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2016

Honeywell intros Lyric T5 thermostat ready for Apple's HomeKit

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Honeywell has announced the Lyric T5, a new Wi-Fi-connected smart thermostat with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.

DJI launches ultraportable iOS-connected Mavic Pro camera drone for $999

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Drone maker DJI on Tuesday unveiled its latest flying camera --a foldable, portable, sub-$1,000 device dubbed the Mavic Pro. AppleInsider went hands-on with the all-new aerial camera, and offers a closer look.

MLB At Bat adds video highlights in Notification Center, other iOS 10 enhancements

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Major League Baseball has updated its At Bat app for iOS, adding several iOS 10-related features, particularly the ability to watch video highlights from notifications without opening the app itself.

Inside the iPhone 7: Apple's Taptic Engine, explained

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Apple has moved the Taptic Engine to its third device -- the iPhone 7. The new technology replaces the older linear actuator, and will ultimately bring a world of force feedback sensations to the user, as developers implement the technology in their own apps.

New Galaxy Note 7 fire raises worries Samsung didn't fix battery problems

Tuesday September 27, 2016

A Chinese man's Galaxy Note 7 reportedly exploded on Monday morning, potentially signalling that batteries in newer versions of the phone still pose a risk.

Apple patents laser mapping system, hybrid mechanical-capacitive keyboard, invisible I/O connectors

Tuesday September 27, 2016

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple three patents covering laser-based positional and 3D mapping hardware, a keyboard with mechanical switches and capacitive touch sensitive keys, and optical interconnect technology .

Apple, Silicon Valley raised millions to fund Hillary Clinton platform backing tech's positions on encryption, privacy, innovation, patents, education

Monday September 26, 2016

Ahead of the first U.S. Presidential campaign debates between Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, fundraising among California's Silicon Valley tech elite has decisively backed Clinton--in response to her policies that outline clear support for tech industry concerns involving encryption, privacy, innovation, patents and education.

Apple reveals algorithm behind Apple Music mixes, execs discuss past and future of service

Monday September 26, 2016

Mixed in with the usual PR speak and promises to make Apple Music the most accessible, consumer-friendly streaming service available, Apple executives in a wide-roving interview published Monday hinted at the development of exceedingly advanced personalized playlist algorithms.

Apple to reveal fiscal Q4 2016 earnings on Oct. 27

Monday September 26, 2016

Apple on Monday announced it will report quarterly earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016 on Oct. 27, to be followed by a live-streamed conference call on Apple's investor website.

Drake's 'Views' exceeds 1B streams on Apple Music

Monday September 26, 2016

Popular rapper Drake recently saw his album "Views" become the first to surpass one billion streams on Apple Music, an achievement Apple commemorated with a plaque presented to the artist on Monday.

Nvidia working with Apple on graphics for 'revolutionary' new Mac products

Monday September 26, 2016

Though Apple's current Mac lineup relies on AMD graphics, a switch to Nvidia could be in the works for the MacBook Pro and beyond, if new job listings from the GPU maker is any indication.

Disney said to be weighing Twitter purchase to bolster online video efforts

Monday September 26, 2016

The Walt Disney Company is reportedly examining the prospects, and the risks, of purchasing social media venue Twitter, potentially battling Google and Salesforce for the service.

Sonos brings PLAY:1 & PLAY:5 speakers to Apple's online & retail stores

Monday September 26, 2016

Wi-Fi speaker maker Sonos on Monday announced a partnership that will see the company's PLAY:1 and PLAY:5 speakers sold in Apple's online and physical retail stores.

Drake debuts new short film as Apple Music exclusive

Monday September 26, 2016

Mainstream rapper Drake on Monday released a 23-minute film -- Please Forgive Me -- as an Apple Music exclusive, further cementing his close business ties with Apple.

Plex Cloud beta launches, uses Amazon Drive subscription to store user media

Monday September 26, 2016

The Plex developers have commenced testing of Amazon Drive as a storage venue for media, with future versions of the Plex app on iOS and tvOS able to stream stored video without the need for a network attached storage device, or a home server.

Deals: $200 off 15" MacBook Pro; up to $200 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 93% off iOS 10 dev course; Pay what you want for a Mac app bundle

Monday September 26, 2016

As the end of September draws near, shoppers can pick up a 15" MacBook Pro (2.8GHz, 16GB, 256GB) for $2,099 with a free copy of Parallels 12. Or opt for a lighter 12" MacBook at $100-$200 off. The iOS 10 & Swift 3 Starter Bundle is also marked down to $45, while you can pay what you want for a bundle of Mac apps.

Photos show Apple's newly relocated & revamped Brea Mall store [u]

Monday September 26, 2016

As planned, Apple reopened its Brea Mall outlet in California on Saturday, and photos shared with AppleInsider show that the location is steeped in Apple's latest fashion-oriented design aesthetic. [Updated with more info about weekend store openings]

Apple's health hires geared towards sharing, interpreting data, including new Watch apps

Monday September 26, 2016

Apple's continued hiring of health experts -- and its takeover of Gliimpse -- are all geared toward building better electronic health records, and turning that data into advice for both doctors and device owners, a report indicated on Monday.

Piper Jaffray downplays reports of bad iPhone 7 sales, sees similarities to iPhone 6 launch

Monday September 26, 2016

Another analyst firm has chimed in on negative reports of Apple iPhone 7 first week sales, and instead views trends as similar to the record-breaking iPhone 6 launch of 2014.

Pegatron CEO slams analysts, 'cautiously optimistic' about Apple iPhone 7 sales

Monday September 26, 2016

The CEO of Apple's manufacturing partner Pegatron notes that the iPhone 7 is exceeding estimates on the strength of the phone alone, and does not believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall is inflating sales numbers artificially.