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2016

Chinese firm that had iPhone 6 sales suspended in Beijing 'barely exists,' investigation finds

Wednesday June 22, 2016

Shenzhen Baili -- the company that recently won a Chinese patent ruling over the iPhone 6 -- is now a shadow of its former self, a report said on Wednesday.

Amazon launches thinner, lighter $80 Kindle e-reader with double storage

Wednesday June 22, 2016

Amazon on Wednesday announced its latest entry-level black-and-white Kindle reader priced at $79.99, featuring a more rounded design than previous models, for easy holding in one hand or at any angle.

Apple's HomeKit smarthome platform picks up new device types & controls

Wednesday June 22, 2016

Even though it was first announced in 2014, Apple's HomeKit is only now starting to establish a solid foothold in the home automation market. The platform should make some real strides towards the end of 2016, not the least because of new kinds of supported accessories and control options.

Inside iOS 10: Control Center expands to three panes, offering quick access to Music & Home

Wednesday June 22, 2016

Apple's quick-access Control Center has seen a number of significant improvements in iOS 10, most notably the ability to swipe over for new menus dedicated specifically to music controls and smart home accessories.

Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code

Wednesday June 22, 2016

At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.

Apple Pay gains support from 44 new US banks and credit unions

Tuesday June 21, 2016

As part of continued efforts to build out its Apple Pay payments platform, Apple on Tuesday announced support for 44 new bank and credit unions serving U.S. customers.

Apple leaves iOS 10 beta kernel unencrypted in potential bug discovery effort

Tuesday June 21, 2016

In a bold move -- or an egregious error -- Apple has left the kernel of its recently released iOS 10 beta exposed, laying bare potentially exploitable security flaws ahead of a wide public release this fall.

Judge tosses lawsuit over 'Error 53' triggered by Touch ID repairs

Tuesday June 21, 2016

A U.S. District Court judge in California has tossed one of two lawsuits against Apple over "Error 53" glitches, triggered when an iOS device's Touch ID technology is altered by an unofficial technician.

Apple TV universal search integrates content from A&E, History, Food Network, more

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Apple on Tuesday announced expanded support for Apple TV's universal search feature with the addition of nine new channels, including popular networks DIY, Lifetime and the Travel Channel.

New FAA drone rules open up US skies to limited commercial flights

Tuesday June 21, 2016

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday released new drone regulations that will allow limited commercial, research, and rescue flights, among other purposes.

UE updates Boom 2, Megaboom Bluetooth speakers with Siri trigger support

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Logitech-owned Ultimate Ears on Tuesday announced a software update for its Boom 2 and Megaboom Bluetooth speakers, letting users trigger Apple's Siri or Google Now without having to reach for their phone or tablet.

Inside iOS 10: New 'Bedtime' feature helps you get a proper night's sleep

Tuesday June 21, 2016

As part of a greater focus on user health, Apple will launch new alarms in iOS 10 for sleep, reminding users when to go to bed for a full night of rest, and also keeping track of their sleeping habits.

Apple issues third developer & public betas of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6, tvOS 9.2.2

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Apple on Tuesday updated both its ongoing developer and public betas, with the release of new builds of OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3, and tvOS 9.2.2 [updated].

This year's 'iPhone 7' will lack major design changes as Apple awaits improved technology - report

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Though Apple has historically introduced a major redesign of its iPhone every two years, this year's upgrade will look largely the same, with the largest change being the elimination of the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, a new report claims.

Twitter, Vine expand video limit to 140 seconds

Tuesday June 21, 2016

The duration of videos posted to Twitter has been expanded from a 30 second limit to 140 seconds --matching the numerical 140 character limit for text posts.

Former Apple employees reveal iPhone-connected aftermarket car backup camera

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Bryson Gardner, Joseph Fisher and Brian Sander think that cars should be upgraded like software. That's why the three ex-Apple employees founded Pearl Automation Inc., a company that announced a new iPhone-connected backup camera this week.

Giveaway: Win an iPhone case and keyless lock bundle from Dog and Bone

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Dog & Bone is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of two bundles consisting of an iPhone case, LockSmart and LockSmart Mini.

Microsoft SharePoint for iOS arrives on Apple's App Store

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Microsoft has launched a free iOS client for its SharePoint enterprise collaboration suite, making it easier for businesses to consolidate inter-office communication and collaboration on the go.

Apple opens registrations for children's Apple Camps at US retail stores

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Apple on Tuesday began taking reservations for its annual summer "Apple Camps," which invite children aged 8 to 12 to participate in workshops at the company's retail stores, where they're exposed to Apple products while learning various high-tech skills.

New rules may put up barriers to games on Apple's App Store in China

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Developers looking to publish games on Apple's Chinese App Store will reportedly face a tougher time starting July 1, when all new mobile games must be pre-approved by the Chinese government.