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2016

Chinese company advertises new Lightning-to-headphone adapters ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 7'

Monday May 30, 2016

With Apple's next-generation iPhone rumored to ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, one Chinese accessory maker is hoping to capitalize on the anticipated switch, and is now advertising a series of Lightning-to-headphone adapters with separate volume controls.

Apple's VocalIQ takeover could hint at Siri upgrades for WWDC and beyond

Monday May 30, 2016

Assuming it makes it into Siri upgrades that may start as soon as next month's WWDC, technology Apple acquired from VocalIQ could greatly improve the assistant's accuracy and contextual awareness, one report claims.

Try these iOS grilling apps for your Memorial Day BBQ

Monday May 30, 2016

If you're a preparing a Memorial Day barbecue -- or just planning a cookout later this summer -- here are five iOS apps that can make the process a little easier, or give you some fresh ideas.

How to watch this week's NBA and NHL finals on your iPhone

Monday May 30, 2016

It's championship season for both hockey and basketball -- the NHL Stanley Cup Final kicks off Monday night, while the NBA Finals matchup will be set after game seven of the Western Conference Finals. Here's how to watch all of this week's action on the go with your iPhone.

Indian government publicly rejects Apple's desire to sell used iPhones

Monday May 30, 2016

Despite a recent trip by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to meet with local officials, the Indian government on Monday announced that it will not allow the company to sell refurbished iPhones in its country.

Apple Stores suffering from 'cult' atmosphere, advancement barriers, says UK staffer

Sunday May 29, 2016

For some workers, Apple Stores don't pay that well, don't leave much room for advancement, and sometimes produce an extremely difficult climate to work in, according to an interview with a U.K. staffer published on Saturday.

This week on AI: New MacBook Pro rumors, Apple's answer to Echo, Apple Car charging & more

Saturday May 28, 2016

While "iPhone 7" rumors continued to fly fast and furious, some of this week's biggest news actually surrounded the company's MacBook plans, as well as a possible Siri-based competitor to Amazon's Echo speaker.

Twitter for iOS gets 'Peek and Pop' 3D Touch gesture support, Google adds AMP integration

Friday May 27, 2016

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday released an updated version of its iOS app with native support for in-app "Peek and Pop" 3D Touch gestures, while Google refreshed its flagship search app with integrated Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology.

Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for Apple's Macs and OS X

Friday May 27, 2016

Apple has sold far more iOS devices than Macs over the past several years, but as a $20 billion business, the Mac platform remains extremely important to the company. Here's a look at where Apple's conventional computing platform is headed, and what we can expect to see at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

Apple details efforts to ease environmental impact at Irish data center

Friday May 27, 2016

In an effort to allay local concerns over a massive data center project in Galway, Ireland, Apple this week offered greater detail on environmental initiatives it has planned for the site, from forest repopulation to the creation of a public woodland walkway.

Jawbone said to end fitness tracker sales, may sell off speaker business [u]

Friday May 27, 2016

Once a mainstay of both industries, Jawbone is reportedly exiting the fitness-tracking world -- at least temporarily -- as well as trying to sell off its speaker division.

Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor could come with facial recognition camera, ship in 2017

Friday May 27, 2016

Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor could reportedly include a camera for facial recognition, but may have to wait until 2017 to hit store shelves.

AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule pulled from U.S. Apple Stores

Friday May 27, 2016

Although the products are still available online, Apple no longer appears to be selling the AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule in its U.S. retail stores, according to a Friday report and checks by AppleInsider.

Apple's installment-based iPhone trade-up program comes to France, Italy & Spain

Friday May 27, 2016

Apple on Friday brought its "Trade Up with Installments" program to France, Italy, and Spain, expanding it beyond U.S. borders for the first time.

Samsung to bring web-based 'SamsungPay Mini' to iPhones - report

Friday May 27, 2016

The expanding electronic payments battle between Apple, Google, and Samsung will reportedly reach a new front next month as the South Korean firm is said to be readying a new web-based option that would enable iPhone users to make online payments via SamsungPay.

Congress won't consider mandatory encryption bill after Apple battle - report

Friday May 27, 2016

Draft legislation that could've forced U.S. corporations like Apple to decrypt data on-demand following a court order won't be formally introduced this year, and has lost the support needed to advance anyway, sources said on Friday.

AppleInsider podcast talks about the latest rumors in MacBook, Siri, 'AppleTV 5' and 'iPhone 7' rumors

Friday May 27, 2016

The Appleinsider podcast talk about rumored new MacBooks, Siri and AppleTV, rumors about Apple competing with Amazon Echo, Apple Watch as a health device, and new iPhone 7 rumors.

Apple eyes Apple Pay expansion into Asia and Europe, looks to roll out in 'every significant market'

Friday May 27, 2016

Addressing this week's Apple Pay expansion in Singapore, segment vice president Jennifer Bailey said Apple is "working rapidly" to deploy the payments platform in Asia and Europe on the way to launching in every major market the company's products are sold.

Apple can add 62M iOS users in India but it won't be easy, analyst says

Thursday May 26, 2016

Investment firm Piper Jaffray estimates India could contribute some 62 million iOS device users to Apple's user base if the company successfully ramps its presence up to China levels, but a comparatively low-income population and strict government policies presage a rough path ahead.

Apple TV nets Bravo, E! and Syfy content with new tvOS apps

Thursday May 26, 2016

As of Thursday, pay TV subscribers who also own a fourth-generation Apple TV can stream the latest shows from NBCUniversal channels Bravo, E! and Syfy through dedicated apps Bravo Now, E! Now and Syfy Now.