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2017

Apple product security team briefing shows 99% drop in stolen iPhone cases from 2014 to 2016

Tuesday June 20, 2017

A new report sheds some light on Apple's anti-leak department, with employees for the Global Security Team coming from the NSA, FBI, Secret Service, and U.S. military supervising an operation that deals with more people per day in the production lines in China than the TSA does in airports.

Judicial review of Apple's Irish data center plans could finish this Friday

Tuesday June 20, 2017

The Irish High Court could make its decision on a review of Apple's plans for an Athenry data center as soon as this Friday, according to a report.

Pioneer's Lightning-connected Rayz Rally promises room-filling sound for music, calls on iPhone

Tuesday June 20, 2017

The Pioneer Rayz Rally is an external wired iPhone speaker, powered through the device's Lightning port, and is suitable for both small areas, and conference rooms.

Apple claims recent Supreme Court ruling makes Qualcomm iPhone IP agreement invalid

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Apple has escalated its legal attack on Qualcomm, declaring the iPhone broadband chip license agreement is invalid, and the manufacturer is illegally double-dipping in its demand for a royalty payment for chip technology in conjunction with charging for the chips.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' orders, Samsung demands impacting Chinese component supply for other vendors

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Supply chain reports suggest that Apple's and Samsung's rapacious demand for smartphone components will deeply impact parts available for other manufacturers, with industry-wide shortages expected in the second half of 2017.

Watch: Siri will translate for you in Apple's iOS 11

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Beginning this fall with iOS 11, Apple's voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, will gain the ability to translate to multiple foreign languages. Here's a peek at how it will work.

Ring ships Apple-compatible Video Doorbell 2, says HomeKit coming to other accessories

Monday June 19, 2017

Ring on Monday launched the Video Doorbell 2, a Mac-, iPhone-, and iPad-compatible smarthome accessory that makes several key upgrades over its predecessor.

Apple's Tim Cook asked President Trump for coding requirement at US schools - report

Monday June 19, 2017

At a Monday technology summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly suggested making programming a mandatory subject in the country's schools.

Alleged 'iPhone 8' screen protector shows edge-to-edge layout, 'dip' for front-facing sensors

Monday June 19, 2017

Photos and video of a screen protector -- purportedly for Apple's "iPhone 8" -- may support the idea that the device will have an edge-to-edge display, excluding only a small area for an earpiece and front-facing sensors.

Apple teaming with startup Health Gorilla for iPhone medical record plans

Monday June 19, 2017

Apple's efforts to centralize medical records on the iPhone are being done with the help of a small startup called Health Gorilla, and will focus on making it easier to share those records with different healthcare providers, a report said on Monday.

Apple Music expands annual subscription option beyond gift cards

Monday June 19, 2017

People with an existing Apple Music subscription can now switch to a cheaper annual plan without having to buy a gift card -- though the option is relatively hidden.

Apple widening NVMe flash storage support in High Sierra possibly good news for Mac Pro, iMac Pro

Monday June 19, 2017

Discovery that Apple has intentionally removed restrictions on NVMe in the High Sierra beta suggests that future Macs won't be limited in which mass-storage flash drives may be used, possibly including both the "modular" Mac Pro and the iMac Pro.

Apple issues fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Monday June 19, 2017

On Monday afternoon, Apple released an update to just one of its eight currently running OS betas, and unveiled the fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Apple's 120Hz ProMotion iPad Pro display hints at even better AR and VR support in future devices

Monday June 19, 2017

Apple has a long history of introducing groundbreaking technology in one device, only to gradually carry it over to the rest of its product lineup in the ensuing years. With that in mind, the newly released iPad Pro with 120Hz ProMotion display could hint at the future of Apple's portable devices -- particularly as the company pushes into augmented reality and virtual reality.

Ikea's plans for ARKit revealed, virtual shopping tool will launch in fall with iOS 11

Monday June 19, 2017

Briefly teased at the WWDC keynote, flat-pack furniture company Ikea has officially declared that it is working on a ARKit catalog for the iPhone that will launch at some point in late 2017.

European Union seeks to ban backdoors for encrypted communications

Monday June 19, 2017

A European Parliament committee has published a draft report proposing that the ability for citizens to protect their data with encryption should be protected, including banning any possibility of government sanctioned backdoors to encryption protocols that could be used by law enforcement officials.

AMD Vega 56 and Vega 64 GPUs destined for iMac Pro detailed in Linux driver

Monday June 19, 2017

The GPUs that will be in the iMac Pro -- the Vega 56 and Vega 64 -- have been detailed by an AMD-provided driver update for Linux, with the cards able to utilize much as twice as a much data in each register as previous cards when 32 bits of precision aren't needed.

Apple CEO Tim Cook meeting with President Trump to talk trimming government waste

Monday June 19, 2017

More than a dozen tech CEOs, including Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump and his staff on Monday, discussing ways that the government can trim costs and improve security with the help of American corporations.

Review: Apple's 2017 12.9" iPad Pro gains feature parity with its smaller sibling

Sunday June 18, 2017

Staggered launches of the first generation of iPad Pro tablets left the larger 12.9-inch model in an awkward position, lacking key professional-grade features like always-on Hey Siri and a color balancing True Tone display. Apple has rectified that with its 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro, bringing it up to speed with the smaller 10.5-inch version with a simultaneous release.

Deals: 128GB red iPhone 7 for $728 ($21 off); 2017 13" MacBook Pro $1,249 ($50 off); 20% off iPhones & iPads at eBay; $20 off 2017 13" Touch Bars

Saturday June 17, 2017

Shoppers this week can save $20 to $70 instantly on Apple's brand-new 2017 MacBook Pros with prices starting at $1,249. Or save 20% on a variety of iPhones and iPads on eBay with coupon and no sales tax in a majority of states. Apple's red iPhone 7 is also $21 off with no tax collected on your order.