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2017

Google may pump $876M into LG Display to compete with likes of Apple iPhone in OLED

Monday April 10, 2017

Google is reportedly in talks to invest over $876 million in LG Display to secure a source of OLED panels, likely for its Pixel phones -- perhaps signalling more intense competition with Apple's iPhone, as well as third parties using Google's Android operating system.

Apple posts GPU-related job openings in UK following Imagination breakup

Monday April 10, 2017

Apple is ramping up its efforts to create its own GPU designs, following the iPhone producer's decision to stop working with the U.K.-based Imagination Technologies, by advertising a number of job postings within the graphics field in London.

Apple-connected bidders raise stakes in bids for Toshiba's memory business

Monday April 10, 2017

Three Apple suppliers -- Hon Hai/Foxconn, SK Hynix, and Broadcom -- are reportedly dogged in their determination to bid for Toshiba's memory business, despite strong preferences by both Toshiba and the Japanese government for a domestic buyer.

Renovated Fifth Avenue Apple store will get Beats 1 broadcasting zone

Sunday April 09, 2017

When renovations are complete, one addition at Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store will include a special space for Beats 1 broadcasting, according to an AppleInsider source.

Apple's second Mexican retail store to be multi-level flagship, share design with NYC World Trade Center outlet

Sunday April 09, 2017

Apple is enjoying consistently strong sales after opening its first brick-and-mortar retail outlet in Mexico in late 2016, and the company plans to capitalize on surging demand by building a new multi-level flagship in Mexico City's upscale Polanco district.

This week on AI: New Mac Pros and iMacs, Apple building its own GPUs & more

Saturday April 08, 2017

Apple paid rare attention to its pro customers this week, teasing a redesigned Mac Pro along with catered iMacs. Behind-the-scenes dealings also made headlines, particularly news that Apple will developing its own GPUs.

Jay Z pulls albums from Apple Music and Spotify

Friday April 07, 2017

As the streaming music war intensifies, hip hop star and Tidal co-owner Jay Z is quietly removing his music from major streaming music outlets Apple Music and Spotify, while leaving the same tracks in place on his own service.

J.D. Power: 2017 tablet buyers report "outstanding" satisfaction, ready to spend money on premium brands

Friday April 07, 2017

In a followup conversation to clarify the firm's recently reported findings on U.S. tablet buyers, J.D. Power highlighted a series of data points that overturn many established narratives on the "beleaguerment" of the tablet market, particularly with regard to premium-priced, higher-end models.

Rumor: iPad Pro Smart Connector included on 'iPhone 8,' to be used for AR, charging

Friday April 07, 2017

A new rumor, possibly recycled from 2016, claims that the Apple Smart Connector, or a variant thereof, will appear on the iPhone 8 and will be utilized for charging the device, plus potential AR and VR applications.

Apple, Saturday Night Live working together on TV commercial - report

Friday April 07, 2017

Apple has signed a deal with NBC that will see the crew of "Saturday Night Live" create at least one commercial for the iPhone maker, blurring the line between the show and advertising.

Apple rival Samsung forecasts high profits despite Note 7 fires & political scandals

Friday April 07, 2017

Samsung Electronics on Friday announced a forecast of its best profits in over three years for the March quarter, despite dealing with the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7, and a political scandal that resulted in the arrest of vice chairman Jay Y. Lee.

Facebook steps up 'false news' crackdown with tips for spotting and reporting bogus stories

Friday April 07, 2017

This week, users on Facebook began receiving a public service announcement from the social networking site regarding what it has branded as "false news," offering tips on how to spot a fake story.

Long-time Apple and consumer technology journalist Walt Mossberg retiring

Friday April 07, 2017

Heralded tech journalist Walt Mossberg is retiring in June after a 47-year career, 26 of it exclusively focusing on consumer technology including extensive coverage of Apple, and a great deal of time with Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

Where to find the best deals on Apple's 2017 9.7" iPad line

Friday April 07, 2017

As Apple authorized resellers begin shipping the new 9.7-inch iPad, those on the lookout for a great deal on the 2017 devices can save money instantly or take advantage of free expedited shipping offers on a variety of models that are in stock and ready to ship.

Facebook's new M assistant merges Apple's data detectors & rumored Siri Messages enhancements

Friday April 07, 2017

Taking it out of a year-long test phase, Facebook on Friday launched "M," a new AI assistant integrated into Messenger that bears some similarity to Apple's data detectors, as well as rumored Siri integration into Messages for "iOS 11."

Toshiba narrows bidders for memory business, may have dropped Apple

Friday April 07, 2017

Toshiba has reportedly shrunk the group of bidders for its memory business from about 10 to a number that may no longer include Apple, though no binding offers have been made, and more bidders could potentially join.

Likely bogus schematic of Apple's 'iPhone 8' surfaces on link aggregation site

Friday April 07, 2017

A new schematic has emerged purporting to be of the forthcoming "iPhone 8," but inconstancies with existing supply chain reports suggest strongly that it is a fake.

AppleInsider podcast talks Mac Pro, the future of PowerVR, Clips & more

Friday April 07, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Dan chat about Apple's uncharacteristic Mac Pro pre-announcement, MacBook Pro hardware rumors, Apple's decision to ditch Imagination Technologies graphics IP, the new Clips app and more.

Quick take video review: Apple's 2017 9.7-inch iPad

Thursday April 06, 2017

Apple recently unified its iPad product line with the release of the 2017 9.7-inch iPad, a replacement for the outgoing iPad Air 2. Starting at $329, the new iPad skips some high-end features like quad speakers and a laminated, wide color gamut display, but brings entry level users up to speed with an A9 SoC and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Social media firms offer $5.3M settlement in iOS app privacy suit over contact uploads

Thursday April 06, 2017

A group of eight social media companies, including Twitter and Instagram, have agreed to pay a total of $5.3 million to settle a 2012 class action lawsuit which alleges user privacy was breached when the apps leveraged an iOS feature that uploaded details from users' contact lists.