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2016

Apple says all apps must support IPv6-only networking by June

Wednesday May 04, 2016

Apple in an announcement Wednesday reminded developers of an upcoming change to App Store policy that requires all iOS apps include support for IPv6-only networking.

Sight unseen, consumers are more excited about Apple's 'iPhone 7' than they were for iPhone 6s

Wednesday May 04, 2016

A new survey of prospective smartphone owners signals customers are more excited to see what Apple has in store for this year's "iPhone 7" than they were last year's iPhone 6s unveiling, though early interest for the 2016 upgrade is still behind hype for the iPhone 6 two years ago.

YouTube said to be planning 'Unplugged' live TV as soon as 2017

Wednesday May 04, 2016

Though best known for user-uploaded videos, Google's YouTube is nevertheless planning to launch a live TV subscription service dubbed "Unplugged," a report said on Wednesday.

Twitter for Mac catches up with iOS & Web via Moments, polls & more

Wednesday May 04, 2016

Twitter released an important update to its official Mac client on Wednesday, finally bringing the software's features closer to par with iOS and the Web.

Apple Music UI to go grayscale, add better support for lyrics - report

Wednesday May 04, 2016

Apple is said to be working on a vast overhaul of its up-and-coming music streaming service, one that will reportedly include a new monochromatic user interface and a streamlined experience for users who prefer to read lyrics.

Hulu confirms plans to launch live TV streaming in 2017

Wednesday May 04, 2016

Just two days after the first rumors surfaced, Hulu on Wednesday confirmed that it will be launching a live TV streaming service sometime in 2017, creating a tougher competitive landscape for anything Apple might have planned.

Kohl's becomes first Apple Pay retailer to link rewards, store cards in one transaction

Wednesday May 04, 2016

Department store chain Kohl's on Wednesday announced that Apple Pay users can now pay with a Kohl's Charge card and earn Yes2You Rewards points at the same, making it the first Apple Pay retailer to combine store card payments and rewards in a single-tap transaction.

Fitness bands outselling all other wearables, including Apple Watch, research finds

Wednesday May 04, 2016

Despite devices like the Apple Watch nominally being able to do more, dedicated fitness bands are vastly outselling other wearables in the U.S., according to a research report published on Wednesday.

Hedge fund manager David Einhorn staying in Apple, sees 'tremendous value'

Wednesday May 04, 2016

Infamous hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who has previously butted heads with Apple, remains bullish on the iPhone maker despite its recent market plunge, giving the company a vote of confidence during a recent conference call.

'Intentional' culture clash between Apple, Beats causes friction, aims to 'create something groundbreaking'

Wednesday May 04, 2016

The $3 billion acquisition of Beats sparked a culture clash between the headphone maker and Apple, but the conflict was apparently an intentional attempt to shake things up in Apple's music business, according to a new report.

Apple Music to get more intuitive UI, expanded Beats 1 radio, 'marketing blitz' at WWDC

Wednesday May 04, 2016

A year after its debut, Apple's $10-per-month music streaming service is reportedly set for a major overhaul at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, including a shakeup to its user interface aimed at making it easier to use.

Apple's iPhone is most influential gadget ever, says TIME

Tuesday May 03, 2016

TIME Magazine named Apple's iPhone the most influential gadget of all time in a list published Tuesday, which included a variety of tech products from the likes of Sony, IBM, HP and other big-name players.

Tim Cook talks Apple ethos, government issues, role models and more

Tuesday May 03, 2016

In the second and final segment of a rare one-on-one interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed his company's core tenets, the recent debate over encryption, his personal legacy and more.

Jony Ive explains Apple's interest in wearables, design philosophy at Met Gala 2016

Tuesday May 03, 2016

In an interview published on Tuesday, Apple CDO Jony Ive offered his take on the recent Apple-sponsored Met Gala, the intersection of fashion and design, Apple Watch, wearables and more.

Apple hires Google X lab cofounder, former Nest head of technology to work on health projects

Tuesday May 03, 2016

Apple recently expanded its health technology team in a big way with the hire of Yoky Matsuoka, a robotics expert who co-founded Google's experimental X labs and most recently served as head of technology at Nest.

Judge overturns Brazilian WhatsApp shutdown in continuing fight over encrypted data

Tuesday May 03, 2016

On Tuesday a Brazilian judge lifted a temporary block on Facebook's WhatsApp Messenger, imposed yesterday by another judge in a fight over chat data demanded in a drug trafficking case.

Apple loses exclusive rights to 'iPhone' trademark for non-smartphone products in China

Tuesday May 03, 2016

Adding to the company's problems in the region, Apple has lost exclusivity on the use of the "iPhone" trademark in China, and must now share it with Beijing-based leather products maker Xintong Tiandi Technology, reports said on Tuesday.

Apple revenue from China forecast to fall 15% this year due to marketwide smartphone slowdown

Tuesday May 03, 2016

Apple's revenue from China plummeted 26 percent year over year last quarter, and is projected by Sterne Agee CRT to fall 15 percent in fiscal year 2016, as the entire smartphone market faces struggles in that market.

Apple releases fourth betas of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5 to developers, public testers [u]

Tuesday May 03, 2016

Apple on Tuesday issued the fourth pre-release beta builds of iOS 9.3.2, OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 and tvOS 9.2.1, giving developers the ability to test the software before its official launch. Public beta testers also got their hands on the latest builds of iOS and OS X [updated].

Apple Pay picks up over 20 more US banks including Texas' Moody National

Tuesday May 03, 2016

Apple on Tuesday updated the roster of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay with 26 new entries, such as Moody National Bank, one of the biggest headquartered in Texas with branches in Houston, Galveston, and Austin.