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2016

1Password extends hosted service to individuals, offers limited time promotion

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Popular multi-platform password app 1Password on Wednesday activated an individual hosted service using the same platform as subscription offerings 1Password Families and 1Password Teams.

Time Warner buys 10% stake in Hulu, will offer live streams of TNT, TBS, CNN, more

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Time Warner's Turner networks -- including TNT and TBS -- will be available in live streaming form on Hulu in early 2017, thanks to a $583 million deal between the two companies.

Apple makes counterclaims in Caltech Wi-Fi lawsuit, settles in Siri-related Dot 23 case

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Together, Apple and Broadcom have reportedly filed counterclaims against the California Institute of Technology, attacking the latter's Wi-Fi patent lawsuit on several grounds. Separately, Apple and Dot 23 have settled a lawsuit over Siri.

OvRcharge claims to wirelessly charge and 'levitate' an iPhone

Wednesday August 03, 2016

A new crowdfunding campaign for a product dubbed OvRcharge claims to use electromagnetism to wirelessly charge an iPhone with a special case, as well as "levitate" and rotate it in the air to signify completion of charge.

Apple supplier Qorvo guides high for Sept. quarter, suggesting strong 'iPhone 7' orders

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Qorvo, a supplier of RF components to Apple, is offering strong guidance for the September quarter that hints at a healthy "iPhone 7" ramp and possibly even the phone shipping a week earlier than usual, an analyst claimed on Wednesday.

Apple TV becomes first set-top box to carry French Molotov.tv video streaming service

Wednesday August 03, 2016

As Apple still struggles to launch a streaming TV service in the U.S., the company is making inroads in France, partnering with a premier cord cutting service that offers access to nearly all of the country's television networks in one place.

Apple begins rollout of Apple Music services in Israel

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Apple expanded international availability of its Apple Music streaming service on Wednesday with a rollout in Israel, allowing customers in the region to sign up for a three-month free trial via iTunes on Mac and the dedicated Music app on iOS.

Apple debuts Arabic, British English and Italian Smart Keyboard layouts

Tuesday August 02, 2016

Nearly one year after Apple introduced the U.S. version of its Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro, the company on Tuesday expanded the accessory lineup to include international layouts supporting Arabic, British English and Italian.

Alphabet's X to test delivery drones, Instagram adds Snapchat-like 'Stories'

Tuesday August 02, 2016

As a part of its delivery drone effort, Project Wing, Alphabet's X division will be testing technology at one of six U.S. test sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, the White House announced on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Facebook's Instagram launched "Stories," a feature mimicking Snapchat's ethereal slideshows.

Apple now licensing OpenTV streaming technologies, ends worldwide litigation

Tuesday August 02, 2016

An agreement has been forged between Apple and the Kudelski group, with Apple paying to license a suite of media streaming patents, to conclude an international patent battle.

Time Warner CEO says possible Apple buyout was never 'serious'

Tuesday August 02, 2016

Apple's senior VP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, likely had no "serious" intentions when suggesting the possibility of a Time Warner takeover, according to the latter company's CEO.

Bloomberg Radio stream added to Apple Music in over 100 countries

Tuesday August 02, 2016

Apple will provide the Bloomberg Radio news channel stream for free, 24 hours a day, to all countries that have the full Apple Music experience.

Apple releases third public betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra

Tuesday August 02, 2016

Members of Apple's public beta program were supplied with their third pre-release build of Apple's two biggest upcoming platforms set for release this fall: iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 largely incremental, except for iris scanner

Tuesday August 02, 2016

Samsung on Tuesday took the wraps off of its Galaxy Note 7 phablet, featuring identical internals to the company's Galaxy S7 smartphone, with the exception of a new iris scanner -- a feature rumored to make an appearance in next year's iPhone [updated].

Canada's Tangerine & PC Financial gain Apple Pay, Greece picks up live traffic in Apple Maps

Tuesday August 02, 2016

Canadian banks Tangerine and President's Choice Financial on Tuesday added support for Apple Pay, while residents of Greece finally received access to live traffic data in Apple Maps.

Biker burned by broken iPhone, seeks to raise battery danger awareness

Tuesday August 02, 2016

Australian bicyclist Gareth Clear isn't blaming Apple for his injuries that he sustained after a fall-damaged iPhone battery burnt his leg. Instead, he seeks to increase awareness of the dangers of portable batteries, particularly when they are ruptured.

Pokemon Go tops 100M downloads without impacting rest of mobile game industry

Tuesday August 02, 2016

Niantic's Pokmon Go has hit over 100 million downloads across the App Store and Google Play, but doesn't appear to be generating much of a hazard -- or windfall -- for other game developers, according to an analytics firm.

Former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris leaves Twitter after six months

Tuesday August 02, 2016

Ex-Apple public relations maven Natalie Kerris is departing her position as the vice president of communications of microblogging service Twitter after only six months in the role, for unknown reasons.

Logitech debuts Create Backlit Keyboard Case for 9.7" iPad Pro

Tuesday August 02, 2016

Accessories manufacturer Logitech on Tuesday introduced a 9.7-inch version of its Create Backlit Keyboard Case for iPad Pro, which like its bigger 12.9-inch sibling features folio-style tablet protection, a full-size keyboard and support for Apple's Smart Connector.

Apple touts Japanese job creation, boost to nation's economy

Monday August 01, 2016

Apple Japan published a special informational page to its regional website on Monday detailing how the company's various hardware, software and services businesses have positively impacted the Asian nation in 2015.