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2018

iOS release of 'Fortnite' rakes in over $25M in first 30 days

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Epic Games' "Fortnite" -- a free-to-play third-person shooter, which took off after adding a battle royale mode copying "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" -- amassed over $25 million in its first 30 days after being ported to iOS devices, according to research data shared this week.

Apple Music expected to grow 40% annually for next three years, drive Services growth

Wednesday April 18, 2018

An analyst predicts that Apple Music's dramatic growth over the next three years will be another major factor driving services revenue upward, but may push down overall margins.

Probable 'iPhone SE 2' exposed by European regulatory agency

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Apple may be close to announcing a follow-up to the iPhone SE, after the discovery of a regulatory filing reveals details and images for unannounced mobile devices from Apple, effectively confirming new iPhones will be on the way in the near future.

Apple iOS App Store is trouncing Google Play in services, subscriptions

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Apple's U.S. customers installed 45 new iPhone apps in 2017, a growth of 10 percent over last year, while Services revenue from In-App Purchases and Subscriptions expanded by 23 percent--driven by games, music and video streaming and dating services. And overall, Apple's U.S. App Store customers drove significantly higher revenue per user ($58) than Google Play ($38).

Dropbox gets drag and drop support for iPad in latest update

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Dropbox updated its iOS app on Tuesday with a few new features suited for iOS 11's iPad-centric features, including the ability to drag and drop files between folders and other apps.

Apple's Chinese sales at risk after FCC forwards security ban targeting Huawei, ZTE

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Apple could soon find itself caught in the middle of a quickly escalating trade skirmish between the U.S. and China. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday moved forward with plans to limit sales of certain Chinese telecommunications products, a move that leaves America's high-tech industry open to tit-for-tat retaliations.

Winners of the BlackPods customized AirPods giveaway announced [Angela M. and Sally J.]

Tuesday April 17, 2018

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Angela M. and Sally J., each of whom will receive a pair of BlackPods premium customized AirPods.

First look: Sonnet's eGFX Breakaway Puck RX570 delivers on-the-go graphics power to MacBook Pro

Tuesday April 17, 2018

The Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck packs a Radeon RX570 GPU inside a portable, Thunderbolt 3-compatible package, offering MacBook users a take-anywhere graphics boost.

Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9 Plus battery life compared

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Continuing the comparison between Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus, AppleInsider pitted the flagship smartphones against each other in a number of battery life tests, to see which can last the longest. Can the battery in Apple's premium device out-last its main rival?

IRS digital tax filing systems mostly down as midnight deadline approaches [u]

Tuesday April 17, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service's electronic filing system has failed for reasons unknown, and the agency has been attempting to solve the problem for nearly eight hours with no success.

How to annotate screenshots with Markup on the iPhone or iPad

Tuesday April 17, 2018

If you need to help someone use an app on an iPhone or iPad, it is sometimes better to show where or how to perform an action than to verbally explain it. AppleInsider explains how to take advantage of the Markup tools built into iOS to illustrate to another person what to do via annotated screenshots.

Apple issues second beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to developers for testing

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Following the release of the latest crop of iOS-derived betas on Friday, Apple on Tuesday issued its second beta of macOS 10.13.5 to developers.

AirPort Express Wi-Fi router removed from Home app in iOS 11.4 beta, AirPlay 2 support in doubt

Tuesday April 17, 2018

The AirPort Express is no longer showing up in the Home app for users on the latest iOS 11.4 beta, casting doubt that it will be updated to use as an AirPlay 2 target.

Apple to expand AI and machine learning office in Seattle, making room for 475 people

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Apple is reportedly on the verge of moving into another floor at Seattle's Two Union Square, giving the company a presence on five floors of the skyscraper.

Apple Deals: 2017 13" Touch Bar or 27" iMac 5K for $1,599; $250 off premium Radeon 560 15" MacBook Pro

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Fresh Apple deals have landed this week, and shoppers can save $200 on Apple's current Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar or 27" iMac 5K with no tax in most states. Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro is also on sale for $2,549, a discount of $250 off retail.

Russia demands Apple pull Telegram for iPhone from App Store

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Russia's telecomunications regulator, Roskomnadzor, sent orders to both Apple and Google on Tuesday, asking them to halt local downloads of the popular secure messaging app Telegram.

Apple grabs 86% of global smartphone profits, iPhone X alone seizes 35%

Tuesday April 17, 2018

New research covering the last calendar quarter of 2017 suggests that not only did Apple once again command the lion's share of the smartphone market's profit, but the iPhone X was responsible for collecting more than one-third of it.

Apple investigating replaceable Apple Watch battery packs

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Apple is still considering ways to make the Apple Watch more useful, with one idea consisting of adding extra sensors, batteries, and other components to the wearable device, using exchangeable backplates that clip to the back using the same slots at the top and bottom used to connect the Watch Band.

Apple expected to launch paid news subscription service on back of Texture magazine buy

Tuesday April 17, 2018

As part of folding the Texture "Netflix for magazines" service into its own products, Apple appears poised to fire up a premium subscription offering integrating curated news to continue to grow services revenue.

Lennar now integrating Amazon Alexa surveillance into new home construction

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Major U.S. home builder Lennar, along with other regional home builders, has partnered with Amazon to install multiple Echo microphones into new housing together with Alexa-controlled light switches, thermostats and even door locks that grant access to Amazon delivery workers--creating a wider threat of Facebook-style corporate surveillance and invasions of privacy.