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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Apple invention details AR mapping system for iPhone, head-mounted displays

Apple invention details AR mapping system for iPhone, head-mounted displays

An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of overlaying interactive digital information onto real-world environments displayed on a portable device screen, specifically data regarding navigation assets like points of interest.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

White House looks to Apple's Cook, other tech CEOs to shape STEM education policy

White House looks to Apple's Cook, other tech CEOs to shape STEM education policy

The Trump administration is looking to tech sector elites to help shape funding policy for science, technology, engineering and math public school education programs.

VideoWatch: Hands-on with iOS 11's new Document Scanner

Watch: Hands-on with iOS 11's new Document Scanner

When iOS 11 debuts this fall, users will be able to take advantage of a new feature in the Notes app that automatically senses and scans documents, makes crops, adjusts image settings to remove tilt and glare, and allows on-the-fly markups using a finger or Apple Pencil. AppleInsider goes hands on with the function in this video.

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Foxconn's $10B Wisconsin LCD factory to supply Sharp, not Apple

Foxconn's $10B Wisconsin LCD factory to supply Sharp, not Apple

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou on Wednesday announced plans to invest $10 billion in an LCD manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, with production slated to go to subsidiary Sharp.

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Apple 'iPhone 8' to reportedly launch in October or November sans white bezel option

Apple 'iPhone 8' to reportedly launch in October or November sans white bezel option

Amid rumors of supposed production delays, a report on Wednesday claims Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 8" handset is slated for unveiling in September alongside incremental improvements to the iPhone 7 series, but the device won't see launch until late 2017.

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Apogee adds direct monitoring support for its Ensemble Thunderbolt and Element hardware to Apple Logic Pro X

Apogee adds direct monitoring support for its Ensemble Thunderbolt and Element hardware to Apple Logic Pro X

Audio equipment manufacturer Apogee has updated its Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt and Element series audio interface software with Direct Monitoring support, allowing for latency-free recording and monitoring without additional hardware in Logic Pro X.

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Apple's Tim Cook speaks out against President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers

Apple's Tim Cook speaks out against President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Wednesday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on transgender soldiers, joining other tech executives like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai and Twitter's own Jack Dorsey.

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 Music's Trent Reznor backs subscription streaming, but says free music 'here to stay'

Apple Music's Trent Reznor backs subscription streaming, but says free music 'here to stay'

In an interview published on Wednesday, Apple Music executive Trent Reznor — best known as the frontman of Nine Inch Nails — said that while he's been converted to the concept of subscription streaming, he also believes free music is "here to stay."

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Apple iOS App Store continues dominance over Google Play in earnings battle, gap widening

Apple iOS App Store continues dominance over Google Play in earnings battle, gap widening

While iOS App Store purchase volume may be losing ground from a marketshare perspective by number of downloads, Apple continues to dominate the market in consumer spending by a wide margin and still growing.

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New TSA rules will require airline travelers to remove Apple iPads, MacBooks from bags

New TSA rules will require airline travelers to remove Apple iPads, MacBooks from bags

In the coming weeks and months, travelers will no longer be able to keep iPads or small MacBook models in their bag when passing through security screenings, and will instead have to place them in a separate bin to be X-rayed, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced on Wednesday.

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FeatureInside iOS 11: The coolest Apple ARKit demos created so far

Inside iOS 11: The coolest Apple ARKit demos created so far

ARKit will instantaneously become the largest augmented reality platform in the world — but to capitalize on that, developers will need to come up with awesome uses of the technology. With only a few weeks under their belt using Apple's iOS 11, content creators have already begun to impress in big ways.

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Facebook shoots for mid-August launch for first TV shows

Facebook shoots for mid-August launch for first TV shows

Facebook's first set of original TV shows — posing a challenge to nascent offerings on Apple Music — will reportedly premiere in mid-August, after a month-long delay.

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Internet-connected television use including Apple TV growing to over 168 million in 2017

Internet-connected television use including Apple TV growing to over 168 million in 2017

Apple has grown its body of streaming hardware users, but still lags behind offerings from Amazon, Google, and Roku, according to a new research study.

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Lowest Price Ever: 10.5" iPad Pros for $599 with no tax in 48 states, plus $150-$350 off 12" MacBooks, $50-$150 off Apple Watch 2

Lowest Price Ever: 10.5

Shoppers can instantly save $50 on 64GB and 256GB 10.5-inch iPad Pros (Wi-Fi Only) this week with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Or pick up an ultraportable 2016 12-inch MacBook for up to $350 off with prices starting at $1,149. Apple Watch Series 2 devices are also up to $150 off instantly.

New Cochlear hearing implant tech will stream directly from iPhones & other Apple devices

New Cochlear hearing implant tech will stream directly from iPhones & other Apple devices

An upcoming Cochlear sound processor — the Nucleus 7 — will reportedly let people stream audio directly to hearing implants from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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Foxconn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin expected to be announced tonight, Apple connection still unknown [u]

Foxconn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin expected to be announced tonight, Apple connection still unknown [u]

Whether or not Apple products will actually be built there, a new facility from the company's key manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is reportedly in the works for the state of Wisconsin, and set to be announced later this evening.

Jony Ive talks Steve Jobs's vision for Apple Park, design inspiration from 'Star Wars'

Jony Ive talks Steve Jobs's vision for Apple Park, design inspiration from 'Star Wars'

A wide-ranging conversation with Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive discusses how the ultimate execution of Apple Park hews very close to founder Steve Jobs's vision for the project, and how he inspired Star Wars director J.J. Abrams, and vice versa.

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Apple ranks among 'Best-in-Class' brands for loyalty in new marketing study

Apple ranks among 'Best-in-Class' brands for loyalty in new marketing study

Among major corporate brands, Apple has some of the highest loyalty and satisfaction rates with the U.S. public, according to the results of a recent survey.

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Nintendo's mobile sales surge 450% on strength of 'Super Mario Run,' 'Fire Emblem Heroes' for iPhone

Nintendo's mobile sales surge 450% on strength of 'Super Mario Run,' 'Fire Emblem Heroes' for iPhone

Though the real standout was its hot selling hybrid Switch console and assorted software, mobile games were a very strong performer for Nintendo last quarter, with income surging a whopping 450 percent year over year.

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Foxconn not ready to talk about location, jobs spawned from US investment

Foxconn not ready to talk about location, jobs spawned from US investment

Following a the presidential decree that Apple stands poised to open a trio of factories in the U.S. very soon, Foxconn has declared that it is not ready to announce any plans at this time until deals are finalized.

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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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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Blowout 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.