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2017

Apple HR head Denise Young Smith takes up new role as VP for 'Inclusion and Diversity'

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Apple's human resources leader -- Denise Young Smith -- has taken up a new role within the company as its VP for Inclusion and Diversity, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Pinterest adds Lens dish recognition for recipe hunters on iPhone

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Thanks to app updates and the company's Lens technology, Pinterest users on an iPhone can now find recipes by taking photos of dishes served at home and at restaurants.

Apple's iPhone SE, iPhone 7 Plus take top spots in customer satisfaction index

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Apple's iPhone SE and iPhone 7 Plus top a new survey of customer satisfaction amongst U.S. customers surveyed over the span of a year.

Microsoft unveils new Surface Pro ahead of Apple Mac & iPad Pro refreshes

Tuesday May 23, 2017

At a Tuesday press event in Shanghai, Microsoft revealed the long-awaited fifth-generation Surface Pro, hoping to steal some thunder away from Apple ahead of Mac and iPad Pro refreshes that could come as soon as next month.

Duet Display for iPad gains better Apple Pencil support, improved picture quality

Tuesday May 23, 2017

The developers of the Duet Display app that allows the use of an iPad as an second screen for a Mac have released an update to the Pro in-app subscription, allowing for better color quality, better pressure curve customization, and more.

Nokia predicted to play an important role in Apple's datacenters after patent dispute settlement

Tuesday May 23, 2017

In the terms of their new patent dispute resolution, Nokia revealed it will be providing network infrastructure products to Apple -- a partnership that one Wall Street analysts could see Nokia significantly grow its IP router business by supplying Apple's datacenters.

New renders of Apple's 10.5" iPad Pro demonstrate thin bezels, microphone placement

Tuesday May 23, 2017

New renders of Apple's rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro have emerged, and are said to be "100% confirmed" and based off of the blanks reportedly provided to case manufacturers in advance of announcement.

Ikea Tradfri smart bulb system will get Apple HomeKit upgrade in the summer

Tuesday May 23, 2017

In late summer or early autumn Ikea will roll out a firmware update to its Tradfri network gateway, to make its line of smart bulbs compatible with Apple's HomeKit.

India promises Apple tax-free iPhone parts imports in exchange for expanded manufacturing

Tuesday May 23, 2017

India is reportedly willing to waive taxes on imported iPhone parts in exchange for the company helping to expand Wistron's manufacturing operations in Bengaluru, where the iPhone SE is currently being made.

Samsung order report points to wider adoption of OLED screens in 2018 'iPhone 9' refresh

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Supply chain rumors from South Korea allege that Samsung has signed another deal for OLED screen production for future iPhones, with up to 180 million screens demanded by Apple.

Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute, agree to multi-year license

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Apple and Nokia on Tuesday said they have reached settlement in a five-month legal dispute over patent licensing practices, with the Cupertino tech giant agreeing to a multi-year license on the former top cellphone maker's intellectual property.

Apple received national security letter in 2016, US government sought data from 20K devices

Tuesday May 23, 2017

In its latest report on government requests for user information, Apple on Monday said the U.S. government lodged at least one national security letter last year seeking information related to a customer account.

New Apple ads & redone 'Switch' site sell Android users on iPhone perks

Monday May 22, 2017

Apple on Monday introduced an overhauled "Switch" minisite, hoping to persuade more Android users to buy an iPhone, while simultaneously releasing a related series of video ads.

YouTube TV app update adds AirPlay capability, still no tvOS app

Monday May 22, 2017

Google's subscription tv service YouTube TV's latest update for iPhone adds AirPlay, allowing for streaming to an Apple TV or other compatible device -- but there is still no native tvOS app.

Apple Music exclusive 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' trailer arrives

Monday May 22, 2017

The first trailer for the Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records -- "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released.

Review: DJI's Mavic Pro is the best iPhone-connected drone you can buy

Monday May 22, 2017

With a highly optimized, portable design, solid construction, deep iOS integration and a bevy of automated features, DJI's Mavic Pro is perhaps the best product available on the consumer drone market.

US Supreme Court ruling may shrink tide of frivolous patent lawsuits against Apple [u]

Monday May 22, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a critical decision that could reduce the number of patent lawsuits tech companies like Apple face on a yearly basis. [Updated with correction on case limits]

Emerson Sensi thermostat line expanding with two HomeKit compatible models

Monday May 22, 2017

Environmental control company Emerson has added to its Sensi thermostat line with a new pair of HomeKit-compatible devices.

Deals: 13" MacBook Pro for $1,299 ($200 off); high-end 15" MacBook Pro for $2,599 ($200 off); $100 off Apple Watch 2

Monday May 22, 2017

Several Apple authorized resellers are kicking off the week with $200 instant discounts on MacBook Pros, starting with the base 13-inch model in Space Gray and including the high-end 15-inch with Radeon 455 graphics (now $2,599). Apple Watch Series 2 devices are also $100 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Nike debuts four new Apple Watch bands to coincide with shoe launch

Monday May 22, 2017

Nike on Monday introduced four new Nike Sport Band colors for the Apple Watch, designed to match the company's Air VaporMax Flyknit "Day to Night" running shoe collection.