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2016

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.

With $231B in cash, Apple's $14.5B EU tax hit doesn't concern Wall Street

Tuesday August 30, 2016

While a $14.5 billion payment of back taxes could bankrupt many major corporations, it's pocket change for a company as cash flush as Apple. As a result, analysts surveyed by AppleInsider on Tuesday said they aren't concerned about the European Commission's decision, regardless of how an appeal ultimately plays out.

Apple FAQ responds to investor queries about $14.5B EU tax edict

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Apple has posted a series of answers to questions about the European Commission's tax ruling, and appears to be unconcerned about any potential financial fallout.

Alleged 'iPhone 7' prototype sticker points to 32GB of storage on base models

Tuesday August 30, 2016

A sticker claimed to be from a returned "iPhone 7" prototype at Foxconn may reinforce rumors that Apple is raising base storage on the device to 32 gigabytes.

Possible references to MacBook Pro OLED 'Function Row' spotted in Pages code

Tuesday August 30, 2016

A reference to a "Dynamic Function Row" has been spotted in Apple's latest release of the Pages word processing app, potentially confirming a rumored name for the OLED touch bar on the new MacBook Pro.

Rumor: 'iPhone 7' will come in five colors, including a new glossy black option

Tuesday August 30, 2016

With just over a week until Apple is expected to take the wraps off of its next-generation iPhone, a new report claims that the device will actually come in two shades of black --a traditional matte, as well as a glossy option resembling the late 2013 Mac Pro desktop.

Tim Cook responds to $14.5B EU tax bill with open letter, says decision will be reversed

Tuesday August 30, 2016

After being hit with a $14.5 billion tab for alleged unpaid back taxes, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook published an open letter to the "Apple Community" on Tuesday, saying he is "confident" that the decision from the European Commission will be reversed.

EU tax investigation concludes, Apple hammered with $14.5 billion bill

Tuesday August 30, 2016

On Tuesday, the European Commission handed down its biggest tax penalty yet, ordering Apple to pay 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes -- but both Ireland and Apple are appealing the ruling.

Apple linked to 'AirPods,' unannounced iPhone & Apple Watch models in Eurasian regulatory filing

Tuesday August 30, 2016

A series of regulatory filings published by the Eurasian Economic Commission on Monday suggests Apple is readying a pair of wireless headphones dubbed "AirPods," two new iPhone models and a total of ten Apple Watch models.

Apple calls Australian banks' request to bargain over Apple Pay a detriment to consumers, mobile wallet adoption

Monday August 29, 2016

Apple in a recent filing with Australia's antitrust watchdog slammed a request from the country's three top banks for collective negotiations over third-party access to Apple Pay NFC technology, saying a threatened boycott would not only harm consumers, but hinder mobile wallet adoption and innovation.