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2018

Apple HomePod vs. Google Home Max: Which high-end smart speaker is right for you?

Thursday February 01, 2018

While the $399 Google Home Max and the $349 Apple HomePod are roughly aiming for the same market, both have taken very different approaches. AppleInsider compares the hardware, and delves into which speaker might work the best for you.

Apple confirms HomePod audio sources limited to Apple Music, iTunes purchases, podcasts & AirPlay

Thursday February 01, 2018

In newly-published specifications, Apple has confirmed that streaming on the Siri-equipped HomePod -- shipping Feb. 9 -- will focus mainly on its own services.

Apple shares 'Three Minutes' feature shot on iPhone X, commemorating the Chinese New Year

Thursday February 01, 2018

Apple has released a new video called "Three Minutes" in Singapore, alongside a page dedicated to the tools and techniques that the director used to shoot the video completely on the iPhone X.

Wall Street expects Apple to report best quarter ever, but all eyes will be on March guidance

Thursday February 01, 2018

Recent reports on iPhone X demand and alleged production cuts have caused concern on Wall Street, where investors eagerly await Apple's March quarter guidance from its latest earnings report. AppleInsider gives you a rundown of what to expect.

E-commerce company Volusion adds Apple Pay on the Web functionality for customers

Thursday February 01, 2018

Small-business centric services provider Volusion has announced that it is creating its own "Buy Now" button for merchants, and is using Apple Pay to do it.

Native YouTube TV app coming to Apple TV 'very soon'

Thursday February 01, 2018

People wanting to watch Google's YouTube TV on an Apple TV will soon be able to do so natively, without AirPlay, a YouTube representative said on Thursday.

Apple temporarily kicks Telegram off of App Store for 'inappropriate' content [u]

Thursday February 01, 2018

In a surprise move, Apple has removed popular messaging apps Telegram and Telegram X from the App Store, reportedly because of problems with "inappropriate content" being distributed through them. [Updated with apps' return]

IT pros will be able to delay Apple updates for 90 days with iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4

Thursday February 01, 2018

Apple has added a new variable for device management, allowing supervised iPhones, iPads, and Macs to put off upgrading to a new version of the system software for up to 90 days.

Apple to open first Austrian store in Vienna on Feb. 24

Thursday February 01, 2018

The first-ever Apple store in Austria will open on Vienna's Kaerntner Strasse on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. local time, the company has announced.

How to stream Super Bowl LII on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV

Thursday February 01, 2018

If you're a football fan looking to catch the Eagles play the Patriots on Sunday, there are a few options for watching on Apple devices without firing up a web browser on your Mac.

PSA: Uber update seemingly disables Apple Maps extensions, Siri integration

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Uber's latest iOS app update, released on Jan. 22, appears to have disabled compatibility with Apple Maps extensions, meaning users looking to hail rides within Apple's mapping app are out of luck until the issue is resolved.

Slack is latest major service to drop standalone Apple Watch app

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Enterprise messaging platform Slack updated its iOS app on Wednesday and in doing so announced the deprecation of its standalone Apple Watch app, marking the latest major service to dump Apple's wrist-bound wearable.

Nintendo developing mobile 'Mario Kart Tour' game for release in 2019

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Nintendo on Wednesday announced it is currently developing a mobile installment "Mario Kart" set to debut in fiscal 2019, a release that will bring the company's immensely popular racing franchise to iOS for the first time.

Apple ceases code signing for older iOS versions following iOS 11.2.5 release

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Apple on Wednesday stopped signing iOS 11.2,11.2.1 and 11.2.2 following last week's release of iOS 11.2.5, ensuring iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners are running the latest version of the mobile operating system.

How to transfer your iPhone or Mac Photo library to an external drive

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Storing an entire collection of photographs in Apple's Photos app on macOS can be a great way of keeping precious memories in order, but there are occasions when it needs to be stored on an external hard drive. AppleInsider explains how to shift the Photos Library to a new location while keeping all images safe and intact.

Apple's iPhone X outsold iPhone 8 series 2-to-1 in US during record-breaking Q4, report says

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Bucking -- seemingly spurious -- claims that Apple is cutting iPhone X production due to weak demand, a report from Counterpoint on Wednesday found the flagship iPhone outsold its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus siblings by a 2-to-1 ratio. And it wasn't because iPhone sales flagged.

Apple Music gets access to exclusive mixes from Steve Aoki, Sigala and DJ Suss One

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Apple Music has scored exclusive access to content from three of the world's top DJs, Steve Aoki, Sigala and DJ Suss One, which will arrive as part of a library of mixes coming to the streaming service thanks to rights management firm Dubset.

Qualcomm share prices drop despite rosy earnings, new Samsung deal

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Despite beating street estimates on the back of market diversification, Qualcomm stock is down in aftermarket trading as shareholders await the resolution of external issues including an ongoing Apple licensing dispute, government probes and a hostile takeover by competitor Broadcom.

AppleCare+ Mac warranties come to Australia & New Zealand

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Mac buyers down under can now opt into AppleCare+ plans, which offer up to three years of warranty coverage, including cheaper rates for two incidents of accidental damage.

As other analysts cut AAPL estimates, Guggenheim stands pat with bullish $215 target

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Ahead of Apple's December quarter results, analysts have been slashing targets for the company, based on a belief that iPhone sales are slower than expected. But Robert Cihra of Guggenheim hasn't budged on his $215 price target, telling investors on Wednesday that he sees the iPhone X as the start of a multi-year upgrade cycle.