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2017

Apple's new Clips app downloaded up to 1M times in 4 days, report says

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Apple's social media minded video creation app Clips was downloaded between 500,000 and 1 million times, according to App Annie estimates, though the title has yet to crack the iOS App Store's top 20 list.

Starbucks offers $5 to customers sending gifts via iMessage app

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Starbucks has launched a promotion to try and encourage its customers in the United States to use its new iMessage app, with the coffee chain providing app users who send a digital gift card to their friends with a free $5 gift card of their own.

Nvidia releases beta Mac graphics drivers for Pascal-based video cards

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Less than a week after promising them, Nvidia on Tuesday released beta Mac drivers compatible with any of the company's Pascal-based cards, including the 10 series and the recently-launched Titan Xp.

Apple said to open first Taiwan retail store in Taipei 101 mall

Tuesday April 11, 2017

More details about Apple's plan to open its first store in Taiwan have seemingly surfaced, with a report alleging the retail outlet will be located across two floors of the Taipei 101 mall, though an opening date for the store remains unknown.

Apple seeds second public betas of iOS 10.3.2 & macOS 10.12.5 [u]

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Following matching developer releases the day prior, Apple on Tuesday issued its second public betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5.

Design issues force Fitbit to delay latest Apple Watch competitor until fall

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Apple's main rival in the wearables space, Fitbit, is reportedly postponing the launch of its first full-fledged smartwatch from spring until fall, owing to a pair of design issues.

GoPro TradeUp offers $100 rebate on Hero5 Black with trade-in of older model, even broken

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Sports camera producer GoPro has launched its first trade-in program that allows customers to exchange their older GoPro Hero cameras, even damaged or broken ones, for a $50 or $100 discount on the latest iPhone-connected models. Owners of early-model GoPro cameras are most likely to see the largest benefit from the promotion.

Samsung takes top spot in global smartphone share from Apple's iPhone, TrendForce says

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Samsung became the global leader in smartphone marketshare during the March quarter, pushing Apple back into second place, according to production estimates published on Tuesday.

How to keep 2GB of most recently added music synced to your Apple Watch with iTunes Smart Playlists

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Syncing music to your Apple Watch can be a convoluted, laborious process. But if you want to ensure that the latest additions to your library are automatically available on your watch, iTunes Smart Playlists may be the solution you need.

'Strong evidence' Apple working on custom power chips for 2019 iPhones

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Apple is likely developing custom power management chips, working on the technology at facilities in Germany and the U.S., an analyst said on Tuesday.

Apple sues Swatch over 'Tick different' trademark

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Swiss watch conglomerate Swatch is again under fire for allegedly capitalizing on successful Apple marketing. The watchmaker is being taken to court for emblazoning "Tick different" on certain watch models, a phrase Apple claims is a play on its 1990s "Think Different" ad campaign.

Qualcomm slaps Apple with countersuit over patent royalties, claims unspecified damages

Monday April 10, 2017

Responding to a volley of patent royalty lawsuits initiated by Apple, Qualcomm on Monday escalated the legal battle with a countersuit claiming the litigation is a gambit seeking lower licensing fees.

Teen iPhone ownership hits all-time high, interest in Apple Watch ticks up

Monday April 10, 2017

Apple's mobile products continue to rise in popularity amongst U.S. teens, as fresh survey data from Piper Jaffray shows more than three out of every four teens now own an iPhone and even more intend to buy.

Apple stops signing iOS 10.2.1, 10.3 following iOS 10.3.1 release

Monday April 10, 2017

Apple on Monday stopped signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, effectively cutting off downgrades for iPhone, iPad, and iPod owners who have already made the leap to iOS 10.3.1.

Most Jay Z albums now back on Apple Music, still withheld from Spotify

Monday April 10, 2017

Following their sudden removal from Apple Music and Spotify last Friday, most of Jay Z's albums are now back on Apple's service, but still missing from Spotify -- for reasons unknown.

Apple drops to 5th place in LaptopMag's brand rankings after leading for multiple years

Monday April 10, 2017

Apple has lost its place at the top of Laptop Mag's annual ranking of the best notebook brands after six years, with the MacBook producer dropping down to joint-fifth place, after being penalized over the high cost of its products and the apparent need to acquire dongles to expand its connectivity.

Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1

Monday April 10, 2017

Apple on Monday issued second betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5 to developers, paving the way for what are likely to be minor bugfixes and security improvements for Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Simultaneously, the company released second betas of watchOS 3.2.2 and tvOS 10.2.1.

In high-speed 5G wireless bid, AT&T buys Straight Path for $1.6B

Monday April 10, 2017

With an eye toward next-generation 5G wireless cellular connectivity, networking giant AT&T on Monday announced it will purchase Straight Path Communications for $1.6 billion.

Apple Deals: 13" MacBook Air for $799 ($200 off); 2017 9.7" iPad in stock for $324 ($5 off); unlocked iPhone 5s for $99

Monday April 10, 2017

Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on 13" MacBook Airs can save $200 this week with special financing offers. MacMall is also knocking $5 off Apple's new 2017 32GB iPad (Wi-Fi) in Silver with units in stock. Refurbished iPhone 5s devices (GSM unlocked) are discounted to $99.99 as well.

Google may pump $876M into LG Display to compete with likes of Apple iPhone in OLED

Monday April 10, 2017

Google is reportedly in talks to invest over $876 million in LG Display to secure a source of OLED panels, likely for its Pixel phones -- perhaps signalling more intense competition with Apple's iPhone, as well as third parties using Google's Android operating system.