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2016

Apple publishes 2016 Holiday Gifts guide promoting iPhone 7, other core products

Thursday November 10, 2016

Apple on Thursday published its annual holiday gift guide, this year putting an even stronger marketing spotlight on its core products.

First look: Apple's Powerbeats 3 Bluetooth headphones with W1 chip and 12-hour battery life

Thursday November 10, 2016

After being announced at Apple's iPhone 7 event in September, the company's lightweight Powerbeats3 on-ear headphones, featuring the proprietary W1 chip for superior wireless connectivity, are now beginning to trickle out into the hands of consumers. AppleInsider offers a first look.

Target offers $151 off iPad Pro & more as part of 2016 Black Friday deals

Thursday November 10, 2016

Target has uncovered its 2016 Black Friday discounts for Apple products, which will actually come in two phases, beginning this week with "Early Access" discounts on some accessories and peripherals.

Reports differ on Casetek's future contribution to Apple iPhone case supply

Thursday November 10, 2016

With one supply chain monitor claiming that Apple case manufacturer Casetek is on the path to supply future iPhone enclosures, remarks made by the manufacturer's CEO are far less clear on the matter, suggesting only a possibility of a future contract.

Apple CEO Tim Cook urges employees to 'move forward together' in memo on 2016 presidential election

Thursday November 10, 2016

Following one of the most bitterly contested -- both by candidates and their respective constituencies -- presidential elections in modern American history, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday sent out a company-wide memo addressing employee concerns about what comes next.

PayPal enables Siri support for sending and requesting money in 30 countries

Thursday November 10, 2016

Ubiquitous online payments service PayPal on Thursday released an updated version of its eponymous iOS with Siri integration, allowing users to ask Apple's assistant to send and request money.

How Donald Trump's election as U.S. President could affect Apple

Wednesday November 09, 2016

Anticipating the full impact of the election of Donald Trump is difficult because his campaign offered little in terms of real policy proposals, instead favoring high energy crowd rallies and the drawing of media attention through the use of incredible and often shocking comments. There are some clues as to what he might make priorities in his administration however.

Product(RED) Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones, Pill+ speaker revealed, coming soon

Wednesday November 09, 2016

Late Wednesday, Apple revealed versions of the Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones, and the Pill+ wireless speaker with Product(RED) branding, with a portion of the sales going to the charity and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Behind-the-scenes update allows for Apple TV app installs from iOS or iTunes

Wednesday November 09, 2016

Apple on Wednesday announced changes to the way it handles tvOS apps, most notably allowing one to be automatically downloaded to an Apple TV if a person picks up its iOS counterpart.

Apple's new MacBook Pro has generated 7x more revenue than 12" MacBook at launch

Wednesday November 09, 2016

The new, thinner redesign of Apple's MacBook Pro lineup has been a blockbuster success out of the gate, new data suggests, blowing away dollars spent on the first 12-inch MacBook from 2015.

Apple issues second public beta of macOS 10.12.2

Wednesday November 09, 2016

Apple on Wednesday released a second public beta of macOS 10.12.2, refining the update's fixes and features for people wanting the earliest possible access.

Pushbullet makes cross-platform link and file sharing easier

Wednesday November 09, 2016

One of the regular problems of a multi-platform universe is that sometimes, you'll stumble across a link or file that's better simply viewed on another device. Pushbullet's self-titled app can be a good solution, especially if you live at least partly outside of the Apple ecosystem.

Apple Pay ranks as fifth most common payment platform on most popular websites

Wednesday November 09, 2016

By some metrics Apple Pay now ranks fifth in marketshare of the Web payments industry, according to new analytics data, although it still has a long road to tread before becoming commonplace.

Facebook enables push advertising through Messenger chats

Wednesday November 09, 2016

People using Facebook may soon start to receive advertising via Messenger, though only under limited circumstances, the company's VP of messaging products announced this week.

GoPro issues recall of Karma drone, in-flight power loss leads to crashes

Wednesday November 09, 2016

Sports camera and drone manufacturer GoPro has issued a recall of the recently released Karma drone, after only 16 days on the market.

Closeout deals: Up to $1,700 off Apple iMacs, MacBooks and Mac Pros with free shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ

Wednesday November 09, 2016

Apple authorized reseller Adorama is slashing prices on Apple hardware with discounts of up to $1,700 off Mac Pros, iMacs and MacBooks. On top of the instant discounts, each system ships for free and Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Watch: iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode vs. DSLR

Tuesday November 08, 2016

Apple with the recent release of iOS 10.1 enabled Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus, allowing users to add a touch of artistic blur to their images by simulating an enhanced depth-of-field effect. AppleInsider compares the still-in-beta feature to a true prosumer DSLR, the Canon 5D Mark IV with full-frame sensor.

Apple Pay gains support for 31 Australian credit unions, small banks with Cuscal deal

Tuesday November 08, 2016

As Australia's largest banks look to stymie Apple Pay's expansion efforts for their own gains, Apple and payments solutions firm Cuscal on Wednesday local time announced a deal that will bring the fledgling payment service to 31 credit unions and regional banks.

Ireland to submit appeal of EU's $14.5B Apple tax ruling on Wednesday

Tuesday November 08, 2016

The Irish government is about to formally submit its appeal of the European Commission's tax ruling on Apple, Finance Minister Michael Noonan announced on Tuesday.

Apple relaunches online sales of refurbished iPhones [u]

Tuesday November 08, 2016

For the first time in years, Apple has begun selling refurbished iPhones from its U.S. online store, giving people a cheaper way of getting into the iPhone ecosystem while still having official warranty support. [Updated with corrections]