Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated March 30th
 

Topic: General

Apple & others back Google in opposing FBI warrant for overseas emails

03/14/2017, 11:03 am

Apple has reportedly joined Amazon, Cisco, and Microsoft in signing an amicus brief in support of Google, which a Pennsylvania court recently ordered to hand over emails from foreign servers in compliance with an FBI warrant.

14 comments

LG UltraFine 5K disconnect saga seemingly over, third parties used to retrofit RF shielding

03/14/2017, 09:03 am

Continued testing of the LG UltraFine 5K displays has discovered that while the new monitors are very slightly sensitive to high-powered RF emissions like from a very close cell tower or military radar like any monitor, the interference problems are rectified, with older monitors retrofitted by authorized third parties even less sensitive to the same emissions.

18 comments

Snap poaches Apple News media manager to work on Discover section

03/14/2017, 12:03 am

Snap, formerly known as Snapchat, recently hired Donna Ogier away from Apple to work on Discover, the money making app section dedicated to news and entertainment content.

8 comments

Apple snubs Nokia's Withings on new HomeKit accessories webpage

03/13/2017, 08:03 pm

Apple recently revamped its online list of HomeKit-compatible products to include status updates on upcoming products. While the catalog includes products from a number of manufacturers, it fails to mention a security camera from major brand Nokia's Withings subsidiary.

18 comments

Nintendo Switch exploit discovered, leverages old iOS WebKit jailbreak method

03/13/2017, 10:03 am

Hackers have worked out a way to "jailbreak" the Nintendo Switch by attacking the game console's web browser, a technique that reused a vulnerability discovered in early 2016 commonly used to jailbreak iPhones running iOS 9.3.

4 comments

Intel buying Mobileye for $15.3B to expand further into self-driving technology

03/13/2017, 09:03 am

In the largest purchase of an Israeli tech company ever, Apple chip partner Intel will dole out $15.3 billion for Mobileye, a company known for anti-collision, driver assistance, and autonomous driving solutions.

23 comments

This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' delays, the CIA's iOS hacking tools, Apple fights 'right to repair' & more

03/11/2017, 02:03 am

Though "iPhone 8" is still months away from an expected debut, two reports hinted that the device could miss a September launch window -- and might not even be the device people are predicting. Apple, meanwhile, tried to assure people that many exploits gathered by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, uncovered by WikiLeaks, have already been fixed.

0 comments

WeberHaus will offer HomeKit-enabled smart homes in Europe this year

03/10/2017, 02:03 pm

Apple's smart home connectivity platform will be offered to more buyers of new homes in Europe, as pre-fabricated house builder WeberHaus has confirmed its home control systems will include support for HomeKit, starting later this year.

5 comments

Apple retains top spot on Laptop's tech support rankings for third year straight

03/10/2017, 11:03 am

For a third consecutive year, tech publication Laptop has once again awarded the best score in its Tech Support Showdown to Apple, commending its support via phone calls, online chat, and social media accounts.

14 comments

Japan's national security could block Apple suppliers Foxconn & TSMC from Toshiba memory stake

03/10/2017, 09:03 am

The Japanese government is preparing to vet the security of potential bidders for a majority stake in Toshiba's memory business -- something that could give U.S. companies an edge, but stop Apple suppliers Foxconn and TSMC, a report said on Friday.

4 comments

Apple lobbies against 'right to repair' proposal in Nebraska

03/09/2017, 09:03 pm

As reported earlier this year, Apple has sent delegates to officially oppose the passage of a so-called "right to repair" bill in Nebraska that would require the company to provide consumers and third-party repair shops access to service manuals and parts.

78 comments

Google radically scales back glassy new HQ plans, unveils conventional corporate building instead

03/09/2017, 04:03 pm

Less than two years ago, Google unveiled plans to build a new campus project as a vast open air city replete with greenery, inside of a massive glass greenhouse atrium. Now, the company is forwarding plans to build a basic tent-shaped building.

73 comments

Relocated Jacksonville Apple store to open on Mar. 11, Grand Rapids outlet to double in size

03/09/2017, 01:03 pm

A bigger, relocated Apple store in Jacksonville, Fla. will open this Saturday at 10 a.m. local time, Apple has announced. Meanwhile a shop in Grand Rapids, Mich. is also set to expand, and a completely new outlet will soon open in the Chinese city of Nanjing.

0 comments

Korean corruption trial begins for Samsung head Jay Y. Lee

03/09/2017, 11:03 am

The acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was put on trial in South Korea on Thursday, facing allegations that he funneled money to a close friend of the country's President in order to gain influence and consolidate power.

8 comments

Foxconn chairman raises uncertainties over building displays for Apple in USA

03/09/2017, 11:03 am

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has yet to decide whether or not to proceed with plans to jointly invest in a $7 billion facility in the U.S., with Chairman Terry Gou expressing concerns over government incentives, supply chain issues, and a shortage of skilled labor in the country.

31 comments

Apple patent filing sheds light on iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

03/09/2017, 04:03 am

An Apple patent application published Thursday details an intelligent method of introducing photo background blur using a depth map compiled from data captured by a stereo camera system. The document could shed light on the inner workings of Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus, details of which are sparse.

5 comments

Conan O'Brien makes mock Apple health ad, sends up Chaffetz's healthcare comments

03/08/2017, 10:03 pm

Apple's health initiatives like Apple Watch, HealthKit and the iOS Health app are the focus of a new comedic short produced by late night talkshow Conan, which on Wednesday used the products to mock comments a GOP representative made about the nation's affordable healthcare plan.

3 comments

How to check an iPhone's Activation Lock status online

03/08/2017, 09:03 pm

Apple scrubbed its iCloud Activation Lock status check tool from its website earlier this year, but a newly discovered workaround promises an alternative online resource for buyers in the market for a secondhand iOS device.

5 comments

Didi opens self-driving car lab near Apple in California

03/08/2017, 06:03 pm

Apple-backed Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi on Wednesday opened an artificial intelligence lab in Mountain View, Calif., where the firm will develop intelligent driving systems and AI-based transportation security.

13 comments

Founder of Apple-acquired WiFiSlam leaves for startup accelerator

03/08/2017, 05:03 pm

The founder of WiFiSlam -- an indoor positioning tech company Apple bought in 2013 -- has left Apple after staying four years with the iPhone maker, a report said on Wednesday.

7 comments