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2017

New dummy unit of Apple's 'iPhone 8' shows off alleged gold/copper color

Wednesday August 09, 2017

Photos of a supposed "iPhone 8" design dummy published on Wednesday depict the device in a rumored gold/copper color, though the dummy's provenance is unknown.

Though Apple's R&D spending is massive, it's still more efficient than all other competitors

Wednesday August 09, 2017

Apple's required financial data tells the tale of a company that has been deeply invested in efficient research and development for 20 years to advance the company's long-term goals -- but it in itself does not herald something big on the horizon.

Intel sets plans to test 100+ self-driving vehicles, adding to Apple's competition

Wednesday August 09, 2017

Following up on its $15.3 billion Mobileye buyout, Intel on Wednesday announced a plans to deploy a fleet of over 100 self-driving test vehicles, with an ambitious goal of having a kit in automakers' hands by 2019.

Chamberlain ships MyQ HomeKit Bridge, bringing Siri control to its garage door openers

Wednesday August 09, 2017

After a demo of the product at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Chamberlain is shipping its MyQ Home Bridge, adding HomeKit functionality to MyQ-compatible garage door openers and compatible lighting.

Marvel & Star Wars could be separate from new Disney streaming service

Wednesday August 09, 2017

Despite nominally being under the same corporate banner, Marvel and "Star Wars" could be spun off into their own streaming services separate from one Disney announced this week, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger.

Lumentum pinned as range-finding and face scanning laser supplier for 'iPhone 8' & 2018 model

Wednesday August 09, 2017

A new market analyst report is taking laser supplier Lumentum's prediction for sales and deliveries, and extrapolating that to mean that not only is the "iPhone 8" not going to see a substantial delay, but advanced 3D sensing technologies are going to be incorporated in more iPhones in 2018 than previously thought.

First look: Kanex GoPlay Sidekick pocketable MFi gaming controller recharges via Apple's Lightning cable

Wednesday August 09, 2017

The new Kanex GoPlay Sidekick is the second Made for iPhone gaming controller on the market to feature a licensed Apple Lightning port. But it stands out from the competition with an ultraportable design and carrying case that doubles as an iPhone stand.

New report says Apple's 'iPhone 8' already in mass production, despite recent claims

Wednesday August 09, 2017

Apple's assembly partners are already working full-tilt on three new iPhones for this fall, acccording to one report, differing from a recent claim that the "iPhone 8" won't enter mass production until mid-September.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' may silence notification sounds when users are paying attention

Wednesday August 09, 2017

The latest code discovery to emerge from Apple's HomePod firmware may hint that the "iPhone 8" will silence notification sounds when a person is looking at their device -- possibly taking advantage of the phone's 3D facial recognition technology.

'iPhone 8' & 'iPhone 7s' mockups with glass backs appear as speculation about product names grows

Wednesday August 09, 2017

New mockups of the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" have emerged, showing the widely expected glass back across the entire line, and no sign of a rear-mounted Touch ID sensor on any of the models.

Apple's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" now available for streaming on Apple Music

Tuesday August 08, 2017

As promised, Apple on Tuesday released the first episode of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" to Apple Music subscribers, the firm's second attempt at original episodic programming.

Disney to end Netflix partnership, launch own streaming services

Tuesday August 08, 2017

Disney on Tuesday said it will end its distribution agreement with Netflix effective sometime in 2019, and launch in its place a standalone streaming services for both ESPN and Disney branded content.

Shares of Apple close at all-time high of $160.08, blowing past previous record

Tuesday August 08, 2017

As hype for the "iPhone 8" continues to build, investors are buying in on Apple stock, sending shares to new record highs on Tuesday. The gains held throughout the day, allowing AAPL stock to close above the $160 mark for the first time ever.

Unreal Engine updated with preliminary support for Apple's ARKit in iOS 11

Tuesday August 08, 2017

The new version of Epic's Unreal Engine provides basic ARKit support for iOS, developed in collaboration with Peter Jackson's Wingnut AR.

US International Trade Commission to investigate Qualcomm patent charges against Apple

Tuesday August 08, 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday agreed to look into Qualcomm allegations that the iPhone 7 -- and other Apple devices -- violate its patents, a small part of a wider legal battle between the two companies.

Amazon expected to counter Apple's AirPlay 2 with Echo-based whole-home audio

Tuesday August 08, 2017

In a potential shot at Apple's AirPlay 2 as well as speaker maker Sonos, Amazon is rumored to be preparing its own multi-speaker, multi-room music technology, which could come to existing Echo devices via a software update.

Apple issues fourth public betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11, & macOS High Sierra

Tuesday August 08, 2017

Hot on the heels of a fifth developer release, Apple on Tuesday issued a fourth public beta of iOS 11, available to anyone with a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Also out are fourth public betas of tvOS 11 for the Apple TV, and macOS High Sierra.

'iPhone 8' to enter mass production in mid-Sept., launch alongside 'iPhone 7s,' come in 3 colors

Tuesday August 08, 2017

Rumors about an "iPhone 8" delay may have been unfounded, as analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities indicated on Tuesday that the flagship handset will launch on the same day as the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus" -- albeit in limited quantities and styles.

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Tuesday August 08, 2017

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Tile unveils new Pro Series Sport and Style iPhone-connected Bluetooth trackers

Tuesday August 08, 2017

Tile has added a pair of new Bluetooth trackers to its product line, in the new Tile Sport and Tile Style.