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2016

Samsung said to be following iPhone 7 by courageously omitting headphone jack in 'Galaxy S8'

Tuesday December 06, 2016

The next flagship phone line coming from Samsung in 2017, expected to be called the "Galaxy S8," will likely omit the headphone jack in favor of a single USB-C port for charging and headphone use.

Impending iOS update to help diagnose additional iPhone battery shutdowns

Tuesday December 06, 2016

An imminent iOS update will help collect information about sudden iPhone shutdowns, specifically problems aren't limited to the iPhone 6s units Apple is currently offering battery replacements for, according to an updated support document posted on Tuesday.

Independent Galaxy Note 7 analysis theorizes that too-tight battery led to inevitable failures

Tuesday December 06, 2016

An independent analysis of the Galaxy Note 7 suggests that Samsung engineered the device too tightly, and failed to give the battery any buffer between it and the surrounding metal of the case, which lead to the conflagrations experienced by more than 100 users in the summer and early fall.

Flash Deal: 2015 13" MacBook Pro for $1,124 with free shipping & no tax outside NY & NJ

Tuesday December 06, 2016

For two days only, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is taking $175 off Apple's Early 2015 13" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 8GB, 128GB) thanks to instant cash savings and a promo code discount. What's more, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and shipping is free.

Tim Cook refutes negative IDC Apple Watch report, says early holiday sales set new record

Tuesday December 06, 2016

Responding to a recent IDC report claiming less than rosy Apple Watch sales for the third quarter of 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook late Monday said the wearable device's performance actually set a new record during the first week of holiday shopping on the way to what could be its best quarter ever.

Apple's 'Romeo and Juliet' ad puts iPhone 7 Plus camera in focus

Monday December 05, 2016

Apple on Monday released its latest iPhone ad, a touching 30-second short highlighting the dual-camera system introduced with iPhone 7 Plus.

Netflix top grossing iPhone app after enabling content downloads

Monday December 05, 2016

Less than a week after enabling downloads of select TV shows and movies for offline viewing, Netflix on Monday beat out popular games and rival streaming services to become the top-grossing iPhone title for the first time ever.

Cloud accounting firm Xero adds Apple Pay invoice payment option

Monday December 05, 2016

Starting Monday, subscribers of cloud-based accounting software firm Xero can offer their customers the option to view and pay off invoices using Apple Pay, streamlining and securing the often cumbersome payment resolution and reconciliation process.

Apple iCloud account sign-in, web apps suffer hours-long outage [u]

Monday December 05, 2016

Apple's iCloud was hit with an hours-long downtime on Monday, leaving an unknown number of subscribers without access to account sign-in services and certain web apps normally available through iCloud.com.

Procreate for iPad updates with major layer enhancements, Photoshop import & more

Monday December 05, 2016

Savage on Monday released a major update to Procreate -- its professional-level illustration app for the iPad -- building in several new options for handling layers, the ability to import PSD files from Adobe Photoshop, and other upgrades.

CBS CEO Les Moonves 'not unreasonable,' assumes DirecTV Now deal probable

Monday December 05, 2016

Speaking at a telecommunications and media conference, CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves hinted that DirecTV Now will be able to add his network's programming to the slate, eventually.

Apple issues new public & developer iOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.2 betas, plus dev-only watchOS 3.1.1 beta

Monday December 05, 2016

Apple on Monday issued a sixth iOS 10.2 beta and a fifth macOS 10.12.2 beta to developers and public beta testers, as well as a fourth watchOS 3.1.1 developer beta, all of which include unspecified bug fixes and performance improvements.

Deals: 32GB iPad Air 2 for $379; 13" MacBook Air for $899; 13" MacBook Pro for $1,349

Monday December 05, 2016

Holiday shoppers can save $20-$80 on iPads this week at B&H with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY. Or snap up a 13" MacBook Air while select models are $100 off. MacBook Pro discounts are also heating up with savings of up to $245 off 2015 models.

App Store highlights titles with support for single sign-on in iOS 10.2

Monday December 05, 2016

Perhaps hinting at the update's imminent launch, people using the iOS 10.2 beta can now find a section on the App Store dedicated to apps which support single sign-on for their cable, satellite, or internet TV streaming services.

Apple adds Minneapolis-Saint Paul transit directions to Apple Maps

Monday December 05, 2016

Apple on Monday continued the expansion of public transit directions for Maps, adding systems for the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area in Minnesota.

Apple Watch market share falling amongst fitness trackers, holding steady with smartwatches

Monday December 05, 2016

New IDC data examining the wearables market shows a growing overall presence, with fitness bands claiming 85 percent of Q3 sales, but little impact demonstrated from the late-quarter Apple Watch refresh in its short availability.

Netflix uses 'chunk' analysis on downloaded video to save space, retain quality on iPhone

Monday December 05, 2016

On iOS devices, Netflix has broadened how it handles encoding videos for downloading, looking at a feature in short chunks, and making decisions on how each piece should best be handled.

South Korean developers complain Apple's iOS app refund terms causing financial problems

Monday December 05, 2016

Developers in South Korea are decrying the iOS App Store's refund policy, saying that they are spending an inordinate amount of time cracking down on customers who have claimed to need a refund for an app's purchase by minors, yet are still consuming resources.

Apple to open seventh Shanghai store on Dec. 10

Monday December 05, 2016

Apple is preparing to launch its next Chinese store in Shanghai on Saturday, Dec. 10, throwing open the doors at 10 a.m. local time.

Apple adds basic support for Touch Bar in beta Web-based iCloud Photo Library

Monday December 05, 2016

Very recently, Apple updated its beta iCloud site with support for the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro -- but the support is bug-laden, and not fully implemented.