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2016

UK's Barclays may add long-delayed Apple Pay support in March

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Barclays should, after a long wait, add support for Apple Pay sometime in mid- to late March, according to an email from one of the U.K. bank's top executives.

Apple invention uses spherically curved photosensor for smaller, better iPhone camera

Tuesday January 26, 2016

In its quest for high-performing, flexible and -- most importantly -- small imaging systems, Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a spherical photosensor and lens array that provides high-resolution capture in an incredibly compact package.

VirnetX seeks $532M from Apple in patent infringement retrial

Monday January 25, 2016

Patent holding firm VirnetX argued in court on Monday that Apple should pay $532 million for allegedly infringing on intellectual property protecting secure communications, a sum nearly 45 percent higher than an initial damages award vacated last year.

Twitter removes ads for MVPs in bid to drive engagement

Monday January 25, 2016

Twitter is reducing the number of ads high-value users see in their feeds, or nixing them altogether, in a bid to keep the VIPs producing content, according to a Monday report.

Microsoft's iOS keyboard to feature one-handed mode, coming soon to testers

Monday January 25, 2016

One week after rumors surfaced claiming Microsoft has plans to bring its Word Flow mobile keyboard app to iOS, a report on Monday now says an early version is already in testing and will bring a special one-handed operating mode to Apple's devices upon release.

Apple introduces second betas of tvOS 9.2 & watchOS 2.2 [u]

Monday January 25, 2016

Apple on Monday issued second betas of tvOS 9.2 and watchOS 2.2 to developers, cleaning up some of the bugs in the updates on the way towards finished releases.

Samsung planning to bring many new apps to iOS, rumor claims

Monday January 25, 2016

Samsung will allegedly port a number of apps to iOS later this year as it tries to increase the cross-platform appeal of its devices, including speakers, tablets, and fitness trackers.

Apple seeds OS X 10.11.4 to developers with minor bug fixes

Monday January 25, 2016

Apple on Monday issued a second beta version of its upcoming OS X 10.11.4 software update to developers, continuing a two-week release pattern established earlier in January.

Apple seeds second iOS 9.3 beta with Night Shift button in Control Center

Monday January 25, 2016

Following the public release of tvOS 9.1.1, Apple on Monday pushed out a second beta version of iOS 9.3 with new features including a Night Shift control button in Control Center.

Rumor: Leaked 'iPad Air 3' design suggests four speakers, LED flash

Monday January 25, 2016

Apple's rumored third-generation iPad Air might adopt not just a quad-speaker design, but also an LED flash for its rear-mounted camera, according to a design illustration shared on Monday.

Apple bumps tvOS to version 9.1.1, adds Podcasts app

Monday January 25, 2016

Apple on Monday released tvOS 9.1.1, the third iteration of the Apple TV operating system that brings with it bug fixes, performance tweaks and a new Podcasts app.

Web link causes Safari crashes, device reboots on iOS and Mac [u]

Monday January 25, 2016

A website in circulation as a prank on Safari users is causing the Mac edition of the browser to crash, and iPhones and iPads to reboot, reports said on Monday.

Spotify's first video offerings launching on iOS next week, ad-free

Monday January 25, 2016

Spotify is taking its first steps into streaming video with an Android rollout this week, followed by the introduction of iOS support the next, the company announced on Monday.

Apple's 'Project Titan' at crossroads, team in hiring freeze, source says

Monday January 25, 2016

Apple has placed a hiring freeze on the team responsible for the company's nascent automotive ambitions after executives became unhappy with the project's direction and progress, AppleInsider has learned.

Daimler CEO says Apple, other Silicon Valley firms 'can do more' than anticipated in cars

Monday January 25, 2016

Silicon Valley tech companies are doing better than anticipated in the automotive realm, said Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche after he and other company executives concluded talks with dozens of firms in the region.

Fire breaks out at Foxconn's main iPhone factory, no injuries or production setbacks reported

Monday January 25, 2016

A fire erupted Sunday evening at Foxconn's main iPhone manufacturing facility in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, though no one was hurt and it didn't affect production, the company claimed.

Apple's rumored 4" iPhone update purportedly leaked again in new photo

Monday January 25, 2016

A picture of a device said to be Apple's latest rendition of an iPhone with a 4-inch display hit the internet this weekend, this time placed next to an iPhone 5 for comparison.

Apple to open 33rd Chinese Apple Store in Qingdao on Jan. 30

Monday January 25, 2016

Apple is closing in on its goal of opening 40 new Apple Stores in Greater China by mid-2016, on Sunday announcing a 33rd location that will commence operations later this month in Qingdao.

Microsoft Surface blamed for NFL football playoffs meltdown

Sunday January 24, 2016

Microsoft Surface Pro tablets stopped working on the sidelines of a major U.S. football game today, causing a spectacular black eye for the struggling product just as its maker was performing an advertising blitz for the hybrid tablet device integrated into the game itself.

2016 expected to be a big year for Apple's MacBook lineup, upgrades to arrive in coming months

Sunday January 24, 2016

Continued growth for the MacBook lineup -- particularly in enterprise markets -- will be a bright spot for Apple in 2016, further bolstered by an update in the first half of the year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.