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2016

Unlikely photos of "iPhone 6 SE" packaging appear, contain some questionable details

Wednesday August 24, 2016

A series of photos have popped up purporting to show packaging for a new "iPhone 6 SE," but may be photo manipulations, combining the iPhone 6 and iPhone SE boxes.

Retailers, payments association side with Australian banks over Apple Pay negotiations

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Major retailers and payments associations filed letters in support of a regulatory request from Australia's three top banks that would force Apple into collective negotiations over third-party access to iPhone's secure NFC module.

ITC judge rules Fitbit did not steal trade secrets from Jawbone

Tuesday August 23, 2016

An International Trade Commission judge on Tuesday cleared fitness tracker maker Fitbit of allegedly stealing corporate secrets from competitor Jawbone, ruling out the potential of a U.S. import ban.

Spotify looks to squeeze record labels over streaming rights ahead of IPO

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Coming off a year of heavy net losses, Spotify, the world's largest music streaming service, is attempting to negotiate better terms with record labels as it prepares for a potential initial public offering next year.

Pinterest absorbs offline reading service Instapaper

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Popular clipping site Pinterest on Tuesday announced the takeover of Instapaper, a mainstay in the offline reading services world.

UK supermarket giant Asda tests support for Apple Pay

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Major U.K. supermarket chain Asda is currently in real-world testing of Apple Pay, despite its parent company, Walmart, not offering any compatibility whatsoever in North America.

Sony brings wireless PS4 DualShock 4 controller support to Mac with new $25 dongle

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Mac gamers will gain full functionality with Sony's DualShock 4 controller, including touchpad, vibration, and stereo headset jack -- via a new USB wireless adapter priced at $24.99.

Touch controllers on iPhone 6, 6 Plus failing in specific way for some users

Tuesday August 23, 2016

A handful of users of the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are reporting manifestation of display aberrations and inconsistent touch functionality -- and a screen replacement doesn't fix the problem.

Pyle launches low-end attack on GoPro with iPhone- & Apple Watch-connected $80 4K camera

Tuesday August 23, 2016

The newest affordable action camera from electronics maker Pyle Audio captures 4K video at 120 frames per second, along with offering iOS connectivity and an array of mounting accessories.

Apple to reopen Thousand Oaks store on Saturday, close Cambridge shop for renovations

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Apple is set to reopen one outlet in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Saturday, and will close another in Cambridge, Mass. just a day later to begin renovations.

Giveaway: Win a Stanley Stand and iPhone Wally Wallet Case from Distil Union

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Distil Union is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of five bundles containing a Stanley Stand and iPhone Wally Wallet Case.

Lyft president says ridesharing service isn't looking to sell, blames Uber for rumors

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Ridesharing service Lyft is not actively looking for a buyer, though it has been approached by interested parties in the past, according to the company's president.

Facebook tests new autoplaying videos with sound for iOS users

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Facebook on Tuesday began a limited test of new video autoplay technology for its mobile app, including a version that begins playing audio automatically as a person scrolls past a clip in their News Feed.

Primax tipped to be building dual-lens camera modules for 'iPhone 7 Plus'

Tuesday August 23, 2016

A Taiwanese supplier, Primax Electronics, will be manufacturing at least some of the dual-lens camera modules for Apple's "iPhone 7" line, a report indicated on Tuesday.

Apple-licensed iPod navigation patent invalidated by US regulatory agency

Tuesday August 23, 2016

A patent that Creative Technologies used in the beginning of the century against the iPod forcing a $100 million payout by Apple has been invalidated, saving the rest of the smartphone industry from costly settlements and protracted legal battles.

Apple patent details visual-based AR navigation, confirms Flyby Media acquisition

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent detailing a method of device localization -- mapping -- using computer vision and inertial measurement sensors, one of the first inventions to be reassigned from this year's acquisition of augmented reality startup Flyby Media.

Samsung to shut down Milk Music streaming service in September

Monday August 22, 2016

Samsung on Monday announced it will officially end Milk Music streaming services in September, bringing an end to the company's in-house product that launched in the U.S. only two years ago.

Amazon looks to debut Echo-only streaming music service, undercut industry pricing by half

Monday August 22, 2016

In a move that undercuts the entire streaming music industry, online retail giant Amazon is reportedly developing $4 or $5 per month subscription service that could see release next month. The catch: the service only works with Amazon Echo hardware.

Apple issues sixth public, seventh developer betas of macOS Sierra

Monday August 22, 2016

Apple on Monday released sixth public and seventh developer previews of macOS Sierra, continuing to pave the way for a final release due sometime this fall.

Sony readies its first aftermarket receiver with Apple CarPlay support

Monday August 22, 2016

Expanding CarPlay's so-far limited number of aftermarket upgrade options, Sony has announced the XAV-AX100, its first receiver to support the Apple platform.