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2017

Apple enables Maps Transit directions in Madrid

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Apple this week activated Transit directions in Madrid, Spain, offering users in the area access to local bus, train and metro travel data.

Apple ceases signing of iOS 10.3.1 after release of iOS 10.3.2

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Apple on Tuesday stopped signing code for iOS 10.3.1, halting downloads and installations of the legacy operating system in favor of iOS 10.3.2.

Actual testing on AMD Vega GPU destined for iMac Pro shows significant speed gains over Nvidia Titan Xp

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Hands on testing performed by a PC enthusiast site shows Vega 64 GPUs like those found in a build-to-order configuration of forthcoming iMac Pro beat the Nvidia Titan Xp card in actual workflows similar to those expected to be handled by the pro-level Mac -- and the Vega 56 should also slightly edge the Nvidia card.

Apple Music begins rollout of 'My Chill Mix' to select users

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Apple on Tuesday began the staggered release of a new curated Apple Music playlist dubbed "My Chill Mix," offering users a custom generated sampling of relaxing tunes from their favorite artists and genres.

US Federal Trade Commission gets go-ahead for antitrust suit against Qualcomm

Tuesday June 27, 2017

A U.S. Federal Trade Commission lawsuit leveled against Qualcomm before the start of a separate case by Apple can continue in spite of overtures for a dismissal from the chipmaker, a California court ruled this week.

Watch: Messages gets new features and improvements in iOS 11

Tuesday June 27, 2017

When iOS 11 launches this fall, users will be able to take advantage of a few new Messages features like iCloud syncing and a one-handed keyboard. AppleInsider takes a closer look at Messages in iOS 11 beta 2 in this video.

US House committee split over rules affecting Apple's self-driving technology

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Democrats and Republicans squared off on Tuesday during a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee meeting on self-driving cars, contesting policies which could ultimately affect both the testing and launch of products being developed by Apple.

Facebook hits two billion active monthly users amidst call for community building

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a post that the social network has hit 2 billion monthly users, and has renewed his call to bring the world closer.

Wide Open West joins as 14th US TV provider for Apple's single-sign on feature

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Apple on Tuesday added Wide Open West -- better known as WOW! -- to the ranks of U.S. TV providers supporting its single sign-on feature for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV.

Deals: $300 off high-end 2015 15" MacBook Pro; 2017 21" iMac for $1,049 ($50 off); $200 off 2016 13" Touch Bars

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Closeout deals are in full swing this week with Apple authorized resellers taking $300 off the Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro with M370X graphics. Apple's newest 21-inch iMac is also $50 off, and 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar are $200 off instantly -- all with no tax collected on orders outside NY and NJ.

Review: Logitech Slim Combo Smart Connector keyboard for Apple's 10.5" iPad Pro

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Logitech's Slim Combo keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a welcome addition to Apple's limited Smart Connector accessory lineup, and a good option for someone who wants to use their tablet as a traditional laptop replacement. The design is largely a mixed bag, however, that will appeal to some and turn away others.

Pandora's CEO & other execs leave ahead of $480M Sirius XM investment [u]

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Three major executives -- including founding CEO Tim Westergren -- are officially leaving Pandora, one of Apple's biggest rivals in the streaming music space. [Updated with Australia and New Zealand pull-out]

Judge shortage in Ireland delays ruling on Athenry Apple data center location controversy

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Once thought to reach a conclusion on June 23, the appeal hearing opposing Apple's Athenry, Ireland efforts has been delayed because of a lack of judges able to hear the case.

Apple's Tim Cook says Indian operations to use all-green energy within 6 months

Tuesday June 27, 2017

More details have emerged from Sunday's encounter between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during which Cook reportedly revealed he expects Apple's Indian operations to run entirely off renewable energy by the end of 2017.

'Sega Forever' free-to-play classic games for iPhone are off to a good start, but aren't perfect

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Sega has released four classic games into their ad-supported free-to-play Sega Forever initiative, including Kid Chameleon, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star II, and Comix Zone. AppleInsider gave the retro titles a spin, and found room for improvement.

NBC adds single sign-on support for Apple's iPhone & iPad

Tuesday June 27, 2017

NBC has updated its iPhone and iPad app with support for Apple's single sign-on standard, allowing quicker access to the network's shows wherever provider credentials are valid.

Latest questionable 'iPhone 8' delay claim lays blame on limited OLED screen availability

Tuesday June 27, 2017

The latest supply chain reports out of China suggest that it is not the Touch ID, or layered motherboard design that may cause later than expected shipments of the forthcoming "iPhone 8," but instead, Samsung is having production issues with the OLED screen for the device that it pioneered.

EU hammers Google with record $2.7 billion antitrust fine for illegal search manipulation

Tuesday June 27, 2017

The European Commission has wrapped up its antitrust investigation against Google, and has decreed that it must pay $2.72 billion to settle charges related to it favoring its own products over rivals in search results.

Apple patent tracks sleep, adjusts alarms based on device input

Tuesday June 27, 2017

A patent granted to Apple on Tuesday details the use of devices like iPhone and Apple Watch -- and potentially Beddit -- in adjusting morning alarms based on monitored sleep patterns, shedding light on the company's research into sleep science.

First look: Nvidia GeForce Now brings premium gaming to Mac

Monday June 26, 2017

AppleInsider goes hands on with the latest beta version of Nvidia GeForce Now, a cloud gaming service that promises to deliver high-end gaming experiences to Mac.