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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Teen interest in iPhone hits new high of 82%, Apple Music on the rise

Teen interest in iPhone hits new high of 82%, Apple Music on the rise

Apple products like iPhone and Apple Watch continue enjoy healthy demand from young U.S. consumers, as new data from Piper Jaffray shows a record 82 percent of teens have iPhone in mind as their next smartphone.

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TipsHow to: turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

How to: turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

Apple recently caught flak from the Electronic Freedom Foundation for misleading consumers by incorporating "off-ish" Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings in its iOS 11 operating system, a byproduct of decisions that favor user experience. We show you how to completely turn off the radios.

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Yelp integrates Apple Pay support in iOS app update

Yelp integrates Apple Pay support in iOS app update

Popular crowd-sourced business review service Yelp added Apple Pay payments to its iOS title in an update on Wednesday, promising iPhone and iPad users a faster checkout process for orders placed from the app.

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Oculus reveals $199 standalone 'Go' VR headset, drops Rift price to $399

Oculus reveals $199 standalone 'Go' VR headset, drops Rift price to $399

Presenting at an event in San Jose on Wednesday, Facebook's Oculus introduced the Go, a new headset capable of operating without a connected phone, Mac, or Windows PC.

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Apple's Tim Cook says tech doesn't yet exist to do AR glasses properly, downplays rivals

Apple's Tim Cook says tech doesn't yet exist to do AR glasses properly, downplays rivals

Apple CEO Tim Cook once again hinted at the prospect of augmented reality glasses in an interview published on Wednesday, while quashing the idea of an announcement in the near future — and indirectly, the efforts of rivals like Microsoft.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says close relationship with customers drives sales, improves products

Apple CEO Tim Cook says close relationship with customers drives sales, improves products

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook appeared at the launch of the Oxford Foundry business and tech incubator, and spoke for an hour to students of the university on his relationship with Steve Jobs, Apple's responsibility to customers, and what inspires him as the head of the company.

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Apple looking to lease 85K square foot facility in LA for original video content

Apple looking to lease 85K square foot facility in LA for original video content

Real estate sources claim that Apple is looking for a home to produce original programming in Los Angeles — and may have found it in a massive La Cienega Expo facility currently under development.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $50 to $250 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $50 to $250 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $250 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In addition to promo code and instant cash savings, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Apple among 76 companies asking Supreme Court to clarify protections for gay employees

Apple among 76 companies asking Supreme Court to clarify protections for gay employees

A collection of 76 businesses — including the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft — has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case that should clarify whether a law against workplace sex discrimination also covers a worker's sexual orientation.

Apple iOS 11.0.3 update available, fixes iPhone 7 haptic feedback, iPhone 6s screen service issue

Apple iOS 11.0.3 update available, fixes iPhone 7 haptic feedback, iPhone 6s screen service issue

Apple has issued a third update to iOS 11, with the latest fix sorting out haptics and audio on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, plus one involving non-genuine display replacement on the iPhone 6s.

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Rumor: Apple working with LG on foldable OLED iPhone in 2020, leaving rival Samsung in dark

Rumor: Apple working with LG on foldable OLED iPhone in 2020, leaving rival Samsung in dark

Samsung is believed to be the sole supplier of OLED displays for Apple's forthcoming iPhone X, but in an effort to keep future technology breakthroughs secret from its chief rival, Apple is rumored to have partnered with LG to work on a new, foldable iPhone concept.

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OnePlus' OxygenOS found to be linking device IDs to collected analytics data

OnePlus' OxygenOS found to be linking device IDs to collected analytics data

Smartphone maker OnePlus, a competitor against Apple's iPhone, is both collecting a lot of analytics data from users and linking it to personally identifiable information, according to one security researcher.

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Monitor Deal Roundup: The best bargains on external displays for your Mac

Monitor Deal Roundup: The best bargains on external displays for your Mac

Whether you have a Mac mini or are looking to add a second, larger display to your MacBook Pro setup, having a high resolution monitor on your desk can be an asset. We're rounding up the top bargains on monitors in a variety of sizes — and they all ring in at under $570.

Qualcomm hammered by Taiwan FTC for $773 million for wireless technology antitrust violations

Qualcomm hammered by Taiwan FTC for $773 million for wireless technology antitrust violations

The Taiwan courts have handed down a $773 million fine, finding Qualcomm guilty of anti-trust and monopolistic tactics in how it sells its chips to manufacturers — the same thing that Apple is accusing it of doing.

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Apple opens two Indian 'Mac Labs' teaching music production with Logic Pro X

Apple opens two Indian 'Mac Labs' teaching music production with Logic Pro X

Apple's head of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, appeared in Mumbai, India today to announce the launch of two "Mac Labs" for KM Music Conservatories, an institution founded by musician A.R. Rahman.

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Google Home Mini preview hardware defect causes near-constant listening, uploads to servers

Google Home Mini preview hardware defect causes near-constant listening, uploads to servers

The first batch of Google Home Mini hardware distributed at assorted release events had a serious flaw that caused the device to listen in on every noise generated in a house — and has since been pinned down as a hardware problem with a key feature now temporarily disabled after a firmware update.

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Discover allows claiming Cashback Bonuses through Apple Pay

Discover allows claiming Cashback Bonuses through Apple Pay

Credit card firm Discover on Wednesday announced that people can now claim Cashback Bonuses for Apple Pay transactions directly through the iPhone's Wallet app.

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Amazon launches waterproof, 7-inch $250 Kindle Oasis with metal chassis

Amazon launches waterproof, 7-inch $250 Kindle Oasis with metal chassis

Online retailer Amazon continues to improve its black-and-white e-ink Kindle reader lineup, with its latest model being a new $250 Kindle Oasis with 7-inch display and a waterproof design.

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iPhone X took over two years to develop, marks new chapter in iPhone design, says Jony Ive

iPhone X took over two years to develop, marks new chapter in iPhone design, says Jony Ive

In a brief interview with Japanese design magazine Casa Brutus, Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive dropped a few interesting tidbits about the development, future technological implications and public reception of iPhone X.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Apple's Cook repeats benefits of AR in interview, says AR glasses tech not mature

Apple's Cook repeats benefits of AR in interview, says AR glasses tech not mature

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his European tour on Tuesday with an interview discussing the benefits of augmented reality and ARKit, which with iOS 11 and a slate of new iPhones has become a major focus for the Cupertino tech giant.

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Apple's Tim Cook to open Oxford University startup hub, participate in Q&A session on Wednesday

Apple's Tim Cook to open Oxford University startup hub, participate in Q&A session on Wednesday

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be in the U.K. on Wednesday to open The Foundry, a University of Oxford facility dedicated to the cultivation of startups created by students, alumni and staff, as well as field a few questions from attendees.

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Proof of concept phishing attack mimics iOS popups to steal user passwords

Proof of concept phishing attack mimics iOS popups to steal user passwords

Demonstrating a potentially glaring iOS security hole, developer Felix Krause created a proof of concept phishing attack that takes advantage of system popups, and the way users interact with these messages, to steal Apple ID credentials.

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Patent holding firm picks up Sony & Nokia IP, files suit against Apple

Patent holding firm picks up Sony & Nokia IP, files suit against Apple

Non-practicing entity Ironworks Patents has filed a lawsuit against Apple, hoping to claim up to 12.5 cents per iPhone for U.S. patents originally belonging to Sony and Nokia.

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Mac sales continue decline in Q3, Apple drops to 5th place worldwide

Mac sales continue decline in Q3, Apple drops to 5th place worldwide

Following the downward spiral of the overall PC market, Apple's Mac sales continued to atrophy in the third calendar quarter of 2017 to put the company at fifth place among fellow vendors, according to fresh estimates from research firm Gartner.

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SmartHalo bike navigation & tracking accessory comes to Apple stores

SmartHalo bike navigation & tracking accessory comes to Apple stores

The SmartHalo — an iPhone-compatible bicycle accessory, aimed at navigation, fitness, and safety — is now available through Apple's web and brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S. and Canada.

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EditorialGoogle's Pixel 2 XL priced higher than Apple's iPhone 8 Plus but is half as fast, lacks many key features

Google's Pixel 2 XL priced higher than Apple's iPhone 8 Plus but is half as fast, lacks many key features

Google's latest effort to show off its vision for "Pure Android" hardware costs more than Apple's iPhone 8 Plus but is half as fast, lacks a telephoto lens, offers no support for Qi wireless charging, isn't capable of recording smooth 60fps 4K video and—like Windows 10 Mobile—offers no potential of an installed base for building new, compelling AR apps.

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TipsHow to fix AirPlay streaming crashing on Denon, Marantz, Sony stereo receivers

How to fix AirPlay streaming crashing on Denon, Marantz, Sony stereo receivers

AirPlay is great, but problematic if it stops working — because it doesn't generally toss any user-decipherable errors. If your stereo gear crashes while playing some tracks from your iTunes library, here's how you can probably fix it.

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Apple signs deal to reboot Steven Spielberg's 'Amazing Stories' anthology series

Apple signs deal to reboot Steven Spielberg's 'Amazing Stories' anthology series

Apple has reportedly signed a deal with Amblin Television and NBCUniversal to revive "Amazing Stories," an anthology series created by Steven Spielberg that ran for two seasons in the 1980s.

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Feral Interactive will ship driving simulation game 'Dirt Rally' on macOS later this year

Feral Interactive will ship driving simulation game 'Dirt Rally' on macOS later this year

Feral Interactive is bringing the Codemasters off-road racing game 'Dirt Rally' to macOS later this year, two years after its initial release on other platforms, with the port of the rally simulation title being developed with support for Metal 2, Apple's updated graphics API.

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FeatureApple Watch Series 3 with cellular and watchOS 4 have changed how I use my watch

Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular and watchOS 4 have changed how I use my watch

A few weeks with Apple Watch Series 3 and watchOS 4 have prompted me to rethink and adjust how I use my Apple Watch on a daily basis. These small but noteworthy changes offer a glimpse at how Apple's wrist-worn platform is maturing nicely into its third year.

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Dow Jones blames 'technical error' for news claiming Google would buy Apple

Dow Jones blames 'technical error' for news claiming Google would buy Apple

Dow Jones' newswire service is now saying that a "technical error" was responsible for headlines claiming Google was buying Apple, which may have briefly inflated the latter company's stock price.

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Supreme Court asks Trump administration for thoughts on App Store pricing lawsuit

Supreme Court asks Trump administration for thoughts on App Store pricing lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the Trump administration for opinions on whether it should hear Apple's attempt to dismiss a years-long class-action lawsuit, which claims the company has inflated App Store prices by charging developers a 30 percent commission and blocking sales elsewhere.

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Pixelmator 2.4 for iOS brings full iOS 11 compatibility, including HEIF and Drag and Drop support

Pixelmator 2.4 for iOS brings full iOS 11 compatibility, including HEIF and Drag and Drop support

The iOS version of the image editing tool Pixelmator received an update on Tuesday, with version 2.4 "Cobalt" making the app fully compatible with iOS 11, including support for the HEIF format for images and the ability to Drag and Drop files into Pixelmator projects.

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Apple becoming America's favorite company, as 64% own iPhone, Mac, iPad, iPod or watch

Apple becoming America's favorite company, as 64% own iPhone, Mac, iPad, iPod or watch

A new survey suggests that the average American household has expanded over the last five years to own 2.6 Apple-made products — with 64 percent of all Americans owning an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or iPod product.

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US tax reform, if it passes, predicted to drive Apple toward $1 trillion market cap

US tax reform, if it passes, predicted to drive Apple toward $1 trillion market cap

While details on President Trump's proposed tax reform plan remain light, investors are hoping changes could allow Apple to bring some of its overseas cash back to U.S. shores, helping to push the company's stock price to new heights.

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Apple Music to stream Niall Horan making-of featurette on Oct. 20

Apple Music to stream Niall Horan making-of featurette on Oct. 20

A short documentary about the making of One Direction member Niall Horan's first solo album, "Flicker," will start streaming on Apple Music Oct. 20, the same day as the album's launch.

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Detente possible between Tim Cook, Macron over Apple's future taxation in France, EU

Detente possible between Tim Cook, Macron over Apple's future taxation in France, EU

More details have emerged from Apple CEO Tim Cook's meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron — with Cook reportedly exiting the discussion aware that the earnings generated by the iPhone need to be better shared amongst EU nations, and not primarily collected by one or two countries.

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Wells Fargo enables Apple Pay-authorized transactions at 5,000+ ATMs

Wells Fargo enables Apple Pay-authorized transactions at 5,000+ ATMs

U.S. bank Wells Fargo on Tuesday annnounced that it's now supporting NFC-based authentication — including Apple Pay — at over 5,000 ATMs, letting people use the machines without having a debit card handy.

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Apple investigating self-adjusting Apple Watch bands

Apple investigating self-adjusting Apple Watch bands

Apple on Tuesday was granted a U.S. patent describing multiple methods of creating a self-adjusting Apple Watch band, designs that could one day replace magnetic clasps, velcro and other fasteners seen in current generation hardware.

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Monday, October 09, 2017