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2017

MCX sells one-time Apple Pay challenger CurrentC to JPMorgan Chase

Friday March 10, 2017

JPMorgan Chase on Friday said it has reached an agreement with the Merchant Customer Exchange to buy the consortium's financial technology assets -- the defunct CurrentC mobile payments platform -- as the bank works to build out its own Chase Pay solution.

AT&T adds 3Mbps unlimited GoPhone tier as Verizon exempts FiOS video from cellular caps

Friday March 10, 2017

U.S. carrier AT&T on Friday debuted yet another unlimited phone plan, this time bringing the option to prepaid GoPhone customers for $60 per month -- albeit at low speeds. Verizon meanwhile fired its own salvo in the "unlimited" battle, exempting FiOS video from caps on its cellular plans.

WeberHaus will offer HomeKit-enabled smart homes in Europe this year

Friday March 10, 2017

Apple's smart home connectivity platform will be offered to more buyers of new homes in Europe, as pre-fabricated house builder WeberHaus has confirmed its home control systems will include support for HomeKit, starting later this year.

Microsoft revamps Cortana for iPhone in renewed bid to take on Apple's Siri

Friday March 10, 2017

Microsoft on Friday released a promised overhaul of its Cortana iPhone app, simplifying the way the AI assistant works on iOS and making it more practical as an alternative -- or complement -- to Apple's native Siri.

1Writer 2.5.1 for iPad blurs the line between note-taking and word processing

Friday March 10, 2017

AppleInsider examines the latest update to 1Writer that brings improved keyboard functionality, plus Dropbox, and Markdown support to the iOS-exclusive writing tool.

Apple retains top spot on Laptop's tech support rankings for third year straight

Friday March 10, 2017

For a third consecutive year, tech publication Laptop has once again awarded the best score in its Tech Support Showdown to Apple, commending its support via phone calls, online chat, and social media accounts.

How to enable Do Not Disturb in macOS and silence notifications

Friday March 10, 2017

Notifications can be a mixed blessing -- for some they keep the chaos of communications down, and allow for rapid response to an email or a Tweet. But for others, can be a distraction that pulls away from the task at hand. AppleInsider shows you how to shut them all down for a while, or just silence a pesky app.

Japan's national security could block Apple suppliers Foxconn & TSMC from Toshiba memory stake

Friday March 10, 2017

The Japanese government is preparing to vet the security of potential bidders for a majority stake in Toshiba's memory business -- something that could give U.S. companies an edge, but stop Apple suppliers Foxconn and TSMC, a report said on Friday.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' & delays, health care & HealthKit, headphones, and the CIA

Friday March 10, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the 'iPhone 8' and delays, healthcare and HealthKit, and mostly-solved vulnerabilities in iOS.

Apple lobbies against 'right to repair' proposal in Nebraska

Thursday March 09, 2017

As reported earlier this year, Apple has sent delegates to officially oppose the passage of a so-called "right to repair" bill in Nebraska that would require the company to provide consumers and third-party repair shops access to service manuals and parts.

Lowest prices of the year! 13" MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar for $1,549 ($250 off); 15" MacBook Pro $2,074 ($325 off) + no tax in 48 states; lifetime Mac app bundle $44

Thursday March 09, 2017

Shoppers can take advantage of the lowest prices of the year on Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, at just $1,549 with no tax in 48 states. Or save $470 on Apple's 2016 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare. A 27" iMac 5K is also $260 off with AppleCare, and Apple's Magic Trackpad 2 is $99 with our exclusive coupon. A lifetime Mac bundle with 10 apps is also $44 through Friday.

Quick take video review: CalDigit TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock

Thursday March 09, 2017

Appleinsider reviews the new CalDigit TS3 Lite, one of the first Thunderbolt 3 docks on the market that promises to solve adapter woes for 2016 MacBook Pro users.

Apple an 'antifragile monopoly,' more secure than critics believe, analyst claims

Thursday March 09, 2017

In spite of views by some investors and critics, Apple is an "antifragile monopoly" that can withstand competition from other giants in the high-tech sector like Amazon and Google, an analyst argued on Thursday.

Google radically scales back glassy new HQ plans, unveils conventional corporate building instead

Thursday March 09, 2017

Less than two years ago, Google unveiled plans to build a new campus project as a vast open air city replete with greenery, inside of a massive glass greenhouse atrium. Now, the company is forwarding plans to build a basic tent-shaped building.

Plex Cloud emerges from beta, turns cloud storage accounts into media servers

Thursday March 09, 2017

Plex on Thursday announced the official launch of Plex Cloud, bringing the remote media access feature out of beta for people with a Plex Pass subscription.

Why the 'iPhone 8' may see Apple finally adopt OLED

Thursday March 09, 2017

Conflicting rumors peg the 2017 iPhone refresh to boast OLED screens in just the "iPhone 8," or the high-end model and in the "iPhone 7s," or in nothing at all. AppleInsider examines the technology, and discusses why -- or why not -- it may make an appearance later in the year.

Relocated Jacksonville Apple store to open on Mar. 11, Grand Rapids outlet to double in size

Thursday March 09, 2017

A bigger, relocated Apple store in Jacksonville, Fla. will open this Saturday at 10 a.m. local time, Apple has announced. Meanwhile a shop in Grand Rapids, Mich. is also set to expand, and a completely new outlet will soon open in the Chinese city of Nanjing.

Apple Pencil charging concept utilizes magnetic iPad Pro Smart Connector

Thursday March 09, 2017

Newly filed patent applications from Apple reveal new ideas the iPad producer has for the Apple Pencil, with images showing a way to charge a version of the stylus with the Smart Connector port.

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.