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2016

GarageBand for Mac updates with Music Memos & Logic Remote support, bigger sound library

Thursday April 07, 2016

Apple on Thursday released a new version of GarageBand for the Mac, improving support for recent companion apps on iOS, and greatly increasing the number of samples available to musicians.

Reddit introduces new official iPhone app, Spark email updates with watchOS 2 support

Thursday April 07, 2016

Reddit on Thursday introduced a new official iPhone app with bonuses for early adopters, while Readdle updated its Spark email app, adding features like watchOS 2 support.

Deals: Coupons for $150-$300 off 2015 MacBook Pros; 2015 MacBook Airs from $749

Thursday April 07, 2016

A trio of Apple-authorized resellers are this week offering AppleInsider readers coupons and exclusive pricing on a wide assortment of 2015 MacBooks, with 11" MacBook Airs from $749, 13" MacBook Airs from $869, 13" MacBook Pros from $1,149, and 15" MacBook Pros from $1,812 (with free shipping and no tax in most states).

Google mulling deep Android support for Apple's Swift language - report

Thursday April 07, 2016

Apple's nascent Swift programming language could have a bright future ahead with one of the company's chief competitors, as Google is reportedly considering bring Swift to Android as a "first-class" language.

GoPro officially reveals six-camera 'Omni' VR rig

Thursday April 07, 2016

Extreme sports aficionados will soon have an official GoPro answer for capturing 360-degree spherical video and still images of their adventures, as the action cam company has finally taken the covers off of its new "Omni" rig.

Samsung sees 10% profit growth on better-than-expected sales of flagship Galaxy S7

Thursday April 07, 2016

On the heels of the launch of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung Electronics issued preliminary guidance on Thursday saying it expects profits to grow more than 10 percent for the first quarter of 2016, exceeding market expectations.

IBM & Box collaborate on new MobileFirst app for iPhone and iPad

Thursday April 07, 2016

IBM on Thursday revealed its latest MobileFirst iOS app for enterprise, Expert Seller, which was developed in partnership with cloud storage service Box.

White House won't publicly back legislation allowing judges to order decryption - report

Thursday April 07, 2016

Despite recent comments by President Obama, the White House won't publicly support upcoming draft legislation that would let judges order companies like Apple to help decrypt their products, a report said on Thursday.

FBI can't unlock anything newer than Apple's iPhone 5c, Comey reveals

Thursday April 07, 2016

The unlocking procedure used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to break into an iPhone 5c at the center of the San Bernardino case cannot be used on new devices, the bureau's director said on Wednesday.

Apple Watch Hermes bands to be sold separately, come in 4 new colors on April 19

Thursday April 07, 2016

Apple and French fashion house Hermès on Thursday revealed an upcoming expansion to their collaborative Apple Watch effort, unveiling four new band colors and announcing that each luxury leather accessory will be available for individual purchase later this month.

Coachella 2016 to support Apple Pay transactions with new Square Reader, hand out prizes via iBeacon [u]

Thursday April 07, 2016

Revelers at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be able to pay for food, drinks, merchandise and more with their iPhone and Apple Watch thanks to a partnership with Square, which is supplying on-site vendors with Apple Pay-compatible mobile card readers.

How to: Set up PS4's new Remote Play feature on Mac

Wednesday April 06, 2016

Sony on Wednesday released a firmware update for its PlayStation 4 console, introducing a long-awaited Remote Play feature that lets gamers use their PC or Mac as a second screen device. AppleInsider shows you how to set it up.

FBI reportedly briefs senators on San Bernardino iPhone hack

Wednesday April 06, 2016

The Justice Department has shared, or plans to share, details of its San Bernardino iPhone data extraction technique with high ranking U.S. senators, including Senate Intelligence Committee leaders working on a contentious cybersecurity bill, a report said Wednesday.

'iPhone 6 SE' mod kit crams iPhone SE parts into a custom, curved iPhone 6s-like chassis

Wednesday April 06, 2016

Though some early rumors suggested the iPhone SE would have an iPhone 6-like design, it actually shipped in a chassis virtually identical to the iPhone 5s. However, some Chinese manufacturers have made iPhone SE-sized casings styled like the iPhone 6s, which prompted one publication to build their own fully functional so-called "iPhone 6 SE."

FAA, corporations & aviation groups draft new safety rules for flying drones near humans

Wednesday April 06, 2016

A public/private committee organized by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has suggested preliminary rule changes for how close drones might fly to people, which could open up potential uses of the technology, such as air delivery.

Apple Maps transit directions expand to include Montreal

Wednesday April 06, 2016

This week, the slow and steady roll-out of Apple Maps transit data continued, adding the second-largest city of Canada, Montreal, to its lineup.

Google Chrome browser to gain support for native OS X push notifications

Wednesday April 06, 2016

Google is working on supporting OS X's native push notifications in Chrome, instead of the browser having to use its own notification system, according to a developer on the project.

Apple issues first betas of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5, tvOS 9.2.1 & watchOS 2.2.1 to developers

Wednesday April 06, 2016

Members of Apple's registered developer program were supplied with the pre-release beta builds of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan, tvOS 9.2.1, and watchOS 2.2.1 on Wednesday.

Code reaffirms Apple's plan to allow users to hide default iOS apps

Wednesday April 06, 2016

Changes to iTunes metadata suggest that Apple will soon make it easier to hide first-party apps on the iOS homescreen, solving a long-standing complaint of iPhone and iPad owners.

Tim Cook added to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights board of directors

Wednesday April 06, 2016

Apple's chief executive has taken another public step in his philanthropic journey, joining the board of directors of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.