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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Alleged 'iPhone 8' case compared to iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Alleged 'iPhone 8' case compared to iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Offering a better perspective of the physical dimensions consumers can expect from Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 8," a report on Thursday compares an aftermarket case supposedly built for the device against current-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models.

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VideoApple Watch tops Stanford study amid 'Series 3' rumors

Apple Watch tops Stanford study amid 'Series 3' rumors

A new study from Stanford University found Apple Watch to carry the most accurate heart rate monitor out of seven popular fitness trackers. The results come amidst rumors of a "Series 3" device that could launch later this year.

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Apple posts new Earth Day 2017 video in connection with environmental conference

Apple posts new Earth Day 2017 video in connection with environmental conference

Apple on Thursday took the unusual step of releasing a new video in its animated series for Earth Day 2017 — over a month after the actual holiday, but alongside an executive's appearance at an environmental connection in Detroit.

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UK's Gatwick Airport installs 2,000 Bluetooth beacons for AR-based indoor navigation

UK's Gatwick Airport installs 2,000 Bluetooth beacons for AR-based indoor navigation

Gatwick Airport, the second-busiest airport in the United Kingdom, is making it easier for passengers to navigate its two terminals with the installation of around 2,000 beacons, initially providing iPhone users their location on indoor maps, with the system also allowing for the use of augmented reality wayfinding in the future.

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Apple TV Events app updated in preparation for June 5 WWDC keynote live stream

Apple TV Events app updated in preparation for June 5 WWDC keynote live stream

Apple on Thursday issued an update to the official Apple Events app for tvOS, including a new icon based on the WWDC 2017 logo, and a teaser letting users know they will be able to stream the June 5 keynote — expected to feature the unveiling of iOS 11 — live from their Apple TV.

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Pokemon: Magikarp Jump comes to Apple's iPhone & iPad

Pokemon: Magikarp Jump comes to Apple's iPhone & iPad

The Pokemon Company has launched a new game for Apple's iPhone and iPad, Magikarp Jump, looking to build in a small way off of the success of Pokemon Go.

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Media photos offer deeper peek inside Apple's first Singapore store

Media photos offer deeper peek inside Apple's first Singapore store

Images from Thursday media preview offered a detailed look inside Apple's first store in Singapore, set to open this Saturday.

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Apple makes New York Magazine editor Lauren Kern 'editor in chief' at Apple News

Apple makes New York Magazine editor Lauren Kern 'editor in chief' at Apple News

Apple has reportedly recruited New York media icon Lauren Kern to serve as the first-ever "editor in chief" for Apple News, possibly hinting at greater ambitions for the app.

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President Trump's iPhone reportedly has one app installed: Twitter

President Trump's iPhone reportedly has one app installed: Twitter

The iPhone used by U.S. President Donald Trump is said to have just one third-party app loaded onto it — Twitter, which he uses to communicate his agenda directly to the world.

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Deals: Where to find the lowest prices on Apple's MacBooks and iPads this Memorial Day weekend

Deals: Where to find the lowest prices on Apple's MacBooks and iPads this Memorial Day weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, save up to $225 on popular 13" and 15" MacBook Pros when you pair instant discounts with exclusive coupons. Or snap up a 9.7" iPad Pro with LTE capability for $599 ($130 off). Apple's high-end 12" MacBook is also $250 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Readdle launches proprietary file drag-and-drop for its apps in iPad split-screen

Readdle launches proprietary file drag-and-drop for its apps in iPad split-screen

Addressing a feature lacking native support from iOS, developer Readdle has announced a new drag-and-drop feature for its own apps, including PDF Expert, Spark and Scanner Pro, that works in the iPad's split-screen multitasking view.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $150 to $310 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $150 to $310 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $85 and $310 on every possible configuration of Apple's Late 2016 MacBook Pros bundled with AppleCare, including all 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models and all 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models. Plus sales tax isn't collected in 48 states.

Wemo Bridge will add HomeKit compatibility to Belkin's home automation platform in the fall

Wemo Bridge will add HomeKit compatibility to Belkin's home automation platform in the fall

After a commitment from Belkin to share plans about future Wemo HomeKit compatibility earlier in May, the company has made good on its promise, and has announced the Wemo Bridge allowing currently installed peripherals to function with Apple's home automation solution.

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Apple design head Jony Ive made chancellor of London's Royal College of Art

Apple design head Jony Ive made chancellor of London's Royal College of Art

Apple's chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, has been made chancellor of London's renowned Royal College of Art, a position which will divert some of his attention away from the company.

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Qualcomm seeks court order forcing Apple suppliers to pay royalties amid legal dispute

Qualcomm seeks court order forcing Apple suppliers to pay royalties amid legal dispute

As part of an ongoing patent licensing dispute with Apple, Qualcomm on Wednesday requested a court order stipulating that Apple contract manufacturers maintain royalty payments during the legal process.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Apple transitions App Store pricing to local currencies in 9 new countries

Apple transitions App Store pricing to local currencies in 9 new countries

Apple this week is transitioning App Store pricing from the U.S. dollar and euro to the local currencies of nine countries, a change that in some locales equates to a small savings thanks to favorable exchange rates.

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Stanford study finds Apple Watch top-notch heart rate monitor, mediocre calorie counter

Stanford study finds Apple Watch top-notch heart rate monitor, mediocre calorie counter

A new medical study from Stanford University focusing on consumer fitness tracker reliability found Apple Watch to be the most accurate heart rate monitor out of seven popular devices, though all products tested failed in terms of calorie counting.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fire lawsuits spreading to Galaxy Note 5, S6, S7 models

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fire lawsuits spreading to Galaxy Note 5, S6, S7 models

Hot on the heels of the devastating recall that stopped sales of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is now facing additional lawsuits that allege the company was aware of battery overheating and fire hazards for years—including its Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6 Active, S7, S7 Edge, S7 Active and Note 5—but failed to address the issue or warn customers. Legal action has now spread to multiple class action cases in three different states.

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Giveaway: We're giving away another pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader, enter today for a chance to win

Giveaway: We're giving away another pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader, enter today for a chance to win

Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, we're gearing up for another AirPods giveaway. That's right, we're giving away a free pair to one lucky reader. Enter now through May 31 for your chance to win.

VideoWatch: See DJI's Jedi-like palm-based gesture controls in action with the new Spark drone

Watch: See DJI's Jedi-like palm-based gesture controls in action with the new Spark drone

While DJI's new Spark drone relies heavily on an iPhone for editing and sharing video, its default mode of control when powered on is via palm-based gestures. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how they work, including footage of controlling two Spark units at once.

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Twitter updates Apple TV app with live 360-degree video & Periscope Global Map

Twitter updates Apple TV app with live 360-degree video & Periscope Global Map

Twitter on Wednesday updated its Apple TV app with support for a few new features, including live 360 video support and the Periscope Global Map. On iOS, at least some users should now able to link their account to an Apple TV.

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Apple issues new 3.7.2 firmware update for AirPods owners

Apple issues new 3.7.2 firmware update for AirPods owners

Apple on Wednesday released a small firmware update for its fully wireless AirPods, version 3.7.2, though what the patch does exactly remains unknown.

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Dash returns to App Store seven months after review system manipulation accusations

Dash returns to App Store seven months after review system manipulation accusations

Dash, an API documentation browser, has reappeared in the iOS App Store seven months after it was removed over alleged review manipulation, with developer Bogdan Popescu claiming the app was resubmitted to stop others from uploading their own copy-cat apps using the open-sourced code.

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Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock capable of connecting dual 4K displays shipping June 6 for $300

Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock capable of connecting dual 4K displays shipping June 6 for $300

Accessory producer Elgato is preparing to release its Thunderbolt 3 Dock, one which allows users to connect two 4K displays to a Macbook at the same time, with the accessory shipping out to customers in the United States, Europe, and Australia on June 6.

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Sketchy images of Apple's 'iPhone 8' differ on rear-mounted fingerprint sensor [u]

Sketchy images of Apple's 'iPhone 8' differ on rear-mounted fingerprint sensor [u]

A series of images posted to Chinese social media on Wednesday are claimed to show Apple's "iPhone 8," but differ significantly from some rumors, and also appear to contradict each other. [Updated with clone allegations]

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FeatureFirst look: DJI's $499 Spark drone is a portable, affordable iPhone-connected flying camera

First look: DJI's $499 Spark drone is a portable, affordable iPhone-connected flying camera

Aiming to simplify aerial footage for the masses, DJI on Wednesday unveiled its latest creation, the handheld Spark drone, which combines portability with simple gesture controls and an affordable $499 starting price.

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Honda's 2018 Odyssey coming Thursday with Apple CarPlay support

Honda's 2018 Odyssey coming Thursday with Apple CarPlay support

Honda's latest vehicle with Apple CarPlay, the 2018 Odyssey minivan, will officially begin arriving at U.S. dealerships on Thursday.

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DJI debuts $499 Spark handheld drone with hand-gesture controls, 1080p video camera

DJI debuts $499 Spark handheld drone with hand-gesture controls, 1080p video camera

At a live event in New York City's Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, drone manufacturer DJI has released a new, small form-factor drone, called the DJI Spark — and AppleInsider is at the event.

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QuarkXPress 2017 expands layout tech, brings non-destructive image editing

QuarkXPress 2017 expands layout tech, brings non-destructive image editing

Quark on Wednesday launched QuarkXPress 2017, the latest edition of its design and publishing suite for the Mac, with a heavy focus on publishing for multiple platforms including iOS.

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EE commences sales of new 32GB iPhone 6 model in United Kingdom

EE commences sales of new 32GB iPhone 6 model in United Kingdom

The re-released iPhone 6 with 32 gigabytes of storage has surfaced again in a new country, with the smartphone going on sale in the United Kingdom for the first time with its unusual capacity through carrier EE, suggesting the device's relatively unannounced sales are not being confined to just emerging markets.

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Apple rumored to have ordered small batch of Micro LED screens for testing

Apple rumored to have ordered small batch of Micro LED screens for testing

A supply chain report suggests that Apple is already looking beyond OLED for future products, with the company said to be taking steps for trial production of Micro LED screens in the second half of 2017.

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Garmin steps up against GoPro with new iPhone-connected VIRB 360 action camera

Garmin steps up against GoPro with new iPhone-connected VIRB 360 action camera

Garmin on Wednesday announced the VIRB 360, an upcoming action camera capable of shooting 360-degree video at 4K resolution and 30 frames per second.

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Intel making Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free for manufacturers in 2018 [u]

Intel making Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free for manufacturers in 2018 [u]

Thunderbolt has never seen a great deal of market penetration, but that may be about to change with Intel natively integrating Thunderbolt 3 into future CPU models and making the protocol royalty-free to chipmakers in 2018.

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Northern Ireland study finds multiple benefits to using iPads in elementary classrooms

Northern Ireland study finds multiple benefits to using iPads in elementary classrooms

Technology can be beneficial to younger students learning core skills, a two-year research project has found, with elementary schools in Northern Ireland found to have improved the numeracy, literacy, and communication skills of their pupils after incorporating iPads into their lessons.

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'iPhone 8' production problems force late shipments, but little impact on Apple stock, analyst says

'iPhone 8' production problems force late shipments, but little impact on Apple stock, analyst says

If the so-called "iPhone 8" does not ship by the end of the third quarter, pent-up demand will only increase the subsequent holiday quarter's sales, rather than hurting Apple, one analyst believes.

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Apple puts free Swift curriculum on iBooks, plans courses at US schools

Apple puts free Swift curriculum on iBooks, plans courses at US schools

Apple on Wednesday released "App Development with Swift," a free course available through the iBooks Store, which will also be coming to a handful of U.S. schools at the beginning of the fall semester.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Winner of the Apple AirPods giveaway announced [Dave S.]

Winner of the Apple AirPods giveaway announced [Dave S.]

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Dave S., who will receive a pair of brand-new Apple AirPods sealed in box.

1Password introduces Travel Mode to protect data during trips

1Password introduces Travel Mode to protect data during trips

As part of an update pushed out on last week, popular password management app 1Password introduced a new feature that lets users selectively erase local data for maximum protection while traveling.

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First video of 'iPhone 8' mockup hits the web

First video of 'iPhone 8' mockup hits the web

Building on photos of an "iPhone 8" mockup published last week, a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday appears to show an identical dummy unit in the hands of a user, offering a taste of what the next-generation handset might look like when it is released this fall.

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