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2017

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.

Intel reportedly disbands wearables division as it focuses on AR

Thursday July 20, 2017

Intel has reportedly laid off the few employees working in its health wearables division, which includes fitness trackers and the Basis smartwatch, as the company refocuses on augmented reality.

Steve Jobs opera set to premier this week after two years of preparation

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Almost two years after the Santa Fe Opera commissioned "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs," the narrative, music and rehearsals are complete and the production is set to open this Saturday as part of a limited six-show run.

Hulu lands nearly 3,000 new TV episodes in deal with 20th Century Fox

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Hulu has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox that will add nearly 3,000 episodes of the studio's popular shows to the streaming service, the company said on Wednesday.

Watch: Apple's new Files app for iOS 11

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Wondering how Apple's new Files app for iOS 11 works on iPad? AppleInsider takes an in-depth look at the upcoming file management system in this video.

Qualcomm sues Apple in Germany as quarterly profits suffer steep decline

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Qualcomm on Wednesday escalated its patent infringement fight against Apple with the filing of two separate German cases in Mannheim and Munich, where it seeks to block the import and sale of all iPhones.

Media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg pitched Apple on new TV service

Wednesday July 19, 2017

DreamWorks founder Jeffrey Katzenberg is shopping around an innovative mobile-first TV service, dubbed "New TV," to a number of technology and telecommunications firms including Apple, Google, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Snapchat and Spotify.

Apple & Balmain partner on special-edition Powerbeats3 & Beats Studio Wireless headphones

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Apple has joined with French fashion house Balmain on special editions of its Beats Studio Wireless and Powerbeats3 headphones, echoing marketing tactics adopted with some other Apple wearables, like the Apple Watch.

US House panel votes to adopt loose rules on testing of self-driving cars

Wednesday July 19, 2017

A panel of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has tentatively voted to move forward with a proposal that, if turned into law, would establish a relatively loose federal framework for testing self-driving cars, including Apple's "Project Titan."

B&H's Back to School Sale: $299 9.7" iPads, plus MacBook Pros starting at $1,199 with free expedited shipping & no tax in 48 states

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Back to school shopping is in full swing and Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo is dropping prices on MacBook Pros with and without a Touch Bar, as well as discounting 2017 iPads to $299. Shoppers can save hundreds on closeout laptops or take advantage of discounts on Mid 2017 configurations -- all with no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

'iPhone 8' will still ship in Sept., JP Morgan says, but Apple's supply will be tightly constrained

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Straying from the pack a bit, one analyst believes that the "iPhone 8" will ship before the end of September, but in profoundly limited quantities, but the largest measure of Apple's profits from the device will accrue throughout the calendar year.

Apple squashes bugs with releases of iOS 10.3.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3 [u]

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Apple on Wednesday issued minor updates for all four of its major platforms, addressing bugs and patching potential security holes in iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. [Updated with iTunes 12.6.2 release]

Samsung brings Siri-competing Bixby assistant to US three months after Galaxy S8 launch

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Samsung on Wednesday announced that Bixby, its equivalent of Apple's Siri, is now available on U.S. versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ -- roughly three months after the phones first launched.

Roundup: The best cases and covers for Apple's 10.5" iPad Pro

Wednesday July 19, 2017

If you are one of the early adopters of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and want to keep Apple's flagship tablet as good as new for as long as possible, AppleInsider has rounded up a collection of cases and covers you can get right now for your new portable workplace.