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2016

Filemaker 15 launches with support for Apple's Touch ID, 3D Touch

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Apple-owned subsidiary Filemaker launched version 15 on Tuesday, making it easier to build customized apps using the latest iOS features without the need for complicated programming knowledge.

Killer Deal: Apple's 128GB iPad Air 2 (WiFi, Silver) for $499.00 at B&H Photo ($200 off)

Tuesday May 10, 2016

AppleInsider readers this week can grab Apple's current 128GB iPad Air 2 (WiFi Only, Silver) for the lowest price ever offered at $499, with free shipping and no sales tax outside NY.

Apple imagines future Siri enhancements to find, control live television content

Tuesday May 10, 2016

If Apple ever gets its long-rumored web television service for Apple TV off the ground, a newly-issued patent shows that users may depend on voice navigation to find, watch, and record shows and events.

Amazon makes jump into self-published videos with Amazon Video Direct

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Amazon on Tuesday revealed Amazon Video Direct, a self-publishing platform for uploading to Prime Video and generating income from plays, competing with the likes of Google's YouTube, but focusing more on professional content.

Japan Display reports $294M net loss, hopes Apple will switch iPhone to OLED soon

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Amid slowing sales from a stalling smartphone market, Apple supplier Japan Display is apparently hopeful that future iPhone models could use OLED display technology, helping to once again reignite sales growth.

RBC, CIBC & other Canadian banks launch support for Apple Pay

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Several Canadian banks launched support for Apple Pay on Tuesday, finally opening up the payment platform in the country beyond the limited number of American Express card holders.

Apple announces WWDC 2016 scholarship winners

Monday May 09, 2016

Apple on Monday began sending out notifications to lucky students and STEM organization members selected to receive a scholarship to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, offering winners the chance to attend without paying the $1,599 ticket price.

Foxconn nears deal to build iPhone manufacturing plant in India, report says

Monday May 09, 2016

Apple supplier Foxconn is reportedly close to inking a deal with the Indian government to green-light plans to set up a manufacturing plant exclusively for Apple products.

Steve Jobs tasked Apple to fix healthcare and Apple Watch is part of the answer

Monday May 09, 2016

An interesting profile of Apple's overarching health initiative published Monday says Apple Watch, a device marketed to fashion-forward consumers, has roots in late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs' personal quest for better healthcare, a goal he wanted for all Apple customers.

Apple's Tim Cook, Jony Ive among most influential people in automotive tech

Monday May 09, 2016

Apple currently markets a single automotive product -- CarPlay infotainment software -- but rumors of a branded electric car put company executives Tim Cook and Jony Ive on a top 10 list ranking the most influential figures in automotive technology.

Spotify growing even faster thanks to launch of Apple Music, VP says

Monday May 09, 2016

Spotify has actually seen its business accelerate since Apple Music was launched in June 2015, a vice president with the company said on Monday, crediting the extra attention drawn to streaming services.

US regulators probe Apple, Google, Verizon & others on security patches

Monday May 09, 2016

A variety of wireless carriers and smartphone and tablet makers, including Apple, are reportedly being asked by U.S. regulators to explain how they review and push out security updates to their customers.

Neil Patrick Harris shows off 'Hey Siri' in Apple's latest iPhone 6s ad

Monday May 09, 2016

Actor Neil Patrick Harris has once again joined Apple to promote the iPhone 6s, this time in a new TV ad where the Oscar and Tony host dictates notes to his iPhone using its "Hey Siri" handsfree capabilities.

After failed takeover talks with Apple, Imagination Technologies sells 3% stake to state-owned Chinese company

Monday May 09, 2016

Tsinghua Unigroup International has purchased a 3 percent stake in Imagination Technologies, the company that builds graphics processors for Apple's custom A-series chips found in the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

Microsoft embraces Apple's 3D Touch in OneDrive update

Monday May 09, 2016

Users of Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service will now be able to browse more easily through their files -- as long as they have an iPhone 6s -- as the Redmond giant has taken a shine to Apple's 3D Touch.

Spotify expands video into original programming, setting up battle with Apple Music

Monday May 09, 2016

Music streaming service Spotify on Monday announced plans for 12 new original video series, in a move which could further intensify competition with second-place rival Apple Music.

Apple launches Red Cross donations via iTunes to help victims of Fort McMurray forest fires

Monday May 09, 2016

People shopping on Apple's Canadian iTunes storefront can now donate to relief for victims of the forest fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, which have burned for several days and forced the evacuation of over 100,000 people, destroying 20 percent of the homes in the area.

New Drake album 'Views' hits 1M downloads in less than 5 days of Apple exclusivity

Monday May 09, 2016

The latest album by Drake, Views, reportedly managed to top 1 million in sales within its first five days, despite being a one-week exclusive with iTunes and Apple Music.

Apple Maps directions take to Regional Transit in Sacramento

Monday May 09, 2016

Sacramentans and visitors to Sactown alike can now ride the rails -- or the bus -- with complete navigational confidence, as Apple has brought Sacramento Regional Transit integration to Apple Maps.

Rumored 'iPhone 7' design schematic shows size similar to iPhone 6s, bigger camera opening

Monday May 09, 2016

The base model of Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7" will share the same width and height as the iPhone 6s, but use different camera technology, a design schematic published on Monday suggests.