, AppleInsider revisits the company's first wireless headphone device to report on battery life, design benefits and flaws, durability, performance and more. We also offer our two cents on areas that need improvement.

Must-know Siri commands for Apple's wireless AirPods

Wednesday February 08, 2017

To keep AirPods as hassle-free -- and aesthetically pleasing -- as possible, Apple opted to completely replace physical controls with Siri voice commands, a first for the company. AppleInsider compiled a few key phrases new AirPods owners should know in order to get the most out of their purchase.

Final day! Giveaway time: Enter to win a pair of Apple AirPods and avoid Apple's 6-week wait

Wednesday February 08, 2017

Ends tonight! Apple AirPods are in hot demand, but we're giving away a free pair to one lucky reader. Follow us for your chance to win a pair of Apple's wireless earphones and avoid the extended six-week wait.

See how Apple's growth in Greater China could once again top European revenue

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Apple's success in Greater China has wavered slightly over the last year, with the region now bringing in less revenue for the company than Europe, but data suggests the market has every chance of bouncing back and re-overtaking Europe's sales figures.

Apple seeks to position Metal as part of new 3D graphics standard for web

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Apple's WebKit team on Tuesday proposed a new Community Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that will focus on developing a new standard API, perhaps based on Metal, for accelerating GPU-based 3D graphics and general computation for the web.

Apple hires former head of Amazon's Fire TV unit to lead Apple TV operations

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Apple is shaking up its Apple TV operating unit with the hire of Timothy D. Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon's Fire TV team who will fill a similar role in Cupertino, a report said Tuesday.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT to feature Apple CarPlay and BeatsAudio sound system

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Adding to a slowly growing list of new cars with support for Apple's CarPlay, Dodge on Tuesday announced its 2018 Durango SRT will feature the in-car entertainment system, as well as BeatsAudio premium sound.

Apple v. Samsung remanded back to court where legal battle began

Tuesday February 07, 2017

After five years and a through America's legal system, including a sojourn to the highest court in the land, Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung is returning to where it began.

Apple VP of enterprise sales makes unexpected departure

Tuesday February 07, 2017

An Apple vice president responsible for government and enterprise sales, John Solomon, has reportedly left the company for reasons unknown.

Apple Pay now accepted by 36% of US merchants, is most common mobile payment platform

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Displacing former leader PayPal, Apple Pay is now the most commonly accepted mobile payment platform among U.S. merchants, according to newly-published survey data.

Latest estimates place holiday Apple Watch sales at 6M with $2.6B in revenue

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Apple may have sold as many as 6 million Apple Watches during the December quarter, generating as much as $2.6 billion in revenue -- and giving the company of almost 80 percent of smartwatch revenues during the period, new research suggests.

Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine talks joining Apple, intersection of tech and music

Tuesday February 07, 2017

A new interview with Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine discusses what led the executive to join the Apple Music project and the challenging times ahead for both streaming services, and the recording industry.

How to force close Apple Watch apps in watchOS 3

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Just like with any other platform, sometimes Apple Watch apps will freeze or have bugs. Thankfully, watchOS 3 includes a quick way to force-quit an app from your wrist, allowing it to start fresh.

Apple releases second developer beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4, second iOS 10.3 public beta

Tuesday February 07, 2017

After developer beta releases for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS on Monday, Apple has released a second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta for developers alongside a second beta release of iOS 10.3.

Shielding on updated LG UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 displays fixes RF interference, crashes

Tuesday February 07, 2017

The shielding applied to LG's UltraFine 5K display is effective in eliminating the radio frequency interference problem induced by Wi-Fi routers, as well as other high-power transmitters like cellular towers "blocking" the same frequency, according to AppleInsider examinations.

References to possible 2017 MacBook Pro with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs found in macOS Sierra beta code

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Examination of the beta code for macOS Sierra 10.12.4 has revealed a trio of Kaby Lake processors referenced, which has pointed to specific processor substitutions for a possible MacBook Pro refresh using Intel's new processor line.

YouTube debuts iPhone livestreams for people with over 10,000 subscribers

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Google's YouTube on Tuesday launched live streaming via its iPhone and iPad app, bringing the feature out of beta as it attempts to compete with similar streaming options available from Facebook and Twitter.

iPhone camera maker Sony introduces new optics capable of 1000fps full HD slow motion video

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Sony, a supplier of camera modules used by Apple, has unveiled a new image sensor for smartphones that has its own onboard DRAM, allowing it to capture HD video at far higher frame rates than current generation smartphones are capable of filming.