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2015

NFL Game Pass comes to Apple TV with updated app

Monday August 31, 2015

With the 2015 NFL campaign set to kick off, Apple on Monday pushed an update to the league's Apple TV app that adds access to live streaming via Game Pass alongside a new design.

University of Oklahoma adopts Apple Pay at all campus terminals

Monday August 31, 2015

Starting this week the University of Oklahoma will be offering Apple Pay campus-wide, making it the first such university in the country to do so, the school announced on Monday.

Apple CEO Tim Cook makes surprise appearance at Cisco's annual sales conference

Monday August 31, 2015

In the wake of Apple's newly announced enterprise partnership with Cisco, Chief Executive Tim Cook appeared onstage at Cisco's annual "GSX" Global Sales Experience in front of 20,000 employees to discuss the news.

GT Advanced looks to slash workforce by 40% as part of bankruptcy plan

Monday August 31, 2015

In order to reduce expenses when it emerges out of Chapter 11 status, former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies is looking to cut 40 percent of its remaining workforce, according to bankruptcy court documents filed on Monday.

Apple continues enterprise push with new Cisco partnership, will optimize networks for iOS

Monday August 31, 2015

Corporate users will soon have one more reason to choose Apple's mobile devices over those from other firms, as networking behemoth Cisco is set to team up with the Cupertino company to optimize enterprise networks for iPhones, iPads, and iOS apps.

Apple stock should return to $130 by end of 2015, says Brean Capital

Monday August 31, 2015

Apple stock should bounce back to $130 by the end of the year, helped by solid iPhone sales and high profit margins, a Brean Capital research memo argued on Monday.

Apple releases 8th developer, 6th public betas of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Monday August 31, 2015

Developers and members of the public who are beta testing OS X 10.11 El Capitan can now download the latest pre-release builds of the forthcoming software update on the Mac App Store.

'KeyRaider' malware harvests 225,000 Apple IDs from jailbroken iOS devices

Monday August 31, 2015

A new form of iOS malware making its way around the jailbreak scene has resulted in the theft of credentials linked to at least 225,000 Apple IDs, resulting in fraudulent app purchases and in some cases ransom demands.

Google's Android Wear gains compatibility with Apple's iPhone

Monday August 31, 2015

Google on Monday announced Android Wear for iPhone, bringing support for the search giant's wearable device platform, as well as select devices, to Apple's best selling handset.

LG announces limited edition 23-karat gold 'Urbane Watch Luxe' smartwatch

Monday August 31, 2015

South Korean electronics firm LG on Monday unveiled an upscale addition to its Urbane smartwatch lineup, adopting a 23-karat gold case and hardware along with an alligator strap in a new $1,200 limited edition offering.

'iPad Pro' parts shipments starting in Sept. with new display tech & suppliers - report

Monday August 31, 2015

Parts shipments for a 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" will likely begin in September, resulting in production of about 1 million units per month this year -- but with new touchscreen technology and suppliers, according to a J.P. Morgan investor memo.

Apple poaches lead Microsoft HoloLens audio engineer, seen as boost for augmented reality research

Monday August 31, 2015

The lead audio engineer for Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality project has been hired away by Apple, fueling speculation that the iPhone maker could be working on an AR project of its own.

Latest Apple Music ads debut during MTV VMAs, feature The Weeknd & playlists

Monday August 31, 2015

Taking advantage of a traditionally large and young viewing audience, Apple during Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards debuted two Apple Music commercials featuring The Weeknd and a guest appearance by John Travolta.

Comparison: Apple Music vs. Google Play Music All Access

Sunday August 30, 2015

Google debuted its own streaming service in 2013 as Google Play Music All Access, after Google Play music's initial debut in 2011. All Access was initially priced at $9.99, but in June of 2015, Google unsurprisingly unveiled an ad-supported, free version to differentiate itself from Apple's subscription Music service.

Tidal accuses Apple of interfering with Drake live stream, Drake denies

Saturday August 29, 2015

Jay Z-backed music service Tidal -- which carried a live stream of Lil Wayne's Hurricane Katrina benefit show this weekend-- cut the transmission during Drake's performance and accused Apple of "interfering with artistry" by not allowing the set to be streamed, a charge which has been refuted.

This week on AppleInsider: Sept. 9 event confirmed, Tim Cook on China, Apple TV rumors & more

Saturday August 29, 2015

Apple this week confirmed a Sept. 9 press event, even as last-minute rumors about it continued to flow. The company simultaneously dealt with economic tumult, as well as losing one of its key Apple Music executives.

Judge bars Apple, Samsung from further filings after rapid-fire case entries

Friday August 28, 2015

A federal judge presiding over the Apple v. Samsung patent trial laid down the law this week, prohibiting either party from filing without permission after being inundated by a series of motions, objections and letters.

Johns Hopkins taps Apple Watch, ResearchKit for upcoming epilepsy study with eye on seizure prediction

Friday August 28, 2015

Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with developer Thread Research, plans to harness Apple Watch and iPhone sensors to power an ambitious ResearchKit study on epilepsy that could one day lead to an accurate method of predicting seizures.

Currys/PC World could be first major third-party retailer to carry Apple Watch in UK

Friday August 28, 2015

Electronics vendor Currys -- in some places branded as Currys/PC World -- may be the first third-party retail chain to sell the Apple Watch in the U.K., a report indicated on Friday.

Pulled Huawei Watch listing may back claims of Android Wear coming to iOS

Friday August 28, 2015

A deleted Amazon page for the upcoming Huawei Watch may add to evidence that Google is planning to make the Android Wear platform compatible with iOS devices.