iOS hacker shows off iOS 9.3.2 JailbreakMe-inspired jailbreak, but a release is unlikely

iOS hacker shows off iOS 9.3.2 JailbreakMe-inspired jailbreak, but a release is unlikely
Luca Todesco, better known around iOS hacking circles as qwertyoruiop, has released a video showcasing an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak. The jailbreak, which is performed on a sixth-generation iPod touch, is performed in a style that’s similar to Comex&#...

This week’s top stories: new MacBooks incoming, iPhone 7 leaks, iOS 10 rumors, Siri SDK, & WWDC 2016

This week’s top stories: new MacBooks incoming, iPhone 7 leaks, iOS 10 rumors, Siri SDK, & WWDC 2016
The top Apple stories this week include reports of new MacBook models on the way, the latest rumored specs and features for iPhone 7, our roundup of features in the cards for iOS 10, and reports that Apple is developing dedicated hardware and a new S...

Twitter gets Peek and Pop 3D Touch features in latest minor update

Twitter gets Peek and Pop 3D Touch features in latest minor update
You wouldn’t know it from looking at the Twitter iOS app update’s release notes but last night’s update allows for 3D Touch Peek and Pop features on iPhone 6s/Plus. As Twitter puts it: What’s New in Version 6.54 A few minor up...

Report: Jawbone has stopped making its fitness trackers, planning a ‘clinical-grade’ wearable

Report: Jawbone has stopped making its fitness trackers, planning a ‘clinical-grade’ wearable
According to a report this evening from Tech Insider, Jawbone, the company once famous for its Bluetooth headsets and more recently known for its Jambox speakers and fitness wearables, has stopped making the UP line of fitness trackers. This includes...

How should Apple & Siri compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home?

How should Apple & Siri compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home?
Amazon was first with its Echo Wi-Fi speaker — a dedicated, standalone hub for its Alexa virtual assistant software — and now word has it Apple is working on a similar product for Siri. The several reports this week detailing Apple’s plans

Report: Apple’s rumored Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker may feature facial recognition cameras

Report: Apple’s rumored Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker may feature facial recognition cameras
Earlier this week it was reported that Apple may announce a Siri SDK and Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker at WWDC next month. The software development kit would allow developers to integrate apps with the voice assistant, and a Siri speaker would compete...

9to5Toys Last Call: Apple Watch + bands up to $200 off, 13-inch MacBook Air 256GB $1,000, UE Roll $50, more

9to5Toys Last Call: Apple Watch + bands up to $200 off, 13-inch MacBook Air 256GB $1,000, UE Roll $50, more
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10 tips for new and prospective MacBook owners [Video]

10 tips for new and prospective MacBook owners [Video]
As someone coming from a 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina display, adjusting to the smaller form-factor of the 12″ MacBook takes some getting used to. But as brought out in our post highlighting 10 favorite MacBook features, the effort is wo...

French, Italian and Spanish iPhone owners can now Trade Up With Installments – but probably shouldn’t

French, Italian and Spanish iPhone owners can now Trade Up With Installments – but probably shouldn’t
setteB.IT noticed that French, Italian and Spanish iPhone owners can now take advantage of Apple’s Trade Up With Installments plan, where you use your existing phone as a down payment on a new one, paying off the balance in installments over t...

Comment: Google’s use of Android’s Material Design in iOS apps is dumb as well as rude

Comment: Google’s use of Android’s Material Design in iOS apps is dumb as well as rude
Jason Snell has written an interesting piece at Macworld, berating Google for using its Material Design user-interface in iOS apps. In other words, Google ignores all the iOS conventions and instead makes its iPhone and iPad apps look exactly like An...

Apple defends Irish data center plans, says will meet needs for 10-15 years, be green

Apple defends Irish data center plans, says will meet needs for 10-15 years, be green
Apple has responded to environmental objections to its planned $950M data center, arguing that the proposed development is necessary, would meet projected demand for the next 10-15 years, and would pose no risk to the local environment. Although Appl...

Warren Buffett’s $1B investment in AAPL sees stock climb back up 9%, above $100

Warren Buffett’s $1B investment in AAPL sees stock climb back up 9%, above $100
The billion dollar AAPL investment Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway disclosed in an SEC filing a fortnight ago seems to have gone a long way toward restoring investor confidence. Fortune reports that the stock has climbed 9% ...

Apple working ‘rapidly’ to bring Apple Pay to more countries in Europe and Asia

Apple working ‘rapidly’ to bring Apple Pay to more countries in Europe and Asia
Following the expanded launch of Apple Pay in Singapore this week, TechCrunch spoke with Apple VP Jennifer Bailey about Apple Pay’s roadmap. The Apple executive said the company wants to bring Apple Pay to every significant market in which ...

E!, Syfy, and Bravo applications now available for fourth-gen Apple TV users

E!, Syfy, and Bravo applications now available for fourth-gen Apple TV users
NBC Universal today announced that it is bringing a trio of new apps to the fourth-gen Apple TV. Starting today, those with a cable login can now watch content via the Syfy, E!, and Bravo applications with their Apple TV. Subscribers will have access ...

Report: Apple TV could be home for rumored Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker

Report: Apple TV could be home for rumored Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker
Earlier this week a new report surfaced claiming Apple’s long-awaited Siri SDK could appear at this year’s WWDC, adding that Apple has been working on a dedicated Siri speaker similar to Amazon Echo or Google Home. Today VentureBeat rep...

iOS 10: Rumored iPhone & iPad features in the cards for WWDC 2016

iOS 10: Rumored iPhone & iPad features in the cards for WWDC 2016
As we approach Apple’s WWDC 2016 developer conference scheduled for June 13-17, there are more than a few reported in-development features and fixes that are likely candidates for stage time. An Apple Music revamp, Apple Pay updates, improve...

9to5Toys Last Call: 11″ MacBook Air $650, Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones $90, Philips Hue Go $80, more

9to5Toys Last Call: 11″ MacBook Air $650, Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones $90, Philips Hue Go $80, more
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Apple debuts Arabic version of Apple.com with right-to-left reading support

Apple debuts Arabic version of Apple.com with right-to-left reading support
Apple today debuted a new Arabic version of Apple.com, bringing the language to its website and online store for the first time alongside a new font right-to-left text. more…Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, apple.com, Arabic, Font, lan...

New iPhone 7 schematics suggest similar dimensions, unlikely front changes on iPhone 7 Plus

New iPhone 7 schematics suggest similar dimensions, unlikely front changes on iPhone 7 Plus
There are a pair of new iPhone 7 schematics circling the Internet today, depicting the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch SKUs of Apple’s next-generation flagship phone. The 4.7 inch iPhone 7 drawing appears pretty much as expected, resembling the iPhon...

Patent troll VirnetX asks court to ban FaceTime & iMessage, increase damages award by $190M

Patent troll VirnetX asks court to ban FaceTime & iMessage, increase damages award by $190M
Infamous patent troll VirnetX has formally asked a Texas court this week to order Apple to stop providing its FaceTime and iMessage features to customers. The request follows VirnetX’s victory in court earlier this year to the tune of $625 mil...