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2016

Apple activates Search Ads ahead of Oct. 5 launch, gives developers $100 credit for first campaign

Wednesday September 28, 2016

As promised, Apple on Wednesday activated backend machinery for Search Ads, a new feature in iOS 10 that allows developers to purchase promotional ads which show up in iOS App Store searches.

Government agency issues warning over 'exploding' Samsung washing machines

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Samsung's standing with consumers became all the more tenuous on Wednesday when the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned owners of potential "safety issues" related to the company's top-loading washing machines.

iOS 10 tips: How to turn on/off individual read receipts in Apple's Messages app

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Starting with iOS 10, read receipts in iMessages can be enabled or disabled on a person-by-person basis, letting users decide which contact knows when their texts have been viewed. Here's how to take advantage of the new feature.

Apple planning to launch new MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar in late October - report

Wednesday September 28, 2016

While reports have consistently suggested the new MacBook Pro with Touch ID fingerprint sensor and OLED touch bar will debut this fall, exactly when in the fall has been a lingering question. A new report Wednesday aims to clarify that rather large window, singling out a late October release for the redesigned notebook.

Apple partners with leading business service provider Deloitte for enterprise IT

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Apple continues to move into enterprise information technology, with a new partnership with Deloitte formed to help businesses utilize the iOS ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the workplace.

Apple Music tops customer satisfaction in new JD Power study

Wednesday September 28, 2016

In terms of customer satisfaction, at least, Apple Music is the top-rated streaming music service, J.D. Power said in its first Streaming Music Satisfaction Study, published on Wednesday.

Beats Solo3 test finds Apple W1 audio chip boosts battery life & simplifies pairing

Wednesday September 28, 2016

The Beats Solo3 headphones are virtually identical in appearance to the Beats Solo2, but the W1 chip in the newer model boosts battery life and simplifies the pairing process with an iPhone 7.

Apple summons security experts for bug bounty program brief - report

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Apple has allegedly invited a bevy of third party security experts and device hackers to its headquarters to break down the details of the previously announced bug bounty program for macOS and iOS.

Second man pleads gulity in 'Celebgate' hacks of iCloud & Gmail accounts

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Edward Majerczyk of Illinois has become the second person to plead guilty in 2014's "Celebgate" scandal, which saw the leak of nude photos and other private data from hundreds of people, including many female celebrities.

Deals: $150 off 256GB 13" MacBook Pro; up to $220 off first-gen Apple Watches; 1TB storage for life now $39

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Shoppers in the market for a 13" MacBook Pro can pick up the 2.7GHz model with 256GB of space for $1,349 and save $50 on AppleCare. First-gen Apple Watches are also $200-$220 off, while Zoolz Complete Cloud Storage is 98% off.

BlackBerry to exit hardware business, stop making smartphones, as financial skid continues

Wednesday September 28, 2016

After yet another unprofitable quarter, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has announced that the company will rely on partners for hardware, will no longer design smartphones internally, and will shift to a services-only model to insure the company's survival.

Apple to house 1,400 employees at London's restored Battersea Power Station starting in 2021

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Consolidating a number of offices around London, Apple plans to open a new British headquarters inside an iconic decommissioned power station on the south bank of the River Thames.

Sao Paulo joins list of cities with Apple Maps transit directions

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Apple has quietly added a second Brazilian city, Sao Paulo, to the list of places with public transit coverage in the native Maps apps for iOS and macOS.

Supply chain report again notes dramatic increase in Apple iPhone 7 orders

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Yet more supply chain reports are escaping China, with the most recent ones from touchscreen suppliers suggesting that Apple continues to increase component orders for the iPhone 7 family of devices far in excess of original quantities.

Apple's iPhone 7 camera tops competition despite smaller sensor in DxOMark review

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Imaging specialist DxO recently wrapped up its evaluation of Apple's iPhone 7, noting the new smartphone flagship raises an already high bar set by previous models thanks to Digital Cinema (DCI-P3) color gamut support, class-leading image stabilization, fast autofocus and other enhancements.

Occipital brings room-scale VR to iPhone with $500 dev kit headset

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Occipital on Tuesday launched a $500 VR development kit that uses the company's proprietary Structure Core 3D Sensor to turn smartphones -- including iPhone -- into VR headsets with true room-scale position tracking technology.

First look: DJI touts Mavic Pro drone's compact design, spotlights continued partnership with Apple

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Two major drone announcements this month featured Apple's iOS platform as the centerpiece of the world of aerial photography, being used on the go to view, capture and edit footage. DJI and its new Mavic Pro go a step further, working with Apple's retail stores to provide customers with hands-on impressions via trained pros.

Spotify debuts 'Daily Mix' to compete with Apple Music's 'For You'

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Spotify on Tuesday debuted a feature called the Daily Mix, offering tailored playlists apparently meant to challenge the "For You" content on Apple Music.

Health insurer Aetna to offer customer & employee discounts on Apple Watch

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Aetna will be giving both its workers and some customers discounts on the Apple Watch, the U.S. health insurance giant said on Tuesday in a joint announcement with Apple.

New macOS Sierra 10.12.1 betas available to developers & public

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Apple is continuing apace with beta release, and has made new macOS 10.12.1 betas available to developers and anyone in the public Beta Software Program. [Updated with public beta launch info]