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2017

Apple updates Logic Pro X with Touch Bar support, GarageBand for iOS with new options & interface

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Apple on Wednesday released updates to two of its audio production apps -- Logic Pro X for the Mac, and GarageBand on iOS -- adding customizable Touch Bar support on the former, and features like a redesigned sound browser on the latter.

Rumor: Apple Pencil 2 coming this spring with magnets to attach to iPad, plus pocket clip

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Alongside new iPad Pro models, Apple is also rumored to be working on a second-generation Apple Pencil, one that could potentially solve where to put the input device when it's not being held in your hand.

Apple Pay picks up more card issuers in US, France & Australia

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Apple has updated its worldwide roster of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay, adding 21 more institutions -- though as usual, the vast majority of these are based in the U.S.

CBS Sports Radio streaming added for Apple Music subscribers

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Boosting its streaming sports-related programming, Apple has added the CBS Sports Radio syndicated radio channel to Apple Music.

Class-action suit demands Apple add lock-out system to iPhone to prevent texting while driving

Wednesday January 18, 2017

A new class action lawsuit filed in California seeks to force Apple into adding features to the iPhone that will help prevent drivers from texting while behind the wheel, while also alleging Apple is putting profit before consumer safety.

Former Apple engineer says company more rigid, less competitive under Tim Cook than Steve Jobs

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Under Tim Cook -- who assumed the CEO reins from Steve Jobs in 2011 -- Apple has become a more hierarchical company, where people largely stick to the tasks they were hired for, according former Apple engineer Bob Burrough.

Foxconn looking to build Apple prototype manufacturing facility in Shenzhen - report

Wednesday January 18, 2017

After possibly receiving some pressure by the Chinese government about remaining in the country and not expanding in the U.S., Foxconn is seeking land to build a prototype facility to assist Apple in developing hardware prototypes in Shenzhen, and figuring out how to manufacture them at scale.

President-elect Trump says Apple's Cook wants to 'do something major' to build iPhones in USA

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Just a few days before he is set to be sworn into office, President-elect Donald Trump continues to believe that Apple will make an effort to move iPhone manufacturing to the U.S., saying CEO Tim Cook has his "eyes open to it."

Next-generation LG and Google Android Wear 2 smartwatch may have Apple Watch-inspired Digital Crown

Wednesday January 18, 2017

LG and Google's next-generation Android Wear smartwatch expected in early February is said to be adopting a Digital Crown -- similar to the technology Apple pioneered in its wearable Apple Watch.

Stanford program offers 1,000 Apple Watches, funding for healthcare research proposals

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Stanford University is offering to hand out up to 1,000 Apple Watches and up to $10,000 in funding to instructors and members of the faculty, as part of a new program to find innovative ways to use the Apple Watch in healthcare.

India promises 'open mind' when looking at Apple demands for local manufacturing

Wednesday January 18, 2017

The Indian government will adopt an "open mind" when examing Apple's demands before setting up local manufacturing in the country, the country's Information Technology Minister said on Wednesday.

New supply chain reports lend weight to 'wraparound' 5.8-inch 'iPhone 8' with embedded sensors

Wednesday January 18, 2017

New details on this year's anticipated "iPhone 7s" upgrade and "iPhone 8" redesign have emerged, with a Wall Street analyst claiming the iPhone's 10th anniversary will be celebrated with a new jumbo-sized model featuring a 5.8-inch OLED "fixed flex" screen.

Morgan Stanley lowers 2017 iPhone 7 sales estimates ahead of next-gen 'supercycle'

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Investment bank Morgan Stanley expects Apple to see decreased iPhone 7 demand in the coming months as buyers anticipate this year's "iPhone 8" revamp, one model of which is expected to feature a drastic redesign and exotic technologies like an OLED display.

IBM and Bell partner to bring MobileFirst for iOS apps to Canada

Tuesday January 17, 2017

IBM on Tuesday announced a new MobileFirst for iOS partnership with Bell Canada that promises to deliver enterprise apps for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch to the Great White North.

Verizon to redirect calls in last-ditch effort to deter Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Verizon will soon take extreme steps to deal with the "thousands" of people on its network still using Samsung's fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 in spite of a recall and subsequent attempts to cripple the device, a report said on Tuesday.

FTC lawsuit accuses Qualcomm of forcing Apple to buy wireless chips in exchange for better royalties [u]

Tuesday January 17, 2017

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission launched a lawsuit against Qualcomm on Tuesday, accusing the company of forcing Apple into an exclusive deal to buy its baseband chips.

Apple fixes El Capitan kernel issue in supplemental security update

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Apple on Tuesday issued a supplemental security update for OS X 10.11.6, fixing a kernel issue for El Capitan users that causes affected Macs to 'occasionally become unresponsive.'

AT&T pulls plug on 2G network, ending cellular data for Apple's 2007 iPhone

Tuesday January 17, 2017

U.S carrier AT&T has announced the shutdown of its 2G network, in the process killing off support for some older phones -- including Apple's original iPhone, which didn't offer any faster cellular options.

Twitter starts looping brief video clips ahead of impending Vine service closure

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Twitter has started automatically looping all short videos uploaded to the microblogging service in preparation for the imminent closure of Vine, while also giving users of the video service a little more time to download uploaded clips.

Roku for iPhone gets 'one-tap' streaming, Evernote app overhauls iOS interface

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Roku and Evernote each released major revamps of their iOS apps on Tuesday, the former making it easier to find and launch video streams, the latter simplifying navigation and other features.