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2016

First look: Night Shift mode eases nighttime eye strain

Wednesday January 13, 2016

With its latest iOS 9.3 beta, Apple is for the first time allowing users to access and control display temperature on their iPhones and iPads, albeit in limited fashion, through a feature called Night Shift.

U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi checks her Apple Watch on camera during State of the Union

Wednesday January 13, 2016

During last night's widely televised State of the Union address, California Representative Nancy Pelosi appeared on camera just in time to receive a notification on her Apple Watch and respond to it with a touch.

New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption

Wednesday January 13, 2016

A bill up for consideration by the New York state assembly would force Apple and other smartphone makers to ensure their products can be decrypted for the sake of law enforcement.

How to create and rename app folders with tvOS 9.2 on Apple TV

Wednesday January 13, 2016

Just a few months after the platform launched, folders are already coming to tvOS, in the form of an upcoming 2.2 update that will make it easier for Apple TV owners to organize their apps.

Apple to reportedly exit ad business, hand over iAd management to publishers

Wednesday January 13, 2016

Nearly six years after its debut, Apple is reportedly planning to take a much less active role in its in-house iAd advertising platform, as it intends to hand over ad management duties -- and revenue -- to publishers in the near future.

First look: tvOS 9.2 redesigns Apple TV app switcher to mimic iOS 9

Wednesday January 13, 2016

Apple's newly released tvOS 9.2 beta for the fourth-generation Apple TV has revamped the platform's app switcher, bringing visual consistency with iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Antutu: iPhone 6s performance thrashes high-spec Androids Huawei Mate 8, Samsung Note 5 & Nexus 6p

Wednesday January 13, 2016

Performance benchmark vendor Antutu presented iPhone 6s as the best performing smartphone of the year, despite being compared against high end Androids with more RAM and faster CPU clocks driving four times as many cores.

Office 2016 for Mac updates with fullscreen Outlook, other new features

Wednesday January 13, 2016

Microsoft on Wednesday updated Office 2016 for Mac, adding not just bugfixes but new features for all of the apps in the suite, such as Outlook and PowerPoint.

Obama administration planning to speed up development of self-driving cars

Wednesday January 13, 2016

The White House will reportedly announce efforts to speed up the development of self-driving cars on Thursday, something that may be of extreme interest to Apple as it readies its own such vehicle.

Rumor: Second-gen Apple Watch going into trial production this month

Wednesday January 13, 2016

The next-generation Apple Watch could go into trial production with Quanta later this month, paving the way for a launch in the not-too-distant future, according to rumors.

Apple allegedly keeping 'close eye' on possible sale of Time Warner, with streaming TV in mind

Wednesday January 13, 2016

Apple is paying close attention to the possibility of Time Warner -- or parts of it -- going up for sale, potentially with the intent of buying assets to help launch a streaming TV service, according to rumors.

Apple takes 11th place in awarded US patents in 2015

Wednesday January 13, 2016

Apple was awarded 1,938 U.S. patents in 2015, placing it No. 11 overall in newly earned inventions, according to the latest intellectual property rankings published on Wednesday.

Pharrell in legal trouble over Beats 1 show OTHERtone

Wednesday January 13, 2016

A long-running legal battle between music producer Pharrell and a group of former business associates has recently expanded to include OTHERtone, a show the artist hosts on Apple's Beats 1 streaming network.

AI readers choose Airmail, Outlook and Nylas N1 as top email apps

Wednesday January 13, 2016

We polled our AppleInsider audience to vote for their favorite email application for the Mac. The winner is Airmail, with Outlook coming in as a close second.

Deals: Apple's 15" MacBook Pros with free AppleCare, free Canon AirPrint Printer, and up to $90 in cash discounts

Wednesday January 13, 2016

Readers shopping for a current 15" MacBook Pro this month can not only grab free AppleCare protection plans and a free Canon PIXMA AirPrint-ready printer, but additional cash discounts of up to $90 with free shipping and no tax in 48 states. What's more, this deal is now instant and no longer requires a mail-in-rebate.

Tim Cook pushes for strong encryption at White House summit

Tuesday January 12, 2016

As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook urged White House and government officials to come to terms with strong encryption practices that protect consumer data, at one point saying such intentions should be stated publicly.

FileMaker launches SDK for building native iOS apps

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Apple subsidiary FileMaker on Tuesday announced the FileMaker iOS App SDK, a set of coding tools that offer developers the means to build native iPhone and iPad apps.

China reports record sales and 33% growth in non-Android smartphones, casts doubt on 'peak iPhone'

Tuesday January 12, 2016

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released data showing a significant drop in Android's share of smartphone sales in the December quarter, leaving a 33 percent gain for non-Android smartphones, a segment dominated by Apple's iPhone.

Apple's iOS 9 now on 3 out of 4 compatible devices as adoption rates rise

Tuesday January 12, 2016

In statistics shared with developers on Monday, Apple revealed distribution of the latest iOS 9 mobile operating system now stands at 75 percent, a number up 5 percent since the last check in November.

Skype to bring free group calling to iPhones, iPads, other mobile devices

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Skype users will soon be able to make free group video calls from mobile devices like iPhones, iPods, and iPads, just as they can on Macs, PCs, and Xboxes, the Microsoft-owned company announced on Tuesday.