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2017

Verizon Wireless confirms it throttled Netflix streams as part of traffic optimization trial

Friday July 21, 2017

Verizon Wireless has been throttling video feeds from Netflix over the course of this week, with the carrier claiming it is part of a temporary trial of system to optimize traffic from video streaming services without impacting quality, though customer reports seem to suggest it is a bandwidth cap on Netflix content.

Attorney Rachel Krevans instrumental in Apple vs. Samsung iPhone patent battle dies at 60

Friday July 21, 2017

Rachel Krevans, former head of intellectual property for Morrison & Foerster and part of Apple's legal team during its infamous IP courtroom fight against Samsung, died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after losing a battle with cancer.

Deirdre O'Brien named as Apple's new 'Vice President of People' overseeing HR

Friday July 21, 2017

Apple today announced that Deirdre O'Brien, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been named the head of human resources -- a title the company is calling the "Vice President of People."

Apple lobbyist budget hits $2.2 million, beats record for second quarter in a row

Friday July 21, 2017

Apple's lobbyist budget in Washington D.C. has exploded during the Trump admininstration, with the company paying a record $2.2 million in the last quarter.

Intel opens fire in solo FTC filing in support of Apple and calls Qualcomm 'abusive,' anti-competitive

Friday July 21, 2017

Supplementing Intel's presence in a trade group in a previous filing, the company has filed its own declaration with the FTC in support of Apple in its fight against Qualcomm's wireless technology licensing practices for the iPhone 7, and future devices.

'Shadow Warrior: Special Edition' for macOS, 'Yankai's Triangle' for iOS temporarily free

Friday July 21, 2017

Two games are being briefly made available to download for free on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, with the 2013 remake of 'Shadow Warrior' for macOS offered by Humble Bundle at no charge until July 22, while 'Yankai's Triangle' is the free 'App of the Week' in the App Store.

FTC examines claims of Amazon using inflated list prices before signing off on Whole Foods takeover

Friday July 21, 2017

In reviewing Amazon's proposed $13.7 billion takeover of Whole Foods, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is reportedly exploring a complaint that the company posts false list prices on its website, making its discounts seem better than they really are.

Lowest Prices Anywhere: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pros as low as $1,499 ($300-$600 off); AirPods in stock for $159; Magic Keyboard for $69 ($30 off)

Friday July 21, 2017

While supplies last, shoppers can use our exclusive coupon combined with instant savings to save $300 to $600 on Late 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, plus no tax collected on orders outside NY and NJ. Apple AirPods are also back in stock with free 2-day shipping -- and the Magic Keyboard is now $69 with a $20 mail-in rebate.

Mozilla upgrades Firefox for iOS to version 8.0, adds QR code reader and night-reading mode

Friday July 21, 2017

Mozilla has upgraded Firefox for iOS to version 8.0, with the latest edition of the mobile web browser altering the way it handles tabs, as well as introducing new features including a built-in QR code scanner and a Night Mode that makes Firefox more useful for late night browsing.

Microsoft revenues up on cloud & Office 365, slowed by phones & Surface

Friday July 21, 2017

Apple rival Microsoft's revenues were up 13 percent year-over-year to $23.3 billion in the June quarter, with profits of $6.5 billion -- driven largely by its cloud and Office businesses however, as some hardware efforts struggled.

Apple could provide Series 1 Apple Watch as replacement for original models requiring repairs

Friday July 21, 2017

Owners of the first-generation Apple Watch could find they will be offered a newer model as a replacement if they take their timepiece in for repairs, with Apple said to have advised its retail stores and Authorized Service Providers that they can use Series 1 Apple Watch parts with the original model.

AppleInsider Podcast talks 'iPhone 8' ship date, Qualcomm, and the future of the iPhone SE

Friday July 21, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike W talk about "iPhone 8" rumors, including anticipated launch date, price, and you guessed it, TouchID. Also up, Qualcomm's latest salvo, and what will become of the iPhone SE.

LG to be exclusive supplier of L-shaped 'iPhone 9' batteries, report says

Thursday July 20, 2017

Apple is months away from announcing an expected "iPhone 8" device, but rumors are already swirling about its successor, with one report claiming LG is to be the sole provider of batteries for the device.

Watch: Everything you need to know about the new App Store in iOS 11

Thursday July 20, 2017

Apple completely revamped the App Store in iOS 11, adding a number of new features and under-the-hood enhancements, while at the same time streamlining the platform's user interface. AppleInsider goes over all the changes in this in-depth video.

Samsung expected to announce Galaxy Note 8 on Aug. 23

Thursday July 20, 2017

Samsung on Thursday sent out invitations to a media event set to take place on Aug. 23, where the company is expected to unveil its anticipated Galaxy Note 8 phablet.

Tech group backs Apple in Qualcomm's ITC complaint

Thursday July 20, 2017

A lobbying group representing big tech industry players like Google and Intel sided with Apple in a filing delivered to the U.S. International Trade Commission, saying Qualcomm's bid to ban iPhone imports would hurt consumers.

State Farm sues Apple over house fire allegedly caused by 'defective' iPhone

Thursday July 20, 2017

U.S. insurance giant State Farm on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging a "defective and unreasonably dangerous" iPhone 4S caused a house fire in Wisconsin in 2016.

Google's on-demand Play Music comes to Apple's CarPlay

Thursday July 20, 2017

Subscribers to Google Play Music can now access the on-demand service via Apple's CarPlay, which bridges iPhone apps with in-dash interfaces in compatible vehicles.

'Full Throttle Remastered,' 'Layton's Mystery Journey' arrive on iPhone, iPad

Thursday July 20, 2017

Two notable puzzle-oriented games have become available to download from the iOS App Store today, with 'Full Throttle Remastered' bringing a classic adventure game up to date, while 'Layton's Mystery Journey' lands on iPhone and iPad months before the Nintendo 3DS edition goes on sale.

Florida man to pay over $278K for insider trading connected to Apple's AuthenTec takeover

Thursday July 20, 2017

A former AuthenTec worker has reached a $278,773 settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, resolving insider trading charges following Apple's buyout of his employer.