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2017

Apple's iOS 10.3 patches mobile Safari bug used in ransomware campaign

Monday March 27, 2017

Nefarious actors using a mobile Safari exploit to extort iTunes gift cards from unwitting iOS device users will need to look elsewhere, as Apple patched the web browser flaw as part of Monday's iOS 10.3 update.

Apple's iOS 10.3 lets customers leave in-app ratings, developers can respond reviews

Monday March 27, 2017

With Monday's iOS 10.3 release, Apple introduced new App Store tools that streamline app ratings and offer new levels of customer outreach by allowing developers to publicly respond to reviews.

Video recap: Apple releases iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4 and watchOS 3.2

Monday March 27, 2017

Apple this week issued firmware updates for its major platforms, introducing all new features like Find My AirPods for iOS and Theater Mode for Apple Watch, as well as bringing Night Shift to Mac.

Facebook updates Messenger for Apple's iPhone & iPad with Live Location sharing

Monday March 27, 2017

Facebook on Monday began rolling out a new feature -- Live Location -- to its Messenger apps for iOS and Android, just days after Google announced a similar feature for Google Maps.

Facebook hires former Apple designer Michael Hillman to take charge of VR hardware at Oculus

Monday March 27, 2017

Facebook is taking on Michael Hillman -- a person with 15 years at Apple, including key work on the company's Mac desktops -- as the head of hardware at its Oculus VR division.

Apple TV Remote app updated, adding iPad support and better caption selection

Monday March 27, 2017

Once iPhone and iPod Touch only, Apple has updated the standalone Apple TV remote app, and for the first time has a specific iPad interface.

Lengthy iOS 10.3 install time likely due to conversion to new Apple File System

Monday March 27, 2017

Early adopters of the full iOS 10.3 release are seeing lengthy install processes, with multiple device reboots -- probably as a result of the shift to Apple's new APFS.

Apple adds Touch ID security in updated iOS, macOS versions of Numbers, Pages & Keynote

Monday March 27, 2017

Alongside macOS 10.12.4 Sierra and iOS 10.3 releases, Apple has also updated its Numbers, Pages, and Keynote productivity apps with Touch ID authentication, and assorted bug fixes.

Apple releases macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2 & tvOS 10.2 updates

Monday March 27, 2017

In addition to iOS 10.3, Apple on Monday released macOS 10.12.4 with Night Shift, watchOS 3.2 with SiriKit and Theater Mode, and lastly tvOS 10.2, featuring smaller enhancements.

Apple opens developer lottery registration for WWDC 2017 tickets

Monday March 27, 2017

Starting immediately and extending through Friday morning, developers can now sign up for the ticket lottery for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose.

iOS 10.3 now available for iPhone, iPad with Find My AirPods, Apple File System, more

Monday March 27, 2017

After seven beta releases, Apple has released iOS 10.3 with Find My AirPods, APFS implementation, and other improvements for developers and the App Store.

Rumor: Siri to get iMessage integration, adapt to user habits in 'iOS 11'

Monday March 27, 2017

Apple is planning a slate of Siri updates for "iOS 11" which should include things like more adaptive AI and integration with iMessage and iCloud, according to a rumor stemming from an Israeli site.

Apple's 2017 Supplier Responsibility Report reveals 2.4M workers taught rights, carbon emissions cut

Monday March 27, 2017

The welfare of workers employed by Apple's partners is continuing to improve, according to the iPhone producer's latest annual Supplier Responsibility Report, with the firms audited also found to be following its lead in becoming more environmentally friendly with their production processes.

Wells Fargo to offer Apple Pay-based ATM transactions later in 2017

Monday March 27, 2017

In launching smartphone-based ATM transactions across the U.S. on Monday, Wells Fargo simultaneously announced plans for NFC support "later this year," including Apple Pay.

UK official calls for government access to encrypted iMessage, WhatsApp messages

Monday March 27, 2017

Apple and other tech companies must provide government intelligence agencies access to encrypted messaging services, the United Kingdom's Home Secretary declared in the wake of the Westminster terrorist attack, claiming there must be "no place for terrorists to hide" from surveillance.

Apple CEO Tim Cook tapped to advise President Trump's 'Office of American Innovation'

Monday March 27, 2017

On Monday U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new White House agency dubbed the "Office of American Innovation," staffed by former business executives and advised by current ones -- among them Apple CEO Tim Cook.

JP Morgan raises Apple target to $165, sees sales of 260M iPhones in 2018

Monday March 27, 2017

Buying in on hype for an anticipated 10th anniversary "iPhone 8" super-cycle, investment firm J.P. Morgan has raised its price target on shares of Apple to $165.

Drake's 'More Life' garners half of its worldwide downloads from Apple Music because of Beats 1

Monday March 27, 2017

A new interview sheds some light on Drake's 300 million worldwide streams for his album More Life in its first week on Apple Music, and discusses the synergies between Beats 1 and Apple's streaming service.

Apple 'stepping up' development of augmented reality glasses, moving towards consumer device - report

Monday March 27, 2017

Apple is reportedly "stepping up its efforts" in developing augmented reality glasses, allocating more resources to the project with the aim of shifting it from research into a consumer product.

T-Mobile adds iPhone AppleCare+ services to Jump, Premium Device Protection add-on plans

Monday March 27, 2017

T-Mobile has added AppleCare services to members subscribing to its extra-cost Premium Device Protection or Jump upgrade programs, allowing for $29 screen repairs.