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2016

UK supermarket giant Asda tests support for Apple Pay

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Major U.K. supermarket chain Asda is currently in real-world testing of Apple Pay, despite its parent company, Walmart, not offering any compatibility whatsoever in North America.

Sony brings wireless PS4 DualShock 4 controller support to Mac with new $25 dongle

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Mac gamers will gain full functionality with Sony's DualShock 4 controller, including touchpad, vibration, and stereo headset jack -- via a new USB wireless adapter priced at $24.99.

Touch controllers on iPhone 6, 6 Plus failing in specific way for some users

Tuesday August 23, 2016

A handful of users of the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are reporting manifestation of display aberrations and inconsistent touch functionality -- and a screen replacement doesn't fix the problem.

Pyle launches low-end attack on GoPro with iPhone- & Apple Watch-connected $80 4K camera

Tuesday August 23, 2016

The newest affordable action camera from electronics maker Pyle Audio captures 4K video at 120 frames per second, along with offering iOS connectivity and an array of mounting accessories.

Apple to reopen Thousand Oaks store on Saturday, close Cambridge shop for renovations

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Apple is set to reopen one outlet in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Saturday, and will close another in Cambridge, Mass. just a day later to begin renovations.

Giveaway: Win a Stanley Stand and iPhone Wally Wallet Case from Distil Union

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Distil Union is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of five bundles containing a Stanley Stand and iPhone Wally Wallet Case.

Lyft president says ridesharing service isn't looking to sell, blames Uber for rumors

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Ridesharing service Lyft is not actively looking for a buyer, though it has been approached by interested parties in the past, according to the company's president.

Facebook tests new autoplaying videos with sound for iOS users

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Facebook on Tuesday began a limited test of new video autoplay technology for its mobile app, including a version that begins playing audio automatically as a person scrolls past a clip in their News Feed.

Primax tipped to be building dual-lens camera modules for 'iPhone 7 Plus'

Tuesday August 23, 2016

A Taiwanese supplier, Primax Electronics, will be manufacturing at least some of the dual-lens camera modules for Apple's "iPhone 7" line, a report indicated on Tuesday.

Apple-licensed iPod navigation patent invalidated by US regulatory agency

Tuesday August 23, 2016

A patent that Creative Technologies used in the beginning of the century against the iPod forcing a $100 million payout by Apple has been invalidated, saving the rest of the smartphone industry from costly settlements and protracted legal battles.

Apple patent details visual-based AR navigation, confirms Flyby Media acquisition

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent detailing a method of device localization -- mapping -- using computer vision and inertial measurement sensors, one of the first inventions to be reassigned from this year's acquisition of augmented reality startup Flyby Media.

Samsung to shut down Milk Music streaming service in September

Monday August 22, 2016

Samsung on Monday announced it will officially end Milk Music streaming services in September, bringing an end to the company's in-house product that launched in the U.S. only two years ago.

Amazon looks to debut Echo-only streaming music service, undercut industry pricing by half

Monday August 22, 2016

In a move that undercuts the entire streaming music industry, online retail giant Amazon is reportedly developing $4 or $5 per month subscription service that could see release next month. The catch: the service only works with Amazon Echo hardware.

Apple issues sixth public, seventh developer betas of macOS Sierra

Monday August 22, 2016

Apple on Monday released sixth public and seventh developer previews of macOS Sierra, continuing to pave the way for a final release due sometime this fall.

Sony readies its first aftermarket receiver with Apple CarPlay support

Monday August 22, 2016

Expanding CarPlay's so-far limited number of aftermarket upgrade options, Sony has announced the XAV-AX100, its first receiver to support the Apple platform.

10th anniversary Apple Music Festival to start Sept. 18 in London

Monday August 22, 2016

Apple on Monday announced the 10th anniversary Apple Music Festival, which will run from Sept. 18 through 30 at London's Roundhouse.

Samsung adopting Apple-like plan to sell refurbished smartphones

Monday August 22, 2016

Samsung is reportedly planning a dip into first-party sales of refurbished phones, pursuing a strategy similar to Apple in an effort to boost profits.

Apple may launch three new iPhones in 2017, limiting curved OLED to one model - report

Monday August 22, 2016

Apple is preparing not two but three new iPhone models for 2017, the third of which will have a curved OLED screen similar to the Edge versions of Samsung's Galaxy phones, a report claimed on Monday.

Google removing support for Chrome Apps in Mac browser by 2018

Monday August 22, 2016

Google is continuing a migration away from Chrome apps, and has revealed a plan to cut packaged and hosted apps from its standalone Web browser in the next two years.

Apple loses ground in Indian smartphone market, iPhone 5s still favored over SE - research

Monday August 22, 2016

Despite Apple attempts to push deeper into the Indian smartphone market, the iPhone is still largely failing to gain traction, according to a recent research study.