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2017

Apple's 'iPhone 8' prompts rival smartphone makers to clamber for OLED supplies

Monday January 16, 2017

Worried that Apple will monopolize OLED supply capacity for this year's "iPhone 8," a number of smartphone vendors are said to be racing to secure some that capacity for their own OLED products.

Deals: 15" MacBook Pro for $1,959; up to $175 off 13" MacBook Pros; $188-$250 off 2015 12" MacBooks

Monday January 16, 2017

Shoppers can save $140 this week on Apple's 2015 2.5GHz 15" MacBook Pro with no tax outside NY. Or pick up a 13" MacBook Pro at $75-$175 off with exclusive promo code savings. Apple's upgraded 2015 12" MacBooks are also up to $250 off with special financing offers.

Lawsuit accuses Apple's iMessages of violating 2002 point-of-sale patent

Monday January 16, 2017

A new patent infringement lawsuit accuses Apple and its iMessage service of violating a 15-year-old patent -- one related to the recording and playback of voice messages over a network.

Samsung testing confirms battery problems to blame for Galaxy Note 7 fires

Monday January 16, 2017

Internally, Samsung has concluded that the battery -- and not any faults in software, or other hardware -- was reportedly to blame for the fires that led to the recall and ultimate cancellation of the Galaxy Note 7.

Apple partner Pegatron could boost US manufacturing capacity by 3-5x, if pressed

Monday January 16, 2017

The chairman of Apple supplier Pegatron has revealed that his company could expand its operations in the U.S. by three to five times, should it be necessary -- but even that won't make much of a dent in Apple's iPhone and Mac production needs.

Jimmy Iovine says Apple Music creating 'pop cultural' experience with new TV content

Monday January 16, 2017

Responding to reports that Apple Music content will expand further into full-length movies and TV shows, a key executive with the service -- Jimmy Iovine -- said over the weekend that Apple is willing to do "whatever hits popular culture smack on the nose" in order to differentiate itself.

Apple commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with quote on website

Monday January 16, 2017

Acknowledging the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Apple on Monday updated the front page of its website with a photo of and quote from the legendary civil rights leader, calling on people to fight for equality.

Samsung chief's arrest sought in South Korean corruption scandal

Monday January 16, 2017

An arrest warrant for heir apparent to Samsung's throne, Lee Jae-yong, was issued Monday for his suspected involvement in an insidious corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Hands on with Airmail 1.5, managing Apple Mail, Gmail, and Exchange on iOS

Sunday January 15, 2017

Users can connect a series of Airmail functions to speed up your work, and weed out important emails from the less-so. AppleInsider shows you how, and when, to use the app.

Apple debuts first AirPods TV commercials, Apple Watch ad focusing on activity

Saturday January 14, 2017

Apple on Saturday shared its first AirPods TV commercials, a series of four spots lumped into the company's "practically magic" iPhone campaign, as well as an Apple Watch Series 2 ad focusing on keeping active.

This week on AI: iPhone's 10th anniversary, Apple AR glasses, 'iPhone 8' and iPad rumors and more

Saturday January 14, 2017

As Apple marked the iPhone's 10th anniversary, rumors emerged on more of the company's plans for 2017 and 2018, including the "iPhone 8," a trio of new iPads, and other possibilities like augmented reality glasses and Netflix-like original video on Apple Music.

Install an inexpensive USB-C PCI-E card in a Mac Pro for full USB 3.1 data transfer speeds

Friday January 13, 2017

An inexpensive card available from Amazon allows users of Apple's Mac Pro tower with PCI-E slots to get some of the benefits of the new USB-C connector -- and faster USB 3.1 speeds. AppleInsider tells you what you need.

Hands On: SuperDuper! 2.9.1 backup tool updated for macOS Sierra

Friday January 13, 2017

AppleInsider continues its ongoing backup tool examination series, and examines long-standing utility SuperDuper! that promises to protect your data with speed and ease of use.

How to turn on Siri for third-party apps in iOS 10

Friday January 13, 2017

Apple made a big deal of third-party Siri integration when it introduced iOS 10 last year, but you may have noticed that you can't order your favorite apps around by default -- here's how to make it work.

Deals: 32GB Apple TV for $129; $150 off 2016 13" MacBook Pro; 1TB 27" iMac 5K for $2,199

Friday January 13, 2017

Shoppers this week can save $20 on 32GB and 64GB Apple TVs or $150 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar thanks to exclusive savings. Or snap up an upgraded 27" iMac 5K (3.2GHz, 32GB, 1TB, M380) at $200 off with free shipping and no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

Android creator Andy Rubin plans AI-equipped smartphone with edge-to-edge display, ceramic back

Friday January 13, 2017

The man behind Google's Android platform, Andy Rubin, is preparing to reveal a company that will field a high-end smartphone with a bezel-free screen, ceramic back, and a heavy focus on AI -- posing yet another challenge to Apple's iPhone, a report said on Friday.

Revenue from Apple's App Store grows 60% to $5.4 billion

Friday January 13, 2017

An end-of-year report into non-gaming app revenues reveals a considerable yearly increase, with streaming media apps including Spotify, Netflix, and Pandora contributing heavily to the higher revenue levels seen by Apple's App Store.

New Swift project head Ted Kremenek said to be running the show behind the scenes for some time

Friday January 13, 2017

Apple senior manager Ted Kremenek has been named as the new lead of the Swift development project, and has apparently been operating in that capacity for some time behind the scenes, according to outgoing head Chris Lattner.

US appeals court reopens Apple v. Samsung iPhone design suit in wake of Supreme Court ruling

Friday January 13, 2017

In the aftermath of a critical Supreme Court ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reopened a long-standing Apple lawsuit accusing Samsung of copying the iPhone's design.

WhatsApp backdoor defeats end-to-end encryption, potentially allows Facebook to read messages [u]

Friday January 13, 2017

The security of the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging service may not be as strong as previously believed, with a reported discovery of a backdoor that potentially allows Facebook see the contents of encrypted messages [updated with statement from WhatsApp].