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2017

Samsung vice chairman a suspect in South Korean bribery probe

Wednesday January 11, 2017

A South Korean prosecutor's office is set to interrogate the head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, as part of a wider influence scandal involving the country's President Park Geun-hye and her close friend, Choi Soon-sil.

Apple loses mechanical engineer responsible for original MacBook Air enclosure to Tesla

Wednesday January 11, 2017

Matt Casebolt, one of Apple's key hinge designers, and the key designer of the original MacBook Air mechanical design has departed Apple, and is now working at Tesla.

LG UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 display ship times drop to one week, in-store pickup on Jan. 23

Wednesday January 11, 2017

Shipping times for the LG UltraFine 5K Display have dropped precipitously in the U.S., with outstanding orders being updated, and new order shipping estimates falling from 2-4 weeks, to just one week.

Video shows early competing iPhone prototypes developed by Tony Fadell and Scott Forstall

Wednesday January 11, 2017

A video posted to the internet on Tuesday shows two very early iPhone prototypes running differing software versions of Apple's "Acorn OS," one developed by a team led by Tony Fadell and another by Scott Forstall's group.

Apple CareKit integrates with Tresorit ZeroKit to secure patient data in the cloud

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Apple on Tuesday announced its CareKit development framework, designed to create apps that let healthcare professionals continue followup care with patients, is now integrated with Tresorit's ZeroKit, which provides end-to-end encryption of users' account credentials and their health data to the cloud.

Apple's 'Designed by Apple in California' book now available in more countries

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Apple's recently released photo-book, "Designed by Apple in California," is now available in a number of additional global markets, continuing an expansion from what was initially a limited run.

AT&T to raise unlimited data plan pricing to $40 in March

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Just over a year after AT&T raised rates for subscribers grandfathered in to unlimited data plans, the company once again intends to bump up prices another $5 per month come March.

Tesla hires architect of Apple's Swift as VP of Autopilot Software

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Shortly after it was revealed that Swift creator Chris Lattner is planning to leave Apple later in January, Tesla on Tuesday announced it has hired the expert away from Cupertino to serve as Vice President of Autopilot Software.

Sonos CEO to depart company after 14 years amid increased competition

Tuesday January 10, 2017

The CEO of wireless speaker maker Sonos, John MacFarlane, is resigning from the company he founded in 2002 due to increased competition from the likes of Amazon and other wireless speaker makers, a move that could potentially influence a close partnership with Apple.

Programmer who spearheaded Swift to exit Apple [u]

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Apple's director in charge of Xcode, Swift, and other development tools -- Chris Lattner -- will be leaving the company later in January, according to an announcement through the official Swift mailing list.

ESPN, WatchESPN iOS apps updated to add support for Apple's single sign-on

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Sports broadcaster ESPN has made it easier for viewers to watch its programming via its apps, with both the ESPN and WatchESPN iOS apps gaining support for Apple's single sign-on feature, as well as compatibility with Google Chromecast and more.

Following Apple's decline, Foxconn reports first sales dip in 25 years

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Foxconn, Apple's main assembly partner, on Tuesday declared its first-ever annual sales decline since going public in 1991, something reportedly linked to weak demand from Apple prior to the arrival of the iPhone 7.

'Pokemon Go' blocked from iPhone launch in China while state censor evaluates security risks

Tuesday January 10, 2017

The highly-popular iPhone game Pok駑on Go will not be available in China anytime in the near future, until government officials complete an investigation into the potential risks posed by the game, as well as others using augmented reality and location data.

Apple says hidden Safari setting led to flawed Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery tests

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Battery tests conducted by Consumer Reports showing inconsistent uptime with Apple's new MacBook Pro were inaccurate, Apple said on Tuesday, explaining that the publication had enabled a hidden setting in its Safari browser.

Deals: $415 off 2016 15" MacBook Pro w/ AppleCare; 15" MacBook Pro for $1,799; $150 off 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro

Tuesday January 10, 2017

While supplies last, AI readers can pick up a high-end 2016 MacBook Pro in Silver with AppleCare for $2,733. Or save $200 on Apple's 2015 15" MacBook Pro. Those looking for the new 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar can snap one up for $1,649.99 with no tax outside NY.

Rumored 'iPhone 8' stainless steel chassis could expand Apple's American supply chain

Tuesday January 10, 2017

If Apple does indeed switch to a Jabil-made stainless steel chassis for the "iPhone 8," the company could expand its comparatively small American supply chain and appease U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, who has pushed for more domestic manufacturing.

How to configure the fourth-generation Apple TV as a HomeKit Hub

Tuesday January 10, 2017

A HomeKit installation needs an always-on hub to allow you to control your compatible appliances from outside the home -- AppleInsider shows you how to configure the Apple TV to act as the hub of the system.

Verizon plans purge of 200GB+ bandwidth hogging unlimited data users

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Verizon Wireless will force unlimited data subscribers who use over 200 gigabytes of bandwidth per month to change their plan to one with a data cap, or face having their wireless service disconnected.

Apple again named Greenpeace's most environmentally-friendly company

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Activist group Greenpeace has deemed Apple the world's most environmentally-friendly technology platform company for a third consecutive year, ranking it highly even next to fellow "A" grade firms Google and Facebook.

Apple patent paves way for iPhone with full-face display, HUD windows

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent detailing technology that allows for ear speakers, cameras and even a heads-up display to hide behind an edge-to-edge screen, a design rumored to debut in a next-generation iPhone later this year.