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2017

Unlike Roomba, Apple confirms it won't upload, share or sell your home data from HomePod

Thursday July 27, 2017

With vacuum maker iRobot looking to sell user's house maps to smart home vendors, an AppleInsider reader asked Apple what it planned to do with data collected by the HomePod's room mapping technology. Unsurprisingly, Apple confirmed it has no intention of saving or sharing information about a user's home layout.

Samsung hits record quarterly profits, likely briefly topping Apple ahead of 'iPhone 8'

Thursday July 27, 2017

Apple rival Samsung Electronics has posted profits of $12.65 billion for the June quarter, its highest quarterly revenues ever -- also eclipsing predictions for Apple's performance in the period, though the situation is likely to reverse once this fall's iPhones ship.

GoPro launches QuikStories automated video creation tool, rebrands GoPro app

Thursday July 27, 2017

Camera manufacturer GoPro on Thursday officially launched QuikStories, a video creation solution that automatically pulls content off Hero 5 and Hero 5 Session cameras and generates custom movies complete with special effects, music syncing and more.

Apple invention details AR mapping system for iPhone, head-mounted displays

Thursday July 27, 2017

An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of overlaying interactive digital information onto real-world environments displayed on a portable device screen, specifically data regarding navigation assets like points of interest.

White House looks to Apple's Cook, other tech CEOs to shape STEM education policy

Wednesday July 26, 2017

The Trump administration is looking to tech sector elites to help shape funding policy for science, technology, engineering and math public school education programs.

Watch: Hands-on with iOS 11's new Document Scanner

Wednesday July 26, 2017

When iOS 11 debuts this fall, users will be able to take advantage of a new feature in the Notes app that automatically senses and scans documents, makes crops, adjusts image settings to remove tilt and glare, and allows on-the-fly markups using a finger or Apple Pencil. AppleInsider goes hands on with the function in this video.

Foxconn's $10B Wisconsin LCD factory to supply Sharp, not Apple

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou on Wednesday announced plans to invest $10 billion in an LCD manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, with production slated to go to subsidiary Sharp.

Apple 'iPhone 8' to reportedly launch in October or November sans white bezel option

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Amid rumors of supposed production delays, a report on Wednesday claims Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 8" handset is slated for unveiling in September alongside incremental improvements to the iPhone 7 series, but the device won't see launch until late 2017.

Apogee adds direct monitoring support for its Ensemble Thunderbolt and Element hardware to Apple Logic Pro X

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Audio equipment manufacturer Apogee has updated its Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt and Element series audio interface software with Direct Monitoring support, allowing for latency-free recording and monitoring without additional hardware in Logic Pro X.

Apple's Tim Cook speaks out against President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Wednesday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on transgender soldiers, joining other tech executives like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai and Twitter's own Jack Dorsey.

Apple Music's Trent Reznor backs subscription streaming, but says free music 'here to stay'

Wednesday July 26, 2017

In an interview published on Wednesday, Apple Music executive Trent Reznor -- best known as the frontman of Nine Inch Nails -- said that while he's been converted to the concept of subscription streaming, he also believes free music is "here to stay."

Apple iOS App Store continues dominance over Google Play in earnings battle, gap widening

Wednesday July 26, 2017

While iOS App Store purchase volume may be losing ground from a marketshare perspective by number of downloads, Apple continues to dominate the market in consumer spending by a wide margin and still growing.

New TSA rules will require airline travelers to remove Apple iPads, MacBooks from bags

Wednesday July 26, 2017

In the coming weeks and months, travelers will no longer be able to keep iPads or small MacBook models in their bag when passing through security screenings, and will instead have to place them in a separate bin to be X-rayed, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced on Wednesday.

Inside iOS 11: The coolest Apple ARKit demos created so far

Wednesday July 26, 2017

ARKit will instantaneously become the largest augmented reality platform in the world -- but to capitalize on that, developers will need to come up with awesome uses of the technology. With only a few weeks under their belt using Apple's iOS 11, content creators have already begun to impress in big ways.

Facebook shoots for mid-August launch for first TV shows

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Facebook's first set of original TV shows -- posing a challenge to nascent offerings on Apple Music -- will reportedly premiere in mid-August, after a month-long delay.

Internet-connected television use including Apple TV growing to over 168 million in 2017

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Apple has grown its body of streaming hardware users, but still lags behind offerings from Amazon, Google, and Roku, according to a new research study.

Lowest Price Ever: 10.5" iPad Pros for $599 with no tax in 48 states, plus $150-$350 off 12" MacBooks, $50-$150 off Apple Watch 2

Wednesday July 26, 2017

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New Cochlear hearing implant tech will stream directly from iPhones & other Apple devices

Wednesday July 26, 2017

An upcoming Cochlear sound processor -- the Nucleus 7 -- will reportedly let people stream audio directly to hearing implants from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Foxconn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin expected to be announced tonight, Apple connection still unknown [u]

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Whether or not Apple products will actually be built there, a new facility from the company's key manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is reportedly in the works for the state of Wisconsin, and set to be announced later this evening.

Jony Ive talks Steve Jobs's vision for Apple Park, design inspiration from 'Star Wars'

Wednesday July 26, 2017

A wide-ranging conversation with Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive discusses how the ultimate execution of Apple Park hews very close to founder Steve Jobs's vision for the project, and how he inspired Star Wars director J.J. Abrams, and vice versa.