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2017

Apple objects to 'free ride' requests by Australian banks to open up NFC on iPhone

Monday February 06, 2017

Apple has complained to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission over the resistance of major banks in the country using Apple Pay, with a recent filing claiming a request to open up access to the iPhone's NFC controller would effectively allow banks to avoid using Apple Pay entirely.

Apple floats idea of refurb iPhone sales as condition of local manufacturing in India

Monday February 06, 2017

Apple is looking to revive the idea of importing and selling refurbished iPhones in India as a possible condition of it starting local manufacturing in the country, a report said on Monday.

W1-equipped BeatsX headphones begin arriving in NYC Apple stores

Monday February 06, 2017

After months of delays, Apple's new BeatsX headphones are now available in limited quantities, showing as "in stock" at just a few of the company's retail stores in Manhattan.

VR evangelist doubles down on rumor that Apple AR headset is inbound, moves date up to 2017

Monday February 06, 2017

Augmented and virtual reality herald Robert Scoble has amplified his predictions about an Apple partnership with Carl Zeiss on a pair of smart glasses, and is predicting an announcement of the technology possibly as early as the middle of 2017.

Apple, Google, 95 other U.S. companies file in opposition to Trump's immigration ban

Monday February 06, 2017

Apple, Google and Microsoft joined a list of nearly 100 technology companies in signing an amicus brief on Sunday opposing President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, saying the temporary ban "inflicts significant harm on American business."

Apple's Tim Cook makes surprise stops at stores in Paris, Marseilles

Sunday February 05, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday made unexpected visits to two French Apple stores on Sunday, namely the Terrasses du Port outlet in the southern city of Marseilles, and the Carrousel du Louvre location in Paris.

The easy guide to switching from Windows to Mac

Sunday February 05, 2017

Long-term Windows users looking to dip their toe into the Mac ecosystem for the first time typically stick to applications they are familiar with on PC, but there is a wealth of other software that can do the job for the more ambitious switcher.

Tips: Delaying the start of iTunes to avoid the missing library error on macOS

Saturday February 04, 2017

If you're running a machine with external drives, it's possible that they won't be mounted when iTunes starts looking for data. AppleInsider explains how to get around this, with a simple AppleScript.

This week on AI: Apple's blockbuster Q1, Cook battles Trump, a new Apple chip design and more

Saturday February 04, 2017

Apple revealed the results of a very successful holiday quarter on Tuesday, setting a record with $78.4 billion in revenue. Politics also took a prominent spot in the news however, and rumors came out about the development of a custom ARM chip for Mac.

Jawbone confirmed to make switch from consumer wearables to clinical health products, report says

Friday February 03, 2017

A report on Friday claims Jawbone is officially exiting the consumer wearables space, seemingly confirming rumors that the audio accessory maker turned fitness tracking firm will instead focus on high-margin health products sold to clinicians.

Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' grosses $2.9M in first-day sales

Friday February 03, 2017

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo's second mobile effort, Fire Emblem Heroes, raked in $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue after just 24 hours on sale, according to statistics released on Friday.

South Korean policy forces smartphone makers to report battery fires after Samsung Note 7

Friday February 03, 2017

Smartphone producers will have to advise the South Korean government of incidents where devices explode or catch fire as immediately as possible, according to new safety regulations expected to be announced in the country next week.

Google sells off Terra Bella satellite unit to Planet Labs

Friday February 03, 2017

Alphabet's Google on Friday confirmed a deal to sell off its satellite mapping business, Terra Bella, to Planet Labs -- which despite earlier speculation is unlikely to affect Google Maps or by extension its main competition, Apple Maps.

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Friday February 03, 2017

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Apple display supplier Sharp turns first profits in years under Foxconn control

Friday February 03, 2017

Japan's beleaguered Sharp, a regular Apple LCD supplier, generated its first quarterly net profits in two years during the December quarter -- its first under the management of Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn.

Apple offers $199.99 Pro Apps Bundle for Education, including Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X

Friday February 03, 2017

On Friday, Apple rolled out a Pro Apps bundle for educators and students, giving purchasers of the $199 bundle download codes from the Mac App Store for Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3.

Apple refuses Irish finance committee meeting for second time

Friday February 03, 2017

Apple has declined a second invitation to a meeting with a finance committee in Ireland over the European Commission's $14 billion tax ruling, while Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has accused the regulator of making a politically motivated decision.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive honorary degree, give 'fireside chat' at University of Glasgow

Friday February 03, 2017

The University of Glasgow will award Apple CEO Tim Cook next Wednesday with an honorary doctorate of science, as well as host a "fireside chat" open to students, staff, and alumni, the Scottish institution announced on Friday.

Facebook looks to build friend lists with 'Discover People' feature on Apple's iPhone & iPad

Friday February 03, 2017

In a bid to encourage new connections between users and keep them engaged with the social network, Facebook is now gradually rolling out a "Discover People" feature across its apps for iOS and Android.

In filing for $3 billion IPO, Snapchat identifies Apple as a major competitor

Friday February 03, 2017

Snap Inc, the company behind the Snapchat iOS app, is preparing an initial public offering which it hopes can raise $3 billion, with the Securities and Exchange Commission filing identifying Apple and its iMessage platform as one of its main competitors.