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2017

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.

Deals: 13" MacBook Air for $799 ($200 off); 512GB 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,849 ($150 off); Beats Tour2 headphones for $55 + no tax in 48 states

Tuesday March 14, 2017

B&H Photo this week is offering shoppers $200 off two popular 13" MacBook Air configurations or $150 off Apple's Late 2016 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage. Beats Tour2 in-ear headphones are also marked down to $54.95 with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple Park HQ buttressed by Central & Wolfe 'AC3' campus in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Alongside the soon-to-open Apple Park, the iPhone maker's lesser-known "AC3" Central & Wolfe campus is also nearing completion, boasting many of the same environmental efforts that the main campus will provide.

Rare functional Apple-1 hits auction block in May with $320,000 estimated price

Tuesday March 14, 2017

A vintage Apple-1 computer is going on sale via auction in May, with the rare computer and an archive of documents, including the manual and notes of phone calls with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, estimated to sell for up to $320,000.

Apple issues sixth betas of watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 to developers

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Accompanying the latest beta releases of iOS and macOS that arrived on Monday, Apple on Tuesday pushed out new builds of watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 for testing.

Hacker, iOS researcher Jonathan Zdziarski hired by Apple's device security department

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski has attracted the attention of Apple, and has accepted a position within the iPhone manufacturer's Security Engineering and Architecture team.

'Proton' Mac trojan has Apple code-signing signatures, sold to 'customers' for $50K

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Security researchers have discovered the existence of a new trojan dubbed "Proton" being marketed in hacking forums to online criminals, claiming to ship with genuine Apple code-signing signatures that could make it a greater risk to victims.

Apple & others back Google in opposing FBI warrant for overseas emails

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Apple has reportedly joined Amazon, Cisco, and Microsoft in signing an amicus brief in support of Google, which a Pennsylvania court recently ordered to hand over emails from foreign servers in compliance with an FBI warrant.

Concept imagines Apple's 'iPhone 8' with Siri-based augmented reality

Tuesday March 14, 2017

A new set of concept renders for Apple's "iPhone 8" -- sometimes known as the "iPhone X" or "iPhone Edition" -- envisions the device making use of augmented reality technology to let Siri and widgets connect with the outside world.

LG UltraFine 5K disconnect saga seemingly over, third parties used to retrofit RF shielding

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Continued testing of the LG UltraFine 5K displays has discovered that while the new monitors are very slightly sensitive to high-powered RF emissions like from a very close cell tower or military radar like any monitor, the interference problems are rectified, with older monitors retrofitted by authorized third parties even less sensitive to the same emissions.

Rumor: Apple to debut 10.5-inch iPad Pro at special event in early April

Tuesday March 14, 2017

The rumor mill is ablaze about a supposed 10.5-inch iPad Pro, with the latest claims out of East Asia saying Apple has pushed up manufacturing of the alleged flagship tablet to make an early April launch.

Snap poaches Apple News media manager to work on Discover section

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Snap, formerly known as Snapchat, recently hired Donna Ogier away from Apple to work on Discover, the money making app section dedicated to news and entertainment content.

Apple snubs Nokia's Withings on new HomeKit accessories webpage

Monday March 13, 2017

Apple recently revamped its online list of HomeKit-compatible products to include status updates on upcoming products. While the catalog includes products from a number of manufacturers, it fails to mention a security camera from major brand Nokia's Withings subsidiary.

Mazda says Apple CarPlay support coming soon, including retroactive upgrades

Monday March 13, 2017

Apple's CarPlay -- and Android Auto -- will be coming to Mazda vehicles sometime in the near future, the Japanese automaker revealed on Monday, taking it off the list of major holdouts in CarPlay support.

Apple's new 'Sticker Fight' ad for iPhone 7 emphasizes iMessage feature

Monday March 13, 2017

The latest in Apple's advertising campaign for the iPhone 7 and iOS 10 brings Apple's "stickers" feature into the real world in a playful and colorful manner.

Asthma study using Apple's ResearchKit proven accurate when compared to existing research

Monday March 13, 2017

A study reports ResearchKit is an extremely effective way to conduct medical research, with patient data collected from asthma sufferers via Apple's framework found to correlate with the results of similar studies using established data collection methods.