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2017

Pioneer debuts Rayz 'smart' Lightning earphones with talk and charge, six mics for noise cancelling

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Audio solutions specialist Pioneer on Tuesday announced Rayz, a wired earphone that leverages Lightning to power six onboard microphones, sensor-less ear detection and mapping, a dedicated multifunction button and, on one model, a unique in-line charging node.

Apple's Siri gets 'LEGO Batman Movie' tie-in with custom Bat-phrases

Tuesday February 14, 2017

In a rare promotional tie-in, Apple has quietly updated its Siri virtual assistant with a series of comedic phrases that relate to the recently released "LEGO Batman Movie" from Warner Brothers.

'Xagent' malware arrives on Mac, steals passwords, screenshots, iPhone backups

Tuesday February 14, 2017

A Russian hacking group accused of interfering with last year's presidential election has evolved its Xagent malware package, known for its ability to infiltrate Windows, iOS, Android and Linux devices, to target Macs, according to a report on Tuesday.

How to add, use and remove passes in Apple's Wallet app for iOS

Tuesday February 14, 2017

For some people, the Wallet app in iOS might be synonymous with Apple Pay -- something you only see briefly after double-tapping the home button. For the experienced though, it's also a way of keeping passes handy without stuffing paper copies in your pocket.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway nearly quadruples stake in Apple

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Investor Warren Buffet bet big on Apple during the fourth quarter of 2016, as a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday reveals Berkshire Hathaway now owns more than 57 million shares of the tech giant.

Apple stock sets new record at $135.09, market cap exceeds $700B once again

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Apple's shares are continuing to increase in value, with market movements pushing the iPhone producer's stock price beyond yesterday's record-setting value, by hitting a new intra-day record of $135.09, as well as ending the day with an all-time closing high of $135.01.

As Apple hypes original content, Disney & Google sever ties with popular YouTube star PewDiePie

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Disney and Google have drawn back their support of "PewDiePie," a leading YouTube star and the centerpiece of the YouTube Red subscription service, after a recent video featured an anti-Semitic joke. The shakeup comes just as Apple has begun teasing two upcoming exclusive programs for Apple Music.

HomeKit-enabled D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD spotted in German Apple Store ahead of US availability

Tuesday February 14, 2017

D-Link has started to ship its HomeKit-compatible Omna 180 Cam HD in Europe, with the network-connected camera now appearing in regional online Apple Stores in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

Alphabet's Nest Cam adds animated camera notifications to iOS alerts, auto door recognition

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Alphabet's Nest is rolling out updates to its Nest Aware cloud platform and its iOS app, updating notifications with a preview of Nest Cam feeds before entering the app, as well as the ability to automatically detect doors within a camera's view.

Facebook live video streaming app for Apple TV coming 'soon' to tvOS App Store

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Facebook's rumored video app for the Apple TV has been confirmed, with the company declaring that it will be available to fourth -eneration Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV owners soon.

Review: BeatsX are Apple's most affordable W1 wireless headphones

Tuesday February 14, 2017

With BeatsX, Apple takes the best of Beats by Dre's line of minimalist earphones in-ear monitors wireless, incorporating the new W1 chip, top-notch materials and unique Flex Form neck strap into a consumer-friendly design.

Latest Apple ad uses Brazil's Carnival to highlight iPhone 7 Plus camera

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Apple on Tuesday released a video ad promoting the iPhone 7 Plus in Brazil, linking it to the start of the country's annual Carnival season.

Amazon launches Chime video conferencing with apps for Apple's Mac & iOS

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Amazon on Tuesday introduced Chime, a new video meeting service backed by apps for Mac and iOS, as well as Windows and Android.

Apple looks to raise $1 billion in second Taiwanese bond sale

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Apple is holding its second Taiwanese bond sale, with the latest debt offering aiming to bring in an additional $1 billion in cash, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals.

Future iPhone 'Pokemon Go' updates to include 'abbreviated' trading, PvP battling

Tuesday February 14, 2017

In an interview, "Pokmon Go" developer Niantic's claims that trading and player-versus-player battles are in development, and will be available to players incrementally over a few updates soon to come to the title.

South Korean prosecutors look to arrest head of Samsung in influence scandal

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Following 15 hours of questioning the executive on Monday, a South Korean special prosecutor's office is once again seeking an arrest warrant for the head of the Samsung Group -- Jay Y. Lee -- in an influence-peddling scandal threatening to topple the country's President, Park Geun-hye.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' again rumored to feature reinforced glass back, stainless steel frame

Tuesday February 14, 2017

A new report from Chinese manufacturers reinforces the reports that the next wave of iPhones will have three releases in 4.7-, 5.5-, and 5.8-inch screen sizes, and names China-based Foxconn and Catcher Technology, plus U.S. based Jabil Circuit as suppliers.

Apple patents screen tech capable of reading fingerprints without dedicated sensor

Tuesday February 14, 2017

An Apple patent grant on Tuesday suggests the company is looking to leverage its LuxVue acquisition to integrate display technology capable of reading a user's fingerprint without a dedicated sensor, a design feature rumored to see release with "iPhone 8."

Killer Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,649; 27" iMac 5K (upgraded Apple refurb) for $1,499; fully loaded 12" MacBook $1,499

Tuesday February 14, 2017

B&H Photo is offering readers $150 off Apple's Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray plus free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. The first 10 shoppers can also save $250 on a loaded 2015 12" MacBook -- and eBay has an upgraded 3.3GHz 27" iMac 5K with M395 graphics for $1,499.99 ($800 off new) through 8 a.m. Pacific.

Apple working to combat fake news in News app, Eddy Cue says

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Apple's internet service chief Eddy Cue in an interview Monday night said the tech sector has a responsibility to protect consumers from the recent scourge of fake news, revealing Apple is working on backend solutions to the problem.