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Blade begins US signups for Shadow game streaming, iOS app coming soon

01/04/2018, 10:01 am

Previously available only in France, Blade's Shadow game streaming service is now taking early U.S. signups -- with an iOS app pending approval, AppleInsider can confirm.


AT&T announces plans to launch mobile 5G service in 12 cities by end of 2018

01/04/2018, 01:01 am

After the cellular industry agreed on specifications for the next-generation mobile 5G standard in December, AT&T on Wednesday announced plans to begin rolling out its own flavor of the speedy wireless technology by the end of 2018.


Apple developing 'Are You Sleeping' novel into video series with 'Serial' creator advising

01/03/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple has once again grown its list of video under production, with the development of Nichelle Tramble Spellman's "Are You Sleeping," with the "Serial" podcast creator onboard in an advisory role, and Reese Witherspoon's development company producing the show.


Apple opens up developer fee waivers to US nonprofits, schools & government

01/03/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple has begun promised fee waivers for its Developer Program, allowing certain eligible groups to avoid paying the $99 per year the company normally requires.


Apple says Chicago store's snow problems are result of software issue

01/03/2018, 12:01 pm

Troubles with snow and ice at Apple's North Michigan store in Chicago were attributable to glitches in a rooftop warming system, rather than any inherently bad architecture, according to the company.


Mophie Powerstation AC grants USB-C MacBook 15 extra hours of runtime

01/03/2018, 12:01 pm

Battery purveyor Mophie has debuted a large USB-PD external battery for USB-C devices like the MacBook and MacBook Pro, with one USB-A and AC socket for additional charging options.


Spotify slapped with $1.6B copyright lawsuit over songs by The Doors, Tom Petty, others

01/02/2018, 10:01 pm

Spotify last week was hit with a $1.6 billion lawsuit leveled by Wixen Music Publishing, a music publisher that alleges the streaming music giant is using thousands of songs from its catalog without a license and compensation.


Apple Park office chairs cost nearly $1,200 apiece, handpicked by designer Jony Ive

01/02/2018, 04:01 pm

Apple's new "spaceship" campus in Cupertino, Calif. is stocked mainly with one kind of office chair -- the Vitra Pacific, personally chosen by lead designer Jonathan Ive at a cost of $1,185 per unit, though the company likely paid less in its bulk order.


Apple's warranty coverage check website briefly demanded Apple ID for access [u]

01/02/2018, 10:01 am

For about eight hours on Tuesday morning, Apple asked visitors to to enter their Apple ID for verification, where previously they just needed to enter a device's serial number or IMEI, with the change possibly making a return in the future.


C by GE smart bulbs gaining HomeKit support in early 2018

01/02/2018, 09:01 am

GE is still planning on bringing HomeKit compatibility to its C by GE smart lightbulb lineup, pledging support for Apple's smart home platform in its C-Life and C-Sleep bulbs and C-Reach Hub in early 2018, long after its original support announcement last year.


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users reportedly unable to recharge completely flat battery

01/01/2018, 12:01 pm

Samsung's Note line of smartphones is continuing to have battery-related issues, with reports of owners discovering their Note 8 fails to recharge at all once the power level for the battery hits zero percent, a problem the South Korean electronics giant has acknowledged and is attempting to rectify.


This week on AI: Apple bows to pressure on iPhone batteries, iMac Pro ships, Amazon Echo wins Christmas & more

12/30/2017, 12:12 am

It might nominally be the holidays, but perhaps not for many people at Apple, as the company scrambled to deal with an ever-growing scandal over its decision to slow down iPhones with weak batteries.


Analyst guesswork sets unrealistic expectations for Apple's iPhone in 2018, forgets iPad exists

12/29/2017, 12:12 pm

Prognosticating sales of tech products can be a difficult and thankless job, particularly when the companies selling the products themselves don't announce sales figures. But that doesn't excuse inconsistencies, unrealistic projections, or a lack of critical thinking skills.


Chicago flagship Apple Retail store roof not well suited for snow, ice

12/28/2017, 07:12 pm

Apple's North Michigan Ave., Chicago retail store is having a problem with snow and ice falls off the roof, and has roped off areas of the surrounding court to protect shoppers.


Apple to start surveying 'Today at Apple' participants next month

12/28/2017, 03:12 pm

Beginning in January, Apple will start collecting feedback from everyone who attends one of the company's free "Today at Apple" sessions at its retail stores.


Italian clothing maker defeats Apple, wins rights to use 'Steve Jobs' trademark

12/28/2017, 01:12 pm

The founders of an Italian clothing company operating under the name of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have won the rights to continue using that branding, in spite of a long-running Apple legal challenge.


Apple's first store in Saudi Arabia could open in 2019

12/28/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple is reportedly readying its first store in Saudi Arabia, though a grand opening could be as distant as two years out.


Computer History Museum will host Apple Lisa source code following review

12/28/2017, 07:12 am

Preservationists have extracted the source code and some launch software for Apple's Mac predecessor, the Apple Lisa, and are intending to make it available from the Computer History Museum after Apple examines and releases it for publication.


Citing security, Apple's board mandates CEO Tim Cook use private jet for all business & personal travel

12/28/2017, 12:12 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook earned a whopping $102 million in pay and awards in 2017, along with the perk of flying private wherever he travels. But the latter decision wasn't his -- it was mandated by the company's board of directors, who are concerned about his safety.


South Korean prosecutors seeking extended 12-year sentence for Samsung heir apparent Jay Y. Lee

12/27/2017, 07:12 pm

Prosecutors have appealed a lesser five-year sentence, and are requesting that the South Korean court system extend the prison term for Samsung executive Jay Y. Lee already found guilty of bribery.