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2017

Plex acquires Watchup, plans to integrate personalized news service into media player

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Plex, the company behind the media storage and playback tools, has acquired the personalized streaming news service Watchup, as part of a plan to provide users of the Plex ecosystem more content to watch from their devices.

Google open-sources Chrome browser for Apple's iOS, promises faster development

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Google on Tuesday announced that the iOS version of Chrome is now open-source, something which could potentially aid developers and accelerate official releases of the browser.

European Commission pleased with Apple's $14 billion tax bill payment progress, despite missed deadline

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Apple has missed the deadline to pay the 13 billion euros ($14 billion) the iPhone producer was ordered to pay Ireland in back taxes, but the European Commission is noting that progress is still being made by Apple to comply with its ruling.

New vulnerability exploits password recovery system on Netgear routers & modems

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Most of Netgear's home and small business router and modem models are affected by a vulnerability in their password recovery system, which could potentially let a hacker assume control or install a botnet, according to a security firm.

Scosche USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter provides HDMI, USB-A, pass-through power for MacBook

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Accessory producer Scosche has launched the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, a dongle for MacBook that offers users a HDMI port for connecting a 1080p monitor or television, a function offered by previous generations of Apple portable computers.

Deals: $325-$600 off 15" MacBook Pros; $40 off iPad mini 4; DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo $1,299 (tax included)

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Heading into February, shoppers can pick up a 2015 15" MacBook Pro (new in box) for $1,675 or snap up a refurbished model for $1,399.99. Apple's iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi + LTE) is also $489, while DJI is shipping Mavic Pro Fly More Combos in 7-10 business days for $1,299 including tax.

iOS 10.3 beta reveals Apple will cut off 32-bit support in 'future versions of iOS'

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Bringing an era to a close, an upcoming version of iOS -- possibly iOS 11 -- will drop support for 32-bit apps entirely, according to an error message discovered in the first iOS 10.3 beta.

Earnings preview: Wall Street expects record $77.4B revenue in Apple's best quarter in history

Tuesday January 31, 2017

After a period of declining sales, Apple is expected to have returned to growth in the holiday 2016 shopping season, riding high on the popularity of the new iPhone 7 series.

Apple reportedly nears completion of second retail store in Cologne, Germany

Tuesday January 31, 2017

While still unannounced, a photo appears to confirm that Apple is on the verge of opening second store in Cologne, Germany.

Nintendo reveals high unlock rate for 'Super Mario Run,' delays 'Animal Crossing' for iPhone

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Nintendo's mobile efforts are paying off, after the gaming company confirmed better than expected revenue from "Super Mario Run" on iOS, but advised gamers will have to wait a few months before they can play "Animal Crossing" on an iPhone or iPad.

Lyft for iPhone adds Calendar destinations, surges on App Store following 'DeleteUber' campaign

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Ridesharing service Lyft has updated its iPhone app with support for iOS Calendar destinations, apparently just in time to take advantage of a boycott of its main competitor, Uber, over the company's response to U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial immigration executive order.

Super Mario Run update for iPhone brings easy mode, Korean language support

Tuesday January 31, 2017

A new update to "Super Mario Run" eliminates all the stress of the game, with a new "easy mode" removing the timer allowing players to explore the level at their leisure.

Apple patents detail augmented reality device with advanced object recognition, POI labeling

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents that together describe a mobile augmented reality system capable of detecting its surroundings and displaying generated virtual information to users in real time.

'BioShock' for iOS is officially dead, developer 2K reveals

Monday January 30, 2017

Following a hyped release in 2014, and a subsequent removal from the App Store due to compatibility issues, developer 2K has revealed its lauded first person shooter "BioShock" is unlikely to make a return to Apple's portable devices.

Apple ceases iOS 10.2 code signing following iOS 10.2.1 release

Monday January 30, 2017

After the successful release of iOS 10.2.1 last week, Apple on Monday stopped signing code for iOS 10.2, prohibiting users from downgrading to the older operating system.

North Carolina requires test takers disable MacBook Pro Touch Bar for bar exam [u]

Monday January 30, 2017

Prospective lawyers wanting to attend February's North Carolina Bar Examination will have to disable the Touch Bar if they're bringing along Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro, according to an announcement.

Dropbox releases office suite Paper out of beta, launches Smart Sync

Monday January 30, 2017

Dropbox has launched two new tools for its users, with the collaborative-working service Paper exiting beta, and Smart Sync allowing users to more selectively synchronize files between the cloud storage service and individual Mac and PC desktops.

Apple updates Siri on iOS, Mac & Apple TV with Super Bowl-related commands

Monday January 30, 2017

Apple on Monday announced a collection of Siri updates designed to get people using the AI assistant for Super Bowl LI, which will be played this Sunday between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.

Removal of Apple's iCloud Activation Lock check page may be linked to hacks relying on stolen serial numbers

Monday January 30, 2017

Apple's removal of the iCloud Activation Lock status page last week was likely connected to hacks letting people bypass the Activation Lock system, a report noted on Monday.

Three UK enables Wi-Fi calling for iPhones without use of inTouch app

Monday January 30, 2017

British carrier Three is making it easier for its subscribers to make calls over Wi-Fi when there is no cellular signal, by allowing those with iPhones to place calls and messages using the embedded Wi-Fi calling feature of iOS, instead of the mobile network's custom app.