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Texas Rangers serve Apple with warrants for access to Sutherland Springs shooter's iPhone 11/19/2017 01:06 AM
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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 11/18/2017 05:03 AM
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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, HomePod pushed back, UK robbery & more 11/18/2017 05:01 AM
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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 11/18/2017 01:54 AM
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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 11/18/2017 12:48 AM
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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 11/17/2017 11:40 PM
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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 11/17/2017 10:00 PM
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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 11/17/2017 06:59 PM
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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.

LTE Apple Watches may be able to make emergency calls without linked iPhone plan 11/17/2017 05:43 PM
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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' 11/17/2017 04:24 PM
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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 11/17/2017 04:13 PM
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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 11/17/2017 04:12 PM
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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.

Apple Early Black Friday Roundup: Find the best deals & lowest prices on MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and Apple Watches 11/17/2017 03:00 PM
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With a week left 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.

Android smartphones expected to follow Apple's iPhone X lead in adopting 3D sensor tech 11/17/2017 02:59 PM
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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 11/17/2017 01:43 PM
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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 11/17/2017 01:13 PM
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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 11/17/2017 05:37 AM
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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.

IK Multimedia ships iRig Keys I/O keyboard MIDI interface that can record microphones and other instruments 11/17/2017 04:44 AM
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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 11/17/2017 03:34 AM
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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.

Early Black Friday deals: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro for $1,799, high-end for $2,099, plus 15% off AppleCare and no tax outside NY & NJ 11/17/2017 02:31 AM
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Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo this week is knocking $600 off the standard Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro and $700 off the high-end model with a faster processor, additional storage and upgraded graphics -- plus save 15% when you add AppleCare. Apple's 2017 9.7" iPads are also on sale for $299, while 9.7" Pros are $200 off, all with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Time includes iPhone X in its list of '25 Best Inventions of 2017' 11/17/2017 02:29 AM
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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 11/17/2017 01:10 AM
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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 11/16/2017 11:49 PM
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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 11/16/2017 10:59 PM
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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 11/16/2017 10:23 PM
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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 11/16/2017 09:23 PM
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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 11/16/2017 08:49 PM
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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 11/16/2017 07:43 PM
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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 11/16/2017 07:14 PM
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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 11/16/2017 06:02 PM
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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 11/16/2017 05:21 PM
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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 11/16/2017 04:14 PM
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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 11/16/2017 03:12 PM
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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.

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $320 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states 11/16/2017 02:29 PM
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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.

Racing game Dirt Rally powerslides onto macOS, coming soon to Mac App Store 11/16/2017 02:28 PM
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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 11/16/2017 02:24 AM
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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 11/16/2017 01:34 AM
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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.

Experts split on whether police can use dead bodies to unlock an iPhone 11/15/2017 11:28 PM
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Security and biometrics experts are said to be divided on the question of whether police -- or the FBI -- could have used the body of Sutherland Springs shooter Devin Kelley to unlock his rumored iPhone.

LIFX launches HomeKit-compatible LED light strips, add-on bridge for older setups 11/15/2017 09:30 PM
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Lighting provider LIFX has upgraded its LIFX Z light strip kit, with the new version supporting HomeKit natively.

How to share Apple Watch Activity progress with friends & family 11/15/2017 08:04 PM
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Some people need a little encouragement -- or friendly rivalry -- to get in shape. Here's how to share Activity stats from your Apple Watch with others.

Video for iOS & tvOS-exclusive game 'Sky' teases story, multiplayer elements 11/15/2017 07:27 PM
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More details about "Flower" and "Journey" developer thatgamecompany's next title, "Sky," have been revealed in a brief gameplay video, showing the opening moments of the and collaborative puzzles from the game, which will launch first on iOS and tvOS.

iPhone X shipments from Apple improve to 2-3 weeks in US 11/15/2017 06:41 PM
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In a sign that production of the iPhone X is catching up with overwhelming demand, new orders for the iPhone X are now advertised to ship within two to three weeks, a one-week improvement from their previous estimate.

MacBook refreshes push Apple to 4th in global notebook shipments 11/15/2017 05:36 PM
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Apple considerably improved its MacBook shipments in Q3 2017 compared to the previous quarter, market research firm TrendForce claims, with Apple said to have overtaken Asus in the global notebook shipment rankings for this quarter and achieving fourth place amongst other notebook brands.

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 11/15/2017 05:29 PM
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Exclusively for AppleInsider readers, 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.

Rumor: 2018 iPad Pro with Face ID will be powered by 8-core 'A11X' chip 11/15/2017 04:55 PM
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In a move that would follow Apple's usual strategy, it's expected that new iPad Pros due in 2018 will feature a beefed up version of the A11 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X lineups, adding two more processing cores into the mix.

Like Apple, Amazon abandons 'skinny' TV bundle plans following network resistance 11/15/2017 04:08 PM
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For now, Amazon has allegedly jettisoned plans to offer a "skinny" bundle of cable and broadcast TV channels, owing to low expected profit margins and the same problem rumored to have halted Apple's bundle: resistance from networks.

'Alpine White' version of DJI Mavic Pro drone is an Apple store exclusive 11/15/2017 03:48 PM
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DJI has launched a limited-edition "Alpine White" version of the Mavic Pro, a 4K camera drone which can be viewed and controlled through an iOS app. The special color option will be available exclusively through Apple's retail channels and DJI's own outlets in most countries.

Apple says it will help make limited anti-spam iPhone app for Indian government 11/15/2017 02:37 PM
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Apple has reportedly bowed to pressure from the Indian government and will help it build an iPhone version of its "Do Not Disturb" anti-spam app, albeit with more limited capabilities than the Android version.

Star Micronics announces first AirPrint-certified point-of-sale receipt printer 11/15/2017 04:27 AM
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The Star TSP654II AirPrint is the first 58mm and 80mm receipt and ticket printer to get AirPrint certification -- and it will see release very soon.

Reviews lean positive on Pixel Buds, Google's answer to Apple's AirPods 11/15/2017 02:02 AM
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Some of the first major reviews of Google's Pixel Buds have emerged, mostly espousing a favorable opinion of the AirPods competitors, albeit with some tough criticisms.

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