AppleInsider Google buys HTC smartphone team, IP for $1B 2017-09-20T22:49:23.000000000-04:00 After HTC announced a coming halt to trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange pending "material information" that could impact the stock's value, a move that sparked speculation of a takeover, Google on Wednesday confirmed plans to buy the firm's mobile division team for some $1 billion. Apple highlights revamped iOS 11 App Store in new ads 2017-09-20T20:52:26.000000000-04:00 Apple launched a redesigned App Store with the launch of iOS 11 on Tuesday, bringing with it a revamped card-based user interface with bold graphics, a new set of spotlight categories, an emphasis on content curation and more. Watch: watchOS 4 restricts browsing of connected iPhone music library 2017-09-20T18:08:18.000000000-04:00 With the release of watchOS 4, Apple no longer allows users to browse their iPhone's music library, restricting song list viewing to tunes stored on device. Apple throws iTunes spotlight on 4K HDR movies ahead of Apple TV 4K release 2017-09-20T17:38:39.000000000-04:00 Ahead of Friday's public release of Apple TV 4K, Apple on Wednesday updated its iTunes Store with a special section dedicated to available 4K HDR movies, content that highlights the new set-top streamer's high-definition capabilities. Nest unveils Hello doorbell, Cam IQ Outdoor & Secure home security system 2017-09-20T17:14:57.000000000-04:00 Alphabet's Nest on Wednesday revealed an assortment of smarthome accessories, including the Hello doorbell, an outdoor version of the Cam IQ, and a complete security system called the Secure. Inside iOS 11: Quick screen recording comes to Control Center 2017-09-20T15:56:00.000000000-04:00 A potentially handy feature discovered in Apple's iOS 11 is native screen recording support, invoked through a command in the overhauled Control Center interface. Bluetooth & Wi-Fi can't be fully disabled via iOS 11 Control Center, Apple says 2017-09-20T15:24:45.000000000-04:00 Contrary to intuition, toggling off Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi in the iOS 11 Control Center won't completely disable those radios, according to a new Apple support document. Delays in Intel Cannon Lake processor rumored again, may impact 32GB MacBook Pro plans 2017-09-20T14:20:37.000000000-04:00 Supply chain sources suggest that the Intel Cannon Lake processor needed to drive 32GB of RAM in a MacBook Pro without the need of a dedicated memory controller has slipped to the end of 2018, likely pushing any MacBook Pro with the configuration that far away as well. Inside iOS 11: AirPlay 2 on existing speakers requires firmware update, support for Apple's AirPort Express unknown 2017-09-20T14:04:00.000000000-04:00 The upcoming launch of AirPlay 2 comes with a caveat: Old hardware will need a firmware update, at the very least, to work with the new protocol. With Apple said to have ceased development on its router products, it's possible that AirPort Express owners using AirPlay could be left in the dust. Messages in iCloud not implemented at present, coming in a future update to iOS 11 2017-09-20T13:37:21.000000000-04:00 A feature touted for iOS 11 at the 2017 WWDC was Messages in iCloud -- but it was removed during the beta process, and will return at some undisclosed point in the future.