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2017

Apple highlights revamped iOS 11 App Store in new ads

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Apple debuted a redesigned App Store with the launch of iOS 11 on Tuesday, bringing with it a revamped card-based user interface with bold graphics, a new set of spotlight categories, an emphasis on content curation and more.

Watch: watchOS 4 restricts browsing of connected iPhone music library

Wednesday September 20, 2017

With the release of watchOS 4, Apple no longer allows users to browse their iPhone's music library, restricting song list viewing to tunes stored on device.

Apple throws iTunes spotlight on 4K HDR movies ahead of Apple TV 4K release

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Ahead of Friday's public release of Apple TV 4K, Apple on Wednesday updated its iTunes Store with a special section dedicated to available 4K HDR movies, content that highlights the new set-top streamer's high-definition capabilities.

Nest unveils Hello doorbell, Cam IQ Outdoor & Secure home security system

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Alphabet's Nest on Wednesday revealed an assortment of smarthome accessories, including the Hello doorbell, an outdoor version of the Cam IQ, and a complete security system called the Secure.

Bluetooth & Wi-Fi can't be fully disabled via iOS 11 Control Center, Apple says

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Contrary to intuition, toggling off Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi in the iOS 11 Control Center won't completely disable those radios, according to a new Apple support document.

Delays in Intel Cannon Lake processor rumored again, may impact 32GB MacBook Pro plans

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Supply chain sources suggest that the Intel Cannon Lake processor needed to drive 32GB of RAM in a MacBook Pro without the need of a dedicated memory controller has slipped to the end of 2018, likely pushing any MacBook Pro with the configuration that far away as well.

Messages in iCloud not implemented at present, coming in a future update to iOS 11

Wednesday September 20, 2017

A feature touted for iOS 11 at the 2017 WWDC was Messages in iCloud -- but it was removed during the beta process, and will return at some undisclosed point in the future.

Toshiba picks Bain consortium as winner for its memory unit, likely backed by Apple

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Toshiba on Wednesday announced an $18 billion agreement to sell its memory chip business to a group of companies led by U.S. equity firm Bain Capital, one prominent backer likely being Apple.

Tim Cook issues strongest language yet regarding DACA, supporting DREAMers

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated his stance against DACA's elimination in what is possibly his most candid and firmest statement on the matter since he first spoke on the matter.

Deals: 64GB Apple TV for $169 ($30 off); 27" iMac 5K for $1,599 ($200 off); 13" Touch Bar with 16GB RAM for $1,899 ($100 off); $100 off Airs

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Weekend deals are in effect now with cash discounts on 2017 Macs and 4th generation Apple TVs. Pick up a 27" iMac 5K for $1,599 ($200 off) or an upgraded 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,899 ($100 off). Apple's latest 13" MacBook Air is also $100 off and 64GB Apple TVs are $169.95 -- all with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

Apple admits to LTE connection issues with Apple Watch Series 3 review units, says fix coming

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Apple has acknowledged early problems with cellular connectivity on the Apple Watch Series 3, indicating it will try to patch them in a "future software release."

Apple's AirPlay 2 not currently functional in iOS 11 devices connected to tvOS 11

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Apple's AirPlay 2 discussion at the 2017 WWDC promised streaming support to multiple targets from an iPhone or iPad -- but initial testing seems to suggest that the feature is not currently enabled in iOS 11, tvOS 11 or both.

Early Apple Watch Series 3 reviews skew friendly, but with concerns about cost & glitches

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Some of the first reviews of the LTE-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 emerged on Wednesday, giving the wearable praise in many respects, but also raising issues around limitations and early bugs.

Apollo Cloud 2 Duo first NAS hard drive array to support Apple's iOS 11 Files apps on iPad, iPhone

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Promise Technology has announced that its Apollo Cloud 2 Duo network attached storage device has received a software update to allow it to appear in the iOS 11 Files application for seamless transfer of files to and from the device from both the Mac and an iPhone or iPad.

Inside iOS 11: Files app brings some user control of documents stored on an iPad or iPhone

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Apple's iOS 11 brings along with it a new Files app, allowing iPhone, iPad, and Mac users the ability to seamlessly share working documents across iCloud, as well as integrate other online storage services with compatible applications.

Editorial: Who will buy iPhone 8?

Wednesday September 20, 2017

A variety of early reviews for Apple's new iPhone 8 & 8 Plus sought to dismiss the latest models as already "obsolete" in the face of the upcoming iPhone X. Many of their concerns focus on the idea that buyers really want an all-new design. They're wrong, here's why.

Photos show nearly completed Apple retail outlet in Austin

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Apple appears to be nearing completion of a soon-to-be-relocated mall outlet in Austin, Tex., that looks to feature exterior -- and likely interior -- design elements consistent with the company's "Apple store 2.0" aesthetic.

Apple's Lisa Jackson criticizes Trump EPA for lack of transparency

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Apple VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson in an interview on Tuesday said the Environmental Protection Agency, which she led from 2009 to 2013, is under threat from President Donald Trump's administration for a seeming lack of transparency.

Ikea's augmented reality app now available for download

Tuesday September 19, 2017

First teased at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June as part of Apple's ARKit debut, Ikea's augmented reality shopping app, Ikea Place, saw release on Tuesday shortly after iOS 11 was pushed out to end users.

First ARKit apps hit App Store, including Strava's Fitness AR and room dimensioning app PLNAR

Tuesday September 19, 2017

With the release of iOS 11 on Tuesday, iPhone and iPad owners will see a flood of augmented reality titles hit the App Store thanks to Apple's introduction of ARKit. An app utilizing fitness tracking app maker Strava's API and room dimensioning title PLNAR are among the first to take advantage of the specialized API.