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2017

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.

2018 Ford Expedition features Apple CarPlay, wi-fi hotspot, wireless mobile charging

Wednesday February 08, 2017

Despite working on its own SmartDeviceLink, Ford continues to offer Apple's CarPlay in its new vehicles, with the 2018 Expedition including the technology alongside a wi-fi hotspot.

Fire breaks out at Samsung factory responsible for Note 7 battery production

Wednesday February 08, 2017

The Galaxy Note 7 battery saga continues to cause problems for Samsung, as a fire broke out Wednesday at a facility used in the production of the faulty batteries found in the discontinued smartphone.

Stock-outs could signal the death of Apple's iPad Air 2 ahead of expected lineup refresh

Wednesday February 08, 2017

Inventory of Apple's entry-level 9.7-inch iPad continues to dry up as a trio of new models are rumored to soon launch, potentially suggesting the popular iPad Air 2 will be axed for a new model with faster processor.

Mac owners between 2003 & 2008 can claim $10 in optical drive class-action lawsuit settlement

Wednesday February 08, 2017

A class-action suit filed against four optical drive manufacturers alleging illegal price fixing has been settled, with previous owners of computers equipped with CD or DVD drives between 2003 and 2008 eligible for $10 per computer owned during that period.

New Mac malware from Iran targets US defense industry, human rights advocates with fake Flash updates

Wednesday February 08, 2017

Security researchers have discovered new malware for macOS called 'MacDownloader,' which is believed to have been created by Iranian hackers to try and attack individuals and companies involved in the US defense industry.

Sharp said to take lead role in $7 billion US manufacturing plant construction

Wednesday February 08, 2017

A long-discussed manufacturing plant, said to be built by Apple manufacturer Foxconn or its subsidiary Sharp, may break ground as soon as the summer of 2017 with Sharp at the helm, according to a new report

Four months after preview, Microsoft adds Touch Bar support to latest Office betas

Wednesday February 08, 2017

After teasing Touch Bar support for the omnipresent Office in October, Microsoft has added preliminary support for the MacBook Pro feature in its most recent build for the "slow ring" of its beta testers.

A month with Apple's AirPods: a long-term video review

Wednesday February 08, 2017

After using Apple's AirPods for more than a month, AppleInsider revisits the company's first wireless headphone device to report on battery life, design benefits and flaws, durability, performance and more. We also offer our two cents on areas that need improvement.

Must-know Siri commands for Apple's wireless AirPods

Wednesday February 08, 2017

To keep AirPods as hassle-free -- and aesthetically pleasing -- as possible, Apple opted to completely replace physical controls with Siri voice commands, a first for the company. AppleInsider compiled a few key phrases new AirPods owners should know in order to get the most out of their purchase.

Final day! Giveaway time: Enter to win a pair of Apple AirPods and avoid Apple's 6-week wait

Wednesday February 08, 2017

Ends tonight! Apple AirPods are in hot demand, but we're giving away a free pair to one lucky reader. Follow us for your chance to win a pair of Apple's wireless earphones and avoid the extended six-week wait.

See how Apple's growth in Greater China could once again top European revenue

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Apple's success in Greater China has wavered slightly over the last year, with the region now bringing in less revenue for the company than Europe, but data suggests the market has every chance of bouncing back and re-overtaking Europe's sales figures.

Apple seeks to position Metal as part of new 3D graphics standard for web

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Apple's WebKit team on Tuesday proposed a new Community Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that will focus on developing a new standard API, perhaps based on Metal, for accelerating GPU-based 3D graphics and general computation for the web.

Apple hires former head of Amazon's Fire TV unit to lead Apple TV operations

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Apple is shaking up its Apple TV operating unit with the hire of Timothy D. Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon's Fire TV team who will fill a similar role in Cupertino, a report said Tuesday.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT to feature Apple CarPlay and BeatsAudio sound system

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Adding to a slowly growing list of new cars with support for Apple's CarPlay, Dodge on Tuesday announced its 2018 Durango SRT will feature the in-car entertainment system, as well as BeatsAudio premium sound.

Apple v. Samsung remanded back to court where legal battle began

Tuesday February 07, 2017

After five years and a through America's legal system, including a sojourn to the highest court in the land, Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung is returning to where it began.

Apple VP of enterprise sales makes unexpected departure

Tuesday February 07, 2017

An Apple vice president responsible for government and enterprise sales, John Solomon, has reportedly left the company for reasons unknown.

Apple Pay now accepted by 36% of US merchants, is most common mobile payment platform

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Displacing former leader PayPal, Apple Pay is now the most commonly accepted mobile payment platform among U.S. merchants, according to newly-published survey data.

Latest estimates place holiday Apple Watch sales at 6M with $2.6B in revenue

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Apple may have sold as many as 6 million Apple Watches during the December quarter, generating as much as $2.6 billion in revenue -- and giving the company of almost 80 percent of smartwatch revenues during the period, new research suggests.