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Saturday, June 25, 2016

New leaks show bigger lens opening on 'iPhone 7,' dual-lens camera on '7 Plus'

New leaks show bigger lens opening on 'iPhone 7,' dual-lens camera on '7 Plus'

Photos published on Saturday depict what are claimed to be rear shells for Apple's "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus" — and particularly, evidence of the new camera technology the devices are using.

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ReviewReview: DJI's Phantom 4 sets new standard for affordable drones

Review: DJI's Phantom 4 sets new standard for affordable drones

Right out of the box, you can tell that DJI's Phantom 4 is a complete reimagining of the entry-level lineup. From the sleek chassis to advanced automated controls, DJI has set a new standard, leaving competitors and its own legacy models in the dust.

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This week on AI: 'iPhone 7' holds back, 2017 Apple Watch plans, Thunderbolt Display gone & more

This week on AI: 'iPhone 7' holds back, 2017 Apple Watch plans, Thunderbolt Display gone & more

With WWDC wrapped up for another year, attention turned back to future product rumors — and for once, the iPhone 7 didn't dominate the discussion.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

FeatureHow the UK's Brexit vote to leave Europe affects Apple

How the UK's Brexit vote to leave Europe affects Apple

Yesterday's referendum on the United Kingdom exiting the European Union was widely expected to fail, but instead surprised markets globally by narrowly passing. The Euro and British Pound both subsequently dropped significantly, and markets worldwide recoiled in shock. Here's a look at how will this affect Apple going forward.

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Apple's FaceTime subject of renewed VoIP patent infringement lawsuit

Apple's FaceTime subject of renewed VoIP patent infringement lawsuit

Apple on Friday was slapped with yet another patent lawsuit leveled by a non-practicing entity, this time a renewed complaint dealing with VoIP technologies targeting FaceTime video and audio software.

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Apple's Campus 2 to use updated Bloom Energy fuel cells first deployed at NC data center

Apple's Campus 2 to use updated Bloom Energy fuel cells first deployed at NC data center

As part of efforts to generate clean energy at its Campus 2 headquarters, Apple is investing in an array of environmentally friendly fuel cells installed by Bloom Energy, the same manufacturer that supplied units for the company's Maiden, N.C., data center.

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Apple's iTunes, App Store, iBooks Store suffer unscheduled downtime [ux2]

Apple's iTunes, App Store, iBooks Store suffer unscheduled downtime [ux2]

Customers looking to purchase apps, music or e-books through found themselves out of luck on Friday as a handful of Apple's internet services were hit by an hours-long outage, the third such downtime to hit Apple's services this month.

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Apple's differential privacy in iOS 10 is opt-in, limited to four use cases

Apple's differential privacy in iOS 10 is opt-in, limited to four use cases

The new data collection method set to roll out in iOS 10 will require users to opt in, and will be limited to four specific system functions, according to Apple.

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FeatureInside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets new apps for Reminders, Home, Find My Friends & heart rate

Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets new apps for Reminders, Home, Find My Friends & heart rate

The number of default Apple Watch apps will grow with the upcoming release of watchOS 3, gaining Reminders, Home, Find My Friends, as well as a separate heart rate app, and also adding watch face complications for each.

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Apple still working on next-gen external display with integrated graphics card - report

Apple still working on next-gen external display with integrated graphics card - report

Despite killing the Thunderbolt Display without a replacement this week, Apple is still working on a successor —one that will reportedly have its own separate integrated graphics card, likely to push a high-resolution Retina display.

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Honda launches 2017 Accord with Apple CarPlay option

Honda launches 2017 Accord with Apple CarPlay option

Honda on Friday announced that the 2017 Accord, going on sale June 27, will be available with an upgrade supporting Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.

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FeatureRoundup: The best external monitor alternatives to Apple's discontinued Thunderbolt Display

Roundup: The best external monitor alternatives to Apple's discontinued Thunderbolt Display

Apple surprised many this week by abruptly discontinuing the Thunderbolt Display without announcing a replacement. But, as Apple pointed out, "there are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users." With that said, AppleInsider has compiled a list of the top Thunderbolt-alternative displays for Macs that are available today.

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YouTube rolls out Periscope-style live streaming support on mobile

YouTube rolls out Periscope-style live streaming support on mobile

Putting itself in direct competition with Facebook and Twitter, YouTube is now in the beginning stages of rolling out live video streaming from its main mobile app.

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VideoVideo: See how Photos in iOS 10 can recognize faces, places and more

Video: See how Photos in iOS 10 can recognize faces, places and more

Starting with iOS 10, the Photos app on your iPhone and iPad will automatically scan your pictures for faces and places, making it easier to find the shots you're looking for. It'll even group them into collections, and quickly automate creation of a view to relive your memories. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how it all works.

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Netflix working on offline viewing, could arrive by end of 2016 - report

Netflix working on offline viewing, could arrive by end of 2016 - report

Netflix is developing a long-awaited option to download some content for offline viewing, according to an executive described as an industry insider.

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Rumor: Apple developing power-efficient micro-LED panels for 2017 Apple Watch

Rumor: Apple developing power-efficient micro-LED panels for 2017 Apple Watch

While this year's Apple Watch upgrade is expected to feature largely the same OLED display as its predecessor, the wearable smartwatch could see a major overhaul next year, with Apple said to be investigating micro LED technology for a future model.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast shares hands-on impressions of iOS 10, watchOS 3

AppleInsider podcast shares hands-on impressions of iOS 10, watchOS 3

This week on the AppleInsider Neil and Victor to talk about his experiences with beta iOS 10 and watchOS 3 features. They also wrap up all the current iPhone rumors.

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Adele's '25' hits Apple Music, Spotify, other streaming services

Adele's '25' hits Apple Music, Spotify, other streaming services

Grammy Award-winner Adele's latest album, "25," was made available for streaming through a variety of services at midnight on Friday, including Apple Music and Spotify, some seven months after initial release.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Huawei working on internal OS to avoid 'the crutch of Android'

Huawei working on internal OS to avoid 'the crutch of Android'

Huawei, the second largest Android phone maker in market share behind Samsung, is "secretly developing an alternative mobile operating system" in a bid to hedge its bets against Google's increasingly assertive control over Android.

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Apple features 'Lifeline' in latest Developer Insights series

Apple features 'Lifeline' in latest Developer Insights series

In an addition to its developer resources mini-site on Thursday, Apple posted a profile of "Lifeline" developer 3 Minute Games, highlighting how the studio found success with the iOS App Store's paid business model.

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Apple discontinues Thunderbolt Display, no replacement announced

Apple discontinues Thunderbolt Display, no replacement announced

After going years without update, Apple has decided to discontinue the Thunderbolt Display, marking an end to the company's current first-party monitor product line and sparking speculation that a high-resolution replacement is in the offing.

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FeatureInside APFS: new Apple File System detailed at WWDC to replace HFS+ in 2017

Inside APFS: new Apple File System detailed at WWDC to replace HFS+ in 2017

The new Apple File System announced at WWDC highlights how the company is planning for the future. Here's a look under the hood at what the company will use to replace HFS+ on Macs, iOS, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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Apple releases Safari 10 beta for OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite

Apple releases Safari 10 beta for OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite

Apple issued beta versions of Safari 10 for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and OS X 10.10 Yosemite on Thursday, granting developers access to new features like enhanced Safari Extensions, a redesigned Bookmarks interface and more.

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Apple Music coming soon to South Korea, local music organization says

Apple Music coming soon to South Korea, local music organization says

Apple could be on the verge of filling a major hole in its Apple Music international coverage, as reports on Thursday claim contracts have been signed to bring the streaming service to South Korea.

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FeatureInside iOS 10: Split-screen view in Safari for iPad boosts productivity

Inside iOS 10: Split-screen view in Safari for iPad boosts productivity

Apple's forthcoming iOS 10 update will improve multitasking on the iPad by offering a new split-screen mode in Safari, allowing users to have two tabs open side-by-side simultaneously.

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Sketchy 'iPhone 7' pricing rumor points to 'Pro' models, 32 & 256GB capacities

Sketchy 'iPhone 7' pricing rumor points to 'Pro' models, 32 & 256GB capacities

A questionable rumor on Thursday reiterated the claim that Apple will sell 256-gigabyte versions of its upcoming "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus," while further suggesting there could be an even more expensive "Pro" lineup.

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ExclusiveApple polls customers for feedback on streaming video & Apple TV

Apple polls customers for feedback on streaming video & Apple TV

Apple is hunting for feedback on streaming video, presumably to help decide on a future direction for the Apple TV and/or video in general, AppleInsider learned on Thursday.

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T-Mobile thanks customers with hour of in-flight Gogo access, free European roaming

T-Mobile thanks customers with hour of in-flight Gogo access, free European roaming

T-Mobile on Thursday launched a pair of initiatives aimed at American travelers. In the first, the carrier is giving an hour of Gogo in-flight internet service to all domestic U.S. fliers, including what the company calls "those long-abused AT&T and Verizon customers."

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Apple to open fifth Hong Kong store on June 30 as Chinese expansion continues

Apple to open fifth Hong Kong store on June 30 as Chinese expansion continues

Apple's will debut its fifth store in Hong Kong on June 30, reflecting the importance of both the city and the Chinese market in general.

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Apple shows interest in expanding True Tone color accuracy beyond the 9.7" iPad Pro

Apple shows interest in expanding True Tone color accuracy beyond the 9.7

While True Tone technology is currently exclusive to Apple's latest flagship iPad, a new patent application signals it has interest in expanding the color management capabilities to other devices, potentially ranging from as small as an Apple Watch to as large as an iMac.

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Fueled by Apple Watch, smartwatch prices surge as basic activity trackers tumble

Fueled by Apple Watch, smartwatch prices surge as basic activity trackers tumble

Though prices on activity trackers continue to drop, average selling prices on wearable devices still saw a major increase in the first quarter of 2016, boosted in large part by the availability of the premium-priced Apple Watch, according to new research.

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Apple designer Jony Ive receives honorary doctorate from University of Oxford

Apple designer Jony Ive receives honorary doctorate from University of Oxford

Apple's chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, was one of nine "distinguished" people to receive an honorary doctorate on Wednesday from the University of Oxford.

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Apple invents stylus with touch-sensitive body, ambidextrous 'Reachability' UI for iOS

Apple invents stylus with touch-sensitive body, ambidextrous 'Reachability' UI for iOS

A pair of Apple patent applications published Thursday indicate research into alternative input methods for iOS, namely a touch sensitive stylus and a device capable of customizing a user interface based on whether a user is holding it in their left or right hand.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Apple intentionally left iOS 10 kernel unencrypted to optimize system performance

Apple intentionally left iOS 10 kernel unencrypted to optimize system performance

Responding to speculation as to why the iOS 10 beta kernel was left unencrypted, Apple on Wednesday confirmed the move was made deliberately to streamline system performance.

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NASA's tvOS app brings live HD video, photos and more to Apple TV

NASA's tvOS app brings live HD video, photos and more to Apple TV

NASA on Wednesday added a tvOS app to its growing stable of digital media properties, bringing high-definition video streams, satellite and telescope imagery, mission updates and more to the living room.

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Deals: 128GB 9.7" iPad Pro for $699; up to $350 off 12" MacBooks; $149 off iMac 5K

Deals: 128GB 9.7

The middle of the week brings about a plethora of deals on Apple Macs and iPads. Score a 128GB 9.7-inch iPad Pro for $699 or a 13-inch MacBook Air for $799.99. Plus, save $350 on the 2015 12-inch MacBook with 512GB of storage, $35-$70 off new 2016 12-inch MacBooks and $149 off a 27-inch iMac 5K with a Retina Display.

Updated ambient light, proximity sensors in 'iPhone 7' prohibit use of legacy cases

Updated ambient light, proximity sensors in 'iPhone 7' prohibit use of legacy cases

Unlike past tick-tock iPhone refresh cycles, Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7" is expected to feature a design largely similar to the current iPhone 6 series, but internal component changes like a "dual specification" ambient light sensor could render existing cases and protective films incompatible.

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Ex-Apple employees aim to revolutionize open-source network standards

Ex-Apple employees aim to revolutionize open-source network standards

A team of ex-Apple employees, led by former global data center network manager Jason Forrester, are aiming to overturn the ancient regime of proprietary standards for basic switches and routers and replace it with truly open-source standards that any user can customize.

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FeatureInside iOS 10: Multilingual typing eases autocorrect woes

Inside iOS 10: Multilingual typing eases autocorrect woes

One subtly important improvement in iOS 10 is support for multilingual typing, letting people use several languages in the same sentence without unwanted autocorrections.

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