Logitech's Create Backlit Keyboard Case, made specifically for the smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro, leverages the tablet's Smart Connector port for both data and power, negating the need for a separate battery or pairing process with virtually no key lag.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Future hardware rumors were unusually diverse this week, possibly giving us a peek not just at future iPhones but things like the second-generation Apple Watch and mysterious new health gadgets.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Two high-level people at Apple — the chairman of Apple's board of directors, Arthur Levinson, and general counsel Bruce Sewell — recently unloaded a combined $10.1 million in Apple shares, according to required SEC filings.
Apple has silently added Australia's Stan to the list of services supported by universal search on the Apple TV, representing the first time the feature has gone beyond U.S.-based companies.
Real estate companies in the Pacific Northwest are allegedly "buzzing" that a large California business, presumably Apple, is eyeing Seattle for potential expansion.
Although Apple's 4.7-inch "iPhone 7" may replace a 3.5mm headphone jack with a second speaker grill, that grill may not actually have a speaker behind it, according to leaked schematics posted on Friday.
This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss the latest updates in "iPhone 7" rumors, rumored Apple Watch updates, and potential Apple Health hardware.
Foxconn continues to post disappointing earnings reports in 2016, with analysts pointing to the decrease in iPhone orders as the prime culprit — but the actual reason isn't clear, according to the company.
Coming in well ahead of its deadline, Ireland's An Bord Pleanála has approved plans to build the first stage of an Apple data center, which will include support buildings and one of eight eventual data halls.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Nearly two years after CVS became one of the first major retailers to actively block Apple Pay at its stores, the drugstore chain on Thursday rolled out "CVS Pay," a proprietary barcode-based mobile payments and rewards system.
The Iranian government is working to allow iPhone imports in a bid to stem a growing smuggling problem in the country, reports said on Thursday.
Apple has updated the Siri response database with some light-hearted remarks for users asking about the wildly popular Pokémon Go mobile game.
France's interior minister on Thursday announced plans to meet with a German counterpart and tackle the issue of encrypted messaging apps, which he argued are preventing intelligence agencies from fighting terrorism.
After months of speculation and delays, the Chinese anti-monopoly agency has approved the $3.8 billion merger between Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn and display technology company Sharp.
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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Logitech on Thursday announced the Pop Home Switch, a deliberately simple control for multiple home automation platforms, albeit with the exception of Apple's HomeKit.
A new Apple patent filing for an electrocardiogram device suitable for consumer use reinforces the company's continued moves into the healthcare monitoring business.
Apple managed to grow its iPhone sales in the U.S. and the big five European markets during the June quarter, in spite of a global decline in shipments, according to new research data.
A trio of new images claim to show Apple's next-generation iPhone in three different colors, including a dark shade of space black. In addition, photos of larger 5.5-inch models depict versions with and without a magnetic Smart Connector.
New photos of "iPhone 7" parts from different sources may back expectations about the phone's casing, as well as the absence of a physical button on the product, likely to ship next month.
Apple has hired on one of the co-founders of Flipboard, Evan Doll, as a director of health software engineering, a report observed on Thursday.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Samsung accused of poisoning over 200 workers, then withholding information on toxins it exposed them to
One of Apple's largest component suppliers, Samsung Electronics, is the subject of a new investigative report regarding its withholding of critical information about the toxic chemicals its employees were exposed to while working in the company's factories.
Apple has announced an August 16th grand opening date for its new retail store located within the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan.
Apple's ConnectED now serving iPads to more than 9,000 teachers, 32,000 students at 114 underserved schools
Apple announced today that its commitment to ConnectED has resulted in 32,145 students in underserved public schools gaining access to iPads for the 2016 school year, as well as Macs and iPads for more than 9,042 teachers.
Oops: Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors
Microsoft has demonstrated why the FBI's desire for "Golden Key" backdoors allowing "good guys" to bypass security is such a bad idea: it inadvertently released its own keys to Windows tablets, phones, HoloLens and other devices using UEFI Secure Boot.
Google on Wednesday released important updates to its Docs, Sheets, and Slides clients for iOS, finally giving iPad owners access to true multitasking with its productivity suite.
Judges cannot invoke "common sense" when considering the validity of a patent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on Wednesday, impacting a case pitting Arendi S.A.R.L. against Apple and Google.
Extending an interview series about the past, present and future of Apple, senior vice presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi talk about the company's initial failures, a harsh media spotlight, and how it shapes what consumers end up with.
Sheriff's deputies are still scouring San Jose for two suspects thought to have burglarized an Apple office in Cupertino, having already chased down and arrested a third suspect near a Starbucks, according to ongoing reports.
With the announcement of Apple's next-generation iPhone said to be less than a month away, suppliers are undoubtedly gearing up for a massive product launch, and new pictures claim to show the "A10" chip that could power the "iPhone 7."
India's finance minister has reportedly ratified a proposal that would allow single-brand retailers like Apple to be exempt for local sourcing rules for three years if they provide "cutting-edge" technology.
Although Apple is nearing the completion of a redesigned MacBook Pro, it probably won't make its appearance at an "iPhone 7" event expected on Sept. 7, a report said on Wednesday.
With a shift to highly precise metal injection molding-fabricated hinges probable in a new, thinner MacBook Pro, manufacturers that can generate the parts are greatly exceeding expectations.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday announced a $1 billion deal that buys a 33 percent share of BAMTech, a video streaming company whose technology will be used to launch an ESPN streaming service in the near future.
Rebuking overtures from Australia's big-three banks looking to break in on Apple Pay's success, Apple in a letter to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this week said requests for access to iPhone's digital wallet technology would fundamentally undermine the handset's security safeguards.
On August 11, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.57 per share, but investors must have had settled ownership of the company's stock on Monday August 8 in order to qualify. Apple will pay out $3.2 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter.
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Samsung Pay's legacy point-of-sale system compatibility mode may be insecure, as a token theft and remote use vulnerability was demonstrated by a security researcher at the Black Hat conference.
Apple on Tuesday began sales of refurbished 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, offering substantial discounts ahead of an anticipated fall refresh.
- Chrome 53 will begin phase-out of Adobe Flash, Google says
- South Korean company said to be working on 'Apple Car' battery tech
- Apple issues fifth developer betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, macOS Sierra [u]
- Apple fighting to stem fake Bitcoin apps on App Store
- Foxconn rumored to be examining glass phone enclosures for 2017 iPhone
- Apple's security measures in iOS detailed at Black Hat conference
- Decision on Apple's Irish data center plans expected by end of August
- Apple & TSMC working on 10nm 'A11' chips for 2017 devices - report
- Apple denies price fixing allegations in Russian mobile market
- Rumor: Apple working on entirely new, advanced health-tracking hardware for 2017 launch
- 'Stranger Things' poster created using Apple's iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
- Latest 'Pokemon Go' update brings safety warnings, returns battery saver mode
- Apple unveils streamlined iTunes Connect screenshot upload process
- AT&T to pay $7.75M for allowing phone bill 'cramming'
- Hyundai upgrades older Azera, Sonata & Veloster models with Apple CarPlay
- Inside iOS 10: Apple's Data Detectors offer quick details on music, movies, actors
- Hulu says it will kill off free tier, push free shows to partners like Yahoo
- New Google Photos ad riffs on struggles of 16GB iPhone users
- Russian government probes allegations of iPhone price fixing by resellers
- Apple Pay comes to Canadian vending machines through PayRange app
- iPhone screen supplier Japan Display seeking loans for shift to OLED
- Apple CEO Tim Cook says future products will be 'in every part of your life that we can'
- Apple's 'iPhone 7' again said to have pressure sensing haptic home button
Monday, August 08, 2016