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Second iOS 11.3 beta for developers arrives in less than a week

03/16/2018, 01:03 pm

Four days after the last update, Apple has made available the sixth beta for iOS 11.3 for developer testing.


Lyft officially begins testing monthly ridesharing subscriptions

03/16/2018, 10:03 am

Lyft has reportedly begun testing "All-Access Plans," letting select people receive a certain number of rides for "free" each month with a regular fee.


Google claims Android is "as safe as the competition" despite its outdated install base

03/16/2018, 10:03 am

Google's head of Android security David Kleidermacher claimed in an interview that "Android is now as safe as the competition" on the release of the company's 2017 Android Security report, which seeks to reassure users that it is doing everything it can to protect them from malware and exploits. The problem is that Google can't secure the 2 billion Androids it claims as its platform.


The App Store has reportedly been blocked in Iran

03/15/2018, 05:03 pm

Users in Iran can no longer connect to, download apps from or browse Apple's App Store, as an apparent ban put in place on Thursday is blocking attempts to access the digital storefront.


Highly questionable video claims to show 'iPhone SE 2' with iPhone X styling

03/15/2018, 04:03 pm

A dubious video has started to circulate on Weibo that claims to show the upcoming 'iPhone SE 2' using the same design language as the iPhone X, but the smartphone appearing in the brief clip is probably not the follow-up to the iPhone SE, for a number of reasons.


Review: Anker's new PowerWave Wireless Chargers power your iPhone X & iPhone 8 at 7.5W

03/15/2018, 04:03 pm

The new PowerWave 7.5 Charging Pad and Charging Stand are the first from Anker to support 7.5W, allowing for quicker charge times that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are capable of now.


Major Qualcomm shareholder says he opposed Broadcom bid in hopes of settlement with Apple

03/15/2018, 04:03 pm

The head of a mutual fund with 8.3 million shares in Qualcomm says he opposed Broadcom's now-aborted $117 billion takeover bid, thinking Qualcomm can do better -- so long as it settles its legal battles with Apple.


'GrayKey' iPhone unlocking tool revealed as pocket-sized device with questionable security

03/15/2018, 12:03 pm

The forensic tool known as 'GrayKey' has grave privacy and security implications, a report into the iPhone-unlocking tool suggests, as it has the potential of being misused by thieves and other criminals if the compact device is stolen from members of law enforcement.


Latest Apple Pay promotion offers free song credits for TouchTunes

03/15/2018, 10:03 am

In an effort to increase Apple Pay use, Apple is offering a promotion that offers users three free song credits in the TouchTunes jukebox app, if they use the payment service.


Wistron refutes claims of factory work stop over bogus part use in iPhone production

03/15/2018, 08:03 am

The iPhone parts supplier is disputing a report that claims that Apple has suspended production at Wistron's plant in Kushan, China because of the use of an unauthorized water seal in the assembly process.


Watch: iPhone X takes on Samsung's Galaxy S9+ in benchmarking bonanza

03/14/2018, 06:03 pm

In the first of a series of comparison video, AppleInsider pits Samsung's Galaxy S9+ against Apple's iPhone X in a barrage of benchmarking tests. Read on to find out which flagship came out on top.


Apple Pay may be headed to the Netherlands and Belgium

03/14/2018, 10:03 am

Apple Pay functionality may be coming to the Netherlands and Belgium for the first time, based on a clue posted to the Apple Pay website in Italy.


Hands on: Elgato's Eve Button with Apple HomeKit

03/14/2018, 10:03 am

The Eve Button joins a growing field of attempts to solve a basic problem of smarthomes: controlling accessories when you don't have a phone, tablet, or smartspeaker nearby, or you simply don't want to make a fuss.


Refurbished, high-end iPhones are suffocating the growth of cheap new Androids

03/14/2018, 05:03 am

The fastest growing segment in global smartphones isn't Google's vision for super-cheap, simple Android phones. Instead, according to new market data, it's refurbished high-quality phones that carry a desirable brand but can be sold at a more affordable price, a segment where Apple is "leading by a significant margin."


YouTube rolls out dark theme first to iPhone & iPad app

03/13/2018, 01:03 pm

Google on Tuesday began rolling out a "Dark Theme" for its YouTube mobile apps, initially only to iPhone and iPad owners.


Fitbit intros iPhone-connected Versa smartwatch & kids-oriented Ace fitness tracker

03/13/2018, 11:03 am

Fitbit on Tuesday launched two new devices -- the Versa, its second smartwatch, and the Ace, its first dedicated fitness tracker for children.


The mystery of crashing apps on iOS and Android

03/13/2018, 10:03 am

An examination of mobile app crashes between Apple's iOS and Google's Android once appeared to suggest that apps crash significantly more often on iOS compared to Android. However, developers and analysts offer some explanations of why this occurring. As is often the case, the story behind the numbers is more nuanced and complex than a trivial clickbait headline can deliver.


Wistron gains approval to build new factory for potential iPhone production expansion in India

03/13/2018, 09:03 am

Apple production partner Wistron has successfully received approval to develop more land in India to fuel expansion for its manufacturing efforts, a move that could lead to the firm producing the iPhone 6s in the region in the future.


22 percent of iPhone owners intend to upgrade to new model in 2018, survey suggests

03/12/2018, 06:03 pm

A new survey from Loup Ventures finds Apple iPhone users are falling into a predictable upgrade cycle, with 22 percent of current owners planning to purchase a next-generation version of the handset this year.


These are the most exciting products coming to Apple's HomeKit home automation platform in 2018

03/12/2018, 03:03 pm

The HomeKit accessory market has exploded, with a significant number of new accessories already planned to debut by year's end. Here are the most exciting options that we're expecting to see in 2018.