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2017

Apple promo donates $1 to World Wildlife Fund for each Apple Pay purchase at its stores

Thursday April 20, 2017

Apple on Thursday launched an Earth Day-related charity promotion promising to donate $1 to the World Wildlife Fund for each purchase made at its stores using Apple Pay.

Leaked safety document may hint at future Apple technology such as AR glasses

Thursday April 20, 2017

An report from an Apple Environment Health and Safety contractor -- said to have accidentally leaked to hundreds of Apple staff -- may point to rumored augmented reality glasses, or some other new eye-related technology.

Apple debuts Live Photos API, allows for playback on most popular browsers

Thursday April 20, 2017

Apple has developed a JavaScript API for its Live Photos, allowing pictures taken with the iOS feature to be shared on the web.

Mastercard to add fingerprint sensors to cards, won't follow strict Apple Pay security policy

Thursday April 20, 2017

Mastercard is reportedly testing cards that integrate a fingerprint sensor, intended to offer a more convenient alternative to entering a PIN. Unlike Apple Pay, however, the cards would lack a series of important security features.

Apple meets with Chinese government over App Store oversight because of porn streamers

Thursday April 20, 2017

More information has emerged about the Chinese government demand that Apple crack down on streaming apps, with a new report circulating claiming that porn streamers are the government's major concern.

Apple Watch NikeLab to bring new band option in limited Apr. 27 launch

Thursday April 20, 2017

Apple and Nike on Thursday revealed a new edition of the Apple Watch Series 2, the Apple Watch NikeLab, essentially a color variation on the Apple Watch Nike+.

Comcast intros app-based Apple Pay bill payments with Xfinity iPhone update

Thursday April 20, 2017

Expanding on a recent promise, Comcast on Thursday updated its Xfinity My Account app for the iPhone with support for Apple Pay, letting people handle TV and internet bills using their fingerprint.

Why an all-glass 'iPhone 8' makes sense, and could be more durable than you expect

Thursday April 20, 2017

Not since the discontinuation of the iPhone 4s has Apple sold a handset with an all-glass back, but that's rumored to change this year with the flagship "iPhone 8." In the years between those two models, advances in glass production technology have made it so an all-glass "iPhone 8" could be more robust than you might assume.

Apple publishes new Earth Day videos explaining company's environmental efforts

Thursday April 20, 2017

Apple has published a set of new videos commemorating Earth Day that explain clean energy technologies, Apple's own environmental protection efforts, and feature Apple employees and executives narrating and explaining the concepts behind the programs.

Apple original content plans a 'moving target,' may play into new Los Angeles offices

Thursday April 20, 2017

Apple's approach to original video programming is reportedly scattershot, to the point that the company hasn't settled on a focus, or even who will be in charge.

Google may build native ad-blocking into mobile & desktop versions of Chrome

Thursday April 20, 2017

Despite the company's own dependence on ads, Google is reportedly planning to build a native ad-blocker into the mobile and desktop versions of its Chrome browser -- presumably including Apple's iOS and macOS.

Prince's 'Deliverance' pulled from Apple Music, iTunes Store

Thursday April 20, 2017

"Deliverance," the first track from an album generated by a sound engineer who worked with Prince in 2006 has been pulled from Apple Music, the iTunes Music store, and other streaming services after a challenge from the musician's estate.

Apple to remove signature Fifth Avenue glass cube at cost of up to $2M

Thursday April 20, 2017

In the process of renovating its flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City, Apple will have to dismantle the famous glass cube that sits over top, according to recently published building permits.

Apple investigating AR solution capable of moving, removing objects in real time

Thursday April 20, 2017

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application detailing a method of inserting virtual objects into a real environment, and relocating or removing real objects from the same, using advanced hardware and complex algorithms.

Apple stores install special signage in celebration of Earth Day

Wednesday April 19, 2017

As it does every year, Apple on Wednesday began preparing its brick and mortar stores for Earth Day, which falls on Saturday, April 22, by changing the leaf of its familiar illuminated logos green.

Apple promises future products to be made from 100% recycled materials

Wednesday April 19, 2017

Apple is on the cusp of launching a new initiative, pledging to use 100 percent recycled materials in a closed supply loop for fabrication of its devices -- but how it intends to do so isn't clear.

Apple Music scores exclusive rights to Clive Davis documentary

Wednesday April 19, 2017

Further extending its reach beyond music exclusives, Apple Music has secured streaming rights to a new Clive Davis documentary film based on the music executive's autobiography.

Apple to offer 2017 Earth Day Challenge Activity achievement with iMessage stickers

Wednesday April 19, 2017

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, Apple is creating a special "Earth Day Challenge" to reward reaching 30 minutes of exercise on the day with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

Serial patent troll Acacia Research again sues Apple, cellular carriers over wireless patents

Wednesday April 19, 2017

Apple and a handful of partner cellular carriers are the target of a new lawsuit leveled by Acacia Research subsidiary Cellular Communications Equipment, which alleges the iPhone maker infringed and continues to infringe on four patents developed by Nokia covering messaging, emergency alerts and other key cellular technologies.

New mid-April drone footage shows trespasser's view of Apple Park site

Wednesday April 19, 2017

The latest drone footage captured by YouTube videographer Duncan Sinfield peers into Apple Park windows and flies under the solar panel roof of its parking structure, adding additional images of the construction site at night.