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2017

Police arrest gang who stole iPhones from Madrid Apple store by chewing security cables

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Spanish police have arrested ten people for repeatedly stealing iPhones from an Apple Store in Madrid over a two-month period, with gang members caught on camera chewing through the security tethers used to protect the store from theft.

Secure messaging app Confide for iOS finds popularity with White House staff, reporters

Wednesday February 15, 2017

A messaging app available for both iPhone and Mac called Confide is finding unusual success at the Trump administration White House -- both among government staff and journalists.

Jaguar Shell app lets UK drivers refuel using Apple Pay from inside their car

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover and Shell have collaborated on a new payment system that can be used to purchase fuel at Shell service stations without leaving the vehicle, with an app for the car's infotainment system launching in the UK with support for Apple Pay.

Progress on bringing Apple Pay to South Korea 'still in an early stage'

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Though Apple is working on launching Apple Pay in South Korea, the mobile payments system is still some ways out -- and the company has yet to hold a critical meeting with the government, according to a local report.

CFO Luca Maestri discusses Apple R&D, potential of 'Spaceship' HQ as tourism draw

Wednesday February 15, 2017

In an interview this week, Apple's Chief Financial Luca Maestri addressed questions regarding Apple's research spending, a possible import tax as part of a larger reform package, and the new Apple Headquarters as tourist attraction.

Apple patches malicious exploit found in GarageBand for Mac project files

Wednesday February 15, 2017

The latest patch for GarageBand for the Mac fixes a vulnerability in the music creation software that a security researcher claims could be exploited by an attacker, by using malformed project files to execute malicious code.

Apple's confidence, acquisitions strategy stand in the way of large takeovers

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Apple has been unable to pull off large acquisitions because it often feels it doesn't need to, but also because of its hesitant approach to the process, a report suggested on Wednesday.

Rumored new Foxconn iPhone plant in India lurches forward, timetable for opening unknown

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Foxconn's delayed plans to build a manufacturing plant in Maharashtra, India may finally bear fruit, with Foxconn executives reportedly meating with the region's Chief Minister to hammer out some details.

D-Link Omna 180 HomeKit camera launches at Apple's online store, coming to retail this month

Wednesday February 15, 2017

A day after the D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD showed up on Apple's website in Europe, the HomeKit-connected accessory is now available to purchase in the U.S. and elsewhere, with the first deliveries arriving as soon as next week.

Apple in talks with Chinese display maker BOE to supply OLED panels for future iPhone

Wednesday February 15, 2017

As it looks to bolster its supply of OLED panels, a hot commodity that remains in short supply worldwide, Apple is reportedly considering Chinese firm BOE as a supplier of next-gen iPhone screens.

Apple to oppose 'Right to Repair' legislation in Nebraska, report says

Tuesday February 14, 2017

A report on Tuesday claims Apple is planning to send a representative to testify against a proposed "Right to Repair" bill in Nebraska that would require the company provide consumers and third-party repair shops access to service manuals and parts.

Pioneer debuts Rayz 'smart' Lightning earphones with talk and charge, six mics for noise cancelling

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Audio solutions specialist Pioneer on Tuesday announced Rayz, a wired earphone that leverages Lightning to power six onboard microphones, sensor-less ear detection and mapping, a dedicated multifunction button and, on one model, a unique in-line charging node.

Apple's Siri gets 'LEGO Batman Movie' tie-in with custom Bat-phrases

Tuesday February 14, 2017

In a rare promotional tie-in, Apple has quietly updated its Siri virtual assistant with a series of comedic phrases that relate to the recently released "LEGO Batman Movie" from Warner Brothers.

'Xagent' malware arrives on Mac, steals passwords, screenshots, iPhone backups

Tuesday February 14, 2017

A Russian hacking group accused of interfering with last year's presidential election has evolved its Xagent malware package, known for its ability to infiltrate Windows, iOS, Android and Linux devices, to target Macs, according to a report on Tuesday.

How to add, use and remove passes in Apple's Wallet app for iOS

Tuesday February 14, 2017

For some people, the Wallet app in iOS might be synonymous with Apple Pay -- something you only see briefly after double-tapping the home button. For the experienced though, it's also a way of keeping passes handy without stuffing paper copies in your pocket.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway nearly quadruples stake in Apple

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Investor Warren Buffet bet big on Apple during the fourth quarter of 2016, as a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday reveals Berkshire Hathaway now owns more than 57 million shares of the tech giant.

Apple stock sets new record at $135.09, market cap exceeds $700B once again

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Apple's shares are continuing to increase in value, with market movements pushing the iPhone producer's stock price beyond yesterday's record-setting value, by hitting a new intra-day record of $135.09, as well as ending the day with an all-time closing high of $135.01.

As Apple hypes original content, Disney & Google sever ties with popular YouTube star PewDiePie

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Disney and Google have drawn back their support of "PewDiePie," a leading YouTube star and the centerpiece of the YouTube Red subscription service, after a recent video featured an anti-Semitic joke. The shakeup comes just as Apple has begun teasing two upcoming exclusive programs for Apple Music.

HomeKit-enabled D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD spotted in German Apple Store ahead of US availability

Tuesday February 14, 2017

D-Link has started to ship its HomeKit-compatible Omna 180 Cam HD in Europe, with the network-connected camera now appearing in regional online Apple Stores in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

Alphabet's Nest Cam adds animated camera notifications to iOS alerts, auto door recognition

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Alphabet's Nest is rolling out updates to its Nest Aware cloud platform and its iOS app, updating notifications with a preview of Nest Cam feeds before entering the app, as well as the ability to automatically detect doors within a camera's view.