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BMW to charge drivers $80 per year for CarPlay access in 2019

01/16/2018, 07:01 pm

Since 2016, BMW has offered Apple CarPlay integration as a one-time add-on option, but that will soon change, as the German car maker is switching to a subscription model for 2019.

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Apple-owned FileMaker launches ad campaign featuring actors from TV show 'The Office'

01/16/2018, 09:01 am

Apple subsidiary FileMaker has released a new ad campaign touting the custom app development tool, with a video and website featuring cast members from 'The Office' in a mock documentary about a highly successful beet farm powered by a FileMaker-produced app.

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Apple, Tencent find "mutual understanding" over WeChat tips - report

01/15/2018, 06:01 pm

Chinese iPhone users will once again be allowed to send tips - the financial variety - through popular platform app WeChat thanks to a new agreement between Apple and WeChat's parent company.

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Apple features subscription apps offering free trials in new App Store section

01/11/2018, 10:01 pm

Apple recently published a new section to its iOS App Store that throws a spotlight on subscription-based apps offering free trials to new users, a move that plays into the company's wider push toward subscription pricing.

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Rejigged iOS Security Guide details Apple Pay Cash, other iOS 11 improvements

01/11/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple on Thursday unveiled a revised edition of its mobile security white paper, adding details on iOS 11.1 and 11.2 for information security professionals and intellectually curious users.

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Apple's iOS platform advantage in fixing bugs is beating Google's Android

01/11/2018, 11:01 am

Apple is the only PC or smartphone vendor to have full control over the user experience it provides to its customers, thanks to its positioning as an integrated platform vendor. This is a key--often overlooked--advantage for the company that is driving customer satisfaction and trust as well as attracting serious attention from the enterprise at a time when Google's Android is doing neither one.

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Apple servers briefly enabled signing of older iOS firmwares, allowing users to downgrade to earlier versions

01/11/2018, 08:01 am

Apple's servers started to sign older versions of iOS for a number of hours on Wednesday night, an issue that gave iPhone and iPad owners a brief opportunity to downgrade iOS to an earlier release, with some hardware found to be downgradable to iOS 6.

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Siri adds tennis and golf data integration ahead of Australian Open

01/10/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple continued to build out its Siri virtual assistant this week with new data integrations for golf and tennis, additions seemingly timed to coincide with next Monday's start to the Australian Open.

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Private messaging iPhone app Confide develops screenshot-defeating 'ScreenShield'

01/10/2018, 12:01 pm

Secure messaging app Confide has come up with a way to prevent messages appearing in its iOS app from being captured in a screenshot, with the firm also offering its 'ScreenShield' technology in a development kit to help keep messages and other content protected in other apps.

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SimpliSafe updates the look of its home security system, teases future smart lock and outdoor camera launches

01/10/2018, 11:01 am

Smart home security firm SimpliSafe has performed a major refresh of its product line, collaborating with global design firm Ideo to redesign its devices with a modern look and smaller sensors, as well as improving the underlying technology the security system itself.

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Alpine iLX-F309 equips CarPlay-compatible in-dash receiver with 'floating' 9-inch display

01/09/2018, 03:01 pm

Alpine has big ambitions for the iLX-F309 in-car infotainment system, as the Apple CarPlay-compatible aftermarket head unit boasts a nine-inch screen that 'hovers' out from the dashboard, allowing it to be installed in vehicles that cannot usually house an oversized screen without customization.

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Apple's iOS Addiction already has a solution on the Mac

01/09/2018, 02:01 pm

Apple is vexed with the problem of excessive customer satisfaction, particularly in the troublesome demographic of young users. That's the latest hot take reaction to the issue of kids being given permissive parental approval to stay up all night on their iOS devices, leaving them sleep deprived and distracted. Apple's parental controls on iOS are focused on limiting access to content and specific apps, but the company already has tools in place to enforce parents' wishes on the Mac. It just needs to bring these to iOS.

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Belkin's smart Bridge brings HomeKit control to Wemo accessories

01/08/2018, 05:01 pm

Looking for a fast and easy way to control your Wemo smart accessories using HomeKit and the Home app? Belkin has the answer with its new Wemo Bridge, which now features compatibility with Apple's smart home platform.

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All Mac & iOS CPUs affected by 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip flaws, some fixes already in place with more coming

01/04/2018, 07:01 pm

Following the news that both Intel- and ARM-based processors can be susceptible to various hacks, Apple issued a statement on Thursday announcing that it has already implemented some fixes in the latest iOS and macOS releases, with more still to come. However, there are not currently any known exploits taking advantage of "Meltdown" and "Spectre."

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Developer adoption of Apple's ARKit tepid after iOS 11 launch, data suggests

01/03/2018, 03:01 pm

Less than 1,000 apps on the App Store support Apple's augmented reality tools, and the number of apps adopting ARKit has slowed since September, a new survey has found.

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Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5, and High Sierra 10.13.3

01/03/2018, 01:01 pm

After a two-week holiday break with no releases, registered members of Apple's developer program can now access the third pre-release beta builds of all four of the company's major platforms.

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Apple looks to simplify development of iPhone apps with acquisition of Vancouver-based Buddybuild

01/02/2018, 03:01 pm

Developer support service Buddybuild announced that it has ben acquired by Apple, where its personnel will join the Xcode team in creating developer tools for iOS apps.

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Get these essential apps for your new iPhone or iPad

12/25/2017, 12:12 pm

If you're lucky enough to be given a new iPhone this holiday season, or used gift money towards buying the devices, the first thing on your mind is deciding what apps to download. To help you decide, AppleInsider has put together a list of essential apps that you really should consider using on your brand new hardware.

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AppleInsider's official iOS app updated to support iPhone X edge-to-edge display

12/21/2017, 11:12 am

Owners of Apple's latest and greatest iPhone X can now take advantage of its edge-to-edge OLED display in the official AppleInsider app, which is now available to download on the App Store.

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Apple issues second public betas of iOS 11.2.5 & tvOS 11.2.5

12/20/2017, 02:12 pm

Hot on the heels of its latest developer seeds, Apple on Wednesday released second public betas of iOS 11.2.5 for iPhones and iPads, and tvOS 11.2.5 for the Apple TV.

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