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2017

Apple patches malicious exploit found in GarageBand for Mac project files

Wednesday February 15, 2017

The latest patch for GarageBand for the Mac fixes a vulnerability in the music creation software that a security researcher claims could be exploited by an attacker, by using malformed project files to execute malicious code.

Apple's confidence, acquisitions strategy stand in the way of large takeovers

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Apple has been unable to pull off large acquisitions because it often feels it doesn't need to, but also because of its hesitant approach to the process, a report suggested on Wednesday.

Rumored new Foxconn iPhone plant in India lurches forward, timetable for opening unknown

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Foxconn's delayed plans to build a manufacturing plant in Maharashtra, India may finally bear fruit, with Foxconn executives reportedly meating with the region's Chief Minister to hammer out some details.

D-Link Omna 180 HomeKit camera launches at Apple's online store, coming to retail this month

Wednesday February 15, 2017

A day after the D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD showed up on Apple's website in Europe, the HomeKit-connected accessory is now available to purchase in the U.S. and elsewhere, with the first deliveries arriving as soon as next week.

Apple in talks with Chinese display maker BOE to supply OLED panels for future iPhone

Wednesday February 15, 2017

As it looks to bolster its supply of OLED panels, a hot commodity that remains in short supply worldwide, Apple is reportedly considering Chinese firm BOE as a supplier of next-gen iPhone screens.

Apple to oppose 'Right to Repair' legislation in Nebraska, report says

Tuesday February 14, 2017

A report on Tuesday claims Apple is planning to send a representative to testify against a proposed "Right to Repair" bill in Nebraska that would require the company provide consumers and third-party repair shops access to service manuals and parts.

Pioneer debuts Rayz 'smart' Lightning earphones with talk and charge, six mics for noise cancelling

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Audio solutions specialist Pioneer on Tuesday announced Rayz, a wired earphone that leverages Lightning to power six onboard microphones, sensor-less ear detection and mapping, a dedicated multifunction button and, on one model, a unique in-line charging node.

Apple's Siri gets 'LEGO Batman Movie' tie-in with custom Bat-phrases

Tuesday February 14, 2017

In a rare promotional tie-in, Apple has quietly updated its Siri virtual assistant with a series of comedic phrases that relate to the recently released "LEGO Batman Movie" from Warner Brothers.

'Xagent' malware arrives on Mac, steals passwords, screenshots, iPhone backups

Tuesday February 14, 2017

A Russian hacking group accused of interfering with last year's presidential election has evolved its Xagent malware package, known for its ability to infiltrate Windows, iOS, Android and Linux devices, to target Macs, according to a report on Tuesday.

How to add, use and remove passes in Apple's Wallet app for iOS

Tuesday February 14, 2017

For some people, the Wallet app in iOS might be synonymous with Apple Pay -- something you only see briefly after double-tapping the home button. For the experienced though, it's also a way of keeping passes handy without stuffing paper copies in your pocket.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway nearly quadruples stake in Apple

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Investor Warren Buffet bet big on Apple during the fourth quarter of 2016, as a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday reveals Berkshire Hathaway now owns more than 57 million shares of the tech giant.

Apple stock sets new record at $135.09, market cap exceeds $700B once again

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Apple's shares are continuing to increase in value, with market movements pushing the iPhone producer's stock price beyond yesterday's record-setting value, by hitting a new intra-day record of $135.09, as well as ending the day with an all-time closing high of $135.01.

As Apple hypes original content, Disney & Google sever ties with popular YouTube star PewDiePie

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Disney and Google have drawn back their support of "PewDiePie," a leading YouTube star and the centerpiece of the YouTube Red subscription service, after a recent video featured an anti-Semitic joke. The shakeup comes just as Apple has begun teasing two upcoming exclusive programs for Apple Music.

HomeKit-enabled D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD spotted in German Apple Store ahead of US availability

Tuesday February 14, 2017

D-Link has started to ship its HomeKit-compatible Omna 180 Cam HD in Europe, with the network-connected camera now appearing in regional online Apple Stores in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

Alphabet's Nest Cam adds animated camera notifications to iOS alerts, auto door recognition

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Alphabet's Nest is rolling out updates to its Nest Aware cloud platform and its iOS app, updating notifications with a preview of Nest Cam feeds before entering the app, as well as the ability to automatically detect doors within a camera's view.

Facebook live video streaming app for Apple TV coming 'soon' to tvOS App Store

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Facebook's rumored video app for the Apple TV has been confirmed, with the company declaring that it will be available to fourth -eneration Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV owners soon.

Review: BeatsX are Apple's most affordable W1 wireless headphones

Tuesday February 14, 2017

With BeatsX, Apple takes the best of Beats by Dre's line of minimalist earphones in-ear monitors wireless, incorporating the new W1 chip, top-notch materials and unique Flex Form neck strap into a consumer-friendly design.

Latest Apple ad uses Brazil's Carnival to highlight iPhone 7 Plus camera

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Apple on Tuesday released a video ad promoting the iPhone 7 Plus in Brazil, linking it to the start of the country's annual Carnival season.

Amazon launches Chime video conferencing with apps for Apple's Mac & iOS

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Amazon on Tuesday introduced Chime, a new video meeting service backed by apps for Mac and iOS, as well as Windows and Android.

Apple looks to raise $1 billion in second Taiwanese bond sale

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Apple is holding its second Taiwanese bond sale, with the latest debt offering aiming to bring in an additional $1 billion in cash, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals.