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Rumor: MacBook Air with USB-C, no launch timeframe set

Taiwanese website DigiTimes is reporting that Apple has plans to refresh its MacBook Air with USB-C ports. However, the report does not give a timeframe in which Apple will launch the new machine. Currently, Apple has decided to adopt the USB Type-C interface for its MacBook Air, while Asustek Computer and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are upgrading one of their…

Apple Maps updated with enhanced parking information

Parkopedia has announced a deal with Apple today to provide its database of parking services through Apple Maps (via 9to5Mac). This means Apple Maps is now aware of over 40 million parking spots being tracked by Parkopedia across 75 countries in North America, Asia, and Latin America. Previously, Apple Maps was only able to show a simple parking icon,…

Apple releases Q3 2016 earnings report

Earlier today, Apple released its Q3 2016 earnings report. As the report shows, the company’s quarterly profit declined 27 percent; from $10.68 billion last year to $7.80 billion now. Despite this, the shares of the company rose as its earnings were able to beat the expectations of the analysts. Their quarterly revenue also dropped 14.6 percent; from…

Apple buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment from Late Late Show, new episodes will be available weekly via Apple Music

Today Apple has acquired the rights to the popular Carpool Karaoke series that was a part of The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. While the actual payout is unclear, Apple has said it will be releasing new episodes via Apple Music, THR reports. For those who are out of the loop, Carpool Karaoke is a series created by Corden where he drives…

Apple Watch second-generation coming this fall

Citing supply chain sources, the second generation Apple Watch will debut this fall in September or October (via DigiTimes). The report says component makers and Apple suppliers are seeing “rather conservative orders” for the new Apple Watch, disregarding its release date. This information directly conflicts a similar report from DigiTimes in June…

Two-factor authentication via SMS may be considered insecure

One of the most common ways of using two-factor authentication (2FA) is by having a code sent via SMS. The US National Institute for Standards and Technology, which sets the standards for authentication software, is now saying that using SMS is not secure and that those who are using this method will have to figure out another way. While the NIST…

Report shows future iPhones to feature an iris scanner

The latest iPhone rumors show that Apple could be working on integrating iris scanning capabilities onto their next device. Earlier reported by DigiTimes, the new iris scanning feature could debut sometime in 2018, explaining that there is a growing interest on advanced biometric functionality on mobile devices. According to the source, iris…

Six individuals charged in Chicago Apple Store traveling fraud scheme

Six individuals originating from New York have been charged for allegedly attempting fraudulent transactions at the Deer Park Apple Store in Chicago (via Chicago Tribune). Lake County authorities say that the scheme is an “organized criminal enterprise.” The scheme was first suspected last week at various Apple Stores in the Chicago area. The…

Retired hardware expert Bob Mansfield to lead Project Titan

According to a report from WSJ, Apple has recruited Bob Mansfield out of retirement and has put him back in the company to lead the not-so-secret ‘Project Titan’ Apple car team. Mansfield previously lead Apple’s hardware team before moving to a special role, which lead to the Apple Watch before officially retiring and moving to an advisor role. Moving…