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2017

Over-the-air iOS 10.3 update for iPhone 5, 5c pulled by Apple for reasons unknown

Wednesday March 29, 2017

After a few hours of availability, Apple pulled the over-the-air iOS 10.3 update for the iPhone 5 and 5c, though the legacy devices can still be updated through iTunes on a Mac or PC.

Samsung retail outlet in Singapore catches fire ahead of Galaxy S8 launch

Wednesday March 29, 2017

Samsung's long period of bad luck doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon, after one of the manufacturer's stores in Singapore caught fire early on Tuesday morning, with the incident occurring the day before the South Korean electronics giant reveals the Galaxy S8 smartphone.

GigSky adds 40+ regions for iPad data plans on Apple SIM, raises caps in North America

Wednesday March 29, 2017

GigSky -- a company specializing in data plans for iPad users with Apple SIMs -- on Wednesday announced it's adding over 40 more regions, while improving the value of existing plans in North America.

tvOS 10.2 update requires AirPlay hardware verification, breaks third-party streaming apps

Wednesday March 29, 2017

Apple's tvOS 10.2 is preventing third-party AirPlay streamers from sending audio to the fourth-generation Apple TV, and it is unclear at this time if the functionality can be restored.

2017 Supplier Responsibility Report line entry may confirm Apple's car ambitions

Wednesday March 29, 2017

The most recent Apple supplier report is mostly a rehash of previous years -- but includes one entry from a facility that appears to exclusively produce car parts and support equipment for automobiles.

Apple recruiting computer vision & robotics researchers for Swiss lab - report

Wednesday March 29, 2017

Apple appears to be quietly operating a research facility in Switzerland, possibly with the company's self-driving car project in mind, according to a local news site.

Trump using new iPhone to tweet despite prior calls for Apple boycott

Wednesday March 29, 2017

President Donald Trump is the proud owner of a new iPhone. America's commander-in-chief is now confirmed to be tweeting from a device he called on supporters to boycott during last year's campaign, citing the tech giant's refusal to cooperate with authorities investigating the San Bernardino shootings.

Customizable app icons debut with iOS 10.3, MLB and NHL first to market

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Sporting apps MLB.com at Bat and NHL on Tuesday became the first iOS titles to take advantage of a new iOS 10.3 feature that allows users to change an app's home screen icon after installation.

Apple seemingly ends support for 32-bit devices with iOS 10.3.2

Tuesday March 28, 2017

With the release of iOS 10.3.2 beta, Apple is not offering iTunes restore images for 32-bit devices like the iPhone 5 and fourth-generation iPad, suggesting the forthcoming point update will mark a watershed for iOS.

Apple rejecting app submissions with names that include references to price

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Apple is no longer allowing developers to include pricing information in the name of their respective app store submissions, a practice commonly used to promote free or inexpensive software.

Apple Pay launches in Taiwan with support for 7 banks

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Apple introduced Apple Pay to Taiwan on Wednesday local time with support for seven banks in the region, bringing the touchless payments system to to its 15th market.

Apple's iOS 10.3 update can reclaim as much as 7.8GB of available storage

Tuesday March 28, 2017

While the feature enhancements of new OS updates generally take up more of your available storage, Apple's latest iOS 10.3 update has freed up gigabytes of available storage for many users making the upgrade. It reclaimed as much as 7.81 GB in our testing.

Apple updates iTunes U for iOS with photo annotations, video messages

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Apple on Tuesday updated iTunes U with a handful of new features, including improved annotation options and ways of sharing and accessing media.

AAPL price crushes old record, cruises past $1,000 pre-split per-share price

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Apple's stock price on Tuesday hit a new record of $143.80, eclipsing the $1,000 per share pre-split benchmark, and if it keeps pace for the rest of the week will beat the company's old market capitalization record.

How to identify all the 32-bit apps installed on your iPhone running iOS 10.3

Tuesday March 28, 2017

The day is rapidly approaching where Apple will just disallow 32-bit apps from running on iOS, maybe as soon as iOS 11. AppleInsider shows you how to identify which apps installed on your iPhone are 32-bit -- and points out some problems that Apple needs to rectify before that day comes.

Apple extends VoLTE & Wi-Fi iPhone calling to more carriers in UK, Russia & other countries

Tuesday March 28, 2017

With the release of iOS 10.3 on Monday, Apple has also extended Wi-Fi and VoLTE (voice-over-LTE) calling to more carriers worldwide, most notably enabling both options for the U.K. branch of O2.

Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Just a day after an omnibus release spanning all of Apple's operating systems, the company has released beta versions of macOS Sierra 10.12.5, iOS 10.3.2, tvOS 10.2.1, and watchOS 3.2.2 to developers.

Apple permits iPhone app chronicling US drone strikes to return to App Store [u]

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Apple on Tuesday once again approved Metadata -- an app drawing attention to U.S. drone strikes -- for download on the App Store, following a nearly two-year wait after its removal. [Updated with second removal]

Square brings payment service to UK with Apple Pay-supporting Square Reader

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Card payment firm Square is expanding its reach into Europe, with the launch of the Square Reader in the U.K., offered as a way for small businesses to easily accept card payments using chip and PIN, contactless transactions, and mobile payments including Apple Pay.

Facebook rolls out Snapchat-like Stories & in-app camera for Apple's iPhone

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Following a limited test, Facebook began rolling out Stories to all its iOS and Android users on Tuesday, coming alongside a new in-app camera with masks, filters, and other effects.