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2016

China UnionPay cards purportedly shown working with Apple Pay as launch looms

Thursday January 21, 2016

As Apple gears up to launch its mobile payments offering in China early this year, some Chinese consumers seem to have found the service coming online more quickly than expected.

Apple assembler Foxconn bids $5.3 billion to take over iPhone display maker Sharp

Thursday January 21, 2016

In a potential merging of two key Apple suppliers, Foxconn has officially bid $5.3 billion to take over Sharp -- a move that would resolve the display maker's considerable growing debts.

Apple to reportedly open R&D center in backyard of BlackBerry's auto division

Thursday January 21, 2016

A report on Wednesday claims Apple recently leased office space in Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa, Canada that BlackBerry's QNX Software Systems arm calls home, suggesting the iPhone maker might be looking to develop automotive software in the region.

Apple to open first iOS App Development Center in Europe, promises international expansion

Thursday January 21, 2016

Apple on Thursday announced plans to open its first iOS App Development Center in Naples, Italy, to provide developers in Europe the practical skills and training they need to contribute to a growing app ecosystem.

Apple's Siri voice recognition technology target of patent lawsuit

Thursday January 21, 2016

Dot 23 Technologies, a non-practicing entity located in Texas, is looking to take Apple to trial for implementing Siri into the iPhone platform, alleging the virtual assistant's voice dialing and geolocation capabilities infringe upon three patents.

Apple website suggests Night Shift to gain Control Center integration

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Apple might be looking to make Night Shift an integral and easily accessible part of iOS, as an official screenshot posted to the company's website shows Control Center implementation on an iPad Air 2.

Apple updates Logic Pro X, MainStage 3 pro apps with new features and enhancements

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Following Apple's consumer oriented music app updates on Wednesday, the company pushed out new versions of its professional audio software Logic Pro X and Mainstage 3, each bringing numerous feature additions and performance improvements.

Apple patches iOS captive portal bug that let hackers impersonate victims online

Wednesday January 20, 2016

An iOS bug that allowed malicious agents to impersonate end users' identities by granting read/write access to website cookies was fixed with the release of iOS 9.2.1 on Tuesday, some two and a half years after it was first reported to Apple.

Apple profiles Adele producer Greg Kurstin to promote Logic Pro X

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Persisting with the day's music theme, Apple on Wednesday posted a new promotional profile on its website for Logic Pro X, concentrating on Adele producer Greg Kurstin.

Apple increases iOS App Store revenue lead, now earns 75% more than Android's Google Play

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Despite a huge jump in Android app downloads from Google Play fueled by the company's expansion into developing markets, Apple's iOS App Store continues to bring in more money and has actually increased its lead in profitability over Android's official store.

Apple updates Logic Remote with new iPhone and iPad Pro interfaces

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Continuing a string of music-related updates, Apple on Wednesday released a new version of Logic Remote, upgrading the app with support for the iPhone and the iPad Pro.

Another new kernel flaw that Google won't fix for Android users prompts more switching to Apple's iOS

Wednesday January 20, 2016

A new kernel privilege escalation flaw discovered in the Linux kernel requires server operators to install a patch, but is not going to be fixed for the majority of Android users. After record numbers switched to iOS last quarter, Google's inability to update its user base is inciting switchers to move to iPhones even faster.

UBS sees record 75M holiday iPhone sales driven by Apple's lower priced models

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Investment firm UBS believes Apple sold a record number of iPhones during the just-concluded December quarter, but that fewer customers opted for Apple's high-end models when compared to a year prior, based on new market research.

New York City gains public gigabit Wi-Fi through first LinkNYC kiosks

Wednesday January 20, 2016

A long-awaited public Wi-Fi initiative, LinkNYC, is now officially live in New York City, providing people within range of the kiosks with free Internet access as well as ports for charging phones and tablets.

T-Pain demos GarageBand for iOS updates while wearing an iced out Apple Watch

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Despite persistent rumors that the Apple Watch isn't performing as well as expected, the wearable doesn't seem to have lost its cultural cachet as it continues to appear on famous wrists -- including GarageBand ambassador and autotune enthusiast T-Pain.

iOS 9.2.1 makes speed boosts for users with Apple's older iPhone 4s and 5

Wednesday January 20, 2016

The iOS 9.2.1 update can potentially make iOS 9 a smoother experience for people with older iPhones, according to a new series of YouTube videos featuring side-by-side comparisons with devices running iOS 8.4.1.

Apple releases new Music Memos app for capturing and organizing beats on iPhone

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Apple on Wednesday unveiled a surprise addition to its iOS lineup with a new Music Memos app, designed specifically to help musicians and songwriters craft new musical ideas on the go.

Apple updates GarageBand for iOS with Live Loops, inspired by DJ hardware controllers & drum machines

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Apple on Wednesday launched GarageBand 2.1 for iOS, introducing a new feature called Live Loops which aims to make it easy for anyone to create music like a live DJ, and also adding hardware-specific support for the iPad Pro and 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Kia, Honda & Lincoln preparing new vehicles equipped for Apple CarPlay

Wednesday January 20, 2016

In the first half of 2016, three more vehicles -- from Kia, Honda, and Lincoln -- are set to expand the range of models supporting Apple's CarPlay platform.

Ford says Apple and Google are 'welcome' to join automotive arena

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Ford is glad to see Apple and Google join the automotive world with their exploration of self-driving vehicles, an executive said in a newly-published video interview.