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2017

Hands-on: Calendars 5, a powerful yet simple iPhone scheduling app

Friday March 24, 2017

All Calendars 5 lacks for the Apple faithful is a Mac version -- AppleInsider schedules some meetings to see if that's an issue or not.

US Senate votes to allow ISPs to sell personal data to advertisers without opt-out safeguards

Friday March 24, 2017

The U.S. Senate has voted in favor of overturning privacy rules instituted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2016, which -- if the measure survives a second vote in the House of Representatives -- will allow internet service providers to sell customer data to advertisers without people having a say.

Apple begins sales of (Product)Red iPhone 7, $329 iPad, 32 & 128GB iPhone SE

Friday March 24, 2017

After a brief outage, the Apple online store is back online, and is now selling the (Product)Red iPhone 7, $329 iPad, 32 & 128GB iPhone SE, all of which were announced earlier this week.

Microsoft Word macro malware automatically adapts attack techniques for macOS, Windows

Friday March 24, 2017

A form of Word macro-based malware has been uncovered that can affect both macOS and Windows users when executed, with the malicious file modifying its attack method depending on which operating system it detects it is being run within.

Industry so far 'lukewarm' towards Samsung's post-Note 7 battery testing standards

Friday March 24, 2017

Carriers and phone makers have so far largely ignored Samsung's efforts to promote its new battery testing procedure -- created in the aftermath of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 -- as a possible industry standard, a report said on Friday.

Pre-order Deal: $10 off every new 9.7-inch iPad at B&H with no tax in 48 states, plus earn 5% reward

Friday March 24, 2017

Now is your chance to pre-order Apple's brand-new 9.7-inch iPad, which was announced on March 21, and save $10 instantly at B&H with free expedited shipping and no sales tax outside NY and NJ. Plus, shoppers can earn 5% in rewards points on every iPad pre-order with prices starting at $319.

AppleInsider podcast talks (Product)Red iPhone 7, iPads, and Apple acquisitions

Friday March 24, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor catch up on the latest iPads, iPhone, and the latest Apple acquisitions, and also talk Apple's efforts in social media.

Report verifies some iCloud credentials held by hacker group as valid

Friday March 24, 2017

A hacker group attempting to hold Apple ransom with claims it has hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials in its possession recently sent a batch of 54 UK-based accounts for testing, all of which were deemed legitimate.

Giveaway: Win a TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock from CalDigit

Friday March 24, 2017

CalDigit is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of three TS3 Lite docks featuring dual Thunderbolt 3 Type-C ports, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort and more.

Apple responds to latest WikiLeaks CIA document dump, says iPhone and Mac exploits fixed

Thursday March 23, 2017

Apple issued a statement in response to Thursday's WikiLeaks release of CIA-gathered iPhone and Mac exploits, saying a preliminary assessment reveals the vulnerabilities to be years old and long since patched.

Rare photos of 'Apple II Forever' media event surface, reveal Apple keynote progenitor

Thursday March 23, 2017

A set of photographs taken during Apple's 1984 announcement of the Apple IIc surfaced online on Thursday, showing company cofounders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak taking part in a media bonanza that would serve as a model of contemporary Apple keynotes.

Video recap: Apple doubles iPhone SE storage capacity

Thursday March 23, 2017

Apple this week announced a minor iPhone SE refresh, upping storage of the 4-inch handset to 32GB or 128GB while keeping prices steady at $399 or $499, respectively. The updated handset goes on sale Friday morning.

Google's Top News results for 'Great Barrier Reef' directs to fringe political commentary

Thursday March 23, 2017

Google's algorithmic efforts to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful" are again facing a critical failure, calling into question confidence in the search giant's unfinished, buggy artificial intelligence that's currently stomping all over its mission statement.

Apple Pay gains over 30 more card issuers in US, China & Australia, re-adds Santander

Thursday March 23, 2017

Apple this week updated its list of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with over 30 additions across the U.S., China, and Australia, most notably re-adding Santander in the U.S., which was mistakenly put on the list a month ago.

Deals: 32GB Apple TV for $129 ($20 off); iPhone case blowout from $2.99; 13" MacBook Pro for $1,349 ($150 off)

Thursday March 23, 2017

Apple deals are rolling in this week with instant discounts on 4th gen 32GB Apple TVs ($20 off) and 13-inch MacBook Pros with function keys ($150 off). B&H is also slashing prices on iPhone 6/6s/Plus cases with free shipping and prices starting at $2.99. Quantities are limited, though.

Beats 1 host Zane Lowe sees a future with multiple Apple-hosted live radio stations

Thursday March 23, 2017

A new interview with Beats 1 head Zane Lowe emphasizes Apple's message about how streaming is the future, and that Apple is possibly looking to expand live Beats-branded streaming radio stations even further.

First look: Lightweight Nike Sport Band is now sold separately from Apple Watch for $49

Thursday March 23, 2017

This week, Apple expanded the lineup of band options for Apple Watch owners, including the ability to buy the Nike Sport Band on its own. AppleInsider offers fitness-focused Apple Watch users a first look at the add-on accessory.

Apple's iPhone, Samsung phones nearly equal in J.D. Power satisfaction survey

Thursday March 23, 2017

While Apple and the iPhone ranked first in a survey of U.S. customer satisfaction with smartphones, the company's chief rival -- Samsung -- came second by only the slimmest of margins, according to a J.D. Power report published on Thursday.

How to implement Apple's two-factor authentication for security on Mac, iPhone, or iPad

Thursday March 23, 2017

Given all the talk in the news about a possible hacker mass-wipe of iCloud accounts, it seems only prudent for users to take precautions, and a good safety measure is two-factor authentication -- AppleInsider shows you how to turn it on from your Mac or your iPhone.

Latest leaked CIA hack focuses on Apple's macOS, utilizes patched Thunderbolt EFI exploit

Thursday March 23, 2017

A second batch of CIA "Vault 7" documents published by WikiLeaks reveals some penetration methods for Mac hardware in-use by the CIA, none of which are wide-reaching, requiring physical device access to implement.