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Can Apple's HomePod take on a surround sound theater system?

8 hours 25 min ago

Apple's HomePod is one of the best sounding smart speakers on the market, and the recent addition of stereo pairing with AirPlay 2 makes the setup even more engaging. But how does a pair of HomePods stack up against a dedicated home theater system?
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Review: Amazon's Echo Spot is a cool device, but needs to do more with its screen

11 hours 58 min ago

The Echo Spot is undeniably a cool product, but without YouTube it's hard to justify over a regular Echo, except for people with security cameras or those wanting the world's best alarm clock.
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Dolby Atmos isn't on the Apple TV 4K yet, but it is a must for home theater fans

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:23

At last year's September iPhone release event, Apple also unveiled the Apple TV 4K, supporting the latest video technologies like Dolby Vision and HDR10 -- but minus Dolby Atmos. AppleInsider delves into Atmos versus surround sound, and what you can expect when support comes in the fall.
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App Roundup: iWork for iOS and Mac, Little Snitch, Ark: Survival Evolved, Hearthstone, more!

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 05:50

New apps and updates to existing software are pushed to the App Store and other online marketplaces every day, and there are simply too many of them to keep track of all of the changes. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS updates and launches from the last week that you should know about.
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This week on AI: Lightning crashes, Apple gears iPhones against searches, iOS 12's speed put to the test & more

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 22:48

Popular stories this week included hints of Lightning being replaced with USB-C, iOS 12 features designed to block searches, and the real-world speed of the OS on older Apple devices.
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US iPhone imports imperiled as ITC hears Qualcomm complaint

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:22

The first of more than a dozen legal actions between Apple and Qualcomm went to trial in Washington, D.C., on Friday, where U.S. International Trade Commission staff issued a recommendation that the presiding trade judge find the iPhone maker in infringement of Qualcomm IP.
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Apple recruits senior Waymo engineer & NASA veteran for self-driving car project

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:28

The latest addition to Apple's self-driving car team is Jaime Waydo, previously a senior engineer at Alphabet's Waymo as well as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Apple, Oprah Winfrey sign multi-year deal for TV programming

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:19

Apple and Oprah Winfrey have teamed in a long-term partnership to develop programming and original content for what will likely become Apple's streaming video service.
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Here are over 150 new features and changes in iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:28

When Apple introduced iOS 12 during the WWDC 2018 keynote, they barely scratched the surface on what was changed in their latest major update. We've tracked down well over 150 features to find everything new in iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad.
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Widespread outage strikes Apple Maps search, directions

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:37

Apple Maps is currently undergoing a partial outage of service, with a large number of users unable to use the navigational functions to get directions on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac versions of the app.
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Apple & tech's disproportionate share of S&P index raising eyebrows

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:06

Tech companies, including Apple, take up a large percentage of the index's value, as well as its growth, leading some observers to question whether Big Tech has gotten too financially powerful.
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Podcast discusses the end of the lightning connector, waterproof patents, and interviews Moog iOS developer Geert Bevin

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:48

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew O'Hara discuss rumors of the Lightning connector's demise, patents on making connectors waterproof, network building tips, and an interview with the Geert Bevin, Moog Music's iOS Product Manager and Software Engineering Lead.
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Intel's next iPhone cellular modem could completely replace Qualcomm chips

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:24

Intel has commenced manufacturing of modems that will reportedly be used in the 2018 iPhone refresh this fall, one that could be used across a wide variety of cellular communications technologies, and could eliminate the need for Apple to produce iPhone variants using Qualcomm modem chips.
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Cheaper 6.1-inch LCD 2018 iPhone expected to be Apple's most popular model

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:53

Apple has reportedly made some alterations to its 2018 iPhone orders, and is expected to deliver more of the 6.1-inch LCD 2018 iPhone in the fall than the OLED models combined.
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Apple's new 'Behind the Mac' ad campaign puts spotlight back on creatives

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 23:44

Apple on Thursday debuted a new ad series detailing the many ways creative professionals use Mac to accomplish their work across a range of very different disciplines, from music to app development. Each story furthers the implication that Mac is a machine that empowers, harkening back to campaigns touting the company's close bonds with those who make.
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HomePod ad directed by Spike Jonze wins industry award

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:41

Apple's innovative advertisements continue to rack up industry accolades, as the company's HomePod short film, directed by Spike Jonze, this week claimed top honors at the Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show.
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iWork apps updated with new audio features and Smart Annotation enhancements

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:41

Apple on Thursday issued updates to all three members of its iWork suite -- Pages, Keynote, Numbers -- on both Mac and iOS, bringing a slew of new features and enhancements including native audio recording, editing and playback capabilities.
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AT&T completes $85B acquisition of Time Warner

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:31

Two days after a federal judge found AT&T's proposed purchase of Time Warner does not violate antitrust laws, the telecom on Thursday finalized the $85 billion acquisition to create one of the largest media conglomerates in the world.
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Apple's TV app enables live sports, news coverage in Canada

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:32

Apple this week flipped the switch on live sports and news sections in its TV app for Canadian iPhone, iPad and Apple TV owners, granting users access to coverage of the FIFA World Cup and other popular programming.
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Grayshift claims it defeated Apple's forthcoming 'USB Restricted Mode' security feature

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:11

Grayshift, the digital forensics firm that markets the GrayKey iPhone unlocking tool, says it already has a workaround for Apple's upcoming "USB Restricted Mode," an iOS 12 security feature that effectively disables hardwired USB data connections bid to protect user information.
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