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Topic: General

More Galaxy Note 7 fires reported as cryptic communications from Samsung complicate exchange process

10/10/2016, 02:10 pm

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 situation continues to worsen, as two more replacement phones have lit on fire -- and communications from Samsung to afflicted customers trying to return their devices and the general public about the issue is compounding the problem.


Samsung suspends production of Galaxy Note 7, AT&T and T-Mobile stop offering replacements [u: Verizon, too]

10/09/2016, 10:10 pm

Following a recall and efforts to fix dangerous flaws with its flagship phablet Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is now said to have temporarily suspended production of the jumbo-sized handset entirely, while U.S. carriers AT&T and T-Mobile have announced they will no longer offer replacement units.


Two more Galaxy Note 7 phones catch fire, Samsung allegedly stonewalling users

10/09/2016, 03:10 pm

Another two of Galaxy Note 7 phones that were replaced under the recall have lit on fire, with a text inadvertently sent to one of the owners in the middle of support communication exchanges suggesting that Samsung is attempting to "slow down" user complaints about the phone.


This week on AI: 7.9" & 10.1" iPad Pro rumors, legal win over Samsung, Apple's cloud re-org & more

10/08/2016, 05:10 am

News continued to veer away from the iPhone this week, the big rumor being Apple's planned upgrades for the iPad Pro and iPad mini. The company also managed to restore a legal victory over Samsung, and appears poised to unite its scattered internet teams.


AT&T might halt Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sales due to safety risks, other carriers offer swaps

10/07/2016, 10:10 pm

Two days after a smoldering Samsung device caused the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines plane, executives at U.S. cellular carrier AT&T are reportedly considering stopping all Galaxy Note 7 sales and replacements citing safety concerns.


Apple to expand iOS Developer Academy in Italy, partner with five universities

10/07/2016, 05:10 pm

During an informal commencement address at Apple's first European iOS Developer Academy in Italy, VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson announced an upcoming expansion to the program that will serve 800 students next year.


Latest Alton Brown cookbook features food photos shot entirely on Apple's iPhone 6s Plus

10/07/2016, 02:10 pm

Celebrity chef, food scientist, and Food Network star Alton Brown exclusively utilized an iPhone 6s Plus for the photography in his most recent cookbook "Everyday Food."


French company sues Apple over incomplete HTML5 support on iOS, macOS Safari

10/07/2016, 11:10 am

A development company is taking advantage of a French law, and is suing Apple over incomplete implementation of the HTML 5 specification in the iOS version of Safari.


Developer Feral Interactive dishes on Apple Metal graphics pros and cons

10/07/2016, 10:10 am

While Metal may be the future of Apple's graphics APIs, third-party developers and developers are seeing both advantages and disadvantages to the technology, as detailed by the developer of "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided."


Samsung's chip & display businesses rescue profits in wake of exploding Note 7 recall

10/07/2016, 09:10 am

Samsung Electronics' estimated operating profits grew 5.6 percent in the third quarter in spite of its massive Galaxy Note 7 recall, buoyed by increased chip and display sales.


AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone 7 vs. Google Pixel, Mac updates, 5 years since Steve Jobs

10/07/2016, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger tells Victor Marks about the sale of Viv (made by the founders of Siri) to Samsung, Google Pixel's shortcomings, the difficulty of evaluating a camera, and what's happened in the five years since Steve Jobs passed away.


Yahoo email surveillance linked to court order, Apple denies any similar requests

10/06/2016, 03:10 pm

Yahoo's tool to scan the contents of customer emails came as a result of a U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order last year, and was created by adapting otherwise benign software, a report indicated on Thursday.


Facebook Oculus update lowers hardware requirements, promises social experiences

10/06/2016, 03:10 pm

Facebook has unveiled the next steps in the Oculus virtual reality platform, including a sneak peek at a wireless version of the Oculus Rift, and an initiative to lower the hardware requirements needed to use the system to specs already exceeded by Apple's 4K and 5K Retina iMac lines.


Deals: Unlocked iPhone 7s in stock; up to $100 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 15% off $50 iTunes gift cards; 50% off Roxio Toast 15 Titanium

10/06/2016, 12:10 pm

The weather may be cooling down, but the deals are heating up as we approach the holiday season. Snap up an unlocked iPhone 7 on eBay and avoid Apple's 2-3 week wait time. Or save $30-$100 on 2016 12" MacBooks. Fifty dollar iTunes gift cards are also $42.50, while Roxio Toast 15 Titanium is marked down to $49.99.


Apple's Naples, Italy, iOS app development center opens, shown off in new photos

10/06/2016, 09:10 am

Classes at Apple's first European training academy at the University of Naples Federico II's San Giovanni campus in Italy have commenced, with 200 students in attendance. Here are some photos of the center, created in partnership with Apple.


Apple to unite internet teams under one roof at 1 Infinite Loop - report

10/06/2016, 09:10 am

Apple is planning to unite many of the teams working on its disparate internet services, relocating them to its Cupertino headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop, a report said on Thursday.


Apple, Google, Disney unlikely to place bids in Twitter sale, report says

10/05/2016, 10:10 pm

As the rumor mill spins churns over speculation about who will take over ubiquitous microblogging network Twitter, a pair of reports on Wednesday put two of tech's biggest players, Apple and Google, and entertainment giant Disney out of the running.


Apple opens 'Orchard' project to groom marketing talent [u]

10/05/2016, 09:10 pm

Apple this week quietly announced "the Orchard," a new internal project that seeks to pair up-and-coming creative minds with leaders in Apple's Marketing Communications (Marcom) team, grooming them for a potential job at the company.


Samsung buys AI startup created by Siri co-cofounders

10/05/2016, 07:10 pm

Samsung on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Viv, a next-generation artificial intelligence firm created by Siri co-founders and former Apple employees Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham.


Apple supplier Foxconn so far up to 40,000 'Foxbots' in China

10/05/2016, 04:10 pm

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, has so far installed 40,000 production robots across China as it looks to minimize the number of people it employs, reports noted on Wednesday.