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2017

More Apple Music Carpool Karaoke details surface; Metallica, Alicia Keys hosting two episodes

Monday January 09, 2017

The Carpool Karaoke segment introduced to the U.S. on The Late Late Show With James Corden will appear exclusively on Apple Music, and will feature Metallica, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Ariana Grande in four of sixteen contracted episodes.

Apple pulls app for finding lost AirPods from App Store

Monday January 09, 2017

Finder for AirPods, an app designed to assist owners of Apple's AirPods in finding their audio accessory if it has been misplaced, was taken down from the App Store just a few days after it launched.

Hands-on: Withings Home Plus Video & Air Quality Monitor with Apple HomeKit support

Monday January 09, 2017

While a number of HomeKit-connected cameras were showcased at CES last week, Withings goes a step beyond just video, integrating an air quality monitor into its offering as well.

Apple issues new developer betas of iOS 10.2.1, macOS 10.12.3, watchOS 3.1.3, tvOS 10.1.1

Monday January 09, 2017

Apple on Monday pushed out a four-pack of new beta releases for all of its major platforms -- all of which are expected to be minor updates to squash bugs and improve security.

Debunking retail rumors, Apple says its stores are equipped to repair new MacBook Pros

Monday January 09, 2017

Reports claiming Apple Stores can't repair the 2016 MacBook Pro because of a lack of diagnostic tools are false, as AppleInsider has been told that stores are fully equipped and trained to perform all required diagnostics and repairs necessary.

Facebook plots mid-video ads in bid to take on YouTube

Monday January 09, 2017

Facebook is reportedly preparing to test "mid-roll" advertising spots in non-live videos, in a move that would finally allowing video publishers to make serious revenue -- if potentially at the expense of turning off some viewers.

Deals: $150 off 2016 15" MacBook Pro; $50-$100 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 9.7" iPad Pro for $499

Monday January 09, 2017

Shoppers looking to pick up a brand-new 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar can save $150 on the high-end model in Silver ($2,649.99 after discount). Or save $50-$100 on 2016 12" MacBooks with no tax outside NY. Apple's 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only) is also $100 off at Amazon.

Phil Schiller discusses iPhone's impact on Apple, 10 years after launch

Monday January 09, 2017

On the 10th anniversary of the iPhone's unveiling, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller reminisced on the past decade, talking about what the iPhone means to the company, how it has changed Apple over time, and the marks the device has made on the entire world.

Apple executives, India officials to talk local manufacturing, retail store this month

Monday January 09, 2017

An Apple team is reportedly scheduled to meet with senior Indian government officials on Jan. 25 in order to discuss demands for setting up manufacturing in the country, which could potentially pave the way for local Apple stores and more competitive pricing.

FTC sues D-Link for failure to secure webcams, routers from online attacks

Monday January 09, 2017

D-Link is under fire from the Federal Trade Commission for not doing enough to secure its products, including connected home devices -- a threat Apple has countered via secure authentication chips in HomeKit-certified hardware.

WeChat CEO celebrates Apple iPhone at 10, challenges App Store with new 'mini programs'

Monday January 09, 2017

After a series of social media posts celebrating the iPhone's 10th anniversary, WeChat founder Allan Zhang deployed a series of web apps for all smartphone users called "mini programs," in an attempt to combat Apple's dominance in the field and possibly collect some of the billions of dollars fed into the app economy in the future.

As OLED iPhone rumors swirl, Apple supplier Sharp sinks $864M into display tech

Monday January 09, 2017

Foxconn-owned Sharp is reportedly planning to invest 100 billion yen, or about $864 million U.S., into setting up an OLED production line, amidst expectations that Apple's "iPhone 8" will switch from LCD display technology to OLED.

Ten Years of iPhone: the past present and future of Apple's blockbuster phenomenon

Monday January 09, 2017

Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone during his keynote address at Macworld 2007. More than just a new product, the new device launched a radical new computing platform and rapidly accelerated the sophistication of mobile computing.

Apple celebrates 10 years since Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone

Sunday January 08, 2017

This Monday, Jan. 9, will mark exactly 10 years to the day since the first iPhone was unveiled at the Macworld 2007 expo by Steve Jobs. Apple acknowledged the milestone a day early, on Sunday, with Tim Cook promising: "The best is yet to come."

Apple on track to launch three new iPads in spring 2017, but none of them mini

Sunday January 08, 2017

Though it hasn't been updated since 2015, the 7.9-inch iPad mini won't be among the trio of new iPads Apple is expected to introduce this spring, instead sticking to larger form factors, according to a new report.

Samsung makes good on promise to bring Gear S2, S3, Fit 2 smartwatch compatibility to iOS

Sunday January 08, 2017

After initially announcing iOS support for the Gear S3 in August of 2015, Samsung has published apps for the Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear Fit2 on the iOS App Store, making them compatible with the iPhone.

Is Apple getting Siri-ous in the face of Amazon's Alexa Echo?

Saturday January 07, 2017

There's a new gold rush in tech, related to voice assistance and a voice-first interface for everything we do at home, in the car and while out and about. What happens if the world's best positioned, most profitable tech company fails to capitalize on it?

Apple's latest iPhone 7 Plus commercial showcases dual-lens 'Portrait' photo mode

Saturday January 07, 2017

Apple on Saturday published a new ad highlighting Portrait mode, an iPhone 7 Plus exclusive feature that seamlessly blends image data from the handset's dual cameras to create artificial bokeh.

Hands-on: Apple CarPlay goes wireless over Wi-Fi with Alpine's iLX-107 receiver

Saturday January 07, 2017

Alpine's CarPlay integration in its upcoming iLX-107 receiver uses Wi-Fi direct, rather than Bluetooth, allowing for a higher quality experience with negligible effect on battery life.

Hands-on: Alpine's splash-proof Apple CarPlay unit targets Jeep Wrangler owners

Saturday January 07, 2017

Perhaps the most unique take on CarPlay we saw at this year's Consumer Electronics Show came from Alpine, which has added Apple's automotive interface to its ruggedized infotainment systems for Jeep Wrangler owners.