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2017

FTC sues D-Link for failure to secure webcams, routers from online attacks

Monday January 09, 2017

D-Link is under fire from the Federal Trade Commission for not doing enough to secure its products, including connected home devices -- a threat Apple has countered via secure authentication chips in HomeKit-certified hardware.

WeChat CEO celebrates Apple iPhone at 10, challenges App Store with new 'mini programs'

Monday January 09, 2017

After a series of social media posts celebrating the iPhone's 10th anniversary, WeChat founder Allan Zhang deployed a series of web apps for all smartphone users called "mini programs," in an attempt to combat Apple's dominance in the field and possibly collect some of the billions of dollars fed into the app economy in the future.

As OLED iPhone rumors swirl, Apple supplier Sharp sinks $864M into display tech

Monday January 09, 2017

Foxconn-owned Sharp is reportedly planning to invest 100 billion yen, or about $864 million U.S., into setting up an OLED production line, amidst expectations that Apple's "iPhone 8" will switch from LCD display technology to OLED.

Ten Years of iPhone: the past present and future of Apple's blockbuster phenomenon

Monday January 09, 2017

Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone during his keynote address at Macworld 2007. More than just a new product, the new device launched a radical new computing platform and rapidly accelerated the sophistication of mobile computing.

Apple celebrates 10 years since Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone

Sunday January 08, 2017

This Monday, Jan. 9, will mark exactly 10 years to the day since the first iPhone was unveiled at the Macworld 2007 expo by Steve Jobs. Apple acknowledged the milestone a day early, on Sunday, with Tim Cook promising: "The best is yet to come."

Apple on track to launch three new iPads in spring 2017, but none of them mini

Sunday January 08, 2017

Though it hasn't been updated since 2015, the 7.9-inch iPad mini won't be among the trio of new iPads Apple is expected to introduce this spring, instead sticking to larger form factors, according to a new report.

Samsung makes good on promise to bring Gear S2, S3, Fit 2 smartwatch compatibility to iOS

Sunday January 08, 2017

After initially announcing iOS support for the Gear S3 in August of 2015, Samsung has published apps for the Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear Fit2 on the iOS App Store, making them compatible with the iPhone.

Is Apple getting Siri-ous in the face of Amazon's Alexa Echo?

Saturday January 07, 2017

There's a new gold rush in tech, related to voice assistance and a voice-first interface for everything we do at home, in the car and while out and about. What happens if the world's best positioned, most profitable tech company fails to capitalize on it?

Apple's latest iPhone 7 Plus commercial showcases dual-lens 'Portrait' photo mode

Saturday January 07, 2017

Apple on Saturday published a new ad highlighting Portrait mode, an iPhone 7 Plus exclusive feature that seamlessly blends image data from the handset's dual cameras to create artificial bokeh.

Hands-on: Apple CarPlay goes wireless over Wi-Fi with Alpine's iLX-107 receiver

Saturday January 07, 2017

Alpine's CarPlay integration in its upcoming iLX-107 receiver uses Wi-Fi direct, rather than Bluetooth, allowing for a higher quality experience with negligible effect on battery life.

Hands-on: Alpine's splash-proof Apple CarPlay unit targets Jeep Wrangler owners

Saturday January 07, 2017

Perhaps the most unique take on CarPlay we saw at this year's Consumer Electronics Show came from Alpine, which has added Apple's automotive interface to its ruggedized infotainment systems for Jeep Wrangler owners.

Review: LG UltraFine 5K Display with Thunderbolt 3 for Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro

Saturday January 07, 2017

Apple may have abandoned the monitor market, but LG has taken the torch for a high-performing display specifically for Apple users. Despite eschewing some of Apple's design principles, the LG UltraFine 5K Display monitor brings almost everything to the desktop that Mac users have been clamoring for, including a convenient, versatile Thunderbolt 3 connection.

This week on AI: CES 2017, MacBook takes a bullet, LG UltraFine 5K hands-on and more

Saturday January 07, 2017

CES 2017 carried the week with third party accessories vendors touting their Mac, iOS and Apple Watch wares in Las Vegas, but Apple made headlines with a few well-timed press releases.

Apple forced to remove LinkedIn app from Russian App Store

Friday January 06, 2017

Russian authorities recently required Apple and Google to remove the LinkedIn app from their respective digital stores in a move tied to a court ruling from November that blocked access to the service for ignoring local internet regulations.

Apple MacBook Pro saves man from bullet in Florida airport shooting

Friday January 06, 2017

Steve Frappier, a witness to Friday's deadly shooting at a Fort Lauderdale airport, revealed in an interview with CNN that an Apple MacBook Pro in his backpack took a stray bullet during the harrowing scene, likely saving his life.

Apple celebrates Chinese New Year with original Nianhua folk art wallpapers made on Mac and iPad

Friday January 06, 2017

Continuing its celebration of the 2017 Chinese New Year, Apple on Friday published to its website a series of high-resolution Nianhua folk art wallpapers created using its ecosystem of devices, from Mac to iPad and Apple Pencil.

Leviton presents hub-free HomeKit in-wall dimmers, switches

Friday January 06, 2017

Leviton's Decora Smart lineup of automated switches and dimmers promise a HomeKit-friendly lighting solution -with no hub required, unlike some competing lighting solutions.

Hands-on: Fibaro's HomeKit-enabled flood, door/window, and motion sensors

Friday January 06, 2017

Smart appliance maker Fibaro is embracing Apple's HomeKit platform with three upcoming Bluetooth-connected accessories. AppleInsider paid a visit to the company's boot at the Consumer Electronics Show Friday for a closer look.

Video demonstrates old 'Acorn OS' interface considered for iPhone prior to iOS

Friday January 06, 2017

Avid product leaker Sonny Dickson has published looks at the Apple "Acorn OS" operating system, thought to be at the core of early Apple iPhone prototypes.

Two-year probe of Apple's alleged anti-competitive behavior shut down by Canadian government

Friday January 06, 2017

Canada's Competition Bureau on Friday said it had not found sufficient evidence that Apple had engaged in anti-competitive conduct, in promoting the iPhone with Canadian wireless carriers.