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2016

Facebook debuts Messenger bots, Live API & more at F8 Developer Conference

Tuesday April 12, 2016

Facebook opened the F8 Developer Conference on Tuesday by announcing a number of developments, including Messenger bots and a Live API that will bring video streaming to a wider range of devices.

Adobe updates Post with Live Photos support, Airmail comes to iPad with Split View

Tuesday April 12, 2016

Adobe on Tuesday updated its Post graphics design tool for iOS with several new features, including Live Photos support. Bloop meanwhile updated the iOS version of its Airmail email client, bringing it to the iPad for the first time along with other major improvements.

Apple's AirPlay comes to Android in new flagship HTC 10

Tuesday April 12, 2016

HTC on Tuesday unveiled the HTC 10, its latest flagship smartphone, with an unusual feature in the form of native support for Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming protocol.

London Met Police says it has deployed just 641 iPads out of planned 15,000-20,000

Tuesday April 12, 2016

In spite of one-time plans to adopt between 15,000 and 20,000 iPads, London's Metropolitan Police have so far deployed just 641 units, and don't have any immediate plans to deploy more, a report revealed on Tuesday.

New York law could allow roadside 'textalyzer' checks for distracted driving

Tuesday April 12, 2016

Drivers in New York might soon be subject to on-the-spot analysis of their mobile phones to determine whether they were distracted by their devices in the run-up to accidents, if a proposed law passes the state legislature.

Analysis ranks 9.7" iPad Pro screen as best performing mobile LCD ever made

Tuesday April 12, 2016

With two color gamuts, increased brightness, lower reflectance, and the new True Tone color shifting technology, the Retina display in Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is not only the best in its class --a new analysis has found it's the best performing mobile LCD on the market, period.

To make crashes 'friendlier,' Microsoft adds QR codes to Windows 10 BSOD

Tuesday April 12, 2016

Windows users will no longer be forced to manually Google error messages to figure out why their computer crashed, as development builds of Windows 10 now include a QR code on the Blue Screen of Death.

Apple pulls, then reinstates several Reddit clients from App Store over 'Not Safe for Work' toggle

Tuesday April 12, 2016

Apple briefly removed several popular Reddit clients from the App Store, after it began cracking down on a feature allowing users to toggle whether "not safe for work" content is displayed by default.

Codenames for Apple's 'Project Titan' car HQ borrow from Greek mythology: 'Rhea,' 'Athena' & 'Medusa'

Monday April 11, 2016

A series of buildings in Sunnyvale, Calif., are ground zero for Apple's top secret "Project Titan" electric car project, and a new report reveals the codenames of some of the company's facilities in the area, including names like "Pegasus," "Aria," "Rhea" and "Corvinus."

Apple grows to 7.4% of worldwide PC market as Windows continues to cede share to the Mac

Monday April 11, 2016

Apple continued to grow overall Mac marketshare during the March quarter as most leading Windows PC makers suffered significant setbacks, according to the latest research data from Gartner and IDC.

Apple premieres seven new Apple Watch ads with strong fitness & celebrity focus

Monday April 11, 2016

Apple on Monday debuted several new Apple Watch TV ads, highlighting features and apps while also leveraging celebrities to gain some marketing clout.

Microsoft adds contextual edit commands to Office for iPhone, Google makes Now more iPad-friendly

Monday April 11, 2016

Microsoft on Monday updated its Office apps for iOS with new contextual functions on the iPhone, while Google updated its iOS search app to better sort Now information cards on the iPad.

Apple's iPhone SE brings poor Bluetooth call quality for some users

Monday April 11, 2016

Some early adopters of the small but state-of-the-art iPhone SE have reported trouble with the audio quality of phone calls made over Bluetooth headsets and ear pieces, an issue which Apple is said to be investigating internally.

Christy Turlington Burns, Apple's Jay Blahnik to talk Apple Watch & running at Boston Apple Store

Monday April 11, 2016

Model and Apple spokeswoman Christy Turlington Burns will be one of several guests appearing at Boston's Boylston Street Apple Store on Saturday, Apr. 16, there to discuss the Boston Marathon, running in general, and training with the Apple Watch.

Killer Deals: Apple's current 15" MacBook Pro for $1,749, 12.9" 128GB iPad Pro in Gold for $849, Mac mini for $429

Monday April 11, 2016

For the next 6 days only, grab Apple's current 15" MacBook Pro for $1,749 (Mid-2015), 128GB Gold 12.9" WiFi iPad Pro (Late 2015) for $849, and Mac mini (Late 2014) for $429. Plus there's 1 day left for a $749 11" MacBook Air and $869 13" MacBook Pro. All with no tax outside NY.

Apple Music scores another big exclusive with Drake's 'Views From the 6' album

Monday April 11, 2016

The tight relationship between Apple and Drake is set to continue with the release of the hip-hop star's newest album, Views From the 6, which will be an Apple Music exclusive when it drops on April 29.

US shoppers increasingly buying iPhones from carriers instead of Apple

Monday April 11, 2016

A growing number of Americans are choosing to buy their iPhones from carrier outlets and websites, instead of directly from Apple's website and retail stores, recent research data indicates.

BlackBerry kills BB10, will work on mid-range Android phones instead

Monday April 11, 2016

The latest turnaround strategy for formerly-dominant smartphone maker BlackBerry is reportedly centered on mid-range Android devices, as the company will no longer manufacture new phones based on its own BlackBerry 10 operating system.

China's Inspur rumored to be joining Apple server supply chain

Monday April 11, 2016

A Chinese server vendor, Inspur, has allegedly joined Apple's datacenter supply chain, as the iPhone maker continues to work toward bringing more of its cloud services in-house.

Apple Maps public transit data comes to Portland, Oregon

Monday April 11, 2016

New cities with Apple Maps transit data continue to be added on a regular basis, with the town of Portland, Ore., the latest to enter the fold, on the heels of Montreal and Austin.