Apple on Monday posted to its website a previously unreleased document detailing Apple Watch band design guidelines for third-party manufacturers interested in making aftermarket straps for the device.
Monday, May 04, 2015
Continuing its internal mapping initiative, Apple on Monday added Maps Connect support to five new regions, allowing users in those countries to add and edit points of interest.
Apple on Monday updated the Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines website with a refreshed look and new software design resources for app developers.
According to a report on Monday, the Apple TV isn't the only piece of hardware in line for a redesign this year, as the device's long-in-the-tooth remote control is now expected to come with a built-in touch pad.
One of the highlight features of the new Apple Watch is its fitness tracking abilities, which lets users track movement throughout the day, keep tabs on wellness goals and monitor specific workout routines.
Apple is signing on a new general contractor to help finish Campus 2, the company's upcoming ring-shaped headquarters being constructed in Cupertino, Calif., according to a Monday report.
Apple has stopped signing the code for iOS 8.2, meaning that anyone wanting to downgrade from iOS 8.3 through iTunes will no longer be able to do so, accounts indicated on Monday.
General Electric on Monday announced plans for a new color-changing LED light bulb, due to ship sometime later this year, that will come out of the box with support for Apple's HomeKit system.
Just over a year after closing its acquisition of Nokia's phone division, Microsoft is reportedly set to reenter the high-end handset space with a pair of new Lumia devices that will feature powerful internals and carry the mobile banner for Windows 10.
Following Comcast's unsuccessful takeover bid, high-level talks have reportedly taken place between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable over a possible merger, in spite of the bad blood between the two companies.
The YouTube app has disappeared from many second-generation Apple TV units, users noted on Monday, with both the home screen icon and references to the app in Settings vanishing overnight.
Third parties are able to use the small diagnostic port hidden inside one of the Apple Watch's lugs to charge the device, according to one accessory maker, opening up the possibility of a "Made for Apple Watch" program down the line.
The United States Department of Justice has reportedly decided that the use of controversial cell phone tracking devices — widely known as "stingrays" — by its agencies must be more closely monitored, and is preparing to launch an extensive internal review while publicly revealing more details about the secret programs.
As it prepares to launch a new streaming music service, Apple is said to be pressuring music labels to force rivals like Spotify to abandon their free tiers — something that has apparently brought scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Sunday, May 03, 2015
Apple is indeed working on a larger iPad which will feature a number of changes, including an all-new Bluetooth stylus accessory with pressure sensitivity, support for Force Touch input, and a USB-C connector, AppleInsider has learned.
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Die-hard Apple fans have long suggested that the company might be better off without the scrutiny that comes with being publicly traded. On the heels of another record-breaking quarter, AppleInsider took a look at what going private might mean for the computing juggernaut.
The week began with a financial bang, as Apple published the results of its record-breaking second quarter, but later saw controversies swirl with Apple Watch production obstacles and problems for wearers with tattoos. AppleInsider meanwhile reviewed the device, finding it attractive but saddled with some flaws.
Friday, May 01, 2015
From customizable clock faces to notifications, quickly referencing important information without having to dive into an app is a key feature of the Apple Watch. Dubbed Glances, users can access these bits of information with just a single swipe.
Samsung has been known to borrow Apple's ideas from time to time, an effective — if not entirely inspired — strategy considering massive iPhone, iPad and now Watch demand. But its latest advertisement for the new Galaxy S6 edge, basically an amalgamation of Apple Watch promo videos, dials the homage up to 11.
Popular iOS Twitter client Tweetbot received a small update on Friday with access to Twitter's new "Quote Tweet" format, which embeds tweets in a new message instead of copying a block of text.
In the midst of the NHL playoffs and hype for the Kentucky Derby, a number of users have found that the Apple TV channel to stream those events, NBC Sports Live Extra, has unexpectedly disappeared from their set-top box.
Whether or not a new 12-plus-inch iPad becomes an actual product, case makers are betting on leaked design specifications, and a new video offers an idea of just how big a so-called "iPad Pro" might be.
An alleged industrial rendering of Apple's rumored "iPad Pro" was leaked on Friday, supporting rumors that the tablet will use a 12.9-inch screen instead of a less-frequently claimed 12.2-inch version.
Apple's online store in the U.S. — alongside storefronts in Europe and Asia — is now showing July shipping estimates for 42-millimeter stainless steel and aluminum Watch models, checks on Friday revealed.
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Customers at Apple's forthcoming Madison Avenue store on Manhattan's Upper East Side will be privy to a special Apple Store experience, as the company will reinstate its dormant personal shopping service and observe shorter-than-normal hours in order to fit in with the tony neighborhood.
Apple is hunting for a new director of Global Marketing Operations at its Beats division, according to a job listing posted on Thursday, a rare high-level opening at the company.
This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news. We discuss the full Apple watch review and what it's like after a week of day to day use. Apple's record Q2 earnings call, CurrentC ousts its CEO, Microsoft bring Objective-C support to Windows 10, and more.
Apple this week updated a support page for the Apple Watch, revealing that the ink found in some tattoos on the wrist can in fact affect the heart rate monitor, and associated wrist detection feature, for the new wearable device.
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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Looking to reduce "over-policing" and surface instances of excessive force, the American Civil Liberties Union of California on Thursday launched a smartphone app that lets users securely document law enforcement encounters.
Apple on Thursday rolled out an updated version of its Apple Store app for iOS with support for Apple Watch, which lets users keep track of orders, pick up purchases, check in to Genius Bar appointments and more.
Ford CEO Mark Fields on Thursday offered a few more details about plans to integrate Apple's CarPlay into future vehicles, saying that while support is coming, Ford's SYNC infotainment system will be the star of the show.
Amazon Instant Video gets HD, cellular streaming on iOS, Waze launches 'Unusual Traffic' Twitter feeds
Amazon on Thursday released a major update to its Instant Video iOS client, while Waze launched Unusual Traffic, a series of city-based Twitter accounts hooked into data from its mobile navigation apps.
Apple on Thursday issued a minor update to its iMovie video editing app for iOS, addressing an issue that sometimes caused portrait photos to be cropped incorrectly.
Shares of Nokia fell more than 12 percent on Thursday after the company's networking division reported disappointing results. But a bright spot was its "Here" mapping division, which is rumored to be a potential acquisition target for Apple.
Apple on Thursday offered developers the option to register for the App Analytics beta, opening early access to a feature originally announced at last year's Worldwide Developers Conference.
Undeterred by Tim Cook's browbeating, supply chain 'guesstimators' soldier on with Apple Watch appraisal
Apple CEO Tim Cook took supply chain "guesstimators" to task on the company's second-quarter earnings call earlier this week, but that did not stop one firm from moving ahead with its own analysis of Apple's new wearable device.
Managing and customizing notifications is key to having a great experience with the Apple Watch. By default, many of your apps will mirror the notification settings on your iPhone, but dealing with all those apps on your wrist can be a chore.
- Teardown shows Apple Watch S1 chip has custom CPU, 512MB RAM, 8GB storage
- Apple's iPad remains dominant in shrinking tablet market
- Sony operating profits set to quadruple, aided by iPhone camera sensor orders
- Apple spending on research and development swells again to $1.9 billion
- Apple to aid Japan's elderly with iPads in latest fruits of IBM alliance
- Samsung profit dips as feature phone, tablet sales slide
- Future iPhones may sport both telephoto and wide angle cameras, patent application suggests