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2017

Apple-issued developer certificate expires, causing crashes in 1Password and other apps

Monday February 20, 2017

The consequences of an Apple-issued security certificate expiration combined with a change made by Apple, is leading to some apps purchased outside the app store like 1Password, PDFpen, and Soulver for Mac to require reinstallation with a new version before coming back to life -- but the issue may have lasting consequences for some software.

Apple changes up ad strategy to focus on digital and regional campaigns

Monday February 20, 2017

Apple's long-time ad partner, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, is "reorganizing and introducing a new operating model" in order to accommodate its client's new focus on digital and regional campaigns, according to a spokesperson for the agency.

Apple reportedly snaps up Israeli facial recognition company RealFace for $2 million

Sunday February 19, 2017

Adding weight to the rumors circulating about a future iPhone boasting facial recognition, reports claim that Apple has purchased RealFace -- a machine learning company specializing in the technology.

Use Workflow 1.7 for iPhone to quickly save notes and images

Sunday February 19, 2017

The latest update to automation app Workflow 1.7 latest update makes it simpler to get started and better to streamline multi-app user processes. AppleInsider walks you through setting up your first workflow, and tailoring it specifically to what you need.

Apple's iPhone drops to fifth place in Chinese smartphone market

Saturday February 18, 2017

Apple continued to struggle for ground in China during the December quarter, ceding fourth place in the country's smartphone market under pressure from local brands like Huawei and Xiaomi, according to new research data.

The best Warhammer 40,000 games for the iPhone and iPad

Saturday February 18, 2017

There are dozens of Warhammer 40,000 games available for iOS, but which are the must-plays? AppleInsider examines them, and purges the heretical ones.

Review: Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes for iPhone is short on plot, long on tactics

Saturday February 18, 2017

The 27-year-old "Fire Emblem" series' latest entry was released earlier in February on iOS -- AppleInsider fights the forces of evil in "Fire Emblem Heroes."

AirPods vs. Powerbeats3: Which Apple W1 headphones are better for working out and exercising?

Saturday February 18, 2017

Apple now has four pairs of headphones on the market with its proprietary W1 wireless chip, allowing for simpler Bluetooth pairing and better connectivity. But only two of those headphones are really well suited for workouts: Apple's AirPods and the Powerbeats3. AppleInsider helps you decide which pair is right for you.

This week on AI: WWDC 2017, virtual buttons on 'iPhone 8,' BeatsX review & more

Saturday February 18, 2017

Apple announced the dates for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, set to return to San Jose for the first time in well over a decade. Meanwhile, yet more hints about Apple's iPhone plans emerged, including a claim that the OLED iPhone will replace the home button with a virtual "function area."

Apple partnering with Broadcom on custom wireless charging chip for future iPhone

Friday February 17, 2017

Apple is thought to be working with chipmaker Broadcom on a custom designed wireless charging system destined for the company's iPhone product line, though the silicon might not be ripe for inclusion in this year's "iPhone 8" model.

GM & Lyft to deploy 'thousands' of self-driving Bolts in 2018 - report

Friday February 17, 2017

Forging ahead of other self-driving tech makers like Apple and Waymo, General Motors is reportedly planning to test "thousands" of self-driving Chevy Bolts in partnership with Lyft, starting in 2018.

Sprint, T-Mobile merger under consideration again, given change in US regulatory climate

Friday February 17, 2017

After laying fallow for two and a half years, the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint may be lurching back to life, given the change in the U.S. government, and a new willingness by SoftBank to cede control of Sprint to the combined company's master.

Revamped SoundSource 3.0.0 brings quick audio source & output switching back to Mac after 5-year hiatus

Friday February 17, 2017

A pair of old OS X audio routing applications have regenerated, and have merged to form the new SoundSource 3.0.0 by Rogue Amoeba -- and AppleInsider takes a look at the offering.

Apple launches new series of iPad Pro ads as anticipated hardware refresh looms

Friday February 17, 2017

Apple on Friday released four new commercials for the iPad Pro, coming amidst several rumors that the company is planning to update the iPad lineup within a matter of months.

Hands on: D-Link Omna 180, the first Apple HomeKit security camera

Friday February 17, 2017

This week, accessory maker D-Link began shipping the Omna 180, the first security camera on the market boasting compatibility with Apple's HomeKit line of smart home accessories. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new hardware that can keep your home safe.

Confide app used by White House staff not as secure as claimed, report suggests

Friday February 17, 2017

Confide -- a messaging app being used by some White House staff and reporters, and available for Apple's iPhone and Mac among other platforms -- may not be sufficiently secure, according to a new report.

Supply chain expects 49.5M iPhone sales in Q2, profits retained by high ASP until 'iPhone 8'

Friday February 17, 2017

A recent analyst report suggests that Apple will see a slight drop in iPhone sales from 2016 for the next two quarters, but profits will be relatively unaffected because of the continued consumer interest in the iPhone 7 Plus.

Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee arrested for part in South Korean corruption scandal

Friday February 17, 2017

The acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was arrested on Friday by police in South Korea, taken into custody hours after a warrant for his arrest was approved by the country's Central District Court.

Bomb threat forces evacuation of Apple's flagship Australian store

Friday February 17, 2017

Apple's flagship Australian store was briefly evacuated mid-day on Friday, in what appears to have been a response to a bomb threat, according to local media reports.

AppleInsider podcast talks about 'iPhone 8' function area, fake news, BeatsX and more

Friday February 17, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk about an 'iPhone 8' with no home button, Malware on the Mac, Apple's effort to fight fake news, and more.