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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Apple Music to provide song content for Musical.ly, report says

Apple Music to provide song content for Musical.ly, report says

Apple Music will provide song clips to music-based social media app Musical.ly in a partnership expected to kick off on Friday, according to a new report.

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Apple shares photos, video from Dubai store opening

Apple shares photos, video from Dubai store opening

Apple opened its latest flagship store in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, and the company is celebrating by sharing a gallery of photos and a short video of the retail debut in Dubai Mall.

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Apple's self-driving testbed spotted in Silicon Valley

Apple's self-driving testbed spotted in Silicon Valley

Apple's self-driving technology testbed, an optimized Lexus RX450h SUV bristling with an array of advanced sensors, was spotted driving on Silicon Valley roads on Thursday, offering the first real-world look at the company's highly secretive autonomous vehicle project.

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Trump to meet with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou, report says

Trump to meet with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou, report says

Terry Gou, chairman of Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn, will reportedly meet with President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, where the pair are likely to discuss U.S. job creation and a pending bid for Toshiba's chip business.

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EditorialA very false narrative: Microsoft Surface vs Apple iPad, Mac

A very false narrative: Microsoft Surface vs Apple iPad, Mac

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But they're all wrong, here's why.

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Google adds iTunes, Apple Music shortcuts & more to iOS search cards

Google adds iTunes, Apple Music shortcuts & more to iOS search cards

Google on Thursday began adding streaming service links to the "knowledge panels" it displays in iOS search results, among them ones for Apple Music and iTunes.

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ExclusiveLowest prices anywhere! 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,599 ($200 off); 15" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 512GB, 455) for $2,599 ($200 off); 5% off DJI drones

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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. High-end 15-inch MacBook Pros are also $200 off, and popular DJI drones are 5% off with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

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.

Apple Watch NikeLab now available from Nike itself, but not at Apple Retail

Apple Watch NikeLab now available from Nike itself, but not at Apple Retail

The latest minor variant of Apple's wearable, the limited edition Apple Watch NikeLab, is now available from the sportswear company itself plus the sole remaining Apple Watch dedicated shop in Japan.

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Acer announces USB-C 4K display geared towards professional image editor's needs [u]

Acer announces USB-C 4K display geared towards professional image editor's needs [u]

At a live event on Thursday in New York City, PC-centric manufacturer Acer rolled out a 4K USB display aimed at image and video editors with USB-C connectivity and 85W of charging support suitable for the 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Apple makes fifth iOS 10.3.2 beta available for developer testing

Apple makes fifth iOS 10.3.2 beta available for developer testing

For the second time this week, Apple has released an iOS 10.3.2 beta for registered developers only.

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Early Q2 iPhone estimates hint Apple's sales up slightly over 2016

Early Q2 iPhone estimates hint Apple's sales up slightly over 2016

Possibly offering a peek into Apple's March-quarter results due to be revealed May 2, data released on Thursday estimated that Apple shipped some 51.6 million iPhones during the period, a slight improvement over 51.2 million a year prior.

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ExclusiveJoin AppleInsider editors live at Adorama in NYC to talk Apple's pro market and win a new iPad

Join AppleInsider editors live at Adorama in NYC to talk Apple's pro market and win a new iPad

Next Monday, AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger and Victor Marks will be appearing at Adorama's flagship store in New York City to meet with professional Apple users and discuss the current state of the company's high-end hardware. Join us for the discussion, adult refreshments, and a chance to win great prizes like a brand new 9.7-inch iPad (2017).

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Apple's shotgun update to Mac Pro trademark adds reference to augmented reality

Apple's shotgun update to Mac Pro trademark adds reference to augmented reality

A recent update to an Apple trademark page for the Mac Pro has added added the term "augmented reality displays" — but the addition means very little regarding Apple's future plans, with the tactic having used before to cover every eventuality.

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'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' confirmed as Apple Music exclusive

'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' confirmed as Apple Music exclusive

Almost immediately validating rumors, a new documentary on Bad Boy Records — "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" — has been announced as an Apple Music exclusive, arriving on June 25.

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Apple still working on P2P payment transfer service to compete with Venmo

Apple still working on P2P payment transfer service to compete with Venmo

Apple is said to be working on its own peer-to-peer money transfer service, potentially under the secure Apple Pay umbrella, allowing users to quickly and securely send money to one another, much like Venmo and Square Cash.

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Apple 'finalizing' design of Amazon Echo rival based on Siri

Apple 'finalizing' design of Amazon Echo rival based on Siri

Apple is said to be "currently finalizing" designs for its long-rumored Amazon Echo competitor, featuring support for Siri and AirPlay and boasting Beats technology, a well-known leak source claimed on Thursday.

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Apple's 'iOS 11' Music app to put more focus on Apple Music video content

Apple's 'iOS 11' Music app to put more focus on Apple Music video content

When Apple releases "iOS 11" later this year, one of its features will allegedly be a new Music app that "better showcases video" — specifically, video hosted on Apple Music.

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Laurene Powell Jobs to detail philanthropic efforts at Code conference

Laurene Powell Jobs to detail philanthropic efforts at Code conference

Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, will be making an appearance at May's Code conference to discuss her trust's philanthropic efforts.

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Apple investigating wireless charging via Wi-Fi routers, other communications equipment

Apple investigating wireless charging via Wi-Fi routers, other communications equipment

Apple is experimenting with medium- to long-distance wireless charging technologies that could one day allow users to charge up their iPhones with nothing more than a Wi-Fi router, according to a U.S. Patent and Trademark filing made public on Thursday.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Spotify buys blockchain startup Mediachain Labs to track, manage music royalties

Spotify buys blockchain startup Mediachain Labs to track, manage music royalties

Spotify on Wednesday announced the purchase of Brooklyn-based startup Mediachain Labs, a company which developed technology that can help the streaming music giant better track online content and reward owners with royalty payments.

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A very false narrative: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple's iPhone

A very false narrative: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple's iPhone

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But all of those media narratives are wrong, here's why.

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Alleged 'iPhone 8' schematic shows wireless charging pad, no rear Touch ID

Alleged 'iPhone 8' schematic shows wireless charging pad, no rear Touch ID

New purported schematics for Apple's "iPhone 8" show the rear of the device, possibly backing up claims that the product will switch to vertically-aligned lenses — albeit without a Touch ID sensor.

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FeatureHow Apple's 'iPhone 8' could improve battery life with 2-cell design, OLED screen

How Apple's 'iPhone 8' could improve battery life with 2-cell design, OLED screen

The hurdles to better battery life in modern devices are both technical, in terms of power consumption, and physical, as limited by space available. Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" is rumored to address both of those issues, potentially allowing for longer battery life than ever.

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Final Cut Pro X now has over 2 million users, Apple says

Final Cut Pro X now has over 2 million users, Apple says

Final Cut Pro X — once a controversial redesign of Apple's professional video editing suite — has topped 2 million users, the company announced at this week's National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas.

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Amazon Echo Look and iOS app judges your wardrobe choices with machine learning

Amazon Echo Look and iOS app judges your wardrobe choices with machine learning

On Wednesday, Amazon expanded its Alexa family of devices with the Echo Look — a voice recognition device with a camera tailored to snapping a shot of your outfit, rating it, and giving you alternate choices in conjunction with an iOS app.

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Google Maps adds parking reminders on Apple's iPhone

Google Maps adds parking reminders on Apple's iPhone

Taking a cue from Apple Maps, Google has updated its own Maps app for the iPhone with support for parking reminders, including both manual and automatic options.

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Apple's HomeKit accessory list updated with new Ecobee 4 thermostat, more devices shipping

Apple's HomeKit accessory list updated with new Ecobee 4 thermostat, more devices shipping

Apple has updated its curated page of HomeKit-compatible devices, notably adding the as-yet unreleased Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat, and removing a Bluetooth extender and a Lightwave to HomeKit bridge.

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$24K worth of products stolen in 2nd recent robbery at Apple's Corte Madera, Calif., store

$24K worth of products stolen in 2nd recent robbery at Apple's Corte Madera, Calif., store

Robbers reportedly struck an Apple outlet in Corte Madera, Calif. this week, stealing some $24,000 worth of goods just months after a previous raid on the store.

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VideoNAB Show 2017: FeiyuTech iPhone gimbals

NAB Show 2017: FeiyuTech iPhone gimbals

AppleInsider is on the scene at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show with a look at some of the hottest gear designed to work with Apple products. In this video, we take a closer look at some of FeiyuTech's handheld iPhone gimbals.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Verizon debuts unlimited data plan for prepaid customers

Verizon debuts unlimited data plan for prepaid customers

Verizon on Monday introduced a new unlimited data tier for prepaid customers, with the plan adding to the mobile carrier's four capped options.

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Apple AI guru Tom Gruber speaks of artificial intelligence's 'inevitability' at TED

Apple AI guru Tom Gruber speaks of artificial intelligence's 'inevitability' at TED

Speaking at the TED conference, Siri co-founder and Apple AI expert Tom Gruber declared that artificial intelligence should be used less to replace humans, and more to enhance aspects of humanity that are unreliable or fail with time, like memory.

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Samsung, LG concerned by Apple's plans to replace OLED with micro-LED in 2017 Apple Watch 3, later iPhones

Samsung, LG concerned by Apple's plans to replace OLED with micro-LED in 2017 Apple Watch 3, later iPhones

Later this year, Apple is expected to begin production of its advanced new power-efficient display technology known as micro-LED, which is expected to initially be used to replace OLED in Apple Watch Series 3. The shift is part of a series of moves that is concerning Samsung, LG and other South Korean suppliers.

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Keynote, Numbers, Pages iWork apps updated for both macOS and iOS

Keynote, Numbers, Pages iWork apps updated for both macOS and iOS

On Tuesday, Apple updated its Pages, Numbers, and Keynote applications for iOS and macOS, with the biggest addition being a numeric keypad for Numbers users on the iPad.

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Hubbell buys out Apple HomeKit accessory maker iDevices

Hubbell buys out Apple HomeKit accessory maker iDevices

iDevices — currently best known as a smarthome accessory maker, with devices supporting Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa — has been bought out by Hubbell, a major player in B2B electrical and electronics products.

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Waymo launches widescale test of self-driving rides in Phoenix

Waymo launches widescale test of self-driving rides in Phoenix

Alphabet's autonomous car division, Waymo, is expanding a ridehailing trial in Phoenix, Ariz., to members of the general public, marking perhaps the biggest real-world use of self-driving technology to date.

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Apple shows off Dubai store with massive 186-foot curved glass facade

Apple shows off Dubai store with massive 186-foot curved glass facade

Set to open to the public this Thursday, Apple is touting its new eco-friendly retail store in Dubai, including a 186-foot curved storefront and a balcony overlooking both Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain.

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Apple to launch 'Today at Apple' retail sessions in late May [u]

Apple to launch 'Today at Apple' retail sessions in late May [u]

Towards the end of May Apple plans to launch a new series of education sessions at its stores dubbed "Today at Apple," retail head Angela Ahrendts revealed on Tuesday. [Updated with official session details]

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Hands-OnFirst look: Rigiet iPhone camera gimbal is an affordable way to stabilize video recordings

First look: Rigiet iPhone camera gimbal is an affordable way to stabilize video recordings

Before its crowdfunding campaign kicked off on Tuesday, AppleInsider had the opportunity to go hands-on with Rigiet, a new iPhone-compatible camera gimbal offering super-smooth video recording at a budget price.

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