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2017

Latest Apple ads showcase composition, focus features in iPhone 7 Plus Portrait photos

Monday February 13, 2017

A pair of new television ads for the iPhone 7 Plus were published by Apple on Monday, highlighting the depth-of-field Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus in action.

Staff leave Google's self-driving car team after reaping massive bonuses

Monday February 13, 2017

Potentially giving Apple some breathing space with its own project, people have been leaving Google's self-driving car division -- now a separate company known as Waymo -- because they were actually paid too much money, a report said on Monday.

CareKit, hardware design net Apple 4th place on Fast Company 2017 'Most Innovative Companies' list

Monday February 13, 2017

Apple was awarded fourth place in Fast Company's" Most Innovative Companies" list, as well as scoring highly in rankings for health-related products and consumer electronics.

'Apple Cafe' from 1996 shows early work on branded retail presence

Monday February 13, 2017

Designers of an "Apple Cafe," what may have been the predecessor to the Apple Store, have revealed in an interview about what could have been, just prior to Steve Jobs's return to the company.

Apple Maps gains public transit directions for Detroit/Windsor area

Monday February 13, 2017

Apple this week updated its Maps apps for iOS and macOS with public transit directions for Detroit, Mich., as well as the neighboring Canadian city of Windsor.

Goldman Sachs raises Apple target to $150 in anticipation of blockbuster 'iPhone 8'

Monday February 13, 2017

Goldman Sachs is "increasingly confident" in Apple's upcoming fall refresh of the iPhone, as the firm on Monday cited potential use of OLED and augmented reality in raising its price target for the company to $150.

Head of Samsung brought in for second round of questioning in Korean corruption scandal

Monday February 13, 2017

The acting head of Apple rival Samsung appeared at Korean special prosecutor's office on Monday for a second instance of questioning around influence-peddling allegations, which involve President Park Geun-hye and her close friend Choi Soon-sil.

As investors overlook Apple's Services business, stock price declared 10% too low

Monday February 13, 2017

Apple's Services earnings aren't being considered strongly enough by investors, one analyst believes, arguing that if the business was properly weighted, the stock company's stock would be at least 10 percent higher than it currently sits.

Target denies reports of imminent Apple Pay addition to retail stores

Monday February 13, 2017

After a social media post by Target started reports circulating that Apple Pay would be accepted in-store, the company has denied that any effort is in place.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' to boast larger Plus-sized battery in form factor similar to 4.7" iPhone 7

Monday February 13, 2017

By shrinking components inside of its next-generation flagship iPhone, Apple apparently plans to squeeze a Plus-sized battery into a smaller form factor, new details reveal.

Apple suspends sales of LG's UltraFine 5K monitor over hardware issues

Monday February 13, 2017

Apple has temporarily stopped sales of LG's UltraFine 5K monitor, due to technical problems associated with a lack of proper shielding from wireless interference.

Mystery wireless Apple device goes through FCC testing for a third time

Monday February 13, 2017

Apple continues to submit its mystery Bluetooth and NFC product to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for testing, with a third listing in the regulatory database revealing few new details about the wireless device.

Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium ahead of 'iPhone 8'

Monday February 13, 2017

With this year's flagship iPhone expected to be the first to boast wireless charging, Apple has officially joined the Wireless Power Consortium, the governing body behind the Qi charging standard.

Apple and Samsung allegedly forge $4.3 billion deal for 5-inch iPhone OLED screens

Monday February 13, 2017

Possibly adding to a 2016 deal, a report from South Korea has emerged claiming that Apple has entered into a $4.3 billion contract with Samsung for 60 million 5-inch OLED screens potentially destined for a next-generation iPhone.

Editorial: Why Apple ignores so much pundit innovation advice

Monday February 13, 2017

Pundits are confounded by how Apple seems to ignore all their great ideas, but the company's strategy appears to be working out rather well on its own. Here's a look at why Apple has done so well while disregarding three major themes of Toxic Innovation Advice, pertaining to acquisition targets, obvious feature requests and commodity hardware.

Apple sponsors San Francisco BSides security conference

Monday February 13, 2017

BSides, a two day "open forum for discussion and debate for security engineers and their affiliates" being held today and tomorrow in San Francisco, received a public contributing sponsorship from Apple, underlining the increasing efforts of the company to participate in academic research and publishing related to security, privacy and other research goals.

Carpool Karaoke trailer pops up during Grammy awards, debut still not yet set

Sunday February 12, 2017

Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke" series now has a trailer, featuring a first wave of stars including James Corden, Will Smith, Metallica, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, Shaquille O'Neal, John Legend, John Cena, and Ariana Grande, amongst others.

Verizon Unlimited plan resurrected with 4G, talk, text for $80 per month [u]

Sunday February 12, 2017

Verizon has re-launched an unlimited data plan for the first time in years, with Verizon Unlimited giving subscribers unlimited data, talk, and text for $80 per month with a single line.

Australian banks eliminate fee demands, focus legal assault on opening up Apple Pay NFC tech

Sunday February 12, 2017

The four Australian banks at the core of the ongoing debate about opening up Apple Pay in the country have narrowed down their demands after being snubbed by the country's competition regulator, and are now solely focusing on opening access to iPhone and Apple Watch NFC technology.

Prince's Warner Brothers music catalog lands on Apple Music, other streaming services

Sunday February 12, 2017

After Prince abruptly pulled his music from all streaming services save for Tidal in 2015, the Purple One's Warner Brothers catalog, which contains a majority of his biggest hits, has returned.