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2015

Recut television trailer shows more of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

Friday August 07, 2015

A new one minute trailer for Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle's upcoming "Steve Jobs" film has hit American airwaves, providing eager viewers with another glimpse of Michael Fassbender in his role as Apple's mercurial cofounder.

AppleInsider podcast talks Wall Street downgrades, bogus Apple MVNO rumor, drones & favorite apps

Friday August 07, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Neil Hughes as we talk about Wall Street Numbers, and analyze the fallout of a false rumor on an Apple wireless initiative. We also tackle drones, virtual reality, CarPlay, and detail some of our favorite apps for OS X and iOS.

Apple's Swift programming language translated to Mandarin Chinese thanks to open source project

Thursday August 06, 2015

Coding for Apple devices just got a little easier for thousands of developers in China, as a group of more than 100 programmers recently wrapped up an open source Mandarin Chinese translation of Apple's Swift programming language.

Apple's Back to School sale goes online, gains new countries

Thursday August 06, 2015

Apple on Thursday extended its annual Back to School sale, which offers students and educators free Beats Solo2 hardware, to cover online purchases, while expanding availability to a clutch of European countries.

Apple integrates online store with main website in major Apple.com redesign

Thursday August 06, 2015

Apple on Thursday made a huge change to the way it handles online shopping by integrating the Online Apple Store with its main Apple.com website, merging the two Web presences into a unified view, adding a persistent shopping bag link and performing slight design tweaks to product pages.

New iOS 9 public beta prompts users to install iCloud Drive app

Thursday August 06, 2015

Apple's dedicated iCloud Drive iOS app for managing cloud assets, introduced with the first developer iOS 9 beta in June, is being advertised as ready to install on public beta builds released on Thursday.

Latest iOS 9 betas automatically detects, switches away from weak Wi-Fi signals, adds AT&T Wi-Fi calling

Thursday August 06, 2015

Two small but critical additions to the new iOS 9 betas released on Thursday include "Wi-Fi Assist," a feature built to prevent iPhones from latching onto poor Wi-Fi connections, and Wi-Fi calling for AT&T network customers.

Microsoft debuts early, open-sourced Windows Bridge for iOS

Thursday August 06, 2015

Microsoft on Thursday released an early version of Windows Bridge for iOS, a set of tools that will allow developers to port iOS apps to Windows.

Apple Music has 'hundreds' working on curation, Jimmy Iovine says

Thursday August 06, 2015

Curated content will be how Apple Music sets itself apart from numerous rivals in the streaming music market, Jimmy Iovine said in a new interview published on Thursday.

UBS expects 'iPhone 6s' launch to push Apple's total Sept. quarter sales to record 49M

Thursday August 06, 2015

Investment firm UBS remains bullish on the future of the iPhone, with its latest research suggesting Apple is on track to ship a record 49 million iPhones in the current September quarter.

Apple seeds fifth iOS 9, watchOS 2 betas to developers, third public iOS 9 beta [u]

Thursday August 06, 2015

Apple on Thursday released a fifth beta of iOS 9 to developers, arriving a little over two weeks after the previous one. The company simultaneously released a matching beta of watchOS 2.

Stanford's ResearchKit-powered MyHeart Counts app goes international with UK, Hong Kong release

Thursday August 06, 2015

Apple's ResearchKit platform is now collecting medical study data outside the U.S. for the first time after Stanford's MyHeart Counts app --created in collaboration with England's University of Oxford --opened its doors to participants in the UK and Hong Kong.

iPhone share strong in Europe & other markets, softening in US, Kantar study suggests

Thursday August 06, 2015

Although Apple's iPhone marketshare grew year-over-year in Europe, China, and several other parts of the world during the June quarter, it lost ground in the U.S. partly due to advances by Samsung and LG, according to a new report by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Microsoft brings Outlook to Apple Watch with quick actions, custom notifications

Thursday August 06, 2015

Microsoft on Thursday released an official Outlook app for the Apple Watch, allowing people to check, manage, and reply to email from their wrist.

FBR Capital sees 'golden buying opportunity' in Apple stock, maintains $175 target

Thursday August 06, 2015

Investors would be wise to take advantage of recent losses in Apple's share price, FBR Capital Markets said on Thursday, predicting that another major growth cycle is on the horizon for the iPhone maker.

Apple invention looks to revive the mixtape, with a digital twist

Thursday August 06, 2015

In an era where on-demand streaming puts massive music libraries at your fingertips and sharing playlists takes but a few taps, receiving a personalized mix of tunes doesn't quite mean as much as it used to. But that could change if Apple employs its invention for "digital mixtape" gifting.

Apple Music reaches 11M trial members after five weeks

Thursday August 06, 2015

After just five weeks of availability, Apple Music has gathered an impressive 11 million trial users, two million of whom opted in to the more expensive multi-user family plan, according to Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.

Apple Pay now accepted at Schnucks and Dierbergs, takes over St. Louis grocery scene

Wednesday August 05, 2015

Two large grocery store chains serving the St. Louis, Mo., area recently activated point-of-sale support for Apple Pay, offering customers a fast and easy checkout alternative to credit and cash.

Apple Pay adoption and usage rates suffer despite strong iPhone 6 sales, study finds

Wednesday August 05, 2015

According to a study published this week, the number of iPhone owners willing to try out Apple Pay has declined over the past three months alongside a drop in usage rates from both casual and previously committed users.

Steve Jobs to be focus of upcoming opera set to debut in 2017

Wednesday August 05, 2015

A U.S. opera company in Santa Fe on Wednesday announced plans for an upcoming production centering on Steve Jobs, adding to a growing number of books, movies and documentaries focusing on the life and times of the late Apple cofounder.