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Facebook launches custom-curated event picks to improve recommendations

06/27/2016, 03:06 pm

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.


Apple hands out rainbow Apple Watch bands to commemorate LGBT Pride

06/26/2016, 07:06 pm

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.


How the AppleInsider podcast is recorded and edited

06/26/2016, 05:06 pm

As the AppleInsider podcast approaches 75 episodes, one of the most common questions we receive is how the show itself is produced. Our host Victor Marks offers a rundown of his process, including the hardware and software used to bring the weekly news program to life.


Review: DJI's Phantom 4 sets new standard for affordable drones

06/25/2016, 07:06 am

Right out of the box, you can tell that DJI's Phantom 4 is a complete reimagining of the entry-level lineup. From the sleek chassis to advanced automated controls, DJI has set a new standard, leaving competitors and its own legacy models in the dust.


This week on AI: 'iPhone 7' holds back, 2017 Apple Watch plans, Thunderbolt Display gone & more

06/25/2016, 04:06 am

With WWDC wrapped up for another year, attention turned back to future product rumors -- and for once, the iPhone 7 didn't dominate the discussion.


Apple's FaceTime subject of renewed VoIP patent infringement lawsuit

06/24/2016, 10:06 pm

Apple on Friday was slapped with yet another patent lawsuit leveled by a non-practicing entity, this time a renewed complaint dealing with VoIP technologies targeting FaceTime video and audio software.


Apple's Campus 2 to use updated Bloom Energy fuel cells first deployed at NC data center

06/24/2016, 08:06 pm

As part of efforts to generate clean energy at its Campus 2 headquarters, Apple is investing in an array of environmentally friendly fuel cells installed by Bloom Energy, the same manufacturer that supplied units for the company's Maiden, N.C., data center.


Apple's iTunes, App Store, iBooks Store suffer unscheduled downtime [ux2]

06/24/2016, 06:06 pm

Customers looking to purchase apps, music or e-books through found themselves out of luck on Friday as a handful of Apple's internet services were hit by an hours-long outage, the third such downtime to hit Apple's services this month.


Netflix working on offline viewing, could arrive by end of 2016 - report

06/24/2016, 10:06 am

Netflix is developing a long-awaited option to download some content for offline viewing, according to an executive described as an industry insider.


AppleInsider podcast shares hands-on impressions of iOS 10, watchOS 3

06/24/2016, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast Neil and Victor to talk about his experiences with beta iOS 10 and watchOS 3 features. They also wrap up all the current iPhone rumors.


Apple to open fifth Hong Kong store on June 30 as Chinese expansion continues

06/23/2016, 11:06 am

Apple's will debut its fifth store in Hong Kong on June 30, reflecting the importance of both the city and the Chinese market in general.


Apple designer Jony Ive receives honorary doctorate from University of Oxford

06/23/2016, 09:06 am

Apple's chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, was one of nine "distinguished" people to receive an honorary doctorate on Wednesday from the University of Oxford.


Apple invents stylus with touch-sensitive body, ambidextrous 'Reachability' UI for iOS

06/23/2016, 05:06 am

A pair of Apple patent applications published Thursday indicate research into alternative input methods for iOS, namely a touch sensitive stylus and a device capable of customizing a user interface based on whether a user is holding it in their left or right hand.


Ex-Apple employees aim to revolutionize open-source network standards

06/22/2016, 04:06 pm

A team of ex-Apple employees, led by former global data center network manager Jason Forrester, are aiming to overturn the ancient regime of proprietary standards for basic switches and routers and replace it with truly open-source standards that any user can customize.


Amazon launches thinner, lighter $80 Kindle e-reader with double storage

06/22/2016, 12:06 pm

Amazon on Wednesday announced its latest entry-level black-and-white Kindle reader priced at $79.99, featuring a more rounded design than previous models, for easy holding in one hand or at any angle.


New FAA drone rules open up US skies to limited commercial flights

06/21/2016, 03:06 pm

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday released new drone regulations that will allow limited commercial, research, and rescue flights, among other purposes.


Apple issues third developer & public betas of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6, tvOS 9.2.2

06/21/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated both its ongoing developer and public betas, with the release of new builds of OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3, and tvOS 9.2.2 [updated].


Twitter, Vine expand video limit to 140 seconds

06/21/2016, 12:06 pm

The duration of videos posted to Twitter has been expanded from a 30 second limit to 140 seconds --matching the numerical 140 character limit for text posts.


Apple opens registrations for children's Apple Camps at US retail stores

06/21/2016, 11:06 am

Apple on Tuesday began taking reservations for its annual summer "Apple Camps," which invite children aged 8 to 12 to participate in workshops at the company's retail stores, where they're exposed to Apple products while learning various high-tech skills.


Browser-based Apple Pay predicted to chip away at PayPal's dominance with both consumers & merchants

06/21/2016, 10:06 am

Convenience and brand recognition should help Apple Pay on the web pose a serious threat to PayPal right out of the gate, a new analysis predicts, forecasting that Apple's new browser-based payment service will see a major overlap with PayPal acceptance when it launches this fall.