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2017

Apple used Samsung to push for South Korean legal action, Qualcomm court filings claim

Wednesday October 04, 2017

An unnamed Apple executive -- possibly Chief Executive Tim Cook -- allegedly asked Samsung to pressure South Korean antitrust regulators into intensifying their investigation into Qualcomm, with the ultimate goal of reducing royalty payments, according to Qualcomm court filings unearthed on Wednesday.

Sonos announces support for Apple's AirPlay 2 wireless standard coming in 2018

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Speaker maker Sonos on Wednesday announced that it will create an open platform, not only giving any music services access to its hardware, but also integrating with Apple's forthcoming AirPlay 2 wireless standard.

European Commission takes Ireland to court for failing to collect taxes from Apple

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Confirming an earlier report, the European Commission on Wednesday said it will bring Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to collect at least $15 billion in back taxes from Apple, which were originally due Jan. 3.

Adobe debuts Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2018 with focus on computer vision

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Adobe on Wednesday issued the latest versions of its consumer level photo and video editing software, Photoshop Elements 2018 and Premiere Elements 2018, with a slew of fresh features, many of which are powered by all-new content intelligence capabilities.

Apple is exclusive retailer of 'Parker,' world's first AR teddy bear

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Children's toy startup Seedling on Tuesday launched Parker the Bear, an Apple store exclusive plush teddy bear that comes to life through iOS augmented reality effects.

Apple testing Google DoubleClick ad serving in News app, report says

Tuesday October 03, 2017

A report this week claims Apple is allowing select publishers to insert ads from Google's DoubleClick For Publishers into News app pages, an unexpected strategy shift that could lead to better monetization options for the iOS content aggregator.

Apple execs reap more than $19M each in vested stock bonus

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Apple's executive team, including head of retail Angela Ahrendts and SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, on Sunday saw batches of performance based restricted stock unit awards vest, netting each common shares worth more than $19 million.

Yahoo says all 3B accounts impacted by 2013 data breach

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Yahoo in a statement on Tuesday said further investigation into a massive 2013 data breach suggests all 3 billion its user accounts were impacted from the incident, tripling the internet firm's initial estimates.

Apple employees begin testing Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11.1 beta

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Apple employees are reportedly testing Apple Pay Cash, the company's take on peer-to-peer payments, as part of an internal evaluation of the service ahead of an anticipated release later this fall.

LIFX intros Beam accent lighting compatible with Apple's HomeKit

Tuesday October 03, 2017

LIFX on Tuesday announced the Beam Kit, a new HomeKit-ready lighting package that adds multicolored accents to walls.

Ikea adds color changing bulb to Tradfri home automation line, HomeKit support still coming

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Ikea has made a color-changing light bulb in its Tradfri line more commonly available, potentially giving home automation-minded users a less expensive way to go beyond simple illumination.

Apple Maps vehicles to start touring Scotland & Wales later this month

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Apple Maps vehicles will begin collecting street-level data in Scotland and Wales for the first time later in October, according to an updated schedule.

Microsoft partners including Samsung, Dell, Lenovo to launch slew of Windows VR headsets in coming weeks

Tuesday October 03, 2017

In its push into the virtual and augmented reality market, which the company has branded as "mixed reality," Microsoft is leveraging its army of hardware partners, many of whom are releasing new virtual reality headsets over the next few weeks.

Winner of the iPhone 8 giveaway announced [Pat Y.]

Tuesday October 03, 2017

AppleInsider would like to congratulate Pat Y., winner of our latest giveaway. Pat will receive an unlocked 64GB iPhone 8 in Space Gray and a Presidio Ultra case courtesy of Speck.

Laurene Powell Jobs buys 20% stake in company that owns Washington Wizards & Capitals

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Billionaire philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, who is still a significant stakeholder in both Apple and Disney, will enter into the professional sports business, taking a 20 percent share of the company that owns Washington D.C.'s Wizards basketball team and Capitals hockey team.

Walmart accidentally leaks Google Home Mini ahead of Oct. 4 announcement

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Thought it pulled a product page within a matter of minutes, Walmart on Tuesday briefly offered preorders for the Home Mini, a new smartspeaker expected to be officially revealed in a Wednesday Google announcement.

Apple continues weekly update cycle with iOS 11.0.2, containing iPhone 8 call crackling fix

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Two weeks since the original release, and one week after the last minor update, Apple has released iOS 11.0.2 with rectification of crackling sounds during calls on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and other assorted fixes.

Thyng iPhone app update allows application of user's media on any surface with ARKit

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Augmented reality developer team Thyng has released version 4.0 of its creation software, allowing users to cover any surface on an iPhone or iPad's screen with their own video and video content.

Deals: LG 43" 4K monitor for $649 ($350 off); 21" iMac 4K (Radeon 560) for $1,399 ($100 off); no interest financing for 12 months on iPhone 8

Tuesday October 03, 2017

B&H Photo is taking $350 off LG's 4K display (43MU79-B) today only, bringing the price down to $649.95 with no tax outside NY and NJ. Apple authorized resellers are also discounting 2017 iMacs by $100, and Amazon sellers have iPhone 8 devices in stock with no interest if paid in full within 12 months using the Amazon.com Store Card.

YouTube update allows shared video playback on iPhone through iMessage without exiting the app

Tuesday October 03, 2017

An update on Tuesday morning to the YouTube app brings video sharing and inline viewing to iMessage without recipients needing to leave the application.