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2017

Last call! The Big AppleCare Sale: Save $50 to $130 on standalone AppleCare plans with no tax in 48 states

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Now through March 17, AI readers can exclusively save $50 to $130 on standalone AppleCare plans for MacBooks, MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros and iMacs with free shipping. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Tips and tricks for using Apple's Powerbeats3 headphones

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Though headphones are headphones for the most part, Apple's Powerbeats3 -- equipped with a proprietary W1 wireless chip, and geared towards fitness enthusiasts -- does have some unique features. Here's some tips for making the most of them.

Kantar: iPhone 7 top selling smartphone in U.S., Europe & urban China

Wednesday March 15, 2017

A new report by Kantar Worldpanel examining global smartphone sales data shows Apple's flagship iPhone 7 continues to win new market share for Apple in most of the regions tracked, outside of Spain, China and Japan.

Services growth on track to deliver big long-term payout for Apple, analyst says

Wednesday March 15, 2017

An analyst claims that Apple is on track for its services business revenue estimates so far, and any large acquisitions it may make will just accelerate the growth driven by the iPhone 7, and successor "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" devices expected in 2017.

Chrome 57 for Mac throttles background tabs for better CPU use & battery life

Wednesday March 15, 2017

The desktop versions of Chrome -- including the Mac edition -- now throttle the performance of background tabs, according to Google, reducing CPU demand and hence the browser's power consumption on MacBooks.

Polar H10 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor offers enhanced accuracy, iPhone connectivity

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Wearable technology company Polar has introduced the H10 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor, with the new version of the chest-worn device offering greater accuracy over previous models, plus the ability to be connected to an iPhone and Apple Watch using the company's app.

McDonald's tests mobile ordering from iOS app ahead of global rollout

Wednesday March 15, 2017

McDonald's has started to test mobile ordering of food from some of its restaurants, with customers in areas of Washington and California among the first to try out the iOS app's new feature, which the fast food chain hopes to spread globally later this year.

Apple's Brickell City Centre store in downtown Miami to open on March 25

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Apple's first store in downtown Miami -- Brickell City Centre -- will see a grand opening on Saturday, March 25, the company has announced.

Australian banks call alternatives to NFC 'unrealistic' in fight to avoid using Apple Pay

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Major banks in Australia find alternatives to NFC-based payments, such as Apple Pay, to be an "unrealistic" prospect to the Australian mobile payment marketplace, according to a submission provided to a government regulator, arguing for Apple to open up access of the iPhone's NFC technology to third parties.

Supply chain suggests Apple's 'iPhone 8' will sport mildly curved Samsung OLED screen

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Yet another report has emerged from the Chinese supply chain, suggesting that while the high-end "iPhone 8" will have a curved screen, but it won't be so pronounced as to make it unrecognizable as an iPhone at first glance.

Samsung could rejoin Apple's iPhone processor supply with 2018 'A12' chips

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Samsung is reportedly intensifying its investments into chip production, with an eye on once again manufacturing A-series processors for Apple starting in 2018.

Speculation suggests Apple could debut new 9.7-inch iPad next week

Wednesday March 15, 2017

With Apple rumored to unveil new products next week, but no media event seemingly planned, onlookers have been left to guess what --if anything --the company could launch with so little fanfare. One wild guess: A new 9.7-inch iPad, potentially replacing the iPad Air 2.

Over 187,000 apps could become obsolete with Apple's 64-bit only 'iOS 11'

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Some 187,000 apps could be rendered useless with the launch of "iOS 11," according to an app analytics firm, assuming the anticipated update is when Apple plans to kill 32-bit support.

Pegatron confirms it can build the iPhone in the US, assuming Apple picks up all the costs

Wednesday March 15, 2017

After a few months of revenue boosted by Apple production demands, manufacturing partner Pegatron's CEO says that the company could build the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" in the U.S. if it is asked to -- but Apple would have to shoulder all of the company's costs for doing so.

Why Apple is unlikely to ditch Touch ID for facial recognition with 'iPhone 8'

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Apple is rumored to integrate face-scanning cameras in its upcoming "iPhone 8" handset this fall, sparking speculation that facial recognition technology will replace the company's Touch ID authentication system. AppleInsider explains why such a move is unlikely, at least this year.

New photo of Apple's iPhone repair and calibration machine surfaces online

Tuesday March 14, 2017

An image of the special machine Apple uses to conduct back-of-store iPhone repairs surfaced online on Tuesday, with the photo showing off a few more features than previous leaks including an up-close look at screen calibration controls.

Google adds Safari-like 'Reading List' feature to Chrome for iOS

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Google on Tuesday updated its Chrome browser for iOS with the "Reading List," a feature mimicking an identically-named counterpart in Apple's Safari.

Samsung plays catch-up with Apple, promises monthly security updates for unlocked US phones

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Samsung will soon start providing monthly security updates to unlocked Galaxy smartphones in the U.S., according to the company, offering a level of maintenance more comparable to Apple.

Russia finds Apple guilty of ordering iPhone price fixing with local retailers

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Apple did indeed engage in price fixing by ordering 16 Russian retailers to lock in specific prices for iPhones, the country's Federal Antimonopoly Service ruled on Tuesday.

New terminal could bring Apple Pay to more restaurant tables

Tuesday March 14, 2017

A new payments terminal, E la Carte's PrestoPrime EMV, could potentially bring Apple Pay to more restaurants, and let people pay for food and drinks without either a card or interacting with a waiter.