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2016

Twitter adds weekly MLB & NHL games to live sports coverage

Monday July 25, 2016

Twitter has reportedly secured the rights to stream weekly games from both Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, significantly boosting its nascent entry into live sports.

Rumor: New iPhones with secure iris scanners coming in 2018

Monday July 25, 2016

The successor to Touch ID could be "Iris ID," as a new report claims that Apple is looking to bring secure eye scanning technology to the iPhone in the next two years.

Pokemon Go launches in France and Hong Kong as Nintendo stock plummets

Monday July 25, 2016

With a backdrop of Nintendo losing half of its Pokémon Go-induced stock gains, and a France and Hong Kong launch, the game's developer has also revealed expansion plans for the game.

Apple shakes up electric vehicle team, places Bob Mansfield in charge of 'Project Titan' - report

Monday July 25, 2016

After taking a reduced role at Apple for the last few years, hardware engineer and former executive Bob Mansfield has returned to prominence at the company, and is now in charge of the company's ambitious electric vehicle project, according to a new report.

Deals: 12" MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 256GB) $999; $50-$100 off iPad Pros; up to 80% off back-to-school gadgets

Monday July 25, 2016

Back for a limited time only, Apple's 2015 12" MacBook with a 1.3GHz processor is $550 off with free Parallels at B&H. Or snap up an iPad Pro at up to $100 off with no tax outside of NY. Apple's current 15" MacBook Pro is also $400 off on eBay Deals while supplies last.

Apple leases 40,000 square feet for development accelerator in Bengaluru, India

Monday July 25, 2016

Apple has signed a lease for over 40,000 square feet of office space for its planned Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, India, a report said on Monday.

Verizon to buy struggling Yahoo for $4.83 billion

Monday July 25, 2016

Verizon on Monday announced a deal to buy the search engine pioneer Yahoo for $4.8 billion, granting Verizon over one billion total monthly search users in conjunction with another large internet advertising network that it will be adding to the AOL network.

Ford brings Apple CarPlay to rest of 2017 lineup through updates & new models

Monday July 25, 2016

Ford on Monday announced the expansion of support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to all 2017 models equipped with SYNC 3, including vehicles already on the roads, and some only due later this year.

Rumor: Apple's 2016 iPhone will be dubbed the 'iPhone 6SE'

Monday July 25, 2016

Without a redesigned chassis, this year's iPhone upgrade won't earn the "iPhone 7" moniker, a new rumor claims, suggesting that the latest model will instead be known as the "iPhone 6SE."

Apple's June quarter predicted to be 'neutral event' for stock price, 'good enough' for investors

Monday July 25, 2016

Tuesday's earnings report from Apple is expected by Wall Street analysts to be essentially a non-event -- nothing serious enough to make the stock price jump, but also nothing negative enough to see shares slide significantly.

First photos of alleged 'iPad Pro 2' surface in China

Sunday July 24, 2016

A pair of photos supposedly snapped by a worker in Apple's Asian supply chain show what appears to be a next-generation iPad bearing an unknown device identification number, suggesting the company is preparing production of a successor model.

Apple hyping this week's opening of first-ever Brooklyn retail store

Sunday July 24, 2016

With less than a week to go before Apple opens the doors on its first retail location in Brooklyn, passersby have been notified of the grand opening with new signage advertising the long-awaited opening in New York City's most populous borough.

This week on AI: 'Apple Car' delayed, new iOS 10 & macOS betas, 'iPhone 7' leaks & more

Saturday July 23, 2016

While much of the week was dominated by nearly identical "iPhone 7" leaks, we did learn a little bit more about the "Apple Car," and Apple itself released a bevy of software updates, while bringing Apple Pay to more markets.

Hacker who targeted celebrity Apple and Google accounts sentenced six months in prison

Saturday July 23, 2016

An Oregon man who earlier this year pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple and Google email accounts, including a number owned by unnamed celebrities, was sentenced to six months in prison this week.

Apple rumored to launch 'iPhone 7' on week of Sept. 12 [u]

Saturday July 23, 2016

According to noted industry blogger Evan Blass, Apple is planning to announce its next-generation iPhone lineup at a special event scheduled for the week of Sept. 12, in line with its usual fall launch cycle. [Updated with corrections from Blass]

US appeals court vacates Apple win in Unwired Planet patent suit

Friday July 22, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday handed down an opinion vacating in part a 2015 summary judgment that found Apple not in infringement of certain cellular and voice recognition patents, claims of which originate from a string of "kitchen sink" patent lawsuits leveled by non-practicing entity Unwired Planet.

Pokemon Go sets Apple App Store record for launch downloads, but US growth slowing

Friday July 22, 2016

The extraordinarily popular Pokémon Go has broken the previous record for downloads in the first week after launch, as "peak Pokémon" hit one week after U.S launch.

Apple retakes top spot in FutureBrand 'perception strength' rankings

Friday July 22, 2016

Apple has reclaimed the top spot in the 2016 edition of the FutureBrand Index, which each year ranks the world's 100 biggest corporations according to their "perception strength," based on a survey of 3,000 consumers and professionals across 17 countries.

Why Alphabet's Nest doesn't (and probably won't ever) support Apple's HomeKit

Friday July 22, 2016

The Nest smart home thermometer, designed by one of the 'fathers of the iPod' Tony Fadell, was on sale shortly after its debut at Apple retail stores. So why doesn't HomeKit support it? AppleInsider explains.

'Solid' forecast from Apple chipmaker Skyworks may bode well for 'iPhone 7' production

Friday July 22, 2016

September-quarter guidance by Apple supplier Skyworks may back the idea of healthy "iPhone 7" production, despite some previous hints to the contrary, according to a new investor memo seen by AppleInsider.