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2017

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 seen launching in September against Apple's 'iPhone 8'

Friday July 14, 2017

Samsung will likely ship the Galaxy Note 8 in September "at the earliest," according to a report, a timeframe which would pit the device directly against Apple's new iPhones -- including the "iPhone 8."

Bangalore iPhone App Accelerator facility gives attendees a two-year lead on competition

Friday July 14, 2017

Developers from Apple's Bangalore, India App Accelerator claim that the center gives them a leg up on competitors, with the mentoring help them adopt Apple's frameworks much quicker than they would have otherwise.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' pricing & launch, pro Mac audio, ARKit and lasers

Friday July 14, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about "iPhone 8" rumors and hype, including what its anticipated advanced camera system, complete with frickin' lasers, could mean for ARKit. We also tackle on-set audio editing with a MacBook Pro on the film "Baby Driver," iPhone wireless charging rumors, facial recognition, and much more.

Proposed Australian law forces tech companies to decrypt customer messages

Friday July 14, 2017

The Australian government on Friday proposed a set of new cybersecurity measures that would compel technology companies like Apple to provide law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages.

Watch: How to gain access to a locked iOS device

Thursday July 13, 2017

Locked out of your iPhone or iPad? AppleInsider shows you how to regain access by restoring or resetting your device using a few easy methods in this video.

Apple releases third watchOS 4 beta to developers

Thursday July 13, 2017

Three weeks after releasing the second beta version of its upcoming watchOS 4 operating system to developers, Apple on Thursday issued a third beta of the Apple Watch software for testing and evaluation.

Apple execs Tim Cook and Eddy Cue rub elbows with media elite at Sun Valley retreat

Thursday July 13, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue were spotted at the annual Allen & Co retreat in Sun Valley, Idaho, this week, where they will hobnob with industry leaders, political elites and more.

Waymo & Uber in settlement talks over stolen self-driving technology

Thursday July 13, 2017

Alphabet's self-driving car subsidiary, Waymo, is in court-ordered settlement talks with Uber -- though the former maintains that its lawsuit can prove Uber used trade secrets taken by one-time employee Anthony Levandowski.

Sweetgreen iPhone app applies meal calorie counts to Apple Health

Thursday July 13, 2017

Organic food restaurant Sweetgreen has added the ability to apply calorie counts for take-out dishes to Health data when orders are placed through an app -- and it appears to be among the first of its kind.

Facebook's Oculus to fight Apple's AR and VR push with new $200 standalone headset in 2018

Thursday July 13, 2017

Facebook's Oculus is apparently in the early stages of developing a standalone mobile headset, with use cases like watching a movie on a plane, without needing a connected computer or smartphone.

EE extends six-month Apple Music promo, exempts listening from data caps

Thursday July 13, 2017

Starting July 19, U.K. carrier EE will extend its offer of free six months of Apple Music to all its "pay monthly" and SIM-only customers, the company's CEO said on Thursday.

'Baby Driver' cut in real time with Avid on Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro

Thursday July 13, 2017

Hit film Baby Driver was cut essentially in real time on set on a MacBook Pro, cutting way back on the need for expensive post-primary photography re-shoots.

Amazon working on new Echo with better speakers in response to Apple HomePod

Thursday July 13, 2017

Apparently in response to Apple's HomePod announcement, Amazon is reportedly working on a new flagship Echo speaker that will improve on the original in virtually every respect.

Photo app Infltr briefly goes free in official Apple Store promotion

Thursday July 13, 2017

Apple is now offering free redemption codes for Infltr -- a camera/editing tool for the iPhone and iPad that usually costs $2 -- to users of the Apple Store iOS app.

As Apple prepares premium-priced 'iPhone 8,' luxury smartphone maker Vertu collapses

Thursday July 13, 2017

Premium smartphone maker Vertu, known for extremely expensive devices made with high-end materials, has announced it will no longer build handsets. The move comes as Apple is expected to release its most expensive iPhone ever, though not quite to the exorbitant prices Vertu charged.

Apple's unified iPhone userbase could help kickstart augmented reality industry

Thursday July 13, 2017

Apple's hegemony over its hardware and software platforms could boost not just the company's own augmented reality efforts, but the AR industry in general -- in a way that hasn't been managed by Google so far.

Apple Park drone footage may be ending, with security forces seeking to cease flights

Thursday July 13, 2017

The latest drone footage from Apple park shows the march of progress towards completion, but it is not clear how many more videos there will be of the campus. with Apple reportedly cracking down on drone pilots in the area.

Apple has been working on rumored 'iPhone 8' facial recognition solution for at least 3 years

Thursday July 13, 2017

An Apple patent application published Thursday details a method of unlocking a mobile device using facial image and depth data gleaned from specialized sensors and cameras, lending credence to rumors that the company is developing facial recognition systems to augment, or replace, Touch ID fingerprint scanning.

Lowest Prices Ever: 2016 15" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,999 ($400 off) with no tax in 48 states, plus up to $900 off upgraded models

Thursday July 13, 2017

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Uniloc continues legal assault against Apple with two new patent suits

Wednesday July 12, 2017

So-called "patent troll" Uniloc added to its quickly growing list of patent infringement lawsuits against Apple on Wednesday, filing two separate actions targeting AirPlay and Continuity features.