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2015

MacKeeper to pay out $2M in proposed class action settlement

Monday August 10, 2015

The original developers of much maligned Mac security software MacKeeper have agreed to a $2 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over deceptive claims and false advertisement, with part of the sum set aside for customer refunds.

Spotify moving towards Premium-only music content amid label pressure, sources say

Monday August 10, 2015

Although it should continue to provide a free, ad-supported tier, Spotify is reportedly planning to limit some of its music content to Premium subscribers in reaction to pressure from record labels.

New video shows alleged 'iPhone 6s' shell with reinforced sides, lighter weight

Monday August 10, 2015

A new video published on Monday shows a gold iPhone shell claimed to be for Apple's rumored "iPhone 6s," and suggested that Apple has strategically reinforced portions of the device to avoid last year's media-hyped "bendgate" controversy.

American Express expands Apple Pay support to US corporate cards

Monday August 10, 2015

American Express on Monday announced Apple Pay support for its U.S. corporate credit cards, which should allow more businesses to begin making use of the mobile payment technology.

HTC shares continue freefall, market value falls below cash on hand

Monday August 10, 2015

Taiwanese gadget maker HTC, once one of the biggest names in the smartphone market, is now considered essentially worthless by investors as its market value fell below its cash on hand during Monday trading.

Leaked 'iPad mini 4' renderings again reveal thinner 6.1mm design, iPad Air 2 influence

Monday August 10, 2015

Leaked design renderings, purportedly for Apple's anticipated fourth-generation iPad mini, appear to support claims that the tablet will be even thinner than its predecessor, putting it on par with the iPad Air 2.

Fund managers still leery of Apple stock, believe shares could slide further before rebounding

Monday August 10, 2015

Investment managers on Wall Street believe that Apple stock is currently undervalued, but they're also reportedly concerned that shares of the company could drop even further before their eventual rebound.

New video gives clearer look at display assembly purportedly for Apple's 'iPhone 6s'

Monday August 10, 2015

With Apple expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone in less than a month, parts leaks continue to plague the company's massive supply chain, as a display assembly supposedly headed for the updated handset has been examined in detail in a new video.

How to use the new back button in iOS 9

Sunday August 09, 2015

One of the most notable -- albeit least trumpeted -- user-facing enhancements in iOS 9 is the new back button, which lets you quickly return to where you were when following links between apps. Here's how it works.

Review: DJI Phantom 3 Professional iOS-connected drone with 4K ultra-HD camera

Saturday August 08, 2015

The best has gotten even better with DJI's new Phantom 3 Professional, a drone that captures stunning, super-smooth 4K video from the skies. But it's the new controller with Lightning cable support, as well as a revamped iOS app, that truly bring this accessory to new heights.

This week on AppleInsider: Stock market jeopardy, 'iPhone 6s' press event, Apple Music numbers & more

Saturday August 08, 2015

This week was tougher for Apple than some others, with serious trouble on the stock market, but the company did make headlines with rumors about a September press event, and the first-ever official Apple Music numbers.

Apple's Jay Blahnik outlines Apple Watch health and fitness strategy, future device features in interview

Friday August 07, 2015

In an interview published this week, Jay Blahnik, Apple's director of Fitness and Health Technologies, spoke at length about Apple Watch hardware and software, explaining how the device came into being, it's merits as a fitness monitor and where he thinks it's going with watchOS 2.

EU clears Apple and labels of colluding against free streaming music services, turns eye to App Store fees

Friday August 07, 2015

A European Commission inquiry found no evidence that Apple colluded with major record labels to impede free-to-stream services as part of the company's Apple Music business strategy, a report said Friday.

Apple touts iPhone picture taking capabilities in latest ad

Friday August 07, 2015

Adding to its "If it's not an iPhone" ad campaign, Apple on Friday released a new 30-second spot touting the handset's idiot-proof picture taking capabilities.

Apple continues to gain ground in US smartphone market as Android shrinks

Friday August 07, 2015

Apple not only remained dominant in the U.S. smartphone market during the June quarter, but was also the only top-five OEM to exhibit gains over the three-month period, according to new data from research firm comScore.

How to get the lowest prices on all of Apple's MacBooks for the 2015 back-to-school season

Friday August 07, 2015

Apple's new 12" and 13" MacBooks are among the industry's hottest offerings, and this back-to-school season, AI has teamed up with Apple's top authorized resellers to offer the lowest prices anywhere on the wide assortment of available configurations, including options with and without AppleCare protection.

Apple expected to unveil 'iPhone 6s,' new Apple TV on Sept. 9

Friday August 07, 2015

Apple is reportedly eyeing a media event for Sept. 9, where the company is expected to show off its next-generation iPhone and Apple TV hardware, and may even unveil new iPads, according to a new report.

Verizon to drop subsidized phone pricing in new plans coming August 13

Friday August 07, 2015

Verizon Wireless on Friday announced a new set of core subscription plans, eliminating contract-based phone subsidies in favor of combinations based on device choices and the amount of data.

Apple's Jimmy Iovine hints at curation playing part in future TV product

Friday August 07, 2015

While discussing Apple Music in a new interview published on Thursday, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine mentioned the prospect of applying curation to TV, potentially pointing to a direction for Apple's rumored streaming TV service.

Apple Watch goes on sale at Best Buy's online & retail stores

Friday August 07, 2015

As promised, the U.S. branch of Best Buy began selling the Apple Watch on Friday, offering a range of models through its website and some retail locations.