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2015

Pixelmator for iOS gains Dynamic Touch, faster Repair tool & more

Tuesday July 14, 2015

A new version of Pixelmator for iOS, released on Tuesday, makes a number of improvements to the app, most significantly introducing Dynamic Touch and a much faster Repair tool.

HSBC bows out of Apple Pay launch as Barclays vows future support

Tuesday July 14, 2015

It seems Apple Pay's UK debut didn't go off without a hitch on Tuesday, as HSBC customers are not able to use service despite the bank's status as an official launch partner. In a related development, Barclays did an about face and announced upcoming support for Apple's contactless payment solution.

Future Apple devices might boast personalized Maps imagery, turn audio into haptic vibrations

Tuesday July 14, 2015

A pair of patents awarded to Apple on Tuesday illustrates research running the gamut of mobile tech, with one invention detailing an advanced mapping system with customizable and shareable image data, and another covering ways to convert audio data into haptic vibrations for the hearing impaired.

Facebook researching human-powered personal assistant service to rival Apple's Siri, report says

Monday July 13, 2015

With good number of major tech companies fielding their own brand of virtual assistant technology, Facebook is reportedly eyeing its own entry with "Moneypenny," a hybrid feature that helps users complete tasks like buying products and services online.

Stringent Apple HomeKit certification cause of slow market acceptance, report claims

Monday July 13, 2015

According to a report on Monday, the slow pace at which devices compatible with Apple's HomeKit are trickling in can be attributed to last-minute security changes, including a modified hardware certification process and tweaks to the networking ecosystem.

Apple Pay launches in UK with 250K stores, 8 banks participating

Monday July 13, 2015

Nine months after its release in the U.S., Apple Pay will be available to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch users in the UK on Tuesday, local time, with support from more than 250,000 retail locations and eight major banks.

Ad business startup Drawbridge snags iAd Marketplace exec to bolster user tracking services

Monday July 13, 2015

Former head of Apple's iAd Marketplaces Winston Crawford left the company earlier in July to take on the role of COO at Drawbridge, a startup that provides advertisers with granular cross-platform user engagement statistics.

Led by enterprise sales, global tablet use predicted to approach 800M by 2018

Monday July 13, 2015

Though annual tablet sales have largely plateaued and aren't expected to see reignited growth in the near future, devices like Apple's iPad will continue to grow in use in corporate environments, Forrester Research believes.

iPod shipping times slip ahead of Apple's anticipated Tuesday update with new colors

Monday July 13, 2015

Shipping times for some iPod models -- mostly for the iPod touch -- have lengthened at Apple's U.S. online store ahead of an anticipated refresh on Tuesday, during which Apple is expected to add new colors and upgrade the Touch's internals.

With Apple's annual back to school sale playing hooky, Amazon Prime Day could fill the void

Monday July 13, 2015

Apple appears to have mothballed its long-running back to school promotion -- which traditionally paired hardware discounts with iTunes or Apple Store gift cards -- but parents and students will have another option for Apple deals this week in Amazon's first-ever Prime Day.

iTunes 12.2.1 solves problem with iTunes Match tracks converted to Apple Music DRM

Monday July 13, 2015

Apple on Monday released iTunes 12.2.1, fixing a critical problem that would cause tracks matched via iTunes Match to be converted to Apple Music content instead.

Comcast joins fray of online-only live TV services with Stream for iPhone, iPad & Web

Monday July 13, 2015

Cable provider Comcast on Monday announced plans to launch Stream, an online subscription TV service offering a mix of live and on-demand content for $15 per month, accessible from both Apple's iPhone and iPad, as well as the Web.

Apple's iPhone reaps dominant 92% of handset industry's profits

Monday July 13, 2015

Though the iPhone is just 20 percent of the overall smartphone market, Apple's handset accounted for a colossal 92 percent of the industry's operating income during the March quarter, according to new research.

It's time to uninstall Adobe's Flash from your Mac - here's how

Monday July 13, 2015

The recent tidal wave of critical vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player has prompted many security professionals to call for the much-maligned software's demise, and we agree. AppleInsider shows you how to uninstall Flash from your Mac, and what to do if you can't live without it.

Rumor: Apple 'cautious' in placing orders for late 2015 launch of 12.9" 'iPad Pro'

Monday July 13, 2015

Suppliers are expected to begin providing components for a so-called "iPad Pro" in late September, but Apple is said to be taking a conservative approach in placing orders for its anticipated 12.9-inch touchscreen tablet.

24 Hour Deal: Apple's fully-loaded 13" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $1,249 ($500 off)

Monday July 13, 2015

For the next 24 hours, readers can grab Apple's early-2014 top-of-the-line 13" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB) model MF068LL/A for just $1,249 with free expedited shipping and no sales tax outside NY -- a $500 savings and the lowest price anywhere by $150.

How to restore your iPhone from an iCloud backup

Sunday July 12, 2015

Since the introduction of iOS 5 in 2011, Apple has provided a simple, yet powerful way to restore your iPhone from a previous iCloud backup via either iTunes on a Mac or directly on the device itself. AppleInsider takes you through the process step-by-step.

Deals: $150 off all 12" MacBooks with AppleCare & $300-$400 off all mid-2015 15" MacBook Pros with Apple Care

Sunday July 12, 2015

AppleInsider this week will be launching a number of stellar deals ahead of the back-to-school buying season, the first of which offer $150 off all of Apple's new 12" MacBooks with AppleCare (most in stock and ready to ship) and between $300-$400 off all new 15" MacBook Pros with AppleCare (also in stock).

Apple gives Greek iCloud users 30 days free service in light of financial crisis

Saturday July 11, 2015

To prevent an interruption in services, Apple is offering a free 30-day extension to paying iCloud subscribers in Greece currently unable to pay monthly fees due to capital control measures instituted in the region.

GameBench shows iPhone 6 beats Galaxy S6 in game performance & better looking graphics

Saturday July 11, 2015

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from last fall beat this year's top Android flagship phones in a series of raw performance benchmarks. However, despite often having a pixel resolution advantage, Android phones also typically deliver worse looking graphics on top of being slower, as revealed by GameBench.