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iOS 11, Android O: What Apple can learn from Google's IO17

05/20/2017, 08:22:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

"Great artists steal" in the sense of recognizing good existing ideas and building upon them. Now that Google has laid out its hand at IO17, detailing its plans for Android O and the search giant's various apps and services, what great ideas can Apple borrow for its own products? Here's a look.

Editorial: When Apple is 2 years behind you, put your things in order

05/14/2017, 12:20:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Oh no! It seems Apple is "years behind" competitors in Virtual Reality, TV content subscriptions, self driving cars and home voice assistants. That's a clear sign the company may be studying the market like a cat about to pounce on its target, just as it did with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods. There is a solid decade of evidence that, for Apple, being behind is a competitive advantage.

Sonos Playbase offers quality, Apple-connected audio in an unusual package

05/13/2017, 03:19:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

The Playbase is a nice option for people wanting a unified, Apple-connected home theater experience, even if it doesn't offer anything radically different from Sonos' older home theater accessory, the Playbar.

Mother's Day 2017 Gift Guide: The best tech gifts your mom will love

05/08/2017, 07:28:00 AM, Posted By Christine McKee

With Mother's Day less than a week away, we're rounding up the best gifts for the Apple-loving mom, including smart kitchen gadgets, iOS devices, W1 headphones and more. Best of all, each gift can be shipped for arrival by May 14.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2017 conference call

05/02/2017, 05:08:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

After returning to growth for the holiday quarter, iPhone sales dipped once again in the March frame, though Apple's revenue grew to $52.9 billion. Following the news, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

A very false narrative: Apple Watch and the future of wearables

04/28/2017, 11:39:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But they're all wrong, here's why.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, Amazon in the bedroom, a Siri competitor to Echo

04/28/2017, 08:38:28 AM, Posted By Lester Victor Marks

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the rumors around 'iPhone 8' wireless charging, HomeKit and a possible Siri-driven Echo competitor, the Apple Watch at 2 and more.

A very false narrative: Microsoft Surface vs Apple iPad, Mac

04/27/2017, 04:36:39 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But they're all wrong, here's why.

Head to head: The best calendar apps for iPhone, iPad, and macOS

03/26/2017, 04:00:00 AM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

After two months spent examining the calendar app heavy-hitters available for iPhone and macOS, AppleInsider helps you narrow down the choices.

2017 iPad vs. iPad Air 2 vs. iPad Air: What's new and different in Apple's latest tablet?

03/22/2017, 11:20:00 AM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

With the last update to the iPad Air line over two years ago, how does Apple's new 2017 iPad compare to its predecessors? AppleInsider takes a look at the three statistically, to see how they stack up.

Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple

03/19/2017, 01:02:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here's why the company needs a strong social strategy, and how a social network from Apple could uniquely address the issues of online harassment, fake news, surveillance advertising, clickbait and viral plagiarism.

Hands On: Google Calendar on iOS continues the trend of 'fiddly but powerful'

03/18/2017, 08:15:00 AM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

Google Calendar could be better designed but it's hard to beat on features. AppleInsider investigates how well Google's calendar integrates with Apple's own.

Hands On: BusyCal's long development benefits feature set for Mac, iPhone

03/12/2017, 04:21:00 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

If you're fine with Apple's free Calendar app, then BusyCal 3.1.5 is interesting just for its long history, but if you need more powerful features, the app is a strong contender for best-in-class.

Hands On: Microsoft OneNote is powerful, but needs Office to shine

03/11/2017, 08:24:00 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

The strength and weakness of Microsoft's note taking app, OneNote, is that it works best alongside Word and Outlook. AppleInsider tries it in and out of the walled garden.

1Writer 2.5.1 for iPad blurs the line between note-taking and word processing

03/10/2017, 12:25:00 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

AppleInsider examines the latest update to 1Writer that brings improved keyboard functionality, plus Dropbox, and Markdown support to the iOS-exclusive writing tool.

Apple makes available fifth developer beta releases of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2

03/08/2017, 01:15:19 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

A day after the macOS Sierra beta release, Apple on Wednesday published the fifth betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 for developers to download and test.

Nine Years of Apple's iOS SDK generated $60 billion, 1.4 million jobs

03/07/2017, 03:32:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Nine years ago, Apple released its first Software Development Kit for iOS, enabling third parties to build native apps for iPhone and iPod touch for sale in the iTunes App Store. The program has since generated over $60 billion for Apple's developers and has created 1.4 million jobs related to app development.

Learn how to read faster with Spritz on the iPhone and iPad

03/07/2017, 02:41:00 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

The average reading speed of an adult is just about 300 words a minute, which sounds impressive, but comprehension suffers as adults also tend to only retain about 60% of what they read -- fix both with Spritz.

Editorial: The future of Apple's Macintosh

03/05/2017, 10:22:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Thinking about the future of Apple's Macintosh becomes more realistic when grounded in facts. It's no accident that several Mac models have not been updated in many months, but it's also true that Apple faces real constraints in dramatically expanding its Mac sales. Here's a look at what's involved, and what's possible for the future of Apple's graphical mouse-based computing platform.

Fantastical 2.8.3 adds more Apple Watch options, retains ease-of-use

03/05/2017, 02:56:00 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

Small improvements to the latest version of the long-running Fantastical aim to keep the app best in class -- AppleInsider checks to see if the modifications add up to anything.