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2017

Apple sets sights on new Iowa data center to handle growing cloud demands

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Apple is reportedly in the early stages of setting up a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, which should join several others scattered around the U.S.

Samsung to face off against Apple's 'iPhone 8' with 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8 [u]

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Looking to finally eclipse last year's fire-prone Galaxy Note 7, Samsung on Wednesday announced the Note 8, which should ship to the U.S. on Sept. 15. [Updated with pricing]

Final day! Giveaway: 2 Pairs of BlackPods (customized AirPods) are up for grabs, enter today for your chance to win

Wednesday August 23, 2017

BlackPods is partnering with AppleInsider this week to offer readers the chance to win a pair of BlackPods (AirPods finished with a military-grade coating) in Classic or Stealth. Two pairs are up for grabs -- enter today for your chance to win.

Akitio launches MacBook Pro compatible Thunder3 Quad X Thunderbolt 3 external enclosure

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Enclosure producer Akitio has unveiled the Thunder3 Quad X, an external storage device that can also be used to connect a second display, as well as providing high transfer speeds to enclosed drives over a Thunderbolt 3 connection.

Hands on: Astropad's Luna Display dongle fakes a Mac display, transmits to iPad via Wi-Fi

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Assorted app combinations have been utilizing Wi-Fi to extend the Mac's desktop to the iPad for some time -- but a new hardware dongle from the makers of the Astropad app eliminates hacks from the equation, and is able to send fully accelerated video to an iPad companion app.

Virgin Mobile extends $1 year of unlimited iPhone data to bring-your-own switchers

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Just ahead of Apple's anticipated announcement of new iPhones, U.S. carrier Virgin Mobile has opened its offer of a year of unlimited service for $1 to existing iPhone owners switching over, not just people buying a new iPhone.

Carrier-sourced rumor suggests 'iPhone 8' launch event will take place on September 12

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Apple is supposedly planning to reveal the 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s,' and the 'iPhone 7s Plus' on September 12, according to a French report citing a number of sources within European carriers preparing for the impending iPhone launches.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' to come with 64, 256 or 512GB of storage, 3GB of RAM - report

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Apple is planning to ramp up storage options across the board with this fall's "iPhone 8," selling 64-, 256-, and 512-gigabyte models, according to a Chinese report.

Hulu combining its two iOS apps, merging live TV streaming with on-demand

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Hulu is preparing to simplify its streaming video offerings on iOS by incorporating its Hulu with Live TV app into the main app, combining the two separate services into one single app and phasing out its live-streaming app entirely.

Winners of the Plex giveaway announced [Mark C., Philip H., Matthew B., David B., Charles T.]

Tuesday August 22, 2017

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, each of whom will receive a lifetime Plex Pass. One grand prize winner, Mark C., will also receive an HDHomerun Connect Tuner and Mohu Leaf 50 Antenna to enjoy Live TV and DVR services with Plex.

Apple shares 'Carpool Karaoke' ads featuring Queen Latifah, Cyrus family

Tuesday August 22, 2017

Apple on Tuesday continued to plug upcoming episodes of "Carpool Karaoke," the company's second attempt at original streaming programming, with ads featuring guests Queen Latifah and the Cyrus family.

Self-driving campus shuttle to rise from ashes of Apple's 'Project Titan,' report says

Tuesday August 22, 2017

After massive investments into self-driving car technology, Apple is transitioning away from a branded vehicle in favor of a shuttle service that will transport employees between corporate buildings, according to an in-depth report published Tuesday.

AccuWeather sends user location data to monetization firm despite iOS privacy settings [u]

Tuesday August 22, 2017

Popular iOS weather app AccuWeather, often listed as a top-ten app in the Weather section of the iOS App Store, has been collecting and forwarding user location information to data monetization company Reveal Mobile even when location sharing is disabled.

Anker bets on designs for Apple's 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s' & '7s Plus' with new cases

Tuesday August 22, 2017

A well-known accessory maker, Anker, has announced a series of cases for Apple's "iPhone 8," "7s," and "7s Plus," even though the anticipated devices are still weeks away from being revealed.

Epic Games head Tim Sweeney bemoans iOS App Store's leeching of developer profits

Tuesday August 22, 2017

App developers are losing too much money from the cut of app revenues taken by app stores operated by Apple and other companies, according to Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, declaring the iOS App Store's high charge "a parasitic loss."

Video: Calibration machine video allegedly shows Touch ID embedded into 'iPhone 8' Apple logo

Tuesday August 22, 2017

AppleInsider discusses a new iPhone 8 video, allegedly depicting a Touch ID calibration machine -- and the sensor for the technology on the back of the phone.

Apple HomePod setup may require iPhone or iPad, allow multi-speaker sync

Tuesday August 22, 2017

Even if it supports other Apple devices, people buying a HomePod will allegedly need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to complete initial setup.

Verizon Wireless introducing new unlimited plans at the same time as video throttling measures

Tuesday August 22, 2017

Verizon Wireless is changing its unlimited plan by splitting it into multiple tiers from Wednesday onwards, while at the same time the carrier is also preparing to throttle the quality of streaming video for all customers, including those staying on the existing unlimited plan.

Apple & Qualcomm squabble, lay out early arguments in San Diego court hearing

Tuesday August 22, 2017

Lawyers squared off in a San Diego federal court last Friday in an initial hearing of Apple's lawsuit against Qualcomm, with the latter standing accused of antitrust violations and breach of contract.

'BioShock Remastered' arrives on macOS with graphical updates for its 10th anniversary

Tuesday August 22, 2017

Feral Interactive has released its macOS port of "BioShock Remastered," landing on Tuesday on Steam followed by the Mac App Store to follow, with the 10-year anniversary remake of the first-person shooter gaining graphical improvements for modern systems.