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2016

Microsoft offering up to $250 for Apple Watch users to trade in for a Band 2

Friday January 15, 2016

Microsoft is taking direct aim at rival Apple in a new promotion, which offers Apple Watch owners up to $250 in credit toward the purchase of a new Microsoft Band 2.

Apple could owe over $8 billion in European taxes, new estimate indicates

Friday January 15, 2016

Apple could owe in excess of $8 billion in back taxes after the conclusion of a European Commission investigation into its Irish tax dodges, a new estimate suggests.

Fourth-gen Apple TVs spontaneously awaken, power on their HDTVs, users complain

Friday January 15, 2016

Some owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV are complaining that the device is spontaneously waking up itself and/or connected TVs, an inconvenience that could burn unnecessary electricity and could potentially cause screen burn-in for people with plasma sets.

AppleInsider podcast talks beta releases, Apple Music, car & 'iPhone 5e' rumors

Friday January 15, 2016

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores this week's deluge of beta releases, Elon Musk's latest comments on Apple and the electric car, a fresh 4-inch iPhone rumor, our readers' favorite Mac email clients, and much more.

Killer Deals: Save $180 to $260 instantly on all current 13" MacBook Pros with AppleCare

Friday January 15, 2016

This month, 13" MacBook Pro shoppers can combine instant discounts with exclusive $140 coupons to deliver the lowest prices available anywhere on all possible configurations of Apple's current 13" MacBook Pros with AppleCare extended warranty protection. Plus free shipping and no sales tax in 48 states.

Year-old Android 5 Lollipop on 33% of Google Play users, but only 20% of devices in China

Thursday January 14, 2016

Google's ability to distribute new Android updates has always lagged far behind Apple's iOS, but the situation is even worse in China, where the "Lollipop" version 5.x, introduced in 2014 alongside iOS 8, has only reached about a fifth of all devices, two thirds the distribution it has achieved elsewhere.

F.lux says it is 'original innovator' of nighttime display color tech, asks Apple to open Night Shift API

Thursday January 14, 2016

Developers behind popular screen brightness and color control software f.lux issued a formal statement in response to Apple's debut of "Night Shift" in the latest iOS 9.3 beta, calling on the tech giant to allow a proper version of f.lux into the iOS App Store and open API access to Night Shift's display management tools.

CLSA reports strong, resilient demand for iPhones in China at the expense of Huawei, Samsung

Thursday January 14, 2016

Hong Kong broker CLSA reports a continued "loyal following" for Apple in China, noting that half of smartphone buyers intend to buy from Apple, compared to slipping interest figures for Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi.

Broadway musical to tell story of epic rivalry between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Thursday January 14, 2016

The famous rivalry between tech titans Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, whose companies Apple and Microsoft together shaped the modern computing world, is the focus of an upcoming Broadway musical comedy called "Nerds," set to open in April.

US transport regulators may waive some safety rules to spur self-driving cars

Thursday January 14, 2016

The U.S. Transportation Department may waive some safety rules to make it easier for automakers to test self-driving vehicles, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at a Thursday event in Detroit.

Shareholder motion asks Apple to aim for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2030

Thursday January 14, 2016

A measure coming up for voting by Apple shareholders asks Apple to explore options for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions -- for both its own operations and major suppliers -- by 2030.

Apple seeds 1st public betas of iOS 9.3 & OS X 10.11.4, 2nd developer beta of iOS 9.3

Thursday January 14, 2016

Apple on Thursday issued the first public betas of iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4, following up on developer betas released earlier in the week. [Updated]

Sen. Franken asks Google to address concerns about Chromebooks, Google Apps collecting student data

Thursday January 14, 2016

U.S. Senator Al Franken has sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, asking his company to describe what it's doing with the private data of students who use Chromebooks and/or Google Apps for Education.

Apple Music down for some listeners, asking others to resubscribe [u]

Thursday January 14, 2016

Some Apple Music listeners are currently experiencing serious problems with the service, including not being able to stream anything at all, according to numerous grievances on Twitter. [Updated]

Samsung to invest up to $7.47B in developing flexible OLEDs for future iPhones, report claims

Thursday January 14, 2016

Samsung Display is reportedly planning to spend up to $7.47 billion on expanding manufacturing capacity with the long-term goal of producing flexible OLED panels for future iPhones.

Fassbender, Winslet earn Oscar nods for roles in Steve Jobs film

Thursday January 14, 2016

Awards season continues to be kind to the stars of Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed one nomination apiece on Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet for their roles in the film.

Software bug shuts down Nest thermostats, turns off heating for unlucky customers

Thursday January 14, 2016

A buggy software update has caused many users of Nest's smart thermostat to wake up in the cold in recent days, as the devices have been found to quickly drain their batteries and shut down, leaving heating and cooling systems offline.

Apple A9 chip fab TSMC reports record earnings, casting further doubt on 'Peak iPhone'

Thursday January 14, 2016

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest chip fab and a manufacturer of Apple's A9 chips used in iPhone 6s models, has posted earnings that beat analysts estimates for the quarter and established the company's highest annual earnings in 29 years.

Apple invents plug insertion guidance system for desktops with hard to see ports

Thursday January 14, 2016

Addressing what some would call a drawback of modern computer design, Apple has developed a system that provides users plug alignment assistance for hard to reach ports normally located in the rear of desktop enclosures.

Apple investigating Apple Watch band that transforms into a protective case, stand

Thursday January 14, 2016

Apple Watch launched with a total of six swappable band styles, but a patent application published Thursday suggests Apple is investigating a successor model with magnetic closure that doubles as a protective encasement and stand when not on the wrist.