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2016

This week on AI: Pulling the curtain back on 'iPhone 7,' an Apple TV show, Pokemon GO & more

Saturday July 16, 2016

"iPhone 7" leaks returned with a vengeance this week, giving us what may be a near-final glimpse of the product. News didn't stop there however, with word about a TV series co-produced by Apple, a French research center, and of course the hype juggernaut that is Pokemon GO.

Apple proposes flat streaming music royalties for songwriters, at the expense of Spotify, YouTube

Friday July 15, 2016

Apple has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board that would simplify streaming royalty rates paid to songwriters, and significantly increase the rates paid by Spotify and other services that offer free, ad-supported music streaming.

GlaxoSmithKline targets arthritis in first ResearchKit study by a drug company

Friday July 15, 2016

Apple's ResearchKit was quickly adopted by clinical studies at a series of universities and hospitals, but a new iOS app focused on rheumatoid arthritis from pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline marks the first time a drug company has made use of the framework.

FIS Cardless Cash to enable Touch ID banking at 70,000 ATM machines

Friday July 15, 2016

While select banks have already begun rolling out card-free ATMs for iPhone users with Apple Pay, a new partnership between FIS Cardless Cash and ATM network Payment Alliance International promises to bring similar security and card-free convenience to iPhone users via an app that authenticates via Touch ID.

During military coup, Turkey's President Erdogan uses Apple's FaceTime for televised iPhone interview

Friday July 15, 2016

Turkey has been thrown into chaos after a military coup seized control of the government, declared martial law and began censoring media networks, but its president appeared on CNN TRK, using Apple's FaceTime to issue a statement.

Apple's likely 'AirPods' headphone trademark obscured by shell company

Friday July 15, 2016

New evidence suggests that Apple is once again hiding behind a shell corporation as it seeks ownership of a new trademark --in this case, for an anticipated product named "AirPods," which could be the name for a new set of Bluetooth wireless earbuds.

Microsoft says Windows 10 will miss goal of 1 billion device installs by 2018

Friday July 15, 2016

Microsoft won't meet its high ambitions of having Windows 10 installed on 1 billion devices by 2018, owing to the decision to scale back its Windows phone business, the company acknowledged on Friday.

MetroPCS expands sales of Apple's iPhone line to all of US

Friday July 15, 2016

T-Mobile's prepaid MetroPCS brand on Friday began nationwide sales of Apple's current iPhone range, plus the iPhone 5s, following a soft launch in Florida.

Barclays lowers AAPL target to $115 on overall problems in smartphone demand

Friday July 15, 2016

While maintaining an "overweight" rating, a Barclays analyst reduced the firm's price target for Apple stock from $121 to $115 on Friday, citing soft demand for smartphones along with expectations that Apple won't rise above the fray.

Video: See all the best new features in Apple's macOS Sierra

Friday July 15, 2016

Apple's forthcoming macOS Sierra update will focus on continuity and iCloud, further blurring the lines between the company's Mac lineup and its portable devices, like iPhone and iPad. AppleInsider offers a closer look at what's new in macOS Sierra.

CBS launches new Apple TV-exclusive news app with Siri voice search

Friday July 15, 2016

The new CBS News app has been redesigned specifically for the fourth generation Apple TV, and will show off its new features during the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

Katy Perry debuts new single exclusive to Apple Music & iTunes

Friday July 15, 2016

Breaking a relatively long musical hiatus, pop singer Katy Perry on Friday released a new single, "Rise," currently available exclusively on Apple Music and iTunes.

Spark developer says some users locked out of Apple IDs, blames own servers

Friday July 15, 2016

A number of users of the popular email app Spark reported being locked out of their Apple IDs overnight, something developer Readdle later linked to server upgrades it was making.

AppleInsider podcast talks watchOS emergency calls, Campus 2 glass, 'iPhone 7' rumors

Friday July 15, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor discuss iOS 10, watchOS 3 and emergency calling, as well as special glass made just for Campus 2, all the latest in iPhone 7 rumors, and Pokmon Go taking over the world.

Pokemon Go European launch widens as T-Mobile, Sprint offer promotions for US players

Friday July 15, 2016

Pokmon Go continues its European deployment in Italy, Portugal, and Spain, with T-Mobile and Sprint offering various enticements for players of the vastly popular title in the U.S.

BitTorrent Now streaming app launches for Apple TV, iOS

Thursday July 14, 2016

BitTorrent Now, a new streaming app billed as "an artist-first, people-powered platform, focused on creativity and community rather than abundance," has launched for iOS devices and on Apple TV.

Apple Inc shares up near quarterly high as Q3 earnings release approaches

Thursday July 14, 2016

Shares of Apple increased nearly 2 percent today to close at $98.79, close to the peak the stock has traded since diving below $100 after the company reported its fiscal Q2 earnings. Within two weeks, Apple will announce its earnings for Q3, which ended in June.

Microsoft wins Apple-aligned case against U.S. over warrant for foreign emails

Thursday July 14, 2016

A U.S. Federal Court has ruled in Microsoft's favor in a closely-watch case involving a warrant the government obtained for a customer's emails stored on an Irish server. The ruling frees U.S. companies from being forced to hand over customer data if it's not being stored within the U.S.

New video shows alleged 'iPhone 7' casings in silver & space gray

Thursday July 14, 2016

Adding to an ever-growing set of parts leaks, a video uploaded on Thursday purports to show the rear casings of two "iPhone 7" units, apparently in line with designs seen elsewhere.

DxO One Lightning camera for iPhone & iPad arrives at Best Buy's online & retail stores

Thursday July 14, 2016

DxO's dedicated iPhone and iPad Lightning-connected camera, the DxO One, expanded its sales reach this week with a launch at Best Buy's U.S. online store, and a select number of retail locations.