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2015

New, polished Apple TV interface said to 'blow away' existing smart TVs

Friday August 28, 2015

The launch of new Apple TV hardware may have been delayed from WWDC to Apple's Sept. 9 event to allow the company more time to polish its interface, one that will allegedly "blow away" current, "junky" smart TV interfaces.

Apple, 161 other organizations lend aid to Pentagon on flexible electronics

Friday August 28, 2015

Apple has reportedly joined the FlexTech Alliance, a collection of 162 organizations working with the Pentagon on flexible sensor electronics capable of being worn by soldiers, or molded to the outside of vehicles.

Apple streaming TV service negotiations remain divided over $40-per-month pricing - report

Friday August 28, 2015

Though new Apple TV hardware is expected to appear at an upcoming Sept. 9 event, Apple's long-awaited subscription television service is reaffirmed to remain on hold, thanks to ongoing negotiations with content owners.

Samsung offers 'Test Drive' participants cash, Google Play credit for switching from iPhone

Friday August 28, 2015

People participating in Samsung's "Ultimate Test Drive" program -- allowing iPhone owners to try a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 for 30 days -- are being offered up to $200 in perks if they actually switch.

Apple Music director Ian Rogers makes surprise departure for new job

Friday August 28, 2015

One of the core Beats executives Apple acquired in its 2014 $3 billion takeover, Ian Rogers, has already left the company to pursue other ventures outside of the music streaming business, a report revealed on Friday.

Purported 'iPhone 6s' box suggests Apple will keep entry-level capacity at 16GB

Friday August 28, 2015

A sticker claimed to be for the packaging for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6s" shows a 16-gigabyte capacity, suggesting that Apple will stick with that memory level for its entry-level model.

AppleInsider podcast analyzes what to expect at Apple's Sept. 9 event, Wall Street, 'Apple Car,' more

Friday August 28, 2015

With Apple's Sept. 9 keynote now official, the AppleInsider podcast explains everything you need to know ahead of the event, where new iPhones and a revamped Apple TV are expected. Plus, we tackle Apple's recent losses on Wall Street, the latest "Apple Car" rumors, Shane reviews some tools for digital nomads, and Mikey and Neil share their experiences with the iOS-connected Coin digital credit card.

Google offers 'short term fix' to help ad publishers bypass Apple's iOS 9 security protocol

Thursday August 27, 2015

Google on Thursday informed developers of a five-line bit of code crafted to sidestep Apple's upcoming App Transport Security encryption feature in iOS 9 by creating HTTPS exceptions, which could in some cases block mobile ads from appearing.

Apple's customer service suffers in Q2, study says

Thursday August 27, 2015

A study from market research firm StellaService published this week seemingly reveals a rapid decline in Apple's customer service capabilities, from a slight slip in shipping fulfillment to longer wait times for online and phone support.

September iPhone event marks return of live stream for Windows users

Thursday August 27, 2015

Next month's iPhone event will mark the first time in recent history that Windows users will be able to officially live-stream an Apple presentation, the company quietly revealed on Thursday through the event's website.

Square launches Appointments iPhone app for booking, managing clients

Thursday August 27, 2015

Mobile payment firm Square on Thursday launched Square Appointments, a combination service and iPhone app for businesses dependent on client bookings.

Instagram loosens limits, enables portrait, landscape modes for photo & video

Thursday August 27, 2015

Facebook on Thursday released an update to its Instagram apps for iOS and Android, opening up the media-sharing service to posts in landscape and portrait ratios.

PayAnywhere to launch Apple Pay-compatible card reader at Apple Stores

Thursday August 27, 2015

A company called PayAnywhere is preparing to launch a self-named card reader that could help bring Apple Pay support to small businesses, which have so far mostly foregone the technology.

Rumor: New display with Force Touch could make 'iPhone 6s' slightly heftier

Thursday August 27, 2015

A leaked display component purportedly destined for Apple's next-generation iPhone has been measured up and comes in heavier and thicker than its counterpart in the iPhone 6, suggesting that the addition of Force Touch might make the "iPhone 6s" bigger than its predecessor.

Siri knows about Apple's new iPhone event on Sept. 9

Thursday August 27, 2015

The invitations for Apple's upcoming Sept. 9 event were designed around Siri -- bearing what she would call "colorful wavey words" and the phrase "Hey Siri, give us a hint" -- and it turns out there's more to it than meets the eye, as the erstwhile digital assistant actually does drop some knowledge.

9 Hours Left: Gold 12" MacBook for $1,129.99 ($170 off), Loaded 13" MacBook Air for $1,249 ($500 off), Loaded 15" MacBook Pro for $1,899 ($600 off)

Thursday August 27, 2015

This week we have one more last minute back-to-school deal: the lowest price ever on Apple's new Gold 12" MacBook (1.1GHz/8GB/256GB) at $1,129.99 ($170 instant savings) plus a free 3-piece USB-C early adopter accessories kit, free software, free shipping, and no sales tax collected in 48 states.

Apple announces Sept. 9 event for 'iPhone 6s,' updated Apple TV at massive new venue

Thursday August 27, 2015

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, making official its anticipated Sept. 9 event at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It's expected to showcase not only a next-generation "iPhone 6s" handset, but also a new Siri-enabled Apple TV set-top box.

'iPhone 6s' 12MP camera rumored to shoot 4K video, front camera again said to have 'selfie' flash

Thursday August 27, 2015

With less than two weeks to go before Apple is expected to take the wraps off of its next-generation iPhone, a new rumor claims the so-called "iPhone 6s" will be capable of shooting ultra-high-resolution 4K video with its rear facing 12-megapixel camera.

China sentences 14 people in plot to convert US iPhones for Chinese networks

Thursday August 27, 2015

A court in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou has reportedly sentenced 14 people for hacking into a Foxconn database to steal digital identity certificates, in turn used to convert U.S. iPhones for Chinese networks.

Lenovo folds smartphone unit under Motorola, plans to streamline mobile portfolio

Thursday August 27, 2015

Apple competitor Lenovo on Thursday confirmed that it will shuffle all of its smartphone operations -- including design and manufacturing -- under its Motorola banner, and eventually shut down Lenovo Mobile entirely.