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2017

President-elect Trump says Apple's Cook wants to 'do something major' to build iPhones in USA

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Just a few days before he is set to be sworn into office, President-elect Donald Trump continues to believe that Apple will make an effort to move iPhone manufacturing to the U.S., saying CEO Tim Cook has his "eyes open to it."

Next-generation LG and Google Android Wear 2 smartwatch may have Apple Watch-inspired Digital Crown

Wednesday January 18, 2017

LG and Google's next-generation Android Wear smartwatch expected in early February is said to be adopting a Digital Crown -- similar to the technology Apple pioneered in its wearable Apple Watch.

Stanford program offers 1,000 Apple Watches, funding for healthcare research proposals

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Stanford University is offering to hand out up to 1,000 Apple Watches and up to $10,000 in funding to instructors and members of the faculty, as part of a new program to find innovative ways to use the Apple Watch in healthcare.

India promises 'open mind' when looking at Apple demands for local manufacturing

Wednesday January 18, 2017

The Indian government will adopt an "open mind" when examing Apple's demands before setting up local manufacturing in the country, the country's Information Technology Minister said on Wednesday.

New supply chain reports lend weight to 'wraparound' 5.8-inch 'iPhone 8' with embedded sensors

Wednesday January 18, 2017

New details on this year's anticipated "iPhone 7s" upgrade and "iPhone 8" redesign have emerged, with a Wall Street analyst claiming the iPhone's 10th anniversary will be celebrated with a new jumbo-sized model featuring a 5.8-inch OLED "fixed flex" screen.

Morgan Stanley lowers 2017 iPhone 7 sales estimates ahead of next-gen 'supercycle'

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Investment bank Morgan Stanley expects Apple to see decreased iPhone 7 demand in the coming months as buyers anticipate this year's "iPhone 8" revamp, one model of which is expected to feature a drastic redesign and exotic technologies like an OLED display.

IBM and Bell partner to bring MobileFirst for iOS apps to Canada

Tuesday January 17, 2017

IBM on Tuesday announced a new MobileFirst for iOS partnership with Bell Canada that promises to deliver enterprise apps for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch to the Great White North.

Verizon to redirect calls in last-ditch effort to deter Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Verizon will soon take extreme steps to deal with the "thousands" of people on its network still using Samsung's fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 in spite of a recall and subsequent attempts to cripple the device, a report said on Tuesday.

FTC lawsuit accuses Qualcomm of forcing Apple to buy wireless chips in exchange for better royalties [u]

Tuesday January 17, 2017

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission launched a lawsuit against Qualcomm on Tuesday, accusing the company of forcing Apple into an exclusive deal to buy its baseband chips.

Apple fixes El Capitan kernel issue in supplemental security update

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Apple on Tuesday issued a supplemental security update for OS X 10.11.6, fixing a kernel issue for El Capitan users that causes affected Macs to 'occasionally become unresponsive.'

AT&T pulls plug on 2G network, ending cellular data for Apple's 2007 iPhone

Tuesday January 17, 2017

U.S carrier AT&T has announced the shutdown of its 2G network, in the process killing off support for some older phones -- including Apple's original iPhone, which didn't offer any faster cellular options.

Twitter starts looping brief video clips ahead of impending Vine service closure

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Twitter has started automatically looping all short videos uploaded to the microblogging service in preparation for the imminent closure of Vine, while also giving users of the video service a little more time to download uploaded clips.

Roku for iPhone gets 'one-tap' streaming, Evernote app overhauls iOS interface

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Roku and Evernote each released major revamps of their iOS apps on Tuesday, the former making it easier to find and launch video streams, the latter simplifying navigation and other features.

Apple temporarily shutters Palo Alto store for repairs after smash-and-grab burglary

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Apple's store in Palo Alto, Calif. has so far been closed all of this week, likely coping with the aftermath of a major burglary last month in which a vehicle rammed through the glass facade.

Larry Jackson, Zane Lowe, Bozoma Saint John interview addresses ambitions, goals for Apple Music

Tuesday January 17, 2017

The trio of Apple Music leads sat down in an interview to discuss the evolution of the service after 18 months, working with Apple, and how the music industry will have to adapt in the next decade.

Apple's App Store continues to pay developers more than Google Play, thanks to Chinese iOS users

Tuesday January 17, 2017

The App Store remains more profitable for iOS developers than the Google Play store is for Android apps, new estimates reveal, with App Store revenues in China also continuing to climb at a fast pace.

Deals: 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,599; up to $150 off 2016 12" MacBooks; $250 off 15" MacBook Pros

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Shoppers can pick up a 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for the lowest price ever with our exclusive promo code. Or save $60-$150 on 12" MacBooks. Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro is also $2,149 this week with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

The best third-party apps for iOS 10 that support Apple's Siri

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Since the launch of iOS 10 last September, Apple has made it possible for third-party applications to respond to voice commands through its Siri personal assistant. AppleInsider offers a list of some of the the best apps that boast Siri support.

Apple denies imminent iPhone 6 battery exchange program in the works

Tuesday January 17, 2017

After rumors circulated claiming that the iPhone 6 family will be the next recipient of a battery exchange program, AppleInsider has been told that the report is incorrect, as there is apparently no justification for a wide program to fix issues.

PowerColor's Thunderbolt 3 Devil Box is the easiest way to get an external GPU on the MacBook Pro

Tuesday January 17, 2017

New third-party hardware releases make the external GPU situation for macOS both less expensive, and slightly less "hacky" to install. AppleInsider examines the PowerColor Devil Box -- so far the best way to get your MacBook Pro to Mac Pro tower GPU speeds and even give older hardware a significant boost without doling out the cash for a new computer.