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2015

Wrap-up: CES 2015 shows off weird and wonderful variety of wearables, but home automation steals the show

Saturday January 10, 2015

CES is a weird and wonderful collection of products made by major manufacturers to the smallest of companies and even crowdfunded startups. The things you see might never come to market, but the tech presented serves as a good barometer for the year to come.

Deals: Free AppleCare & $120 off iMac 5K; $50 off iPad Air 2; MacBook Air coupons; $150-$700 off MacBook Pros

Saturday January 10, 2015

The new year has brought a return to MacBook Air coupons and aggressive discounts on Apple's latest iPads. Meanwhile, a number of exclusive and limited time promotions offer $200 off iMac 5Ks with free AppleCare, up to $400 off current MacBook Pros with AppleCare, and the return of the $999 MacBook Pro closeout.

Apple's rumored 12" MacBook Air may aggressively target mobility with USB 3.1 Type-C

Saturday January 10, 2015

The latest rumors of a new 12-inch MacBook Air model describe an ultra-thin laptop that drops nearly all of its physical ports for a single audio jack and USB 3.1 Type-C connector, features that were first revealed last April and further detailed in specifications documents released by Intel, with significant contributions by Apple, in September.

iPod shuffle shortages caused by supplier changes, Apple has no plans to ax its cheapest media player

Friday January 09, 2015

Though recent shortages of the iPod shuffle caused concern that Apple might discontinue its clip-on media player, a new report reveals that the issues are only temporary, as a result of a supplier change.

Cheap Chinese Apple Watch copycat appears at CES, less than 4 months after Apple unveiling

Friday January 09, 2015

Before the Apple Watch hits the market early this year, a Chinese company was at this week's CES selling a knock-off version of the highly anticipated wearable for less than one-tenth of the price.

Apple's OS X Spotlight found to ignore e-mail privacy settings

Friday January 09, 2015

Mac owners who regularly make use of OS X's built-in Mail application and Spotlight search should take care when searching through e-mail messages, as Spotlight's preview functionality has been shown to ignore Mail's remote content settings and could inadvertently transmit unintended data to email senders.

Samsung, ASE tapped to build Apple Watch's S1 processing module - report

Friday January 09, 2015

Apple will reportedly turn to longtime supplier and sometimes-rival Samsung to fabricate the application processor for the forthcoming Apple Watch, while Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering is said to have been chosen to package the new device's S1 processing module.

Roundup: The best Apple-friendly gadgets seen at day three of CES

Friday January 09, 2015

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is now in the books, and AppleInsider offers a summary of some of the best Apple-compatible accessories we spied on the show floor on the third and final day in Las Vegas, including Lightning-connected headphones, more home automation accessories, and even a smart plant sensor.

Apple catches up with iPhone 6 demand, US online store lists all models 'in stock'

Friday January 09, 2015

Consumers in the United States will no longer face a backlog when purchasing an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus from Apple's online store, as supplies of the popular smartphones appear to have reached parity with demand nearly four months after their release.

Minimum iOS App Store price rises to $1.19 in Canada, 0.79 pounds in the UK, and 0.99 euros in the EU

Friday January 09, 2015

Apple's previously announced App Store price adjustments took effect on schedule on Friday, representing a slight increase in the minimum possible price for applications in the European Union, the U.K., Canada and Norway.

First look: Lucis' NuBryte cloud-connected smart home console

Friday January 09, 2015

After unveiling its upcoming NuBryte cloud-connected smart home console last year, Lucis Technologies brought a working model to the showroom floor at CES, demoing the console's automated lighting and security features.

First look: Philips shows off Lightning-connected Fidelio M2L headphones

Thursday January 08, 2015

At its CES booth this year, Philips showed off its Fidelio M2L headphones, which hold the title as the world's first the world's first Lightning-connected headphones.

Judge dismisses lawsuit over allegedly faulty Apple MacBook logic boards

Thursday January 08, 2015

A California judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit claiming Apple sold MacBooks to customers knowing the laptops contained defective logic boards and would fail within two years.

Hands-on: Elgato Eve smart home modules and Avea mood light

Thursday January 08, 2015

Earlier this week, Elgato announced a new smart home product ecosystem called Eve. The company brought a few Eve modules, as well as other devices, set for imminent release to CES, offering AppleInsider a first-hand look.

First look: Parrot's CarPlay-ready RNB6 head unit, H2O plant sensor

Thursday January 08, 2015

Accessory maker parrot expanded its lineup of iOS-connected products at CES with the award-winning RNB6 CarPlay-enabled head unit and H2O standalone plant sensor/automated watering device.

Apple updates French website to show support for Charlie Hebdo after deadly terrorist attack

Thursday January 08, 2015

Following a horrific attack on satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead, Apple on Thursday added to its official regional website a full-width black banner reading "Je suis Charlie."

Apple Inc. stock leaps nearly 4 percent in first surge of 2015

Thursday January 08, 2015

After being pushed downward across the first week of 2015, Apple's stock surged $4.14 today to close at $111.89, adding over $24.27 billion to the company's market capitalization.

Apple hires former HP executive to boost corporate & government sales

Thursday January 08, 2015

Apple is pushing harder to sell hardware to enterprise and government markets, and has bolstered those efforts with the hire of a longtime executive at PC maker Hewlett-Packard, it was revealed on Thursday.

Pella unveils iOS-compatible home automation adapters for connected windows & doors

Thursday January 08, 2015

Pella Windows and Doors is at CES this week, showing off its new Insynctive family of smart home products, bringing iOS connectivity to sensors for doors, shades, blinds, garages and more.

Lightning-connected headphones proliferate with new models from Philips and JBL

Thursday January 08, 2015

Six months after Apple first announced a program that would allow headphone manufacturers to connect their cans directly to an iOS device's Lightning port, the first models to take full advantage of the Lightning port's capabilities are being shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.