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2016

Apple updates Logic Pro X, MainStage 3 pro apps with new features and enhancements

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Following Apple's consumer oriented music app updates on Wednesday, the company pushed out new versions of its professional audio software Logic Pro X and Mainstage 3, each bringing numerous feature additions and performance improvements.

Apple patches iOS captive portal bug that let hackers impersonate victims online

Wednesday January 20, 2016

An iOS bug that allowed malicious agents to impersonate end users' identities by granting read/write access to website cookies was fixed with the release of iOS 9.2.1 on Tuesday, some two and a half years after it was first reported to Apple.

Apple profiles Adele producer Greg Kurstin to promote Logic Pro X

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Persisting with the day's music theme, Apple on Wednesday posted a new promotional profile on its website for Logic Pro X, concentrating on Adele producer Greg Kurstin.

Apple increases iOS App Store revenue lead, now earns 75% more than Android's Google Play

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Despite a huge jump in Android app downloads from Google Play fueled by the company's expansion into developing markets, Apple's iOS App Store continues to bring in more money and has actually increased its lead in profitability over Android's official store.

Apple updates Logic Remote with new iPhone and iPad Pro interfaces

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Continuing a string of music-related updates, Apple on Wednesday released a new version of Logic Remote, upgrading the app with support for the iPhone and the iPad Pro.

Another new kernel flaw that Google won't fix for Android users prompts more switching to Apple's iOS

Wednesday January 20, 2016

A new kernel privilege escalation flaw discovered in the Linux kernel requires server operators to install a patch, but is not going to be fixed for the majority of Android users. After record numbers switched to iOS last quarter, Google's inability to update its user base is inciting switchers to move to iPhones even faster.

UBS sees record 75M holiday iPhone sales driven by Apple's lower priced models

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Investment firm UBS believes Apple sold a record number of iPhones during the just-concluded December quarter, but that fewer customers opted for Apple's high-end models when compared to a year prior, based on new market research.

New York City gains public gigabit Wi-Fi through first LinkNYC kiosks

Wednesday January 20, 2016

A long-awaited public Wi-Fi initiative, LinkNYC, is now officially live in New York City, providing people within range of the kiosks with free Internet access as well as ports for charging phones and tablets.

T-Pain demos GarageBand for iOS updates while wearing an iced out Apple Watch

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Despite persistent rumors that the Apple Watch isn't performing as well as expected, the wearable doesn't seem to have lost its cultural cachet as it continues to appear on famous wrists -- including GarageBand ambassador and autotune enthusiast T-Pain.

iOS 9.2.1 makes speed boosts for users with Apple's older iPhone 4s and 5

Wednesday January 20, 2016

The iOS 9.2.1 update can potentially make iOS 9 a smoother experience for people with older iPhones, according to a new series of YouTube videos featuring side-by-side comparisons with devices running iOS 8.4.1.

Apple releases new Music Memos app for capturing and organizing beats on iPhone

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Apple on Wednesday unveiled a surprise addition to its iOS lineup with a new Music Memos app, designed specifically to help musicians and songwriters craft new musical ideas on the go.

Apple updates GarageBand for iOS with Live Loops, inspired by DJ hardware controllers & drum machines

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Apple on Wednesday launched GarageBand 2.1 for iOS, introducing a new feature called Live Loops which aims to make it easy for anyone to create music like a live DJ, and also adding hardware-specific support for the iPad Pro and 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Kia, Honda & Lincoln preparing new vehicles equipped for Apple CarPlay

Wednesday January 20, 2016

In the first half of 2016, three more vehicles -- from Kia, Honda, and Lincoln -- are set to expand the range of models supporting Apple's CarPlay platform.

Ford says Apple and Google are 'welcome' to join automotive arena

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Ford is glad to see Apple and Google join the automotive world with their exploration of self-driving vehicles, an executive said in a newly-published video interview.

Netflix boasts 37% share of Internet traffic in North America, compared with 3% for Apple's iTunes

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Netflix this week revealed that in 2015, its streaming video service accounted for 37 percent of peak download Internet traffic in North America, more than doubling YouTube, and coming well ahead of Apple's iTunes.

Apple files government application to open Apple Stores in India

Tuesday January 19, 2016

Apple fans living in India might soon be treated to the Apple Store experience, as the company this week filed an application to open its own branded outlets in the South Asian country.

Hermes Apple Watch edition hits online store on Friday

Tuesday January 19, 2016

Four months after announcing a special Apple Watch edition created in collaboration with French fashion house Hermes, Apple is taking the device out of limited availability and will begin online sales starting Friday.

Apple grants widow access to husband's Apple ID after demanding court order

Tuesday January 19, 2016

Apple's strict data protection policies sparked debate over so-called "digital legacy" issues this week, as the company refused to supply a recently widowed Canadian woman with her late husband's Apple ID password.

Latest iMovie for Mac update fixes YouTube sharing, image adjustment issues

Tuesday January 19, 2016

Following the release of OS X 10.11.3 on Tuesday, Apple released the latest version of its iMovie consumer level video editing app with fixes for issues related to YouTube sharing, image adjustments and more.

Key Apple TV designer Ben Keighran leaves Apple with startup plans in mind

Tuesday January 19, 2016

One of the people principally responsible for the look and feel of the new Apple TV's interface, Ben Keighran, is reportedly leaving Apple shortly with the eventual goal of founding a new business.