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2016

New iOS Remote app will offer all abilities from Apple TV Siri Remote

Monday June 13, 2016

Apple during WWDC announced an updated Remote iOS app for the Apple TV, promising to carry over features from the Siri Remote to iPhones and iPads.

SlingTV arrives on Apple TV, Fox Sport Go, Molotov.tv, others coming soon

Monday June 13, 2016

At WWDC 2016 on Monday, Apple SVP of Internet Software Eddy Cue threw a spotlight on a few new tvOS apps including popular streaming services SlingTV, which launched today, and French video app Molotov.tv, among others

Apple TV, iOS will simplify cable provider authentication with single sign-on

Monday June 13, 2016

A number of enhancements are coming to the fourth-generation Apple TV later this year, including the ability to authenticate a cable subscription just one time across a variety of apps.

Apple's watchOS 3 for Apple Watch focuses on speed, instant information

Monday June 13, 2016

User complaints about slowness on Apple Watch have not gone unheard, as Apple is planning major improvements to speed and responsiveness with watchOS 3, including background loading of data, a quick-access Control Center, and dynamic new uses for the side button.

Apple now has over 2M apps in App Store, paid nearly $50B to developers

Monday June 13, 2016

At its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the App Store recently reached a milestone with more than two million apps in circulation, which have generated nearly $50 billion for developers.

Giveaway: Enter to win a MacBook sleeve, iPhone case, iPad case and Briefcase bag from Pad & Quill

Monday June 13, 2016

Pad & Quill is partnering with AppleInsider this week to kick off WWDC festivities with a fabulous giveaway bundle consisting of The Briefcase bag, iPad case, MacBook sleeve and an iPhone case of the winner's choosing.

AppleInsider is live at WWDC 2016 - get all the breaking news as it happens

Monday June 13, 2016

Apple is set to announce the next-generation versions of iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, and AppleInsider is there live in San Francisco with up-to-the-second news and analysis.

India asking for commitment on manufacturing before approving Apple Stores

Monday June 13, 2016

The Indian government is aiming to get a firm commitment from Apple on local manufacturing before authorizing the launch of any Apple Stores in the country, a report said on Monday.

LinkedIn's iOS Developer Community cancels WWDC watch party after Microsoft purchase

Monday June 13, 2016

Just hours before Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote was scheduled to start, LinkedIn's iOS Developer Community canceled its San Francisco-based watch party, following the news that the social networking service was acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion.

Foxconn chairman tells staff to expect 'feeble' iPhone sales until early 2017 - report

Monday June 13, 2016

The chairman of Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- is reportedly telling subordinates that demand for Apple iPhones will stay weak until early next year, despite an anticipated fall launch for new models.

Microsoft buys professional social networking service LinkedIn for $26.2B

Monday June 13, 2016

Microsoft on Monday announced it will acquire LinkedIn in an all-cash transaction worth $26.2 billion, bringing more than 433 million members of the social networking site under the Redmond, Wash., company's banner.

Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016

Sunday June 12, 2016

On Monday, Apple will finally reveal an assortment of new technologies and initiatives it's been working on over the past year. Here's a look at some of the ideas Apple likely--or hopefully--has on its agenda.

Siri response raises hopes for 'dark mode' in iOS 10

Sunday June 12, 2016

A curious response from Apple's Siri indicates the virtual assistant will soon support "dark mode" settings, suggesting forthcoming integration with OS X, or a highly anticipated introduction of dark mode functionality on iOS.

Review: Philips Hue White Ambiance kit delivers bang for the buck in HomeKit lighting

Sunday June 12, 2016

Philips' latest entry into the Hue smartbulb line should strike a good balance between cost and features for most people, even if there are some rough edges the company could stand to polish.

New Apple Campus 2 tour highlights 'breathing' concrete, glass panels, power tech & more

Saturday June 11, 2016

A new tour of Apple's Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino -- due to start operations in early 2017 -- offers a close-up glimpse of the building's progress, and some of its unique architectural details.

Siri query returns response about Mac OS X Finder app ahead of WWDC

Saturday June 11, 2016

Just a few days before Apple is widely expected to unveil Siri for Mac, a prompt to the voice-driven personal assistant on iPhone is mentioning the OS X file management application, Finder.

This week on AI: App Store shakeup, new Apple Watch bands, Apple sells energy & more

Saturday June 11, 2016

Newsmakers mostly held their collective breath ahead of next week's WWDC in San Francisco, but Apple surprised developers by announcing some major changes to the App Store, some of which will take effect as soon as Monday.

Apple prepares San Francisco venues for WWDC 2016

Friday June 10, 2016

As it does every year, Apple on Friday began to decorate the two main San Francisco venues that will host this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, installing banners, flags, utility equipment and more.

Deals: $140-$430 off 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with AppleCare; 32GB 9.7-inch iPad Pros (WiFi, Cellular) for $699

Friday June 10, 2016

This week, shoppers can save $200-$430 on 15-inch MacBook Pros bundled with AppleCare -- plus score a free Canon printer. Or snap up a smaller 13-inch MacBook Pro, also with three years of AppleCare, for $140-$270 off MSRP. On top of that, those in the market for an iPad can grab the new 32GB 9.7-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) for $699. Systems without AppleCare are also up to $250 off.

Bluetooth 5 to debut next week with 4X speed, 2X range of Bluetooth 4.2

Friday June 10, 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group on Friday pegged an official June announcement date for Bluetooth 5, a next-generation near-range wireless transmission technology set to feature substantial performance gains over the existing Bluetooth 4.2 protocol.