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2017

First look: Lightweight Nike Sport Band is now sold separately from Apple Watch for $49

Thursday March 23, 2017

This week, Apple expanded the lineup of band options for Apple Watch owners, including the ability to buy the Nike Sport Band on its own. AppleInsider offers fitness-focused Apple Watch users a first look at the add-on accessory.

Apple's iPhone, Samsung phones nearly equal in J.D. Power satisfaction survey

Thursday March 23, 2017

While Apple and the iPhone ranked first in a survey of U.S. customer satisfaction with smartphones, the company's chief rival -- Samsung -- came second by only the slimmest of margins, according to a J.D. Power report published on Thursday.

How to implement Apple's two-factor authentication for security on Mac, iPhone, or iPad

Thursday March 23, 2017

Given all the talk in the news about a possible hacker mass-wipe of iCloud accounts, it seems only prudent for users to take precautions, and a good safety measure is two-factor authentication -- AppleInsider shows you how to turn it on from your Mac or your iPhone.

Latest leaked CIA hack focuses on Apple's macOS, utilizes patched Thunderbolt EFI exploit

Thursday March 23, 2017

A second batch of CIA "Vault 7" documents published by WikiLeaks reveals some penetration methods for Mac hardware in-use by the CIA, none of which are wide-reaching, requiring physical device access to implement.

Wells Fargo to open up iPhone-based ATM withdrawals next week, no Apple Pay yet

Thursday March 23, 2017

Following the end of a successful pilot project, Wells Fargo will be opening up smartphone-based withdrawals at all 13,000 of its U.S. ATMs on Monday, March 27 -- though support for Apple Pay isn't yet on the horizon.

The tech inside: San Francisco's Electroluxx art & dance party

Thursday March 23, 2017

Electroluxx is a reoccurring, technology-fueled creative art and dance party held at San Francisco's Public Works venue. Here's a look at the tech that goes into coordinating the event, building interactive projection art, visualizations, lighting, a wireless silent disco and Virtual Reality experiences.

4-year-old saves mother's life by asking Apple's Siri to call emergency services

Thursday March 23, 2017

A four-year-old boy in the United Kingdom saved his mother's life after she collapsed, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed, by unlocking his mother's iPhone and asking Siri to contact the emergency services.

US Attorney General claims a 'few weeks' needed to harvest data from rioters' locked iPhones

Thursday March 23, 2017

The U.S. Attorney General coordinating the prosecution of 214 of the demonstrators arrested during the inauguration has declared that the cell phones, including iPhones, obtained during the arrests will be unlocked in the next few weeks.

Apple to start Indian iPhone manufacturing within next two months

Thursday March 23, 2017

Apple's Indian manufacturing will finally begin within the next 4 to 6 weeks at a Wistron plant in Bangalore -- and more ambitious plans are already being hatched.

Apple investigating accessory that turns iPhone, iPad into full-fledged touchscreen laptop

Thursday March 23, 2017

An Apple patent application published Thursday details a so-called "thin" portable hardware accessory that boasts the components necessary to act as a laptop surrogate for iPhones and iPads.

Apple responds to hacker claims, says systems not breached

Thursday March 23, 2017

Apple in a statement late Wednesday responded to claims that a hacking group is threatening to wipe hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads using stolen credentials, saying its own systems have not been compromised.

Tim Cook says Apple in China for long haul, touts job creation in new interview

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook took time out of his China tour this week to speak with a local news publication about the company's regional intentions, saying Apple is planting deep roots in the country, from job creation to economic and environmental investments.

Apple acquires automation app Workflow, title to remain on App Store for free

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Apple on Wednesday finalized a deal to acquire popular automation app Workflow and its three-member development team for an undisclosed sum, and is for now leaving the title on the App Store where it will be free to download.

AT&T, Verizon join firms pulling millions in ads from Google, YouTube over hate, terrorist content

Wednesday March 22, 2017

The U.K. advertising backlash against Google is spreading to the United States. Mobile carriers AT&T and Verizon, Enterprise car rental and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline are among the major ad buyers acting to distance their brands from the offensive and extremist content that saturates YouTube.

Newly announced iPad coming 'next week' to Apple stores, other retail establishments

Wednesday March 22, 2017

While the newly announced 9-7 inch iPad can be ordered from Apple's online store on Friday, users wanting to purchase it in Apple Retail stores or other large electronics stores will need to wait until "next week," according to Apple.

Starbucks gifts coming to Apple's Messages app with Apple Pay

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Starting in April, iPhone owners will be able to gift Starbucks purchases to others by way of the native iOS Messages app and Apple Pay, the coffee chain announced on Wednesday.

Google Maps gets location sharing for Apple's iPhone & iPad

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Google will soon start rolling out real-time location sharing for users of its Maps app for iOS and Android, offering a feature similar to Apple's Find My Friends, or Google's own defunct Latitude.

How to open a playlist in a new window in iTunes 12.6 on macOS

Wednesday March 22, 2017

With the release of iTunes 12.6, Apple has restored the ability to open a playlist in a new window on macOS --- here's how to do it.

Movie studios talk $30 rentals for films still in theaters as Apple pushes for content on iTunes

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Hollywood studios are reportedly showing "greater flexibility" in negotiations with theater chains about the prospect of early movie rentals -- something that could affect Apple, which is also allegedly pursuing early streaming via the iTunes Store.

2017 iPad vs. iPad Air 2 vs. iPad Air: What's new and different in Apple's latest tablet?

Wednesday March 22, 2017

With the last update to the iPad Air line over two years ago, how does Apple's new 2017 iPad compare to its predecessors? AppleInsider takes a look at the three statistically, to see how they stack up.