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Snapchat joins Apple on Bluetooth consortium, plots wearable augmented reality hardware

09/05/2016, 02:09 pm

The latest member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is growing social media platform Snapchat, amidst rumors that the company is working on a wearable augmented reality device that will expand its presence into hardware.


Elgato soon to expand its HomeKit Eve peripheral line with motion sensor

09/05/2016, 09:09 am

Elgato appears to be growing its stable of home automation devices, with the the first HomeKit compatible motion sensor spotted, called the "Eve Motion."


Intel Kaby Lake CPUs suitable for MacBook Pro refresh said to be in manufacturers' hands

09/05/2016, 08:09 am

Supply chain reports sourced from laptop manufacturers claim that they are in receipt of laptop-class Kaby Lake processors earlier than expected -- with the new chip possibly suitable for a MacBook Pro refresh.


What to expect from today's Apple event: 'iPhone 7,' Apple Watch with GPS, more

09/04/2016, 12:09 pm

Today Apple will hold its now-annual September event where it is expected to unveil new products, most notably its next iPhone. Here everything insiders need to know about the highly anticipated announcements.


Inside the 2016 MacBook Pro -- CPU choices

09/03/2016, 01:09 pm

While no update is expected at the Sept. 7 Apple event, a long-awaited refresh of the MacBook Pro has two obvious main processor choices -- but what it has selected to use will dictate if the computer releases sooner, or later.


This week on AI: 'See you on Sept. 7,' Apple's $14.5B bill, detonating Note 7 & more

09/03/2016, 04:09 am

The "iPhone 7" unveiling date was finally made official by Apple this week, but talk persisted about 'exploding' Samsung phones, and an epic EU $14.5 billion tax edict that may have to be paid to a mostly unwilling Ireland.


Apple, others offer support in Microsoft fight to air government data requests

09/02/2016, 09:09 pm

Microsoft on Friday received the backing of Apple and other major technology, media and pharmaceutical companies in its legal fight to dislodge laws preventing it from informing customers of government requests for user data.


Apple posts promoted-only tweet teasing Sept. 7 event

09/02/2016, 07:09 pm

In what is thought to be the first public interaction to originate from Apple's official corporate Twitter account, the company on Friday posted a promoted-only tweet inviting users to tune in for next week's special event.


Assortment of Steve Jobs's personal property for sale by celebrity auction house

09/02/2016, 02:09 pm

An online auction has started containing a large amount of Apple founder Steve Jobs' personal effects, including a leather jacket worn in a famous picture taken underneath the IBM logo.


Latest Apple Campus 2 construction video highlights glass install, fuel cells

09/02/2016, 10:09 am

New aerial footage of Apple's Campus 2 shows the glass panel installation surrounding the main building near complete, and installation of more power stations across the facility.


Apple 'iPhone 7' manufacturing demands causing tight RAM supply, increased pricing

09/02/2016, 09:09 am

Global DRAM prices are continuing to climb on the strength of orders for the "iPhone 7" and demands from competitive China-based manufacturers, causing a ripple effect across the entire computing industry.


Irish cabinet votes to appeal EU's $14.5B tax penalty on Apple

09/02/2016, 09:09 am

Apple's appeal of the European Commission's $14.5 billion charge in back taxes will be aided by Ireland's cabinet, who voted on Friday to endorse the legal challenge.


Samsung issues global recall of Galaxy Note 7, replacement program announced

09/02/2016, 07:09 am

After a week of analysis of 35 dramatic battery failures, Samsung has issued a global recall for the Galaxy Note 7 "phablet" -- but the process will take some time, and how it will be executed is not known.


Apple activates official Twitter account ahead of Sept. 7 event

09/02/2016, 12:09 am

It seems Apple has finally decided to curate an official corporate presence on Twitter, as evidenced by the activation of a long-dormant verified account bearing the company's name on Friday.


Samsung says Apple's Supreme Court position could encourage abuse of patent system

09/01/2016, 03:09 pm

Preparing for its upcoming battle with Apple at the U.S. Supreme Court, Samsung this week submitted a written argument suggesting that Apple's position could open the door to deep abuses of the American patent system.


Misfit debuts Apple-exclusive Ray fitness tracker colors, new Shine 2 options

09/01/2016, 12:09 pm

Wearable device maker Misfit on Thursday unveiled new color options for its Shine 2 and Ray fitness trackers, the latter of which is slated to arrive at Apple's retail stores this fall in Apple-inspired colors.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 bursting battery shipment stop may escalate to a recall

09/01/2016, 12:09 pm

The hold on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipments because of quality issues that began on Wednesday may escalate to a wider consumer recall for the device, according to reports out of South Korea.


Apple CEO Tim Cook calls EU tax ruling 'total political crap,' cites potential anti-US sentiment

09/01/2016, 03:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook called the European Commission's recent ruling that left his company saddled with a 13 billion ($14.5 billion) tax bill "total political crap" in an interview published Thursday, suggesting Apple was targeted in the European Union probe.


Dropbox confirms exposure of 68M account credentials, says no evidence of improper access

08/31/2016, 08:08 pm

Dropbox has confirmed reports claiming a data breach in 2012 disclosed the credentials of more than 68 million accounts, but notes an internal investigation uncovered no indication of improper account access.


Samsung announces Gear S3 iOS-compatible smartwatches, one with LTE

08/31/2016, 04:08 pm

On Wednesday, Samsung updated its Tizen-based smartwatch offerings with the LTE-connected Gear S3 Frontier and wi-fi Gear S3 Classic, promisimg iOS compatibility for both at some point.