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2017

Jeep & Porsche reveal new vehicles equipped for Apple's CarPlay

Friday February 24, 2017

Two major automakers, Jeep and Porsche, this week announced early details on new vehicles supporting Apple's CarPlay -- the latter company offering the platform on an unusually large 12.3-inch touchscreen.

How to cancel an App Store subscription using your iPad or iPhone

Friday February 24, 2017

If you've subscribed to a service such as Netflix or Spotify through the App Store, and are now looking to terminate your subscription, it takes just a few simple steps to cancel. AppleInsider shows you how.

Amazon considering office suite to pilfer enterprise customers from Microsoft, Google

Friday February 24, 2017

To combat Microsoft and Google, Amazon appears to be in the early stages of developing its own office suite, utilizing the power and ubiquity of its AWS platform to support it.

Updated Reverb app tries to bring Alexa to the iPhone and Mac

Friday February 24, 2017

While examining Reverb, AppleInsider determines Alexa in name only is no Alexa at all. The new app aims to bring Amazon's personal assistant to the Mac, but in our tests it fell short.

Uber, Yelp, OKCupid among major iOS apps potentially affected by massive 'Cloudbleed' leak

Friday February 24, 2017

Content delivery network Cloudflare has suffered a serious, months-long breach of user data, including content from thousands of websites and iOS apps Uber, Fitbit, Yelp, and OKCupid, according to reports.

Apple's Tim Cook marks Steve Jobs's 62nd birthday on Twitter

Friday February 24, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to mark what would've been the 62nd birthday of his predecessor, company co-founder Steve Jobs.

Apple iPhone supplier TSMC on track to ship 10nm chips in this quarter, 'expand rapidly'

Friday February 24, 2017

Apple's main mobile processor manufacturer, TSMC, is reportedly set to begin commercial shipments of 10-nanometer chips in the next month -- likely supporting claims that the "A11" processors in upcoming iPhones will use the technology.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, a rumored iPad event, and which W1 headphones to get

Friday February 24, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the 'iPhone 8', the iPad event coming up, AirPods vs Powerbeats3, and more.

Apple says 'looking into' video of apparent iPhone 7 Plus meltdown

Friday February 24, 2017

Apple is investigating the circumstances behind a widely circulated video showing a partially melted, smoking iPhone 7 Plus, the result of what appears to be a major device malfunction, reports said late Thursday.

Rumor: 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models might not arrive until May

Friday February 24, 2017

A questionable report out of East Asia on Friday claims Apple is taking longer than expected to bring two large format iPads to market -- a 12.9-inch iPad Pro revamp and a new 10.5-inch version -- with both models now said to launch in May at the earliest.

Server firmware security incident in 2016 forced Apple to sever ties with vendor Super Micro

Thursday February 23, 2017

While there appears to be no breach of Apple's security, the company terminated its relationship with hardware vendor SuperMicro because of concerns about firmware update security, and an update that potentially compromised a Siri server bank, plus the App Store's search server development environment.

Apple's iOS 10.2.1 addresses unexpected iPhone 6, 6s shutdowns

Thursday February 23, 2017

Apple on Thursday revealed an iOS point update that was released a month ago includes a bug fix for an issue causing iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus device owners to experience unexpected shutdowns.

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car firm sues Otto and Uber for stealing key technology

Thursday February 23, 2017

Alphabet's Waymo on Thursday sued Uber and its subsidiary Otto, accusing the companies of stealing key self-driving car patents covering a proprietary light detection and ranging, or LiDAR, system.

Apple's iTunes Remote updated with two-factor authentication

Thursday February 23, 2017

Apple on Thursday updated its iTunes Remote app for iPhones and iPads with support for two-factor authentication, reflecting the company's growing use of the security concept.

Cellebrite director says firm now doing 'lawful' extraction of data through iPhone 6

Thursday February 23, 2017

Cellebrite -- the firm thought to be responsible for helping the FBI extract data from the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook -- is doing "lawful unlocking and evidence extraction" from Apple devices through the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, according to the company's Forensics Research director.

Documents unearthed from early Apple history show shift in company focus from hobbyists to businesses

Thursday February 23, 2017

A series of documents discovered at a thrift store in Seattle examines Apple's mindset in the late '70s and early '80s as it shifted from a hobbyist company to one interested in gathering, and retaining business clients for its Apple II series of computers.

Apple to expand Seattle AI & machine learning efforts with more space & staff

Thursday February 23, 2017

Apple's Seattle offices -- dedicated partly to work in artificial intelligence and machine learning -- are set to expand both literally and in terms of workforce, a report revealed on Thursday.

Samsung's 'Galaxy S8+' may challenge Apple with 6.2-inch screen & iris scanner

Thursday February 23, 2017

Samsung is reportedly developing a version of its upcoming "Galaxy S8" that will compete in some respects not just with Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, but also eye-scanning technology only expected in iPhones shipping later this year.

Harman debuts first wireless Apple CarPlay integration, launches with BMW 5 Series sedan

Thursday February 23, 2017

Audio vendor Harman has unveiled a new wireless CarPlay solution for car manufacturers, with the technology first hitting the market as manufacturer-installed gear in the BMW 5 Series Sedan.

First Apple store in Argentina said to open in Buenos Aires 2018

Thursday February 23, 2017

Apple's slow expansion plans for the Latin American smartphone market could take its next step sometime next year, with a report claiming the first official Apple store in Argentina could open its doors and commence sales in 2018.