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2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 bursting battery shipment stop may escalate to a recall

Thursday September 01, 2016

The hold on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipments because of quality issues that began on Wednesday may escalate to a wider consumer recall for the device, according to reports out of South Korea.

Deals: Up to $150 off 13" MacBook Pros; 21" iMac 4K for $1,379; $500 off 27" iMac 5K

Thursday September 01, 2016

Heading into the Labor Day weekend, shoppers can save $100-$150 on 13" MacBook Pros with no tax outside NY. Or save $120 on Apple's current 21" iMac 4K. Those looking for a larger screen can also pick up a Late 2014 27" iMac 5K (3.5GHz, 8GB, 1TB FUS, M290X) for $1,699.

Repair shop claims to have 'Apple Watch 2' parts, exposes display, battery

Thursday September 01, 2016

A questionable source has materialized claiming to have pieces of the new "Apple Watch 2," including a Force Touch gasket, a revamped screen assembly, and a larger battery.

New USB-C-to-HDMI spec will enable adapter-free display hookups for MacBooks

Thursday September 01, 2016

The company responsible for licensing the HDMI specification on Thursday introduced the "HDMI Alternate Mode" for USB-C, which should allow devices like Apple's 12-inch MacBook to connect displays without the help of an adapter.

DJI's Osmo Mobile swaps dedicated camera for iPhone to capture gimbal-stabilized shots

Thursday September 01, 2016

Just days after announcing the Osmo+, DJI on Thursday launched yet another handheld stabilizer, the Osmo Mobile, substituting a dedicated camera with a user's own smartphone.

Feds, lobbyists draw battle lines over Apple's EU $14.5B tax bill

Thursday September 01, 2016

Most U.S. officials are lining up to fight the $14.5 billion E.U. tax edict with support from assorted talking heads, but the battle appears to be more about which taxation agency the money belongs to, rather than actual support for Apple.

Latest alleged 'iPhone 7 Plus' packaging pic suggests option of bundled wireless 'AirPods' [u]

Thursday September 01, 2016

Whether legitimate leaks or simple fakes, photos claiming to show the packaging for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7" series continue to surface, with the latest shot suggesting some "iPhone 7 Plus" models could come bundled with new wireless earbuds dubbed "AirPods" [updated with a clearer picture].

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls EU tax ruling 'total political crap,' cites potential anti-US sentiment

Thursday September 01, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook called the European Commission's recent ruling that left his company saddled with a 13 billion ($14.5 billion) tax bill "total political crap" in an interview published Thursday, suggesting Apple was targeted in the European Union probe.

Dropbox confirms exposure of 68M account credentials, says no evidence of improper access

Wednesday August 31, 2016

Dropbox has confirmed reports claiming a data breach in 2012 disclosed the credentials of more than 68 million accounts, but notes an internal investigation uncovered no indication of improper account access.

Tim Cook sells off another $29M in Apple stock

Wednesday August 31, 2016

One week after receiving a windfall of restricted stock units -- and cashing in a chunk for a $35.8 million payday -- Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday sold another batch of his sizable stock cache worth nearly $29 million.

Mossberg: Steve Jobs continued work on Apple television set after resignation

Wednesday August 31, 2016

Laying years of rumors to rest, veteran technology journalist Walt Mossberg this week confirmed knowledge of Apple's work on a full-fledged television set, saying Steve Jobs phoned him to discuss the project shortly before his death in 2011.

Samsung announces Gear S3 iOS-compatible smartwatches, one with LTE

Wednesday August 31, 2016

On Wednesday, Samsung updated its Tizen-based smartwatch offerings with the LTE-connected Gear S3 Frontier and wi-fi Gear S3 Classic, promisimg iOS compatibility for both at some point.

CBS All Access follows in Hulu's footsteps with more expensive 'ad-free' option

Wednesday August 31, 2016

CBS on Wednesday announced a new tier for its All Access streaming service, allowing people to watch TV shows without commercial interruptions -- in most cases.

Alleged 'iPhone 7' packaging reaffirms 32GB model, Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter in the box

Wednesday August 31, 2016

With just a week to go before Apple's Sept. 7 event, yet another packaging insert claimed to be for the "iPhone 7" reveals a return to the 32-gigabyte capacity, and also reaffirms that a Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter will be included in the box.

Samsung stops shipments of 'exploding' Galaxy Note 7 phones

Wednesday August 31, 2016

After multiple reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery exploding during charging, the company has delayed rollout of the new "phablet" in undisclosed markets for additional quality control testing.

EU-imposed Apple Irish tax bill could exceed $21.2B if appeal process fails

Wednesday August 31, 2016

A long appeal process over Apple's Ireland tax bill might have unintended consequences, with a governmental official who has opposed the ruling making claims that the tally will be closer to 19 billion euro ($21.2 billion) when the process concludes.

Apple opens job positions for Turi 'machine learning division'

Wednesday August 31, 2016

Not long after confirming its takeover of artificial intelligence and machine learning firm Turi, Apple is already beginning to make related hirings, referring to the company as its "new machine learning division" in official listings.

BMW adds Apple's CarPlay as $300 upgrade for most models

Wednesday August 31, 2016

People able to afford a BMW can now get Apple CarPlay on virtually any new model as a $300 upgrade option, according to the automaker's website.

Trade-in time: Gazelle offering 45-day grace period, up to $360 for used iPhones ahead of iPhone 7

Wednesday August 31, 2016

In anticipation of Apple's iPhone 7 launch on Sept. 7th, Gazelle this week is offering up to $360 in cash for used iPhone trade-ins with an extended 45-day price lock that lets you hang on to those devices until Oct. 14th.

DxO One iPhone camera gets new Wi-Fi modes, lens & outdoor accessories

Wednesday August 31, 2016

DxO on Wednesday announced new remote control and "Mobile Smart Lighting" features for its iPhone-connected DxO One camera, along with several accessories, such as a waterproof shell and a lens adapter.