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2017

Apple iOS App Store continues dominance over Google Play in earnings battle, gap widening

Wednesday July 26, 2017

While iOS App Store purchase volume may be losing ground from a marketshare perspective by number of downloads, Apple continues to dominate the market in consumer spending by a wide margin and still growing.

New TSA rules will require airline travelers to remove Apple iPads, MacBooks from bags

Wednesday July 26, 2017

In the coming weeks and months, travelers will no longer be able to keep iPads or small MacBook models in their bag when passing through security screenings, and will instead have to place them in a separate bin to be X-rayed, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced on Wednesday.

Inside iOS 11: The coolest Apple ARKit demos created so far

Wednesday July 26, 2017

ARKit will instantaneously become the largest augmented reality platform in the world -- but to capitalize on that, developers will need to come up with awesome uses of the technology. With only a few weeks under their belt using Apple's iOS 11, content creators have already begun to impress in big ways.

Facebook shoots for mid-August launch for first TV shows

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Facebook's first set of original TV shows -- posing a challenge to nascent offerings on Apple Music -- will reportedly premiere in mid-August, after a month-long delay.

Internet-connected television use including Apple TV growing to over 168 million in 2017

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Apple has grown its body of streaming hardware users, but still lags behind offerings from Amazon, Google, and Roku, according to a new research study.

Lowest Price Ever: 10.5" iPad Pros for $599 with no tax in 48 states, plus $150-$350 off 12" MacBooks, $50-$150 off Apple Watch 2

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Shoppers can instantly save $50 on 64GB and 256GB 10.5-inch iPad Pros (Wi-Fi Only) this week with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Or pick up an ultraportable 2016 12-inch MacBook for up to $350 off with prices starting at $1,149. Apple Watch Series 2 devices are also up to $150 off instantly.

New Cochlear hearing implant tech will stream directly from iPhones & other Apple devices

Wednesday July 26, 2017

An upcoming Cochlear sound processor -- the Nucleus 7 -- will reportedly let people stream audio directly to hearing implants from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Foxconn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin expected to be announced tonight, Apple connection still unknown [u]

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Whether or not Apple products will actually be built there, a new facility from the company's key manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is reportedly in the works for the state of Wisconsin, and set to be announced later this evening.

Jony Ive talks Steve Jobs's vision for Apple Park, design inspiration from 'Star Wars'

Wednesday July 26, 2017

A wide-ranging conversation with Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive discusses how the ultimate execution of Apple Park hews very close to founder Steve Jobs's vision for the project, and how he inspired Star Wars director J.J. Abrams, and vice versa.

Apple ranks among 'Best-in-Class' brands for loyalty in new marketing study

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Among major corporate brands, Apple has some of the highest loyalty and satisfaction rates with the U.S. public, according to the results of a recent survey.

Nintendo's mobile sales surge 450% on strength of 'Super Mario Run,' 'Fire Emblem Heroes' for iPhone

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Though the real standout was its hot selling hybrid Switch console and assorted software, mobile games were a very strong performer for Nintendo last quarter, with income surging a whopping 450 percent year over year.

Foxconn not ready to talk about location, jobs spawned from US investment

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Following a the presidential decree that Apple stands poised to open a trio of factories in the U.S. very soon, Foxconn has declared that it is not ready to announce any plans at this time until deals are finalized.

Apple advertising exec details transparency, pivot to Search Ads, more in interview

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Apple VP of Advertising Platforms Todd Teresi in a keynote Q&A session at the Postback conference in Seattle on Tuesday explained the company's switch away from iAd in favor of the new Search Ads platform, revealed never before seen internal metrics and discussed the future of app advertising.

Wisconsin court orders Apple pay $506M for infringing on WARF patent

Tuesday July 25, 2017

A U.S. district court judge on Monday ruled Apple must pay $506 million in damages for infringing on a microprocessor technology IP owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing body, adding $272 million to an initial $234 decision reached almost two years ago.

Review: Wallflower, an iPhone-connected smart oven monitor

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Wallflower is a practical Internet of Things product that surprised us by doing exactly what it said it would do: Alert us anywhere in the world if our electric oven/stove turns on or off.

Google Chrome browser update delivers support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Google on Tuesday released a new version of its Chrome web browser for Mac with support for Apple's latest MacBook Pro with Touch Bar hardware, bringing a few crucial control options to the laptop's OLED strip.

USB 3.2 standard promises 20Gbps speeds over existing Type-C cables

Tuesday July 25, 2017

An upcoming revision of the USB standard, USB 3.2, should in some cases dramatically boost transfer speeds over Type-C cables -- hinting at a likely upgrade path for Apple's future Macs.

Video: Take a closer look at Apple's new iPad multitasking features in iOS 11

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Apple's iPad will become more powerful and capable than ever with this fall's launch of iOS 11, particularly with new multitasking features that make it easier than ever to run multiple apps at once. AppleInsider offers a closer look on how it all works.

Apple will bring 3 manufacturing plants to US, President Trump reveals

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Apple is apparently planning to build three manufacturing facilities in the U.S., President Donald Trump has announced, though such facilities are most likely to be through a partnership with Foxconn or some other assembly company.

Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S8 China sales volume drop pushes pair out of top performers list

Tuesday July 25, 2017

New sales channel and use data from mainland China suggest that Apple is slipping in the market, dropping off one firm's top list -- but has good company during its decline, with Samsung and Meizu falling as well.