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2017

DJI launches Apple TV app for curated drone footage

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Drone market leader DJI this week introduced a new Smart TV app for Apple TV that promises to deliver high quality aerial footage from DJI product owners to living rooms around the world.

Cook charity auction raises over $680K for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Tuesday May 16, 2017

An auction offering lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook has officially ended, raising $688,999 for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights -- the highest amount ever in a series of such auctions with Cook.

Samsung's 5 million Galaxy S8 sales far below 2014's S4 peak

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Samsung announced today that first-month sales of its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have reached 5 million units. Sales of the previous year's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sold an estimated 7-9 million units in their initial launch month, while back in 2013 Samsung announced its Galaxy S4 sold 10 million in its first month, a "Peak Galaxy" the company has never actually managed to surpass.

Apple launches dedicated site for first 'Today at Apple' sessions

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Apple on Tuesday introduced a dedicated website for "Today at Apple," its education and entertainment sessions at retail, which are getting underway this week.

Apple promotes third-party gatherings on dedicated 'Beyond WWDC' page

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Apple is highlighting alternative events taking place alongside its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, with the developer resources page revealing when and where third-party gatherings are taking place in relation to the McEnery Convention Center, the venue of WWDC itself in San Jose.

Apple to update MacBooks at WWDC 2017, including possible Air, Pro refreshes

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Apple is reportedly planning to announce MacBook updates at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5 -- possibly including a Kaby Lake processor upgrade for the MacBook Pro, and a similar refresh for the neglected MacBook Air.

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 gets Bluetooth SIG certification ahead of relaunch

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Samsung's plan to start selling a refurbished version of the ill-fated Note 7 smartphone is getting closer to completion, with the renamed 'Galaxy Note 7R' receiving approval from the Bluetooth SIG ahead of its expected rerelease in a limited number of markets, possibly within the next month.

Singapore Knightsbridge shopping center Apple Retail location opening on May 27

Tuesday May 16, 2017

After installation a few weeks ago, an "Apple loves Singapore" mural covering work on the flagship outlet has been adorned with an opening date -- May 27.

Apple's latest Beats ad uses NBA stars LeBron James, James Harden & others

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Apple on Tuesday released a new Beats ad in its "Be Heard" series, this time featuring four NBA stars: LeBron James, James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green.

Apple beta software releases start again with iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3, tvOS 10.2.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Holding true to the last release cycle, Apple has released a slew of new betas, with iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3, tvOS 10.2.2, and macOS Sierra 10.12.6 all available for developer testing.

Apple phasing out iPad mini in light of low sales, Plus-sized iPhones - report

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Apple is reportedly planning to phase the iPad mini out of its lineup, which may make the Mini 4 -- released in 2015 -- the last of its kind.

Samsung Pay launches in the UK almost two years after Apple Pay

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Samsung is slowly catching up to its competition in the contactless mobile payments market in the United Kingdom, with the South Korean electronics giant launching Samsung Pay in the country on Tuesday, one year after Android Pay arrived in the UK, and almost two years after Apple Pay launched in the market.

Instagram continues copying Snapchat with new 'face filters' on iPhone

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Facebook's Instagram on Tuesday launched "face filters" for the iPhone, once again copying a signature feature of its main competition, Snapchat.

Rumor claims Apple Pay may launch in Italy on Wednesday

Tuesday May 16, 2017

After months of hints, Apple Pay may finally launch in Italy this Wednesday, according to a local report citing three sources in the retail and banking industries.

Apple Park toured, execs reminisce about Steve Jobs's devotion to and vision of the project

Tuesday May 16, 2017

During a tour given to a journalist in May, Apple's Design head Jony Ive and the architects responsible for the project spoke about the philosophy of Apple Park's design, Steve Jobs' influence on the project down to minute details, and the massive engineering effort needed to complete the project.

Apple makes unique passwords mandatory for third-party apps accessing iCloud

Tuesday May 16, 2017

As of June 15, Apple will begin requiring app-specific passwords for third-party apps that need to access iCloud data, the company said in an email notice to users.

Renders of the 'iPhone 8' from CAD file shows possible glass back, wireless charging

Tuesday May 16, 2017

A collection of new renders for the 'iPhone 8' surfaced this morning, claimed to be created based on a 'highly detailed CAD file' of the smartphone's chassis, with the images seemingly showing the new rear dual camera orientation and a section on the glass back supposedly used for wireless charging.

Apple patents method of building feature-rich cylindrical devices, hints at Siri home speaker

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Lending credence to rumors of a cylindrical "Siri speaker," Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent covering the operating design of a component-rich tubular device, and methods for manufacturing the same.

Apple seeks programming chief for TV, movie content effort

Monday May 15, 2017

Apple is looking to hire a chief programmer to lead the company's original video efforts, suggesting Cupertino intends to expand its content catalog beyond "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," according to a report on Monday.

Watch: What you need to know about USB-C and Thunderbolt 3

Monday May 15, 2017

Apple's decision to pare down connectivity options on its latest MacBook laptops to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 has left some users confused about each protocol's unique capabilities and limitations. AppleInsider presents a short history of the two standards and how they coexist in Apple's latest devices.