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2015

Monster sues Apple's Beats, says headphones acquired through 'sham transaction'

Tuesday January 06, 2015

Apple's Beats is once again being sued, this time on assertions that cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre committed fraud by stealing the Beats by Dr. Dre headphone lineup from audio company Monster and its CEO Noel Lee -- who claim to have invented the popular headphones -- in a "sham" sale to HTC.

First look: Magellan Echo Fit sports watch boasts 8-month battery life, iOS connectivity

Tuesday January 06, 2015

Consumer GPS solutions pioneer Magellan on Tuesday introduced the Echo Fit Sports Watch, an expansion to the company's Echo Series product line that bakes in activity and sleep tracking to existing remote smartphone display and control features.

uNu's iPhone 6 battery cases provide affordable power on the go

Tuesday January 06, 2015

Among a number of new Lightning-connected iPhone 6 battery cases unveiled at CES this week, AppleInsider found a more affordable option in uNu's lineup, which starts at $59.99 for the company's forthcoming extended battery case.

First look: Misfit's solar-powered Swarovski Shine makes fitness tracking fashionable

Tuesday January 06, 2015

Adding to a quickly expanding product lineup, wearable fitness monitor maker Misfit on Tuesday announced two new models created in collaboration with jewelry maker Swarovski, further blurring the line between fitness device and fashion accessory.

Apple rumored to start Apple Watch sales in March, retail training in February

Tuesday January 06, 2015

Fresh rumors on Tuesday claim Apple is looking to roll out its hotly anticipated Apple Watch in March, with specialized retail staff training for the company's first wearable device said to begin in February.

First look: Misfit Bolt, an iOS-connected smart lightbulb

Tuesday January 06, 2015

Misfit --backed by former Apple CEO John Sculley --announced its first foray into the connected home this week, unveiling the $49 Misfit Bolt iOS-connected smart lightbulb.

Hands on with the updated Basis Peak smartwatch, featuring iOS notification support

Tuesday January 06, 2015

AppleInsider went hands-on with the updated Basis Peak smartwatch at CES this week, offering a look at the new support for iOS notifications that will be arriving with a future update.

TapSense admits its Apple Watch "ad platform" may not fly at all

Tuesday January 06, 2015

One day after TapSense unveiled its new ad platform aimed at Apple Watch, the firm has clarified that it will not be able to integrate with Apple Pay, won't be able to inject ads into watch faces, and that under Apple's development guidelines it potentially won't be allowed to push ads to the watch at all.

Apple HomeKit accessories and new audio device announcements lead first day of CES

Tuesday January 06, 2015

Opening day of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas brought a number of interesting announcements from home automation companies support Apple's HomeKit, as well as a few head-turning new audio products.

Pioneer, Kenwood unveil new third-party head units for Apple's CarPlay

Tuesday January 06, 2015

iPhone owners looking to make the most of Apple's nascent in-car initiative without buying a vehicle now have a number of new choices, as industry heavies Pioneer and Kenwood have announced several new CarPlay-compatible replacement head units at CES 2015.

First MFi-licensed iPhone 6 & 6 Plus battery cases announced by Mophie, Otterbox

Tuesday January 06, 2015

The first Made for iPhone licensed battery cases for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been announced from popular accessory makers Mophie and Otterbox, giving users the ability to not only protect their latest-generation handset, but also extend its battery life.

Fitness tracker users are older & richer, early smartwatch adopters mostly young men, survey finds

Tuesday January 06, 2015

With a glut of fitness trackers and smartwatches being introduced this week at CES ahead of the launch of the Apple Watch, a new survey finds that current wearable devices attract very different types of users based on their primary functionality.

Universal's Steve Jobs biopic adds Perla Haney-Jardine as Lisa Jobs

Tuesday January 06, 2015

After Hollywood superstar Natalie Portman allegedly passed on the role, director Danny Boyle has reportedly settled on relatively unknown actress Perla Haney-Jardine to play Steve Jobs's once-estranged daughter Lisa in the upcoming film biopic about the mercurial former Apple CEO.

Enterprise tablet adoption slowing, but Apple's iOS still dominates corporate world

Tuesday January 06, 2015

Though fewer corporations have indicated they are planning to deploy tablets in 2015, Apple's iOS is still the leading platform for corporations embracing the post-PC era, far ahead of smartphones and tablets running Android or Windows.

Apple begins selling unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models

Tuesday January 06, 2015

The Apple Store has begun selling unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models at unsubsidized prices, offering customers the ability to purchase without a T-Mobile SIM card.

Apple wins extensive patent for foldable, flexible iPhone with force gesture controls

Tuesday January 06, 2015

Apple on Tuesday was granted a U.S. patent for a portable device made almost exclusively from flexible components, allowing for force-based gesture input and perhaps larger displays that fold up like a trifold wallet.

Samsung touts open 'Internet of things' push, says all products to be connected in 5 years

Monday January 05, 2015

During Samsung's keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, co-CEO B.K. Yoon advocated for an open, industry-wide "Internet of things" push, revealing plans to build in connected device capabilities across its entire product line within five years.

Apple's CarPlay coming to Volkswagen models later this year

Monday January 05, 2015

German auto giant Volkswagen on Monday unveiled plans to incorporate Apple's CarPlay in next-generation infotainment systems, saying the iOS-derived feature will come included with select models this year.

Elgato announces 'Eve' range of HomeKit-enabled smart home sensors

Monday January 05, 2015

Elgato, known for its EyeTV line of digital TV video capture hardware, on Monday announced Eve, an expansive range of app-connected smart home sensors that monitor energy and water usage, weather, smoke and more.

Apple to announce fiscal Q1 2015 earnings results on Jan. 27

Monday January 05, 2015

Apple on Monday announced it will reveal financial results for its first fiscal quarter of 2015 on Jan. 27, with company executives expected to field questions covering what is anticipated to be another blockbuster for the tech giant.