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2017

AirPods vs. Powerbeats3: Which Apple W1 headphones are better for working out and exercising?

Saturday February 18, 2017

Apple now has four pairs of headphones on the market with its proprietary W1 wireless chip, allowing for simpler Bluetooth pairing and better connectivity. But only two of those headphones are really well suited for workouts: Apple's AirPods and the Powerbeats3. AppleInsider helps you decide which pair is right for you.

This week on AI: WWDC 2017, virtual buttons on 'iPhone 8,' BeatsX review & more

Saturday February 18, 2017

Apple announced the dates for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, set to return to San Jose for the first time in well over a decade. Meanwhile, yet more hints about Apple's iPhone plans emerged, including a claim that the OLED iPhone will replace the home button with a virtual "function area."

Apple partnering with Broadcom on custom wireless charging chip for future iPhone

Friday February 17, 2017

Apple is thought to be working with chipmaker Broadcom on a custom designed wireless charging system destined for the company's iPhone product line, though the silicon might not be ripe for inclusion in this year's "iPhone 8" model.

GM & Lyft to deploy 'thousands' of self-driving Bolts in 2018 - report

Friday February 17, 2017

Forging ahead of other self-driving tech makers like Apple and Waymo, General Motors is reportedly planning to test "thousands" of self-driving Chevy Bolts in partnership with Lyft, starting in 2018.

Sprint, T-Mobile merger under consideration again, given change in US regulatory climate

Friday February 17, 2017

After laying fallow for two and a half years, the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint may be lurching back to life, given the change in the U.S. government, and a new willingness by SoftBank to cede control of Sprint to the combined company's master.

Revamped SoundSource 3.0.0 brings quick audio source & output switching back to Mac after 5-year hiatus

Friday February 17, 2017

A pair of old OS X audio routing applications have regenerated, and have merged to form the new SoundSource 3.0.0 by Rogue Amoeba -- and AppleInsider takes a look at the offering.

Apple launches new series of iPad Pro ads as anticipated hardware refresh looms

Friday February 17, 2017

Apple on Friday released four new commercials for the iPad Pro, coming amidst several rumors that the company is planning to update the iPad lineup within a matter of months.

Hands on: D-Link Omna 180, the first Apple HomeKit security camera

Friday February 17, 2017

This week, accessory maker D-Link began shipping the Omna 180, the first security camera on the market boasting compatibility with Apple's HomeKit line of smart home accessories. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new hardware that can keep your home safe.

Confide app used by White House staff not as secure as claimed, report suggests

Friday February 17, 2017

Confide -- a messaging app being used by some White House staff and reporters, and available for Apple's iPhone and Mac among other platforms -- may not be sufficiently secure, according to a new report.

Supply chain expects 49.5M iPhone sales in Q2, profits retained by high ASP until 'iPhone 8'

Friday February 17, 2017

A recent analyst report suggests that Apple will see a slight drop in iPhone sales from 2016 for the next two quarters, but profits will be relatively unaffected because of the continued consumer interest in the iPhone 7 Plus.

Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee arrested for part in South Korean corruption scandal

Friday February 17, 2017

The acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was arrested on Friday by police in South Korea, taken into custody hours after a warrant for his arrest was approved by the country's Central District Court.

Bomb threat forces evacuation of Apple's flagship Australian store

Friday February 17, 2017

Apple's flagship Australian store was briefly evacuated mid-day on Friday, in what appears to have been a response to a bomb threat, according to local media reports.

AppleInsider podcast talks about 'iPhone 8' function area, fake news, BeatsX and more

Friday February 17, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk about an 'iPhone 8' with no home button, Malware on the Mac, Apple's effort to fight fake news, and more.

Apple to begin iPhone SE production in India this April, report says

Friday February 17, 2017

Apple's first "made in India" device will be the iPhone SE, with reports on Friday claiming the tech giant plans to start production of the entry-level handset in the coming months through contract manufacturer Wistron.

Bloomberg attacks Apple TV as failing to be "a groundbreaking, iPhone-caliber product"

Friday February 17, 2017

Bloomberg is doubling down on its narrative of Apple as an incompetent, poorly managed company with a perpetual strategy of failure that can't quite pull off its iPhone Magic in everything else the company does. However, the site's facts and analysis of the TV opportunity are seriously flawed.

AT&T expands unlimited plan to all customers, single line pricing starts at $100

Thursday February 16, 2017

In a bid to stay current amid recently increased competition, AT&T on Thursday said it will make a new AT&T Unlimited Data Plan available to all post-paid customers on Friday, with tiers starting at $100 for a single user.

Korean court approves arrest warrant for Samsung head Jay Y. Lee

Thursday February 16, 2017

South Korea's Central District Court has approved an arrest warrant for the acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, a report indicated on Thursday.

Head to head: Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon's 'unlimited' wireless plans for iPhone [u]

Thursday February 16, 2017

All four of the big U.S. wireless providers once again have unlimited plans available to smartphone users. AppleInsider looks into the four, and gives you the data you need to make the best choice possible if you're in the market.

Apple airs two new ads showcasing Portrait mode on iPhone 7 Plus

Thursday February 16, 2017

Continuing an aggressive campaign, Apple on Thursday released two new iPhone 7 Plus ads through its YouTube channel, once again concentrating on the phone's unique Portrait mode.

Microsoft rolls out MacBook Pro Touch Bar support to all Office for Mac suite users

Thursday February 16, 2017

Following after a brief beta preview, Microsoft is rolling out support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar to all users of Office for Mac, with the update providing quick access to functions from the new dynamic display panel.