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2016

Sling TV splits into 'Orange' and 'Blue' tiers, adds NBC, BBC America & other channels

Thursday June 30, 2016

Sling TV on Thursday announced a slew of changes to its streaming service, including several new channels and the creation of "Orange" and "Blue" tiers, the latter bringing multi-stream support out of beta.

NYC Apple reseller and community staple Tekserve to close Manhattan store

Thursday June 30, 2016

Tekserve -- both an Apple reseller and a gathering place for Apple users and devotees -- has announced it will close its Manhattan store in August, ending 29 years of service.

Spotify says Apple rejected update over App Store policies, 'causing grave harm' to service

Thursday June 30, 2016

Apple Music competitor Spotify has accused Apple of rejecting an update to its official iOS app, claiming that the iPhone maker has exhibited "a troubling pattern of behavior" that's anti-competitive.

MetroPCS to sell Apple's iPhone for first time on Friday, but only in Florida

Thursday June 30, 2016

T-Mobile's prepaid brand -- MetroPCS -- will officially begin iPhone sales for the first time on Friday, though initially only in the state of Florida.

Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch app in iOS 10 lets you browse & customize watch faces

Thursday June 30, 2016

One key new feature in watchOS 3 comes in tandem with iOS 10, allowing users to view, add and edit watch faces to their liking with more screen real estate, via the Apple Watch app on an iPhone.

TSMC expected to net big revenue boost on Apple 'A10' chips for 'iPhone 7'

Thursday June 30, 2016

Apple processor maker TSMC is reportedly forecast to grow revenues almost 20 percent sequentially in its third quarter, owing primarily to shipments of "A10" processors for Apple's "iPhone 7."

Apple gives away iPhone drawing app 'Procreate Pocket' through Apple Store app

Thursday June 30, 2016

Apple selected popular iPhone drawing app Procreate Pocket as its latest paid app giveaway on Wednesday, making the former App Store Editors Choice and App Store Best of 2015 title available for free from the Apple Store app for iOS.

Nancy Pelosi expresses disappointment over Tim Cook's GOP fundraiser

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Engaging in a bit of political posturing this week, U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi offered a -- surprisingly condescending -- takedown of Apple CEO Tim Cook's fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican candidates.

Apple uses platform dominance to 'lock out' competition, says Elizabeth Warren

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren turned a critical eye to Silicon Valley in a keynote speech delivered at New America's Open Markets Program on Wednesday, saying industry leaders Apple, Amazon and Google use their respective platforms to the detriment of smaller, less powerful competitors.

Hillary Clinton's tech platform backs Apple positions on encryption, privacy, innovation, patents, education

Wednesday June 29, 2016

A new position paper outlining U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's "Initiative on Technology & Innovation" broadly addresses a wide range of subjects, but in particular aligns with Apple's position on encryption and privacy championed by its chief executive, Tim Cook.

Sioeye iPhone-connected sports camera streams live via LTE, includes 5GB free with T-Mobile

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Startup camera maker Sioeye on Wednesday announced its Iris4G LTE iOS-connected action camera now offers data plans with U.S. carrier T-Mobile, including a starter package with 5 gigabytes of free bandwidth to begin live streaming on the go.

New photos show possible Lightning-equipped EarPods for Apple's 'iPhone 7'

Wednesday June 29, 2016

A pair of photos published on Wednesday show what are claimed to be Lightning-ready versions of the EarPods bundled with iPhones, presumably intended for Apple's "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus."

Porsche expands Apple CarPlay support with 2017 Panamera

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Porsche has announced that its upcoming four-door sedan, the 2017 Panamera, will support Apple's CarPlay technology when the vehicle launches in the U.S. in January.

Cirrus Logic unveils Apple-authorized Lightning headphone development kit

Wednesday June 29, 2016

With rumors strongly suggesting Apple's next-generation iPhone will lack a traditional headphone jack, supplier Cirrus Logic this week announced the release of a new development kit that will enable companies to make Made for iPhone-certified Lightning headphones.

Apple issues fourth beta of iOS 9.3.3 as developers await iOS 10 beta 2

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Both registered developers and public testers can now access the fourth beta of iOS 9.3.3, a minor forthcoming security and maintenance update for iPhone and iPad. New betas are also available for tvOS 9.2.2 and OS X 10.11.6.

Video: See the Apple Watch's new side button app dock in watchOS 3

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Launching and switching between Apple Watch apps will become easier than ever with watchOS 3, thanks to the new app dock accessed via the side button. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how the new Apple Watch app dock will work.

Users upset by Evernote price hikes & two-device limit for free Basic customers

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Changes to Evernote's note-taking service raised a storm of controversy on Twitter on Wednesday, as the company is trying to shift users away from the free Basic tier while generating more revenue from paid subscribers.

Giveaway: Win a Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (16-zone, Gen 2)

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Rachio is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers a chance to win one of two 16-zone Smart Sprinkler Controllers valued at $249 each.

Samsung projected to ship 40M OLED panels to Apple ahead of rumored 2017 all-glass iPhone

Wednesday June 29, 2016

As the world's largest supplier of OLED displays, Samsung is expected to play a key role in Apple's rumored 2017 iPhone redesign, shipping an estimated 40 million panels to the company next year, according to new research.

Deals: 13" MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 8GB, 128GB) for $800; 12" MacBook (2015) for $964; 30% off at Case-Mate

Wednesday June 29, 2016

With the holiday weekend approaching, deals on MacBooks and accessories are ramping up. Snap up a 13" MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM for $799.99 or opt for a 2015 12" MacBook, which is $335 off with a free 3-piece accessory bundle. Need a case or screen protector? Case-Mate is taking 30% off the entire store.