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2016

You can watch movies with Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound in iOS 9.3

Wednesday March 23, 2016

If you're the type to use an iPad as a television, you can pencil in a subwoofer for your next summer blockbuster viewing party as Apple has extended its ecosystem support for Dolby Digital Plus to iOS 9.3.

Six-part Vice video documentary 'The Score' premieres on Apple Music

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Apple Music is this week launching an exclusive six-part Vice documentary, The Score, bolstering the amount of video content on the fledgling streaming service.

How to enable Wi-Fi Calling in iOS 9.3 for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile iPhones

Wednesday March 23, 2016

With Monday's release of iOS 9.3, all four major U.S. cellular carriers -- including the latest addition, Verizon -- now support Wi-Fi Calling on Apple devices. Here's how to activate the feature on supporting networks.

Apple moves to bring iCloud infrastructure in-house predicated by backdoor fears - report

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Apple's multi-year effort to develop its own servers and networking hardware has reportedly been driven in large part by security concerns, as the company worries that supply chain tampering may lead to deeply embedded vulnerabilities which are difficult to find and remediate.

Video Recap: Apple's iPhone SE and iPad Pro announcements in 2 minutes

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Apple's annual springtime media event is in the books, and the company brought out two blockbusters in the powerful iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Watch as AppleInsider recaps the announcements and shows some new hands-on footage.

FBI using Israeli firm Cellebrite to help break into San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone

Wednesday March 23, 2016

An Israeli forensic software company, Cellebrite, is helping the FBI try to unlock the iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, according to a national newspaper.

Piper Jaffray sees virtual reality partnerships boosting Apple's iPhone business near-term

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Investment firm Piper Jaffray continues to believe that virtual reality and augmented reality will play a huge part in Apple's future, but the transition toward such technology will be gradual, likely leveraging the popularity of the iPhone in the shorter term.

Apple rolls out 'Nearby' Maps search feature in Japan

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Apple on Tuesday flipped the switch on "Nearby" Apple Maps search results serving the Japanese market, offering users in that country quick access to commonly queried points of interest like restaurants, shopping malls, health services and more.

Apple's latest iOS 9.3 update 'bricks' some older iPads, making them unusable

Tuesday March 22, 2016

It seems the release of Apple's feature-packed iOS 9.3 update is not going over well with some users, as a small contingent of iPad owners are complaining of "bricked" hardware after attempting over-the-air and iTunes upgrades.

AT&T enables international Wi-Fi calling with iOS 9.3

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Apple iPhone owners who updated their device to iOS 9.3 are being notified via text message of AT&T's international Wi-Fi calling feature, a service that allows users to place calls to -- and receive calls from -- the U.S. without incurring airtime charges.

Google reportedly developing iOS soft keyboard with search functions

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Google might soon make its way into a feature of iOS used by millions of people everyday, as the Internet search giant is supposedly crafting a third-party keyboard with gesture-based input and built-in Web search functionality.

Streaming music usurps digital downloads for first time in 2015, RIAA says

Tuesday March 22, 2016

In 2015, streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music generated $2.4 billion for the wider U.S. music industry to surpass sales from digital stores like iTunes, according to new data from the Recording Industry Association of America.

Why the iPhone SE will appeal to new smartphone users

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Although long-time iPhone owners might wonder what the fuss is, Apple's iPhone SE is carefully calculated to attract people who may have never even owned a smartphone before.

Apple's aggressively priced $399 iPhone SE viewed as a 'substantial' market opportunity

Tuesday March 22, 2016

For the first time ever, Apple will be competing in the $400 smartphone range with its most affordable new iPhone model ever, and one Wall Street analysts believes that could net the company 17 million additional sales this year alone.

Despite having the same A9X & M9 chips, only the 9.7" iPad Pro has always-on 'Hey Siri'

Tuesday March 22, 2016

In a continuing curious omission, every device that runs Apple's M9 motion coprocessor features support for always-listening "Hey Siri" -- except for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

YouTube for iOS gets Slide Over, Split View in time for Apple's new iPad Pro

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Just ahead of the launch of Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Google on Tuesday released an updated YouTube app, implementing some long-awaited iOS 9 multitasking features for iPad owners.

Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro discovered to have 2GB of RAM, half that of 12.9" model

Tuesday March 22, 2016

The A9X processor in Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro is not only slightly slower, but it also features half the RAM of the larger, more expensive 12.9-inch model, initial tests have revealed.

MacBook stocks dwindle as rumor pegs new 13" & 15" models for second quarter 2016 launch

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Low stocks of some current MacBooks models may indicate that Apple is preparing to refresh its laptops, and may also support a rumor that new 13- and 15-inch systems will ship by the end of the second quarter.

Apple makes the move to embedded SIM card with 9.7" iPad Pro

Tuesday March 22, 2016

The ritual of swapping SIM cards may soon be a relic of the past, as the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro ships with an important innovation: an Apple SIM embedded directly into the logic board.

Apple admits to Imagination Technologies talks, declines takeover bid

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Apple on Tuesday acknowledged having held discussions with British graphics processor design firm Imagination Technologies, but the iPhone maker has reportedly chosen not to attempt an acquisition -- for now.