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2017

Apple's $1 billion Athenry, Ireland data center approved after legal challenges squashed

Thursday October 12, 2017

The Irish courts have spoken, and Apple is now permitted to go forward after a long battle over environmental and power concerns for its Athenry, Ireland data center.

Apple seeks new patent for folding displays as rumors of a foldable OLED iPhone heat up

Thursday October 12, 2017

On the heels of a rumor that Apple is working with OLED maker LG on a future iPhone that could fold in half, a new patent application from the company describes the very same thing.

Apple, Google, others say Chinese investment regulations infringe on intellectual property rights

Thursday October 12, 2017

A trade group representing a number of high-profile U.S. technology firms, including Apple, Google, and IBM, spoke out against Chinese regulations at an International Trade Commission hearing on Tuesday, saying the Asian country's rules help facilitate intellectual property theft.

Revamped 'Movies Anywhere' service adds four studios, makes cross-platform viewing easy

Thursday October 12, 2017

Disney on Wednesday launched Movies Anywhere, an all-in-one movie viewing service that lets users watch purchased content from five major Hollywood studios on a variety of platforms, from iTunes to Google Play.

Teen interest in iPhone hits new high of 82%, Apple Music on the rise

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Apple products like iPhone and Apple Watch continue enjoy healthy demand from young U.S. consumers, as new data from Piper Jaffray shows a record 82 percent of teens have iPhone in mind as their next smartphone.

How to: turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Apple recently caught flak from the Electronic Freedom Foundation for misleading consumers by incorporating "off-ish" Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings in its iOS 11 operating system, a byproduct of decisions that favor user experience. We show you how to completely turn off the radios.

Yelp integrates Apple Pay support in iOS app update

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Popular crowd-sourced business review service Yelp added Apple Pay payments to its iOS title in an update on Wednesday, promising iPhone and iPad users a faster checkout process for orders placed from the app.

Oculus reveals $199 standalone 'Go' VR headset, drops Rift price to $399

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Presenting at an event in San Jose on Wednesday, Facebook's Oculus introduced the Go, a new headset capable of operating without a connected phone, Mac, or Windows PC.

Apple's Tim Cook says tech doesn't yet exist to do AR glasses properly, downplays rivals

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook once again hinted at the prospect of augmented reality glasses in an interview published on Wednesday, while quashing the idea of an announcement in the near future -- and indirectly, the efforts of rivals like Microsoft.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says close relationship with customers drives sales, improves products

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook appeared at the launch of the Oxford Foundry business and tech incubator, and spoke for an hour to students of the university on his relationship with Steve Jobs, Apple's responsibility to customers, and what inspires him as the head of the company.

Apple looking to lease 85K square foot facility in LA for original video content

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Real estate sources claim that Apple is looking for a home to produce original programming in Los Angeles -- and may have found it in a massive La Cienega Expo facility currently under development.

Apple among 76 companies asking Supreme Court to clarify protections for gay employees

Wednesday October 11, 2017

A collection of 76 businesses -- including the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft -- has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case that should clarify whether a law against workplace sex discrimination also covers a worker's sexual orientation.

Apple iOS 11.0.3 update available, fixes iPhone 7 haptic feedback, iPhone 6s screen service issue

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Apple has issued a third update to iOS 11, with the latest fix sorting out haptics and audio on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, plus one involving non-genuine display replacement on the iPhone 6s.

Rumor: Apple working with LG on foldable OLED iPhone in 2020, leaving rival Samsung in dark

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Samsung is believed to be the sole supplier of OLED displays for Apple's forthcoming iPhone X, but in an effort to keep future technology breakthroughs secret from its chief rival, Apple is rumored to have partnered with LG to work on a new, foldable iPhone concept.

OnePlus' OxygenOS found to be linking device IDs to collected analytics data

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Smartphone maker OnePlus, a competitor against Apple's iPhone, is both collecting a lot of analytics data from users and linking it to personally identifiable information, according to one security researcher.

Monitor Deal Roundup: The best bargains on external displays for your Mac

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Whether you have a Mac mini or are looking to add a second, larger display to your MacBook Pro setup, having a high resolution monitor on your desk can be an asset. We're rounding up the top bargains on monitors in a variety of sizes -- and they all ring in at under $570.

Qualcomm hammered by Taiwan FTC for $773 million for wireless technology antitrust violations

Wednesday October 11, 2017

The Taiwan courts have handed down a $773 million fine, finding Qualcomm guilty of anti-trust and monopolistic tactics in how it sells its chips to manufacturers -- the same thing that Apple is accusing it of doing.

Apple opens two Indian 'Mac Labs' teaching music production with Logic Pro X

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Apple's head of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, appeared in Mumbai, India today to announce the launch of two "Mac Labs" for KM Music Conservatories, an institution founded by musician A.R. Rahman.

Google Home Mini preview hardware defect causes near-constant listening, uploads to servers

Wednesday October 11, 2017

The first batch of Google Home Mini hardware distributed at assorted release events had a serious flaw that caused the device to listen in on every noise generated in a house -- and has since been pinned down as a hardware problem with a key feature now temporarily disabled after a firmware update.

Discover allows claiming Cashback Bonuses through Apple Pay

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Credit card firm Discover on Wednesday announced that people can now claim Cashback Bonuses for Apple Pay transactions directly through the iPhone's Wallet app.