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2016

Review: Polar Balance is a great smartscale for Polar fans

Sunday April 24, 2016

Polar's first smartscale is a polished and perfectly serviceable product, but a few peculiar design decisions keep it from maximizing its potential, making it mostly of interest to people already in the Polar ecosystem.

This week on AI: New MacBooks, losing Bill Campbell, BMW & Daimler 'Apple Car' talks

Saturday April 23, 2016

There was no shortage of headlines this week, with Apple launching new MacBooks, announcing WWDC 2016, and letting slip more details about its electric car project. A long-time but recently retired Apple board member, Bill Campbell, died on Monday.

DOJ withdraws motion to force Apple to unlock NYC iPhone [u]

Friday April 22, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday withdrew an appeal seeking Apple's help in accessing data from a locked iPhone 5s tied to an ongoing New York drug case, saying an unnamed individual furnished the device passcode on Thursday.

Apple closes WWDC 2016 ticket lottery, sends confirmation to winners

Friday April 22, 2016

As scheduled, Apple on Friday closed ticket lottery registrations for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference and began sending out email confirmations to the lucky few selected at random to attend the event in June.

Apple requires all new watchOS apps be native by June 1

Friday April 22, 2016

In an announcement to developers on Friday, Apple said come June 1, all new watchOS titles submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the company's latest watchOS 2 software development kit.

India to waive regulatory hurdle blocking Apple retail launch, report says

Friday April 22, 2016

Apple fans in India might soon be able to purchase their new iPhone directly from an official Apple Store, as local government officials are reportedly prepared to waive a longstanding regulatory hurdle that prohibited the company from operating its own brick-and-mortar retail shops.

New hires at Apple suggest work on prototyping 'Apple Car' parts

Friday April 22, 2016

Apple has picked up two more workers from the auto industry, both of whom are now believed to be at the company's "Product Realization Lab," where prototype hardware is developed.

Google & Microsoft agree to global ceasefire in regulatory battles

Friday April 22, 2016

Two of Apple's chief rivals, Google and Microsoft, on Friday announced a mutual agreement to drop regulatory complaints against each other around the world, further promising to try and settle any disputes themselves before using governments as a weapon.

First look: Apple's new rose gold 12" MacBook with Intel Skylake CPU

Friday April 22, 2016

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook features the same chassis as last year's debut model, but the company has brought a new color into the mix -- rose gold -- that brings it in line with the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch product lineups.

Siri & Liam star in Apple's new Earth Day TV ad

Friday April 22, 2016

Marking Earth Day, Apple on Friday debuted a new TV commercial, using Siri to promote its custom-designed recycling robot -- Liam -- and its branding as an environmentally-responsible company.

Apple makes across-the-board cuts to Japanese iPhone prices

Friday April 22, 2016

Apple on Friday instituted price drops across its entire Japanese iPhone lineup, typically slashing costs by about 10 percent, in what is reported to be a response to a fluctuating yen/dollar exchange rate.

Apple could take over Dublin location for first Irish Apple Store

Friday April 22, 2016

Apple could potentially sign a lease for real estate on Dublin's O'Connell Street, establishing its first-ever outlet in the country of Ireland, a report indicated on Friday.

AppleInsider podcast talks new Macs, 'iPhone 7' rumors, and the latest 'Apple Car' hires

Friday April 22, 2016

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Shane and Victor discuss new MacBooks, the computers that didn't get updated, Tesla's former VP of vehicle engineering working for Apple, Apple's car skunkworks, iPhone 7 rumors, and a few of our thoughts remembering Bill Campbell.

Apple touts eco-friendly data centers in new Earth Day ad

Friday April 22, 2016

In commemoration of Earth Day, Apple on Thursday released an advertisement showcasing the company's efforts to reduce carbon emissions, concentrating specifically on its green data centers.

Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks Store shuttered by Chinese state agency, report confirms

Thursday April 21, 2016

Following the mysterious shutdown of two major Apple internet services in China last week, a report on Thursday claims the closure was mandated by a state agency in an apparent attempt to control content distribution.

Apple Store app's 3D Touch support expanded with Peek and Pop previews

Thursday April 21, 2016

In an update to its official Apple Store app on Thursday, Apple rolled out support for Peek and Pop 3D Touch gestures, a feature that lets users seamlessly preview products, images and other in-app assets.

Apple's iTunes reopens American Red Cross donations for Japan, Ecuador earthquake relief

Thursday April 21, 2016

After a pair of massive earthquakes rocked Japan and Ecuador last week, and the threat of aftershocks still present, Apple on Thursday reactivated its iTunes donation system to support American Red Cross relief efforts in the regions.

Apple honors Prince on Twitter, Tidal takes opportunity to push exclusive streaming catalog

Thursday April 21, 2016

Apple and Beats executives tweeted messages in tribute of legendary musician Prince, who passed away on Thursday, while Tidal took the opportunity to advertise its exclusive streaming rights to the musician's catalog.

FBI paid over $1.34M for hack into San Bernardino iPhone, agency's director says

Thursday April 21, 2016

The FBI paid more than $1.34 million to hack into the iPhone 5c of dead San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, agency director James Comey admitted on Thursday.

Time offers glowing profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook in latest '100 Most Influential People' list

Thursday April 21, 2016

Time Magazine on Thursday published the 2016 edition of its annual 100 Most Influential People list, once again including Apple CEO Tim Cook among its chosen politicians, artists, celebrities, and corporate executives.