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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Apple advertising exec details transparency, pivot to Search Ads, more in interview

Apple advertising exec details transparency, pivot to Search Ads, more in interview

Apple VP of Advertising Platforms Todd Teresi in a keynote Q&A session at the Postback conference in Seattle on Tuesday explained the company's switch away from iAd in favor of the new Search Ads platform, revealed never before seen internal metrics and discussed the future of app advertising.

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Wisconsin court orders Apple pay $506M for infringing on WARF patent

Wisconsin court orders Apple pay $506M for infringing on WARF patent

A U.S. district court judge on Monday ruled Apple must pay $506 million in damages for infringing on a microprocessor technology IP owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing body, adding $272 million to an initial $234 decision reached almost two years ago.

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ReviewReview: Wallflower, an iPhone-connected smart oven monitor

Review: Wallflower, an iPhone-connected smart oven monitor

Wallflower is a practical Internet of Things product that surprised us by doing exactly what it said it would do: Alert us anywhere in the world if our electric oven/stove turns on or off.

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Google Chrome browser update delivers support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Google Chrome browser update delivers support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Google on Tuesday released a new version of its Chrome web browser for Mac with support for Apple's latest MacBook Pro with Touch Bar hardware, bringing a few crucial control options to the laptop's OLED strip.

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USB 3.2 standard promises 20Gbps speeds over existing Type-C cables

USB 3.2 standard promises 20Gbps speeds over existing Type-C cables

An upcoming revision of the USB standard, USB 3.2, should in some cases dramatically boost transfer speeds over Type-C cables — hinting at a likely upgrade path for Apple's future Macs.

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Apple will bring 3 manufacturing plants to US, President Trump reveals

Apple will bring 3 manufacturing plants to US, President Trump reveals

Apple is apparently planning to build three manufacturing facilities in the U.S., President Donald Trump has announced, though such facilities are most likely to be through a partnership with Foxconn or some other assembly company.

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VideoVideo: Take a closer look at Apple's new iPad multitasking features in iOS 11

Video: Take a closer look at Apple's new iPad multitasking features in iOS 11

Apple's iPad will become more powerful and capable than ever with this fall's launch of iOS 11, particularly with new multitasking features that make it easier than ever to run multiple apps at once. AppleInsider offers a closer look on how it all works.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $70 to $200 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $200 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $70 and $200 on every new Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In addition to the promo code and instant cash savings, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S8 China sales volume drop pushes pair out of top performers list

Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S8 China sales volume drop pushes pair out of top performers list

New sales channel and use data from mainland China suggest that Apple is slipping in the market, dropping off one firm's top list — but has good company during its decline, with Samsung and Meizu falling as well.

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Latest Apple Music ad uses motorcycles, patriotism & country star Brantley Gilbert

Latest Apple Music ad uses motorcycles, patriotism & country star Brantley Gilbert

Apple's latest promotional video for Apple Music — now online — takes a different tack from some other recent spots by featuring country singer Brantley Gilbert.

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Apple manufacturer Quanta seen riding high on 'Apple Watch Series 3' coming this fall

Apple manufacturer Quanta seen riding high on 'Apple Watch Series 3' coming this fall

Regular Apple supplier Quanta Computer is likely to enjoy strong revenues in the second half of 2017, in part because of the third-generation Apple Watch, reports reaffirmed on Tuesday.

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Apple deploys third public beta releases of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, iOS 11, tvOS 11

Apple deploys third public beta releases of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, iOS 11, tvOS 11

Registered members of Apple's public beta testing program now have a third pre-release build of iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra available to download, arriving just a day after the fourth developer beta.

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Flash is dead: Adobe announces end-of-life plans, will stop distribution in 2020

Citing pressure from HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly, Adobe has announced that it will end development and distribution of Flash Player at the end of 2020, and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to open formats.

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Size matters? Facebook plans to combat Apple's HomePod with smart speaker featuring 15" display

Size matters? Facebook plans to combat Apple's HomePod with smart speaker featuring 15

Reports suggest Facebook is working on its own smart speaker to battle the HomePod and similar products, with features similar to that of the Amazon Show — but packing a 15-inch screen.

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LG amping up OLED production with $7B investment to win back iPhone screen orders

LG amping up OLED production with $7B investment to win back iPhone screen orders

LG has announced that it will pour more than half of its capital expenditure budget into manufacturing plants to increase production of large panels suitable for televisions, as well as small ones for devices like the forthcoming "iPhone 8."

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Adobe accidentally leaks cloud-based 'Nimbus' photo editing tool for Mac

Adobe accidentally leaks cloud-based 'Nimbus' photo editing tool for Mac

Adobe has accidentally let an early version of "Project Nimbus" — a primarily cloud-based photo editor — slip out to some Creative Cloud subscribers, according to a report.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8,' other high-end smartphones may hurt PC shipments

Apple's 'iPhone 8,' other high-end smartphones may hurt PC shipments

The glut of high-end smartphones expected to ship in the second half of 2017 — including Apple's "iPhone 8" and "7s" — may put such a heavy strain on parts suppliers that it will actually affect PC shipments, according to a report.

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Touch ID problems in Apple's 'iPhone 8' predicted to limit launch shipments, won't affect China sales

Touch ID problems in Apple's 'iPhone 8' predicted to limit launch shipments, won't affect China sales

An analyst historically extremely critical of Apple believes that "iPhone 8" shipments, apparently constrained by late resolution of in-screen OLED Touch ID issues, will impact third quarter shipments for Apple, but won't have much impact on its marketshare, particularly in China.

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ExclusiveBlowout Prices: 15" Radeon 460 MacBook Pro for $2,199 ($400 off) with no tax in 48 states, plus up to $1,200 off upgraded systems

Blowout Prices: 15

Readers this week can save hundreds on Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pros equipped with Radeon 460 graphics thanks to instant rebates and our exclusive coupon code. Pick up the standard model for $2,199 with no tax outside NY and NJ — or opt for the top of the line 2TB configuration and save $1,200.

Apple TV universal search gets support for Discovery Communications channels, Sundance, Filmstruck, more

Apple TV universal search gets support for Discovery Communications channels, Sundance, Filmstruck, more

Apple this week added a handful of television content providers — most of which are owned by Discovery Communications — to a slowly growing list of services that offer support for universal search on fourth-generation Apple TV devices.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Qualcomm says tech group 'misdirecting' ITC, maintains complaint against Apple is over IP

Qualcomm says tech group 'misdirecting' ITC, maintains complaint against Apple is over IP

Qualcomm on Monday responded to a letter filed in opposition to a bid to bar import of Apple iPhone models not using its modem chips, accusing a tech lobbying group of conducting a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators.

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TipsHow to use the Medical ID feature in Apple's iOS Health app

How to use the Medical ID feature in Apple's iOS Health app

A lesser-known but theoretically life-saving feature of Apple's iOS Health app is Medical ID — a quick guide for nurses, doctors, ambulance crews and others in an emergency. Here's how to set it up on an iPhone running iOS 10.

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Roomba developer iRobot looking to sell owner's room data to Apple to bolster HomeKit

Roomba developer iRobot looking to sell owner's room data to Apple to bolster HomeKit

Home automation company iRobot is looking at mapping user's houses with permission using newer version of the Roomba, and selling that data to Apple, Amazon, and Google.

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VideoVideo: A closer look at what one case maker expects Apple's "iPhone 8" will look like

Video: A closer look at what one case maker expects Apple's

Whether or not it represents the actual final design of the "iPhone 8," one case maker is betting heavily that the appearance of Apple's next-generation flagship handset has leaked. AppleInsider offers a quick summary of everything you need to know in this new video.

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Honda makes 2018 Ridgeline next truck to get Apple's CarPlay

Honda makes 2018 Ridgeline next truck to get Apple's CarPlay

Honda has added another pickup truck — the 2018 Ridgeline — to its stable of vehicles compatible with Apple's CarPlay, which bridges Siri and iPhone apps with with dash interfaces.

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Apple releases fourth developer betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, tvOS 11, watchOS 4

Apple releases fourth developer betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, tvOS 11, watchOS 4

Apple has updated all four of its developer betas, with fourth releases of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, tvOS 11, and WatchOS 4.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active lacks edge-to-edge Infinity Display, implements fixed Bixby button

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active lacks edge-to-edge Infinity Display, implements fixed Bixby button

Details have emerged early about the new Galaxy S8 Active from a user purporting to have the device in hand, with pictures surfacing showing that the edge-to-edge Infinity Display featured heavily in advertising is absent from the ruggedized phone.

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Samsung aims to 'triple' chipmaking business, likely counting on Apple iPhone orders

Samsung aims to 'triple' chipmaking business, likely counting on Apple iPhone orders

Samsung is working to triple its share of the contract chip manufacturing industry within the next five years, a company executive said on Monday — possibly supporting rumors that Apple will add Samsung back to A-series production for next year's iPhones.

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Ireland gearing up escrow fund, government supervision for $15.2B tax payment from Apple

Ireland gearing up escrow fund, government supervision for $15.2B tax payment from Apple

Nearly a year after the initial declaration, Ireland is making ready to receive a $15.2 billion tax payment from Apple, and hold it in secure escrow until appeals end.

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JCPenney begins offering full support for Apple Pay across US

JCPenney begins offering full support for Apple Pay across US

JCPenney is now accepting Apple Pay across all of its U.S. locations, the department store chain announced on Monday, including support for store-branded credit cards and associated rewards points.

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Lowest Prices Anywhere: $300-$450 off 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pros; AirPods in stock for $159; Magic Keyboard for $69 ($30 off)

Lowest Prices Anywhere: $300-$450 off 13

While supplies last, shoppers can use our exclusive coupon combined with instant savings to save $300 to $450 on Late 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, plus no tax collected on orders outside NY and NJ. Apple AirPods are also back in stock with free 2-day shipping — and the Magic Keyboard is now $69 with a $20 mail-in rebate.

Case maker 'highly confident' on Apple's final 'iPhone 8' design, doubling down on production

Case maker 'highly confident' on Apple's final 'iPhone 8' design, doubling down on production

A week after a case manufacturer "confirmed" the iPhone 8 design, the same company has altered its rendering of the device slightly to conform to new ideas about the "notch" at the top of the screen for sensors, but still including a larger power/lock button and no rear Touch ID.

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Apple partner Foxconn may announce 'Made in America' plans this week

Apple partner Foxconn may announce 'Made in America' plans this week

Foxconn may announce as soon as this week in Washington D.C. its plans for producing electronics in the U.S. — specifically in Detroit and Wisconsin — though it is unknown whether Apple will play a part.

Non-Apple chip suppliers seeing slowdown as Apple chain builds up to 'iPhone 8'

Non-Apple chip suppliers seeing slowdown as Apple chain builds up to 'iPhone 8'

Although chipmakers in the Apple supply chain saw their orders accelerate in June, suppliers for non-Apple devices have encountered unexpectedly slow orders this year — possibly because device makers are waiting to see what the "iPhone 8" and/or "iPhone 7s" will bring to the table, according to a report.

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Apple investing in chemical deposition gear suitable for iPhone OLED screen production

Apple investing in chemical deposition gear suitable for iPhone OLED screen production

A report from the supply chain suggests that Apple is investing in equipment to assist in supplying OLED screens to the "iPhone 8" and beyond, but who will run the gear and for what purpose is not known.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson promotes Apple team-up on 'Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day' YouTube flick [u: now available]

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson promotes Apple team-up on 'Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day' YouTube flick [u: now available]

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has declared that he has partnered with Apple to develope The "Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day" — a film that will debut on YouTube on July 24.

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Latest Apple Park flyover highlights landscaping push, campus-wide construction

Latest Apple Park flyover highlights landscaping push, campus-wide construction

New drone footage of Apple Park reveals that major landscaping work is underway within the main courtyard, and that while diminished in places, campus building construction is still very much active.

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TipsHow to: turn your iPhone into a document scanner, and when you shouldn't

How to: turn your iPhone into a document scanner, and when you shouldn't

Nothing can beat having the iPhone's camera with you but many, many tools can better how that camera shoots documents and what you can do with them later. AppleInsider staffers show you what apps and hardware we use to scan everything from single receipts to the contents of a history archive.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hands On: Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds attachments, Facebook calendar integration

Hands On: Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds attachments, Facebook calendar integration

Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds key new features, and AppleInsider checks to see if the $50 entry price is worth it.

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