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2017

Apple alumni reveal HomeKit-compatible Latch C smart lock for business, apartments

Tuesday August 22, 2017

Smart lock startup company Latch has unveiled the enterprise and apartment-oriented Latch C -- its first smart lock certified to work with HomeKit.

Parallels Desktop 13 ships with support for macOS High Sierra, Touch Bar

Tuesday August 22, 2017

Virtualization software firm Parallels launched Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac on Tuesday, with the upgraded software introducing compatibility with macOS High Sierra, the Windows Fall Creators Update, and support for the Touch Bar on the Retina MacBook Pro.

Vudu unveils native Apple TV app for streaming Ultraviolet, Disney Movies Anywhere content

Tuesday August 22, 2017

As expected, a native Apple TV app has launched for Walmart's Vudu streaming service, allowing for streaming of over 100,000 titles, with 4,000 of them free and ad-supported.

Video purports to show testing of Apple 'iPhone 8' with rear-mounted Touch ID

Tuesday August 22, 2017

A video published on Tuesday allegedly shows Apple's "iPhone 8" in quality control testing -- with a rear-mounted Touch ID sensor, despite most recent rumors discounting that possibility.

Videos in iOS 11 beta show alternate Control Center, app switcher gestures on iPhone without Touch ID

Monday August 21, 2017

A pair of tutorial videos found in Apple's latest iOS 11 beta release depict what appears to be an alternate Control Center interface and app switcher swipe gestures never before previewed.

AirPods ship times drop to 2-3 weeks from Apple amid immediate availability from resellers

Monday August 21, 2017

AirPods ship times from Apple's online store have dropped below one month for the first time since the popular headphones debuted more than eight months ago, though third-party resellers have stock available for immediate purchase.

Video: Apple eGPU developer kit tested with a 15-inch Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro

Monday August 21, 2017

AppleInsider takes a look at Apple's eGPU developer kit, including the Radeon RX 580 video card, and the Sonnet eGFX enclosure.

Apple holds commanding lead over Qualcomm in 3D sensing tech development by nearly two years

Monday August 21, 2017

A new analyst report claims that Apple holds up to a two year lead on rival Qualcomm, when it comes to software and hardware development of accurate 3D sensing systems -- and no Android product developer seems that willing to host the technology in the foreseeable future.

Latest tvOS 11 beta points to HDR-equipped 'J105a' model for Apple TV

Monday August 21, 2017

Further backing the impending arrival of a new Apple TV, the seventh tvOS 11 beta -- released on Monday -- makes references to a "J105a" model with support for HDR (high dynamic range).

Android Oreo exits developer beta program, coming to Google's Pixel, Nexus soon

Monday August 21, 2017

Google's latest version of Android has been named. Android Oreo is complete, has exited developer-only beta testing, and is coming soon to the Pixel, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

Apple AI expert Tom Gruber's TED Talk video about Siri's 'humanistic AI' viewable on YouTube

Monday August 21, 2017

A talk from a TED conference in April by Apple AI expert and Siri co-founder Tom Gruber is now available to watch on YouTube and the TED website, with Gruber sharing how Apple's digital assistant Siri and 'humanistic AI' can be used to help humans become smarter.

Longtime label holdout Drag City puts catalog on Apple Music

Monday August 21, 2017

Independent label Drag City has added most of its back catalog to Apple Music, reversing a previous stance calling for better artist compensation.

Apple makes seventh developer betas of High Sierra, iOS 11, tvOS 11, watchOS 4 available [u]

Monday August 21, 2017

Keeping up with the one per week cycle, apple has updated all of its developer betas, with seventh releases of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4. [Updated with public beta info]

iTunes U Collections migrating to Apple Podcasts app in September

Monday August 21, 2017

Apple is preparing to migrate iTunes U Collections from the iTunes U app to Apple Podcasts, with a warning to educational institutions advising the change will take place in September as part of the release of iTunes 12.7.

Apple Pay likely to get boost from Visa & Mastercard mandating contactless payment terminals

Monday August 21, 2017

Apple Pay should get a major lift within the next five years from a pair of factors, according to new research, most notably contactless support demanded by credit card giants Visa and Mastercard.

Interview from 1988 about the Macintosh Portable leak shows how far Apple leaks have evolved

Monday August 21, 2017

A clip from a local news program discussing the then-unreleased Macintosh Portable has been unearthed and uploaded to YouTube, with the news item from 29 years ago serving as a reminder that Apple leaks are certainly not a new phenomenon, and are largely easier to spread now than ever before.

Deals: 12" MacBooks for $999 ($300 off); 27" iMac 5K for $1,199; $300 off 13" Touch Bars; AirPods in stock w/ free 2-day shipping

Monday August 21, 2017

Kicking off this solar eclipse Monday, Amazon is knocking $300 off Apple's 2016 12" MacBook, bringing the price down to $999. An upgraded Apple refurbished 27" iMac 5K is also $1,199 with no tax outside NY. Meanwhile, Late 2016 13" Touch Bars are $300 off instantly with no tax in 48 states.

Minus Touch ID, Apple's 'iPhone 8' may enter mass production in 'third week of September'

Monday August 21, 2017

The "iPhone 8" may finally enter full-scale production in the "third week of September," an analyst claimed on Monday, reinforcing predictions that the device will be available in limited numbers that month -- but will likely not have Touch ID embedded in the display.

Intel details 8th-generation Core i7, i5 processors suitable for MacBook, dual-core MacBook Pro refresh

Monday August 21, 2017

Intel launched its 8th-generation processors on Monday, starting with the with the new 'U-series' chips for notebooks boasting a 40 percent performance boost compared to the previous generation, though while this series is suitable for use in MacBooks and the dual-core MacBook Pro, it won't help provide users with a 32GB memory option.

Photos show alleged display assembly, flex cables for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

Monday August 21, 2017

Images published over the weekend are claimed to show an assortment of parts for Apple's "iPhone 8," including a display assembly, a Lightning connector, and associated flex cables.