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2016

DxO One iPhone camera gets new Wi-Fi modes, lens & outdoor accessories

Wednesday August 31, 2016

DxO on Wednesday announced new remote control and "Mobile Smart Lighting" features for its iPhone-connected DxO One camera, along with several accessories, such as a waterproof shell and a lens adapter.

Latest rumor pegs secure iris scanner for Apple's 2017 iPhone

Wednesday August 31, 2016

Rather than waiting until 2018, Apple could introduce eye-scanning technology to securely identify users next year, if a new supply chain rumor is to be believed.

Irish lawmakers gearing up for $14.5B Apple tax bill appeal amidst industry concern

Wednesday August 31, 2016

While a prominent Irish businessman is decrying the $14.5 billion tax edict applied by the European Commission with strong language, members from Ireland's government have started the appeal discussion -- but the process may take more time than expected to garner sufficient support from a wide body of lawmakers.

Mirle readying equipment for curved glass chassis on 2017 iPhones - report

Wednesday August 31, 2016

Taiwanese firm Mirle Automation has developed forming machinery for curved glass chassis that should put it in the supply chain for Apple's 2017 iPhones, a report said on Wednesday.

Purported 'iPhone 7 Plus' packaging shows Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter in box, 256GB storage

Wednesday August 31, 2016

An insert claimed to be for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7 Plus" would --if legitimate -- not only confirm the product's name, but also reveal that it will come with a Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter in the box.

Judge tosses key claims in Monster lawsuit against Beats

Tuesday August 30, 2016

A California superior court judge on Monday threw out key claims in a lawsuit alleging Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre swindled audio company Monster out of its investment in the Beats by Dre headphone brand just prior to Apple's acquisition in 2014.

Early demo of Siri third-party app integration finds feature useful, vital to system's evolution

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Ahead of an expected iOS 10 launch in September, The Wall Street Journal was able to test out Siri's ability to integrate with third-party apps, finding the feature a useful and perhaps necessary next step in the virtual assistant's evolution.

Apple's iPad an effective sedative for children about to undergo surgery, study finds

Tuesday August 30, 2016

A research study presented Tuesday claims that iPads are just as effective as medicinal sedatives for reducing pre-surgical anxiety from nervousness about the procedure compounded by parental separation on children between ages 4 and 10.

Dropbox hack released details of more than 68M accounts, report says

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Dropbox recently notified users of a potential forced password reset after its security team discovered a batch of account credentials believed to have been obtained from a known 2012 data breach. While the initial announcement failed to specify the exact number of impacted users, a report on Tuesday puts the number at well over 68 million.

Corning touts Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearables as alternative to 'luxury' cover materials

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Glass maker Corning on Tuesday announced commercial availability of Gorilla Glass SR+, a composite cover material designed specifically to take on the stresses endured by wearable devices like Apple Watch.

Apple debuts new 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Answering the call of power users -- and avid iPhone photographers -- Apple on Tuesday expanded its iCloud storage options to include a 2-terabyte tier priced at $19.99 per month.

Google to bring Waze ridesharing San Francisco-wide, may set stage for driverless service

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Google is reportedly taking its first real steps into ridesharing via its Waze navigation app, entering into competition with Uber and Lyft, and potentially setting up a tougher market if and when Apple launches its self-driving car.

BitTorrent app Transmission once again source of macOS malware

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Once again, BitTorrent client Transmission has distributed malware to some users through an altered installer, with downloaders of the software on Aug. 28 and 29 probably infected by the "Keydnap" package.

Mophie launches new Powerstation battery packs, including wireless & USB-C options

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Accessory maker Mophie on Tuesday revealed several Powerstation battery packs compatible with iOS devices, including models supporting wireless and USB-C charging.

Jessica Alba joins slew of executive producers for 'Planet of the Apps'

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Actress Jessica Alba has joined the developer advisory team for the Apple-funded "Planet of the Apps" reality show, chronicling several teams of developers working on apps for iOS.

Turkey's deputy PM encourages Apple to move in wake of EU tax ruling

Tuesday August 30, 2016

On Tuesday the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey extended an open invitation for Apple to move its international operations to that country, in the wake of a E.U. ruling ordering Ireland to collect $14.5 billion in back taxes from the company.

Low-end Intel Kaby Lake processors detailed, MacBook Pro version absent

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Intel has shed some specific details for the first time about the new seventh generation Kaby Lake processors suitable for the MacBook and MacBook Air, but as expected, processors suitable for the MacBook Pro have yet to materialize.

Deals: $150-$290 off 15" MacBook Pros; 12" MacBook for $964; 13" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 8GB, 256GB) for $1,200

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Shoppers this week can snap up a 15" MacBook Pro at up to $290 off or take advantage of $335 off a 2015 12" MacBook in Space Gray with exclusive coupon savings. Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage space is also $300 off on eBay while supplies last.

New Apple patent would allow touch-sensing surfaces made using Liquidmetal tech

Tuesday August 30, 2016

An Apple patent published on Tuesday could potentially be applied to building touch-sensing surfaces, including screens, using material concepts first developed by Liquidmetal Technology.

Griffin preps for 'iPhone 7' without headphone jack, announces iTrip Clip Bluetooth audio adapter

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Griffin has added to its stable of wireless adapters and is catering to the needs of potential "iPhone 7" users with a 3.5mm headphone jack to Bluetooth adapter, dubbed the iTrip Clip.