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2016

EU will order Ireland to collect over $1B in back taxes from Apple - report

Monday August 29, 2016

On Tuesday the European Commission will find against Ireland's tax arrangements with Apple, and ask the country to collect over 1 billion euros ($1.119 billion) in back taxes, a report claimed on Monday.

T-Mobile tweaks unlimited One plan in response to complaints, adds One Plus tier

Monday August 29, 2016

Responding to early criticism of its One unlimited plan, T-Mobile on Monday announced some significant changes, including the creation of a "One Plus" tier costing an additional $25 per month.

Apple sends invitations for 'iPhone 7' event on Sept. 7: 'See you on the 7th'

Monday August 29, 2016

In what appears to be a theme with lucky number 7, Apple on Monday sent out invitations to members of the media for a keynote presentation on Sept. 7, where the company is expected to announce its next-generation "iPhone 7."

Sell your iPhone trade-in to BuyBackWorld ahead of Apple's iPhone 7 and grab a 10% cash bonus [u]

Monday August 29, 2016

In anticipation of Apple's iPhone 7 announcement on Sept. 7, BuyBackWorld this week is offering an extended price lock and the industry's most aggressive cash payouts on iPad (up to $594) and iPhone trade-ins (up to $352) when you use an exclusive 10% bonus coupon. [Updated pricing 9/1/16]

Fitbit reveals new Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness trackers, plus updated app

Monday August 29, 2016

Fitbit on Monday announced the latest addition to its iOS-connectable fitness tracker lineup, with the $150 Fitbit Charge 2, and $100 Fitbit Flex 2.

Philips adds Motion Sensor, upgraded smartbulbs to HomeKit-enabled Hue line

Monday August 29, 2016

Philips has introduced several new products to its Apple HomeKit-capable Hue lighting system, most notably the Motion Sensor, which can be used to trigger different actions based not just on movement but the time of day.

Apple-1 'Celebration' buyer considers $815K purchase akin to fine art

Monday August 29, 2016

Cosmetics tycoon Glenn Dellimore purchased the "Celebration" prototype Apple-1 board, and believes that it is the "holy grail" of modern computing and has a future value similar to that of Monet or Picasso paintings.

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4 ad targets feature gaps in Apple's MacBook Air

Monday August 29, 2016

Microsoft on Monday released a new ad for the Surface Pro 4, directly comparing the tablet against the MacBook Air, and painting it as more feature-complete than Apple's similarly-priced product.

Alleged 'iPhone 7' series specs could detail Apple's next-gen cameras

Monday August 29, 2016

An iPhone spec leaker has shed some information on the forthcoming "iPhone 7" release, reiterating some figures that have been suspected for some time -- and possibly exposing specific camera details for the first time.

Photo hints at bigger, 334mAh battery in second-gen Apple Watch

Sunday August 28, 2016

A photo uploaded on Sunday purportedly shows a 334 milliamp-hour battery destined for the second-generation Apple Watch, which would represent a small but significant improvement over the first-generation model.

How virtual and augmented reality could play a role in Apple's future

Sunday August 28, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests that the company is investigating the possibilities of virtual reality and augmented reality. Here's an explanation of what the technology is, how Apple could adopt it, and how it could be practically implemented in a user's daily life.

Inside Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro: Graphics processing unit choices

Saturday August 27, 2016

Once again, Apple probably won't rock the boat with any new MacBook Pro, and will likely stick with Intel integrated graphics and lower end next-generation discrete GPUs rather than giving macOS users faster options.

This week on AI: Three iPhones in 2017, Apple takes on Snapchat, surprise iOS 9.3.5 update & more

Saturday August 27, 2016

The "iPhone 7" may still be just around the corner, but the focus of news is already beginning to lean more heavily on future Apple products, including 2017 iPhones, new Macs, and potential health technologies.

Britney Spears' album 'Glory' debuts, but not as Apple Music exclusive

Saturday August 27, 2016

Britney Spears debuted her ninth studio effort, "Glory," on Friday as a non-exclusive streaming release despite reports, and a highly suggestive tweet from Spears herself, that it would land only on Apple Music.

Apple CEO Tim Cook sells $36M in Apple stock after receiving 5-year RSU bonus

Friday August 26, 2016

After receiving a sizable bonus of vested restricted stock units (RSUs) for five years of success as Apple's CEO, Tim Cook on Wednesday cashed in nearly a third of his existing stock cache for a $35.8 million payday.

Spotify allegedly retaliating against Apple Music exclusives by 'burying' artist content [u]

Friday August 26, 2016

While Apple is buying exclusives to keep music off rival streaming services, its main competitor -- Spotify -- is reportedly firing back by "burying" content from artists who sign those deals.

Sources: iPhone 6 series 'touch disease' now accounting for about 11% of Apple Store repairs

Friday August 26, 2016

Exclusive AppleInsider research points to about 11 percent of an Apple Store's daily iPhone service traffic to be related to the so-called "touch disease" problem, eclipsing all other individual issues dealt with by retail personnel on a day-to-day basis.

Apple issues 8th developer beta of iOS 10, 7th public release

Friday August 26, 2016

Beta testers of iOS 10, both public and registered developers, have a new build to test as of Friday, as Apple pushes towards next month's anticipated release of the next-generation mobile operating system. In addition, tvOS 10 beta 7 is also available for developers.

UMG moratorium on exclusives may have killed Lady Gaga deal with Apple Music

Friday August 26, 2016

The decision by Universal Music Group to end exclusives may have also quashed an Apple Music deal involving Lady Gaga and Universal's Interscope label, a report claimed on Friday.

'iPhone 7' production affected by low yields on waterproof speaker, dual camera - report

Friday August 26, 2016

As Apple gears up to launch its next-generation iPhone, key components reportedly face production issues, with low yields allegedly seen for the new dual-lens camera expected on the "iPhone 7 Plus."