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Topic: iPhone

Security firm recovers iCloud Notes beyond Apple's 30-day deletion window

05/19/2017, 02:05 pm

Despite an Apple policy of permanently wiping deleted iCloud Notes older than 30 days, it appears to be possible to recover notes that are far older, a security firm said on Friday.

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Ford updates 2016-model vehicles with support for Apple CarPlay

05/19/2017, 11:05 am

Ford on Friday issued a software update for 2016-model vehicles equipped with its SYNC 3 platform, enabling support for Apple's CarPlay, as well as Google's Android Auto.

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New 'iPhone 8' 3D Touch tech rumored to be more expensive than Apple expected

05/19/2017, 08:05 am

Apple's alleged supplier for the 3D Touch implementation for the OLED "iPhone 8" has hiked its price, and is reportedly charging more than double for the assembly in the new phone, versus what it charges for the iPhone 7.

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'Fair Repair Act' proposal in New York under fire by Apple lobbyists

05/18/2017, 04:05 pm

A bill currently on the table which would require electronics companies to sell replacement parts and service tools to the general public is being challenged by a lobbyist group being funded by Apple.

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Apple orders Chinese social networks to stop 'tip' functions that break App Store rules

05/18/2017, 10:05 am

Apple is reportedly cracking down on social networks in China providing payment services between users, ordering the creators of popular messaging apps to disable 'tip' functions in order to comply with App Store rules, in what may be a move by Apple to try and increase revenue from in-app purchases.

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Apple's iPhone scores 92% loyalty rate ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch, study finds

05/18/2017, 12:05 am

A new study published by investment bank Morgan Stanley shows 92 percent of iPhone users who are "somewhat or extremely likely" to upgrade within 12 months intend to buy Apple, a good indicator that this year's iPhone revamp has the makings of a so-called "super cycle."

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New mockup photos purport to show final design of Apple's 'iPhone 8'

05/17/2017, 04:05 pm

Photos of a mockup published on Wedesday are claimed to show the finished design of Apple's "iPhone 8," including a vertical twin-lens camera on the rear, and the absence of any physical home button or obvious Touch ID sensor.

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Google adds 'Smart Replies' to Gmail for iOS, based on machine learning

05/17/2017, 02:05 pm

Coming alongside the start of its annual I/O conference, Google is on Wednesday launching an updated Gmail app for iOS and Android, introducing a "Smart Reply" feature based on the company's machine learning technology.

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Google Assistant standalone iPhone Siri competitor app launching for iPhone [u]

05/17/2017, 01:05 pm

As predicted, Wednesday's tenth I/O conference saw the launch of the Google Assistant voice recognition tool to the iPhone.

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Apple makes iOS 10.3.3 beta available to public beta participants

05/17/2017, 01:05 pm

A day after the developer release, Apple has made the first public beta available for iOS 10.3.3 for the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple Pay comes to 26 more US banks & credit unions

05/17/2017, 12:05 pm

On top of reaching Italy, Apple Pay is now available through 26 more U.S. financial institutions, as well as a single extra card issuer in China.

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Apple's iPhone captures 81 percent of premium $600 smartphones in Russia

05/17/2017, 11:05 am

Russia's smartphone shipments grew 6 percent in the first quarter of 2017, but premium smartphones (over $600) in the country grew by 143 percent over the previous year, and Apple captured 81 percent of those sales.

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iPhone messaging app Signal wins approval for use by U.S. Senate staffers

05/17/2017, 10:05 am

The U.S. Senate has quietly approved Signal, an encrypted messaging app for iPhone and Android, for use by the government body's staff.

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Apple commences iPhone SE production in India with assembly partner Wistron

05/17/2017, 09:05 am

Apple has finally started to assemble iPhones in India, the Cupertino company has confirmed, with local manufacturing partners said to have commenced production of the iPhone SE earlier this month, and initial shipments for domestic customers expected to take place within the next few weeks.

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Qualcomm accuses Foxconn & other Apple suppliers of breach of contract

05/17/2017, 09:05 am

Chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday leveled a complaint against Foxconn and three other Apple manufacturing partners, accusing them of breaking licensing agreements by not paying due royalties.

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Apple highlights Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18 with "Designed for everyone" video series

05/17/2017, 01:05 am

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has posted a series of seven videos to YouTube showing how real people make use of Mac, iOS and Apple Watch accessibility features from Switch Control to Siri to VoiceOver. Each tells the story of specific individual in about two minutes.

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

05/16/2017, 04:05 pm

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.

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

05/16/2017, 01:05 pm

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.

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

05/16/2017, 11:05 am

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

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Rumor claims Apple Pay may launch in Italy on Wednesday

05/16/2017, 09:05 am

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.

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