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2017

Watch: Everything you need to know about the new App Store in iOS 11

Thursday July 20, 2017

Apple completely revamped the App Store in iOS 11, adding a number of new features and under-the-hood enhancements, while at the same time streamlining the platform's user interface. AppleInsider goes over all the changes in this in-depth video.

Samsung expected to announce Galaxy Note 8 on Aug. 23

Thursday July 20, 2017

Samsung on Thursday sent out invitations to a media event set to take place on Aug. 23, where the company is expected to unveil its anticipated Galaxy Note 8 phablet.

Tech group backs Apple in Qualcomm's ITC complaint

Thursday July 20, 2017

A lobbying group representing big tech industry players like Google and Intel sided with Apple in a filing delivered to the U.S. International Trade Commission, saying Qualcomm's bid to ban iPhone imports would hurt consumers.

State Farm sues Apple over house fire allegedly caused by 'defective' iPhone

Thursday July 20, 2017

U.S. insurance giant State Farm on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging a "defective and unreasonably dangerous" iPhone 4S caused a house fire in Wisconsin in 2016.

Google's on-demand Play Music comes to Apple's CarPlay

Thursday July 20, 2017

Subscribers to Google Play Music can now access the on-demand service via Apple's CarPlay, which bridges iPhone apps with in-dash interfaces in compatible vehicles.

'Full Throttle Remastered,' 'Layton's Mystery Journey' arrive on iPhone, iPad

Thursday July 20, 2017

Two notable puzzle-oriented games have become available to download from the iOS App Store today, with 'Full Throttle Remastered' bringing a classic adventure game up to date, while 'Layton's Mystery Journey' lands on iPhone and iPad months before the Nintendo 3DS edition goes on sale.

Florida man to pay over $278K for insider trading connected to Apple's AuthenTec takeover

Thursday July 20, 2017

A former AuthenTec worker has reached a $278,773 settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, resolving insider trading charges following Apple's buyout of his employer.

Apple Clips for iPhone updated with more graphic options, Disney and Pixar characters

Thursday July 20, 2017

Apple has updated its Clips app, adding an array of Disney characters to the video app, and new customizable text banners, overlays, and posters added for video clip presentations.

Apple Music host to exclusive live performance from Arcade Fire on July 27

Thursday July 20, 2017

Apple has announced that it will be streaming a performance by Arcade Fire in support of "Everything Now" on July 27 -- and it will only be found on Apple Music.

YouTube TV grows, now services 15 markets and serves 48 channels to iPhone

Thursday July 20, 2017

YouTube has expanded its live television service to 10 more markets, and boosted the number of available nationwide channels to 48 including BBC America, Syfy, plus assorted sports and news channels.

TSMC's 7nm process enhancement may keep Apple from using Samsung for 'A12' chip production

Thursday July 20, 2017

Samsung may not return to making Apple's A-series processors in 2018 as once thought, with a new report claiming chip producer TSMC's 7-nanometer FinFET fabrication process could help the firm retain its status as sole processor supplier for the upcoming 'A12' chip.

Apple working with Chinese firm on car battery research - report

Thursday July 20, 2017

Apple is secretly working with a Chinese firm on research and development of auto batteries, suggesting it may be interested in more than just software for self-driving cars, according to one report.

Blackberry joins Apple in gaining NSA approval for secure communications

Thursday July 20, 2017

BlackBerry has received approval from the National Security Agency (NSA) to sell tools for securing phone calls and text messages to the United States government, with the former smartphone producer joining Apple on the list of companies endorsed for federal government use.

Apple's iOS 10.3.3 update protects against 'Broadpwn' Wi-Fi exploit

Thursday July 20, 2017

The iOS 10.3.3 update Apple released on Wednesday reportedly closes a critical Wi-fi vulnerability, known as Broadpwn, that was patched for Android devices earlier this month.

Carrier billing for Apple services spreads to Denmark, Hong Kong, Sweden

Thursday July 20, 2017

Apple has added three more countries to the list of markets where carrier billing is enabled, with users in Denmark, Hong Kong, and Sweden now able to pay for Apple Music, iTunes, and other Apple services through their phone bill for a number of carriers instead of using a credit or debit card.

Apple ranked as most profitable US company by far on newest Fortune 500 ranking

Thursday July 20, 2017

Apple once again has claimed the top spot in global profits, according to Fortune's annual ranking of U.S. companies shaping the world.

Alleged chassis for Apple's 'iPhone 8' revives claims of rear-mounted Touch ID

Thursday July 20, 2017

A leaked metal chassis, purportedly for this fall's "iPhone 8," may suggest that Apple is indeed planning to put a Touch ID sensor on the rear of the device -- though the part conflicts with other recent rumors.

Amazon 'Spark' feature in iPhone app tempts users to buy items through Instagram-style feed

Thursday July 20, 2017

Amazon has launched a new social feature for Prime members using its iPhone app called Spark, encouraging customers to share photographs of their orders with other users and to tag items they are interested in acquiring, with the feature potentially helping the retailer sell more of the shared products.

Future AirPods might feature automated audio passthrough feature

Thursday July 20, 2017

An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes an advanced in-ear headphone device that uses sensors and valves to seal out ambient noise in certain situations, while letting in and augmenting external sound in others.

Apple sends top executives to lobby Australian government over proposed encryption laws

Thursday July 20, 2017

Apple has sent top privacy executives to Australia twice over the past month to discuss proposed cybersecurity laws that could compel technology companies to provide law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages.