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2016

Prospect of Indian Apple Stores still on the table, minister says

Monday May 30, 2016

Despite rejection by the country's finance minister, Apple still has a chance at opening stores in India in the near future, another high-level government official indicated on Monday.

Developer interest in Apple Watch eclipsed by iOS and tvOS, report says

Monday May 30, 2016

As Apple works to build out software support for its nascent Apple Watch platform, a report published Monday claims developers have lost interest in coding for the wearable, and have turned their sights back to iOS and Apple's latest software product, tvOS.

Apple's iPhone is no Blackberry: a closer look at AI and the world's biggest company

Monday May 30, 2016

Last week, developer Marco Arment suggested in a blog posting that if Apple were to fail to grasp the potential for voice-based Artificial Intelligence to change the nature of smartphone demand, the company's core revenue generator could suffer the same fate as RIM's Blackberry, which a decade prior had similarly failed to see the importance of iPhone's advanced multitouch experience until it was too late to do anything about it.

Caltech sues Apple & Broadcom over alleged Wi-Fi patent infringements

Monday May 30, 2016

Apple and one of its long-time Wi-Fi chip suppliers, Broadcom, violated several patents on Wi-Fi technology owned by the California Institute of Technology, according to a lawsuit launched this month.

Chinese company advertises new Lightning-to-headphone adapters ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 7'

Monday May 30, 2016

With Apple's next-generation iPhone rumored to ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, one Chinese accessory maker is hoping to capitalize on the anticipated switch, and is now advertising a series of Lightning-to-headphone adapters with separate volume controls.

Apple's VocalIQ takeover could hint at Siri upgrades for WWDC and beyond

Monday May 30, 2016

Assuming it makes it into Siri upgrades that may start as soon as next month's WWDC, technology Apple acquired from VocalIQ could greatly improve the assistant's accuracy and contextual awareness, one report claims.

Try these iOS grilling apps for your Memorial Day BBQ

Monday May 30, 2016

If you're a preparing a Memorial Day barbecue -- or just planning a cookout later this summer -- here are five iOS apps that can make the process a little easier, or give you some fresh ideas.

How to watch this week's NBA and NHL finals on your iPhone

Monday May 30, 2016

It's championship season for both hockey and basketball -- the NHL Stanley Cup Final kicks off Monday night, while the NBA Finals matchup will be set after game seven of the Western Conference Finals. Here's how to watch all of this week's action on the go with your iPhone.

Indian government publicly rejects Apple's desire to sell used iPhones

Monday May 30, 2016

Despite a recent trip by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to meet with local officials, the Indian government on Monday announced that it will not allow the company to sell refurbished iPhones in its country.

Apple Stores suffering from 'cult' atmosphere, advancement barriers, says UK staffer

Sunday May 29, 2016

For some workers, Apple Stores don't pay that well, don't leave much room for advancement, and sometimes produce an extremely difficult climate to work in, according to an interview with a U.K. staffer published on Saturday.

This week on AI: New MacBook Pro rumors, Apple's answer to Echo, Apple Car charging & more

Saturday May 28, 2016

While "iPhone 7" rumors continued to fly fast and furious, some of this week's biggest news actually surrounded the company's MacBook plans, as well as a possible Siri-based competitor to Amazon's Echo speaker.

Twitter for iOS gets 'Peek and Pop' 3D Touch gesture support, Google adds AMP integration

Friday May 27, 2016

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday released an updated version of its iOS app with native support for in-app "Peek and Pop" 3D Touch gestures, while Google refreshed its flagship search app with integrated Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology.

Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for Apple's Macs and OS X

Friday May 27, 2016

Apple has sold far more iOS devices than Macs over the past several years, but as a $20 billion business, the Mac platform remains extremely important to the company. Here's a look at where Apple's conventional computing platform is headed, and what we can expect to see at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

Apple details efforts to ease environmental impact at Irish data center

Friday May 27, 2016

In an effort to allay local concerns over a massive data center project in Galway, Ireland, Apple this week offered greater detail on environmental initiatives it has planned for the site, from forest repopulation to the creation of a public woodland walkway.

Jawbone said to end fitness tracker sales, may sell off speaker business [u]

Friday May 27, 2016

Once a mainstay of both industries, Jawbone is reportedly exiting the fitness-tracking world -- at least temporarily -- as well as trying to sell off its speaker division.

Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor could come with facial recognition camera, ship in 2017

Friday May 27, 2016

Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor could reportedly include a camera for facial recognition, but may have to wait until 2017 to hit store shelves.

AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule pulled from U.S. Apple Stores

Friday May 27, 2016

Although the products are still available online, Apple no longer appears to be selling the AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule in its U.S. retail stores, according to a Friday report and checks by AppleInsider.

Apple's installment-based iPhone trade-up program comes to France, Italy & Spain

Friday May 27, 2016

Apple on Friday brought its "Trade Up with Installments" program to France, Italy, and Spain, expanding it beyond U.S. borders for the first time.

Samsung to bring web-based 'SamsungPay Mini' to iPhones - report

Friday May 27, 2016

The expanding electronic payments battle between Apple, Google, and Samsung will reportedly reach a new front next month as the South Korean firm is said to be readying a new web-based option that would enable iPhone users to make online payments via SamsungPay.

Congress won't consider mandatory encryption bill after Apple battle - report

Friday May 27, 2016

Draft legislation that could've forced U.S. corporations like Apple to decrypt data on-demand following a court order won't be formally introduced this year, and has lost the support needed to advance anyway, sources said on Friday.