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2017

Apple to update MacBooks at WWDC 2017, including possible Air, Pro refreshes

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Apple is reportedly planning to announce MacBook updates at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5 -- possibly including a Kaby Lake processor upgrade for the MacBook Pro, and a similar refresh for the neglected MacBook Air.

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 gets Bluetooth SIG certification ahead of relaunch

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Samsung's plan to start selling a refurbished version of the ill-fated Note 7 smartphone is getting closer to completion, with the renamed 'Galaxy Note 7R' receiving approval from the Bluetooth SIG ahead of its expected rerelease in a limited number of markets, possibly within the next month.

Singapore Knightsbridge shopping center Apple Retail location opening on May 27

Tuesday May 16, 2017

After installation a few weeks ago, an "Apple loves Singapore" mural covering work on the flagship outlet has been adorned with an opening date -- May 27.

Apple's latest Beats ad uses NBA stars LeBron James, James Harden & others

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Apple on Tuesday released a new Beats ad in its "Be Heard" series, this time featuring four NBA stars: LeBron James, James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green.

Apple beta software releases start again with iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3, tvOS 10.2.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Holding true to the last release cycle, Apple has released a slew of new betas, with iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3, tvOS 10.2.2, and macOS Sierra 10.12.6 all available for developer testing.

Apple phasing out iPad mini in light of low sales, Plus-sized iPhones - report

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Apple is reportedly planning to phase the iPad mini out of its lineup, which may make the Mini 4 -- released in 2015 -- the last of its kind.

Samsung Pay launches in the UK almost two years after Apple Pay

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Samsung is slowly catching up to its competition in the contactless mobile payments market in the United Kingdom, with the South Korean electronics giant launching Samsung Pay in the country on Tuesday, one year after Android Pay arrived in the UK, and almost two years after Apple Pay launched in the market.

Instagram continues copying Snapchat with new 'face filters' on iPhone

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Facebook's Instagram on Tuesday launched "face filters" for the iPhone, once again copying a signature feature of its main competition, Snapchat.

Rumor claims Apple Pay may launch in Italy on Wednesday

Tuesday May 16, 2017

After months of hints, Apple Pay may finally launch in Italy this Wednesday, according to a local report citing three sources in the retail and banking industries.

Apple Park toured, execs reminisce about Steve Jobs's devotion to and vision of the project

Tuesday May 16, 2017

During a tour given to a journalist in May, Apple's Design head Jony Ive and the architects responsible for the project spoke about the philosophy of Apple Park's design, Steve Jobs' influence on the project down to minute details, and the massive engineering effort needed to complete the project.

Apple makes unique passwords mandatory for third-party apps accessing iCloud

Tuesday May 16, 2017

As of June 15, Apple will begin requiring app-specific passwords for third-party apps that need to access iCloud data, the company said in an email notice to users.

Renders of the 'iPhone 8' from CAD file shows possible glass back, wireless charging

Tuesday May 16, 2017

A collection of new renders for the 'iPhone 8' surfaced this morning, claimed to be created based on a 'highly detailed CAD file' of the smartphone's chassis, with the images seemingly showing the new rear dual camera orientation and a section on the glass back supposedly used for wireless charging.

Apple patents method of building feature-rich cylindrical devices, hints at Siri home speaker

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Lending credence to rumors of a cylindrical "Siri speaker," Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent covering the operating design of a component-rich tubular device, and methods for manufacturing the same.

Apple seeks programming chief for TV, movie content effort

Monday May 15, 2017

Apple is looking to hire a chief programmer to lead the company's original video efforts, suggesting Cupertino intends to expand its content catalog beyond "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," according to a report on Monday.

Watch: What you need to know about USB-C and Thunderbolt 3

Monday May 15, 2017

Apple's decision to pare down connectivity options on its latest MacBook laptops to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 has left some users confused about each protocol's unique capabilities and limitations. AppleInsider presents a short history of the two standards and how they coexist in Apple's latest devices.

Apple's iPhone photography ad campaign continues with 'Barbers' spot, highlighting portrait mode

Monday May 15, 2017

Apple continues to promote the capabilities of the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera with a new "Barbers" ad spotlighting Portrait Mode.

Rumor: Next-gen Apple Watch may support glucose monitoring, 'smart' bands

Monday May 15, 2017

Future Apple Watch models will reportedly include support for glucose monitoring, as well as "smart watch bands" that should expand features without requiring people to buy an entirely new device.

Waymo, Lyft partner on self-driving tests as Google plans CarPlay-ready Android car interfaces

Monday May 15, 2017

Alphabet's Waymo is joining with Lyft to test self-driving cars on public roads, according to an announcement, while another Alphabet company -- Google -- is previewing a complete Android interface for cars which will nevertheless support Apple's CarPlay technology.

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Monday May 15, 2017

It's time for another AirPods giveaway! We're giving away another free pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader. Enter today for your chance to win the popular W1 accessory and avoid Apple's current 6-week wait.

Google Assistant standalone iPhone app could launch as soon as Google I/O

Monday May 15, 2017

Google will soon allow iPhone and iPad owners use the search company's latest digital assistant, according to a report, with a standalone iOS app for Google Assistant claimed to be launched in the near future, possibly as part of an announcement during the Google I/O developer conference later this week.