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2016

Manhattan DA calls on US Congress to support bill requiring mandatory decryption

Thursday May 12, 2016

The District Attorney of New York County is reportedly lobbying members of U.S. Congress in the hope they'll back legislation requiring companies like Apple to decrypt data on-demand following court orders.

As Apple display partner Sharp continues to bleed, new owner Foxconn shakes up management

Thursday May 12, 2016

While display panel maker Sharp continues to lose money, the Japanese company faces a sweeping management reorganization under the thumb of its new owner, Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn.

Google delays support for Android tech mimicking Apple's 3D Touch

Thursday May 12, 2016

Google has reportedly interally delayed its own equivalent of 3D Touch, the pressure-sensitive Apple technology that allows iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners to take shortcuts through iOS apps.

Deals: Free Apple SuperDrive plus instant discounts with 15" MacBook Pros, iMac 5Ks

Thursday May 12, 2016

This week, choose from a variety of Apple's current 15" MacBook Pros and 27" iMac 5Ks that each come with a free Apple SuperDrive, additional cash discounts, and no tax outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a 12" MacBook for $964 with a free LG super drive, Apple USB-C Adapter, and more.

Alphabet again briefly overtakes Apple as America's most valuable company

Thursday May 12, 2016

Shares hit a 52-week low on Thursday, inching below $90 and allowing rival Alphabet, the parent company of Google, to surpass its market capitalization once again -- at least temporarily.

Google's new 'Gboard' for iPhone lets you Google while you Google

Thursday May 12, 2016

If you're an iPhone owner who has been wishing for a way to involve Google in basically everything you do on your Apple device, the search giant has good news -- an all-new iOS keyboard with Google inside.

Latest Taylor Swift ad for Apple Music features 'For You' playlists & The Darkness

Thursday May 12, 2016

Pop singer Taylor Swift on Thursday posted her latest Apple Music ad on Twitter, using her image and following to sell the service's "For You" playlist recommendations.

Google at work on Amazon Echo-like voice device codenamed 'Chirp'

Thursday May 12, 2016

A special Google team is reportedly developing a device that would integrate its search and voice assistant technology, much like the Amazon Echo.

App Store shuffle brings long-awaited speed boost for developers

Thursday May 12, 2016

Developers are the latest beneficiaries of Apple's ongoing bid to revamp the App Store, with new policies shortening the time it takes to gain app approval from more than a week to fewer than two days.

Apple smart home invention uses pattern recognition to solve multi-user dwelling issues

Thursday May 12, 2016

An Apple patent application revealed Thursday outlines plans for an automated smart home system that tracks individual users through their connected devices, detects common patterns and compiles events for triggering thermostats, lights, door locks and more.

Apple unable to repair iPhone of teen lost at sea

Thursday May 12, 2016

A team of Apple engineers worked "around the clock" to return missing Florida teen Austin Stephanos' iPhone back to working order after it was submerged in sea water for some eight months, but on Wednesday the device was deemed unrepairable.

FBI director says legal war on encryption far from over

Wednesday May 11, 2016

FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday said the U.S. government will continue to wage legal war with tech companies to gain access to encrypted devices, intimating that such measures are weakening terror organizations like ISIL.

Apple debunks rumors that it will stop selling iTunes downloads

Wednesday May 11, 2016

Apple issued a rare statement on Wednesday debunking rumors that claimed the company has plans to discontinue iTunes music downloads sometime in the next four years, ostensibly in favor of an all-streaming service powered by Apple Music.

Apple again rumored to turn LA landmark into retail store

Wednesday May 11, 2016

A report on Wednesday claims Apple looking to build a new Apple Store at the Tower Theater site in Los Angeles, a designated historic-cultural monument in the city's famed Broadway Theater District.

Exodus of original Siri team continues at Apple

Wednesday May 11, 2016

Almost all of the talent Apple acquired from the original Siri team has reportedly left the company, with a pair of key departures having taken place in recent weeks.

Occupy the App Store? Top 1% of monetized apps dominate 94% of US App Store revenue

Wednesday May 11, 2016

The top 1 percent of earners don't just control the lion's share of money in the U.S. economy -- a similar disparity between the haves and the have-nots has emerged in Apple's own App Store economy, a new study reveals.

Rumor: Apple's 2017 iPhone will be radical redesign with Touch ID, FaceTime camera & speaker embedded in display

Wednesday May 11, 2016

With this year's "iPhone 7" expected to have a similar design and form factor to the current iPhone 6s, rumors continue to point toward a major overhaul in 2017, with one well-connected insider suggesting Apple is working on an edge-to-edge display that will conceal components and sensors under the screen.

Instagram updates iOS apps with 'flat' designs, Google Translate gets offline support in 52 languages

Wednesday May 11, 2016

Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday launched a cosmetic overhaul of its iOS apps, while Google updated its Translate app with support for offline translation in 52 languages.

With Apple sales slumping, Taiwanese suppliers sink into a sea of red ink

Wednesday May 11, 2016

The rapid development of Taiwan's technology sector has been fed in no small part by Apple's nearly insatiable demand for components and complex manufacturing processes, but the ride has turned rough for many of the island's tech firms.

Lower MacBook sales push Apple down to sixth place in laptop marketshare

Wednesday May 11, 2016

A drop in MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air shipments year-over-year likewise resulted in Apple losing share in the world's declining laptop market, according to March-quarter research data.