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2016

Adele's '25' hits Apple Music, Spotify, other streaming services

Friday June 24, 2016

Grammy Award-winner Adele's latest album, "25," was made available for streaming through a variety of services at midnight on Friday, including Apple Music and Spotify, some seven months after initial release.

Huawei working on internal OS to avoid 'the crutch of Android'

Thursday June 23, 2016

Huawei, the second largest Android phone maker in market share behind Samsung, is "secretly developing an alternative mobile operating system" in a bid to hedge its bets against Google's increasingly assertive control over Android.

Apple features 'Lifeline' in latest Developer Insights series

Thursday June 23, 2016

In an addition to its developer resources mini-site on Thursday, Apple posted a profile of "Lifeline" developer 3 Minute Games, highlighting how the studio found success with the iOS App Store's paid business model.

Apple discontinues Thunderbolt Display, no replacement announced

Thursday June 23, 2016

After going years without update, Apple has decided to discontinue the Thunderbolt Display, marking an end to the company's current first-party monitor product line and sparking speculation that a high-resolution replacement is in the offing.

Inside APFS: new Apple File System detailed at WWDC to replace HFS+ in 2017

Thursday June 23, 2016

The new Apple File System announced at WWDC highlights how the company is planning for the future. Here's a look under the hood at what the company will use to replace HFS+ on Macs, iOS, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Apple releases Safari 10 beta for OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite

Thursday June 23, 2016

Apple issued beta versions of Safari 10 for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and OS X 10.10 Yosemite on Thursday, granting developers access to new features like enhanced Safari Extensions, a redesigned Bookmarks interface and more.

Apple Music coming soon to South Korea, local music organization says

Thursday June 23, 2016

Apple could be on the verge of filling a major hole in its Apple Music international coverage, as reports on Thursday claim contracts have been signed to bring the streaming service to South Korea.

Inside iOS 10: Split-screen view in Safari for iPad boosts productivity

Thursday June 23, 2016

Apple's forthcoming iOS 10 update will improve multitasking on the iPad by offering a new split-screen mode in Safari, allowing users to have two tabs open side-by-side simultaneously.

Sketchy 'iPhone 7' pricing rumor points to 'Pro' models, 32 & 256GB capacities

Thursday June 23, 2016

A questionable rumor on Thursday reiterated the claim that Apple will sell 256-gigabyte versions of its upcoming "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus," while further suggesting there could be an even more expensive "Pro" lineup.

Apple polls customers for feedback on streaming video & Apple TV

Thursday June 23, 2016

Apple is hunting for feedback on streaming video, presumably to help decide on a future direction for the Apple TV and/or video in general, AppleInsider learned on Thursday.

T-Mobile thanks customers with hour of in-flight Gogo access, free European roaming

Thursday June 23, 2016

T-Mobile on Thursday launched a pair of initiatives aimed at American travelers. In the first, the carrier is giving an hour of Gogo in-flight internet service to all domestic U.S. fliers, including what the company calls "those long-abused AT&T and Verizon customers."

Apple to open fifth Hong Kong store on June 30 as Chinese expansion continues

Thursday June 23, 2016

Apple's will debut its fifth store in Hong Kong on June 30, reflecting the importance of both the city and the Chinese market in general.

Apple shows interest in expanding True Tone color accuracy beyond the 9.7" iPad Pro

Thursday June 23, 2016

While True Tone technology is currently exclusive to Apple's latest flagship iPad, a new patent application signals it has interest in expanding the color management capabilities to other devices, potentially ranging from as small as an Apple Watch to as large as an iMac.

Fueled by Apple Watch, smartwatch prices surge as basic activity trackers tumble

Thursday June 23, 2016

Though prices on activity trackers continue to drop, average selling prices on wearable devices still saw a major increase in the first quarter of 2016, boosted in large part by the availability of the premium-priced Apple Watch, according to new research.

Apple designer Jony Ive receives honorary doctorate from University of Oxford

Thursday June 23, 2016

Apple's chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, was one of nine "distinguished" people to receive an honorary doctorate on Wednesday from the University of Oxford.

Apple invents stylus with touch-sensitive body, ambidextrous 'Reachability' UI for iOS

Thursday June 23, 2016

A pair of Apple patent applications published Thursday indicate research into alternative input methods for iOS, namely a touch sensitive stylus and a device capable of customizing a user interface based on whether a user is holding it in their left or right hand.

Apple intentionally left iOS 10 kernel unencrypted to optimize system performance

Wednesday June 22, 2016

Responding to speculation as to why the iOS 10 beta kernel was left unencrypted, Apple on Wednesday confirmed the move was made deliberately to streamline system performance.

NASA's tvOS app brings live HD video, photos and more to Apple TV

Wednesday June 22, 2016

NASA on Wednesday added a tvOS app to its growing stable of digital media properties, bringing high-definition video streams, satellite and telescope imagery, mission updates and more to the living room.

Updated ambient light, proximity sensors in 'iPhone 7' prohibit use of legacy cases

Wednesday June 22, 2016

Unlike past tick-tock iPhone refresh cycles, Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7" is expected to feature a design largely similar to the current iPhone 6 series, but internal component changes like a "dual specification" ambient light sensor could render existing cases and protective films incompatible.

Ex-Apple employees aim to revolutionize open-source network standards

Wednesday June 22, 2016

A team of ex-Apple employees, led by former global data center network manager Jason Forrester, are aiming to overturn the ancient regime of proprietary standards for basic switches and routers and replace it with truly open-source standards that any user can customize.