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2017

Twitter rolls out upgraded 'Explore' tab for all iPhone, iPad users

Thursday January 26, 2017

Completing a test phase, Twitter on Thursday announced the widescale debut of a new "Explore" tab for iPhone and iPad users, grouping together several features including a relocated Moments interface.

Hands On: Air Display 3.0.3 turns your iPad into a wireless second screen for your Mac

Thursday January 26, 2017

The Air Display app combo for iPad and macOS is one of several options to expand your Mac's desktop to the iPad -- AppleInsider examines a wireless way to connect the two and expand your macOS screen.

Google adds instant Japanese translation to Translate's iPhone camera-based Word Lens

Thursday January 26, 2017

Google Translate has received an update that adds support for Japanese to the iOS app's augmented reality Word Lens feature, one that allows users to see Japanese words and phrases replaced by English equivalents when viewed through an iPhone or iPad's camera.

Apple releases first macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3 betas for public testers, with 'find my AirPods,' APFS

Thursday January 26, 2017

After just two days in developer's hands, Apple has made the betas for iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 Sierra available for all registered in the public testing program.

Apple's Swift ranks second in fastest-growing skill demands among freelancers

Thursday January 26, 2017

When looking to hire independents, organizations have quickly made Apple's Swift programming language one of the most sought-after skills, freelance marketplace Upwork said on Thursday.

Facebook adds macOS-compatible USB security keys for cryptographic account security

Thursday January 26, 2017

As part of a security and privacy revamp, Facebook is offering users worried about their privacy and potential account compromises a new authentication procedure, one that relies upon a physical security key to perform extra authentication before an account can be accessed.

Apple Support iPhone app reaches 22 markets with additions like France & UK

Thursday January 26, 2017

Apple's official Support app for iPhone and iPad is now available to download in 22 regions, some additions this week being France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Wine reaches milestone version 2.0 release, with 64-bit support and Retina compatibility for macOS

Thursday January 26, 2017

The team behind Wine, a tool that allows Windows programs to run on macOS and other operating systems, has released version 2.0 of the open source software, with 64-bit support for macOS included as part of 6,600 changes.

Apple ships 2.5M iPhones in India during 2016, boosted by iPhone 7 release

Thursday January 26, 2017

Apple shipped 2.5 million iPhones in India during the whole of 2016 -- a third of those in the fourth quarter, when the iPhone 7 launched in the country, according to Counterpoint research data released this week.

Apple rumored to start construction on second Belgian store in Bruges

Thursday January 26, 2017

Apple may be working on a new Belgian store, this time in the city of Bruges, according to claims made on Thursday -- though firm evidence of the project has yet to appear.

Apple reportedly close to joining Partnership on AI industry group to boost Siri, other tech

Thursday January 26, 2017

Apple could help further research efforts in the field of artificial intelligence in the future, with a report claiming it will be joining the Partnership on AI, a non-profit group that counts, Google, Facebook, other major tech companies in its membership.

First look: Night Shift mode comes to Mac in latest macOS Sierra beta

Thursday January 26, 2017

As rumored, Apple included a new Night Shift mode -- borrowed from iOS -- in the recently released macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta, promising a low blue light viewing experience for nighttime computer work. Check out what the feature looks like and how to activate it in AppleInsider's latest video installment.

Google Maps for iOS gets real-time 'Popular Times' in latest update

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Google on Wednesday updated its Google Maps iOS app with live "Popular Times" integration, a tool that lets users see how crowded a particular location is in real time, and automatic recognition of addresses in clipboard.

Qualcomm accuses Apple of money-grabbing, confirms chip supply will continue despite lawsuits

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Amid a withering barrage of lawsuits from Apple, Qualcomm during a quarterly conference call on Wednesday reaffirmed it believes the basis of the Cupertino tech giant's legal complaints improperly conflate a commercial dispute with regulatory issues.

Apple updates Safari Technology Preview with minor improvements

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Apple's experimental web browser, Safari Technology Preview, was updated on Wednesday with a variety of bugs fixes and performance improvements impacting CSS, JavaScript, Web Inspector and more.

Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy reportedly joins Apple in undisclosed role

Wednesday January 25, 2017

The co-founder and former CEO of the network-connected security camera producer Dropcam, Greg Duffy, has reportedly been hired by Apple for an undisclosed position, with added speculation he could be heading up an unannounced project within the company

Facebook undertaking limited testing of ads inside Messenger iPhone app

Wednesday January 25, 2017

With the News Feed largely full, Facebook will soon start testing ads in its Messenger app for mobile devices including the iPhone and iPad, the company revealed on Wednesday.

Apple, ad agency sued over voice sample used in iPhone 6 TV commercial

Wednesday January 25, 2017

The lead singer of '70s a capella group The Persuasions is suing Apple for using a song by Jamie xx in an iPhone 6 TV commercial, claiming the ad violates his "right of publicity" due to the track containing a sample of his voice.

Apple, NV Energy forge deal to build 200MW Reno data center solar farm

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Apple and NV Energy on Wednesday announced a deal to build an extra 200 megawatts of solar power in Nevada, aimed at supporting the former's Reno data center, with a target completion date of early 2019.

Setapp offers all-you-can-use downloads of more than 60 Mac apps for a $9.99 monthly fee

Wednesday January 25, 2017

MacPaw is offering Mac users an alternative to the Mac App Store to acquire new software, with the launch of the subscription-based Setapp providing access to a collection of more than 60 downloadable apps, for $9.99 per month.