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2014

Hands-on with Basis, the health tracking watch Intel just purchased for $100M+

Wednesday March 05, 2014

With the future of smartwatch maker Basis Science in the lurch after being purchased by Intel, AppleInsider was able to take a first-hand look at what could be one of the last examples of the company's eponymous Health Tracker Watch.

Rumor: TSMC now building quad-core 'A8' chips for Apple's next-gen iPhone

Wednesday March 05, 2014

While rumors of a partnership between Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have lingered for years, yet another report on Wednesday claims once again that the Taiwanese chipmaker is now producing chips for the company -- namely a next-generation "A8" processor for the 2014 iPhone.

Aerial photos show demolition progress at Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 site

Wednesday March 05, 2014

Little remains of the former Hewlett-Packard campus in Cupertino that will soon be home to Apple's new corporate headquarters, as demolition workers have made quick work of bringing down buildings and preparing the site for construction.

Siri integration with third-party apps expected to play key role in Apple's 'iWatch'

Wednesday March 05, 2014

Apple is apparently working to open up Siri, its voice driven personal assistant, to third-party iOS applications, an improvement in services believed to be tied closely to the development of an anticipated "iWatch."

Roundup: Video of Apple's CarPlay in action with Mercedes, Volvo, & Ferrari

Wednesday March 05, 2014

With CarPlay's official launch ceremonies in the rear view mirror, the floor of the Geneva Motor Show is now abuzz with hands-on demonstrations that reveal more details of the system's design and flexibility.

First look: Designed by m's aluminum 'AL13 v2' iPhone bumper touts zero signal loss

Wednesday March 05, 2014

Kickstarter graduate Designed by m on Wednesday debuted a revamped version of its AL13 iPhone 5 and 5s bumper, which is being touted as the first aluminum enclosure design to exhibit zero cell signal loss.

Rumor: Apple to phase out last non-Retina MacBooks with CD/DVD drive this year

Wednesday March 05, 2014

Apple's remaining low-end 13-inch MacBook Pro model, which features a thicker legacy design and continues to sport an internal optical drive, may finally be on the way out this year, if the latest supply chain rumors are to be believed.

Apple mistakenly aired Nokia licensing terms while sanctioning Samsung for doing the same

Wednesday March 05, 2014

In a court filing late Tuesday, Samsung revealed that Apple publicly disclosed details of its patent licensing terms with Nokia, as well as NEC, on the PACER electronic court records system, while at the same time seeking damages from the Korean tech giant for leaking that very information.

Apple to take mass device deployment program live with iOS 7.1 as launch date looms

Wednesday March 05, 2014

With Apple's mass iOS deployment intentions revealed, early testers of the service are reporting a smooth rollout of features that sources say will go live once iOS 7.1 is released later in March.

Corning exec lets slip the gorillas of war, calls sapphire expensive, heavy, environmentally unfriendly

Tuesday March 04, 2014

During a conference call on Tuesday, Corning Glass executive Tony Tripeny named the apparently numerous drawbacks to using sapphire crystal in a mobile device, something which Apple is widely expected to do with an upcoming iPhone.

RadioShack to close up to 1,100 stores as earnings dip well below expectations

Tuesday March 04, 2014

RadioShack on Tuesday announced it will be closing up to 1,100 stores after reporting a $400 million operating loss for 2013, highlighting the Apple retail partner's struggle with adapting to the fast-changing consumer electronics market.

Roku distills set-top box into $50 'Streaming Stick' with on-screen interface, physical remote

Tuesday March 04, 2014

Video streaming experts Roku on Tuesday took the wraps off the latest version of the "Streaming Stick," a thumb drive-sized device aimed at the Apple TV and Google's Chromecast streamers.

Logitech unveils Apple TV-compatible Harmony Smart Keyboard for the living room

Tuesday March 04, 2014

Logitech on Tuesday took the wraps off of the latest addition to its Harmony intelligent remote control lineup: a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard with integrated touchpad, compatible with a plethora of living room devices, including the Apple TV.

Apple expected to ship iOS 7.1 'any day now,' will support new iTunes Festival app

Tuesday March 04, 2014

With the U.S. debut of the iTunes Festival set to kick off next week, Apple will reportedly update its iOS application to support live streaming of the concerts from the SXSW festival -- but not before the iOS 7.1 update is issued to iPhone and iPad owners.

Wall Street not surprised by Apple CFO's retirement, expecting smooth transition

Tuesday March 04, 2014

The announcement that Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire later this year, making way for Luca Maestri to take over the position, was not surprising to investors on Wall Street, who generally responded with confidence on Tuesday.

Apple's Greg Joswiak appears onstage with Ferrari to introduce new CarPlay-equipped grand tourer

Tuesday March 04, 2014

Ferrari and Apple made their tie-up official Tuesday as iOS marketing chief Greg Joswiak joined Ferrari chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo on stage at the Geneva Motor Show to introduce CarPlay support in an updated four-seat Ferrari FF grand tourer.

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer to retire at end of September

Tuesday March 04, 2014

Peter Oppenheimer, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Apple, will retire from the company at the end of September, after spending 18 years with the Mac maker, it was announced on Tuesday.

Apple patent may allow iPhone users to snoop on voice mails for live call screening

Tuesday March 04, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday assigned Apple a patent covering passive audio call screening via an off-site voicemail service, a feature that can theoretically be applied to cellphone platforms like the iPhone.

Intel buys smartwatch maker Basis for reported $100M to $150M

Tuesday March 04, 2014

According to a report late Monday, Smartwatch maker Basis, which just last month was rumored to be shopping itself around to the likes of Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, has been acquired by Intel for between $100 million and $150 million

Apple issues OS X Server 3.1 Preview beta with added supervised devices support

Monday March 03, 2014

Apple on Monday released a new version of the upcoming OS X 3.1 Server update, with changes limited to general bug fixes and performance improvements.