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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

FeatureTop iPad apps adding Drag and Drop support within the first month of iOS 11

Top iPad apps adding Drag and Drop support within the first month of iOS 11

This summer, Apple unveiled a series of new iOS 11 features specific to iPad, including new Dock navigation and support for Drag and Drop, enabling sophisticated new ways to work with documents between apps. Within its first month of availability, scores of third party developers have already added support to their iPad apps.

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Long, rough road ahead for Qualcomm and Apple in Chinese courts

Long, rough road ahead for Qualcomm and Apple in Chinese courts

A series of experts on the Chinese courts, patent attorneys, and other specialists have weighed in on the Apple versus Qualcomm battle, and believe that resolution through the system is well more than a year away, assuming that an agreement is not reached before then.

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VideoVideo: See how iPhone 8 4K 60fps video sacrifices some picture quality for higher framerate

Video: See how iPhone 8 4K 60fps video sacrifices some picture quality for higher framerate

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the first smartphones on the market to shoot ultra-high-resolution 4K video at 60 frames per second. But shooting 4K at that framerate does come with some visual compromises. AppleInsider demonstrates in our new video.

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TipsHow to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch

How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch

Starting with macOS Sierra and above, Apple implemented the ability to unlock your Mac when you are in proximity, and wearing your Apple Watch. Sounds simple enough — but there are a few pre-requisites to fulfill before it works reliably. AppleInsider spells it all out.

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Pesky iMessage delay bug persists for some in Apple's macOS High Sierra

Pesky iMessage delay bug persists for some in Apple's macOS High Sierra

A bug affecting a number of macOS High Sierra users can result in significant delays for receipt of iMessages and text messages, as well as a lack of notifications from an iPhone or Apple Watch for the same messages. At the moment, the only fixes appear to be disabling messages, or rolling back to macOS Sierra.

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Apple TV gets new universal search options in US, Canada, many other countries

Apple TV gets new universal search options in US, Canada, many other countries

Apple has significantly expanded the universal search options present on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, improving coverage in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and elsewhere.

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Apple Pay may be coming to Sweden before the end of October, but has a battle ahead

Apple Pay may be coming to Sweden before the end of October, but has a battle ahead

A report suggests that Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri's declaration that Apple Pay would come to Sweden before the end of the year is happening sooner rather than later, with a launch possible in the last full week of October.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $50 to $250 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $50 to $250 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $250 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In addition to promo code and instant cash savings, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Microsoft reveals Surface Book 2 hybrid tablets, claims they're twice as powerful as Apple's MacBook Pro

Microsoft reveals Surface Book 2 hybrid tablets, claims they're twice as powerful as Apple's MacBook Pro

Microsoft is continuing its attempts to compete against Apple's MacBook Pro and iPad Pro lines with an updated version of its tablet-notebook hybrid, with the Surface Book 2 boasting a new larger model and a USB-C port, alongside expected performance improvements.

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TipsHow to make iPhone texts and iMessages appear across all your Apple devices

How to make iPhone texts and iMessages appear across all your Apple devices

One of the advantages of Apple's iMessage system is the ability to see and respond to iPhone texts across multiple Apple devices. AppleInsider shows you how to set up the feature and get messaging on your iPad, Mac and more.

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Apple Maps transit information added for Birmingham, Ala.

Apple Maps transit information added for Birmingham, Ala.

Apple on Tuesday added public transit directions for Birmingham, Alabama for users of the Maps apps on iOS and macOS.

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Supply chain claims Apple's iPhone X part bottleneck woes will be resolved before Christmas

Supply chain claims Apple's iPhone X part bottleneck woes will be resolved before Christmas

A new supply chain report suggests that the chokepoints on iPhone X manufacturing are loosening, and shipments from assemblers may meet demand before the holiday season concludes.

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Greenpeace lauds Apple renewable energy efforts, decries 'right to repair' stance

Greenpeace lauds Apple renewable energy efforts, decries 'right to repair' stance

Greenpeace on Monday released its latest "Guide to Greener Electronics" report for 2017, analyzing what steps, if any, 17 of the world's top consumer electronics companies are taking to reduce their impact on the environment. This year, Greenpeace awarded Apple a passable B- grade, touting renewable energy and climate change initiatives, while at the same time lambasting the company over its opposition to "right to repair" legislation.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Apple investigated purchase of medical clinic start-up, signals larger push into healthcare

Apple investigated purchase of medical clinic start-up, signals larger push into healthcare

As part of an intensifying focus on holistic health care and supporting products, Apple was recently in talks to buy health clinic start-up Crossover Health, and approached primary care group One Medical, though the discussions ultimately fell through.

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Sen. Franken lauds Apple response detailing Face ID security

Sen. Franken lauds Apple response detailing Face ID security

Shortly after Apple introduced iPhone X with Face ID biometric security in September, U.S. Senator Al Franken challenged CEO Tim Cook to address the technology's potential impact on consumer privacy. Apple has since responded in a letter detailing the system's built-in security features.

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Hands-OnFirst look: Logi Circle 2 security camera with Apple HomeKit

First look: Logi Circle 2 security camera with Apple HomeKit

Logitech recently added HomeKit to the Wired version of the Circle 2, making it just one of a handful of security cameras to support Apple's smarthome platform.

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Sylvania intros Apple HomeKit-compatible Soft White bulb & Full Color Indoor Flex Strip

Sylvania intros Apple HomeKit-compatible Soft White bulb & Full Color Indoor Flex Strip

LEDVANCE's Sylvania brand on Monday announced two new Smart+ lights supporting HomeKit: the Soft White A19 bulb, and the Full Color Indoor Flex Strip.

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Apple confirms KRACK Wi-Fi WPA-2 attack vector patched in iOS, tvOS, watchOS, macOS betas

Apple confirms KRACK Wi-Fi WPA-2 attack vector patched in iOS, tvOS, watchOS, macOS betas

AppleInsider has learned that Apple has rectified the "KRACK Attack" Wi-Fi WPA-2 exploit in "recent" macOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS betas — but was unable to confirm that a patch is coming for the AirPort series of routers.

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Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4,1 and tvOS 11.1 [u]

Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4,1 and tvOS 11.1 [u]

Seemingly skipping macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 for now, Apple has issued new betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4,1 and tvOS 11.1 a week after the last revision.

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TipsTip: Convert physical Blu-ray and DVD discs to iTunes with Vudu and Movies Anywhere

Tip: Convert physical Blu-ray and DVD discs to iTunes with Vudu and Movies Anywhere

The expansion of Movies Anywhere to new studios and services has, in a roundabout way, enabled a new capability: You can now scan physical DVDs and Blu-rays that you own, and for a small fee convert them into authentic, legitimate iTunes Store purchases. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

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Apple on the hook for $439.7 million to VirnetX over FaceTime should appeals, patent invalidation fail

Apple on the hook for $439.7 million to VirnetX over FaceTime should appeals, patent invalidation fail

A series of motions by Apple in court challenging the validity of a ruling in favor of patent aggregator VirnetX have been denied, with Apple facing a $439.7 million dollar penalty — but there are still appeals of judgements to be made, as well as the conclusion of a patent invalidation process which may wipe the slate clean.

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iPhone X, pent up demand predicted to drive Apple sales for years to come — if all factors line up

iPhone X, pent up demand predicted to drive Apple sales for years to come — if all factors line up

An analyst has mixed feelings about the iPhone X pricing and release schedule, and believes that it may drive Apple's valuation to new heights — but if it is not well accepted, then it will eat into the company's earnings for years to come.

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Apple's Eddy Cue says Apple Pay coming to India, no firm date set

Apple's Eddy Cue says Apple Pay coming to India, no firm date set

Apple Pay is in development for India, senior Apple executive Eddy Cue revealed in an interview published on Monday — though there's no indication of when it will go live.

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Deals: 128GB 9.7" iPad for $399 ($30 off); 2017 13" Touch Bar for $1,699 ($100 off); high-end 2016 15" MacBook Pro $2,099 ($700 off)

Deals: 128GB 9.7

Mid-October deals on iPads and MacBook Pros have just launched starting with 128GB 9.7" iPads for as low as $399. Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is also on sale for $1,699 this week, while the high-end Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 455 graphics is $700 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple Maps gains public transit directions for Ireland

Apple Maps gains public transit directions for Ireland

Apple has introduced public transit directions for Maps users in Ireland, confirming recent signs that it was about to do so.

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Landscaping, complete visitor's center highlight latest drone footage of Apple Park

Landscaping, complete visitor's center highlight latest drone footage of Apple Park

The latest round of drone footage shot in October of Apple Park demonstrates a fully complete visitor's center, plus the massive effort it has taken to bring the landscaping up to where it stands currently.

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First shipment of Apple's iPhone X limited to just 46,500 units

First shipment of Apple's iPhone X limited to just 46,500 units

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, recently sent out its first shipment of the iPhone X — but that batch included just 46,500 units, according to one report.

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Alleged 'KRACK Attack' vulnerability threatens to lay bare Wi-Fi WPA-2 security

Alleged 'KRACK Attack' vulnerability threatens to lay bare Wi-Fi WPA-2 security

A set of six collegiate researchers are set to unveil details on a Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK Attack) for WPA-2 Wi-Fi security, which if legitimate can allow attackers to undermine encryption on any wi-fi connection utilizing the security method — including Apple hardware connecting to Airport Extreme and Airport Express routers. AppleInsider explains what it is, and how to cut down on the potential for attack until patches are rolled out.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

FeatureWhy you want a macOS home server, and how to get one going

Why you want a macOS home server, and how to get one going

Sure, you can get a network attached storage device, or rely on somebody's cloud — but, I've run a Mac-based home server for a very long time. Why have I kept one running, and why should you start one? Read on.

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Trade-in Deals: Sell your used iPhone for cash and lock in a $20 bonus ahead of the iPhone X

Trade-in Deals: Sell your used iPhone for cash and lock in a $20 bonus ahead of the iPhone X

With the release of the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 (and upcoming iPhone X), now is the time to trade in your old device before values drop. Here's a guide to help you sell your old iPhone for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBackWorld, MyPhones Unlimited, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services.

This week on AI: Face ID on 2018 iPad Pro, foldable iPhones, Qualcomm looks to shut down iPhone & more

This week on AI: Face ID on 2018 iPad Pro, foldable iPhones, Qualcomm looks to shut down iPhone & more

Not content to rest for long, the rumor train steamed forward this week with hints of Face ID on the iPad Pro, a stylus-equipped iPhone, and even a foldable iPhone coming several years down the road. Qualcomm, meanwhile, fired another major salvo in its legal battle with Apple, and an Irish datacenter finally got the green light.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Apple diversity chief apologizes to staff for statements made at summit

Apple diversity chief apologizes to staff for statements made at summit

Apple VP of Inclusion and Diversity Denise Young Smith on Friday issued an internal memo to clarify and apologize for comments made during a business summit last week, reiterating that Apple is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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TipsiOS 11 lets you turn off iPhone or iPad without the power button

iOS 11 lets you turn off iPhone or iPad without the power button

Among the lesser known features included in Apple's latest iOS 11 is a new software function that lets users turn off their device without touching a physical button, handy in the case of random hardware failures and other glitches.

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Apple expands Apple Pay Cash testing to retail employees ahead of public release, report says

Apple expands Apple Pay Cash testing to retail employees ahead of public release, report says

Apple has reportedly extended an internal test of its forthcoming Apple Pay Cash feature to include retail employees, a report said Friday, suggesting the peer-to-peer payments solution is ripe for public release.

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Nvidia GeForce Now beta goes live, delivers high-end gaming to Mac

Nvidia GeForce Now beta goes live, delivers high-end gaming to Mac

Announced at CES in January, Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud-based gaming service went live in beta form on Friday, promising users the ability to play graphically intensive games on their Mac, including PC-only titles.

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FeatureHow Apple's iPhone X TrueDepth AR waltzed ahead of Google's Tango

How Apple's iPhone X TrueDepth AR waltzed ahead of Google's Tango

Apple's iOS 11 brings Augmented Reality to a huge installed base of over 350 million iOS devices with powerful A9, A10 Fusion or A11 Bionic chips. However, another form of AR is about to be introduced, exclusive to the company's new iPhone X. Here's a deeper look at Apple's big AR surprise.

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VideoVideo: Should you buy the standard Apple Watch Series 3, or the Nike + model?

Video: Should you buy the standard Apple Watch Series 3, or the Nike + model?

Apple offers the new Series 3 update of the Apple Watch in a number of different styles, including a Nike+ version for fitness-focused users. Which version is right for you? AppleInsider helps you decide.

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Qualcomm seeks to halt Apple's sales & manufacturing of iPhones in China

Qualcomm seeks to halt Apple's sales & manufacturing of iPhones in China

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has filed multiple lawsuits in China, looking to block both sales and manufacturing of iPhones in the country — something that would cripple Apple worldwide, if successful.

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Apple promises fix for GarageBand failing to open after iOS 11 update

Apple promises fix for GarageBand failing to open after iOS 11 update

Apple is working to fix a glitch preventing some people from launching GarageBand — the company's simplified music creation tool — after updating to iOS 11, according to an online support document.

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