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2016

Philips' HomeKit compatible Hue white ambiance bulbs now for sale

Monday May 23, 2016

Philips on Monday announced immediate availability of Hue White Ambiance bulbs and starter kits, an addition to the company's smart light bulb lineup capable of integrating with Apple's HomeKit smart home framework.

Facebook intros Continuous Live Video API for non-stop streaming

Monday May 23, 2016

Facebook on Monday officially launched a Continuous Live Video API for broadcasters, giving them the option of endless streaming, as well as full coverage of longer events.

Apple Music-exclusive Chance the Rapper album debuts in Billboard's top 10

Monday May 23, 2016

Chance the Rapper's new album Coloring Book -- currently an Apple Music exclusive -- has reportedly become the first streaming exclusive to debut in top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Deals: iMac 5K for $1,499, 38mm "Apple Watch" for $399 plus free stand, iPad Air for $270

Monday May 23, 2016

This week, B&H is offering the lowest price we've ever seen for an iMac 5K at $1,499, while also taking $150 off the 38mm Apple Watch (Black Stainless) and throwing in a free stand. On top of that, snag a 16GB iPad Air for $270 -- or save $200 on a 3.1GHz 13" MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.

Spotify matches Apple Music with improved $15 Family plan

Monday May 23, 2016

Looking to hold onto its dominance in the music streaming space, Spotify on Monday launched an upgraded Family plan, matching similar ones from Apple Music and Google Play.

Apple drops new betas for OS X 10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3, and tvOS 9.2.2

Monday May 23, 2016

Apple on Monday released previews of the next iterations of OS X, iOS, and tvOS, handing out beta versions of its popular desktop, mobile, and set-top box operating systems to registered developers.

Rumor: Samsung to double down on fitness with Gear Fit 2 and 'Bio-Processor'

Monday May 23, 2016

Images leaked on Monday showed Samsung's upcoming Gear Fit 2, a device that may provide tougher competition in fitness wearables for companies like Apple and Fitbit.

New photo purports to show 'iPhone 7' shell with single, raised rear camera opening

Monday May 23, 2016

A new image, claimed to depict a genuine rear shell for Apple's "iPhone 7," may support some other recent leaks pointing to the device's design features.

Rumor: Apple prepping as many as 78 million 'iPhone 7' units for launch

Monday May 23, 2016

Apple has reportedly instructed its supply chain to produce between 72 million and 78 million of the so-called "iPhone 7" in the run-up to that device's expected launch this fall.

Apple, Maine Department of Education working to swap 'toy' iPads for MacBooks

Monday May 23, 2016

The Maine Department of Education is working with Apple to give some schools the option of trading in classroom-based iPads for new MacBooks at no cost, as teachers have found the tablets "provide no educational function in the classroom."

Surge in OLED equipment orders linked to Apple's upcoming iPhones - report

Monday May 23, 2016

A major leap in display manufacturing equipment orders may strongly suggest that Apple is preparing to build OLED-equipped iPhones, possibly in time for 2017 models, a report said on Monday.

Google I/O 2016: Android's failure to innovate hands Apple free run at WWDC

Sunday May 22, 2016

Rather than focusing on the incremental innovation needed to win back the attention of enterprise users and premium consumers, Google's vision for Android this year has again leapt in new directions which appear even less attainable. Android's scattered, imitative strategies du jour are resulting in a platform that looks a lot like Apple's--albeit the very unsuccessful Apple of the mid 90s.

Outlandish 'iPhone 7' chassis shell features quad speakers, new camera layout

Sunday May 22, 2016

A set of highly questionable photos posted to the web on Saturday supposedly show an "iPhone 7" rear casing sporting a quad-speaker array and vertically arranged rear camera, microphone and True Tone flash module, both hallmark design features seen on Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

How to free up space on your iPhone without deleting photos or apps

Sunday May 22, 2016

Running out of space on your iPhone can be extremely frustrating. Whether you're looking to install a cool app recommended by friends or want to add to your photo collection, being limited by a lack of space is exasperating to say the least. Instead of deleting files and apps, though, there are a few simple ways to free up space on your iPhone to make room for new data.

Google I/O 2016: Android's Instant Apps seek to solve a key mobile problem

Saturday May 21, 2016

Google's Android installed base has long suffered a major problem with fragmentation at the OS API level, due to the fact that licensees continue shipping low end phones paired with old versions of Android. Here's what the company is ostensibly doing to address that in a new project introduced at its I/O 2016 conference: Instant Apps.

Google I/O 2016: Android deployment rate slips backward by 20 percent

Saturday May 21, 2016

Over the last year, the pace of Google's Android deployment, already very slow, actually rolled backward by 20 percent over the previous year. Google is leading Android and Chrome toward stagnant beleaguerment.

Apple's Tim Cook talks retail, manufacturing, encryption & more with Indian PM Modi

Saturday May 21, 2016

As anticipated, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, talking about issues such as retail stores, manufacturing, and app development, according to reports.

This week on AI: 2017 iPhone details, Buffett pumps $1B+ into AAPL, Cook's India trip & more

Saturday May 21, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook was on tour in India this week, but some of the most attention-grabbing news actually happened elsewhere, for instance giving a glimpse at what 2017 iPhones will look like, and solidifying Apple's financial future.

Apple working to bring entire product line to India, Tim Cook says

Friday May 20, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued a tour of India on Friday, granting a one-on-one interview with a local television network that offered a bit more insight into the company's ambitions for the developing market.

Apple may turn to LG with Sony lagging in dual-lens camera modules for 'iPhone 7 Plus'

Friday May 20, 2016

Because of production problems, Sony is behind schedule in producing dual-lens camera modules for Apple, which may turn to LG to provide the majority of initial modules for this year's 5.5-inch "Plus" iPhone, a research analyst claimed on Friday.