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Hands On: OmniPlan 3.9 is project management for complex jobs on the Mac and iPad  

You tend to know when you need a project management app. You'd be a little crazy to plan a small, intimate dinner party with a project management app but you'd be insane to build an office block without something like OmniPlan.

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2018-02-17 13:23:56



This week on AI: Apple's HomePod reviewed, 'iOS 12' plans, iPhone AR & more  

At long last AppleInsider finally had a chance to review the HomePod, Apple's first entry into the smartspeaker universe. Other points of interest during the week included plans for "iOS 12," and more hints that future iPhones will have rear-facing 3D sensors.

what do you think?

2018-02-17 03:32:56



Apple Park now Apple's official corporate address  

Apple this week changed its official corporate address to One Apple Park Way, continuing the lengthy process of moving an entire workforce from One Infinite Loop to the new Apple Park campus built down the road.

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2018-02-17 01:39:01



Apple shares tutorial video explaining 'how to get the most' from HomePod  

Continuing a recent surge in HomePod-related tutorial videos, Apple on Friday posted a fresh explainer to its official YouTube support channel covering general device features, from music playback to Siri commands.

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2018-02-16 21:45:53



New 'Close Your Rings' minisite encourages using Apple Watch Activity app  

Apple has created a new website, "Close Your Rings," explaining how the Apple Watch's Activity app works and some of the ways people can reach its "Move," "Exercise," and "Stand" goals.

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2018-02-16 15:06:25



Mattel teases Hot Wheels racing with AR, iPhone-controlled 'Rocket League' car set  

Mattel brand Hot Wheels is continuing to embrace the use of mobile apps with it's toy cars, revealing the Augmoto track-based racing set with iPhone and iPad control and augmented reality, as well as announcing a remote controlled car soccer set based on the popular game 'Rocket League.'

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2018-02-16 13:58:52



AppleInsider podcast interviews comedian Will Abeles, reviews Apple's HomePod  

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor interviews Will Abeles, whose comedy album debuted at No. 1 on iTunes. In addition, Victor and Neil talk about Neil's HomePod review, as well as Apple's growing share of the smartphone market's revenue.

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2018-02-16 13:57:01



iDevices debuts HomeKit-compatible Instant Switch wireless wall switch  

Smarthome accessory maker iDevices expanded to its range of HomeKit-connected hardware on Friday with Instant Switch, an easy to mount wall switch that connects to and controls most iDevices products.

what do you think?

2018-02-16 10:57:33



Subaru readies 2019 Ascent SUV with Apple CarPlay standard  

Subaru this week announced pricing for its latest SUV, the 2019 Ascent, which will come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on every trim when it rolls out this summer.

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2018-02-16 09:23:46



Blippar developing 'WordPress of AR' to feed Apple's ARKit, Google's ARCore  

Early entry into augmented reality solutions company Blippar has two new products, with one being a universal kit to develop ARKit and ARCore applications and provide them data.

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2018-02-16 08:03:34



Apple puts Belkin screen protector for iPhone X back on sale after earlier recall  

Belkin's InvisiGlass Ultra protector for the iPhone X is once again available through Apple, following a December recall due to quality problems.

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2018-02-16 06:28:05



Twitter shuts down official Twitter for Mac app  

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday announced an imminent end to its native Mac client, saying the change comes as part of efforts to maintain a consistent user experience across all platforms.

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2018-02-16 05:17:51



Interior Apple Park glass is so clear, distracted employees are walking into it  

The Apple Park's open, collaborative design is broken up into pods, separated by glass panes from floor to ceiling -- and distracted employees are walking straight into them.

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2018-02-16 03:47:26



Clearhaus support brings Apple Pay to over 5,000 more European online stores  

Danish payments firm Clearhaus on Friday announced the rollout of Apple Pay to over 5,000 Nordic online stores, done in partnership with payments provider QuickPay.

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2018-02-16 01:51:14



Presidents' Day Deals: $200-$300 off 13" Touch Bars; 15" MacBook Pros as low as $1,799; iPads from $299; plus no tax in 48 states  

Holiday weekend deals are in effect now with instant savings and coupon discounts on current and closeout Macs. Save up to $1,000 on Touch Bar MacBook Pros or up to $150 on iPads with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Apple's TV 4K is also free when you prepay for three months of DirecTV Now.

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2018-02-16 01:01:01



Sonos One feet leaving same white marks on wood furniture that the HomePod can  

A day after a debacle began about the HomePod silicone ring on the base of the unit was causing a stain to appear on some wood surfaces, it looks that the Sonos One has a similar issue with its own vibration-insulating feet.

what do you think?

2018-02-15 20:03:30



Shazam iPhone app updated, may herald future services integrated into Apple Music  

The Apple-owned Shazam service has updated its app for the first time since the aquisition, and has added lyric syncing in real-time to a played song, better search results display, and an all-new track menu providing access to all the information the service has.

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2018-02-15 19:24:22



Apple says all new iPhone apps must support iOS 11 SDK, iPhone X display as of April  

Starting in April, developers submitting new titles to the iOS App Store will have no choice but to use the iOS 11 SDK -- and if they're supporting the iPhone, offer iPhone X display compatibility.

what do you think?

2018-02-15 14:03:18



Microsoft 'Photos Companion' iPhone app allows for easy transfer of pictures to Windows 10 PC  

Seeing a need in education, Microsoft has developed an app to pull all the pictures off multiple iPhones and mobile devices and store them locally on a central Windows 10 machine.

what do you think?

2018-02-15 13:54:31



Apple Watch, AirPods & HomePod, Apple's 'other products,' predicted to rake in $22B in revenue by 2019  

Fueled by a trio of new product categories, Apple's all-encompassing "other products" are poised to become the company's fastest growing segment, further fueled by the recent launch of HomePod.

what do you think?

2018-02-15 12:43:56



Latest iOS 11 bug crashes devices sent Indian-language character [u]  

A bug in iOS 11 is causing devices sent a particular character in Messages to crash, and/or disabling some third-party messaging and email apps, but Apple has already fixed the problem in the latest round of iOS, macOS, and watchOS betas.

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2018-02-15 12:02:21



Apple won't wait for iOS 11.3 to fix Indian character bug, plans to roll out interim iPhone patch soon  

While the fix for the Indian language character bug is in the iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 betas, Apple is not waiting for them to issue an update, which will rectify the issue at least on iPhones and iPads.

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2018-02-15 11:20:11



HP expanding enterprise 'DaaS' support program to Mac, iPhone, and iPad  

As part of an expansion of HP's "Device as a Service" program, the company is opening its support program to Apple devices in enterprise environments.

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2018-02-15 10:53:10



Apple to prep second season of 'Carpool Karaoke'  

Apple has opted to renew "Carpool Karaoke" for a second season, according to CBS, which hosts "The Late Late Show with James Corden," from which "Carpool Karaoke" was spun off.

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2018-02-15 10:41:58



Accessory vendors start producing coasters, stands, and bags for Apple's HomePod  

In a similar fashion to Apple's other products, accessory producers have been quick to create products to enhance the user experience of the HomePod just days after launch, with the first to surface including a leather carrying case and a coaster designed to prevent marks left behind by the speaker's silicone base.

what do you think?

2018-02-15 09:07:19



Facebook rumored to take on Apple HomePod with first two smartspeakers  

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch not one but two smartspeakers by the end of July at the latest, joining the fray against Apple, Amazon, Google, and others.

what do you think?

2018-02-15 07:42:02



How to AirPlay to two HomePods on iPhone & Mac (without AirPlay 2)  

Though AirPlay 2 with support for multiple HomePods won't ship until later this year, there are ways to use multiple HomePods with your iPhone and Mac right now. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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2018-02-15 06:26:22



Apple board members receive $262K in restricted stock  

Members of Apple's board of directors this week received automatic grants of restricted stock units worth $262,000 as of Thursday, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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2018-02-15 05:34:14



Apple urges users to send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash, upgrade to iOS 11.2  

Apple on Thursday sent an email blast to iCloud users and customers on record advertising the ability to send money to friends using Apple Pay Cash, the company's peer-to-peer money transfer service that was introduced in December.

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2018-02-15 05:10:08



Estimates peg HomePod build cost at $216, Apple's margin smaller than competitors  

According to the latest research from TechInsights, Apple is shelling out $216 to build HomePod, meaning margins from the tech giant's first smart speaker are much slimmer than those of its flagship iPhone line.

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2018-02-15 02:52:35



Another test finds HomePod frequency response flat, but results potentially meaningless  

An acoustical analysis of Apple's HomePod published Wednesday found the speaker boasts a relatively flat frequency response, characteristics often associated with accurate sound reproduction, but those results might be misleading.

what do you think?

2018-02-15 02:51:18



'An incredible money-making machine:' Apple's iPhone captures record 51% of global smartphone revenues  

For the first time ever, Apple's iPhone captured more than half of all global smartphone revenues in a single quarter, outperforming the rest of the industry on the strength of the premium-priced iPhone X.

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2018-02-15 02:08:15



Watch: The best Siri commands for HomePod  

Apple's HomePod is out and users are impressed by the smart speaker's premium sound quality, but some have yet to take full advantage of its voice control functionality. To help users get started, AppleInsider collected a few useful phrases and commands that highlight Siri's capabilities.

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2018-02-14 15:40:18



How to reset your HomePod and connect it to a new Apple ID  

HomePod services like sending text messages or creating reminders can only be accomplished with the Apple ID used to initially set up the device. If you want to change the Apple ID affiliated with your HomePod, you'll need to redo the setup process.

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2018-02-14 14:53:32



Akitio Thunder3 10G network adapter adds 10 gigabit ethernet connection to MacBook Pro, iMac using Thunderbolt 3  

Enclosure manufacturer Akitio has started to ship the Thunder3 10G Network Adapter, an accessory for an iMac or MacBook Pro offering connectivity to an ethernet network at speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second, all passing through a Mac's Thunderbolt 3 port.

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2018-02-14 13:18:37



Apple News generates little income for smaller publishers, curators take pitches from publishers on dedicated Slack channel  

Apple's editorial team reportedly takes pitches from large reporting venues on a private Slack channel, and a team of about a dozen staffers decide if the story lives or dies on Apple News, and as a result, what makes money from being spotlighted on the service.

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2018-02-14 12:56:58



Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple stake by 23.3 percent, now its largest holding  

Legendary investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway continued to bet big on Apple over the fourth quarter 2017, raising its stake in the tech giant by 23.3 percent to hit 165.3 million shares, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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2018-02-14 11:26:36



How to limit HomePod access so family and friends can't send texts, create reminders, or hijack your music  

There are two different ways to lock your HomePod from outside access -- restricting access to AirPlay only, disabling messages, reminders and notes. AppleInsider shows you how to access and control both of these.

what do you think?

2018-02-14 10:19:17



New Apple webpage touts apps & technology for augmented reality on iOS  

Apple has created a new mini-site promoting ARKit, the company's augmented reality platform for iPhones and iPads, as well as recent hardware advances made to enhance the technology.

what do you think?

2018-02-14 09:16:06



Qualcomm unveils 2-gigabit LTE modem amid rumors Apple's iPhone going Intel-only  

Qualcomm on Wednesday revealed the Snapdragon X24, its latest LTE modem for mobile devices, with peak download speeds hitting 2 gigabits per second -- though Apple may choose to forego the technology in its next iPhones.

what do you think?

2018-02-14 07:27:44



Future iPhones destined for Chinese market may draw upon local supplier for flash storage  

If a new supply chain report is accurate, Apple is discussing a flash memory buy from Yangtze Memory Technologies for iPhones specifically destined for the Chinese market.

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2018-02-14 06:51:01



Rear-facing 3D sensing technology possibly slated for fall 2019 iPhone, allowing Apple to press AR advantage  

With the iPhone X just three months out of the gate, and discussions about the 2018 iPhone refresh starting, eyes are starting to look at 2019, with new supply chain discussion by an investment analyst firm suggesting that Apple is now working on a world-facing 3D sensor to assert dominance in augmented reality.

what do you think?

2018-02-14 06:19:24



Apple's wearables business nearly size of Fortune 300 company, CEO Tim Cook says  

Apple CEO Tim Cook provided a bit of color on the company's wearables business during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, saying combined Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats headphones revenue is nearing that of a Fortune 300 company.

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2018-02-14 05:46:03



Hands On: OmniOutliner 3 for iPad organizes everything from text to ideas  

OmniOutliner 3 is a brainstorming app as well as a writer's tool, and with Wednesday's update brings a pared down Essentials options to the iPad. AppleInsider delves into what's good and bad about the new release.

what do you think?

2018-02-14 05:25:06



Apple expected to ship 100M 6.1" LCD iPhone units priced at $700-$800 in late 2018  

Adding to expectations that the new 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display will be a blockbuster success, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said on Wednesday that he expects the company will ship a whopping 100 million units in the second half of 2018.

what do you think?

2018-02-14 04:59:13



HomePod's silicone bottom is causing rings on some finished wood surfaces  

Apple's HomePod appears to be leaving white circles on some finished wood surfaces, but what specifically is causing it and any commonalities between the incidents both aren't clear yet.

what do you think?

2018-02-14 04:28:34



YouTube TV hikes prices for new subscribers, adds missing Turner channels like CNN & Cartoon Network  

Google's YouTube TV on Wednesday announced the long-awaited addition of Turner networks to its lineup, though new subscribers will soon have to pay a higher monthly fee.

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2018-02-14 03:13:25



Bill Gates cautions Apple and other tech companies about arrogance inviting government interference  

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned Apple and other tech companies that they need to exercise care when dealing with governments over important issues, such as the San Bernardino fight between Apple and the FBI over a locked iPhone, suggesting the firms may be inviting government intervention for overtly arrogant actions.

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2018-02-14 01:58:47



Heads of US law & spy agencies say phones by Apple rival Huawei pose inherent national security risk  

The heads of several U.S. law and spy agencies claim that smartphone buyers should avoid buying products from China's Huawei, since the company poses a risk of data theft and surveillance of users, but also are a danger to national security as well.

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2018-02-14 01:47:51



Deals: 256GB 13" MacBook Pro for $1,349; DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo for $949; Apple TV 4K w/ DirecTV Now $105  

Today only, save $350 on DJI's Mavic Pro Fly More Combo at B&H, now just $949. Apple's latest 13" MacBook Pros are also $150 to $200 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. Meanwhile, new DirecTV Now subscribers can snap up a free Apple TV 4K with three months of prepaid service (as low as $105).

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2018-02-14 01:25:50



Flipboard CEO knocks Apple News for closed ecosystem, says product is 'living in the past'  

Flipboard CEO Mike McCue had a few choice words for segment competitor Apple News, describing Apple's news service as "living in the past" because it does not curate media, offers no social sharing integrations and lacks other features that would set it apart in the crowded space.

what do you think?

2018-02-13 21:54:40



Acoustic testing finds HomePod's adaptive audio tech delivers highly consistent sound  

In its advertising push for HomePod, Apple has touted its smart speaker as capable of delivering consistent sound to listeners positioned anywhere in a given room. New testing backs up those claims, and offers insight into how the company accomplished such a feat.

what do you think?

2018-02-13 14:10:55



How to play anything on your HomePod, including vinyl records, with Airfoil and a Mac  

Apple's HomePod may be limited in connectivity, but thanks to its support for the legacy AirPlay standard, it's possible to connect basically anything you want to it over Wi-Fi. One of the best ways to do this is with the Airfoil app, available from longtime Mac developer Rogue Amoeba.

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2018-02-13 10:53:20



Kevin Durant's life and times to be chronicled in Apple-funded 'Swagger' video production  

In its continuing bid to produce content to expand services revenue, Apple has commissioned a drama based on basketball star Kevin Durant's life.

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2018-02-13 07:40:21



Apple's shift in iOS development pace about evolving scale, not coping with bugs, says former Windows chief  

Apple's "cultural shift" towards spacing out new features in iOS is more a natural function of development scale, and not really the revolution some people might perceive it to be, according to a noted former Microsoft Windows president.

what do you think?

2018-02-13 07:37:37



Samsung's Galaxy S9 expected to copy iPhone X's animoji with '3D emoji' feature  

Looking to keep up with Apple's iPhone X, Samsung is planning to add an animoji-like "3D emoji" feature to the Galaxy S9 premiering later this month, according to a Korean report.

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2018-02-13 06:44:30



Apple Watch holiday sales volume beat entire Swiss watch industry for first time  

More Apple Watches shipped in the fourth quarter of 2017 than the entire Swiss watch industry, a report claims, showing the Apple-produced wearable device is still growing in popularity, though analysis also indicates the Apple Watch still has some way to go before it can outpace Swiss watches on an annual basis.

what do you think?

2018-02-13 04:44:56



First look: IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station returns legacy ports to MacBook, MacBook Pro in a portable package  

The IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station with Power Delivery Pass-Thru is a port-replacement peripheral for USB 3.1 type C gear -- but isn't perfect for 4K.

what do you think?

2018-02-13 04:25:17



Voters shoot down human rights committee proposal at Apple shareholders meeting  

A proposal to create an Apple human rights committee was defeated in voting during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, AppleInsider can confirm.

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2018-02-13 03:52:59



Android-powered Essential Phone estimated to have shipped just 88K units in 2017  

Despite being one of the first handsets on the market with an edge-to-edge display, the Essential Phone, pioneered by former Android chief Andy Rubin, failed to compete with the likes of Apple's iPhone X in any meaningful way, with one new estimate suggesting just 88,000 units were shipped last year.

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2018-02-13 03:15:34



Apple's 2018 shareholder meeting today, held for the first time at Apple Park  

Later this morning, Apple is holding its 42nd annual shareholder meeting at its new Apple Park facilities for the first time, offering some members of the public a glimpse inside its new headquarters. However, this year attending the meeting requires a pre-arranged registration; shareholders of record who simply show up have been put on notice that the event is already at capacity.

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2018-02-13 02:51:58



Consumer Reports' dismissal of HomePod a familiar tale to Apple fans  

Testing stalwart Consumer Reports declared this week that Apple's HomePod falls behind Google's Home Max -- and even the Sonos One -- in terms of audio quality. To anyone who knows the publication's controversial history with Apple products, that conclusion is utterly unsurprising.

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2018-02-13 01:02:06



Facebook to launch subscription tool in iOS app after resolving dispute with Apple  

Facebook has resolved a revenue sharing issue with Apple, it was announced on Monday, allowing the social media giant to launch a subscription tool for publishers looking to enable paywall access on Facebook's iOS app.

what do you think?

2018-02-12 21:25:12



See Apple's HomePod take on the competition in our ultimate smart speaker sound comparison  

AppleInsider puts HomePod's sound quality to the test against four smart speaker competitors, Sonos' One, Amazon's second-gen Echo, Google Home and Google's Home Max, in this comprehensive comparison. Find out which comes out on top.

what do you think?

2018-02-12 18:30:58



Reminder: Apple includes a tiny AirPlay toggle in iOS 11's Control Center for iPhone and iPad  

Apple, in its "infinite wisdom," compacted the Control Center in iOS 11, and gave AirPlay even less of a starring role on it. With HomePod now available and able to have audio streamed via AirPlay AppleInsider shows you where the AirPlay button is, and two slightly different ways to turn it on.

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2018-02-12 17:02:43



Apple to expand Apple Music student discount to 82 new regions this month  

In an expansion scheduled to roll out over the course of February, Apple will begin offering half-price Apple Music discounts to students in 82 additional countries, according to a report on Monday.

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2018-02-12 15:50:10



Verizon to join other carriers in temporarily locking new iPhones  

Verizon will soon begin briefly locking all smartphones bought for its network as way of combatting theft and fraud, the wireless carrier announced on Monday.

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2018-02-12 11:22:21



Google's next big Android update to support iPhone X-style 'notches'  

The next major iteration of Android, due later this year, will reportedly support devices with "notches" like the one on Apple's iPhone X -- as well as other unusual display designs.

what do you think?

2018-02-12 10:42:15



Apple Maps transit directions come to Tucson, Arizona  

Thanks to behind-the-scenes updates, visitors and residents of Tucson, Ariz. can now use Apple Maps to figure out public transit directions across the city.

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2018-02-12 08:54:24



HomePod teardown needs sawing, cutting to get into interior, but is built 'like a tank'  

As it does with every Apple device, iFixit has torn apart the HomePod, finding a device that is a "labyrinth to open." That means, like many other devices, it's probably not a great candidate for user repairs.

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2018-02-12 08:30:47



Apple's MacBook lineup now world's fourth-largest notebook brand  

Apple's share of the global laptop market climbed from 8.3 to 9.6 percent during 2017, allowing the company to rise from fifth to fourth place.

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2018-02-12 07:25:06



Apple highlights Portrait selfies, bouncing Live Photos in latest iPhone tutorials  

Apple on Monday posted a trio of short tutorial videos to its YouTube channel explaining how to take perfect Portrait selfies with iPhone X and bouncing Live Photos with all current iPhone models.

what do you think?

2018-02-12 06:48:15



In software development 'cultural shift', Apple won't hold features for major annual point-zero releases  

Rather than packing everything it can into an anticipated "iOS 12" later this year, Apple will reportedly spread out new features into future software updates, meaning "iOS 12.1" and beyond could bring big improvements to the iPhone and iPad.

what do you think?

2018-02-12 06:46:35



Alto's Odyssey coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV on Feb. 22  

The follow-up to "Alto's Adventure," snowboarding endless-runner "Alto's Odyssey" now has a release date, with the new title expected on Feb. 22.

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2018-02-12 05:43:59



Deals: Apple's 13" MacBook Air for $899; upgraded 27" iMac 5K for $1,869; iPads from $299 (up to $150 off)  

As we near Valentine's Day, shoppers can pick up last minute gifts with prices starting at just $299. Apple's current 13" MacBook Air is $100 off with no tax outside NY and NJ, while a premium 27" iMac 5K with Radeon 575 graphics is $130 off. Current iPads are also up to $150 off with $20 off AppleCare as well.

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2018-02-12 05:16:23



Apple, LG & Valve pump $10M into OLED 'microdisplay' maker eMagin  

Further signaling Apple's augmented reality plans, the company has joined LG and Valve in a $10 million investment into eMagin, a maker of "microdisplays" for both AR and VR technology.

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2018-02-12 03:21:08



Apple Park drone footage shows not-quite complete campus, continued landscaping  

The drone flights around Apple Park have not stopped following opening of the campus, with the latest footage showing still-progressing landscaping, and most of the facilities very near 100 percent completion.

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2018-02-12 03:05:53



Exhaustive acoustical analysis demonstrates HomePod is '100 percent an audiophile-grade speaker'  

The audiophile community now has their hands on the HomePod, and one Reddit user has thoroughly examined the device from an acoustical standpoint, calling it 'witchcraft" plus "100 percent an Audiophile grade Speaker."

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2018-02-12 02:20:21



Apple suppliers Qualcomm & Broadcom to meet directly to talk $121B acquisition deal  

Qualcomm and Broadcom will reportedly meet on Wednesday in order to discuss the latter's $121 billion takeover offer, despite Qualcomm's repeated rejections in the past.

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2018-02-12 01:11:46



HomePod review: Your mileage may vary, but crank it up for the ride  

I love Apple's HomePod, and I want one in every room of my house. But I also kind of hate HomePod for its reliance on Siri. Like any messy relationship, it's complicated. If you can get over the personal assistant's numerous shortcomings, you'll find that HomePod is a fantastic sounding compact speaker, but also potentially the start of something much better.

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2018-02-11 08:10:09



Hands On: Ulysses 12.3 for Mac and iOS aims to be where you do all your writing  

The more technically-minded you are, and the less dependent on paper, the more you'll love Ulysses, the comprehensive writing tool for both Mac and iOS.

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2018-02-11 04:27:01



Test finds HomePod's Siri 'at the bottom of the totem pole' in smartspeaker AI  

While the Apple HomePod is the "best sounding" smartspeaker and has a "measurably better" user experience in many areas, its underlying AI assistant -- Siri -- failed dramatically in a query test versus Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana, according to Loup Ventures.

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2018-02-10 21:16:21



Apple updates YouTube Support channel with three HomePod how-to videos  

Apple has posted a trio of "how to" videos for the HomePod, instructing users how to use Siri to play music, how the touch controls work, and how to adjust settings on the device.

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2018-02-10 20:43:43



Hands On: Rogue Amoeba's Loopback is the Mac utility every audio user needs  

You'll buy Loopback for one job, and then keep finding more uses for this sound routing app for your Mac.

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2018-02-10 08:24:23



Tune HomePod's sound using equalizers in iOS and macOS  

From multi-array microphones for far-field listening to beamforming tweeters and dynamic audio processing powered by a beefy A8 processor, HomePod is a compact marvel of technology. Despite its smarts, users are unable to access audio output settings as they would a traditional speaker or even Bluetooth devices marketed by companies like Sonos.

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2018-02-10 01:49:54



This week on AI: Apple's HomePod arrives, 2018 iPhone modems, 'iBoot' code leaks  

Originally intended to ship in December, the HomePod made its long-awaited debut on Friday. While the smartspeaker dominated headlines, Apple meanwhile dealt with a source code leak, and Intel was rumored to score a coup with 2018 iPhones.

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2018-02-10 01:41:12



Sonos greets Apple HomePod's arrival with joking Spotify playlist  

Sonos on Friday shared a special Spotify playlist on Twitter, taking a friendly jab at the Apple HomePod, its new competition in the Wi-Fi speaker market.

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2018-02-09 18:47:30



How to trigger Siri on your iPhone instead of HomePod  

With HomePod, accessing Apple's Siri technology is more convenient than ever. But users might want trigger the virtual assistant on an iPhone rather than a speaker that blasts answers to anyone within earshot. Here's how to do it.

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2018-02-09 14:48:07



Despite being a HomeKit accessory, HomePod does not work within custom triggers or scenes  

Though HomePod integrates with Apple's HomeKit, and even shows up as a smart home accessory within the iOS Home app, it cannot be used as a part of an automated trigger or custom scene.

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2018-02-09 14:21:46



AppleInsider podcast interviews Michal Jurewicz of Mytek, talks about HomePod and a 6.1 inch iPhone  

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about HomePod, rumored iPhones and Bryan Fuller's inability to stay on a show. In addition, Michal Jurewicz joins to talk about audio digital signal processing.

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2018-02-09 13:40:31



Uber & Waymo settle self-driving car lawsuit in $244M deal  

Improving the stability of the self-driving car world -- in which Apple's role is still uncertain -- Uber and Waymo have reached a surprise settlement over allegations that Uber used stolen data in developing its own technology.

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2018-02-09 13:12:03



Analyst predicts new Apple Pencil, 'low-end' $200 HomePod this fall  

Although early HomePod orders appear to be doing well, Apple could ship a "low-end" model this fall costing between $150 and $200 instead of the current model's $349, an analyst said Friday in an investor memo seen by AppleInsider.

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2018-02-09 12:24:21



DirecTV Now renews deal for free Apple TV 4K with pre-payment of three months of service  

DirecTV Now has re-started the promotion it had at launch, and is offering new subscribers the new Apple TV 4K if they pay for three months of service in advance instead of the normal four.

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2018-02-09 12:20:06



iPhone firmware leak suggests Apple considered A9X for Apple TV  

Apple was apparently experimenting with the possibility of creating a powerful version of the Apple TV long before it created the Apple TV 4K, with the discovery of code references in the "iBoot" leak suggesting it could have used an A9X chip.

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2018-02-09 11:50:42



Amazon set to launch own delivery service, competing with UPS & FedEx  

Amazon is reportedly kickstarting "Shipping With Amazon," or SWA, a delivery service for other businesses that will take on industry leaders UPS and FedEx.

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2018-02-09 08:53:38



Microsoft tests use of iPhone authenticator app as password replacement in Windows 10 S mode preview  

Microsoft is allowing users to sign into their computers using an authenticator app instead of a password, as part of testing of Windows 10 S that effectively eliminates the stripped-down version of the operating system in favor of a new mode for all Windows 10 variants.

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2018-02-09 07:43:01



HomePod AppleCare+ costs $39, accidental damage without incurs $279 fee for repair  

Apple's AppleCare+ extended warranty and accidental damage repair program for the HomePod retails for $39, with a single out-of-warranty repair like accidental damage from a drop otherwise costing the user $279 uncovered, and $39 when under the program.

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2018-02-09 07:35:19



First look: Apple's HomePod is loud, heavy and powerful  

Friday marks the launch of Apple's foray into home audio, the HomePod, a compact yet booming smart speaker that will delight your ears and possibly annoy your neighbors. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the newly released hardware.

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2018-02-09 06:51:54



Apple adds live news section to TV app on iOS and tvOS  

Apple on Thursday updated its TV app for iOS and tvOS with a live news section, making good on promises last year to deliver live streaming content from a variety of network news channels to the cord-cutting app.

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2018-02-09 04:35:52



Lowest Price Ever: 2017 13" MacBook Pro for $1,049 ($250 off) with no tax in 48 states and 0% financing  

Take advantage of the lowest price we've ever seen on Apple's Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro at Adorama while supplies last. Save $250 on the 2.3GHz, 8GB, 128GB model in Space Gray or Silver, bringing the price down to an all-time low of $1,049 with no tax outside NY and NJ. Grab them while you can!

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