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2017

WWDC silly season grows with seemingly baseless analyst speculation

Thursday June 01, 2017

A high-profile Apple stock analyst has suggested virtually all of Apple's upcoming hardware pipeline could at least be previewed at WWDC, including the "iPhone 8" and an Apple TV with 4K. Needless to say, that's highly unlikely.

Apple's Swift Playgrounds 1.5 will teach kids how to write code for Lego, drones & robots

Thursday June 01, 2017

Apple on Thursday revealed that with a version 1.5 update on June 5 -- the beginning of WWDC 2017 -- Swift Playgrounds will include new material teaching people how to write programming for drones, robots, and similar electronics.

Plex adds Live TV support for Plex Pass subscribers on Apple's iPhone & iPad

Thursday June 01, 2017

Plex on Thursday introduced a Live TV feature for Plex Pass subscribers with antennas, letting them watch shows as they air in addition to taking advantage of existing DVR features.

Apple escalating use of Intel modems for 'iPhone 8' - report

Thursday June 01, 2017

Faced with an ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, Apple is reportedly ramping up its use of Intel baseband chips in iPhones -- despite previously weak performance from Intel's parts.

Sony prioritizing Apple's supply of iPhone cameras, cutting back on other vendors

Thursday June 01, 2017

Reports from the supply chain suggest that Sony is giving priority to CMOS image sensor production to Apple, forcing other vendors to source smartphone camera components elsewhere.

With WWDC set to kick off, Apple announces App Store developers have earned $70B since 2008

Thursday June 01, 2017

Since it launched nearly 9 years ago, the iOS App Store has delivered more than $70 billion to developers, while downloads have surged 70 percent in the last year alone.

Laurene Powell Jobs discusses immigration, education in interview

Thursday June 01, 2017

Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, sat down for a rare interview at the Code Conference on Wednesday to discuss philanthropic initiatives tied to her foundation, the Emerson Collective, immigration, education, the intersection of media and tech, and more.

Apple's Tim Cook asks President Trump to keep US in Paris climate accord

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly among a number of corporate and political leaders trying to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump not to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement.

Zotac unveils two Thunderbolt 3 enclosures to attach external GPUs to Apple's MacBooks

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Zotac is joining the slowly growing market of external enclosures potentially capable of using Thunderbolt 3 to connect to a MacBook, unveiling at Computex the Thunderbolt 3 External Graphics Dock for connecting a graphics card to a host system, alongside a smaller Thunderbolt 3 External Box meant for attaching other hardware.

Apple's Siri home speaker now in manufacturing, may not ship until later in 2017

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor, based on Siri, has already entered manufacturing -- but may not ship until "later in the year," sometime after the company's WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5, according to a report.

Video review: LG's UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 display, 6 months later

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Six months after it launched, how does LG's UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 display hold up? AppleInsider revisits the premium monitor intended for Apple's USB-C MacBook Pros in this video review.

Microsoft launches previously web-based Planner productivity app for iPhone and iPad

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Microsoft has added another app to its collection of Office productivity tools for iOS, with a native version of Planner allowing users of the existing web app version to manage existing tasks and collaborate with other team members from their iPhone, without accessing the tool through a browser window.

Wacom Bamboo Sketch iOS stylus offers pressure sensitivity to non-iPad Pro users

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Wacom has introduced the Bamboo Sketch, a smart stylus for iOS devices that offers pressure sensitivity, allowing users to draw and write on their iPhones and iPads as they would on paper, without requiring an upgrade to an Apple Pencil and the iPad Pro family of devices.

Elgato intros Eve Degree temperature and humidity sensor with Apple HomeKit support

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Accessory maker Elgato on Wednesday launched the Eve Degree, a compact temperature and humidity sensor integrated with Apple's HomeKit.

US to EU in-flight tablet, notebook ban off, but 'still on the table' as an option

Wednesday May 31, 2017

A ban on travelers storing large electronic devices in carry-on luggage will not be applied to flights from Europe to the United States for now, officials have confirmed, but despite ongoing talks on both sides of the Atlantic over the matter, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security insists the ban is 'still on the table,' and could still be introduced in the future.

Apple's iTunes may have upper hand in race for streaming movies still in theaters

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Apple's iTunes will probably be a first-choice destination if and when studios and exhibitors finally agree on a window for "premium" video-on-demand -- that is, streaming while a movie is still in theaters, according to a report.

Amazon adds iCloud Calendar compatibility to Alexa ecosystem

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Amazon has announced that its voice recognition Alexa family of devices can now read from and save changes and additions to Apple's iCloud Calendar.

Nest unveils iPhone-connected Cam IQ with facial recognition, zoom & better audio [u]

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Nest on Wednesday revealed its latest security camera, the Cam IQ, which uses an 8 megapixel sensor to capture 4K, HDR video, supporting features such as digital zoom and facial recognition. [Updated to strike out Alexa/Google Home support]

Russian regulatory filings point to five new Macs, four new iOS devices coming soon

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Data gleaned from regulatory filings in Russia suggest that Apple is on the cusp of announcing up to five new Mac models and four new iOS devices soon, and possibly as soon as WWDC.

What to expect from WWDC 2017

Tuesday May 30, 2017

From next-generation versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS to new hardware like a Siri home speaker and MacBook refreshes, AppleInsider details what to expect from next week's WWDC 2017 keynote.