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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nancy Pelosi expresses disappointment over Tim Cook's GOP fundraiser

Nancy Pelosi expresses disappointment over Tim Cook's GOP fundraiser

Engaging in a bit of political posturing this week, U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi offered a — surprisingly condescending — takedown of Apple CEO Tim Cook's fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican candidates.

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Apple uses platform dominance to 'lock out' competition, says Elizabeth Warren

Apple uses platform dominance to 'lock out' competition, says Elizabeth Warren

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren turned a critical eye to Silicon Valley in a keynote speech delivered at New America's Open Markets Program on Wednesday, saying industry leaders Apple, Amazon and Google use their respective platforms to the detriment of smaller, less powerful competitors.

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FeatureHillary Clinton's tech platform backs Apple positions on encryption, privacy, innovation, patents, education

Hillary Clinton's tech platform backs Apple positions on encryption, privacy, innovation, patents, education

A new position paper outlining U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's "Initiative on Technology & Innovation" broadly addresses a wide range of subjects, but in particular aligns with Apple's position on encryption and privacy championed by its chief executive, Tim Cook.

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Sioeye iPhone-connected sports camera streams live via LTE, includes 5GB free with T-Mobile

Sioeye iPhone-connected sports camera streams live via LTE, includes 5GB free with T-Mobile

Startup camera maker Sioeye on Wednesday announced its Iris4G LTE iOS-connected action camera now offers data plans with U.S. carrier T-Mobile, including a starter package with 5 gigabytes of free bandwidth to begin live streaming on the go.

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New photos show possible Lightning-equipped EarPods for Apple's 'iPhone 7'

New photos show possible Lightning-equipped EarPods for Apple's 'iPhone 7'

A pair of photos published on Wednesday show what are claimed to be Lightning-ready versions of the EarPods bundled with iPhones, presumably intended for Apple's "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus."

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Porsche expands Apple CarPlay support with 2017 Panamera

Porsche expands Apple CarPlay support with 2017 Panamera

Porsche has announced that its upcoming four-door sedan, the 2017 Panamera, will support Apple's CarPlay technology when the vehicle launches in the U.S. in January.

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Cirrus Logic unveils Apple-authorized Lightning headphone development kit

Cirrus Logic unveils Apple-authorized Lightning headphone development kit

With rumors strongly suggesting Apple's next-generation iPhone will lack a traditional headphone jack, supplier Cirrus Logic this week announced the release of a new development kit that will enable companies to make Made for iPhone-certified Lightning headphones.

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Apple issues fourth beta of iOS 9.3.3 as developers await iOS 10 beta 2

Apple issues fourth beta of iOS 9.3.3 as developers await iOS 10 beta 2

Both registered developers and public testers can now access the fourth beta of iOS 9.3.3, a minor forthcoming security and maintenance update for iPhone and iPad. New betas are also available for tvOS 9.2.2 and OS X 10.11.6.

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VideoVideo: See the Apple Watch's new side button app dock in watchOS 3

Video: See the Apple Watch's new side button app dock in watchOS 3

Launching and switching between Apple Watch apps will become easier than ever with watchOS 3, thanks to the new app dock accessed via the side button. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how the new Apple Watch app dock will work.

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Users upset by Evernote price hikes & two-device limit for free Basic customers

Users upset by Evernote price hikes & two-device limit for free Basic customers

Changes to Evernote's note-taking service raised a storm of controversy on Twitter on Wednesday, as the company is trying to shift users away from the free Basic tier while generating more revenue from paid subscribers.

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Giveaway: Win a Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (16-zone, Gen 2)

Giveaway: Win a Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (16-zone, Gen 2)

Rachio is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers a chance to win one of two 16-zone Smart Sprinkler Controllers valued at $249 each.

Samsung projected to ship 40M OLED panels to Apple ahead of rumored 2017 all-glass iPhone

Samsung projected to ship 40M OLED panels to Apple ahead of rumored 2017 all-glass iPhone

As the world's largest supplier of OLED displays, Samsung is expected to play a key role in Apple's rumored 2017 iPhone redesign, shipping an estimated 40 million panels to the company next year, according to new research.

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Deals: 13" MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 8GB, 128GB) for $800; 12" MacBook (2015) for $964; 30% off at Case-Mate

Deals: 13

With the holiday weekend approaching, deals on MacBooks and accessories are ramping up. Snap up a 13" MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM for $799.99 or opt for a 2015 12" MacBook, which is $335 off with a free 3-piece accessory bundle. Need a case or screen protector? Case-Mate is taking 30% off the entire store.

Apple supplier Flexium expects sales rebound in July, likely tied to 'iPhone 7'

Apple supplier Flexium expects sales rebound in July, likely tied to 'iPhone 7'

An Apple flexible circuit board supplier, Flexium, is anticipating a sales rebound in July, supporting the notion that "iPhone 7" manufacturing is underway and that Apple is at least doing a significant ramp-up for launch.

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FeatureOn its 9th birthday, Apple's iPhone finds itself at a crossroads

On its 9th birthday, Apple's iPhone finds itself at a crossroads

No, the sky is not falling — Apple will be fine. But as the company's cash cow comes off of its first-ever declining sales, the multi-billion-dollar question for the iPhone is: What can (or should) Apple do to return the iconic product to growth?

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Apple's 'iPhone 7' again rumored to feature 'Force Touch ID' home button

Apple's 'iPhone 7' again rumored to feature 'Force Touch ID' home button

Rumors surrounding Apple's "iPhone 7" are flying in fast and furious as September quickly approaches, with a report on Tuesday claiming the next-generation handset will replace the mechanical home button with a capacitive Force Touch version.

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Apple Music banks on content creation to win artist exclusives

Apple Music banks on content creation to win artist exclusives

Operating in the background of the music industry's slow pivot to streaming distribution, Apple is quietly financing music videos, documentaries and other unique opportunities in hopes of scoring fresh exclusives for Apple Music.

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FeatureiOS 10 cracks open Apple's Siri voice assistance to third party apps

iOS 10 cracks open Apple's Siri voice assistance to third party apps

Two years ago, Apple introduced App Extensions to enable third party developers to add system-wide features using a secure new architecture. This year, iOS 10 brings App Extensions to Siri, enabling developers to teach Siri how to expand its capabilities.

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Apple expands iPhone "Trade Up" program to cover carrier fees, lowers maximum handset value

Apple expands iPhone

Apple on Tuesday quietly updated its "Trade Up with Installments" webpage to reflect program changes that lower the cap on maximum trade-in value, but expand credit options to cover monthly carrier fees.

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Apple retail employees invited to evaluate watchOS 3 wheelchair activity tracking

Apple retail employees invited to evaluate watchOS 3 wheelchair activity tracking

In efforts to improve watchOS 3 prior to release this fall, Apple has invited retail store employees to test a new activity tracking feature specifically designed to improve the Apple Watch experience for users in wheelchairs.

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Florida man sues Apple for over $10B, claiming violation of 1992 'reading device' concept

Florida man sues Apple for over $10B, claiming violation of 1992 'reading device' concept

A new lawsuit is reportedly asking for over $10 billion in damages from Apple, on the basis that the company is infringing on an "Electronic Reading Device" concept invented over 20 years ago.

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FeatureInside tvOS 10: New Apple TV Remote app for iPhone replaces your Siri Remote

Inside tvOS 10: New Apple TV Remote app for iPhone replaces your Siri Remote

Alongside the forthcoming tvOS 10 update for the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple will also be releasing an all-new Remote app for iOS that will replicate the functionality of the Siri Remote in almost every way.

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Alleged 'iPhone 7' chassis shows symmetrical speakers, lacks 3.5mm headphone jack

Alleged 'iPhone 7' chassis shows symmetrical speakers, lacks 3.5mm headphone jack

Yet another leaked "iPhone 7" part suggests that Apple will use the space previously occupied by the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack to feature a symmetrical speaker design at the bottom of the device.

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Supplier ASE says Apple 'conservative' on orders ahead of expected 'iPhone 7' launch

Supplier ASE says Apple 'conservative' on orders ahead of expected 'iPhone 7' launch

Apple has been a "little more conservative" when placing supplier orders in 2016, the COO of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering revealed on Tuesday.

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ReviewReview: Rachio's iPhone-connected Smart Sprinkler Controller is efficient, easy to use

Review: Rachio's iPhone-connected Smart Sprinkler Controller is efficient, easy to use

With summer in full swing, scorching temperatures can wreak havoc on even the greenest of lawns. Rachio's second generation Smart Sprinkler Controller is designed to save you time and money by automating your existing sprinkler system with support for up to 16 zones.

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New Apple patent backs company's interest in micro-LED for future devices

New Apple patent backs company's interest in micro-LED for future devices

An Apple patent application published on Tuesday backs the company's apparent interest in using micro-LED technology in future products, one possibility being the Apple Watch.

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Apple's iPhone install base features growing 'powder keg' ripe for upgrades, Cowen says

Apple's iPhone install base features growing 'powder keg' ripe for upgrades, Cowen says

As Apple's iPhone install base continues to grow, so too do the number of customers who are likely to upgrade to a new handset, representing what one investment firm has dubbed a "powder keg" that could propel shares of AAPL higher.

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New Chinese rules say Apple's App Store must track identities of users, developers

New Chinese rules say Apple's App Store must track identities of users, developers

Under new Chinese regulations, Apple will have to track the identities of App Store users while flagging anything that might violate the country's censorship laws, according to a Tuesday report.

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Apple under investigation by South Korean anti-competition body

Apple under investigation by South Korean anti-competition body

A South Korean government body is investigating Apple over "some matters" pertaining to the company's dealings there, a report said Tuesday local time without revealing the nature of the probe.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Apple to reveal fiscal Q3 2016 earnings on July 26

Apple to reveal fiscal Q3 2016 earnings on July 26

Apple on Monday announced plans to release a quarterly earnings report for the third fiscal quarter of 2016 on July 26, which is to be detailed in a following investors conference call.

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FeatureSafari 10 brings fast, native App Extensions to the macOS browser, web content

Safari 10 brings fast, native App Extensions to the macOS browser, web content

Building on work completed last year to enable Web Content Blockers, Apple's new Safari 10 enables a wide range of native code App Extensions that users can automatically obtain and update through the Mac App Store, contributing to faster performance, enhanced security and better reliability.

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Google may release self-designed smartphone by end of 2016 - report

Google may release self-designed smartphone by end of 2016 - report

Google is reportedly working on a new self-branded phone over which it will exert more design, software, and manufacturing control, putting the company in more direct competition with Apple's iPhone.

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Facebook launches custom-curated event picks to improve recommendations

Facebook launches custom-curated event picks to improve recommendations

On Monday a newly-formed team at Facebook began curating lists of "featured" events, in a bid to provide better recommendations for people looking for activities around town.

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Deals: $100-$290 off 13" and 15" MacBook Pros; $185-$350 off 2015 12" MacBooks

Deals: $100-$290 off 13

The last week in June sees dramatic price reductions on 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with instant discounts, free gift offers and coupon savings of up to $250 off MSRP. Early 2015 12-inch MacBooks are also $185-$350 off at authorized resellers — all with free shipping and no sales tax in at least 46 states.

Dreezy's debut full-length to launch as one-week Apple Music exclusive

Dreezy's debut full-length to launch as one-week Apple Music exclusive

The first full-length album by up-and-coming rapper Dreezy, No Hard Feelings, will launch as a temporary Apple Music exclusive on July 15, according to Interscope Records.

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Twitter photo stickers coming soon to iOS app

Twitter photo stickers coming soon to iOS app

Twitter on Monday announced plans to launch stickers in its mobile apps, letting users customize their uploaded images with premade graphics.

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French talk show resorts to iPhones to continue shooting after power outage

French talk show resorts to iPhones to continue shooting after power outage

Following a sudden power outage in the studio, part of the Saturday episode of a popular French talk show was reportedly shot on Apple's iPhone.

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Rumor: Apple's space gray 'iPhone 7' will be a 'much darker color'

Rumor: Apple's space gray 'iPhone 7' will be a 'much darker color'

Apple's space gray color option for iPhones could return to a darker shade, closer to black with the upcoming "iPhone 7," according to a new report.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Apple hands out rainbow Apple Watch bands to commemorate LGBT Pride

Apple hands out rainbow Apple Watch bands to commemorate LGBT Pride

In celebration of this year's LGBTQ Pride festivities, and the 30th anniversary of its own corporate Pride association, Apple this weekend passed out special rainbow colored Apple Watch bands to employees and published a selection of related iTunes content.

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