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2018

Apple working on new Books e-reader application, heralded by renaming in iOS 11.3 beta

Thursday January 25, 2018

Apple appears poised to refresh its iPhone and iPad e-reader app, Books, after years of few changes.

Apple adjusts foreign App Store pricing to account for VAT changes

Thursday January 25, 2018

Apple is in the process of sending out emails to inform developers of an App Store update that changes price of apps in six countries adjusted due to the addition of, or changes in, that country's value added tax.

Apple releases Swift Playgrounds 2.0 with playground subscription options, more

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Alongside a slate of new beta software for iOS, macOS and tvOS, Apple on Wednesday released an update for Swift Playgrounds that brings fresh features like subscriptions, new robots and more to the educational app.

Drake's 'God's Plan' breaks single-day Apple Music streaming record with 14M plays, Spotify only managed 4M in US

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Drake just dropped a new track and it's breaking streaming records. Representatives for the rapper on Wednesday said "God's Plan" broke Spotify's U.S. record for the most-streamed song in a single day with 4 million plays, while Apple Music's Zane Lowe seemingly one-upped that announcement by saying the song logged 14 million streams worldwide.

Apple shows off first South Korea retail store ahead of grand opening on Saturday

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Apple on Wednesday posted a few photos of preparations being made at Apple Garosugil, the company's first retail outlet in South Korea that is scheduled to open its doors to customers on Saturday.

Apple enables basic AirPlay 2 functionality in iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3 betas

Wednesday January 24, 2018

With Wednesday's release of iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3, Apple is slowly rolling out support for AirPlay 2, a hotly anticipated wireless protocol that allows users to stream music to, and remotely control, multiple devices in different rooms.

Spike in job openings at Apple hints at renewed focus on design

Wednesday January 24, 2018

The past few months have seen an unusual hike in job openings for designers at Apple, potentially hinting at work on a grand new project or a renewed focus on design.

Watch: Everything new in iOS 11.3

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Apple on Wednesday released the first iOS 11.3 beta to developers for testing with new Animoji characters, Health Records integration, ARKit 1.5, Apple Music additions and more. Check out what's new in this video.

Congress questions Apple, others over decision to keep Meltdown and Spectre details secret

Wednesday January 24, 2018

In letters sent to the CEOs of major tech companies on Wednesday, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee asks why an agreement was made to keep details of the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws secret until their public disclosure this month.

Reminder: HomePod can replace an Apple TV or iPad as a HomeKit hub

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Not only can Apple's HomePod be used to control HomeKit devices, but it can take the role of a HomeKit hub, allowing for access and control of compatible peripherals from outside the home.

Get the i out: iBooks rebranded as 'Books' in iOS 11.3 beta 1

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Apple's transition away from "iProducts" continues in the first beta of iOS 11.3, renaming the iBooks app to just simply "Books," potentially foretelling a rebrand as "Apple Books."

Messages in iCloud returns in Apple's iOS 11.3 beta 1

Wednesday January 24, 2018

First announced last June at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Messages in iCloud have not yet launched, but could be coming to this spring's iOS 11.3 update, based on the first developer beta issued.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 warns users about 32-bit software's impending demise

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Apple's new macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta has begun the purge process of 32-bit apps, with the new version the first to warn users that the apps won't be supported that much longer.

Apple issues first developer beta for iOS 11.3 with new Animoji, Health Records, ARKit 1.5

Wednesday January 24, 2018

The first beta of iOS 11.3 is now available, giving developers the opportunity to build apps for ARKit 1.5, and to test out new features like Health Records and new Animoji. However, new settings for battery and performance controls will have to wait until later betas.

HomePod, QuickTime Player now support FLAC audio files, iTunes still doesn't

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Apple's HomePod, Files in iOS, and QuickTime Player in macOS all support FLAC playback, but Apple's media management tool iTunes still does not making it more difficult for Apple users to use the high-quality file format than it could be.

Deals: High-end 15" MacBook Pro for $2,349 ($450 off); premium 13" Touch Bar for $1,999; $20 off Apple Watch 3

Wednesday January 24, 2018

The deals keep rolling in as we near the end of January. Save $450 on Apple's latest 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 560 graphics. Or snap up a 13" Touch Bar with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for $1,999 ($200 off) with our exclusive coupon. Apple's Series 3 Watch with cellular is also $379 while supplies last.

Everything Apple has promised to add to HomePod in future updates

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Apple's HomePod will be shipping soon -- but beyond the features initially promised but not immediately arriving, there look to be a few more things coming to the HomePod in the future. AppleInsider gives you a full rundown of what to expect from HomePod in the weeks and months after it launches.

12 US healthcare providers pledge support for Apple's Health Records in iOS 11.3, including Johns Hopkins & Cedars-Sinai

Wednesday January 24, 2018

This spring's debut of iOS 11.3 will give hospitals and clinics greater access to Apple's Health app, allowing them to share data and send alerts to patients. So far, a dozen U.S. hospitals have pledged support for Health Records.

iOS 11.3 coming this spring with battery and performance settings, ARKit 1.5, new Animoji

Wednesday January 24, 2018

In a sign that Apple will continue to update iOS regularly instead of withholding features for its next major point-zero release, Apple on Wednesday revealed new features coming to an iOS 11.3 update this spring, including the ability to toggle the power management feature for iPhone models with aging batteries.

EU slaps Qualcomm with $1.23 billion fine over illegal chip payment to Apple

Wednesday January 24, 2018

The European Union on Wednesday announced that it determined chipmaker Qualcomm illegally shut out rivals when it paid Apple billions of dollars to stick with its LTE baseband chips for five years. Qualcomm will pay a hefty price for its misdeeds: 997 million euros, or $1.23 billion U.S.