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2016

Yahoo prepares for split, will lay off 15% of workforce in restructuring

Wednesday February 03, 2016

Internet search, content pioneer and Apple partner Yahoo is readying for either a reverse spinoff or outright sale that would see the well-known web businesses separated from the parent company and more than 1,000 employees laid off.

Supply chain suggests iPhone orders will rebound this summer ahead of 'iPhone 7' launch

Wednesday February 03, 2016

Forecast trends in the demand for flexible PCB (printed circuit board) parts for iPhones indicate that while iPhone production may be down in the first half of the year, it will likely rebound in the second half as work begins on Apple's next-generation models.

PSA: If you don't want to fry your new MacBook, pay attention to the quality of your USB cables

Wednesday February 03, 2016

Apple's decision to include a single, all-new USB-C port on the reinvented MacBook has sent buyers of the ultraportable scrambling for adapters and conversion cables to connect legacy devices -- but be mindful of what you plug in.

Nintendo's 'Miitomo' coming to iOS in March, pre-registration starts Feb. 17

Wednesday February 03, 2016

Nintendo's first smartphone-only app, Miitomo, will launch sometime next month for iOS and Android, with a pre-registration process beginning on Feb. 17, the Japanese game maker announced on Wednesday.

Fitbit's latest wearable is Alta, a low-profile activity tracker with swappable bands

Wednesday February 03, 2016

Fitbit on Wednesday announced the latest addition to its iOS-connected wearable devices lineup, the $130 Alta, featuring a slim touchscreen OLED and five days of usage on a single charge.

New York Landmarks Conservancy to recognize Apple for preserving historic NYC buildings

Wednesday February 03, 2016

The New York City Landmarks Conservancy announced on Wednesday that the recipient of its 2016 Chairman's Award will be Apple, in recognition of the company's preservation and restoration of notable historic structures in New York City.

Apple hires firmware security experts who worked on Thunderstrike 2 exploit

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Apple recently added a pair of firmware security experts to its ranks when it hired the team behind "deep system security" startup LegbaCore in November, an apparent effort to bolster platforms like iOS and OS X.

Apple Stores reportedly stall growth at top US shopping malls

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Apple Stores, which consistently rank among the most profitable retail outlets per square foot, are reportedly bogging down growth at a chain of upscale shopping malls across the U.S.

Microsoft reportedly buys SwiftKey for $250M as part of AI buildout

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Microsoft is looking to expand on its artificial intelligence program with the reported purchase of UK-based developer SwiftKey, makers of the popular cross-platform predictive keyboard of the same name.

Zagg buys battery case maker Mophie for $100M

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Zagg, best known for its InvisibleShield line of protective display coverings, on Tuesday announced plans to purchase iPhone battery case maker Mophie in a deal worth at least $100 million.

Apple has become a regular at Stanford University's VR lab

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Amid rumors claiming Apple is investing heavily in virtual and augmented reality solutions, it was revealed on Tuesday that the company has taken a recent interest in Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, sending representatives to visit the facility three times in as many months.

'iPhone 7' to return to flat back without visible antenna bands - report

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Apple's next flagship iPhone will return to a flatter and more elegant rear casing, ditching some of the style cues of the iPhone 6 and 6s, a report said on Tuesday.

Environmental concerns slow progress on Apple's new Irish data center

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Progress on Apple's new 850 million data center in Ireland is reportedly at a standstill as the Irish government continues to sort out complaints about the project's potential to harm local wildlife.

Man sues Apple, wins case over Apple Watch Sport impact resistance

Tuesday February 02, 2016

A Welsh man on Tuesday won a small-claims case against Apple, one which accused the company of violating the region's Sale of Goods Act in refusing to honor his Apple Watch warranty.

Munster: 4" iPhone doesn't make sense for rumored Apple event in March

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Despite rumors that Apple plans to hold a mid-March event to introduce several new products, it may not make sense to include a 4-inch iPhone among them, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

Dutch National Police working to train anti-drone eagles

Tuesday February 02, 2016

As remotely-controlled drones become smaller and more sophisticated, authorities are working to counter the potential security and privacy implications in sometimes novel ways -- including training eagles to take the aircraft down.

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Tuesday February 02, 2016

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U.S., EU reach breakthrough on new 'Safe Harbor' data transfer agreement - report [u]

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Having already missed the original Sunday deadline, U.S. and European officials are reportedly on the verge of cinching a new "Safe Harbor" deal on transferring data across the Atlantic. [Updated]

Rumor: Apple testing dual-lens camera modules from Largan, others for future iPhones

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Taiwan's Largan Technology and camera lens makers in China and Japan have sent dual-lens camera samples to Apple for testing, aiming for inclusion in Apple's next Plus-sized iPhone, a report claimed on Tuesday.

Apple patents hover-sensing multitouch display

Tuesday February 02, 2016

After the release of 3D Touch force-sensing input on iPhone 6s, Apple continues its push for the perfect input technology, most recently winning a patent that uses inline proximity sensors to detect non-contact hover gestures.