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2016

AMC launches tvOS app with free streaming for select shows

Wednesday April 27, 2016

As promised, AMC this week launched a tvOS app with a content selection mirroring that of its iOS app and web portal, including free-to-stream episodes of hit shows like "The Walking Dead" and "The Night Manager."

U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigating Google's abuse of Android

Wednesday April 27, 2016

The FTC is expanding its investigation into Android related to complaints that Google is exploiting its ostensibly open platform to shut out rivals.

Was Mike Daisey right about Apple being doomed?

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Back in November, theatrical performer Mike Daisey was given the opportunity to write about Apple in the Technology section of the The Guardian. He's now claiming "reverse claim chowder," insisting that some of what he wrote about actually turned out to be true, given Apple's recent earnings report showing the first decrease in year-over-year, quarterly iPhone revenues.

New videos offer first-person view of Apple's Campus 2 'spaceship'

Wednesday April 27, 2016

A pair of videos posted to YouTube are some of the first to show an up-close look at the main "spaceship" building on Apple's Campus 2 headquarters, including views of the structure's inner courtyard and underground access tunnels.

Apple R&D spending jumps to $2.5B in Q2, accounted for 5% of total revenue

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Apple's research and development spending spiked at an all time high of more than $2.5 billion during the second quarter of 2016, with the unusually large $600 million year-over-year jump owing primarily to new hires and related expenses, Apple said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

ANZ is first Australian bank to support Apple Pay

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Apple Pay expanded services in Australia on Thursday local time with the addition of ANZ Bank, the first major financial institution in the region to support Apple's payments product after a limited rollout in November.

Google updates Maps for iOS with Travel Times widget, Philips teases new Hue control app

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Google has updated the iOS version of Google Maps with several new features, including a new Notification Center widget for commuters, while Philips is hinting at an imminent update of its official control app for Hue smartbulbs.

FBI says San Bernardino iPhone hack won't be submitted to review group for possible disclosure

Wednesday April 27, 2016

The FBI will not be submitting the exploit used to hack into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook to a review process that could clear it for sharing with outside parties, a report said on Wednesday.

3rd beta of iOS 9.3.2 seeded to public, developers get OS X 10.11.5 beta 3 & tvOS 9.2.1 beta 2

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Apple pushed out a number of software updates on Wednesday, including the latest iOS beta for public testers, and new OS X and tvOS releases intended for developers.

iPhone's global marketshare falls to 15.3% in March quarter amid tough Chinese competition

Wednesday April 27, 2016

During the March quarter Apple's iPhone remained firmly in second place in global smartphone marketshare, but saw a significant drop year-over-year to 15.3 percent, ceding some ground to up-and-coming Chinese vendors.

Dead body found at Apple's Infinite Loop headquarters [ux3]

Wednesday April 27, 2016

An investigation is underway after a body was reportedly discovered at Apple's Infinite Loop corporate headquarters in Cupertino.

Rumored 'iPhone 7 Plus' schematic shows dual-lens camera & Smart Connector, lacks headphone jack

Wednesday April 27, 2016

The rumored design of Apple's next-generation iPhone appears to be taking shape thanks to continued leaks out of the Far East, which are now consistently showing a new design with a larger, still protruding camera lens, a Smart Connector port, and the absence of a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

Review: Apple's 2016 12" MacBook is a welcome improvement, but won't change any minds

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Apple's second-generation ultraportable 12-inch MacBook features some noteworthy internal improvements, including an extra hour of battery life and Intel's latest Skylake processors, that make it a worthwhile update. But all of the major concessions of the 2015 model remain, making it unlikely this refresh will change anyone's opinion on the divisive-yet-impressive notebook.

Wall Street remains optimistic about 'iPhone 7' & Apple's 2017 after Q2 declines

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Analysts on Wall Street were pushing optimism after Apple's disappointing fiscal 2016 second quarter earnings, saying they expect that the company will continue to innovate and will return to growth over the next year.

TSMC sales to Apple rose nearly $2 billion in 2015 as chip battle with Samsung continues

Wednesday April 27, 2016

TSMC picked up an extra $1.99 billion in Apple sales during 2015, buoying the chipmaker's entire growth for that year, and further cutting rival chipmaker Samsung out of the iPhone maker's supply chain.

Intel pushes USB-C as headphone jack's successor

Wednesday April 27, 2016

The technology world has a seething hatred of the traditional 3.5-millimeter headphone jack -- or so it seems, given that chip giant Intel is the latest company to propose replacing the aging plug with a digital alternative.

Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem' & 'Animal Crossing' franchises coming to phones, tablets

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Two of Nintendo's most popular game series, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing, will join the ranks of its first apps for smartphones and tablets, the console maker said on Wednesday.

Microsoft appears to be copying Apple's 2014 Continuity Handoff feature for Windows PCs

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Two years ago, Apple introduced Handoff--part of Continuity--as an innovative solution to a problem nobody had anticipated: how to wirelessly, automatically transition work in progress between a phone and tablet or desktop computer. Now Microsoft appears to be copying the feature for Windows 10.

FBI's first vulnerability tip to Apple came on April 14 for already-patched flaw

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Apple on Tuesday said the FBI divulged its first vulnerability tip under a White House process for sharing digital security flaws with private corporations on April 14, but the information was useless as Apple had already patched the issue nine months earlier.

Apple CEO Tim Cook optimistic on China despite 26% dip in revenue

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday reiterated a positive outlook on Greater China despite suffering a year-over-year revenue contraction during the second quarter of 2016, saying the region is "a lot more stable" than some perceive.