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Comment: Is Trump’s claim about Apple building new plants all hype?

President Trump claimed in a WSJ interview that Tim Cook has promised to build three large manufacturing plants in the U.S. – without specifying when this might happen, where they might be located or what they might make. “I spoke to [Mr. Show More Summary

Apple worked with hearing-aid firms on direct connection to iPhones, with free licensing

A report on the latest cochlear implants from hearing-aid manufacturer Cochlear has revealed that Apple worked on Bluetooth protocols for direct connection to iPhones – and now licenses it to manufacturers free of charge. Cochlear implants are used by people who are profoundly deaf, and need to be surgically implanted into the ear. Show More Summary

USB 3.2 will double bandwidth speeds without the need to replace old cables

USB was always designed to work on every device possible, but the introduction of Type-C made that a little bit complicated. While newer devices like the 2016 MacBook Pro could enjoy the benefits of the simple, reversible design with faster transfer speeds, older devices couldn’t. Show More Summary

Jony Ive shares new details about Apple Park in WSJ interview, design team moves to new offices in the fall

In a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, Apple’s design chief Jony Ive details various elements of Apple Park including a few tidbits we haven’t heard before. Ive’s interview will be the cover story on the WSJ Magazine’s August...Show More Summary

Niantic blames carriers for Chicago GO Fest failure; says other festivals will go ahead

After Niantic’s Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago turned into something of a disaster – with many attendees unable to use the game at all, and others unable to login or suffering crashes – the company has laid most of the blame at the feet of carriers … more…

Google’s Trusted Contacts introduces cross-platform Find My Friends functionality, with more control

Apple’s Find My Friends app can be a really useful way to share your location with your partner, family and friends, but it relies on everyone having an iOS device. Google has just solved that problem by bringing its Trusted Contacts app to iPhone. Show More Summary

Judge orders Apple to pay University of Wisconsin $507M for infringing on chip efficiency patent

Apple today has been ordered by a U.S. judge to pay $507 million in damages to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent licensing arm for patent infringement. The ruling comes after the case’s jury ruled Apple owed $234 million, making the judge’s decision nearly double that of the jury (via Reuters). more…

Apple ad VP talks App Store Search Ads, better metrics for developers, & more in new interview

At the Postback conference last week in Seattle, Apple’s vice president of advertising Todd Teresi sat down with TUNE to discuss the company’s continued efforts in analytics and and mobile measurement. Teresi discussed how Apple plans to continue working with developers to improve metrics in the App Store, and more. more…

Rumor: Apple may be entering trial production of all 2017 iPhone models, iPhone 8 ‘not delayed’

Forbes iPhone 8 mockup While a handful of reports and analysts have indicated the iPhone 8 won’t launch as scheduled this year due to production difficulties, Twitter leaker Benjamin Geskin today claims that the device is not delayed and has recently entered trial production… more…

Trump claims Tim Cook has pledged Apple will build three ‘big’ U.S. manufacturing plants

Last week we reported that Apple’s spending on lobbying has risen to record highs since Trump took office. Now there is news that President Trump’s lobbying of his own – to get Apple to bring manufacturing stateside – has been successful…at least according to Trump. more…

Google Chrome for macOS adds Touch Bar support in version 60, rolling out now

Version 60 of Google Chrome is rolling out now to macOS with the long awaited Touch Bar support. This release also adds support for a number of developer-focused features, including the Payment Request API and an updated Credential Management API. more…

Yale launches ‘Assure Lock SL’ Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt w/ optional HomeKit, Z-Wave, ZigBee & Alexa support

Yale Locks & Hardware is launching its latest smart lock product today with one of its most streamlined designs yet and support for Apple’s HomeKit, Z-Wave, ZigBee and Amazon Alexa platforms. more…

Third macOS High Sierra public beta is now available

Apple has released the third macOS High Sierra public beta for Mac. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of macOS with new features for free. Today’s macOS High Sierra public beta follows yesterday’s fourth developer version which includes a new Contacts icon and a new Now Playing widget not seen in previous versions. more…

Third tvOS 11 public beta for Apple TV now available

Apple has released the third tvOS 11 public beta for non-developers to test on Apple TV. tvOS 11 public beta includes new features like Home Screen Syncing, light and dark mode automatic switching, and full AirPods support. more…

Apple releases third iOS 11 public beta for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released the third iOS 11 public beta for iPhone and iPad. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of iOS with new features for free. more…

Adobe working with Apple and others to finally ‘end-of-life’ Flash by 2020

Despite a long list of technological disadvantages and better technology emerging, Adobe’s Flash Player has refused to die on its own. That’s finally going to change, however, as Adobe has announced today that it will ‘end-of-life’ the plug-in by the end of 2020. more…

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12? MacBook 512GB $1,000, Apple TV + MFi-Controller $150, HDTV Deals, more

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: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. more…

Apple adds several new universal Search and TV app content partners

Apple continues to gain new content partners to support new entertainment features like Single Sign-on, universal Search, and the TV app. Earlier this month SSO gained 10 more TV providers, and today both Search and the TV app have added new channel partners. more…

Kanex ‘GoPlay Sidekick’ portable Made-for-iPhone, iPad & Apple TV game controller now available

First announced earlier this year at CES, Kanex is today officially launching its new GoPlay Sidekick controller for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. more…

Comment: This new HP AIO has the kind of design cues I’d like to see in the next Apple monitor

I wasn’t alone in expressing disappointment when Apple discontinued the Apple Thunderbolt Display without announcing a replacement. The company did later announce that it does now have some display plans in the works – but possibly only...Show More Summary

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