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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Apple hires 3D, 360VR Toolbox developer Tim Dashwood to Final Cut Pro X team

Apple hires 3D, 360VR Toolbox developer Tim Dashwood to Final Cut Pro X team

Apple has hired Tim Dashwood, the author of a series of 3D and 360 VR plugins for video editing software. Dashwood has since made his existing plugins for apps such as Final Cut Pro X free to download.

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After tricking govt regulators, Uber got caught breaking Apple's iOS App Store rules

After tricking govt regulators, Uber got caught breaking Apple's iOS App Store rules

In 2014, Uber was discovered to be blocking authorities from seeing its cars in order to evade regulations or bans in a series of locations including Paris, Las Vegas, China and South Korea. The next year, Apple found out Uber was also flouting its iOS developer rules to identify users' devices by hardware ID—and nearly got kicked out of the App Store over it.

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ExclusiveLowest price anywhere! 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray for $1,599 ($200 off) with no tax in 48 states

Lowest price anywhere! 13

B&H Photo is taking $200 off Apple's Late 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray exclusively for AI readers. Now $1,599.00, each MacBook Pro also comes with free expedited shipping. Plus, B&H will not collect sales tax outside NY and NJ, making this the lowest price available from an authorized reseller.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apple's 2017 Earth Day Challenge for Apple Watch awards iMessage Stickers

Apple's 2017 Earth Day Challenge for Apple Watch awards iMessage Stickers

In recognition of today's Earth Day, Apple created an "Earth Day Challenge" to reward reaching 30 minutes of exercise on the day with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

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Apple apologizes to users for mistakenly saying their paid iCloud subscription was canceled

Apple apologizes to users for mistakenly saying their paid iCloud subscription was canceled

Days after an error led to false iCloud cancellation emails sent to subscribers, Apple has followed up with another note apologizing for the bug, and reassuring them that their plan remains in good standing.

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How the technology behind Apple's Touch ID will likely change with 'iPhone 8'

How the technology behind Apple's Touch ID will likely change with 'iPhone 8'

There's a lot of talk about Apple's shift to a new screen technology with the "iPhone 8," but fewer conversations about how it will all work — AppleInsider explains what changes Apple will likely need to make to implement the technology, while retaining Touch ID on the front of the rumored edge-to-edge screen on the device.

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This week on AI: Apple goes 100 percent recycled, Apple Watch NikeLab, 'iPhone 8' rumors & more

This week on AI: Apple goes 100 percent recycled, Apple Watch NikeLab, 'iPhone 8' rumors & more

Ahead of Earth Day, Apple went on an environmental publicity blitz, most notably promising to eventually make products entirely out of recycled materials. Rumors about specific projects like the "iPhone 8" continued, meanwhile, and a new version of the Apple Watch appeared: the Apple Watch NikeLab.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $150 to $390 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $150 to $390 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $150 and $390 on every possible configuration of Apple's new Late 2016 MacBook Pros 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.

Massive power outage closes busy Union Square Apple Store in San Francisco

Massive power outage closes busy Union Square Apple Store in San Francisco

The year-old flagship Apple Store at Union Square in San Francisco was closed down today due to a massive power outage that affected around 90,000 other customers, shut down some subway stations and turned off traffic lights that snarled many busy intersections.

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ExclusiveFull copy of Apple's self-driving car permit revealed [u]

Full copy of Apple's self-driving car permit revealed [u]

On Friday, a report revealed snippets of Apple's California Department of Motor Vehicles self-driving car application, offering insight into the company's autonomous vehicle project. A full copy of the document has been shared with AppleInsider.

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Internal documents reveal first look at Apple's self-driving car platform

Internal documents reveal first look at Apple's self-driving car platform

Documents filed as part of Apple's application to test self-driving cars in California were revealed on Friday and offer a first look at the company's autonomous platform, dubbed the "Automated System."

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UK site The Guardian drops Apple News in bid to boost ad & subscription revenues

UK site The Guardian drops Apple News in bid to boost ad & subscription revenues

Prominent U.K. newspaper The Guardian on Friday pulled out of two major app-based initiatives, Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles, in a bid to reclaim revenue.

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Apple hires two Google satellite execs for 'new hardware team'

Apple hires two Google satellite execs for 'new hardware team'

Apple has reportedly hired two executives from Google's satellite division to head up "a new hardware team," with goals that are still unclear.

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Photoshop World 2017 Deals: Pre-order the latest cameras & lenses with no tax in 48 states + 5% off DJI drones

Photoshop World 2017 Deals: Pre-order the latest cameras & lenses with no tax in 48 states + 5% off DJI drones

With Photoshop World 2017 well underway, Adorama and B&H are both accepting pre-orders on Sony's newest mirrorless Alpha a9 camera and GM lens, as well as Nikon's D7500 DSLR camera — with no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Plus, save 5% on select DJI drones with coupon or pre-order the Phantom 4 Advanced for $1,349 including tax.

'iPhone 8' renders based on shaky diagram 'leaks' appear on Chinese social media

'iPhone 8' renders based on shaky diagram 'leaks' appear on Chinese social media

A new set of images purporting to be of the "iPhone 8" rear case have appeared on Chinese social media, but AppleInsider has learned that they are renders, based on recent, alleged schematic 'leaks.'

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Overcast 3.1 update puts podcasts directly on Apple Watch

Overcast 3.1 update puts podcasts directly on Apple Watch

Popular iOS podcast app Overcast has updated with the ability to sync episodes directly to an Apple Watch, letting runners and others leave home without an iPhone in tow.

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Apple's upcoming Danish data center will help warm area homes

Apple's upcoming Danish data center will help warm area homes

Once complete, Apple's data center in Viborg, Denmark will actually redirect heat to warm homes in the surrounding Jutland region, Apple noted this week.

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Apple's Tim Cook highlights kid-themed iPhone billboard campaign in Turkey

Apple's Tim Cook highlights kid-themed iPhone billboard campaign in Turkey

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to mark Turkey's National Sovereignty and Children's Day — which actually takes place Apr. 23 — and to showcase a local billboard campaign, using iPhone photos shot by children.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Mac Pro, Thunderbolt GPUs & more

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Mac Pro, Thunderbolt GPUs & more

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan talk about the uncharacteristic rumors moving Touch ID to the back of the "iPhone 8," Mac Pro hardware rumors, the Mac Gamer, Thunderbolt GPUs and more.

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Data suggests tens of millions of iPhone users ready to fuel 2017 'supercycle'

Data suggests tens of millions of iPhone users ready to fuel 2017 'supercycle'

Lending credence to speculation of a coming iPhone "supercycle," market research firm comScore on Thursday released data showing tens of millions of users who own legacy iPhones are primed to upgrade.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Plastc goes the way of Coin as Apple Pay takes the lead in digital payments

Plastc goes the way of Coin as Apple Pay takes the lead in digital payments

The digital wallet race just lost another contestant, with Plastc Card entering bankruptcy and announcing to investors that it will shut down without ever delivering the digital payment card. Plastc joins Coin—which threw in the towel in February—in the electronic money pit that Apple has avoided with Apple Pay.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook touts Didi Chuxing's data gathering abilities, strong community ties

Apple CEO Tim Cook touts Didi Chuxing's data gathering abilities, strong community ties

Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a profile of Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu as part of the "TIME 100 Most Influential People" special, offering insight into Apple's investment in the Chinese ride-hailing service.

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Apple Music launches 'Up Next' monthly feature with Zane Lowe to highlight new artists

Apple Music launches 'Up Next' monthly feature with Zane Lowe to highlight new artists

Apple announced on Thursday that a new feature called "Up Next" has been added to Apple Music, a new video documentary series that promises to feature a new artist every month.

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Apple promo donates $1 to World Wildlife Fund for each Apple Pay purchase at its stores

Apple promo donates $1 to World Wildlife Fund for each Apple Pay purchase at its stores

Apple on Thursday launched an Earth Day-related charity promotion promising to donate $1 to the World Wildlife Fund for each purchase made at its stores using Apple Pay.

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Leaked safety document may hint at future Apple technology such as AR glasses

Leaked safety document may hint at future Apple technology such as AR glasses

An report from an Apple Environment Health and Safety contractor — said to have accidentally leaked to hundreds of Apple staff — may point to rumored augmented reality glasses, or some other new eye-related technology.

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Apple debuts Live Photos API, allows for playback on most popular browsers

Apple debuts Live Photos API, allows for playback on most popular browsers

Apple has developed a JavaScript API for its Live Photos, allowing pictures taken with the iOS feature to be shared on the web.

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Mastercard to add fingerprint sensors to cards, won't follow strict Apple Pay security policy

Mastercard to add fingerprint sensors to cards, won't follow strict Apple Pay security policy

Mastercard is reportedly testing cards that integrate a fingerprint sensor, intended to offer a more convenient alternative to entering a PIN. Unlike Apple Pay, however, the cards would lack a series of important security features.

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Apple meets with Chinese government over App Store oversight because of porn streamers

Apple meets with Chinese government over App Store oversight because of porn streamers

More information has emerged about the Chinese government demand that Apple crack down on streaming apps, with a new report circulating claiming that porn streamers are the government's major concern.

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Apple Watch NikeLab to bring new band option in limited Apr. 27 launch

Apple Watch NikeLab to bring new band option in limited Apr. 27 launch

Apple and Nike on Thursday revealed a new edition of the Apple Watch Series 2, the Apple Watch NikeLab, essentially a color variation on the Apple Watch Nike+.

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Comcast intros app-based Apple Pay bill payments with Xfinity iPhone update

Comcast intros app-based Apple Pay bill payments with Xfinity iPhone update

Expanding on a recent promise, Comcast on Thursday updated its Xfinity My Account app for the iPhone with support for Apple Pay, letting people handle TV and internet bills using their fingerprint.

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FeatureWhy an all-glass 'iPhone 8' makes sense, and could be more durable than you expect

Why an all-glass 'iPhone 8' makes sense, and could be more durable than you expect

Not since the discontinuation of the iPhone 4s has Apple sold a handset with an all-glass back, but that's rumored to change this year with the flagship "iPhone 8." In the years between those two models, advances in glass production technology have made it so an all-glass "iPhone 8" could be more robust than you might assume.

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Apple publishes new Earth Day videos explaining company's environmental efforts

Apple publishes new Earth Day videos explaining company's environmental efforts

Apple has published a set of new videos commemorating Earth Day that explain clean energy technologies, Apple's own environmental protection efforts, and feature Apple employees and executives narrating and explaining the concepts behind the programs.

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Apple original content plans a 'moving target,' may play into new Los Angeles offices

Apple original content plans a 'moving target,' may play into new Los Angeles offices

Apple's approach to original video programming is reportedly scattershot, to the point that the company hasn't settled on a focus, or even who will be in charge.

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Google may build native ad-blocking into mobile & desktop versions of Chrome

Google may build native ad-blocking into mobile & desktop versions of Chrome

Despite the company's own dependence on ads, Google is reportedly planning to build a native ad-blocker into the mobile and desktop versions of its Chrome browser — presumably including Apple's iOS and macOS.

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Prince's 'Deliverance' pulled from Apple Music, iTunes Store

Prince's 'Deliverance' pulled from Apple Music, iTunes Store

"Deliverance," the first track from an album generated by a sound engineer who worked with Prince in 2006 has been pulled from Apple Music, the iTunes Music store, and other streaming services after a challenge from the musician's estate.

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Apple to remove signature Fifth Avenue glass cube at cost of up to $2M

Apple to remove signature Fifth Avenue glass cube at cost of up to $2M

In the process of renovating its flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City, Apple will have to dismantle the famous glass cube that sits over top, according to recently published building permits.

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Apple investigating AR solution capable of moving, removing objects in real time

Apple investigating AR solution capable of moving, removing objects in real time

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application detailing a method of inserting virtual objects into a real environment, and relocating or removing real objects from the same, using advanced hardware and complex algorithms.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Apple stores install special signage in celebration of Earth Day

Apple stores install special signage in celebration of Earth Day

As it does every year, Apple on Wednesday began preparing its brick and mortar stores for Earth Day, which falls on Saturday, April 22, by changing the leaf of its familiar illuminated logos green.

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Apple promises future products to be made from 100% recycled materials

Apple promises future products to be made from 100% recycled materials

Apple is on the cusp of launching a new initiative, pledging to use 100 percent recycled materials in a closed supply loop for fabrication of its devices — but how it intends to do so isn't clear.

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