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Amazon launches Music Unlimited to challenge Spotify & Apple Music

10/12/2016, 09:10 am

Breaking out of the confines of its existing Prime Music service, Amazon on Wednesday launched Music Unlimited, directly targeted at the current leaders in on-demand streaming, Spotify and Apple Music.


Apple to open R&D center in Shenzhen in 2017, foster Chinese developer talent

10/12/2016, 01:10 am

Apple on Wednesday local China time announced plans to open a research and development center in the southern city of Shenzhen in 2017, further cementing relations with the important growth market.


Full transcript of Apple v. Samsung Supreme Court hearing illustrates case complexities

10/11/2016, 10:10 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday published a transcript of the day's initial oral hearing of the high-stakes patent battle between Apple and Samsung, highlighting the complexities that face justices on how to properly adjudicate the case.


Apple granted board seat at Didi Chuxing after $1B investment, report says

10/11/2016, 07:10 pm

According to a recently released regulatory filing, Apple received a seat on Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing's board of directors shortly after investing $1 billion in the company.


Apple patents method for embedding light sensors directly onto device displays

10/11/2016, 06:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for embedding light-sensing sensors directly into device displays, an important step in creating a full-screen iPhone without the trademark "chin and forehead" bezels.


Apple patents 'super resolution' multi-sensor cameras with cube prisms

10/11/2016, 06:10 am

Apple continues to win patents detailing advanced technology rumored to show up in next year's iPhone model, the most recent being a pair of inventions dealing with "super resolution" multi-sensor cameras.


Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 sales, tells users to stop using device

10/10/2016, 06:10 pm

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is in the throes of death. The Korean tech giant on Monday halted global sales of its latest phablet phone, issuing a statement telling owners to power down and stop using the handset as it could pose a safety hazard.


Samsung's cylindrical ArtPC Pulse computer apes design of Apple's Mac Pro

10/10/2016, 06:10 pm

Samsung, in conjunction with Harman Kardon, has quietly revealed the new cylindrical consumer-grade ArtPC Pulse line powered by the sixth generation Skylake processor, which has already begun to draw many comparisons to Apple's 2013 Mac Pro design.


More Galaxy Note 7 fires reported as cryptic communications from Samsung complicate exchange process

10/10/2016, 02:10 pm

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 situation continues to worsen, as two more replacement phones have lit on fire -- and communications from Samsung to afflicted customers trying to return their devices and the general public about the issue is compounding the problem.


Samsung suspends production of Galaxy Note 7, AT&T and T-Mobile stop offering replacements [u: Verizon, too]

10/09/2016, 10:10 pm

Following a recall and efforts to fix dangerous flaws with its flagship phablet Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is now said to have temporarily suspended production of the jumbo-sized handset entirely, while U.S. carriers AT&T and T-Mobile have announced they will no longer offer replacement units.


Two more Galaxy Note 7 phones catch fire, Samsung allegedly stonewalling users

10/09/2016, 03:10 pm

Another two of Galaxy Note 7 phones that were replaced under the recall have lit on fire, with a text inadvertently sent to one of the owners in the middle of support communication exchanges suggesting that Samsung is attempting to "slow down" user complaints about the phone.


This week on AI: 7.9" & 10.1" iPad Pro rumors, legal win over Samsung, Apple's cloud re-org & more

10/08/2016, 05:10 am

News continued to veer away from the iPhone this week, the big rumor being Apple's planned upgrades for the iPad Pro and iPad mini. The company also managed to restore a legal victory over Samsung, and appears poised to unite its scattered internet teams.


AT&T might halt Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sales due to safety risks, other carriers offer swaps

10/07/2016, 10:10 pm

Two days after a smoldering Samsung device caused the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines plane, executives at U.S. cellular carrier AT&T are reportedly considering stopping all Galaxy Note 7 sales and replacements citing safety concerns.


Apple to expand iOS Developer Academy in Italy, partner with five universities

10/07/2016, 05:10 pm

During an informal commencement address at Apple's first European iOS Developer Academy in Italy, VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson announced an upcoming expansion to the program that will serve 800 students next year.


Latest Alton Brown cookbook features food photos shot entirely on Apple's iPhone 6s Plus

10/07/2016, 02:10 pm

Celebrity chef, food scientist, and Food Network star Alton Brown exclusively utilized an iPhone 6s Plus for the photography in his most recent cookbook "Everyday Food."


French company sues Apple over incomplete HTML5 support on iOS, macOS Safari

10/07/2016, 11:10 am

A development company is taking advantage of a French law, and is suing Apple over incomplete implementation of the HTML 5 specification in the iOS version of Safari.


Developer Feral Interactive dishes on Apple Metal graphics pros and cons

10/07/2016, 10:10 am

While Metal may be the future of Apple's graphics APIs, third-party developers and developers are seeing both advantages and disadvantages to the technology, as detailed by the developer of "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided."


Samsung's chip & display businesses rescue profits in wake of exploding Note 7 recall

10/07/2016, 09:10 am

Samsung Electronics' estimated operating profits grew 5.6 percent in the third quarter in spite of its massive Galaxy Note 7 recall, buoyed by increased chip and display sales.


AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone 7 vs. Google Pixel, Mac updates, 5 years since Steve Jobs

10/07/2016, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger tells Victor Marks about the sale of Viv (made by the founders of Siri) to Samsung, Google Pixel's shortcomings, the difficulty of evaluating a camera, and what's happened in the five years since Steve Jobs passed away.


Yahoo email surveillance linked to court order, Apple denies any similar requests

10/06/2016, 03:10 pm

Yahoo's tool to scan the contents of customer emails came as a result of a U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order last year, and was created by adapting otherwise benign software, a report indicated on Thursday.