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2017

ACCC denies Australian banks to collectively bargain, boycott over Apple Pay

Thursday March 30, 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Friday local time issued a determination denying the country's big-three banks authorization to collectively negotiate with Apple over access to Apple Pay NFC technology.

Apple's first Indonesian R&D center to open in second quarter, iPhone 7 sales to start on Friday

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple is scheduled to open the first of three first Indonesian research and development centers, into which the company will invest $44 million, in the second quarter of 2017, according to a report published Thursday.

Apple's iOS 10.3 fixes flaw used in accidental DDoS attack on 911 call system

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple's latest iOS 10.3 release patches a flaw that can be used to repeatedly dial a phone number, accidentally exploited last year to redial 911 call centers, protecting emergency operators from potential cyberattacks.

Streaming services pushed U.S. music industry to biggest gain since 1998

Thursday March 30, 2017

Subscription streaming music services like Apple Music and Spotify bolstered the ailing music industry in 2016, acting as a primary driver of an 11 percent bump in estimated retail revenue, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

Apple issues first public beta of macOS 10.12.5

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of its next update for macOS Sierra 10.12.5, a minor update largely anticipated to focus on bug fixes and speed improvements.

Automation platform IFTTT gets applets for iOS Calendar & App Store

Thursday March 30, 2017

On Thursday, IFTTT -- a platform that automates links between many hardware and software platforms -- announced the addition of support for the native iOS Calendar app, as well as Apple's App Store.

Apple to cut several business & events positions at retail stores - report

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple will allegedly eliminate several business- and events-based retail positions entirely towards the end of April, in a move that could affect the company's behind-the-scenes dealings and potentially how it sells to enterprise going forward.

First impressions of Apple's 2017 9.7-inch A9-powered iPad

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple's new iPad is here, and AppleInsider takes a first look at it to see how well predictions about the hardware stack up to reality.

Apple Notes hides flexibility and power underneath a veneer of simplicity

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple Notes has some issues but it does so much, so well. AppleInsider digs deep into the long-time default offering.

Drone flyby video shows work on Apple Park campus buildings nearing completion

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple Park, the iPhone producer's under-development campus, has been showcased yet again in another drone flyby video, with the new footage showing progress is continuing to be made at the facility as it gets closer to its grand opening to employees in April.

Some macOS 10.12.4 users complaining of stuttering or distorted audio with USB headsets

Thursday March 30, 2017

Monday's macOS 10.12.4 update is resulting in stuttering audio for some users of USB headsets, according to multiple complaint threads on Apple's support forums and reports from social media.

New iPad deliveries arriving, Personal Pickup at retail now an option for purchasers

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple's new iPad has starting hitting purchaser's homes with deliveries originating in China, and those seeking an iPad today have the option of selecting Personal Pickup in the U.S. and Canada or trying their luck buying at the store without a pre-purchase.

macOS 10.12.4 Recovery mode now able to install latest compatible version

Thursday March 30, 2017

As of macOS 10.12.4, released on Monday, a new keystroke combination at launch will allow Macs to netboot, and download the latest OS compatible with a computer when performing a recovery, potentially saving time and bandwidth.

Adobe research creates AI tool for transferring image styles between photographs

Thursday March 30, 2017

Users of Adobe's image editing software may see a new creative option added to the tools in the future, thanks to artificial intelligence research conducted by Adobe and Cornell University that can make changes to a photograph by transferring the style and other elements from another source.

Teardown finds Apple's new iPad largely similar to first-gen iPad Air

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple's new 9.7-inch budget iPad is in many respects the original iPad Air with a few key upgrades to keep it relevant in 2017, according to a teardown published on Thursday.

Apple sticking with climate change fight despite Trump administration regulation loosening

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple, Google, and Microsoft have banded together with a number of major corporations in the United States keeping to their pledges to combat climate change, despite actions by President Donald Trump to try and free companies from constraints in environmental policies put in place by the Obama administration.

Apple to resume iPhone sales in Argentina in April after years-long absence

Thursday March 30, 2017

Apple will reportedly begin widespread iPhone sales in Argentina again next month, following a years-long hiatus prompted by past political policies and Apple declining to open a local factory.

24 Hour Deal: Fully loaded 11" MacBook Air for $849 ($800 off) with no tax in 48 states

Thursday March 30, 2017

For 24 hours only, B&H Photo is taking $800 off Apple's fully loaded 11" MacBook Air (Early 2015) featuring a 2.2GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory and 512GB of storage with free shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.

All Android store competitors combined poised to overtake Apple's iOS App Store by revenues, but not profits

Wednesday March 29, 2017

A report on global mobile app markets notes that Apple's iOS App Store remains the world's largest by revenues and is predicted to hold onto its crown as "the most lucrative" through 2021, although all of the world's competing Android software markets combined are expected to exceed the App Store in total revenues at some point later this year.

Apple Music reportedly leads Spotify, Pandora in unique monthly users

Wednesday March 29, 2017

According to fresh market research data, Apple Music's three-month free trial helped push the service ahead of competitors Spotify and Pandora in terms of unique monthly users for the month of February.