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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Upthere cloud services store all users' data in the cloud, with no local storage

Upthere cloud services store all users' data in the cloud, with no local storage

Upthere, a new cloud service designed by former Apple engineers including former Mac software engineering chief Bertrand Serlet, has exited a seven month long beta program on iOS and macOS, and is promising to change how users utilize and think about cloud storage.

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Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones

Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook at an employee meeting on Wednesday said the company recently sold its one billionth iPhone, a watershed moment for the popular smartphone.

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3rd-party Vulkan API could simplify porting graphics-intensive games to Metal on macOS, iOS

3rd-party Vulkan API could simplify porting graphics-intensive games to Metal on macOS, iOS

The new MoltenVK developer API aims to ease porting of games to Apple hardware, and its native support of Metal graphics, by by bringing the cross-platform Vulkan 3D graphics API to both iOS and macOS.

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Google Play Store gets Family Library feature with limited iOS support

Google Play Store gets Family Library feature with limited iOS support

Google on Wednesday launched Family Library, a feature for the Google Play Store closely mirroring Apple's own Family Sharing for iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store — including some iOS support.

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Apple Maps adds Parkopedia data on garages and parking lots

Apple Maps adds Parkopedia data on garages and parking lots

Starting Wednesday in some venues, Apple Maps will supplement existing data on parking with more information from the Parkopedia database, including pricing, real-time spot availability, and hours of operation of garages and parking lots.

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Apple holds onto second place in slightly increased global smartphone market

Apple holds onto second place in slightly increased global smartphone market

Apple's 40.4 million iPhones shipped during the June quarter — a 15 percent decline year-over-year — were still enough to keep it in second place in the worldwide smartphone market, which reversed recent trends and grew "modestly," according to research firm Canalys.

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FeatureWall Street breathes a sigh of relief after Apple's better-than-feared June quarter

Wall Street breathes a sigh of relief after Apple's better-than-feared June quarter

Apple's June quarter earnings came in slightly higher than expected this week, propelling shares higher by more than 6 percent back over the $100 threshold. Analysts were generally pleased by Apple's results— here's a roundup of their responses, as collected by AppleInsider.

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Microsoft Pix promises to improve iPhone photography, independent of the user

Microsoft Pix promises to improve iPhone photography, independent of the user

Microsoft on Wednesday released Pix, a new photo application that utilizes the company's machine learning skills with a computational photography implementation intended to improve the quality of photos shot on an iPhone 5s or newer.

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Xiaomi launches Mi Notebook Air, targeting Apple's MacBook lineup

Xiaomi launches Mi Notebook Air, targeting Apple's MacBook lineup

Best known for its smartphones, China's Xiaomi on Wednesday revealed the Mi Notebook Air, its first laptop, apparently designed to take on Apple's MacBook and MacBook Air.

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Rumor: Apple to adopt USB Type-C in another upcoming MacBook, whether it's Pro or Air

Rumor: Apple to adopt USB Type-C in another upcoming MacBook, whether it's Pro or Air

A new supply chain rumor suggests that Apple will bring USB Type-C ports from its 12-inch MacBook to another notebook in the lineup. The most likely candidate: the MacBook Pro. Here's why.

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Apple's Cook, Maestri bullish on short- and long-term iPhone SE impact

Apple's Cook, Maestri bullish on short- and long-term iPhone SE impact

Apple's 4-inch iPhone SE is attracting switcher and new-user sales in an otherwise slow period between major iPhone releases, and supply of the sought-after model is just now catching up with demand, leaving room for future growth, according to Apple executives.

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Apple supplier LG Display spends another $1.75B on flexible OLED production

Apple supplier LG Display spends another $1.75B on flexible OLED production

LG Display on Wednesday announced plans to spend 1.99 trillion won — about $1.75 billion — on a new flexible OLED production line, which could potentially help the company vie for Apple iPhone orders.

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ExclusiveApple preps first Mexican Apple Store ahead of push into Latin America

Apple preps first Mexican Apple Store ahead of push into Latin America

While Apple's growth, or lack thereof, in Greater China grabs headlines, work continues on a planned expansion into untapped markets like Mexico, where the company is poised to open its first retail store later this year.

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Australian banks say Apple Pay is anticompetitive, appeal to anti-trust regulators

Australian banks say Apple Pay is anticompetitive, appeal to anti-trust regulators

Three of Australia's major banks on Wednesday filed a joint application with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to force Apple into negotiations over the installation of third-party mobile payments software on iPhone.

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Deals: Grab the lowest prices on iMacs and MacBooks with AppleCare (up to $430 off) with exclusive coupons

Deals: Grab the lowest prices on iMacs and MacBooks with AppleCare (up to $430 off) with exclusive coupons

AI readers can use exclusive coupons this week to score the lowest prices anywhere on 27-inch iMac 5Ks, 15-inch MacBook Pros and remaining 2015 12-inch MacBooks bundled with AppleCare. Save up to $430 instantly with free shipping and no tax in most states.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Apple services will be size of Fortune 100 company by 2017, Cook says

Apple services will be size of Fortune 100 company by 2017, Cook says

Apple CEO Tim Cook during a quarterly investor conference call on Tuesday said he expects his company's services sector, which continues to exhibit growth despite slumping iPhone sales, to generate revenues equivalent to that of a Fortune 100 company next year.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook bullish on augmented reality, says company investing in AR tech

Apple CEO Tim Cook bullish on augmented reality, says company investing in AR tech

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed investments into augmented reality solutions, saying the nascent platform holds "huge" potential.

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Apple Pay exceeding expectations with 400 percent user growth in 2016

Apple Pay exceeding expectations with 400 percent user growth in 2016

During Apple's quarterly financial results call for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, CEO Tim Cook shed more light on Apple Pay's adoption and growth with purchasers and retailers.

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Apple's China revenue dives 33% amid iPhone sales slowdown

Apple's China revenue dives 33% amid iPhone sales slowdown

Apple on Tuesday announced a steep decline in Greater China revenue for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, but CEO Tim Cook is optimistic about the region's future, one of the company's most important.

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More expensive iPad Pro helps boost Apple Q3 revenues despite lower unit sales

More expensive iPad Pro helps boost Apple Q3 revenues despite lower unit sales

Revenue-wise, the iPad Pro appears to have helped Apple make the iPad its only growing hardware segment during the June quarter, despite the category actually registering yet another drop in sales.

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FeatureNotes of interest from Apple's Q3 2016 conference call

Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2016 conference call

Apple's sales continue to decline across its three major platforms —iPhone, iPad and Mac —but the year-over-year losses weren't quite as bad as the market had expected. After reporting the results of its June quarter, Apple executives gave commentary and fielded questions, and notes of interest from the conversation follow.

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Breaking
Apple's Q3 beats expectations with $42.4B in revenue, 40.4M iPhone sales

Apple's Q3 beats expectations with $42.4B in revenue, 40.4M iPhone sales

Though Apple's sales continue to decline year over year, the company's June quarter came in ahead of Wall Street expectations, with the company posting $42.4 billion in revenue and quarterly net income of $7.8 billion.

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No charges filed in alleged gun threat involving Apple's Dr. Dre

No charges filed in alleged gun threat involving Apple's Dr. Dre

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department confirmed that rapper, producer, and key Apple employee Dr. Dre was temporarily detained without charges while police investigated an alleged gun threat.

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Apple Music exclusive streaming venue for 'Carpool Karaoke' spinoff

Apple Music exclusive streaming venue for 'Carpool Karaoke' spinoff

The Carpool Karaoke segment introduced to the U.S. on The Late Late Show With James Corden is being spun off from the parent show, with the new show streaming solely to Apple Music subscribers.

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Home button on Apple's waterproof 'iPhone 7' won't click, will use haptic feedback instead - reports

Home button on Apple's waterproof 'iPhone 7' won't click, will use haptic feedback instead - reports

Much like the Force Touch trackpad on Apple's latest MacBooks, the home button on the company's next-generation iPhone won't physically click when pressed — instead, it'll simulate a click with vibration, a pair of new rumors claim.

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Deals: $100-$500 off iMacs; $100-$300 off MacBook Airs; $150-$550 off 2015 MacBooks

Deals: $100-$500 off iMacs; $100-$300 off MacBook Airs; $150-$550 off 2015 MacBooks

Apple authorized resellers are offering triple-digit discounts on iMac and MacBook configurations this week with free shipping and no tax in most states. Save up to $500 on iMacs or snap up a 13-inch MacBook Air for as low as $799. The 1.3GHz Early 2015 12-inch MacBook is also $999 this week.

Adobe brings browsing-only version of Lightroom to Apple TV

Adobe brings browsing-only version of Lightroom to Apple TV

Adobe on Tuesday launched a new version of Lightroom for the fourth-generation Apple TV, intentionally scaled back from its siblings in terms of functionality.

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Supply chain expects 2nd-gen Apple Watch in September or October

Supply chain expects 2nd-gen Apple Watch in September or October

Apple's supply chain is reportedly expecting the second-generation Apple Watch to debut sometime in September or October, although the company may not be planning a huge launch for its next wearable.

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Microsoft Office 365 gains machine learning writing style assistant, research tool

Microsoft Office 365 gains machine learning writing style assistant, research tool

New updates are coming to Microsoft's Office 365, including artificial intelligence driven writing style coaches and research assistants in Word, plus the addition of "Focused Inbox" email management to macOS.

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New guidelines may push Apple to switch away from SMS for two-factor authentication

New guidelines may push Apple to switch away from SMS for two-factor authentication

Newly-published guidelines could lead Apple and other companies to find an alternative to SMS for two-factor authentication, such as dedicated apps, according to reports.

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Runkeeper gets social with new Running Groups feature

Runkeeper gets social with new Running Groups feature

Popular Apple Watch app Runkeeper was updated on Tuesday with a new feature called Running Groups, a cross-platform social element designed to help users achieve their fitness goals.

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Apple wins patent on tech hinting at Apple Pencil use for Mac

Apple wins patent on tech hinting at Apple Pencil use for Mac

Apple on Tuesday won the U.S. patent rights to a stylus concept that could pave the way for using an Apple Pencil with Macs, whether on Force Touch trackpads or otherwise.

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Apple Music streaming videos added to T-Mobile Binge On unlimited data

Apple Music streaming videos added to T-Mobile Binge On unlimited data

T-Mobile U.S. on Tuesday added 16 more video streaming services to its unlimited data Binge On program, highlighted by Apple Music, ABC, Disney, DISH Anywhere, and Nat Geo TV.

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Apple's December 2016 quarter could gain extra week, helping sales of next iPhone

Apple's December 2016 quarter could gain extra week, helping sales of next iPhone

Apple has historically added an extra week to its December quarter when the 31st of the month falls on a Saturday —which it does again this year. That extra time could add 3 million iPhone sales to the three-month period, one analyst has predicted.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Chicago Apple Stores targeted in traveling fraud scheme

Chicago Apple Stores targeted in traveling fraud scheme

Six people from New York were arrested and charged last week for their part in an "organized criminal enterprise" that allegedly sought to defraud a Chicago area Apple Store using stolen identities and credit cards.

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New WebKit policies in iOS 10 to allow autoplay of silent videos in Safari, pause those with audio

New WebKit policies in iOS 10 to allow autoplay of silent videos in Safari, pause those with audio

In a bid to improve user experience, Apple's mobile Safari web browser in iOS 10 will autoplay silent videos and pause those with sound, a change that enables automatic playback of GIFs — at least those converted to video — while halting potentially disruptive content like ads.

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Apple Maps mass transit information for Vancouver, San Diego goes live [u]

Apple Maps mass transit information for Vancouver, San Diego goes live [u]

Apple on Monday added public transit directions for Vancouver, British Columbia and San Diego, California for users of the Maps apps on iOS and OS X.

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Redbox makes second go at online streaming, Google Maps gets 'Wi-Fi only' mode

Redbox makes second go at online streaming, Google Maps gets 'Wi-Fi only' mode

Better known for its DVD and Blu-ray rental kiosks, Redbox is reportedly braving a second foray into online streaming. Google, meanwhile, is rolling out a new "Wi-Fi only" option for data-conscious users of its Maps mobile app.

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Twitter adds weekly MLB & NHL games to live sports coverage

Twitter adds weekly MLB & NHL games to live sports coverage

Twitter has reportedly secured the rights to stream weekly games from both Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, significantly boosting its nascent entry into live sports.

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