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2017

Apple updates Safari Technology Preview with minor improvements

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Apple's experimental web browser, Safari Technology Preview, was updated on Wednesday with a variety of bugs fixes and performance improvements impacting CSS, JavaScript, Web Inspector and more.

Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy reportedly joins Apple in undisclosed role

Wednesday January 25, 2017

The co-founder and former CEO of the network-connected security camera producer Dropcam, Greg Duffy, has reportedly been hired by Apple for an undisclosed position, with added speculation he could be heading up an unannounced project within the company

Facebook undertaking limited testing of ads inside Messenger iPhone app

Wednesday January 25, 2017

With the News Feed largely full, Facebook will soon start testing ads in its Messenger app for mobile devices including the iPhone and iPad, the company revealed on Wednesday.

Apple, ad agency sued over voice sample used in iPhone 6 TV commercial

Wednesday January 25, 2017

The lead singer of '70s a capella group The Persuasions is suing Apple for using a song by Jamie xx in an iPhone 6 TV commercial, claiming the ad violates his "right of publicity" due to the track containing a sample of his voice.

Apple, NV Energy forge deal to build 200MW Reno data center solar farm

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Apple and NV Energy on Wednesday announced a deal to build an extra 200 megawatts of solar power in Nevada, aimed at supporting the former's Reno data center, with a target completion date of early 2019.

Setapp offers all-you-can-use downloads of more than 60 Mac apps for a $9.99 monthly fee

Wednesday January 25, 2017

MacPaw is offering Mac users an alternative to the Mac App Store to acquire new software, with the launch of the subscription-based Setapp providing access to a collection of more than 60 downloadable apps, for $9.99 per month.

Apple sues Qualcomm in China over iPhone modem chip licensing terms

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Apple has expanded its legal actions against Qualcomm's broadband modem chip licensing tactics in China's Intellectual Property Courts, and is seeking 1 billion yuan ($145.3 million) in damages based on iPhone sales in China alone.

Facebook tests native version of Instagram's Stories feature in iOS app

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Having scored early success with Instagram Stories -- copied from a similarly-named Snapchat feature -- Facebook is currently testing the same option in its core Facebook app for iOS, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

T-Mobile calls DirecTV Now 'barely watchable,' offers switchers from AT&T a free year of Hulu

Wednesday January 25, 2017

T-Mobile taking advantage of the issues surrounding AT&T's DirecTV Now, by changing a promotion that offered new customers migrating from AT&T a year's DirecTV Now subscription to include a free year of Hulu.

Deals: $250 off 15" MacBook Pro; 128GB iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi + Cellular) for $499; Beats Solo3 Wireless for $219; 21" iMac 4K for $1,324

Wednesday January 25, 2017

While supplies last, B&H is dropping the price of Apple's Mid 2015 15" MacBook Pro to $1,799.99 with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Shoppers can also save $130 instantly on an iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi + Cellular) in Space Gray or enjoy $175 off a 21" iMac 4K. Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones are also $80 off.

iOS 10.3 beta enables calls on iCloud-connected devices for Verizon customers

Wednesday January 25, 2017

A small but significant addition for Verizon iPhone subscribers in the iOS 10.3 beta is the ability to make and answer calls from any iCloud-connected device, including Macs, iPads, iPods, and the Apple Watch.

Analysts see 'strong growth' of Apple Pay annually, more room to grow

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Apple Pay's usage is continuing its steadily rise in popularity, according to a report on credit and debit card transactions, with use of the Apple payment platform growing by approximately 50 percent in transaction volume within 12 months.

Apple iPhone screen manufacturer Japan Display to offer flexible LCDs starting in 2018

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Presenting an alternative to the OLED screens devised by companies like Samsung, Apple supplier Japan Display on Wednesday announced plans to start making flexible LCDs in 2018.

US CPSC working to improve battery safety standards following Samsung Note 7 debacle

Wednesday January 25, 2017

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging producers of lithium-ion batteries to modernize their safety standards, in order to minimize the possibility of faulty batteries causing fires in consumer devices, in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall fiasco.

Apple meeting with India government 'constructive,' iPhone manufacture 'almost a done deal' [u]

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Apple's meeting with Indian government officials on Wednesday -- aimed at setting up local iPhone manufacturing -- was a "constructive and open dialogue," the company claimed in a statement.

Apple CEO Tim Cook sells another $3.6M in company stock

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Just days after cashing in a chunk of Apple shares worth $3.6 million, CEO Tim Cook sold another batch worth an almost identical amount in a series of trades this week, according to regulatory filings.

Apple.com switches web font from Myriad to San Francisco

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Apple in a minor change to its website on Tuesday integrated its in-house developed San Francisco typeface, first introduced with Apple Watch, into most consumer-facing pages.

Hands-on: iOS 10.3 beta's 'Find My AirPods' feature

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Apple in its latest iOS 10.3 beta release addresses the concerns of many new AirPods owners by incorporating a software feature that helps users locate misplaced earbuds through the Find My iPhone app. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the beta function.

iOS 10.3 promises to limit review pop-ups, add floating one-handed keyboard on iPad

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Apple's iOS 10.3 update, now in beta, will eventually limit how often an app can harass users about leaving a review -- and might also include a floating keyboard for smaller iPads, early adopters noted on Tuesday.

Final Android Wear 2.0 developer preview adds better iPhone support before expected Feb. launch

Tuesday January 24, 2017

For the last developer preview of Android Wear 2.0 before its release next month, Google has reintroduced support for iOS devices, allowing users to pair their wearable devices to an iPhone or iPad.