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2016

France says Apple owes 48.5 million euros for unfair iPhone contracts with carriers

Tuesday April 05, 2016

France's competition, consumer, and fraud agency -- the DGCCRF -- has reportedly launched a court case against Apple seeking 48.5 million euros ($55.3 million), saying the company is maintaining unfair carrier contracts that grant it too much control.

Apple celebrates 40 years of business with ad-inspired music playlist

Tuesday April 05, 2016

Apple continued its 40th anniversary celebration Tuesday with the release of a new Apple Music playlist that collates songs featured in and inspired by the company's colorful advertising history.

Last Call: Apple's 13" MacBook Air for $869, 11" MacBook Air for $749, and 21" iMac HD for $949

Tuesday April 05, 2016

For the next 6 days only, readers can grab the lowest prices we've seen all year on Apple's current 11-inch MacBook Air (Early 2015), 13-inch MacBook Air (Early 2015), and a well-equipped 21.5-inch iMac (Late 2013). All include free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY.

Twitter wins rights to stream NFL's slate of Thursday Night Football games

Tuesday April 05, 2016

In a major push into the content business, Twitter has won the rights to the National Football League's Thursday Night Football, and will stream 10 games online for free starting next season.

Former Apple execs Fred Anderson, Avie Tevanian raise NeXT-themed venture capital fund

Tuesday April 05, 2016

A pair of Steve Jobs lieutenants -- former Apple CFO Fred Anderson and software chief Avie Tevanian -- have reportedly banded together in a new venture capital fund dubbed NextEquity.

Pinky torture: Why the iPhone SE is a one-handed wonder, and the iPhone 6s is not

Tuesday April 05, 2016

I can't really say I've ever been hyper aware of the pinky on my right hand. That is, until Apple decided to start making larger phones, and the smallest digit on the end of my hand began to suffer.

Barclays adds Apple Pay support 9 months after UK launch

Tuesday April 05, 2016

After months of waiting in the wings, Barclays customers in the UK can now provision bank-issued cards for use with Apple Pay on compatible devices, as the bank finally flipped the switch on Apple's mobile payments service.

Iowa's only Apple Store to get massive $3M makeover, nearly triple in size

Monday April 04, 2016

Apple's lone retail outlet in Iowa, which has served Apple faithful for the past 12 years, is about to get a long-awaited makeover that promises to nearly triple floor space, and could introduce the "next-generation" Apple Store design language currently rolling out at international flagship locations.

Apple Stores to use paper, not plastic, bags in environmental push, report says

Monday April 04, 2016

Like many retailers looking to go green, Apple reportedly plans to phase out its familiar plastic shopping bags in mid-April, with the drawstring design to be replaced by environmentally friendly paper bags made out of recycled materials.

Siri security flaw on iPhone 6s & 6s Plus grants access to Contacts and Photos without passcode

Monday April 04, 2016

A newly discovered Siri search handling bug allows nefarious users to bypass passcode protected lock screens on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, granting easy access to Contacts and Photos data. The vulnerability is likely applicable only to a subset of devices, however.

Apple's ResearchKit incorporates more genetics through new 23andMe module

Monday April 04, 2016

Private genetics firm 23andMe has released a new software module, allowing its genetics results to be incorporated into ResearchKit apps, Apple announced on Monday.

Pebble brings iOS text replies to Verizon, adds customizable vibrations & more

Monday April 04, 2016

Pebble on Monday announced a series of service and software updates for its multi-platform smartwatches, most notably enabling the iOS text reply feature for Verizon iPhones.

Brean Capital believes iPhone sales will fall to 216M this year, return to growth in 2017

Monday April 04, 2016

Though the firm remains bullish on Apple, Brean Capital believes Apple will see total iPhone sales for 2016 drop by 16 million units, amidst a slowing smartphone market.

Sheer amount of data involved delaying EU ruling on Apple's Irish tax deals, Commissioner says

Monday April 04, 2016

There's no way of telling when the European Commission will conclude its investigation into Apple's Irish tax deals, simply because the huge amount of data involved, the Commission's competition head said on Monday.

Apple's new iPhone SE lags siblings in sales as 9.7" iPad Pro performs well, analytics data says

Monday April 04, 2016

The newest, littlest iPhone hasn't captured the imagination of smartphone buyers just yet, new launch data indicates, while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has seen steady adoption following last week's debut.

9.7" iPad Pro teardown finds 12.9" model's tech crammed into smaller, less repairable package

Monday April 04, 2016

In order to compress technology from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro into a 9.7-inch form factor, Apple had to make some significant internal design changes, a teardown of Apple's new flagship tablet reveals.

Like Bo, now Apple's Siri knows baseball

Monday April 04, 2016

Apple's new tie-up with Major League Baseball seems to have brought more than dugout cred for the iPad -- the company's virtual assistant, Siri, now has access to a trove of modern-day and historic baseball statistics.

Indian smartphone sellers fear iPhone 'snob value' as Apple plans to sell used handsets

Monday April 04, 2016

Apple's application to sell used iPhones in India is reportedly being fought by executives with leading vendors and manufacturers, who are worried that it could jeopardize local industry by opening the door to used imports as a whole.

Apple's iPhone shipments 'likely' to fall below 200M in 2016, insider says

Monday April 04, 2016

With lower-than-expected demand for the iPhone 6s, a soft iPhone SE launch, and dual-camera designs from competitors expected to beat the 'iPhone 7 Plus' to market, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes iPhone shipments could fall below 200 million units this year.

Review: Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro is professional-grade, powerful & pricey

Sunday April 03, 2016

After being neglected in 2015, Apple's 9.7-inch iPad has received a much-needed professional makeover, gaining key features from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and even outperforming it in a few ways. It's a substantial upgrade, and one we find absolutely worthy of the "Pro" moniker, though the $599 starting price may deter some buyers.