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2015

Review: Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i wireless game controller for iPhone and iPad

Sunday July 05, 2015

The Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i is the most affordable iPhone- and iPad-compatible wireless game controller on the market, and that alone will make it the ideal choice for many mobile gamers, even though its design has a few glaring issues.

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music, Beats 1, new iPods, car plans & more

Saturday July 04, 2015

The week's news was dominated by the launch of Apple Music and Beats 1 on Tuesday, but other developments percolated under the surface -- including Apple losing its last appeal of a long-fought e-book antitrust case.

Apple Music scores another exclusive with Eminem's 'Phenomenal' music video

Friday July 03, 2015

Eminem dropped an epic music video-cum-short film for his latest single "Phenomenal" on Friday as an Apple Music exclusive fraught with product placement courtesy of Apple Watch and iPhone.

Dr. Dre to debut radio show 'The Pharmacy' as Apple Music exclusive on July 4th

Friday July 03, 2015

Rap mogul Dr. Dre on Friday announced a Fourth of July debut of a bi-weekly radio show called "The Pharmacy," which will launch on Saturday as an Apple Music exclusive focusing on West Coast jams.

How Apple Music and the iCloud Music Library work with iTunes Match

Friday July 03, 2015

On its website Apple describes Apple Music and iTunes Match as "independent but complementary," but in fact the services are closely connected through a third feature: iCloud Music Library.

Custom iPhone 6 paint job hints at what a rose gold Apple 'iPhone 6s' could look like

Friday July 03, 2015

Apple is rumored to offer its next-generation iPhone in a new rose gold color option, which has led to forgeries in the Far East attempting to imagine what the color might look like on a so-called "iPhone 6s."

Apple's 'iPhone 6s' again said to be in production as parts leaks continue

Friday July 03, 2015

Late-week reports from the Asian supply chain continue to suggest that Apple's next-generation iPhone has begun to roll off of assembly lines, with some indications that the forthcoming device will sport a nearly identical outward appearance with slightly tweaked internals.

Music streams surged to 135 billion songs ahead of Apple Music debut

Friday July 03, 2015

During the first half of 2015 Americans streamed some 135 billion audio tracks and music videos over the Internet, despite the absence of any major new services such as Apple Music, according to newly-published data from market research firm Nielsen.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Music & the iPhone's 8th birthday, plus listener questions

Friday July 03, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss the Apple Music launch, Beats 1 going live, and leaked new iPod colors. Shane and Neil have a word to say on cloud services and the small storage of the entry-level iPhone, and we briefly reminisce about our first iPhones from 8 years ago.

New video showcases Apple's participation in 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade

Thursday July 02, 2015

Apple on Thursday posted a video depicting its participation in the 2015 edition of the San Francisco Pride Parade, which celebrates support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.

Apple's iPhone gains 2% marketshare in US as competitors falter

Thursday July 02, 2015

The latest statistics from market research firm comScore reveal Apple widened its lead over competitors in the U.S. smartphone market over the three-month period ending in May, but more importantly gained another 2 percent in the platform race as Android faltered.

'Likes' & personal libraries drive Apple Music's 'For You' recommendations

Thursday July 02, 2015

Apple treats "likes" in Apple Music in a very narrow manner -- mostly as a way of tailoring the "For You" recommendations in the service, along with the help of things like personal library data, a report revealed on Thursday.

Deals: $600 off 15" MacBook Pro; $480 off 128GB iPad Air LTE, $245-$360 off all new 15" MacBook Pros w/ AppleCare; more

Thursday July 02, 2015

For the next 72 hours, readers can grab Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro (mid-2014) for $1,899 ($600 off), unlocked 128GB iPad Air WiFi+ LTE models for $449 ($480 off), $245-$360 discounts on all mid-2015 15" MacBook Pros with AppleCare, a completely maxed out 11" MacBook Air with AppleCare & free accessories for $1,089.

How to request a song to air on Apple's Beats 1 radio station

Thursday July 02, 2015

Something not widely known about Apple's Beats 1 radio station is that listeners can make song requests, in a process that's a little different from conventional, terrestrial radio stations.

Prince's streaming music catalog now only on Tidal, Google All Access, absent from Apple Music [u]

Thursday July 02, 2015

Although Prince's music is missing from major on-demand streaming services including Apple Music, Rdio, and Spotify, the pop artist's catalog is on at least two of them -- Tidal and Google Play Music All Access, according to reports. [Updated]

How to remove Connect from Apple Music in iOS 8.4

Thursday July 02, 2015

The new Connect feature in Apple Music allows fans to engage with artists in a more direct and personal way. But those who aren't interested in the social feature can remove it from the iOS 8.4 Music app entirely --here's how to do it.

Rumor: Apple Watch 2 will add bigger battery, look exactly the same [u]

Thursday July 02, 2015

Apple's second-generation Watch is unlikely to see any external changes, a Thursday morning report from South Korea suggests, with the company instead focusing on tightening up internal components in order to fit a larger battery. [Updated]

Leaked Foxconn document backs 12MP camera, 2GB of RAM for 'iPhone 6s'

Thursday July 02, 2015

A document appearing to include a leaked Foxconn manufacturing schematic may back claims that Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6s" series will feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, 4K video, and 2 gigabytes of RAM.

UBS calls Apple 'the Shake Shack of technology,' advises investors to buy in

Thursday July 02, 2015

In making its case for investors to buy Apple stock, investment bank UBS this week made an interesting analogy, comparing the iPhone maker to growing fast food restaurant Shake Shack, saying the two companies are responsible for "the era of consumer experience."

Apple investigating ways to embed health sensors, fingerprint readers, chargers into iPhone logos

Thursday July 02, 2015

In a seemingly never-ending quest to make thinner, lighter mobile devices, Apple is researching methods by which heart rate monitors, skin conductivity sensors and more can be directly incorporated into an iPhone's product logo.