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Monday, September 19, 2016

Professor proves NAND mirroring attack thwarts iPhone 5c security protocols

Professor proves NAND mirroring attack thwarts iPhone 5c security protocols

A Cambridge computer scientist used $100 of hardware to clone an iPhone 5c's NAND memory chip in a successful attempt at bypassing the handset's encryption lock, seemingly proving correct theories lobbed in the aftermath of Apple's encryption fight with the FBI.

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Apple working on fix for iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods remote control issue

Apple working on fix for iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods remote control issue

Apple on Monday acknowledged consumer complaints that a glitch in the gratis iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods causes the attached multifunction remote control to intermittently stop functioning, saying a fix is in the works.

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Apple joins RE 100 renewable energy initiative, outlines new clean energy pledges

Apple joins RE 100 renewable energy initiative, outlines new clean energy pledges

As part of continued eco-friendly efforts, Apple on Monday said it is now part of the RE100, a global initiative of leading companies committed to boosting demand and delivery of 100 percent renewable energy.

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Apple's iOS 10 on one-third of compatible devices after 6 days, report says

Apple's iOS 10 on one-third of compatible devices after 6 days, report says

After only six days of availability, Apple's latest mobile operating system iteration, iOS 10, is already on one-third of Apple devices tracked by analytics firm Mixpanel.

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iDevices Smart Home Essentials Kit bundles tech support, HomeKit hardware

iDevices Smart Home Essentials Kit bundles tech support, HomeKit hardware

iDevices has grown its HomeKit-compatible home automation line with a kit comprising three light bulb adapters, seven electrical plugs, and added concierge service for priority support access.

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Nikon takes aim at GoPro with new KeyMission line of iPhone-connected action cameras

Nikon takes aim at GoPro with new KeyMission line of iPhone-connected action cameras

Nikon announced its first three action cameras on Monday ahead of this week's Photokina expo in Germany, looking to claim share of a field largely dominated by GoPro.

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Apple's first weekend of iPhone 7 sales roughly in line with earlier iPhones, data suggests

Apple's first weekend of iPhone 7 sales roughly in line with earlier iPhones, data suggests

The first weekend of iPhone 7 sales seems to have been on track with past iPhone launches, despite Apple's decision not to announce official numbers, according to early analytics data.

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GoPro unveils $799 Karma flying camera drone, plus handheld & mountable stabilizing grip

GoPro unveils $799 Karma flying camera drone, plus handheld & mountable stabilizing grip

Karma, the long awaited first flying camera from GoPro, was unveiled on Monday with a starting price tag of $799, including a handheld stabilized grip for capturing shots on the ground. Also announced were waterproof and cloud-connected Hero5 and Session cameras, simplified video editing software for Apple's iOS, and a keychain-sized, Lightning-connected microSD card reader.

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Launch iPhone 7 purchasers predominantly upgraders, looking for 128 GB

Launch iPhone 7 purchasers predominantly upgraders, looking for 128 GB

An analyst's examination of iPhone 7 buyers at launch sees more customers looking at 128GB models versus 256GB, with the vast majority of early buyers upgraders from older iPhones rather than switchers from Android.

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Apple looking into glitch causing iPhone 7 to lose service after turning off Airplane Mode

Apple looking into glitch causing iPhone 7 to lose service after turning off Airplane Mode

Apple is reportedly investigating a problem affecting the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that causes the devices to lose cellular access after a person turns off Airplane Mode.

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Deals: 20% off 13" MacBook Pro; 15% off $50 iTunes gift card; iOS 10 dev bundle for $35

Deals: 20% off 13

Shoppers this week can pick up a 13" MacBook Pro for $1,029.99 on eBay while supplies last. Or scoop up a $50 iTunes gift card for $42.50. The Complete iOS 9 & 10 Development Bundle is also 94% off.

No need for 4K display on Apple's iPhone 7 because of screen quality, expert claims

No need for 4K display on Apple's iPhone 7 because of screen quality, expert claims

Apple's Wide Color display on the iPhone 7 is the iPhone's best yet, with a record high contrast ratio and record low reflectance according to a recent third party analysis, and the quality of the screen may cast doubt on rumors of a shift to OLED displays.

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FeatureInside iOS 10: 3D Touch allows renaming folders, clearing all notifications, sharing apps

Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch allows renaming folders, clearing all notifications, sharing apps

Apple's pressure sensitive 3D Touch technology expands in small but meaningful ways with iOS 10, including the ability to quickly rename app folders, or clear all alerts from Notification Center.

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Samsung Note 7 battery fire woes triggered by rush to beat Apple's iPhone 7 - report

Samsung Note 7 battery fire woes triggered by rush to beat Apple's iPhone 7 - report

The battery fires and eventual recall of the Galaxy Note 7 can all be traced to Samsung executives wanting to rush the phone, based on rumors Apple's iPhone 7 wouldn't have any major improvements, according to a report.

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VideoInside iOS 10: See everything that's new in Messages

Inside iOS 10: See everything that's new in Messages

Now that iOS 10 is out in the hands of iPhone and iPad users around the world, AppleInsider offers a deeper look at the major feature additions Apple implemented in Messages, including emoji replacement, text bubble animations, rich links and the iMessage App Store.

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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.

Monday, September 19, 2016

James Corden joins Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John in new Apple Music ad

James Corden joins Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John in new Apple Music ad

Late night talk show host James Corden on Sunday became the latest celebrity to feature in an Apple Music ad, with the "Carpool Karaoke" creator joining Apple executives Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John for a humorous TV spot that aired during ABC's presentation of the Emmy Awards.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

EditorialToo soon? Apple's new iPhone 7 ruffles feathers with Lightning audio, Home button changes

Too soon? Apple's new iPhone 7 ruffles feathers with Lightning audio, Home button changes

Hands on, real world use of Apple's latest iPhone 7 models provides overwhelming evidence that the company has a clear vision for the future and is marching toward it without much regard for the opinions of its detractors. This "courage of conviction" backs a series of rather radical and somewhat controversial iPhone 7 changes for Apple—already well known for breaking with the past.

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Apple shares new iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2 ads with focus on water resistance, camera

Apple shares new iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2 ads with focus on water resistance, camera

Apple released three new commercials for its latest iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 on Sunday, each showcasing new hardware features like water resistance, fitness tracking and iPhone's low-light camera capabilities.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

iPhone 7 owners say phones producing 'hissing' sound under heavy task loads

iPhone 7 owners say phones producing 'hissing' sound under heavy task loads

Some early iPhone 7 and 7 Plus adopters are complaining of an audible "hissing" sound when the devices' A10 processors run into heavy demands.

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Apple's solid-state iPhone 7 haptic Home button requires a new hard reset trick: Down+Wake

Apple's solid-state iPhone 7 haptic Home button requires a new hard reset trick: Down+Wake

Apple's new iPhone 7 models introduce a new solid-state (non-mechanical) Home button which no longer physically depresses but instead is a software-driven sensor. That necessitates a new physical button sequence to hard-reset the device if it stops responding; that happens to be holding the Volume Down and Wake buttons for five seconds.

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This week on AI: iPhone 7 & Apple Watch 2 launch, iOS 10 goes live & more

This week on AI: iPhone 7 & Apple Watch 2 launch, iOS 10 goes live & more

The big news, naturally, was Friday's launch of the iPhone 7 and the second-generation Apple Watch. iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 emerged on Tuesday though, and there was still plenty of news going on outside the launch-day bubble.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

iPhone 7 solid-state home button works on capacitive touch, gloved users beware

iPhone 7 solid-state home button works on capacitive touch, gloved users beware

With iPhone 7, Apple updated its iconic home button from a mechanical push-button design to a solid-state sensor stack, meaning it requires direct contact with skin, or a capacitive glove, to operate.

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Apple investigated, took action against alleged sexism at Cupertino headquarters

Apple investigated, took action against alleged sexism at Cupertino headquarters

In the shadow of this week's iPhone launch, surprise allegations of corporate sexism surfaced at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, though company executives say the situation was investigated and "actions have been taken."

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FeatureBlack & Jet Black: Unboxing the new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus with Lightning headphones

Black & Jet Black: Unboxing the new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus with Lightning headphones

Apple's latest iPhone 7 models sport two new color finish options: a solid matte Black and a high gloss Jet Black. Both appear to be in high demand, so if you're on the fence (or in line) we've taken some photos and videos highlighting the differences, including their almost invisible new seam lines, Apple's enhanced leather case options and the new Lightning headphones.

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TipsTips: Apple Watch Series 2's 'Wake Screen on Crown Up' lets you discreetly check the time

The newly released Apple Watch Series 2 boasts a unique feature that allows users to check the time in a more subtle way, without distracting people nearby, via the Digital Crown. Here's how to use it.

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Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones may have range up to 400 ft. or more

Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones may have range up to 400 ft. or more

The Class 1 Bluetooth in Apple's new Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are providing extreme range, in some cases beyond what the Class 1 specification actually calls for, according to user anecdotes.

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FeatureFirst look: Apple Watch Series 2 Sport with GPS, S2 chip, new ceramic back, second mic hole

First look: Apple Watch Series 2 Sport with GPS, S2 chip, new ceramic back, second mic hole

Though the new Apple Watch Series 2 looks largely the same as its predecessor, there are a number of subtle improvements to the hardware beyond the addition of GPS and a brighter screen. AppleInsider offers a first look at the newly released wearable.

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FeatureInside iOS 10: New 'Bedtime' feature helps you get a proper night's sleep

Inside iOS 10: New 'Bedtime' feature helps you get a proper night's sleep

As part of a greater focus on user health, Apple has introduced new alarms in iOS 10 for sleep, reminding users when to go to bed for a full night of rest, and also keeping track of their sleeping habits.

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FBI sued to divulge info on San Bernardino iPhone 5c encryption hack

FBI sued to divulge info on San Bernardino iPhone 5c encryption hack

A trio of journalistic establishments have filed a freedom of information lawsuit, attempting to compel the FBI to divulge information about the hack it purchased to break into the San Bernardino shooters' iPhone 5c.

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Patent holder Acacia wins $22.1M judgement against Apple

Patent holder Acacia wins $22.1M judgement against Apple

A federal jury has ruled in favor of Acacia Research, awarding a subsidiary of the patent licensing firm $22.1 million in damages from Apple for the latter's violation of a cellular networking patent.

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Deals: $400 off 15" MacBook Pro; 30% off ZeroLemon iPhone 7 Battery Case; 99% off dev training

Deals: $400 off 15

Shoppers can pick up a 15" MacBook Pro for $1,599.99 on eBay this week. Or snap up a ZeroLemon iPhone 7 Battery Case for $69.99. A lifetime iOS and Xcode developer training subscription is also $79.

Some new iOS 10 Home app features not supported by third-gen Apple TV [u]

Some new iOS 10 Home app features not supported by third-gen Apple TV [u]

After users upgrade devices to iOS 10, they won't be able to take full advantage of some new HomeKit-related features on older, third generation Apple TVs.

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Apple stops returns & exchanges for retail purchases in Hong Kong

Apple stops returns & exchanges for retail purchases in Hong Kong

In parallel with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launching in Hong Kong, Apple has simultaneously halted all returns and exchanges for Apple and Beats products bought at the company's local retail stores.

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Roundup: The best cases you can buy for Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus right now

Roundup: The best cases you can buy for Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus right now

With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus hitting store shelves, new cases are hitting the market at a rapid rate. AppleInsider has rounded up a list of the best iPhone 7 cases that you can buy right now to keep your device in pristine condition.

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Target, Best Buy hamstrung by Apple Watch, iPhone 7 stock issues

Target, Best Buy hamstrung by Apple Watch, iPhone 7 stock issues

Brick and mortar retailers Target and Best Buy have apparently not been given enough inventory to fulfill all pre-orders, and are emailing customers informing them that Apple Watch Series 2 orders won't be shipped by the promised date.

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iPhone 7 teardown confirms Intel modem in AT&T, T-Mobile models

iPhone 7 teardown confirms Intel modem in AT&T, T-Mobile models

A pair of teardowns have confirmed speculation that Apple used multiple vendors for cellular modems in the iPhone 7 family, with an Intel-made wireless modem found in a model for AT&T and T-Mobile.

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Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus survive early drop & water tests

Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus survive early drop & water tests

With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus already out in many parts of the world, people are beginning to subject Apple's phones to numerous stress tests, including drop and water tests that, at least in some early cases, the products are passing.

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Apple fans line up worldwide for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus & Apple Watch Series 2

Apple fans line up worldwide for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus & Apple Watch Series 2

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus rolled out to 28 regions around the world on Friday, and was anxiously awaited by crowds picking up pre-orders, with others disregarding Apple's warnings of low stock.

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