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Apple Clips for iPhone updated with more graphic options, Disney and Pixar characters

Apple has updated its Clips app, adding an array of Disney characters to the video app, and new customizable text banners, overlays, and posters added for video clip presentations.

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Apple Music host to exclusive live performance from Arcade Fire on July 27

Apple has announced that it will be streaming a performance by Arcade Fire in support of Everything Now on July 27 -- and it will only be found on Apple Music.

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YouTube TV grows, now services 15 markets and serves 48 channels to iPhone

YouTube has expanded its live television service to 10 more markets, and boosted the number of available nationwide channels to 48.

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TSMC‘s 7nm process enhancement may keep Apple from using Samsung for ‘A12‘ chip production

Samsung may not return to making Apple‘s A-series processors in 2018 as once thought, with a new report claiming chip producer TSMC‘s 7-nanometer FinFET fabrication process could help the firm retain its status as sole processor supplier for the upcoming ‘A12‘ chip.

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Apple working with Chinese firm on car battery research - report

Apple is secretly working with a Chinese firm on research and development of auto batteries, suggesting it may be interested in more than just software for self-driving cars, according to one report.

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Blackberry joins Apple in gaining NSA approval for secure communications

BlackBerry has received approval from the National Security Agency (NSA) to sell tools for securing phone calls and text messages to the United States government, with the Canadian smartphone producer joining Apple on the list of companies endorsed for federal government use.

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Apple‘s iOS 10.3.3 update protects against ‘Broadpwn‘ Wi-Fi exploit

The iOS 10.3.3 update Apple released on Wednesday reportedly closes a critical Wi-fi vulnerability, known as Broadpwn, that was patched for Android devices earlier this month.

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Carrier billing for Apple services spreads to Denmark, Hong Kong, Sweden

Apple has added three more countries to the list of markets where carrier billing is enabled, with users in Denmark, Hong Kong, and Sweden now able to pay for Apple Music, iTunes, and other Apple services through their phone bill for a number of carriers instead of using a credit or debit card.

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Apple ranked as most profitable US company by far on newest Fortune 500 ranking

Apple once again has claimed the top spot in global profits, according to Fortune‘s annual ranking of U.S. companies shaping the world.

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Alleged chassis for Apple‘s ‘iPhone 8‘ revives claims of rear-mounted Touch ID

A leaked metal chassis, purportedly for this fall‘s iPhone 8, may suggest that Apple is indeed planning to put a Touch ID sensor on the rear of the device -- though the part conflicts with other recent rumors.

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Amazon ‘Spark‘ feature in iPhone app tempts users to buy items through Instagram-style feed

Amazon has launched a new social feature for Prime members using its iPhone app called Spark, encouraging customers to share photographs of their orders with other users and to tag items they are interested in acquiring, with the feature potentially helping the retailer sell more of the shared products.

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Future AirPods might feature automated audio passthrough feature

An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes an advanced in-ear headphone device that uses sensors and valves to seal out ambient noise -- and isolate audio -- in certain situations, while letting in and augmenting external sound in others.

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Apple sends top executives to lobby Australian government over proposed encryption laws

Apple has sent top privacy executives to Australia twice over the past month to discuss proposed cybersecurity laws that could compel technology companies like Apple to provide law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages.

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Intel reportedly disbands wearables division as it focuses on AR

Intel has reportedly laid off the few employees working in its health wearables division, which includes fitness trackers and the Basis smartwatch, as the company refocuses on augmented reality.

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Steve Jobs opera set to premier this week after two years of preparation

Almost two years after the Santa Fe Opera commissioned The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the narrative, music and rehearsals are complete and the production is set to open this Saturday as part of a limited six-show run.

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Hulu lands nearly 3,000 new TV episodes in deal with 20th Century Fox

Hulu has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox that will add nearly 3,000 episodes of the studio‘s popular shows to the streaming service, the company said on Wednesday.

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Watch: Apple‘s new Files app for iOS 11

Wondering how Apple‘s new Files app for iOS 11 works on iPad? AppleInsider takes an in-depth look at the upcoming file management system in this video.

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Qualcomm sues Apple in Germany as quarterly profits suffer steep decline

Qualcomm on Wednesday escalated its patent infringement fight against Apple with the filing of two separate German cases in Mannheim and Munich, where it seeks to block the import and sale of all iPhones.

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Media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg pitched Apple on new TV service

DreamWorks founder Jeffrey Katzenberg is shopping around an innovative mobile-first TV service, dubbed New TV, to a number of technology and telecommunications firms including Apple, Google, ATT, Verizon, T-Mobile, Snapchat and Spotify.

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Apple & Balmain partner on special-edition Powerbeats3 & Beats Studio Wireless headphones

Apple has joined with French fashion house Balmain on special editions of its Beats Studio Wireless and Powerbeats3 headphones, echoing marketing tactics adopted with some other Apple wearables, like the Apple Watch.

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US House panel votes to adopt loose rules on testing of self-driving cars

A panel of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has tentatively voted to move forward with a proposal that, if turned into law, would establish a relatively loose federal framework for testing self-driving cars, including Apple‘s Project Titan.

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B&H‘s Back to School Sale: 299 9.7" iPads, plus MacBook Pros starting at 1,199 with free expedited shipping & no tax in 48 states

Back to school shopping is in full swing and Apple authorized reseller BH Photo is dropping prices on MacBook Pros with and without a Touch Bar, as well as discounting 2017 iPads to 299. Shoppers can save hundreds on closeout laptops or take advantage of discounts on Mid 2017 configurations -- all with no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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Apple squashes bugs with releases of iOS 10.3.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3 [u]

Apple on Wednesday issued minor updates for all four of its major platforms, addressing bugs and patching potential security holes in iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. [Updated with iTunes 12.6.2 release]

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‘iPhone 8‘ will still ship in Sept., JP Morgan says, but Apple‘s supply will be tightly constrained

Straying from the pack a bit, one analyst believes that the iPhone 8 will ship before the end of September, but in profoundly limited quantities, but the largest measure of Apple‘s profits from the device will accrue throughout the calendar year.

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