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2016

Pokemon Go sets Apple App Store record for launch downloads, but US growth slowing

Friday July 22, 2016

The extraordinarily popular Pokémon Go has broken the previous record for downloads in the first week after launch, as "peak Pokémon" hit one week after U.S launch.

Apple retakes top spot in FutureBrand 'perception strength' rankings

Friday July 22, 2016

Apple has reclaimed the top spot in the 2016 edition of the FutureBrand Index, which each year ranks the world's 100 biggest corporations according to their "perception strength," based on a survey of 3,000 consumers and professionals across 17 countries.

Why Alphabet's Nest doesn't (and probably won't ever) support Apple's HomeKit

Friday July 22, 2016

The Nest smart home thermometer, designed by one of the 'fathers of the iPod' Tony Fadell, was on sale shortly after its debut at Apple retail stores. So why doesn't HomeKit support it? AppleInsider explains.

'Solid' forecast from Apple chipmaker Skyworks may bode well for 'iPhone 7' production

Friday July 22, 2016

September-quarter guidance by Apple supplier Skyworks may back the idea of healthy "iPhone 7" production, despite some previous hints to the contrary, according to a new investor memo seen by AppleInsider.

New video from China compares rose gold finish in alleged 'iPhone 7' to iPhone 6s

Friday July 22, 2016

Another comparison video apparently showing Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7" rear shell has appeared on Chinese social media, apparently comparing the rose gold casing of the new model to the finish of the iPhone 6s.

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Friday July 22, 2016

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Apple confirms plans to open first Apple Store in Taiwan

Friday July 22, 2016

Apple on Friday revealed that it's planning to launch its first store in Taiwan, finally coming to the island where a number of its suppliers are headquartered.

AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch battery life, beta updates, iOS 10 liquid detection, more

Friday July 22, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor discuss the latest updates in public betas, the reason the GPS watches seem to last longer that a day, liquid damage avoidance in iOS 10, apparent delays for the "Apple Car," and much more.

Pokemon Go comes home, launches in Japan with McDonald's sponsorship

Friday July 22, 2016

Pokémon Go has gone live in the nation that originated the monster catching craze in the nineties, with sponsored McDonald's locations in the country hosting key gameplay locations.

Apple's limited edition Olympic Apple Watch straps feature national flag motifs, only available in Rio

Thursday July 21, 2016

Apple has created a series of woven nylon Apple Watch straps for this year's Olympics, though the limited edition bands featuring motifs representing the flags of 14 countries competing in this year's games are only available at a single store in host city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Apple's latest software updates fix flaw resembling Android Stagefright

Thursday July 21, 2016

Apple's recent iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS updates patch a previously unknown security flaw that allows the surreptitious gathering of sensitive data with a simple text message, an OS-level bug which bears a striking resemblance to last year's much derided Stagefright exploit on Google's Android platform.

Ultra rare Apple-1 computer could fetch up to $1M in auction

Thursday July 21, 2016

Auction website CharityBuzz on Thursday announced the upcoming sale of an extremely rare Apple-1 computer dubbed "Celebration," so named because it is the only known unit still in existence to feature a pre-production circuit board.

Square Enix to release exclusive Apple Watch game Cosmos Rings this summer

Thursday July 21, 2016

Currently in development at Square Enix, makers of the "Final Fantasy" series, "Cosmos Rings" is a possible extension of the four-game iOS "Chaos Rings" adventure game franchise that will make its debut this year only on the Apple Watch.

Intel's 7th-gen 'Kaby Lake' processors delivered to manufacturers

Thursday July 21, 2016

Intel's seventh-generation Core processor was recently delivered to unspecified companies in sufficient quantities for manufacturing, however the first run of chips are not likely destined for Apple's MacBook Pro.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden collaborates on ultra-secure iPhone case

Thursday July 21, 2016

Despite being exiled in Russia, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is reportedly working with a famous hardware hacker on an iPhone case designed to eliminate the risk of snooping by outside parties.

Verizon planning to push biggest unlimited data users into capped plans

Thursday July 21, 2016

Ratcheting up the pressure on people grandfathered into unlimited data plans, Verizon is planning to force its greatest data consumers into picking a fixed plan or leaving entirely.

Apple to open first Brooklyn retail store on July 30

Thursday July 21, 2016

Apple's ninth New York City retail store, and its first in the borough of Brooklyn, will open next weekend in the Williamsburg neighborhood, the company has officially announced.

Mozilla Firefox browser to block 'not essential' Adobe Flash content

Thursday July 21, 2016

Blocking unnecessary Flash content loading in the Firefox browser will lead to improved battery life, faster web page loads, and greater user security, according to developer Mozilla. And the block starting in August is only the beginning.

'Apple Car' rollout reportedly delayed until 2021, owing to obstacles in 'Project Titan'

Thursday July 21, 2016

Apple's rumored electric car won't hit the roads until 2021, owing to various obstacles encountered in "Project Titan," a report claimed on Thursday.

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Thursday July 21, 2016

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