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2017

Apple to more than double floor space at iconic Fifth Avenue store

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Apple will more than double the space of its popular Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan as part of ongoing renovations at the site, with the company promising "new services and experiences" once the outlet reopens.

Estimate pegs holiday Apple Watch sales at 5.2M, giving Apple a 63% marketshare

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Though Apple has not officially announced any sales figures for its wearable Apple Watch, that hasn't stopped research firms from estimating its performance, with new data from Strategy Analytics pegging the device at 5.2 million shipments in the fourth quarter of 2016.

First look: Theater Mode in Apple's watchOS 3.2 beta

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Rumored to make its way onto Apple's portables for some time, Theater Mode debuted with the latest watchOS 3.2 beta as a one-tap control for silencing Apple Watch alerts and disabling the device's raise to wake feature. Perfect for dark, quiet venues like a movie theater.

Jury asks Oculus to pay ZeniMax $500M in lawsuit over VR headsets

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Facebook's Oculus was ordered to pay ZeniMax $500 million on Wednesday, after a Dallas jury ruled that Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey violated a non-disclosure agreement in building the first prototypes of the Rift headset.

Apple developing ARM chip for Mac to handle low-power functionality

Wednesday February 01, 2017

As it looks to lessen reliance on outside chip manufacturers, Apple is developing an ARM-based Mac processor designed to take some of the burden off primary Intel silicon, a report said on Wednesday.

See how Apple's 'Services' revenue has grown steadily amid changes in other business segments

Wednesday February 01, 2017

The encompassing "Services" business has proven to be a reliable source of income growth for Apple, but its tremendous performance --accomplished during an overall company sales decline --can be difficult to visualize. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the booming segment Apple believes will double over the next four years.

Alphabet's Waymo sharpens self-driving car tech, expands testing lead over rivals like Apple

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Even as Apple tests remain shrouded in secrecy, prototype self-driving cars by Waymo -- formerly under Google -- are dramatically improving their skills, data from the California Department of Motor Vehicles revealed on Wednesday.

Snapchat looks to extend iPhone app's Lenses feature to locations

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Future versions of Snapchat for the iPhone could reportedly recognize and overlay images onto the world around you, extending well beyond just facial recognition.

10 years after Apple axed 'Computer' from its name, Tesla tosses 'Motors'

Wednesday February 01, 2017

In a move that carries some parallels to the company formerly known as Apple Computer from a decade ago, Tesla on Wednesday announced it will no longer be known as Tesla Motors, signaling that it is more than just a car company.

Analysts raise Apple targets, see shares going as high as $156 after best-quarter ever

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Led by the blockbuster debut of the iPhone 7 series, Apple exceeded Wall Street's expectations with its holiday quarter, sending shares of the company's stock higher and prompting analysts to revise their price targets upward.

GoPro puts iPhone-connected Karma drone back on sale after fixing power loss issues

Wednesday February 01, 2017

GoPro on Wednesday re-released the Karma, its first aerial camera drone, having dealt with an issue that was causing some early models to drop out of the air.

Participating companies shed light on Apple's secretive 'Mobility Partner Program'

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Beyond commerce giants IBM, SAP, and Cisco, Apple works with other businesses under the auspices of its "Mobility Partner Program" -- which isn't widely discussed. But a recent loosening of Apple's fabled secrecy has led a few smaller companies to open up about their experiences with the program.

Killer Deals: 15" MacBook Pro for $1,399; DJI Inspire 1 Pro drone for $2,799; $800 off DJI Inspire 1 Raw

Wednesday February 01, 2017

In what is the absolute lowest price available, eBay has Apple refurbished Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pros for $1,399.99 ($600 off) with no tax collected outside NY. B&H is also slashing prices of DJI Inspire 1 Pro and Raw drones by $600-$800 today only with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple's Q1 iPhone numbers knock Samsung out of first place in global marketshare

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Apple's record iPhone sales during the December quarter allowed it edge ahead of Samsung and once again become the world's top smartphone vendor, though not for whole of 2016, according to new research data.

Following Mario's mobile success, Nintendo plans to release 2-3 new iPhone games each year

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Fresh off announcing results for "Super Mario Run"-- which for now remains an exclusive to Apple's iPhone -- Nintendo will reportedly be sticking to a schedule of just two or three mobile games per year.

Apple pushes AirPods firmware 3.5.1 to synchronized iPhones with minor bug fixes

Wednesday February 01, 2017

A firmware update for Apple's AirPods is being distributed now, which brings undisclosed bug fixes to Apple's sought-after wireless earbuds.

Apple Pay transactions up 500 percent in Q1, Comcast to support bill payments soon

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Apple Pay did extremely well in the December quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed this week, growing transactions 500 percent year-over-year thanks in part to the platform now being in over a dozen markets worldwide.

Huawei hires 'I'm a Mac' pitchman to take on Apple in US ad blitz

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Actor Justin Long, who in the mid to late 2000s served as the de facto face of Apple for his part in the "Get a Mac" ad campaign, has been hired by Huawei to star in a new series of commercials touting the Chinese upstart's smartphones.

Apple weighing legal action against Trump immigration ban, to match employee donations to refugee relief funds

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is mulling legal options in light of President Donald Trump's recent executive order on immigration, while he personally puts pressure on "very, very senior people in the White House" to repeal the policy.

Prince songs expected to hit Apple Music, other streaming services on Grammy's night

Tuesday January 31, 2017

More than 19 months after Prince pulled his songs from all streaming music services save for Jay-Z's Tidal, the musician's estate is set to release a selection of top hits to Apple Music and other providers on Feb. 12, according to reports.