As of today, Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3 for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models, meaning users can no longer upgrade or downgrade to those versions of iOS using iTunes. Apple is now only signing iOS 9.3.4. iOS 9.3.2, initially released to the public on May 16, 2016, was an ...continue reading Apple Stops Signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3

An Apple collector who was selling his vintage Apple software collection on eBay received a surprise earlier this month when Apple itself bought out much of his software inventory for its software archives (via MacGeneration). According to seller "Marcoguy," he made several listings of various Apple CDs and received a message from someone asking to ...continue reading Apple Adds to Vintage Software Collection With eBay Purchase

Back in January, Samsung announced plans to add iOS support to its Gear S2 Smart Watch, and it appears the South Korean company is getting close to launching the promised iOS app. Starting today, Samsung is launching a new beta testing program for the Gear iOS app (via SamMobile), which will run from Wednesday, August ...continue reading Samsung Launches Limited iOS Beta Program for Gear S2 Smart Watch

Code discovered within the macOS Sierra beta suggests the operating system will include support for second-generation USB 3.1 transfer speeds of up 10Gb/s, hinting at hardware upgrades that will be included in future Macs set to be released later this year. Found in a localizable text string in macOS Sierra by 9to5Mac, the code points ...continue reading macOS Sierra Code Confirms Thunderbolt 3 and 10Gb/s USB 3.1 Transfer Speeds in Future Macs

German carrier Deutsche Telekom is planning to lure new customers by offering six months of Apple Music service for free, reports iPhone-ticker.de [Google Translate]. Aimed at customers who have not yet tried Apple Music, the offer will be announced at IFA in Berlin, set to take place from September 2 to September 7. According to ...continue reading Deutsche Telekom to Offer Subscribers Six Months of Apple Music for Free

Popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go was today updated to version 1.5.0, adding new features to make gym battling more straightforward. New to the game is a "Pokémon Appraisal" feature, which will see in-game Team Leaders offering tips on each Pokémon's attack and defense abilities to help trainers determine which Pokémon to use in gym ...continue reading Pokémon Go Gains New 'Appraisal' Feature for Highlighting Attack and Defense Capabilities

Back in 2015, Jawbone sued Fitbit for "systematically plundering" confidential information, stealing patented technology, and acquiring trade secrets from former Jawbone employees, and since then, the two have been embroiled in an ongoing legal dispute. It looks like Fitbit is temporarily off the hook, though, as the United States International Trade Commission today said Fitbit ...continue reading U.S. International Trade Commission Says Fitbit Didn't Steal Trade Secrets From Jawbone

Sony today announced the upcoming launch of a new DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter, which will allow Mac and PC users to wirelessly connect a DualShock 4 controller to their machines. The adapter will enable all DualShock 4 features, including buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration, and stereo headset jack so ...continue reading Sony Brings Full DualShock 4 Controller Support to Mac With New Adapter

Several of Spotify's contracts are up for renewal and the high rates Apple pays record labels are affecting Spotify's negotiations, reports MusicBusinessWorldwide. As it considers a future IPO, Spotify is aiming to strike long-term deals with record labels at lower rates, while labels want Spotify to pay as much as Apple does. Spotify reportedly pays ...continue reading Apple's Deep Pockets Affecting Spotify Contract Renewals

Popular app Instapaper, designed to allow users to save notable news articles to read at a later time, has been acquired by Pinterest. Created by Marco Arment in 2008, Instapaper was one of the first apps that implemented read-it-later functionality, and it was certainly one of the most widely used and well-known apps in the ...continue reading Pinterest Acquires Read-It-Later App Instapaper