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Monday, July 11, 2016

Apple donates $1M to China NGO to assist flood relief efforts

Apple donates $1M to China NGO to assist flood relief efforts

Apple recently became the first U.S. company to donate to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), a non-governmental organization helping with flood relief efforts after heavy rains impacted millions along the Yangtze river region.

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Pokemon GO is earning Apple's App Store 3x as much money as Nintendo

Pokemon GO is earning Apple's App Store 3x as much money as Nintendo

App Store chart-topping downloads of the hit game Pokemon GO have sent Nintendo's stock soaring, adding more than $7 billion to its market capitalization. However, the Japanese gaming icon is reportedly earning significantly less from app-related sales than Apple is from its App Store cut.

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Intel could see $1.5B boost from Apple 'iPhone 7' modem orders

Intel could see $1.5B boost from Apple 'iPhone 7' modem orders

Financial research firm Cowen and Company believes Intel will supply Apple with 50 percent or more of the LTE modems needed for "iPhone 7," a win that could generate some $1.5 billion in incremental revenue over the next year for the chipmaker.

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Apple's Mac sheds marketshare in Q2, sinks to 5th place amid worldwide sales slowdown

Apple's Mac sheds marketshare in Q2, sinks to 5th place amid worldwide sales slowdown

Apple's share of the global PC market took a substantial hit during a challenging second quarter, dropping the company down to fifth place among the world's top computer manufacturers, according to preliminary numbers from market research firms Gartner and IDC.

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US Treasury Secretary to meet with EU antitrust head, try to block collection of Apple back taxes

US Treasury Secretary to meet with EU antitrust head, try to block collection of Apple back taxes

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is reportedly meeting with the head of the European Union's antitrust efforts, Margrethe Vestager, ahead of an anticipated ruling on whether the Irish government will have to collect back taxes from Apple.

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iDevices HomeKit accessories add Amazon Alexa voice control

iDevices HomeKit accessories add Amazon Alexa voice control

The Siri-friendly iDevices stable of smart home gadgets has now been enhanced with Amazon Alexa compatibility, giving users more flexibility in voice control options.

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Two-thirds of US iPhone owners have a 2+ year old device, are prime for upgrades

Two-thirds of US iPhone owners have a 2+ year old device, are prime for upgrades

If the typical two-year upgrade cycle holds steady, Apple could be in line for a major "iPhone 7" product cycle, with a majority of existing iPhone users due for a new handset, according to a new survey.

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Nintendo's hugely successful 'Pokemon Go' expected to launch soon in Europe, Japan

Nintendo's hugely successful 'Pokemon Go' expected to launch soon in Europe, Japan

The first mobile Pokémon title for iOS and Android has proven to be a wild success, helping to boost shares of Nintendo stock after a pervasive slide, with the game on track to expand to Europe, Japan and more in the coming days.

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Apple chip builder TSMC expected to see record Q3 on 'A10' chips

Apple chip builder TSMC expected to see record Q3 on 'A10' chips

Chip manufacturer TSMC on Monday posted revenues of just under $6.89 billion for its second quarter, and is anticipated to do even better in the third quarter thanks to growing shipments of Apple "A10" processors for upcoming iPhones and iPads.

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Alleged 'iPhone 7' leak offers crystal clear look at larger single-lens camera, tweaked antenna lines

Alleged 'iPhone 7' leak offers crystal clear look at larger single-lens camera, tweaked antenna lines

With just a few months to go before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone lineup, a new high-quality image falls in line with previous leaks, showcasing the expected look of the 4.7-inch model.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

EditorialApple and the Bot War on Apps

Apple and the Bot War on Apps

A new media narrative is unfolding, replete with statistics all seeking to provide evidence that Apple's success with native apps is over. There's no clear agreement on what exactly will take over—Chat Bots, Voice Assistants, the Web, Augmented Reality or some new and unknown successor—but it is clear that the loser must be Apple. It has to be, because it's desperately needed by Apple's rivals.

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Profile highlights blind Apple engineer working on accessibility tech

Profile highlights blind Apple engineer working on accessibility tech

A profile published on Sunday details the experiences and work of Jordyn Castor, a blind Apple engineer now developing technologies like VoiceOver with company's accessibility design and quality team.

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ReviewReview: Synology's DiskStation DS216j offers affordable yet advanced network storage

Review: Synology's DiskStation DS216j offers affordable yet advanced network storage

The DiskStation DS216j NAS is positioned near the bottom of Synology's consumer level network storage product range, but advanced software integration and a configurable design means the system can easily serve up to a small business.

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Last Call: Apple's 12" MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 256GB) in Space Gray for $999 ($550 off)

Last Call: Apple's 12

For the next seven days only, AI readers can grab Apple's 2015 12-inch MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 256GB) for the lowest price ever offered at $999, plus free expedited shipping, a free copy of Parallels 11 and no sales tax outside of NY.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

This week on AI: No more 16GB iPhones, iOS 10 & macOS Sierra betas & more

This week on AI: No more 16GB iPhones, iOS 10 & macOS Sierra betas & more

Even with summer doldrums in full effect, there was still plenty of news to go around — including the first public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, and word that Apple is finally ditching 16 gigabyte iPhones.

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Friday, July 08, 2016

iPhone 7 and Apple's next Retina Display frontier: Wide Color

iPhone 7 and Apple's next Retina Display frontier: Wide Color

In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced a new leap forward in display resolution for iPhone 4 that passed up the rest of the industry to deliver pixels virtually invisible to the human eye. For iPhone 7, Apple appears to be making a similar leap in the realm of "Retina Color."

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Apple to pay $25M to settle patent infringement lawsuit, license technology

Apple to pay $25M to settle patent infringement lawsuit, license technology

Apple has agreed to pay $25 million to non-practicing entity Network-1 Technologies to settle a patent infringement lawsuit over technology relating to iTunes Cover Flow and OS X search features including Spotlight and Time Machine.

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Apple releases searchable WWDC 2016 session text transcripts

Apple releases searchable WWDC 2016 session text transcripts

Developers seeking additional information from Apple's more than 125 Worldwide Developers Conference session videos can now narrow down results thanks to searchable text transcripts released on Friday.

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Apple, 67 other businesses file against North Carolina's HB2 'bathroom' law

Apple, 67 other businesses file against North Carolina's HB2 'bathroom' law

Apple and 67 other businesses have signed a new amicus brief, supporting the U.S. Justice Department's efforts to halt the enforcement of HB2, a North Carolina law forcing people to use bathrooms corresponding to their birth gender.

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WaterproofGate: Samsung's high end Galaxy S7 fails Consumer Reports tests

WaterproofGate: Samsung's high end Galaxy S7 fails Consumer Reports tests

Despite being "IP 68 certified" to resist extended liquid intrusion in up to five feet of water for 30 minutes, Samsung's most expensive Galaxy S7 model repeatedly failed tests performed by Consumer Reports.

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ESPN working on first-ever streaming TV package - report

ESPN working on first-ever streaming TV package - report

Disney-owned ESPN will soon be announcing its first Web-based TV streaming package, although it will only be a small step towards a full-scale online service, according to a new report.

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Facebook starts testing end-to-end encryption for Messenger conversations

Facebook starts testing end-to-end encryption for Messenger conversations

Facebook on Friday announced initial testing of end-to-end encryption in Messenger, which should keep some conversations secure from any possible intrusion, even by Facebook itself.

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Apple to open iOS App Development Center in Italy this October

Apple to open iOS App Development Center in Italy this October

Apple's CFO Luca Maestri has declared Italy's University of Naples Federico II as the location for Europe's first iOS coding talent incubator, set to open its doors in just a few months.

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Apple chassis supplier Catcher sees revenue drop in likely switchover to 'iPhone 7' production

Apple chassis supplier Catcher sees revenue drop in likely switchover to 'iPhone 7' production

Catcher — Apple's partner on metal chassis components — claimed a significant drop in June revenues on Thursday, but linked the dip to unnamed clients switching orders over from old products to new ones.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10 beta 2, Lightning headphones, 'iPhone 7' rumors

AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10 beta 2, Lightning headphones, 'iPhone 7' rumors

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor discuss the latest updates found in iOS 10 beta 2. They also wrap up all the current "iPhone 7" rumors, discuss the current state of Lightning-connected headphones, and talk about the new Mac malware (and why you don't need to worry too much about it).

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Apple Maps adds 29 Flyover locations, expands traffic and transit

Apple Maps adds 29 Flyover locations, expands traffic and transit

Continuing its perpetual Apple Maps feature rollout, Apple on Thursday activated Flyover imagery for 29 new locations, while adding traffic and transit data for multiple international locales including Chile and Vatican City.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for racial equality in light of US shooting deaths

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for racial equality in light of US shooting deaths

In light of two fatal police shootings of black men in as many days, Apple chief executive Tim Cook voiced a call for justice on Thursday, calling the recent events "senseless killings."

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Apple's new 'starter guides' help educators integrate iPad, iOS into curriculum

Apple's new 'starter guides' help educators integrate iPad, iOS into curriculum

In a bid to extend its reach into the educational technology market, Apple on Thursday released a set of guidebooks designed to help educators better implement products like iPad and iOS apps into classroom activities.

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Apple's use of web carousels target of new patent lawsuit

Apple's use of web carousels target of new patent lawsuit

A Pennsylvania man is suing Apple for using carousels on its website, claiming the common web user interface is in infringement of patented technology dating back to 2008.

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Flash Deal: Apple's 2015 13" MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 4GB, 256GB) for $829 ($370 off)

Flash Deal: Apple's 2015 13

While supplies last, Apple authorized reseller B&H is taking $370 off Apple's Early 2015 13-inch MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 4GB, 256GB), bringing the price to $829 with free expedited shipping and no tax outside of NY. MacMall is also slashing prices on 9.7-inch iPad Pros by $55-$115 with exclusive coupon savings this weekend.

Another Mac-specific malware pops up, but Apple's Gatekeeper still prevents infection

Another Mac-specific malware pops up, but Apple's Gatekeeper still prevents infection

A second piece of Mac-specific malware has been discovered this week, one that could expose the passwords stored in the macOS Keychain. But once again, Apple's Gatekeeper security — when properly configured — will block the attack from succeeding.

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FeatureWhy Apple's Transit Maps are rolling out so slowly

Why Apple's Transit Maps are rolling out so slowly

A year ago, Apple launched Transit directions in iOS 9 Maps, but so far there's only a limited number of cities worldwide that support the new feature. Here's why.

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Giveaway: Win an Apple accessory bundle from Grovemade

Giveaway: Win an Apple accessory bundle from Grovemade

Grovemade is partnering with AppleInsider to give readers a chance to win a bundle of handcrafted accessories consisting of a Laptop Stand, Monitor Stand, Keyboard Tray, Mouse Pad and iPhone Folio valued at $585.

Lunch with Apple's Bozoma Saint John up for charity auction

Lunch with Apple's Bozoma Saint John up for charity auction

A "power lunch" with the chief of global consumer marketing for Apple Music and iTunes Bozoma Saint John is up for auction, with the proceeds benefitting the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

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Apple releases first public betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra [u]

Apple releases first public betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra [u]

Fulfilling a promise it made at WWDC in June, Apple has released the first public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra on Thursday, giving an early glimpse at software that won't be finished until sometime this fall. [Updated]

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Audible's new Channels service pits Amazon against Apple in podcasts

Audible's new Channels service pits Amazon against Apple in podcasts

Amazon's Audible division on Thursday launched Channels, a service with exclusive short-form audio content that looks to challenge Apple's current dominance of the podcasting space.

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TipsHow to skip the airport's US Customs line with your iPhone

How to skip the airport's US Customs line with your iPhone

An iPhone app authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows users to submit entry information over the internet after landing, allowing them to skip the line at the airport and potentially re-enter the country much faster than usual.

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The 'iPhone 7' effect: Android makers reportedly slow down chip orders ahead of Apple's launch

The 'iPhone 7' effect: Android makers reportedly slow down chip orders ahead of Apple's launch

With the next-generation iPhone expected to launch in just a few months, a new supply chain report claims that Android device makers are trimming their chip orders, apparently hoping to avoid direct competition with Apple's latest model.

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Apple rival Samsung posts high Q2 profits on rebounding phone division

Apple rival Samsung posts high Q2 profits on rebounding phone division

Korea's Samsung on Thursday reported its highest quarterly profits in two years — likely based on smartphones, despite intense competition from Apple and Chinese firms like Huawei.

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