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2017

OLED for 'iPhone X' could deal $50M hit to Apple's Q2 expenses, analyst says

Monday January 30, 2017

Apple's widely-rumored decision to equip a 10th-anniversary iPhone with OLED could add approximately $50 million to incremental costs in the March quarter, eating slightly into profit margins, according to an analyst.

Apple Maps gets Houston transit data ahead of Super Bowl LI

Monday January 30, 2017

In time for Super Bowl LI, Apple on Sunday expanded Apple Maps transit data to include regional and metropolitan pubic transportation services in the Houston, Texas, area.

Hands On: Redesigned Evernote 8.0.3 for iPhone and iPad brings major design revamp

Sunday January 29, 2017

The latest revision to the Evernote app for iPhone and iPad notebook app aims to speed up the service -- AppleInsider takes a few notes.

Five of the best apps for getting started with creating art on the iPad

Sunday January 29, 2017

The iPad is an excellent artist's tool, but before you jump into an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, AppleInsider has five suggestions for apps to try that don't need either to be sure that you want to make the jump from paper to digital.

Apple removes iCloud Activation Lock status tool from website

Saturday January 28, 2017

For reasons unknown, Apple has taken down the iCloud Activation Lock status page on its website, which used to offer a convenient method of determining whether a used iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Apple Watch was stolen.

Apple CEO Tim Cook pledges support to employees affected by President Trump's immigration order

Saturday January 28, 2017

In the wake of executive orders from U.S. President Donald Trump limiting immigration from a group of seven countries, Apple CEO Tim Cook has written to employees to reaffirm the company's pro-immigration stance, and advising affected staff will receive support from its human resources and legal teams.

This week on AI: New beta builds, Apple sues Qualcomm in China, possible U.S. Foxconn plant and more

Saturday January 28, 2017

Apple released its first betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 this week, promising a slate of new features such as a "Find My AirPods" feature and Night Shift for the Mac. We also got a hint of secret projects underway at the company, and the possibility of a $7 billion Foxconn plant in the U.S.

Apple honored with Louis Braille Award for efforts in device accessibility

Friday January 27, 2017

The Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Friday featured Apple as a corporate honoree at the 57th annual Louis Braille Awards, a ceremony that recognizes those who contribute to the blind and visually impaired community.

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Sen. Orrin Hatch, lunches with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Friday January 27, 2017

As President Donald Trump settles in at the White House, Apple chief Tim Cook this week visited Washington, D.C., to meet with Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and take a dinner with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

Tim Cook sells another $3.6M batch of Apple stock

Friday January 27, 2017

Continuing a planned stock selloff that began earlier in January, Apple CEO Tim Cook this week sold a chunk of 30,000 AAPL shares worth $3.64 million, bringing his full-week total to nearly $11 million.

Apple celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year with curated apps, Apple Store events

Friday January 27, 2017

As part of ongoing festivities to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year this weekend, Apple is highlighting apps and stickers in the App Store in new curated lists, while some Apple retail stores are hosting specially themed workshops.

Apple's 'differential privacy' policy invoked for opt-in iCloud data analysis in iOS 10.3

Friday January 27, 2017

Apple's upcoming iOS 10.3 update will include an opt-in for collecting data from iCloud accounts, which will in turn be used to improve "intelligent features and services such as Siri," according to people testing the current beta.

UK health insurer Vitality under fire for app sync failures in Apple Watch promotion [u]

Friday January 27, 2017

An offer from UK insurer Vitality that provided a discounted Apple Watch to customers if certain levels of activity are maintained for two years has drawn complaints, as app synchronization issues are apparently causing unwarranted extra charges.

Apple demands specially-certified chips & factories for HomeKit devices, report says

Friday January 27, 2017

One of the factors slowing down adoption of Apple's HomeKit platform is the company's demand that accessory makers not only buy specific chips, but have products manufactured at Apple-certified factories, a report said on Friday.

Deals: $200 off 2016 12" MacBook; 128GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) for $749; $100 off 13" MacBook Pro

Friday January 27, 2017

Heading into the weekend, shoppers can pick up Apple's 2016 12" MacBook (1.2GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $1,399 or opt for a 128GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) for $749 ($80 off). An upgraded Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro is also $100 off instantly with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Satechi USB-C Power Meter shows power usage of devices connected to MacBook ports

Friday January 27, 2017

Satechi has launched its USB-C Power Meter, a device that aims to protect MacBooks from potential damage caused through unsafe cables and accessories, by providing users with accurate readings of power drawn through the connection.

Apple competitor Alphabet earnings up on Google, YouTube & hardware, supplier Intel sees profits dip

Friday January 27, 2017

Apple rival Alphabet saw its revenues grow dramatically in the December quarter, while Intel -- a key Apple supplier -- saw mixed results, in spite of delivering more parts in the form of wireless chips for the iPhone 7.

Hands On: New Setapp service brings subscription apps to the Mac

Friday January 27, 2017

For one monthly fee Mac users can have full use of 61 apps using the subscription-based SetApp. AppleInsider investigates whether "software as a service" is a good model, and delves into the financials of it for mainstream users.

Chrome 56 for macOS offers faster reload times, clearer HTTP warnings, security updates

Friday January 27, 2017

The latest release of Chrome offers macOS users a number of performance and security improvements, with version 56 of the Google-developed browser claimed to make page reloads 28 percent faster than before.

Apple officially named as founding member of Partnership for AI, Siri founder named to board

Friday January 27, 2017

As expected, Apple has been formally inducted into the Partnership on AI as a founding member, naming Siri-founder and Apple exec Tom Gruber to the board of trustees for the group.