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2017

Mother's Day 2017 Gift Guide: The best tech gifts your mom will love

Monday May 08, 2017

With Mother's Day less than a week away, we're rounding up the best gifts for the Apple-loving mom, including smart kitchen gadgets, iOS devices, W1 headphones and more. Best of all, each gift can be shipped for arrival by May 14.

Apple confirms reduced App Store affiliate commission rates apply to in-app purchases

Monday May 08, 2017

After sowing confusion by announcing, but seemingly not implementing, an iTunes Affiliate Program commission rate change in April, Apple on Sunday clarified that the updated terms only apply to in-app purchases.

Killer Deal: Apple's 2017 9.7" iPads for $299 ($30 off) with free shipping, no tax in 48 states

Sunday May 07, 2017

For one week only, shoppers can save $30 instantly on Apple's 2017 32GB iPad (Wi-Fi Only) in all three colors. Plus, each iPad qualifies for free expedited shipping, and B&H will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Apple Maps street-level imagery vans hitting Connecticut for first time

Sunday May 07, 2017

Apple has updated its street-level vehicle-mounted photography site, and in addition to efforts continuing all over the U.S. and overseas, vehicles associated with the project are now cruising streets in Connecticut.

Why Apple is expected to stick with Lightning over USB-C in the new 'iPhone 8'

Sunday May 07, 2017

A new iPhone is coming and it is probably loaded with all the technology Apple can bring to bear -- but the "iPhone 8" will probably be missing USB-C when it launches. AppleInsider explains why Apple will probably stick with Lightning for at least another year.

Sonos Playbar speaker does all-in-one TV & music for Apple device owners

Saturday May 06, 2017

Even with a few rough edges, the Sonos Playbar may be a handy way for Apple device owners to tackle all of their living room audio needs.

This week on AI: Apple's Siri speaker exposed, iPhone sales down, $1B US manufacturing fund & more

Saturday May 06, 2017

Apple revealed its March-quarter financial results on Tuesday, which saw profits up, but iPhone sales down. Perhaps the most interesting news of the week however was more information about Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor, based on Siri.

Delivery.com removes Apple Pay as payment option for laundry services

Saturday May 06, 2017

Popular on-demand delivery services platform delivery.com on Friday notified users that it no longer accepts Apple Pay for laundry orders, saying the payment option was removed for problems outside the company's control.

Spotify, others file EU complaint over Apple and Google app store practices

Friday May 05, 2017

Apple and Google are being targeted by a host of European internet services firms, including streaming music leader Spotify, that are urging the European Commission to investigate the tech giants over "troubling" app store practices.

Apple's Phil Schiller makes argument for screens on voice assistant devices like Amazon Echo

Friday May 05, 2017

Amidst rumors of a Siri home speaker, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller in an interview published this week offered his thoughts on dedicated voice assistants like Amazon's Echo, saying the lack of an onboard screen is a hindrance in many situations.

Deals: $25 off 2017 iPad; high-end 15" MacBook Pro for $2,799 ($100 off); $250 off 12" MacBook; $20-$100 off Apple Watch 2

Friday May 05, 2017

Heading into the weekend, shoppers can pick up the new 128GB 9.7" iPad (Wi-Fi + LTE) for $534 ($25 off) with no tax in 48 states. Apple's Radeon 460 15" MacBook Pro is also $100 off, while the top of the line 12" MacBook is now $1,499 ($250 off). Apple Watch Series 2 devices are also up to $100 off.

YouTube developing free original shows with Kevin Hart, Ellen DeGeneres & others

Friday May 05, 2017

Possibly concerned about the growing amount of original video on competiting services like Netflix, Hulu, and Apple Music, Google's YouTube has announced plans to premiere six new shows, starring people like Ellen DeGeneres and comedian Kevin Hart.

Metallica's Lars Ulrich to host weekly Beats 1 show on Apple Music

Friday May 05, 2017

Metallica's outspoken drummer's show on Beats 1 called "It's Electric!" will be "unfiltered, unscripted and completely all over the place" with a launch on May 7 at 3 p.m. Pacific Time with guest Iggy Pop.

Windows malware 'Snake' ported to Mac for first time, masquerades as Adobe Flash

Friday May 05, 2017

A piece of malware long targeting Windows users -- known sometimes as "Snake," "Turla," or "Uroboros" -- is now reportedly being turned against Mac owners.

With Apple rumored to launch Siri home speaker, Amazon preps flagship touchscreen Echo

Friday May 05, 2017

As rumors continue to heat up regarding a Siri-driven personal home assistant with high-end audio, Amazon is preparing to expand its own Alexa lineup, with a new leak revealing a touchscreen flagship Echo with camera.

Fender intros iPhone-connected Mustang GT guitar amps with preset sharing

Friday May 05, 2017

Fender on Friday launched a new line of guitar amps, the Mustang GT series, notable for including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth -- which not only enables streaming music, but changing up presets via an associated iPhone and Android app, Fender Tone.

Prince's estate looking at bringing 'Purple Rain' debut footage, documentary to Apple Music

Friday May 05, 2017

Prince's estate is readying an unreleased concert film from the seminal '80s album 'Purple Rain' with accompanying documentary footage, and is reportedly shopping it around to Apple Music and other streaming services.

Apple's latest bond sale more modest than earlier offerings, hits $7 billion

Friday May 05, 2017

Following the initial notification of a new bond sale on Thursday, Apple has launched the offering and raised $7 billion in a six-part sale with due dates ranging to 2027.

Amazon may finally cave, bring Prime Video to Apple TV this summer

Friday May 05, 2017

After years of holding out to push its own Fire TV streaming devices, Amazon may finally be ready to bring its on-demand video service to Apple TV in the form of a dedicated app, making it easier for subscribers to access Prime Video in Apple's ecosystem.

Germany's Bosch wins orders to supply motion sensors for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

Friday May 05, 2017

German supplier Bosch will provide some of the motion sensors for "the next iPhone," diverting some orders away from Apple's once exclusive supplier, InvenSense, according to a report.