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2017

New macOS 10.12.3 update implements MacBook Pro GPU fix, rectifies Safari battery drain

Monday January 23, 2017

In conjunction with iOS, tvOS, and watchOS updates, Apple has also released the 10.12.3 update to macOS Sierra, bringing GPU driver updates to the 2016 MacBook Pro, and a fix for PDF corruption.

Apple releases finished iOS 10.2.1 update bringing minor fixes

Monday January 23, 2017

Wrapping up weeks of beta testing, Apple on Monday released the completed version of iOS 10.2.1, a minor update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

How to use offline mode in Google Maps with your iPhone or iPad

Monday January 23, 2017

One of the continuing advantages of Google Maps over Apple's native iOS Maps app is better support for going offline -- something particularly important when going on vacation, traveling through rural areas, or otherwise passing through regions with weak internet access. Here's how to take advantage of those offline functions on your iPhone or iPad.

Qualcomm financials under the gun if Apple postpones iPhone modem royalties

Monday January 23, 2017

Apple chip supplier Qualcomm could take a major financial hit if the former decides to withhold royalties until its $1 billion lawsuit is finished, an analyst noted on Monday.

Ice fisher's iPhone 7 Plus survives 13-hour immersion after dunk in Russian river

Monday January 23, 2017

An ice fishing accident has led to an unexpected demonstration of the iPhone 7's water resistance capabilities, after an iPhone 7 Plus was retrieved from the bottom of a frozen-over river, and found to be in perfect working order.

Deals: 2016 13" MacBook Pro for $1,275; $250 off 15" MacBook Pro; $300 off 13" Touch Bar MBP w/ AppleCare

Monday January 23, 2017

Matching the lowest price seen to date, shoppers can save $225 on a 2016 13" MacBook Pro with function keys. Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro is also $2,149, while a 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and AppleCare is $1,748.99 ($300 off). Plus, Pixelmator for iOS is under a buck.

Samsung Galaxy S8 to miss Mobile World Congress debut in aftermath of Note 7 fires

Monday January 23, 2017

Owing to precautions set up in the wake of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung's next rival to the Apple iPhone -- the Galaxy S8 -- won't be revealed at late February's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, the company's mobile head revealed on Monday.

Apple Watch pop-up store in Galeries Lafayette closes, one remains in Tokyo

Monday January 23, 2017

Apple has shut down a second dedicated Apple Watch gallery, with the closure of the boutique store in the Galeries Lafayette shopping center in Paris taking place weeks after a similar Apple Watch pop-up shop in London closed.

Wistron set to help produce Apple's 2017 iPhones in India - report

Monday January 23, 2017

Apple has indeed picked Wistron to be its first iPhone manufacturer in India, with plans to get the company working phones launching later this year, a report claimed on Monday -- despite Apple having not yet secured a deal to set up Indian manufacturing.

Some users finding AirPods drop phone call audio when paired with iPhone 6s

Monday January 23, 2017

Apple is looking into claims by a number of AirPods owners that the audio accessories have connectivity issues, with the Bluetooth connection temporarily dropping during phone calls, yet not during music playback.

Sprint buys 33 percent of Tidal, pair teaming to combat Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora

Monday January 23, 2017

Sprint has announced that it has forged a deal for 33 percent ownership of music streaming service Tidal, and as part of the deal, Sprint customers will receive "exclusive artist content" not available anywhere else.

Apple and Foxconn weighing $7 billion display plant in U.S., report says

Sunday January 22, 2017

Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is considering the possibility of a $7 billion joint investment in an automated display production facility in the U.S., the latter company's chairman said on Sunday.

Galaxy Note 7 investigation concludes, pair of issues will cost Samsung $5 billion

Sunday January 22, 2017

Samsung has concluded its investigation involving the 2016 Galaxy Note 7 fires, and has determined that two different flaws resulted in the conflagrations in the failing devices, with one creeping in after a too-quick investigation.

Hands-on with the completely revamped Terminology dictionary app

Sunday January 22, 2017

AppleInsider delves into the newly re-written Terminology app, which provides definitions for words highlighted within other apps.

Head to head: Apple's Time Machine versus three local backup utilities for macOS

Sunday January 22, 2017

Backing up your data to prevent loss in the case of digital disaster couldn't be much easier, but there are choices to make, and things you should to to guarantee safety. AppleInsider looks at some of your options, and helps you choose.

Apple expected to replace Touch ID with two-step facial, fingerprint bio-recognition tech

Saturday January 21, 2017

Apple is developing advanced biometric security technologies, including facial recognition and optical fingerprint sensing designs, to replace the vaunted Touch ID module implemented in all iPhones and iPads since the release of iPhone 5s.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary visits Yokohama Apple R&D center, confirms March opening

Saturday January 21, 2017

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has paid a visit to the Apple Yokohama City Tsunamshima artificial intelligence development site, now confirmed by the official to open in March.

Qualcomm responds to Apple lawsuit, says iPhone maker behind 'regulatory attacks'

Saturday January 21, 2017

Responding to some of the harsh claims in Apple's more than $1 billion lawsuit, chipmaker Qualcomm has issued a statement of its own saying the allegations are "baseless" and accusing Apple of provoking "regulatory attacks" in the U.S. and South Korea.

Apple to adopt new 3D Touch technology for OLED iPhone

Saturday January 21, 2017

Apple is expected to replace current 3D Touch technology with a new design based on thin film sensors when it introduces a next-generation iPhone with OLED display, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

This week on AI: Apple v. Qualcomm, OLED iPhone rumors, MacBook Pro updates and more

Saturday January 21, 2017

Perhaps the star rumor this week was that this year's OLED iPhone will actually have 5.8-inch wraparound screen, rather than the 5.1- to 5.2-inch size previously hinted. It was a busy news period overall though, including lawsuits with Qualcomm, major Logic and GarageBand updates, and teases of future MacBooks plus a second-generation Apple Pencil.