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2017

5 Apple execs crack Billboard Power 100 list, including Cue, Iovine & Saint John

Thursday February 09, 2017

Apple executives have received high placings in Billboard's 2017 Power 100, a list of the major players in the music industry, with Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Robert Kondrk sharing fourth place behind the chief executives of Live Nation, Universal Music, and Spotify.

BeatsX earbuds launching Friday come with 3 months of free Apple Music [u]

Thursday February 09, 2017

Customers who have been waiting months for Apple's delayed BeatsX earbuds will be given a consolation: three free months of Apple Music streaming.

Track today's blizzard with the best third-party weather apps for your iPhone or iPad

Thursday February 09, 2017

Apple's native iOS Weather app is pretty spartan. Given that we're in the midst of a very strange winter in the U.S. -- with record temperatures, thunderstorms, tornadoes, ice storms, and epic snow all in the same week -- use one of these six weather apps to get a bit more data than Apple supplies.

Researchers find iCloud storing Safari history & Google search data for years, Apple now deletes data older than 2 weeks

Thursday February 09, 2017

iCloud-stored Safari browser history was discovered to be stored on iCloud and accessible by an update to a newly-updated forensics data gathering suite for over a year even after deletion -- but Apple has already taken steps to rectify the problem.

Screen protector bubbles on your iPhone could be a thing of the past with Kawasaki's new robot

Thursday February 09, 2017

Kawasaki this week showed off an industrial robot called "duAro" that can perfectly apply a screen protector to Apple's iPhone with no trapped air bubbles, accomplished in conjunction with Aldebaran and SoftBank's humanoid Pepper robot.

Wireless charging and new glass casing will require heat compensation in Apple's 'iPhone X'

Thursday February 09, 2017

In reimagining the iPhone from the ground up with new features like wireless charging, Apple will reportedly also have to rethink how the handset is built, adding a thin graphite sheet to the handset's internals to prevent overheating.

Apple begins recruiting for unannounced store in downtown Vienna [u]

Thursday February 09, 2017

Apple's rumored store in the Austrian capital of Vienna was confirmed on Thursday, as the company posted job listings for an unspecified location in the city [updated with confirmation].

Mac malware discovered in Microsoft Word document with auto-running macro

Thursday February 09, 2017

A second example of malware targeting macOS users has surfaced this week, with the discovery of a Word document that attempts to use an automatically-running macro, one that tries to download a hazardous payload to infect the target Mac.

Apple's Tim Cook talks Brexit & more with UK Prime Minister Theresa May [u]

Thursday February 09, 2017

In a Downing Street meeting on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May discussed a variety of topics, including local Apple investments and May's plans to withdraw her country from the European Union following a 2016 referendum [updated with more info on Cook's UK visit].

Fate of screen supplier Japan Display unclear if Apple shifts to OLED for 'iPhone X'

Thursday February 09, 2017

Analysts predict that recent reorganizational efforts and a financial assist by the Japanese government for Apple supplier Japan Display, the prime supplier of iPhone screens, may not matter much if Apple does in fact shift to OLED screens in the "iPhone 8" and future models.

Future Apple Watch owners might exchange data with a handshake or fist bump

Thursday February 09, 2017

An Apple patent application uncovered on Thursday details a method of triggering the automatic exchange of information between two wearables with a simple greeting gesture, like a wave or fist-bump.

Apple invents stretchable display backed by mesh-like elastomer

Thursday February 09, 2017

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application hinting at the company's plans to build an advanced iPhone, or other personal device, with an exceedingly flexible display.

Apple issues second macOS 10.12.4 Sierra beta for public testers

Wednesday February 08, 2017

Nearly two weeks after releasing an initial public beta version of its upcoming macOS 10.12.4 update, Apple on Wednesday pushed out a second test version of the operating system to Public Beta Program members.

Google's Android Wear 2.0 plays catch-up with Apple's watchOS 3, offers some unique touches

Wednesday February 08, 2017

In time for two new LG smartwatches, the Watch Sport and Watch Style, Google on Wedndesday launched Android Wear 2.0, an updated OS meant to put Android watches on par -- or at least closer to par -- with the Apple Watch. Here's how the new software compares with Apple's watchOS 3.

Square launches iPad app with point-of-sale, store management system for retailers

Wednesday February 08, 2017

Commerce company Square has launched a new set of tools to help medium-sized businesses manage their affairs, with Square for Retail combining a point-of-sale app with other important business functions, including managing employees and inventory.

Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs as inspiration, immigration executive order at University of Glasgow

Wednesday February 08, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at his honorary degree ceremony at the University of Glasgow, discussing what motivations graduates should use for employment, President Trump's immigration executive order, and Steve Jobs as his main professional inspiration.

Apple's 10th anniversary 'iPhone X' could cost more than $1,000 - report

Wednesday February 08, 2017

A new high-end, top-of-the-line iPhone featuring an OLED display and an all-new design is expected to debut later this year with a similarly premium price tag, which one report claims could start at more than a thousand dollars.

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Glasgow, Scotland store prior to honorary degree award

Wednesday February 08, 2017

On his way to receive an honorary degree at University of Glasgow, Apple CEO Tim Cook stopped by the Glasgow Buchanan Street Apple store for about 15 minutes.

Apple Inc. gears up to distribute $3.1 billion in dividends to shareholders

Wednesday February 08, 2017

On February 16, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.57 per share, but investors must own the company's stock before February 9 in order to qualify. Apple will pay out $3.1 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter.

Apple Pay continues to grow, 27 more US banks added to mobile payment service

Wednesday February 08, 2017

As part of its regular expansion, Apple has added 27 more banks and credit unions to its list of institutions that support Apple Pay.