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2017

Facebook's latest Snapchat Stories clone, Messenger Day, rolls out worldwide

Thursday March 09, 2017

Facebook on Thursday announced the global availability of Messenger Day, a feature within its Messenger app for Android and Apple's iPhone and iPad that appears to be directly based off Snapchat's Stories feature.

Korean corruption trial begins for Samsung head Jay Y. Lee

Thursday March 09, 2017

The acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was put on trial in South Korea on Thursday, facing allegations that he funneled money to a close friend of the country's President in order to gain influence and consolidate power.

Foxconn chairman raises uncertainties over building displays for Apple in USA

Thursday March 09, 2017

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has yet to decide whether or not to proceed with plans to jointly invest in a $7 billion facility in the U.S., with Chairman Terry Gou expressing concerns over government incentives, supply chain issues, and a shortage of skilled labor in the country.

Apple begins strictly enforcing rule that prohibits iOS app updates outside of App Store

Thursday March 09, 2017

Apple is starting to more uniformly enforce a restriction in place since the beginning of the App Store, and is notifying developers pro-actively that it will refuse approval to new apps or updates that include mechanisms to update or alter pre-approved app behavior outside the app store.

Apple exposes how it teaches new languages to Siri, staying ahead of competition

Thursday March 09, 2017

A report on Thursday offered a behind-the-scenes look at how Apple introduces new languages for Siri, suggesting that broader language support is one of the few things keeping the voice assistant competitive in the face of rivals from Amazon and Google.

CIA responds to 'Vault 7' hack leak, WikiLeaks claims only 1% of what it holds was published

Thursday March 09, 2017

The CIA has issued a statement criticizing the massive WikiLeaks reveal of its iPhone, macOS, Android, and Windows hacking department, amidst international outcry about the leak -- and tens of thousands more documents are allegedly on the way.

Apple patent filing sheds light on iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

Thursday March 09, 2017

An Apple patent application published Thursday details an intelligent method of introducing photo background blur using a depth map compiled from data captured by a stereo camera system. The document could shed light on the inner workings of Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus, details of which are sparse.

Conan O'Brien makes mock Apple health ad, sends up Chaffetz's healthcare comments

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Apple's health initiatives like Apple Watch, HealthKit and the iOS Health app are the focus of a new comedic short produced by late night talkshow Conan, which on Wednesday used the products to mock comments a GOP representative made about the nation's affordable healthcare plan.

How to check an iPhone's Activation Lock status online

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Apple scrubbed its iCloud Activation Lock status check tool from its website earlier this year, but a newly discovered workaround promises an alternative online resource for buyers in the market for a secondhand iOS device.

Apple's Green Bonds funded $441.5 million of environmental safety, conservation, climate change action in 2016

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Last February, Apple issued its first Green Bond, a $1.5 billion vehicle for investors seeking to put their capital to work on projects that will reduce the global human impact on climate change, help develop technology products using safer materials and work to conserve scarce resources. The company has now reported on a series of projects financed by those bonds last year.

Didi opens self-driving car lab near Apple in California

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Apple-backed Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi on Wednesday opened an artificial intelligence lab in Mountain View, Calif., where the firm will develop intelligent driving systems and AI-based transportation security.

Founder of Apple-acquired WiFiSlam leaves for startup accelerator

Wednesday March 08, 2017

The founder of WiFiSlam -- an indoor positioning tech company Apple bought in 2013 -- has left Apple after staying four years with the iPhone maker, a report said on Wednesday.

Honda reveals Clarity Electric & Plug-in Hybrid with support for Apple's CarPlay

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Honda on Wednesday announced two upcoming cars, the Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, that will add to a growing roster supporting Apple's CarPlay platform.

WikiLeaks documents show CIA struggling to crack Apple gear, little danger to everyday folk

Wednesday March 08, 2017

While the revelations that the CIA has its own device penetration department, including a section for Apple equipment, a closer look at the revealed data shows an agency struggling with the realities of modern surveillance, and a increasingly sophisticated investigation target base.

iTunes video competitor Vudu coming to app for fourth-gen Apple TV

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Vudu -- Walmart's online video rental and purchase service -- is coming to an app for the fourth-generation Apple TV, according to an engineer with the company.

Deals: Fully loaded 2015 12" MacBook for $1,299 ($450 off); Yuneec refurb Q500 4K Typhoon drone $499; 16GB unlocked iPhone 6 $230

Wednesday March 08, 2017

With very limited supply left, Adorama is taking $450 off Apple's 2015 12-inch MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 512GB) in Space Gray with no tax outside NY and NJ. Top Rated Plus eBay sellers also have refurbished Yuneec drones for $499 ($300 off new) and GSM unlocked 16GB iPhone 6 devices for $229.97.

RBC iOS app update adds pay-by-voice commands to Apple's Siri

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Customers of the Royal Bank of Canada can now perform money transfers with Siri, with an update to the bank's mobile app for iOS adding the ability to make payments from their checking accounts to individuals and companies using a verbal command.

Apple makes available fifth developer beta releases of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2

Wednesday March 08, 2017

A day after the macOS Sierra beta release, Apple on Wednesday published the fifth betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 for developers to download and test.

QardioArm blood pressure monitor with HealthKit support comes to Apple's stores & website

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Qardio on Wednesday announced that its HealthKit-enabled blood pressure monitor, the QardioArm, is now being sold through Apple retail stores, as well as Apple.com.

Apple's iTunes highlights movies, books & TV shows for International Women's Day [ux2]

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Apple helped mark International Women's Day on Wednesday by promoting related themes and content on its iTunes movie, book, and TV stores. [Updated with Apple Music content]