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2017

Customizable app icons debut with iOS 10.3, MLB and NHL first to market

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Sporting apps MLB.com at Bat and NHL on Tuesday became the first iOS titles to take advantage of a new iOS 10.3 feature that allows users to change an app's home screen icon after installation.

Apple seemingly ends support for 32-bit devices with iOS 10.3.2

Tuesday March 28, 2017

With the release of iOS 10.3.2 beta, Apple is not offering iTunes restore images for 32-bit devices like the iPhone 5 and fourth-generation iPad, suggesting the forthcoming point update will mark a watershed for iOS.

Apple rejecting app submissions with names that include references to price

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Apple is no longer allowing developers to include pricing information in the name of their respective app store submissions, a practice commonly used to promote free or inexpensive software.

Apple Pay launches in Taiwan with support for 7 banks

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Apple introduced Apple Pay to Taiwan on Wednesday local time with support for seven banks in the region, bringing the touchless payments system to to its 15th market.

Apple's iOS 10.3 update can reclaim as much as 7.8GB of available storage

Tuesday March 28, 2017

While the feature enhancements of new OS updates generally take up more of your available storage, Apple's latest iOS 10.3 update has freed up gigabytes of available storage for many users making the upgrade. It reclaimed as much as 7.81 GB in our testing.

Apple updates iTunes U for iOS with photo annotations, video messages

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Apple on Tuesday updated iTunes U with a handful of new features, including improved annotation options and ways of sharing and accessing media.

AAPL price crushes old record, cruises past $1,000 pre-split per-share price

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Apple's stock price on Tuesday hit a new record of $143.80, eclipsing the $1,000 per share pre-split benchmark, and if it keeps pace for the rest of the week will beat the company's old market capitalization record.

How to identify all the 32-bit apps installed on your iPhone running iOS 10.3

Tuesday March 28, 2017

The day is rapidly approaching where Apple will just disallow 32-bit apps from running on iOS, maybe as soon as iOS 11. AppleInsider shows you how to identify which apps installed on your iPhone are 32-bit -- and points out some problems that Apple needs to rectify before that day comes.

Apple extends VoLTE & Wi-Fi iPhone calling to more carriers in UK, Russia & other countries

Tuesday March 28, 2017

With the release of iOS 10.3 on Monday, Apple has also extended Wi-Fi and VoLTE (voice-over-LTE) calling to more carriers worldwide, most notably enabling both options for the U.K. branch of O2.

Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Just a day after an omnibus release spanning all of Apple's operating systems, the company has released beta versions of macOS Sierra 10.12.5, iOS 10.3.2, tvOS 10.2.1, and watchOS 3.2.2 to developers.

Apple permits iPhone app chronicling US drone strikes to return to App Store [u]

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Apple on Tuesday once again approved Metadata -- an app drawing attention to U.S. drone strikes -- for download on the App Store, following a nearly two-year wait after its removal. [Updated with second removal]

Square brings payment service to UK with Apple Pay-supporting Square Reader

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Card payment firm Square is expanding its reach into Europe, with the launch of the Square Reader in the U.K., offered as a way for small businesses to easily accept card payments using chip and PIN, contactless transactions, and mobile payments including Apple Pay.

Facebook rolls out Snapchat-like Stories & in-app camera for Apple's iPhone

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Following a limited test, Facebook began rolling out Stories to all its iOS and Android users on Tuesday, coming alongside a new in-app camera with masks, filters, and other effects.

Urbanears launches Connected Speakers with built-in support for Apple AirPlay

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Though new AirPlay accessories are seemingly few and far between these days, Urbanears on Tuesday announced a lineup of standalone speakers that support Apple's Wi-Fi-based music streaming protocol.

How to manage your Apple ID, iCloud, iPhone backups & more in iOS 10.3

Tuesday March 28, 2017

One of the smaller but still significant changes in Monday's iOS 10.3 update is easier, centralized access to all the info related to an Apple ID account, directly from the top of the Settings menu. Here's how to take advantage of it.

Apple's CarPlay gains quick-access task switcher with iOS 10.3

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Upon updating their iPhone to iOS 10.3, CarPlay users will find that their in-vehicle system now offers a convenient multitasking menu, showcasing the three most recently used apps -- with some caveats intended to keep eyes on the road.

No, an LTE-equipped Apple Watch will not come with a physical SIM card

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Amidst a lull in Apple hardware releases, an industry analyst on Monday issued a research note claiming Apple's next-generation Apple Watch will use a physical SIM card for standalone LTE connectivity. We explain why that is an unlikely scenario.

Apple mulls joining reported SoftBank-backed investment in Didi to avoid dilution of existing stake

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Japanese tech giant SoftBank is reportedly in talks to back a $6 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, a move that could dilute stakes of existing backers like Apple.

Apple's iOS 10.3 patches mobile Safari bug used in ransomware campaign

Monday March 27, 2017

Nefarious actors using a mobile Safari exploit to extort iTunes gift cards from unwitting iOS device users will need to look elsewhere, as Apple patched the web browser flaw as part of Monday's iOS 10.3 update.

Apple's iOS 10.3 lets customers leave in-app ratings, developers can respond to reviews

Monday March 27, 2017

With Monday's iOS 10.3 release, Apple introduced new App Store tools that streamline app ratings and offer new levels of customer outreach by allowing developers to publicly respond to reviews.