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2016

Apple brings Maps traffic data to four smaller European countries

Thursday September 29, 2016

Apple has silently added traffic data for Maps users in four more European nations, namely the microstates of Malta, Monaco, San Marino, and Liechtenstein.

Trade-in Deal: $10 cash bonus when you sell your old iPhone or Apple Watch to BuyBackWorld

Thursday September 29, 2016

AppleInsider readers upgrading to a new iPhone or Apple Watch this month can use an exclusive promo code to tack on an additional $10 bonus to existing payouts of up to $300 when selling their old Apple devices to BuyBackWorld. Plus, lock in a cash payout today and hold onto your old device until Halloween.

All 2017 iPhones likely to have glass casing, stainless steel edges may be limited to high-end models

Thursday September 29, 2016

With the glossy jet black iPhone 7 leading the way in sales, Apple is expected to switch to a more scratch-resistant all-glass finish for the front and back of a 2017 iPhone redesign, with stainless steel edges, rather than aluminum, for premium models.

Eddy Cue talks music with Bruce Springsteen at Apple's SoHo store

Thursday September 29, 2016

Apple's senior VP of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, sat down for an interview with rock musician Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday night, who appeared at Apple's SoHo store in New York City to promote his new autobiography Born to Run.

Chinese media, government confirms Apple research center in Beijing tech corridor

Thursday September 29, 2016

According to Chinese media, Apple is launching its first research and development center in the country, located in long-time technology incubation area Zhongguancun Science Park, Beijing.

Apple Watch invention enables True Tone display tech by measuring ambient light through a user's skin

Thursday September 29, 2016

Smartwatches perhaps more than any other portable device would benefit from power saving and color adjustable displays, but squeezing the requisite ambient light sensor that serves as the basis of such technology into an already stuffed chassis is a difficult proposition. Apple might have solved the problem, however, with a sensor capable of detecting light reflected through flesh.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to headline Sen. Orrin Hatch's Utah Tech Tour on Friday

Thursday September 29, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook is slated to sit down with U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch this Friday in a Q&A session that will cap off the senator's Utah Tech Tour, an event created to shine a light on the state's technology community.

NYC restauranteur Danny Meyer looks to upend hospitality industry with Apple Watch

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Famed New York City restauranteur Danny Meyer is outfitting floor managers and sommeliers at upscale eatery Union Square Cafe with Apple Watch hardware, a tech-meets-hospitality integration that could shape the future of restaurant services.

Skype for iOS gets Siri and CallKit support in latest update

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Skype on Wednesday became the latest app to take advantage of Apple's new iOS 10 APIs, with the popular VoIP product now supporting both Siri commands and CallKit for a completely integrated experience.

Spotify reportedly engaging SoundCloud in advanced buyout negotiations

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Potentially further consolidating the streaming audio business, Spotify is said to be in discussions to purchase user-driven music and podcast hosting service SoundCloud.

Apple activates Search Ads ahead of Oct. 5 launch, gives developers $100 credit for first campaign

Wednesday September 28, 2016

As promised, Apple on Wednesday activated backend machinery for Search Ads, a new feature in iOS 10 that allows developers to purchase promotional ads which show up in iOS App Store searches.

Government agency issues warning over 'exploding' Samsung washing machines

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Samsung's standing with consumers became all the more tenuous on Wednesday when the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned owners of potential "safety issues" related to the company's top-loading washing machines.

iOS 10 tips: How to turn on/off individual read receipts in Apple's Messages app

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Starting with iOS 10, read receipts in iMessages can be enabled or disabled on a person-by-person basis, letting users decide which contact knows when their texts have been viewed. Here's how to take advantage of the new feature.

Apple planning to launch new MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar in late October - report

Wednesday September 28, 2016

While reports have consistently suggested the new MacBook Pro with Touch ID fingerprint sensor and OLED touch bar will debut this fall, exactly when in the fall has been a lingering question. A new report Wednesday aims to clarify that rather large window, singling out a late October release for the redesigned notebook.

Apple partners with leading business service provider Deloitte for enterprise IT

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Apple continues to move into enterprise information technology, with a new partnership with Deloitte formed to help businesses utilize the iOS ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the workplace.

Apple Music tops customer satisfaction in new JD Power study

Wednesday September 28, 2016

In terms of customer satisfaction, at least, Apple Music is the top-rated streaming music service, J.D. Power said in its first Streaming Music Satisfaction Study, published on Wednesday.

Beats Solo3 test finds Apple W1 audio chip boosts battery life & simplifies pairing

Wednesday September 28, 2016

The Beats Solo3 headphones are virtually identical in appearance to the Beats Solo2, but the W1 chip in the newer model boosts battery life and simplifies the pairing process with an iPhone 7.

Apple summons security experts for bug bounty program brief - report

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Apple has allegedly invited a bevy of third party security experts and device hackers to its headquarters to break down the details of the previously announced bug bounty program for macOS and iOS.

Second man pleads gulity in 'Celebgate' hacks of iCloud & Gmail accounts

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Edward Majerczyk of Illinois has become the second person to plead guilty in 2014's "Celebgate" scandal, which saw the leak of nude photos and other private data from hundreds of people, including many female celebrities.

Deals: $150 off 256GB 13" MacBook Pro; up to $220 off first-gen Apple Watches; 1TB storage for life now $39

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Shoppers in the market for a 13" MacBook Pro can pick up the 2.7GHz model with 256GB of space for $1,349 and save $50 on AppleCare. First-gen Apple Watches are also $200-$220 off, while Zoolz Complete Cloud Storage is 98% off.