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Thursday February 15

10:46
Sonos One feet leaving same white marks on wood...




A day after a debacle began about the HomePod silicone ring on the base of the unit was causing a stain to appear on some wood surfaces, it looks that the Sonos One has a similar issue with its own vibration-insulating feet.

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10:10
HP expanding enterprise 'DaaS' support...




As part of an expansion of HP's "Device as a Service" program, the company is opening its support program to Apple devices in enterprise environments.

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10:00
Apple takes more than half of all smartphone...

Apple has taken more than half of the global smartphone revenues for Q4 of 2017 (Apple’s Q1 2018), according to Linda Sui of Strategy Analytics.

more…

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: $250 off MacBook Air, 9.7″...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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09:24
'An incredible money-making machine:'...




For the first time ever, Apple's iPhone captured more than half of all global smartphone revenues in a single quarter, outperforming the rest of the industry on the strength of the premium-priced iPhone X.

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09:23
J.D. Power: T-Mobile wins wireless purchase...

J.D. Power is out with its annual wireless purchase experience study and T-Mobile has topped the charts among the major carriers. J.D. Power also ranked non-contract and value carriers.

more…

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09:22
YouTube TV Is a Fresh and Clean Alternative to Cable

Interested in ditching cable or satellite in favor of an Internet TV service? We’ve looked at DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue in the past, and Josh Centers now dives into Google’s YouTube TV service, which recently released a native Apple TV app, and comes away impressed.

 

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09:02
Rally Racers roars onto macOS

Rally Racers, a cartoon-based car racing game, is available on Steam for macOS and Windows for $11.99.

It’s a “crash and bash” car racing game where you pick up weapons, boosts and rockets to help you through your quest around seven worlds.

Performing stunts gives you power boost and earns you counts towards your awards. Collect oranges to upgrade your vehicles and unlock new characters and new cars. Compete in 21 different tracks against other AI racers and try to be the first to cross the line to collect gold cups and awards.

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09:00
News: New iOS 11 bug crashing iPhones when a special...

A bug in iOS 11.2.5 has been discovered that’s will crash the iPhone when a specific Indian-language character is received in a text message or e-mail, The Verge reports. Originally discovered by Italian blog

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08:54
Mac and iOS Bug Crashes Apps With a Single Indian-...

A lone Indian-language character is crashing a number of messaging apps on iOS, users are reporting. The problem also extends to the Apple Watch and even Macs, all of which struggle to process the character specific to the Telugu language spoken in India.


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08:50
Analyst: Apple’s ‘other products’ category poised to...

In a note to investors — as noted by AppleInsider — Guggenheim analyst Robert Cihra says Apple’s "other products” category is poised to become the company's fastest growing segment.

The segment includes the Apple Watch, HomePod, Apple Watch, Beats products, the iPod mini, and other products. Apple's "other products" brought in $11 billion in revenue in calendar year 2016. Cihra sees the number doubling by calendar year 2019 to $22 billion. He predicts sales will push the “other products” category to $19 billion, or 7% of Apple's total revenue. In addition, he sees it being Apple's fastest growing segment, posting 34% year-over-year improvement.

The analyst thinks Apple will ship 22 million Apple Watches this year, representing 26% year-over-year growth and earning $9.5 billion, or 3.6% of the...

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08:39
Indian language bug fixed in upcoming iOS 11.3,...

A bug that causes app and system crashing on iPhones, iPads, and Macs due to a specific letter in the Indian language Telugu has been fixed in Apple's upcoming iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 software updates, reports MacRumors

Apple devices can’t render the Indian character, causing apps or the entire system to crash. If the character is sent in an iMessage, for example, the recipient's Messages app will crash when the conversation is opened. 

If the character is pasted into the Safari or Chrome address bar on Mac, the browsers crash. This behavior extends to virtually any system text field on iOS and macOS, resulting in many third-party apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger being affected as well, notes MacRumors

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08:24
Apple Watch, AirPods & HomePod, Apple's...




Fueled by a trio of new product categories, Apple's all-encompassing "other products" are poised to become the company's fastest growing segment, further fueled by the recent launch of HomePod.

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08:16
Guess what? Sonos One speakers also damage wood

Check the picture in this tweet:

Guess what? Sonos One speakers also damage wood. https://t.co/lvPBa58hGk pic.twitter.com/3OSnTZmdDW

— Caitlin McGarry (@Caitlin_McGarry) February 15, 2018

This, clearly, is the nature of the beast.

Seems to me, “damage” implies permanence. As far as I can tell, the rings left by HomePod, etc., are like smudges. A bit of mayo (or whatever cleaning miracle you use for your wood surfaces) and elbow grease, and it’s all cleaned up.

Or put something solid under the speaker to prevent the ring in the first place.

[H/T Jack Brewster]

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08:08
Reviewer discovers Sonos One also marks certain wood...

Yesterday it was discovered that HomePod can leave white rings on oiled wood finishes during normal use — something that is not obvious nor ideal. Apple responded by saying that it’s not unusual for ‘vibration-dampening silicone’ to react that way and recommended customers use HomePod on different surfaces. Now a new test has backed up that claim from Apple and highlighted another smart speaker that has a similar behavior…

more…

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08:04
Facebook rumored to take on Apple HomePod with first...




Facebook is reportedly planning to launch not one but two smartspeakers by the end of July at the latest, joining the fray against Apple, Amazon, Google, and others.

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07:04
VW’s top designer says Apple’s approach will inspire...

Volkswagen’s design head Klaus Bischoff has said that the company is using Apple’s approach to guide future electric car designs beyond the I.D. concept seen above.

Bischoff said that there was a purity, clarity and significance to Apple’s designs …

more…

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07:00
News: Daily Deal: PocketSmith Premium

In our iLounge Deal for today, we’re offering a one-year subscription to PocketSmith Premium for only $49.95 — that’s 44% off the regular price. Designed to help you get more control over your budget and financial future, this handy tool recognizes that each person’s relationship with their money is unique, providing a comprehensive set of features that let you keep track of all of your bank, credit card, and loan accounts while…

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06:48
What is the Pizza Capital of the US?

Google Labs:

Using Google data, visualized by Google News Lab with design studio Polygraph, we can begin to quantify how these food trends vary across the country. Based on aggregated, anonymized, and differentially private data from users who have opted in to Google Location History, we ranked cities and counties by their most popular cuisine.

These maps are pretty interesting. Worth a scroll-through, even if you just look at the images.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:43
Study: Even Apple and Google engineers can’t really...

FastCompany:

Engineers at five major SF-based tech companies would need to spend over the 28% threshold of their income to afford a monthly mortgage near their offices.

And:

Apple engineers would have to pay an average of 33% of their monthly income for a mortgage near work. That’s the highest percentage of the companies analyzed, and home prices in Cupertino continue to skyrocket.

This housing market is a chaotic bubble. But it continues to inflate, money continues to pour in.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:25
Apple’s new Augmented Reality page

Take a few minutes to scroll down this page, get a sense of the highlighted apps. A fascinating look at what’s already shipping. To me, this is the tip of the iceberg, and just the slightest taste of what’s coming down the pike.

Early, early days.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:24
Microsoft 'Photos Companion' iPhone app...




Seeing a need in education, Microsoft has developed an app to pull all the pictures off multiple iPhones and mobile devices and store them locally on a central Windows 10 machine.

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06:19
Why Prime Video and YouTube apps for Apple TV are so...

The Rajam Report highlights various reviews of the YouTube and Amazon Prime Video apps built for Apple TV. At the core are the complaints that the interface does not feel like a traditional Apple TV app, that they do not feel like they were written for Apple TV.

But why?

Take a look at this chart:

Those numbers are sales estimates. Pavan Rajam asks this question:

If you’re Amazon, Hulu, or YouTube, what incentive do you have to invest in a high quality tvOS app when it addresses a mere fraction of your overall TV user base?

Read the whole article. I do think Pavan has his finger on the pulse here.

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06:17
Facebook using 2FA cell numbers for spam, replies...

Facebook is reportedly spamming some users by text, using a cell number they provided only for use in two-factor authentication.

In common with many services, Facebook allows you to protect your account by requiring a code when you first login from a new device. That code is texted to a cell number you provide for the purpose – but a number of users have reported it being used without their permission for notifications about posts by friends …

more…

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06:09
Latest iOS 11 bug crashes devices sent Indian-...




A bug in iOS 11 is causing devices sent a particular character in Messages to crash, and/or disabling some third-party messaging and email apps. [Updated with Mac and Apple Watch impact]

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06:06
TechInsights: Apple’s HomePod costs $216 to build

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg:

Apple Inc.’s HomePod, the company’s first foray into speakers in a decade, costs $216 to build and generates thinner profit margins than other products like the Apple Watch and iPhone, according to analysis by TechInsights.

Given the HomePod’s $349 price, that $216 cost suggests Apple is generating margins of about 38 percent, according to the product analysis firm. That compares with margins of 66 percent and 56 percent for the Google Home and Amazon Echo, products that compete in the smart-speaker market, but offer lower audio quality, according to the firm’s estimates.

Margin is complicated. Lots of analysis goes into setting prices and, thus, determining margin. But it does seem reasonable to assume this is Apple entering a somewhat crowded market, wanting to keep their pricing relatively low (compared to their cost) to help raise demand.

The bulk of the HomePod’s costs come from the internal speaker technology, including the...

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05:39
Apple patent is for a transparent screen that could...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 20180047320) for a “transparent electronic device” — the device being a display to be used for, among other things, augmented reality (AR) purposes on iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that electronic devices increasingly include display screens as part of the user interface of the device. As these devices have become more popular, there has been an increase in demand for the type and amount of functionality that displays in these devices supply. Apple says there’s a need for displays that provide increased functionality to a user. 

What sort of functionality? A screen could have a viewing area with a transparent portion enabling a user to view objects behind the electronic device by looking at the display — in other words, an AR overlay.

According to the invention, the display may include one or more display screens as well as a flexible circuit for connecting the display screens with internal...

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05:28
The $350 HomePod costs $216 to build

According to new research from TechInsights, Apple spends $216 to build a $350 HomePod, so margins from the tech giant's wireless speaker are slimmer than, for instance, those for its iPhone line.

Apple is generating margins of about 38%, according to the product analysis firm. That compares with margins of 66% and 56% for the Google Home and Amazon Echo.

“Apple is compressing their margins a bit, wanting to go big or go home,” said Al Cowsky, TechInsight’s costing manager. “In doing so, I suspect they reduced the selling price from a normal Apple margin in order to sell more units on volume.”

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05:22
Berkshire Hathaway doubles down on Apple stock

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increased its Apple holdings by 23.3% to 165.3 million shares, according to SEC filings. The multinational conglomerate company dumped about 94.%of its IBM holdings, leaving just 2.05 million shares.

Last year, Buffett https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/14/berkshire-hathaway-13f-apple-aapl-stake-up-ibm-stake-down.html that he was more sure about Apple's future than IBM’s. The conglomerate was already the fourth-largest Apple shareholder, according to FactSet.

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05:19
Petition calling for Snapchat to rollback redesign...

A petition calling on Snapchat to rollback its major redesign has now hit a million signatories, up from 600,000 in just a few days. A hoax tweet claiming that the company would abandon the design if retweeted 50,000 times has also attracted more than 1.5M retweets.

The redesign initially got a slow rollout, before being pushed to most users over the weekend, but it...

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04:42
Twitter starting to livestream local news broadcasts...

Twitter is starting to livestream local TV coverage of breaking news in a window alongside the timeline. The new feature has been seen in coverage of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida …

more…

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04:30
iOttie Easy Smart Tap 2 is a great mount (if you’ve...

By Chris Gannon

The iOttie Easy Smart Tap 2 is a wonderful mount for your tablet — if you have an iPad 3/4, iPad mini, or iPad Air. I’ve been using the $44.95 mount for some time now and have really come to appreciate the use I get out of it in our van.  

Going on long trips with little ones (and I have three!) can get pretty squirrelly. Sometimes the only thing you can really do is put something on the iPad, and let everyone chill out a little bit. However, nothing can be more frustrating that having an Apple tablet, but no way of making it stand up and stay in place.

I can’t tell you the amount of time it has taken me to get the iPad to sit up and be still while driving. My wife and I often grab anything we can find in the van to prop it up with: jackets, sippy cups, McDonald’s apple pies, etc.. Of course these don’t really work that well, and then it’s only a matter of time before someone...

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04:09
Receiving an Indian character crashes Messages and...

There have been a number of cases where sending a particular message to an iOS device causes the Messages app to crash, leaving users unable to re-open it – and a new one has emerged in iOS 11.

Sending a specific Telugu (Indian language) character to a device running iOS 11.2.5 causes the app to crash, and then fail to re-open. In some cases, it can require a DFU reset to fix it …

more…

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04:00
How to control Apple Music playback on a HomePod

You can use the Apple Music app on your iOS device to control the sound volume, play what you want to hear, and add or remove songs from the Up Next queue on a HomePod.

  • To see what’s playing now (and next), open Apple Music, then tap the HomePod playback controls. If you don’t see the HomePod controls, on the Now Playing screen, tap the icon that looks like a pyramid with concentric circles behind it, then choose HomePod.
  • To choose what’s next, after choosing HomePod in the Apple Music app, tap Library, For You, Browse, Radio, or Search to find music to play. You can choose to play an item next or add it to the end of the Up Next queue.
  • To use the Control Center. Open it by, pressing (or touch and holding) Now Playing to expand it, then tap your HomePod.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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03:15
Apple confirms that HomePod may leave white rings on...

As nifty as the HomePod may be, it can possibly leave white rings on wood surfaces with an oil or wax finish.

The discovery was noted in reviews by Wirecutter and Pocket-lint as well as highlighted by VentureBeat, with at least one user sharing the problem on Twitter.

Pocket-lint’s Stuart Miles offered the following statement about the issue in his review:

“For our tests we placed the speaker on a solid oak kitchen worktop treated with Danish oil.

Within 20 minutes the HomePod had caused a white discoloured ring to appear on the wood that some days later has faded, although still hasn’t completely disappeared.

We subsequently tested the HomePod on other materials: the same wood that hadn’t been treated with Danish oil and a regular lacquered desk and haven’t seen the same issues.”

Apple has stated that it is “not unusual” for a speaker with a silicone base to leave a “mild mark” when placed on certain oiled or waxed surfaces,...

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03:00
Apple CEO Tim Cook offers explanation as to why...

You’ll apparently be able to see the gift shop of the new Apple Park campus, but that’s about it.

Answering a shareholder question as to whether shareholders would ever get a tour of Apple Park in the new Steve Jobs Theater, Apple CEO offered the following reply:

“Probably never. Because there are secrets inside the spaceship. The problem with opening up the main facility for tours is we have so much confidential stuff around. “It’s sort of the bane of my existence to hold things confidential now.”

Cook’s answer echoes a comment about the campus last year from Apple’s head designer, Jony Ive, who called it “our house.”

“We didn’t make Apple Park for other people,” Ive said. “So I think a lot of the criticisms … are utterly bizarre, because it wasn’t made for you. And I know how we work, and you don’t.”

To put a fine point on it, you’re not getting inside one of the Apple Park buildings without being an Apple employee with a badge.

If you...

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03:00
YouTube TV changes: Can TV streaming services learn...

YouTube TV couldn't refuse Turner channels, hiking prices to bring them on board.

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Wednesday February 14

20:48
‘sodes is a new podcast app aiming to simplify...

While a host of different podcast applications have long been available on the App Store, ‘sodes is a new take on podcast listening that aims to make things a bit simpler. The app is designed with the casual podcast listener in mind, with a focus on playing one episode of a show at a time…

more…

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19:58
Estimates peg HomePod build cost at $216, Apple...




According to the latest research from TechInsights, Apple is shelling out $216 to build HomePod, meaning margins from the tech giant's first smart speaker are much slimmer than those of its flagship iPhone line.

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19:31
Another test finds HomePod frequency response flat,...




An acoustical analysis of Apple's HomePod published Wednesday found the speaker boasts a relatively flat frequency response, characteristics often associated with accurate sound reproduction, but those results might be misleading.

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19:22
HomePod said to cost Apple $216 to make, margin...

The HomePod’s $349 price point was somewhat controversial last summer when Apple announced the device, especially in comparison to its competitors in the market. A new report from Bloomberg, however, shows that Apple is operating at smaller margins than its competitors…

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17:34
Renders imagine what AR-powered ‘Apple Glasses’...

Several reports have indicated that Apple is working on a pair of augmented reality glasses, potentially slated for a release sometime in the next two years. While little is known about the glasses, iDrop News today has published a set of renders that imagine what “Apple Glasses” could look like…

more…

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15:46
028: HomePod stains, Berkshire Hathaway’s AAPL...

Today we’ve got everything you need to know about HomePod’s first controversy, Berkshire Hathaway’s latest massive AAPL investment, and KGI Securities prediction on upcoming iPhone sales.

9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/9to5mac-daily-02-14-2018.mp3

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15:45
Sponsoring Daring Fireball, Early 2018 Edition

There’s a part of me that loathes posting self-promotional stuff here on Daring Fireball. There’s another part of me that wants to sell ads and keep this thing afloat, and knows that I sell more ads when I periodically mention that there are ads for sale.

Right now there are three ways to sponsor my work:

  1. Weekly sponsorships. I just updated the public-facing schedule, and there are a few openings in the coming weeks. And, this very week remains open (long story short: last-minute cancellation). Given that it’s already Wednesday, the remainder of this week could be yours for a substantial discount. Get in touch.

    These weekly sponsorships have been the number one source of revenue for Daring Fireball ever since I started selling them back in 2007. They’ve succeeded, I think, because they make everyone happy. They generate good money....

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15:43
Carrot Weather adds new achievements feature,...

Popular weather application Carrot was today updated which brings it to version 4.5, adding a host of new customization options, a new achievements feature, and much more. Today’s update comes following a major redesign of the app back in November.

more…

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15:15
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increases...




Legendary investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway continued to bet big on Apple over the fourth quarter 2017, raising its stake in the tech giant by 23.3 percent to hit 165.3 million shares, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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14:54
Beware “Protect” in Facebook’s iOS app

Facebook once again goes above and beyond to prove they are one of the sleaziest companies in America.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:25
Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway increases AAPL...

Over the past few years, Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway has turned from an Apple skeptic to rather bullish on the company. CNBC reports that Berkshire Hathaway has again increased its stake in AAPL shares, this time at the cost of IBM…

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14:00
Apple World Today News Update: February 14, 2018

Today's podcast is somewhat shorter in length, which should be useful for those of you who forgot today was Valentine's Day and are still rushing around trying to buy gifts and set up restaurant reservations...

  • The Apple Watch Series 3 finally appears in the refurb section of the online Apple Store, although GPS+Cellular watches are not available yet
  • Apple has published an ARKit/Augmented Reality mini-site that includes details on ARKit, phone technology, and apps that use ARKit
  • A Barclay's analyst thinks that Apple's 2019 iPhones may add a rear-facing 3D sensor for AR purposes
  • YouTube TV adds a number of Turner networks today, but also announces a higher monthly fee for new subscribers starting March 13

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to...

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13:45
FBI, CIA, and NSA: Don't Use Huawei Phones

The heads of six top U.S. intelligence agencies told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday they would not advise Americans to use products or services from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei. "The six -- including the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA and the director of national intelligence -- first expressed their distrust of Apple-rival Huawei and fellow Chinese telecom company ZTE in reference to public servants and state agencies," reports CNBC. From the report: "We're deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don't share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks," FBI Director Chris Wray testified. "That provides the capacity to exert pressure or control over our telecommunications infrastructure," Wray said. "It provides the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information. And it provides the capacity to conduct undetected espionage."

In a response, Huawei said...

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13:42
Watch: The best Siri commands for HomePod




Apple's HomePod is out and users are impressed by the smart speaker's premium sound quality, but some have yet to take full advantage of its voice control functionality. To help users get started, AppleInsider collected a few useful phrases and commands that highlight Siri's capabilities.

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13:07
How to limit HomePod access so family and friends...




There are two different ways to lock your HomePod from outside access -- restricting access to AirPlay only, disabling messages, reminders and notes. AppleInsider shows you how to access and control both of these.

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13:04
Apple responds to HomePod ‘ring’ issue, says not...

Apple has issued a more direct response to customers experiencing issues with HomePod leaving white rings on certain wood surfaces in normal use. The response comes in an updated support article detailing how to clean and care for HomePod. Apple describes the occurrence as expected and not a defect.

more…

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12:42
Twelve South releases the SurfacePad for iPhone X

Twelve South has released the $49.99 SurfacePad for iPhone X. It protects the front and rear of the smartphone, while providing sleep/wake functionality via magnetized front cover.

The SurfacePad for iPhone X has automatic wake/sleep functionality when opening or closing the front flap. It has a full-grain leather design and is available in black, cognac and deep teal flavors.

The SurfacePad for iPhone X Black is Qi charging compatible so it doesn’t have to be removed for using a wireless charger. It has an incorporated viewing/ isplay stand  and a two-card wallet on the front flap.

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12:37
OmniOutliner 3 for iOS brings major updates...

The Omni Group has today released the latest version of its OmniOutliner iOS app. Among the new headline features are a simplified UI, document encryption, automation, iPhone X support, drag and drop support, and more.

more…

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12:18
Apple's HomePod Speakers Leave White Marks on...

Apple's new smart speakers can discolour wooden surfaces, leaving a white mark where they are placed, the firm has acknowledged. From a report: The US company has suggested that owners may have to re-oil furniture if the HomePod is moved. The device went on sale last week after having been delayed from its original 2017 release date. Apple told Pocket-lint that it was "not unusual" for speakers with silicone bases to leave a "mild mark." But the gadget review site told the BBC it had never seen anything like this problem. The website's founder, Stuart Miles, told the BBC that a speaker left a mark on his kitchen worktop within 20 minutes.


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12:14
Study: Apple engineers can’t afford to live near...

Apple engineers can’t afford to live near their Cupertino, California offices, according to the real-estate startup Open Listings (as noted by Fast Company), which looked at median home sales prices near the headquarters (meaning within a 20-minute commute) of some of the Bay Area’s biggest and best-known tech companies. 

Using public salary data from Paysa, Open Listings then looked at how many software engineers from those companies could actually afford to buy a house close to their office. They found thatApple engineers would have to pay an average of 33% of their monthly income for a mortgage near work....

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12:00
Apple: HomePod base can leave residue on wood...

Apple tells Wirecutter that the HomePod’s base can indeed leave residue on certain wood countertops, as reviewers and owners (such as Pocket-lint, and folks on Twitter) have noticed.

The HomePod’s base can leave rings on wood finishes. Photo: Jon Chase

Apple says “the marks can improve over several days after the speaker is removed from the wood surface. “If they don’t fade on their own, you can basically just go refinish the furniture—the exact advice Apple gave in an...

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11:53
Barclays says Apple is working on 3D scanning tech...

Boy, the analysts have been busy today. In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — Barclays in London, says Apple and its partners are "working hard on a world-facing solution" capable of scanning surroundings in 3D, similar to what the TrueDepth system does for a user's face. 

The British multinational bank and financial services company claims that development is ongoing, and lots of details must be hammered out before it’s included in any 2019 iPhones. Barclays believes Apple "remains fully committed" to dive into that aspect in other hardware offerings beyond just the iPhone. 

As the TrueDepth sensor hardware expands to other Apple devices, the firm expects that Apple will open up ARKit even more over time, to encompass the expansion of the technology. At the 2017...

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11:46
Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like a...

So, it's Valentine's Day, and what better time to check on the potential end date of your romantic relationship? It's easy to do over at coach.dating, a fun little web app based on the dating AI, Coach, that manages dating relationships in the Black...

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11:40
New Apple webpage touts apps & technology for...




Apple has created a new mini-site promoting ARKit, the company's augmented reality platform for iPhones and iPads, as well as recent hardware advances made to enhance the technology.

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11:37
Beware “Protect” In Facebook’s iOS App

Facebook has added a Protect item to a screen in its iOS app that lists Facebook services. Tapping Protect takes you to an App Store page for a VPN called Onavo Protect that admits that it is owned by Facebook and “collects your mobile data traffic.” Worse, 12.5 million iOS users may already be using Onavo Protect.

 

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11:21
Apple confirms HomePod can leave white ring on wood...

An unhappy discovery after we placed a HomePod on an oiled butcher-block countertop and later on a wooden side table was that it left a defined white ring in the surface. Other reviewers and owners (such as Pocket-lint, and folks on Twitter) have reported the same issue, which an Apple representative has confirmed. Apple says “the marks can improve over several days after the speaker is removed from the wood surface,” and if they don’t fade on their own, you can basically just go refinish the furniture—the exact advice Apple gave in an email to Wirecutter was to “try cleaning the surface with the manufacturer’s suggested oiling method.”

I didn’t have my HomePod placed on an oiled wood surface, so I never noticed this. Still, it doesn’t seem like this is something you would want to have happen when placing a speaker in your home.

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11:00
Give your Valentine the gift of great audio with...

So you goofed up and didn't remember that today was Valentine's Day... Well, perhaps you can still get a reservation at that fancy restaurant, grab a nice card and bouquet of flowers at the local grocery store, and then promise your beloved that they have a pair of real amazing Bluetooth headphones in the near future. We have Treblab's amazing X2 wireless in-ear headphones on sale today for $66.99, which is 16 percent off the usual pricing. 

These are incredibly good earbuds that use speakers made of beryllium for excellent sound reproduction. There's a built-in microphone for making calls, and your honey can pair multiple devices (Mac, iOS...

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10:49
Apple Watch Series 3 certified refurb now available...

From 9to5Toys:

Apple is now offering its latest Apple Watch, Series 3 on its certified refurbished store. Both the 38mm and 42mm models are available. With prices starting at $279, the GPS model is available at up to 15% off.

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10:38
How to reset your HomePod and connect it to a new...




HomePod services like sending text messages or creating reminders can only be accomplished with the Apple ID used to initially set up the device. If you want to change the Apple ID affiliated with your HomePod, you'll need to redo the setup process.

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10:16
HomePod's silicone bottom is causing rings on...




Apple's HomePod appears to be leaving white circles on some finished wood surfaces, but what specifically is causing it and any commonalities between the incidents both aren't clear yet. [Updated with Apple support info]

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10:11
Universal Audio releases the Friedman Buxom Betty...

The 50-watt Friedman Buxom Betty is what guitar amp fantasies are made of — a gorgeous, hand-wired single-channel amp that delivers the dynamic shimmer of American vintage tube combos as well as the comely roar of classic British stacks.

I really like the unique sound of Friedman amps. The Buxom Betty cleans up really well, but it also gives you some grit when you need it.

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09:45
News: Twelve South adds iPhone X version of its...

Twelve South has released an iPhone X version of its popular SurfacePad case. Like other SurfacePad cases, this one sticks to the back of the device using the company’s SurfaceGrip adhesive and provides a thin layer of protection around the front and back of the device. The case includes automatic sleep/wake functionality when the case is open and closed. Like previous SurfacePad cases it folds into a stand to watch videos and includes slots…

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09:38
Apple admits HomePod may leave white ring on wood...

Uh oh. A few days after HomePod hitting the market, customers have noticed an unwelcome occurrence caused by Apple’s new smart speaker: wood staining.

more…

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09:37
Rear-facing 3D sensing technology possibly slated...




With the iPhone X just three months out of the gate, and discussions about the 2018 iPhone refresh starting, eyes are starting to look at 2019, with new supply chain discussion by an investment analyst firm suggesting that Apple is now working on a world-facing 3D sensor to assert dominance in augmented reality.

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09:30
Apple’s HomePod: Paying $350 for a speaker that says...

Jeff Dunn

What is this thing?

That, in essence, is the question most onlookers have asked about Apple’s HomePod speaker since its unveiling last summer. The natural inclination is to compare it to smart speakers like the Amazon Echo or Google Home. It’s a speaker with a talking assistant in it, the thinking goes. Apple just wants a piece of that growing pie.

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09:30
Apple's Software 'Problem' and '...

According to media reports, Apple is planning to postpone some new features for iOS and macOS this year to focus on improving reliability, stability and performance of the existing versions. Steven Sinofsky, a former President of the Windows Division, shared his insights into the significance of this development: Several important points are conflated in the broad discussion about Apple and software: Quality, pace of change, features "versus" quality, and innovation. Scanning the landscape, it is important to recognize that in total the work Apple has been doing across hardware, software, services, and even AI/ML, in total -- is breathtaking and unprecedented in scope, scale, and quality. Few companies have done so much for so long with such a high level of consistency. This all goes back to the bet on the NeXT code base and move to Intel for Mac OS plus the iPod, which began the journey to where we are today. [...] What is lost in all of this recent discussion is the nuance...

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Pioneer CarPlay Receiver $250...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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09:28
Bill Gates cautions Apple and other tech companies...




Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned Apple and other tech companies that they need to exercise care when dealing with governments over important issues, such as the San Bernardino fight between Apple and the FBI over a locked iPhone, suggesting the firms may be inviting government intervention for overtly arrogant actions.

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09:10
Report: publishers jump on Slack, then pitch big...

When news publishers have a big story these days,” their editors jump on Slack and pitch it to an unlikely partner: Apple,” according to The Information. The tech giant has built a “small but powerful news team that is making Apple a key distribution outlet for news publishers,” the article adds. 

From a pitch received via a dedicated Slack channel, Apple’s editorial team of about a dozen staffers in the U.S. decides what story gets featured at the top of the app or to the left of the home screen. That can yield a flood of traffic for publishers.

However, some publishers feel that there’s not a consistent, predictable stream of readers through the service. Instead, major traffic is driven by Apple's selection of "Spotlight" or "Top Stories" with little attention given to non-breaking news.

The Apple News service  is...

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09:08
Twelve South launches new SurfacePad leather cover...

Apple accessory maker Twelve South today launched a new SurfacePad cover for the iPhone X. More like a Smart Cover for the iPhone than a traditional case, it protects the front and rear of your iPhone X, while providing sleep/wake functionality by way of a magnetized front cover.

The iPhone X SurfacePad also provides two handy credit card slots, works as a stand for videos and FaceTime calls, and is comprised of full-grain leather instead of Napa leather like the previous version. As a result, users can expect the updated cover to have a longer lifespan and wear in better over time.

The $49.99 SurfacePad is available in three colors: Black, Cognac, and Deep Teal. Twelve South sent us samples of the latter two to examine. Watch our hands-on impressions for more details. more…

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09:00
News: Apple considering placing orders for Chinese-...

Apple is considering buying some of the flash memory chips destined for use in the iPhone from Chinese manfacturer Yangtze Memory Technologies, according to Nikkei Asian Review. The little-known chipmaker is set to begin producing NAND flash memory chips this year, but sources close to the discussions with Apple said it will likely be 2020 or later before Yangtze can produce enough parts to meet Apple’s standards. The sources said the chips…

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08:57
Analysts: 2018 iPhones will sport a TrueDepth camera...

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — Barclays analysts Andrew Gardiner, Hiral Patel, Joseph Wolf, and Blayne Curtis said Apple will launch three new iPhone models this year with a second-generation TrueDepth camera system, which will potentially be reduced in size.

The TrueDepth camera system is required for Face ID on the iPhone X. A smaller notch would please the critics who say it’s too darn big on the iPhone X. However, as MacRumors notes, an earlier rumor suggested the notch won't be reduced in size until 2019 or later, and it's generally expected that 2018 iPhones will look virtually identical to the iPhone X.

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08:45
Heads of US law & spy agencies say phones by...




The heads of several U.S. law and spy agencies claim that smartphone buyers should avoid buying products from China's Huawei, since the company poses a risk of data theft and surveillance of users, but also are a danger to national security as well.

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08:31
YouTube TV adds CNN, Turner channels, more NBA...

After launching an app on Apple TV earlier this month, YouTube TV is adding some notable channels and launching in new markets today. Meanwhile, the expansion comes as the cord-cutting service is raising its monthly fee for new subscribers next month.

more…

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08:25
Apple News generates little income for smaller...




Apple's editorial team reportedly takes pitches from large reporting venues on a private Slack channel, and a team of about a dozen staffers decide if the story lives or dies on Apple News, and as a result, what makes money from being spotlighted on the service.

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08:12
Deals: 256GB 13" MacBook Pro for $1,349; DJI...




Today only, save $350 on DJI's Mavic Pro Fly More Combo at B&H, now just $949. Apple's latest 13" MacBook Pros are also $150 to $200 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. Meanwhile, new DirecTV Now subscribers can snap up a free Apple TV 4K with three months of prepaid service (as low as $105).

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08:09
News: Apple developing drama based on life of NBA...

Apple is developing a scripted drama series based on the life of NBA star Kevin Durant, Variety reports. Similar to the series the company produced about Dr. Dre, the new show will explore Durant’s early basketball experiences as an amateur athlete, with an added focus on the “lives of the players, their families, and coaches.” The show — titled “Swagger” — is being produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine…

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07:59
Report: Apple News editors field pitches from...

Not much is publicly known about the team of editors behind Apple’s News app on iOS, and now The Information has a new report (paywalled) that includes new details on how it operates. According to the piece, Apple’s small editorial staff fields pitches from publications for features using Slack, and the result can be an influx of traffic for publishers.

more…

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07:46
News: Facebook using iOS app to promote VPN ‘...

Users choosing the “Protect” option in the Facebook iOS app are being sent to download a VPN app that also allows Facebook to track their phone use, TechCrunch reports. Facebook acquired Onavo Protect and its VPN technology in 2013, but iOS users in the U.S. are just starting to see the redirect link in the main Facebook app that leads to the Onavo Protect – VPN Security app in the App Store. The app promises to safeguard private information…

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07:35
Akitio Thunder3 10G network adapter adds 10 gigabit...




Enclosure manufacturer Akitio has started to ship the Thunder3 10G Network Adapter, an accessory for an iMac or MacBook Pro offering connectivity to an ethernet network at speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second, all passing through a Mac's Thunderbolt 3 port.

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07:08
Pinterest iOS app now allows you to rearrange pins,...

Pinterest is rolling out an update to its iOS and Android apps to allow greater control over your content.

At the bottom level, you’ll be able to rearrange pins – something the company says has been one of its most-requested features …

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07:06
YouTube TV hikes prices for new subscribers, adds...




Google's YouTube TV on Wednesday announced the long-awaited addition of Turner networks to its lineup, though new subscribers will soon have to pay a higher monthly fee.

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06:58
Katana-Air, the world’s first totally wireless...

[VIDEO] Where have you been all my life? So much to love about this idea. I hope it becomes a standard.

Of particular note, it is motion activated. Pick up your guitar, the amp turns on.

Video embedded in main Loop post.

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06:40
Only 19% of IT professionals believe Apple products...

Spiceworks has announced the results of a new survey that examines how businesses are securing their data and devices on corporate and public Wi-Fi networks. It revealed the perceived Wi-Fi risks associated with traditional computing devices is much lower, particularly among Apple products. 

Only about 19% of IT professionals believe Apple laptops, tablets, and smartphones are very to extremely vulnerable to Wi-Fi based attacks. This compares to 30% who believe Windows and Android devices are very to extremely vulnerable.

The Spiceworks survey show that IT professionals consider IoT [Internet of Things] devices the most vulnerable to Wi-Fi-based attacks, yet 50% of organizations have IoT devices connected to their Wi-Fi network. The findings indicate that although organizations are taking steps to increase Wi-Fi security, many IT professionals aren't confident in their ability to keep corporate data secure on IoT...

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06:39
Skydio launches R1 – an autonomous flying drone that...

From Drone DJ:

The Skydio R1 drone has been years in the making but it is here now! Our sister site, Electrek, first wrote about it when one of the senior engineers left Tesla to join the then start-up drone company.

What makes the R1 drone unlike any other drone you’ve seen, is its advanced obstacle avoidance system, the Skydio Autonomy Engine. With 12 cameras, the R1 creates a 3D map of its surroundings and tries to predict the movements of its subject, i.e. a skier, runner, biker, up to 4 seconds into the future so that it can follow the subject while keeping it in the center of the frame and avoiding obstacles at the same time. Impossible you say? Wait until you watch the video...

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06:39
Future iPhones destined for Chinese market may draw...




If a new supply chain report is accurate, Apple is discussing a flash memory buy from Yangtze Memory Technologies for iPhones specifically destined for the Chinese market.

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06:38
How to connect your Apple TV to HomePod, use HomePod...

Terrific article from iMore’s Lory Gil. Long story short:

  • On Apple TV, go to home screen (this next step only works from the home screen).
  • On Apple TV remote, hold down pause button for 3 seconds or so.
  • When AirPlay menu appears, select your HomePod. This will route Apple TV audio to HomePod.

Now go play a movie. The audio should be coming out of your HomePod. If you are watching in front of your TV, this isn’t really ideal, but if you are moving around, perhaps working in the kitchen with a long view of the TV screen, this can be terrifically convenient.

Now that audio is piped into your HomePod, you can say things to HomePod Siri like:

  • Volume 60 (that sets the volume to 60%)
  • Pause (pauses the video playback)
  • Go back 20 seconds

Good stuff.

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06:29
Jamf releases Jamf Pro 10.2, earns Gartner...

Jamf has released Jamf Pro 10.2, its enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution for Apple devices, which expands on the patch management framework by adding support for external patch sources. 

Users can now leverage patch reporting, patch notifications and patch policies for any third-party or in-house software titles hosted on an external source, while keeping all third-party software up to date and secure with both Jamf-managed and external patch sources. 

 Additionally, Jamf was recognized alongside Cisco and Google as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for EMM Suites, with a 4.6 out of 5 rating based on 135 reviews. The distinction is based on reviews by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of end-user reviews and the overall user ratings.

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06:23
Qualcomm unveils 2-gigabit LTE modem amid rumors...




Qualcomm on Wednesday revealed the Snapdragon X24, its latest LTE modem for mobile devices, with peak download speeds hitting 2 gigabits per second -- though Apple may choose to forego the technology in its next iPhones.

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06:22
Analyst: Apple to ship 100 million 6.1-inch LCD...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will ship 100 million iPhones in the second half of 2018.

He thinks the built of those as coming from a new 6.1-inch, LCD smartphone that will be priced between $699 and $799. The analyst is unsure if this model will replace both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, though he thinks it’s possible. However, since it will have an LCD screen, it will be less expensive than the OLED iPhone X.

Kuo thinks Apple will introduce at least three new smartphones this year, all of which will sport Face ID and ditch the home button. In addition to a successor to the iPhone X and the LCD model, Apple is also purportedly planning an iPhone X variant with a 6.5-inch OLED display.

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06:13
Apple may buy NAND flash chips from China’s Yangtze...

Apple is in talks with China-backed Yangtze Memory Technologies to buy NAND flash chips, reports the Nikkei Asian Review (https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Apple-in-talks-for-first-order-from-a-Chinese-chipmaker) It would be Apple's first-ever purchase from a Chinese memory chipmaker.

It’s not clear if Apple is under pressure from Beijing, but one industry insider tells Nikkei Asian Review that Chinese deals like this are sure to help the company boost its business in that country. Currently, no China-baed company is producing memory chips. Yangtze's first lines aren't set to begin until sometime this year.

The earliest an Apple deal might happen would be 2019. However, 2020 would be a more likely scenario, according to the report. Apple will use these chips in new iPhone models and other products for sale in the Chinese domestic...

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06:11
Apple buying Chinese storage chips for iPhones ‘in...

A brief report claims that Apple will be adding a Chinese NAND storage chip supplier to its roster. The company has in the past bought these chips from Toshiba, SK Hynix and Samsung, but is now said to be in talks with Yangtze Memory Technologies.

The report is light on detail, but does make one interesting claim …

more…

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06:11
Apple Music to release “Cash Money” documentary...

[VIDEO] Billboard:

After numerous delays, Apple has finally confirmed that Before Anythang: The Cash Money Story will release on their Apple Music streaming platform on Friday. The Cash Money documentary will feature Bryan “Birdman” Williams narrating his childhood and what inspired him to change his life’s trajectory by launching the mythical label back in 1991.

Cash Money is home to prominent artists like Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. An amazing, compelling story. Trailer embedded in the main Loop post.

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