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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Apple CareKit integrates with Tresorit ZeroKit to secure patient data in the cloud

Apple CareKit integrates with Tresorit ZeroKit to secure patient data in the cloud

Apple on Tuesday announced its CareKit development framework, designed to create apps that let healthcare professionals continue followup care with patients, is now integrated with Tresorit's ZeroKit, which provides end-to-end encryption of users' account credentials and their health data to the cloud.

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Apple's 'Designed by Apple in California' book now available in more countries

Apple's 'Designed by Apple in California' book now available in more countries

Apple's recently released photo-book, "Designed by Apple in California," is now available in a number of additional global markets, continuing an expansion from what was initially a limited run.

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AT&T to raise unlimited data plan pricing to $40 in March

AT&T to raise unlimited data plan pricing to $40 in March

Just over a year after AT&T raised rates for subscribers grandfathered in to unlimited data plans, the company once again intends to bump up prices another $5 per month come March.

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Tesla hires architect of Apple's Swift as VP of Autopilot Software

Tesla hires architect of Apple's Swift as VP of Autopilot Software

Shortly after it was revealed that Swift creator Chris Lattner is planning to leave Apple later in January, Tesla on Tuesday announced it has hired the expert away from Cupertino to serve as Vice President of Autopilot Software.

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Sonos CEO to depart company after 14 years amid increased competition

Sonos CEO to depart company after 14 years amid increased competition

The CEO of wireless speaker maker Sonos, John MacFarlane, is resigning from the company he founded in 2002 due to increased competition from the likes of Amazon and other wireless speaker makers, a move that could potentially influence a close partnership with Apple.

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Programmer who spearheaded Swift to exit Apple [u]

Programmer who spearheaded Swift to exit Apple [u]

Apple's director in charge of Xcode, Swift, and other development tools — Chris Lattner — will be leaving the company later in January, according to an announcement through the official Swift mailing list.

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ESPN, WatchESPN iOS apps updated to add support for Apple's single sign-on

ESPN, WatchESPN iOS apps updated to add support for Apple's single sign-on

Sports broadcaster ESPN has made it easier for viewers to watch its programming via its apps, with both the ESPN and WatchESPN iOS apps gaining support for Apple's single sign-on feature, as well as compatibility with Google Chromecast and more.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $150 to $415 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $150 to $415 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 $150 and $415 on every possible configuration of Apple's new 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.

Following Apple's decline, Foxconn reports first sales dip in 25 years

Following Apple's decline, Foxconn reports first sales dip in 25 years

Foxconn, Apple's main assembly partner, on Tuesday declared its first-ever annual sales decline since going public in 1991, something reportedly linked to weak demand from Apple prior to the arrival of the iPhone 7.

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'Pokemon Go' blocked from iPhone launch in China while state censor evaluates security risks

'Pokemon Go' blocked from iPhone launch in China while state censor evaluates security risks

The highly-popular iPhone game Pokémon Go will not be available in China anytime in the near future, until government officials complete an investigation into the potential risks posed by the game, as well as others using augmented reality and location data.

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Apple says hidden Safari setting led to flawed Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery tests

Apple says hidden Safari setting led to flawed Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery tests

Battery tests conducted by Consumer Reports showing inconsistent uptime with Apple's new MacBook Pro were inaccurate, Apple said on Tuesday, explaining that the publication had enabled a hidden setting in its Safari browser.

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Rumored 'iPhone 8' stainless steel chassis could expand Apple's American supply chain

Rumored 'iPhone 8' stainless steel chassis could expand Apple's American supply chain

If Apple does indeed switch to a Jabil-made stainless steel chassis for the "iPhone 8," the company could expand its comparatively small American supply chain and appease U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, who has pushed for more domestic manufacturing.

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TipsHow to configure the fourth-generation Apple TV as a HomeKit Hub

A HomeKit installation needs an always-on hub to allow you to control your compatible appliances from outside the home — AppleInsider shows you how to configure the Apple TV to act as the hub of the system.

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Verizon plans purge of 200GB+ bandwidth hogging unlimited data users

Verizon plans purge of 200GB+ bandwidth hogging unlimited data users

Verizon Wireless will force unlimited data subscribers who use over 200 gigabytes of bandwidth per month to change their plan to one with a data cap, or face having their wireless service disconnected.

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Apple again named Greenpeace's most environmentally-friendly company

Apple again named Greenpeace's most environmentally-friendly company

Activist group Greenpeace has deemed Apple the world's most environmentally-friendly technology platform company for a third consecutive year, ranking it highly even next to fellow "A" grade firms Google and Facebook.

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Apple patent paves way for iPhone with full-face display, HUD windows

Apple patent paves way for iPhone with full-face display, HUD windows

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent detailing technology that allows for ear speakers, cameras and even a heads-up display to hide behind an edge-to-edge screen, a design rumored to debut in a next-generation iPhone later this year.

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Apple to forge 'iPhone 8' chassis from stainless steel, report says

Apple to forge 'iPhone 8' chassis from stainless steel, report says

A rumor out of East Asia on Tuesday suggests Apple might ditch aluminum for forged stainless steel in crafting its next-generation iPhone, lending credence to predictions of an "iPhone 8" with "glass sandwich" design.

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Monday, January 09, 2017

Apple plans Milan flagship store at historic Piazza del Liberty

Apple plans Milan flagship store at historic Piazza del Liberty

Apple is planning to build a new underground flagship retail store in Milan's historic Piazza del Liberty, or Liberty Square, that will involve the construction of an outdoor amphitheater and stunning water features.

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Apple to produce data center cabinets at defunct GT Advanced sapphire plant

Apple to produce data center cabinets at defunct GT Advanced sapphire plant

Apple is repurposing GT Advanced's former sapphire plant in Mesa, Ariz., to produce cabinets for its other data centers, according to a notice published by the U.S. government on Monday.

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Rumor: Apple working with Carl Zeiss on AR glasses to debut in 2018

Rumor: Apple working with Carl Zeiss on AR glasses to debut in 2018

Rumors of Apple's intent to enter the augmented reality hardware space gained traction on Monday, as a report from AR/VR evangelist Robert Scoble claims the company is partnering with optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss on a pair of lightweight glasses.

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FeatureWhich Apple W1-equipped headphones are right for you?

Which Apple W1-equipped headphones are right for you?

In the past few months Apple has launched several new Bluetooth headphones — mostly under the Beats brand — with its proprietary W1 chip, enabling better connections and easier pairing with Apple devices. Which model you should buy, if any, will depend not just on your budget, but how you intend to use them.

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Uber Movement offers city planners access to anonymized ride data

Uber Movement offers city planners access to anonymized ride data

Uber is giving urban planners and researchers the ability to look into some of the data generated by its ridesharing app, allowing cities to monitor and improve upon existing infrastructure.

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More Apple Music Carpool Karaoke details surface; Metallica, Alicia Keys hosting two episodes

More Apple Music Carpool Karaoke details surface; Metallica, Alicia Keys hosting two episodes

The Carpool Karaoke segment introduced to the U.S. on The Late Late Show With James Corden will appear exclusively on Apple Music, and will feature Metallica, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Ariana Grande in four of sixteen contracted episodes.

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Apple pulls app for finding lost AirPods from App Store

Apple pulls app for finding lost AirPods from App Store

Finder for AirPods, an app designed to assist owners of Apple's AirPods in finding their audio accessory if it has been misplaced, was taken down from the App Store just a few days after it launched.

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CESHands-on: Withings Home Plus Video & Air Quality Monitor with Apple HomeKit support

Hands-on: Withings Home Plus Video & Air Quality Monitor with Apple HomeKit support

While a number of HomeKit-connected cameras were showcased at CES last week, Withings goes a step beyond just video, integrating an air quality monitor into its offering as well.

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Apple issues new developer betas of iOS 10.2.1, macOS 10.12.3, watchOS 3.1.3, tvOS 10.1.1

Apple issues new developer betas of iOS 10.2.1, macOS 10.12.3, watchOS 3.1.3, tvOS 10.1.1

Apple on Monday pushed out a four-pack of new beta releases for all of its major platforms — all of which are expected to be minor updates to squash bugs and improve security.

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Debunking retail rumors, Apple says its stores are equipped to repair new MacBook Pros

Debunking retail rumors, Apple says its stores are equipped to repair new MacBook Pros

Reports claiming Apple Stores can't repair the 2016 MacBook Pro because of a lack of diagnostic tools are false, as AppleInsider has been told that stores are fully equipped and trained to perform all required diagnostics and repairs necessary.

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Facebook plots mid-video ads in bid to take on YouTube

Facebook plots mid-video ads in bid to take on YouTube

Facebook is reportedly preparing to test "mid-roll" advertising spots in non-live videos, in a move that would finally allowing video publishers to make serious revenue — if potentially at the expense of turning off some viewers.

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Deals: $150 off 2016 15" MacBook Pro; $50-$100 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 9.7" iPad Pro for $499

Deals: $150 off 2016 15

Shoppers looking to pick up a brand-new 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar can save $150 on the high-end model in Silver ($2,649.99 after discount). Or save $50-$100 on 2016 12" MacBooks with no tax outside NY. Apple's 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only) is also $100 off at Amazon.

Phil Schiller discusses iPhone's impact on Apple, 10 years after launch

Phil Schiller discusses iPhone's impact on Apple, 10 years after launch

On the 10th anniversary of the iPhone's unveiling, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller reminisced on the past decade, talking about what the iPhone means to the company, how it has changed Apple over time, and the marks the device has made on the entire world.

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Apple executives, India officials to talk local manufacturing, retail store this month

Apple executives, India officials to talk local manufacturing, retail store this month

An Apple team is reportedly scheduled to meet with senior Indian government officials on Jan. 25 in order to discuss demands for setting up manufacturing in the country, which could potentially pave the way for local Apple stores and more competitive pricing.

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FTC sues D-Link for failure to secure webcams, routers from online attacks

FTC sues D-Link for failure to secure webcams, routers from online attacks

D-Link is under fire from the Federal Trade Commission for not doing enough to secure its products, including connected home devices — a threat Apple has countered via secure authentication chips in HomeKit-certified hardware.

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WeChat CEO celebrates Apple iPhone at 10, challenges App Store with new 'mini programs'

WeChat CEO celebrates Apple iPhone at 10, challenges App Store with new 'mini programs'

After a series of social media posts celebrating the iPhone's 10th anniversary, WeChat founder Allan Zhang deployed a series of web apps for all smartphone users called "mini programs," in an attempt to combat Apple's dominance in the field and possibly collect some of the billions of dollars fed into the app economy in the future.

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As OLED iPhone rumors swirl, Apple supplier Sharp sinks $864M into display tech

As OLED iPhone rumors swirl, Apple supplier Sharp sinks $864M into display tech

Foxconn-owned Sharp is reportedly planning to invest 100 billion yen, or about $864 million U.S., into setting up an OLED production line, amidst expectations that Apple's "iPhone 8" will switch from LCD display technology to OLED.

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FeatureTen Years of iPhone: the past present and future of Apple's blockbuster phenomenon

Ten Years of iPhone: the past present and future of Apple's blockbuster phenomenon

Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone during his keynote address at Macworld 2007. More than just a new product, the new device launched a radical new computing platform and rapidly accelerated the sophistication of mobile computing.

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

Apple celebrates 10 years since Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone

Apple celebrates 10 years since Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone

This Monday, Jan. 9, will mark exactly 10 years to the day since the first iPhone was unveiled at the Macworld 2007 expo by Steve Jobs. Apple acknowledged the milestone a day early, on Sunday, with Tim Cook promising: "The best is yet to come."

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Apple on track to launch three new iPads in spring 2017, but none of them mini

Apple on track to launch three new iPads in spring 2017, but none of them mini

Though it hasn't been updated since 2015, the 7.9-inch iPad mini won't be among the trio of new iPads Apple is expected to introduce this spring, instead sticking to larger form factors, according to a new report.

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Samsung makes good on promise to bring Gear S2, S3, Fit 2 smartwatch compatibility to iOS

Samsung makes good on promise to bring Gear S2, S3, Fit 2 smartwatch compatibility to iOS

After initially announcing iOS support for the Gear S3 in August of 2015, Samsung has published apps for the Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear Fit2 on the iOS App Store, making them compatible with the iPhone.

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Saturday, January 07, 2017

EditorialIs Apple getting Siri-ous in the face of Amazon's Alexa Echo?

Is Apple getting Siri-ous in the face of Amazon's Alexa Echo?

There's a new gold rush in tech, related to voice assistance and a voice-first interface for everything we do at home, in the car and while out and about. What happens if the world's best positioned, most profitable tech company fails to capitalize on it?

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