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2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivering MIT commencement speech in June

Thursday December 08, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook has agreed to deliver the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 2017 commencement address to graduates of the class of 2017 on Friday, June 9.

Adobe Lightroom updated for iOS, macOS; brings one-handed editing to iPhone

Thursday December 08, 2016

Adobe has issued an update to the macOS and iOS versions of Lightroom, adding one-handed editing features for the iPhone, with similar changes coming to the Mac and iPad in a later revision.

Spotify drops efforts to buy SoundCloud in prep for IPO plans - report

Thursday December 08, 2016

Apple's chief rival in on-demand music, Spotify, has backed away from trying to buy another important player in the space, SoundCloud, according to a report.

Killer Deals: Save up to $550 on Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and AppleCare

Thursday December 08, 2016

Prices on Apple products are steadily rising as the holiday shopping season begins to wind down. But there's still time for shoppers to save between $250 and $550 on orders for Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pros with Touch Bar and AppleCare by combining our exclusive coupon codes with the benefit of no sales tax on out-of-state orders. A few configurations are in stock and ready to ship.

Apple adds ChargePoint EV stations & app links to Maps coverage

Thursday December 08, 2016

ChargePoint -- claiming to run the world's biggest network of EV charging stations -- on Thursday announced its addition to Apple Maps, letting Mac and iOS device owners quickly find a station if their electric car is beginning to run low.

Sprint, Starbucks now featured as in-game locations for Pokemon Go players

Thursday December 08, 2016

Hot on the heels of Niantic teasing the addition of more creatures to capture, the Pokemon Go developer has announced deals with both Starbucks and Sprint, making stores from both companies in-game features.

Samsung aims to beat Apple with edge-to-edge display, no home button on Galaxy S8

Thursday December 08, 2016

Potentially beating Apple to the punch in some regards, Samsung's next flagship -- the Galaxy S8 -- will allegedly have an edge-to-edge, bezel-free display in all forms, and omit a physical home button in favor of a "virtual" one embedded in the glass.

TSMC seeks space in Taiwan to build next-generation chip fabrication plant

Thursday December 08, 2016

Apple chip manufacturing partner TSMC is in the early stages of planning a $15.7 billion microchip fabrication plant, in an effort to glean more business from from Apple and other companies needing advanced chip designs.

Apple signs deal with wind turbine maker Goldwind to bring clean power to suppliers

Thursday December 08, 2016

Apple has entered into a joint venture with wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology -- better known as Goldwind -- that should help bring more clean energy to its Chinese suppliers.

A decade later, ad team behind iconic 'Get a Mac' campaign recounts development & production

Thursday December 08, 2016

Stars John Hodgman, Justin Long and the ad team responsible for Apple's 'Mac vs. PC' campaign -- launched in conjunction with the Intel Mac -- recently got together and talked about the evolution of the concept, other celebrity ad campaigns proposed and scuttled, and the difficulties of working with perfectionist Steve Jobs.

Super Mario Run demo stations installed in Apple Stores for pre-release play

Thursday December 08, 2016

Nintendo's highly-anticipated "Super Mario Run" will be available to all users on Dec. 15, but until then, people anxious to play the game can head to an Apple Store for a few minutes of hands-on time with the title.

Apple files patent for autonomous vehicle collision avoidance system

Thursday December 08, 2016

In one of the first pieces of documentation proving Apple's investigation into autonomous vehicles, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a patent application describing a basic collision avoidance system that could one day serve as the underpinnings of a self-driving car telemetry solution.

Apple patent filing further details folding iPhone with wraparound display

Thursday December 08, 2016

An Apple invention published Thursday fleshes out the folding iPhone concept revealed in a separate patent grant last week, adding features like a wraparound display and touch sensitive structures to all external surfaces.

Apple asks Beijing court to lift iPhone 6 sales ban, reverse patent infringement ruling

Thursday December 08, 2016

Apple on Wednesday appeared in Chinese court to defend its iPhone 6 from patent infringement charges leveled by now insolvent tech firm Shenzhen Baili, arguing that the Beijing Intellectual Property Office defied legal convention in its decision to ban sales of the device.

Bluetooth SIG adopts Bluetooth 5 with 4X rage and 2X speed, devices due within 2 to 6 months

Wednesday December 07, 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group officially ratified the Bluetooth 5 standard on Wednesday, meaning Apple's next iPhone and iPad models could boast wireless accessory connectivity up to four times the distance of current specification devices at double the speed.

Potential NHL deal could bring Apple iPads to team benches

Wednesday December 07, 2016

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is in late-stage talks with the National Hockey League to bring iPads and supporting backend infrastructure to team benches, a deal similar to one struck with Major League Baseball earlier this year.

US paid Apple at least $600M on foreign cash held as bonds since 2012

Wednesday December 07, 2016

Although technically refusing to repatriate its international revenue to avoid taxes, Apple is actually keeping much of it in the U.S. in the form of bonds -- and generating interest in the process, a report pointed out on Wednesday.

ABC and Disney apps now support Apple's single sign-on feature

Wednesday December 07, 2016

One day after Apple released its new single sign-on feature for tvOS and iOS device owners, longtime partner Disney and its ABC subsidiary added app compatibility with the new authentication service.

After a VR-free year from Apple, VR headsets deemed "the biggest loser" of 2016

Wednesday December 07, 2016

Apple has been attacked throughout the year for failing to jump on the Virtual Reality headset bandwagon following Facebook, Samsung, Google, HTC, Microsoft, Sony and others. Yet after a year of hype, VR headsets remain a niche that's failing to live up to even conservative expectations.

Apple 'iPhone 7s' rumored to retain iPhone 7 design, debut without wireless charging

Wednesday December 07, 2016

Contrary to recent predictions, a report on Wednesday claims the biggest changes coming to Apple's next-generation iPhone models are an upgraded "A11" SoC and new red color option, with the forthcoming handset likely to carry over the design language introduced with iPhone 7.