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2017

Apple investigating accessory that turns iPhone, iPad into full-fledged touchscreen laptop

Thursday March 23, 2017

An Apple patent application published Thursday details a so-called "thin" portable hardware accessory that boasts the components necessary to act as a laptop surrogate for iPhones and iPads.

Apple responds to hacker claims, says systems not breached

Thursday March 23, 2017

Apple in a statement late Wednesday responded to claims that a hacking group is threatening to wipe hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads using stolen credentials, saying its own systems have not been compromised.

Tim Cook says Apple in China for long haul, touts job creation in new interview

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook took time out of his China tour this week to speak with a local news publication about the company's regional intentions, saying Apple is planting deep roots in the country, from job creation to economic and environmental investments.

Apple acquires automation app Workflow, title to remain on App Store for free

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Apple on Wednesday finalized a deal to acquire popular automation app Workflow and its three-member development team for an undisclosed sum, and is for now leaving the title on the App Store where it will be free to download.

AT&T, Verizon join firms pulling millions in ads from Google, YouTube over hate, terrorist content

Wednesday March 22, 2017

The U.K. advertising backlash against Google is spreading to the United States. Mobile carriers AT&T and Verizon, Enterprise car rental and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline are among the major ad buyers acting to distance their brands from the offensive and extremist content that saturates YouTube.

Newly announced iPad coming 'next week' to Apple stores, other retail establishments

Wednesday March 22, 2017

While the newly announced 9-7 inch iPad can be ordered from Apple's online store on Friday, users wanting to purchase it in Apple Retail stores or other large electronics stores will need to wait until "next week," according to Apple.

Starbucks gifts coming to Apple's Messages app with Apple Pay

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Starting in April, iPhone owners will be able to gift Starbucks purchases to others by way of the native iOS Messages app and Apple Pay, the coffee chain announced on Wednesday.

Google Maps gets location sharing for Apple's iPhone & iPad

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Google will soon start rolling out real-time location sharing for users of its Maps app for iOS and Android, offering a feature similar to Apple's Find My Friends, or Google's own defunct Latitude.

How to open a playlist in a new window in iTunes 12.6 on macOS

Wednesday March 22, 2017

With the release of iTunes 12.6, Apple has restored the ability to open a playlist in a new window on macOS --- here's how to do it.

Movie studios talk $30 rentals for films still in theaters as Apple pushes for content on iTunes

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Hollywood studios are reportedly showing "greater flexibility" in negotiations with theater chains about the prospect of early movie rentals -- something that could affect Apple, which is also allegedly pursuing early streaming via the iTunes Store.

2017 iPad vs. iPad Air 2 vs. iPad Air: What's new and different in Apple's latest tablet?

Wednesday March 22, 2017

With the last update to the iPad Air line over two years ago, how does Apple's new 2017 iPad compare to its predecessors? AppleInsider takes a look at the three statistically, to see how they stack up.

Marriott likely to decide on Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa for hotels later this year

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Marriott is currently testing both Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa at an Aloft hotel in Boston to gauge which assistant, if either, might be best for letting guests control their rooms through voice commands, a report said on Wednesday.

Trade-in time: How to sell your used iPhone or iPad for cash and lock in a $10 to $20 bonus

Wednesday March 22, 2017

With the launch of Apple's 9.7-inch low-cost iPad line, as well as a new red iPhone 7 and 128GB iPhone SE, now is the time to trade in your old device and secure a cash bonus before values drop. BuyBackWorld is offering readers a $10 to $20 bonus on trades over $50, while Gazelle is giving customers 10% more for iPads valued over $75.

Hackers attempt to extort Apple with threat to remotely wipe iPhones, iPads

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Hackers are allegedly trying to extort Apple by holding its customer's data for ransom, with threats to reset a number of supposedly compromised iCloud accounts and remotely wiping connected iPhones and iPads if they are not paid.

Apple avoids (Product)Red branding in China for new red iPhone 7 models [u]

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Apple's new red options for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- which, through (Red), will contribute proceeds to the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS -- lack that same charity branding on the company's Chinese website. [Updated with comment by CEO Tim Cook]

iOS 10.3 beta hints at more fluid Apple Pencil with next-gen iPad Pro models

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Code discovered within Apple's latest iOS 10.3 beta shows tools that will allow developers to run their apps at variable framerates, suggesting that higher-fidelity Apple Pencil support could be coming to the company's soon-to-arrive iPad Pro refresh.

Lowest Price Ever: Apple's high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $2,399 ($400 off) with no tax in 48 states

Wednesday March 22, 2017

For 24 hours only, shoppers can save $400 on Apple's premium Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz processor, 512GB of storage space and Radeon 455 graphics in Space Gray, bringing the price down to $2,399 (lowest price ever) with free expedited shipping. Plus, B&H will not collect sales tax outside NY and NJ.

Amazon adds "Send to Kindle" to Kindle for iOS, CarPlay support to Amazon Music

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Amazon recently updated its Kindle iOS app with a new "Send to Kindle" feature that allows users to transfer and save web content to a Kindle device. The company also refreshed its Amazon Music app with support for Apple's CarPlay.

Apple's (Product)Red iPhone 7 gets first unboxing video

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Just hours after Apple announced a special edition (Product)Red of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets, YouTuber Marques Brownlee received an iPhone 7 Plus variant and gave it the full unboxing and hands-on treatment.

Video recap: Apple launches new low-cost iPad, (Product)Red iPhone 7

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Fulfilling recent predictions, Apple on Tuesday quietly added a few new devices to its product lineup, headlined by an entry-level 9.7-inch iPad with A9 processor and special edition (Product)Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets.