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2014

Google introduces 'material design' to iOS in app update, Apple fixes TestFlight app bugs

Thursday December 11, 2014

An update to Google's flagship search app for iOS on Thursday brings the company's new "material design" user interface and Google Maps integration, while a new version of Apple's TestFlight beta testing app fixes minor bugs.

Massive, sophisticated "Inception - Cloud Atlas" malware infects Windows and Android but can't exploit Apple's iOS without jailbreak

Thursday December 11, 2014

A vast and sophisticated new espionage campaign targeting "military, diplomats, and business execs," discovered by Blue Coat Labs and confirmed by Kaspersky Labs, exploits flaws in Microsoft Windows and seeks to infect Android, Blackberry and iOS devices, but is limited to only infecting iPhones and iPads that are jailbroken.

Apple releases Safari 8.0.2 to fix issues related to iCloud Drive & Keychain

Thursday December 11, 2014

Apple on Thursday issued a minor update for its Safari Web browser for OS X, fixing issues related to syncing history across devices, as well as saving passwords in iCloud Keychain.

Canada's Competition Bureau investigating Apple for anti-competitive carrier deals

Thursday December 11, 2014

Apple's Canadian operations are under investigation from the country's Competition Bureau, which is looking into claims of anti-competitive deals struck with carriers in the Great White North.

'Send To' function expected to arrive in Transmit for iOS after Apple changes course

Thursday December 11, 2014

Apple has apparently changed its mind on allowing "Send to iCloud Drive" functionality within apps, and has asked for the popular FTP application Transmit for iOS to be resubmitted to the App Store.

Apple CEO Tim Cook wins 'Person of the Year' honor from London's Financial Times

Thursday December 11, 2014

For leading Apple to continued financial success, introducing buzzworthy new product categories, and putting morals over profits, Tim Cook has been named "Person of the Year" by economic-focused newspaper the Financial Times.

Microsoft launches new MSN apps for news, health, sports, finance & food

Thursday December 11, 2014

Microsoft on Thursday debuted five new applications under its MSN banner for Apple's iOS, offering aggregated content from Bing covering a range of topics including news, sports and money.

How to manage your iCloud storage and backups

Thursday December 11, 2014

Apple understands that device backups are only useful when the process is automatic and done regularly, which is why the feature is baked into iOS and handled by iCloud.

Rumor: Apple Watch set to begin mass production in January

Thursday December 11, 2014

A questionable rumor out of Taiwan claims that Apple and manufacturing partner Quanta Computer are gearing up to begin mass production of the Apple Watch in January, and will manufacture a total of 24 million units in the first year.

Exclusive Deals: 14 Macs at their lowest prices anywhere (up to $150 off MacBook Airs, $300 off MacBook Pros & $200 off iMacs)

Thursday December 11, 2014

In one of its final rounds of holiday exclusives, AppleInsider has teamed up with Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo to offer 14 different Mac configurations at the lowest prices anywhere, including up to $150 off 13" MacBook Airs, up to $170 off 13" MacBook Pros, up to $300 off 15 MacBook Pros, up to $200 off 27" iMacs & $400 off Mac Pros.

Adobe releases new Camera Raw and DNG Converter versions, Lightroom 5.7.1 update coming soon

Thursday December 11, 2014

Adobe on Wednesday announced availability of updates to Adobe Camera Raw 8.7.1 and DNG Converter 8.7.1, bringing additional support for cameras and lenses, while patching minor bugs found in previous versions of the software.

Apple debuts cellular LTE-equipped iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in China

Wednesday December 10, 2014

Apple on Wednesday announced cellular-capable iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 models will be available in China later this week, offering support for region-specific wireless networks used by major telecoms like the world-leader China Mobile.

Morgan Stanley fined $4M for allowing rogue Apple stock trades

Wednesday December 10, 2014

Investment bank Morgan Stanley on Wednesday agreed to pay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission $4 million in fines for violating the market access rule when it allowed a rogue trader to fraudulently purchase some $1 billion of Apple stock in 2012.

United Airlines to deploy Apple's iPhone 6 Plus to more than 23,000 flight attendants worldwide

Wednesday December 10, 2014

United Airlines on Wednesday announced that it will equip more than 23,000 flight attendants with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus next year, allowing them to handle onboard transactions as well as accessing company email and other internal information.

Square merchants in the US post sales of $100M in a single day

Wednesday December 10, 2014

Small businesses using Square's popular iPhone- and iPad-connected credit card readers combined to sell more than $100 million worth of goods and services in a single day, the company announced on Wednesday.

Apple seeds iOS 8.2 beta 2 to developers

Wednesday December 10, 2014

Apple on Wednesday released the second beta iOS version 8.2, bringing additional support for the new WatchKit SDK and fixing a number of issues related to international languages.

Nokia confirms Here maps will return to iOS next year

Wednesday December 10, 2014

Finnish telecommunications company Nokia on Wednesday announced that it would bring its Here mapping service --which has not appeared in native form on Apple devices in nearly a year --back to iOS with a new standalone app in early 2015.

Time's Person of the Year honor goes to 'the Ebola fighters,' not Apple CEO Tim Cook

Wednesday December 10, 2014

Apple's chief executive was among those spurned by Time Magazine on Wednesday as the publication announced that the 2014 Person of the Year edition will not feature a single person, but instead pay homage to the healthcare workers fighting Ebola in Africa.

Gazelle's $20 cash bonus on working iPad trade-ins expires tonight

Wednesday December 10, 2014

Readers who recently purchased a new iPad still have a few hours to lock in an extra $20 cash bonus on the payout value for their old models from Gazelle.

PC makers may beat Apple to the punch with new 'fingerprint ID' sensors built into notebook touchpads

Wednesday December 10, 2014

While Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensors remain limited to the latest iPhone and iPad models and have yet to appear in any Mac hardware, Synaptics announced on Wednesday that its new SecurePad fingerprint scanning hardware is now available to notebook PC makers.