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2016

European expansion of Pokemon Go commences with launch in Germany

Wednesday July 13, 2016

The Pok駑on Go App Store domination continues, with the German launch of the game seeing server overloads similar to the game's blockbuster U.S. launch.

Open casting call begins for first original Apple TV series 'Planet of the Apps'

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Television production company Propagate on Tuesday announced the start of an open casting call for "Planet of the Apps," an original series about the app economy coproduced by Apple.

Firm sues Apple over 'fast-charge' battery tech used in iPhone 6s

Tuesday July 12, 2016

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday accuses Apple of infringing a 2010 patent via the battery charging technology in the iPhone 6s, along with "any similar devices."

macOS Sierra may expand use of Dark Mode to native app backgrounds

Tuesday July 12, 2016

When macOS Sierra launches this fall, it might include an improved Dark Mode which carries the theme beyond just the Dock and menu bar, according to posts by a developer on Twitter.

Privacy Shield gives US firms new pact for accessing European data

Tuesday July 12, 2016

On Tuesday a new pact, Privacy Shield, went into effect between the U.S. and the European Union, giving American companies a simpler alternative to dealing with the E.U.'s normal data protection rules when shuttling data across the Atlantic.

Update fixes 'Pokemon Go' Google account permissions issue

Tuesday July 12, 2016

An update for the popular iPhone game Pok駑on Go was released on Tuesday, restricting Google account permissions to the bare minimum needed for the app to function.

Giveaway: Win a Jamstik Portable SmartGuitar and Custom Carrying Case

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Zivix is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of three Jamstik+ Portable SmartGuitars complete with a Custom Carrying Case valued at $349.99.

Smartwatch users rank Apple Watch best in class in new JD Power survey

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Wearable device customer satisfaction rankings released by J.D. Power on Tuesday place the Apple Watch at the top of the heap, edging second-place finisher Samsung as the best smartwatch on the market today.

Apple considering Russian repair center in wake of local iPhone lawsuit - report

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Apple is reportedly contemplating some form of central repair center in Russia, following a lawsuit from customer who found he couldn't get his iPhone screen fixed or replaced directly by the company.

Roundup: The best Prime Day deals on Apple hardware and accessories

Tuesday July 12, 2016

With Prime Day 2016 well underway, it's not just Amazon that's offering up deals on Apple hardware and accessories. We're rounding up the best Prime Day bargains on phones, Apple TVs and more with discounts of up to $300 off with free shipping.

Pokemon Go players sacrifice full Google account access, pair of fixes coming soon

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Amid revelations that the popular Pok駑on Go game for iPhone offers universal access to Google accounts, Google and Niantic have said that user emails and other sensitive data are not being harvested, and that a pair of fixes are incoming.

CVS testing Apple Pay, but chain says no official support ready yet

Tuesday July 12, 2016

U.S. pharmacy chain CVS appears to be testing support for Apple Pay, although the company says it still has no official launch date, and is currently only "evaluating" mobile payment options.

Wall Street expects Apple shipped 40M iPhones in June quarter, down from 47.5M a year ago

Tuesday July 12, 2016

As investors await this fall's anticipated "iPhone 7" launch, sales for the current-flagship iPhone 6s series are expected to continue to lag behind last year, with Wall Street estimates pegged at about 40 million units for the just-concluded June quarter.

Alleged 'iPhone 7 Plus' mockup includes Smart Connector, dual-lens camera

Tuesday July 12, 2016

A series of photos found circulating on Chinese blogging site Sina Weibo on Tuesday shows what appears to be a full scale "iPhone 7 Plus" mockup, potentially offering an early look at what could be Apple's forthcoming phablet.

Apple donates $1M to China NGO to assist flood relief efforts

Monday July 11, 2016

Apple recently became the first U.S. company to donate to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), a non-governmental organization helping with flood relief efforts after heavy rains impacted millions along the Yangtze river region.

Pokemon GO is earning Apple's App Store 3x as much money as Nintendo

Monday July 11, 2016

App Store chart-topping downloads of the hit game Pokemon GO have sent Nintendo's stock soaring, adding more than $7 billion to its market capitalization. However, the Japanese gaming icon is reportedly earning significantly less from app-related sales than Apple is from its App Store cut.

Intel could see $1.5B boost from Apple 'iPhone 7' modem orders

Monday July 11, 2016

Financial research firm Cowen and Company believes Intel will supply Apple with 50 percent or more of the LTE modems needed for "iPhone 7," a win that could generate some $1.5 billion in incremental revenue over the next year for the chipmaker.

Apple's Mac sheds marketshare in Q2, sinks to 5th place amid worldwide sales slowdown

Monday July 11, 2016

Apple's share of the global PC market took a substantial hit during a challenging second quarter, dropping the company down to fifth place among the world's top computer manufacturers, according to preliminary numbers from market research firms Gartner and IDC.

US Treasury Secretary to meet with EU antitrust head, try to block collection of Apple back taxes

Monday July 11, 2016

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is reportedly meeting with the head of the European Union's antitrust efforts, Margrethe Vestager, ahead of an anticipated ruling on whether the Irish government will have to collect back taxes from Apple.

iDevices HomeKit accessories add Amazon Alexa voice control

Monday July 11, 2016

The Siri-friendly iDevices stable of smart home gadgets has now been enhanced with Amazon Alexa compatibility, giving users more flexibility in voice control options.