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2016

Office 2016 for Mac updates with fullscreen Outlook, other new features

Wednesday January 13, 2016

Microsoft on Wednesday updated Office 2016 for Mac, adding not just bugfixes but new features for all of the apps in the suite, such as Outlook and PowerPoint.

Obama administration planning to speed up development of self-driving cars

Wednesday January 13, 2016

The White House will reportedly announce efforts to speed up the development of self-driving cars on Thursday, something that may be of extreme interest to Apple as it readies its own such vehicle.

Rumor: Second-gen Apple Watch going into trial production this month

Wednesday January 13, 2016

The next-generation Apple Watch could go into trial production with Quanta later this month, paving the way for a launch in the not-too-distant future, according to rumors.

Apple allegedly keeping 'close eye' on possible sale of Time Warner, with streaming TV in mind

Wednesday January 13, 2016

Apple is paying close attention to the possibility of Time Warner -- or parts of it -- going up for sale, potentially with the intent of buying assets to help launch a streaming TV service, according to rumors.

Apple takes 11th place in awarded US patents in 2015

Wednesday January 13, 2016

Apple was awarded 1,938 U.S. patents in 2015, placing it No. 11 overall in newly earned inventions, according to the latest intellectual property rankings published on Wednesday.

Pharrell in legal trouble over Beats 1 show OTHERtone

Wednesday January 13, 2016

A long-running legal battle between music producer Pharrell and a group of former business associates has recently expanded to include OTHERtone, a show the artist hosts on Apple's Beats 1 streaming network.

AI readers choose Airmail, Outlook and Nylas N1 as top email apps

Wednesday January 13, 2016

We polled our AppleInsider audience to vote for their favorite email application for the Mac. The winner is Airmail, with Outlook coming in as a close second.

Deals: Apple's 15" MacBook Pros with free AppleCare, free Canon AirPrint Printer, and up to $90 in cash discounts

Wednesday January 13, 2016

Readers shopping for a current 15" MacBook Pro this month can not only grab free AppleCare protection plans and a free Canon PIXMA AirPrint-ready printer, but additional cash discounts of up to $90 with free shipping and no tax in 48 states. What's more, this deal is now instant and no longer requires a mail-in-rebate.

Tim Cook pushes for strong encryption at White House summit

Tuesday January 12, 2016

As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook urged White House and government officials to come to terms with strong encryption practices that protect consumer data, at one point saying such intentions should be stated publicly.

FileMaker launches SDK for building native iOS apps

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Apple subsidiary FileMaker on Tuesday announced the FileMaker iOS App SDK, a set of coding tools that offer developers the means to build native iPhone and iPad apps.

China reports record sales and 33% growth in non-Android smartphones, casts doubt on 'peak iPhone'

Tuesday January 12, 2016

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released data showing a significant drop in Android's share of smartphone sales in the December quarter, leaving a 33 percent gain for non-Android smartphones, a segment dominated by Apple's iPhone.

Apple's iOS 9 now on 3 out of 4 compatible devices as adoption rates rise

Tuesday January 12, 2016

In statistics shared with developers on Monday, Apple revealed distribution of the latest iOS 9 mobile operating system now stands at 75 percent, a number up 5 percent since the last check in November.

Skype to bring free group calling to iPhones, iPads, other mobile devices

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Skype users will soon be able to make free group video calls from mobile devices like iPhones, iPods, and iPads, just as they can on Macs, PCs, and Xboxes, the Microsoft-owned company announced on Tuesday.

Apple bucks downward PC market spiral, was lone manufacturer to see growth in 2015

Tuesday January 12, 2016

The latest statistics from market research firm Gartner show Apple as the lone top-five PC vendor that grew worldwide shipments from 2014, bucking an negative market trend that saw shipments decline for the fourth consecutive year.

Merrill Lynch upgrades AAPL to 'Buy,' says worries factored into current price

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Apple stock from "Neutral" to "Buy" on Tuesday, with an analyst at the firm suggesting that any worries about channel or supply chain checks are already factored into share prices.

New estimate says Apple Watch accounted for over half of 2015 smartwatch shipments

Tuesday January 12, 2016

The Apple Watch was far and away the most popular smartwatch during 2015, accounting for about 51.5 percent of shipments, or 8.8 million units, according to a Jupiter Research estimate.

VLC comes to Apple TV with wide format support, 'Remote Playback' feature

Tuesday January 12, 2016

VideoLAN on Tuesday released a tvOS version of VLC, making the video playback app native to the Apple TV for the first time.

Microsoft rep pans iPad Pro, says Apple's tablet is 'always going to be a companion device'

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Apple's foray into large-format touchscreen productivity is by its very nature incapable of being the same kind of standalone workhorse as Microsoft's Surface line, a spokesperson for the Redmond-based company said this week.

watchOS 2.2 features new quick links for Apple Maps in Glances view

Tuesday January 12, 2016

The Apple Maps Glance for Apple Watch has been reimagined with watchOS 2.2, providing users with quick links to directions to their home, work, nearby locations, and more.

China's iPhone-clone Xiaomi defending its valuation after missing sales targets

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Xiaomi--a Chinese startup that aimed to push out high volumes of low cost smartphones and then make money on ecosystem-related services--has missed its volume goal for 2015 while substantial revenues from services remain a "figment," casting doubts upon its $46 billion valuation.