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2016

Apple's iTunes ranks fourth in JD Power satisfaction survey for paid streaming video

Thursday August 25, 2016

J.D. Power on Thursday published a new customer satisfaction survey for paid video streaming services, ranking Apple's iTunes below three major competitors.

Apple issues iOS 9.3.5 update, patching serious security issues discovered just 10 days ago

Thursday August 25, 2016

Apple on Thursday pushed out yet another important update for its iOS 9 operating system, addressing serious security holes apparently exploited by an Israeli hacking firm, in what could be the final patch ahead of the release of iOS 10.

WhatsApp says it will share some data with Facebook for ads & other purposes

Thursday August 25, 2016

Messaging service WhatsApp on Thursday updated its user terms and privacy policy, revealing that it will start sharing phone numbers and some analytics data with its parent company, Facebook.

Spigen rolls the dice, launches 33 protective cases for Apple's unannounced 'iPhone 7' lineup

Thursday August 25, 2016

Case manufacturing company Spigen appears to be the first to deliver protective cases for the "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus" to the consumer market, though whether they will actually fit the rumored devices remains to be seen.

DJI debuts iPhone-connected Osmo+ camera with zoom & other enhancements

Thursday August 25, 2016

DJI on Thursday revealed the Osmo+, a new version of its handheld iPhone-controlled gimbal camera with several upgrades, most notably built-in zoom functions.

Apple Maps team enhances Japanese station data, setting stage for transit directions in iOS 10

Thursday August 25, 2016

Apple is reportedly improving the detail of its train/subway station mapping for Tokyo and other Japanese cities, preparing for the long-awaited arrival of public transit directions.

Supply chain sees tablet market expansion, with Apple's iPad holding fast

Thursday August 25, 2016

Apple is expected see consistent sales of its high-end offerings in the third calendar quarter of 2016, while other companies like Samsung and Amazon will be greatly impacted by the flood of "white box" generic tablets from Chinese manufacturers.

Apple to take on Snapchat, Facebook in 2017 with new iPhone video editing app - report

Thursday August 25, 2016

Apple is said to be looking to tiptoe into the social media space again, both expanding social media sharing within its OS suites, and building a Snapchat-like video and image sharing service for a 2017 launch.

Future iPhones might collect fingerprints, photos of thieves

Thursday August 25, 2016

An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes a method of storing an unauthorized user's biometric information, which can help strengthen security management or assist in device recovery and criminal prosecution in the case of a theft.

Apple Music Festival to feature Elton John, Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper, others

Thursday August 25, 2016

Apple on Thursday announced the full lineup of its upcoming Apple Music Festival slated to kick off on Sept. 18 in London, where music industry icons like Elton John and Alicia Keys will take the stage at the historic Roundhouse theater with up and coming stars including Chance the Rapper and The 1975.

Frank Ocean's Apple Music releases potentially mark beginning of end for streaming exclusives

Wednesday August 24, 2016

After four years out of the spotlight, Frank Ocean last week debuted not one, but two new albums on Apple Music. And while the rare double release delighted fans, it raised the ire of one of the world's biggest record labels, potentially marking the beginning of the end for streaming exclusives.

Apple ceases code signing for iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3, blocks Pangu jailbreak

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Apple on Wednesday stopped signing code for iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3, meaning device users who upgraded to the most recent iOS 9.3.4 version, or who have not yet upgraded from iOS 9.3.1, are no longer able to access the release.

Apple suggests five new professional emoji be added to Unicode Standard

Wednesday August 24, 2016

As the Unicode Consortium evaluates a proposed update to emoji standards that includes new Google-recommended characters representing various professions, Apple in August submitted its own suggestion to add another five jobs to the list.

macOS Sierra beta points to future Macs equipped with 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Upcoming Macs may support USB 3.1 Gen 2, enabling peripheral speeds up to a maximum 10 gigabits per second, code discovered in macOS Sierra suggests.

Suspect order assembly sheet purports to confirm 256GB 'iPhone 7' capacity

Wednesday August 24, 2016

A noted smartphone product leaker known for collecting data from Chinese manufacturers has published an assembly sheet for the "iPhone 7," but there does not appear to be any clear designation on the paper that directly points to Apple as the client.

US Treasury takes last stab at deterring tax judgment against Apple & Ireland

Wednesday August 24, 2016

The U.S. Treasury Department issued a special white paper on Wednesday, threatening that it will "consider potential responses" should the European Commsission demand that Ireland collect billions of euros in back taxes from Apple.

How to use your iPhone to see what political affiliation Facebook thinks you have

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Facebook stores a significant amount of data on every user, including details about devices and operating systems you've used to access the service, and what political affiliation you may be. Here's how to find out what the world's largest social network knows about you.

Microsoft updates Word Flow iOS keyboard with built-in search tools, 3D Touch & more

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Microsoft has released a significant 2.0 upgrade of its Word Flow keyboard for the iPhone, mainly adding a wide range of integrated search functions.

Siri's voice to benefit from machine learning improvements in Apple's iOS 10

Wednesday August 24, 2016

When iOS 10 arrives this fall -- most likely in September -- Siri's voice should sound a little more natural thanks to machine learning technology Apple is implementing, an interview revealed on Wednesday.

French & German interior ministers call on EU to enable access to encrypted data

Wednesday August 24, 2016

In a joint press conference in Paris on Tuesday, the interior ministers of France and Germany called on the European Commission to enact laws that would give countries on-demand access to encrypted communications under some circumstances.