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2016

Intel could see $1.5B boost from Apple 'iPhone 7' modem orders

Monday July 11, 2016

Financial research firm Cowen and Company believes Intel will supply Apple with 50 percent or more of the LTE modems needed for "iPhone 7," a win that could generate some $1.5 billion in incremental revenue over the next year for the chipmaker.

Apple's Mac sheds marketshare in Q2, sinks to 5th place amid worldwide sales slowdown

Monday July 11, 2016

Apple's share of the global PC market took a substantial hit during a challenging second quarter, dropping the company down to fifth place among the world's top computer manufacturers, according to preliminary numbers from market research firms Gartner and IDC.

US Treasury Secretary to meet with EU antitrust head, try to block collection of Apple back taxes

Monday July 11, 2016

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is reportedly meeting with the head of the European Union's antitrust efforts, Margrethe Vestager, ahead of an anticipated ruling on whether the Irish government will have to collect back taxes from Apple.

iDevices HomeKit accessories add Amazon Alexa voice control

Monday July 11, 2016

The Siri-friendly iDevices stable of smart home gadgets has now been enhanced with Amazon Alexa compatibility, giving users more flexibility in voice control options.

Two-thirds of US iPhone owners have a 2+ year old device, are prime for upgrades

Monday July 11, 2016

If the typical two-year upgrade cycle holds steady, Apple could be in line for a major "iPhone 7" product cycle, with a majority of existing iPhone users due for a new handset, according to a new survey.

Nintendo's hugely successful 'Pokemon Go' expected to launch soon in Europe, Japan

Monday July 11, 2016

The first mobile Pokémon title for iOS and Android has proven to be a wild success, helping to boost shares of Nintendo stock after a pervasive slide, with the game on track to expand to Europe, Japan and more in the coming days.

Apple chip builder TSMC expected to see record Q3 on 'A10' chips

Monday July 11, 2016

Chip manufacturer TSMC on Monday posted revenues of just under $6.89 billion for its second quarter, and is anticipated to do even better in the third quarter thanks to growing shipments of Apple "A10" processors for upcoming iPhones and iPads.

Alleged 'iPhone 7' leak offers crystal clear look at larger single-lens camera, tweaked antenna lines

Monday July 11, 2016

With just a few months to go before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone lineup, a new high-quality image falls in line with previous leaks, showcasing the expected look of the 4.7-inch model.

Apple and the Bot War on Apps

Sunday July 10, 2016

A new media narrative is unfolding, replete with statistics all seeking to provide evidence that Apple's success with native apps is over. There's no clear agreement on what exactly will take over--Chat Bots, Voice Assistants, the Web, Augmented Reality or some new and unknown successor--but it is clear that the loser must be Apple. It has to be, because it's desperately needed by Apple's rivals.

Profile highlights blind Apple engineer working on accessibility tech

Sunday July 10, 2016

A profile published on Sunday details the experiences and work of Jordyn Castor, a blind Apple engineer now developing technologies like VoiceOver with company's accessibility design and quality team.

Review: Synology's DiskStation DS216j offers affordable yet advanced network storage

Sunday July 10, 2016

The DiskStation DS216j NAS is positioned near the bottom of Synology's consumer level network storage product range, but advanced software integration and a configurable design means the system can easily serve up to a small business.

Last Call: Apple's 12" MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 256GB) in Space Gray for $999 ($550 off)

Sunday July 10, 2016

For the next seven days only, AI readers can grab Apple's 2015 12-inch MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 256GB) for the lowest price ever offered at $999, plus free expedited shipping, a free copy of Parallels 11 and no sales tax outside of NY.

This week on AI: No more 16GB iPhones, iOS 10 & macOS Sierra betas & more

Saturday July 09, 2016

Even with summer doldrums in full effect, there was still plenty of news to go around -- including the first public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, and word that Apple is finally ditching 16 gigabyte iPhones.

iPhone 7 and Apple's next Retina Display frontier: Wide Color

Friday July 08, 2016

In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced a new leap forward in display resolution for iPhone 4 that passed up the rest of the industry to deliver pixels virtually invisible to the human eye. For iPhone 7, Apple appears to be making a similar leap in the realm of "Retina Color."

Apple to pay $25M to settle patent infringement lawsuit, license technology

Friday July 08, 2016

Apple has agreed to pay $25 million to non-practicing entity Network-1 Technologies to settle a patent infringement lawsuit over technology relating to iTunes Cover Flow and OS X search features including Spotlight and Time Machine.

Apple releases searchable WWDC 2016 session text transcripts

Friday July 08, 2016

Developers seeking additional information from Apple's more than 125 Worldwide Developers Conference session videos can now narrow down results thanks to searchable text transcripts released on Friday.

Apple, 67 other businesses file against North Carolina's HB2 'bathroom' law

Friday July 08, 2016

Apple and 67 other businesses have signed a new amicus brief, supporting the U.S. Justice Department's efforts to halt the enforcement of HB2, a North Carolina law forcing people to use bathrooms corresponding to their birth gender.

WaterproofGate: Samsung's high end Galaxy S7 fails Consumer Reports tests

Friday July 08, 2016

Despite being "IP 68 certified" to resist extended liquid intrusion in up to five feet of water for 30 minutes, Samsung's most expensive Galaxy S7 model repeatedly failed tests performed by Consumer Reports.

ESPN working on first-ever streaming TV package - report

Friday July 08, 2016

Disney-owned ESPN will soon be announcing its first Web-based TV streaming package, although it will only be a small step towards a full-scale online service, according to a new report.

Facebook starts testing end-to-end encryption for Messenger conversations

Friday July 08, 2016

Facebook on Friday announced initial testing of end-to-end encryption in Messenger, which should keep some conversations secure from any possible intrusion, even by Facebook itself.