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Three Law Firms Join Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Over iPhone 6 'Touch Disease'

Three additional law firms have joined a class action lawsuit against Apple over an alleged defect that causes iPhone 6 Plus touchscreens to become unresponsive and fail. Back in August, reports began appearing from iPhone 6 owners describing...Show More Summary

AT&T Considering Halting All Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Sales and Replacements

AT&T is considering stopping all sales and replacements of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to ongoing safety issues, reports Bloomberg. Citing a person "familiar with the situation," Bloomberg says AT&T may halt sales as soon as today. AT&T,...Show More Summary

Apple Plans to Offer New 'iOS Foundation Program' at Five Universities in Italy

Apple this week opened its first iOS Developer Center at the University of Naples Federico II's new San Giovanni a Teduccio campus, located in a coastal suburb east of Naples, Italy, and the company is already planning on expanding the...Show More Summary

FBI Looking Into 'Legal and Technical Options' for Entering Another Terrorist's iPhone

A new case might lead the FBI and Apple into another fight over security and privacy on smartphones, following a confirmation yesterday by FBI special agent Rich Thorton that the FBI has the iPhone of Dahir Adan in its possession (via...Show More Summary

Apple Music Adds Support for User-Uploaded Unofficial Remixes from Dubset

Apple Music today gained support for user-uploaded unofficial remixes, according to TechCrunch. Unofficial remixes are mixes by DJs typically uploaded by the artists themselves, but major labels choose not to upload them to music services because of rights issues. Show More Summary

'Dash' App Removed From App Store for Alleged Review Manipulation

Popular API documentation browser Dash was yesterday pulled from the App Store after a routine migration request. Dash developer Bogdan Popescu was given no explanation for why the app had been pulled aside from "fraudulent conduct,"...Show More Summary

iOS 10.1 Reinstates 32-Bit App Alert, Warns Older Apps May Slow iPhone

During the iOS 10 beta testing period, Apple added an alert message to notify users who downloaded an older 32-bit app that it could affect system performance, but the warning message does not appear to have made it into the final version...Show More Summary

Yahoo Adapted Email-Scanning Spam Filter to Satisfy 'Secret Court Order' Related to Terrorist Hunt

Following a report yesterday that cited three former Yahoo employees who claimed the company built a program to scan every customer's email for specific information at the order of the United States government, new pieces of information have surfaced in a separate article from The New York Times. Show More Summary

Apple's Services Teams to Start Working Together to Improve Siri, Maps, iCloud, and iTunes

Apple plans to unify its cloud services teams, including Siri, Apple Maps, iCloud, Apple Pay, Apple News, and parts of iTunes and Apple Music, at its existing Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, California, according to Bloomberg. Moving...Show More Summary

Apple, Google, Disney Unlikely to Bid for Twitter Buyout, Claims Report

Twitter shares took a tumble yesterday following reports that neither Apple nor Google are interested in making a bid for the social media company. Last month, Twitter shares rose 20 percent after rumors emerged that it had receivedShow More Summary

Apple Creates 'Orchard' Program to Find Upcoming Marketing Talent

In the past couple of days, several Apple employees have begun tweeting about the Orchard, a new program created by Apple to find upcoming marketing talent. The Cupertino company has also created an Orchard page on its website teasing the program. The moment is now. Show More Summary

Samsung Acquires Viv, the AI Assistant From the Creators of Siri

Samsung has acquired Viv, the AI assistant co-founded by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham, who created Siri, which was acquired by Apple in 2010, reports TechCrunch. The trio left Apple in 2012 and founded Viv. Viv will continue...Show More Summary

Apple's First iOS Developer Academy Opens October 6 at University of Naples

Apple's first iOS Developer Academy is set to open this week at the University of Naples Federico II's new San Giovanni a Teduccio campus, located in a coastal suburb east of Naples, Italy. The campus will see Apple teaching 200 Italian students how to write code to create apps that will run on Apple's iOS devices during the nine month course. Show More Summary

Users Report Some iPhone 7 and 6s Models Activation Locked With Wrong Apple IDs

An increasing number of iPhone users are experiencing an Activation Lock issue in which the device is linked to an Apple ID email address that does not belong to them, according to crowdsourced information from MacRumors and Twitter. MacRumors...Show More Summary

Apple Confirms iPhone 7 Rear Camera Cover is Sapphire

Over the past couple of weeks, YouTubers have been conducting all kinds of "tests" on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, looking for flaws, confirming Apple's design claims, and exploring new features. One test on the sapphire cover...Show More Summary

Fire on Plane Caused by Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Over the past few weeks, Samsung has been replacing recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that have faulty exploding batteries with new devices, but an incident today suggests the South Korean company's smartphone woes aren't over. A Southwest...Show More Summary

Apple Releases Second iOS 10.1 Beta to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 10 update to public beta testers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the first iOS 10.1 public beta and one day after providing the second beta to developers. It’s been...Show More Summary

Existing Apps That Added Support for Messages Saw 'Profound' Growth in iOS 10

After reporting a few weeks ago that the Messages App Store has grown to 1,650 applications, 75 percent of them sticker packs, Sensor Tower recently published another report detailing the download growth statistics for pre-existing apps that introduced Messages support in iOS 10. Show More Summary

Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue Named to Vanity Fair's 2016 New Establishment List

Apple CEO Tim Cook is ranked 11th on Vanity Fair's 2016 New Establishment List, its annual ranking of the top 100 so-called Silicon Valley hotshots, Hollywood moguls, Wall Street titans, and cultural icons. Cook's profile was ratherShow More Summary

Apple CEO Tim Cook Remembers Steve Jobs on Fifth Anniversary of His Death

As he has done over the past four years, Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared a tribute to the late Steve Jobs, touching on the importance of remembering the Apple co-founder and former CEO today, which marks the fifth anniversary of his death...Show More Summary

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