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2016

New guidelines may push Apple to switch away from SMS for two-factor authentication

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Newly-published guidelines could lead Apple and other companies to find an alternative to SMS for two-factor authentication, such as dedicated apps, according to reports.

Runkeeper gets social with new Running Groups feature

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Popular Apple Watch app Runkeeper was updated on Tuesday with a new feature called Running Groups, a cross-platform social element designed to help users achieve their fitness goals.

Apple wins patent on tech hinting at Apple Pencil use for Mac

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Apple on Tuesday won the U.S. patent rights to a stylus concept that could pave the way for using an Apple Pencil with Macs, whether on Force Touch trackpads or otherwise.

Apple Music streaming videos added to T-Mobile Binge On unlimited data

Tuesday July 26, 2016

T-Mobile U.S. on Tuesday added 16 more video streaming services to its unlimited data Binge On program, highlighted by Apple Music, ABC, Disney, DISH Anywhere, and Nat Geo TV.

Apple's December 2016 quarter could gain extra week, helping sales of next iPhone

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Apple has historically added an extra week to its December quarter when the 31st of the month falls on a Saturday --which it does again this year. That extra time could add 3 million iPhone sales to the three-month period, one analyst has predicted.

Chicago Apple Stores targeted in traveling fraud scheme

Monday July 25, 2016

Six people from New York were arrested and charged last week for their part in an "organized criminal enterprise" that allegedly sought to defraud a Chicago area Apple Store using stolen identities and credit cards.

New WebKit policies in iOS 10 to allow autoplay of silent videos in Safari, pause those with audio

Monday July 25, 2016

In a bid to improve user experience, Apple's mobile Safari web browser in iOS 10 will autoplay silent videos and pause those with sound, a change that enables automatic playback of GIFs -- at least those converted to video -- while halting potentially disruptive content like ads.

Apple Maps mass transit information for Vancouver, San Diego goes live [u]

Monday July 25, 2016

Apple on Monday added public transit directions for Vancouver, British Columbia and San Diego, California for users of the Maps apps on iOS and OS X.

Redbox makes second go at online streaming, Google Maps gets 'Wi-Fi only' mode

Monday July 25, 2016

Better known for its DVD and Blu-ray rental kiosks, Redbox is reportedly braving a second foray into online streaming. Google, meanwhile, is rolling out a new "Wi-Fi only" option for data-conscious users of its Maps mobile app.

Twitter adds weekly MLB & NHL games to live sports coverage

Monday July 25, 2016

Twitter has reportedly secured the rights to stream weekly games from both Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, significantly boosting its nascent entry into live sports.

Rumor: New iPhones with secure iris scanners coming in 2018

Monday July 25, 2016

The successor to Touch ID could be "Iris ID," as a new report claims that Apple is looking to bring secure eye scanning technology to the iPhone in the next two years.

Pokemon Go launches in France and Hong Kong as Nintendo stock plummets

Monday July 25, 2016

With a backdrop of Nintendo losing half of its Pok駑on Go-induced stock gains, and a France and Hong Kong launch, the game's developer has also revealed expansion plans for the game.

Apple shakes up electric vehicle team, places Bob Mansfield in charge of 'Project Titan' - report

Monday July 25, 2016

After taking a reduced role at Apple for the last few years, hardware engineer and former executive Bob Mansfield has returned to prominence at the company, and is now in charge of the company's ambitious electric vehicle project, according to a new report.

Deals: 12" MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 256GB) $999; $50-$100 off iPad Pros; up to 80% off back-to-school gadgets

Monday July 25, 2016

Back for a limited time only, Apple's 2015 12" MacBook with a 1.3GHz processor is $550 off with free Parallels at B&H. Or snap up an iPad Pro at up to $100 off with no tax outside of NY. Current 13" and 15" MacBook Pros are also 20% off on eBay Deals while supplies last.

Apple leases 40,000 square feet for development accelerator in Bengaluru, India

Monday July 25, 2016

Apple has signed a lease for over 40,000 square feet of office space for its planned Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, India, a report said on Monday.

Verizon to buy struggling Yahoo for $4.83 billion

Monday July 25, 2016

Verizon on Monday announced a deal to buy the search engine pioneer Yahoo for $4.8 billion, granting Verizon over one billion total monthly search users in conjunction with another large internet advertising network that it will be adding to the AOL network.

Ford brings Apple CarPlay to rest of 2017 lineup through updates & new models

Monday July 25, 2016

Ford on Monday announced the expansion of support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to all 2017 models equipped with SYNC 3, including vehicles already on the roads, and some only due later this year.

Rumor: Apple's 2016 iPhone will be dubbed the 'iPhone 6SE'

Monday July 25, 2016

Without a redesigned chassis, this year's iPhone upgrade won't earn the "iPhone 7" moniker, a new rumor claims, suggesting that the latest model will instead be known as the "iPhone 6SE."

Apple's June quarter predicted to be 'neutral event' for stock price, 'good enough' for investors

Monday July 25, 2016

Tuesday's earnings report from Apple is expected by Wall Street analysts to be essentially a non-event -- nothing serious enough to make the stock price jump, but also nothing negative enough to see shares slide significantly.

First photos of alleged 'iPad Pro 2' surface in China

Sunday July 24, 2016

A pair of photos supposedly snapped by a worker in Apple's Asian supply chain show what appears to be a next-generation iPad bearing an unknown device identification number, suggesting the company is preparing production of a successor model.