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Inside iOS 11: With 'antennagate' a distant memory, Apple switches back to signal bars

06/09/2017, 01:06 pm

In the iOS 11 beta, Apple has shifted to four simple bars displaying LTE strength to the user, stepping away from the five dots used in iOS 7 through iOS 10. In doing so, it has also changed the ranges somewhat. AppleInsider examines the differences.

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Samsung reportedly on track to deliver 80 million OLED screens for 'iPhone 8' before end of year

06/09/2017, 09:06 am

Samsung appears poised to deliver around 80 million OLED screens suitable for the "iPhone 8" before the end of 2017 -- but a later than expected date for mass shipments for the phone is still expected.

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Growth of Apple's Siri hampered by privacy & departure of key staff - report

06/08/2017, 05:06 pm

Apple's Siri is failing to keep up with rival assistants from Amazon and Google not just because of fences created by privacy, but because of related staff departures, according to several former members of the Siri team.

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Inside iOS 11: App Store renovation for iPhone, iPad clearly Apple Music inspired

06/08/2017, 08:06 am

Other than speed enhancements and new multitasking features, some of the changes to iOS 11 are cosmetic -- one of those surface changes is the appearance of the App Store to make it more look like Apple Music's design language.

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Apple opens up HomeKit development with software authentication & looser licensing

06/07/2017, 11:06 pm

In a Wednesday session during the company's ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Apple announced a pair of changes to HomeKit meant to encourage faster adoption of the smarthome platform.

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Apple's latest 'Shot on iPhone' ad taps Carl Sagan & nature imagery to sell video features

06/07/2017, 10:06 pm

Apple on Wednesday premiered its latest "Shot on iPhone" commercial, "Earth," this time focused around the iPhone's video capabilities.

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China arrests 22 suspects for selling Apple user data on black market

06/07/2017, 09:06 pm

Police in the coastal Chinese province of Zhejiang have arrested 22 Apple distributors, accusing them of reselling iPhone user data to anyone willing to pay.

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ARKit processor limitations cuts compatibility to iPhone 6s, iPad Pro and newer

06/07/2017, 03:06 pm

A line has been drawn through the iOS 11-compatible devices in ARKit, with only hardware with the A9 or A10 family processors able to use the augmented reality software.

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Apple announces WWDC17 Apple Design Award recipients, and we talked to them about their apps

06/07/2017, 02:06 pm

This years' Apple Design Awards recipients spanned the globe, ranging from novel games designed by a single developer to larger productions developed across a staff of full time coders and artists.

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ARKit augmented reality tools in iOS 11 will make iPhone, iPad world's largest AR platform

06/05/2017, 03:06 pm

Making good on the previous promise that Apple would be taking an interest in augmented reality in the future, Apple Vice President Craig Federighi announced ARKit, a developer toolset that it will make available to nearly istantaneously make the iPhone and iPad the largest AR platform in the world.

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iOS beta feedback menu suggests drag and drop coming to 'iOS 11'

06/05/2017, 08:06 am

If a new screen capture of diagnostic feedback is to be believed, Apple is planning on implementing some form of "drag and drop" functionality in "iOS 11."

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Review: Garmin's iPhone-connected Forerunner 935 offers Fenix features at lower cost

06/04/2017, 01:06 am

Garmin's Forerunner 935 is essentially a carbon copy of the Fenix 5, but with a few sacrifices for the sake of price -- and that, ironically, probably makes it a better buy for all but the most hardcore athletes and outdoor trekkers.

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Review: Elgato's HomeKit-ready Eve Degree sensor does a fine job - in its limited role

06/03/2017, 03:06 am

Elgato's Eve Degree is a simple and convenient way of monitoring conditions around the house, but more of a luxury than a necessity for most people, even in a fully decked-out smarthome.

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Apple turns to contracted freelancers to help boost accuracy of Apple Maps data

06/02/2017, 11:06 am

Apple is reportedly using paid freelance contributions to help improve the accuracy of Apple Maps, and may kickstart a new phase in the work later this month.

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Google plans limited ad blocking in Chrome starting in 'early 2018'

06/02/2017, 09:06 am

Google this week confirmed plans to implement native ad-blocking in its Chrome browser, available for multiple platforms including Apple's iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Plex adds Live TV support for Plex Pass subscribers on Apple's iPhone & iPad

06/01/2017, 11:06 am

Plex on Thursday introduced a Live TV feature for Plex Pass subscribers with antennas, letting them watch shows as they air in addition to taking advantage of existing DVR features.

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Apple escalating use of Intel modems for 'iPhone 8' - report

06/01/2017, 09:06 am

Faced with an ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, Apple is reportedly ramping up its use of Intel baseband chips in iPhones -- despite previously weak performance from Intel's parts.

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Sony prioritizing Apple's supply of iPhone cameras, cutting back on other vendors

06/01/2017, 09:06 am

Reports from the supply chain suggest that Sony is giving priority to CMOS image sensor production to Apple, forcing other vendors to source smartphone camera components elsewhere.

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Wacom Bamboo Sketch iOS stylus offers pressure sensitivity to non-iPad Pro users

05/31/2017, 12:05 pm

Wacom has introduced the Bamboo Sketch, a smart stylus for iOS devices that offers pressure sensitivity, allowing users to draw and write on their iPhones and iPads as they would on paper, without requiring an upgrade to an Apple Pencil and the iPad Pro family of devices.

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Elgato intros Eve Degree temperature and humidity sensor with Apple HomeKit support

05/31/2017, 12:05 pm

Accessory maker Elgato on Wednesday launched the Eve Degree, a compact temperature and humidity sensor integrated with Apple's HomeKit.

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