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2017

Launch of Apple's delayed BeatsX earbuds 'imminent,' stock check site claims

Thursday February 02, 2017

Apple's long-delayed BeatsX earbuds, one of the first to feature the company's new W1 wireless chip, may finally be on the verge of shipping, according to a website monitoring activity at online stores worldwide.

Irish government recalculation of Apple's EU tax bill close to $14 billion estimate

Thursday February 02, 2017

The 13 billion euros ($14 billion) Apple is requested to pay Ireland as part a European Commission ruling over tax is likely to be an accurate figure, with the Irish finance minister advising the amount calculated by government officials is in a similar ballpark to the Commission's number.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: How to score the best deal on the perfect Apple gift

Thursday February 02, 2017

With Valentine's Day less than two weeks away, we're rounding up the best deals on the hottest gifts for that special someone on your shopping list. From coupon discounts on MacBook Pro laptops to instant savings on iPhone 7 accessories, there are gift ideas for every budget.

Spotify's former head of label relations recruited for identical role at Apple Music

Thursday February 02, 2017

Apple on Thursday confirmed the hiring of Steve Savoca, once in charge of Spotify's label relations, as it looks to equip Apple Music and/or iTunes with a more competitive catalog.

Hacker uncovers files suggesting Cellebrite used codes from jailbreak tools to defeat iPhone security

Thursday February 02, 2017

Cellebrite, the digital forensics company believed to have helped the FBI break the security of the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, may have repurposed other existing cracking tools used for jailbreaking iPhones, according to a new cache of files allegedly sourced from the security firm.

Apple CEO Tim Cook wins Newseum's Free Expression Award for tech & social contributions

Thursday February 02, 2017

On Thursday the Newseum -- a museum and advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. -- named Apple CEO Tim Cook the winner of its 2017 Free Expression Award in the Free Speech category, praising the executive for his company's communications technology as well as his stances on social and political issues.

See how Apple's iPhone reached a new record high ASP of $695

Thursday February 02, 2017

The iPhone's record-setting average selling price (ASP) achieved last quarter continues an upward trend in iPhone pricing, led by growing popularity for Apple's premium-priced, more-fully-featured "Plus" models.

Subaru adds Apple CarPlay support to upcoming 2018 Legacy

Thursday February 02, 2017

Ahead of next week's Chicago Auto Show, Subaru on Thursday announced the 2018 Legacy, just its second vehicle to support Apple's CarPlay platform, which brings Siri and iOS apps to dash interfaces.

Google ends Hands Free mobile payments pilot, iOS app will stop working Feb. 8

Thursday February 02, 2017

Hands Free, a pilot app from Google that let customers perform mobile payments in stores without needing to present their iPhone or Android smartphone at the checkout, will shut down next month after almost a year of testing.

Conflicting statistics still put Apple's iPad at top of tablet market in Dec. quarter

Thursday February 02, 2017

While differing on some key figures, global tablet industry statistics published on Thursday suggest that the Apple's iPad still has a firm lead as the most popular option, even if the company and the industry as a whole are losing sales.

Inside Tim Cook's Apple HomeKit-equipped smart home

Thursday February 02, 2017

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook gave a rare glimpse into his personal life this week, when he spelled out how he uses HomeKit-connected smart accessories in his own home. AppleInsider offers a guide to how you, too, can live like a millionaire tech CEO.

YouTube app for iPhone and iPad updated with controls in lockscreen, Control Center

Thursday February 02, 2017

Google has updated the YouTube app for Apple's iPhone and iPad with easier access to playback controls, particularly when casting videos to TVs, Chromecasts, set-tops, and other devices.

Google adds QR code scanner to 3D Touch menu in iOS Chrome 56 update

Thursday February 02, 2017

The latest update to the Chrome browser on iOS is providing iPhone users with the ability to scan and search QR codes using 3D Touch, while those browsing on the iPad will benefit from a redesigned tab switcher.

Nintendo's free-to-play 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' arrives on Apple's iPhone and iPad

Thursday February 02, 2017

As promised, Nintendo on Thursday released "Fire Emblem: Heroes," the first game in the "Fire Emblem" series to make the leap from dedicated consoles and handhelds to the iPhone and iPad.

Energous, Dialog Semiconductor launch small RF charging circuit, possibly destined for 'iPhone 8'

Thursday February 02, 2017

Dialog Semiconductor and Energous have launched a new wireless charging component that is cheaper and takes up less space than previous iterations, a part that could help Apple incorporate over-the-air power in a future iPhone or iPad.

Apple, IBM, United Airlines banding together for better staff iPhone, Apple Watch integration at airports

Thursday February 02, 2017

The initiative between the three companies will assist United Airlines to develop apps for better communication, regulate peak customer demands better, and assist in more effective maintenance for over 50,000 devices already deployed, and more to come.

Apple Pay 'coming soon' to Taiwan with seven banks in tow

Thursday February 02, 2017

Apple's planned deployment of Apple Pay in Taiwan is "coming soon," according to an update on the company's website, with seven banks planned as initial launch partners.

Apple investigating portable Apple Watch charger with band integration

Thursday February 02, 2017

While third-party companies have promised -- but not delivered -- an Apple Watch band capable of charging the device while it's being worn, Apple in a patent application on Thursday details a wearable battery module that juices Watch up via inductive power transmission.

Apple, Google, others drafting letter opposing Trump's travel ban [u]

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Apple is among a cadre of companies drafting a formal letter in opposition of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, which was signed last week as part of a series of sweeping policy decisions introduced by the new administration.

Tim Cook sells 40k Apple shares worth nearly $5M

Wednesday February 01, 2017

For the fourth time in less than two weeks, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday sold off a batch of company stock worth just under $5 million, continuing a series of transactions in accordance with a trading plan adopted in 2015.