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2016

Apple activates single sign-on for tvOS and iOS beta testers

Thursday November 03, 2016

Apple on Thursday activated single sign-on for tvOS 10.1 beta and iOS 10.2 beta, a hotly anticipated feature that allows fourth-generation Apple TV and iOS device owners to authenticate multiple streaming service apps with one set of credentials.

Apple captures more than 103% of smartphone profits in Q3 despite shrinking shipments

Thursday November 03, 2016

Apple raked in more than 100 percent of all smartphone industry profits during the third quarter of 2016, despite owning roughly 12 percent of the market, according to new estimates published on Thursday.

New MacBook Pro models reportedly incompatible with certain Thunderbolt 3 devices [ux2]

Thursday November 03, 2016

Potentially adding to a growing list of complaints regarding limitations with Apple's new MacBook Pro, an aftermarket Mac accessories maker reports the notebooks might not be compatible with existing Thunderbolt 3 hardware.

LifeProof opens preorders for rugged Fre cases for iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

Thursday November 03, 2016

Otterbox-owned LifeProof on Thursday launched preorders for its Fre cases for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, designed to offer extra protection not just from drops but the outside climate.

Vimeo to launch paid subscription service vying against Netflix & YouTube

Thursday November 03, 2016

Vimeo is readying a new site-wide subscription service, the interim CEO of the video-sharing platform announced this week via an earnings report.

iHome ships Apple HomeKit 5-in-1 SmartMonitor, with environmental sensors

Thursday November 03, 2016

Smart home accessory purveyor iHome is shipping the iSS50 5-in-1 SmartMonitor, allowing users to monitor not just motion like most sensor packages, but humidity, temperature, and more, enabling complex HomeKit actions based on a variety of environmental conditions, all detected from one device.

will.i.am, Kendall Jenner & Naomi Campbell launch Buttons wireless earbuds at Apple stores

Thursday November 03, 2016

Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am -- along with models Kendall Jenner and Naomi Campbell -- has launched a new set of earbuds, the i.am+ Buttons, available at Apple stores as well as a number of other U.S. retailers like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.

LastPass frees cross-device password sharing from subscription, goes ad-supported

Thursday November 03, 2016

Password storage and retrieval tool LastPass is altering its pricing structure again, with the most recent opening up cross-platform password storage to all users with an ad-supported tier.

Kohl's to start selling Apple Watch at 400 stores in mid-November

Thursday November 03, 2016

U.S. department store chain Kohl's will start selling the Apple Watch at 400 locations on Nov. 15, the company announced on Thursday.

Apple iPhone's global marketshare dips to 12.1 percent on problems in China & Africa

Thursday November 03, 2016

While the global smartphone market grew at an accelerated pace in the September quarter, Apple's share of it slipped from 13.6 percent to 12.1 percent year-over-year, according to new research data.

Concept imagines OLED Touch Bar on Apple's wireless Magic Keyboard

Thursday November 03, 2016

With Apple's dynamic Touch Bar now official on the latest MacBook Pros, fans are imagining what the feature might look like on other Mac products, such as the wireless Magic Keyboard.

Elgato officially debuts Apple HomeKit-compatible Eve Motion sensor

Thursday November 03, 2016

After teasing the product at a trade show in September, HomeKit device manufacturer Elgato has officially unveiled its motion sensor, the Eve Motion.

OWC announces Thunderbolt 3 Dock with ports galore, returns functionality to new MacBook Pro

Wednesday November 02, 2016

Capitalizing on Apple's decision to go all in on Thunderbolt 3 with its latest MacBook Pro, aftermarket Mac specialist OWC is taking preorders for a 13-port breakout dock that restores expansion options lost with the new laptop design.

Last Call! Lowest Prices Ever: 512GB 12" MacBooks for $1,099 shipped ($500 off); new 13" MacBook Pros without Touch Bar in stock

Wednesday November 02, 2016

Now through Nov. 7 (or while supplies last), Apple authorized reseller B&H is offering readers $500 off last year's 12" MacBooks, bringing the cost down to a record low of $1,099 for 1.2GHz, 8GB, 512GB models. B&H also has new 2016 13" MacBook Pros (without Touch Bar) in stock with no tax outside NY.

New MacBook Pro drops optical audio out through headphone jack

Wednesday November 02, 2016

Diving deep into Apple's specifications, AppleInsider has learned that optical audio output capability found on previous MacBook Pro models does not exist on the 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys, and is likely not on the higher-end models either.

Apple seeds second build of original macOS 10.12.2 beta to developers [u]

Wednesday November 02, 2016

Apple on Wednesday silently released a second build of the first macOS 10.12.2 beta for developers, suggesting unknown fixes for the update.

Sling TV debuts custom Kids channel with all on-demand video

Wednesday November 02, 2016

Live streaming service Sling TV on Wednesday began rolling out Sling Kids, a completely on-demand channel aimed at making it easier to find child-friendly video.

Apple's latest ad brings iPhone 7 poolside to tout stereo speakers, waterproof design

Wednesday November 02, 2016

The latest minute-long television spot promoting the iPhone 7 showcases the handset's new, louder stereo speaker design, along with its water resistant chassis.

Watch: Hands-on with Apple's entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with USB-C

Wednesday November 02, 2016

Priced at $1,499, Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro with dual USB-C ports offers an entry-point to the company's thinner, lighter and more powerful professional-grade notebook. Here are AppleInsider's initial hands-on impressions with the revamped MacBook Pro.

Microsoft debuts Teams chat platform with support for Mac & iOS

Wednesday November 02, 2016

Microsoft on Wednesday announced Teams, its own attempt at a workplace chat platform akin to rivals like HipChat and Slack, with support for Mac, iOS, Windows, Android, and the Web.