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2017

See how Apple's growth in Greater China could once again top European revenue

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Apple's success in Greater China has wavered slightly over the last year, with the region now bringing in less revenue for the company than Europe, but data suggests the market has every chance of bouncing back and re-overtaking Europe's sales figures.

Apple seeks to position Metal as part of new 3D graphics standard for web

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Apple's WebKit team on Tuesday proposed a new Community Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that will focus on developing a new standard API, perhaps based on Metal, for accelerating GPU-based 3D graphics and general computation for the web.

Apple hires former head of Amazon's Fire TV unit to lead Apple TV operations

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Apple is shaking up its Apple TV operating unit with the hire of Timothy D. Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon's Fire TV team who will fill a similar role in Cupertino, a report said Tuesday.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT to feature Apple CarPlay and BeatsAudio sound system

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Adding to a slowly growing list of new cars with support for Apple's CarPlay, Dodge on Tuesday announced its 2018 Durango SRT will feature the in-car entertainment system, as well as BeatsAudio premium sound.

Apple v. Samsung remanded back to court where legal battle began

Tuesday February 07, 2017

After five years and a through America's legal system, including a sojourn to the highest court in the land, Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung is returning to where it began.

Apple VP of enterprise sales makes unexpected departure

Tuesday February 07, 2017

An Apple vice president responsible for government and enterprise sales, John Solomon, has reportedly left the company for reasons unknown.

Apple Pay now accepted by 36% of US merchants, is most common mobile payment platform

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Displacing former leader PayPal, Apple Pay is now the most commonly accepted mobile payment platform among U.S. merchants, according to newly-published survey data.

Latest estimates place holiday Apple Watch sales at 6M with $2.6B in revenue

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Apple may have sold as many as 6 million Apple Watches during the December quarter, generating as much as $2.6 billion in revenue -- and giving the company of almost 80 percent of smartwatch revenues during the period, new research suggests.

Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine talks joining Apple, intersection of tech and music

Tuesday February 07, 2017

A new interview with Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine discusses what led the executive to join the Apple Music project and the challenging times ahead for both streaming services, and the recording industry.

How to force close Apple Watch apps in watchOS 3

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Just like with any other platform, sometimes Apple Watch apps will freeze or have bugs. Thankfully, watchOS 3 includes a quick way to force-quit an app from your wrist, allowing it to start fresh.

Apple releases second developer beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4, second iOS 10.3 public beta

Tuesday February 07, 2017

After developer beta releases for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS on Monday, Apple has released a second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta for developers alongside a second beta release of iOS 10.3.

Shielding on updated LG UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 displays fixes RF interference, crashes

Tuesday February 07, 2017

The shielding applied to LG's UltraFine 5K display is effective in eliminating the radio frequency interference problem induced by Wi-Fi routers, as well as other high-power transmitters like cellular towers "blocking" the same frequency, according to AppleInsider examinations.

References to possible 2017 MacBook Pro with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs found in macOS Sierra beta code

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Examination of the beta code for macOS Sierra 10.12.4 has revealed a trio of Kaby Lake processors referenced, which has pointed to specific processor substitutions for a possible MacBook Pro refresh using Intel's new processor line.

YouTube debuts iPhone livestreams for people with over 10,000 subscribers

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Google's YouTube on Tuesday launched live streaming via its iPhone and iPad app, bringing the feature out of beta as it attempts to compete with similar streaming options available from Facebook and Twitter.

iPhone camera maker Sony introduces new optics capable of 1000fps full HD slow motion video

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Sony, a supplier of camera modules used by Apple, has unveiled a new image sensor for smartphones that has its own onboard DRAM, allowing it to capture HD video at far higher frame rates than current generation smartphones are capable of filming.

Apple's Tim Cook extends European tour to Germany, third French store & more

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Apparently embarking on a broader European expedition, Apple CEO Tim Cook made his way to Germany on Tuesday, after having also visited a third retail store in France.

Apple's W1-equipped wireless BeatsX headphones ship Feb. 10

Tuesday February 07, 2017

After popping up in assorted stock trackers on Monday, the BeatsX W1-equipped headphones will be available for purchase in the U.S. on Feb. 10, with a pair of new colors arriving at some point in the future.

Despite claims to the contrary, Apple's 'iPhone 8' remains likely to launch in September

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Two supply chain reports, one from an analyst and one from a purported parts supplier, make different clams about the manufacturing start date of Apple's feature-laden anniversary "iPhone 8." But there has been no serious indication thus far that Apple will stray from its typical annual September launch window.

TLS vulnerability in popular iOS apps allows user data to be intercepted in man-in-the-middle attack

Tuesday February 07, 2017

A number of popular apps are vulnerable to a 'man-in-the-middle'attack due to poorly implemented TLS protection, an examination of apps in the iOS App Store has revealed, with a security researcher claiming it is possible to read data sent back to the app developer's servers for 76 apps.

Apple's Campus 2 repeatedly delayed by emphasis on perfecting small details, profile says

Tuesday February 07, 2017

A Tuesday profile of Apple's upcoming Campus 2 headquarters -- said to be lining up for a spring opening -- suggests that much of the reason for the project's delay was Apple managers' insistence on refining small, normally inconsequential details.