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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Exploit broker triples iOS bounty to $1.5M, cites security improvements and demand

Exploit broker triples iOS bounty to $1.5M, cites security improvements and demand

Zerodium, a well-known "bug broker," on Thursday announced a new $1.5 million top end limit for zero-day exploits targeting iPhones and iPads running Apple's latest version of iOS 10.

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The CW launches Apple TV app, no cable login required

The CW launches Apple TV app, no cable login required

Adding to an already successful mobile app offering, television network The CW updated both its iOS and tvOS apps on Thursday with new features like AirPlay support and the ability to stream shows without a cable login.

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Adobe Lightroom for iOS now supports RAW shooting on iPhone 7, 7 Plus

Adobe Lightroom for iOS now supports RAW shooting on iPhone 7, 7 Plus

Two weeks after Adobe brought DNG image file format support to iOS with Lightroom for mobile, the company on Thursday updated its app to take full advantage of Apple's new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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FeatureInside iOS 10: With Game Center app gone, invites are managed by Messages

Inside iOS 10: With Game Center app gone, invites are managed by Messages

With the release of iOS 10, Apple's Game Center service no longer has its own dedicated application. Instead, actions like adding friends or inviting them to a game are handled by individual games themselves, routed through Apple's expanded Messages app.

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iPhone 7 owners complain about issues with BMW Bluetooth support, Verizon LTE connections

iPhone 7 owners complain about issues with BMW Bluetooth support, Verizon LTE connections

Some iPhone 7 owners are encountering trouble with Bluetooth connections in BMW vehicles, and/or LTE connections to Verizon, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and tips to AppleInsider.

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FCC votes to upgrade emergency alerts on phones with links & more information

FCC votes to upgrade emergency alerts on phones with links & more information

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to make a broad swath of improvements to the Wireless Emergency Alerts system, upgrading messages with more content and detail, including some limited interactive elements.

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Investor survey suggests massive demand for AirPods, growth potential for Apple Watch

Investor survey suggests massive demand for AirPods, growth potential for Apple Watch

In a survey performed by Bank of AmericaMerrill Lynch, 12 percent of consumers have intentions to purchase Apple's wireless AirPods, possibly leading to billions in sales for Apple.

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Apple's latest iPhone 7 ad brings iOS 10 'happy birthday' balloons in Messages to life

Apple's latest iPhone 7 ad brings iOS 10 'happy birthday' balloons in Messages to life

Though it's an ad for the newly released iPhone 7, Apple's latest TV commercial is actually pushing a feature found on all devices that can run iOS 10: expressive texts in the Messages app.

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FeatureInside iOS 10: Apple doubles down on security with cutting edge differential privacy

Inside iOS 10: Apple doubles down on security with cutting edge differential privacy

After a bruising battle with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a contentious debate over encryption in the wake of the San Bernadino terrorist shooting, Apple has doubled down on privacy protection by researching cutting-edge privacy techniques for iOS 10, allowing advanced new features while protecting user data.

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Apple-exclusive enhanced 'Game of Thrones' ebook arrives on iBooks store

Apple-exclusive enhanced 'Game of Thrones' ebook arrives on iBooks store

Random House has debuted the first volume in a series of enhanced editions of George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, exclusively on Apple's iBooks marketplace.

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Apple acknowledges tracking iMessage metadata and sharing it with law enforcement

Apple acknowledges tracking iMessage metadata and sharing it with law enforcement

Despite strong encryption — and claims that it "doesn't scan your communications" or "store data related to customers' location" — Apple is saving some metadata from iMessage and other apps and sharing it with law enforcement agencies, according to a new report.

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AI initiative counts Google, Microsoft, IBM among its ranks, Apple declines invite

AI initiative counts Google, Microsoft, IBM among its ranks, Apple declines invite

Six companies including Microsoft and Google have launched a cross-disciplinary partnership to steer the future of artificial intelligence development, but as of yet, Apple has not signed on.

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Apple brings Maps traffic data to four smaller European countries

Apple brings Maps traffic data to four smaller European countries

Apple has silently added traffic data for Maps users in four more European nations, namely the microstates of Malta, Monaco, San Marino, and Liechtenstein.

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Trade-in Deal: $10 cash bonus when you sell your old iPhone or Apple Watch to BuyBackWorld

Trade-in Deal: $10 cash bonus when you sell your old iPhone or Apple Watch to BuyBackWorld

AppleInsider readers upgrading to a new iPhone or Apple Watch this month can use an exclusive promo code to tack on an additional $10 bonus to existing payouts of up to $300 when selling their old Apple devices to BuyBackWorld. Plus, lock in a cash payout today and hold onto your old device until Halloween.

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All 2017 iPhones likely to have glass casing, stainless steel edges may be limited to high-end models

All 2017 iPhones likely to have glass casing, stainless steel edges may be limited to high-end models

With the glossy jet black iPhone 7 leading the way in sales, Apple is expected to switch to a more scratch-resistant all-glass finish for the front and back of a 2017 iPhone redesign, with stainless steel edges, rather than aluminum, for premium models.

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Deals: Grab the lowest prices on iMacs and MacBooks with AppleCare (up to $430 off) with exclusive coupons

Deals: Grab the lowest prices on iMacs and MacBooks with AppleCare (up to $430 off) with exclusive coupons

AI readers can use exclusive coupons this week to score the lowest prices anywhere on 27-inch iMac 5Ks, 15-inch MacBook Pros and remaining 2015 12-inch MacBooks bundled with AppleCare. Save up to $430 instantly with free shipping and no tax in most states.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Eddy Cue talks music with Bruce Springsteen at Apple's SoHo store

Eddy Cue talks music with Bruce Springsteen at Apple's SoHo store

Apple's senior VP of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, sat down for an interview with rock musician Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday night, who appeared at Apple's SoHo store in New York City to promote his new autobiography Born to Run.

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Deals: $150 off 256GB 13" MacBook Pro; up to $220 off first-gen Apple Watches; 1TB storage for life now $39

Deals: $150 off 256GB 13

Shoppers in the market for a 13" MacBook Pro can pick up the 2.7GHz model with 256GB of space for $1,349 and save $50 on AppleCare. First-gen Apple Watches are also $200-$220 off, while Zoolz Complete Cloud Storage is 98% off.

Chinese media, government confirms Apple research center in Beijing tech corridor

Chinese media, government confirms Apple research center in Beijing tech corridor

According to Chinese media, Apple is launching its first research and development center in the country, located in long-time technology incubation area Zhongguancun Science Park, Beijing.

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Apple Watch invention enables True Tone display tech by measuring ambient light through a user's skin

Apple Watch invention enables True Tone display tech by measuring ambient light through a user's skin

Smartwatches perhaps more than any other portable device would benefit from power saving and color adjustable displays, but squeezing the requisite ambient light sensor that serves as the basis of such technology into an already stuffed chassis is a difficult proposition. Apple might have solved the problem, however, with a sensor capable of detecting light reflected through flesh.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to headline Sen. Orrin Hatch's Utah Tech Tour on Friday

Apple CEO Tim Cook to headline Sen. Orrin Hatch's Utah Tech Tour on Friday

Apple CEO Tim Cook is slated to sit down with U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch this Friday in a Q&A session that will cap off the senator's Utah Tech Tour, an event created to shine a light on the state's technology community.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

NYC restauranteur Danny Meyer looks to upend hospitality industry with Apple Watch

NYC restauranteur Danny Meyer looks to upend hospitality industry with Apple Watch

Famed New York City restauranteur Danny Meyer is outfitting floor managers and sommeliers at upscale eatery Union Square Cafe with Apple Watch hardware, a tech-meets-hospitality integration that could shape the future of restaurant services.

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Skype for iOS gets Siri and CallKit support in latest update

Skype for iOS gets Siri and CallKit support in latest update

Skype on Wednesday became the latest app to take advantage of Apple's new iOS 10 APIs, with the popular VoIP product now supporting both Siri commands and CallKit for a completely integrated experience.

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Spotify reportedly engaging SoundCloud in advanced buyout negotiations

Spotify reportedly engaging SoundCloud in advanced buyout negotiations

Potentially further consolidating the streaming audio business, Spotify is said to be in discussions to purchase user-driven music and podcast hosting service SoundCloud.

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Apple activates Search Ads ahead of Oct. 5 launch, gives developers $100 credit for first campaign

Apple activates Search Ads ahead of Oct. 5 launch, gives developers $100 credit for first campaign

As promised, Apple on Wednesday activated backend machinery for Search Ads, a new feature in iOS 10 that allows developers to purchase promotional ads which show up in iOS App Store searches.

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Government agency issues warning over 'exploding' Samsung washing machines

Government agency issues warning over 'exploding' Samsung washing machines

Samsung's standing with consumers became all the more tenuous on Wednesday when the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned owners of potential "safety issues" related to the company's top-loading washing machines.

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TipsiOS 10 tips: How to turn on/off individual read receipts in Apple's Messages app

Starting with iOS 10, read receipts in iMessages can be enabled or disabled on a person-by-person basis, letting users decide which contact knows when their texts have been viewed. Here's how to take advantage of the new feature.

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Apple planning to launch new MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar in late October - report

Apple planning to launch new MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar in late October - report

While reports have consistently suggested the new MacBook Pro with Touch ID fingerprint sensor and OLED touch bar will debut this fall, exactly when in the fall has been a lingering question. A new report Wednesday aims to clarify that rather large window, singling out a late October release for the redesigned notebook.

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Apple partners with leading business service provider Deloitte for enterprise IT

Apple partners with leading business service provider Deloitte for enterprise IT

Apple continues to move into enterprise information technology, with a new partnership with Deloitte formed to help businesses utilize the iOS ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the workplace.

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FeatureInside iOS 10: Split-screen view in Safari for iPad boosts productivity

Inside iOS 10: Split-screen view in Safari for iPad boosts productivity

Apple's newly released iOS 10 improves multitasking on the iPad by offering a new split-screen mode in Safari, allowing users to have two tabs open side-by-side simultaneously.

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Apple Music tops customer satisfaction in new JD Power study

Apple Music tops customer satisfaction in new JD Power study

In terms of customer satisfaction, at least, Apple Music is the top-rated streaming music service, J.D. Power said in its first Streaming Music Satisfaction Study, published on Wednesday.

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Beats Solo3 test finds Apple W1 audio chip boosts battery life & simplifies pairing

Beats Solo3 test finds Apple W1 audio chip boosts battery life & simplifies pairing

The Beats Solo3 headphones are virtually identical in appearance to the Beats Solo2, but the W1 chip in the newer model boosts battery life and simplifies the pairing process with an iPhone 7.

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Apple summons security experts for bug bounty program brief - report

Apple summons security experts for bug bounty program brief - report

Apple has allegedly invited a bevy of third party security experts and device hackers to its headquarters to break down the details of the previously announced bug bounty program for macOS and iOS.

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Second man pleads gulity in 'Celebgate' hacks of iCloud & Gmail accounts

Second man pleads gulity in 'Celebgate' hacks of iCloud & Gmail accounts

Edward Majerczyk of Illinois has become the second person to plead guilty in 2014's "Celebgate" scandal, which saw the leak of nude photos and other private data from hundreds of people, including many female celebrities.

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BlackBerry to exit hardware business, stop making smartphones, as financial skid continues

BlackBerry to exit hardware business, stop making smartphones, as financial skid continues

After yet another unprofitable quarter, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has announced that the company will rely on partners for hardware, will no longer design smartphones internally, and will shift to a services-only model to insure the company's survival.

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Apple to house 1,400 employees at London's restored Battersea Power Station starting in 2021

Apple to house 1,400 employees at London's restored Battersea Power Station starting in 2021

Consolidating a number of offices around London, Apple plans to open a new British headquarters inside an iconic decommissioned power station on the south bank of the River Thames.

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Sao Paulo joins list of cities with Apple Maps transit directions

Sao Paulo joins list of cities with Apple Maps transit directions

Apple has quietly added a second Brazilian city, Sao Paulo, to the list of places with public transit coverage in the native Maps apps for iOS and macOS.

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Supply chain report again notes dramatic increase in Apple iPhone 7 orders

Supply chain report again notes dramatic increase in Apple iPhone 7 orders

Yet more supply chain reports are escaping China, with the most recent ones from touchscreen suppliers suggesting that Apple continues to increase component orders for the iPhone 7 family of devices far in excess of original quantities.

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Apple's iPhone 7 camera tops competition despite smaller sensor in DxOMark review

Apple's iPhone 7 camera tops competition despite smaller sensor in DxOMark review

Imaging specialist DxO recently wrapped up its evaluation of Apple's iPhone 7, noting the new smartphone flagship raises an already high bar set by previous models thanks to Digital Cinema (DCI-P3) color gamut support, class-leading image stabilization, fast autofocus and other enhancements.

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