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Last Build Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:24:57 -0400


'Sega Forever' free-to-play classic games for iPhone are off to a good start, but aren't perfect

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:03:35 -0400


Sega has released four classic games into their ad-supported free-to-play Sega Forever initiative, including Kid Chameleon, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star II, and Comix Zone. AppleInsider gave the retro titles a spin, and found room for improvement.

NBC adds single sign-on support for Apple's iPhone & iPad

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:27:30 -0400


NBC has updated its iPhone and iPad app with support for Apple's single sign-on standard, allowing quicker access to the network's shows wherever those credentials are valid on Apple platforms.

Latest questionable 'iPhone 8' delay claim lays blame on limited OLED screen availability

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:05:47 -0400


The latest supply chain reports out of China suggest that it is not the Touch ID, or layered motherboard design that may cause later than expected shipments of the forthcoming "iPhone 8," but instead, Samsung is having production issues with the OLED screen for the device that it pioneered.

EU hammers Google with record $2.7 billion antitrust fine for illegal search manipulation

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:40:17 -0400


The European Commission has wrapped up its antitrust investigation against Google, and has decreed that it must pay $2.72 billion to settle charges related to it favoring its own products over rivals in search results.

Apple patent tracks sleep, adjusts alarms based on device input

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:43:18 -0400


A patent granted to Apple on Tuesday details the use of devices like iPhone and Apple Watch -- and potentially Beddit -- in adjusting morning alarms based on monitored sleep patterns, shedding light on the company's research into sleep science.

First look: Nvidia GeForce Now brings premium gaming to Mac

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:41:25 -0400


AppleInsider goes hands on with the latest beta version of Nvidia GeForce Now, a cloud gaming service that promises to deliver high-end gaming experiences to Mac.

Apple buys German eye tracking firm SensoMotoric Instruments

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:59:18 -0400


Apple has entered into an agreement to purchase German company SensoMotoric Instruments -- a company noted for hardware and software for eye tracking sensors, useful for augmented reality.

2017 MacBook Pro Deals: 13" for $1,229 ($70 off); 13" Touch Bar for $1,704 ($95 off); 15" for $2,379 ($120 off) w/ no tax in 48 states

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:52:00 -0400


Adorama this week is offering AI readers an additional $50 to $100 off popular Mid 2017 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations in Space Gray with our exclusive promo code. On top of the instant and coupon savings, the Apple authorized reseller will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ -- and shipping is free.

Apple goes live with first tvOS 11 public beta, macOS High Sierra 'coming soon'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:50:13 -0400


In tandem with Monday's iOS 11 release, Apple today also launched the first public beta of tvOS 11 for the Apple TV, while teasing the forthcoming beta of macOS High Sierra.

Apple releases first iOS 11 public beta to testers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:26 -0400


Apple on Monday released the first public beta of iOS 11, offering iPhone and iPad with extra test devices the opportunity to sample the upcoming operating system prior to its debut this fall.

Apple's Cook promises security insurance discount at Cisco event

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:08:21 -0400


Apple CEO Tim Cook made a surprise appearance at a Cisco event in Las Vegas on Monday, revealing plans to help businesses with discounts on cyber-security insurance if they use products from both companies. Following the event, Cisco announced another outcome of its Apple partnership, the Cisco Security Connector app for iPhone and iPad.

Vimeo kills plans for subscription video service meant to rival Netflix, Hulu & others

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:54:49 -0400


Vimeo -- typically seen as a YouTube competitor -- has officially cancelled plans to enter into the world of Netflix-style subscription video.

Inside iOS 11: One-handed keyboard assists large phones, absent on iPad

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:24:53 -0400


Starting this fall with the release of iOS 11, iPhone users will have the option of invoking a special one-handed keyboard, making it especially easy to type with larger screens.

Apple to partner with rental car company Hertz on small fleet of self-driving vehicles - report

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:44:07 -0400


Apple's in-house self-driving vehicle technology will reportedly hit the road in a limited partnership with rental car provider Hertz, giving Apple the ability to put its technology to the test and expand its presence on the streets in a highly public way.

Killer Deals: Save $250 to $640 instantly on Apple's 2016 Touch Bar MacBook Pros w/ Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:44:00 -0400


New, lower prices! First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $250 and $640 on every closeout Late 2016 MacBook Pro bundled with AppleCare, including all 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models and all 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models. Plus sales tax isn't collected in 48 states.

Facebook to take on Apple Music & others with TV shows later this summer

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:42:46 -0400


Facebook is reportedly planning to launch high-budget scripted TV shows by late summer, directly competing against services like Amazon Video, Netflix, and Apple Music.

Apple rolls out fourth revision of watchOS 3.2.3 beta, minor iOS 11 and tvOS 11 beta update

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:25:58 -0400


A week after macOS Sierra's move to beta 4 launching the set, Apple has made the latest watchOS 3.2.3 beta available for developer testing alongside a pair of very minor developer's updates for iOS 11 and tvOS 11.

LG Innotek aiming at making flexible circuit boards for Apple's 'iPhone 9' - report

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:02:32 -0400


LG Innotek is in the process of setting up flexible printed circuit board (PCB) production, with the goal of becoming a primary supplier for the Apple iPhone, according to a report out of LG's home country, South Korea.

Apple-connected Pearl Automation shuts down after low sales of rear-view camera

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:21:11 -0400


Pearl Automation -- a startup founded by former Apple workers, which sold an iPhone-connected rear-view camera for cars -- has reportedly shut down, largely because of low initial sales.

'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' arrives on Apple Music to poor reviews

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:50:18 -0400


Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records --"Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released, but early reception to the film appears to be not good.

$18 billion deal for Toshiba's memory division further challenged by Western Digital

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:27:32 -0400


Extending the saga even further, Western Digital has notified Toshiba's board of directors that it formally opposes Toshiba's sale of its memory division to any group that has ties to its primary competitor SK Hynix -- and the favored consortium is relying on funding from it.

PSA: There are not (yet) any Retina-caliber external displays compatible with Apple's eGPU support in macOS High Sierra

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:46:04 -0400


In yet another likely reason that external graphics card support for Mac will not exit beta until 2018, there are not any external monitors currently on the market, compatible with macOS High Sierra's eGPU feature, that match the pixel density of Apple's own Retina displays.

Apple's first 'Assembled in India' iPhone SE models go on sale in limited run

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:37:37 -0400


The first iPhone SE models built in India -- by Apple partner Wistron -- are now on sale in various cities around the country such as Bengaluru, according to local reports.

New video features Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell, Greg Christie discussing early iPhone development

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:01:53 -0400


Celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the iPhone continue, with former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell and Greg Christie discussing the early iPhone development process in a new interview.

Apple's Tim Cook, other CEOs meet with India's Prime Minister in Washington

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:09:17 -0400


Apple CEO Tim Cook was reportedly one of 21 U.S. corporate leaders who attended a roundtable with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

Review: Linksys Velop mesh networking kit delivers strong Wi-Fi despite setup quirks

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:05:36 -0400


Continuing AppleInsider's quest to find the perfect mesh networking hardware, this week we take a closer look at Linksys' entry, a three-tower setup named Velop.

New Apple Park drone footage shows more landscaping, lights on in Steve Jobs Theater

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:34:11 -0400


A newly-published video shows that while construction and landscaping work is at an advanced stage at Apple Park, it remains underway, particularly at some satellite buildings including the Steve Jobs Theater.

Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the line's redesign

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:41:48 -0400


At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the 2016 but didn't jump, you'll be even happier with the 2017.

This week on AI: 12.9" iPad Pro & 5K iMac reviewed, Cook meets with Trump, 'iPhone 8' rumors & more

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:30:56 -0400


As Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a tech summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the rest of the company was preparing upgraded betas of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. More rumors meanwhile emerged about the iMac Pro and the "iPhone 8," and AppleInsider got a chance to put Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 27-inch 5K iMac through their paces.

Apple hires head of Stanford's digital health initiative

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:33:38 -0400


Apple is moving forward with efforts to build out its health products team with the recent hire of a top Stanford doctor who headed up the university's own digital health initiative.

Google pledges to stop scanning emails in Gmail for personalized ads

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:19:39 -0400


Advertising giant Google announced on Friday that later this year it will no longer scan user emails for personalized ads in its free Gmail service, stamping out a policy that has long rankled privacy advocates.

Proposed Italian consumer protection law unlikely to have any effect on Apple's iPhone sales

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:52:15 -0400


Hyperbolic Italian press reports notwithstanding, a controversial law proposed in Italy granting the users to use open-source software intended to grant rights to users will have little to no effect on Apple, according to AppleInsider sources.

YouTube TV comes to 10 more US markets like Atlanta, Houston & Miami

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:39:54 -0400


YouTube TV -- Google's recently-launched live streaming service -- will soon expand to 10 more U.S. urban markets, the company announced this week.

Deals: $200-$345 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 2017 27" iMac 5K for $1,699 ($100 off); $70 off 2017 13" MacBook Air

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:56:23 -0400


Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on new and closeout hardware heading into the last weekend in June. Save $200 to $345 on 2016 12" MacBooks with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or snap up a 2017 27" iMac at $100 off. Apple's 2017 13" Air with 256GB of storage is also $1,129 ($70 off).

Tesla in talks for own music service, skipping likes of Apple Music & Spotify - report

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:06:00 -0400


Tesla is allegedly in talks with major record labels, hoping to offer its own streaming music service for owners of vehicles like the Model 3 and Model S -- apparently skipping default integration of options like Apple Music, Pandora, or Spotify.

Apple UK offers iTunes charity cover of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' for Grenfell victims

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:25:22 -0400


Apple's U.K. website is promoting a new charity single on iTunes, proceeds from which will go to help support people impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which is believed to have killed some 79 people and left many homeless or destitute.

Foxconn CEO insists that his investment group still has '50% chance' of landing Toshiba deal

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:55:54 -0400


Refuting speculation that the deal to buy Toshiba's memory division is effectively done. Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou declared on Friday that he expects that his company still has a '"50 percent chance" of winning.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's new iMacs & iPad Pros, Apple Watch & health, Amazon

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:29:58 -0400


This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor review the latest Apple hardware, discuss Apple Watch and what it could mean to be at the center of health, and also where Amazon could go based on buying Whole Foods.

Watch: Every change, bug fix and new feature in Apple's second iOS 11 beta

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:55:56 -0400


Apple this week released the second beta version of its upcoming iOS 11 operating system to developers for testing with a litany of bug fixes, UI changes and new features. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the modifications in this hands-on video.

High Sierra firmware suggests Secure Enclave, Intel 'Purley' chips coming to iMac Pro

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:46:45 -0400


A report on Thursday suggests Apple's forthcoming iMac Pro all-in-one will run Intel's server-class "Purley" Xeon platform, as well as a Secure Enclave Processor similar in function to the ARM-based chip embedded in the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

Trade-in Deals: Grab a $20 cash bonus when you sell your used MacBook or iPad to BBW now that WWDC hardware has arrived

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:40:00 -0400


Final week! With brand-new MacBooks, iMacs and iPad Pros hitting the shelves, now is the time to lock in a $20 cash bonus for your used iPad or MacBook before prices drop. Plus, take advantage of a 30-day price lock, giving you plenty of time to transfer files and import settings before shipping your old device to BuyBackWorld.

Satellite footage condenses two years of Apple Park construction into 18-second clip

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:02:35 -0400


Satellite imaging provider Planet Labs this week uploaded a time-lapse showing off construction progress of Apple Park's main "spaceship" structure, chronicling nearly two years of work in 18 seconds.

Sling TV updates iPhone & iPad app with Cloud DVR support

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:38:16 -0400


By way of an app update, Sling TV viewers can now take advantage of the service's Cloud DVR feature on Apple's iPhone and iPad, saving shows for later regardless of whether they're on-demand programs.

Roof of Chicago's North Michigan Ave. Apple Store resembles MacBook Air lid

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:35:35 -0400


With construction on the new Chicago outlet winding down, construction workers briefly put an Apple logo on the top center of the building, making it resemble an enormous MacBook Air, at least temporarily.

New job openings hint at Apple Park Visitor Center getting ready for the public

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:27:10 -0400


A pair of job listings posted on Apple's website this week suggest that Apple Park may finally be nearing a long-awaited public opening.

Feral's 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III' lands on the Mac App Store

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:54:21 -0400


Feral Interactive has brought 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III' for macOS to the Mac App Store, with the futuristic real-time strategy game arriving on Apple's digital marketplace two weeks after it was made available to purchase from other online stores.

2016 Closeout Coupon Deals: 13" MacBook Pro for $1,249 ($250 off); 13" Touch Bar for $1,549 ($250 off); 15" MacBook Pro $2,039 ($360 off)

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:47:00 -0400


Readers this week can take advantage of the lowest prices available on Late 2016 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with our exclusive coupon. Prices start at just $1,249 with free shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Apple rolls out fourth developer beta releases of iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2 [u]

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:46:37 -0400


Apple on Thursday issued fourth beta releases of of iOS 10.3.3 and tvOS 10.2.2 to the developer community, just a day after running the gamut of betas for the operating systems announced at WWDC.

Apple Pay loyalty cards coming to more restaurants such as Quiznos & MOD Pizza

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:43:40 -0400


Thanks to behind-the-scenes work, a number of major U.S. restaurant chains like Quiznos, Smashburger, and MOD Pizza will start offering Apple Pay-connected loyalty cards "later this year," according to an announcement.

Apple supplier Foxconn planning $10B US investment, eyeing six states for display plant

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:32:29 -0400


Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, is reportedly planning to invest $10 billion or more across several U.S. states, although the company is still deciding on which ones -- including where to put a $7 billion display plant.