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2015

Ousted HP CEO Carly Fiorina calls Apple's Tim Cook a hypocrite for stance on Indiana law

Friday April 03, 2015

While many of Silicon Valley's elite are in lockstep opposition to Indiana's new "religious freedom" law, former Hewlett-Packard chief and potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has taken the other side, accusing Apple CEO Tim Cook of acting hypocritically by opposing Indiana's law but continuing to do business in oppressive countries around the world.

Apple Watch preorders will begin after 12:01 a.m. Pacific on April 10

Friday April 03, 2015

Preorders for the forthcoming Apple Watch will begin just after midnight Pacific Time in one week, on next Friday, April 10, Apple has revealed.

AppleCare+ protection for Apple Watch could reach $999 - report

Friday April 03, 2015

Apple has yet to reveal how much it will charge to add AppleCare+ protection to its new wearable, but new screenshots that purport to show internal pricing suggest that plans will start at $59 for Apple Watch Sport and hit as much as $999 for Apple Watch Edition.

Apple Watch claims 2015 Red Dot 'Best of the Best' award for product design

Friday April 03, 2015

Apple Watch this week picked up one of Red Dot's 2015 Best of the Best awards for product design, entering into a newly-created "Watches" category even though the device is only shipping to the public on April 24.

'Bendgate' returns: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge just as bendable as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Friday April 03, 2015

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge flagship handset was put to the test this week and found to be susceptible to bending under the exact same force as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, putting the South Korean conglomerate on the hotseat in "Bendgate" redux.

On its 5th anniversary, Apple's iPad remains world's best tablet, but tablet market is due for change

Friday April 03, 2015

The iPad has proven to be a bigger success than just about anyone, including Apple, ever predicted. But while the overall tablet market exploded, riding high on the success of the iPad, it plateaued just as quickly, and seems poised for a shakeup in the near future.

Expanded Google ARC project brings Android apps to Mac, Windows, Linux

Friday April 03, 2015

Google this week expanded its beta App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) project, enabling Android apps to run not just in Chrome OS but also on Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, with some basic limitations.

AppleInsider podcast discusses supposed 'iPhone 6c,' Force Touch, 'Becoming Steve Jobs' & more

Friday April 03, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud. We discuss the leaked part for supposed upcoming 4-inch "iPhone 6c," Force Touch technology in the iPhone, Mikey reviews 'Becoming Steve Jobs', Tidal streaming music service, Amazon Dash, and Microsoft's Surface 3.

Apple Watch uses Force Touch to change animated emoji color, Turlington Burns says

Thursday April 02, 2015

Week four of Christy Turlington Burns' Apple Watch diary finds the supermodel in California, where she reveals a few more tidbits about the device's user interface and how it keeps her motivated.

Samsung reportedly wins contract to supply 'A9' SoCs for Apple's next iPhone

Thursday April 02, 2015

A report on Thursday once again affirms rumors that Apple is contracting Samsung to manufacture A-series processors expected for inclusion in next-generation iPhone handsets.

Drexel University installs iPad rental vending machine for students, library card holders

Thursday April 02, 2015

Philadelphians living near Drexel University can now rent one of a dozen iPads thanks to a new vending machine installed at the school's Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

Microsoft debuts Office Lens for iPhone, OmniFocus 2 goes universal on iOS

Thursday April 02, 2015

Microsoft on Thursday released a new scanning app for the iPhone, Office Lens, while Omni Group's OmniFocus 2 has become a universal title on iOS, eliminating the need for separate iPhone and iPad downloads of the professional task manager.

Apple ranks 8th on list of companies with most granted mobile device patents for 2014

Thursday April 02, 2015

Apple last year placed eighth in a list of companies granted the most mobile patents, above most of the industry but below some of its chief rivals, a new market report revealed on Thursday.

Apple pushes sixth OS X 10.10.3 beta to developers and public testers

Thursday April 02, 2015

As Apple continues to refine the next update to its desktop operating system, the company seeded a sixth pre-release version of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and members of the OS X public beta program on Thursday.

Twitter's Periscope tackles interface and bug issues, Waze gets speed boosts, traffic bar

Thursday April 02, 2015

Twitter today released its first update to Periscope, solving a variety of early glitches and interface issues, while Google upgraded its Waze navigation app to be faster and offer several new features, such as a traffic bar.

Apple's iPhone grows to 27.6% of Chinese smartphone market, led by iPhone 6

Thursday April 02, 2015

The iPhone's share of the Chinese smartphone market rose to a new all-time high of 27.6 percent in a three-month period ending in February, driven primarily by sales of the iPhone 6, according to industry research data published on Thursday.

Review: Buying a contract free, certified used Apple iPhone from Gazelle

Thursday April 02, 2015

Apple and most third-party vendors charge a hefty sum for a new, out-of-the-box iPhone, especially an unlocked model, but there is an alternative in the form of resale services such as Gazelle, which AppleInsider recently put to the test by ordering an iPhone 6.

Force Touch for iPhone expected to bring about most significant change yet to iOS user interface

Thursday April 02, 2015

Apple may name this year's iPhone upgrade the "iPhone 7," instead of the "iPhone 6s," because the addition of Force Touch input will represent such a significant change to the user interface, according to one well-connected insider.

Rumor: Apple may limit Force Touch to the next-gen 'iPhone 6s Plus'

Thursday April 02, 2015

If Apple's pressure-sensing Force Touch technology does make its way to the next generation of iPhones, a new report from Taiwan suggests that it may be exclusive to the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus."

Apple Watch designers detail years of research and refinements that went into its development

Thursday April 02, 2015

The Apple Watch underwent many iterations and refinements before its designers felt it would be comfortable to use on the wrist, including over a year of adjustments on the Taptic Engine alone, according to a new profile published on Thursday.