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2016

Apple suggests five new professional emoji be added to Unicode Standard

Wednesday August 24, 2016

As the Unicode Consortium evaluates a proposed update to emoji standards that includes new Google-recommended characters representing various professions, Apple in August submitted its own suggestion to add another five jobs to the list.

macOS Sierra beta points to future Macs equipped with 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Upcoming Macs may support USB 3.1 Gen 2, enabling peripheral speeds up to a maximum 10 gigabits per second, code discovered in macOS Sierra suggests.

Suspect order assembly sheet purports to confirm 256GB 'iPhone 7' capacity

Wednesday August 24, 2016

A noted smartphone product leaker known for collecting data from Chinese manufacturers has published an assembly sheet for the "iPhone 7," but there does not appear to be any clear designation on the paper that directly points to Apple as the client.

US Treasury takes last stab at deterring tax judgment against Apple & Ireland

Wednesday August 24, 2016

The U.S. Treasury Department issued a special white paper on Wednesday, threatening that it will "consider potential responses" should the European Commsission demand that Ireland collect billions of euros in back taxes from Apple.

How to use your iPhone to see what political affiliation Facebook thinks you have

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Facebook stores a significant amount of data on every user, including details about devices and operating systems you've used to access the service, and what political affiliation you may be. Here's how to find out what the world's largest social network knows about you.

Microsoft updates Word Flow iOS keyboard with built-in search tools, 3D Touch & more

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Microsoft has released a significant 2.0 upgrade of its Word Flow keyboard for the iPhone, mainly adding a wide range of integrated search functions.

Siri's voice to benefit from machine learning improvements in Apple's iOS 10

Wednesday August 24, 2016

When iOS 10 arrives this fall -- most likely in September -- Siri's voice should sound a little more natural thanks to machine learning technology Apple is implementing, an interview revealed on Wednesday.

French & German interior ministers call on EU to enable access to encrypted data

Wednesday August 24, 2016

In a joint press conference in Paris on Tuesday, the interior ministers of France and Germany called on the European Commission to enact laws that would give countries on-demand access to encrypted communications under some circumstances.

Deals: $100 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 30% off plus free shipping at Zagg; 2012 13" MacBook Pro for $795

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Shoppers this week can snap up triple-digit savings on 2016 12" MacBooks. Accessories are also 30% off at Zagg with free shipping, while 2012 13" MacBook Pros are $794.99 on eBay.

Tim Cook's crucial role at Apple extends well beyond his 5 years as CEO

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Though Wednesday marks the five-year anniversary of Tim Cook officially taking reins at Apple, he actually oversaw the company's day-to-day operations well before he was named CEO, and during some of its most difficult days.

Tim Cook's fundraiser for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton set for tonight

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Later on Wednesday, Apple chief Tim Cook will reportedly host a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who so far has more support among Silicon Valley workers and executives than her Republican rival, Donald Trump.

Unlikely photos of "iPhone 6 SE" packaging appear, contain some questionable details

Wednesday August 24, 2016

A series of photos have popped up purporting to show packaging for a new "iPhone 6 SE," but may be photo manipulations, combining the iPhone 6 and iPhone SE boxes.

Retailers, payments association side with Australian banks over Apple Pay negotiations

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Major retailers and payments associations filed letters in support of a regulatory request from Australia's three top banks that would force Apple into collective negotiations over third-party access to iPhone's secure NFC module.

ITC judge rules Fitbit did not steal trade secrets from Jawbone

Tuesday August 23, 2016

An International Trade Commission judge on Tuesday cleared fitness tracker maker Fitbit of allegedly stealing corporate secrets from competitor Jawbone, ruling out the potential of a U.S. import ban.

Spotify looks to squeeze record labels over streaming rights ahead of IPO

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Coming off a year of heavy net losses, Spotify, the world's largest music streaming service, is attempting to negotiate better terms with record labels as it prepares for a potential initial public offering next year.

Pinterest absorbs offline reading service Instapaper

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Popular clipping site Pinterest on Tuesday announced the takeover of Instapaper, a mainstay in the offline reading services world.

UK supermarket giant Asda tests support for Apple Pay

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Major U.K. supermarket chain Asda is currently in real-world testing of Apple Pay, despite its parent company, Walmart, not offering any compatibility whatsoever in North America.

Sony brings wireless PS4 DualShock 4 controller support to Mac with new $25 dongle

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Mac gamers will gain full functionality with Sony's DualShock 4 controller, including touchpad, vibration, and stereo headset jack -- via a new USB wireless adapter priced at $24.99.

Touch controllers on iPhone 6, 6 Plus failing in specific way for some users

Tuesday August 23, 2016

A handful of users of the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are reporting manifestation of display aberrations and inconsistent touch functionality -- and a screen replacement doesn't fix the problem.

Pyle launches low-end attack on GoPro with iPhone- & Apple Watch-connected $80 4K camera

Tuesday August 23, 2016

The newest affordable action camera from electronics maker Pyle Audio captures 4K video at 120 frames per second, along with offering iOS connectivity and an array of mounting accessories.