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2017

Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S8 China sales volume drop pushes pair out of top performers list

Tuesday July 25, 2017

New sales channel and use data from mainland China suggest that Apple is slipping in the market, dropping off one firm's top list -- but has good company during its decline, with Samsung and Meizu falling as well.

Latest Apple Music ad uses motorcycles, patriotism & country star Brantley Gilbert

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Apple's latest promotional video for Apple Music -- now online -- takes a different tack from some other recent spots by featuring country singer Brantley Gilbert.

Apple manufacturer Quanta seen riding high on 'Apple Watch Series 3' coming this fall

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Regular Apple supplier Quanta Computer is likely to enjoy strong revenues in the second half of 2017, in part because of the third-generation Apple Watch, reports reaffirmed on Tuesday.

Apple deploys third public beta releases of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, iOS 11, tvOS 11

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Registered members of Apple's public beta testing program now have a third pre-release build of iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra available to download, arriving just a day after the fourth developer beta.

Flash is dead: Adobe announces end-of-life plans, will stop distribution in 2020

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Citing pressure from HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly, Adobe has announced that it will end development and distribution of Flash Player at the end of 2020, and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to open formats.

Size matters? Facebook plans to combat Apple's HomePod with smart speaker featuring 15" display

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Reports suggest Facebook is working on its own smart speaker to battle the HomePod and similar products, with features similar to that of the Amazon Show -- but packing a 15-inch screen.

LG amping up OLED production with $7B investment to win back iPhone screen orders

Tuesday July 25, 2017

LG has announced that it will pour more than half of its capital expenditure budget into manufacturing plants to increase production of large panels suitable for televisions, as well as small ones for devices like the forthcoming "iPhone 8."

Adobe accidentally leaks cloud-based 'Nimbus' photo editing tool for Mac

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Adobe has accidentally let an early version of "Project Nimbus" -- a primarily cloud-based photo editor -- slip out to some Creative Cloud subscribers, according to a report.

Apple's 'iPhone 8,' other high-end smartphones may hurt PC shipments

Tuesday July 25, 2017

The glut of high-end smartphones expected to ship in the second half of 2017 -- including Apple's "iPhone 8" and "7s" -- may put such a heavy strain on parts suppliers that it will actually affect PC shipments, according to a report.

Touch ID problems in Apple's 'iPhone 8' predicted to limit launch shipments, won't affect China sales

Tuesday July 25, 2017

An analyst historically extremely critical of Apple believes that "iPhone 8" shipments, apparently constrained by late resolution of in-screen OLED Touch ID issues, will impact third quarter shipments for Apple, but won't have much impact on its marketshare, particularly in China.

Apple TV universal search gets support for Discovery Communications channels, Sundance, Filmstruck, more

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Apple this week added a handful of television content providers -- most of which are owned by Discovery Communications -- to a slowly growing list of services that offer support for universal search on fourth-generation Apple TV devices.

Qualcomm says tech group 'misdirecting' ITC, maintains complaint against Apple is over IP

Monday July 24, 2017

Qualcomm on Monday responded to a letter filed in opposition to a bid to bar import of Apple iPhone models not using its modem chips, accusing a tech lobbying group of conducting a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators.

How to use the Medical ID feature in Apple's iOS Health app

Monday July 24, 2017

A lesser-known but theoretically life-saving feature of Apple's iOS Health app is Medical ID -- a quick guide for nurses, doctors, ambulance crews and others in an emergency. Here's how to set it up on an iPhone running iOS 10.

Roomba developer iRobot looking to sell owner's room data to Apple to bolster HomeKit

Monday July 24, 2017

Home automation company iRobot is looking at mapping user's houses with permission using newer version of the Roomba, and selling that data to Apple, Amazon, and Google.

Video: A closer look at what one case maker expects Apple's "iPhone 8" will look like

Monday July 24, 2017

Whether or not it represents the actual final design of the "iPhone 8," one case maker is betting heavily that the appearance of Apple's next-generation flagship handset has leaked. AppleInsider offers a quick summary of everything you need to know in this new video.

Honda makes 2018 Ridgeline next truck to get Apple's CarPlay

Monday July 24, 2017

Honda has added another pickup truck -- the 2018 Ridgeline -- to its stable of vehicles compatible with Apple's CarPlay, which bridges Siri and iPhone apps with with dash interfaces.

Apple releases fourth developer betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, tvOS 11, watchOS 4

Monday July 24, 2017

Apple has updated all four of its developer betas, with fourth releases of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, tvOS 11, and WatchOS 4.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active lacks edge-to-edge Infinity Display, implements fixed Bixby button

Monday July 24, 2017

Details have emerged early about the new Galaxy S8 Active from a user purporting to have the device in hand, with pictures surfacing showing that the edge-to-edge Infinity Display featured heavily in advertising is absent from the ruggedized phone.

Samsung aims to 'triple' chipmaking business, likely counting on Apple iPhone orders

Monday July 24, 2017

Samsung is working to triple its share of the contract chip manufacturing industry within the next five years, a company executive said on Monday -- possibly supporting rumors that Apple will add Samsung back to A-series production for next year's iPhones.

Ireland gearing up escrow fund, government supervision for $15.2B tax payment from Apple

Monday July 24, 2017

Nearly a year after the initial declaration, Ireland is making ready to receive a $15.2 billion tax payment from Apple, and hold it in secure escrow until appeals end.