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2017

Apple sponsors San Francisco BSides security conference

Monday February 13, 2017

BSides, a two day "open forum for discussion and debate for security engineers and their affiliates" being held today and tomorrow in San Francisco, received a public contributing sponsorship from Apple, underlining the increasing efforts of the company to participate in academic research and publishing related to security, privacy and other research goals.

Carpool Karaoke trailer pops up during Grammy awards, debut still not yet set

Sunday February 12, 2017

Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke" series now has a trailer, featuring a first wave of stars including James Corden, Will Smith, Metallica, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, Shaquille O'Neal, John Legend, John Cena, and Ariana Grande, amongst others.

Verizon Unlimited plan resurrected with 4G, talk, text for $80 per month [u]

Sunday February 12, 2017

Verizon has re-launched an unlimited data plan for the first time in years, with Verizon Unlimited giving subscribers unlimited data, talk, and text for $80 per month with a single line.

Australian banks eliminate fee demands, focus legal assault on opening up Apple Pay NFC tech

Sunday February 12, 2017

The four Australian banks at the core of the ongoing debate about opening up Apple Pay in the country have narrowed down their demands after being snubbed by the country's competition regulator, and are now solely focusing on opening access to iPhone and Apple Watch NFC technology.

Prince's Warner Brothers music catalog lands on Apple Music, other streaming services

Sunday February 12, 2017

After Prince abruptly pulled his music from all streaming services save for Tidal in 2015, the Purple One's Warner Brothers catalog, which contains a majority of his biggest hits, has returned.

Hands On: Taskpaper 3.6.2 aims to make your To Do list easier to plow through

Sunday February 12, 2017

A new update to the Mac-specific Taskpaper aims to add power and ease of use to work-list management -- AppleInsider loads it up, and sees if it makes good on its promises.

What should you buy: Apple's BeatsX vs. AirPods

Saturday February 11, 2017

With BeatsX now in stores, AppleInsider takes a closer look at the new W1 chip-equipped wireless earphones and how they compare with Apple's flagship AirPods.

Apple shares new Apple Watch Series 2 ad featuring Activity rings

Saturday February 11, 2017

Apple on Saturday posted a short commercial spot highlighting the health tracking functions of Apple Watch Series 2, urging users to keep fit by closing their Activity app rings.

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 8' will use separate wireless charging accessory, ditch Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter

Saturday February 11, 2017

Only one of this fall's upcoming iPhone models -- the so-called "iPhone 8" or "iPhone X" -- will offer inductive charging and a glass back, but buyers will have to use a separate accessory to juice up wirelessly, a report said on Saturday.

Apple's 'Planet of the Apps' series principal filming concludes -- report

Saturday February 11, 2017

An anonymous source familiar with the matter claiming to be involved in production of the series reports that Apple has wrapped up documentary series "Planet of the Apps" on an Apple-constructed set near Hollywood.

Review: Kanex's GoPower Watch portable battery for Apple Watch is good, but would be great with a Lightning port

Saturday February 11, 2017

There's a lot to like about the Kanex GoPower Watch charger and battery for Apple Watch, especially the inclusion of an embedded magnetic watch charger and a passthrough USB port for charging your iPhone as well. But with a $100 price tag, we feel it should accept power through Lightning instead of micro USB.

This week on AI: $1,000+ 'iPhone X,' Apple opposes Trump immigration ban, AR glasses in 2017 & more

Saturday February 11, 2017

A jam-packed news week offered numerous rumors about Apple's "iPhone X" and other future devices, as well as a fair share of politics including Apple opposing President Trump's immigration ban, and CEO Tim Cook meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

First look: Apple's BeatsX earphones with integrated W1 chip

Friday February 10, 2017

Apple on Friday released BeatsX, a long-delayed wireless earphone product in the Beats line that incorporates the company's new W1 chip into a tethered headset design. AppleInsider goes hands-on in this first look video.

Tim Cook says AR is a 'big idea,' likens tech to smartphone

Friday February 10, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook continues to drop hints about the company's ambitions to enter the augmented reality space, most recently saying the technology is "for everyone," much like the now ubiquitous smartphone.

AirPods TV commercial took sales of Marian Hill's song 'Down' from 'negligible' to 'magical'

Friday February 10, 2017

The power of Apple's advertising influencing music sales has come into the spotlight again, with the use of Marian Hill's 'Down' in the first TV advertisement for AirPods revealed to have made a considerable impact on track sales.

Shipping times for Apple's BeatsX earbuds slip to as long as 2-3 weeks

Friday February 10, 2017

Despite the product only going on sale on Friday, some U.S. shipments of Apple's BeatsX earbuds are already being delayed up to 2 to 3 weeks, AppleInsider checks show.

Matte black iPhone 7 owners complain to Apple about chipping paint finish

Friday February 10, 2017

A number of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners have issues with the handset's matte black finish, with some finding that the paint coating is prone to chip off.

Apple Pay VP says Australian banks short-circuited adoption by sidestepping talks

Friday February 10, 2017

The VP in charge of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, criticized hold-out Australian banks in an interview published on Friday, arguing that they were too quick to jump to legal action rather than talk with Apple.

How to enable two-step verification in WhatsApp for Apple's iPhone

Friday February 10, 2017

Following a months-long testing period, Facebook's WhatsApp has enabled two-step account verification as extra security for all users of its mobile messaging app. Here's how to enable the feature on your iPhone.

Apple meets with Chinese consumer watchdog in Beijing to talk iPhone 6s shutdown issues

Friday February 10, 2017

A representative from Apple has met with the government-affiliated China Consumer Association, advising the watchdog of the progress it has made in combatting the battery issues plaguing some iPhone 6s units.