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2016

Apple honors Martin Luther King Day with website splash image

Monday January 18, 2016

Apple on Monday acknowledged the Martin Luther King holiday in the U.S. with an image on its website, featuring a photo of the civil rights activist alongside a famous quote.

False bomb threat at Apple's Ireland facilities leads to evacuation of 4,800 staff

Monday January 18, 2016

A fake bomb threat was issued for Apple's operations in Ireland on Monday, causing officials to evacuate 4,800 employees before giving the all-clear.

After abandoning iAd revenue, Apple Inc can reintroduce an ad-free internet

Monday January 18, 2016

Apple's five year effort to radically enhance iOS app advertising with its own ad sales has now been scuttled. That opens the door for an even more radical rethinking of how to monetize apps and Internet services, one that is clearly differentiated from the incessant adware associated with Android, Windows and the open web.

Roundup: The best Mac email clients for push Gmail

Sunday January 17, 2016

Mac owners who use Gmail know Apple's Mail app for OS X is less than perfect when it comes to pushing emails from Google's service. AppleInsider weeded through a forest of third party apps to find the fastest, cleanest and most reliable push Gmail clients for your desktop.

Apple promises fix for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus not displaying accurate battery data

Saturday January 16, 2016

In a new support document, Apple has acknowledged a problem in which an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus may not show the right battery percentage as power drains.

First look: OS X 10.11.4 beta brings Live Photos to Messages

Saturday January 16, 2016

Introduced alongside iPhone 6s and iOS 9 last year, Apple's Live Photos feature plays well with devices running iOS, but viewing the special format images on Mac has been a less than ideal experience. But that will soon change.

This week on AppleInsider: New betas, iAd flies the white flag, Apple Music hits 10M users & more

Saturday January 16, 2016

Apple news was perhaps mercifully quiet this week -- but the company did hit important milestones with Mac sales and Apple Music, while finally giving up the ghost for its long-suffering iAd division.

'Apple Watch 2' might not make anticipated March debut, report says

Friday January 15, 2016

Those anticipating Apple to unveil a second-generation Apple Watch in March might have to wait a bit longer, as a report on Friday cobbles together indirect evidence to cast plausible doubt on recent rumors.

Apple to fold iTunes Radio into Apple Music, make Beats 1 lone free-to-stream product

Friday January 15, 2016

In an email blast to Apple Music customers on Friday, Apple announced a change in its fee structure that will make the currently free iTunes Radio service a subscription-only feature for the first time since its launch in 2013.

Apple to shut down iAd App Network on June 30

Friday January 15, 2016

Apple on Friday announced plans to cease iAd App Network operations at the end of June, ending one facet of the company's six-year play at the mobile advertising market.

Samsung working to copy iPhone 6s Live Photos feature for next Galaxy S7

Friday January 15, 2016

Samsung hopes to maintain its "lead by following" style of innovation for this year's Galaxy S7 launch by copying the Live Photos feature Apple developed for iPhone 6s, but the planned feature may not be done in time for the flagship's launch.

Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay support to 2017 Elantra, rolling out in January

Friday January 15, 2016

Hyundai on Friday announced that its latest sedan, the 2017 Elantra, will launch later this month with support for both Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.

Microsoft offering up to $250 for Apple Watch users to trade in for a Band 2

Friday January 15, 2016

Microsoft is taking direct aim at rival Apple in a new promotion, which offers Apple Watch owners up to $250 in credit toward the purchase of a new Microsoft Band 2.

Apple could owe over $8 billion in European taxes, new estimate indicates

Friday January 15, 2016

Apple could owe in excess of $8 billion in back taxes after the conclusion of a European Commission investigation into its Irish tax dodges, a new estimate suggests.

Fourth-gen Apple TVs spontaneously awaken, power on their HDTVs, users complain

Friday January 15, 2016

Some owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV are complaining that the device is spontaneously waking up itself and/or connected TVs, an inconvenience that could burn unnecessary electricity and could potentially cause screen burn-in for people with plasma sets.

AppleInsider podcast talks beta releases, Apple Music, car & 'iPhone 5e' rumors

Friday January 15, 2016

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores this week's deluge of beta releases, Elon Musk's latest comments on Apple and the electric car, a fresh 4-inch iPhone rumor, our readers' favorite Mac email clients, and much more.

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Friday January 15, 2016

This month, 13" MacBook Pro shoppers can combine instant discounts with exclusive $140 coupons to deliver the lowest prices available anywhere on all possible configurations of Apple's current 13" MacBook Pros with AppleCare extended warranty protection. Plus free shipping and no sales tax in 48 states.

Year-old Android 5 Lollipop on 33% of Google Play users, but only 20% of devices in China

Thursday January 14, 2016

Google's ability to distribute new Android updates has always lagged far behind Apple's iOS, but the situation is even worse in China, where the "Lollipop" version 5.x, introduced in 2014 alongside iOS 8, has only reached about a fifth of all devices, two thirds the distribution it has achieved elsewhere.

F.lux says it is 'original innovator' of nighttime display color tech, asks Apple to open Night Shift API

Thursday January 14, 2016

Developers behind popular screen brightness and color control software f.lux issued a formal statement in response to Apple's debut of "Night Shift" in the latest iOS 9.3 beta, calling on the tech giant to allow a proper version of f.lux into the iOS App Store and open API access to Night Shift's display management tools.

CLSA reports strong, resilient demand for iPhones in China at the expense of Huawei, Samsung

Thursday January 14, 2016

Hong Kong broker CLSA reports a continued "loyal following" for Apple in China, noting that half of smartphone buyers intend to buy from Apple, compared to slipping interest figures for Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi.