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2017

AMD Radeon Vega 56, 64 officially announced, shedding more light on iMac Pro GPU

Monday July 31, 2017

AMD has officially rolled out PCI-E versions of the Vega 56 and 64 GPUs that will be in the iMac Pro in December, with cards seeing retail in the middle of August.

Evolving tactics, rule changes make it harder to uncover future Apple product names

Monday July 31, 2017

While Apple is finding it increasingly hard to stop feature leaks, this year, the company has had some success preventing people from learning exact product names -- owing to the countries it's now choosing for trademarks.

Former Google exec Vic Gundotra praises Apple iPhone 7 Plus camera, says Android photography years behind

Monday July 31, 2017

Former chief of Android Vic Gundotra praised Apple for its camera on the iPhone 7 Plus, and panned the Android ecosystem for a slow march in photography technology because of how innovations need to propagate across the entire codebase.

Discovery Communications merges with Scripps in $14.6B deal, will make streaming juggernaut

Monday July 31, 2017

The combination of Scripps and Discovery will generate over seven billion monthly streams of programming, making it the largest TV show network in the world

Apple HomePod firmware reveals 'iPhone 8' bezel-less design, facial recognition

Monday July 31, 2017

Sometimes the best source of Apple leaks is Apple itself, as revealed by the company's HomePod firmware, which apparently includes a rough sketch of the front face of the "iPhone 8," as well as references to its anticipated facial recognition unlock feature.

Apple seeking to diversify iPhone OLED supply beyond Samsung with LG investment, postulates analyst

Sunday July 30, 2017

With rumors swirling about an Apple investment in LG Displays to crank out OLED screens, an analyst report suggests that the iPhone maker is seeking to make LG a secondary supplier of iPhone screens in 2019 and 2020 to cut back on the need for Samsung screens.

Hands on: FileMaker Pro 16 adds design and integration features to long-time Mac database app

Sunday July 30, 2017

This year's upgrade to FileMaker Pro 16 brings small but key improvements to the database app -- and AppleInsider gives you a brief overview.

Apple pulls VPN apps from Chinese App Store in compliance with government crackdown

Saturday July 29, 2017

Apple has removed virtual private network (VPN) apps from the Chinese App Store, apparently complying with a broader government crackdown on VPN technology.

Hands on: Default Folder X for macOS transforms how you use and retrieve documents

Saturday July 29, 2017

AppleInsider didn't think Open and Save dialogs needed fixing, but it turns out that they could be improved -- and this app does it so well you might get addicted.

Watch: Drag and drop on iPad in iOS 11 beta

Saturday July 29, 2017

Apple is introducing a number of new features with iOS 11, which for iPad will make the operating system look and feel more like a traditional desktop environment. One hotly anticipated tablet-specific function is the ability to drag and drop files between apps.

This week on AI: iPods fade away, 'iPhone 8' & Apple TV rumors, Trump promises US plants

Saturday July 29, 2017

The end of an era came this week as Apple discontinued its last remaining "old-school" iPods, the Nano and the Shuffle. "iPhone 8" and Apple TV rumors continued to steam ahead, while U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Apple will set up multiple factories in the country.

Apple leads brick-and-mortar retail with $5,546 in sales per square foot

Friday July 28, 2017

Apple remains one of the most successful brick-and-mortar retailers in the world with sales of $5,546 per square foot, according to recent research.

Killer iPad Deals: 9.7" iPad Pros for $399 ($200 off); iPad mini 4 $299; 10.5" iPad Pro for $599, plus no tax in 48 states

Friday July 28, 2017

With extremely limited stock on hand, users can pick up Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro for $399 with no tax collected outside NY and NJ (the lowest price available from an Apple authorized reseller). Or opt for an iPad mini 4 for just $299. New 10.5-inch iPad Pros are also $50 off instantly.

Apple reveals 4K and HDR plans in iTunes, hinting revamped Apple TV may arrive soon

Friday July 28, 2017

Users have found that some new releases on the iTunes Store list availability in 4K resolution and high dynamic range, suggesting that support for ultra-high-resolution video formats may soon come to iTunes, along with new Apple TV hardware.

Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor will offer third-party apps & 'app gallery' at launch - CEO

Friday July 28, 2017

Fitbit's first true smartwatch will launch with select third-party apps and an "app gallery," the company's CEO promised on Friday, trying to dispel earlier rumors.

iRobot CEO insists company won't sell Roomba home data [u]

Friday July 28, 2017

Despite a report suggesting the contrary, iRobot is not planning to sell data from 900 Series Roombas to companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon, CEO Colin Angle said in a statement published on Friday.

Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,499 ($300 off); 2017 13" MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($100 off); 21" iMac HD for $1,049 ($50 off)

Friday July 28, 2017

Just in time for back to school shopping, readers can save $100 to $300 on popular 13" MacBook Pro and iMac configurations. Snap up a 2016 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,499 with coupon before it sells out. Or opt for the new 2017 model with function keys for $1,199 ($100 off). Apple's latest 21" iMac HD is also $50 off with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

Video: Stop force closing all apps on your iPhone, it's a waste of time

Friday July 28, 2017

People who compulsively force close all apps on their iPhone in a futile effort to conserve battery life are wasting their time. AppleInsider explains why you should ditch this pointless habit.

Apple invests $2.7B in LG's OLED production for future iPhones - report

Friday July 28, 2017

In an effort to expand availability of OLED displays for future iPhones, Apple has reportedly sunk 3 trillion won, or $2.7 billion U.S., into partner LG's manufacturing capabilities.

Laurene Powell Jobs's Emerson Collective buys majority stake in The Atlantic

Friday July 28, 2017

The Emerson Collective -- an organization led by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of former Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs -- is buying a majority stake in The Atlantic, one of the longest-running publications in the U.S.