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2017

YouTube TV app update adds AirPlay capability, still no tvOS app

Monday May 22, 2017

Google's subscription tv service YouTube TV's latest update for iPhone adds AirPlay, allowing for streaming to an Apple TV or other compatible device -- but there is still no native tvOS app.

Apple Music exclusive 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' trailer arrives

Monday May 22, 2017

The first trailer for the Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records -- "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released.

Review: DJI's Mavic Pro is the best iPhone-connected drone you can buy

Monday May 22, 2017

With a highly optimized, portable design, solid construction, deep iOS integration and a bevy of automated features, DJI's Mavic Pro is perhaps the best product available on the consumer drone market.

US Supreme Court ruling may shrink tide of frivolous patent lawsuits against Apple [u]

Monday May 22, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a critical decision that could reduce the number of patent lawsuits tech companies like Apple face on a yearly basis. [Updated with correction on case limits]

Emerson Sensi thermostat line expanding with two HomeKit compatible models

Monday May 22, 2017

Environmental control company Emerson has added to its Sensi thermostat line with a new pair of HomeKit-compatible devices.

Deals: 13" MacBook Pro for $1,299 ($200 off); high-end 15" MacBook Pro for $2,599 ($200 off); $100 off Apple Watch 2

Monday May 22, 2017

Several Apple authorized resellers are kicking off the week with $200 instant discounts on MacBook Pros, starting with the base 13-inch model in Space Gray and including the high-end 15-inch with Radeon 455 graphics (now $2,599). Apple Watch Series 2 devices are also $100 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Nike debuts four new Apple Watch bands to coincide with shoe launch

Monday May 22, 2017

Nike on Monday introduced four new Nike Sport Band colors for the Apple Watch, designed to match the company's Air VaporMax Flyknit "Day to Night" running shoe collection.

Cases for Apple's 2017 iPad Pros hint at tall 10.5-inch model, new mic positions

Monday May 22, 2017

Photos from a pair of sources purportedly show cases for Apple's 2017 iPad Pro models, including an updated 12.9-inch tablet and a new 10.5-inch design.

UBS increases Apple price target to $170, sees 'iPhone 8' commanding premium pricing

Monday May 22, 2017

In anticipation of a pricey flagship iPhone later this year, investment firm UBS increased its price target for AAPL stock on Monday, advising investors to buy in before the launch of the highly anticipated "iPhone 8."

The Netherlands gain more mass transit details in Apple Maps

Monday May 22, 2017

Apple has expanded its mass transit information to the Netherlands, with the full set of data involving stations, tracks, and other stations coming online on early Saturday morning -- but live train and bus data is not yet available.

Lawsuit accuses Apple & Visa of stealing ideas behind Apple Pay as Apple teases new tech

Monday May 22, 2017

A lawsuit launched this week accuses Apple and Visa of patent infringement via Apple Pay, in fact suggesting that one or both of the companies stole core ideas behind the platform.

Knightsbridge Singapore Apple store cover removed, showing first glimpses of interior

Monday May 22, 2017

The cladding surrounding the new Apple store at Singapore's Knightsbridge shopping center has been removed, and the interior of the location has been seen for the first time.

Presentation slide again suggests 'iPhone 8' Touch ID sensor on rear of device

Monday May 22, 2017

A photograph of a PowerPoint presentation suggests that the "iPhone 8" Touch ID sensor module cutout is on the back of the screen -- shedding some doubt on recent mockups and illustrations putting it underneath the display glass.

Apple Music starts charging for three-month trials in some countries

Sunday May 21, 2017

For reasons unknown, Apple has begun charging a small fee in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland for what would ordinarily be a free three-month trial of Apple Music.

Working Apple-1 sold at auction by original owner for $101K in Germany

Sunday May 21, 2017

One of the last surviving Apple-1 computers in full working order has sold in Germany for a bid price of $101,325 -- far lower than expected for the collectible.

Apple nixes video glitch repair program for 2011 MacBook Pros

Sunday May 21, 2017

Apple is no longer supporting 2011 MacBook Pros as a part of its Repair Extension Program for Video Issues, according to updated support documents.

iOS 11, Android O: What Apple can learn from Google's IO17

Saturday May 20, 2017

"Great artists steal" in the sense of recognizing good existing ideas and building upon them. Now that Google has laid out its hand at IO17, detailing its plans for Android O and the search giant's various apps and services, what great ideas can Apple borrow for its own products? Here's a look.

Alleged Apple molds show expected 'iPhone 8' design next to '7s' and '7s Plus'

Saturday May 20, 2017

A trio of molds from China claim to show the shape and design of Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup, suggesting that the so-called "iPhone 8" may be slightly taller than the 4.7-inch "iPhone 7s," but could be considerably smaller than the "iPhone 7s Plus."

Beddit 3 may offer a sneak peek at sleep tracking on the Apple Watch 'Series 3'

Saturday May 20, 2017

Beddit's HealthKit-ready sleep-tracking technology -- recently acquired by Apple -- works well enough and may be useful for problem sleepers, but is probably a luxury for most people, and more a harbinger of what we can expect with the third-generation Apple Watch.

This week on AI: 'Apple Watch 3' features, new MacBooks at WWDC & more

Saturday May 20, 2017

In a change of pace, some of the week's biggest news revolved around new MacBooks and a third-generation Apple Watch, rather than the "iPhone 8." There was more of that of course, along with further signs Apple is pushing deep into original movies and TV shows.