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2016

Microsoft debuts Surface Studio all-in-one PC, refreshes high-end Surface Book

Wednesday October 26, 2016

Alongside the 28-inch all-in-one Surface Studio PC, Microsoft's new Surface Book i7 announced Wednesday is said to triple the performance of the current high-end 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple to announce 'watch list' TV discovery app at Oct. 27 event - report [u]

Wednesday October 26, 2016

One of the things Apple reportedly plans to showcase at its Oct. 27 event is a new app that will let people find new shows based on what they watch on an Apple TV.

Microsoft reveals VR & AR-focused Windows 10 'Creator's Update,' expected in early 2017

Wednesday October 26, 2016

Microsoft is making a big push into augmented reality and virtual reality with its newly announced Windows 10 Creator's Update, and bringing tools for creation of the new media natively to Windows 10.

AT&T charges US law enforcement for access to customer data

Wednesday October 26, 2016

Rather than simply hand over data when asked, AT&T is actually charging U.S. law enforcement agencies between $100,000 and $1 million or more per year to access its metadata, turning a profit, according to a report.

Wall Street positive on Apple's Q4 earnings, bullish on iPhone 7 holiday sales

Wednesday October 26, 2016

Though immediate investor reaction saw share prices drop following the results of Apple's September quarter, analysts on Wall Street are thinking longer term and remain bullish about AAPL stock.

French Apple iPhone, iMac bludgeoner given six-month suspended jail sentence, fined

Wednesday October 26, 2016

The man who smashed at least 17 demo stations at the Dijon, France Apple store on Sept. 29 had his day in court, and in addition to a six-month suspended jail sentence, he must pay Apple 17,548 euros for the damage -- far short of the company's own estimate.

Apple Pay Vice President Jennifer Bailey to speak at Code Commerce event

Wednesday October 26, 2016

The Apple executive vice president tapped to helm Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, will be speaking with Kara Swisher at the Code Commerce conference in Las Vegas on Dec. 6.

Apple design head Jony Ive collaborates on Claridge's Christmas tree in London

Wednesday October 26, 2016

Apple design officer Jony Ive's next one-off project will be a collaboration with designer Marc Newson on the 2016 Claridge's Christmas tree, a staple of the holiday season in London.

How to watch Apple's Oct. 27 'Hello Again' Mac event

Wednesday October 26, 2016

On Thursday, Oct. 27, Apple will host its second press event of the fall, where it's expected to showcase new MacBook models including an overhauled MacBook Pro with an OLED touchbar, USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, and possibly more. As usual, there will be several ways to watch.

Apple posts Apple Pay support page on German website, suggests impending launch

Wednesday October 26, 2016

After a bumpy Apple Pay rollout in Japan, Apple this week posted a support an explainer page covering the payments service to its regional German website, suggesting an impending launch in that country.

IBM extends Watson cognitive capabilities to MobileFirst for iOS apps

Tuesday October 25, 2016

As part of a continued partnership with Apple, IBM on Tuesday announced an extension of the MobileFirst for iOS program that integrates Watson cognitive computing technology to bring natural language processing, deep data analytics and more to iOS 10.

Apple makes slow pivot to India as China sales cool

Tuesday October 25, 2016

Once Apple's largest growth market, revenues from Greater China slid 30 percent during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, prompting the company to turn at least part of its focus toward prospects in India.

Tim Cook says Apple is interested in both content creation and ownership

Tuesday October 25, 2016

In typically vague fashion, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook evaded questions and offered little in the way of details during his company's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday. But his comments on original content could fuel speculation that Apple plans to make more original content or perhaps acquire a high-profile content maker.

Revenue from Apple Music, Apple Pay & other Apple services jumps 24 percent in Q4

Tuesday October 25, 2016

Despite posting year-over-year drops in Mac and iPhone revenue, and flat iPad numbers, there was one bright spot in Apple's September-quarter sales results: a 24 percent increase from services.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2016 conference call

Tuesday October 25, 2016

Apple closed the book on its fiscal 2016 with a quarterly earnings conference call, marking the end of the first year where iPhone sales declined. However, Apple is bullish on its outlook, particularly with the newly released iPhone 7 series and a growing services business.

After first revenue decline in 15 years, Apple forecasts return to growth in holiday quarter

Tuesday October 25, 2016

As expected, Apple on Tuesday posted its first year-over-year revenue decline in 15 years for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, but the company is guiding for a rosy forecast next quarter on strong anticipated iPhone sales.

Apple earns $46.9B in revenue on sales of 45.5M iPhones, edging market expectations

Tuesday October 25, 2016

Apple on Tuesday revealed the results of its fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, in which the company sold 45.5 million iPhones on its way to $9 billion in net income, coming in just slightly ahead of expectations on Wall Street.

Apple testing AR-based car navigation and self-driving software with virtual reality rigs - report

Tuesday October 25, 2016

A fresh report about Apple's automotive ambitions claims that the company is continuing its shift away from building a whole car, and is instead developing software for self-driving vehicles, with recent hires being funneled into the effort.

Official Apple images show new MacBook Pro with OLED 'Magic Toolbar,' Touch ID, new speaker design

Tuesday October 25, 2016

With just a few days to go before Apple is expected to announce its next-generation MacBook Pro, photos contained in the newly released macOS 10.12.1 update appear to show the design of the new notebook, including its dynamic touch-sensitive function row.

Samsung hopes to fend off interest in iPhone, overcome Note 7 disaster by pre-announcing 2017 Note 8

Tuesday October 25, 2016

As part of the continuing Galaxy Note 7 fire debacle, Samsung is not only offering financial incentives for customers to trade their problematic phone for a Galaxy S 7 phone and stay in the Samsung ecosystem in the face of pressure from the iPhone 7, but it is also saying that customers in the country will be able to exchange a Galaxy S 7 for the forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 for half the normal price.