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2016

Politico uses Apple's Wallet to distribute breaking 'Brexit' news

Thursday June 16, 2016

Political publication Politico is testing out a highly unorthodox news delivery method that leverages Wallet passes to keep readers up to date on the latest poll results and news from Britain's vote to leave the European Union. And it seems to be working.

E3 2016: Square Enix announces Deus Ex Go for iOS

Thursday June 16, 2016

At E3 this week Square Enix announced plans to bring hit stealth action franchise Deus Ex to iOS as part of its "Go" series of mobile games, and AppleInsider was on hand check out an early version running on iPad.

Apple douses rumor of impending iMessage release for Android

Thursday June 16, 2016

Apple recently poured cold water on rumors claiming iMessage would see introduction on Google's Android platform, potentially at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, saying the messaging service is worth more as an exclusive first-party feature.

Inside iOS 10: New Photos app uses face, object & scene recognition to forge links

Thursday June 16, 2016

One of the main enhancements in the iOS 10 Photos app is face, object, and scene recognition powered by advanced machine learning technology and applied to improve photo search and automated image management features.

Facebook revamps Messenger for iOS with new tiered homescreen

Thursday June 16, 2016

Facebook began rolling out a new homescreen interface for its Messenger iOS app on Thursday, hot on the heels of Apple announcing iOS 10 Messages upgrades intended to compete.

Inside watchOS 3: Send text messages from Apple Watch by drawing one letter at a time

Thursday June 16, 2016

In addition to voice dictation, users will also be able to compose text messages via the Apple Watch with their own handwriting, beginning with the launch of watchOS 3 later this year.

Credit Suisse predicts Apple stock 'super cycle' on strength of all-glass 2017 iPhone

Thursday June 16, 2016

Analysts on Wall Street are increasingly expecting an incremental iPhone hardware update this year, which has led some to turn their sights to a rumored 2017 handset revamp in hopes of pushing Apple stock to new heights.

Inside Sierra: How Apple Watch 'Auto Unlock' will let you jump straight into macOS

Thursday June 16, 2016

One of the most anticipated features of macOS Sierra may actually be one of the simplest: Auto Unlock, which stands to save some Mac and Apple Watch owners trouble if they regularly log in and out of their system.

Inside iOS 10: Photos Memories will generate slideshow movies automatically

Thursday June 16, 2016

Looking to compete with similar options in Google Photos and other apps, Apple's iOS 10 Photos app includes a new Memories tab, which not only groups photos into events automatically but creates customizable slideshow movies for them.

Video: See Apple Maps in iOS 10 in action, with recommended stops along route & saved parked car location

Thursday June 16, 2016

Apple Maps is far more intelligent in iOS 10, recommending possible stops along your current route, allowing plug-ins from third-party applications, and even remembering where you parked your car when you're away from home. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how the update will change how you navigate.

iOS 10 beta offers 'dark mode' for Messages, may hint at broader adoption

Thursday June 16, 2016

The iOS 10 version of Messages appears to contain a hidden "dark mode" option, potentially backing up hints that such a feature will go system-wide, or at least come to other iOS apps beyond ones like iBooks.

Apple's dual-layer LCD technology promises high-contrast, lifelike HDR images

Thursday June 16, 2016

Apple in a patent application published on Thursday details a method of reducing image artifacts in high dynamic range (HDR) dual-layer LCDs, technology that could theoretically boost a typical display's contrast ratio to 1,000,000 to 1.

Apple to open first Macau Apple Store on June 25

Thursday June 16, 2016

Apple on Wednesday announced the first official Apple Store in the Macau Special Administrative Region of China will open on June 25, expanding the company's retail presence in Greater China to 41 stores.

Winners of the Microduino mCookie giveaway announced [Jake B. and John L.]

Wednesday June 15, 2016

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of last week's giveaway, Jake B. and John L., who scored an mCookie Expert Kit and Advanced Kit respectively.

Apple's Trent Reznor says YouTube built on stolen content, pushes Apple Music

Wednesday June 15, 2016

Rockstar-cum-Apple executive Trent Reznor spoke out against YouTube this week, calling the free streaming platform "disingenuous" and a problem for musicians looking to earn a living, a problem solved by Apple Music's subscription sales model.

Netflix adds long-demanded Picture in Picture support on iPad

Wednesday June 15, 2016

Streaming video service Netflix has updated its iOS app with one of the most requested features for the platform, Picture in Picture mode on the iPad.

Shipping delays continue to dog Apple's 4" iPhone SE

Wednesday June 15, 2016

Two and a half months after the launch of the Apple iPhone SE, the company still hasn't caught up with demand -- a somewhat surprising issue for Chief Executive Tim Cook, whose noted strengths are in logistics and operations.

iOS 10 warns users when opening legacy apps not encoded in 64-bit

Wednesday June 15, 2016

More than a year after Apple mandated that all new apps must be 64-bit compatible, iOS 10 will begin warning users that non-compliant legacy apps may affect the stability of their iPhone or iPad.

Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch-enabled home screen widgets sidestep opening apps

Wednesday June 15, 2016

When 3D Touch launched alongside iOS 9 and the iPhone 6s, part of the promise was quick shortcuts to some of the most used functions in apps. With iOS 10, people may sometimes be able to skip opening apps entirely.

Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets improved glance-ability with new complications, watch faces

Wednesday June 15, 2016

In refining the Apple Watch experience with watchOS 3, Apple is focused on making information and functionality as quickly accessible as possible. It accomplishes that in a number of key ways, including a variety of new watch faces and complications.