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2017

Apple updates iTunes Affiliate program with new iTunes Store Credit payment option

Thursday August 31, 2017

Apple on Thursday announced a change to its iTunes Affiliate program, allowing members to receive commissions in the form of iTunes Store Credit instead of direct electronic bank transfers.

Netatmo says Apple's HomeKit coming to Welcome & Presence security cams

Thursday August 31, 2017

Netatmo on Thursday said that two of its flagship smarthome products, the Welcome and Presence security cameras, will gain support for Apple's HomeKit later in 2017 via firmware updates.

Lyft expands ridesharing, offers complete coverage in 40 US states

Thursday August 31, 2017

The second-biggest U.S. ridesharing service, Lyft, has dramatically expanded the number of states in which it offers full coverage, putting it on better footing with its main competition, Uber.

Sony, Bang & Olufsen combatting Apple AirPods with new wireless earbuds

Thursday August 31, 2017

Two new wireless Bluetooth earbuds arriving from Bang & Olufsen and Sony, with the pair trying to match Apple in functionality and popularity, if not in price.

High Sierra's APFS optimized for flash storage & SSD, incompatible with legacy HDDs and possibly Fusion Drives

Thursday August 31, 2017

The new APFS brings notable enhancements to High Sierra and iOS, but on the Mac it appears that legacy hard drives are completely incompatible with the technology and at least at launch that Fusion drives may not be either.

Apple calls for FCC to keep 'strong, enforceable' net neutrality protections

Thursday August 31, 2017

Apple has written to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support for the concept of net neutrality, with its four-page commentary arguing for the government agency to "retain strong, enforceable open internet protections" instead of rolling back the rules forbidding "fast lane" internet connections.

DJI intros quieter Mavic Pro Platinum drone, adds 'Sphere' camera mode to Spark

Thursday August 31, 2017

DJI on Thursday made several updates to its drone line, the biggest being the Mavic Pro Platinum, a new model that refines its predecessor's performance.

Apple short-cycles test releases, makes ninth developer betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11 available

Thursday August 31, 2017

Just three days after the last release, Apple has made the ninth beta of iOS 11, and tvOS available for developers to test -- suggesting a release is imminent in conjunction with new products that need the operating systems to function.

Deals: 2017 15" MacBook Pro (512GB) for $2,379 ($220 off); $500 off top of the line 13" Touch Bar; $50 off select iPhones

Thursday August 31, 2017

Shoppers can exclusively save $220 on Apple's latest 15" MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage at Adorama with coupon. Or snap up a top of the line 3.3GHz 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016) with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of space for $2,399 ($600 off) with no tax outside NY and NJ. Select iPhones are also up to $50 off at eBay.

Analyst predicts Apple supplier stranglehold on 'iPhone 8' 3D sensing tech impacting Chinese OEMs

Thursday August 31, 2017

The VCSEL technology said to be supplied by Lumentum for the "iPhone 8" has reportedly been offered to Apple as part of an exclusive supply deal, which will cut down on competitive technologies in the short term, with effects of the deal echoing well into 2018.

Apple invites press to Sept. 12 event at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater for 'iPhone 8'

Thursday August 31, 2017

Apple on Thursday confirmed rumors by sending out a media invite to a Sept. 12 press event, where the company will likely introduce the OLED-based "iPhone 8" and a slew of other products.

Garmin joins Apple Pay competition with Garmin Pay on new vivoactive 3

Thursday August 31, 2017

Garmin has announced a new iPhone-compatible GPS smartwatch, the vivoactive 3 -- most notably the first device with Garmin Pay, adding to the growing number of NFC-based alternatives to Apple Pay.

More legendary Pokemon added to 'Pokemon Go' alongside 'Golden Axe' iOS and GameMaker Studio macOS releases

Thursday August 31, 2017

Players of 'Pokemon Go' have three new legendary Pokemon to battle and collect, Sega has brought back 'Golden Axe' to the iPhone under the Sega Forever banner, and GameMaker Studio 2 is now available on macOS.

First look: Propel's limited edition, iPhone-connected Star Wars battle drones

Thursday August 31, 2017

AppleInsider this week went hands-on with Propel's new limited edition Star Wars elite laser battle drones. These are small, palm-sized quadcopters that blur the line between gaming in the real world and a virtual one, thanks to unique connectivity with Apple's iPhone.

Philips adds new HomeKit-compatible Hue lights, puts more bulbs in Starter Kits

Thursday August 31, 2017

Philips on Thursday announced an upcoming collection of Hue lights compatible with Apple's HomeKit, as well as three bigger Starter Kit bundles.

Rumor: Apple in early development of 5.85- & 6.46-inch OLED iPhones for 2018

Thursday August 31, 2017

Apple is beginning "earlier than usual" development with Samsung Display on 5.85- and 6.46-inch OLED panels for next year's iPhones, a report claimed on Thursday.

Future Apple Watch straps might feature functional buttons, sense user touch

Thursday August 31, 2017

Apple is actively investigating methods of embedding electronic components into woven fabric materials, technology that might be applied to Apple Watch strap designs to offload user interfaces into physical space and expand device functionality.

Logitech intros dial-equipped Craft Advanced Keyboard for Mac & Windows

Thursday August 31, 2017

Logitech on Thursday took the wraps off the Craft Advanced Keyboard, its signature feature being the "crown," a touch-sensitive dial that can be set to control multiple functions within Mac and Windows apps.

Nest brings HVAC energy saving to the masses with $169 Thermostat E

Thursday August 31, 2017

Nest on Thursday unveiled Thermostat E, a redesigned and less expensive version of the firm's original Learning Thermostat that launched in 2011.

Watch: Everything Apple is expected to announce at its Sept. 12 event

Wednesday August 30, 2017

Apple is anticipated to hold its annual iPhone event on Sept. 12, where a slate of new products like a flagship "iPhone 8," LTE Apple Watch and more are expected to debut. Check out all the latest launch rumors in this video.