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2016

Apple, Silicon Valley raised millions to fund Hillary Clinton platform backing tech's positions on encryption, privacy, innovation, patents, education

Monday September 26, 2016

Ahead of the first U.S. Presidential campaign debates between Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, fundraising among California's Silicon Valley tech elite has decisively backed Clinton--in response to her policies that outline clear support for tech industry concerns involving encryption, privacy, innovation, patents and education.

Apple reveals algorithm behind Apple Music mixes, execs discuss past and future of service

Monday September 26, 2016

Mixed in with the usual PR speak and promises to make Apple Music the most accessible, consumer-friendly streaming service available, Apple executives in a wide-roving interview published Monday hinted at the development of exceedingly advanced personalized playlist algorithms.

Apple to reveal fiscal Q4 2016 earnings on Oct. 27

Monday September 26, 2016

Apple on Monday announced it will report quarterly earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016 on Oct. 27, to be followed by a live-streamed conference call on Apple's investor website.

Drake's 'Views' exceeds 1B streams on Apple Music

Monday September 26, 2016

Popular rapper Drake recently saw his album "Views" become the first to surpass one billion streams on Apple Music, an achievement Apple commemorated with a plaque presented to the artist on Monday.

Nvidia working with Apple on graphics for 'revolutionary' new Mac products

Monday September 26, 2016

Though Apple's current Mac lineup relies on AMD graphics, a switch to Nvidia could be in the works for the MacBook Pro and beyond, if new job listings from the GPU maker is any indication.

Disney said to be weighing Twitter purchase to bolster online video efforts

Monday September 26, 2016

The Walt Disney Company is reportedly examining the prospects, and the risks, of purchasing social media venue Twitter, potentially battling Google and Salesforce for the service.

Sonos brings PLAY:1 & PLAY:5 speakers to Apple's online & retail stores

Monday September 26, 2016

Wi-Fi speaker maker Sonos on Monday announced a partnership that will see the company's PLAY:1 and PLAY:5 speakers sold in Apple's online and physical retail stores.

Drake debuts new short film as Apple Music exclusive

Monday September 26, 2016

Mainstream rapper Drake on Monday released a 23-minute film -- Please Forgive Me -- as an Apple Music exclusive, further cementing his close business ties with Apple.

Plex Cloud beta launches, uses Amazon Drive subscription to store user media

Monday September 26, 2016

The Plex developers have commenced testing of Amazon Drive as a storage venue for media, with future versions of the Plex app on iOS and tvOS able to stream stored video without the need for a network attached storage device, or a home server.

Deals: $200 off 15" MacBook Pro; up to $200 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 93% off iOS 10 dev course

Monday September 26, 2016

As the end of September draws near, shoppers can pick up a 15" MacBook Pro (2.8GHz, 16GB, 256GB) for $2,099 with a free copy of Parallels 12. Or opt for a lighter 12" MacBook at $100-$200 off. The iOS 10 & Swift 3 Starter Bundle is also marked down to $45 for a limited time.

Photos show Apple's newly relocated & revamped Brea Mall store [u]

Monday September 26, 2016

As planned, Apple reopened its Brea Mall outlet in California on Saturday, and photos shared with AppleInsider show that the location is steeped in Apple's latest fashion-oriented design aesthetic. [Updated with more info about weekend store openings]

Apple's health hires geared towards sharing, interpreting data, including new Watch apps

Monday September 26, 2016

Apple's continued hiring of health experts -- and its takeover of Gliimpse -- are all geared toward building better electronic health records, and turning that data into advice for both doctors and device owners, a report indicated on Monday.

Piper Jaffray downplays reports of bad iPhone 7 sales, sees similarities to iPhone 6 launch

Monday September 26, 2016

Another analyst firm has chimed in on negative reports of Apple iPhone 7 first week sales, and instead views trends as similar to the record-breaking iPhone 6 launch of 2014.

Pegatron CEO slams analysts, 'cautiously optimistic' about Apple iPhone 7 sales

Monday September 26, 2016

The CEO of Apple's manufacturing partner Pegatron notes that the iPhone 7 is exceeding estimates on the strength of the phone alone, and does not believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall is inflating sales numbers artificially.

KGI: iPhone 7 won't sell as well as the iPhone 6s

Sunday September 25, 2016

Contrary to remarks by carriers, one analyst firm is increasing how many iPhone 7 family devices that it thinks Apple will sell before the end of the year, but still expects fewer sales than the iPhone 6s garnered in 2015.

This week on AI: iPhone 7 & Apple Watch Series 2 review, McLaren buyout rumors, macOS Sierra launch & more

Sunday September 25, 2016

Fresh in people's hands, the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 were of course subjects of discussion -- but word about possible automotive takeovers stole some of the spotlight, as did new details on a rumored Amazon Echo competitor.

Apple celebrates grand opening of first retail store in Mexico

Sunday September 25, 2016

Apple on Saturday opened the doors to thousands of waiting customers at its first brick-and-mortar retail store in Mexico, the first step in a planned expansion into the burgeoning Latin American smartphone market.

Forensics firm says backups easier to crack in iOS 10, Apple promises fix

Saturday September 24, 2016

Apple appears to have unintentionally weakened the security of local backups in iOS 10, as a result of offering an "alternative password verification mechanism," according to a Russian forensics company.

Review: Apple Watch Series 2 is a great improvement, but watchOS 3 steals the show

Saturday September 24, 2016

Equipped with a noticeably faster dual-core S2 processor, its own standalone GPS radio, and now with a waterproof design, the Apple Watch Series 2 is a worthwhile and fantastic upgrade from the first-generation model. It's also a great jumping on point for new buyers. But the biggest changes come with a software overhaul in watchOS 3, meaning early adopters will probably be happy with their existing Apple Watch for another year.

Snapchat announces Spectacles video-recording sunglasses, available this fall for $130

Saturday September 24, 2016

Snap, Inc., the company formerly known as Snapchat, on Friday announced its first hardware product in Spectacles, a $130 pair of sunglasses with an embedded camera that captures 10-second point-of-view video clips at the tap of a button.