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2017

LG said to be producing Apple iPhone camera modules in new Vietnam factory

Thursday October 26, 2017

A new LG Innotek factory in Vietnam is allegedly geared toward churning out single- and dual-lens camera modules for various iPhone models, matching Apple's growing demands.

Google engineer proves any iPhone app with permission to access the camera is capable of spying

Thursday October 26, 2017

A Google engineer has demonstrated it is possible for a malicious iOS app to spy on a user, with a proof of concept app capable of photographing or recording from both iPhone cameras without the user's knowledge, all by exploiting the permissions granted by the user allowing access to the cameras.

Apple versus Samsung patent damages retrial slated to start May 14

Thursday October 26, 2017

The Apple v. Samsung patent damages retrial will begin May 14 and run for five days, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh has ruled, agreeing with a timeline proposed by both parties.

How to preorder iPhone X with Apple's battle-tested Apple Store app

Thursday October 26, 2017

Apple's iPhone X is by far the most hotly anticipated device of 2017. With all signs pointing to a quick sellout of initial stock, prospective buyers will have to go into Friday's preorder process with a game plan.

Review: Logitech's Craft Advanced Keyboard increases productivity, but app support is limited

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Priced at $200, Logitech's new Craft Advanced Keyboard with Creative Input Dial is a definitively premium keyboard, justifying its price with a touch-sensitive dial that can be set to control multiple functions within Mac apps. AppleInsider gives you the full rundown in our review.

First Look: Yale Assure Lock SL with iM1 HomeKit-compatible networking module

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Long-time lock producer Yale has added HomeKit support to its Assure lock family in the form of the iM1 Network Module -- and AppleInsider has the Assure Lock SL with the module on-hand.

Apple and Cochlear partner on new hearing implant technology

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Australia-based company Cochlear on Wednesday debuted its latest hearing implant sound processor, the Nucleus 7, which was developed in cooperation with Apple to connect with and integrate sound from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

Supposed watchOS 4.1 GM release notes tip music streaming, GymKit integration

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Apple's watchOS 4.1 golden master release notes supposedly leaked out on Wednesday, with the update list confirming Apple Music and iCloud Music Library streaming will soon arrive on Apple Watch Series 3.

Apple offers Walmart "everyday low cost" in IT savings. IBM estimates a deployment of 100,000 Macs [u]

Wednesday October 25, 2017

As the world's largest retailer, Walmart is known for its "Everyday Low Prices" slogan. It's now in the planning stages of implementing 'employee choice' computing options for its associates in an effort to reap long term cost savings while enhancing the productivity of its employees.

How to fix problems with iOS 11 on your iPhone or iPad

Wednesday October 25, 2017

For some, iOS 11 has proven to be problematic -- but not for everyone, and not on every device. Here are a few things to try to (hopefully) clean up some issues before Apple issues a fix in software.

Apple aims to debut TV slate in 2019, sans any HBO-style risque content

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Apple is reportedly aiming to have a "small slate" of TV shows ready to debut in 2019, but with sanitized content devoid of the violence, profanity, and/or nudity allowed on networks like HBO and Showtime.

Apple may have bought camera sensor firm InVisage for better low-light iPhone images

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Apple has bought out camera sensor firm InVisage, a blog post and extended evidence suggest, potentially paving the way for future iPhone cameras that perform better in low-light environments.

Apple denies it reduced accuracy of Face ID to aid iPhone X production

Wednesday October 25, 2017

In a statement, Apple has directly refuted claims that Face ID has been compromised by changes in how it certifies parts for the Face ID system.

Microsoft kills Kinect just as Apple dives into facial recognition with iPhone X Face ID

Wednesday October 25, 2017

With days until the launch of the iPhone X and its Face ID camera array, Microsoft's own motion sensing and facial recognition system for Xbox, dubbed Kinect, has been officially discontinued after a long period of languish. AppleInsider explains how Apple and Microsoft's separate facial recognition technologies -- one failed, one upcoming -- both share common roots.

Deals: Top of the line 2016 12" MacBooks for $1,299 ($450 off); $195 off 2017 27" iMac 5Ks; $150-$200 off 9.7" iPad Pros

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Shoppers this week can exclusively save $195 on Apple's current 27" iMac 5K with upgraded graphics and a faster processor. The ultraportable 12" MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 512GB) is also $450 off when you pick up a 2016 model. Meanwhile, 9.7" iPad Pros are $150 to $200 off with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ (prices start at $449).

Apple hires Jay Hunt to serve as European creative director for original video

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Apple has reportedly picked the former chief creative officer of Channel 4, Jay Hunt, as its new creative director for European video, further signalling that it intends to spend some of its $1 billion programming warchest overseas.

Users continue to experience sluggishness, battery life problems in iOS 11 after multiple updates

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Problems with battery life and instability proliferate on social media and Apple support forums after the launch of iOS 11, but have persisted through three sub-point updates, don't seem to have a common cause, or are easily rectifiable.

Amazon's new home delivery camera doubles as an Apple HomeKit security competitor

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Amazon on Wednesday announced the Cloud Cam, its first entry into HomeKit-style smarthome products. In parallel it revealed "Amazon Key," an option for Prime members that will let delivery drivers leave a package inside a home.

Rumor: Apple dials back Face ID requirements to improve iPhone X production, still better than Touch ID

Wednesday October 25, 2017

A new report claims that Apple has loosened up testing requirements for the Face ID sensor array to improve yields of both the dot projector and the lenses associated with the system -- but given the timing of the iPhone X unveil and a white paper about the security of the feature, the technology is still 20 times less prone to false positive identification than Touch ID.

Nintendo's "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp" to land on iOS in November

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo on Tuesday announced an all-new "Animal Crossing" game is slated to release on iOS and Android in late November, bringing with it a condensed version of the franchise's popular elements.