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2016

Alpine debuts new 9-inch CarPlay display, Kia details Sportage and Optima upgrades

Friday May 13, 2016

Aftermarket upgrade specialist Alpine on Friday launched a new, 9-inch dash display with support for Apple's CarPlay, while Korean automaker Kia further detailed plans to support CarPlay in the 2016 Optima and 2017 Sportage.

Billion-dollar Didi deal seen as sign Apple's automotive interests go beyond just Maps

Friday May 13, 2016

As rumors of an "Apple Car" continue to grow, the company's $1 billion investment in Chinese ride hailing company Didi Chuxing has further driven speculation that Apple's interest in the automotive market goes far beyond improving its Maps service.

Apple invites WWDC 2016 scholarship winners to June 12 orientation

Friday May 13, 2016

People who won a scholarship to attend Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June are now being invited to attend a special orientation session on the Sunday before the conference, June 12.

Apple's iCloud Mail & Notes services hit by sudden outage [u]

Friday May 13, 2016

Two iCloud services, Mail and Notes, suffered server-side problems on Friday morning, leaving some people unable to send or receive email, or create and sync any notes online. [Updated]

AppleInsider podcast talks HGTV Smart Home 2016 and the latest 'iPhone 7' rumors

Friday May 13, 2016

Carley Knobloch, HGTV's SmartHome 2016 consultant speaks with AppleInsider about the products in the HGTV SmartHome, what products are in her home, and what goes into making the choice to buy a smarthome accessory. And Mikey Campbell joins the call to talk about the latest in 'iPhone 7' and 'iPhone 2017' rumors.

Didi Chuxing president says Apple deal closed in 22 days, talks in progress in several areas

Friday May 13, 2016

Apple's surprise $1 billion investment in Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing was forged in just 22 days, and the two companies are now in talks in several fields, a report said on Friday.

Oklahoma City Apple Store to get 'next generation' design makeover

Friday May 13, 2016

As part of an international effort to refresh the look and feel of its retail outlets, Apple recently shut down the Penn Square Mall Apple Store in Oklahoma City, Okla., in preparation of a "next generation" renovation.

Apple invests $1B in Chinese ride sharing service Didi Chuxing

Thursday May 12, 2016

Chinese Uber competitor Didi Chuxing, formerly Didi Kuaiti, on Thursday announced that Apple recently invested $1 billion to become the transportation network's latest big-name strategic partner.

Analyst ties uptick in Apple R&D spend to Apple Car, but relationship is tenuous

Thursday May 12, 2016

A report this week from noted Apple analyst Neil Cybart relates an increase in the company's massive research and development outlays suggest something big is in the works, but an industry insider says it's just business as usual.

Manhattan DA calls on US Congress to support bill requiring mandatory decryption

Thursday May 12, 2016

The District Attorney of New York County is reportedly lobbying members of U.S. Congress in the hope they'll back legislation requiring companies like Apple to decrypt data on-demand following court orders.

As Apple display partner Sharp continues to bleed, new owner Foxconn shakes up management

Thursday May 12, 2016

While display panel maker Sharp continues to lose money, the Japanese company faces a sweeping management reorganization under the thumb of its new owner, Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn.

Google delays support for Android tech mimicking Apple's 3D Touch

Thursday May 12, 2016

Google has reportedly interally delayed its own equivalent of 3D Touch, the pressure-sensitive Apple technology that allows iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners to take shortcuts through iOS apps.

Deals: Free Apple SuperDrive plus instant discounts with 15" MacBook Pros, iMac 5Ks

Thursday May 12, 2016

This week, choose from a variety of Apple's current 15" MacBook Pros and 27" iMac 5Ks that each come with a free Apple SuperDrive, additional cash discounts, and no tax outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a 12" MacBook for $964 with a free LG super drive, Apple USB-C Adapter, and more.

Alphabet again briefly overtakes Apple as America's most valuable company

Thursday May 12, 2016

Shares hit a 52-week low on Thursday, inching below $90 and allowing rival Alphabet, the parent company of Google, to surpass its market capitalization once again -- at least temporarily.

Google's new 'Gboard' for iPhone lets you Google while you Google

Thursday May 12, 2016

If you're an iPhone owner who has been wishing for a way to involve Google in basically everything you do on your Apple device, the search giant has good news -- an all-new iOS keyboard with Google inside.

Latest Taylor Swift ad for Apple Music features 'For You' playlists & The Darkness

Thursday May 12, 2016

Pop singer Taylor Swift on Thursday posted her latest Apple Music ad on Twitter, using her image and following to sell the service's "For You" playlist recommendations.

Google at work on Amazon Echo-like voice device codenamed 'Chirp'

Thursday May 12, 2016

A special Google team is reportedly developing a device that would integrate its search and voice assistant technology, much like the Amazon Echo.

App Store shuffle brings long-awaited speed boost for developers

Thursday May 12, 2016

Developers are the latest beneficiaries of Apple's ongoing bid to revamp the App Store, with new policies shortening the time it takes to gain app approval from more than a week to fewer than two days.

Apple smart home invention uses pattern recognition to solve multi-user dwelling issues

Thursday May 12, 2016

An Apple patent application revealed Thursday outlines plans for an automated smart home system that tracks individual users through their connected devices, detects common patterns and compiles events for triggering thermostats, lights, door locks and more.

Apple unable to repair iPhone of teen lost at sea

Thursday May 12, 2016

A team of Apple engineers worked "around the clock" to return missing Florida teen Austin Stephanos' iPhone back to working order after it was submerged in sea water for some eight months, but on Wednesday the device was deemed unrepairable.