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2016

Netflix enables downloads of select content for offline viewing on iOS, Android

Wednesday November 30, 2016

Netflix has deployed the ability to download select TV shows and movies from its catalog, with most of the initial offerings coming from the company's unique programming.

Apple offers new Beats & iPhone accessories, special iTunes & App Store content for World AIDS Day

Wednesday November 30, 2016

Apple on Wednesday announced a host of (RED) charity efforts to mark World AIDS Day -- Dec. 1 -- with varying proceeds going to the Global Fund, which as part of its anti-AIDS efforts funds initiatives like testing, prevention, and medication.

Kaby Lake suitable for MacBook Pro said to debut at January's Consumer Electronics Show

Wednesday November 30, 2016

According to reports out of the Chinese supply chain, Intel is gearing up to announce and release the H-series Kaby Lake processor, suitable for use in laptops like the MacBook Pro.

Apple Music marketing exec Bozoma Saint John talks diversity in new interview

Wednesday November 30, 2016

Bozoma Saint John, global marketing executive for Apple Music and iTunes, took part in a brief interview as part of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference on Tuesday, offering those in attendance a lesson in self-confidence she learned as a teenager.

Yahoo Answers gets its own standalone iOS app

Wednesday November 30, 2016

Debuted clandestinely on the iOS App Store earlier this year under another name, Yahoo Answers this week launched as a standalone app providing users native access to the popular, if not entirely accurate, Q&A site.

Apple Music student memberships now available in more than 30 regions

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Apple on Tuesday expanded Apple Music student membership eligibility to include more than 30 markets, with the latest round of additions extending the subscription tier to countries like Canada, China, India and more.

British MP urges schools to confiscate iPads, says children use tablet to bully

Tuesday November 29, 2016

A British Conservative Party politician is calling on educators to prohibit the use of, and if necessary confiscate, iPads during daily lessons in a bid to keep students focused on academic pursuits.

Apple updates Final Cut Pro X with minor bug fixes

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Apple on Tuesday pushed out a minor update for its premiere video editing tool Final Cut Pro X, addressing library and Paste Attributes issues, among other feature fixes.

Philips Hue app adds iPad support, 3D Touch widgets for iPhone

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Philips on Tuesday pushed out an update for its Hue connected lightbulb and accessories controller app, adding iPad support and new home screen widgets for iPhone users running iOS 10.

Apple hires Wired magazine creative director to design team

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Apple is adding a new member to its design team, as Billy Sorrentino, Wired magazine's Head of Creative, on Tuesday announced he will depart the publication to take on an undisclosed role at the Cupertino tech giant.

Facebook launches Instant Games on Messenger for iOS, Android & Web

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Facebook on Tuesday launched Instant Games, a series of titles that can be played in the Messenger iOS and Android apps, or through the company's website.

Apple to refund iMac hinge repairs as Belgium & Norway get carrier billing for iTunes

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Apple will issue refunds to some iMac owners who had to pay for recent hinge repairs, a report said on Tuesday. In Belgium and Norway, meanwhile, the company has added carrier billing as option for iTunes and App Store purchases.

Supply chain data suggests Apple slightly cutting iPhone 7 orders, endangering growth forecasts

Tuesday November 29, 2016

A new supply chain report suggest that Apple may be reigning in build orders for iPhone 7 family of devices, potentially putting some year-over-year growth projections in danger.

Leftovers: Here are the best Apple deals still going strong following Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Cyber Monday has come and gone, and with it, some great flash deals and many stock-outs. But dozens of killer offers still remain, such as exclusive savings on 2016 MacBook Pros, 12" MacBooks, and iMac 5Ks.

Jumpstart your automated home with these discounted Apple HomeKit and Nest products

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Researchers claim that only about 6 percent of U.S. homes currently have some form of home automation facilitated by iOS devices, which isn't surprising given the higher costs of these emerging technologies. Here's a look at how you can take advantage of the holiday sales to get in on the trend while on a budget.

Apple announces winter iTunes Connect downtime slated for Dec. 23-27

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Apple has reminded developers that the annual iTunes Connect winter closure is approaching, with the 2016 holiday scheduled for Dec. 23 through Dec. 27.

Kwikset debuts Kevo Convert smartlock, Canary brings security cam footage to iPad & Apple TV

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Kwikset this week announced a new smartlock, the Kevo Convert, while security camera maker Canary brought its software to the iPad and the Apple TV.

Amazon working on touchscreen Echo speaker with higher-quality audio - report

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Raising the bar even before Apple's rumored entry into the "smartspeaker" market, Amazon is at work on a new "Echo-like" model which will have a 7-inch touchscreen and high-end audio, a report said on Tuesday.

Second Samsung appeal bid on $119.6 million iPhone slide-to-unlock patent verdict denied

Tuesday November 29, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Samsung's bid for a second re-hearing of the storied 2014 patent trial with apple, covering auto-correct, quick links, and slide-to-unlock, and is now on the hook for the $119.6 million ruling.

As Apple shows interest in AR/VR, PlayStation VR's strong start suggests price beats performance

Tuesday November 29, 2016

The latest --and more affordable -- high-profile entrant into the emerging virtual reality space, PlayStation VR, is off to a successful start, suggesting consumers are more interested in advanced VR technology if it's available in a simple and economical product.