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2015

Apple extends iPhone 5 battery replacement program into 2016

Friday March 06, 2015

Apple has pushed back the expiration date of its iPhone 5 battery replacement program, which was originally scheduled to end on March 1, to provide owners of faulty equipment a full three years of component coverage.

Oracle bundles Ask.com adware with latest Java for Mac installer

Thursday March 05, 2015

It appears Oracle is bringing its adware wiles to OS X with the latest version of Java for Mac, as the installer comes bundled with the Ask.com toolbar, which is deceptively set to install itself by default.

Secret Apple lab allows early Apple Watch access to developers from Facebook, BMW, others

Thursday March 05, 2015

Apple reportedly granted developers from big-name companies monitored access to Apple Watch at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., in hopes of building out a solid initial app offering when the device launches in April.

Apple Pay fraud stems from retailer data breaches, Apple Store purchases account for 80% of unauthorized buys

Thursday March 05, 2015

According to a report on Thursday, fraudsters are using credit card information gleaned from recent high-profile retail chain data to create Apple Pay accounts, while Apple Stores themselves account for 80 percent of unauthorized transactions.

Apple Watch reportedly features unannounced diagnostics port under strap connector

Thursday March 05, 2015

A report on Thursday claims the upcoming Apple Watch boasts a mysterious data connection port, previously undisclosed by Apple, that is currently being used for diagnostics and testing.

Mobile execs predict Apple Watch to dominate smartwatch market for foreseeable future

Thursday March 05, 2015

A number of mobile executives who attended this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are already projecting that the Apple Watch will dominate the smartwatch market when it launches in April, much as the iPad currently controls the tablet industry.

Apple to reportedly bolster iAd user targeting with phone numbers and emails

Thursday March 05, 2015

According to a report on Thursday, Apple's iAd division is looking to reinvigorate sales, and will soon allow third-party agencies to provide demographic targeting information to advertisers, including matching of phone numbers, emails and other data.

iPhone orders remain strong, Apple likely to top 54M units in March quarter, Barclays says

Thursday March 05, 2015

Sources in Apple's supply chain are particularly bullish about iPhone sales to start 2015, leading investment firm Barclays Capital to say that its forecast of 54 million units for the current quarter is a "conservative" estimate.

Gmail gets share sheet functions, Foursquare saves favorite places, Imgur overhauls design

Thursday March 05, 2015

Several important updates have been released at the iOS App Store, bringing share sheet functions to Gmail, a Saved Places tab to Foursquare, and a complete redesign of Imgur's official iPhone app.

Apple sends end-of-life reminder to Aperture users, encourages migration to new Photos app

Thursday March 05, 2015

Apple on Thursday notified customers who have previously purchased its Aperture photography software that the application will soon be removed from the Mac App Store, and invited those users to try the new Photos app as part of the OS X 10.10.3 public beta.

Disney's 'Show Your Disney Side' app for iPhone transforms you into your favorite character

Thursday March 05, 2015

Disney's new theme park-connected "Show Your Disney Side" app for iPhone lets users shoot a selfie and merge it with a famous character from one of the company's movies or attractions, such as Frozen, Star Tours, Pirates of the Caribbean, or the Haunted Mansion.

Apple rumored to further enhance personalization of Apple Watch with custom engravings

Thursday March 05, 2015

People wanting to buy an Apple Watch may be able to ask for a custom engraving, much as the company has allowed with products like the iPad and iPod before it, although the option may not be available in time for the product's launch.

First look: Microsoft's all-new Office 2016 for Mac public preview

Thursday March 05, 2015

Half a decade after Microsoft's last major update to Office for Mac, the venerable productivity suite returns anew with a Retina redesign, a modern codebase, and a host of new features -- and it's available today as a public preview. AppleInsider was given early access to the new apps and brings you a close-up view of Redmond's latest.

Rumor: Apple could launch iOS 8.2 next week, will expand capabilities of Health app

Thursday March 05, 2015

The release of iOS 8.2 remains imminent, and could debut as soon as Apple's "Spring Forward" event next Monday, bringing a number of improvements to the iPhone's health app, along with the usual stability improvements and bug fixes.

Rumor: 12.9" iPad is latest Apple device claimed to feature next-gen IGZO display

Thursday March 05, 2015

Apple's upcoming 12.9-inch iPad -- commonly referred to as the "iPad Pro" -- will make use of an oxide LCD, most popularly known as Sharp's IGZO display technology, a new report from the company's supply chain claims.

Auto tech maker Continental wants to partner on rumored Apple Car

Thursday March 05, 2015

If Apple is in fact building an electric vehicle, German automotive company Continental hopes it will have a chance to partner on the final product, the company's CEO publicly said.

BMW says talks with Apple are not connected to producing a new car

Thursday March 05, 2015

Recent negotiations between Apple and BMW weren't connected to developing a car, a BMW spokesman has said, citing discussions between the two parties as part of "regular talks."

Apple researching device waterproofing via vapor deposition, silicone seals

Thursday March 05, 2015

A U.S. patent application published on Thursday reveals Apple is actively researching ways to make its products resistant to moisture, a feature sometimes attributed to "active" smartphone models marketed by competing smartphone manufacturers.

Rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display to launch in Q2, report says

Thursday March 05, 2015

While rumors surrounding Apple's purported 12-inch MacBook Air have died down amid Apple Watch hype, a new report on Wednesday claims partner manufacturers have already started mass production of the device in preparation of a second quarter launch.

Apple's 'iPad Pro' might include USB expansion ports, new fast charging tech

Thursday March 05, 2015

Following reports that claimed Apple was forced to push back its production timeline for a larger 12.9-inch iPad, new rumors suggest the company is looking to incorporate USB 3.0 connectivity and possibly ports for keyboards and a mouse.