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2016

Microsoft buys professional social networking service LinkedIn for $26.2B

Monday June 13, 2016

Microsoft on Monday announced it will acquire LinkedIn in an all-cash transaction worth $26.2 billion, bringing more than 433 million members of the social networking site under the Redmond, Wash., company's banner.

Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016

Sunday June 12, 2016

On Monday, Apple will finally reveal an assortment of new technologies and initiatives it's been working on over the past year. Here's a look at some of the ideas Apple likely--or hopefully--has on its agenda.

Siri response raises hopes for 'dark mode' in iOS 10

Sunday June 12, 2016

A curious response from Apple's Siri indicates the virtual assistant will soon support "dark mode" settings, suggesting forthcoming integration with OS X, or a highly anticipated introduction of dark mode functionality on iOS.

Review: Philips Hue White Ambiance kit delivers bang for the buck in HomeKit lighting

Sunday June 12, 2016

Philips' latest entry into the Hue smartbulb line should strike a good balance between cost and features for most people, even if there are some rough edges the company could stand to polish.

New Apple Campus 2 tour highlights 'breathing' concrete, glass panels, power tech & more

Saturday June 11, 2016

A new tour of Apple's Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino -- due to start operations in early 2017 -- offers a close-up glimpse of the building's progress, and some of its unique architectural details.

Siri query returns response about Mac OS X Finder app ahead of WWDC

Saturday June 11, 2016

Just a few days before Apple is widely expected to unveil Siri for Mac, a prompt to the voice-driven personal assistant on iPhone is mentioning the OS X file management application, Finder.

This week on AI: App Store shakeup, new Apple Watch bands, Apple sells energy & more

Saturday June 11, 2016

Newsmakers mostly held their collective breath ahead of next week's WWDC in San Francisco, but Apple surprised developers by announcing some major changes to the App Store, some of which will take effect as soon as Monday.

Apple prepares San Francisco venues for WWDC 2016

Friday June 10, 2016

As it does every year, Apple on Friday began to decorate the two main San Francisco venues that will host this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, installing banners, flags, utility equipment and more.

Deals: $140-$430 off 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with AppleCare; 32GB 9.7-inch iPad Pros (WiFi, Cellular) for $699

Friday June 10, 2016

This week, shoppers can save $200-$430 on 15-inch MacBook Pros bundled with AppleCare -- plus score a free Canon printer. Or snap up a smaller 13-inch MacBook Pro, also with three years of AppleCare, for $140-$270 off MSRP. On top of that, those in the market for an iPad can grab the new 32GB 9.7-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) for $699. Systems without AppleCare are also up to $250 off.

Bluetooth 5 to debut next week with 4X speed, 2X range of Bluetooth 4.2

Friday June 10, 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group on Friday pegged an official June announcement date for Bluetooth 5, a next-generation near-range wireless transmission technology set to feature substantial performance gains over the existing Bluetooth 4.2 protocol.

Apple preparing changes to MacBook lineup this month

Friday June 10, 2016

Whether it's entirely new hardware, a spec bump, or simply price adjustments, Apple apparently has something different in the works for its MacBook lineup this month, AppleInsider has been led to believe.

Apple rumored to announce Apple Pay for the web at WWDC 2016

Friday June 10, 2016

Building on rumors claiming Apple Pay would see website integration this year, a report on Friday says Apple is planning to officially announce the new payment feature at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote next week.

Amazon preparing standalone streaming music service to compete with Spotify, Apple Music

Friday June 10, 2016

Putting it in more direct competition with rivals, Amazon is readying a standalone music streaming service independent of regular Prime subscriptions, a report claimed on Friday.

Apple needs a reuse plan for 100s of millions of old iPhones: iOSR

Friday June 10, 2016

As Apple prepares to show off its latest iOS 10 at Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference, it faces a purported threat of Peak iPhone sales, potentially complicated by a lengthening replacement cycle for new smartphones. But there's also another problem: how to recycle or otherwise manage the increasingly large volume of old iPhones it has already sold. The problem itself could offer a solution: a second life for old iPhones.

Coach Apple Watch bands will be available in a dozen stores as WWDC kicks off

Friday June 10, 2016

A total of 12 Coach retail outlets --four of them in New York City -- will carry the luxury fashion brand's new Apple Watch bands starting this Sunday, a day before Apple's WWDC keynote.

Apple TV's universal search picks up Bravo, E!, Syfy & USA

Friday June 10, 2016

Apple on Friday added four more universal search options for American owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV, namely Bravo, E!, Syfy, and USA.

Facebook for iOS updates with support for uploading 360-degree photos

Friday June 10, 2016

The latest update to Facebook's iOS app lets users upload 360-degree photos directly from their iPhone or iPad, according to the social network.

Intel LTE modems to power AT&T version of Apple's 'iPhone 7' - report

Friday June 10, 2016

Apple's next-generation handset will be a big win for chipmaker Intel, as the so-called "iPhone 7" series will reportedly ditch Qualcomm LTE modems for certain models, including AT&T in the U.S.

Apple signs deal to harness energy from landfill gas in North Carolina

Friday June 10, 2016

Continuing the company's efforts in green energy, Apple and North Carolina's Catawba County have reportedly signed a 16-year lease agreement that will let it build a plant generating power from landfill gas.

Developers can gate apps behind subscriptions, within limits, Apple says

Friday June 10, 2016

Incoming App Store policies will not only allow any app to offer a subscription, but in many cases enable developers to gate all of their content behind one, according to Apple.