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2017

Server firmware security incident in 2016 forced Apple to sever ties with vendor Super Micro

Thursday February 23, 2017

While there appears to be no breach of Apple's security, the company terminated its relationship with hardware vendor SuperMicro because of concerns about firmware update security, and an update that potentially compromised a Siri server bank, plus the App Store's search server development environment.

Apple's iOS 10.2.1 addresses unexpected iPhone 6, 6s shutdowns

Thursday February 23, 2017

Apple on Thursday revealed an iOS point update that was released a month ago includes a bug fix for an issue causing iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus device owners to experience unexpected shutdowns.

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car firm sues Otto and Uber for stealing key technology

Thursday February 23, 2017

Alphabet's Waymo on Thursday sued Uber and its subsidiary Otto, accusing the companies of stealing key self-driving car patents covering a proprietary light detection and ranging, or LiDAR, system.

Apple's iTunes Remote updated with two-factor authentication

Thursday February 23, 2017

Apple on Thursday updated its iTunes Remote app for iPhones and iPads with support for two-factor authentication, reflecting the company's growing use of the security concept.

Cellebrite director says firm now doing 'lawful' extraction of data through iPhone 6

Thursday February 23, 2017

Cellebrite -- the firm thought to be responsible for helping the FBI extract data from the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook -- is doing "lawful unlocking and evidence extraction" from Apple devices through the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, according to the company's Forensics Research director.

Documents unearthed from early Apple history show shift in company focus from hobbyists to businesses

Thursday February 23, 2017

A series of documents discovered at a thrift store in Seattle examines Apple's mindset in the late '70s and early '80s as it shifted from a hobbyist company to one interested in gathering, and retaining business clients for its Apple II series of computers.

Apple to expand Seattle AI & machine learning efforts with more space & staff

Thursday February 23, 2017

Apple's Seattle offices -- dedicated partly to work in artificial intelligence and machine learning -- are set to expand both literally and in terms of workforce, a report revealed on Thursday.

Samsung's 'Galaxy S8+' may challenge Apple with 6.2-inch screen & iris scanner

Thursday February 23, 2017

Samsung is reportedly developing a version of its upcoming "Galaxy S8" that will compete in some respects not just with Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, but also eye-scanning technology only expected in iPhones shipping later this year.

Harman debuts first wireless Apple CarPlay integration, launches with BMW 5 Series sedan

Thursday February 23, 2017

Audio vendor Harman has unveiled a new wireless CarPlay solution for car manufacturers, with the technology first hitting the market as manufacturer-installed gear in the BMW 5 Series Sedan.

First Apple store in Argentina said to open in Buenos Aires 2018

Thursday February 23, 2017

Apple's slow expansion plans for the Latin American smartphone market could take its next step sometime next year, with a report claiming the first official Apple store in Argentina could open its doors and commence sales in 2018.

How to change the email address linked to your Apple ID

Thursday February 23, 2017

If you own an iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac, your Apple ID is the gateway to accessing the App Store, iCloud and iTunes, making it a crucial part of your digital identity. If you ever need to change the email address associated with your Apple ID, AppleInsider shows you how.

Lyft expands to 54 new cities, including Des Moines, Amarillo & Topeka

Thursday February 23, 2017

Looking to challenge its main competitor in ridesharing, Uber, Lyft on Thursday expanded to 54 more U.S. cities, spanning states like Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Iowa.

Contradictory report cites 5 Apple wireless charging teams on 'iPhone 8,' no tech breakthroughs

Thursday February 23, 2017

A new report highlights Apple's involvement with wireless charging protocol specification Qi's organizing body, and claims that Apple's iPhone moves are driven more by marketing needs than by any particular drive for innovation in new products.

Fitbit's $23M Pebble purchase lower than expected, under financial pressure from Apple Watch success

Thursday February 23, 2017

Fitbit has confirmed it paid $23 million for smartwatch maker Pebble, far below the expected value of the deal when it was announced in early December, amidst both companies' struggles against the Apple Watch.

Federal court rules police can't force building-wide iPhone fingerprint unlocks

Thursday February 23, 2017

Possibly reversing recent trends in law enforcement, a U.S. federal court in Illinois has ruled that warrants can't be used to demand broad fingerprint unlocks for all of the devices in a building, such as Apple iPhones.

Apple's acoustic imaging technology might replace Touch ID in future iPhones

Thursday February 23, 2017

Apple is rumored to replace iPhone's Touch ID home button with alternative bio-recognition hardware when it launches an OLED version of the handset later this year, but the technology enabling that transition is so far an unknown. A patent application published Thursday, however, indicates where the company's research is headed.

Apple condemns Trump withdrawal of transgender bathroom use protections

Thursday February 23, 2017

Apple on Wednesday issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump's recent withdrawal of federal protections for transgender students, condemning the action as an effort that sets back human rights initiatives.

Which internet-only TV service should Apple device owners use?

Wednesday February 22, 2017

People truly wanting to cut the cord now have three major internet TV services to choose from: Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now. All of them support iOS devices and the Apple TV, among other platforms -- which one if any should you consider subscribing to?

ColorWare now sells custom painted AirPods in 58 colors for $130 premium

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Although AirPods are still out of stock, those who waited to purchase Apple's first wireless earphones now have additional color options -- 58 to be exact -- to choose from thanks to aftermarket customization firm ColorWare.

Tim Cook to relocate office to Apple Park, report says

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Adding to Wednesday's Apple Park news, a new report claims CEO Tim Cook plans to move his office to the company's futuristic campus later this year, likely when other employees begin the migration from Infinite Loop in April.