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Headphone picks for iPhone 7 users missing the 3.5mm headphone jack

Sunday October 09, 2016

One of the biggest changes unveiled with the iPhone 7 was the deletion of the phone's 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of an all Lightning solution. It's been a divisive issue, but luckily there are plenty of viable options out there, from Bluetooth devices to high-fidelity third-party Lightning products.

This week on AI: 7.9" & 10.1" iPad Pro rumors, legal win over Samsung, Apple's cloud re-org & more

Saturday October 08, 2016

News continued to veer away from the iPhone this week, the big rumor being Apple's planned upgrades for the iPad Pro and iPad mini. The company also managed to restore a legal victory over Samsung, and appears poised to unite its scattered internet teams.

AT&T might halt Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sales due to safety risks, other carriers offer swaps

Friday October 07, 2016

Two days after a smoldering Samsung device caused the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines plane, executives at U.S. cellular carrier AT&T are reportedly considering stopping all Galaxy Note 7 sales and replacements citing safety concerns.

Apple to expand iOS Developer Academy in Italy, partner with five universities

Friday October 07, 2016

During an informal commencement address at Apple's first European iOS Developer Academy in Italy, VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson announced an upcoming expansion to the program that will serve 800 students next year.

FBI investigation of Minn. mall mass stabbing may rekindle iPhone encryption debate

Friday October 07, 2016

The FBI has the phone of Minnesota alleged terrorist and mass-stabbing perpetrator Dahir Adan, and is investigating how to gain access to the data contained within.

Appealing upsell of iPhone 7 Plus predicted to help Apple's average selling price exceed expectations

Friday October 07, 2016

While most on Wall Street expect the average selling price of the iPhone will drop this holiday season, RBC Capital Markets believes the greater capabilities of the iPhone 7 Plus could have a counter effect, resulting in stronger-than-anticipated earnings per share for Apple.

Latest Alton Brown cookbook features food photos shot entirely on Apple's iPhone 6s Plus

Friday October 07, 2016

Celebrity chef, food scientist, and Food Network star Alton Brown exclusively utilized an iPhone 6s Plus for the photography in his most recent cookbook "Everyday Food."

Apple gets $119.6M 'slide-to-unlock' verdict reinstated against Samsung

Friday October 07, 2016

Apple won an 8-3 vote at a U.S. federal appeals court on Friday, successfully reinstating a $119.6 million verdict against Samsung for violating iPhone patents including a "slide-to-unlock" concept.

Apple reveals more international launch dates for iPhone 7 & Apple Watch Series 2

Friday October 07, 2016

Apple on Friday confirmed more international launch dates for the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2, making the announcements through its local websites and third-party vendors.

French company sues Apple over incomplete HTML5 support on iOS, macOS Safari

Friday October 07, 2016

A development company is taking advantage of a French law, and is suing Apple over incomplete implementation of the HTML 5 specification in the iOS version of Safari.

Google Maps updates with new iOS 10 widgets, more place details

Friday October 07, 2016

Google has updated the iOS version of Maps with a few significant improvements, among them widgets redesigned for iOS 10, and more details about some of the places users visit.

Developer Feral Interactive dishes on Apple Metal graphics pros and cons

Friday October 07, 2016

While Metal may be the future of Apple's graphics APIs, third-party developers and developers are seeing both advantages and disadvantages to the technology, as detailed by the developer of "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided."

Samsung's chip & display businesses rescue profits in wake of exploding Note 7 recall

Friday October 07, 2016

Samsung Electronics' estimated operating profits grew 5.6 percent in the third quarter in spite of its massive Galaxy Note 7 recall, buoyed by increased chip and display sales.

AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone 7 vs. Google Pixel, Mac updates, 5 years since Steve Jobs

Friday October 07, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger tells Victor Marks about the sale of Viv (made by the founders of Siri) to Samsung, Google Pixel's shortcomings, the difficulty of evaluating a camera, and what's happened in the five years since Steve Jobs passed away.

Apple Music, Spotify debut user-uploaded remixes via deal with Dubset

Thursday October 06, 2016

Apple Music and Spotify on Thursday granted subscribers access to unofficial, user-uploaded remixes, a first for the streaming services, thanks to partnerships struck with music rights management firm Dubset.

iOS 10 tips: Rich notifications enable tvOS text entry from iPhone's lock screen

Thursday October 06, 2016

With rich notifications in iOS 10, users can now view and interact with alerts from a variety of apps directly from the lock screen. One of the more useful implementations is the Apple TV Remote app, which lets users bypass the clunky tvOS keyboard and enter text with their iPhone.

Apple pulls API doc browser Dash citing 'repeated fraudulent activity'

Thursday October 06, 2016

Apple has pulled Dash, a popular API documentation resource, from the Mac and iOS App Stores, claiming that developer Bogdan Popescu manipulated reviews to get more downloads.

Yahoo email surveillance linked to court order, Apple denies any similar requests

Thursday October 06, 2016

Yahoo's tool to scan the contents of customer emails came as a result of a U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order last year, and was created by adapting otherwise benign software, a report indicated on Thursday.

Facebook Oculus update lowers hardware requirements, promises social experiences

Thursday October 06, 2016

Facebook has unveiled the next steps in the Oculus virtual reality platform, including a sneak peek at a wireless version of the Oculus Rift, and an initiative to lower the hardware requirements needed to use the system to specs already exceeded by Apple's 4K and 5K Retina iMac lines.

Review: U-Gym TENS unit delivers iPhone-connected relief from aches and pains

Thursday October 06, 2016

Mark Yu, the man behind the portable iPhone-enabled TENS unit U-Gym, is back with a crowdfunded project called U-Gym Mini, a muscle stimulator intended for pain treatment. AppleInsider went hands-on for a full review.