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2015

Apple pays $138 million for 43-acre building plot in San Jose tech corridor

Monday August 03, 2015

Apple's seemingly insatiable appetite for Silicon Valley office space has reportedly led the company to acquire an undeveloped 43-acre site in San Jose, a deal worth $138 million that could add as much as 2.8 million square feet of space to Apple's inventory.

Macs vulnerable to same remote firmware exploits as Windows PCs, researchers find

Monday August 03, 2015

Macs can still be successfully attacked using some of the same firmware vulnerabilities affecting many Windows PCs, a new proof-of-concept worm is said to demonstrate.

Apple dipped to 3rd in Chinese smartphone market in June, Canalys says

Monday August 03, 2015

Despite the country being a key market continuing to see tremendous growth, Apple nevertheless lost ground in China to native phonemakers Xiaomi and Huawei during the June quarter, according to Canalys market research data teased on Monday.

Deals: New $30-$200 coupons on all of Apple's early-2015 MacBook Pros, plus a free accessory

Monday August 03, 2015

Back-to-school shoppers this week can use new $30, $100 and $200 coupons to save up to $130 off all of Apple's early-2015 MacBook Pros bundled with a free accessory (such as a Free LG super drive & Brenthaven MacBook Sleeve combo), or up to $300 off the same models bundled with AppleCare and a free Canon PIXMA MG6620 AirPrint-ready all-in-one printer (or your choice of other accessories).

Rumor: Apple considering becoming a carrier, leasing network from existing wireless providers

Monday August 03, 2015

Apple is allegedly in talks with wireless providers in both the U.S. and Europe about launching its own cellular service, in the same way MetroPCS and Boost Mobile piggyback on established carrier networks.

Supposed 'iPhone 6s' display assembly seen again in more leaked photos

Monday August 03, 2015

Apple's next-generation iPhone display assembly has seemingly once again been leaked via sources within the Asian supply chain, lending credence to previous leaks but still revealing little about the technical makeup of the so-called iPhone 6s.

Long-awaited Dr. Dre album to launch on Aug. 7 as Apple Music & iTunes exclusive

Monday August 03, 2015

The next album by rapper and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre, Compton: A Soundtrack, will launch on Aug. 7 as an exclusive for Apple Music and iTunes.

Audi, BMW, Daimler officially buy Nokia Here maps in deal valued at $3.07B

Monday August 03, 2015

Nokia has confirmed it will sell its Here maps division to German carmakers Audi, BMW, and Daimler, in a deal valued at 2.8 billion euros, or $3.07 billion.

Samsung cuts prices for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge by 100 euros after disappointing financial results

Monday August 03, 2015

Just four months after launching the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung has begun to drop the price of its flagship handsets in an apparent effort to jumpstart slumping sales and push its troubled mobile division further into the black.

Apple's enhanced Siri will answer phone calls, transcribe voicemails in 2016 - report

Monday August 03, 2015

Apple is reportedly testing a service that will have its voice driven personal assistant, Siri, answer phone calls when a user is unavailable and then transcribe voicemails to text so that they can be quickly read.

New iMac models with upgraded CPUs & displays to drive 1M unit sales in Q3, analyst says

Monday August 03, 2015

Apple is expected to grow iMac sales to one million units during the upcoming quarter on the back of new, more powerful models with enhanced display technology, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The best virtual reality apps for iPhone, compatible with Google Cardboard

Sunday August 02, 2015

Before virtual reality headsets become mass-market products, iPhone owners can sample the futuristic technology in a cheap and easy way, thanks to Google Cardboard. AppleInsider offers a rundown of the best VR experiences available to download right now on the App Store.

Tech shuttle drivers approve Teamsters contract, Apple working with contractors to raise pay

Saturday August 01, 2015

After gaining representation by the Teamsters Union, a group of shuttle bus drivers serving Apple and other high technology companies in Silicon Valley on Saturday voted unanimously to adopt a three-year contract promising better pay and working conditions.

Fully assembled 'iPhone 6s' display purportedly shown off in new photos

Saturday August 01, 2015

A set of photos published to the Web on Saturday supposedly show an assembled next-generation iPhone display, potentially offering a first look at Apple's rumored Force Touch implementation.

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Watch at Best Buy, Apple Music numbers, Apple TV news & more

Saturday August 01, 2015

The lazy days of summer were in full effect this week, but there were some brief glances of plans for the Apple Watch -- as well as a long-rumored Apple TV refresh.

Apple Watch supplier misses 2M unit break-even point for Q2, FUD flinging ensues

Friday July 31, 2015

A report on Friday floated more doom and gloom sales estimates for Apple Watch, noting a key component supplier ASE failed to meet its "break-even volume" of two million units per month in the second quarter. It also doesn't plan to reach that level in the third or fourth quarters.

IBM reportedly plans to purchase up to 200K MacBooks for employees

Friday July 31, 2015

It was learned in May that IBM plans to deploy some 50,000 MacBooks to employees by the end of 2015, but a newly leaked video suggests the company could see adoption numbers between 150,000 to 200,000 units.

BMW concerned about sharing manufacturing expertise to develop Apple Car - report

Friday July 31, 2015

Apple and BMW have in fact held talks about a potential Apple Car, but the German automaker has been reluctant to reach an agreement, as it is afraid it could just become a supplier to the world's largest company.

Flabbergastingly insecure: Google's Android is the new Flash

Friday July 31, 2015

Several years ago, Steve Jobs called out Adobe Flash as a trainwreck of security and performance problems, garnering him contempt from industry players deeply invested in the software platform. Today, Google's Android platform is getting same brutal appraisal, but it's coming from Android's own fans.

Facebook completes first full-scale drone for spreading Internet access to remote regions

Friday July 31, 2015

Facebook has finished construction of its first full-scale drone designed to provide Intenet access to remote regions of the planet, part of a larger program called Aquila.