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2016

CBS All Access follows in Hulu's footsteps with more expensive 'ad-free' option

Wednesday August 31, 2016

CBS on Wednesday announced a new tier for its All Access streaming service, allowing people to watch TV shows without commercial interruptions -- in most cases.

Alleged 'iPhone 7' packaging reaffirms 32GB model, Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter in the box

Wednesday August 31, 2016

With just a week to go before Apple's Sept. 7 event, yet another packaging insert claimed to be for the "iPhone 7" reveals a return to the 32-gigabyte capacity, and also reaffirms that a Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter will be included in the box.

Samsung stops shipments of 'exploding' Galaxy Note 7 phones

Wednesday August 31, 2016

After multiple reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery exploding during charging, the company has delayed rollout of the new "phablet" in undisclosed markets for additional quality control testing.

EU-imposed Apple Irish tax bill could exceed $21.2B if appeal process fails

Wednesday August 31, 2016

A long appeal process over Apple's Ireland tax bill might have unintended consequences, with a governmental official who has opposed the ruling making claims that the tally will be closer to 19 billion euro ($21.2 billion) when the process concludes.

Apple opens job positions for Turi 'machine learning division'

Wednesday August 31, 2016

Not long after confirming its takeover of artificial intelligence and machine learning firm Turi, Apple is already beginning to make related hirings, referring to the company as its "new machine learning division" in official listings.

BMW adds Apple's CarPlay as $300 upgrade for most models

Wednesday August 31, 2016

People able to afford a BMW can now get Apple CarPlay on virtually any new model as a $300 upgrade option, according to the automaker's website.

Trade-in time: Gazelle offering 45-day grace period, up to $360 for used iPhones ahead of iPhone 7

Wednesday August 31, 2016

In anticipation of Apple's iPhone 7 launch on Sept. 7th, Gazelle this week is offering up to $360 in cash for used iPhone trade-ins with an extended 45-day price lock that lets you hang on to those devices until Oct. 14th.

DxO One iPhone camera gets new Wi-Fi modes, lens & outdoor accessories

Wednesday August 31, 2016

DxO on Wednesday announced new remote control and "Mobile Smart Lighting" features for its iPhone-connected DxO One camera, along with several accessories, such as a waterproof shell and a lens adapter.

Latest rumor pegs secure iris scanner for Apple's 2017 iPhone

Wednesday August 31, 2016

Rather than waiting until 2018, Apple could introduce eye-scanning technology to securely identify users next year, if a new supply chain rumor is to be believed.

Irish lawmakers gearing up for $14.5B Apple tax bill appeal amidst industry concern

Wednesday August 31, 2016

While a prominent Irish businessman is decrying the $14.5 billion tax edict applied by the European Commission with strong language, members from Ireland's government have started the appeal discussion -- but the process may take more time than expected to garner sufficient support from a wide body of lawmakers.

Mirle readying equipment for curved glass chassis on 2017 iPhones - report

Wednesday August 31, 2016

Taiwanese firm Mirle Automation has developed forming machinery for curved glass chassis that should put it in the supply chain for Apple's 2017 iPhones, a report said on Wednesday.

Purported 'iPhone 7 Plus' packaging shows Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter in box, 256GB storage

Wednesday August 31, 2016

An insert claimed to be for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7 Plus" would --if legitimate -- not only confirm the product's name, but also reveal that it will come with a Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter in the box.

Judge tosses key claims in Monster lawsuit against Beats

Tuesday August 30, 2016

A California superior court judge on Monday threw out key claims in a lawsuit alleging Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre swindled audio company Monster out of its investment in the Beats by Dre headphone brand just prior to Apple's acquisition in 2014.

Early demo of Siri third-party app integration finds feature useful, vital to system's evolution

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Ahead of an expected iOS 10 launch in September, The Wall Street Journal was able to test out Siri's ability to integrate with third-party apps, finding the feature a useful and perhaps necessary next step in the virtual assistant's evolution.

Apple's iPad an effective sedative for children about to undergo surgery, study finds

Tuesday August 30, 2016

A research study presented Tuesday claims that iPads are just as effective as medicinal sedatives for reducing pre-surgical anxiety from nervousness about the procedure compounded by parental separation on children between ages 4 and 10.

Dropbox hack released details of more than 68M accounts, report says

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Dropbox recently notified users of a potential forced password reset after its security team discovered a batch of account credentials believed to have been obtained from a known 2012 data breach. While the initial announcement failed to specify the exact number of impacted users, a report on Tuesday puts the number at well over 68 million.

Corning touts Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearables as alternative to 'luxury' cover materials

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Glass maker Corning on Tuesday announced commercial availability of Gorilla Glass SR+, a composite cover material designed specifically to take on the stresses endured by wearable devices like Apple Watch.

Apple debuts new 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Answering the call of power users -- and avid iPhone photographers -- Apple on Tuesday expanded its iCloud storage options to include a 2-terabyte tier priced at $19.99 per month.

Google to bring Waze ridesharing San Francisco-wide, may set stage for driverless service

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Google is reportedly taking its first real steps into ridesharing via its Waze navigation app, entering into competition with Uber and Lyft, and potentially setting up a tougher market if and when Apple launches its self-driving car.

BitTorrent app Transmission once again source of macOS malware

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Once again, BitTorrent client Transmission has distributed malware to some users through an altered installer, with downloaders of the software on Aug. 28 and 29 probably infected by the "Keydnap" package.