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2017

Popular beauty app Meitu checks if iPhone is jailbroken, sends carrier data back to Chinese developer

Friday January 20, 2017

One of the App Store's top downloads -- an app for creating Anime-style self portraits -- is a potential privacy risk to its users, as researchers have discovered the app sends details about carrier, and whether the iPhone has been jailbroken, back to the developer.

Lion's share of Apple's revenue expansion after 'iPhone 8' expected from services growth

Friday January 20, 2017

Given the Apple iPhone user base expansion, Apple's Services business led by the App Store is forecast to not only be the prime mover of Apple's income expansion, but also be the largest contributor to gross margin improvements as well.

Apple 'wish list' for Indian manufacturing includes breaks on taxes & duties for imports

Friday January 20, 2017

Ahead of a meeting on Jan. 25, Apple has sent out a list of concessions it wants from the Indian government before setting up local manufacturing -- though it won't necessarily push to get them all, according to a report.

AppleInsider podcast talks about Apple and culture change, plus iPad rumors

Friday January 20, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor, Dan, and Mikey talk about whether the corporate culture at Apple is changing to one that has more difficulty innovating. We also tackle the latest rumors about iPads and Apple Pencil.

Simply Mac stores closing amid apparent corporate restructuring

Thursday January 19, 2017

Well known Apple product purveyor Simply Mac is shuttering brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S., with conflicting reports claiming the move is either the result of corporate restructuring or a decision by Apple to end its nationwide sales agreement with the firm.

Apple updates pro video apps with bug fixes, feature additions

Thursday January 19, 2017

Apple on Thursday updated its suite of video editing tools -- Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor -- with a number of minor feature additions, bug fixes and general performance improvements.

Samsung to reveal cause of Galaxy Note 7 explosions on Sunday

Thursday January 19, 2017

Samsung is looking to close the book on last year's Galaxy Note 7 debacle with a press conference on Sunday, at which the company intends to reveal results of multiple investigations into the smartphone explosions.

How to pair Apple's AirPods with iPhone and Mac

Thursday January 19, 2017

With AirPods now arriving in the hands of -- a few lucky -- customers, AppleInsider takes you through the initial pairing process, demonstrating the ease at which Apple's W1 chip facilitates connections with both iOS and Mac devices.

Unicode committee to meet at Apple campus, discuss addition of redhead emoji

Thursday January 19, 2017

Unicode Technical Committee members will meet at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., next week to discuss the addition of new emoji or modifiers that would introduce redhead characters in a future iteration of the standard.

How to add and switch between Instagram accounts on iPhone

Thursday January 19, 2017

Facebook's Instagram is a convenient way to share photos as well as short videos, but for many reasons it can be smart to have multiple personas on the service. Here's how to add additional profiles on Apple's iPhone and switch between them.

Apple provides new iOS design resources compatible with Photoshop and Sketch

Thursday January 19, 2017

Apple on Thursday updated the iOS Human Interface Guidelines on its Developer site to include downloadable graphical templates that help app producers understand and create software using the iOS design language.

Samsung 'Galaxy S8' assistant Bixby said to use camera-based visual search to take on Siri

Thursday January 19, 2017

Samsung is rumored to offer visual search capabilities in the upcoming "Galaxy S8," allowing users to search for objects identified in a photograph, representing the South Korean company's latest attempt at a Siri-like virtual assistant.

Apple News gets extended formatting options for creators, refreshed tutorial

Thursday January 19, 2017

In its ongoing effort to improve Apple News, the company has rolled out a series of changes which extends formatting options for publishers and adds a new ad size for the iPhone and iPod touch, in conjunction with a new tutorial to assist with the new features.

In final days in office, Obama's White House uses words of Steve Jobs to woo techies

Thursday January 19, 2017

As the Obama administration leaves the White House this week, one piece of the outgoing president's legacy -- the U.S. Digital Service -- is attempting to woo Silicon Valley techies to work for government agencies. Their recruitment strategy: Using the words of Apple's iconic late cofounder, Steve Jobs.

NHTSA closes investigation into fatal Tesla Autopilot accident, says no defect to blame

Thursday January 19, 2017

Eliminating a potential obstacle to the development of self-driving technology such as developments from Apple's "Project Titan," the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday that there was no evidence a fatal Tesla accident in May was caused by an autonomous driving system defect demanding a recall.

Android users will need to wait 3 months for 'Super Mario Run' after iOS-exclusive debut

Thursday January 19, 2017

The extremely popular Super Mario Run will soon end its iOS App Store exclusivity with Nintendo advising it will be bringing the game to Android sometime in March, three months after it launched on the iPhone and iPad.

Google struggling to meet consumer demand for iPhone 7 rival Pixel

Thursday January 19, 2017

Google is having a hard time matching production to demand for its rival to Apple's iPhone 7, the Pixel -- and particularly 5.5-inch Pixel XL models, according to a report.

Deals: Apple Watch Series 2 in stock for $369; DJI Mavic Pro for $999 including tax; 512GB 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,899

Thursday January 19, 2017

Shoppers this week can pick up an Apple Watch Series 2 device for as low as $369 with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY -- all while avoiding Apple's 2-3 week wait. DJI is also shipping the Mavic Pro within a week for $999 (tax included). Those looking for a 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar can save $100 on the 512GB model in Gray.

Component supplier Lite-On reportedly supplier of wireless charging components destined for 'iPhone 8'

Thursday January 19, 2017

Ongoing rumors that Apple will introduce wireless charging to a future generation of iPhone have been bolstered by a new report, with supply chain sources claiming that Lite-On Semiconductor has received a sizable order to supply components for the forthcoming "iPhone 8."

Apple & Amazon end exclusive audiobook deal to escape German antitrust complaints

Thursday January 19, 2017

Apple and Amazon have agreed to end a deal in which the latter's Audible division was the exclusive source of audiobooks for iTunes, putting an end to antitrust complaints by the German government.