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2017

Apple makes available fifth developer beta releases of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2

Wednesday March 08, 2017

A day after the macOS Sierra beta release, Apple on Wednesday published the fifth betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 for developers to download and test.

QardioArm blood pressure monitor with HealthKit support comes to Apple's stores & website

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Qardio on Wednesday announced that its HealthKit-enabled blood pressure monitor, the QardioArm, is now being sold through Apple retail stores, as well as Apple.com.

Apple's iTunes highlights movies, books & TV shows for International Women's Day [ux2]

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Apple helped mark International Women's Day on Wednesday by promoting related themes and content on its iTunes movie, book, and TV stores. [Updated with Apple Music content]

Imagination announces PowerVR 'Furian' mobile GPU architecture, could power Apple's iPhone by late 2018

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Apple partner Imagination Technologies on Wednesday unveiled PowerVR Furian, its next-generation mobile graphics processing architecture likely to be a key part of future iPhones, and also the first new GPU architecture since 2010.

FileMaker Cloud arrives in Europe, Middle East, and Africa months after US launch

Wednesday March 08, 2017

The Apple-owned FileMaker has expanded the availability of its FileMaker Cloud service to countries outside North America, with customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa now able to use the cloud-based server platform for their apps.

Apple Pay donations turn on for 22 UK charities such as Oxfam & UNICEF

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Apple on Wednesday introduced support for Apple Pay donations in the U.K., starting with a wave of 22 organizations such as the Alzheimer's Society, Oxfam, the Royal British Legion, and UNICEF.

Two Apple suppliers tapped for 'iPhone 8' OLED 3D Touch solutions, dropping big bucks on fab facilities

Wednesday March 08, 2017

A new supply chain report pegs touch panel manufacturers General Interface Solution and TPK Holding as OLED touch panel suppliers for Apple, with the pair spending millions of dollars to expand capacity in time for the "iPhone 8."

3D imaging tech in Apple's 'iPhone 8' may push launch past September - report

Wednesday March 08, 2017

The 3D imaging sensors anticipated for the "iPhone 8" are being produced by STMicroelectronics at a factory in France, a report said on Wednesday, cautioning that parts might not be ready by Apple's usual September launch window.

Japanese Apple manufacturing partner pledges 100% renewable energy use

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Apple manufacturing partner Ibiden is Apple's first supplier in Japan to pledge the use of 100 percent renewable energy, spread across 20 new energy facilities.

Apple captured 540% the profits of Samsung Mobile in 2016 as China's phone makers battled for scraps

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Apple's iPhone continued to grab the vast majority of smartphone profits globally, due to poor performance by Samsung and largely profitless production of massive numbers of lower end models by several companies in China.

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 8' might not feature full-screen OLED sans home button, to launch long after September reveal

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Though analyst consensus has Apple releasing an OLED "iPhone 8" with wireless charging and "invisible" home button later this year, a report on Tuesday claims the described model is but one of many prototypes that might not make it to production.

ZTE agrees to pay $892 million for violating US sanctions, wiping out 2 years of profits

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Chinese phone maker ZTE has agreed to plead guilty on charges of violating U.S. sanctions restricting the sale of American technology to Iran and North Korea, and lying about it to investigators. It will pay $892 million in fees, effectively wiping out about two years of the company's net profits.

Apple says 'many' exploits revealed in CIA leak already patched in latest iOS version

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Apple late Tuesday issued a response to the WikiLeaks CIA data dump, saying "many" of the supposed iOS exploits have already been addressed in the most recent version of its flagship mobile operating system.

AT&T offers free HBO perk, monthly discount to existing DirecTV Now customers

Tuesday March 07, 2017

AT&T on Tuesday announced new loyalty rewards for existing DirecTV customers, offering 12 free months of HBO service to "Go Big" and "Gotta Have It" subscribers, or $5 off the bill of lower tier plans.

Apple accused of banning iPhone ads from Chinese newspapers critical of China

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Apple is claimed to have interfered with advertising campaigns cellphone carriers in Australia posted in local Chinese-language media outlets, with a report alleging the iPhone producer did not want to be seen as supporting newspapers critical of the Chinese government.

Apple Music's Bozoma Saint John makes Black Enterprise's 'Most Powerful Women in Business'

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Business magazine Black Enterprise on Tuesday announced Bozoma Saint John, the head of global marketing for Apple Music, as one of a number of people highlighted in its "Most Powerful Women in Business" list for 2017.

iPad Pro ship dates may hint at Apr. 4 event, likely not at Apple's Steve Jobs Theater

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Apple could be preparing to announce or launch new iPads on Apr. 4, shipping delays for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro suggest, though Apple is unlikely to hold a launch event at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater as speculated by one website.

Nine Years of Apple's iOS SDK generated $60 billion, 1.4 million jobs

Tuesday March 07, 2017

Nine years ago, Apple released its first Software Development Kit for iOS, enabling third parties to build native apps for iPhone and iPod touch for sale in the iTunes App Store. The program has since generated over $60 billion for Apple's developers and has created 1.4 million jobs related to app development.

Learn how to read faster with Spritz on the iPhone and iPad

Tuesday March 07, 2017

The average reading speed of an adult is just about 300 words a minute, which sounds impressive, but comprehension suffers as adults also tend to only retain about 60% of what they read -- fix both with Spritz.

App Store URL suggests next MacOS upgrade not version 11, Apple sticking with 10.13

Tuesday March 07, 2017

The first sign of Apple's next major release of macOS does not appear to be an increment to version 11, after a discovery of a catalog URL for the Mac App Store suggesting macOS 10.13 will be previewed to developers in the coming months.