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2017

Microsoft will pay $1.2M to settle class-action suit over misprinted retail store receipts

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Microsoft has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit against its retail efforts, paying almost $1.2 million in compensation to customers and legal costs, over an accusation receipts provided by Microsoft Stores provided too much information about a customer's payment details.

Apple's new iPad Pro ad says users can avoid printing in public

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Apple on Tuesday released another spot in its recent series of iPad Pro ads, this time concentrated on the idea that the tablet can let people avoid using printers.

App Store, Apple Music, iCloud & other Apple services impacted by Amazon outage [u]

Tuesday February 28, 2017

A variety of Apple cloud services experienced outages and slowdowns on Tuesday in what appeared to be a major issue with Amazon Web Services, which hosts some of the biggest online companies in the U.S.

Revised LG UltraFine 5K display with enhanced RF shielding ships from Apple online store on Mar. 7

Tuesday February 28, 2017

The LG UltraFine 5K display is beginning its slow march back to availability, with shipments of the improved model leaving Apple warehouses on March 7 -- but some users with the monitor now are still hitting roadblocks in trying to get the situation rectified.

Cook pledges support to pro users, talks Trump at Apple's annual shareholder meeting in Cupertino

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Apple on Tuesday held its annual shareholder meeting, where the company's board was re-elected, Ernst and Young was named its accounting firm, and a number of shareholder proposals were rejected. AppleInsider was there and offers notes of interest from the proceedings.

Apple issues fourth beta of tvOS 10.2 for developers with accelerated scrolling, VideoToolbox

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Apple on Tuesday released a fourth developer beta of tvOS 10.2, an update for the fourth-generation Apple TV that should mostly add minor feature enhancements.

How to use MyFitnessPal on your iPhone to track calories and eat better

Tuesday February 28, 2017

While there are subtleties involved like protein and carb intake, ultimately, losing fat or gaining muscle comes down to one thing: calories in versus calories out. MyFitnessPal for the iPhone is one of the most popular tools for managing this, and here's how to use it.

Patent owner infographic shows contrast between Apple, Google inventor's cultures

Tuesday February 28, 2017

A pair of visualizations comparing Apple's and Google's "innovation signatures" shows the difference in corporate cultures between the two giants, but doesn't tell the entire tale.

Apple granted patent for fingerprint recognition using entire iPhone display

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Rumors that Apple is considering a future without a physical home button on its iPhones have been bolstered by a patent granted to the company on Tuesday -- one that could allow users to authenticate their fingerprint by touching anywhere on the screen.

Calling augmented reality 'the next major innovation from Apple,' UBS raises price target to $151

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Expectations are growing that augmented reality could play a key role in Apple's "iPhone 8" and beyond, prompting investment firm UBS to increase its price target for shares of the company on Tuesday.

Supply constraints will limit OLED to just 'iPhone 8,' benefitting Apple in long run - report

Tuesday February 28, 2017

A new analyst report sheds some doubt on the "super cycle" concept because of a probable limit in OLED screen supply, suggesting that the pent-up demand for a revolutionary iPhone incorporating the flexible screens will only be sated after a few years -- which will boost AAPL over the long term.

Korean prosecutors charge Samsung head, other execs with bribery & embezzlement

Tuesday February 28, 2017

South Korea prosecutors on Tuesday indicted the acting head of the Samsung Group -- Jay Y. Lee -- for bribery and embezzlement, leveling similar charges at four other executives as well in the influence scandal surrounding Korean President Park Geun-hye and her friend, Choi Soon-sil.

Questionable rumor claims Apple will ditch Lightning for USB-C on OLED 'iPhone 8'

Tuesday February 28, 2017

A new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple will abandon its proprietary Lightning port later this year, instead opting for a USB-C connection for charging and wired syncing. For a company that has recently doubled down on Lightning, that seems unlikely. Here's why.

How to: change the email address linked to your Apple ID account

Monday February 27, 2017

Apple ID is the gateway to Apple's online services -- App Store, iCloud, iTunes and more -- and is a crucial part of your digital identity. AppleInsider shows you how to change the email address that serves as your Apple ID login credential in a few easy steps.

Banco Santander partners with IBM to develop suite of iOS MobileFirst banking apps

Monday February 27, 2017

Santander, one of the world's top banks by market capitalization, has announced plans to collaborate with IBM on the development of a series of native iOS apps to support a "digital transformation" of its business, assisting its bankers to create deeper engagements with clients.

Nokia rebrands Withings, launches HealthKit competitor 'Patient Care Platform'

Monday February 27, 2017

Nokia is making a bigger push into the healthcare market, announcing at Mobile World Congress that the health and fitness accessory maker Withings will rebrand its products under the Nokia name, as well as revealing a "Patient Care Platform" that appears to directly compete against Apple's HealthKit.

New T-Mobile promo offers three unlimited One lines for $100

Monday February 27, 2017

U.S. carrier T-Mobile on Monday announced a promotion designed to attract new subscibers as well as keep existing ones, offering three lines of the company's unlimited One tier for $100.

Apple debuts fourth betas of iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4, and watchOS 3.2

Monday February 27, 2017

In what appears to be a regular release day, Apple on Monday made the fourth betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and macOS 10.12.4 available for developers to download and test.

Original iPhone, 3G, 3GS still in active use, 2016 web traffic report reveals

Monday February 27, 2017

Older iPhones are still in use despite their age, according to a report on mobile Internet usage, with the original iPhone 3G, and 3GS all highlighted in traffic monitoring research for 2016 that compares the use of Apple devices against other manufacturers in the smartphone market.

D-Link's HomeKit-connected Omna 180 is a great pet, baby or nanny cam, but security hounds should look elsewhere

Monday February 27, 2017

If you don't feel a need to be covert with a live camera feed from your home, the D-Link Omna 180 is a great choice for keeping tabs on your pets or loved ones. It's also the first HomeKit-enabled camera on the market, but security-focused users should probably wait for another option.