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Plastc goes the way of Coin as Apple Pay takes the lead in digital payments

04/20/2017, 11:53:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

The digital wallet race just lost another contestant, with Plastc Card entering bankruptcy and announcing to investors that it will shut down without ever delivering the digital payment card. Plastc joins Coin--which threw in the towel in February--in the electronic money pit that Apple has avoided with Apple Pay.

Google may build native ad-blocking into mobile & desktop versions of Chrome

04/20/2017, 11:13:02 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Despite the company's own dependence on ads, Google is reportedly planning to build a native ad-blocker into the mobile and desktop versions of its Chrome browser -- presumably including Apple's iOS and macOS.

Apple Music & iCloud users receive unexpected subscription discontinuation alerts

04/19/2017, 09:23:07 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

A number of Apple Music and iCloud users reported sudden problems with their subscriptions on Wednesday, including cancellations, or an inability to change plans.

Pandora Premium drops invite system, launches wide with iOS & CarPlay support

04/18/2017, 02:23:52 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Pandora Premium -- Pandora's on-demand music service, challenging Spotify and Apple Music -- moved out of an invite-only phase on Tuesday, launching for the general public including support for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and CarPlay.

One Apple GPU, one giant leap in graphics for iPhone 8

04/17/2017, 02:49:49 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple is building its own GPU architecture, but why? Rather than being motivated by simple cost savings, evidence points to the timing of a significant technical leap forward that could be as big of an advance as iOS was ten years ago.

Hulu's live TV service may cost $40 per month, with full cloud DVR functions extra

04/13/2017, 03:17:55 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Hulu's incoming live TV service is rumored start at $39.99 per month, but cord-cutters wanting access to all features including a fully-functional cloud DVR will probably have to pay extra.

Motorola Solutions to equip Victoria Police with 10K iPhones, iPads in A$50M deal

04/13/2017, 01:38:22 PM, Posted By Malcolm Owen

Motorola Solutions has signed a deal with the police in Victoria, Australia, which will provide 10,000 frontline officers with access to iPhones and iPads, in order to provide real-time information to officers and help improve their productivity.

Apple rebrands iTunes Podcasts as 'Apple Podcasts' ahead of planned changes

04/13/2017, 12:23:36 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple on Thursday rechristened iTunes Podcasts under a new label, "Apple Podcasts," likely setting the stage for planned evolutions of the company's podcasting support.

Starbucks offers $5 to customers sending gifts via iMessage app

04/11/2017, 04:31:31 PM, Posted By Malcolm Owen

Starbucks has launched a promotion to try and encourage its customers in the United States to use its new iMessage app, with the coffee chain providing app users who send a digital gift card to their friends with a free $5 gift card of their own.

This week on AI: New Mac Pros and iMacs, Apple building its own GPUs & more

04/08/2017, 01:41:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple paid rare attention to its pro customers this week, teasing a redesigned Mac Pro along with catered iMacs. Behind-the-scenes dealings also made headlines, particularly news that Apple will developing its own GPUs.

Facebook's new M assistant merges Apple's data detectors & rumored Siri Messages enhancements

04/07/2017, 11:30:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Taking it out of a year-long test phase, Facebook on Friday launched "M," a new AI assistant integrated into Messenger that bears some similarity to Apple's data detectors, as well as rumored Siri integration into Messages for "iOS 11."

Canonical kills its Ubuntu smartphone, tablet, convergence plans

04/06/2017, 03:24:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Canonical, the software support company that maintains Ubuntu Linux, has announced it is throwing in the towel on Ubuntu phones and tablets and ending work on Unity8--a concept it had hoped would create a "convergence" experience to enable its smartphones to act as a PC or smart TV.

Researcher calls Samsung's Tizen OS "the worst code I've ever seen"

04/05/2017, 09:05:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Samsung's Tizen operating system is a mess of zero-day exploitable security flaws, broken encryption privacy issues and amateur-level coding mistakes, according to the findings of a security researcher participating in Kaspersky Lab's Security Analyst Summit.

Microsoft's new iOS 10 iMessage App "Who's In" lets groups collaborate on plans

04/05/2017, 06:18:57 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft is expanding its presence on Apple's iOS 10 messaging platform with a new iMessage App designed to allow groups to search for movies, food, events and other entertainment options and vote on what to do.

AT&T bundles free HBO subscription with Unlimited Plus cellular plan

04/05/2017, 02:21:07 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Beginning on Thursday, AT&T will include a free HBO subscription as a perk of its high-cost Unlimited Plus plan, intensifying recent competition among U.S. cellular carriers.

Scania brings Apple's CarPlay to semi trucks for first time

04/05/2017, 09:52:28 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

A Swedish manufacturer, Scania, on Wednesday announced plans to build CarPlay into some of it heavy trucks, marking perhaps the first time Apple's platform has been integrated into non-consumer vehicles.

Why Apple's new GPU efforts are a major disruptive threat to Nvidia

04/04/2017, 07:35:04 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's plan to decisively migrate iOS to its own internally-developed GPU within the next two years obviously shocked Imagination Technologies, its current supplier of PowerVR graphics technology. It should also rattle Nvidia. Here's why.

As Apple's GPU plans go public, Imagination fears becoming a tech orphan

04/03/2017, 11:06:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Ten years after Apple effectively created a viable, high-end mobile graphics business for Imagination Technologies--and a year after the iPhone maker publicly declined to acquire the company--the British graphics technology firm now appears to be in full panic mode that its mobile technology may end up abandoned like MIPS, PowerPC, Nvidia's Tegra and Texas Instrument's OMAP.

Apple ditching Imagination Technologies GPU technology, moving design in-house

04/03/2017, 09:42:00 AM, Posted By Malcolm Owen

Apple is pulling out of a partnership with Imagination Technologies, the British company behind the graphics technology used in iOS devices, with Apple's decision to stop using Imagination's intellectual property within two years prompting the UK firm's shares to plunge in value by more than 60 percent.

Apple considering selling 'premium' TV bundle with HBO, Starz & Showtime - report

04/02/2017, 11:02:01 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Taking an alternate approach to entering pay TV, Apple is reportedly proposing a bundle of three "premium" channels -- namely HBO, Showtime, and Starz.

iLuv's Rainbow8 is a decent Wi-Fi smartbulb for Apple's HomeKit, but not much more

04/01/2017, 03:15:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

On its own iLuv's new Rainbow8 does what a HomeKit bulb needs to, and should satisfy most people. A poor app and a lack of IFTTT or Alexa integration, however, may mean there are better choices.

This week on AI: Apple Car plans, AR glasses move ahead, iOS 10.3 & more

04/01/2017, 01:10:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

While the arrival of iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, and the new "budget" iPad likely grabbed the most attention this week, we also saw teases of AR glasses, car plans, and some of the display technology that might come to the "iPhone 8" and "7s."

It's World Backup Day! Here are the best iCloud alternatives for backing up your Mac

03/31/2017, 06:15:00 PM, Posted By Christine McKee

In honor of World Backup Day, we're rounding up the best backup alternatives to Apple's iCloud service to keep your data safe and secure.

Apple Pay launches in Taiwan with support for 7 banks

03/28/2017, 08:53:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple introduced Apple Pay to Taiwan on Wednesday local time with support for seven banks in the region, bringing the touchless payments system to its 15th market.

How to identify all the 32-bit apps installed on your iPhone running iOS 10.3

03/28/2017, 02:40:00 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

The day is rapidly approaching where Apple will just disallow 32-bit apps from running on iOS, maybe as soon as iOS 11. AppleInsider shows you how to identify which apps installed on your iPhone are 32-bit -- and points out some problems that Apple needs to rectify before that day comes.