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2017

Mazda says Apple CarPlay support coming soon, including retroactive upgrades

Monday March 13, 2017

Apple's CarPlay -- and Android Auto -- will be coming to Mazda vehicles sometime in the near future, the Japanese automaker revealed on Monday, taking it off the list of major holdouts in CarPlay support.

Apple's new 'Sticker Fight' ad for iPhone 7 emphasizes iMessage feature

Monday March 13, 2017

The latest in Apple's advertising campaign for the iPhone 7 and iOS 10 brings Apple's "stickers" feature into the real world in a playful and colorful manner.

Asthma study using Apple's ResearchKit proven accurate when compared to existing research

Monday March 13, 2017

A study reports ResearchKit is an extremely effective way to conduct medical research, with patient data collected from asthma sufferers via Apple's framework found to correlate with the results of similar studies using established data collection methods.

New iPad models in testing near Apple's Cupertino headquarters, data suggests

Monday March 13, 2017

Ahead of a potentially imminent product unveiling, Apple is testing multiple new iPad models around the San Francisco Bay Area -- including its home in Cupertino, according to data shared by a mobile marketing firm.

Apple releases sixth betas of macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3 to developers [u]

Monday March 13, 2017

Apple on Monday made available a sixth beta releases of macOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 to developers, marching ever closer to a public release. [Updated with info on public betas]

Rumor: Apple's new iPad Pros could debut next week, with or without an event

Monday March 13, 2017

With new iPad Pro models expected soon, a new rumor claims that Apple is set to unveil new products as soon as next week, even though no event invitations have been issued to the press.

Despite China weakness, Apple's 'aspirational' brand remains strong globally -- report

Monday March 13, 2017

A new analyst report sees Apple outperforming an expanding premiums smartphone market, with the company garnering its highest market share in four years in the US, Japan, and Europe.

Apple updates HomeKit accessories page with availability & new categories

Monday March 13, 2017

Apple this week updated its webpage for supporting HomeKit accessories with changes like new categories, and rough indications of when some future devices will ship.

Nintendo Switch exploit discovered, leverages old iOS WebKit jailbreak method

Monday March 13, 2017

Hackers have worked out a way to "jailbreak" the Nintendo Switch by attacking the game console's web browser, a technique that reused a vulnerability discovered in early 2016 commonly used to jailbreak iPhones running iOS 9.3.

Pandora guns for Spotify & Apple Music with new Premium on-demand service [u]

Monday March 13, 2017

Pandora on Monday announced that its long-promised on-demand music service -- Pandora Premium -- is rolling out this week, challenging rivals like Apple and Spotify with a handful of unique features, mostly focused on personalization. [Updated with more launch info]

Google launches Uptime collaborative YouTube viewing app exclusively for iOS

Monday March 13, 2017

Google's "Area 120" incubator project has developed Uptime -- an iPhone app for watching YouTube videos collaboratively with other users of the app.

'Game of Thrones' stars Maisie Williams & Sophie Turner to appear in Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke'

Monday March 13, 2017

Two more celebrities have announced their involvement with the Apple Music version of "Carpool Karaoke," this time "Game of Thrones" stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.

Intel buying Mobileye for $15.3B to expand further into self-driving technology

Monday March 13, 2017

In the largest purchase of an Israeli tech company ever, Apple chip partner Intel will dole out $15.3 billion for Mobileye, a company known for anti-collision, driver assistance, and autonomous driving solutions.

Hands On: BusyCal's long development benefits feature set for Mac, iPhone

Sunday March 12, 2017

If you're fine with Apple's free Calendar app, then BusyCal 3.1.5 is interesting just for its long history, but if you need more powerful features, the app is a strong contender for best-in-class.

Tips: How to take screenshots from a fourth generation Apple TV

Sunday March 12, 2017

Sometimes, you've just got to get proof of the high score you just got on that Apple TV game, or if you're like us, you've got to take a screenshot to show something off. AppleInsider shows you how to take screenshots from your fourth-generation Apple TV without breaking out the camera.

Hands On: Microsoft OneNote is powerful, but needs Office to shine

Saturday March 11, 2017

The strength and weakness of Microsoft's note taking app, OneNote, is that it works best alongside Word and Outlook. AppleInsider tries it in and out of the walled garden.

Analyst predicts weak demand for Samsung Galaxy S8, suggests focusing on Apple OLED 'iPhone 8'

Saturday March 11, 2017

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in on the imminent Galaxy S8 release, and is predicting a significant drop in sales when compared to the Galaxy S7 to date because of a lack of selling points, and an attractive possible "iPhone 8" release.

This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' delays, the CIA's iOS hacking tools, Apple fights 'right to repair' & more

Saturday March 11, 2017

Though "iPhone 8" is still months away from an expected debut, two reports hinted that the device could miss a September launch window -- and might not even be the device people are predicting. Apple, meanwhile, tried to assure people that many exploits gathered by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, uncovered by WikiLeaks, have already been fixed.

MCX sells one-time Apple Pay challenger CurrentC to JPMorgan Chase

Friday March 10, 2017

JPMorgan Chase on Friday said it has reached an agreement with the Merchant Customer Exchange to buy the consortium's financial technology assets -- the defunct CurrentC mobile payments platform -- as the bank works to build out its own Chase Pay solution.

AT&T adds 3Mbps unlimited GoPhone tier as Verizon exempts FiOS video from cellular caps

Friday March 10, 2017

U.S. carrier AT&T on Friday debuted yet another unlimited phone plan, this time bringing the option to prepaid GoPhone customers for $60 per month -- albeit at low speeds. Verizon meanwhile fired its own salvo in the "unlimited" battle, exempting FiOS video from caps on its cellular plans.