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2018

Tim Cook publicly commemorates the 63rd birthday of Steve Jobs with a Tweet

Saturday February 24, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook used Twitter to celebrate Steve Jobs' birthday, using one of the founder's own quotes.

The Smartphone Endgame: Who wins once shipment volumes peak?

Saturday February 24, 2018

For decades, market research firms have been confidently asserting that the "winners" in PCs, tablets, smartphones and other consumer electronics are not firms that are profitable or even sustainable, but merely those shipping the largest volumes at any given time. This has enabled them to crown a successive line of failed players, then rapidly move on to a new "winner," often within the same year. The bigger problem for this sort of flawgic is that the game itself is changing.

Audio vendor makes questionable claim that Apple will release iOS 11.3 before end of February

Saturday February 24, 2018

In response to a user's question, audio gear manufacturer Shure claims that a bug introduced with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X will be rectified with iOS 11.3 -- and also has said that it is "due out next week."

Apple to move Chinese iCloud keys to China servers, opens door to government data requests

Saturday February 24, 2018

In order to conform with Chinese cybersecurity laws, Apple will for the first time move cryptographic iCloud account keys out of the U.S. and into China when it migrates customer data to a local server farm in late February.

This week on AI: Apple readies new iPads & AirPods, AirPlay 2 goes MIA, HomePod vs. Sonos & more

Saturday February 24, 2018

Top stories included an imminent iPad refresh, Apple plans to buy a battery ingredient directly from miners, and word that updated AirPods could be ready later this year.

Apple Pay Cash shows up in Messages app for users in Brazil, Ireland and Spain

Friday February 23, 2018

Apple Pay Cash is showing up in the Messages app for certain iOS users in Brazil, Ireland and Spain, suggesting an international rollout of Apple's peer-to-peer money transfer service is in the offing.

Apple's Southlake store update to include expansion & outdoor improvements

Friday February 23, 2018

Apple's Southlake Town Square outlet, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, will be both growing and gaining a number of external upgrades after it closes for renovations on March 4.

Self-driving test cars with remote control backup could hit California roads in April

Friday February 23, 2018

If approved, new Californian regulations could allow companies like Apple to test their self-driving platforms with remote backup, instead of putting a human behind the wheel.

French court denies Apple injunction against tax protests

Friday February 23, 2018

A Parisian court has blocked Apple's attempt to prevent Attac -- the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- from staging protests at the company's French retail stores.

Review: MacBook users should consider the IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station, MacBook Pro owners need not apply

Friday February 23, 2018

The IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station with Power Delivery Pass-Thru is a port-replacement peripheral for USB 3.1 type C gear, but isn't ideal for Apple's entire portable line.

Chinese discount phone makers were supposed to rival Apple's iPhone globally. Instead, they're dying off within China

Friday February 23, 2018

Ever since iPhones officially went on sale in China back in 2009, pundits have claimed that local production of cheaper smartphones would not only block Apple's growth prospects in China but also invade smartphone markets globally. They were wrong, here's why.

Personality model casts Apple CEO Tim Cook as 'Advisor,' emphasizing values

Friday February 23, 2018

A psychological test once used by NASA categorizes Apple's Tim Cook as an "Advisor," based on linguistics analysis of 10 minutes of his public speaking, according to a "behavioral analytics" firm.

How to AirPlay music to your HomePod from Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, and Apple Music

Friday February 23, 2018

The HomePod is not strictly limited to Apple Music playback through Siri -- it is also an AirPlay target, and can recieve an audio signal from nearly every app on your iPhone. Here are some of the most common apps, and where to tap to get that to play on your new speaker.

AppleInsider podcast talks HomePod, AirPlay 2, HomeKit, and new AirPods

Friday February 23, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about Neil's Siri experience on HomePod, iOS betas that formerly had AirPlay 2, and HomeKit baby cameras.

Director Steven Soderbergh's shot-on-iPhone 'Unsane' feature premieres at Berlin film festival

Thursday February 22, 2018

Acclaimed Hollywood director Steven Soderbergh spoke to the press at the premiere of his latest feature film, "Unsane," at the Berlin film festival on Wednesday, expounding on the benefits of using an iPhone to shoot the psychological thriller.

Apple's AirPower mat inches closer to release, again said to arrive in March

Thursday February 22, 2018

Following up on rumors earlier this month, Japanese publication Mac Otakara has confirmed with its own sources that Apple plans to initiate sales of its hotly anticipated AirPower wireless charging mat in March.

Intel failed to disclose Meltdown and Spectre to government until flaws made public, Apple and others confirm

Thursday February 22, 2018

Apple, Google parent Alphabet and Intel in letters to lawmakers on Thursday revealed a bit of background information concerning the recent airing of Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities, saying Intel notified U.S. cyber security officials of the flaws only after their existence was made public.

Apple repair facility in California made about 1,600 false alarm 911 calls since October

Thursday February 22, 2018

Emergency dispatch centers in Elk Grove and Sacramento, Calif., have over the past four months seen an increasing number of false alarm calls originate from an Apple facility in the area, with workers there fielding about 20 such calls per day.

Latest Apple Pay & Instacart tie-up offers free delivery through Feb. 28

Thursday February 22, 2018

Apple has once again partnered with Instacart to promote Apple Pay, enabling free delivery for people who order groceries through Instacart's iPhone and iPad app.

Apple's Irish tax bill close to finalization, "in the ballpark" of $16 billion

Thursday February 22, 2018

The head of Ireland's Revenue Commission has advised the calculations of Apple's unpaid tax bill are almost complete, with the final total the iPhone producer will be expected to pay the government thought to be around 13 billion euro ($16 billion), close to initial estimates for the European Commission-mandated payment.