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2016

Tommy Hilfiger's next fashion show to offer 'fast lane' for Apple Watch wearers

Monday February 08, 2016

For its upcoming New York Fashion Week show, clothing brand Tommy Hilfiger will reportedly be offering speedier entry for people wearing an Apple Watch, including a dedicated fast lane to usher them in.

Apple rejects indie game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth over child violence

Monday February 08, 2016

The sequel to cult indie game The Binding of Isaac will not be allowed in the App Store -- at least for now -- thanks to what Apple has reportedly deemed to be themes of violence toward children.

Facebook app still an iPhone battery hog, testing shows

Monday February 08, 2016

Though Facebook has been trying to address power usage concerns through software updates, its main iOS app is still a drain on the iPhone's daily battery life, a report claimed on Monday.

Apple Watch comes out ahead in study of fitness tracker privacy, security

Monday February 08, 2016

When it comes to the privacy and security of user data, the Apple Watch and its accompanying software ecosystem are the most well-designed products in the wearable marketplace, a new study shows.

Indian government ready to push through approval of local Apple Stores - report

Monday February 08, 2016

The Indian government is said to be preparing to fast-track approval of the country's first Apple Stores, detouring normal rules about foreign ownership.

Apple sneaks into several Super Bowl 50 commercials

Monday February 08, 2016

Apple didn't buy airtime during America's National Football League 2016 Super Bowl, but some of its products did turn up playing a cameo role in a variety of commercials.

Apple, Inc CEO Tim Cook's piqued peek at Peak iPhone

Sunday February 07, 2016

Halfway through the last quarter, supply chain rumors of iPhone production cuts--purportedly "30 percent" of some unknown number--snowballed into an abominable snow-boogeyman of conjecture that claimed the end to iPhone growth was nigh and speculated about a downhill implosion of Apple's sales overall, an embarrassing lack of interest in Apple's newest iPhone 6s and a rapid evaporation of the world's most valuable company. They were wrong, here's why.

Review: Parrot's Bebop Drone is lightweight, aimed at casual hobbyists

Sunday February 07, 2016

The market for personal drones has grown exponentially over the last several years, led by consumer-oriented products from companies like Parrot. We got the chance to play with the firm's entry-level model, the Bebop Drone, designed for casual hobbyists looking to get their feet wet in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Apple offers free repairs for 2013 Mac Pros with defective video cards

Saturday February 06, 2016

Apple has launched a free repair program for 2013 Mac Pros dealing with faulty video cards, in some cases believed to be responsible for problems like distorted or non-existent graphics, as well as freezing, reboots, sudden shutdowns, or even a system failing to start.

The best Smart Connector keyboard for iPad Pro: Apple Smart Keyboard vs. Logitech Create

Saturday February 06, 2016

The first two Smart Connector accessories for iPad Pro offer very different keyboard style experiences, each addressing two different types of tablet users. But which keyboard is best, Apple's Smart Keyboard or Logitech's Create? AppleInsider breaks down which accessory is best for you.

How to watch Super Bowl 50 on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV

Saturday February 06, 2016

It's Super Bowl weekend, and for cord cutters that usually means a visit to a bar or friend's house -- but not this year, as NFL broadcast partner CBS has made the game available almost everywhere you look.

This week on AI: Glimpses at Apple's plans for new iPhones, iPads, VR & more

Saturday February 06, 2016

This week saw teases about the plans for next-gen iPhones and iPads, as well as Apple Pay, cross-platform services, and even virtual reality. Apple was also hit with a massive penalty in the VirnetX patent case however, and saw Alphabet overtake it as the world's most valuable company -- at least temporarily.

Apple adds server-to-server web service requests to CloudKit

Saturday February 06, 2016

Apple's CloudKit framework for automating apps' storage and retrieval of user data "in the cloud" has learned a new trick. Developers can now read and write data in their app's public database from a server-side process or script.

TSMC, other Apple suppliers in Taiwan largely unaffected by deadly 6.4 earthquake

Saturday February 06, 2016

A tragic earthquake has hit the city of Tainan in southern Taiwan, injuring 144, killing at least 5 people and causing the collapse of several large buildings. So far however, it appears that Apple's suppliers in the region have survived the quake without sustaining significant damage.

Apple Inc. shares reach ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $2.9 billion to shareholders

Friday February 05, 2016

On February 11, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.52 per share, but investors must have had settled ownership of the company's stock by Monday February 8 in order to qualify. Apple will pay out $2.898 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter.

Apple's rumored 4" iPhone to launch with hot pink color option, report says

Friday February 05, 2016

Apple is working on three different color options for the launch of its much-rumored 4-inch iPhone, including a version closer in hue to a hot pink iPod than rose gold, a report said Friday.

LeapFrog toy tablets out-jumped by Apple's iPad

Friday February 05, 2016

Northern California's educational toy tablet maker LeapFrog is selling itself to its Hong Kong-based competitor VTech for just $72 million, after years of declining sales. Apple leapfrogged the company with its more general purpose, albeit more expensive, iPad--which LeapFrog now develops apps for.

Apple, Inc has filed for mistrial in $625M VirnetX lawsuit

Friday February 05, 2016

After objecting to the closing arguments made by Caldwell, Cassady & Curry attorneys representing VirnetX, Apple has now filed a motion for mistrial in the case that awarded a $625 million verdict after just a week of testimony and deliberation.

Apple acknowledges 'Error 53' glitch, says it's part of Touch ID security [u]

Friday February 05, 2016

Apple on Friday publicly acknowledged an unusual "Error 53" message, triggered by updating an iPhone 6 to iOS 9 or later after having the phone's Touch ID sensor fixed by an unofficial technician. [Updated]

Sharp takeover deal should be finalized by end of February, Foxconn CEO says

Friday February 05, 2016

The Foxconn bid to take over Sharp is now only awaiting finalized details between the two parties, Foxconn's CEO Terry Gou told reporters on Friday, indicating that Innovation Network Corp. has indeed been cut out of the loop.