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2017

Apple diversity chief apologizes to staff for statements made at summit

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple VP of Inclusion and Diversity Denise Young Smith on Friday issued an internal memo to clarify and apologize for comments made during a business summit last week, reiterating that Apple is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace.

iOS 11 lets you turn off iPhone or iPad without the power button

Friday October 13, 2017

Among the lesser known features included in Apple's latest iOS 11 is a new software function that lets users turn off their device without touching a physical button, handy in the case of random hardware failures and other glitches.

Apple expands Apple Pay Cash testing to retail employees ahead of public release, report says

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple has reportedly extended an internal test of its forthcoming Apple Pay Cash feature to include retail employees, a report said Friday, suggesting the peer-to-peer payments solution is ripe for public release.

Nvidia GeForce Now beta goes live, delivers high-end gaming to Mac

Friday October 13, 2017

Announced at CES in January, Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud-based gaming service went live in beta form on Friday, promising users the ability to play graphically intensive games on their Mac, including PC-only titles.

How Apple's iPhone X TrueDepth AR waltzed ahead of Google's Tango

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple's iOS 11 brings Augmented Reality to a huge installed base of over 350 million iOS devices with powerful A9, A10 Fusion or A11 Bionic chips. However, another form of AR is about to be introduced, exclusive to the company's new iPhone X. Here's a deeper look at Apple's big AR surprise.

Video: Should you buy the standard Apple Watch Series 3, or the Nike + model?

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple offers the new Series 3 update of the Apple Watch in a number of different styles, including a Nike+ version for fitness-focused users. Which version is right for you? AppleInsider helps you decide.

Qualcomm seeks to halt Apple's sales & manufacturing of iPhones in China

Friday October 13, 2017

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has filed multiple lawsuits in China, looking to block both sales and manufacturing of iPhones in the country -- something that would cripple Apple worldwide, if successful.

Apple promises fix for GarageBand failing to open after iOS 11 update

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple is working to fix a glitch preventing some people from launching GarageBand -- the company's simplified music creation tool -- after updating to iOS 11, according to an online support document.

How to take advantage of iOS 11 privacy options for notification previews

Friday October 13, 2017

One of the nice touches of iOS 11 is the ability to exercise more control over notification previews, which also applies to all first- and third-party apps. Here's how to switch up your settings for more (or less) privacy.

Mobile Card Reader Roundup: How to transition your small business to a portable POS and save on fees

Friday October 13, 2017

As a small business owner, accepting credit cards can make or break your business. But instead of paying a fortune for a payment gateway, we're rounding up a list of the top point of sale solutions to process credit card (and in many cases Apple Pay) transactions with ease.

Use R-Play to play 'Destiny 2' and other PlayStation 4 games with MFi controllers on iPad, iPhone

Friday October 13, 2017

Bungie's "Destiny 2" isn't coming to the Mac or the iPad, but an iOS title called R-Play will allow you to take advantage of Sony's Remote Play feature to play the game on your mobile device at home or away from your console. AppleInsider tries it out, after the weekly reset.

Apple could diversify Face ID TrueDepth camera supply chain with Largan Precision

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple's iPhone camera module supplier Largan Precision is looking to enter the 3D sensor market that underpins the Face ID technology according to the CEO of the manufacturer.

Rumor: Apple considering iPhone with stylus for launch in 2019

Friday October 13, 2017

Apple engineers have reportedly been working on an iPhone that would come with a stylus, which could launch in 2019 or later if it comes to fruition.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Jony Ive, the latest from Oculus, and the idea of a foldable iPhone

Friday October 13, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about Jony Ive's interview at The New Yorker TechFest, the future of Apple, augmented reality headsets, foldable phones, Disney's push for movies on any service, and much more.

Samsung Electronics CEO announces resignation as company forecasts record profits

Friday October 13, 2017

Longtime Apple "frenemy" Samsung Electronics on Friday local time said CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun will resign from management effective March 2018. The surprise announcement comes as the South Korean tech giant forecasts record-breaking quarterly profits on the back of strong memory chip gains.

Apple Maps Transit directions go live in Taiwan

Thursday October 12, 2017

Apple this week activated Apple Maps Transit in Taiwan, offering users in the region access to travel timetables and directions integrating data from local train, bus, ferry and other public transport services.

Apple predicted to ditch Touch ID for Face ID with 2018 iPhone lineup

Thursday October 12, 2017

Apple is going all in on Face ID, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes the company will completely abandon its Touch ID capacitive fingerprint recognition system in favor of the depth-sensing technology when it introduces next year's iPhone lineup.

Garmin update could point the way for better strength training with the Apple Watch

Thursday October 12, 2017

A few weeks ago, Garmin upgraded the "Strength" activity on its Fenix 5 and Forerunner 935 watches with support for counting reps and weights -- something Apple would do well to mimic, if just partly, in a future update to the Apple Watch.

Inside Apple's ARKit and Visual Inertial Odometry, new in iOS 11

Thursday October 12, 2017

When iPhone launched ten years ago it took basic photos and no videos. Today's iOS 11 now achieves a new level of image capture with Depth, AI Vision and Machine Learning. In parallel, it hosts a new platform for Augmented Reality, which integrates what the camera sees and graphics created by the device. Here's a look at how it works.

First look: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 with cellular, GPS

Thursday October 12, 2017

On the heels of the launch of the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple has begun shipping the Nike Plus version of its wearable, LTE-connected device. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new sport-focused watch.