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2016

Decision in EU probe of Apple's Irish tax deals expected in September or October

Wednesday July 13, 2016

Following a meeting with European Commission chief Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday, Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said he expects the EU antitrust regulator to reach a decision in its investigation into Apple's Ireland tax agreements by September or October.

Latest iOS 10 beta enables support for live broadcasting

Wednesday July 13, 2016

The latest iOS 10 beta appears to open up live streaming support for apps, as Apple originally promised during June's Worldwide Developer Conference.

Rumor: Battery in Apple's 'iPhone 7' will be 14% bigger than iPhone 6s

Wednesday July 13, 2016

A new rumor claims that although the next-generation iPhone is expected to be the thinnest model ever, Apple will still manage to squeeze in a 1960mAh battery, coming in just over 14 percent larger than the battery in the iPhone 6s.

Pokemon Go update fixes login problems, sponsored game content coming soon

Wednesday July 13, 2016

The blockbuster hit Pokmon Go was issued its second update on Wednesday, fixing login problems. In addition, code inspections seem to point to fast food chain McDonalds as a future app sponsor, potentially for in-game "Pokestop" locations.

Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch's new 'Emergency SOS' call feature could save your life

Wednesday July 13, 2016

The upcoming watchOS 3 update for Apple Watch brings a number of new functions to the wearable device's side button, including quick access to "Medical ID" data for first responders, and a new "Emergency SOS" function that can call 9-1-1 and notify loved ones.

Facebook Messenger gains 3D Touch, Lightroom for iOS gets direct RAW imports

Wednesday July 13, 2016

Facebook on Wednesday updated its Messenger iPhone app with support for 3D Touch, while Adobe released a new version of Lightroom for iOS, making important additions such as direct import of RAW files, and support for keyboard shortcuts on iPads.

Killer Deals: $400 off 21" iMac (2.7GHz, 8GB, 1TB); $550 off 1.3GHz 12" MacBook; up to $300 off Airs with free gifts

Wednesday July 13, 2016

Midweek deals are pouring in with exclusive cash discounts at Apple authorized reseller B&H. Score a Late 2013 21-inch iMac (2.7GHz, 8GB, 1TB) for $899 or Apple's fastest 2015 12-inch MacBook in Space Gray (1.3GHz, 8GB, 256GB) for $999 ($550 off). Apple's 13-inch MacBook Airs are also $100-$300 off with free gifts valued up to $99.90.

Inside Apple Campus 2 and its vast expanses of sedak glass

Wednesday July 13, 2016

Apple's ambitious Campus 2 project makes extensive use of massive glass panels built by German fabricator sedak, specifically chosen to blur the lines between office space inside and serene landscapes outside, much the same way that the company's products seek to blur the line between hardware and software.

New Apple-exclusive interface arrives in ABC streaming TV revamp

Wednesday July 13, 2016

In a move to appeal to cable cutters, ABC has refreshed its streaming video service with a new user interface designed specifically for Apple's iOS and tvOS, as well as more on-demand content and an expansion of markets eligible for a local live feed.

New photos of alleged Lightning EarPods for Apple's 'iPhone 7' match recent leak

Wednesday July 13, 2016

New images posted on Wednesday are said to depict Lightning-equipped EarPods intended for Apple's "iPhone 7," which is commonly expected to ditch a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack when it ships this fall.

Apple supplier LG Display pivots towards OLEDs in face of slower iPhone sales, Chinese competition

Wednesday July 13, 2016

LG Display will boost its investment in OLED production, according to the company's CEO, in order to cope with being pinched by slowing iPhone sales and competition from Chinese panel suppliers.

European expansion of Pokemon Go commences with launch in Germany

Wednesday July 13, 2016

The Pokmon Go App Store domination continues, with the German launch of the game seeing server overloads similar to the game's blockbuster U.S. launch.

Open casting call begins for first original Apple TV series 'Planet of the Apps'

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Television production company Propagate on Tuesday announced the start of an open casting call for "Planet of the Apps," an original series about the app economy coproduced by Apple.

Firm sues Apple over 'fast-charge' battery tech used in iPhone 6s

Tuesday July 12, 2016

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday accuses Apple of infringing a 2010 patent via the battery charging technology in the iPhone 6s, along with "any similar devices."

macOS Sierra may expand use of Dark Mode to native app backgrounds

Tuesday July 12, 2016

When macOS Sierra launches this fall, it might include an improved Dark Mode which carries the theme beyond just the Dock and menu bar, according to posts by a developer on Twitter.

Privacy Shield gives US firms new pact for accessing European data

Tuesday July 12, 2016

On Tuesday a new pact, Privacy Shield, went into effect between the U.S. and the European Union, giving American companies a simpler alternative to dealing with the E.U.'s normal data protection rules when shuttling data across the Atlantic.

Update fixes 'Pokemon Go' Google account permissions issue

Tuesday July 12, 2016

An update for the popular iPhone game Pokmon Go was released on Tuesday, restricting Google account permissions to the bare minimum needed for the app to function.

Giveaway: Win a Jamstik Portable SmartGuitar and Custom Carrying Case

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Zivix is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of three Jamstik+ Portable SmartGuitars complete with a Custom Carrying Case valued at $349.99.

Smartwatch users rank Apple Watch best in class in new JD Power survey

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Wearable device customer satisfaction rankings released by J.D. Power on Tuesday place the Apple Watch at the top of the heap, edging second-place finisher Samsung as the best smartwatch on the market today.

Apple considering Russian repair center in wake of local iPhone lawsuit - report

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Apple is reportedly contemplating some form of central repair center in Russia, following a lawsuit from customer who found he couldn't get his iPhone screen fixed or replaced directly by the company.