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2017

Apple's WWDC 2017 art borrows design concept from 2010 Spanish film festival [u]

Thursday February 16, 2017

The colorful artwork Apple is using for its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference is based on a poster for a Spanish film festival from 2010, both of which were created by the same artist (updated).

Facebook 'Trending' fights fake news on desktop & iPhone, displays trusted publisher & summary

Thursday February 16, 2017

In an effort to fight the fake news epidemic, changes to Facebook's Trending section have now rolled out to all users, adding an original, trusted source of the material and brief summary of the story.

McDonald's parodies Jony Ive Apple design videos in promo for 'the STRAW'

Thursday February 16, 2017

In a bid to sell its upcoming St. Patrick's-themed Chocolate Shamrock Shake, McDonald's has revealed "the STRAW," an accompanying product the fast food chain is marketing with a clip that pokes fun at Apple marketing videos, which frequently star chief design officer Jony Ive.

Fifth generation of Apple TV to bring 4K compatibility, little else - report

Thursday February 16, 2017

A report declares that a new 4K Apple TV, codenamed "J105" is in testing, with a debut coming as soon as this year -- but nothing new may be added to the platform besides the bump in resolution.

Apple's WWDC 2017 returns to San Jose June 5-9, registration begins March 27

Thursday February 16, 2017

After spending the last 13 years in San Francisco, Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference will return to San Jose this June, moving it closer to the company's corporate campus in Cupertino.

Future iPhones might notify users when their coverglass cracks

Thursday February 16, 2017

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of detecting and notifying users of cracks in a device coverglass, even if the break is a hairline fracture.

Apple investigating manual winding Apple Watch, iPhone

Thursday February 16, 2017

According to an Apple patent application published on Thursday, the company is investigating device charging mechanisms capable of generating electricity through winding, as well as wearables powered by constant spring tension, like a traditional wristwatch.

Apple regains smartphone market lead from Samsung in Q4, Blackberry sinks to '0 percent' share

Thursday February 16, 2017

It took eight quarters, but Apple has recovered its spot at the top of the worldwide smartphone market from Android device maker Samsung, according to the latest numbers from research firm Gartner.

How to save Netflix videos for offline viewing on an iPhone or iPad

Wednesday February 15, 2017

A feature you're bound to see more of in streaming video apps is support for offline caching -- that is, the ability to temporarily download a show or movie so you can watch it later without internet access. Here's how to do it for Netflix, one of the most popular video services on iPhone and iPad.

Winner of the AirPods giveaway announced [Joe M.]

Wednesday February 15, 2017

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Joe M., who will receive a pair of Apple's brand-new AirPods.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' to replace Touch ID home button with 'function area,' start at $1,000

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Apple will ditch the home button when it debuts a new 'iPhone 8' model later this year, and will dedicate the extra screen real estate to an area for virtual buttons, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Comcast to launch Xfinity Stream app for iOS in prep for wider Stream TV rollout, no tvOS support so far

Wednesday February 15, 2017

U.S. TV and internet provider Comcast has announced an upcoming iOS and Android app called Xfinity Stream, which will not only replace the existing Xfinity TV app for cable subscribers, but lay the foundations for a wider rollout of Stream TV -- its internet-only TV service -- under different branding later this year.

Exploit hidden macOS and app features with the Option key

Wednesday February 15, 2017

This one often overlooked keyboard button unlocks options and speeds up your work all over macOS -- AppleInsider shares a few of our favorites.

3D laser scanner possibly destined for Apple's 'iPhone 8' expected to add facial recognition, future AR use

Wednesday February 15, 2017

The 3D laser scanning module that may make an appearance on the "iPhone 8" raises a number of questions, and a new report attempts to shed some light on the subject, including what model of iPhone it might appear on this year.

Police arrest gang who stole iPhones from Madrid Apple store by chewing security cables

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Spanish police have arrested ten people for repeatedly stealing iPhones from an Apple Store in Madrid over a two-month period, with gang members caught on camera chewing through the security tethers used to protect the store from theft.

Secure messaging app Confide for iOS finds popularity with White House staff, reporters

Wednesday February 15, 2017

A messaging app available for both iPhone and Mac called Confide is finding unusual success at the Trump administration White House -- both among government staff and journalists.

Jaguar Shell app lets UK drivers refuel using Apple Pay from inside their car

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover and Shell have collaborated on a new payment system that can be used to purchase fuel at Shell service stations without leaving the vehicle, with an app for the car's infotainment system launching in the UK with support for Apple Pay.

Progress on bringing Apple Pay to South Korea 'still in an early stage'

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Though Apple is working on launching Apple Pay in South Korea, the mobile payments system is still some ways out -- and the company has yet to hold a critical meeting with the government, according to a local report.

CFO Luca Maestri discusses Apple R&D, potential of 'Spaceship' HQ as tourism draw

Wednesday February 15, 2017

In an interview this week, Apple's Chief Financial Luca Maestri addressed questions regarding Apple's research spending, a possible import tax as part of a larger reform package, and the new Apple Headquarters as tourist attraction.

Apple patches malicious exploit found in GarageBand for Mac project files

Wednesday February 15, 2017

The latest patch for GarageBand for the Mac fixes a vulnerability in the music creation software that a security researcher claims could be exploited by an attacker, by using malformed project files to execute malicious code.