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2017

Apple launches special edition (Product)Red iPhone 7

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Available this Friday, new (Product)Red versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus represent an entirely new color for Apple's iPhone lineup, joining jet black, black, silver, gold, and rose gold.

Apple's Tim Cook visits local Chinese businesses, says translated Swift Playgrounds coming soon

Tuesday March 21, 2017

As part of his latest trip to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday visited bike-sharing startup ofo and fitness company Keep, also announcing that a translation of Swift Playgrounds into simplified Chinese will be released tomorrow.

China vendor's promotional materials possibly reveals new red iPhone 7 model

Tuesday March 21, 2017

A few hours before Apple's 8:30 a.m. restoration of the online store, a Chinese retailer's website is teasing the existence of a red iPhone, reiterating some previous rumors.

Apple patents shape changing device display for tactile interactions

Tuesday March 21, 2017

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a portable device with a display capable of dynamically changing its shape, potentially opening the door to truly tactile user interaction.

Apple online store goes down for scheduled maintenance, new hardware rumored

Tuesday March 21, 2017

As planned, Apple's online storefront was taken offline early Tuesday morning for what maintenance, sparking hopes the company is preparing to launch its first hardware product of 2017.

Adobe launches Experience Cloud marketing and analytics solution, integrates with Creative Cloud

Tuesday March 21, 2017

In a bid to extend its reach into the enterprise market, Adobe on Tuesday debuted Adobe Experience Cloud, a set of cloud services designed to seamlessly integrate brand marketing, analytics and advertising into a single comprehensive product.

Apple shares set all-time high on rumors of upcoming product release

Monday March 20, 2017

Apple shares surged one percent to hit an all-time high of $141.46 at the end of trading on Monday following reports that the company's first hardware releases of 2017 could launch as early as Tuesday morning.

Apple Music sets new album streaming record 47% higher than Spotify, despite fewer users [u]

Monday March 20, 2017

On its first full day of availability, Drake's new album More Life set a new record on Spotify of 61.3 million streams by users. Apple Music also hit a record number of streams for the same album: 89.9 million.

China's LeEco backs out of Silicon Valley HQ less than a year after being hailed as "taking on Apple"

Monday March 20, 2017

LeEco, the Chinese firm reported to be "taking on" Apple (as well as Tesla and Netflix) less than a year ago in an ambitious American expansion with new headquarters in San Jose, is now laying off employees and selling its property after running out of cash.

Microsoft creates tool to help Apple users migrate data from Mac to Surface

Monday March 20, 2017

Microsoft is attempting to make it easier for Mac users to "switch" over to Windows by creating a new tool, with the "Mac to Surface Assistant" said to help transfer the user's files from their Mac to the company's Windows tablet.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' to use 'water drop design' with curved, 3D glass back - report

Monday March 20, 2017

This year's "iPhone 8" will sport a "water drop design" referencing the original iPhone, a Korean report claimed on Monday, with Apple employing "3D glass" to mimic the 2007 device's heavily-rounded edges.

Samsung reveals new 'Bixby' AI assistant to take on Apple's Siri

Monday March 20, 2017

Confirming rumors, Samsung on Monday revealed the existence of "Bixby," a new AI assistant that should debut with the Galaxy S8 later this month and challenge Apple's Siri with some new technologies.

SoftBank CEO ditches investment plans for Android architect Andy Rubin's smartphone startup

Monday March 20, 2017

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has reportedly axed plans to invest $100 million in Android founder Andy Rubin's smartphone startup, reportedly because of SoftBank's close business ties to Apple.

Apple's iPhone slipping in China because company won't adapt, says Oppo & Vivo founder

Monday March 20, 2017

Apple's decline in Chinese iPhone shipments during 2016 can be blamed on the company refusing to adapt its tactics to the local market out of fear of risking its business elsewhere, according to Duan Yongping, the founder of Chinese smartphone brands Oppo and Vivo.

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 eighth beta, watchOS 3.2 beta 7 available for developer testing

Monday March 20, 2017

With speculation about an imminent release of new hardware growing, Apple has issued its third macOS Sierra 10.2 beta release in a week, and another version of the watchOS 3.2 beta for developers.

Microsoft inserting ads into Windows 10 File Explorer

Monday March 20, 2017

Microsoft continues aggressively promoting its own services in Task Bar notifications when using third party browsers, and most recently has been caught injecting advertisements to sign up for paid OneDrive subscriptions in the Windows 10 -- but the File Explorer ad can be disabled.

Apple's online store will close Tuesday morning, fueling rumors of new products

Monday March 20, 2017

Apple's updated system status page now discloses upcoming maintenance for the company's website, revealing that there is a planned outage scheduled for early Tuesday morning, potentially in anticipation of a new 128-gigabyte iPhone SE and more.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 & S8+ may occupy prices between Apple's 'iPhone 7s' & 'iPhone 8'

Monday March 20, 2017

While Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ will nominally compete with Apple's rumored "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" phones, they may sit in a middleground in terms of price, a well-known leak source suggested over the weekend.

Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,719; $15 bonus with $150 Best Buy gift code; Samsung 55" 4K TV $1,099 with no tax in 48 states

Monday March 20, 2017

Shoppers this week can save $80 on Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray. Or receive a $15 bonus with $150 Best Buy gift code purchases. Samsung's 55" 4K Curved LED TV is also $2,900 off today only, and PDF Expert 2.2 is $24.99 with coupon.

Updated WebMD pregnancy app utilizes Apple's ResearchKit for long-term opt-in research

Monday March 20, 2017

WebMD has relaunched its Pregnancy app for the iPhone, and has integrated Apple's ResearchKit into the app to advance research on what contributes to healthy pregnancies and positive pregnancy outcomes.