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2016

Apple investigating major App Store search changes, mulling paid results, report says

Thursday April 14, 2016

A report Thursday claims Apple has a "secret team" working on major user-facing changes to App Store search results, including the possibility of charging developers to promote content.

Apple to deprecate QuickTime for Windows after discovery of two flaws

Thursday April 14, 2016

Software security firm Trend Micro on Thursday announced the discovery of two new flaws in QuickTime for Windows, adding that Apple has plans to deprecate support for the software.

Apple to again square off against FBI in Congress over encryption

Thursday April 14, 2016

Apple's top lawyer is scheduled to appear before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee next week, presumably to offer testimony on the pitfalls of granting law enforcement privileged access to encrypted devices.

Apple Car: It's about the experience

Thursday April 14, 2016

As part of its highly speculative look at "Apple Car," Motor Trend invited AppleInsider to take part in a roundtable discussion to critique a collaborative concept design worked up in partnership with the ArtCenter College of Design.

Microsoft sues DOJ for right to tell customers about data searches

Thursday April 14, 2016

On Thursday Microsoft opened a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, arguing that the government can't prevent it from telling customers when federal agencies have searched through their data -- or at least, not as frequently.

Killer Mac Clearance: $999 MacBook Pros, $400-$900 off iMac HDs & iMac 5Ks, $1299 off Mac Pros

Thursday April 14, 2016

One Apple authorized reseller is blowing out their inventory of remaining 2013 and 2014 MacBooks, iMacs and Mac Pros, with the deepest discounts we've ever seen. There are only a few of each model, including $999 13" MacBook Pros, $1,499 15" MacBook Pros, $899 CTO MacBook Airs and $799 iMacs.

UK soccer star Raheem Sterling close to signing six-figure Apple endorsement deal

Thursday April 14, 2016

A winger with U.K. soccer club Manchester City, Raheem Sterling, is nearing a lucrative deal to endorse Apple devices, a report said on Thursday.

FBI requests warrant to unlock iPhone 5c connected to California murder investigation

Thursday April 14, 2016

Rather than seeking Apple's assistance, the FBI plans to work with its own San Diego Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory to obtain data from a seized iPhone 5c involved in a murder investigation, if it is awarded a warrant to do so.

Apple's 'Apps for Earth' promo directs select app revenues to World Wildlife Fund

Thursday April 14, 2016

Apple on Thursday launched "Apps for Earth," an App Store promotion which will direct all of the proceeds from a small collection of apps and in-app transactions to the World Wildlife Fund during the month of April.

Ticket reseller Rukkus adds 360-degree seat views, Google Cardboard VR support to iPhone app

Thursday April 14, 2016

Ticket marketplace Rukkus is stepping into the virtual reality field with a new update to its iOS app, allowing users to sample the view from their seats in an arena in a more immersive way before they complete their purchase.

Leaked iPhone app suggests Samsung preparing iOS support for Gear S2 smart watch

Thursday April 14, 2016

An unfinished app for managing Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch has quietly appeared online, which may hint that Samsung is nearly ready to deliver on its promised iOS support.

Apple adds muscle in Washington with hire of White House insider

Thursday April 14, 2016

Apple has put a new face on its efforts to lobby the federal government, bringing in Cynthia Hogan -- a Washington cognoscente with close ties to the White House -- to lead its office in the District.

Apple to end iTunes Allowances for children on May 25

Thursday April 14, 2016

Apple on Thursday alerted people that it will put an end to iTunes Allowances on May 25, having mostly made the program obsolete through other iTunes features.

Rumor: suppliers begin to receive Apple Watch 2 component orders

Thursday April 14, 2016

Apple has reportedly started signing component orders for the second-generation Apple Watch, a possible sign that version two of the wearable will begin mass production within the next few months.

White House warns Congress that anti-net neutrality bill could be vetoed

Thursday April 14, 2016

If Congress sends HR 2666 -- a bill that might seriously weaken the FCC's net neutrality rules -- to the president for his signature, it would almost certainly be returned with a veto stamp, the White House said this week.

Motor Trend spotlights 'Apple Car' development in June cover story

Thursday April 14, 2016

For its latest June issue, long-running automotive serial Motor Trend threw a spotlight on rumors and speculation surrounding Apple's shadowy "Project Titan." To go along with its print coverage, which includes a well-studied "Apple Car" concept rendering, the magazine invited a panel of experts to discuss the broader implications of Apple's efforts, and AppleInsider was there.

CBS tvOS app gets Apple TV universal search integration

Thursday April 14, 2016

CBS this week became the latest streaming provider to tap into Apple TV's universal search APIs, adding to a growing list of apps that let surface first-party content via text and Siri voice search.

Apple unlikely to learn details of San Bernardino iPhone exploit

Thursday April 14, 2016

Apple, in an effort to protect customers against a heretofore unknown iPhone vulnerability, has sought information regarding a working encryption exploit used by the Justice Department in its investigation into the San Bernardino terror attacks. A new report, however, suggests the passcode bypass technique will likely remain secret.

FBI has yet to find actionable intel from breached San Bernardino iPhone, report says

Wednesday April 13, 2016

A report Wednesday claims FBI agents have not yet discovered useful information from an iPhone 5c linked to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, a device that just last month was at the center of a high-profile court battle involving Apple.

Senate draft bill requires companies extract, decrypt data for law enforcement

Wednesday April 13, 2016

Two high-ranking U.S. senators on Wednesday released to the public a proposed bill that would grant courts the authority to order tech companies dealing in hardware, software or services help law enforcement agencies gain access to encrypted communications.