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2016

Uber to begin real-world use of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh this month

Thursday August 18, 2016

Marking a small but significant step towards bringing self-driving technology to the public, Uber will later this month begin offering some Pittsburgh customers rides in specially-modified Volvo XC90s, a report revealed on Thursday.

Deals: 13" MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 4GB, 256GB) for $849; $750 off 27" iMac 5K; $150 off 128GB iPhone 6s Plus; 15" MacBook Pro for $1,600

Thursday August 18, 2016

Shoppers this week can save $350 on a 2015 13" MacBook Air with 256GB of storage. Or pick up an Early 2014 27" iMac for $1,649.99 ($750 off). Smartphone users can also snap up a 128GB iPhone 6s Plus for $799.99 or save $399 on a 15" MacBook Pro on eBay.

Sprint joins chorus of carrier updates, reveals its own unlimited data plan

Thursday August 18, 2016

On the heels of other carrier updates, Sprint has also revised its wireless plans, giving two phones unlimited data for $100 per month.

Alleged camera module for Apple's 'iPhone 7' may hint at optical image stabilization

Thursday August 18, 2016

A new image published on Thursday shows what's said to be a redesigned rear camera module for the "iPhone 7," widely expected to ship in mid- to late September.

T-Mobile One resurrects unlimited wireless data for iPhone, starting in Sept.

Thursday August 18, 2016

T-Mobile has unveiled a new data plan called T-Mobile One, featuring no data caps, but subscribers will experience streaming video restricted to DVD-quality and 2G tethered data without additional fees.

UK Apple Pay gains support for Clydesdale Bank & Yorkshire Bank, plus shared 'B' service

Thursday August 18, 2016

Apple Pay users in the U.K. now have access to two more banks, Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, as well as a service operated by the pair, simply known as "B."

Early Macs, 'Think Different' posters headline auction by shuttered Apple vendor Tekserve

Thursday August 18, 2016

After Monday's closure of the New York City Tekserve retail and service location, nearly the entire array of Apple collectibles accumulated over two decades by the company will be sold in a live auction, with online bidding underway.

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac released with macOS Sierra support, Toolbox app

Thursday August 18, 2016

Virtualization software Parallels on Thursday issued its latest release, Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac, with a host of new features including support for Apple's upcoming macOS Sierra, a standalone Toolbox app and performance improvements.

AT&T debuts data plans without overages ahead of 'iPhone 7' launch

Wednesday August 17, 2016

AT&T on Wednesday revealed new data plans skewed in favor of its higher-end tiers, though also finally eliminating overage fees for heavy users.

Apple Pay support coming to Chick-fil-A restaurants this Friday

Wednesday August 17, 2016

After months of waiting, chicken-loving iPhone owners will be able to check out using at Chick-fil-A locations using Apple Pay on Aug. 19, the restaurant chain announced on Wednesday.

Inside Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro: USB-C and Thunderbolt 3

Wednesday August 17, 2016

With Apple's new MacBook Pro expected in the coming months, AppleInsider takes a look at technologies expected to be updated, or removed, from the new portable. In many ways, one of the key changes could be the anticipated embrace of new, smaller USB-C ports with high-speed USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3 data connectivity.

Apple rumored to open first Austrian store in Vienna

Wednesday August 17, 2016

Apple may be preparing to launch its first Austrian store on Vienna's Krntnerstrasse, home to a high-traffic shopping district, a report claimed on Wednesday.

Intel pushes USB-C as 3.5mm jack replacement, touts better sound, thinness & power management

Wednesday August 17, 2016

The seemingly inevitable demise of the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack has placed the technology world in need of a successor, and Intel this week laid out its case as to why it thinks the reversible USB-C port is the best option for accessory makers.

Retailer Target pins missed financial goals on lackluster Apple device sales

Wednesday August 17, 2016

Target's executives revealed in an earnings conference call that Apple sales at their stores dropped 20 percent, calling it one of the major reasons for missing earnings guidance, and forcing a revision for the next quarter as well.

Rumors: Apple orders 10nm TSMC 'A11' chips for 2017 iPhones, 2016 'iPhone 7' to boast 256GB storage

Wednesday August 17, 2016

As expected, TSMC has secured orders to produce 10-nanometer "A11" processors for next year's iPhones, according to sources. Separate sources meanwhile hinted on Wednesday that this year's "iPhone 7" will indeed have up to 256 gigabytes of storage.

Apple Pay's August expansion surge continues with 37 more US banks

Wednesday August 17, 2016

Apple continues pushing forward with its deployment of the Apple Pay service, adding 37 new banks and credit unions to the already expansive list of supporting financial institutions.

Apple opens iTunes carrier billing to Japan, expected to bring option to more countries soon

Wednesday August 17, 2016

Apple has launched carrier billing options in Japan, giving residents there an alternative to using credit or gift cards when making purchases from iTunes, Apple Music, or the App Store.

'iPhone 7' expected to continue Apple's normal naming conventions, no 'Pro' model

Wednesday August 17, 2016

This September's expected debut of the iPhone won't see a change in Apple's existing naming patterns, with a recent report denying the existence of the "iPhone 7 Pro," and declaring that the new models will simply be called the "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus."

Apple touts environmental progress in China, says all final assembly sites zero waste compliant

Wednesday August 17, 2016

Apple on Tuesday announced ongoing advances in an effort to make its Chinese supply chain environmentally friendly, throwing a spotlight on Lens Technology, the first Chinese supplier to commit to a clean energy process for components manufactured for Apple products.

Intel foundries to manufacture ARM-based smartphone chips

Tuesday August 16, 2016

Intel on Tuesday announced it has reached an agreement with rival ARM Holdings to produce 10-nanometer ARM chip designs at its advanced fabrication facilities, a strategy targeting smartphone chipmakers.