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2016

Profile highlights blind Apple engineer working on accessibility tech

Sunday July 10, 2016

A profile published on Sunday details the experiences and work of Jordyn Castor, a blind Apple engineer now developing technologies like VoiceOver with company's accessibility design and quality team.

Review: Synology's DiskStation DS216j offers affordable yet advanced network storage

Sunday July 10, 2016

The DiskStation DS216j NAS is positioned near the bottom of Synology's consumer level network storage product range, but advanced software integration and a configurable design means the system can easily serve up to a small business.

Last Call: Apple's 12" MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 256GB) in Space Gray for $999 ($550 off)

Sunday July 10, 2016

For the next seven days only, AI readers can grab Apple's 2015 12-inch MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 256GB) for the lowest price ever offered at $999, plus free expedited shipping, a free copy of Parallels 11 and no sales tax outside of NY.

This week on AI: No more 16GB iPhones, iOS 10 & macOS Sierra betas & more

Saturday July 09, 2016

Even with summer doldrums in full effect, there was still plenty of news to go around -- including the first public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, and word that Apple is finally ditching 16 gigabyte iPhones.

iPhone 7 and Apple's next Retina Display frontier: Wide Color

Friday July 08, 2016

In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced a new leap forward in display resolution for iPhone 4 that passed up the rest of the industry to deliver pixels virtually invisible to the human eye. For iPhone 7, Apple appears to be making a similar leap in the realm of "Retina Color."

Apple to pay $25M to settle patent infringement lawsuit, license technology

Friday July 08, 2016

Apple has agreed to pay $25 million to non-practicing entity Network-1 Technologies to settle a patent infringement lawsuit over technology relating to iTunes Cover Flow and OS X search features including Spotlight and Time Machine.

Apple releases searchable WWDC 2016 session text transcripts

Friday July 08, 2016

Developers seeking additional information from Apple's more than 125 Worldwide Developers Conference session videos can now narrow down results thanks to searchable text transcripts released on Friday.

Apple, 67 other businesses file against North Carolina's HB2 'bathroom' law

Friday July 08, 2016

Apple and 67 other businesses have signed a new amicus brief, supporting the U.S. Justice Department's efforts to halt the enforcement of HB2, a North Carolina law forcing people to use bathrooms corresponding to their birth gender.

WaterproofGate: Samsung's high end Galaxy S7 fails Consumer Reports tests

Friday July 08, 2016

Despite being "IP 68 certified" to resist extended liquid intrusion in up to five feet of water for 30 minutes, Samsung's most expensive Galaxy S7 model repeatedly failed tests performed by Consumer Reports.

ESPN working on first-ever streaming TV package - report

Friday July 08, 2016

Disney-owned ESPN will soon be announcing its first Web-based TV streaming package, although it will only be a small step towards a full-scale online service, according to a new report.

Facebook starts testing end-to-end encryption for Messenger conversations

Friday July 08, 2016

Facebook on Friday announced initial testing of end-to-end encryption in Messenger, which should keep some conversations secure from any possible intrusion, even by Facebook itself.

Apple to open iOS App Development Center in Italy this October

Friday July 08, 2016

Apple's CFO Luca Maestri has declared Italy's University of Naples Federico II as the location for Europe's first iOS coding talent incubator, set to open its doors in just a few months.

Apple chassis supplier Catcher sees revenue drop in likely switchover to 'iPhone 7' production

Friday July 08, 2016

Catcher -- Apple's partner on metal chassis components -- claimed a significant drop in June revenues on Thursday, but linked the dip to unnamed clients switching orders over from old products to new ones.

AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10 beta 2, Lightning headphones, 'iPhone 7' rumors

Friday July 08, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor discuss the latest updates found in iOS 10 beta 2. They also wrap up all the current "iPhone 7" rumors, discuss the current state of Lightning-connected headphones, and talk about the new Mac malware (and why you don't need to worry too much about it).

Apple Maps adds 29 Flyover locations, expands traffic and transit

Friday July 08, 2016

Continuing its perpetual Apple Maps feature rollout, Apple on Thursday activated Flyover imagery for 29 new locations, while adding traffic and transit data for multiple international locales including Chile and Vatican City.

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for racial equality in light of US shooting deaths

Friday July 08, 2016

In light of two fatal police shootings of black men in as many days, Apple chief executive Tim Cook voiced a call for justice on Thursday, calling the recent events "senseless killings."

Apple's new 'starter guides' help educators integrate iPad, iOS into curriculum

Thursday July 07, 2016

In a bid to extend its reach into the educational technology market, Apple on Thursday released a set of guidebooks designed to help educators better implement products like iPad and iOS apps into classroom activities.

Apple's use of web carousels target of new patent lawsuit

Thursday July 07, 2016

A Pennsylvania man is suing Apple for using carousels on its website, claiming the common web user interface is in infringement of patented technology dating back to 2008.

Flash Deal: Apple's 2015 13" MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 4GB, 256GB) for $829 ($370 off)

Thursday July 07, 2016

While supplies last, Apple authorized reseller B&H is taking $370 off Apple's Early 2015 13-inch MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 4GB, 256GB), bringing the price to $829 with free expedited shipping and no tax outside of NY. MacMall is also slashing prices on 9.7-inch iPad Pros by $55-$115 with exclusive coupon savings this weekend.

Another Mac-specific malware pops up, but Apple's Gatekeeper still prevents infection

Thursday July 07, 2016

A second piece of Mac-specific malware has been discovered this week, one that could expose the passwords stored in the macOS Keychain. But once again, Apple's Gatekeeper security -- when properly configured -- will block the attack from succeeding.