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2017

Philips puts HomeKit-compatible Hue White Ambiance candle light up for preorder

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Adding to an ever expanding list of products compatible with Apple's HomeKit, Philips on Tuesday activated preorders for the Hue White Ambiance 40W-equivalent candle bulb.

Apple replaces Mac hardware trade-in partner PowerOn with Phobio

Tuesday June 20, 2017

After working with hardware recycling firm PowerOn for more than five years, Apple this week notified customers that a new partner, Phobio, will handle all Mac trade-ins going forward.

Unicode 10.0 arrives with 56 new emoji characters, likely to see iOS integration soon

Tuesday June 20, 2017

The Unicode Consortium on Tuesday released version 10.0 of the Unicode Standard, offering a preview of new text characters and emoji that will likely arrive on Apple platforms like iOS later this year.

Latest Apple-1 auction fetches surprisingly low $355,500

Tuesday June 20, 2017

At a June 15 Christie's auction, a customized Apple-1 sold for $355,500 -- skewing toward the low end of house estimates, and below all other auctions for working Apple-1 computers.

Apple shows off Memories feature in new iPhone 7 'The Archives' ad and tutorial video

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Apple has continued the "practically magic" advertising campaign for the iPhone 7 on Tuesday with a new ad spot called "The Archives," which emphasizes the Memories feature in Photos.

Apple Pay comes to more US, UK & Chinese banks, Uber's new in-app tipping [u]

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Apple on Tuesday updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with dozens more U.S. institutions, as well as a few international additions. Uber, meanwhile, announced a long-demanded in-app tipping feature, which should be compatible with Apple Pay. [Updated with support for MBNA in Canada]

Apple opens summer Apple Camp registrations, sessions start in July

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Apple on Tuesday opened up registrations for this year's free summer Apple Camps, which will teach kids 8 to 12 various creative and technology skills, exclusively using Apple-based hardware and software.

Case maker gambles big on Apple's rumored 'iPhone 8' design, builds 9 cases for edge-to-edge display

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Olixar -- the company behind a recent "iPhone 8" screen protector -- on Tuesday launched a complete series of cases for Apple's upcoming phone, banking on rumored features such as an edge-to-edge OLED display and a vertically-aligned rear camera.

'Back to the Future' fan makes Apple's iPad, Xcode centerpiece of custom DeLorean modification

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Utilizing several third-party solutions, a "Back to the Future" film fanatic has built a custom DeLorean door and trunk controller in a dash-mounted iPad that can also provide speed information, as well as nearly all of the features that an Apple CarPlay solution would.

Deals: $100-$150 off 9.7" iPad Pros; $175 off 2015 13" MacBook Pros; $20 off 2017 15" MacBook Pros with no tax in 48 states

Tuesday June 20, 2017

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Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 in August, ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 8'

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Samsung will hold a New York City launch event for the Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of August, about a month ahead of the announcement of Apple's new iPhones, according to one report.

Apple product security team briefing shows 99% drop in stolen iPhone cases from 2014 to 2016

Tuesday June 20, 2017

A new report sheds some light on Apple's anti-leak department, with employees for the Global Security Team coming from the NSA, FBI, Secret Service, and U.S. military supervising an operation that deals with more people per day in the production lines in China than the TSA does in airports.

Judicial review of Apple's Irish data center plans could finish this Friday

Tuesday June 20, 2017

The Irish High Court could make its decision on a review of Apple's plans for an Athenry data center as soon as this Friday, according to a report.

Pioneer's Lightning-connected Rayz Rally promises room-filling sound for music, calls on iPhone

Tuesday June 20, 2017

The Pioneer Rayz Rally is an external wired iPhone speaker, powered through the device's Lightning port, and is suitable for both small areas, and conference rooms.

Apple claims recent Supreme Court ruling makes Qualcomm iPhone IP agreement invalid

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Apple has escalated its legal attack on Qualcomm, declaring the iPhone broadband chip license agreement is invalid, and the manufacturer is illegally double-dipping in its demand for a royalty payment for chip technology in conjunction with charging for the chips.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' orders, Samsung demands impacting Chinese component supply for other vendors

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Supply chain reports suggest that Apple's and Samsung's rapacious demand for smartphone components will deeply impact parts available for other manufacturers, with industry-wide shortages expected in the second half of 2017.

Watch: Siri will translate for you in Apple's iOS 11

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Beginning this fall with iOS 11, Apple's voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, will gain the ability to translate to multiple foreign languages. Here's a peek at how it will work.

Ring ships Apple-compatible Video Doorbell 2, says HomeKit coming to other accessories

Monday June 19, 2017

Ring on Monday launched the Video Doorbell 2, a Mac-, iPhone-, and iPad-compatible smarthome accessory that makes several key upgrades over its predecessor.

Apple's Tim Cook asked President Trump for coding requirement at US schools - report

Monday June 19, 2017

At a Monday technology summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly suggested making programming a mandatory subject in the country's schools.

Alleged 'iPhone 8' screen protector shows edge-to-edge layout, 'dip' for front-facing sensors

Monday June 19, 2017

Photos and video of a screen protector -- purportedly for Apple's "iPhone 8" -- may support the idea that the device will have an edge-to-edge display, excluding only a small area for an earpiece and front-facing sensors.