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2017

IBM and Bell partner to bring MobileFirst for iOS apps to Canada

Tuesday January 17, 2017

IBM on Tuesday announced a new MobileFirst for iOS partnership with Bell Canada that promises to deliver enterprise apps for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch to the Great White North.

Verizon to redirect calls in last-ditch effort to deter Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Verizon will soon take extreme steps to deal with the "thousands" of people on its network still using Samsung's fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 in spite of a recall and subsequent attempts to cripple the device, a report said on Tuesday.

FTC lawsuit accuses Qualcomm of forcing Apple to buy wireless chips in exchange for better royalties [u]

Tuesday January 17, 2017

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission launched a lawsuit against Qualcomm on Tuesday, accusing the company of forcing Apple into an exclusive deal to buy its baseband chips.

Apple fixes El Capitan kernel issue in supplemental security update

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Apple on Tuesday issued a supplemental security update for OS X 10.11.6, fixing a kernel issue for El Capitan users that causes affected Macs to 'occasionally become unresponsive.'

AT&T pulls plug on 2G network, ending cellular data for Apple's 2007 iPhone

Tuesday January 17, 2017

U.S carrier AT&T has announced the shutdown of its 2G network, in the process killing off support for some older phones -- including Apple's original iPhone, which didn't offer any faster cellular options.

Twitter starts looping brief video clips ahead of impending Vine service closure

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Twitter has started automatically looping all short videos uploaded to the microblogging service in preparation for the imminent closure of Vine, while also giving users of the video service a little more time to download uploaded clips.

Roku for iPhone gets 'one-tap' streaming, Evernote app overhauls iOS interface

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Roku and Evernote each released major revamps of their iOS apps on Tuesday, the former making it easier to find and launch video streams, the latter simplifying navigation and other features.

Apple temporarily shutters Palo Alto store for repairs after smash-and-grab burglary

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Apple's store in Palo Alto, Calif. has so far been closed all of this week, likely coping with the aftermath of a major burglary last month in which a vehicle rammed through the glass facade.

Larry Jackson, Zane Lowe, Bozoma Saint John interview addresses ambitions, goals for Apple Music

Tuesday January 17, 2017

The trio of Apple Music leads sat down in an interview to discuss the evolution of the service after 18 months, working with Apple, and how the music industry will have to adapt in the next decade.

Apple's App Store continues to pay developers more than Google Play, thanks to Chinese iOS users

Tuesday January 17, 2017

The App Store remains more profitable for iOS developers than the Google Play store is for Android apps, new estimates reveal, with App Store revenues in China also continuing to climb at a fast pace.

Deals: 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,599; up to $150 off 2016 12" MacBooks; $250 off 15" MacBook Pros

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Shoppers can pick up a 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for the lowest price ever with our exclusive promo code. Or save $60-$150 on 12" MacBooks. Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro is also $2,149 this week with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

The best third-party apps for iOS 10 that support Apple's Siri

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Since the launch of iOS 10 last September, Apple has made it possible for third-party applications to respond to voice commands through its Siri personal assistant. AppleInsider offers a list of some of the the best apps that boast Siri support.

Apple denies imminent iPhone 6 battery exchange program in the works

Tuesday January 17, 2017

After rumors circulated claiming that the iPhone 6 family will be the next recipient of a battery exchange program, AppleInsider has been told that the report is incorrect, as there is apparently no justification for a wide program to fix issues.

PowerColor's Thunderbolt 3 Devil Box is the easiest way to get an external GPU on the MacBook Pro

Tuesday January 17, 2017

New third-party hardware releases make the external GPU situation for macOS both less expensive, and slightly less "hacky" to install. AppleInsider examines the PowerColor Devil Box -- so far the best way to get your MacBook Pro to Mac Pro tower GPU speeds and even give older hardware a significant boost without doling out the cash for a new computer.

Apple App Store prices increase 25% in UK, as result of 'Brexit' exchange rate drop

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Apple will be raising the prices of apps and in-app purchases from the App Store for customers in the United Kingdom, among price changes affecting other regional stores, with currency fluctuations the main cause of the changes.

Supply chain predicts 2017 MacBook sales will top 15M thanks to recent refresh, Kaby Lake upgrade

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Analysts from the supply chain are predicting that sales of Apple's portable MacBook and MacBook Pro lines will exceed 15 million in 2017, on the strength of sales of the 2016 MacBook Pro, and improvements to the line with the Kaby Lake processor and possibly 32GB of RAM later in the year.

What history teaches about Apple's windows of opportunity for 2017

Monday January 16, 2017

If you listen to groupthink critics on Apple, you'll hear that the company is deeply troubled by too much reliance on iPhone sales, aging Mac Pro and Mini offerings that haven't been updated in years and a stagnating market for iPads that has fallen precipitously since Peak iPad occured in 2014. They're wrong, here's why.

Apple to offer 32GB of desktop RAM in top-end 2017 MacBook Pro, 16GB for 12" MacBook

Monday January 16, 2017

Answering the call of professional users, Apple is predicted to offer a high-end MacBook Pro model in 2017 with up to 32 gigabytes of -- potentially desktop-class -- RAM, while bumping 12-inch MacBook to 16GB of RAM.

Apple's fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.3 warns if display brightness affects MacBook battery life

Monday January 16, 2017

In a bid to extend battery life, the latest beta of macOS Sierra introduces a new option to the Mac's battery menu that will reduce the brightness of the display if it is above 75 percent.

Samsung Galaxy S8 could get updated S Health app to counter Apple's HealthKit, CareKit

Monday January 16, 2017

Samsung's next flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, could include a new S Health app with features above and beyond Apple's HealthKit and CareKit -- including the ability to schedule online consultations with doctors, or even pay medical fees.