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Apple's online store becomes unavailable ahead of 'Hello Again' Mac event

34 min 15 sec ago
As is par for the course, Apple's online store is unavailable in the hours leading up to a media presentation, with today's keynote expected to be headlined by a new, thinner MacBook Pro with OLED "Magic Toolbar" and USB-C ports.

Mysterious overnight activity at Apple stores presages Thursday's Mac event

56 min 6 sec ago
At least some Apple stores across the U.S. -- including its Union Square outlet in San Francisco -- reportedly set up line barriers on Wednesday night, and/or saw unusual activity behind their glass facades.

Qualcomm to buy iPhone Apple Pay chip manufacturer NXP for $47 billion

2 hours 9 min ago
The deal, if approved by regulators, will put the one-time manufacturer of the motion co-processor and the current supplier of the Apple Pay near-field communication chipset under Qualcomm's control.

Samsung still No. 1 smartphone vendor, but Note 7 knocked marketshare back to 2014

7 hours 9 min ago
Leaning on an expansive lineup of affordable Android handsets, Samsung retained its spot as the world's top smartphone vendor for the third quarter of 2016, according to research firm IDC. However, premium phone makers -- Apple and Samsung included -- are being squeezed from the bottom, as manufacturers of cheaper Android alternatives gained ground.

Former Apple PR exec Teresa Brewer now heads communications at SurveyMonkey

Wed, 2016-10-26 20:56
After leaving Apple this summer, longtime PR executive Teresa Brewer has been named head of communications at SurveyMonkey, where she will start work on Oct. 31.

Galaxy Note 7 fiasco leaves Samsung mobile profits a smoldering ash pile

Wed, 2016-10-26 20:19
As expected, the Galaxy Note 7 disaster set fire to Samsung's operating profits in the September quarter, with the company's mobile unit posting a 96 percent decline to 100 billion Korean won (about $87.9 million) as compared to the same time last year.

Apple R&D spend breaks $10B barrier in 2016 after $350M increase in Q4

Wed, 2016-10-26 17:08
Apple spent nearly $2.6 billion on research and development operations during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, bringing the company's yearly total to more than $10 billion for the first time ever, regulatory filings show.

Apple to release 4.7" and 5.5" 'iPhone 8' models, no 5" version for 2017

Wed, 2016-10-26 15:58
Contrary to reports on Wednesday claiming Apple intends to release three new iPhone models in 2017, including a middle-of-the-road 5-inch iteration, a source tells AppleInsider immediate plans are to stick with the usual 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch flagships.

Microsoft Surface Dial evokes comparison to Griffin PowerMate for Mac

Wed, 2016-10-26 14:46
Microsoft has announced the wireless Surface Dial for its tablet and computer line, but a third-party option bringing much of the functionality of it to the Mac has existed for some time -- the Griffin PowerMate.

Apple pushes Campus 2 completion into 2017, possibly changing move-in plans

Wed, 2016-10-26 14:30
Construction work on Apple's new Cupertino headquarters, Campus 2, now won't be finished until the beginning of 2017, according to the city's latest weekly update on the project.

Apple's wireless AirPods hit delays, won't meet October launch window

Wed, 2016-10-26 13:56
Apple on Wednesday revealed that its highly anticipated, entirely wireless AirPods earbuds will not ship within their originally advertised timeframe, finding their way into the hands of consumers later this fall.

Tips: How to remap command, control, escape, and other keys in macOS Sierra

Wed, 2016-10-26 13:42
macOS Sierra has ushered in a number of new changes for Mac users, including the ability to remap the modifier keys, like the escape, control, command, or option keys to another hardware button. Here's how to do it.

Giveaway: Win two AirJamz app-enabled air guitar toys

Wed, 2016-10-26 13:36
Zivix this week is partnering with AppleInsider to give five lucky winners a dual pack of AirJamz air guitar toys compatible with iOS and Android devices.

Deals: Where to get an iPhone 7 Plus right now for the lowest premium

Wed, 2016-10-26 11:36
With demand outpacing supply, Apple's iPhone 7 Plus has a wait time of nearly a month when ordered directly from Apple. If you want the newest iPhone right now, though, there are ways to lessen the premium and get a 7 Plus right away.

'iPhone 8' to come in three sizes, feature glass backs across the board - report

Wed, 2016-10-26 11:11
Apple is planning to launch next year's flagship iPhone in 4.7-, 5-, and 5.5-inch sizes, and will likely use glass backs for all three, a Japanese report claimed on Wednesday.

Elgato debuts standalone Eve Light Switch for Apple's HomeKit

Wed, 2016-10-26 10:34
Accessory maker Elgato on Wednesday launched the Eve Light Switch, which it claimed is the world's first standalone switch with support for Apple's HomeKit.

Microsoft debuts Surface Studio all-in-one PC, refreshes high-end Surface Book

Wed, 2016-10-26 10:01
Alongside the 28-inch all-in-one Surface Studio PC, Microsoft's new Surface Book i7 announced Wednesday is said to triple the performance of the current high-end 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple to announce 'watch list' TV discovery app at Oct. 27 event - report [u]

Wed, 2016-10-26 09:37
One of the things Apple reportedly plans to showcase at its Oct. 27 event is a new app that will let people find new shows based on what they watch on an Apple TV.

Trade-in coupon: $20 cash bonus when you trade in your old Mac ahead of rumored 2016 MacBook Pros

Wed, 2016-10-26 09:09
With Apple's anticipated MacBook Pro and 13" MacBook Air refresh mere days away, now is the time to trade in your old device before values drop. Plus, earn a $20 cash bonus on top of industry leading trade-in values on electronics valued at $300 or more with an exclusive coupon code.

Microsoft reveals VR & AR-focused Windows 10 'Creator's Update,' expected in early 2017

Wed, 2016-10-26 08:45
Microsoft is making a big push into augmented reality and virtual reality with its newly announced Windows 10 Creator's Update, and bringing tools for creation of the new media natively to Windows 10.