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2017

Apple's TV app adds live 'Sports' section for iOS 11.2, tvOS 11.2 testers

Wednesday November 29, 2017

In a preview of a new feature expected to come to all users in December, beta builds of iOS and tvOS have added a live "Sports" section, making it easier to find streaming content.

Apple issues macOS High Sierra update to fix password-less root vulnerability

Wednesday November 29, 2017

Apple on Wednesday released a special security update for macOS High Sierra, solving a recently uncovered flaw which would let people gain root access without entering a password.

New Apple countersuit targets Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors

Wednesday November 29, 2017

Further escalating the legal war between the two companies, Apple on Wednesday launched a U.S. countersuit against Qualcomm, charging that the latter's Snapdragon processors -- found in many Android phones -- are in violation of at least eight patents.

Essential's Andy Rubin takes leave of absence after 'inappropriate relationship' allegations follow from Google

Wednesday November 29, 2017

Essential head and former Android chief Andy Rubin is taking a "leave of absence" after allegations of an "inappropriate relationship" at Google have resurfaced.

iHeartRadio adds podcasts to app for Apple CarPlay

Wednesday November 29, 2017

Drivers with a CarPlay-compatible vehicle have a new option for listening to podcasts, thanks to an update to the iHeartRadio app for the iPhone.

Pixelmator Pro debuts with powerful image editing tools, machine learning tech

Wednesday November 29, 2017

The developers behind popular image editing app Pixelmator on Tuesday released Pixelmator Pro for Mac, a new title that takes advantage of Apple APIs like Metal 2 and Core Image to deliver GPU-powered tools, machine learning features and more.

Last call! B&H's Cyber Week sale offers up to $800 off 15" MacBook Pros; 13" from $1,199; $100 to $200 off 27" iMac 5Ks; $150 off 10.5" iPad Pro

Wednesday November 29, 2017

Time is running out to snap up Cyber Week deals at B&H, with many offers ending tonight at 11:59 p.m. ET. Save $800 on Apple's top of the line 2016 15" MacBook Pro with 1TB of storage and Radeon 460 graphics. Mid 2017 12" MacBooks and 13" Pros are $100 to $150 off, while 27" iMac 5Ks are up to $200 off. All with no tax collected outside NY & NJ.

Watch: Face ID and Touch ID compared

Tuesday November 28, 2017

With the introduction of the iPhone X and Face ID, some are concerned that Apple's new biometric system is not as secure or easy to use as the legacy fingerprint-based Touch ID. AppleInsider digs deeper to explain why you shouldn't fear facing the future.

Apple seemingly culls games hyping Philippines drug war from App Store

Tuesday November 28, 2017

Apple appears to have pulled from its App Store a number of games depicting the extrajudicial killing of drug users by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and national police chief Ronaldo "Bato" dela Rosa after activists demanded the company remove the titles for breaching App Store guidelines.

Apple says fix incoming for macOS High Sierra root access bug

Tuesday November 28, 2017

Following revelations that a serious bug in macOS High Sierra allows anyone root access to Macs running Apple's latest operating system, the company on Tuesday said it is working on a fix that will be pushed out in a coming software update.

Major vulnerability in Apple's macOS provides System Administrator access with few instructions [u]

Tuesday November 28, 2017

A new security flaw in macOS High Sierra has been discovered by researchers -- one that can grant users access to the system administrator account on a target machine, enabling access to the account without requiring a password.

Apple rumored to be using Arizona proving grounds to test self-driving cars

Tuesday November 28, 2017

Apple may be leasing former Fiat Chrysler proving grounds in Surprise, Ariz. to test its self-driving car platform in a range of different conditions, according to a report.

After Apple's HomePod delay, Amazon touts budget Echo Dot as best selling Black Friday purchase

Tuesday November 28, 2017

Just days after Apple delayed its HomePod speaker and personal assistant into 2018, Amazon's low-priced Echo Dot was the company's top seller over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, giving the online retailer an even greater lead over rivals in the home speaker market.

Apple schedules annual iTunes Connect downtime for Dec. 23 to 27

Tuesday November 28, 2017

iTunes Connect -- the portal through which developers submit and manage content for the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store -- will this year see its holiday downtime for app submissions run between Dec. 23 and 27.

Adobe demonstrates future Photoshop tool that uses machine learning to select image subjects

Tuesday November 28, 2017

Adobe has teased one of the AI-based features coming to Photoshop in the future, with the 'Select Subject' function simplifying the selection of an object, person, or animal in a scene, using machine learning to determine what is likely to be the main focus of an image.

Fifth developer beta releases of iOS 11.2, tvOS 11.2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 available

Tuesday November 28, 2017

After a break for Thanksgiving, Apple has issued new builds of iOS 11.2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2 to developers.

Last chance: here are the best Apple deals still available from Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Tuesday November 28, 2017

Cyber Monday has come and gone, and with it, some great flash deals and many stock-outs. But dozens of killer offers still remain this Cyber Week, such as exclusive savings on 2017 MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, and iMac 5Ks.

SoftBank offers to acquire Uber shares at 30% discount, devaluing company by $20B

Tuesday November 28, 2017

A group of investors led by Japan's SoftBank has reportedly made an offer to buy shares of ride-hailing service Uber, but the tender offer values the firm at a 30 percent discount, with the proposed price per share effectively knocking $20 billion off the value of the company.

Apple offers temporary workaround for iOS 11 bug autocorrecting 'it' to 'I.T'

Tuesday November 28, 2017

Apple is currently coping with hundreds of complaints about an autocorrect bug in iOS 11, causing the word "it" to be autocorrected to "I.T."

Australia's Bendigo Bank adds Apple Pay, having lost fight over iPhone NFC

Tuesday November 28, 2017

Without access to the NFC chips in iPhones for a wallet of its own, Australia's Bendigo Bank on Tuesday officially launched support for Apple Pay.