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2014

Review: FLIR ONE and Seek bring thermal imaging to iPhone

Sunday November 23, 2014

After decades spent in development, thermal imaging hardware has finally trickled down to the consumer, bringing with it the ability to "see" and measure infrared radiation using something as small as an iPhone. FLIR was the first to bring an iOS-compatible offering to market, but is now challenged by startup Seek, which stuffed similar tech into a smaller package at a lower price point.

How to make the most of Apple's HealthKit in iOS 8

Saturday November 22, 2014

After a rocky start, Apple's built-in Health app now integrates with numerous activity tracking services and hardware to bring all your fitness data into one place. Here's a primer on how to best take advantage of the new wellness platform.

Deals: Free Apple Magic Trackpad and 25-100% off AppleCare with each MacBook, Mac Pro and non-Retina iMac

Saturday November 22, 2014

As part of its ongoing effort to deliver substantial deals ahead of the Black Friday frenzy, AppleInsider has teamed with one of Apple's Authorized Resellers to give away a free Apple Magic Trackpad with every MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, and non-Retina iMac that also comes bundled with deeply discounted 3-Year AppleCare plans.

Last call: 18 hours left to get the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's MacBooks with coupons

Saturday November 22, 2014

Exclusive 3% discount coupons from MacMall that offer AppleInsider readers additional discounts -- and the lowest prices anywhere -- on Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pros will expire for the year in less than 18 hours.

Review: BrydgeAir keyboard makes your iPad Air feel like a 'MacBook mini'

Saturday November 22, 2014

iPad Air 1 & 2 owners looking for a quick and easy way to turn their tablet into a MacBook-style, lap-friendly portable computer need look no further than the new backlit BrydgeAir keyboard -- a well-built, well-designed productivity accessory.

Macintosh pirate flag reincarnated as art, for sale by original designer Susan Kare

Friday November 21, 2014

Former Apple designer Susan Kare, who created famously distinct icons for the original Macintosh operating system, is selling through her online shop reproductions of the pirate flag that flew over the Mac team's building in 1983.

Apple's A8 SoC reportedly capable of 4K video output, may pave way for ultra high-resolution Apple TV

Friday November 21, 2014

According to a report on Friday, Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are able to play back 4K video thanks to the powerful A8 system-on-chip, suggesting a future Apple TV model equipped with the same silicon would offer support for ultra high definition programming.

Microsoft highlights lack of new Siri features to promote Cortana in new ad

Friday November 21, 2014

Microsoft on Friday released a short ad bashing lack of enhancing Siri when it released the latest iPhone 6 models, expectedly touting Windows Phone-based Cortana virtual assistant technology.

Judge approves Apple's $450 million e-book settlement

Friday November 21, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Friday accepted Apple's $450 million proposal to settle a class action lawsuit regarding e-book price fixing leveled by 33 states and territories.

Manual iCloud.com photo uploads now available to all Apple users

Friday November 21, 2014

After spending a few weeks in developer-only beta testing, the new iCloud.com photo uploading feature is now available on the Web to all Apple users with iCloud accounts.

Apple officially begins selling automated iAds in bid to boost mobile advertising business

Friday November 21, 2014

Apple and a series of partners officially announced on Friday that the iAd network is now accepting "programmatic" mobile advertisement purchases, in a change that brings Apple in-line with other ad services.

Square plans to begin accepting Apple Pay with new NFC-compatible hardware in 2015

Friday November 21, 2014

Though many viewed them as competitors, Square and Apple Pay will link up in 2015, as the point-of-sale service is working on a new cash register that will accept Apple's NFC-based payment system.

Existing Apple suppliers say GT Advanced promised too much, didn't diversify enough

Friday November 21, 2014

In the wake of the collapse of sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies, longtime members of Apple's supply chain have characterized the iPhone maker as a tough but fair partner who offers component makers a chance at success, provided they take proper precautions.

Apple adds new languages to iWork for iCloud, including Spanish, German, French & Chinese

Friday November 21, 2014

Apple's Web-based iWork suite was updated Friday with new languages for Pages, Numbers and Keynote, expanding international support for the beta iCloud productivity apps.

iPhone 6, 6 Plus shipment times drop to 7 to 10 days, 6 Plus at 1 to 2 weeks

Thursday November 20, 2014

Apple is slowly catching up with demand for its popular iPhone 6 two months after the handset launched, with the company's online storefront now showing shipping times pegged at 7 to 10 days for most models, including the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus.

Google to settle patent suit leveled by Apple-backed Rockstar consortium

Thursday November 20, 2014

A court filing this week suggests Google has agreed to settle a patent dispute leveled by the Rockstar consortium, of which Apple is a major investor, suggesting the end is in sight for this particular lawsuit.

Dropbox says OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite update resolves crashing issue, urges download

Thursday November 20, 2014

Following Apple's release of OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite on Monday, Dropbox is sending emails to users confirming that the latest Mac maintenance update solves a rare crashing problem seen with apps integrated with Finder.

Apple issues first OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers for testing [u]

Thursday November 20, 2014

Three days after releasing the OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite maintenance update, Apple on Thursday seeded the first beta for its next OS X 10.10.2 update to developers.

Billboard to count streaming music services, digital sales in charts calculations

Thursday November 20, 2014

Billboard's influential music chart is about to step into the 21st century as the company announced it will soon include metrics from on-demand Internet streaming services like Apple's Beats Music to its Billboard 200 album rankings.

Morgan Stanley raises Apple price target to $126, says investors underestimate Apple Watch

Thursday November 20, 2014

Morgan Stanley joins a number of other investment firms that have raised their price targets on shares of Apple stock this week, reflecting significant gains posted by the company heading into the holiday shopping season and in anticipation of next year's debut of the Apple Watch.