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2017

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.

Apple exceeds targets in latest bond sale, raises $10 billion

Friday February 03, 2017

Looking to generate more money for its shareholder return program without repatriating foreign cash, Apple has completed a sale of $10 billion in bonds, with underwriters including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and others.

New batch of LG UltraFine 5K displays will have enhanced RF shielding, may not completely fix the problem [u]

Friday February 03, 2017

After delving into the cause of wi-fi router interference, LG has redesigned the shielding on future production batches of the Thunderbolt 3 UltraFine 5K display -- but not only may this not directly address other user's connectivity complaints, how existing monitor owners will get the problem fixed is not yet clear.

AppleInsider podcast talks earnings, iPhone ASP, and Tim Cook's HomeKit experience

Friday February 03, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk through Apple's earnings call, Wall Street raising price targets, and what it's (probably) like to use HomeKit at Tim Cook's house.

Lawsuit claims Apple forced users to iOS 7 by breaking FaceTime

Thursday February 02, 2017

A class-action lawsuit filed in California on Thursday alleges Apple schemed to force iPhone users to upgrade to iOS 7 in a bid to save money on a data services deal with Akamai, a move that rendered older hardware like iPhone 4 and 4S unusable.

Indian IT minister welcomes Apple proposal to build iPhone in Bengaluru, suggests production starts soon

Thursday February 02, 2017

Continuing the political shell game that is Apple manufacturing in India, a local IT minister issued a statement on Thursday welcoming the company's proposal to manufacture iPhone hardware in Bengaluru.

Reports of LG UltraFine 5K Display problems persist, may relate to Thunderbolt cables

Thursday February 02, 2017

Apple's issues with the LG Ultrafine 5K Display may reach further than problems associated with nearby Wi-Fi routers, as users are now reporting worrying hardware troubles unrelated to networking hardware.

Launch of Apple's delayed BeatsX earbuds 'imminent,' stock check site claims

Thursday February 02, 2017

Apple's long-delayed BeatsX earbuds, one of the first to feature the company's new W1 wireless chip, may finally be on the verge of shipping, according to a website monitoring activity at online stores worldwide.

Irish government recalculation of Apple's EU tax bill close to $14 billion estimate

Thursday February 02, 2017

The 13 billion euros ($14 billion) Apple is requested to pay Ireland as part a European Commission ruling over tax is likely to be an accurate figure, with the Irish finance minister advising the amount calculated by government officials is in a similar ballpark to the Commission's number.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: How to score the best deal on the perfect Apple gift

Thursday February 02, 2017

With Valentine's Day less than two weeks away, we're rounding up the best deals on the hottest gifts for that special someone on your shopping list. From coupon discounts on MacBook Pro laptops to instant savings on iPhone 7 accessories, there are gift ideas for every budget.

Spotify's former head of label relations recruited for identical role at Apple Music

Thursday February 02, 2017

Apple on Thursday confirmed the hiring of Steve Savoca, once in charge of Spotify's label relations, as it looks to equip Apple Music and/or iTunes with a more competitive catalog.

Hacker uncovers files suggesting Cellebrite used codes from jailbreak tools to defeat iPhone security

Thursday February 02, 2017

Cellebrite, the digital forensics company believed to have helped the FBI break the security of the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, may have repurposed other existing cracking tools used for jailbreaking iPhones, according to a new cache of files allegedly sourced from the security firm.

Apple CEO Tim Cook wins Newseum's Free Expression Award for tech & social contributions

Thursday February 02, 2017

On Thursday the Newseum -- a museum and advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. -- named Apple CEO Tim Cook the winner of its 2017 Free Expression Award in the Free Speech category, praising the executive for his company's communications technology as well as his stances on social and political issues.

See how Apple's iPhone reached a new record high ASP of $695

Thursday February 02, 2017

The iPhone's record-setting average selling price (ASP) achieved last quarter continues an upward trend in iPhone pricing, led by growing popularity for Apple's premium-priced, more-fully-featured "Plus" models.

Subaru adds Apple CarPlay support to upcoming 2018 Legacy

Thursday February 02, 2017

Ahead of next week's Chicago Auto Show, Subaru on Thursday announced the 2018 Legacy, just its second vehicle to support Apple's CarPlay platform, which brings Siri and iOS apps to dash interfaces.

Google ends Hands Free mobile payments pilot, iOS app will stop working Feb. 8

Thursday February 02, 2017

Hands Free, a pilot app from Google that let customers perform mobile payments in stores without needing to present their iPhone or Android smartphone at the checkout, will shut down next month after almost a year of testing.

Conflicting statistics still put Apple's iPad at top of tablet market in Dec. quarter

Thursday February 02, 2017

While differing on some key figures, global tablet industry statistics published on Thursday suggest that the Apple's iPad still has a firm lead as the most popular option, even if the company and the industry as a whole are losing sales.

Inside Tim Cook's Apple HomeKit-equipped smart home

Thursday February 02, 2017

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook gave a rare glimpse into his personal life this week, when he spelled out how he uses HomeKit-connected smart accessories in his own home. AppleInsider offers a guide to how you, too, can live like a millionaire tech CEO.

YouTube app for iPhone and iPad updated with controls in lockscreen, Control Center

Thursday February 02, 2017

Google has updated the YouTube app for Apple's iPhone and iPad with easier access to playback controls, particularly when casting videos to TVs, Chromecasts, set-tops, and other devices.