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Last Build Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:41:03 -0500


Hands On: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck with Radeon RX 560

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:00:55 -0500


External GPU enclosures can be pretty massive. Sonnet has a solution to the problem with the portable eGFX Breakaway Puck -- and AppleInsider has one to test.

FCC looks to scrap net neutrality rules, report says

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:53:59 -0500


U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is on Tuesday expected to unveil plans to dismantle Obama-era net neutrality protections that prohibit internet service providers from slowing certain websites while allowing paid "fast lanes" for others.

Video: 'Hey Siri' might come to the iMac Pro thanks to an A10 Fusion coprocessor

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:12:17 -0500


Developers Guilherme Rambo and Stephen Troughton-Smith have found "Hey Siri" functionality in the macOS code base with support for multiple user accounts all driven by what appears to be the A10 Fusion processor, according to the pair. AppleInsider talks about why Apple might do that, and what it would mean for the iMac Pro.

Justice Department sues to block AT&T takeover of Time Warner, report says

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:04:16 -0500


AT&T's $85.4 billion bid to acquisition Time Warner is in jeopardy as reports on Monday claim the U.S. Department of Justice is set to file a lawsuit aimed at blocking the high-profile merger.

Lisa Jackson doubles-down on 100% recycled material use goal, lauds Apple's environmental efforts

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:52:09 -0500


Apple's Senior Vice President for Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson granted an interview to an Australian publication, and continued to drive home Apple's goal towards using 100 percent recycled materials across all of its products, Apple's "right to repair" philosophy, and Apple's point of view on the taxes it pays.

Black Friday deals: 13" MacBook Pros as low as $1,099; 27" iMac 5K for $1,599; $250 off 15" MBP, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:45:00 -0500


The exclusive deals keep rolling in! Now through Cyber Monday, AI readers can save $125 to $250 on Mid 2017 Macs. From 12" MacBooks and 13" MacBook Pros for $1,099 ($200 off), to 13" Touch Bars and 27" iMac 5Ks for $1,599, these deals offer shoppers the lowest prices available from an Apple authorized reseller. Plus no sales tax outside NY and NJ, and 0% financing offers!

Mockups envision 'iPhone X Plus' and 'iPhone SE 2' with edge to edge displays, Face ID

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:44:47 -0500


Though a next-generation iPhone SE isn't expected to get the OLED edge-to-edge treatment, that hasn't stopped German magazine Curved from imagining what it -- along with a Plus-sized iPhone X rumored to arrive in late 2018 -- might look like.

Uber adds live location sharing to app, plans to deploy 24,000 self-driving Volvo SUVs

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:06:03 -0500


Uber on Monday revealed several new features for its core iPhone app -- including live location sharing with drivers -- as well as an agreement with Volvo that will see it buy and equip 24,000 vehicles with self-driving systems.

Apple said to downsize Micro LED R&D in Taiwan, may be shifting focus to US

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:51:37 -0500


Apple has allegedly shrunk the workforce behind its Micro LED R&D efforts in Longtan, Taiwan, as a result of slow progress with the mass transfer of Micro LED chips onto receiver substrates -- though the company still appears committed to adopting the display technology on future products.

Lowest price ever: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro w/ Radeon 460 for $1,899 ($1,000 off), plus no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:36:00 -0500


Apple authorized reseller Adorama is taking $1,000 off the Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with an upgraded 2.9GHz processor and top of the line Radeon 460 graphics. This Space Gray notebook also qualifies for free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. Adorama is also offering no interest if paid in full within 12 months using the store card. Deals on 13-inch MacBook Pros are also in effect now.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to iPhone on Nov. 22

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:35:06 -0500


Nintendo's next game for iOS devices, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, is slated to launch this Wednesday, making good on an earlier promise that it would arrive sometime in November.

'Hey Siri' may come to iMac Pro with rumored inclusion of A10 Fusion co-processor

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:53:16 -0500


The iMac Pro may have an A10 Fusion processor running it's own iOS, called BridgeOS, to handle some functions -- notably 'Hey Siri'.

Hands On: Cardhop by Flexibits attempts to rein in the mess that Apple's Contacts can be

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:49:26 -0500


Just as Fantastical does some excellent things over and above the default Calendars application, Flexibits Cardhop delights with some new tricks beyond what Contacts can do.

Early Black Friday deals are live at B&H with savings of up to $700 off Apple Macs, iPads & Beats headphones w/ no tax in 48 states

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:13:00 -0500


B&H has launched Apple deals in the days leading up to Black Friday with instant cash savings of up to $700 off popular MacBooks, iMacs, iPads and Beats headphones. Each model also qualifies for free shipping to the contiguous U.S. with no sales tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Texas Rangers serve Apple with warrants for access to Sutherland Springs shooter's iPhone

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:06:43 -0500


The Texas Rangers have served Apple with search warrants for data linked to the iPhone of Devin Kelley, who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs near San Antonio.

Review: LIFX Mini takes on Philips with Apple HomeKit

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:03:19 -0500


The LIFX Mini is about what you'd hope for from an iPhone-compatible smartbulb, and with HomeKit, LIFX is finally ready to go toe-to-toe with the popular Philips Hue platform.

This week on AI: 6.5-inch iPhone in 2018, Apple HomePod delay, UK robbery & more

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:01:31 -0500


People planning to get a HomePod for the holidays were disappointed by a surprise delay. We did, however, get a possible glimpse at future iPhones, including a colossal 6.5-inch model rumored to be coming next year.

Video: How to disable Hidden Lockscreen Notifications on iPhone X

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:54:03 -0500


The iPhone X has a different approach to lock screen notifications. AppleInsider delves into the difference, how to revert it to its previous behavior, and why Apple may have made the decisions that it did.

Apple paid $3.3 billion in Q4 dividends as its market valuation grew $162B larger than Google

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:48:40 -0500


On Thursday, Apple paid its shareholders of record (as of November 13th) a quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share, totaling $3 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter, on stock that has appreciated 46.5 percent so far in 2017.

Apple Park Visitor Center opens, hosts gathering of Cupertino neighbors

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:40:06 -0500


Cupertino locals were invited to Apple Park on Friday morning for their first glance at the new Visitor Center overlooking the new headquarters.

DirecTV Now renews four-month subscription promo with Apple TV 4K

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:00:24 -0500


DirectTV Now has re-started its launch promotion, and is offering new subscribers the new Apple TV 4K if they pay four months of service in advance.

Apple issues fourth developer betas of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:59:42 -0500


Just a few days after the third betas arrived, Apple has issued new builds of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2 to developers, with increasing frequency potentially suggesting that the public releases could arrive soon.

Apple Early Black Friday Roundup: Find the best deals & lowest prices on MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and Apple Watches

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:44:00 -0500


With mere days before Black Friday, Apple authorized resellers are already launching steep discounts on Apple products, including MacBook Pros, iMacs, iPads and Apple Watches. From exclusive coupon deals to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with no sales tax collected in 48 states and no interest financing for up to 12 months on many items.

LTE Apple Watches may be able to make emergency calls without linked iPhone plan

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:43:51 -0500


Although cellular versions of the Apple Watch Series 3 nominally need to be linked to an iPhone number to make calls, they may be able to dial emergency services even if their phone/data service isn't activated.

Apple delays HomePod launch until 'early 2018'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:24:23 -0500


Originally scheduled to debut in December, Apple has pushed the launch of its Siri-equipped HomePod speaker into early 2018, saying the company needs more time to complete the home audio accessory.

Where to get Apple's iPhone X right now for the lowest premium

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:13:00 -0500


With demand outpacing supply, Apple's new iPhone X has a wait time of 2 to 3 weeks when ordered directly from Apple. If you want the device right now, though, there are ways to lessen the premium and get an iPhone X right away.

Faster LTE speeds expected from Apple's 2018 iPhones with upgraded baseband chips from Intel, Qualcomm

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:12:54 -0500


While current iPhones are limited to 2x2 MIMO technology, Apple is now rumored to upgrade to 4x4 MIMO for its 2018 iPhone models, offering users the fastest cellular LTE speeds available yet in an iPhone.

Android smartphones expected to follow Apple's iPhone X lead in adopting 3D sensor tech

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:59:59 -0500


Looking to keep up with the competition from Apple's iPhone X, a number of Android smartphone makers are expected to adopt 3D sensors for products launching in 2018.

Special delivery: Apple rush orders giant replacement glass for soon-to-open Brooklyn store

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:43:26 -0500


Days after a massive pane of glass shattered at Apple's upcoming downtown Brooklyn retail store, the company received a replacement piece Friday morning, custom ordered from German glass manufacturer Sedak.

AppleInsider podcast talks rumored iPhone X Plus, Face ID 'hacks,' iPad Pro 2018 and more

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:13:22 -0500


This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the iPhone X lineup for 2018, the supposed Face ID 'hacks', and a major motion picture shot entirely on iPhone 7 Plus.

Tesla unveils new Semi with a 500 mile range, Roadster that can hit 250 miles per hour

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:37:48 -0500


Elon Musk's Tesla has debuted its semi truck that was previously expected with a 500 mile range between charges, and also unveiled a new roadster capable of going 620 miles -- with the ability to go zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds.

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $320 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:46:00 -0500


New, lower prices for Black Friday! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $70 and $320 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

IK Multimedia ships iRig Keys I/O keyboard MIDI interface that can record microphones and other instruments

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:44:50 -0500


K Multimedia has added another device to its audio interface line, introducing the iRig Keys I/O as pair of MFi-certified MIDI controllers that can be used to create music on an iPhone or iPad, using its included keyboard or via another instrument or microphone using the device as a preamp.

Apple dominates all electronics, jewelry companies in ethical sourcing of conflict minerals

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:34:01 -0500


A report from a conflict mineral advocacy group puts Apple well ahead of other companies including Google, Microsoft, and Intel in efforts to develop supply chains of metals outside of conflict zones like the Congo.

Time includes iPhone X in its list of '25 Best Inventions of 2017'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:29:22 -0500


Time Magazine has named the iPhone X as one of the '25 Best Inventions of 2017,' calling Apple's flagship mobile device 'arguably the world's most sophisticated smartphone' over its new display, its augmented reality applications, and the inclusion of Face ID.

Apple, Intel engineers reportedly tightly engaged to produce 5G modem for future iPhone

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:10:34 -0500


Apple may completely ditch Qualcomm for a 5G modem in the future, with a new report claiming that iPhone engineers are working closely with Intel to deliver gigabit per second wireless speeds.

Apple announces that it won't accept app updates built with watchOS 1.0 SDK after April 1, 2018

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:49:47 -0500


Apple has issued guidance to developers, suggesting that it will discontinue support for watchOS 1, with updates for apps limited to that version no longer accepted after April 1, 2018.

New Apple video blurs the line between iPad Pro and computer, repeats Steve Jobs 'post-PC' concept

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:59:15 -0500


Apple has published a new YouTube video, and with it is repeating the message that "a post-PC world may be closer than you think."

Apple's Denise Young Smith to leave Inclusion & Diversity post by end of 2017

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:23:16 -0500


Though in the job for just 7 months, Apple's first-ever VP of Inclusion and Diversity, Denise Young Smith, is leaving the company at the end of the year.

Apple releases iOS 11.1.2 to fix cold weather & video distortion trouble on iPhone X

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:23:48 -0500


Apple on Thursday issued an incremental iOS 11.1.2 update, mainly intended to solve complaints about the iPhone X temporarily failing to respond to touch in cold weather.

Vimeo adds support for vivid HDR colors on iPhone X, iPad Pro, Apple TV 4K

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:49:12 -0500


Popular streaming video service Vimeo has updated its official iOS and tvOS apps to take advantage of Apple's recent support for high dynamic range video across its platform of devices, including the iPhone X.

Apple seeds fourth developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:43:04 -0500


Apple on Thursday pushed out a fourth beta of macOS 10.13.2 for developers, available through the company's developer portal or as a Mac App Store update.

Jack White's Third Man Records gets special edition of Beats' Solo3 Wireless

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:14:51 -0500


Apple's Beats on Thursday revealed a new color option for its Solo3 Wireless headphones, made for rocker Jack White's Third Man Records.

Apple designer Jony Ive defends ditching home button, other tech in interview about iPhone X

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:02:13 -0500


In an interview published on Thursday, Apple chief design officer Jony Ive argued for the company's sometimes controversial decisions to abandon common technologies -- in the case of the iPhone X, foregoing a home button in favor of touchscreen gestures.

iHome launches new HomeKit-compatible outdoor plug, indoor sensors that lack official HomeKit support

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:21:23 -0500


Smart home accessory maker iHome this week launched a new Apple HomeKit smart plug, intended for outdoor use, just in time for the holiday season and lighted Christmas decorations. The company also debuted a trio of indoor sensors, though none of those offer HomeKit compatibility.

Apple's latest Machine Learning Journal entry talks face detection, Vision framework

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:14:51 -0500


Apple on Thursday published a new entry to its Machine Learning Journal for researchers and developers, discussing face detection and the related Vision framework, which developers can use for apps on iOS, macOS, and tvOS.

GymKit for Apple Watch makes global debut in Australia

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:12:31 -0500


Apple's director of Fitness and Health technologies, Jay Blahnik, was on hand in Sydney this week to showcase the first gym equipped for GymKit, a technology introduced alongside watchOS 4.1.

Racing game Dirt Rally powerslides onto macOS, coming soon to Mac App Store

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:28:39 -0500


Feral Interactive has shipped its port of the Codemasters off-road racing game 'Dirt Rally' to macOS, bringing the simulation of driving at high speed through forests to the Mac two years after the game was originally released on other platforms.

AT&T iPhone owners suffering from connectivity issues on LTE

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:24:46 -0500


AT&T has confirmed reports of outages across its network in the U.S., and has instructed users to restart their devices to restore connectivity.

Video: Speed and resource testing Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on the Mac

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:34:21 -0500


Mozilla just released their new Firefox "Quantum" browser with new features including built-in screenshots, a save-for-later feature named Pocket, and a Library that holds all of your pocket saves, bookmarks, browsing history, screenshots and downloads in one spot. AppleInsider compares the new release with Safari, and Google's Chrome.