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2016

Apple Music to go live on Sonos connected speakers tomorrow

Tuesday February 09, 2016

After month of waiting, Apple Music subscribers who are also invested in the Sonos speaker ecosystem will finally get native access to Apple's streaming music service on Wednesday, a report said Tuesday.

Sparkle software updater leaves 'huge' number of Mac apps open to attack

Tuesday February 09, 2016

A "huge" number of third-party Mac apps are under threat of man-in-the-middle attacks due to a recently discovered vulnerability in Sparkle, an open source framework used to facilitate software updates.

First look: Apple adds voice dictation to latest Apple TV with tvOS 9.2 beta 3

Tuesday February 09, 2016

This week's release of tvOS 9.2 beta 3 further addresses the device's text input shortcomings, giving users the ability to enter words using their voice, rather than the onscreen keyboard.

Apple's biggest Florida store coming to Brickell City Centre in Miami

Tuesday February 09, 2016

Apple's largest-ever Florida outlet will debut within Brickell City Centre, a new open-air shopping mall launching in Miami this fall, according to reports.

Deals: Gazelle paying extra for old MacBooks this week; 15" MacBook Pro for $1,599 ($400 off)

Tuesday February 09, 2016

Got an old MacBook laying around? Gazelle this week wants to pay you an extra $25 in cash on top of its existing cash trade in value. Meanwhile -- at $1,599 -- this week's listing for Apple's current 15" MacBook Pro (2.2GHz, 16GB, 256GB) is the lowest price we've ever seen for this model, at $400 off MSRP.

New job listing hints at wider number of clock face options for Apple Watch

Tuesday February 09, 2016

Future versions of watchOS should incorporate more clock face options, building on the 12 already included, a new Apple job listing discovered by AppleInsider suggests.

Belkin's ScreenCare+ Application System for iPhone launches at US Apple Stores

Tuesday February 09, 2016

Accessory maker Belkin has partnered with Apple to bring its ScreenCare+ Application System to the iPhone maker's retail stores in America, allowing customers to have a screen protector professionally installed.

Hackers trying to bribe Apple workers into handing over login information, report says

Tuesday February 09, 2016

Hackers are trying to bribe workers at Apple's Irish offices with thousands of euros, hoping to gain access to sensitive company login information, according to several people within the company.

Russia's new Internet czar vows to make Apple & Google pay more taxes

Tuesday February 09, 2016

In an effort to bolster local competitors, Russia's new Internet adviser to president Vladimir Putin plans to raise taxes on American companies, singling out Apple, Google and Microsoft as targets.

Munster: Apple likely to fold VR into 'Made for iPhone' program within 2 years

Monday February 08, 2016

Following up on a recent flurry of Apple acquisitions and key hires from the augmented reality/virtual reality field, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes the iPhone maker plans to pivot on iOS in a bid for the mixed reality space within the next two years.

Apple's Notes for Mac to support Evernote file imports in OS X 10.11.4

Monday February 08, 2016

Apple's Notes app, included as part of the upcoming OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan software update, has been confirmed to support Evernote .enex file format imports in what could be a move to convert users to the iCloud native format.

Apple open-sources Swift benchmarking suite

Monday February 08, 2016

Apple on Monday took its Swift benchmark suite open source, providing developers access to a wide-ranging set of tools designed to track project performance and catch bugs in code written in the company's fledgling programming language.

Lawfirm considers suit over iPhone's Touch ID-connected 'Error 53'

Monday February 08, 2016

A Seattle-based lawfirm is considering a class action lawsuit against Apple, following reports of an "Error 53" message some iPhone owners have seen after having unofficial repairs done on their Touch ID sensor.

Apple seeds third developer beta of OS X 10.11.4

Monday February 08, 2016

Apple on Monday issued a third developer beta of its upcoming OS X 10.11.4 update, roughly two weeks after the release of the second.

Apple's Tim Cook, Eddy Cue attend Super Bowl 50 amid talks of NFL streaming deal

Monday February 08, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook and his head of Internet endeavors -- Eddy Cue -- made an appearance at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, amid multiple reports the company is vying to stream NFL games.

Apple drops third betas of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2 [u]

Monday February 08, 2016

Apple on Tuesday provided developers with new pre-release versions of the software that runs the company's mobile ecosystem, releasing iOS 9.3 beta 3, watchOS 2.2 beta 3, and tvOS 9.2 beta 3.

Tommy Hilfiger's next fashion show to offer 'fast lane' for Apple Watch wearers

Monday February 08, 2016

For its upcoming New York Fashion Week show, clothing brand Tommy Hilfiger will reportedly be offering speedier entry for people wearing an Apple Watch, including a dedicated fast lane to usher them in.

Apple rejects indie game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth over child violence

Monday February 08, 2016

The sequel to cult indie game The Binding of Isaac will not be allowed in the App Store -- at least for now -- thanks to what Apple has reportedly deemed to be themes of violence toward children.

Facebook app still an iPhone battery hog, testing shows

Monday February 08, 2016

Though Facebook has been trying to address power usage concerns through software updates, its main iOS app is still a drain on the iPhone's daily battery life, a report claimed on Monday.

Apple Watch comes out ahead in study of fitness tracker privacy, security

Monday February 08, 2016

When it comes to the privacy and security of user data, the Apple Watch and its accompanying software ecosystem are the most well-designed products in the wearable marketplace, a new study shows.