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Apple issues fifth betas of iOS 10.1 with iPhone 7 Plus Portrait photos, macOS 10.12.1

10/19/2016, 01:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out new fifth beta releases of both iOS 10.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.1, as the company is expected to launch Portrait photo mode for the iPhone 7 Plus, as well as newly redesigned MacBook Pros, in just a matter of days.


Apple partners with home builders to accelerate HomeKit use

10/19/2016, 09:10 am

Looking to speed up adoption, Apple is partnering with various U.S. home builders to get HomeKit-ready technology installed in some homes from the start, a report said on Wednesday.


Rumors of Apple team-up with e-ink keyboard maker appear to spring from single, questionable source

10/19/2016, 09:10 am

Rumors have been flying that Apple is considering teaming up with a company building customizable keyboards with individual E-ink keys, but the claims, including alleged "confirmations," appear to spring from a single report that may be little more than self-promotion of an upcoming product.


Amazon Channels may beat Apple to offering cable-like experience

10/18/2016, 06:10 pm

Amazon's Channels program -- which allows Prime subscribers to sign up for otherwise separate video services through a single platform -- is proving surprisingly popular with streaming partners, and could evolve into a live TV service before Apple reaches that point, a report hinted on Tuesday.


Patriots head coach punting Microsoft Surface from sidelines, going back to binders

10/18/2016, 04:10 pm

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has given up on the Microsoft Surface for game planning, and has emphasized the point with a five-minute diatribe on the failings of the NFL-mandated device and associated IT nightmares.


Apple Pay on the Web payments added to QuickBooks Online service

10/18/2016, 12:10 pm

Intuit's financial management package QuickBooks Online Apple Pay feature has been activated, and will be enabled automatically for future invoices by registered users.


Samsung sets up Note 7 exchange booths at airports around the world

10/18/2016, 11:10 am

Samsung is now running exchange stations at airports around the world, hoping to catch any lingering Galaxy Note 7 owners before they get onboard a plane with the phone -- something that's now prohibited or outright illegal in some instances.


Tim Cook included in early list of potential VP candidates for Clinton campaign

10/18/2016, 10:10 am

In one of the WikiLeaks-published Podesta emails allegedly detailing the inner workings of of the Hillary Clinton election campaign, Apple CEO Tim Cook was mentioned as an early possibility for Vice President and was included in a list with Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Michael Bloomberg.


Misfit launches Phase Hybrid smartwatch, with some Apple Watch-like connectivity

10/18/2016, 09:10 am

Misfit is advancing its wearables line to compete with the Apple Watch, and has introduced the new Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch using a small color display and watch hand position to alert the user.


Angela Ahrendts interview addresses Apple retail refurb, town square concept successes

10/18/2016, 08:10 am

Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail Angela Ahrendts launched the 2016 Most Powerful Women Summit on Monday, and talked about her path leading to Apple, initial reluctance to take the job, and successes in tailoring the Apple Store experience for customers.


More reports circulate suggesting a late-October MacBook Pro, MacBook Air refresh

10/17/2016, 09:10 pm

According to "reliable sources," Apple will announce the MacBook Pro (Late 2016) model in the next few days, shipping it and a new MacBook Air before the end of October.


Apple hires Carnegie Mellon AI researcher to work on its own AI tech

10/17/2016, 03:10 pm

A well-known AI researcher, Russ Salakhutdinov of Carnegie Melon University, is joining Apple to direct some of the company's own efforts in the field.


Apple employee labor law violation class action suit starts Tuesday in CA

10/17/2016, 03:10 pm

A class action suit filed by current and former Apple employees over nine years -- numbering over 20,000 class members -- starts on Tuesday.


Apple moves $9B worth of iTunes intellectual property to Ireland

10/17/2016, 12:10 pm

Apple continues to expand its operations in Ireland, despite ongoing criticism of its presence there for tax purposes, with the company's international iTunes business now setting up shop in the town of Holyhill.


Apple's new Japan R&D center to build 'very different' artificial intelligence tech, Tim Cook says

10/17/2016, 08:10 am

Apple's investments in Siri and artificial intelligence will grow in the coming months, Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed in a new interview, disclosing that his company's Yokohama, Japan, facility will boast "deep engineering" for machine learning.


This week on AI: Apple at the Supreme Court, Australian photo scandal, new R&D centers & more

10/15/2016, 04:10 am

Product rumors took a backseat to the here-and-now this week, as Apple found itself on the defensive at the U.S. Supreme Court, announced plans for new international research and development centers, and coped with the aftermath of a lewd photo scandal in Australia.


US government bans defunct Galaxy Note 7 from all flights citing fire threat

10/14/2016, 05:10 pm

On Friday several U.S. safety agencies banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from flights, all but killing the usefulness of the smartphone for the few people willing to hold onto it in spite of fire risks.


Macy's opens Apple store-within-a-store in New York

10/14/2016, 05:10 pm

As scheduled, Apple's store-within-a-store at the Macy's Herald Square flagship location in New York opened for business on Friday, granting customers access to a selection of tech giant's most popular products.


Samsung now projects $5.3B hit on profits from Note 7 fires

10/14/2016, 11:10 am

As a result of having to recall and eventually kill off the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung on Friday predicted a further $3 billion reduction in operating profits through March 2017, beyond the $2.3 billion it already announced.


Tim Cook meets with Japan's prime minister, says Apple Yokohama R&D center to be completed in December

10/14/2016, 10:10 am

As part of this week's tour across Asia, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, and revealed details about a new research and development center set to open there soon.