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References to 'iTunes Subscription' pop up in iTunes, could point to rumored streaming service

Friday April 24, 2015

References to a heretofore unknown "iTunes Subscription" service showed up in the iTunes desktop client on Friday, potentially revealing a few details of a rumored Apple-branded streaming music solution said to launch sometime this year.

Apple Watch gets teardown treatment, unannounced data port remains in production units

Thursday April 23, 2015

Just hours after Apple Watch first reached early-bird buyers in Australia, a device teardown hit the Web revealing a litany of miniature parts and an unannounced data port thought to be used for diagnostics work.

Customers line up at boutique fashion retailers, Japanese electronics stores for Apple Watch debut

Thursday April 23, 2015

Prospective Apple Watch buyers are queuing up outside high-end fashion outlets scheduled carry the device on launch day, an odd scene for those accustomed to seeing those same lines at Apple's own stores for a big product debut.

First Apple Watch deliveries received in Australia, developers selected for expedited shipping program

Thursday April 23, 2015

It's just after 9 a.m. in Australia and that means the first wave of Apple Watch orders are reaching customers' hands, marking an official rollout of the first product developed entirely under Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple updates iMovie for Mac with enhanced YouTube sharing, fix for random crashes

Thursday April 23, 2015

Apple on Thursday rolled out an update for its iMovie video editing app for OS X, fixing an issue that could cause the program to crash and baking in enhanced YouTube sharing compatibility.

Apple issues fix for iMac JPEG crashes, updates TestFlight with WatchKit support

Thursday April 23, 2015

Apple on Thursday released a pair of small but important software updates, one dealing with iMac kernel panics triggered when previewing JPEG files and another adding WatchKit compatibility to TestFlight's iOS beta-testing platform.

Ahead of Apple Watch, Microsoft beefs up its Band with new cycling trackers, blood oxygen calculator

Thursday April 23, 2015

With the Apple Watch set to launch in a matter of hours, Microsoft this week announced new capabilities for its own wearable device, including support for new cycling apps, as well as the ability to measure cardiovascular fitness through blood oxygen levels.

Comcast will end efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable - report

Thursday April 23, 2015

Facing scrutiny from the U.S. government, Comcast will apparently drop its plans to acquire competing cable operator Time Warner Cable, it was revealed on Thursday.

Apple launches Watch App Store and online User Guide

Thursday April 23, 2015

In preparation for the launch of the Apple Watch on Friday, Apple on Thursday launched the Watch App Store, as well as an online User Guide for people learning to navigate the device.

Apple under fire once again for inconsistent App Store rule enforcement

Thursday April 23, 2015

Apple's App Store review policies have found yet another unwanted spotlight after the company allegedly rejected an iOS app update because its developer mentioned Pebble's competing smartwatch in the app's metadata.

Apple Watch runs 'most' of iOS 8.2, may use A5-equivalent processor

Thursday April 23, 2015

The Apple Watch is using "most" of iOS 8.2, with a new subsystem called "Carousel" in place of the Springboard homescreen found on iPhones and iPads, developer Steve Troughton-Smith said on Thursday, also suggesting that the Watch's S1 processor appears to be equivalent to the Apple A5.

Misfit debuts Apple Watch coaching app, djay 2 gets Watch mixing controls

Thursday April 23, 2015

Activity tracker maker Misfit on Thursday announced a new workout app for the Apple Watch, Misfit Minute, while Algoriddim revealed a Watch app of its own -- enabling basic mixing functions for djay 2 -- and updated djay Pro for the Mac with live video support.

Final Cut creator Randy Ubillos leaves Apple after 20 years

Thursday April 23, 2015

Randy Ubillos, the creator of both Apple's Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier, announced on Thursday that he is leaving Apple after more than two decades with the Mac maker.

Apple beefing up Siri, speech and language teams with wave of new openings

Thursday April 23, 2015

Apple on Wednesday and Thursday opened up several job listings related to speech technology, Siri, and language recognition, suggesting intensified work on natural input for future products, AppleInsider has discovered.

Apple's dwindling iPod lineup to see long-awaited refresh this year

Thursday April 23, 2015

Though the iPod lineup has not seen any significant changes since late 2012, Apple will revisit its media players this year with an anticipated update to at least one model, a source has told AppleInsider.

US tech companies not disproportionately targeted for regulation, EU says

Thursday April 23, 2015

Despite a recent proliferation of high-profile antitrust allegations brought against American technology companies by the European Commission, the Old Continent's top legislative body has sought to reassure U.S. firms that they are not being singled out.

Apple invention uses vibrations and temperature to simulate different materials on touchscreens, trackpads

Thursday April 23, 2015

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details an advanced haptic feedback system that simulates the feeling of different textures on a device display, such as wood and metal, using localized vibrations and temperature changes.

Apple says working on Apple Watch preorders in email to early-bird customers

Thursday April 23, 2015

Apple on Thursday sent out a mass email notifying Apple Watch preorder customers slated to get the first batch of launch units that their orders are being processed.

Apple being wooed by Nokia for $3.2B HERE mapping acquisition, report says

Thursday April 23, 2015

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is among a number of high-profile tech companies being courted by Nokia in the Finnish firm's attempt to sell off its HERE mapping service and related assets.

Apple to reportedly offer Apple Watch band exchanges as alternative to full returns

Wednesday April 22, 2015

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple will allow Apple Watch buyers to swap out the bundled strap for another if the accessory is not to their liking, a strategy that saves both time for the consumer and precious device supply for Apple.