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2016

Apple offers free repairs for 2013 Mac Pros with defective video cards

Saturday February 06, 2016

Apple has launched a free repair program for 2013 Mac Pros dealing with faulty video cards, in some cases believed to be responsible for problems like distorted or non-existent graphics, as well as freezing, reboots, sudden shutdowns, or even a system failing to start.

The best Smart Connector keyboard for iPad Pro: Apple Smart Keyboard vs. Logitech Create

Saturday February 06, 2016

The first two Smart Connector accessories for iPad Pro offer very different keyboard style experiences, each addressing two different types of tablet users. But which keyboard is best, Apple's Smart Keyboard or Logitech's Create? AppleInsider breaks down which accessory is best for you.

How to watch Super Bowl 50 on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV

Saturday February 06, 2016

It's Super Bowl weekend, and for cord cutters that usually means a visit to a bar or friend's house -- but not this year, as NFL broadcast partner CBS has made the game available almost everywhere you look.

This week on AI: Glimpses at Apple's plans for new iPhones, iPads, VR & more

Saturday February 06, 2016

This week saw teases about the plans for next-gen iPhones and iPads, as well as Apple Pay, cross-platform services, and even virtual reality. Apple was also hit with a massive penalty in the VirnetX patent case however, and saw Alphabet overtake it as the world's most valuable company -- at least temporarily.

Apple adds server-to-server web service requests to CloudKit

Saturday February 06, 2016

Apple's CloudKit framework for automating apps' storage and retrieval of user data "in the cloud" has learned a new trick. Developers can now read and write data in their app's public database from a server-side process or script.

TSMC, other Apple suppliers in Taiwan largely unaffected by deadly 6.4 earthquake

Saturday February 06, 2016

A tragic earthquake has hit the city of Tainan in southern Taiwan, injuring 144, killing at least 5 people and causing the collapse of several large buildings. So far however, it appears that Apple's suppliers in the region have survived the quake without sustaining significant damage.

Apple Inc. shares reach ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $2.9 billion to shareholders

Friday February 05, 2016

On February 11, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.52 per share, but investors must have had settled ownership of the company's stock by Monday February 8 in order to qualify. Apple will pay out $2.898 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter.

Apple's rumored 4" iPhone to launch with hot pink color option, report says

Friday February 05, 2016

Apple is working on three different color options for the launch of its much-rumored 4-inch iPhone, including a version closer in hue to a hot pink iPod than rose gold, a report said Friday.

LeapFrog toy tablets out-jumped by Apple's iPad

Friday February 05, 2016

Northern California's educational toy tablet maker LeapFrog is selling itself to its Hong Kong-based competitor VTech for just $72 million, after years of declining sales. Apple leapfrogged the company with its more general purpose, albeit more expensive, iPad--which LeapFrog now develops apps for.

Apple, Inc has filed for mistrial in $625M VirnetX lawsuit

Friday February 05, 2016

After objecting to the closing arguments made by Caldwell, Cassady & Curry attorneys representing VirnetX, Apple has now filed a motion for mistrial in the case that awarded a $625 million verdict after just a week of testimony and deliberation.

Apple acknowledges 'Error 53' glitch, says it's part of Touch ID security [u]

Friday February 05, 2016

Apple on Friday publicly acknowledged an unusual "Error 53" message, triggered by updating an iPhone 6 to iOS 9 or later after having the phone's Touch ID sensor fixed by an unofficial technician. [Updated]

Sharp takeover deal should be finalized by end of February, Foxconn CEO says

Friday February 05, 2016

The Foxconn bid to take over Sharp is now only awaiting finalized details between the two parties, Foxconn's CEO Terry Gou told reporters on Friday, indicating that Innovation Network Corp. has indeed been cut out of the loop.

Apple Pay hits 1,000 US card issuers ahead of planned retail expansions

Friday February 05, 2016

On Friday Apple reached the 1,000 mark for the number of U.S. card issuers supporting Apple Pay, a figure continuing to outpace the number of retail chains supporting the platform.

AppleInsider podcast talks March event expectations, '3D Touch ID,' VirnetX, more

Friday February 05, 2016

On this week's episode of the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Mikey riff on Apple's rumored March event, what a new patent filing could mean for Touch ID, a substantial legal win for patent troll VirnetX and much more. Bonus GoPro rant courtesy of Neil.

Japan Apple Stores roll out iPhone screen protector installation service

Thursday February 04, 2016

Apple Stores in Japan are now offering screen protector installations using dedicated TrueClear Pro machines made by Belkin, with prices ranging from 2,180 yen to 4,280 yen (about $19 to $37) depending on material and size.

Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion with new features

Thursday February 04, 2016

Apple on Thursday rolled out a trio of updates for its pro-level video editing suite, bumping versions of Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion with feature additions and numerous bug fixes.

Apple to allow broken screens on trade-in iPhones, offer optional screen protector installations

Thursday February 04, 2016

Apple Stores will soon reportedly adopt two new measures related to the problem of cracked iPhone screens, including allowing some broken iPhones into its Reuse and Recycle trade-in program, and offering installation of purchased screen protectors.

Apple again rumored to bid on NFL streaming partnership

Thursday February 04, 2016

Apple, Google, Amazon and Verizon might soon be locked in a bidding war for rights to stream NFL's "Thursday Night Football," as a report on Thursday says each company is seeking favor as the league's Internet content partner.

Apple integrates Fox Now, FX Now and Nat Geo TV into Apple TV universal search [u]

Thursday February 04, 2016

After integrating PBS and PBS Kids into tvOS universal search last month, Apple on Thursday expanded the deep linking feature to include content sources Fox Now, FX Now and Nat Geo TV.

Apple CEO hints at more cross-platform services, says iPad revenue will rebound by year's end

Thursday February 04, 2016

Speaking at a recent internal "town hall" event, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that services beyond Apple Music might soon make the leap to additional platforms, like Android.