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2016

Future watch: new Ethernet standard to bring 2.5 and 5 Gbit/sec speeds to existing cabling

Saturday October 01, 2016

The group responsible for the Ethernet specifications have unveiled a new pair of standards, bringing faster speeds to existing Cat-5e and Cat-6 cable runs, eliminating networking bottlenecks, and potentially saving organizations with large deployments a great deal of money.

This week on AI: 'Touch bar' MacBook Pro in late Oct., all-glass casing on 2017 iPhones & more

Saturday October 01, 2016

For a rare moment, the Mac actually grabbed some the spotlight this week -- though it had to share the stage with yet more rumors about 2017 iPhones, and an assortment of minor Apple announcements.

Apple ordered to pay $302.4M in damages to VirnetX in patent retrial

Saturday October 01, 2016

A federal jury on Friday found Apple's FaceTime product in infringement of patents owned by non-practicing entity VirnetX, a decision that will cost Apple more than $302 million in damages.

Apple threatens to pull No. 1 iMessage sticker pack 'Phoneys' for violating App Store regulations

Friday September 30, 2016

Apple on Friday issued an ultimatum to Adam Howell, developer of sticker pack "Phoneys," saying he must fundamentally change the content of his top-selling iMessage App Store title or face removal.

Apple's iOS 10 now running on more devices than iOS 9

Friday September 30, 2016

Adoption of iOS 10 has surpassed the halfway mark in just two weeks of availability, as research shows more than 55 percent of compatible devices are running Apple's latest mobile operating system.

iOS 10 tips: Change 'press home to unlock' back to 'rest to unlock'

Friday September 30, 2016

Slide to unlock is gone in iOS 10, and isn't coming back. In its place is "press home to unlock" which works well for the iPhone 6s and newer, but isn't so smooth for older phones, requiring two button presses to open a phone. Here's how to only have to hit the home button once to unlock your older phone with Touch ID.

California approves limited testing of self-driving cars without steering wheels or backup drivers

Friday September 30, 2016

Califonia Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill allowing self-driving vehicles to be tested in the state without manual controls or human backup drivers, in a move that could aid Apple's own efforts in the field.

Apple's local iPhone 7 pages point to more international launches on Oct. 14

Friday September 30, 2016

After an Oct. 7 debut in India, the next major wave of international iPhone 7 launches will hit Oct. 14, according to a number of regional Apple websites.

Gresso adorns iPhone 7 with gold, titanium & black diamonds for $500,000

Friday September 30, 2016

Squarely targeting the money-is-no-object market, iPhone modifier Gresso has debuted the iPhone 7 Black Diamond collection, boasting multiple 18 karat gold embellishments and 104 karats of black diamonds encrusted on the collection's back panel--with matching AirPods to boot.

Latest 4K drone footage of Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 shows landscaping, functional HVAC

Friday September 30, 2016

The latest drone footage of Apple's new headquarters under construction shows the site more put together than in previous videos, with the entire site appearing to taking shape as a unified whole rather than disparate construction projects for the first time.

Deals: $200 off 15" MacBook Pro; $100-$150 off 27" iMac 5Ks; up to $120 off iPad Pros

Friday September 30, 2016

End of the month deals abound with discounts of up to $150 off on 27" iMac 5Ks and up to $120 off iPad Pros. Shoppers can also snap up a 15" MacBook Pro for $1,799, while a lifetime iOS and Xcode developer subscription is $79.

10nm chip foundry process coming to Apple partner TSMC ahead of Intel

Friday September 30, 2016

Apple chip foundry TSMC has given hints for its future road map, and claims that it will start mass producing 10nm chips before the end of 2016, nearly a year ahead of Intel.

Apple Pay said to be in testing for Russia, in talks for Taiwan & Kenya

Friday September 30, 2016

Apple Pay's entry into the Russian market is imminent, according to one report, while two others suggested the platform could soon arrive in Taiwan and Kenya.

Customer rampages through French Apple Store, smashes iPhones, iMacs, MacBook Air

Friday September 30, 2016

A disgruntled customer, upset at perceived slights by Apple support, has used a steel ball to smash assorted products inside the Dijon, France Apple retail store.

Sharp in talks with Apple for anticipated switch to OLED display iPhones

Friday September 30, 2016

On the heels of news that Sharp plans to invest more than a half-billion dollars in OLED technology, a new report reveals the company is in talks with Apple to supply OLED displays for a future iPhone, suggesting the two items are strongly correlated.

AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch Series 2, iPhone 7, DJI Mavic Pro, and more

Friday September 30, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil Hughes tells Victor Marks about the latest iOS tips, Dan's iPhone 7 review, Apple Watch Series 2, DJI's new foldable Mavic Pro drone, and more.

Sharp to invest $568M in OLED technology in 2018

Friday September 30, 2016

Apple display supplier Sharp on Thursday announced plans to invest 57.4 billion yen (about $568 million) in its OLED business as soon as the second quarter of 2018.

Exploit broker triples iOS bounty to $1.5M, cites security improvements and demand

Thursday September 29, 2016

Zerodium, a well-known "bug broker," on Thursday announced a new $1.5 million top end limit for zero-day exploits targeting iPhones and iPads running Apple's latest version of iOS 10.

The CW launches Apple TV app, no cable login required

Thursday September 29, 2016

Adding to an already successful mobile app offering, television network The CW updated both its iOS and tvOS apps on Thursday with new features like AirPlay support and the ability to stream shows without a cable login.

Adobe Lightroom for iOS now supports RAW shooting on iPhone 7, 7 Plus

Thursday September 29, 2016

Two weeks after Adobe brought DNG image file format support to iOS with Lightroom for mobile, the company on Thursday updated its app to take full advantage of Apple's new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.