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Saturday, September 02, 2017

OpinionThe iPhone ecosystem needs strength training accessories - especially from Apple

The iPhone ecosystem needs strength training accessories - especially from Apple

For people into running and other cardio activities, there's a plethora of apps and accessories available in the iPhone ecosystem. So why are major accessory makers — including Apple — largely ignoring strength training?

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This week on AI: Apple's Sept. 12 'iPhone 8' event, TV ambitions, Hurricane Harvey relief & more

This week on AI: Apple's Sept. 12 'iPhone 8' event, TV ambitions, Hurricane Harvey relief & more

Most of the rumors should come to an end soon, as Apple has finally set a date for its fall press event — Sept. 12. Of course talk about the "iPhone 8's" features and even its name continued this week, joined by current events and word of the company's video plans.

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Friday, September 01, 2017

Deutsche Bank drops last BlackBerrys to standardize on iOS

Deutsche Bank drops last BlackBerrys to standardize on iOS

After many years of allowing its employees to replace their corporate-assigned BlackBerry phones with iPhones under a "Bring Your Own Device" policy, Germany's Deutsche Bank is finally officially phasing out all of its BlackBerry devices for new Apple gear.

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Leaked doc shows what is & isn't covered in Apple's iPhone warranty repairs

Leaked doc shows what is & isn't covered in Apple's iPhone warranty repairs

A copy of a "Visual/Mechanical Inspection Guide" has reportedly leaked online, giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what Apple will and won't cover under an iPhone's warranty.

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Neato Botvac D7 Connected smart home vacuum enhances iPhone, Apple Watch command options

Neato Botvac D7 Connected smart home vacuum enhances iPhone, Apple Watch command options

The new Neatmo Botvac D7 Connected and a concurrent software update allows users with an iPhone and Apple Watch to configure when to clean — plus when and where not to.

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Rumors rename 'iPhone 7s' to 'iPhone 8,' leaving moniker for Apple's $1000+ OLED model up for debate

Rumors rename 'iPhone 7s' to 'iPhone 8,' leaving moniker for Apple's $1000+ OLED model up for debate

A pair of reports from differing sources claim that Apple has allegedly shifted branding of the 2017 iPhones, with the "iPhone 7s" family now being called the "iPhone 8" — but the name of the high-end OLED device is in conflict between the two sources.

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High Sierra beta 9 available for developer testing, one day after last iOS 11 & tvOS 11 update

High Sierra beta 9 available for developer testing, one day after last iOS 11 & tvOS 11 update

Apple makes the ninth developer beta of High Sierra available four days after its last update, and one day after iOS 11 and tvOS 11 releases.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $70 to $300 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $300 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 $70 and $300 on every new 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 closing Simi Valley store with no replacement ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch

Apple closing Simi Valley store with no replacement ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch

Apple will close its Simi Valley, Calif. store on Sept. 15, the company has announced, despite an iPhone launch likely happening as little as a week or so later.

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VideoVideo: Everything you can do with the Apple Pencil

Video: Everything you can do with the Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil for iPad Pro brings about a number of new ways of using and interacting with Apple's touchscreen tablet. AppleInsider brings you up to speed on everything it can do, including unique use cases, and new features coming in iOS 11.

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Apple's Watch-oriented fitness lab tops 66,000 hours of data, 10,000 subjects

Apple's Watch-oriented fitness lab tops 66,000 hours of data, 10,000 subjects

Apple's dedicated fitness lab in Cupertino — which has so far contributed mostly to the Apple Watch — has managed to log over 33,000 workout sessions and 66,000 hours, "more data on activity and exercise than any other human performance study in history," the company's director of fitness for health technologies said in a recent interview.

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Apple updates leadership page with new hires, shift in Siri lead to Craig Federighi

Apple updates leadership page with new hires, shift in Siri lead to Craig Federighi

An update to Apple's executive summary page has added a few new faces and some new particulars about responsibilities — most notably the shift in responsibility for Apple's Siri to Craig Federighi, and away from services chief Eddy Cue.

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Apple Pay Cash coming to Europe, trademark application confirms

Apple Pay Cash coming to Europe, trademark application confirms

Apple is pursuing a European Union trademark for Apple Pay Cash, a service initially set to launch in the U.S. this fall alongside iOS 11.

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Tado Smart Climate Assistant leverages HomeKit for UK, EU thermostats, Smart AC controller left behind

Tado Smart Climate Assistant leverages HomeKit for UK, EU thermostats, Smart AC controller left behind

Home automation company has launched the Smart Climate Assistant utilizing HomeKit for controlling its thermostats and smart radiator valves for its customers mostly in the EU and UK— but the HomeKit support promised for the Intelligent AC Control by the same company will likely never surface.

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Apple said to be eyeing Culver Studios as homebase for Hollywood production push

Apple said to be eyeing Culver Studios as homebase for Hollywood production push

Apple is reportedly in talks to move its original video content division to Culver Studios, a place with a long history in the Hollywood film industry.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Apple's Sept. 12 event, and a future without a home button

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Apple's Sept. 12 event, and a future without a home button

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the "iPhone 8" in advance of Apple's Sept. 12 event, including what it means to have a phone without a home button, and much more.

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Winners of the BlackPods (customized AirPods) giveaway announced [Shawn G. and Efren G.]

Winners of the BlackPods (customized AirPods) giveaway announced [Shawn G. and Efren G.]

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Shawn G. and Efren G., each of whom will receive a pair of BlackPods delivered to their door.

Apple's Cook, other CEOs call on Trump to keep DACA protections in place

Apple's Cook, other CEOs call on Trump to keep DACA protections in place

Apple CEO Tim Cook is counted among the more than 350 executives of major U.S. corporations who on Thursday signed a letter imploring President Donald Trump keep legal protections in place for undocumented immigrants brought into America as children.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sphero rolls out BB-9E, R2-D2 droid toys controllable by Apple's Swift Playgrounds

Sphero rolls out BB-9E, R2-D2 droid toys controllable by Apple's Swift Playgrounds

Toy producer Sphero has launched two more robots based on droids from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' with the introduction of R2-D2 and BB-9E accompanied by new Swift Playgrounds content that can teach users how to control the Sphero toys by programming in Swift.

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Fueled by Apple Watch sales growth, smartwatches take over wearables market

Fueled by Apple Watch sales growth, smartwatches take over wearables market

The wearable market is at a tipping point, with smartwatch sales showing strong growth on the back of popular devices like Apple Watch, while basic fitness bands slumped for the first time, according to fresh segment statistics.

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Apple AirPods dominant, despite late entrance in 'totally wireless headphone' market segment

Apple AirPods dominant, despite late entrance in 'totally wireless headphone' market segment

A new market analysis of the headphone market suggests that Apple's AirPods have driven the growth of the totally wireless headphone subcategory, accounting for nearly 85 percent of sales in the segment, as measured by dollars in the US.

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Apple updates iTunes Affiliate program with new iTunes Store Credit payment option

Apple updates iTunes Affiliate program with new iTunes Store Credit payment option

Apple on Thursday announced a change to its iTunes Affiliate program, allowing members to receive commissions in the form of iTunes Store Credit instead of direct electronic bank transfers.

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Netatmo says Apple's HomeKit coming to Welcome & Presence security cams

Netatmo says Apple's HomeKit coming to Welcome & Presence security cams

Netatmo on Thursday said that two of its flagship smarthome products, the Welcome and Presence security cameras, will gain support for Apple's HomeKit later in 2017 via firmware updates.

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Lyft expands ridesharing, offers complete coverage in 40 US states

Lyft expands ridesharing, offers complete coverage in 40 US states

The second-biggest U.S. ridesharing service, Lyft, has dramatically expanded the number of states in which it offers full coverage, putting it on better footing with its main competition, Uber.

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Sony, Bang & Olufsen combatting Apple AirPods with new wireless earbuds

Sony, Bang & Olufsen combatting Apple AirPods with new wireless earbuds

Two new wireless Bluetooth earbuds arriving from Bang & Olufsen and Sony, with the pair trying to match Apple in functionality and popularity, if not in price.

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High Sierra's APFS optimized for flash storage & SSD, incompatible with legacy HDDs and possibly Fusion Drives

High Sierra's APFS optimized for flash storage & SSD, incompatible with legacy HDDs and possibly Fusion Drives

The new APFS brings notable enhancements to High Sierra and iOS, but on the Mac it appears that legacy hard drives are completely incompatible with the technology and at least at launch that Fusion drives may not be either.

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Apple calls for FCC to keep 'strong, enforceable' net neutrality protections

Apple calls for FCC to keep 'strong, enforceable' net neutrality protections

Apple has written to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support for the concept of net neutrality, with its four-page commentary arguing for the government agency to "retain strong, enforceable open internet protections" instead of rolling back the rules forbidding "fast lane" internet connections.

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DJI intros quieter Mavic Pro Platinum drone, adds 'Sphere' camera mode to Spark

DJI intros quieter Mavic Pro Platinum drone, adds 'Sphere' camera mode to Spark

DJI on Thursday made several updates to its drone line, the biggest being the Mavic Pro Platinum, a new model that refines its predecessor's performance.

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Apple short-cycles test releases, makes ninth developer betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11 available

Apple short-cycles test releases, makes ninth developer betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11 available

Just three days after the last release, Apple has made the ninth beta of iOS 11, and tvOS available for developers to test — suggesting a release is imminent in conjunction with new products that need the operating systems to function.

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Analyst predicts Apple supplier stranglehold on 'iPhone 8' 3D sensing tech impacting Chinese OEMs

Analyst predicts Apple supplier stranglehold on 'iPhone 8' 3D sensing tech impacting Chinese OEMs

The VCSEL technology said to be supplied by Lumentum for the "iPhone 8" has reportedly been offered to Apple as part of an exclusive supply deal, which will cut down on competitive technologies in the short term, with effects of the deal echoing well into 2018.

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Breaking
Apple invites press to Sept. 12 event at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater for 'iPhone 8'

Apple invites press to Sept. 12 event at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater for 'iPhone 8'

Apple on Thursday confirmed rumors by sending out a media invite to a Sept. 12 press event, where the company will likely introduce the OLED-based "iPhone 8" and a slew of other products.

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Garmin joins Apple Pay competition with Garmin Pay on new vivoactive 3

Garmin joins Apple Pay competition with Garmin Pay on new vivoactive 3

Garmin has announced a new iPhone-compatible GPS smartwatch, the vivoactive 3 — most notably the first device with Garmin Pay, adding to the growing number of NFC-based alternatives to Apple Pay.

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More legendary Pokemon added to 'Pokemon Go' alongside 'Golden Axe' iOS and GameMaker Studio macOS releases

More legendary Pokemon added to 'Pokemon Go' alongside 'Golden Axe' iOS and GameMaker Studio macOS releases

Players of 'Pokemon Go' have three new legendary Pokemon to battle and collect, Sega has brought back 'Golden Axe' to the iPhone under the Sega Forever banner, and GameMaker Studio 2 is now available on macOS.

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FeatureFirst look: Propel's limited edition, iPhone-connected Star Wars battle drones

First look: Propel's limited edition, iPhone-connected Star Wars battle drones

AppleInsider this week went hands-on with Propel's new limited edition Star Wars elite laser battle drones. These are small, palm-sized quadcopters that blur the line between gaming in the real world and a virtual one, thanks to unique connectivity with Apple's iPhone.

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Philips adds new HomeKit-compatible Hue lights, puts more bulbs in Starter Kits

Philips adds new HomeKit-compatible Hue lights, puts more bulbs in Starter Kits

Philips on Thursday announced an upcoming collection of Hue lights compatible with Apple's HomeKit, as well as three bigger Starter Kit bundles.

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Rumor: Apple in early development of 5.85- & 6.46-inch OLED iPhones for 2018

Rumor: Apple in early development of 5.85- & 6.46-inch OLED iPhones for 2018

Apple is beginning "earlier than usual" development with Samsung Display on 5.85- and 6.46-inch OLED panels for next year's iPhones, a report claimed on Thursday.

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Future Apple Watch straps might feature functional buttons, sense user touch

Future Apple Watch straps might feature functional buttons, sense user touch

Apple is actively investigating methods of embedding electronic components into woven fabric materials, technology that might be applied to Apple Watch strap designs to offload user interfaces into physical space and expand device functionality.

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Logitech intros dial-equipped Craft Advanced Keyboard for Mac & Windows

Logitech intros dial-equipped Craft Advanced Keyboard for Mac & Windows

Logitech on Thursday took the wraps off the Craft Advanced Keyboard, its signature feature being the "crown," a touch-sensitive dial that can be set to control multiple functions within Mac and Windows apps.

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Nest brings HVAC energy saving to the masses with $169 Thermostat E

Nest brings HVAC energy saving to the masses with $169 Thermostat E

Nest on Thursday unveiled Thermostat E, a redesigned and less expensive version of the firm's original Learning Thermostat that launched in 2011.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017