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Friday March 09, 2018

Facebook testing tracker-based AR effects in app, plans to add feature to AR Studio toolkit

Friday March 09, 2018

Facebook is evaluating a new marker-based augmented reality feature in its app that provides users with AR experiences tied to specially marked physical objects, like mapping digital graphics over a movie poster.

Broadcom plans shareholder vote to become US company, could sidestep CFIUS investigation into Qualcomm takeover

Friday March 09, 2018

Singapore-based Apple supplier Broadcom on Friday said it will this month ask shareholders for approval to redomicile to the U.S., potentially threatening a U.S. national security panel investigation into the company's unrelenting hostile pursuit of American chipmaker Qualcomm.

Amazon Alexa's 'Follow-Up Mode' enables successive requests without trigger word

Friday March 09, 2018

In an attempt to stay one step ahead of the virtual assistant competition, like Apple and Google, Amazon recently released a new feature that allows users to ask multiple questions in succession without repeating the "Alexa" wake word.

Intel reportedly poised to make defensive Broadcom bid amidst chip industry tumult

Friday March 09, 2018

In mulling its options over Broadcom's attempt to takeover embattled chip maker Qualcomm, Intel is reportedly considering an acquisition of Broadcom itself, a move designed to thwart the creation of a major industry competitor.

Apple stock price sets new post-split record closing at $179.98

Friday March 09, 2018

Apple's share price has closed at a new all-time high, ending the trading day at $179.98, exceeding the previous record closing price of $179.26 but narrowly missing the elusive $180 milestone.

'GrayKey' iPhone unlock in use by Indiana police, documents reveal

Friday March 09, 2018

A recently exposed forensic tool called "GrayKey" -- sold as being able to hack into iOS 11 devices like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X -- is being used by at least one regional police force in the U.S.

Nintendo knocks 50 percent off 'Super Mario Run' for iOS on 'Mario Day'

Friday March 09, 2018

Nintendo's first truly big game for iPhones and iPads, "Super Mario Run," has been discounted from $9.99 to $4.99 as a promotion centered around "Mario Day," March 10.

How to change the default apps used to open files in macOS

Friday March 09, 2018

Using the standard apps that come with macOS is great, but for some users, a third-party app performing the same job may be a better option. In this guide, AppleInsider shows you how to permanently change the apps used for common tasks as well as which apps are used to open certain file types.

Today only: Save 20% on Apple TV 4Ks, HomePods, Beats headphones and more with eBay coupon

Friday March 09, 2018

Time is running out to save 20% on top of already reduced prices on nearly everything at eBay (up to $100 off). This offer is valid on Apple's brand-new HomePod, the popular Apple TV 4K, MacBook Pros and more. Offer ends at 8 p.m. Pacific tonight.

Apple HomePod sales 'underwhelming,' AirPods still growing, analyst says

Friday March 09, 2018

Sales of Apple's first smartspeaker, the HomePod, have so far been "underwhelming," according to a Barclays analyst, citing a week-long trip his team spent meeting companies in Apple's Asian supply chain.

Hands on: Tighten up the creep of Menubar apps in macOS with Bartender 3

Friday March 09, 2018

Bartender, by Surtees Studios, can make your Mac Menubar work harder for you in with a cleaner presentation -- but not all apps play nice.

Google looking to turn aspects of AMP caching technology into wider Web standard

Friday March 09, 2018

Google is hoping to have technology from its Accelerated Mobile Pages -- currently used as a more open, though Google-preferred alternative to Apple News or Facebook Instant Pages -- adopted as a broader Web standard.

How to streamline your workflow by creating custom keyboard shortcuts in macOS High Sierra

Friday March 09, 2018

The vast majority of productivity apps offer keyboard shortcuts for often-performed activities, but sometimes you have to come up with them yourself. AppleInsider explains how to create your own shortcut combinations in macOS to further refine your workflow.

Apple's Swift rises into top 10 programming languages, swapping places with Objective-C

Friday March 09, 2018

Apple's open-source Swift has just broken into the top 10 programming languages, according to a quarterly ranking, in the process supplanting its predecessor on Apple platforms, Objective-C.

Apple tops list of most 'intimate' brands among millennials

Friday March 09, 2018

Apple has claimed the top spot among millennials in a survey designed to discover the most "intimate" brands, according to marketing firm MBLM.

Valve bringing 'Artifact' card game to iOS as company's first mobile title using the Source 2 engine

Friday March 09, 2018

'Artifact' will be one of Valve Software's first Source 2 games to ship on iPhone and iPad, the game developer confirmed on Friday, adding the upcoming trading card game differing from its competitors in a variety of ways, including that it will not strictly be a free-to-play release.

AppleInsider Podcast interviews Adam Justice of ConnectSense, discusses Right to Repair, HomeKit, and Workflow App

Friday March 09, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor interviews Adam Justice about HomeKit and HomePod, and Victor and Mike talk about the latest in iOS betas, the Right to Repair legislation, and updates to Apple's WorkFlow app.

Google gives up on tablets: Android P marks an end to its ambitious efforts to take on Apple's iPad

Friday March 09, 2018

Back at the beginning of 2010, Google felt quite confident that its Android platform would crush Apple's iPhone in the same way Microsoft Windows had marginalized Mac sales into relative obscurity with 2 percent market share in the late 1990s. However, Apple changed the game by launching another new iOS product: iPad. It split Google's focus and demonstrated that Android as a platform couldn't turn a bunch of commodity PC and phone makers into an innovative, creative challenge to Apple. Eight years later, Google appears ready to give up on tablets entirely.

Apple slapped with patent suit over Siri's natural language abilities

Friday March 09, 2018

Non-practicing entity Portal Communications on Thursday filed suit against Apple for alleged infringement of three patents related to natural language voice and audio query systems, technology similar to that of the company's Siri virtual assistant.

Apple real estate VP who played integral role in Apple Park, other developments to retire

Friday March 09, 2018

Apple's VP of real estate and development Dan Whisenhunt, who played an important role in the realization of Apple Park and the company's expansion beyond Cupertino, is retiring after more than ten years of service.