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2018

Will HomePod make a second splash at WWDC 2018?

Thursday May 31, 2018

Apple's introduction of HomePod at last year's Worldwide Developer Conference might not have seemed to have much direct relevance for third-party developers because unlike iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Macs and Apple TV it doesn't run apps.

Apple prepares McEnery Convention Center for WWDC 2018 [u]

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Preparations are underway for next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, as Apple on Wednesday began the process of installing banners, flags, signage and other decorations at the main venue that will host this year's event.

How to use AirPlay 2 on iOS: An in-depth analysis

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Multi-room audio may be the biggest feature of AirPlay 2, but it is far from the only new tricks AirPlay 2 has up its sleeve.

Flaws in Apple's iMac Pro VESA mount fueling new episode of repair anxiety [u]

Wednesday May 30, 2018

A video published this weekend shows another iMac Pro repair saga gone wrong, only this time the finger is pointing squarely at Apple, launched by poor design choices surrounding its VESA mount kit.

Apple's brisk Bay Area expansion continues with new Santa Clara office

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Just months after the opening of Apple Park in Cupertino, Apple has continued to add new office facilities, the latest being a lease about ten miles away in Santa Clara

Apple rolls out first developer betas for iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, and watchOS 4.3.2

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Apple has started up its beta testing program for another cycle, providing the first developer betas for iOS 11.4.1, watchOS 4.3.2, and tvOS 11.4.1 one day after the public release of the current versions of the operating systems.

Apple issues first developer beta of macOS 10.13.6 [u]

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Apple has provided macOS 10.13.6 to developers for testing on Wednesday, the fourth beta macOS release for the operating system in May alone, with macOS 10.13.5 yet to be released.

Apple looks like it's about to enter the music publishing business

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Apple is reportedly creating a global music publishing division within Apple Music, directed by Elena Segal, previously the legal director for iTunes International.

21st Century Fox CEO ribs Apple's video efforts as insufficient

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Apple's efforts to produce original video content could be grander in scale, according to 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, suggesting the slower pace of commissions may not have as big an impact as competitors like Netflix.

iPhone X vs. OnePlus 6: Which smartphone camera produces the best photos?

Wednesday May 30, 2018

With a Snapdragon 845 processor, tons of RAM and a base price of $529, the new OnePlus 6 is being called the best bang for your buck smartphone on the market. But, how does its camera system stack up to the iPhone X?

Angela Ahrendts to discuss Apple Retail at Cannes Lions festival

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Apple's retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, is set to make an interview appearance at next month's Cannes Lions festival in France, according to organizers.

Apple has a $250B 'window of opportunity' this 2018 iPhone upgrade cycle

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Apple could sell as many as 350 million iPhones in the 18 months following the release of its 2018 lineup, fueled in part by a massive upgrade opportunity from legacy users whose devices have run their course.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg enters the ring in data privacy bout with Tim Cook

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg has defended the social network against comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Russia's political ban on Telegram has Apple blocking GDPR updates to infamous messenger

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Russia's persistent demand that Apple shut down Telegram has a side-effect of no update to the app for GDPR compliance in the UK.

Lifting the veil on OmniFocus 3, a popular iOS "To Do" app that just got more powerful

Wednesday May 30, 2018

The long-time To Do app was updated on Wednesday with redesigns to its core features to add power yet simplicity -- with promises of a forthcoming Web version.

New Pokemon games for Nintendo Switch integrate with Pokemon GO, Pokemon Quest coming to iOS this fall

Wednesday May 30, 2018

The Pokémon Company on Wednesday announced a new slate of Pokémon games for Nintendo's Switch console, two of which connect to Pokémon GO on iOS and another that will be available on Apple's mobile operating system later this fall.

Apple issued government warning over repair, replacement practices in New Zealand

Tuesday May 29, 2018

New Zealand's Commerce Commission recently warned Apple that it may have misled consumers in that country about replacement rights for both first- and third-party products sold through the online Apple store.

Siri on HomePod can now speak to you in French, German, Canadian English

Tuesday May 29, 2018

With HomePod primed for launch in Canada, France and Germany, Apple on Tuesday expanded Siri's capabilities to provide compatibility with languages -- and dialects like Canadian English -- spoken in those countries, and announced future support for French Canadian.

Munster: Siri coming to Beats, Apple to expand AR capabilities at WWDC

Tuesday May 29, 2018

With Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference less than a week away, analyst Gene Munster on Tuesday published his predictions for the event, prognosticating Siri integration with Beats hardware, expansions to Core ML and more.

Watch and hear HomePod's multi-room audio with stereo playback on iOS 11.4

Tuesday May 29, 2018

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 11.4, bringing with it multi-room audio and stereo pairing for HomePod. We show you how to activate those features and take a closer look at how they work in this video.