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2015

First look: DJI's new $799 Phantom 3 Standard flying camera drone

Wednesday August 05, 2015

DJI on Wednesday launched a new low-end addition to its Phantom 3 drone lineup in the form of the $799 Phantom 3 Standard, featuring a 2.7K high-definition camera and live iOS connectivity. AppleInsider went hands-on with the prototype hardware before its announcement, and offers an exclusive first-look.

Chicago Apple Store to host Q&A with fitness chief Jay Blahnik, hold 5K fun run

Wednesday August 05, 2015

On Wednesday, Apple's director of Fitness and Health Technologies Jay Blahnik, who played a role in realizing Apple Watch, will be at the North Michigan Avenue Apple Store in Chicago to take part in a special question and answer session, to be followed by a 5K fun run.

Apple's 'Beats 1: Replay' brings full show replays to Connect

Tuesday August 04, 2015

A recently activated Apple Music Connect feature called Beats 1: Replay allows fans to replay taped Internet broadcasts of their favorite shows, including those hosted by DJs Zane Lowe, Julie Adenuga and Ebro Darden.

Congressional Black Caucus asks Apple to release diversity report after meeting with Tim Cook

Tuesday August 04, 2015

California state representative Barbara Lee said Apple seems to be on the right track when it comes hiring black employees, but is nonetheless calling on it and other tech companies to release federal data regarding workplace diversity.

Cellphone, data and landline services down for many in southeastern US [u]

Tuesday August 04, 2015

An issue at a local provider appears to have impacted wireless and landline services in a handful of southeastern U.S. states on Tuesday, with customers reporting outages across all four major carriers.

Apple Music streaming licenses allow for more Beats Radio stations, report says

Tuesday August 04, 2015

According to a report on Tuesday, Apple's content licensing deals allow for up to five live format streaming radio stations, meaning the company could launch four more Beats 1 Radio-style offerings without renegotiating with labels.

Apple Music joins streaming services counted in influential Billboard charts

Tuesday August 04, 2015

Music magazine Billboard has quietly added Apple Music to the list of streaming services factored into its music charts, which are often treated as the main gauge of popular music in the United States.

Apple Pay adds 46 new banks & credit unions in the US, passes 400 participating issuers

Tuesday August 04, 2015

Apple on Tuesday added 46 more U.S. banks and credit unions to the list of Apple Pay card issuers, pushing the total to more than 425 financial institutions throughout the country.

Taylor Swift says she was surprised by positive response to Apple Music letter

Tuesday August 04, 2015

Pop musician Taylor Swift was surprised by the positive response to an open letter criticizing Apple Music royalties, including Apple's quick decision to reverse course, according to an interview published on Tuesday.

RBC reiterates $150 target for Apple stock, expects huge 'iPhone 6s' launch

Tuesday August 04, 2015

Amid continued losses for Apple stock, investment firm RBC Capital Markets has remained steadfast with its $150 price target, once again on Tuesday advising investors to buy in ahead of the anticipated "iPhone 6s" product launch.

Oxeye, Minecraft's Mojang to release new Cobalt multiplayer platformer for Mac in October

Tuesday August 04, 2015

Cobalt, a long-gestating multiplayer action platformer jointly developed by indie studio Oxeye and Minecraft creators Mojang, is set to drop on the Mac this October alongside the Xbox and PC.

Apple releases fourth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Tuesday August 04, 2015

Apple on Tuesday provided public OS X beta testers with the fourth pre-release build of El Capitan, its forthcoming free Mac operating system update set to launch this fall.

B&H's Back-To-School sale knocks $100 off iPad minis & 13" MacBook, $200 off 15" MacBook Pros

Tuesday August 04, 2015

Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo is holding its Back to School Savings event this week, with $100 discounts on some current-generation iPads and 11- & 13-inch MacBooks, as well as $200 discounts on several current 15" MacBook Pro configurations.

Apple denies rumor that it is looking to launch its own cellular service

Tuesday August 04, 2015

In a rare move, Apple on Tuesday responded to a questionable rumor, outright denying that it's planning to start its own mobile virtual operator network and become a wireless provider, much like MetroPCS or Boost Mobile.

New iMac with 4K display hinted at once again in latest El Capitan beta

Tuesday August 04, 2015

A new set of configuration files discovered in the latest beta of Apple's OS X El Capitan desktop operating system point to an unreleased Apple product --perhaps an iMac refresh waiting in the wings --with a new-to-Apple 4K resolution.

iPhone 5c successor to use 14-16nm Samsung and TSMC chips, rumor says

Tuesday August 04, 2015

Apple is reportedly working on one or more spiritual successors to the iPhone 5c that will use 14- to 16-nanometer FinFET chips manufactured by suppliers TSMC and Samsung.

Apple stock falls below 200-day moving average, drags down Dow Jones Industrial Average

Tuesday August 04, 2015

Since it was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average in March, Apple has been a weight on the index, accounting for 14 percent of its losses in the last four and a half months.

Australia's Telstra offers free Apple Music subscription with new iPhone 6 plan

Monday August 03, 2015

Australian cellular operator Telstra on Monday announced a new incentive plan that gives iPhone 6 and 6 Plus customers a one-year Apple Music subscription for free when they sign up for post paid Go Mobile services.

Active OS X 10.10 zero-day exploit installs malware without need for system passwords

Monday August 03, 2015

A week after researchers discovered a new privilege escalation zero-day vulnerability in Apple's latest version of OS X 10.10.4, an exploit has appeared allowing nefarious hackers to install adware and malware onto a target Mac without requiring system passwords.

iPhone gains US platform share at expense of Android, Windows, BlackBerry

Monday August 03, 2015

The iPhone grew as a platform in May to 43.5 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, encroaching on Android, which shrank slightly to 52.1 percent, according to comScore research data released on Monday.