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Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of macOS High Sierra to Developers

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra update to developers for testing purposes, a week after seeding the sixth beta and more than two months after introducing the new software at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference. The seventh beta of macOS High Sierra can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. macOS High Sierra builds on f

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Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of iOS 11 to Developers

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of iOS 11 to developers for testing purposes, just a week after releasing the sixth beta and over two months after introducing the new update at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Registered developers can download the seventh beta of iOS 11 from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed. iOS 11 introduces quite a few design changes, including

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Promise Technology Unveils New ‘Apollo Cloud 2 Duo‘ Personal Cloud Storage Device

Promise Technology today announced the launch of its second-generation personal cloud device, the Apollo Cloud 2 Duo. Like the company‘s original Apollo product, the Cloud 2 Duo is designed to provide a network-attached storage solution to families and small businesses who want the cloud‘s ease of use with the security of local storage. The Cloud 2 Duo offers double the storage capacity of the original Apollo models at 8TB, but con

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Indie Rock Label ‘Drag City‘ Releases Nearly Entire Back Catalog on Apple Music

Chicago-based independent record label Drag City has released nearly all of its back catalog of music -- which began with the label‘s inception in 1990 -- onto Apple Music this past weekend. To celebrate the addition, Apple has created a new banner for the record label, allowing subscribers to listen to Drag City playlists categorized by various genres and artists. In its description of the label, Apple Music explained that this marks th

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Foxconn Plans Trio of ‘Ancillary Facilities‘ to Surround Main Wisconsin LCD Plant

After an announcement in July that Foxconn will build a 10 billion LCD panel manufacturing plant in southeast Wisconsin, a new report out today states that the Apple supplier is now planning to build three "ancillary facilities" in Wisconsin as well (via Reuters). The three buildings are planned to be opened for operation as early as 2018, two years ahead of when the main LCD facility is expected to debut in 2020. The LCD plant will be focused

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Apple Pay Usage Estimated to Rise Sharply in United States Due to Frustration With Slow Chip-and-PIN Cards

Contactless payment methods like Apple Pay will rise sharply in the United States, from less than 2 percent of transactions this year to 34 percent by 2022, according to a new report shared by research firm Juniper Research. Payment terminal with chip-and-PIN card support via Worldpay Juniper Research argued that customer dissatisfaction at the slower speeds of chip-and-PIN card transactions will further increase the adoption of smartphone-ba

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Unearthed TV News Clip Recounts One of Apple‘s Biggest Leaks of the Late 80s

If MacRumors had an award for Most Revealing Apple Leak of the Year, there‘s a good chance the plaudits for 2017 would go to Apple‘s unintentional public release of HomePod firmware. Apple‘s beta code turned out to include a trove of intriguing references to upcoming products yet to be announced, including the Apple Watch Series 3, the so-called "iPhone 8", and a fifth-generation Apple TV. Still, that pales in comparison to

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Apple Now Accepting Donations to Southern Poverty Law Center Following Charlottesville Protests

As planned, Apple is now accepting donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based non-profit organization, through iTunes. iTunes users in the United States can donate 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, or 200 with a credit card tied to their account. Apple will transfer 100 percent of the proceeds to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which says it is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, protecting civil rights, and seeking justice. Fo

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Barclays Mobile Banking App Now Lets You Pay People Using Siri

Barclays has become the first bank in the U.K. to announce Siri support for its mobile banking app, enabling account holders to make payments to anyone in their iPhone contacts list completely handsfree using the virtual assistant. Following the update, customers will be able to make payments by saying, for instance, "Hey Siri, pay Anna 15 with Barclays", without having to open the app. Payments are authenticated using Touch ID and the feature

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Alleged ‘iPhone 8‘ Component Leaks Continue With OLED Display Assembly, Lightning and Power Flex Cables

Several images were posted to Chinese microblogging site Weibo on Saturday claiming to show more leaked "iPhone 8" components, just weeks away from the handset‘s expected launch in September. The images, later shared via Slashleaks, are said to include the phone‘s OLED display assembly, internal components for the Lightning connector and flex cables for transferring power to other components. While we can‘t vouch for the

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‘iPhone 8‘ Component Leaks Continue With OLED Display Assembly, Lightning and Power Cables

Several images were posted to Chinese microblogging site Weibo on Saturday claiming to show more leaked "iPhone 8" components, just weeks away from the handset‘s expected launch in September. The images, later shared via Slashleaks, are said to include the phone‘s OLED display assembly, internal components for the Lightning connector and flex cables for transferring power to other components. While we can‘t vouch for the

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iTunes U Collections Will Move to Apple Podcasts From September

Apple has informed educational institutions with iTunes U content that it will migrate iTunes U collections to Apple Podcasts when iTunes 12.7 is released in September (via MacStories). Apple launched iTunes U in 2007 as a free repository of educational content through the iTunes Store, allowing educators to create course collections comprising audio, media, handouts, ebooks, and other bundled content. In 2012, Apple introduced the iTunes U i

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Apple Uses Hidden Web Page to Recruit for a ‘Critical‘ Cloud Infrastructure Role

A hidden web page has been discovered on Apple servers containing a job description for a "talented engineer" to work on a "critical infrastructure component" and an invitation to apply for the position at the Cupertino-based company. The web page, originally located at us-west-1.blobstore.apple.com but since taken down, was discovered on Saturday by ZDNet‘s Zach Whittaker and describes a role within Apple that involves "exabytes" of

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Apple Uses Hidden Web Page to Recruit for a ‘Critical‘ Company Role

A hidden web page has been discovered on Apple servers containing a job description for a "talented engineer" to work on a "critical infrastructure component" and an invitation to apply for the position at the Cupertino-based company. The web page, originally located at us-west-1.blogstore.apple.com but since taken down, was discovered on Saturday by ZDNet‘s Zach Whittaker and describes a role within Apple that involves "exabytes" of

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NASA Shares Ways to Stream the 2017 Solar Eclipse on iOS and Apple TV

On Monday, August 21, all of the continental United States will have the chance to view a solar eclipse, and depending on where you‘re located you might even be able to see a total solar eclipse. The eclipse‘s "path of totality" -- or the shadow of the moon as it moves in front of the sun -- will begin in Oregon and end in South Carolina, and anyone sitting outside the path will be witness to a partial solar eclipse. For this reaso

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Apple Says Bug Exploited by 500 Passcode Guessing Box to Crack iPhone 7 is Patched in iOS 11

iOS 11 patches an exploit that could be used to crack an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus passcode using a 500 hardware hacking solution, Apple confirmed to TechCrunch this afternoon. The exploit, demonstrated by YouTube user EverythingApplePro yesterday, was never really of any concern to iPhone users because of the extreme parameters required to make it work in a timely manner, according to TechCrunch. It uses a 500 piece of hardware, requires phys

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