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Topic: General

Apple's first AI research paper focuses on computer vision

12/26/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple last week published its first scholarly research paper, an article covering methods of improving recognition in computer vision systems, marking a new direction for the traditionally secretive company.

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Apple allegedly deepening partnership with Foxconn to facilitate China, Indonesia expansion efforts

12/26/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple is turning to manufacturing partner Foxconn to facilitate efforts to expand both research centers and business further into Southeast Asia, and open up facilities in China and Indonesia, according to recent reports.

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Latest 4K drone footage of Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 shows interior auditorium work, significant landscaping

12/26/2016, 09:12 am

The latest drone footage of Apple's new headquarters under construction taken on Christmas day shows much of the heavy equipment gone, with the entire site's landscaping being developed on a larger scale than previously seen.

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This week on AI: AirPods reviewed, Nokia sues Apple, Touch Bar keyboards & more

12/24/2016, 05:12 am

Apple's long-delayed AirPods finally hit the scene this week to a mostly positive response, but the company probably could have stood some better news, as it faced down a barrage of Nokia lawsuits and formally appealed an EU tax ruling.

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Apple seemingly removes Withings products from amid Nokia patent row

12/23/2016, 10:12 pm

Apple on Friday pulled all Withings products from its virtual and brick-and-mortar stores amid an escalating patent kerfuffle with the accessory maker's parent company Nokia.

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Apple debuts three videos promoting iBooks exclusive 'A Song of Ice and Fire' enhanced e-book

12/22/2016, 07:12 pm

Apple on Thursday shared three promotional videos touting the new enhanced edition of "A Song of Ice and Fire," on which HBO's hit show "Game of Thrones" is based, which landed as an exclusive in the iBooks Store in September.

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Honda in talks with Alphabet's Waymo on self-driving car technology

12/22/2016, 12:12 pm

Honda is reportedly in negotations with Waymo -- Alphabet's self-driving car subsidiary -- for a deal that could place the latter's technology in some of its vehicles.

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Apple deploys updated Photos iCloud app with Sierra-like album browsing

12/22/2016, 11:12 am

Apple on Thursday officially rolled out a new version of its Photos Web app for iCloud, introducing an interface similar to macOS Sierra.

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Review: Apple's new wireless AirPods put a smile on 2016

12/21/2016, 11:12 am

Delivering hours of enveloping, untethered sound and Siri assistance, Apple's new wireless AirPods elegantly perform in a way that promises to put a smile on your face no matter how terrible of a day you're having--a beautiful thing given how many ugly days 2016 has thrown at us so far.

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Apple AirPort firmware update fixes 'Back to my Mac' bug, but hardware's destiny still in doubt

12/21/2016, 10:12 am

Apple updated its AirPort router software with a patch to fix a "Back to my Mac" problem in conjunction with the AirPort Utility, but the update portends nothing for the future of the hardware.

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Apple extends discount on USB-C cables, monitors, hard drives, adapters, more until March 31, 2017

12/20/2016, 12:12 pm

Quietly, Apple has updated its USB-C sale page, and has extended the duration of the peripheral and cable sale by three months, with the sale now ending on Mar. 31.

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Indian Trade Ministry authorities talking local manufacturing with Apple

12/20/2016, 12:12 pm

In recent weeks, senior officials from India's Trade Ministry have met with Apple to discuss prospects for setting up manufacturing in the country, a report said on Tuesday.

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In-store pickup for Apple AirPods advertises Feb. 8 availability

12/20/2016, 09:12 am

Apple on Monday began offering an in-store pickup option for its newly released wireless AirPods, though customers won't be able to get their hands on the accessory until February 2017 at the earliest.

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Teardown destroys Apple's irreparable AirPods, revealing tiny circuitry held together by glue

12/20/2016, 09:12 am

With Apple's AirPods now in the hands of customers, a subsequent teardown of the wearable wireless ear buds has transpired, unsurprisingly discovering that the diminutive technology is essentially impossible to repair or even recycle.

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Apple patents panel-type acoustic system for portable devices, woven displays

12/20/2016, 03:12 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents for maximizing space in portable devices, one covering a panel acoustic system that provides high quality sound in thin enclosures and another detailing woven displays for Apple Watch.

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Apple has 'great desktops' on Mac roadmap, CEO Tim Cook says

12/19/2016, 07:12 pm

Allaying fears that Apple is scaling back Mac desktop development efforts as it concentrates on portables, CEO Tim Cook told employees on Monday that there are exciting products in store for the recently neglected segment.

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Tim Cook explains why Apple was present at Trump tech summit

12/19/2016, 06:12 pm

In a response to employee questions posted to Apple's internal message board, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday explained why he felt it necessary to attend President-elect Donald Trump's tech summit earlier this month.

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Apple activates free next-day deliveries for last minute Christmas shoppers

12/19/2016, 05:12 pm

Continuing a holiday tradition, Apple on Monday announced it will offer free next-day delivery on in-stock items ordered through its online store on Dec. 23, giving holiday shoppers one more alternative for last minute Christmas gifts.

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New router attack altering DNS settings, stealing ad traffic from infected users

12/19/2016, 01:12 pm

A second wide-spread attack on vulnerable home networking equipment is underway, with the latest attack redirecting an afflicted network's traffic, including that from Apple users, to fraudulent domains and opening up the routers to further attack.

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BlackBerry pushes deeper into self-driving tech space with Ottawa research center

12/19/2016, 11:12 am

BlackBerry on Monday opened a self-driving research center in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, potentially setting the stage for its QNX subsidiary to be an important player in autonomous platforms.

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