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This week on AI: New MacBook Pro rumors, Apple's answer to Echo, Apple Car charging & more

2 hours 9 min ago
While "iPhone 7" rumors continued to fly fast and furious, some of this week's biggest news actually surrounded the company's MacBook plans, as well as a possible Siri-based competitor to Amazon's Echo speaker.

Twitter for iOS gets 'Peek and Pop' 3D Touch gesture support, Google adds AMP integration

Fri, 2016-05-27 19:26
Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday released an updated version of its iOS app with native support for in-app "Peek and Pop" 3D Touch gestures, while Google refreshed its flagship search app with integrated Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology.

Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for Apple's Macs and OS X

Fri, 2016-05-27 17:32
Apple has sold far more iOS devices than Macs over the past several years, but as a $20 billion business, the Mac platform remains extremely important to the company. Here's a look at where Apple's conventional computing platform is headed, and what we can expect to see at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

Apple details efforts to ease environmental impact at Irish data center

Fri, 2016-05-27 16:21
In an effort to allay local concerns over a massive data center project in Galway, Ireland, Apple this week offered greater detail on environmental initiatives it has planned for the site, from forest repopulation to the creation of a public woodland walkway.

Jawbone said to end fitness tracker sales, may sell off speaker business [u]

Fri, 2016-05-27 15:34
Once a mainstay of both industries, Jawbone is reportedly exiting the fitness-tracking world -- at least temporarily -- as well as trying to sell off its speaker division.

Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor could come with facial recognition camera, ship in 2017

Fri, 2016-05-27 12:14
Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor could reportedly include a camera for facial recognition, but may have to wait until 2017 to hit store shelves.

AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule pulled from U.S. Apple Stores

Fri, 2016-05-27 10:50
Although the products are still available online, Apple no longer appears to be selling the AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule in its U.S. retail stores, according to a Friday report and checks by AppleInsider.

Apple's installment-based iPhone trade-up program comes to France, Italy & Spain

Fri, 2016-05-27 09:32
Apple on Friday brought its "Trade Up with Installments" program to France, Italy, and Spain, expanding it beyond U.S. borders for the first time.

Samsung to bring web-based 'SamsungPay Mini' to iPhones - report

Fri, 2016-05-27 08:50
The expanding electronic payments battle between Apple, Google, and Samsung will reportedly reach a new front next month as the South Korean firm is said to be readying a new web-based option that would enable iPhone users to make online payments via SamsungPay.

Congress won't consider mandatory encryption bill after Apple battle - report

Fri, 2016-05-27 07:41
Draft legislation that could've forced U.S. corporations like Apple to decrypt data on-demand following a court order won't be formally introduced this year, and has lost the support needed to advance anyway, sources said on Friday.

AppleInsider podcast talks about the latest rumors in MacBook, Siri, 'AppleTV 5' and 'iPhone 7' rumors

Fri, 2016-05-27 06:18
The Appleinsider podcast talk about rumored new MacBooks, Siri and AppleTV, rumors about Apple competing with Amazon Echo, Apple Watch as a health device, and new iPhone 7 rumors.

Apple eyes Apple Pay expansion into Asia and Europe, looks to roll out in 'every significant market'

Fri, 2016-05-27 00:44
Addressing this week's Apple Pay expansion in Singapore, segment vice president Jennifer Bailey said Apple is "working rapidly" to deploy the payments platform in Asia and Europe on the way to launching in every major market the company's products are sold.

Apple can add 62M iOS users in India but it won't be easy, analyst says

Thu, 2016-05-26 19:22
Investment firm Piper Jaffray estimates India could contribute some 62 million iOS device users to Apple's user base if the company successfully ramps its presence up to China levels, but a comparatively low-income population and strict government policies presage a rough path ahead.

Apple TV nets Bravo, E! and Syfy content with new tvOS apps

Thu, 2016-05-26 17:59
As of Thursday, pay TV subscribers who also own a fourth-generation Apple TV can stream the latest shows from NBCUniversal channels Bravo, E! and Syfy through dedicated apps Bravo Now, E! Now and Syfy Now.

Google staves off Oracle code copyright claim

Thu, 2016-05-26 15:23
Putting an end to a contentious trial, a jury on Thursday found that Google's implementation of 37 Java APIs in Android represented fair use -- rebuffing complaints by Java's nominal owner, Oracle.

Updated Apple TV may form foundation of Siri-based Amazon Echo competitor - report

Thu, 2016-05-26 13:33
While Apple is indeed said to be working on competition for Amazon's Echo voice assistant, it should come in the form of an upgraded Apple TV instead of a separate speaker-like device, a report claimed on Thursday.

Rumor: leaked schematics reaffirm dual-lens camera, Smart Connector for 'iPhone 7 Plus'

Thu, 2016-05-26 11:44
New sets of alleged "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus" schematics purportedly leaked on Thursday may support rumors the Plus will ship with a dual-lens camera and a Smart Connector, although the standard model may still have some form of camera upgrade.

VirnetX asks court to ban FaceTime and iMessage, add $190 million to patent payout

Thu, 2016-05-26 10:17
Intensifying its patent infringement case against Apple, VirnetX has asked a Texas court to order an injunction against FaceTime, iMessage, and a VPN feature, while simultaneously asking for greater damage payments on top of $625.6 million awarded earlier this year.

Pixelmator for Mac gets new Quick and Magnetic selection tools, Retouch extension for Photos

Thu, 2016-05-26 08:42
Pixelmator Team on Thursday updated its namesake Mac image editor with two new selection tools, and a Retouch extension for Apple's OS X Photos app.

Apple pondered Time Warner buyout in 2015 - report

Thu, 2016-05-26 07:25
Eddy Cue, Apple's head of internet software and services, raised the idea of his company buying Time Warner in talks with the media giant late last year, a report said on Thursday.