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2016

Apple to debut 'Spoken Editions' iTunes category, turn written news into audio podcasts

Friday September 23, 2016

According to a report on Friday, Apple is preparing to launch a new iTunes category which features audio podcast content transformed from articles, stories and other written word content from major publications.

The Verge founding member Chris Ziegler worked at Apple for two months before leaving website

Friday September 23, 2016

In a strange case of tech journalism intrigue, former deputy editor and founding member of The Verge Chris Ziegler recently left the publication after it was discovered that he was -- and might still be -- moonlighting at Apple, a potential conflict of interest for both companies.

Video: Unboxing Apple's ceramic Apple Watch Edition

Friday September 23, 2016

For the 2016 version of its luxe Apple Watch Edition model, Apple swapped out a proprietary gold blend in favor of all white ceramic, a material that boasts a pearlescent sheen and is four times harder than stainless steel. AppleInsider gives the device a proper unboxing.

Hermes Edition Apple Watch launches; iPhone 7, Apple Watch arrive in more countries

Friday September 23, 2016

On Friday, Apple started sales of the Hermes Apple Watch, brought the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to 30 additional countries, and has commenced sales of the Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 to 20 more countries.

Troubleshooting macOS Sierra: FileMaker, Logitech and Razer devices, 4k display issues [u]

Friday September 23, 2016

Sierra is still proving to be one of the less problematic Mac software upgrade in a long time, but as expected, there are some minor issues here and there, including FileMaker incompatibility problems, tracking issues with some Logitech mice, and problems with missing options on some third party 4k displays.

Twitter takeover being considered by Google, Salesforce, other tech firms - report

Friday September 23, 2016

Several major tech corporations -- Google and Salesforce among them -- have allegedly expressed in buying Twitter, as much for the data the social network generates as its actual media revenue.

Apple releases iOS 10.0.2 update fixing Lightning EarPods bug, Photos crashes, app extension issues

Friday September 23, 2016

Apple on Friday pushed out a minor update for its newly released iOS 10 platform, squashing a handful of bugs for iPhone and iPad users, most notably one related to controls on Lightning-connected headphones.

Inside iOS 10: Apple Maps adds power, simplicity to iPhone navigation

Friday September 23, 2016

Apple introduced a new look in Maps with iOS 10, but more importantly implemented key search and discovery features, as well as backend tools for app extensibility that make navigating everyday life a little more convenient.

Apple partners with Flipkart for online iPhone 7 sales in India

Friday September 23, 2016

Apple has entered a direct partnership with Indian's biggest e-commerce storefront, Flipkart, in advance of the local iPhone 7 launch on Oct. 7, a report said on Friday.

Recall of dangerous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 yields a half-million exchanges in US

Friday September 23, 2016

Samsung has revealed that about half of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones sold in the U.S. have been exchanged for replacement units, as part of the company's voluntary recall on the phablets after reports of battery explosions and fires.

Deals: $350 off 2016 12" MacBook; $125 off 13" MacBook Pro; DJI Phantom 4 Drone Ultimate Combo for $1,399

Friday September 23, 2016

Heading into the weekend shoppers can pick up a 2016 12" MacBook in Rose Gold (1.2GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $1,240. Or scoop up the larger 13" MacBook Pro for $1,174.99. The DJI Phantom 4 Drone Ultimate Combo with three batteries and a free car charger is also $400 off on eBay while supplies last.

Wide iPhone 7 availability expected at Apple retail by Oct. 8, international freight logjam to blame

Friday September 23, 2016

Apple retail store managers have been informed that all models, colors, and configurations of the iPhone 7 will be available for walk-in customers on Oct. 8 after an international freight logjam holding up arrival of the devices by container ship was partially cleared up.

Apple's iPhone 7 camera delivers nice slice of enhancements, but iPhone 7 Plus takes the cake

Friday September 23, 2016

Apple's latest iPhone 7 and 7 Plus make significant strides in improving the quality and versatility of photos you can take, as well as in reproducing them in Wide Color. You can capture more detailed and nuanced pics in low light, you can confidently pull out your phone in wet environments, hand jitter is cinematically smoothed away and the new dual camera system on iPhone 7 Plus opens up entirely new ways to shoot.

Japan considers antitrust action against Apple over iPhone carrier deals

Friday September 23, 2016

The Japanese government is considering pursuing an antitrust case against Apple because of its local carrier deals, a report said on Friday, echoing similar complaints in other countries.

Apple allegedly working on Siri stand-alone speaker with HomeKit integration

Friday September 23, 2016

Apple appears to be stepping up efforts to combat Amazon's suite of Alexa voice recognition devices, with a Siri-based home voice assistant reportedly in the works.

AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10, machine learning acquisitions, car rumors and more

Friday September 23, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk about Apple acquistions, both announced and rumored, and the some of the best and worst features of iOS 10.

Yahoo confirms at least 500M accounts impacted by 2014 security breach

Thursday September 22, 2016

Yahoo on Thursday announced that information associated with at least 500 million accounts was stolen in a security breach of its network in 2014, claiming a "state-sponsored actor" was behind the attack.

Supposedly leaked ad showcases Apple Watch Series 2 Hermes edition

Thursday September 22, 2016

A video posted to YouTube on Thursday claims to show an Apple-produced television commercial promoting the new Apple Watch Series 2 Hermes model, which, if legitimate, is the company's first ad dedicated to the luxury brand's special edition.

Beats to skip Studio Wireless headphone update in 2016, report says

Thursday September 22, 2016

Apple-owned Beats won't be updating its over-ear Studio Wireless headphones in 2016 due to a lack of battery life improvements, according to a report published Thursday.

Apple adds ABC News to Apple TV's 'Live Tune-In' support

Thursday September 22, 2016

Apple on Thursday added ABC News to the roster of apps supported by Live Tune-In, a feature of the fourth-generation Apple TV.