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2017

Apple patents method of building feature-rich cylindrical devices, hints at Siri home speaker

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Lending credence to rumors of a cylindrical "Siri speaker," Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent covering the operating design of a component-rich tubular device, and methods for manufacturing the same.

Apple seeks programming chief for TV, movie content effort

Monday May 15, 2017

Apple is looking to hire a chief programmer to lead the company's original video efforts, suggesting Cupertino intends to expand its content catalog beyond "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," according to a report on Monday.

Watch: What you need to know about USB-C and Thunderbolt 3

Monday May 15, 2017

Apple's decision to pare down connectivity options on its latest MacBook laptops to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 has left some users confused about each protocol's unique capabilities and limitations. AppleInsider presents a short history of the two standards and how they coexist in Apple's latest devices.

Apple's iPhone photography ad campaign continues with 'Barbers' spot, highlighting portrait mode

Monday May 15, 2017

Apple continues to promote the capabilities of the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera with a new "Barbers" ad spotlighting Portrait Mode.

Rumor: Next-gen Apple Watch may support glucose monitoring, 'smart' bands

Monday May 15, 2017

Future Apple Watch models will reportedly include support for glucose monitoring, as well as "smart watch bands" that should expand features without requiring people to buy an entirely new device.

Waymo, Lyft partner on self-driving tests as Google plans CarPlay-ready Android car interfaces

Monday May 15, 2017

Alphabet's Waymo is joining with Lyft to test self-driving cars on public roads, according to an announcement, while another Alphabet company -- Google -- is previewing a complete Android interface for cars which will nevertheless support Apple's CarPlay technology.

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Monday May 15, 2017

It's time for another AirPods giveaway! We're giving away another free pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader. Enter today for your chance to win the popular W1 accessory and avoid Apple's current 6-week wait.

Google Assistant standalone iPhone app could launch as soon as Google I/O

Monday May 15, 2017

Google will soon allow iPhone and iPad owners use the search company's latest digital assistant, according to a report, with a standalone iOS app for Google Assistant claimed to be launched in the near future, possibly as part of an announcement during the Google I/O developer conference later this week.

macOS 10.12.5 fixes problems with USB headphones, Windows 10 & more

Monday May 15, 2017

In addition to updates for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, Apple on Monday issued macOS 10.12.5, making various bug and security fixes while laying the groundwork for later Mac releases.

Injunction against Uber says company should have known about stolen Waymo self-driving car files

Monday May 15, 2017

A newly-unsealed injunction against Uber argues that the company knew -- or should have known -- that hire Anthony Levandowski had taken 14,000 files from Alphabet's self-driving division, Waymo.

Apple releases updates for iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2.1

Monday May 15, 2017

On Monday, Apple released iOS version 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1 to the public, after a month-long beta testing period for each revision.

Leaker claims Intel launching powerful 'Core i9 Skylake X,' 'Kaby Lake X' processors in June

Monday May 15, 2017

Intel may be preparing to add a new tier of processor to its lineup, with an image suggesting a new high-end Core i9 with six processors using the "Kaby Lake-X" and "Skylake-X" architectures are set to be unveiled by the chip producer starting in June -- but if they will see the light of day in an Apple desktop isn't clear.

Apple Maps grows public transit coverage to Adelaide, Australia

Monday May 15, 2017

Apple has updated its Maps apps for iOS and Mac with public transit directions for Adelaide, Australia, continuing a series of recent expansions.

Analysts pontificate on cars, transportation as part of Apple's long-term future

Monday May 15, 2017

Noted Apple analysts Neil Cybart and Horace Dediu sat down with UBS' Steven Milunovich to discuss Apple's future -- and a big topic of conversation was where Apple's intent is in the automotive and transportation spaces.

Final Hours! Deals: 128GB 9.7" iPad for $399 ($30 off); 13" MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($100 off) with no tax in 48 states

Monday May 15, 2017

Today is the last day to pick up Apple's 128GB 9.7-inch iPad for $399 ($30 off) with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or snap up a 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($100 off), also with no tax in 48 states.

Patent licensing on MP3 format expires, Apple-preferred AAC now a 'de facto standard'

Monday May 15, 2017

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits has officially halted its licensing program for "certain MP3 related patents and software," effectively making the long-standing music format free to use for developers.

Philips widening HomeKit-compatible Hue lineup with E12 candle bulb, new table lamps

Monday May 15, 2017

Philips has expanded the HomeKit-compatible Hue lighting line with a series of White Ambiance bulb size, plus two new table lamps.

Rumors point to Nintendo shipping iOS 'The Legend of Zelda' title later this year

Monday May 15, 2017

Nintendo is reportedly planning to expand its mobile gaming efforts following the success of 'Super Mario Run' and 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' on iOS, with the Kyoto firm said to be bringing 'The Legend of Zelda' to the platform in the future, along with rumors of another 'Pokemon' title for smartphones also apparently on the way.

New video montage shows gradual evolution of Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino

Monday May 15, 2017

New drone footage shows the progress that has been made on the Apple Park headquarters facility in the last year -- but there still appears to be a lot of outstanding tasks to hammer out .

'Truly international' Piazza del Liberty Apple Store in Milan, Italy opening soon

Monday May 15, 2017

On Monday, Apple declared that the Piazza del Liberty Apple Retail store in Milan, Italy that was made public with planning documents in January will be opening soon.