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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hulu Live TV now available for streaming on Mac via web browser

Hulu Live TV now available for streaming on Mac via web browser

Hulu on Wednesday released a web version of its Live TV plan, granting Mac and PC users access to live TV streams previously constrained to set-top boxes and mobile apps.

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Apple updates News Publisher with redesigned dashboard, UI tweaks

Apple updates News Publisher with redesigned dashboard, UI tweaks

Apple on Wednesday rolled out updates to its iCloud-based News Publisher, featuring a number of user interface enhancements and a completely redesigned dashboard.

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Safari in iOS 11 strips Google AMP links down to original URL for sharing

Safari in iOS 11 strips Google AMP links down to original URL for sharing

When iOS 11 launches this fall, users sharing Google AMP pages from Safari will find Apple's operating system automatically remove Google's proprietary URL in favor of the webpage's original format.

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Samsung confirms plans for smartspeaker challenging Apple HomePod & Amazon Echo

Samsung confirms plans for smartspeaker challenging Apple HomePod & Amazon Echo

In addition to premiering the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung on Wednesday said that it's working on its own smartspeaker, which will face off against products like the Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home.

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'Assassin's Creed,' 'Game of Thrones' iPhone games 'soft launched' outside the U.S.

'Assassin's Creed,' 'Game of Thrones' iPhone games 'soft launched' outside the U.S.

Game developers are known to hold 'soft launches' of games, limiting the release to a few countries for testing, with 'Assassin's Creed: Rebellion,' 'Brawl Stars,' and 'Game of Thrones: Conquest' currently playable in countries around the globe for initial testing — but not for U.S. players.

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Apple updates Machine Learning Journal with articles on Siri & related topics

Apple updates Machine Learning Journal with articles on Siri & related topics

Apple on Wednesday added three new articles to its Machine Learning Journal, part of an attempt at bringing some of its research — and researchers — out of the shadows.

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VideoVideo: Everything you need to know about watchOS 4 in under four minutes

Video: Everything you need to know about watchOS 4 in under four minutes

AppleInsider runs you through all of the most important changes and new features coming with watchOS 4, expected to be released this fall alongside the rumored Apple Watch 'Series 3.'

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New support document spells out compatibility of Apple's Pro apps with High Sierra

New support document spells out compatibility of Apple's Pro apps with High Sierra

A support document published in advance of Apple's impending release of High Sierra details what versions of Apple's Pro Apps will work fine in High Sierra — and what has been left behind.

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Apple TV losing market share to streaming set-top box rivals Roku, Amazon

Apple TV losing market share to streaming set-top box rivals Roku, Amazon

Competitors to the Apple TV are continuing to outpace Apple's streaming set-top box, a consumer research report claims, with the proportion of U.S. households owning and using an Apple TV shrinking while Roku increases its strong lead.

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Apple sets sights on new Iowa data center to handle growing cloud demands

Apple sets sights on new Iowa data center to handle growing cloud demands

Apple is reportedly in the early stages of setting up a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, which should join several others scattered around the U.S.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $70 to $250 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $250 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 $250 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.

Killer Deals: 2017 13" Touch Bar for $1,649 ($150 off); high-end MacBook Pro for $2,099; $100 off new Airs w/ no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: 2017 13

B&H's massive Back to School Sale is going on now with cash discounts on popular MacBooks, iMacs, iPads and more. Top picks include Apple's 2016 15" MacBook Pro for $1,899 ($500 off) or the high-end model for $2,099 ($700 off), $400 off the 27" iMac 5K, $100 off 2017 MacBook Airs and $150 off the 2017 13" Touch Bar. All systems qualify for free shipping with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Samsung to face off against Apple's 'iPhone 8' with 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8 [u]

Samsung to face off against Apple's 'iPhone 8' with 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8 [u]

Looking to finally eclipse last year's fire-prone Galaxy Note 7, Samsung on Wednesday announced the Note 8, which should ship to the U.S. on Sept. 15. [Updated with pricing]

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Giveaway: 2 Pairs of BlackPods (customized AirPods) are up for grabs, enter today for your chance to win

Giveaway: 2 Pairs of BlackPods (customized AirPods) are up for grabs, enter today for your chance to win

BlackPods is partnering with AppleInsider this week to offer readers the chance to win a pair of BlackPods (AirPods finished with a military-grade coating) in Classic or Stealth. Two pairs are up for grabs — enter today for your chance to win.

Roundup: Here are the best iCloud alternatives for backing up your Mac

Roundup: Here are the best iCloud alternatives for backing up your Mac

With Code42 discontinuing its CrashPlan for Home service, finding the right backup solution with reliable protection is key. We're rounding up the best alternatives to Apple's iCloud service to help keep your data safe and secure.

Akitio launches MacBook Pro compatible Thunder3 Quad X Thunderbolt 3 external enclosure

Akitio launches MacBook Pro compatible Thunder3 Quad X Thunderbolt 3 external enclosure

Enclosure producer Akitio has unveiled the Thunder3 Quad X, an external storage device that can also be used to connect a second display, as well as providing high transfer speeds to enclosed drives over a Thunderbolt 3 connection.

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Hands-OnHands on: Astropad's Luna Display dongle fakes a Mac display, transmits to iPad via Wi-Fi

Hands on: Astropad's Luna Display dongle fakes a Mac display, transmits to iPad via Wi-Fi

Assorted app combinations have been utilizing Wi-Fi to extend the Mac's desktop to the iPad for some time — but a new hardware dongle from the makers of the Astropad app eliminates hacks from the equation, and is able to send fully accelerated video to an iPad companion app.

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Virgin Mobile extends $1 year of unlimited iPhone data to bring-your-own switchers

Virgin Mobile extends $1 year of unlimited iPhone data to bring-your-own switchers

Just ahead of Apple's anticipated announcement of new iPhones, U.S. carrier Virgin Mobile has opened its offer of a year of unlimited service for $1 to existing iPhone owners switching over, not just people buying a new iPhone.

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Carrier-sourced rumor suggests 'iPhone 8' launch event will take place on September 12

Carrier-sourced rumor suggests 'iPhone 8' launch event will take place on September 12

Apple is supposedly planning to reveal the 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s,' and the 'iPhone 7s Plus' on September 12, according to a French report citing a number of sources within European carriers preparing for the impending iPhone launches.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to come with 64, 256 or 512GB of storage, 3GB of RAM - report

Apple's 'iPhone 8' to come with 64, 256 or 512GB of storage, 3GB of RAM - report

Apple is planning to ramp up storage options across the board with this fall's "iPhone 8," selling 64-, 256-, and 512-gigabyte models, according to a Chinese report.

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Hulu combining its two iOS apps, merging live TV streaming with on-demand

Hulu combining its two iOS apps, merging live TV streaming with on-demand

Hulu is preparing to simplify its streaming video offerings on iOS by incorporating its Hulu with Live TV app into the main app, combining the two separate services into one single app and phasing out its live-streaming app entirely.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Winners of the Plex giveaway announced [Mark C., Philip H., Matthew B., David B., Charles T.]

Winners of the Plex giveaway announced [Mark C., Philip H., Matthew B., David B., Charles T.]

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, each of whom will receive a lifetime Plex Pass. One grand prize winner, Mark C., will also receive an HDHomerun Connect Tuner and Mohu Leaf 50 Antenna to enjoy Live TV and DVR services with Plex.

Apple shares 'Carpool Karaoke' ads featuring Queen Latifah, Cyrus family

Apple shares 'Carpool Karaoke' ads featuring Queen Latifah, Cyrus family

Apple on Tuesday continued to plug upcoming episodes of "Carpool Karaoke," the company's second attempt at original streaming programming, with ads featuring guests Queen Latifah and the Cyrus family.

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Self-driving campus shuttle to rise from ashes of Apple's 'Project Titan,' report says

Self-driving campus shuttle to rise from ashes of Apple's 'Project Titan,' report says

After massive investments into self-driving car technology, Apple is transitioning away from a branded vehicle in favor of a shuttle service that will transport employees between corporate buildings, according to an in-depth report published Tuesday.

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AccuWeather sends user location data to monetization firm despite iOS privacy settings [u]

AccuWeather sends user location data to monetization firm despite iOS privacy settings [u]

Popular iOS weather app AccuWeather, often listed as a top-ten app in the Weather section of the iOS App Store, has been collecting and forwarding user location information to data monetization company Reveal Mobile even when location sharing is disabled.

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Anker bets on designs for Apple's 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s' & '7s Plus' with new cases

Anker bets on designs for Apple's 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s' & '7s Plus' with new cases

A well-known accessory maker, Anker, has announced a series of cases for Apple's "iPhone 8," "7s," and "7s Plus," even though the anticipated devices are still weeks away from being revealed.

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Epic Games head Tim Sweeney bemoans iOS App Store's leeching of developer profits

Epic Games head Tim Sweeney bemoans iOS App Store's leeching of developer profits

App developers are losing too much money from the cut of app revenues taken by app stores operated by Apple and other companies, according to Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, declaring the iOS App Store's high charge "a parasitic loss."

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VideoVideo: Calibration machine video allegedly shows Touch ID embedded into 'iPhone 8' Apple logo

Video: Calibration machine video allegedly shows Touch ID embedded into 'iPhone 8' Apple logo

AppleInsider discusses a new iPhone 8 video, allegedly depicting a Touch ID calibration machine — and the sensor for the technology on the back of the phone.

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Apple HomePod setup may require iPhone or iPad, allow multi-speaker sync

Apple HomePod setup may require iPhone or iPad, allow multi-speaker sync

Even if it supports other Apple devices, people buying a HomePod will allegedly need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to complete initial setup.

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Verizon Wireless introducing new unlimited plans at the same time as video throttling measures

Verizon Wireless introducing new unlimited plans at the same time as video throttling measures

Verizon Wireless is changing its unlimited plan by splitting it into multiple tiers from Wednesday onwards, while at the same time the carrier is also preparing to throttle the quality of streaming video for all customers, including those staying on the existing unlimited plan.

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Apple & Qualcomm squabble, lay out early arguments in San Diego court hearing

Apple & Qualcomm squabble, lay out early arguments in San Diego court hearing

Lawyers squared off in a San Diego federal court last Friday in an initial hearing of Apple's lawsuit against Qualcomm, with the latter standing accused of antitrust violations and breach of contract.

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'BioShock Remastered' arrives on macOS with graphical updates for its 10th anniversary

'BioShock Remastered' arrives on macOS with graphical updates for its 10th anniversary

Feral Interactive has released its macOS port of "BioShock Remastered," landing on Tuesday on Steam followed by the Mac App Store to follow, with the 10-year anniversary remake of the first-person shooter gaining graphical improvements for modern systems.

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Code42 ends consumer CrashPlan backup plans to prioritize business services

Code42 ends consumer CrashPlan backup plans to prioritize business services

Code42, the company behind the CrashPlan online backup service, stopped accepting new subscribers for its CrashPlan for Home plan on Tuesday, with the backup firm shifting its focus away from consumers to enterprise and small business customers.

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Deals: 12" MacBooks for $999 ($300 off); 27" iMac 5K for $1,199; $300 off 13" Touch Bars; AirPods in stock w/ free 2-day shipping

Deals: 12

Kicking off this solar eclipse Monday, Amazon is knocking $300 off Apple's 2016 12" MacBook, bringing the price down to $999. An upgraded Apple refurbished 27" iMac 5K is also $1,199 with no tax outside NY. Meanwhile, Late 2016 13" Touch Bars are $300 off instantly with no tax in 48 states.

Report highlights 3D facial recognition, camera tech as Apple's original efforts in 'iPhone 8'

Report highlights 3D facial recognition, camera tech as Apple's original efforts in 'iPhone 8'

While there are many anticipated features for this fall's "iPhone 8," only a handful of them will actually be novel within the smartphone world, a report pointed out on Tuesday.

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VMware Fusion 10 will include High Sierra support, use Metal for graphical boost when it ships in October

VMware Fusion 10 will include High Sierra support, use Metal for graphical boost when it ships in October

VMware has revealed new editions of its VMware Fusion and Fusion Pro virtualization software, with version 10 bringing compatibility with newer operating systems, a boost to virtual machine graphical performance with Metal support, and the ability to use the Touch Bar in virtual machines.

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Apple alumni reveal HomeKit-compatible Latch C smart lock for business, apartments

Apple alumni reveal HomeKit-compatible Latch C smart lock for business, apartments

Smart lock startup company Latch has unveiled the enterprise and apartment-oriented Latch C — its first smart lock certified to work with HomeKit.

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Parallels Desktop 13 ships with support for macOS High Sierra, Touch Bar

Parallels Desktop 13 ships with support for macOS High Sierra, Touch Bar

Virtualization software firm Parallels launched Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac on Tuesday, with the upgraded software introducing compatibility with macOS High Sierra, the Windows Fall Creators Update, and support for the Touch Bar on the Retina MacBook Pro.

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Vudu unveils native Apple TV app for streaming Ultraviolet, Disney Movies Anywhere content

Vudu unveils native Apple TV app for streaming Ultraviolet, Disney Movies Anywhere content

As expected, a native Apple TV app has launched for Walmart's Vudu streaming service, allowing for streaming of over 100,000 titles, with 4,000 of them free and ad-supported.

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