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2017

AppleInsider podcast talks new iPads, Samsung, and Apple's end to 32-bit apps

Friday March 31, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mikey talk about the new iPads, the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch and what happened to Apple's stock price, and the impending iOS switch to only 64-bit apps that could break apps you may rely on.

Apple debuts App Accelerator in Bangalore as Phil Schiller visits India

Friday March 31, 2017

Apple on Friday inaugurated its promised App Accelerator center in Bangalore, India, which will support developers through means like talks by experts and one-on-one app reviews.

Apple hires former YouTube, Spotify exec to further video content ambitions

Friday March 31, 2017

According to a report published Thursday, Apple has hired Shiva Rajaraman, a former YouTube and Spotify executive, to help architect a video content strategy as it takes on established industry players like Netflix.

Video review: eero mesh Wi-Fi system is perfect for large homes, but max speed is an issue

Thursday March 30, 2017

Following up on AppleInsider's review of the eero mesh Wi-Fi product, we dive deeper into the system's strengths and foibles with this in-depth video review.

Apple & SAP launch enterprise-oriented Cloud Platform SDK for iOS

Thursday March 30, 2017

As promised in February, enterprise software firm SAP has released its Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, built in collaboration with Apple.

New Apple ads tout on iPad Pro battery life, laptop replacement features

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple on Thursday continued its iPad Pro ad campaign with three new installments featuring the tablet's abilty to act as a desktop replacement, long battery life and educational features.

ACCC denies Australian banks to collectively bargain, boycott over Apple Pay

Thursday March 30, 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Friday local time issued a determination denying the country's big-three banks authorization to collectively negotiate with Apple over access to Apple Pay NFC technology.

Apple's first Indonesian R&D center to open in second quarter, iPhone 7 sales to start on Friday

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple is scheduled to open the first of three first Indonesian research and development centers, into which the company will invest $44 million, in the second quarter of 2017, according to a report published Thursday.

Apple's iOS 10.3 fixes flaw used in accidental DDoS attack on 911 call system

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple's latest iOS 10.3 release patches a flaw that can be used to repeatedly dial a phone number, accidentally exploited last year to redial 911 call centers, protecting emergency operators from potential cyberattacks.

Streaming services pushed U.S. music industry to biggest gain since 1998

Thursday March 30, 2017

Subscription streaming music services like Apple Music and Spotify bolstered the ailing music industry in 2016, acting as a primary driver of an 11 percent bump in estimated retail revenue, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

Apple issues first public beta of macOS 10.12.5

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of its next update for macOS Sierra 10.12.5, a minor update largely anticipated to focus on bug fixes and speed improvements.

Automation platform IFTTT gets applets for iOS Calendar & App Store

Thursday March 30, 2017

On Thursday, IFTTT -- a platform that automates links between many hardware and software platforms -- announced the addition of support for the native iOS Calendar app, as well as Apple's App Store.

Apple to cut several business & events positions at retail stores - report

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple will allegedly eliminate several business- and events-based retail positions entirely towards the end of April, in a move that could affect the company's behind-the-scenes dealings and potentially how it sells to enterprise going forward.

First impressions of Apple's 2017 9.7-inch A9-powered iPad

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple's new iPad is here, and AppleInsider takes a first look at it to see how well predictions about the hardware stack up to reality.

Apple Notes hides flexibility and power underneath a veneer of simplicity

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple Notes has some issues but it does so much, so well. AppleInsider digs deep into the long-time default offering.

Drone flyby video shows work on Apple Park campus buildings nearing completion

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple Park, the iPhone producer's under-development campus, has been showcased yet again in another drone flyby video, with the new footage showing progress is continuing to be made at the facility as it gets closer to its grand opening to employees in April.

Some macOS 10.12.4 users complaining of stuttering or distorted audio with USB headsets

Thursday March 30, 2017

Monday's macOS 10.12.4 update is resulting in stuttering audio for some users of USB headsets, according to multiple complaint threads on Apple's support forums and reports from social media.

New iPad deliveries arriving, Personal Pickup at retail now an option for purchasers

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple's new iPad has starting hitting purchaser's homes with deliveries originating in China, and those seeking an iPad today have the option of selecting Personal Pickup in the U.S. and Canada or trying their luck buying at the store without a pre-purchase.

macOS 10.12.4 Recovery mode now able to install latest compatible version

Thursday March 30, 2017

As of macOS 10.12.4, released on Monday, a new keystroke combination at launch will allow Macs to netboot, and download the latest OS compatible with a computer when performing a recovery, potentially saving time and bandwidth.

Adobe research creates AI tool for transferring image styles between photographs

Thursday March 30, 2017

Users of Adobe's image editing software may see a new creative option added to the tools in the future, thanks to artificial intelligence research conducted by Adobe and Cornell University that can make changes to a photograph by transferring the style and other elements from another source.