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2015

How the rest of Apple's ecosystem could benefit from Apple Watch: Smarter, contextually aware notifications

Sunday May 24, 2015

Apple frequently introduces new technologies and features in a singular new product, then gradually brings them to other devices in its ecosystem, making for a more coherent user experience. With the recent launch of the Apple Watch, the company has begun offering smarter and more contextually aware locations --something we'd like to see on the rest of the company's platforms.

Review: CaseStudi's Libre Bluetooth keyboard is an ultra-portable workhorse, with some trade-offs

Sunday May 24, 2015

An increasing number of consumers and businesspeople are turning to portable Bluetooth keyboards to increase the productivity potential of their iPad. AppleInsider took a look at one of the latest contenders, CaseStudi's Libre.

Apple Maps in China offer a sneak peek at what's in store for Maps in iOS 9

Saturday May 23, 2015

Apple has gobbled up mapping market share on iOS (and the Mac) since introducing its own alternative to Google Maps back in 2012, despite lacking a variety of key features. Hints at how Apple Maps may soon improve are coming from a seemingly unlikely source: China.

This week on AppleInsider: New Macs, Apple Watch update, TV plans & more

Saturday May 23, 2015

Perhaps the most significant Apple-related event this week was the launch of a refreshed 15-inch MacBook Pro, but the company also released its first firmware update for the Apple Watch, and saw its takeover of GPS firm Coherent Navigation made public.

Apple bolsters Maps with more business listings data providers

Friday May 22, 2015

As part of ongoing upgrades to its in-house mapping service, Apple on Friday added a handful of entries to its rolling list of providers that supply the company with maps data, business listings and satellite imagery.

New book says BlackBerry ignored iPhone threat because it misunderstood market

Friday May 22, 2015

An excerpt from an upcoming book on the rise and collapse of Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry suggests that while the company -- then known as RIM -- had some appreciation for 2007's first-generation iPhone, it did not see the device as a threat given RIM's core customers.

Apple attends 'spy summit' to discuss data privacy, mass surveillance issues

Friday May 22, 2015

Apple was on the list of attendees at a secretive three-day conference last week, where heads of intelligence agencies from around the world met with private sector tech companies, security experts and journalists to discuss the ramifications of data privacy on state protection.

Early Apple Watch Edition orders begin shipping with custom delivery times

Friday May 22, 2015

The first Apple Watch Edition orders should arrive as soon as Saturday, although unlike most Watch models, buyers are being given the option of when they'll have their device delivered, a report noted on Friday.

Apple's iPhone 5c helps man survive shotgun blast to the chest

Friday May 22, 2015

A 25-year-old British man who was shot in the chest with a shotgun during a confrontation outside of his home survived the event, thanks in part to his green iPhone 5c, which absorbed much of the impact.

Google adding fingerprint support to 'Android M' - report

Friday May 22, 2015

The next version of Google's Android mobile operating system will reportedly bring system-wide support for fingerprint authentication, paving the way for more Android devices to adopt Touch ID-style biometrics.

Fitbit leads in fitness tracker popularity, but Apple Watch poised to gain ground

Friday May 22, 2015

Fitbit devices remain both the most used and most wanted fitness trackers, but Apple is in a position to make gains with the Apple Watch, especially as a huge number of consumers plan to buy a wearable device in the near future, according to a U.S. consumer survey published on Friday.

Rumor: Intel prepping next-gen Skylake chips for August debut, may curtail Broadwell sales

Friday May 22, 2015

Chip giant Intel is reportedly targeting August of this year for the initial rollout of its next-generation Skylake microarchitecture, a timeline that likely means Apple's high-end Macs will skip the oft-delayed Broadwell line.

Watch OS 1.0.1 update causes Apple Watches to skip heart rate tracking, users say

Friday May 22, 2015

This week's Watch OS 1.0.1 update has caused some Apple Watches to track heart rate sporadically, in some cases with an hour or more between readings, according to complaints on Apple's support forums, and verified by AppleInsider's own tests.

Apple wants subscription TV service to include live local broadcasts, content rights remain roadblock

Friday May 22, 2015

The main hold-up in Apple launching a subscription TV service is content rights, with a new report on Friday saying the company could again face delays as it seeks to include live, local network television stations.

AppleInsider podcast discusses new Macs, Apple Watch update & Wall Street analysts

Friday May 22, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss the latest iMac, MacBook Pro, and Apple Watch news. Also, Neil has a word to say on Wall Street analysts.

Steals: $300 off Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare; Free AppleCare with each 3.3GHz iMac 5K; Unlocked iPhone 5s from $256

Friday May 22, 2015

Exclusives: AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest price anywhere on Apple's brand new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare at $2,043.00 ($300 off) and its new 3.3GHz iMac 5K with AppleCare at $1,999 ($169). Plus, certified unlocked, contract-free iPhone 5s units from $256 and iPhone 6 units from $468.

New AT&T policy may restrict Apple Stores from selling iPhone with two-year contract, reports say

Thursday May 21, 2015

According to multiple unconfirmed reports, AT&T is on the verge of making a major change to its smartphone sales model that will prohibit third-party retailers, like the Apple Store, from selling handsets under two-year contract terms.

Apple Store app updated with two-step authentication, deeper Touch ID integration

Thursday May 21, 2015

Apple on Thursday updated its Apple Store app for iOS with more comprehensive Touch ID support and a new two-factor authentication feature for securing users' Apple ID accounts.

Rumor: Delayed Kanye West album could debut on Apple's streaming music service

Thursday May 21, 2015

A tenuous rumor on Thursday claims there might be a connection between Apple's unannounced streaming music service and the release of a long-delayed album from Kanye West, who recently signed a partnership deal with competitor Tidal.

Apple, IBM roll Apple Watch support into three MobileFirst apps

Thursday May 21, 2015

As part of an ongoing enterprise solutions partnership, Apple and IBM on Thursday announced Apple Watch support for three MobileFirst apps serving the healthcare, public safety and energy industries.