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LIFX smarbulbs gain long-delayed support for Apple's HomeKit 09/21/2017 03:53 PM
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Several LIFX smartbulbs are now compatible with Apple's HomeKit, the company announced on Thursday, in a move which could bolster the company's attempts to compete with Philips' popular Hue series.

Deals: Save $95 to $200 on every 2017 27-inch iMac 5K with no tax in 48 states 09/21/2017 03:07 PM
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Shoppers looking for the lowest price on Apple's current 27-inch iMac 5K can instantly save $95 to $200 with cash rebates or our exclusive coupon code, plus no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Inside iOS 11: Apple's new one-handed keyboard allows for easier typing 09/21/2017 03:05 PM
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Although most recent iPhones aren't as friendly to one-handed users as the iPhone SE, Apple's new iOS 11 does offer a special one-handed keyboard that compresses buttons into one corner of the screen. Here's how to use it.

Apple TV 4K impressions positive, depending on how bought-in users are to iTunes 09/21/2017 02:17 PM
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Early reviews of the Apple TV 4K are in, with most reviewers having a generally positive impression of the device -- but all point out that other than future-proofing there is no reason to invest in the device if you have no interest in the Apple iTunes ecosystem, or don't have a 4K television.

Apple says Dolby Atmos surround sound coming to Apple TV 4K in later update 09/21/2017 01:23 PM
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Although the shipping version of the Apple TV 4K is missing Dolby Atmos surround sound, support should be coming in a future tvOS update, according to Apple.

Inside iOS 11: App Store renovation for iPhone, iPad inspired by Apple Music 09/21/2017 01:04 PM
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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.

Ellen DeGeneres sent a 12-year-old app developer to meet Tim Cook at iPhone X release event 09/21/2017 12:18 PM
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Ellen DeGeneres sent 12-year-old Alex Knoll to the iPhone X release event, where the youth got a chance to meet Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Future iPhones could sport front and back 3D Touch force detection 09/21/2017 09:47 AM
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An Apple patent application published Thursday confirms the company's continued interest in advanced force detection technology, dubbed 3D Touch in Apple parlance, with a novel back-sensing configuration that could lead to thinner handset designs.

Qualcomm loses two key rulings in its patent royalty fight with Apple 09/21/2017 04:27 AM
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Qualcomm got two bits of bad news today in its squabble with Apple. First, it has failed to force Apple's manufacturing partners to make royalty payments prior to a determination of what the total disputed royalties should be, and second it lost an effort to stop Apple from pursing antitrust cases against it in other countries.

Google buys HTC smartphone team for $1.1B [u] 09/21/2017 02:49 AM
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After HTC announced a coming halt to trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange pending "material information" that could impact the stock's value, a move that sparked speculation of a takeover, Google on Wednesday confirmed plans to buy the firm's mobile division team for $1.1 billion.

Apple highlights revamped iOS 11 App Store in new ads 09/21/2017 12:52 AM
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Apple launched a redesigned App Store with the launch of iOS 11 on Tuesday, bringing with it a revamped card-based user interface with bold graphics, a new set of spotlight categories, an emphasis on content curation and more.

Watch: watchOS 4 restricts browsing of connected iPhone music library 09/20/2017 10:08 PM
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With the release of watchOS 4, Apple no longer allows users to browse their iPhone's music library, restricting song list viewing to tunes stored on device.

Apple throws iTunes spotlight on 4K HDR movies ahead of Apple TV 4K release 09/20/2017 09:38 PM
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Ahead of Friday's public release of Apple TV 4K, Apple on Wednesday updated its iTunes Store with a special section dedicated to available 4K HDR movies, content that highlights the new set-top streamer's high-definition capabilities.

Nest unveils Hello doorbell, Cam IQ Outdoor & Secure home security system 09/20/2017 09:14 PM
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Alphabet's Nest on Wednesday revealed an assortment of smarthome accessories, including the Hello doorbell, an outdoor version of the Cam IQ, and a complete security system called the Secure.

Inside iOS 11: Quick screen recording comes to Control Center 09/20/2017 07:56 PM
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A potentially handy feature discovered in Apple's iOS 11 is native screen recording support, invoked through a command in the overhauled Control Center interface.

Bluetooth & Wi-Fi can't be fully disabled via iOS 11 Control Center, Apple says 09/20/2017 07:24 PM
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Contrary to intuition, toggling off Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi in the iOS 11 Control Center won't completely disable those radios, according to a new Apple support document.

Delays in Intel Cannon Lake processor rumored again, may impact 32GB MacBook Pro plans 09/20/2017 06:20 PM
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Supply chain sources suggest that the Intel Cannon Lake processor needed to drive 32GB of RAM in a MacBook Pro without the need of a dedicated memory controller has slipped to the end of 2018, likely pushing any MacBook Pro with the configuration that far away as well.

Inside iOS 11: AirPlay 2 on existing speakers requires firmware update, support for Apple's AirPort Express unknown 09/20/2017 06:04 PM
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The upcoming launch of AirPlay 2 comes with a caveat: Old hardware will need a firmware update, at the very least, to work with the new protocol. With Apple said to have ceased development on its router products, it's possible that AirPort Express owners using AirPlay could be left in the dust.

Messages in iCloud not implemented at present, coming in a future update to iOS 11 09/20/2017 05:37 PM
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A feature touted for iOS 11 at the 2017 WWDC was Messages in iCloud -- but it was removed during the beta process, and will return at some undisclosed point in the future.

Toshiba picks Bain consortium as winner for its memory unit, likely backed by Apple 09/20/2017 05:19 PM
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Toshiba on Wednesday announced an $18 billion agreement to sell its memory chip business to a group of companies led by U.S. equity firm Bain Capital, one prominent backer likely being Apple.

Tim Cook issues strongest language yet regarding DACA, supporting DREAMers 09/20/2017 04:23 PM
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Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated his stance against DACA's elimination in what is possibly his most candid and firmest statement on the matter since he first spoke on the matter.

Deals: 64GB Apple TV for $169 ($30 off); 27" iMac 5K for $1,599 ($200 off); 13" Touch Bar with 16GB RAM for $1,899 ($100 off); $100 off Airs 09/20/2017 03:14 PM
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Midweek deals are in effect now with cash discounts on 2017 Macs and 4th generation Apple TVs. Pick up a 27" iMac 5K for $1,599 ($200 off) or an upgraded 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,899 ($100 off). Apple's latest 13" MacBook Air is also $100 off and 64GB Apple TVs are $169.95 -- all with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

Apple admits to LTE connection issues with Apple Watch Series 3 review units, says fix coming 09/20/2017 02:59 PM
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Apple has acknowledged early problems with cellular connectivity on the Apple Watch Series 3, indicating it will try to patch them in a "future software release."

Apple's AirPlay 2 not currently functional in iOS 11 devices connected to tvOS 11 09/20/2017 02:27 PM
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Apple's AirPlay 2 discussion at the 2017 WWDC promised streaming support to multiple targets from an iPhone or iPad -- but initial testing seems to suggest that the feature is not currently enabled in iOS 11, tvOS 11 or both.

Early Apple Watch Series 3 reviews skew friendly, but with concerns about cost & glitches 09/20/2017 02:17 PM
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Some of the first reviews of the LTE-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 emerged on Wednesday, giving the wearable praise in many respects, but also raising issues around limitations and early bugs.

Apollo Cloud 2 Duo first NAS hard drive array to support Apple's iOS 11 Files apps on iPad, iPhone 09/20/2017 01:12 PM
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Promise Technology has announced that its Apollo Cloud 2 Duo network attached storage device has received a software update to allow it to appear in the iOS 11 Files application for seamless transfer of files to and from the device from both the Mac and an iPhone or iPad.

Giveaway: Enter to win a case for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X 09/20/2017 12:25 PM
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Casetify is partnering with AppleInsider this week to offer readers the chance to win a smartphone case valued at up to $45. Fifteen winners will be drawn -- and each winner can select from a variety of Casetify cases, including covers for the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.

Inside iOS 11: Files app brings some user control of documents stored on an iPad or iPhone 09/20/2017 12:24 PM
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Apple's iOS 11 brings along with it a new Files app, allowing iPhone, iPad, and Mac users the ability to seamlessly share working documents across iCloud, as well as integrate other online storage services with compatible applications.

Editorial: Who will buy iPhone 8? 09/20/2017 09:43 AM
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A variety of early reviews for Apple's new iPhone 8 & 8 Plus sought to dismiss the latest models as already "obsolete" in the face of the upcoming iPhone X. Many of their concerns focus on the idea that buyers really want an all-new design. They're wrong, here's why.

Photos show nearly completed Apple retail outlet in Austin 09/20/2017 05:02 AM
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Apple appears to be nearing completion of a soon-to-be-relocated mall outlet in Austin, Tex., that looks to feature exterior -- and likely interior -- design elements consistent with the company's "Apple store 2.0" aesthetic.

Apple's Lisa Jackson criticizes Trump EPA for lack of transparency 09/20/2017 03:15 AM
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Apple VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson in an interview on Tuesday said the Environmental Protection Agency, which she led from 2009 to 2013, is under threat from President Donald Trump's administration for a seeming lack of transparency.

Ikea's augmented reality app now available for download 09/20/2017 01:30 AM
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First teased at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June as part of Apple's ARKit debut, Ikea's augmented reality shopping app, Ikea Place, saw release on Tuesday shortly after iOS 11 was pushed out to end users.

First ARKit apps hit App Store, including Strava's Fitness AR and room dimensioning app PLNAR 09/20/2017 12:35 AM
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With the release of iOS 11 on Tuesday, iPhone and iPad owners will see a flood of augmented reality titles hit the App Store thanks to Apple's introduction of ARKit. An app utilizing fitness tracking app maker Strava's API and room dimensioning title PLNAR are among the first to take advantage of the specialized API.

Apple Music app for Android updated with 'OK Google' support, more 09/20/2017 12:31 AM
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Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple Music app for Android with a few enhancements that bring the title more in line with its native iOS counterpart, as well as platform-specific features like "OK Google" voice control.

Watch: Everything you need to know about iOS 11, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 09/19/2017 11:55 PM
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Apple on Tuesday launched its latest and greatest mobile device software in iOS 11, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11. AppleInsider goes over everything you need to know, including a summary of the most important OS changes, in this video.

Procreate 4 delivers drag and drop, Files app support, other iOS 11 enhancements 09/19/2017 11:44 PM
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One of the App Store's best third-party illustration apps, Procreate, received a massive update on Tuesday with an all-new imaging engine and iOS 11-specific features like drag and drop, Files app support and more.

Apple sets new 150MB ceiling for over the air App Store downloads 09/19/2017 11:00 PM
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To go along with Tuesday's big iOS 11 release, Apple announced a change in App Store policy that allows users to download apps up to 150 megabytes in size when connected to a cellular network, up from a previous cap of 100MB.

All 2018 iPhones likely to adopt Face ID biometrics, TrueDepth camera if consumer response is positive 09/19/2017 10:25 PM
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With the launch of Face ID on iPhone X, and the subsequent removal of Touch ID, users are wondering whether Apple's legacy fingerprint biometric solution is dead in the water. According to one analyst, that answer depends as much on the public reception of the new facial recognition system as it does technical hurdles involving an under-screen Touch ID system.

Apple updates Pages, Numbers, Keynote with iOS 11 features 09/19/2017 09:45 PM
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Following Tuesday's release of iOS 11, Apple has updated its iWork suite of productivity apps to better take advantage of the new operating system's features, with iPad-centric support for drag and drop, multitasking and more.

Apple posts new iPad tutorial videos highlighting iOS 11 features like handwriting conversion 09/19/2017 08:57 PM
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Timed with the debut of iOS 11, Apple has uploaded three new tutorial videos for iPad owners, offering brief demonstrations of some of the operating system's tablet-centric features.

Trade-in Deals: Sell your used iPhone for cash and lock in a $10 to $20 bonus now that the iPhone 8 has landed 09/19/2017 08:53 PM
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The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is before new models hit the market like Apple's recently announced iPhone X. Here's a guide to help you sell your old device for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBackWorld, Next Worth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services.

Belkin rolls out 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar Lightning adapter for iPhones without a headphone jack 09/19/2017 08:09 PM
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The new 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar allows Lightning-only devices to plug in headphone jack audio devices and a source of power or data and use both at the same time.

Apple issues Safari 11 update for macOS Sierra & OS X El Capitan 09/19/2017 07:48 PM
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Though it's included by default with the upcoming macOS High Sierra, Apple on Tuesday released Safari 11 for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan, giving people early access to the finished browser's features.

Inside iOS 11: Apple's Photos app gains native support for animated GIFs 09/19/2017 07:24 PM
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Apple's newly released iOS 11 update adds support for viewing animated GIFs in the native Photos app, and also automatically sorts them into a dedicated folder of animated images, making it even easier to find the pictures you are looking for.

Apple updates TestFlight & Swift Playgrounds for iOS 11's new tech 09/19/2017 06:50 PM
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In conjunction with the release of iOS 11, Apple has also released new versions of TestFlight and Swift Playgrounds, redesigning the former's interface and adding an things like an Augmented Reality challenge to the latter.

Hands on: OmniFocus update exploits powerful new features in iOS 11 09/19/2017 06:38 PM
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The latest version of the Omni Group not only updates for iOS 11 compatibility, but also takes advantages of changes to Siri and the addition of drag and drop.

Inside iOS 11: Apple's Control Center grows modular, gets customizable 09/19/2017 06:27 PM
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For the second year in a row, the iOS Control Center has seen a major overhaul, as the latest revisions in iOS 11 are even bigger than last time -- including the ability to add or remove shortcuts.

watchOS 4 no longer lets you browse iPhone music library on your Apple Watch 09/19/2017 05:50 PM
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In a major change to how the Apple Watch operates, users can no longer browse their iPhone's music library after updating to watchOS 4, and instead can only view songs stored on the watch itself.

How to find the 32-bit apps on your iPhone or iPad that won't work in iOS 11 at all 09/19/2017 05:24 PM
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The day has come -- Apple will disallow 32-bit apps from running on iOS 11. If you haven't updated because of worries of incompatibility, AppleInsider shows you how to identify which apps installed on your iPhone are 32-bit allowing you to decide if you want to upgrade or wait.

Apple launches watchOS 4 for Apple Watch with improved Activity & Workout tracking, revamped Music app, Siri watch face 09/19/2017 05:08 PM
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The Apple Watch interface has been refined and improved with Tuesday's launch of watchOS 4, including a new vertically scrolling app dock, the ability to view installed apps in a list view instead of grid, and new watch faces including a Siri smart assistant and characters from the iconic "Toy Story" films.

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