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Hands On: LookUp 4.0 for the iPhone and iPad can make browsing a dictionary a pleasure

An updated design makes Lookout fast to use on your iPhone or your iPad, and it even has an Apple Watch implementation — but it is not the dictionary app for everyone.

This week on AI: Fears for iPhone 8 & X numbers, cheaper 2018 iPhones, KRACK fix & more

Much of this week’s news revolved around the iPhone 8 and X — in particular, fears that the 8 isn’t selling as well as hoped, and that production won’t meet demand for the X. Some potentially good news, though, was a rumor that ne…

Apple Watch GPS functionality target of latest Uniloc patent lawsuit

After a brief hiatus, patent troll Uniloc is back and looking to milk Apple for claimed damages and fees related to allegedly infringed patents, this time involving Apple Watch GPS functionality.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL: camera is only part of the package

A new review looking at camera images captured by Apple’s iPhone 8 and Google’s HTC-built Pixel 2 declared iPhone the overall winner in a series of shots where both phones actually performed well. But despite Google’s framing of ‘c…

Apple CEO Tim Cook touts new Chicago flagship store as a place where people can connect

Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Chicago on Friday to mingle with customers at the grand opening of the company’s new Michigan Avenue flagship store, an event hyped earlier this week.

How to transfer DVD and Blu-ray movies to iTunes using Vudu and Movies Anywhere

Wish you could easily convert your DVD or Blu-ray collection to iTunes-compatible digital copies without ripping or DRM hassles? Now you can with Vudu’s Disc to Digital program and the new Movies Anywhere service. AppleInsider show…

Project Loon balloons bring LTE service to Puerto Rico with help from Apple

Google parent company Alphabet on Friday said it is collaborating with AT&T, Apple and various government agencies to deliver limited wireless internet access to Puerto Rico via the company’s Project Loon balloons.

Apple Worldwide Video’s LA office poaches Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell

Apple’s increasingly aggressive moves to establish internal production of creative content now include hiring Morgan Wandell from Amazon Studios.

How to use ‘unsupported’ Thunderbolt 3 docks and enclosures on Sierra and High Sierra

Even using the "universal" USB-C connector for Thunderbolt 3, there are still some drive enclosures, eGPU cases, and docks that won’t connect to a Mac running Sierra or High Sierra. Here’s how to get them to talk to your …

Retail head Angela Ahrendts promises Apple won’t upsell shoppers on $999 iPhone X

In a Friday interview, Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts said she’s instructed clerks not to try and upsell people on the iPhone X, which starting at $999 may be out of reach for many people.

Apple Music and other paid streaming services getting more weight on Billboard charts

Music magazine Billboard is changing the way it handles streams from Apple Music and other streaming services in its charts, with the publication advising it will be giving greater emphasis to paid subscription streams in its Billb…

Key Apple & Foxconn executives to meet amid iPhone X production woes

Apple COO Jeff Williams will reportedly be meeting with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou when he visits Taiwan later this month, where he’s expected to bring up the topic of production bottlenecks hurting the iPhone X.

Apple makes available fourth developer betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1

For the second time in a week, Apple has issued updates to the developer beta programs of iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1.

Elmedia Player and Folx installers infected by OSX/Proton credential-stealing malware on Oct. 19

Popular media consumption application Elmedia Player and downloading tool Folx were both briefly infected with the Proton malware strain, with most installers of the software on Oct. 19 now infected.

Delta allegedly switching flight crew hardware from Surface to iPad in early 2018

Airline Delta is allegedly in the process of switching its staff from Windows-based devices to iOS, with flight attendants set to replace Nokia handsets with the iPhone 7 Plus in early 2018, while pilots will apparently see their M…

Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter offers two extra 4K 60 Hz display connections

Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure producer Sonnet has unveiled a new display-oriented accessory, with the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter able to add two 4K-capable video outputs to a MacBook Pro or iMac while using up only one Th…

Apple urges iPhone Upgrade Program members to get ‘head start’ on iPhone X order process

Apple is encouraging participants of its iPhone Upgrade Program to be prepared for the release of the iPhone X, inviting customers to go through a pre-approval process for the upgrade a few days before it ships on October 27.

Apple exec Craig Federighi says no October event this year

With just 11 days left in the month, Apple will not be holding an October press event this year, the company’s head of software engineering reportedly said in an email.

Google follows Apple App Store’s lead in reducing revenue take for subscriptions

Google is improving the revenue split for Android developers selling subscriptions through Google Play, mirroring Apple’s own policies for iPhone and iPad developers at the App Store.

Samsung plans London showroom matching size of Apple Regent Street

Samsung is preparing to launch a new showroom space in London a year from now in a bid to raise its prestige as a brand, a report said on Friday.

Romeo Saber USB-C battery pack capable of providing 87W charging power to 15-inch MacBook Pro

Romeo Power has launched what could be an extremely useful portable battery for mobile professionals, with the high-capacity Saber power bank offering the ability to charge a MacBook Pro as well as smartphones and other smaller ele…

AppleInsider podcast discusses iPhone 8 production, FM radios, and Apple acquiring a health company

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about iPhone 8 production numbers being cut, anticipation for iPhone X, the FCC’s useless call for FM radios on iPhones, and Apple buying a healthcare company, and much mo…

Apple to stockpile 2-3M iPhone X units prior to launch, component shortage to ease in November

Apple’s iPhone X production woes are nearing an end, according to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says shortages of key components like specialized handset circuit boards should end in November.

Senators demand Tim Cook explain VPN app removal in China, suggest Apple enables censorship

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) penned a joint letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook this week asking for clarification on the company’s decision to remove certain virtual private network (VPN) apps from China’s App Stor…

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